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Salvation is by grace.

EPHESIANS.

Admission of the Gentiles.

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n Tit. 3. 4.
o Rom. 3. 24.

2 Tim. 1.9.
P Rom. 4.16.
q Matt. 16.17.

John 6. 44.

ch. 1. 19.

Phil. 1. 29.
r Rom. 3. 20.

&9. 11. &. 11.

6. 1 Cor. 1.

29. 2 Tim. 1.

9. Tit. 3. 5.

jl Or,prepar-
ed.
s John 3. 3, 5.

1 Cor. 3. 9.

2 Cor. 5. 5,
17. ch.4. 24.
Tit. 2. 14.

t ch. 1. 4.

u 1 Cor. 12. 2.

Col. 1. 21. &

2.13.
x Rom. 2. 28.

Col. 2. 11.
y ch. 4.18.

Col. 1. 21.
z Ez. 13. 9.

John 10. 16.
a Rom. 9. 4,8.
b 1 Thess. 4.

13.

c Gal. 4. 8.
d Gal. 3. 28.
e Acts 2. 39.
f Mic. 5. 5.

John 16. 33.

Acts 10. 36.

Rom. 5. 1.

Col. 1. 20.
g John 10.16.

Gal. 3. 28.
& Col. 2.14,

20.

i Col. 1. 22.
k 2 Cor. 5.17.

Gal. G. 15.
1 Col. 1. 20,21.
m Rom. 6. 6.

Col. 2. 14.
|| Or, in him-
self.
n Zech. 9. 10.

Rom. 5. 1.
o Ps. 148. 14.
P John 10. 9.

Rom. 5. 2.

ch. 3.12.
• Heb. 10.19.
q 1 Cor. 12.

13. ch. 4. 4.
r Heb. '12. 22.
s Gal. 6. 10.
t 1 Cor. 3. 9.

1 Pet. 2. 5.
u Matt. 16. 18.

Rev. 21.14. .
xch. 4. 11.
y Ps. 118. 22.

Is. 28. 16.

Matt. 21. 42.
K ch. 4. 15,16.

lusts of our flesh, fulfilling t the de-
sires of the flesh and of the mind;
and h were by nature the children of
wrath, even as others.

4 But God,*who is rich in mercy, for
his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 k Even when we \yere dead in sins,
hath quickened us together with
Christ, (II by grace ye are saved,)

6 And hath raised us up together,
and made us sit together min heav-
enly places in Christ Jesus:

7 That in the ages to come he might
shew the exceeding riches of his grace,
in n his kindness toward us, through
Christ Jesus.

8 ° For by grace are ye saved p through
faith; and that not of yourselves: q it
is the gift of God:

9r Not of works, lest any man should
boast.

10 For we are shis workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, t which God hath before II or-
dained that we should walk in them.

11 Wherefore "remember, that ye
being in time past Gentiles in the
flesh, who are called Uncircumcision
by that which is called x the Circum-
cision in the flesh made by hands;

12 y That at that time ye were with-
out Christ, z being aliens from the
commonwealth of Israel, and stran-
gers from athe covenants of promise,
b having no hope, c and without God
in the world:

13 dBut now, in Christ Jesus, ye
who sometime were e far off are made
nigh by the blood of Christ.

14 For f he is our peace, s who hath
made both one, and hath broken
down the middle wall of partition

15 h Having abolished [ in his flesh
the enmity, even the law of com-
mandments contained in ordinances;
for to make in himself of twain one
k new man, so making peace;

16 And that he might Reconcile
both unto God in one body by the
cross,mhaving slain the enmity H there-
by:

17 And came nand preached peace
to you which were afar off, and to
0 them that were nigh.

18 For p through him we both have
access i by one Spirit unto the Father.

19 Now therefore ye are no more
strangers and foreigners, but r fellow
citizens with the saints, and of s the
household of God;

20 And are t built u upon the founda-
tion of the x apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being y the chief
corner stone;

21 zIn whom all the building fitly

framed together groweth unto a a holy
temple in the Lord:

22 bIn whom ye also are builded
together for a habitation of God
through the Spirit.

