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Paul withstandeth Peter.

GALATIANS.

Justification by faith.

A. D. 58.

h ch. 6. 3.

i Acts 10. 34. Rom. 2. 11.

k 2 Cor. 12. 11.

1 Acts 13. 46.

Rom. 1. 5. &

11.13. 1 Tim.

2.7. 2 Tim.

1. 11. m 1 Thess. 2.

4.

n Acts 9. 15.

& 13. 2. & 22.

21. & 2G. 17,

18. 1 Cor. 15.

10. ch. 1.16.

Col. 1. 29. o ch. 3. 5. P Matt. 16. 18.

Eph. 2. 20.

Rev. 21. 14. q Rom. 1. 5.

& 12. 3, 6. &

15.15. 1 Cor.

15.10. Eph.

3.8. r Acts 11. 30.

& 24.17.

Rom. 15. 25.

1 Cor. 16. 1.

2 Cor. 8, & 9, chapters.

s Acts 15. 35.

t Acts 10. 28. &.11.3.

u ver. 5.

x 1 Tim. 5.20.

y Acts 10. 28. & 11. 3.

z Acts 15.10,

11. a Matt. 9. 11.

Eph. 2. 3,12. b Acts 13. 38,

39. c Rom. 1.17.

& 3. 22,28. &

8.3. ch.3.24.

Heb. 7. 18,

19.

dps. 143.2. Rom. 3. 20. ch. 3. 11.

e 1 John 3. 8, 9.

f Rom. 8. 2. g Rom. 6. 14. & 7. 4, 6.

5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that * the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

6 But of those hwho seemed to be somewhat, whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me ; 'God accepteth no man's person: for they who seemed to be somewhat k in conference added nothing to me:

7 But contrariwise, l when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision mwas committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;

8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, nthe same was ° mighty in me toward the Gentiles ;)

9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be p pillars, perceived q the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; r the same which I also was forward to do.

11 sBut when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

12 For before that certain came from James, 'he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to u the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter x before them all, y If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews 1

15 z We who are Jews by nature, and nota sinners of the Gentiles,

16 b Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but c by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for d by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found e sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin % God forbid.

18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.

19 For I f through the law gam dead

to the law, that I might hlive unto God.

20 I am {crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh k 1 live by the faith of the Son of God, 1 who loved me, and gave himself for me.

21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for m if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

CHAPTER III.

The apostle reproveth them for being drawn away from the simplicity of the gospel; 6 and sheweth that those who believe are justified, 9 and blessed with faithful Abraham.

0 FOOLISH Galatians, a who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey bthe truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you 1

2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye c the Spirit by the works of the law,d or by the hearing of faith 1

3 Are ye so foolish 1 e having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by f the flesh 1

4 s Have ye suffered ll so many things in vain 1 if it be yet in vain.

5 He therefore h that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

G Even as i Abraham believed God, and it was II accounted to him for righteousness.

7 Know ye therefore that k they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

8 And1 the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, mIn thee shall all nations be blessed.

9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, n Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

11 But ° that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, p The just shall live by faith.

12 And i the law is not of faith: but, r The man that doeth them shall live in them.

13 s Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, * Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

14 "That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive

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The object of the law.

GALATIANS.

Freedom from bondage.

A. D. 58.

H Or, testa-
ment.
x Is. 32. 15. &

44.3. Jer.31.

33. & 32. 40.

Ez. 11. 19.

& 36. 27.

Joel 2. 28,29.

Zech. 12. 10.

John 7. 39.

Acts 2. 33. y Heb. 9. 17. z Gen. 12. 3,

7. & 17. 7.

ver. 8.

a 1 Cor. 12.12. b Ex. 12. 40,

41. c Rom. 4. 13,

14. ver. 21. d Rom. 8. 17. e Rom. 4.14.

f John 15. 22.

Rom. 4.15.

&. 5. 20. k. 7.

8, 13. 1 Tim.

1.9.

g ver. 16.
h Acts 7. 53.

Heb. 2. 2.
i Ex. 20. 19,

21, 22. Deut.

5. 5, 22, 23,

27,31. John

1. 17. Acts 7.

