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Messages to the Bahá’í World, “Achievements of Heroic Pioneers in Africa”
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44 1 1 "The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,"






44 1 2 "Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:"






44 1 3 "To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:"






44 1 4 "And, being assembled together with [them], commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, [saith he], ye have heard of me."






44 1 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.






44 1 6 "When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?"






44 1 7 "And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power."






44 1 8 "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."






44 1 9 "And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight."






44 1 10 "And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;"






44 1 11 "Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." JEE: "This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, Chapter 13: Prophecies Fulfilled by the Bahá’í Movement: Return of Christ
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44 1 12 "Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey."






44 1 13 "And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James [the son] of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas [the brother] of James."






44 1 14 "These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren."






44 1 15 "And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)"






44 1 16 "Men [and] brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus."






44 1 17 "For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry."






44 1 18 "Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out."






44 1 19 "And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood."






44 1 20 "For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take."






44 1 21 "Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,"






44 1 22 "Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection."






44 1 23 "And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias."






44 1 24 "And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all [men], shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,"






44 1 25 "That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place."






44 1 26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.






44 2 1 "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place."






44 2 2 "And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting."






44 2 3 "And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them."






44 2 4 "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."






44 2 5 "And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven."






44 2 6 "Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language."






44 2 7 "And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?"






44 2 8 "And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?"






44 2 9 "Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,"






44 2 10 "Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,"






44 2 11 "Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God."






44 2 12 "And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?"






44 2 13 "Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine."






44 2 14 "But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all [ye] that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:"






44 2 15 "For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is [but] the third hour of the day."






44 2 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;






44 2 17 "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:"






44 2 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:






44 2 19 "And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:"






44 2 20 "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:"






44 2 21 "And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."






44 2 22 "Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:"






44 2 23 "Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:"






44 2 24 "Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it."






44 2 25 "For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:"






44 2 26 "Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:"






44 2 27 "Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption."






44 2 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.






44 2 29 "Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day."






44 2 30 "Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;"






44 2 31 "He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption."






44 2 32 "This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses."






44 2 33 "Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear."






44 2 34 "For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,"






44 2 35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.






44 2 36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ."






44 2 37 "Now when they heard [this], they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and] brethren, what shall we do?"






44 2 38 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."






44 2 39 "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call."






44 2 40 "And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation."






44 2 41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.






44 2 42 "And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."






44 2 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.






44 2 44 "And all that believed were together, and had all things common;"






44 2 45 "And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all [men], as every man had need."






44 2 46 "And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,"






44 2 47 "Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."






44 3 1 "Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, [being] the ninth [hour]."






44 3 2 "And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;"






44 3 3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.






44 3 4 "And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us."






44 3 5 "And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them."






44 3 6 "Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk."






44 3 7 "And he took him by the right hand, and lifted [him] up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength."






44 3 8 "And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God."






44 3 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:






44 3 10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.






44 3 11 "And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering."






44 3 12 "And when Peter saw [it], he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?"






44 3 13 "The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let [him] go."






44 3 14 "But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;"






44 3 15 "And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses."






44 3 16 "And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all."






44 3 17 "And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did [it], as [did] also your rulers."






44 3 18 "But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled."






44 3 19 "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;"






44 3 20 "And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:"






44 3 21 "Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began."






44 3 22 "For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you."






44 3 23 "And it shall come to pass, [that] every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people."






44 3 24 "Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days."






44 3 25 "Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed."






44 3 26 "Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities."






44 4 1 "And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,"






44 4 2 "Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead."






44 4 3 "And they laid hands on them, and put [them] in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide."






44 4 4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.






44 4 5 "And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,"






44 4 6 "And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem."
4:6-10
A Traveler’s Narrative, p. 75
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44 4 7 "And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?"
4:6-10 (cont.)
A Traveler’s Narrative, p. 75
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44 4 8 "Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,"
4:6-10 (cont.)
A Traveler’s Narrative, p. 75
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44 4 9 "If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;"
4:6-10 (cont.)
A Traveler’s Narrative, p. 75
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44 4 10 "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] by him doth this man stand here before you whole."
4:6-10 (cont.)
A Traveler’s Narrative, p. 75
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44 4 11 "This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner."






44 4 12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."






44 4 13 "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus."






44 4 14 "And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it."






44 4 15 "But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,"






44 4 16 "Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them [is] manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny [it]."






44 4 17 "But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name."






44 4 18 "And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus."






44 4 19 "But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye."






44 4 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.






44 4 21 "So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all [men] glorified God for that which was done."






44 4 22 "For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed."






44 4 23 "And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them."






44 4 24 "And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou [art] God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:"






44 4 25 "Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?"






44 4 26 "The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ."






44 4 27 "For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,"






44 4 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.






44 4 29 "And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,"






44 4 30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.






44 4 31 "And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness."






44 4 32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any [of them] that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.






44 4 33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.






44 4 34 "Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,"






44 4 35 And laid [them] down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.






44 4 36 "And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, [and] of the country of Cyprus,"






44 4 37 "Having land, sold [it], and brought the money, and laid [it] at the apostles' feet."






44 5 1 "But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,"






44 5 2 "And kept back [part] of the price, his wife also being privy [to it], and brought a certain part, and laid [it] at the apostles' feet."






44 5 3 "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of the price of the land?"






44 5 4 "Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God."






44 5 5 "And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things."






44 5 6 "And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried [him] out, and buried [him]."






44 5 7 "And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in."






44 5 8 "And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much."






44 5 9 "Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband [are] at the door, and shall carry thee out."






44 5 10 "Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying [her] forth, buried [her] by her husband."






44 5 11 "And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things."






44 5 12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.






44 5 13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.






44 5 14 "And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)"






44 5 15 "Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid [them] on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them."






44 5 16 "There came also a multitude [out] of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one."






44 5 17 "Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,"






44 5 18 "And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison."






44 5 19 "But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,"






44 5 20 "Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life."






44 5 21 "And when they heard [that], they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought."






44 5 22 "But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told,"






44 5 23 "Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within."






44 5 24 "Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow."






44 5 25 "Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people."






44 5 26 "Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned."






44 5 27 "And when they had brought them, they set [them] before the council: and the high priest asked them,"






44 5 28 "Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us."






44 5 29 "Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."






44 5 30 "The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree."






44 5 31 "Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins."






44 5 32 "And we are his witnesses of these things; and [so is] also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him."






44 5 33 "When they heard [that], they were cut [to the heart], and took counsel to slay them."






44 5 34 "Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;"






44 5 35 "And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men."






44 5 36 "For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought."






44 5 37 "After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, [even] as many as obeyed him, were dispersed."






44 5 38 "And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:"






44 5 39 "But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God."






44 5 40 "And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten [them], they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go."






44 5 41 "And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name."






44 5 42 "And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."






44 6 1 "And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration."






44 6 2 "Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples [unto them], and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables."






44 6 3 "Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business."






44 6 4 "But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word."






44 6 5 "And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:"






44 6 6 "Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid [their] hands on them."






44 6 7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.






44 6 8 "And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people."






44 6 9 "Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called [the synagogue] of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen."






44 6 10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.






44 6 11 "Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and [against] God."






44 6 12 "And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon [him], and caught him, and brought [him] to the council,"






44 6 13 "And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:"






44 6 14 "For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us."






44 6 15 "And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel."






44 7 1 "Then said the high priest, Are these things so?"






44 7 2 "And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,"






44 7 3 "And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee."






44 7 4 "Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell."






44 7 5 "And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not [so much as] to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when [as yet] he had no child."






44 7 6 "And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat [them] evil four hundred years."






44 7 7 "And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place."






44 7 8 "And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so [Abraham] begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac [begat] Jacob; and Jacob [begat] the twelve patriarchs."






44 7 9 "And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,"






44 7 10 "And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house."






44 7 11 "Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance."






44 7 12 "But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first."






44 7 13 And at the second [time] Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.






44 7 14 "Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to [him], and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls."






44 7 15 "So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,"






44 7 16 "And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor [the father] of Sychem."






44 7 17 "But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,"






44 7 18 "Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph."






44 7 19 "The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live."






44 7 20 "In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:"






44 7 21 "And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son."






44 7 22 "And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds."






44 7 23 "And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel."






44 7 24 "And seeing one [of them] suffer wrong, he defended [him], and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:"






44 7 25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.






44 7 26 "And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?"






44 7 27 "But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?"






44 7 28 "Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?"






44 7 29 "Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons."






44 7 30 "And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush."






44 7 31 "When Moses saw [it], he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold [it], the voice of the Lord came unto him,"






44 7 32 "[Saying], I [am] the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold."






44 7 33 "Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground."






44 7 34 "I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt."






44 7 35 "This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send [to be] a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush."






44 7 36 "He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years."






44 7 37 "This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear."






44 7 38 "This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and [with] our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:"






44 7 39 "To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust [him] from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,"






44 7 40 "Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for [as for] this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him."






44 7 41 "And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands."






44 7 42 "Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices [by the space of] forty years in the wilderness?"






44 7 43 "Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon."






44 7 44 "Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen."






44 7 45 "Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;"






44 7 46 "Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob."






44 7 47 But Solomon built him an house.






44 7 48 "Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,"






44 7 49 "Heaven [is] my throne, and earth [is] my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what [is] the place of my rest?"






44 7 50 Hath not my hand made all these things?






44 7 51 "Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do] ye."






44 7 52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:






44 7 53 "Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept [it]."






44 7 54 "When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with [their] teeth."






44 7 55 "But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,"






44 7 56 "And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God."






44 7 57 "Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,"






44 7 58 "And cast [him] out of the city, and stoned [him]: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul."






44 7 59 "And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [God], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."






44 7 60 "And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep."






44 8 1 "And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles."






44 8 2 "And devout men carried Stephen [to his burial], and made great lamentation over him."






44 8 3 "As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to prison."






44 8 4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.






44 8 5 "Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them."






44 8 6 "And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did."






44 8 7 "For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed [with them]: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed."






44 8 8 And there was great joy in that city.






44 8 9 "But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:"






44 8 10 "To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God."






44 8 11 "And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries."






44 8 12 "But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women."






44 8 13 "Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done."






44 8 14 "Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:"






44 8 15 "Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:"






44 8 16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)






44 8 17 "Then laid they [their] hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost."






44 8 18 "And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,"






44 8 19 "Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost."






44 8 20 "But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money."






44 8 21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.






44 8 22 "Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee."






44 8 23 "For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and [in] the bond of iniquity."






44 8 24 "Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me."






44 8 25 "And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans."






44 8 26 "And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert."






44 8 27 "And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,"






44 8 28 "Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet."






44 8 29 "Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot."






44 8 30 "And Philip ran thither to [him], and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?"






44 8 31 "And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him."






44 8 32 "The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:"






44 8 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.






44 8 34 "And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?"






44 8 35 "Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus."






44 8 36 "And as they went on [their] way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, [here is] water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?"






44 8 37 "And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."






44 8 38 "And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him."






44 8 39 "And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing."






44 8 40 "But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea."






44 9 1 "And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,"






44 9 2 "And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem."






44 9 3 "And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:"






44 9 4 "And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?"






44 9 5 "And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks."






44 9 6 "And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do."






44 9 7 "And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man."






44 9 8 "And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought [him] into Damascus."






44 9 9 "And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink."






44 9 10 "And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I [am here], Lord."






44 9 11 "And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for [one] called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,"






44 9 12 "And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting [his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight."






44 9 13 "Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:"






44 9 14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.






44 9 15 "But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:"






44 9 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.






44 9 17 "And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even] Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost."






44 9 18 "And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized."






44 9 19 "And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus."






44 9 20 "And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God."






44 9 21 "But all that heard [him] were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?"






44 9 22 "But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ."






44 9 23 "And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:"






44 9 24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.






44 9 25 "Then the disciples took him by night, and let [him] down by the wall in a basket."






44 9 26 "And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple."






44 9 27 "But Barnabas took him, and brought [him] to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus."






44 9 28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.






44 9 29 "And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him."






44 9 30 "[Which] when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus."






44 9 31 "Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied."






44 9 32 "And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all [quarters], he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda."






44 9 33 "And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy."






44 9 34 "And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately."






44 9 35 "And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord."






44 9 36 "Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did."






44 9 37 "And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid [her] in an upper chamber."






44 9 38 "And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring [him] that he would not delay to come to them."






44 9 39 "Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them."






44 9 40 "But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning [him] to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up."






44 9 41 "And he gave her [his] hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive."






44 9 42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.






44 9 43 "And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner."






44 10 1 "There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian [band],"






44 10 2 "[A] devout [man], and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway."






44 10 3 "He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius."






44 10 4 "And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God."






44 10 5 "And now send men to Joppa, and call for [one] Simon, whose surname is Peter:"






44 10 6 "He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do."