CHAPTER III.

The apostle a prisoner of Christ for them. 3 The sal-
vation of the Gentiles revealed to him and to the
other apostles. 8 His special commission to preach
the gospel to the Gentiles. 13 Wherefore he desireth
them not to faint at his tribulations, and prayeth
that they may be able to comprehend the great love
of Christ towards them.

FOR this cause I Paul, athe pris-
oner of Jesus Christ b for you
Gentiles,

2 If ye have heard of c the dispen-
sation of the grace of God d which is
given me to you-ward:

3 e How that f by revelation s he
made known unto me the mystery;
h as I wrote II afore in few words;

4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may
understand my knowledge in, the
mystery of Christ,

5 k Which in other ages was not
made known unto the sons of men,
1 as it is now revealed unto his holy
apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

6 That the Gentiles m should be fel-
low heirs, and n of the same body, and
0 partakers of his promise in Christ by
the gospel:

7 p Whereof I was made a minister,
q according to the gift of the grace of
God given unto me by r the effectual
working of his power.

8 Unto me, swho am less than the
least of all saints, is this grace given,
that ll should preach among the
Gentiles uthe unsearchable riches of
Christ;

9 And to make all men see what
is the fellowship of xthe mystery,
y which from the beginning of the
world hath been hid in God, z who
created all things by Jesus Christ:

10 aTo the intent that now bunto
the principalities and powers in heav-
enly places c might be known by the
church the manifold wisdom of God,

11 d According to the eternal purpose
which he purposed in Christ Jesus our
Lord:

12 In whom we have boldness and
e access f with confidence by the faith
of him.

13 s Wherefore I desire that ye faint
not at my tribulations hfor you,
{which is your glory.

14 For this cause I bow my knees un-
to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 Of whom kthe whole family in
heaven and earth is named,

16 That he would grant you, * ac-
cording to the riches of his glory, m to
be strengthened with might by his
Spirit in n the inner man;

A. D. 64.

a 1 Cor. 3. 17.

& G. 19.

2 Cor. 6. 16.
h 1 Pet. 2. 5.

a Acts 21. 33.

& 28. 17, 20.

ch. 4. 1.

Phil 1.7. 13.

Col. 4. 3', 18.

2 Tim. 1. 8.

Philem. 1, 9.
b Gal. 5. 11.

Col. 1. 24.

2 Tim. 2. 10.
c Rom. 1. 5.

] Cor. 4. 1.

Col. 1. 25.
d Acts 9. 15.

Rom. 12. 3.

Gal. 1. 16.
e Acts 22. 17.

& 26. 17, 18.
f Gal. 1. 12.
g Rom. 16. 25.

Col. 1. 26, 27.
|| Or, a little

before.
h ch. 1. 9, 10.
i 1 Cor. 4. 1.

ch. 6. 19.

k Acts 10. 28.
Rom. 16. 25.

m Gal. 3. 28.
ch. 2. 14.
n ch. 2. 15.

0 Gal. 3.14.

P Rom. 15. 16.

Col. 1. 25.
q Rom. 1. 5.
r Rom. 15. 18.

ch. 1. 19.

Col. 1. 29.
s 1 Cor. 15. 9.

1 Tim. 1. 13,

15.
t Gal. 1. 16.

1 Tim. 2. 7.

2 Tim. 1. 11.
u ch. 1. 7.

Col. 1. 27.
s ch. 1. 9.
yRom. 16.25.

1 Cor. 2. 7.

Col. 1. 26.
z Ps. 33. 6.

John 1. 3.

Col. 1. 16.

Heb. 1. 2.
alPet. 1. 12.
b Rom. 8. 38.

ch. 1.21.

Col. 1. 16.

1 Pet. 3. 22.
c 1 Cor. 2. 7.

1 Tim. 3. 16.
d ch. 1. 9.
e ch. 2. 18.
f Heb. 4. 16.

g Acts 14. 22.

Phil. 1. 14.