38. 1 Tim. 2.

5. k Rom. 3. 29,

30.

1 ch. 2. 21.
m ver. 8.
ii Rom. 3. 9,

19, 23. & 11.

32. o Rom. 4.11,

12,16.

P Matt. 5.17.

Rom. 10. 4.

Col. 2.17.

Heb. 9. 9,10. q Acts 13. 39.

ch. 2. 16.

r Johnl. 12.

Rom. 8. 14,

15, 16. ch. 4.

5. 1 John 3.

1,2.

s Rom. 6. 3.
t Rom. 13. 14.
u Rom. 10. 12.

1 Cor. 12.13.

ch.5. 6. Col.

3.11.

x John 10.16.

& 17. 20, 21.

Eph. 2.14,

15,16. & 4. 4,

15. y Gen. 21.10,

12. Rom. 9.

7. Heb. 11.

18. z Rom. 8. 17.

ch. 4. 7, 28.

Eph. 3. 6.

xthe promise of the Spirit through faith.

15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; y Though it be but a man's II covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

16 Now zto Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is a Christ.

17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law,b which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, c that it should make the promise of none effect.

18 For if d the inheritance be of the law, e it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

19 Wherefore then serveth the law 1 fIt was added because of transgressions, till 'the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was h ordained by angels in the hand *of a mediator.

20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, kbut God is one.

21/5 the law then against the promises of God 1 God forbid: l for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

22 Butmthe Scripture hath concluded nall under sin, so that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

24 Wherefore p the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, Hhat we might be justified by faith.

25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

26 For ye r are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

27 For sas many of you as have been baptized into Christ * have put on Christ.

28 u There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all xone in Christ Jesus.

29 And y if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, andz heirs according to the promise.

CHAPTER IV.

We were under the law, till Christ came, as the heir is under his guardian till he is of age. 5 But Christ freed us from the lavj .- 7 therefore we are no longer servants to it. 14 He remembereth their good will to him; 22 and shewcth that we are Abraham's seed according to the promise.

OW I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing

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from a servant, though he be lord of all;

2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

3 Even so we, when we were children, awere in bondage under the II elements of the world:

4 Butb when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, c made d of a woman,e made under the law,

5 f To redeem them that were under the law, gthat we might receive the adoption of sons.

6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth hthe Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; *and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

8 Howbeit then, k when ye knew not God, *ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

9 But now, mafter that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, n how turn ye II again to o the weak and beggarly ll elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage %

10 p Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.

Ill am afraid of you, qlest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as

I am; for I am as ye are: rye have not injured me at all.

13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you lat the first.

14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me u as an angel of God, x even as Christ Jesus.

15 II Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.

16 Am I therefore become your enemy, y because I tell you the truth?

17 They z zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude

II you, that ye might affect them.

18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

19 aMy little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for III stand in doubt of you.

21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

22 For it is written, that Abraham

A. D. 58.

a ver. 9.
ch. 2. 4. & 5.
1. Col. 2. 8,
20. Heb. 9.
10.

j| Or, rudi-
ments.
b Gen. 49. 10. -

Dan. 9. 24.

Mark 1. 15.

Eph.l. 10. c Johnl. 14.

Rom. 1. 3.

Phil. 2. 7.

Heb. 2. 14. <1 Gen. 3. 15.

Is. 7. 14.

Mic. 5. 3.

Matt. 1. 23.

Luke 1.31. e Matt. 5.17.

Luke 2. 27. f Matt. 20. 28.

ch. 3. 13.

Eph. 1. 7.

Tit. 2. 14.

Heb. 9. 12.

1 Pet. 1. 18,

19. S John 1. 12.

ch. 3. 26.

Eph. 1. 5. Ii Rom. 5. 5. || Or, back. || Or, rudiments, ver. 3. i Rom. 8. 16.

ch. 3. 29. k Eph. 2. 12.

1 Thess. 4. 5. 1 Rom. 1. 25.

1 Cor. 12. 2.

Eph. 2. 11.

1 Thess. 1. 9. m 1 Cor. 8. 3.

& 13. 12.