44 10 7 "And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;"






44 10 8 "And when he had declared all [these] things unto them, he sent them to Joppa."






44 10 9 "On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:"






44 10 10 "And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,"






44 10 11 "And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:"






44 10 12 "Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air."






44 10 13 "And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat."






44 10 14 "But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean."






44 10 15 "And the voice [spake] unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, [that] call not thou common."






44 10 16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.






44 10 17 "Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,"






44 10 18 "And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there."






44 10 19 "While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee."






44 10 20 "Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them."






44 10 21 "Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what [is] the cause wherefore ye are come?"






44 10 22 "And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee."






44 10 23 "Then called he them in, and lodged [them]. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him."






44 10 24 "And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends."






44 10 25 "And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped [him]."






44 10 26 "But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man."






44 10 27 "And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together."






44 10 28 "And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean."






44 10 29 "Therefore came I [unto you] without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?"






44 10 30 "And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,"






44 10 31 "And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God."






44 10 32 "Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of [one] Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee."






44 10 33 "Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God."






44 10 34 "Then Peter opened [his] mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:"






44 10 35 "But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him."






44 10 36 "The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)"






44 10 37 "That word, [I say], ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;"






44 10 38 "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him."






44 10 39 "And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:"






44 10 40 "Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;"






44 10 41 "Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, [even] to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead."






44 10 42 "And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God [to be] the Judge of quick and dead."






44 10 43 "To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins."






44 10 44 "While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word."






44 10 45 "And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost."






44 10 46 "For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,"






44 10 47 "Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?"






44 10 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.






44 11 1 And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.






44 11 2 "And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,"






44 11 3 "Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them."






44 11 4 "But Peter rehearsed [the matter] from the beginning, and expounded [it] by order unto them, saying,"






44 11 5 "I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:"






44 11 6 "Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air."






44 11 7 "And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat."






44 11 8 "But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth."






44 11 9 "But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, [that] call not thou common."






44 11 10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.






44 11 11 "And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me."






44 11 12 "And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house:"






44 11 13 "And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter;"






44 11 14 "Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved."






44 11 15 "And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning."






44 11 16 "Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost."






44 11 17 "Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as [he did] unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?"






44 11 18 "When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life."






44 11 19 "Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only."






44 11 20 "And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus."






44 11 21 "And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord."






44 11 22 "Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch."






44 11 23 "Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord."






44 11 24 "For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord."






44 11 25 "Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:"






44 11 26 "And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch."






44 11 27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.






44 11 28 "And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar."






44 11 29 "Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:"






44 11 30 "Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul."






44 12 1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth [his] hands to vex certain of the church.






44 12 2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.






44 12 3 "And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)"






44 12 4 "And when he had apprehended him, he put [him] in prison, and delivered [him] to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people."






44 12 5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.






44 12 6 "And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison."






44 12 7 "And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon [him], and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from [his] hands."






44 12 8 "And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me."






44 12 9 "And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision."






44 12 10 "When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him."






44 12 11 "And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and [from] all the expectation of the people of the Jews."






44 12 12 "And when he had considered [the thing], he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying."






44 12 13 "And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda."






44 12 14 "And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate."






44 12 15 "And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel."






44 12 16 "But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened [the door], and saw him, they were astonished."






44 12 17 "But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place."






44 12 18 "Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter."






44 12 19 "And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that [they] should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and [there] abode."






44 12 20 "And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's [country]."






44 12 21 "And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them."






44 12 22 "And the people gave a shout, [saying, It is] the voice of a god, and not of a man."






44 12 23 "And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost."






44 12 24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.






44 12 25 "And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled [their] ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark."






44 13 1 "Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul."






44 13 2 "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them."






44 13 3 "And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid [their] hands on them, they sent [them] away."






44 13 4 "So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus."






44 13 5 "And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to [their] minister."






44 13 6 "And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name [was] Barjesus:"






44 13 7 "Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God."






44 13 8 "But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith."






44 13 9 "Then Saul, (who also [is called] Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,"






44 13 10 "And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, [thou] child of the devil, [thou] enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?"






44 13 11 "And now, behold, the hand of the Lord [is] upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand."






44 13 12 "Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord."






44 13 13 "Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem."






44 13 14 "But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down."






44 13 15 "And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, [Ye] men [and] brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on."






44 13 16 "Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with [his] hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience."






44 13 17 "The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it."






44 13 18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.






44 13 19 "And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot."






44 13 20 "And after that he gave [unto them] judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet."






44 13 21 "And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years."






44 13 22 "And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will."






44 13 23 "Of this man's seed hath God according to [his] promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:"






44 13 24 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.






44 13 25 "And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not [he]. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of [his] feet I am not worthy to loose."






44 13 26 "Men [and] brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent."






44 13 27 "For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled [them] in condemning [him]."






44 13 28 "And though they found no cause of death [in him], yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain."






44 13 29 "And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took [him] down from the tree, and laid [him] in a sepulchre."






44 13 30 But God raised him from the dead:






44 13 31 "And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people."






44 13 32 "And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,"






44 13 33 "God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee."






44 13 34 "And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, [now] no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David."






44 13 35 "Wherefore he saith also in another [psalm], Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption."






44 13 36 "For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:"






44 13 37 "But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption."






44 13 38 "Be it known unto you therefore, men [and] brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:"






44 13 39 "And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses."






44 13 40 "Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;"






44 13 41 "Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you."






44 13 42 "And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath."






44 13 43 "Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God."






44 13 44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.






44 13 45 "But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming."






44 13 46 "Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles."






44 13 47 "For so hath the Lord commanded us, [saying], I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth."






44 13 48 "And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed."






44 13 49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.






44 13 50 "But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts."






44 13 51 "But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium."






44 13 52 "And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost."






44 14 1 "And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed."






44 14 2 "But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren."






44 14 3 "Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands."






44 14 4 "But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles."






44 14 5 "And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use [them] despitefully, and to stone them,"






44 14 6 "They were ware of [it], and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:"






44 14 7 And there they preached the gospel.






44 14 8 "And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:"






44 14 9 "The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,"






44 14 10 "Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked."






44 14 11 "And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men."






44 14 12 "And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker."






44 14 13 "Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people."






44 14 14 "[Which] when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard [of], they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,"






44 14 15 "And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:"






44 14 16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.






44 14 17 "Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness."






44 14 18 "And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them."






44 14 19 "And there came thither [certain] Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew [him] out of the city, supposing he had been dead."






44 14 20 "Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe."






44 14 21 "And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and [to] Iconium, and Antioch,"






44 14 22 "Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God."






44 14 23 "And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed."






44 14 24 "And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia."






44 14 25 "And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:"






44 14 26 "And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled."






44 14 27 "And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles."






44 14 28 And there they abode long time with the disciples.






44 15 1 "And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, [and said], Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved."






44 15 2 "When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question."






44 15 3 "And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren."






44 15 4 "And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and [of] the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them."






44 15 5 "But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command [them] to keep the law of Moses."






44 15 6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.






44 15 7 "And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men [and] brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe."






44 15 8 "And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as [he did] unto us;"






44 15 9 "And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith."






44 15 10 "Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?"






44 15 11 "But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they."






44 15 12 "Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them."






44 15 13 "And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men [and] brethren, hearken unto me:"






44 15 14 "Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name."






44 15 15 "And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,"






44 15 16 "After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:"






44 15 17 "That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things."






44 15 18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.






44 15 19 "Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:"






44 15 20 "But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and [from] fornication, and [from] things strangled, and [from] blood."
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44 15 21 "For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day."






44 15 22 "Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; [namely], Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:"






44 15 23 And they wrote [letters] by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren [send] greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:






44 15 24 "Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, [Ye must] be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no [such] commandment:"






44 15 25 "It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,"






44 15 26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.






44 15 27 "We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell [you] the same things by mouth."






44 15 28 "For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;"






44 15 29 "That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well."






44 15 30 "So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:"






44 15 31 "[Which] when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation."






44 15 32 "And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed [them]."






44 15 33 "And after they had tarried [there] a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles."






44 15 34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.






44 15 35 "Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also."






44 15 36 "And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, [and see] how they do."






44 15 37 "And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark."






44 15 38 "But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work."






44 15 39 "And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;"






44 15 40 "And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God."






44 15 41 "And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches."






44 16 1 "Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father [was] a Greek:"






44 16 2 Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.






44 16 3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.






44 16 4 "And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem."






44 16 5 "And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily."






44 16 6 "Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,"






44 16 7 "After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not."






44 16 8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.






44 16 9 "And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us."






44 16 10 "And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them."






44 16 11 "Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next [day] to Neapolis;"






44 16 12 "And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, [and] a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days."






44 16 13 "And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted [thither]."






44 16 14 "And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard [us]: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul."






44 16 15 "And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought [us], saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide [there]. And she constrained us."






44 16 16 "And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:"






44 16 17 "The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation."






44 16 18 "And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour."






44 16 19 "And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew [them] into the marketplace unto the rulers,"






44 16 20 "And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,"






44 16 21 "And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans."






44 16 22 "And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat [them]."






44 16 23 "And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast [them] into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:"






44 16 24 "Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks."






44 16 25 "And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them."






44 16 26 "And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed."






44 16 27 "And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled."






44 16 28 "But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here."






44 16 29 "Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,"






44 16 30 "And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"






44 16 31 "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."






44 16 32 "And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house."






44 16 33 "And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed [their] stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway."






44 16 34 "And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house."






44 16 35 "And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go."






44 16 36 "And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace."






44 16 37 "But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast [us] into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out."






44 16 38 "And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans."






44 16 39 "And they came and besought them, and brought [them] out, and desired [them] to depart out of the city."






44 16 40 "And they went out of the prison, and entered into [the house of] Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed."






44 17 1 "Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:"






44 17 2 "And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,"






44 17 3 "Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ."






44 17 4 "And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few."






44 17 5 "But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people."






44 17 6 "And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;"






44 17 7 "Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, [one] Jesus."






44 17 8 "And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things."






44 17 9 "And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go."






44 17 10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming [thither] went into the synagogue of the Jews.






44 17 11 "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."






44 17 12 "Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few."






44 17 13 "But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people."






44 17 14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.






44 17 15 "And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed."






44 17 16 "Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry."






44 17 17 "Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him."






44 17 18 "Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection."






44 17 19 "And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, [is]?"






44 17 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.






44 17 21 "(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)"






44 17 22 "Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, [Ye] men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious."






44 17 23 "For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you."






44 17 24 "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;"






44 17 25 "Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;"






44 17 26 "And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;"






44 17 27 "That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:"






44 17 28 "For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring."






44 17 29 "Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device."






44 17 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:






44 17 31 "Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [that] man whom he hath ordained; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men], in that he hath raised him from the dead."






44 17 32 "And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this [matter]."






44 17 33 So Paul departed from among them.






44 17 34 "Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which [was] Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them."






44 18 1 "After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;"






44 18 2 "And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them."






44 18 3 "And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers."






44 18 4 "And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks."






44 18 5 "And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews [that] Jesus [was] Christ."






44 18 6 "And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook [his] raiment, and said unto them, Your blood [be] upon your own heads; I [am] clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles."






44 18 7 "And he departed thence, and entered into a certain [man's] house, named Justus, [one] that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue."






44 18 8 "And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized."






44 18 9 "Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:"






44 18 10 "For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city."






44 18 11 "And he continued [there] a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them."






44 18 12 "And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,"






44 18 13 "Saying, This [fellow] persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law."






44 18 14 "And when Paul was now about to open [his] mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O [ye] Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:"






44 18 15 "But if it be a question of words and names, and [of] your law, look ye [to it]; for I will be no judge of such [matters]."






44 18 16 And he drave them from the judgment seat.






44 18 17 "Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat [him] before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things."






44 18 18 "And Paul [after this] tarried [there] yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn [his] head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow."






44 18 19 "And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews."






44 18 20 "When they desired [him] to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;"






44 18 21 "But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus."






44 18 22 "And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch."






44 18 23 "And after he had spent some time [there], he departed, and went over [all] the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples."






44 18 24 "And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, [and] mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus."






44 18 25 "This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John."






44 18 26 "And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto [them], and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly."






44 18 27 "And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:"






44 18 28 "For he mightily convinced the Jews, [and that] publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ."






44 19 1 "And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,"






44 19 2 "He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost."






44 19 3 "And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism."






44 19 4 "Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus."






44 19 5 "When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus."






44 19 6 "And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied."






44 19 7 And all the men were about twelve.






44 19 8 "And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God."






44 19 9 "But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus."






44 19 10 "And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks."






44 19 11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:






44 19 12 "So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them."






44 19 13 "Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth."






44 19 14 "And there were seven sons of [one] Sceva, a Jew, [and] chief of the priests, which did so."






44 19 15 "And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?"






44 19 16 "And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded."






44 19 17 "And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified."






