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Paul excuseth II. CORINTHIANS, 11. his selfboasting.
10 For his letters, say they, my folly: and indeed bear are weighty and powerful; but with me. his bodily presence is weak, and 2 For I am jealous over you his speech contemptible. with godly jealousy: for I have
11 Let such an one think this, espoused you to one husband, that, such as we are in word by that I may present you as a letters when we are absent, chaste virgin to Chrīst. such will we be also in deed 3 But fear, lest by any when we are present.
means, as the serpent beguiled 12 For we dare not make our-Eve through his subtilty, so selves of the number, or com- your minds should be corruptpare ourselves with some that ed from the simplicity that is commend themselves: but they in Chrīst. measuring themselves by them- 4 For if he that cometh selves, and comparing them- preacheth another Jē'-sós, selves among themselves, are whom we have not preached, not wise.
or if ye receive another spirit, 13 But we will not boast of which ye have not received, or things without our measure, another gospel, which ye have but according to the measure not accepted, ye might well of the rule which God hath bear with him. distributed to us, a measure to
5 For I suppose I was not reach even unto you.
a whit behind the very chiefest 14 For we stretch not our- apostles. selves beyond our measure, as 6 But though I be rude in though we reached not unto speech, yet not in knowledge; you: for we are come as far but we have been throughly as to you also in preaching the made manifest among you in gospel of Christ :
all things. 15 Not boasting of things 7 Have I committed an offence without our measure, that is, in abasing myself that ye might of other men's labours; but be exalted, because I have having hope, when your faith preached to you the gospel of is increased, that we shall be God freely? enlarged by you according to 8 I robbed other churches, our rule abundantly,
taking wages of them, to do you 16 To preach the gospel in service. the regions beyond you, and 9 And when I was present not to boast in another man's with you, and wanted, I was line of things made ready to chargeable to no man: for that our hand.
which was lacking to me the 17 But he that glorieth, let brethren which came from him glory in the Lord.
Măc-7-do'-ny-ă supplied : and 18 For not he that commend in all things I have kept myeth himself is approved, but self from being burdensome whom the Lord commendeth. unto you, and so will I keep
myself. CHAPTER 11.
10 As the truth of Christ is
in me, no man shall stop me COULD to God ye could of this boasting in the regions bear with me a little in / of A-chai'-a.
Pauls sufferings II. CORINTHIANS, 12. and revelations.
11 Wherefore? because I love measure, in prisons more freyou not? God knoweth. quent, in deaths oft. 12 But what I do, that I will 24 Of the Jews five times redo, that I may cut off occasion ceived I forty stripes save one. from them which desire occa- 25 Thrice was I beaten with sion ; that wherein they glory, rods, once was I stoned, thrice they may be found even as we. I suffered shipwreck, a night
13 For such are false apostles, and a day I have been in the deceitful workers, transforming deep; themselves into the apostles of 26 In journeyings often, in Christ.
perils of waters, in perils of 14 And no marvel; for Sā'-tăn robbers, in perils by mine own himself is transformed into an countrymen, in perils by the angel of light.
heathen, in perils in the city, 15 Therefore it is no great in perils in the wilderness, in thing if his ministers also be perils in the sea, in perils atransformed as the ministers mong false brethren; of righteousness; whose end 27 În weariness and painfulshall be according to their ness, in watchings often, in works.
hunger and thirst, in fastings 16 I say again, Let no man often, in cold and nakedness. think me a fool; if otherwise, 28 Beside those things that yet as a fool receive me, that I are without, that which cometh may boast myself a little. upon me daily, the care of all
17 That which I speak, I the churches. speak it not after the Lord, 29 Who is weak, and I am not but as it were foolishly, in this weak? who is offended, and I confidence of boasting.
burn not? 18 Seeing that many glory 30 If I must needs glory, after the flesh, I will glory I will glory of the things which also.
