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The liberty


of the gospel. 13 Ye know how through in- above is free, which is the firmity of the flesh I preached mother of us all.

the gospel unto you at the first. 27 For it is written, Rejoice, 14 And my temptation which thou barren that bearest not; was in my flesh ye despised break forth and cry, thou that not, nor rejected; but received travailest not: for the desolate me as an angel of God, even as hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Christ Jesus. 15 Where is then the blessed- 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac ness ye spake of? for I bear was, are the children of proyou record, that, if it had been mise. possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.

29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. 30 Nevertheless what saith Cast out the 17 They zealously affect you, bond woman and her son: for but not well; yea, they would the son of the bondwoman exclude you, that ye might shall not be heir with the son

16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the scripture?

the truth?

affect them.

of the freewoman.

18 But it is good to be zea31 So then, brethren, we are lously affected always in a good not children of the bondwothing, and not only when I am man, but of the free. present with you.

19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for stand in doubt of you.

21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

22 For it is written, That Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.

23 But he who was of the bond woman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.


TAND fast therefore in the
hath made us free, and be not
liberty wherewith Christ
entangled again with the yoke
of bondage.

2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

Christ is become of no ef

fect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

24 Which things are an allegory for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth 6 For in Jesus Christ neito bondage, which is Agar. ther circumcision availeth any 25 For this Agar is mount Si- thing, nor uncircumcision; but nai in Arabia, and answereth faith which worketh by love. to Jerusalem which now is, and 7 Ye did run well; who did is in bondage with her children. hinder you that ye should not 26 But Jerusalem which is obey the truth?

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8 This persuasion cometh not do such things shall not inherit. of him that calleth you. the kingdom of God. 9 A little leaven leaveneth 22 But the fruit of the Spirit the whole lump. is love, joy, peace, longsuffer10 I have confidence in you ing,gentleness, goodness, faith, through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded; but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased. 12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.


BRETHREN, if a man be

overtaken in a fault, ye 14 For all the law is fulfilled which are spiritual, restore in one word, even in this; Thou such an one in the spirit of shalt love thy neighbour as meekness; considering thyself, thyself. lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

3 For if a man think himself 16 This I say then, Walk in to be something, when he is the Spirit, and ye shall not nothing, he deceiveth himself. fulfil the lust of the flesh. 4 But let every man prove his 17 For the flesh lusteth a- own work, and then shall he gainst the Spirit, and the have rejoicing in himself alone, Spirit against the flesh and and not in another.

these are contrary the one] 5 For every man shall bear to the other: so that ye cannot his own burden. do the things that ye would. 6 Let him that is taught in 18 But if ye be led of the Spi-him that teacheth in all good the word communicate unto rit, ye are not under the law.


19 Now the works of the flesh Be not deceived; God is are manifest, which are these; not mocked: for whatsoever a Adultery, fornication, unclean- man soweth, that shall he also ness, lasciviousness,


20 Idolatry, witchcraft, ha- 8 For he that soweth to his tred, variance, emulations, flesh shall of the flesh reap wrath, strife, seditions, here- corruption; but he that soweth sies, to the Spirit shall of the Spirit

21 Envyings, murders, drunk-reap life everlasting. enness, revellings, and such 9 And let us not be weary in like: of the which I tell you well doing: for in due season before, as I have also told you we shall reap, if we faint not. in time past, that they which 10 As we have therefore op

Of our election


and adoption. portunity, let us do good unto of our Lord Jesus Christ, by all men, especially unto them whom the world is crucified who are of the household of unto me, and I unto the world. faith. 15 For in Christ Jesus nei11 Ye see how large a letter ther circumcision availeth any I have written unto you with thing, nor uncircumcision, but mine own hand.

a new creature.

12 As many as desire to make 16 And as many as walk aca fair shew in the flesh, they cording to this rule, peace be constrain you to be circum- on them, and mercy, and upon cised; only lest they should the Israel of God. suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to 18 Brethren, the grace of our have you circumcised, that Lord Jesus Christ be with your they may glory in your flesh. spirit. Amen.

14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross

Unto the Galatians written from Rome.




