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The duties of wives, Ephesians. and of husbands. Father, in the name of our 32 This is a great mystery; Lord Jesus Christ;
but I speak concerning Christ 21 Submitting yourselves one and the church. to another in the fear of God. 33 Nevertheless, let every
22 Wives, submit yourselves one of you in particular so unto your own husbands, as love his wife even as himself; anto the Lord.
and the wife see that she rev23 For the husband is the erence her husband. head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the
CHAP. VI. church; and he is the Saviour 1 The duty of children: 5 of of the body.
servants. 10 Our life is a 24 Therefore, as the church
warfare. 13 The Christian is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own hus- CHILDREN, obey your bands in every thing.
parents in the Lord; for this 25 Husbands, love your is right. wives, even as Christ also lov.
2 Honour thy father and ed the church, and gave him- mother, which is the first com. self for it;
mandment with promise, 26 That he might sanctify
3 That it may be well with and cleanse it with the wash thee, and thou mayest live ing of water by the word; long on the earth. 27 That he might present
4 And, ye fathers, provoke it to himself a glorious church, not your children to wrath; not having spot, or wrinkle, but bring them up in the nuror any such thing; but that ture and admonition of the it should be holy and without Lord.a blemish.
5 Servants, be obedient to 28 So ought men to love them that are your masters altheir wives as their own bod- cording to the flesh, with fear ies; he that loveth his wife and trembling, in singleness of loveth himself.
your heart,b as unto Christ: 29 For no man ever yet hat- 6 Not with eye-service, as ed his own flesh; but nourish- men-pleasers ;c but as the ser, eth and cherisheth it, even as vants of Christ, doing the will the Lord the church :
of God from the heart; 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of a In the nurture and admonition, the his bones.
correction, the discipline, and instruc31 For this cause shall a
tion of the Lord. man leave his father and mo
6 In singleness, in the integrity of ther, and shall be joined unto Ć Not with eye-service, not only his wife, and they two shall when their eye is upon you, as those he one flesh.
do, whose sole care is to please mel.
Our life a warfare: Chap. vii
The christian armour. hy With good-will doing 16 Above all, taking the service, as to the Lord, and shield of faith, wherewith ye not to men :
shall be able to quench all the 8 Knowing, that whatsoev- fiery darts of the wicked. er good thing any man doeth, 17 And take the helmet of the same shall he receive of salvation, and the sword of the the Lord, whether he be bond Spirit, which is the word of
God : 9 And, ye masters, do the
18 Praying always with all same things unto them, for- prayer and supplication in the bearing threatening; know- Spirit, and watching thereuning that your Master also is to with all perseverance and in heaven; neither is there supplication for all saints; respect of persons with him. 19 And for me, that utter
10 Finally, my brethren, ance may be given unto me, be strong in the Lord, and in that I may open my mouth the power of his might. boldly, to make known. the
11 Put on the whole armour mystery of the Gospel, of God, that ye may be able 20 For which I am an amto stand against the wiles of bassador in bonds ; that there. the devil.
in I may speak boldly as I 12 For we wrestle not a. ought to speak. gainst flesh and blood, but 21" But that
may against principalities, against know my affairs, and how I do, powers, against the rulers of Tychicus, a beloved brother the darkness of this world, a. and faithful minister in the gainst spiritual wickedness in Lord, shall make- known to high places.
you all things : 43 Wherefore take unto 22. Whom I have sent unto you the whole armour of God, you for the same purpose, that: that ye may be able to with- ye might know our affairs, and stand in the evil day, and hav- that he might comfort your ing done all, to 'stand.
hearts. 14 Stand, therefore, having 23 Peace be to the brethren, your loins girt about with and love with faith, from God truth, and having on the breast- the Father and the Lord Je.. plate of righteousness;
sus Christ: 15 And your feet shod with 24 Grace be with all them the preparation of the Gospel that love our Lord Jesus Christi of peace ;
in sineerity. Amen,
d Bond or free, a slave or a free
Written from Rome intos the Ephesians by: Tychocus.
to God, and
Paul's thankfulness Philippians.
TO THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE PHILIPPIANS. PAILIPPI was a city of Macedonia, and the first place in Europe, where the apostles abode and preached the Gospel. Here Paul and his companions continued some time, and made many converts, among which were Lydia, a native of Thyatira in Asia, now residing at Philippi for the purpose of commerce; and the jailer who kept the prison into which Paul and Silas were cast.
The converts at Philippi were remarkable for their love and attachment to Paul, and their concern for the progress of the Gospel, as appears by their contributions for the support of the apostles in their ministry and labours.