44 19 18 "And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds."






44 19 19 "Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, and found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver."






44 19 20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.






44 19 21 "After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome."






44 19 22 "So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season."






44 19 23 And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.






44 19 24 "For a certain [man] named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;"






44 19 25 "Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth."






44 19 26 "Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:"






44 19 27 "So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth."






44 19 28 "And when they heard [these sayings], they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great [is] Diana of the Ephesians."






44 19 29 "And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre."






44 19 30 "And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not."






44 19 31 "And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring [him] that he would not adventure himself into the theatre."






44 19 32 "Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together."






44 19 33 "And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people."






44 19 34 "But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great [is] Diana of the Ephesians."






44 19 35 "And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, [Ye] men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the [image] which fell down from Jupiter?"






44 19 36 "Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly."






44 19 37 "For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess."






44 19 38 "Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another."






44 19 39 "But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly."






44 19 40 "For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse."






44 19 41 "And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly."






44 20 1 "And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto [him] the disciples, and embraced [them], and departed for to go into Macedonia."






44 20 2 "And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,"






44 20 3 "And [there] abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia."






44 20 4 "And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus."






44 20 5 These going before tarried for us at Troas.






44 20 6 "And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days."






44 20 7 "And upon the first [day] of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight."






44 20 8 "And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together."






44 20 9 "And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead."






44 20 10 "And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing [him] said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him."






44 20 11 "When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed."






44 20 12 "And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted."






44 20 13 "And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot."






44 20 14 "And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene."






44 20 15 "And we sailed thence, and came the next [day] over against Chios; and the next [day] we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next [day] we came to Miletus."






44 20 16 "For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost."






44 20 17 "And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church."






44 20 18 "And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,"






44 20 19 "Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:"






44 20 20 "[And] how I kept back nothing that was profitable [unto you], but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,"






44 20 21 "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ."






44 20 22 "And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:"






44 20 23 "Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me."






44 20 24 "But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God."






44 20 25 "And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more."






44 20 26 "Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I [am] pure from the blood of all [men]."






44 20 27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.






44 20 28 "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood."






44 20 29 "For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock."






44 20 30 "Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them."






44 20 31 "Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears."






44 20 32 "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified."






44 20 33 "I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel."






44 20 34 "Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me."






44 20 35 "I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."






44 20 36 "And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all."






44 20 37 "And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,"






44 20 38 "Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship."






44 21 1 "And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the [day] following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara:"






44 21 2 "And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth."






44 21 3 "Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden."






44 21 4 "And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem."






44 21 5 "And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till [we were] out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed."






44 21 6 "And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again."






44 21 7 "And when we had finished [our] course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day."






44 21 8 "And the next [day] we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was [one] of the seven; and abode with him."






44 21 9 "And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy."






44 21 10 "And as we tarried [there] many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus."






44 21 11 "And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver [him] into the hands of the Gentiles."






44 21 12 "And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem."






44 21 13 "Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."






44 21 14 "And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done."






44 21 15 "And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem."






44 21 16 "There went with us also [certain] of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge."






44 21 17 "And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly."






44 21 18 And the [day] following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.






44 21 19 "And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry."






44 21 20 "And when they heard [it], they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:"






44 21 21 "And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise [their] children, neither to walk after the customs."






44 21 22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.






44 21 23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them;






44 21 24 "Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave [their] heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but [that] thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law."






44 21 25 "As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written [and] concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from [things] offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication."






44 21 26 "Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them."






44 21 27 "And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him,"






44 21 28 "Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all [men] every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place."






44 21 29 "(For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)"






44 21 30 "And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut."






44 21 31 "And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar."






44 21 32 "Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul."






44 21 33 "Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded [him] to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done."






44 21 34 "And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle."






44 21 35 "And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people."






44 21 36 "For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him."






44 21 37 "And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?"






44 21 38 "Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?"






44 21 39 "But Paul said, I am a man [which am] a Jew of Tarsus, [a city] in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people."






44 21 40 "And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto [them] in the Hebrew tongue, saying,"






44 22 1 "Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence [which I make] now unto you."






44 22 2 "(And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)"






44 22 3 "I am verily a man [which am] a Jew, born in Tarsus, [a city] in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, [and] taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day."






44 22 4 "And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women."






44 22 5 "As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished."






44 22 6 "And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me."






44 22 7 "And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?"






44 22 8 "And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest."






44 22 9 "And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me."






44 22 10 "And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do."






44 22 11 "And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus."






44 22 12 "And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt [there],"






44 22 13 "Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him."






44 22 14 "And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth."






44 22 15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.






44 22 16 "And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord."






44 22 17 "And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;"






44 22 18 "And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me."






44 22 19 "And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:"






44 22 20 "And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him."






44 22 21 "And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles."






44 22 22 "And they gave him audience unto this word, and [then] lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a [fellow] from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live."






44 22 23 "And as they cried out, and cast off [their] clothes, and threw dust into the air,"






44 22 24 "The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him."






44 22 25 "And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?"






44 22 26 "When the centurion heard [that], he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman."






44 22 27 "Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea."






44 22 28 "And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was [free] born."






44 22 29 "Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him."






44 22 30 "On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from [his] bands, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them."






44 23 1 "And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men [and] brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day."






44 23 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.






44 23 3 "Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, [thou] whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?"






44 23 4 "And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest?"






44 23 5 "Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people."






44 23 6 "But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men [and] brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question."






44 23 7 "And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided."






44 23 8 "For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both."






44 23 9 "And there arose a great cry: and the scribes [that were] of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God."






44 23 10 "And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring [him] into the castle."






44 23 11 "And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome."






44 23 12 "And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul."






44 23 13 And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy.






44 23 14 "And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul."






44 23 15 "Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him."






44 23 16 "And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul."






44 23 17 "Then Paul called one of the centurions unto [him], and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to tell him."






44 23 18 "So he took him, and brought [him] to the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto [him], and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say unto thee."






44 23 19 "Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went [with him] aside privately, and asked [him], What is that thou hast to tell me?"






44 23 20 "And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee that thou wouldest bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly."






44 23 21 "But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee."






44 23 22 "So the chief captain [then] let the young man depart, and charged [him, See thou] tell no man that thou hast shewed these things to me."






44 23 23 "And he called unto [him] two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night;"






44 23 24 "And provide [them] beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring [him] safe unto Felix the governor."






44 23 25 And he wrote a letter after this manner:






44 23 26 Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix [sendeth] greeting.






44 23 27 "This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman."






44 23 28 "And when I would have known the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth into their council:"






44 23 29 "Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds."






44 23 30 "And when it was told me how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also to say before thee what [they had] against him. Farewell."






44 23 31 "Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought [him] by night to Antipatris."






44 23 32 "On the morrow they left the horsemen to go with him, and returned to the castle:"






44 23 33 "Who, when they came to Caesarea, and delivered the epistle to the governor, presented Paul also before him."






44 23 34 "And when the governor had read [the letter], he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that [he was] of Cilicia;"






44 23 35 "I will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall."






44 24 1 "And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and [with] a certain orator [named] Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul."






44 24 2 "And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse [him], saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,"






44 24 3 "We accept [it] always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness."






44 24 4 "Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words."






44 24 5 "For we have found this man [a] pestilent [fellow], and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:"






44 24 6 "Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law."






44 24 7 "But the chief captain Lysias came [upon us], and with great violence took [him] away out of our hands,"






44 24 8 "Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him."






44 24 9 "And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so."






44 24 10 "Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:"






44 24 11 "Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship."






44 24 12 "And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:"






44 24 13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.






44 24 14 "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:"






44 24 15 "And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust."






44 24 16 "And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and [toward] men."






44 24 17 "Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings."






44 24 18 "Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult."






44 24 19 "Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me."






44 24 20 "Or else let these same [here] say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,"






44 24 21 "Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day."






44 24 22 "And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of [that] way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter."






44 24 23 "And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let [him] have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him."






44 24 24 "And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ."






44 24 25 "And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee."






44 24 26 "He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him."






44 24 27 "But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound."






44 25 1 "Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem."






44 25 2 "Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him,"






44 25 3 "And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him."






44 25 4 "But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly [thither]."






44 25 5 "Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with [me], and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him."






44 25 6 "And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought."






44 25 7 "And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove."






44 25 8 "While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all."






44 25 9 "But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?"






44 25 10 "Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest."






44 25 11 "For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar."






44 25 12 "Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go."






44 25 13 And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.






44 25 14 "And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul's cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:"






44 25 15 "About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed [me], desiring [to have] judgment against him."






44 25 16 "To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him."






44 25 17 "Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth."






44 25 18 "Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:"






44 25 19 "But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive."






44 25 20 "And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked [him] whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters."






44 25 21 "But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar."






44 25 22 "Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him."






44 25 23 "And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth."






44 25 24 "And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and [also] here, crying that he ought not to live any longer."






44 25 25 "But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him."






44 25 26 "Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write."






44 25 27 "For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes [laid] against him."






44 26 1 "Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:"






44 26 2 "I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews:"






44 26 3 Especially [because I know] thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.






44 26 4 "My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;"






44 26 5 "Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee."






44 26 6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:






44 26 7 "Unto which [promise] our twelve tribes, instantly serving [God] day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews."






44 26 8 "Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?"






44 26 9 "I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth."






44 26 10 "Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against [them]."






44 26 11 "And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled [them] to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted [them] even unto strange cities."






44 26 12 "Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,"






44 26 13 "At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me."






44 26 14 "And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks."






44 26 15 "And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest."






44 26 16 "But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;"






44 26 17 "Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,"






44 26 18 "To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me."






44 26 19 "Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:"






44 26 20 "But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and [then] to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance."






44 26 21 "For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill [me]."






44 26 22 "Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:"






44 26 23 "That Christ should suffer, [and] that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles."






44 26 24 "And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad."






44 26 25 "But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness."






44 26 26 "For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner."






44 26 27 "King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest."






44 26 28 "Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian."






44 26 29 "And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds."






44 26 30 "And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:"






44 26 31 "And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds."






44 26 32 "Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar."






44 27 1 "And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto [one] named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band."






44 27 2 "And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; [one] Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us."






44 27 3 "And the next [day] we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave [him] liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself."






44 27 4 "And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary."






44 27 5 "And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, [a city] of Lycia."






44 27 6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.






44 27 7 "And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone;"






44 27 8 "And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city [of] Lasea."






44 27 9 "Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished [them],"






44 27 10 "And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives."






44 27 11 "Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul."






44 27 12 "And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, [and there] to winter; [which is] an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west."






44 27 13 "And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained [their] purpose, loosing [thence], they sailed close by Crete."






44 27 14 "But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon."






44 27 15 "And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let [her] drive."






44 27 16 "And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:"






44 27 17 "Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven."






44 27 18 "And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next [day] they lightened the ship;"






44 27 19 And the third [day] we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.






44 27 20 "And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on [us], all hope that we should be saved was then taken away."






44 27 21 "But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss."






44 27 22 "And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of [any man's] life among you, but of the ship."






44 27 23 "For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,"






44 27 24 "Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee."






44 27 25 "Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me."






44 27 26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.






44 27 27 "But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;"






44 27 28 "And sounded, and found [it] twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found [it] fifteen fathoms."






44 27 29 "Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day."






44 27 30 "And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,"






44 27 31 "Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved."






44 27 32 "Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off."






44 27 33 "And while the day was coming on, Paul besought [them] all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing."






44 27 34 Wherefore I pray you to take [some] meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.






44 27 35 "And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken [it], he began to eat."






44 27 36 "Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took [some] meat."






44 27 37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.






44 27 38 "And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea."






44 27 39 "And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship."






44 27 40 "And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed [themselves] unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore."






44 27 41 "And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves."






44 27 42 "And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape."






44 27 43 "But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from [their] purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast [themselves] first [into the sea], and get to land:"






44 27 44 "And the rest, some on boards, and some on [broken pieces] of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land."






44 28 1 "And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita."






44 28 2 "And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold."






44 28 3 "And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid [them] on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand."






44 28 4 "And when the barbarians saw the [venomous] beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live."






44 28 5 "And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm."






44 28 6 "Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god."






44 28 7 "In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously."






44 28 8 "And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him."






44 28 9 "So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed:"






44 28 10 "Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded [us] with such things as were necessary."






44 28 11 "And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux."






44 28 12 "And landing at Syracuse, we tarried [there] three days."






44 28 13 "And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli:"






44 28 14 "Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome."






44 28 15 "And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage."






44 28 16 "And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him."






44 28 17 "And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men [and] brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans."






44 28 18 "Who, when they had examined me, would have let [me] go, because there was no cause of death in me."






44 28 19 "But when the Jews spake against [it], I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of."






44 28 20 "For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see [you], and to speak with [you]: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain."






