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were the promises made. He saith not, transgressor.

And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, 19 For I through the law am dead to

And to thy seed, which is Christ. the law, that I may live to God.

17 And this I say, that the covenant 20 I am crucified with Christ: never-1 or, obedi. that was confirmed before by God in theless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth

Christ; the law, which was four hundred in me: and the life which I now live in

and thirty years after, cannot disannul, the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of

that it should make the promise of no efGod, who loved me, and gave himself for

18 For if the inheritance is by the law, 2t I do not frustrate the grace of God: “ Gen. 15.6. it is no more by promise: but God gave for if righteousness is attainable by the

it to Abraham by promise. law, then Christ hath died in vain. 3 or, imput. 19 What purpose then serveth the law? CHAP. III.

It was added because of transgressions, 1 He asketh what moved them to leave the

till the seed should come to whom the faith, and hang upon the law. 6 They that 6 Gen. 12. 3. promise was made; and it was ordained believe are justified, 9 and blessed with Abra

by angels in the hand of a mediator. ham. 10 And ihis he showeth by many rea.

20 Now a mediator is not a mediator

« Deut.27.26. of one; but God is one. O Foolish Galatians, who hath be,

21 Is the law then against the promises witched you, that ye should not d Hab. 2. 4.

of God ? By no means: for if there had obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Repr. 10.35. been a law given which could give life, Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you ?

verily righteousness would have been by

the law. 2 This only would I learn from you,

• Lev. 18. 5.

22 But the scripture hath concluded Received ye the Spirit by the works of

6 all under sin, that the promise by faith the law, or by the i hearing of faith?

of Jesus Christ might be given to them 3 Are ye so foolish ? having begun in

that believe. the Spirit , are ye now made perfect by Deut.21.23.

23 But before faith came, we were the flesh ? 4 Have ye suffered 2 so many things

kept under the law, shut up to the faith

which should afterwards be revealed. in vain ? if it is yet in vain.

4 or, testa

24 Wherefore the l'aw was our school5 He therefore that ministereth to you

master to bring us to Christ, that we the Spirit, and worketh miracles among

might be justified by faith. you, doeth he this by the works of the law,

25 But after faith is come, we are no or by the hearing of faith?

longer under a school-master. 6 'Even as a Abraham believed God,

26 For ye are all children of God by and it was 3 accounted to him for right- * Rom. 3. 9. faith in Christ Jesus.

27 For a as many of you as have been 7 Know ye therefore, that they who

baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. are of faith, the same are the children of

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, Abraham.

there is neither bond nor free, there is 8 And the scripture foreseeing that

neither male nor female: for ye are all God would justify the heathen through

one in Christ Jesus. faith, preached before the gospel to Abra

29 And if ye are Christ's, then are ye ham, saying, In thee shall all nations

Abraham's seed, and heirs according to be blessed.

the promise. 9 So then they who are of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

CHAP. IV. 10 For as many as are of the works of

I We were under the law till Christ' came, as the law, are under the curse: for it is a Rom. 6. 3. the heir is under his guardian till he is of

age. 5 But Christ freed us from the law : 7 written, - Accursed is every one that

therefore we are servants to it no longer. 14 continueth not in all things which are

He remembereth their good will to him, and written in the book of the law to do them.

his to them; 22 and showeth that we are the 11 But that no man is justified by the

sons of Abraham by the free-woman. law in the sight of God, is evident: for,

COW I say, That the heir, as long as a The just shall live by faith. 12 Ånd the law is not of faith : but,

a servant, though he is lord of all; • The man that doeth them shall live by

2 But is under tutors and governors them.

until the time appointed by the father. 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the

3 Even so we, when we were children, curse of the law, being made a curse for ior, rudi. were in bondage under the i elements of us : for it is written, 1 Accursed is every ments. the world : one that hangeth on a tree:

4 But when the fullness of the time 14 That the blessing of Abraham

was come, God sent forth his Son, born might come on the Gentiles through Je

of a woman, born under the law, sus Christ; that we might receive the

5 To redeem them that were under promise of the Spirit through faith.

the law, that we might receive the adop15 Brethren, I speak after the manner

tion of sons. of men; Though it is but a man's 4 cov

6 And because ye are sons, God hath enant, yet if it is confirmed, no man dis

sent forth a the Spirit of his Son into annulleth or addeth to it.

a Rom. 8. 15. your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 16 Now to Abraham and his seedl

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ture? . Cast out the bond-woman abi heir of God through Christ.

her son : for the son of the bond-vomas 8 However then, when ye knew not

shall not be heir with the son of the free God, ye did service to them which by na

woman. ture are no gods.