6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath

PAUL, an apostle of Jesus made us accepted in the be

Christ by the will of God, loved.

to the saints which are at 7 In whom we have redempEphesus, and to the faithful tion through his blood, the forin Christ Jesus:


2 Grace be to you, and from God our Father, and from

the Lord Jesus Christ.

giveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

8 Wherein he hath abounded 3 Blessed be the God and Fa- toward us in all wisdom and ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, prudence:

who hath blessed us with all 9 Having made known unto spiritual blessings in heavenly us the mystery of his will, acplaces in Christ: cording to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be 10 That in the dispensation of holy and without blame before the fulness of times he might him in love: gather together in one all 5 Having predestinated us things in Christ, both which unto the adoption of children are in heaven, and which are by Jesus Christ to himself, ac- on earth; even in him: cording to the good pleasure of 11 In whom also we have his will, obtained an inheritance, being

We are saved


by grace. predestinated according to the to be the head over all things purpose of him who worketh to the church,

all things after the counsel of 23 Which is his body, the fulhis own will: ness of him that filleth all in all.

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ,

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after


AND you hath he quickened,

who were dead in tres

that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of Passes and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our of this world, according to the walked according to the course inheritance until the redemp- prince of the power of the air, tion of the purchased posses- the spirit that now worketh in sion, unto the praise of his the children of disobedience : glory. 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh 16 Cease not to give thanks and of the mind; and were by for you, making mention of nature the children of wrath, you in my prayers; even as others.

15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 Even when we were dead 18 The eyes of your under- in sins, hath quickened us tostanding being enlightened; gether with Christ, (by grace that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what ye are saved :)

6 And hath raised us up togethe riches of the glory of his ther, and made us sit together inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding Jesus: in heavenly places in Christ greatness of his power to us-7 That in the ages to come ward who believe, according he might shew the exceeding to the working of his mighty riches of his grace in his kindpower. ness toward us through Christ 20 Which he wrought in Jesus. Christ, when he raised him 8 For by grace are ye saved from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the hea- through faith; and that not of venly places, yourselves; it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

11 Wherefore remember, that

Salvation for


the Gentiles.



this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ

ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were for you Gentiles, without Christ, being aliens 2 If ye have heard of the disfrom the commonwealth of pensation of the grace of God Israel, and strangers from the which is given me to you-ward: covenants of promise, having 3 How that by revelation he no hope, and without God in made known unto me the mysthe world: tery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye are made nigh by the blood of may understand my knowChrist. ledge in the mystery of Christ) 5 Which in other ages was 14 For he is our peace, who not made known unto the sons hath made both one, and hath of men, as it is now revealed broken down the middle wall unto his holy apostles and of partition between us; prophets by the Spirit;

15 Having abolished in his 6 That the Gentiles should flesh the enmity, even the law be fellowheirs, and of the same of commandments contained body, and partakers of his proin ordinances; for to make in mise in Christ by the goshimself of twain one new man, pel:

so making peace;

7 Whereof I was made a mi16 And that he might recon-nister, according to the gift of cile both unto God in one body the grace of God given unto by the cross, having slain the me by the effectual working of enmity thereby : his power.

17 And came and preached 8 Unto me, who am less than peace to you which were afar the least of all saints, is this off, and to them that were nigh. grace given, that I should 18 For through him we both preach among the Gentiles the have access by one Spirit unto unsearchable riches of Christ; the Father. 9 And to make all men see 19 Now therefore ye are no what is the fellowship of the more strangers and foreign- mystery, which from the beers, but fellowcitizens with the ginning of the world hath been saints, and of the household of hid in God, who created all God: things by Jesus Christ:

20 And are built upon the 10 To 'the intent that now foundation of the apostles and unto the principalities and prophets, Jesus Christ himself powers in heavenly places being the chief corner stone; might be known by the church 21 In whom all the building the manifold wisdom of God, fitly framed together groweth 11 According to the eternal unto an holy temple in the purpose which he purposed in Lord: Christ Jesus our Lord:

22 In whom ye also are 12 In whom we have boldbuilded together for an habita-ness and access with confition of God through the Spirit. dence by the faith of him.

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