44 28 21 "And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee."






44 28 22 "But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against."






44 28 23 "And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into [his] lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and [out of] the prophets, from morning till evening."






44 28 24 "And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not."






44 28 25 "And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,"






44 28 26 "Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:"






44 28 27 "For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them." LCB (paraphrasing?): “They have eyes and see not, they have ears and hear not; and I healed them.”
Some Answered Questions, Chapter 22, within pp. 100-103
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O (paraphrasing?): “those who having eyes, see not, having ears, hear not, having hearts, understand not”
The Promulgation of Universal Peace, within pp. 442-447
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Some Answered Questions, Chapter 22, within pp. 100-103
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The Promulgation of Universal Peace, within pp. 442-447
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(see also Isaiah 6:10,
Matthew 13:13-15,
John 12:40, Romans 11:8, 10 and also
Mark 8:18


44 28 28 "Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and [that] they will hear it."






44 28 29 "And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves."






44 28 30 "And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,"






44 28 31 "Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him."

















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45 1 1 "Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,"






45 1 2 "(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)"






45 1 3 "Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;"






45 1 4 "And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:"






45 1 5 "By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:"






45 1 6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:






45 1 7 "To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."






45 1 8 "First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world."






45 1 9 "For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;"






45 1 10 "Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you."






45 1 11 "For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;"






45 1 12 "That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me."






45 1 13 "Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles."






45 1 14 "I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise."






45 1 15 "So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also."






45 1 16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."






45 1 17 "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."






45 1 18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;"






45 1 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them.






45 1 20 "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"






45 1 21 "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened."






45 1 22 "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,"






45 1 23 "And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things."






45 1 24 "Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:"






45 1 25 "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."






45 1 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:






45 1 27 "And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet."






45 1 28 "And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;"






45 1 29 "Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,"






45 1 30 "Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,"






45 1 31 "Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:"






45 1 32 "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."






45 2 1 "Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things."






45 2 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.






45 2 3 "And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?"






45 2 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?






45 2 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;






45 2 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:






45 2 7 "To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:"






45 2 8 "But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,"






45 2 9 "Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;"






45 2 10 "But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:"






45 2 11 For there is no respect of persons with God.






45 2 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;






45 2 13 "(For not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified."






45 2 14 "For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:"






45 2 15 "Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)"






45 2 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.






45 2 17 "Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,"






45 2 18 "And knowest [his] will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;"






45 2 19 "And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,"






45 2 20 "An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law."






45 2 21 "Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?"






45 2 22 "Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?"






45 2 23 "Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?"






45 2 24 "For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written."






45 2 25 "For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision."






45 2 26 "Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?"






45 2 27 "And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?"






45 2 28 "For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither [is that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:"






45 2 29 "But he [is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision [is that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God."






45 3 1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit [is there] of circumcision?






45 3 2 "Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God."






45 3 3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?






45 3 4 "God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged."






45 3 5 "But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? [Is] God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)"






45 3 6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?






45 3 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?






45 3 8 "And not [rather], (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just."






45 3 9 "What then? are we better [than they]? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;"






45 3 10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"






45 3 11 "There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God."






45 3 12 "They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one."






45 3 13 Their throat [is] an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps [is] under their lips:






45 3 14 Whose mouth [is] full of cursing and bitterness:






45 3 15 Their feet [are] swift to shed blood:






45 3 16 Destruction and misery [are] in their ways:






45 3 17 And the way of peace have they not known:






45 3 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.






45 3 19 "Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God."






45 3 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin.






45 3 21 "But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;"






45 3 22 Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:






45 3 23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"






45 3 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:






45 3 25 "Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;"






45 3 26 "To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus."






45 3 27 Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.






45 3 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.






45 3 29 "[Is he] the God of the Jews only? [is he] not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:"






45 3 30 "Seeing [it is] one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith."






45 3 31 "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law."






45 4 1 "What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?"






45 4 2 "For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God."






45 4 3 "For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness."






45 4 4 "Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt."






45 4 5 "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."






45 4 6 "Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,"






45 4 7 "[Saying], Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered."






45 4 8 Blessed [is] the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.






45 4 9 "[Cometh] this blessedness then upon the circumcision [only], or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness."






45 4 10 "How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision."






45 4 11 "And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had yet] being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:"






45 4 12 "And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which [he had] being [yet] uncircumcised."






45 4 13 "For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith."






45 4 14 "For if they which are of the law [be] heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:"






45 4 15 "Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, [there is] no transgression."






45 4 16 "Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,"






45 4 17 "(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were."






45 4 18 "Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be."






45 4 19 "And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:"






45 4 20 "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;"






45 4 21 "And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform."






45 4 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.






45 4 23 "Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;"






45 4 24 "But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;"






45 4 25 "Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification."






45 5 1 "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"






45 5 2 "By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."






45 5 3 "And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;"






45 5 4 "And patience, experience; and experience, hope:"






45 5 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.






45 5 6 "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly."






45 5 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.






45 5 8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."






45 5 9 "Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."






45 5 10 "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life."






45 5 11 "And not only [so], but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement."






45 5 12 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:"






45 5 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.






45 5 14 "Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come."






45 5 15 "But not as the offence, so also [is] the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, [which is] by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many."






45 5 16 "And not as [it was] by one that sinned, [so is] the gift: for the judgment [was] by one to condemnation, but the free gift [is] of many offences unto justification."






45 5 17 "For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)"






45 5 18 Therefore as by the offence of one [judgment came] upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [the free gift came] upon all men unto justification of life.






45 5 19 "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."






45 5 20 "Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:"






45 5 21 "That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord."






45 6 1 "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?"






45 6 2 "God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?"






45 6 3 "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?"






45 6 4 "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."






45 6 5 "For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness] of [his] resurrection:"






45 6 6 "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin."






45 6 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.






45 6 8 "Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:"






45 6 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.






45 6 10 "For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God."






45 6 11 "Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord."






45 6 12 "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof."






45 6 13 "Neither yield ye your members [as] instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members [as] instruments of righteousness unto God."






45 6 14 "For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace."






45 6 15 "What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid."






45 6 16 "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"






45 6 17 "But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you."






45 6 18 "Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness."






45 6 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.






45 6 20 "For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness."






45 6 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death.






45 6 22 "But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life."






45 6 23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.






45 7 1 "Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?"






45 7 2 "For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to [her] husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of [her] husband."






45 7 3 "So then if, while [her] husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man."






45 7 4 "Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God."






45 7 5 "For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death."






45 7 6 "But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not [in] the oldness of the letter."






45 7 7 "What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet."






45 7 8 "But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin [was] dead."






45 7 9 "For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died."






45 7 10 "And the commandment, which [was ordained] to life, I found [to be] unto death."






45 7 11 "For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew [me]."






45 7 12 "Wherefore the law [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good."






45 7 13 "Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful."






45 7 14 "For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin."






45 7 15 "For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I."






45 7 16 "If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good."






45 7 17 "Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me."






45 7 18 "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not."






45 7 19 "For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do."






45 7 20 "Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me."






45 7 21 "I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me."






45 7 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:






45 7 23 "But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members."






45 7 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?






45 7 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.






45 8 1 "[There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."






45 8 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.






45 8 3 "For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:"






45 8 4 "That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."






45 8 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.






45 8 6 For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.






45 8 7 "Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be."






45 8 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.






45 8 9 "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his."






45 8 10 "And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness."






45 8 11 "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."






45 8 12 "Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh."






45 8 13 "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live."






45 8 14 "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."






45 8 15 "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father."






45 8 16 "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:"






45 8 17 "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together."






45 8 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.






45 8 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.






45 8 20 "For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope,"






45 8 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.






45 8 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.






45 8 23 "And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body."






45 8 24 "For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?"






45 8 25 "But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it]."






45 8 26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.






45 8 27 "And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to [the will of] God."






45 8 28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose."






45 8 29 "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren."






45 8 30 "Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."






45 8 31 "What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?"






45 8 32 "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"






45 8 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? [It is] God that justifieth.






45 8 34 "Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."






45 8 35 "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?"






45 8 36 "As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."






45 8 37 "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."






45 8 38 "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,"






45 8 39 "Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."






45 9 1 "I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,"






45 9 2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.






45 9 3 "For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:"






45 9 4 "Who are Israelites; to whom [pertaineth] the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service [of God], and the promises;"






45 9 5 "Whose [are] the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ [came], who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen."






45 9 6 "Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel:"






45 9 7 "Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called."






45 9 8 "That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed."






45 9 9 "For this [is] the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son."






45 9 10 "And not only [this]; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, [even] by our father Isaac;"






45 9 11 "(For [the children] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)"






45 9 12 "It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger."






45 9 13 "As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated."






45 9 14 What shall we say then? [Is there] unrighteousness with God? God forbid.






45 9 15 "For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."






45 9 16 "So then [it is] not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy."






45 9 17 "For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth."






45 9 18 "Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will [have mercy], and whom he will he hardeneth."






45 9 19 "Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?"






45 9 20 "Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me thus?"






45 9 21 "Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?"






45 9 22 "[What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:"






45 9 23 "And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,"






45 9 24 "Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?"






45 9 25 "As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved."






45 9 26 "And it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God."






45 9 27 "Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:"






45 9 28 "For he will finish the work, and cut [it] short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth."






45 9 29 "And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha."






45 9 30 "What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith."






45 9 31 "But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness."






45 9 32 "Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;"






45 9 33 "As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed."






45 10 1 "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved."






45 10 2 "For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge."






45 10 3 "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God."






45 10 4 For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.






45 10 5 "For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them."






45 10 6 "But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down [from above]:)"






45 10 7 "Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)"






45 10 8 "But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, [even] in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;"






45 10 9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."






45 10 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.






45 10 11 "For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed."






45 10 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.






45 10 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.






45 10 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?






45 10 15 "And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"






45 10 16 "But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?"






45 10 17 "So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."






45 10 18 "But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world."






45 10 19 "But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by [them that are] no people, [and] by a foolish nation I will anger you."






45 10 20 "But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me."






45 10 21 "But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people."






45 11 1 "I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, [of] the tribe of Benjamin."






45 11 2 "God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,"






45 11 3 "Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life."






45 11 4 "But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to [the image of] Baal."






45 11 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.






45 11 6 "And if by grace, then [is it] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work."






45 11 7 "What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded"






45 11 8 "(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day."
Some Answered Questions, Chapter 22, within pp. 100-103
link

The Promulgation of Universal Peace, within pp. 442-447
link


(see also Isaiah 6:10,
Matthew 13:13-15,
Acts 28:27, Romans 11:8, 10 and also
Mark 8:18


45 11 9 "And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:"






45 11 10 "Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway."
Some Answered Questions, Chapter 22, within pp. 100-103
link

The Promulgation of Universal Peace, within pp. 442-447
link


(see also Isaiah 6:10,
Matthew 13:13-15,
Acts 28:27, Romans 11:8, 10 and also
Mark 8:18


45 11 11 "I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but [rather] through their fall salvation [is come] unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy."






45 11 12 "Now if the fall of them [be] the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?"






45 11 13 "For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:"






45 11 14 "If by any means I may provoke to emulation [them which are] my flesh, and might save some of them."






45 11 15 "For if the casting away of them [be] the reconciling of the world, what [shall] the receiving [of them be], but life from the dead?"






45 11 16 "For if the firstfruit [be] holy, the lump [is] also [holy]: and if the root [be] holy, so [are] the branches."






45 11 17 "And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;"






45 11 18 "Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee."






45 11 19 "Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in."






45 11 20 "Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:"






45 11 21 "For if God spared not the natural branches, [take heed] lest he also spare not thee."






45 11 22 "Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off."






45 11 23 "And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again."






45 11 24 "For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural [branches], be graffed into their own olive tree?"






45 11 25 "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in."






45 11 26 "And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:"






45 11 27 "For this [is] my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins."






45 11 28 "As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, [they are] beloved for the fathers' sakes."






45 11 29 For the gifts and calling of God [are] without repentance.






45 11 30 "For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:"






45 11 31 "Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy."






45 11 32 "For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all."






45 11 33 "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out!"






45 11 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?






45 11 35 "Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?"






45 11 36 "For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen."






45 12 1 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service."






45 12 2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."






45 12 3 "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."






45 12 4 "For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:"






45 12 5 "So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another."






45 12 6 "Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;"






45 12 7 "Or ministry, [let us wait] on [our] ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;"






45 12 8 "Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness."






45 12 9 [Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.






45 12 10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;






45 12 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;






45 12 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;






45 12 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.






45 12 14 "Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not."






45 12 15 "Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."






45 12 16 "[Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits."






45 12 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.






45 12 18 "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."






45 12 19 "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."






45 12 20 "Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head."






45 12 21 "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."






45 13 1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God.”

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God.”
13:1, 2, 4
Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 91
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13:1, 2, 4
The Promised Day is Come, within pp. 71-74
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45 13 2 "Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation." “Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God."