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31 So then, brethren, we are not chil9 But now, after ye have known God, knowledg. dren of the bond-woman, but of the free. or rather are 2 known by God, how turn

CHAP. V. ye 3 again to the weak and beggarly 4 elements, to which ye desire again to be in

1 He moveth them to stand in their liberty, 3 bondage ?

and not to observe circumcision : 13 but said 10 Ye observe days, and months, and

er love, which is the sum of the law : 19 He

reckoneth up the works of the flesh, 22 and times, and years.

tor, rudi.

sruils of the Spirit; 25 and exhorieth to wait 11 I am afraid of you, lest I have be- ménis. in the Spirit, stowed upon you labor in vain.

TAND fast therefore in the liberty 12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; 5 or, us. for I am as ye are: ye have not injured

free, and be not entangled again with the me at all.

6 or, I am

yoke of bondage. 13 Ye know that in infirmity of the

perplered

2 Behold, I Paul say to you, that if flesh I preached the gospel to you at the for you. ye be circumcised, Christ will profit you first.

nothing 14 And my temptation which was in

3 For I testify again to every man that

testa my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected ;) ments. is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do but received me as an angel of God, even

the whole law. as Christ Jesus.

4 Christ is become of no effect to you, 15 What then was the blessedness ye

8 or, Hagar. whoever of you are justified by the law; spoke of; for I bear you testimony, that,

ye bave fallen from grace. if it had been possible, ye would have 9or, is in the 5 For we through the Spirit wait for plucked out your own eyes, and have same rank the hope of righteousness by faith. given them to me.

6 For in Jesus Christ neither circum16 Am I therefore become your enemy

cision availeth any thing, nor uncircumbecause I tell you the truth?

cision; but faith which worketh by love,

6 Isa. 54. 1. 17 They zealously affect you, but not

7 Ye did run well, 1 who hindered Foa well; for, they would exclude 5 you, that

that ye should not obey the truth? ye may affect them.

8 This persuasion cometh not from 18 But it is good to be zealously af- * Rom. 9. 8. him that calleth you. fected always in a good thing, and not

9 ó A little leaven leareneth the whole only when I am present with you.

lump. 19 My little children, of whom I trav

10 I have confidence in you through ail in birth again, until Christ be formed

the Lord, that ye will be no otherwise

minded: but he that troubleth you sball ŽO I' desire to be present with you now,

bear his judgment, whoever he may be. and to change my voice; for 6 I stand in a Gen. 21. 10.

11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach cir

cumcision, why do I yet suffer persecu21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under

lion ? then hath the offense of the cross the law, do ye not hear the law ? a Acts 15. 1. ceased. 22 For it is written, that Abraham had

12 I would they were even cut off who two sons; the one by a bond-maid, the

trouble

you. other by a free-woman.

1 or, toho did 13 For, brethren, ye bave been called 23 But he who was of the bond-woman, drive you to liberty; only use not liberty for an ocwas born according to the flesh; but he back?

casion to the flesh, but by love serve one of the free-woman was by promise.

another. 24 Which things are an allegory : for

14 For all the law is fulfilled in one these are the two 7 covenants; the one

word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy from the mount Sinai, which gendereth

neighbor as thyself. to bondage, which is 8 Agar.

15 Put if ye bite and devour one an25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in 61 Cor. 5.6. other, lake heed that ye be not consumed Arabia, and 9 answereth to Jerusalem

one by another. which now is, and is in bondage with her

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, children.

and 2 ye will not fulfill the lust of the 26 But Jerusalem which is above is

flesh, free, which is the mother of us all.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the 27 For it is written, 6 Rejoice, thou

Spirit, and the Spirit ag nst the flesh: barren that bearest not; break forth and Lev. 19. 18 and these are contrary the one to the othcry, thou that travailest not: for the des

Matt. 22. 39.

er; so that ye cannot do the things that olate hath many more children than she

ye would. who hath a husband.