1 Thess. 3. 3.
h ver. 1.
i 2 Cor. 1. 6.

k ch. 1. 10.
Phil. 2. 9, 10.

1 Rom. 9. 23.
Phil. 4. 19.
Col. 1. 27.

m ch. 6. 10.
| Col. 1. 11.
, n Rom. 7. 22.
I 2 Cor. 4. 16.

The unity of the Si^irit.

EPHESIANS.

An exhortation to holiness.

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a ch. 3. 1.

Philem. 1, 9.
|| Or, in the

Lord.

b Phil. 1. 27.

Col. 1. 10.

1 Thess. 2.12.
c Acts 20. 19.

Gal. 5. 23.

Col. 3. 12.

d Col. 3. 14.

e Rom. 12. 5.
1 Cor. 12. 12.
ch. 2. 16.

f 1 Cor. 12. 11.

g ch. 1.18.

h 1 Cor. 8. 6.
k. 12. 5.

i Jude 3.
ver. 13.

k Gal. 3. 27.

1 Mai. 2. 10.
I Cor. 8. 6.

m Rom. 11. 36.

n Rom. 12. 6.
1 Cor. 12. 11.
j o Ps. 68. 18.
| p Judg. 5. 12.
I Col. 2. 15.

|| Or, a multi-
tude of cap-
tives.

q John 3. 13.
& 6. 33, 62.

r Acts 1.9, 11.

1 Tim. 3. 16.
Heb. 4. 14. &
7.26.

s Acts 2. 33.
|| Or, fulfil
t 1 Cor. 12. 28.
u Acts 21. 8.

2 Tim. 4. 5.
x Acts 20. 28.
y Rom. 12. 7.
z 1 Cor. 12. 7.
a 1 Cor. 14.26.
b Col. 1. 24.

|| Or, into the
unity.
c Col. 2. 2.

|| Or, age.
dl Cor. 14.20.
Col. 1. 28.

17 ° That Christ may dwell in your
hearts by faith; that ye, p being root-
ed and grounded in love,

18 qMay be able to comprehend
with all saints r what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that ye
might be filled swith all the fulness
of God.

20 Now * unto him that is able to do
exceeding abundantly u above all that
we ask or think, x according to the
power that worketh in us,

21 y Unto him be glory in the church
by Christ Jesus throughout all ages,
world without end. Amen.

CHAPTER IV.

The apostle exhorteth to unity; 7 sheweth that God
hath given divers gifts to men for the perfecting of
the saints; 17 and, therefore, urge them to put off
the old man which is corrupt, 24 and to put on the
new man which after God is created in righteous-
ness and true holiness.

I THEREFORE, athe prisoner ll of
the Lord, beseech you that ye
b walk worthy of the vocation where-
with ye are called,

2 c With all lowliness and meekness,
with longsuffering, forbearing one an-
other in love;

3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of
the Spiritd in the bond of peace.

4 e There is one body, and fone
Spirit, even as ye are called in one
s hope of your calling;

5 hOne Lord,{one faith, kone baptism,

6 l One God and Father of all, who
is above all, and m through all, and in
you all.

7 But n unto every one of us is given
grace according to the measure of the
gift of Christ.

8 Wherefore he saith, ° Wrhen he as-
cended up on high, p he led II captivity
captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9 qNow 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 rthat ascended up far above all
heavens,s that he might II fill all things.

11 * And he gave some, apostles ; and
some, prophets; and some, u evangel-
ists ; and some, xpastors and y teachers;

12 z For the perfecting of the saints,
for the work of the ministry, a for the
edifying of b the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come II in the unity of
the faith, c and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto d a perfect man,
unto the measure of the ll stature of
the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more
e children,f tossed to and fro, and car-
ried about with every s wind of doc-
trine, by the sleight of men, and cun-

ning craftiness, h whereby they lie in
wait to deceive;

15 But ill speaking the truth in love,
k may grow up into him in all things,
1 which is the head, even Christ:

16 mFrom 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 n ye henceforth walk
not as other Gentiles walk, °in the
vanity of their mind,

18 P Having the understanding dark-
ened, i being alienated from the life of
God through the ignorance that is in
them, because of the rH blindness of
their heart:

19 sWho being past feeling *have
given themselves over unto lascivi-
ousness, to work all uncleanness with
greediness.