“Whosoever, therefore, resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God.”
13:1, 2, 4 (cont.)
Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 91
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13:1, 2, 4 (cont.)
The Promised Day is Come, within pp. 71-74
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45 13 3 "For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:"






45 13 4 "For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil." "For he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil."

“For he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.”
13:1, 2, 4 (cont.)
Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 91
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13:1, 2, 4 (cont.)
The Promised Day is Come, within pp. 71-74
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45 13 5 "Wherefore [ye] must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake."






45 13 6 "For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing."






45 13 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute [is due]; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.






45 13 8 "Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law."






45 13 9 "For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."






45 13 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.






45 13 11 "And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed."






45 13 12 "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."






45 13 13 "Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying."






45 13 14 "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to [fulfil] the lusts [thereof]."






45 14 1 "Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, [but] not to doubtful disputations."






45 14 2 "For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs."






45 14 3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.






45 14 4 "Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand."






45 14 5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day [alike]. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.






45 14 6 "He that regardeth the day, regardeth [it] unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard [it]. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks."






45 14 7 "For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself."






45 14 8 "For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's."






45 14 9 "For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living."






45 14 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.






45 14 11 "For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."






45 14 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.






45 14 13 "Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in [his] brother's way."






45 14 14 "I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that [there is] nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him [it is] unclean." LCB: "I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean." Some Answered Questions, Chapter 20, within pp. 93-97
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45 14 15 "But if thy brother be grieved with [thy] meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died."






45 14 16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:






45 14 17 "For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost."






45 14 18 "For he that in these things serveth Christ [is] acceptable to God, and approved of men."






45 14 19 "Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another."






45 14 20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil for that man who eateth with offence.






45 14 21 "[It is] good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak."






45 14 22 Hast thou faith? have [it] to thyself before God. Happy [is] he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.






45 14 23 "And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin."






45 15 1 "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves."






45 15 2 Let every one of us please [his] neighbour for [his] good to edification.






45 15 3 "For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me."






45 15 4 "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."






45 15 5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:






45 15 6 "That ye may with one mind [and] one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."






45 15 7 "Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God."






45 15 8 "Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises [made] unto the fathers:"






45 15 9 "And that the Gentiles might glorify God for [his] mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name."






45 15 10 "And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people."






45 15 11 "And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people."






45 15 12 "And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust."






45 15 13 "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."






45 15 14 "And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another."






45 15 15 "Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,"






45 15 16 "That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost."






45 15 17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.






45 15 18 "For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,"






45 15 19 "Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ."






45 15 20 "Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:"






45 15 21 "But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand."






45 15 22 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.






45 15 23 "But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;"






45 15 24 "Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your [company]."






45 15 25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.






45 15 26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.






45 15 27 "It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things."






45 15 28 "When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain."






45 15 29 "And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ."






45 15 30 "Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in [your] prayers to God for me;"






45 15 31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which [I have] for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;






45 15 32 "That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed."






45 15 33 Now the God of peace [be] with you all. Amen.






45 16 1 "I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:"






45 16 2 "That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also."






45 16 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:






45 16 4 "Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles."






45 16 5 "Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ."






45 16 6 "Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us."






45 16 7 "Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me."






45 16 8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.






45 16 9 "Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved."






45 16 10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' [household].






45 16 11 "Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the [household] of Narcissus, which are in the Lord."






45 16 12 "Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord."






45 16 13 "Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine."






45 16 14 "Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them."






45 16 15 "Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them."






45 16 16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.






45 16 17 "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."






45 16 18 "For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple."






45 16 19 "For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men]. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil."






45 16 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen.






45 16 21 "Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you."






45 16 22 "I Tertius, who wrote [this] epistle, salute you in the Lord."






45 16 23 "Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother."






45 16 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen.






45 16 25 "Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,"






45 16 26 "But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:"






45 16 27 "To God only wise, [be] glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. <[Written to the Romans from Corinthus, [and sent] by Phebe servant of the church at Cenchrea.]>"






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46 1 1 "Paul, called [to be] an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes [our] brother,"






46 1 2 "Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:"






46 1 3 "Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ."






46 1 4 "I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;"






46 1 5 "That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and [in] all knowledge;"






46 1 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:






46 1 7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:






46 1 8 "Who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye may be] blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ."






46 1 9 "God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord."






46 1 10 "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and [that] there be no divisions among you; but [that] ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."






46 1 11 "For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them [which are of the house] of Chloe, that there are contentions among you."
1:11-13
Memorandum from the Research Department “Whether the Apostle Paul was a “False Teacher”
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46 1 12 "Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ."
1:11-13 (cont.)
Memorandum from the Research Department “Whether the Apostle Paul was a “False Teacher”
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46 1 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
1:11-13 (cont.)
Memorandum from the Research Department “Whether the Apostle Paul was a “False Teacher”
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46 1 14 "I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;"






46 1 15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.






46 1 16 "And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other."






46 1 17 "For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect."






46 1 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.






46 1 19 "For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent."






46 1 20 Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?






46 1 21 "For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe."






46 1 22 "For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:"






46 1 23 "But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;"






46 1 24 "But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God."






46 1 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.






46 1 26 "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]:"






46 1 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;






46 1 28 "And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:"






46 1 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.






46 1 30 "But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:"






46 1 31 "That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."






46 2 1 "And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God."






46 2 2 "For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified."






46 2 3 "And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling."






46 2 4 "And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:"






46 2 5 "That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."






46 2 6 "Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:"






46 2 7 "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory:"






46 2 8 "Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory."






46 2 9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."






46 2 10 "But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God."






46 2 11 "For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God."






46 2 12 "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God."






46 2 13 "Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual."






46 2 14 "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned."






46 2 15 "But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man."






46 2 16 "For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."






46 3 1 "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, [even] as unto babes in Christ."






46 3 2 "I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able [to bear it], neither yet now are ye able."






46 3 3 "For ye are yet carnal: for whereas [there is] among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"






46 3 4 "For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I [am] of Apollos; are ye not carnal?"






46 3 5 "Who then is Paul, and who [is] Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?"






46 3 6 "I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase."






46 3 7 "So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."






46 3 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.






46 3 9 "For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building."






46 3 10 "According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon."






46 3 11 "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."






46 3 12 "Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;"






46 3 13 "Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is."






46 3 14 "If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward."






46 3 15 "If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."






46 3 16 "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"






46 3 17 "If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are."






46 3 18 "Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise."






46 3 19 "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness."






46 3 20 "And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain."






46 3 21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;






46 3 22 "Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;"






46 3 23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.






46 4 1 "Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God."






46 4 2 "Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful."






46 4 3 "But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self."






46 4 4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.






46 4 5 "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God."






46 4 6 "And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and [to] Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think [of men] above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another."






46 4 7 "For who maketh thee to differ [from another]? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive [it], why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received [it]?"






46 4 8 "Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you."






46 4 9 "For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men."






46 4 10 "We [are] fools for Christ's sake, but ye [are] wise in Christ; we [are] weak, but ye [are] strong; ye [are] honourable, but we [are] despised."






46 4 11 "Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;"






46 4 12 "And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:"






46 4 13 "Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, [and are] the offscouring of all things unto this day."






46 4 14 "I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn [you]."






46 4 15 "For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet [have ye] not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel."






46 4 16 "Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me."






46 4 17 "For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church."






46 4 18 "Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you."






46 4 19 "But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power."






46 4 20 "For the kingdom of God [is] not in word, but in power."






46 4 21 "What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and [in] the spirit of meekness?"






46 5 1 "It is reported commonly [that there is] fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife."






46 5 2 "And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you."






46 5 3 "For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, [concerning] him that hath so done this deed,"






46 5 4 "In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,"






46 5 5 "To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus."






46 5 6 Your glorying [is] not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?






46 5 7 "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:"






46 5 8 "Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth."






46 5 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:






46 5 10 "Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world."






46 5 11 "But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat."






46 5 12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?






46 5 13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.






46 6 1 "Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?"






46 6 2 "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?"






46 6 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?






46 6 4 "If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church."






46 6 5 "I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?"






46 6 6 "But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers."






46 6 7 "Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather [suffer yourselves to] be defrauded?"






46 6 8 "Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that [your] brethren."






46 6 9 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,"






46 6 10 "Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."






46 6 11 "And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."






46 6 12 "All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any."






46 6 13 "Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body [is] not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body."






46 6 14 "And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power."






46 6 15 "Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make [them] the members of an harlot? God forbid."






46 6 16 "What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh."






46 6 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.






46 6 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.






46 6 19 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"






46 6 20 "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."






46 7 1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.






46 7 2 "Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband."






46 7 3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.






46 7 4 "The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife."






46 7 5 "Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency."






46 7 6 "But I speak this by permission, [and] not of commandment."






46 7 7 "For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that."






46 7 8 "I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I."






46 7 9 "But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn."






46 7 10 "And unto the married I command, [yet] not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from [her] husband:"






46 7 11 "But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to [her] husband: and let not the husband put away [his] wife."






46 7 12 "But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away."






46 7 13 "And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him."






46 7 14 "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy."






46 7 15 "But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such [cases]: but God hath called us to peace."






46 7 16 "For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save [thy] husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save [thy] wife?"






46 7 17 "But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches."






46 7 18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.






46 7 19 "Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God."






46 7 20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.






46 7 21 "Art thou called [being] a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use [it] rather."






46 7 22 "For he that is called in the Lord, [being] a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, [being] free, is Christ's servant."






46 7 23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.






46 7 24 "Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God."






46 7 25 "Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful."






46 7 26 "I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, [I say], that [it is] good for a man so to be."






46 7 27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.






46 7 28 "But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you."






46 7 29 "But this I say, brethren, the time [is] short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;"






46 7 30 "And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;"






46 7 31 "And they that use this world, as not abusing [it]: for the fashion of this world passeth away."






46 7 32 "But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:"






46 7 33 "But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please [his] wife."






46 7 34 "There is difference [also] between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please [her] husband."






46 7 35 "And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction."






46 7 36 "But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of [her] age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry."






46 7 37 "Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well."






46 7 38 So then he that giveth [her] in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth [her] not in marriage doeth better.






46 7 39 "The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord."






46 7 40 "But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God."






46 8 1 "Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth."






46 8 2 "And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know."






46 8 3 "But if any man love God, the same is known of him."






46 8 4 "As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that [there is] none other God but one."






46 8 5 "For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)"






46 8 6 "But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him."






46 8 7 Howbeit [there is] not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat [it] as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.






46 8 8 "But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse."






46 8 9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.






46 8 10 "For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;"






46 8 11 "And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?"






46 8 12 "But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ."






46 8 13 "Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend."






46 9 1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?






46 9 2 "If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord."






46 9 3 "Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,"






46 9 4 Have we not power to eat and to drink?






46 9 5 "Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and [as] the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?"






46 9 6 "Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?"






46 9 7 "Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?"






46 9 8 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?






46 9 9 "For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?"






46 9 10 "Or saith he [it] altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, [this] is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope."






46 9 11 "If we have sown unto you spiritual things, [is it] a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?"






46 9 12 "If others be partakers of [this] power over you, [are] not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ."






46 9 13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live [of the things] of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?






46 9 14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.






46 9 15 "But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for [it were] better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void."






46 9 16 "For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!"






46 9 17 "For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation [of the gospel] is committed unto me."






46 9 18 "What is my reward then? [Verily] that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel."






46 9 19 "For though I be free from all [men], yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more."






46 9 20 "And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;"






46 9 21 "To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law."






46 9 22 "To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all [men], that I might by all means save some."






46 9 23 "And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with [you]."






46 9 24 "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain."






46 9 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they [do it] to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.






46 9 26 "I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:"






46 9 27 "But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."






46 10 1 "Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;"






46 10 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;






46 10 3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;






46 10 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.






46 10 5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.






46 10 6 "Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted."






46 10 7 "Neither be ye idolaters, as [were] some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."






46 10 8 "Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand."






46 10 9 "Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents."






46 10 10 "Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer."






46 10 11 "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come."






46 10 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.






46 10 13 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it]."






46 10 14 "Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry."






46 10 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.






46 10 16 "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?"






46 10 17 "For we [being] many are one bread, [and] one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread."






46 10 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?






46 10 19 "What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?"






46 10 20 "But I [say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils."






46 10 21 "Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils."






46 10 22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?






46 10 23 "All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not."






46 10 24 "Let no man seek his own, but every man another's [wealth]."






46 10 25 "Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, [that] eat, asking no question for conscience sake:"






46 10 26 "For the earth [is] the Lord's, and the fulness thereof."






46 10 27 "If any of them that believe not bid you [to a feast], and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake."






46 10 28 "But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth [is] the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:"






46 10 29 "Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another [man's] conscience?"






46 10 30 "For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?"






46 10 31 "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."






46 10 32 "Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:"






46 10 33 "Even as I please all [men] in all [things], not seeking mine own profit, but the [profit] of many, that they may be saved."






