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E.chortation to PHILIPPIANS, 4. all goodness. and reaching forth unto those women which laboured with things which are before, me in the gospel, with Clēm. Th

14 I press toward the mark ènt also, and with other my for the prize of the high calling fellowlabourers, whose names of God in Chrīst Jē'-sús.

are in the book of life. 15 Let us therefore, as many

4 Rejoice in the Lord always as be perfect, be thus minded : and again I say, Rejoice. and if in any thing ye be 5 Let your moderation be otherwise minded, God shall known unto all men. The Lord to reveal even this unto you. is at hand.

16 Nevertheless, whereto we 6 Be careful for nothing; but have already attained, let us in every thing by prayer and walk by the same rule, let us supplication with thanksgivinere mind the same thing.

ing let your requests be made it ore 17 Brethren, be followers to known unto God. gether of me, and mark them 7 And the peace of God, which Noel which walk so as ye have us for passeth all understanding, shall eld an ensample.

keep your hearts and minds moy 18 (For many walk, of whom through Chrīst Jē'-šūs. I have told you often, and now 8 Finally, brethren, whatsotell you even weeping, that they ever things are true, whatsoever are the enemies of the cross of things are honest, whatsoever Chrīst:

things are just,' whatsoever 19 Whose end is destruction, things are pure, whatsoever whose God is their belly, and things are lovely, whatsoever whose glory is in their shame, things are of good report; if EP who mind earthly things.), there be any virtue, and if there

20 For our conversation is in 'be any praise, think on these heaven; from whence also we things. look for the Saviour, the Lord 9 Those things, which ye have Jē'-sús Christ:

both learned, and received, and 21 Who shall change our vile heard, and seen in me, do: and body, that it may be fashioned the God of peace shall be with like unto his glorious body, ac- you. cording to the working where- 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord by he is able even to subdue greatly, that now at the last all things unto himself.

your care of me hath flourished

again; wherein ye were also CHAPTER 4.

careful, but ye lacked oppor

tunity. THEREFORE, my brethren 11 Not that I speak in respect for, my joy and crown, so stand whatsoever state I am, therefast in the Lord, my dearly be- with to be content. loved.

12 I know both how to be 2 I beseech Ell-o'-di-ăs, and abased, and I know how to beseech Sýn'-tỹ-chē, that they abound: every where and in be of the same mind in the all things I am instructed both Lord.

to be full and to be hungry, 3 And I intreat thee also, both to abound and to suffer true yokefellow, help those need.

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A salutation COLOSSIANS, 1. and thanksgiving.

13 I can do all things through, odour of a sweet smell, a sacriChrīst which strengtheneth me. fice acceptable, wellpleasing to

14 Notwithstanding ye have God. well done, that ye did com- 19 But my God shall supply municate with my affliction. all your need according to his

15 Now ye Phy-lựp'-p;ăns know riches in glory by Christ Jē'also, that in the beginning of sūs. the gospel, when I departed 20 Now unto God and our from Măç-é-do'-ni-ă, no church Father be glory for ever and communicated with me as con

Ä'-měn. cerning giving and receiving, 21 Salute every saint in Chrīst but ye only.

Jē'-šūs. The brethren which i6 For even in Thèss-à-lo-nī'că are with me greet you. ye sent once and again unto 22 All the saints salute you, my necessity.

chiefly they that are of Ça'-sär's 17 Not because I desire a household. gift: but I desire fruit that may 23 The grace of our Lord Jē'abound to your account. šūs Chrīst be with you all.

18 But I have all, and abound: A'-měn. I am full, having received of Ép-lph-r8-di-tuso the things It was written to the Phỉ-lip’-pţăns which were sent from you, an

from Rome by Ěp-šph-ro-di'-tús.



6 Which is come unto you, as CHAPTER 1.

it is in all the world ; and bringan apostle of Jē'-sús eth forth fruit, as it doth also Chrīst by the will of God, in you, since the day ye heard and Ti-moth’-ě-ús our brother, of it, and knew the grace of

2 To the saints and faithful God in truth: brethren in Christ which are at 7 As ye also learned of Ěp'-šCo-los'-sē: Grace be unto you, phrós our dear fellowservant, and peace, from God our Fa- who is for you a faithful ministher and the Lord Jē'-šūs ter of Chrīst; Christ.