20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21u If so be that ye have heard him,

and have been taught by him, as the
truth is in Jesus:

22 That ye xput off concerning 7 the
former conversation z the old man,
which is corrupt according to the de-
ceitful lusts;

23 And a be renewed in the spirit of
your mind;

24 And that ye bput on the new
man, which after God c is created in
righteousness and ll true holiness.

25 Wherefore putting away lying,
d speak every man truth with his
neighbour: for e we are members one
of another.

26 f Be ye angry, and sin not: let not
the sun go down upon your wrath:

27 s Neither give place to the devil.

28 Let him that stole steal no more:
but rather Met him labour, working
with his hands the thing which is
good, that he may have II to give * to
him that needeth.

29 k Let no corrupt communication
proceed out of your mouth, but }that
which is good ll to the use of edifying,
111 that it may minister grace unto the
hearers.

30 And n grieve not the Holy Spirit
of God, ° whereby ye are sealed unto
the day ofp redemption.

31 qLet all bitterness, and wrath,
and anger, and clamour, and revil
speaking, be put away from you,
s with all malice:

32 And * be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted, u forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ's sake1 hath
forgiven you.

A. D. 64.

|| Or, being

sincere.
h Rom. 16. 18.

2 Cor. 2. 17.
i Zech. 8. 16.

2 Cor. 4. 2,

ver. 25.

1 John 3.18.
k ch. 1. 22. &

2.21.

1 Col. 1. 18.
m Col. 2.19.

nch. 2. 1,2,3.
ver. 22.
Col. 3. 7.
1 Pet. 4. 3.

o Rom. 1. 21.

P Acts 26.18.

q ch. 2. 12.
Gal. 4. 8.
1 Thess. 4. 5.

rRom. 1.21.

|| Or, hard-
ness.

s 1 Tim. 4. 2.
t Rom. 1. 24,

26. lPet. 4.

3.

u ch. 1.13.
x Col. 2. 11.
Heb. 12. 1.

I Pet. 2. 1.
y ch. 2. 2.

Col. 3. 7.

1 Pet. 4. 3.
z Rom. 6. 6.
a Rom. 12. 2.

Col. 3. 10.
b Rom. 6. 4.

2 Cor. 5. 17.
Gal. 6. 15.
ch. 6. 11.
Col. 3. 10.

c ch. 2. 10.
d Zech. 8. 16.

Col. 3. 9.
|| Or, holiness

of truth.
e Rom. 12. 5.
fPs.4.4.&37.

8.
g 2 Cor. 2. 10.

James 4. 7.

1 Pet. 5. 9.
h Acts 20. 35.

1 Thess. 4.

11. 2 Thess.

3.8.

i Luke 3.11.
k Matt. 12. 36.

ch. 5. 4.

Col. 3. 8.

II Or, to dis-
tribute.

1 Col. 4. 6.

1 Thess. 5.

11.
|| Or, to edify

profitably.
m Col. 3. 16.
n Is. 7. 13.

Ez. 16. 43.

1 Thess. 5.

19.
o ch. 1. 13.
P Luke 21. 28.

Rom. 8. 23.
q Col. 3. 8, 19.
r Tit. 3. 2.

James 4. 11.

1 Pet. 2. 1.
s Tit. 3. 3.
t 2 Cor. 2. 10.

els. 28. 9.
1 Cor. 14. 20.
f Heb. 13. 9.
S Matt. 11. 7.

Col. 3. 12, 13.
u Matt. 6. 14.

Mark 11. 25.
2 Thess. 1.3.

All impurity forbidden.

EPHESIANS.

Sundry duties enjoined.

A. D. 64.

a Matt. 5. 45.

Luke 6.' 36.

ch. 4. 32.
b John 13. 34.

& 15. 12.

IThess. 4.9.