concern mine infirmities. 19 For ye suffer fools gladly, 31 The God and Father of our seeing ye yourselves are wise. Lord Jē'-šūs Chrīst, which is
20 For ye suffer, if a man blessed for evermore, knoweth bring you into bondage, if a that I lie not. man devour you, if a man take 32 In Dă-măs'củs the governor of you, if a man exalt himself, under År'-+-tås the king kept if
a man smite you on the face. the city of the Dăm'-as-çēnes 21 I speak as concerning re- with a garrison, desirous to proach, as though we had been apprehend me : weak. Howbeit whereinsoever 33 And through a window in any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) a basket was I let down by the I am bold also.
wall, and escaped his hands. 22 Are they Hē-brews? so am I. Are they Ís’-rā-ěl-ītes ? so
T is Abra-hăm ? SO am I. 23 Are they ministers of come to visions and revelations Chrīst? (I speak as
a fool) of the Lord. I am more ; in labours more 2 I knew a man in Christ abundant, in stripes above above fourteen years ago, (whe
am 1. Are they the seed of I"doubtless to glory. I will
Paul glorieth in II. CORINTHIANS, 12. his infirmities. ther in the body, I cannot tell ; | thing am I behind the very or whether out of the body, chiefest apostles, though I be I cannot tell: God knoweth;) nothing. such an one caught up to the 12 Truly the signs of an apothird heaven.
stle were wrought among you 3 And I knew such a man, in all patience, in signs, and (whether in the body, or out wonders, and mighty deeds. of the body, I cannot tell : 13 For what is it wherein ye God knoweth ;)
were inferior to other churches, 4 How that he was caught except it be that I myself was up into paradise, and heard not burdensome to you? forunspeakable words, which it is give me this wrong. not lawful for a man to utter. 14 Behold, the third time I
5 Of such an one will I glory : am ready to come to you; and yet of myself I will not glory, I will not be burdensome to but in mine infirmities.
you : for I seek not your's, but 6 For though I would desire you: for the children ought not to glory, I shall not be a fool; to lay up for the parents, but for I will say the truth : but the parents for the children. now I forbear, lest any man 15 And I will very gladly should think of me above that spend and be spent for you; which he seeth me to be, or though the more abundantly I that he heareth of me.
love you, the less I be loved. 7 And lest I should be exalted 16 But be it so, I did not above measure through the a- burden you: nevertheless, bebundance of the revelations, ing crafty, I caught you with there was given to me a thorn guile. in the flesh, the messenger of
17 Did I make a gain of you Sā’-tăn to buffet me, lest I by any of them whom I sent should be exalted above mea- | unto you?
18 I desired Ti'-tús, and with 8 For this thing I besought him I sent a brother. Did the Lord thrice, that it might Ti-tūs make a gain of you? depart from me.
walked we not in the same 9 And he said unto me, My spirit ? walked we not in the grace is sufficient for thee: for same steps ? my strength is made perfect in 19 Again, think ye that we weakness. Most gladly there-excuse ourselves unto you? we fore will I rather glory in my speak before God in Chrīst: infirmities, that the power of but we do all things, dearly beChrīst may rest upon me. loved, for your edifying. 10 Therefore I take pleasure 20 For I fear, lest, when I in infirmities, in reproaches, in come, I shall not find you such necessities, in persecutions, in as I would, and that I shall be distresses for Chrīst's sake: for found unto you such as ye would when I am weak, then am I not: lest there be debates, enstrong.
vyings, wraths, strifes, back11 I am become a fool in bitings, whisperings, swellings, glorying ; ye have compelled tumults : me : for 1 ought to have been 21 And lest, when I come acommended of you : for in no- gain, my God will humble me
Obstinate offenders GALATIANS, 1. are threatened. among you, and that I shall l. 6 But I trust that ye shall Dewail many which have sinned know that we are not reprolready, and have not repented bates. of the uncleanness and fornica- 7 Now I pray to God that ye ion and lasciviousness which do no evil; not that we should they have committed.
appear approved, but that ye
should do that which is honest, CHAPTER 13.
though we be as reprobates.
