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captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth : 10 He that descended, is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive ; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ; 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together, and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in love.

17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind: 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart : . 19 Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20 But ye have not so learned Christ ; 21. If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus; 22 That ye put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind: 24 And that ye put on the new man, which, after God, is created in righteousness and true holiness. 25 Wherefore, putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour : for we are members one of another. 26 Be ye angry, and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath; 27 Neither give place to the devil. 28 Let him that stole, steal no more : but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good; that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Lct all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice : 32 And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. * vants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men : 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. 9 And ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high laces. 13 Wherefore, take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast-plate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with

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BE ye, therefore, followers

of God, as dear children : .2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.

3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

4. Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient : but rather giving of thanks.

5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is

an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye, therefore, partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are reproved, are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest, is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall

give thee light.

15 See then that ye walk cir

cumspectly, not as fools, but

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16 Redeeming the time, be

cause the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not un

wise, but understanding what

the will of the Lord is.

18 And be not drunk with

wine, wherein is excess : but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord ; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Submitting yourselves, one to another, in the fear of God. 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church; and he is the Saviour of the body. 24. Therefore, as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for 1t; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water, by the word ; 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish. 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies: he that loveth his wife, loveth himself. 29. For no man ever yet hated

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the preparation of the gospel of

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16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of sal. vation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and sup. plication for all saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel; 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. 21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Ty: chicus, a beloved brother, and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: 22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, an that he might comfort your hearts. 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from the Father, and the Lord Jes" Christ. 24 Grace be with all them to love our Lord Jesus Christ " sincerity. Amen. Written from Rome unto to Ephesians, by Tychicus.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE,

TO THE PHILIPPIANS.

CHAP. I. PAUL’s PRAY E R To Go D.

PAUL and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons; 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 Always, in every prayer of mine for you all, making request with joy, 5 For your fellowship in the gospel, from the first day until Inow ; 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ : 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. 8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. 9 And this I pray, that your W. O. L. IV.

love may abound yet more and more in knowledge, and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere, and without offence, till the day of Christ; 11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God. 12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me, have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; 14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 15 Some indeed preach Christ, even of envy and strife; and some also of good-will. 16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, Supposing to add affliction to my bonds; 17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. 18 What then? notwithstand

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