1 John 3. 11.
c Gal. 2. 20.

Heb. 7. 27.

& 9. 14, 26. &

10. 10, 12.

1 John 3. 16.
d Gen. 8. 21.

2 Cor. 2. 15.
e Rom. 6. 13.

1 Cor. 6. 18.

2 Cor. 12. 21.
Col. 3. 5.

1 Thess. 4. 3.
f 1 Cor. 5. 1.
S Matt. 12. 35.

ch. 4.29.
h Rom. 1. 28.
i Cor. 6. 9.

Gal. 5. 19.
k Col. 3. 5.

1 Tim. 6.17.

I Gal. 5.21.
Rev. 22. 15.

m Col. 2. 4, 8.

2 Thess. 2. 3.
n Rom. 1. 18.
o ch. 2. 2.

P Acts 26. 18.
Rom. 1. 21.
ch. 2. 11, 12.
Tit. 3. 3.

II Or, unbelief.

q John 8. 12.

2 Cor. 3. 18.

1 Thess. 5. 5.

1 John 2. 9.
r Luke 16. 8.

John 12. 36.
s Gal. 5. 22.
t Rom. 12. 2.

Phil. 1. 10.

1 Thess. 5.
21. 1 Tim. 2.
3.

a 1 Cor. 5. 9.

2 Cor. 6. 14.
2 Thess. 3. 6.

x Rom. 6. 21.
Gal. 6. 8.

y Lev. 19. 17.
1 Tim. 5. 20.

z Rom. 1. 24.

|| Or, discov-
ered.

a John 3. 20,
21. Heb. 4.
13.

II Or, it.
b Is. 60. 1.

Rom. 13. 11.
c John 5. 25.

Rom. 6. 4.

Col. 3. 1.
<1 Col. 4. 5.
e Col. 4. 5.
f Ecc. 12. 1.

ch. 6.13.
S Col. 4. 5.
h Rom. 12. 2.
U Thess. 5.18.
k Prov. 23. 20.

Is. 5. 11.

Luke 21. 34.
1 Acts 16, 25.

1 Cor. 14. 26.
Col. 3. 16.
James 5. 13.

m Ps. 34. 1.
Is. 63. 7.
Col. 3. 17.
IThess. 5.18.

CHAPTER V.

They are to be followers of God, 2 to walk in love, 3
to avoid all kinds of impurity,! to have no fellow-
ship with the works of darkness, 15 to live circum-
spectly, 18 and to be filled with the Spirit. 22 The
duty of wives to their husbands, 25 and of husbands
to their wives.

BE a ye therefore followers of God,
as dear children;

2 And b walk in love,c as Christ also
hath loved us, and hath given himself
for us an offering and a sacrifice to
God d for a sweetsmelling savour.

3 But e fornication, and all unclean-
ness, or covetousness, flet it not be
once named among you, as becometh
saints;

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

5 For this ye know, thati no whore-
monger, nor unclean person, nor cov-
etous man, k who is an idolater,l hath
any inheritance in the kingdom of
Christ and of God.

6 mLet no man deceive you with
vain words: for because of these things
n cometh the wrath of God ° upon the
children of H disobedience.

7 Be not ye therefore partakers with
them.

8 p For ye were sometime darkness,
but now i are ye light in the Lord:
walk as r children of light;

9 (Fors the fruit of the Spirit is in all
goodness and righteousness and truth;)

10 t Proving what is acceptable unto
the Lord.

11 And "have no fellowship with
x the unfruitful works of darkness, but
rather y reprove them.

12 z For it is a shame even to speak
of those things which are done of them
in secret.

13 Buta all things that are ll reproved
are made manifest by the light: for
whatsoever doth make manifest is
light.

14 Wherefore he saith, bAwake thou
that sleepest, and c arise from the dead,
and Christ shall give thee light.

15 d See then that ye walk circum-
spectly, not as fools, but as wise,

16 e Redeeming the time, f because
the days are evil.

17 s Wherefore be ye not unwise, but
h understanding i what the will of the
Lord is.