8 Who also declared unto us 3 We give thanks to God and your love in the Spirit. the Father of our Lord Jē'-sús 9 For this cause we also, since Chrīst, praying always for you, the day we heard it, do not cease 4. Since we heard of your to pray for you, and to desire faith in Chrīst Jē'-šūs, and of that ye might be filled with the love which ye have to all the the knowledge of his will in all saints,

wisdom and spiritual under5 For the hope which is laid standing ; up for you in heaven, whereof 10 That ye might walk worthy ye heard before in the word of of the Lord unto all pleasing, the truth of the gospel; being fruitful in every good

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COLOSSIANS, 2. nature of Christ. work, and increasing in the holy and unblameable and unknowledge of God;

reproveable in his sight: 11 Strengthened with all 23 If ye continue in the faith might, according to his glorious grounded and settled, and be power, unto all patience and not moved away from the hope longsuffering with joyfulness ; of the gospel, which ye have

12 Giving thanks unto the Fa- heard, and which was preachther, which hath made us meet ed to every creature which is to be partakers of the inherit- under heaven ; whereof I Paul ance of the saints in light: am made a minister;

13 Who hath delivered us 24 Who now rejoice in my from the power of darkness, sufferings for you, and fill up and hath translated us into the that which is behind of the kingdom of his dear Son: afflictions of Christ in


flesh 14 In whom we have redemp- for his body's sake, which is tion through his blood, even the the church : forgiveness of sins :

25 Whereof I am made a minis15 Who is the image of the ter, according to the dispensainvisible God, the firstborn of tion of God which is given to every creature :

me for you, to fulfil the word 16 For by him were all things of God; created, that are in heaven, 26 Even the mystery which and that are in earth, visible hath been hid from ages and and invisible, whether they be from generations, but now is thrones, or dominions, or prin-made manifest to his saints: cipalities, or powers : all things 27 To whom God would make were created by him, and for known what is the riches of the him :

glory of this mystery among 17 And he is before all things, the Gěn'-tīles; which is Chrīst and by him all things con- in you, the hope of glory: sist.

28 Whom we preach, warning 18 And he is the head of the every man, and teaching every body, the church: who is the man in all wisdom ; that we beginning, the firstborn from may present every man perfect the dead ; that in all things he in Christ Jē’-sús : might have the preeminence. 29 Whereunto I also labour,

19 For it pleased the Father striving according to his workthat in him should all fulness ing, which worketh in me dwell;

mightily. 20 And, having made peace through the


FOR I would unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, for you, and for them at Lā-od-1or things in heaven.

çē’-ă, and for as many as have 21 And you, that were some- not seen my face in the flesh; time alienated and enemies in 2 That their hearts might be your mind by wicked works, comforted, being knit together yet now hath he reconciled in love, and unto all riches of

22 In the body of his flesh the full assurance of underthrough death, to present you standing, to the acknowledge

Why him to reconcile all things F that great conflict I have

An exhortation COLOSSIANS, 3. to constancy. ment of the mystery of God, to us, and took it out of the and of the Father, and of way, nailing it to his cross; Christ;

15 And having spoiled princi3 In whom are hid all the palities and powers, he made a treasures of wisdom and know- shew of them openly, triumphledge.

ing over them in it. 4 And this I say, lest any man 16 Let no man therefore judge should beguile you with entic- you in meat, or in drink, or ing words.

in respect of an holyday, or of 5 For though I be absent in the new moon, or of the sabthe flesh, yet am I with you in bath days: the spirit, joying and behold- 17 Which are a shadow of ing your order, and the sted- things to come; but the body fastness of your faith in Chrīst.is of Chrīst.