8 For we can do nothing aTHIS is the third time I am gainst the truth, but for the
coming to you. In the truth. mouth of two or three wit- 9 For we are glad, when we nesses shall every word be es- are weak, and ye are strong : tablished.
and this also we wish, even 2 I told you before, and fore- your perfection. tell you, as if I were present, 10 T'herefore I write these the second time; and being ab- things being absent, lest being sent now I write to them which present I should use sharpness, heretofore have sinned, and to according to the power which all other, that, if I come again, the Lord hath given me to ediI will not spare :
fication, and not to destruction. 3 Since ye seek a proof of 11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Chrīst speaking in me, which Be perfect, be of good comfort, to you-ward is not weak, but be of one mind, live in peace; is mighty in you.
and the God of love and peace 4 For though he was crucified shall be with you. through weakness, yet he liveth 12 Greet one another with an by the power of God. For we holy kiss. also are weak in him, but we 13 All the saints salute you. shall live with him by the 14 The grace of the Lord Jē'power of God toward you. sús Christ, and the love of God,
5 Examine yourselves, whe- and the communion of the Holy ther ye be in the faith ; prove Ghost, be with you all. Ä'-měn. your own selves. Know ye not
1 The second epistle to the Cð-rìn'-thiyour own selves, how that Jē'
ăns was written from Phi-lïp'-pī, a sús Christ is in you, except ye city of Măc-e-do'-nì-ă, by Ti’-tŭs and be reprobates ?
THE EPISTLE OF PÂUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
2 And all the brethren which CHAPTER 1.
are with me, unto the churches an apostle, (not of of Gă-lā'-tia: men, neither by man, but 3 Grace be to you and peace by Jē'-šús Christ, and God the from God the Father, and from Father, who raised him from our Lord Jē'-šūs Chríst,
4 Who gave himself for our
the dead ;)
Paul's doctrine GALATIANS, 2. not of men. sins, that he might deliver us 16 To reveal his Son in me, from this present evil world, that I might preach him among i according to the will of God the heathen; immediately Iconand our Father :
ferred not with flesh and blood: 5 To whom be glory for ever 17 Neither went I up to Jěand ever. A'-měn.
rû'-să-lěm to them which were 6 I marvel that ye are so soon apostles before me; but I went removed from him that called into X-rā'-bi-ă, and returned ayou into the grace of Chrīst gain unto Dă-măs-cŭs. unto another gospel :
18 Then after three years I 7 Which is not another ; but went up to Jě-rû'-să-lém to see there be some that trouble you, Pē'-těr, and abode with him and would pervert the gospel of fifteen days. Christ.
19 But other of the apostles 8 But though we, or an angel saw I none, save Jāmes the from heaven, preach any other Lord's brother. gospel unto you than that which 20 Now the things which I we have preached unto you, let write unto you, behold, before him be accursed.
God, I lie not. 9 As we said before, so say 21 Afterwards I came into I now again, If any man preach the regions of Sýr'-1-ă and Çi. any other gospel unto you than lyc'-1-à; that ye have received, let him 22 And was unknown by face be accursed.
unto the churches of Jû-də'-ă 10 For do I now persuade which were in Christ: men, or God ? or do I seek to 23 But they had heard only, please men? for if I yet pleased That he which persecuted us in men, I should not be the ser- times past now preacheth the vant of Chrīst.
faith which once he destroyed. 11 But I certify you, bre- 24 And they glorified God in thren, that the gospel which me. was preached of me is not after
han For I neither received it Twent fourteen years after
of man, neither was I taught lěm with Bär'-nă-băs, and took it, but by the revelation of T7'-tås with me also. Jé'-sús Chrīst.
2 And I went up by revelation, 13 For ye have heard of my and communicated unto them conversation in time past in that gospel, which I preach the Jews' religion, how that be- among the Gěn'-tiles, but priyond measure I persecuted the vately to them which were church of God, and wasted it: of reputation, lest by any
14 And profited in the Jews' means I should run, or had religion above many my equals run, in vain. in mine own nation, being more 3 But neither Ti'-tůs, who was exceedingly zealous of the tra- with me, being a Greek, was ditions of my fathers.
compelled to be circumcised : 15 But when it pleased God, 4 And that because of false who separated me from my brethren unawares brought in, mother's womb, and called me who came in privily to spy out
our liberty which we have in
by his grace,