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lie not. Afterwards I came into | was come to Antioch, I withstood the regions of Syria and Cilicia; him to the face, because he was and was unknown by face unto to be blamed. For before that the churches of Judaa which were certain came from James, he did in Christ: but they had heard eat with the Gentiles: but when only, That he which persecuted us | they were come, he withdrew and in times past now preacheth the separated himself, fearing them faith which once he destroyed. which were of the circumcision. And they glorified God in me. And the other Jews dissembled

likewise with him; insomuch that CHAP. II.

Barnabas also was carried away

with their dissimulation. But Feb. 19, June 18, Oct. 16.

when I saw that they walked not THEN fourteen years after I | uprightly according to the truth

I went up again to Jerusalem of the gospel, I said unto Peter with Barnabas, and took Titus before them all, If thou, being a with me also. And I went up by Jew, livest after the manner of revelation, and communicated un Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, to them that gospel which I preach why compellest thou the Gentiles among the Gentiles, but privately to live as do the Jews? We who to them which were of reputation, are Jews by nature, and not sinlest by any means I should run, I ners of the Gentiles, knowing that or had run, in vain. But neither a man is not justified by the works Titus, who was with me, being a of the law, but by the faith of Greek, was compelled to be cir- | Jesus Christ, even we have becumcised: and that because of lieved in Jesus Christ, that we false brethren unaware brought might be justified by the faith of in, who came in privily to spy out Christ, and not by the works of our liberty which we have in Christ the law: for by the works of the Jesus, that they might bring us law shall no flesh be justified. into bondage: to whom we gave But if, while we seek to be jusplace by subjection, no, not for tified by Christ, we ourselves also an hour; that the truth of the are found sinners, is therefore gospel might continue with you. Christ the minister of sin? God But of these who seemed to be forbid. For if I build again the somewhat, (whatsoever they were, things which I destroyed, I make it maketh no matter to me: God myself a transgressor. For I accepteth no man's person :) for through the law am dead to the they who seemed to be somewhat law, that I might live unto God. in conference added nothing to | I am crucified with Christ: neverme: but contrariwise, when they theless I live; yet not I, but Christ saw that the gospel of the uncir liveth in me: and the life which cumcision was committed unto I now live in the flesh I live by me, as the gospel of the circum the faith of the Son of God, who cision was unto Peter; (for he loved me, and gave himself for that wrought effectually in Peter me. I do not frustrate the grace to the apostleship of the circum of God: for if righteousness come cision, the same was mighty in by the law, then Christ is dead me toward the Gentiles :) and | in vain. when James, Cephas, and John,

CHAP. III. who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given

Feb. 20, June 19, Oct, 17. unto me, they gave to me and FOOLISH Galatians, who Barnabas the right hands of fel. hath bewitched you, that ye lowship; that we should go unto should not obey the truth, bethe heathen, and they unto the fore whose eyes Jesus Christ hath circumcision. Only they would been evidently set forth, crucified that we should remember the among you? This only would I poor; the same which I also was learn of you, Received ye the Spi. forward to do. But when Peter | rit by the works of the law, or by

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the hearing of faith? Are ye so Abraham by promise. Wherefore foolish ? having begun in the Spi- then serveth the law? It was rit, are ye now made perfect by added because of transgressions, the flesh? Have ye suffered so till the seed should come to whom many things in vain? if it be yet the promise was made; and it was in vain. He therefore that mini ordained by angels in the hand of stereth to you the Spirit, and a mediator. Now a mediator is worketh miracles among you, do not a mediator of one, but God is eth he it by the works of the law, one. Is the law then against the or by the hearing of faith? Even promises of God? God forbid: for as Abraham believed God, and it if there had been a law given was accounted to him for right- which could have given life, verily eousness. Know ye therefore that righteousness should have been they which are of faith, the same by the law. But the scripture are the children of Abraham. hath concluded all under sin, that And the scripture, foreseeing that the promise by faith of Jesus God would justify the heathen Christ might be given to them through faith, preached before the that believe. But before faith gospel unto Abraham, saying, In came, we were kept under the thee shall all nations be blessed. law, shut up unto the faith which So then they which be of faith should afterwards be revealed. are blessed with faithful Abraham. Wherefore the law was our schoolFor as many as are of the works master to bring us unto Christ, of the law are under the curse : that we might be justified by faith. for it is written, Cursed is every But after that faith is come, we one that continueth not in all are no longer under a schoolthings which are written in the master. For ye are all the chilbook of the law to do them. But dren of God by faith in Christ that no man is justified by the Jesus. For as many of you as law in the sight of God, it is evi have been baptized into Christ dent: for, The just shall live by have put on Christ. There is faith. And the law is not of faith: neither Jew nor Greek, there is but, The man that doeth them neither bond nor free, there is shall live in them. Christ hath neither male nor female: for ye redeemed us from the curse of the are all one in Christ Jesus. And law, being made a curse for us: if ye be Christ's, then are ye Afor it is written, Cursed is every braham's seed, and heirs accordone that hangeth on a tree: that ing to the promise. the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through

