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husband, that I may present shave kept myself from being you as a chaste virgin to burdensome unto you, and / Christ.
will I keep myself. 3 But I fear left by any 10 As the truth of Christ means, as the serpent be- is in me, no man shall stop guiled Eve through his fub- me of this boasting in the retilty, so your minds should gions of Achaia. be corrupted from the fim it Wherefore ? because I plicity that is in Chrift. love you not? God knoweth.
4 For if he that cometh 12 But what I do, that I preacheth another Jesus will do, that I may cut off whom we have not preached, occasion from them which or if ye receive another fpi- defire occasion ; that whererit which ye have not re- in they glory they may be ceived, or another gospel found even as we, which ye have not accepted, 13 For such are false aye might well bear with him. postles, deceitful workers,
5 For I suppose I was transforming themselves into not a whit behind the very the apostles of Christ. chiefest apostles.
14 And no marvel : for 6 But though I be rude in Satan himself is transformed speech, yet not in know-into an angel of light. ledge; but we have been 15 Therefore it is 110 throughly made manifeft great thing if his ministers among you in all things. also be transformed as the
7 Have I committed an ministers of righteousness ; offence in abasing myself whose end shall be according that ye might be exalted, to their works. because I have preached to 16 I say again, Let no you the gospel of God freely? man think me a fool: if o
8 I robbed other churches, therwise, yet as a fool receive taking wages of them, to do me, that I may boast myself 9 And when I was pre
17 That which I speak, I sent with you and wanted, I peak it not after the Lord, was chargeable to no man: but as it were foolishly, in for that which was lacking this confidence of boasting. to me the brethren which 18 Seeing that many glocame from Macedonia sup- ry after the desh, I will glory plied : and in all things I also.
suffer fools of robbers, in perils by mine gladly, seeing ye yourselves own countrymen, in perils by
the heathen, in perils in the 20 For ye fuffer if a man city, in perils in the wilderbring you into bondage, if a ness, in perils in the sea, in peman devour
false brethren ; take of you, if a man exalt 27 In weariness and painhimself, if a man finite you fulness, in watchings often, on the face.
in hunger and thirst, in fast21 I speak as concerning ings often, in cold and nareproach, as though we had kedness. been weak. Howbeit where 28 Besides those things infoever any is bold, (I speak that are without, that which foolishly,) I am bold also. cometh upon me daily, the
22 Are they Hebrews ? care of all the churches. foam I. Are they Israel- 29 Who is weak, and I ites ? so am I. Are they the am not weak? who is offeed of Abraham ? so am I. fended, and I burn not
23 Are they ministers of 30 If I must needs glory, I Christ? (I speak as a fool) I will glory of the things which am more; in labours more concern mine infirmities. abundant, in stripes above 31 The God and Father measure, in prisons more of our Lord Jesus Christ, frequent, in deaths oft.
which is bleffed forevermore, 24 Of the Jews five times knoweth that I lie not. received I forty stripes save 32 In Damascus the go
under Aretas the 25 Thrice was I beaten king kept the city of the with rods, once was I fto- Damascenes with a garrison, ned, thrice I fuffered ship- defirous to apprehend me : wreck, a night and a day I 33 And through a winhave been in the deep ;
dow in a basket was I let 26 In journeyings often, down by the wall, and es. in perils of waters, in perils / Gaped his hands.
bond of peace.
From the Epistle of Paul to the EPHESIANS.
11 And he gave some, a
postles; and fome, proTherefore, the prisoner of phets; and some, evange
the Lord, beseech you lifts; and some, pastors and that ye walk worthy of the teachers; vocation wherewith ye are 12 For the perfecting of called,
the saints, for the work of 2 With all lowliness and the ministry, for the edifying meekness, with long-suffer of the body of Christ: ing, forbearing one another 13 Till we all come in in love ;
the unity of the faith, and of 3 Endeavouring to keep the knowledge of the Son of the unity of the Spirit in the God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the sta4 There is one body, and ture of the fulness of Christ : one Spirit, even as ye are 14 That we henceforth be called in one hope of your no more children tossed to calling;
and fro, and carried about 5 One Lord, one faith, with every wind of doctrine, one baptism,
by the fleight of men, and 6 One God and Father of|cunning craftiness, whereby all, who is above all, and they lie in wait to deceive; through all, and in you all. 15. But speaking the truth
7 But unto every one of in love, may grow up into us is given grace according him in all things, which is to the measure of the gift of the head, even Chrift: Christ.