2 Tim. 2. 19. n ch. 3. 3.

Col. 2. 20.
0 Rom. 8. 3.

Heb. 7. 18.
P Rom. 14. 5.

Col. 2. 16. q ch. 5. 2. 4.

1 Thess'. 3. 5. r 2 Cor. 2. 5.

|| Or, What
was then.
s 1 Cor. 2. 3.

2 Cor. 11. 30.
& 12. 7, 9.

t ch. 1. 6.
u 2 Sam. 19.

27. Mai. 2. 7.

See Zech. 12.

8.

|| Or, us.

x Matt. 10. 40.

Luke 10. 16.

John 13. 20.

1 Thess. 2. 13.

y ch. 2. 5, 14. z Rom. 10. 2.

2 Cor. 11. 2. al Cor. 4. 15.

Philem. 10.
James 1. 18.

|| Or, I am

perplexed for you.

The liberty of the gospel.

GALATIANS.

Cautions against its abuse.

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had two sons, bthe one by a bondmaid, c the other by a free woman.

23 But he who was of the bondwoman d was born after the flesh; e but he of the free woman was by promise.

24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two II covenants; the one from the mount f Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.

25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and II answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.

26 But s Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

27 For it is written, h Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath a husband.

28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are l the children of promise.

29 But as then khe that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, l even so it is now.

30 Nevertheless what saith mthe Scripture? n Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for o the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman.

31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, pbut of the free.

CHAPTER V.

The apostle urgeth them to standfast in their liberty, 3 and not to observe circumcision; 13 but by love to serve one another. 19 He reckoneth up the works of the flesh, 22 and the fruits of the Spirit, 25 and ex- Twrteth to walk in. the Spirit.

STAND fast therefore in athe liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again b with the yoke of bondage.

2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that c if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, dthat he is a debtor to do the whole law.

4 e Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; fye are fallen from grace.

5 For we through the Spirit "wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

6 For hin Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but i faith which worketh by love.

7 Ye k did run well; JII who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth %

8 This persuasion cometh not of him mthat calleth you.

9 nA little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

10 ° I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but phe that troubleth you i shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

11 rAnd I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, swhy do I yet suffer persecution? then is x the offence of the cross ceased.

12 u I would they were even cut off x which trouble you.

13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only ?use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but zby love serve one another.

14 For aall the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; b Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

16 This I say then, c Walk in the Spirit, and ll ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For dthe flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; e so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But fif ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

19 Now s the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that h they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But ^he fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, k gentleness, l goodness, m faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: n against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ's ° have crucified the flesh with the ll affecttions and lusts.

25 P If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

26 i Let us not be desirous of vainglory, provoking one another, envying one another.

CHAPTER VI.

They are exhorted to deal mildly toith an offending brother, 2 and to bear one another' s burden; 6 to be liberal to their teachers, 9 and not to be weary in well doing. 12 He sheweth what they intend that preach circumcision; 14 and glorieth in nothing, save in the cross of Christ.

BRETHREN, a»if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye b which are

A. D. 58.

o 2 Cor. 2. 3.

& 8. 22. P ch. 1. 7. q 2 Cor. 10. 6. r ch. 6. 12. s 1 Cor. 15. 30.

ch. 4. 29. k 6.

17. t 1 Cor. 1. 23.

u Josh. 7. 25.

1 Cor. 5. 13.

ch. 1. 8, 9. x Acts 15.1, 2,

24. y 1 Cor. 8. 9.

1 Pet. 2.16.

2 Pet. 2.19. Jude 4.

z 1 Cor. 9. 19.

ch. 6. 2. a Matt. 7. 12.

& 22. 40.

James 2. 8. b Lev. 19. 18.

Matt. 22. 39.

Rom. 13. 8,9.

II Or Julfd

not. c Rom. 6. 12.

& 8. 1,4,12.

& 13.14. ver.

25. 1 Pet. 2.

11. d Rom. 7. 23.

& 8. 6, 7. e Rom. 7. 15,

19. f Rom. 6. 14.

&8.2. S 1 Cor. 3. 3.

Eph. 5. 3.

Col. 3. 5.