CHAP. IV. Jesus Christ ; that we might re

Feb. 21, June 20, Oct. 18. ceive the promise of the Spirit through faith, Brethren, I speak NOW I say, That the heir, as after the manner of men ; Though N long as he is a child, differeth it be but a man's covenant, yet | nothing from a servant, though if it be confirmed, no man disan | he be lord of all; but is under nulleth, or addeth thereto. Now | tutors and governors until the to Abraham and his seed were the time appointed of the father. promises made. He saith not, Even so we, when we were chilAnd to seeds, as of many ; but as dren, were in bondage under the of one, And to thy seed, which is elements of the world: but when Christ. And this I say, that the the fulness of the time was come, covenant, that was confirmed be- | God sent forth his Son, made of fore of God in Christ, the law, a woman, made under the law, to which was four hundred and thirty redeem them that were under the years after, cannot disannul, that | law, that we might receive the it should make the promise of adoption of sons. And because ye none effect. For if the inherit- are sons, God hath sent forth the ance be of the law, it is no more Spirit of his Son into your hearts, of promise: but God gave it to l crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore

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thou art no more a servant, but | Jerusalem which is above is free, a son; and if a son, then an heir which is the mother of us all. of God through Christ. Howbeit For it is written, Rejoice, thou then, when ye knew not God, ye barren that bearest not; break did service unto them which by forth and cry, thou that travailest nature are no gods. But now, not: for the desolate hath many after that ye have known God, or more children than she which rather are known of God, how hath an husband. Now we, breturn ye again to the weak and thren, as Isaac was, are the chilbeggarly elements, whereunto ye dren of promise. But as then he desire again to be in bondage ? that was born after the flesh perYe observe days, and months, secuted him that was born after and times, and years. I am afraid the Spirit, even so it is now. of you, lest I have bestowed upon vou labour in vain. Brethren, I ture? Cast out the bondwoman beseech you, be as I am; for I and her son: for the son of the am as ye are: ye have not in bondwoman shall not be heir with jured me at all. Ye know how the son of the freewoman. So through infirmity of the flesh then, brethren, we are not chilI preached the gospel unto you dren of the bondwoman, but of at the first. And my temptation the free. which was in my flesh ye despised

CHAP. V. not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as

Feb. 22, June 21, Oct. 19. Christ Jesus. Where is then the STAND fast therefore in the blessedness ye spake of? for I liberty wherewith Christ hath bear you record, that, if it had made us free, and be not entanbeen possible, ye would have pluck gled again with the yoke of boned out your own eyes, and have | dage. Behold, I Paul say unto given them to me. Am I there you, that if ye be circumcised, fore become your enemy, because Christ shall profit you nothing. I tell you the truth? They zea For I testify again to every man lously affect you, but not well; that is circumcised, that he is a yea, they would exclude you, that debtor to do the whole law. Christ ye might affect them. But it is is become of no effect unto you, good to be zealously affected al whosoever of you are justified by ways in a good thing, and not the law; ye are fallen from grace. only when I am present with you. For we through the Spirit wait My little children, of whom I for the hope of righteousness by travail in birth again until Christ faith. For in Jesus Christ neither be formed in you, I desire to be circumcision availeth any thing, present with you now, and to nor uncircumcision; but faith change my voice; for I stand in which worketh by love. Ye did doubt of you. Tell me, ye that run well; who did hinder you that desire to be under the law, do ye ye should not obey the truth? not hear the law ? For it is writ This persuasion cometh not of him ten, that Abraham had two sons, that calleth you. A little leaven the one by a bondmaid, the other leaveneth the whole lump. I have by a freewoman. But he who was confidence in you through the of the bondwoman was born after Lord, that ye will be none otherthe flesh; but he of the free | wise minded: but he that trouwoman was by promise. Which | bleth you shall bear his judgthings are an allegory: for these ment, whosoever he be. And I, are the two covenants; the one brethren, if I yet preach circumfrom the mount Sinai, which gen cision, why do I yet suffer persedereth to bondage, which is Agar. cution ? then is the offence of the For this Agar is mount Sinai in cross ceased. I would they were Arabia, and answereth to Jeru even cut off which trouble you. salem which now is, and is in For, brethren, ye have been called bondage with her children. But | unto liberty; only use not liberty