18 But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was,

are not under the law. are the children of promise.

19 Now the works of the flesh are 29 But as then he that was born ac

manisest, which are these, Adultery, forcording to the flesh persecuted him that

nication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, was born according to the Spirit, even so 2 or, fulfill 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variit is now

ance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, 30 Nevertheless, what saith the scrip

heresies,

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6 • Let bim that is taught in the word revelings, and such like: of which I teli

communicate to him that teachelh in all you before, as I have also told you in time

good things. past, that they who do such things shall

7 Be not deceived; God is not mocknot inherit the kingdom of God.

ed: for whatever a man soweth, that 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, sions. shall he also reap. joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness,

8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall goodness, faith,

from the flesh reap corruption : but he 23 Meekness, temperance: against

that soweth to the Spirit, shall from the such there is no law.

Spirit reap life everlasting. 24 And they that are Christ's have ! or,

9 And 'c let us not be weary in wellcrucified the flesh, with the 3 affections although. doing: for in due season we shall reap, and lusts.

if we faint not. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also

10 As we have therefore opportunity, walk in the Spirit.

let us do good to all men, especially to 26 Let us not be desirous of vain-glo-le 1 Cor. 3.8. them who are of the household of faith. ry, provoking one another, envying one

11 Ye see how large a letter I have another.

written to you with my own hand. CHAP. VI.

12 As many as desire to make a fair

sbow in the flesh, they constrain you to I He moreth them to deal mildly with a brother

be circumcised ; only lest they should that hath slipped, 2 and to bear one another's burdens ; 6 to be liberal to their teachers, 9

suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. and not weary of well-doing : 12 He showeth

13 For neither they themselves who

61 Cor. 9. 14. what they intend that preach circumcision :

are circumcised keep the law; but de14 He glorieth in nothing, sare in the cross of Christ.

sire to have you circumcised, that they

may glory in your flesh. RETHREN, 1 if a man be overtaken

14 But may it never be that I should in a fault, ye who are spiritual, re

glory, save in the cross of onr Lord Jesus store such one in the spirit of meekness;

Christ, 2 by whom the world is crucified considering thyself, sest thou also bé

to me, and I to the world. tempted.

15 For in Christ Jesus neither circum2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and Thess. 3. cision availeth any thing, nor uncircum

13. so fulfill the law of Christ.

cision, but a new creature. 3 For if a man thinketh himself to be

16 And as many as walk according to something, when he is nothing, he de

this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, ceiveth himself.

and upon the Israel of God. 4 But let every man prove his own

17 From henceforth let no man trouble work, and then shall he have rejoicing in

me: for I bear in my body the marks of himself alone, and not in another. 2 or, by

the Lord Jesus. 5 For « every man shall bear his own which. 18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord burden.

Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

BRE

| The Epistle of PAUL to the EPHESIANS.

CHAP. I.

A. D. 64. qus with all spiritual blessings in heaven1 After the salutation, 3 and thanksgiving

ly 1 places in Christ : for the Ephesians, 4 he treateth of our elec

4 According as he hath chosen us in tion, 6 and adoption by grace, îl which is

bim, before the foundation of the world, the irue and proper fountain of man's sal

that we should be holy and without blame pation : 13 And because th

mystery cannot a 2 Cor. 1. 3. easily be understood, 16 he prayeth ihat they | 1 Pet. 1. 3.

before him in love : may come 18 to the full knowledge, and 20

5 Having predestinated us to the possession of it in Christ.

adoption of children to himself by Jesus PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by Christ, according to the good pleasure of the will of God, to the saints who

his will, are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in

6 To the praise of the glory of his Christ Jesus :

grace, in which he hath made us accept2 Grace be to you, and peace from God

ed in the beloved : our Father, and from the Lord Jesus 1 or, things. 7 In whom we have redemption Christ.

through his blood, the forgiveness of 3 « Blessed be the God and Father of

sins, according to the riches of his our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed

grace ;

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heavens.

glory.