James 3. 14,

15.

h 1 Cor. 6. 9.
Eph. 5. 5.
Col. 3. 6.
Rev. 22. 15.

i John 15. 2.

Eph. 5. 9. k Col. 3. 12.

James 3. 17. 1 Rom. 15. 14. m 1 Cor. 13. 7. n 1 Tim. 1. 9.

|| Or, passions. o Rom. 6. 6. &

13.14. ch.2.

20. IPet. 2.

11. P Rom. 8. 4,5.

ver. 16. q Phil. 2. 3.

a Rom. 14. 1.

& 15.1. Heb.

12.13. James

5.19. b 1 Cor. 2. 15.

&3. 1. || Or, although.

Men shall reap as they sow.

GALATIANS.

Paul's glorying in the cross.

A. D. 58.

c 1 Cor. 4. 21.

2Thess.3.15.

2 Tim. 2. 25. d 1 Cor. 7. 5. e Rom. 15. 1.

ch. 5. 13.

lThess.5.14. f John 13. 14.

& 15. 12.

James 2. 8.

1 John 4. 21. S Rom. 12. 3.

1 Cor. 8. 2. h 2 Cor. 3. 5.

& 12. 11. i 1 Cor. 11. 28.

2 Cor. 13. 5. k Luke 18.11. 1 Rom. 2. 6.

1 Cor. 3. 8. m Rom. 15.27.

1 Cor. 9.11. n 1 Cor. 6. 9.

& 15. 33. o Job 13. 9. p Luke 16. 25.

Rom. 2. 6.

2 Cor. 9. 6. q Job 4. 8.

Prov. 11. 18.

& 22. 8. Hos.

8.7. Rom. 8.

13. James 3.

18. rl Cor. 15.58.

2Thess.3.13. s Matt. 24. 13.

Heb. 3. 6,14. t John 9. 4. ulThess.5.15.

1 Tim. 6.18. i Eph. 2.19.

spiritual, restore such a one cin the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, d lest thou also be tempted.

2 eBear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfilf the law of Christ.

3 For s if a man think himself to be something, when hhe is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

4 But i let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and k not in another.

5 For ] every man shall bear his own burden.

6 mLet him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

7 n Be not deceived; ° God is not mocked: for p whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

8 qFor he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption ; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

9 And rlet us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, s if we faint not.

10 *As we have therefore opportunity, ulet us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are ofxthe household of faith.

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11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.

12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, ^they constrain you to be circumcised; z only lest they should a suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

14 bBut God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, II by whom the world is c crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

15 For din Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but e a new creature.

1G f And as many as walk s according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon hthe Israel of God.

17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for i I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

18 Brethren, kthe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

If Unto the Galatians written from Rome.

A. D. 58.

y ch. 2. 3,14. z Phil. 3. 18. a ch. 5. 11.

b Phil. 3. 3, 7,

|| Or, whereby.

c Rom. 6. 6. ch. 2. 20.

d 1 Cor. 7. 19.

ch. 5. 6.

Col. 3. 11. e 2 Cor. 5. 17. f Ps. 125. 5. S Phil. 3. 16.

h Rom. 2. 29.

& 4. 12. & 9.

6. 7, 8. ch. 3.

7; 9, 29. Phil.

3.3. i 2 Cor. 1. 5.

& 4. 10. & II.

23. ch. 5. 11.

Col. 1. 24. k 2 Tim. 4. 22.

Philem. 25.

I

EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE

EPHESIANS.

A. D. 64.

a 2 Cor. 1. 1. b Rom. 1. 7.

2 Cor. 1. 1. c I Cor. 4. 17.

Col. 1. 2. d Gal. 1. 3.

Tit. 1.4. e 2 Cor. 1. 3.

1 Pet. I. 3.

f Rom. 8. 28. 2Thess.2.13.

2 Tim. 1. 9. James 2. 5. 1 Pet. 1. 2.

|| Or, things.

g 1 Pet. 1. 2. h Luke 1.75.

ch. 2. 10.

Col. 1. 22.

J Thess. 4. 7.

Tit. 2. 12. i Rom. 3. 29. k Rom. 8. 15.