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for an occasion to the flesh, but is nothing, he deceiveth himself. by love serve one another. For But let every man prove his own all the law is fulfilled in one word, work, and then shall he have reeven in this; Thou shalt love thy joicing in himself alone, and not neighbour as thyself. But if ye in another. For every man shall bite and devour one another, take bear his own burden. Let him heed that ye be not consumed one that is taught in the word comof another. This I say then, Walk municate unto him that teacheth in the Spirit, and ye shall not in all good things. Be not defulfil the lust of the flesh. For ceived; God is not mocked: for the flesh lusteth against the Spi whatsoever a man soweth, that rit, and the Spirit against the shall he also reap. For he that flesh : and these are contrary the soweth to his flesh shall of the one to the other: so that ye can flesh reap corruption; but he that not do the things that ye would. soweth to the Spirit shall of the But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye Spirit reap life everlasting. And are not under the law. Now the let us not be weary in well doing: works of the flesh are manifest, for in due season we shall reap, if which are these; Adultery, forni we faint not. As we have therecation, uncleanness, lascivious fore opportunity, let us do good ness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, unto all men, especially unto them variance, emulations, wrath, strife, who are of the household of faith. seditions, heresies, envyings, mur | Ye see how large a letter I have ders, drunkenness, revellings, and written unto you with mine own such like: of the which I tell you hand. As many as desire to make before, as I have also told you in a fair shew in the flesh, they time past, that they which do constrain you to be circumcised; such things shall not inherit the only lest they should suffer perkingdom of God. But the fruit secution for the cross of Christ. of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, For neither they themselves who longsuffering, gentleness, good are circumcised keep the law; ness, faith, meekness, temper-| but desire to have you circumance: against such there is no cised, that they may glory in law. And they that are Christ's your flesh. But God forbid that have crucified the flesh with the I should glory, save in the cross affections and lusts. If we live in of our Lord Jesus Christ, by the Spirit, let us also walk in the whom the world is crucified unto Spirit. Let us not be desirous of me, and I unto the world. For vain glory, provoking one ano in Christ Jesus neither circumcither, envying one another.

sion availeth any thing, nor unCHAP. VI.

circumcision, but a new creature.

And as many as walk according Feb. 23, June 22, Oct. 20.

to this rule, peace be on them, RETHREN, if a man be and mercy, and upon the Israel

overtaken in a fault, ye which of God. From henceforth let no are spiritual, restore such an one man trouble me: for I bear in in the spirit of meekness; con my body the marks of the Lord sidering thyself, lest thou also be Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our tempted. Bear ye one another's Lord Jesus Christ be with your burdens, and so fulfil the law of spirit. Amen. Christ. For if a man think him

Unto the Galatians written from self to be something, when he





the purchased possession, unto the Feb. 24, June 23, Oct. 21.

praise of his glory. Wherefore I

also, after I heard of your faith DAUL, an apostle of Jesus in the Lord Jesus, and love unto

I Christ by the will of God, to all the saints, cease not to give the saints which are at Ephesus, thanks for you, making mention and to the faithful in Christ Je of you in my prayers; that the sus: Grace be to you, and peace, God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the from God our Father, and from Father of glory, may give unto the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed you the spirit of wisdom and revebe the God and Father of our lation in the knowledge of him: Lord Jesus Christ, who hath bless the eyes of your understanding ed us with all spiritual blessings being enlightened; that ye may in heavenly places in Christ : ac know what is the hope of his cording as he hath chosen us in calling, and what the riches of him before the foundation of the the glory of his inheritance in the world, that we should be holy and saints, and what is the exceeding without blame before him in love: greatness of his power to us-ward having predestinated us unto the wlio believe, according to the adoption of children by Jesus working of his mighty power, Christ to himself, according to the which he wrought in Christ, when good pleasure of his will, to the he raised him from the dead, and praise of the glory of his grace, set him at his own right hand wherein he hath made us accepted in the heavenly places, far above in the beloved. In whom we have all principality, and power, and redemption through his blood, the might, and dominion, and every forgiveness of sins, according to name that is named, not only in the riches of his grace; wherein this world, but also in that which he hath abounded toward us in is to come: and hath put all all wisdom and prudence; having things under his feet, and gave made known unto us the mystery him to be the head over all things of his will, according to his good to the church, which is his body, pleasure which he hath purposed the fulness of him that filleth all in himself: that in the dispensa in all. tion of the fulness of times he

CHAP. II. might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are

Feb. 25, June 25, Oct. 22. in heaven, and which are on AND you hath he quickened, earth; even in him: in whom also A who were dead in trespasses we have obtained an inheritance, and sins; wherein in time past ye being predestinated according to walked according to the course of the purpose of him who worketh this world, according to the prince all things after the counsel of his of the power of the air, the spirit own will: that we should be to that now worketh in the children the praise of his glory, who first of disobedience: among whom altrusted in Christ. In whom ye so we all had our conversation in also trusted, after that ye heard times past in the lusts of our flesh, the word of truth, the gospel of fulfilling the desires of the flesh your salvation : in whom also after | | and of the mind; and were by that ye believed, ye were sealed nature the children of wrath, even with that holy Spirit of promise, as others. But God, who is rich which is the earnest of our in- in mercy, for his great love whereheritance until the redemption of ' with he loved us, even when we

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