46 11 1 "Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ."






46 11 2 "Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered [them] to you."






46 11 3 "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of Christ [is] God."






46 11 4 "Every man praying or prophesying, having [his] head covered, dishonoureth his head."






46 11 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with [her] head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.






46 11 6 "For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered."






46 11 7 "For a man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man."






46 11 8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.






46 11 9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.






46 11 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of the angels.






46 11 11 "Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord."






46 11 12 "For as the woman [is] of the man, even so [is] the man also by the woman; but all things of God."






46 11 13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?






46 11 14 "Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?"






46 11 15 "But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for a covering."






46 11 16 "But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God."






46 11 17 "Now in this that I declare [unto you] I praise [you] not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse."






46 11 18 "For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it."






46 11 19 "For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you."






46 11 20 "When ye come together therefore into one place, [this] is not to eat the Lord's supper."






46 11 21 "For in eating every one taketh before [other] his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken."






46 11 22 "What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise [you] not."






46 11 23 "For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the [same] night in which he was betrayed took bread:"






46 11 24 "And when he had given thanks, he brake [it], and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me."






46 11 25 "After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me."






46 11 26 "For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come."






46 11 27 "Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink [this] cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord."






46 11 28 "But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of [that] bread, and drink of [that] cup."






46 11 29 "For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body."






46 11 30 "For this cause many [are] weak and sickly among you, and many sleep."






46 11 31 "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged."






46 11 32 "But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world."






46 11 33 "Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another."






46 11 34 "And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come."






46 12 1 "Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have you ignorant."






46 12 2 "Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led."






46 12 3 "Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and [that] no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost."






46 12 4 "Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit."






46 12 5 "And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord."






46 12 6 "And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all."






46 12 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.






46 12 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;






46 12 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;






46 12 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:






46 12 11 "But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will."






46 12 12 "For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ."






46 12 13 "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."






46 12 14 "For the body is not one member, but many."






46 12 15 "If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?"






46 12 16 "And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?"






46 12 17 "If the whole body [were] an eye, where [were] the hearing? If the whole [were] hearing, where [were] the smelling?"






46 12 18 "But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him."






46 12 19 "And if they were all one member, where [were] the body?"






46 12 20 "But now [are they] many members, yet but one body."






46 12 21 "And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you."






46 12 22 "Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:"






46 12 23 "And those [members] of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness."






46 12 24 "For our comely [parts] have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that [part] which lacked:"






46 12 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.






46 12 26 "And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it."






46 12 27 "Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular."






46 12 28 "And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues."






46 12 29 [Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles?






46 12 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?






46 12 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.






46 13 1 "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal."






46 13 2 "And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing."






46 13 3 "And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing."






46 13 4 "Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,"






46 13 5 "Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;"






46 13 6 "Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;"






46 13 7 "Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things."






46 13 8 "Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away."






46 13 9 "For we know in part, and we prophesy in part."






46 13 10 "But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away."






46 13 11 "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."






46 13 12 "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." O: "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face." The Promulgation of Universal Peace, 14 April 1912, within pp. 11-13
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46 13 13 "And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity."






46 14 1 "Follow after charity, and desire spiritual [gifts], but rather that ye may prophesy."






46 14 2 "For he that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth [him]; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries."






46 14 3 "But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men [to] edification, and exhortation, and comfort."






46 14 4 He that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.






46 14 5 "I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater [is] he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying."






46 14 6 "Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?"






46 14 7 "And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?"






46 14 8 "For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?"






46 14 9 "So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air."






46 14 10 "There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them [is] without signification."






46 14 11 "Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh [shall be] a barbarian unto me."






46 14 12 "Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual [gifts], seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church."






46 14 13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue pray that he may interpret.






46 14 14 "For if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful."






46 14 15 "What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also."






46 14 16 "Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?"






46 14 17 "For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified."






46 14 18 "I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:"






46 14 19 "Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that [by my voice] I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an [unknown] tongue."






46 14 20 "Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men."






46 14 21 "In the law it is written, With [men of] other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord."






46 14 22 "Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying [serveth] not for them that believe not, but for them which believe."






46 14 23 "If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in [those that are] unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?"






46 14 24 "But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or [one] unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:"






46 14 25 "And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on [his] face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth."






46 14 26 "How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying."






46 14 27 "If any man speak in an [unknown] tongue, [let it be] by two, or at the most [by] three, and [that] by course; and let one interpret."






46 14 28 "But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God."






46 14 29 "Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge."






46 14 30 "If [any thing] be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace."






46 14 31 "For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted."






46 14 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.






46 14 33 "For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."






46 14 34 "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law."






46 14 35 "And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church."






46 14 36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?






46 14 37 "If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord."






46 14 38 "But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant."






46 14 39 "Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues."






46 14 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.






46 15 1 "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;"






46 15 2 "By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain."






46 15 3 "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;"






46 15 4 "And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"






46 15 5 "And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:"






46 15 6 "After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep."






46 15 7 "After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles."






46 15 8 "And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time."






46 15 9 "For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God."






46 15 10 "But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me."






46 15 11 "Therefore whether [it were] I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed."






46 15 12 "Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?"






46 15 13 "But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:"






46 15 14 "And if Christ be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain."






46 15 15 "Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not."






46 15 16 "For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:"






46 15 17 "And if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins."






46 15 18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.






46 15 19 "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable."






46 15 20 "But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept."






46 15 21 "For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead."






46 15 22 "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." LCB: "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." Some Answered Questions, Chapter 29, within pp. 118-122
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46 15 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.






46 15 24 "Then [cometh] the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power."






46 15 25 "For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet."






46 15 26 The last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death.






46 15 27 "For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under [him, it is] manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him."






46 15 28 "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all."






46 15 29 "Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?"






46 15 30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?






46 15 31 "I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily."






46 15 32 "If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die."






46 15 33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.






46 15 34 "Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak [this] to your shame."






46 15 35 "But some [man] will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?"






46 15 36 "[Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:"






46 15 37 "And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other [grain]:"






46 15 38 "But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body."






46 15 39 "All flesh [is] not the same flesh: but [there is] one [kind of] flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, [and] another of birds."






46 15 40 "[There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another."






46 15 41 "[There is] one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for [one] star differeth from [another] star in glory."






46 15 42 So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:






46 15 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:






46 15 44 "It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body."






46 15 45 "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit."






46 15 46 "Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual."






46 15 47 "The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven."






46 15 48 "As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly."






46 15 49 "And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly."






46 15 50 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."
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46 15 51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed," JEE: “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,” 15:51-53
Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, Chapter 13: Prophecies Fulfilled by the Bahá’í Movement: The Great Resurrection
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Memorandum from the Research Department, “The Resurrection and Return of Jesus”
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46 15 52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." JEE: “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 15:51-53 (cont.)
Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, Chapter 13: Prophecies Fulfilled by the Bahá’í Movement: The Great Resurrection
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15:50-54 (cont.)
Memorandum from the Research Department, “The Resurrection and Return of Jesus”
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46 15 53 "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality." JEE: “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” 15:51-53 (cont.)
Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, Chapter 13: Prophecies Fulfilled by the Bahá’í Movement: The Great Resurrection
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15:50-54 (cont.)
Memorandum from the Research Department, “The Resurrection and Return of Jesus”
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46 15 54 "So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."
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Memorandum from the Research Department, “The Resurrection and Return of Jesus”
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46 15 55 "O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?"






46 15 56 The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.






46 15 57 "But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."






46 15 58 "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."






46 16 1 "Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye."






46 16 2 "Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come."






46 16 3 "And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by [your] letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem."






46 16 4 "And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me."






46 16 5 "Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia."






46 16 6 "And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go."






46 16 7 "For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit."






46 16 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.






46 16 9 "For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and [there are] many adversaries."






46 16 10 "Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also [do]."






46 16 11 "Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren."






46 16 12 "As touching [our] brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time."






46 16 13 "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong."






46 16 14 Let all your things be done with charity.






46 16 15 "I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)"






46 16 16 "That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with [us], and laboureth."






46 16 17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.






46 16 18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.






46 16 19 "The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house."






46 16 20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.






46 16 21 The salutation of [me] Paul with mine own hand.






46 16 22 "If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha."






46 16 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.






46 16 24 My love [be] with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen. <[The first [epistle] to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus and Timotheus.]>






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47 1 1 "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy [our] brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:"






47 1 2 "Grace [be] to you and peace from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ."






47 1 3 "Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;"






47 1 4 "Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."






47 1 5 "For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ."






47 1 6 "And whether we be afflicted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation."






47 1 7 "And our hope of you [is] stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so [shall ye be] also of the consolation."






47 1 8 "For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:"






47 1 9 "But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:"






47 1 10 "Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver [us];"






47 1 11 "Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift [bestowed] upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf."






47 1 12 "For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward."






47 1 13 "For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;"






47 1 14 "As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also [are] ours in the day of the Lord Jesus."






47 1 15 "And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;"






47 1 16 "And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea."






47 1 17 "When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?"






47 1 18 "But [as] God [is] true, our word toward you was not yea and nay."






47 1 19 "For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, [even] by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea."






47 1 20 "For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."






47 1 21 "Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God;"






47 1 22 "Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts."






47 1 23 "Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth."






47 1 24 "Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand."






47 2 1 "But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness."






47 2 2 "For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?"






47 2 3 "And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy] of you all."






47 2 4 "For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you."






47 2 5 "But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all."






47 2 6 "Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many."






47 2 7 "So that contrariwise ye [ought] rather to forgive [him], and comfort [him], lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow."






47 2 8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm [your] love toward him.






47 2 9 "For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things."






47 2 10 "To whom ye forgive any thing, I [forgive] also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave [it], for your sakes [forgave I it] in the person of Christ;"






47 2 11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.






47 2 12 "Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,"






47 2 13 "I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia."






47 2 14 "Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place."






47 2 15 "For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:"






47 2 16 To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who [is] sufficient for these things?






47 2 17 "For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ."






47 3 1 "Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some [others], epistles of commendation to you, or [letters] of commendation from you?"






47 3 2 "Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:"






47 3 3 "[Forasmuch as ye are] manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart."






47 3 4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:






47 3 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency [is] of God;






47 3 6 "Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life."






47 3 7 "But if the ministration of death, written [and] engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which [glory] was to be done away:"






47 3 8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?






47 3 9 "For if the ministration of condemnation [be] glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory."






47 3 10 "For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth."






47 3 11 "For if that which is done away [was] glorious, much more that which remaineth [is] glorious."






47 3 12 "Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:"






47 3 13 "And not as Moses, [which] put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:"






47 3 14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which [vail] is done away in Christ.






47 3 15 "But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart."






47 3 16 "Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away."






47 3 17 "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty."






47 3 18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord."






47 4 1 "Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;"






47 4 2 "But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God."






47 4 3 "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:"






47 4 4 "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."






47 4 5 "For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake."






47 4 6 "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."






47 4 7 "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us."






47 4 8 "[We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair;"






47 4 9 "Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;"






47 4 10 "Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body."






47 4 11 "For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh."






47 4 12 "So then death worketh in us, but life in you."






47 4 13 "We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;"






47 4 14 "Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present [us] with you."






47 4 15 "For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God."






47 4 16 "For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day."






47 4 17 "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory;"






47 4 18 "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal."






47 5 1 "For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."






47 5 2 "For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:"






47 5 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.






47 5 4 "For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life."






47 5 5 "Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing [is] God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit."






47 5 6 "Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:"






47 5 7 "(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)"






47 5 8 "We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."






47 5 9 "Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him."






47 5 10 "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad."






47 5 11 "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences."






47 5 12 "For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to [answer] them which glory in appearance, and not in heart."






47 5 13 "For whether we be beside ourselves, [it is] to God: or whether we be sober, [it is] for your cause."






47 5 14 "For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:"






47 5 15 "And [that] he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again."






47 5 16 "Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we [him] no more."






47 5 17 "Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."






47 5 18 "And all things [are] of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;"






47 5 19 "To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation."






47 5 20 "Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God."






47 5 21 "For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."






47 6 1 "We then, [as] workers together [with him], beseech [you] also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain."






47 6 2 "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now [is] the accepted time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation.)"






47 6 3 "Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:"






47 6 4 "But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,"






47 6 5 "In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;"






47 6 6 "By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,"






47 6 7 "By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,"






47 6 8 "By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and [yet] true;"






47 6 9 "As unknown, and [yet] well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;"






47 6 10 "As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things."






47 6 11 "O [ye] Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged."






47 6 12 "Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels."






47 6 13 "Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto [my] children,) be ye also enlarged."






47 6 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?






47 6 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?






47 6 16 "And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people."






47 6 17 "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,"






47 6 18 "And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."






47 7 1 "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."






47 7 2 "Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man."






47 7 3 "I speak not [this] to condemn [you]: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with [you]."