Gal. 4. 5.

1 John 3. 1. 1 Matt. 11. 26. m Rom. 3. 24.

n Matt. 3.17.

John 3. 35. o Rom. 3. 24.

Col. 1. 14.

Heb. 9. 12.

1 Pet. 1. 19. Rev. 5. 9.

P Rom. 9. 23.

ch. 2. 7. &. 3.

8, 16. q ch. 3. 4. 9.

Col. 1. 26. r ch. 3. 11.

2 Tim. 1. 9. I s Gal. 4. 4.

1 Pet. 1. 20. t ch. 2. 15. &

3. 15. u Phil. 2. 9.

Col. 1. 20.

f Gr. the heavens.

x Acts 20. 32. &26. 18. Rom. 8. 17. Col. 1. 12. Tit. 3. 7. James 2. 5.

1 Pet. 1. 4. y ver. 5.

z Is. 46.10,11.
|| Or, hoped.
a ver. 6, 14. 2
Thess. 2. 13.
b James 1. 18.
c John 1. 17.

2 Cor. 6. 7.

CHAPTER I.

The apostle's salutation and thanksgiving. 4 He treateth of our election and adoption by grace. 13 They trusted in Christ, and were sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise. 15 Wherefore he prayeth that they may come to a full knowledge of the salvation wrought in Christ, 20 whom God had exalted to his own right hand.

PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ aby the will of God, b to the saints which are at Ephesus, c and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 d Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 e Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly H places in Christ:

4 According as fhe hath chosen us in him s before the foundation of the world, that we should hbe holy and without blame before him in love:

5 having predestinated us unto kthe adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, l according to the good pleasure of his will,

6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, m wherein he hath made us accepted in n the beloved:

7 °In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to P the riches of his grace;

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

9 q Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure r which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of s the fulness of times 'he might gather together in one u all things in Christ, both which are in t heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11 xIn whom also we have obtained an inheritance, y being predestinated according to zthe purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12 aThat we should be to the praise of his glory, b who first II trusted in Christ.

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard c the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also, after

that ye believed, dye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,

14 e Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of sthe purchased possession, hunto the praise of his glory.

15 Wherefore I also, i after I heard! of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

16 k Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

17 That !the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, mmay give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation II in the knowledge of him:

18 n The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is o the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his P inheritance in the saints,

19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, i according to the working t of his mighty power,

20 Which he wrought in Christ, when rhe raised him from the dead, and sset him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

21 *Far above all u principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

22 And x hath put all things under his feet, and gave him * to be the head over all things to the church,

23 z Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

CHAPTER II.

Their former state. 4 God's great mercy in their deliverance. 10 They are crca ted in Christ Jesus unto good works. 11 Wherefore he remindeth them of "their former alienation, 13 and exhorteth them, being now made nigh by the blood of Christ, 19 to live not as aliens, but as fellow citizens with the saints.

AND ayou hath he quickened, b who were dead in trespasses and sins;

2 c Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to d the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in e the children of disobedience:

3 f Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in pthe

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Or, for the acknowledgment.

n Acts 26. 18.

o ch. 2. 12.

P ver. 11.

q Ch. 3. 7.

Col. 1. 29. f Gr. of the

might of his power. r Acts 2. 24. s Ps. 110. 1.

Acts 7.55,56.

Col. 3. 1.

Heb. 1. 3. &

10. 12. t Phil. 2. 9.10.

Col. 2. 10'.

Heb. 1. 4. u Rom. 8. 38.

Col. 1. 16. &

2.15. i Ps. 8. 6.

Matt. 28. 18.

1 Cor. 15. 27. y ch. 4. 15.

Col. 1. 18. z 1 Cor. 12. 27.

ch. 4. 12.

Col. 1. 24. &

2.9. ch.4.10.

Col. 3. 11.

a John 5. 24.

Col. 2. 13. b ch. 4. 18. c 1 Cor. 6. 11.

ch. 4. 22.

Col. 1. 21. d ch. 6. 12.

e Col. 3. 6. ! fTit. 3. 3. | 1 Pet. 4. 3. | g Gal. 5. 16.

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