18 And kbe not drunk with wine,
wherein is excess; but be filled with
the Spirit;

19 Speaking to yourselves l in psalms
and hymns and spiritual songs, sing-
ing and making melody in your heart
to the Lord;

20 m 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 p Wives, submit yourselves unto
your own husbands, qas unto the Lord.

23 For r the husband is the head of
the wife, even as s Christ is the head
of the church: and he is the Saviour
of* the body.

24 Therefore as the church is sub-
ject unto Christ, so let the wives be to
their own husbands u in every thing.

25 x Husbands, love your wives, even
as Christ also loved the church, and
y gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse
it z with the washing of watera by the
word,

27 b That he might present it to him-
self a glorious church, c not having
spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing;
d but that it should be holy and with-
out 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 his own
flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth
it, even as the Lord the church:

30 For e we are members of his body,
of his flesh, and of his bones.

31 f For this cause shall a man leave
his father and mother, and shall be
joined unto his wife, and they s two
shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak
concerning Christ and the church.

33 Nevertheless, Met every one of
you in particular so love his wife even
as himself; and the wife see that she
{reverence her husband.

CHAPTER VI.

The duty of children, and of parents; 5 of servants,
and of masters. 10 The apostle exhorteth his brethren
to be strong in the Lord, 11 to put on the whole ar-
mour of God, 18 and pray with all prayer and sup-
plication in the Spirit. 21 Tychicus commended.

CHILDREN, aobey your parents
in the Lord: for this is right.

2 b Honour thy father and mother;
which is the first commandment with
promise;

3 That it may be well with thee, and
thou may est live long on the earth.

4 And,c ye fathers, provoke not your
children to wrath: but d bring them
up in the nurture and admonition of
the Lord.

5 e Servants, be obedient to them
that are your masters according to the
flesh,f with fear and trembling,s in sin-
gleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

6 hNot with eyeservice, as men-
pleasers; but as the servants of
Christ, doing the will of God from the
heart;

A. D. 64.

n Heb. 13.15.

1 Pet. 2. 5. &

4.11.
o Phil. 2. 3.

1 Pet 5. 5.
p Col. 3. 18.

Tit. 2. 5.

1 Pet. 3. 1.
q ch. 6. 5.
r 1 Cor. 11. 3
s ch. 1. 22.

Col. 1.18.
t ch. 1. 23.

u Col. 3. 20.

Tit. 2. 9.
x Col. 3. 19.

1 Pet. 3. 7.
7 Acts 20. 28.

Gal. 2. 20.
z John 3. 5.

Tit. 3. 5.

Heb. 10. 22.

1 John 5. 6.
a John 15. 3.

& 17. 17.
b2 Cor. 11. 2.

Col. 1. 22.
c Cant. 4. 7.
d ch. 1. 4.

e Gen. 2. 23.

Rom. 12. 5.

1 Cor. 6. 15.

& 12. 27.
f Gen. 2. 24.

Matt. 19. 5.

Mark 10. 7, 8.
8 1 Cor. 6. 16.

h ver. 25.
Col. 3. 19.

i 1 Pet. 3. 6.

a Prov. 23. 22.
Col. 3. 20.

b Ex. 20. 12.
Deut. 5. 16.
Jer. 35. 18.
Ez. 22. 7.
Matt. 15. 4.

c Col. 3. 21.

A Gen. 18.19.
Deut. 6.7.20.
Prov. 19.18.
& 29. 17.

e Col. 3. 22.

1 Tim. 6.1.

Tit. 2. 9.

1 Pet. 2. 18.
f 2 Cor. 7. 15.

Phil. 2. 12.
glClir. 29.17.

Col. 3. 22.
h Col. 3.22,23.

The Christian's armour.

EPHESIANS.

An ambassador in bonds.

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b 1 John 5. 4.

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, k whether he be bond or free.

9 And, ye Masters, do the same things unto them, ll m forbearing threatening: knowing that ll n your Master also is in heaven; ° neither is there respect of persons with him.

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and P in the power of his might.