8 'In which he hath abounded towards

of our flesh, fulfilling a the desires of the us in all wisdom and prudence;

flesh and of the mind; and were by as 9 Having made known to us the mys

ture the children of wrath, even as other tery of his will, according to his good

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, fr -pleasure which he hath purposed in him- 2 Gr. the his great love with which he loved tas, self:

5 Even when we were dead in sirs 10 That in the dispensation of the full

bath made us alive together with Chris, ness of times he might collect in one all

(by grace ye are saved ;) things in Christ, both which are in a hea- 3 or, hoped. 6 And hath raised us up together, and ven, and which are on earth; even in

made us sit together in heavenly plars bim :

in Christ Jesus : 11 In-whom also we have obtained an 4 or, for the 7 That in the ages to come be might inheritance, being predestinated accord-'acknowl. show the exceeding riches of his grace ing to the purpose of him who worketh all edgment. in his kindness towards us, through things after the counsel of his own will:

Christ Jesus. 12 That we should be to the praise of

8 For by grace are ye saved, through his glory, who first 3 trusted in Christ. 6 Gr. of the faith ; and that not 3 of yourselves: it is 13 In whom ye also trusted, after ye might of the gift of God:

his power. heard the word of truth, the gospel of

9 Not by works, lest any man shonld your salvation : in whom also after ye be

boast. lieved, ye were sealed with that holy

10 For we are his workmanship, cre

• Ps. 8. 6. Spirit of promise,

ated in Christ Jesus to good works, which 14 Which is the earnest of our inher

God hath before 4 ordained that we should itance until the redemption of the pur

walk in them. .chased possession, to the praise ot' bis Col. 2. 13. 11 Wherefore remember, that ye be

ing in time past Gentiles in the desh, 15 Wherefore I also, having heard of

who are called Uncircumcision by that your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to

which is called the Circumcision in the all the saints,

flesh made by hands; 16 Cease not to give thanks for you,

12 That at that time ye were without making mention of you in my prayers ; 1 or, by.

Christ, being aliens from the commor 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus

wealth of Israel, and strangers from the Christ, the Father of glory, may give to

covenants of promise, having no hope, you the spirit of wisdom and revelation

and without God in the world : in the knowledge of him:

13 But now, in Christ Jesus, ye, wbo 18 The eyes of your understanding

formerly were far off, are made nigh by being enlightened ; that ye may know

the blood of Christ. what is the hope of his calling, and what

14 For he is our peace, who hath the riches of the glory of his inheritance "wills. made both one, and bath broken down in the saints,

the middle wall of partition between US; 19 And what is the exceeding great

15 Having abolished in his flesh thé ness of his power toward us who believe,

enmity, even the law of commandments according to the working 5 of his mighty

contained in ordinances: to make in power,

himself of two one new man, so making 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when

peace; he raised him from the dead, and set

16 And that he might reconcile both

3 or, from. him at his own right hand in the heaven

to God in one body by the cross, having ly places,

5 by it slain the enmity : 21 Far above all principality, and

17 And came and preached peace to power, and might, and dominion, and ev

you who were afar off, and to them that ery name that is named, not only in this

were nigh. world, but also in that which is to come:

18 For 6 through him we both have an 22 And put all things under his feet,

access by one Spirit to the Father. and gave him to be the head over all 4 or,

19 Now therefore ye are no more stranthings to the church,

prepared. gers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens 23 Which is his body, the fullness of

with the saints, and of the household of him that filleth all in all.

God;
CHAP. II.

20' And are built upon the foundation 1 By comparing what we were by 3 nature,

of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ with what we are 5 by grace, 10 he declareth,

himself being the chief corner-stone; that we are made for good works; and 13 be.

21 In whom all the building fitly framing brought near by Christ, should not live 5 or, in as 11 Gentiles, and 12 foreigners in time himself.

ed together, groweth to a holy temple in past, but as 19 citizens with the saints, and

the Lord: the family of God.

22 In whom ye also are built together, ND a you hath he revived, who were

for a habitation of God through the 2 In which in time past ye walked ac

CHAP. III. cording to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the

5 The hidden mystery, 6 that the Gentiles

should be saved, was made knoren to Pau! air, the spirit that now worketh in the 6 Rom. 5. 2. by revelation : 8 and to him was that grace children of disobedience:

gider, that 9 he should preach it. 13 He de 3 Among whom also we all had our

direth them not to faint for his tribulation,

14 and prayeth 19 that they may perceite manner of life in times past in the lusts!

the greai love of Christ towards them,

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VOR this cause, I Paul, the prisoner

calleth them from the impurity of the Gen. tiles, 24 to put on the neio mar, 25 to cast

off lying, and 29 corrupt communication. 2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me

I on your account.