47 7 4 "Great [is] my boldness of speech toward you, great [is] my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation."






47 7 5 "For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without [were] fightings, within [were] fears."






47 7 6 "Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;"






47 7 7 "And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more."






47 7 8 "For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though [it were] but for a season."






47 7 9 "Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing."






47 7 10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.






47 7 11 "For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, [what] clearing of yourselves, yea, [what] indignation, yea, [what] fear, yea, [what] vehement desire, yea, [what] zeal, yea, [what] revenge! In all [things] ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter."






47 7 12 "Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, [I did it] not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you."






47 7 13 "Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all."






47 7 14 "For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which [I made] before Titus, is found a truth."






47 7 15 "And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him."






47 7 16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all [things].






47 8 1 "Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;"






47 8 2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.






47 8 3 "For to [their] power, I bear record, yea, and beyond [their] power [they were] willing of themselves;"






47 8 4 "Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and [take upon us] the fellowship of the ministering to the saints."






47 8 5 "And [this they did], not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God."






47 8 6 "Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also."






47 8 7 "Therefore, as ye abound in every [thing, in] faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and [in] all diligence, and [in] your love to us, [see] that ye abound in this grace also."






47 8 8 "I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love."






47 8 9 "For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich."






47 8 10 "And herein I give [my] advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago."






47 8 11 "Now therefore perform the doing [of it]; that as [there was] a readiness to will, so [there may be] a performance also out of that which ye have."






47 8 12 "For if there be first a willing mind, [it is] accepted according to that a man hath, [and] not according to that he hath not."






47 8 13 "For [I mean] not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:"






47 8 14 "But by an equality, [that] now at this time your abundance [may be a supply] for their want, that their abundance also may be [a supply] for your want: that there may be equality:"






47 8 15 "As it is written, He that [had gathered] much had nothing over; and he that [had gathered] little had no lack."






47 8 16 "But thanks [be] to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you."






47 8 17 "For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you."






47 8 18 "And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise [is] in the gospel throughout all the churches;"






47 8 19 "And not [that] only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and [declaration of] your ready mind:"






47 8 20 "Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:"






47 8 21 "Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men."






47 8 22 "And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which [I have] in you."






47 8 23 "Whether [any do enquire] of Titus, [he is] my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren [be enquired of, they are] the messengers of the churches, [and] the glory of Christ."






47 8 24 "Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf."






47 9 1 "For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:"






47 9 2 "For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many."






47 9 3 "Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:"






47 9 4 "Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting."






47 9 5 "Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as [a matter of] bounty, and not as [of] covetousness."






47 9 6 "But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully."






47 9 7 "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."






47 9 8 "And God [is] able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may abound to every good work:"






47 9 9 "(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever."






47 9 10 "Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for [your] food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)"






47 9 11 "Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God."






47 9 12 "For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;"






47 9 13 "Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for [your] liberal distribution unto them, and unto all [men];"






47 9 14 "And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you."






47 9 15 Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift.






47 10 1 "Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence [am] base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:"






47 10 2 "But I beseech [you], that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh."






47 10 3 "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:"






47 10 4 "(For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)"






47 10 5 "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"






47 10 6 "And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled."






47 10 7 "Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he [is] Christ's, even so [are] we Christ's."






47 10 8 "For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:"






47 10 9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.






47 10 10 "For [his] letters, say they, [are] weighty and powerful; but [his] bodily presence [is] weak, and [his] speech contemptible."






47 10 11 "Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such [will we be] also in deed when we are present."






47 10 12 "For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise."






47 10 13 "But we will not boast of things without [our] measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you."






47 10 14 "For we stretch not ourselves beyond [our measure], as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in [preaching] the gospel of Christ:"






47 10 15 "Not boasting of things without [our] measure, [that is], of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,"






47 10 16 "To preach the gospel in the [regions] beyond you, [and] not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand."






47 10 17 "But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."






47 10 18 "For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth."






47 11 1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in [my] folly: and indeed bear with me.






47 11 2 "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ."






47 11 3 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."






47 11 4 "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him]."






47 11 5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.






47 11 6 "But though [I be] rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things."






47 11 7 "Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?"






47 11 8 "I robbed other churches, taking wages [of them], to do you service."






47 11 9 "And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all [things] I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and [so] will I keep [myself]."






47 11 10 "As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia."






47 11 11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.






47 11 12 "But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we."






47 11 13 "For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ."






47 11 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.






47 11 15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.






47 11 16 "I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little."






47 11 17 "That which I speak, I speak [it] not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting."






47 11 18 "Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also."






47 11 19 "For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye [yourselves] are wise."






47 11 20 "For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour [you], if a man take [of you], if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face."






47 11 21 "I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also."






47 11 22 Are they Hebrews? so [am] I. Are they Israelites? so [am] I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so [am] I.






47 11 23 "Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft."






47 11 24 Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one.






47 11 25 "Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;"






47 11 26 "[In] journeyings often, [in] perils of waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [mine own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren;"






47 11 27 "In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness."






47 11 28 "Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches."






47 11 29 "Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?"






47 11 30 "If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities."






47 11 31 "The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not."






47 11 32 "In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:"






47 11 33 "And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands."






47 12 1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.






47 12 2 "I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven."






47 12 3 "And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)"






47 12 4 "How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."






47 12 5 "Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities."






47 12 6 "For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but [now] I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me [to be], or [that] he heareth of me."






47 12 7 "And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure."






47 12 8 "For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me."






47 12 9 "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."






47 12 10 "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."






47 12 11 "I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing."






47 12 12 "Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds."






47 12 13 "For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except [it be] that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong."






47 12 14 "Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children."






47 12 15 "And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved."






47 12 16 "But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile."






47 12 17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?






47 12 18 "I desired Titus, and with [him] I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? [walked we] not in the same steps?"






47 12 19 "Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but [we do] all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying."






47 12 20 "For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and [that] I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest [there be] debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:"






47 12 21 "[And] lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and [that] I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed."






47 13 1 This [is] the third [time] I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.






47 13 2 "I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:"






47 13 3 "Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you."






47 13 4 "For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you."






47 13 5 "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?"






47 13 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.






47 13 7 "Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates."






47 13 8 "For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth."






47 13 9 "For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, [even] your perfection."






47 13 10 "Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction."






47 13 11 "Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you."






47 13 12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.






47 13 13 All the saints salute you.






47 13 14 "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, [be] with you all. Amen. <[The second [epistle] to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, [a city] of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.]>"






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48 1 1 "Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)"






48 1 2 "And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:"






48 1 3 "Grace [be] to you and peace from God the Father, and [from] our Lord Jesus Christ,"






48 1 4 "Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:"






48 1 5 To whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.






48 1 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:






48 1 7 "Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ."






48 1 8 "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."






48 1 9 "As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."






48 1 10 "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ."






48 1 11 "But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man."






48 1 12 "For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught [it], but by the revelation of Jesus Christ."






48 1 13 "For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:"






48 1 14 "And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers."






48 1 15 "But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called [me] by his grace,"






48 1 16 "To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:"






48 1 17 "Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus."






48 1 18 "Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days."






48 1 19 "But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother."






48 1 20 "Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not."






48 1 21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;






48 1 22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:






48 1 23 "But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed."






48 1 24 And they glorified God in me.






48 2 1 "Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with [me] also."






48 2 2 "And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain."






48 2 3 "But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:"






48 2 4 "And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:"






48 2 5 "To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you."






48 2 6 "But of these who 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] in conference added nothing to me:"






48 2 7 "But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as [the gospel] of the circumcision [was] unto Peter;"






48 2 8 "(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)"






48 2 9 "And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived 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."






48 2 10 Only [they would] that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.






48 2 11 "But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed."
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48 2 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."
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48 2 13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
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48 2 14 "But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before [them] all, 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?"
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48 2 15 "We [who are] Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,"






48 2 16 "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but 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 by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified."






48 2 17 "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, [is] therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid."






48 2 18 "For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor."






48 2 19 "For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God."






48 2 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 I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."






48 2 21 "I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness [come] by the law, then Christ is dead in vain."






48 3 1 "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?"






48 3 2 "This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?"






48 3 3 "Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?"






48 3 4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if [it be] yet in vain.






48 3 5 "He therefore 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?"






48 3 6 "Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."






48 3 7 "Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham."






48 3 8 "And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, [saying], In thee shall all nations be blessed."






48 3 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.






48 3 10 "For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them."






48 3 11 "But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith."






48 3 12 "And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them."






48 3 13 "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:"






48 3 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.






48 3 15 "Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though [it be] but a man's covenant, yet [if it be] confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto."






48 3 16 "Now to 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 Christ."






48 3 17 "And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect."






48 3 18 "For if the inheritance [be] of the law, [it is] no more of promise: but God gave [it] to Abraham by promise."






48 3 19 "Wherefore then [serveth] the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; [and it was] ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator."






48 3 20 "Now a mediator is not [a mediator] of one, but God is one."






48 3 21 "[Is] the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law."






48 3 22 "But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe."






48 3 23 "But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed."






48 3 24 "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith."






48 3 25 "But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster."






48 3 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.






48 3 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.






48 3 28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."






48 3 29 "And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."






48 4 1 "Now I say, [That] the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;"






48 4 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.






48 4 3 "Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:"






48 4 4 "But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,"






48 4 5 "To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons."






48 4 6 "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."






48 4 7 "Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."






48 4 8 "Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods."






48 4 9 "But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?"






48 4 10 "Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years."






48 4 11 "I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain."






48 4 12 "Brethren, I beseech you, be as I [am]; for I [am] as ye [are]: ye have not injured me at all."






48 4 13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.






48 4 14 "And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, [even] as Christ Jesus."






48 4 15 "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."






48 4 16 "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"






48 4 17 "They zealously affect you, [but] not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them."






48 4 18 "But [it is] good to be zealously affected always in [a] good [thing], and not only when I am present with you."






48 4 19 "My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,"






48 4 20 "I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you."






48 4 21 "Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?"






48 4 22 "For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman."






48 4 23 But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by promise.






48 4 24 "Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar."






48 4 25 "For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children."






48 4 26 "But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all."






48 4 27 "For it is written, 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 an husband."






48 4 28 "Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise."






48 4 29 "But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him [that was born] after the Spirit, even so [it is] now."






48 4 30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.






48 4 31 "So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free."






48 5 1 "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."






48 5 2 "Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing."






48 5 3 "For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law."






48 5 4 "Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace."






48 5 5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.






48 5 6 "For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love."






48 5 7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?






48 5 8 This persuasion [cometh] not of him that calleth you.






48 5 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.






48 5 10 "I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be."






48 5 11 "And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased."






48 5 12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.






48 5 13 "For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another."






48 5 14 "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."






48 5 15 "But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another."






48 5 16 "[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh."






48 5 17 "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would."






48 5 18 "But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law."






48 5 19 "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,"






48 5 20 "Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,"






48 5 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 they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."






48 5 22 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,"






48 5 23 "Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."






48 5 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.






48 5 25 "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."






48 5 26 "Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."






48 6 1 "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted."






48 6 2 "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."






48 6 3 "For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself."






48 6 4 "But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another."






48 6 5 For every man shall bear his own burden.






48 6 6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.






48 6 7 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."






48 6 8 For 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.






48 6 9 "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."






48 6 10 "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith."






48 6 11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.






48 6 12 "As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ."






48 6 13 "For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh."






48 6 14 "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world."






48 6 15 "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature."






48 6 16 "And as many as walk according to this rule, peace [be] on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God."






48 6 17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.






48 6 18 "Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit. Amen. <[To [the] Galatians written from Rome.]>"






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49 1 1 "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:"






49 1 2 "Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ."






49 1 3 "Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:"






49 1 4 "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:"






49 1 5 "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"






49 1 6 "To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."






49 1 7 "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;"






49 1 8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;






49 1 9 "Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:"






49 1 10 "That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:"






49 1 11 "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:"






49 1 12 "That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ."






49 1 13 "In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,"






49 1 14 "Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory."






49 1 15 "Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,"






49 1 16 "Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;"






49 1 17 "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:"






49 1 18 "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,"






49 1 19 "And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,"






49 1 20 "Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places],"






49 1 21 "Far above all 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:"






49 1 22 "And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church,"






49 1 23 "Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all."






49 2 1 "And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins;"






49 2 2 "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:"






49 2 3 "Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others."






49 2 4 "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,"






49 2 5 "Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)"






49 2 6 "And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:"






49 2 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.






49 2 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:






49 2 9 "Not of works, lest any man should boast."






49 2 10 "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."






49 2 11 "Wherefore remember, that ye [being] in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;"






49 2 12 "That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:"






49 2 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.






49 2 14 "For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition [between us];"






49 2 15 "Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace;"






49 2 16 "And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:"






49 2 17 "And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh."






49 2 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.






49 2 19 "Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;"






49 2 20 "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone];"






49 2 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:






49 2 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.