11 qPut 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 tr flesh and blood, but against5 principalities, against powers, against * the rulers of the darkness of this world, against II spiritual wickedness in ll high places.

13 "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand xin the evil day, and ll having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, 'having your loins girt about with truth, and z having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 aAnd your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking b the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to

quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 Andc take the helmet of salvation, and d the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 e Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and f watching thereunto with all perseverance and s supplication for all saints;

19 h And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth i boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which k I am an ambassador 1H in bonds; that ll therein m I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

21 But nthat ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, °Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:

22 p Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

23 q Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christr II in sincerity. Amen.

re written from Rome unto the Ephesians by Tychicus.

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A. D. 64.

c Is. 59. 17.

1 Thess. 5. 8. d Heb. 4. 12.

Rev. 1. 16. e Luke 18. 1.

Rom. 12. 12.

Col. 4. 2.

lTliess.5.17. f Matt. 26. 41.

Mark 13. 33. g ch. 1.16.

Phil. 1. 4.

1 Tim. 2. 1. h Acts 4. 29.

Col. 4. 3.

2 Thess. 3.1. i 2 Cor. 3. 12. H Or, in a

chain.

|| Or, thereof. k 2 Cor. 5. 20. 1 Acts 26. 29.

Phil. 1. 7,13.

2 Tim. 1. 16.

Philem. 10. m Acts 28. 31.

Phil. 1. 20.

1 Thess. 2. 2. n Col. 4. 7.

o Acts 20. 4.

2 Tim. 4.12.
Til. 3. 12.

P Col. 4. 8.
q 1 Pet. 5.14.

r Tit. 2. 7. || Or, with incorruption.

A. D. 64.

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

2 Cor. 1. 2.

1 Pet. 1. 2. c Rom. 1. 8, 9.

1 Cor. 1. 4.

Eph. 1.15.

Col. 1. 3.

1 Thess. 1. 2.

2 Thess. 1. 3. II Or, mention. d Rom. 12.13.

2 Cor. 8. 1. ch. 4.14, 15. e John 6. 29.

1 Thess. 1. 3. f ver. 10.

? 2 Cor. 3. 2. h Eph. 3. 1. Col. 4. 3.

2 Tim. 1. 8. II Or, will finish it.

|| Or, ye have me in your heart. i ver. 17.

k ch. 4.14.

H Or, parta-
kers with me
of grace.

1 Rorn. 1. 9.
Gal. 1. 20.
1 Thess. 2. 5.

m ch. 2. 26.

I Or, sense.

II Or, try.

II Or, differ. n 1 Thess. 3.

12. Philem.

6. o Rom. 2. 18.

Eph. 5. 10. p Acts 24. 16.

1 Thess. 3.

13.

q 1 Cor. 1. 8. r John 15. 4,

5. Eph. 2.

10. Col. 1. 6. s John 15. 8.

Eph. 1. 12.

EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE

PHILIPPIANS.

CHAPTER I.

The apostle's salutation. 3 His thanksgiving to God for their fellowship in the gospel. 7 His affection for them, 9 and prayer for their increase in grace. 12 His trials were the means of furthering the gospel. 21 His willingness to glorify Christ by his life or death. 27 He exhorteth them to live as becometh the gospel.

PAUL and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints ain Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

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

3 c I thank my God upon every II remembrance of you,

4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

5 dFor your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun e a good work in you ll will perform it f until the day of Jesus Christ:

7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because HI have you s in my heart; inasmuch as both in hmy bonds, and in ^the defence and confirmation of the gospel, kye all are H partakers of my grace.

8 For l God is my record, m how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

9 And this I pray, nthat your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all II judgment;

10 That "ye may II approve things that H are excellent; p that ye may be sincere and without offence q till the day of Christ;

11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, r which are by Jesus Christ, sunto 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 II in Christ are manifest* in all II the palace, and II 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 x the defence of the gospel.

18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation y through your prayer, and the supply of z the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

20 According to my a earnest expectation and my hope, that b in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that c with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.

23 For dI am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to e depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

25 And f having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

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