LORD, beseech you that ye walk wor

1 or, a little -3 That by revelation he made known before. thy of the vocation by which ye are to me the mystery, as I wrote i before in

called, few words;

2 With all lowliness and meekness, 4 By which when ye read, ye may un

with long-suffering, forbearing one anderstand my knowledge in the mystery

other in love; of Christ,

3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of 5 Which in other ages was not made

the Spirit in the bond of peace. known to the sons of men, as it is now

2 or, a joint 4 There is one body, and one Spirit,

body. revealed to bis holy apostles and prophets

even as ye are called in one hope of your by the Spirit;

calling; 6 That the Gentiles should be joint

5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, heirs, and of 2 the same body, and 3 par puriakers. is above all, and through all, and in you

3 or, joint.

6 o One God and Father of all, who takers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel:

all. 7 'Of which I was made a minister,

7 But to every one of us is given grace according to the gift of the grace of God

according to the measure of the gift of given to me by the effectual working of

Christ.

8 Wherefore he saith, < When he as8 To me, who am less than the least a Gal. 1. 16. cended on high, he led 2 captivity capof all saints, is this grace given, that a I

tive, and gave gifts to men. should preach among the Gentiles the

9 Now ihat he ascended, what is it but unsearchable riches of Christ;

that he also descended first into the lower 9 And to make all men see what is the

parts of the earth? fellowship of the mystery, which from

10 He that descended is the same also the beginning of the world hath been

that ascended far above all heavens, that hid in God, who created all things by Je-or, by. he might 3 fill all things. sus Christ:

11 . And he gave some, apostles; and 10 To the intent that now to the prin

some, prophets; and some, evangelists; cipalities and powers in heavenly places

and some, pastors and teachers; might be known by the church the mani- i or, in the 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for fold wisdom of God,

Lord. the work of the ministry, for the edifying Il According to the eternal purpose

of the body of Christ : which he purposed in Christ Jesus our « Phil. 1. 27. 13 Till we all come 4 in the unity of Lord:

the faith, and of the knowledge of the 12 4 In whom we have boldness and Thess. 2. Son of God, to a perfect man, to the access with confidence by the faith of

measure of the 5 stature of the fullness him,

6 Mal. 2. 10. of Christ: 13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint

14 That we henceforth be no more not at my tribulations for you, which is c Ps. 68. 18. children, tossed to and fro, and carried your glory.

about with every wind of doctrine, by 14 For this cause I bow my knees to 2 or, a multi- the sleight of men, and cunning craftithe Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, tude of cap. ness, by which they lie in wait to deceive:

15 Of whom the whole family in heav- tives. 15 But e 6 speaking the truth in love, en and earth is named,

may grow up into him in all things, who 16 That he would grant you accord-3 or, ful. is the head, even Christ: ing to the riches of his glory to be filled. 16 From whom the whole body fitly strengthened with might by his Spirit in d 1 Cor. 12. joined together and compacted by that the inner man;

which every joint supplieth, according 17 That Christ may dwell in your

to the effectual working in the measure hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted into of every part, maketh increase of the and grounded in love,

the unity. body to the edifying of itself in love. 18 May be able to comprehend with

17 This I say therefore, and testify in all saints what is the breadih, and length, 5 or, age.

the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as and depth, and highth.

Other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their 19 And to know the love of Christ, le Zech. 8. 16. mind, which passeth knowledge, that ye may

18 'Having the understanding darkbe filled with all the fulless of God.

6 or, being

ened, being alienated from the life of 20 Now to him that is able to do ex- sincere. God through the ignorance that is in ceeding abundantly above all that we ask

them, because of the 6 9 blindness of or think, according to the power that

Col. 2. 19. their heart: worketh in us.

19 Who being past feeling have given 21 To him be glory in the church by: < Rom. 1. 21. themselves over to lasciviousness, to Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world.

work all uncleanness with greediness. without end. Amen.

hard 20 But ye have not so learned Christ; CHAP. IV.

21 If indeed ye have heard him, and 1 He eshorteth to unity ; 7 and declareth that

have been taught by him, as the truth is God therefore gideth divers 11 gifts to men,

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