The Philippians having heard of Paul's imprisonment at Rome, sent Epaphroditus to comfort him, and to supply him with whatever might be necessary to render his confinement as easy as possible. Paul, deeply impressed with a sense of their zeal for his welfare, wrote this Epistle, and sent it by Epaphroditus on his return to Philippi about A. D. 61 or 62, in which he commends them for their faith, and earnest desire for the success of the Gospel informs them with what success he had preached at Rome-that his imprisonment, instead of hindering, had proved beneficial to the Gospel by making it known even in the palace itself-he cautions them against false teachers, and exhorts them to constancy and perseverance in whatever things were true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report. I & THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO
3 I thank
upon eya 1Paul's thankfulness & prayer ery remerabrance of you,
to God for them : 21 his 4 Always, in every prayer readiness to-suffer.
of mine for you all, making DAUL and Timotheus, the request with joy,
servants of Jesus Christ, 5 For your fellowship, ia to all the saints in Christ Jesus the Gospel, from the first day wbich are at Philippi, with until now; the bishops and deacons : 6 Being confident of this
2 Grace be unto you, and very thing, that he which peace, from God our Father, hath begun a good work in and from the Lord Jesus you will perform it until tlie Christ.
day of Jesus Christ:
readiness Chap. i.
to suffer 17 Even as it is meet for me supposing to add affliction to to think this of you all, be- my bonds ; cause I have you in my heart; 17 But the other of love, in as much as both in my bonds, knowing that I am set for the and in the defence and confir- defence of the Gospel. mation of the Gospel, ye all 18 What then ? notwithare partakers of my grace. standing, every way, whether
8 For God is my record, how in pretence or in truth, Christ greatly I long after you all in is preached; and I therein do the bowels of Jesus Christ. rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. 9 And this I
19 For I know that this love may abound yet more and shall turn to my salvation more in knowledge, and in all through your prayer, and the judgment;
supply of the Spirit of Jesus 10 That ye may approve Christ, things that are excellent; that 20 According to my earnest ye may be sincere, and with. expectation, and my hope, that out offence, till the day of in nothing I shall be ashamed, Christ;
but that with all boldness, as 11 Being filled with the always, so now also, Christ fruits of righteousness, which shall be magnified in my body, are by Jesus Christ, unto the whether it be by life or by death: glory and praise of God.
21 For to me to live is 12 But I would ye should Christ, and to die is gain. understand, brethren, that the 22 But if I live in the flesh, things which happened unto me this is the fruit of my labour; have fallen out rather unto yet what I shall choose I wot the furtherance of the Gospel;a not.b
13 So that my bonds in 23 For I am in a strait beChrist are manifest in all the twixt two, having a desire to palace, and in all other places; depart, and to be with Christ,
14 And many of the bretha which is far better : ren in the Lord, waxing con- 24 Nevertheless, to abide fident by my bonds, are much in the flesh is more needful for more bold to speak the word you. without fear.
25 And, having this confi15 Some indeed preach dence, I know that I shall aChrist even of envy and strife; bide and continue with you all, and some also of good will. for your furtherance and joy
16 The one preaeh Christ of faith; of contention, noť sincerely, 26 That your rejoicing may Exhortation to unity, Philippians. humility, and Christ for me, by my coming to his own things, but every man you again.
be more abundant in Jesus a Furtherance, advancement of the Gospeda
& I wot not, I know not,
also on the things of others. 27 Only let your conversa- 5 Let this mind be in
you, tion be as it becometh the Gos- which was also in Christ Je, pel of Christ; that whether I sus; come and see you, or else be 6 Who, being in the form absent, I may hear of your af- of God, thought it not robbery fairs, that ye stand fast in one to be equal with God ; spirit, with one mind, striving hy But made himself of no together for the faith of the reputation, and took upon him Gospel;
the form of a servant, and was 28 And in nothing terrified made in the likeness of men; by your adversaries; which is 8 And, being found in fashto them an evident token of ion as a man, he humbled himperdition, but to you of salva- self, and became obedient unto tion, and that of God.
death, even the death of the 29 For unto you it is given cross. in the behalf of Christ, not on- 9 Wherefore God also hath ly to believe on him, but also highly exalted him, and given to suffer for his sake;
him a name, which is above 30 Having the same conflict every name; which ye saw in me, and now 10 That at the name of Jer hear to be in me.
sus every knee should bow, of
things in heaven, and things CHAP. II.
in earth, and things under the 1 He exhorteth to unity and earth;
humility, 12 and to a care- 11 And that every tongue ful proceeding in the way of should confess, that Jesus salvation.
Christ is Lord, to the glory of IF there be, therefore, any God the Father. consolation in Christ, if any 12 Wherefore, my beloved, comfort of love, if any fellow- as ye have always obeyed, not ship of the Spirit, if any bow- as in my presence only, but els and mercies,
now much more in my ah2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye sence,work out your own salvabe like-minded, having the tion with fear and trembling same love, being of one accord, 13 Tor it is God which of one mind.
worketh in you, both to will 3. Let nothing be done and to do of his good pleasure. through strife or vain-glory; 14 Do all things without but in lowliness of mind let murmurings and disputings ; each esteem other better than 15 That ye may be blames themselves.
less and harmless, the sons of 4. Look not every man on God without rebuke, in the