6. As ye have therefore re- 18 Let no man beguile you ceived Christ Jē'-šūs the Lord, of your reward in a voluntary so walk ye in him :

humility and worshipping of 7 Rooted and built up in him, angels, intruding into those and stablished in the faith, as things which he hath not seen, ye have been taught, abound- vainly puffed up by his fleshly ing therein with thanksgiving: mind,

8 Beware lest any man spoil 19 And not holding the Head, you through philosophy and from which all the body by vain deceit, after the tradition joints and bands having nouof men, after the rudiments of rishment ministered, and knit the world, and not after Christ. together, increaseth with the

9 For in him dwelleth all the increase of God. fulness of the Godhead bodily. 20 Wherefore if ye be dead

10 And ye are complete in with Chrīst from the rudiments him, which is the head of all of the world, why, as though principality and power : living in the world, are ye sub

11 In whom also ye are cir-ject to ordinances, cumcised with the circumcision 21 (Touch not; taste not; made without hands, in put- handle not; ting off the body of the sins of 22 Which all are to perish the flesh by the circumcision of with the using ;) after the comChrist:

mandments and doctrines of 12 Buried with him in bap- men ?. tism, wherein also ye are risen 23 Which things have indeed with him through the faith of a shew of wisdom in will worthe operation of God, who hath ship, and humility, and neglectraised him from the dead. ing of the body; not in any

13 And you, being dead in honour to the satisfying of the your sins and the uncircum- flesh. cision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him,


F passes;

Chrīst, 14 Blotting out the hand which are above, where Chrīst writing of ordinances that was sitteth on the right hand of against us, which was contrary God.

basing, forgiven you all tres- I hit thenek behuisenth with

The duties of COLOSSIANS, 4. wives, husbands, fc.

2 Set your affection on things which also ye are called in one above, not on things on the body; and be ye thankful. earth.

16 Let the word of Christ 3 For ye are dead, and your dwell in you richly in all wislife is hid with Christ in God. dom; teaching and admonish

4 When Chrīst, who is our life, ing one another in psalms and shall appear, then shall ye also hymns and spiritual songs, appear with him in glory. singing with grace in your

5 Mortify therefore your mem- hearts to the Lord. bers which are upon the earth; 17 And whatsoever ye do in fornication, uncleanness, inor- word or deed, do all in the name dinate affection, evil concupi- of the Lord Jē'-sūs, giving scence, and covetousness, which thanks to God and the Father is idolatry:

by him. 6 For which things' sake the 18 Wives, submit yourselves wrath of God cometh on the unto your own husbands, as it children of disobedience: is fit in the Lord,

7 In the which ye also walked 19 Husbands, love your wives, some time, when ye lived in and be not bitter against them. them.

20 Children, obey your pa8 But now ye also put off all rents in all things : for this is these ; anger, wrath, malice, well pleasing unto the Lord. blasphemy, filthy communica- 21 Fathers, provoke not your tion out of your mouth. children to anger, lest they be

9 Lie not one to another, see- discouraged. ing that ye have put off the old 22 Servants, obey in all things man with his deeds;

your masters according to the 10 And have put on the new flesh; not with eyeservice, as man, which is renewed in know- menpleasers; but in singleness ledge after the image of him of heart, fearing God : that created him :

23 And whatsoever ye do, do 11 Where there is neither it heartily, as to the Lord, and Greek nor Jew, circumcision not unto men; nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, 24 Knowing that of the Lord Scyth’-1-ăn, bond nor free: but ye shall receive the reward of Christ is als, and in all.

the inheritance : for ye serve 12 Put on therefore, as the the Lord Christ. elect of God, holy and beloved, 25 But he that doeth wrong bowels of mercies, kindness, shall receive for the wrong humbleness of mind, meekness, which he hath done : and there longsuffering;

is no respect of persons. 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if

CHAPTER 4. : Christ forgave servants just you, so also do ye.

and equal; knowing that ye 14 And above all these things also have a Master in heaven. put on charity, which is the 2 Continue in prayer, and bond of perfectness.

watch in the same with thanks15 And let the peace of God giving; rule in your hearts, to the 3 Withal praying also for us,

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