16 From whom the whole 8 Wherefore he faith, body fitly joined together, When he ascended up on and compacted by that which high, he led captivity cap- every joint supplieth, active, and gave gifts unto cording to the effectual
working in the measure of 9 (Now that he ascended, every part, maketh incroase what is it but that he also de- of the body unto the edifying scended first into the lower of itself in love. parts of the earth ?
17 This I say therefore, 10 He that descended is and testify in the Lord, that the same also that ascended ye henceforth walk, not as up far above all heavens, that other Gentiles walk, in the he might fill all things) vanity of their mind,
18 Having the under- 1 his hands the thing which is standing darkened, being a- good, that he may have to lienated from the life of give to him that needeth. God, through the ignorance 29 Let no corrupt comthat is in them, because of munication proceed out of the blindness of their heart:
your mouth, but that which 19 Who being past feel is good to the use of edifying, ing, have given themselves that it may minister grace over unto lasciviousness, to unto the hearers. work all uncleannels with 30 And grieve not the greediness.
Holy Spirit of God, whereby 20 But ye have not fo ye are sealed unto the day of learned Chrift;
redemption 21 If so be that
have 31 Let all bitterness, and heard him, and have been wrath, and anger, and clataught by him, as the truth mour, and evil speaking, be is in Jesus :
put away from you, with all 22 That
ye put off con- malice : cerning the former conver 32 And be ye kind one sation the old man, which is to another, tender-hearted, corrupt according to the de- forgiving one another, even ceitful lusts;
as God for Christ's fake hath 23 And be renewed in forgiven you. the fpirit of your mind : 24 And that ye put on the
CHAP. V. new man, which after God E ve therefore followers is created in righteousness of God, as dear chiland true holiness.
dren; 25 Wherefore, putting a 2 And walk in love, as way lying, speak every man Christ also hath loved us, truth with his neighbour : and hath given himself for for we are members one of us, an offering and a facrianother.
fice to God for a sweet-smel26 Be ye angry and fin ling favour. not: let not the sun go down 3 But fornication, and all upon your wrath :
uncleanness, or covetousness, 27 Neither give place to let it not be once named athe devil.
mong you as becometh saints; 28. Let him that stole, 4 Neither filthiness, nor steal no more : but rather foolish talking, nor jefting, lét him labour, working with waich are not convenient :
but rather giving of thanks. 16 Redeeming the time,
5 For this ye know, that because the days are evil. no whoremonger, nor un 17 Wherefore, be ye not clean perfon, nor covetous unwise, but understanding man who is an idolater, hath what the will of the Lord is. any inheritance in the king 18 And be not drunk with dom of Christ and of God. wine, wherein is excess ; but
6 Let no man deceive you be filled with the Spirit; with vain words : for because 19 Speaking to yourselves of these things cometh the in psalms and hymns and spiwrath of God upon the chil- ritual songs, singing and dren of disobedience. making melody in your heart
7 Be not ye therefore par- to the Lord; takers with them.
20 Giving thanks always 8 For ye were sometimes for all things unto God and darkness, but now the Father, in the name of light in the Lord: walk as our Lord Jesus Chrift; children of light :
21 Submitting yourselves 9 (For the fruit of the one to another in the fear of Spirit is in all goodness, and God. righteousness, and truth ;) 22 Wives, submit your
10 Proving what is ac- selves unto your own busceptable unto the Lord. bands as unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellow 23 For the husband is the ship with the unfruitful head of the wife, even as works of darkness, but ra- Christ is the head of the ther reprove them,
church: and he is the saviour 12 For it is a shame even of the body. to speak of those things which 24 Therefore, the are done of them in secret. church is subject unto Christ,
13 But all things that are so let the wives be to their reproved, are made manifest own husbands in every thing. by the light : for whatsoever 25 Husbands, love your doth make manifest is light. wives, even as Christ also 14
Wherefore he faith, loved the church, and gave
15 See then that ye walk washing of water by the
27 That he might present