49 3 1 "For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,"






49 3 2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:






49 3 3 "How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,"






49 3 4 "Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)"






49 3 5 "Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;"






49 3 6 "That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:"






49 3 7 "Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power."






49 3 8 "Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;"






49 3 9 "And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:"






49 3 10 "To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,"






49 3 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:






49 3 12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.






49 3 13 "Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory."






49 3 14 "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,"






49 3 15 "Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,"






49 3 16 "That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;"






49 3 17 "That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,"






49 3 18 "May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;"






49 3 19 "And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."






49 3 20 "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,"






49 3 21 "Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."






49 4 1 "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,"






49 4 2 "With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;"






49 4 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.






49 4 4 "[There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;"






49 4 5 "One Lord, one faith, one baptism,"






49 4 6 "One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all."






49 4 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.






49 4 8 "Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men."






49 4 9 "(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?"






49 4 10 "He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)"






49 4 11 "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;"






49 4 12 "For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:"






49 4 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:"






49 4 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;"






49 4 15 "But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:"






49 4 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."






49 4 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,"






49 4 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:"






49 4 19 "Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness."






49 4 20 But ye have not so learned Christ;






49 4 21 "If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:"






49 4 22 "That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;"






49 4 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;






49 4 24 "And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."






49 4 25 "Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another."






49 4 26 "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:"






49 4 27 Neither give place to the devil.






49 4 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."






49 4 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."






49 4 30 "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."






49 4 31 "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:"






49 4 32 "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."






49 5 1 "Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;"






49 5 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 sweetsmelling savour."






49 5 3 "But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;"






49 5 4 "Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks."






49 5 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."






49 5 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.






49 5 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.






49 5 8 "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:"






49 5 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)






49 5 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.






49 5 11 "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them]."






49 5 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.






49 5 13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.






49 5 14 "Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light."






49 5 15 "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,"






49 5 16 "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil."






49 5 17 "Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is]."






49 5 18 "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;"






49 5 19 "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;"






49 5 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;






49 5 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.






49 5 22 "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord."






49 5 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."






49 5 24 "Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing."






49 5 25 "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"






49 5 26 "That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,"






49 5 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."






49 5 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.






49 5 29 "For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:"






49 5 30 "For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones."






49 5 31 "For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh."






49 5 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.






49 5 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.






49 6 1 "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right."






49 6 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)






49 6 3 "That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth."






49 6 4 "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."






49 6 5 "Servants, be obedient to them that are [your] masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;"






49 6 6 "Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;"






49 6 7 "With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:"






49 6 8 "Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether [he be] bond or free."






49 6 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."






49 6 10 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."






49 6 11 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."






49 6 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 [places]."






49 6 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."






49 6 14 "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;"






49 6 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;






49 6 16 "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."






49 6 17 "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:"






49 6 18 "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;"






49 6 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,"






49 6 20 "For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."






49 6 21 "But that 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:"






49 6 22 "Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and [that] he might comfort your hearts."






49 6 23 "Peace [be] to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."






49 6 24 "Grace [be] with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. <[To [the] Ephesians written from Rome, by Tychicus.]>"






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50 1 1 "Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:"






50 1 2 "Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ."






50 1 3 "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,"






50 1 4 "Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,"






50 1 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;






50 1 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:"






50 1 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."






50 1 8 "For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ."






50 1 9 "And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and [in] all judgment;"






50 1 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;






50 1 11 "Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God."






50 1 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;"






50 1 13 "So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other [places];"






50 1 14 "And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear."






50 1 15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:






50 1 16 "The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:"






50 1 17 "But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel."






50 1 18 "What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice."






50 1 19 "For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,"






50 1 20 "According to my earnest expectation and [my] hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but [that] with all boldness, as always, [so] now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether [it be] by life, or by death."






50 1 21 "For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain."






50 1 22 "But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not."






50 1 23 "For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:"






50 1 24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh [is] more needful for you.






50 1 25 "And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;"






50 1 26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.






50 1 27 "Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;"






50 1 28 "And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God."






50 1 29 "For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;"






50 1 30 "Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear [to be] in me."






50 2 1 "If [there be] therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,"






50 2 2 "Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind."






50 2 3 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.






50 2 4 "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."






50 2 5 "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:"






50 2 6 "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:"






50 2 7 "But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:"






50 2 8 "And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."






50 2 9 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:"






50 2 10 "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;"






50 2 11 "And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father."






50 2 12 "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."






50 2 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.






50 2 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:






50 2 15 "That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;"






50 2 16 "Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain."






50 2 17 "Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all."






50 2 18 "For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me."






50 2 19 "But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state."






50 2 20 "For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state."






50 2 21 "For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's."






50 2 22 "But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel."






50 2 23 "Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me."






50 2 24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.






50 2 25 "Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants."






50 2 26 "For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick."






50 2 27 "For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow."






50 2 28 "I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful."






50 2 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:






50 2 30 "Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me."






50 3 1 "Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed [is] not grievous, but for you [it is] safe."






50 3 2 "Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision."






50 3 3 "For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh."






50 3 4 "Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:"






50 3 5 "Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;"






50 3 6 "Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless."






50 3 7 "But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ."






50 3 8 "Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ,"






50 3 9 "And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:"






50 3 10 "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;"






50 3 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.






50 3 12 "Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus."






50 3 13 "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,"






50 3 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.






50 3 15 "Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you."






50 3 16 "Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing."






50 3 17 "Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample."






50 3 18 "(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:"






50 3 19 "Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)"






50 3 20 "For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:"






50 3 21 "Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself."






50 4 1 "Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, [my] dearly beloved."






50 4 2 "I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord."






50 4 3 "And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and [with] other my fellowlabourers, whose names [are] in the book of life."






50 4 4 "Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice."






50 4 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord [is] at hand.






50 4 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.






50 4 7 "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."






50 4 8 "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things."






50 4 9 "Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you."






50 4 10 "But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity."






50 4 11 "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content."






50 4 12 "I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need."






50 4 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.






50 4 14 "Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction."






50 4 15 "Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only."






50 4 16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.






50 4 17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.






50 4 18 "But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things [which were sent] from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God."






50 4 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.






50 4 20 Now unto God and our Father [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.






50 4 21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you.






50 4 22 "All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household."






50 4 23 "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen. <[To [the] Philippians written from Rome, by Epaphroditus.]>"






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51 1 1 "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus [our] brother,"






51 1 2 "To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."






51 1 3 "We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,"






51 1 4 "Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love [which ye have] to all the saints,"






51 1 5 "For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;"






51 1 6 "Which is come unto you, as [it is] in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as [it doth] also in you, since the day ye heard [of it], and knew the grace of God in truth:"






51 1 7 "As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;"






51 1 8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.






51 1 9 "For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;"






51 1 10 "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;"






51 1 11 "Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;"






51 1 12 "Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:"






51 1 13 "Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son:"






51 1 14 "In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins:"






51 1 15 "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:"






51 1 16 "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:"






51 1 17 "And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."






51 1 18 "And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence."






51 1 19 For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulness dwell;






51 1 20 "And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven."






51 1 21 "And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled"






51 1 22 "In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:"






51 1 23 "If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;"






51 1 24 "Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:"






51 1 25 "Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;"






51 1 26 "[Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:"






51 1 27 "To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"






51 1 28 "Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:"






51 1 29 "Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily."






51 2 1 "For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;"






51 2 2 "That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;"






51 2 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.






51 2 4 "And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words."






51 2 5 "For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ."






51 2 6 "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, [so] walk ye in him:"






51 2 7 "Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving."






51 2 8 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."






51 2 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.






51 2 10 "And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:"






51 2 11 "In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:"






51 2 12 "Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead."






51 2 13 "And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;"






51 2 14 "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;"






51 2 15 "[And] having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it."






51 2 16 "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath [days]:"






51 2 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ.






51 2 18 "Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,"






51 2 19 "And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God."






51 2 20 "Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,"






51 2 21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;






51 2 22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?






51 2 23 "Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh."






51 3 1 "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God."






51 3 2 "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."






51 3 3 "For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God."






51 3 4 "When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory."






51 3 5 "Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:"






51 3 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:






51 3 7 "In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them."






51 3 8 "But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth."






51 3 9 "Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;"






51 3 10 "And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:"






51 3 11 "Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all."






51 3 12 "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;"






51 3 13 "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye."






51 3 14 "And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness."






51 3 15 "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful."






51 3 16 "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."






51 3 17 "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."






51 3 18 "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord."






51 3 19 "Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against them."






51 3 20 "Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord."






51 3 21 "Fathers, provoke not your children [to anger], lest they be discouraged."






51 3 22 "Servants, obey in all things [your] masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:"






51 3 23 "And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;"






51 3 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.






51 3 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.






51 4 1 "Masters, give unto [your] servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven."






51 4 2 "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;"






51 4 3 "Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:"






51 4 4 "That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak."






51 4 5 "Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time."






51 4 6 "Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man."






51 4 7 "All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, [who is] a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:"






51 4 8 "Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;"






51 4 9 "With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is [one] of you. They shall make known unto you all things which [are done] here."






51 4 10 "Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)"






51 4 11 "And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only [are my] fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me."






51 4 12 "Epaphras, who is [one] of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God."






51 4 13 "For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them [that are] in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis."






51 4 14 "Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you."






51 4 15 "Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house."






51 4 16 "And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the [epistle] from Laodicea."






51 4 17 "And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it."






51 4 18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace [be] with you. Amen. <[Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.]>






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52 1 1 "Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians [which is] in God the Father and [in] the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."






52 1 2 "We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;"






52 1 3 "Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;"






52 1 4 "Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God."






52 1 5 "For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake."






52 1 6 "And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:"






52 1 7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.






52 1 8 "For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing."






52 1 9 "For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;"






52 1 10 "And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come."






52 2 1 "For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:"






52 2 2 "But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention."






52 2 3 "For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:"






52 2 4 "But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts."






52 2 5 "For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God [is] witness:"






52 2 6 "Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor [yet] of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ."






52 2 7 "But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:"






52 2 8 "So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us."






52 2 9 "For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God."






52 2 10 "Ye [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:"






52 2 11 "As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father [doth] his children,"






52 2 12 "That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory."






52 2 13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."






52 2 14 "For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they [have] of the Jews:"






52 2 15 "Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:"






52 2 16 "Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost."






52 2 17 "But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire."






52 2 18 "Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us."






52 2 19 "For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?"






52 2 20 For ye are our glory and joy.






52 3 1 "Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;"






52 3 2 "And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:"






52 3 3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.






52 3 4 "For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know."






52 3 5 "For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain."






52 3 6 "But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also [to see] you:"






52 3 7 "Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:"






52 3 8 "For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord."






52 3 9 "For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;"






52 3 10 "Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?"






52 3 11 "Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you."






52 3 12 "And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all [men], even as we [do] toward you:"






52 3 13 "To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints."






52 4 1 "Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort [you] by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, [so] ye would abound more and more."






52 4 2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.






52 4 3 "For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:"






52 4 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;






52 4 5 "Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:"






52 4 6 "That no [man] go beyond and defraud his brother in [any] matter: because that the Lord [is] the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified."






52 4 7 "For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness."






52 4 8 "He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit."






52 4 9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.






52 4 10 "And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;"






52 4 11 "And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;"






52 4 12 "That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and [that] ye may have lack of nothing."






52 4 13 "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope."






52 4 14 "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him."






52 4 15 "For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep."






52 4 16 "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:"






52 4 17 "Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."






52 4 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.






52 5 1 "But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you."






52 5 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. LCB: (paraphrasing?): "Perhaps I shall come when you are yet asleep, for the coming of the Son of man is like the coming of a thief."

JT: “come like a thief in the night”
Some Answered Questions, Chapter 26, within pp. 110-113
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Diary of Juliet Thompson, note 64
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52 5 3 "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."






52 5 4 "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief."






52 5 5 "Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."






52 5 6 "Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober."






52 5 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.






52 5 8 "But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation."






52 5 9 "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,"






52 5 10 "Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him."






52 5 11 "Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."






52 5 12 "And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;"






52 5 13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves.






52 5 14 "Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men]."






52 5 15 "See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men]."






52 5 16 Rejoice evermore.






52 5 17 Pray without ceasing.






52 5 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.






52 5 19 Quench not the Spirit.






52 5 20 Despise not prophesyings.






52 5 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.






52 5 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.






52 5 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.






52 5 24 "Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it]."






52 5 25 "Brethren, pray for us."






52 5 26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.






52 5 27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.






52 5 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen. <[The first [epistle] to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.]>






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53 1 1 "Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:"






53 1 2 "Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."






53 1 3 "We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;"






53 1 4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:






53 1 5 "[Which is] a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:"






53 1 6 Seeing [it is] a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;






53 1 7 "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,"






53 1 8 "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:"






53 1 9 "Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;"






53 1 10 "When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day."






53 1 11 "Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of [this] calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of [his] goodness, and the work of faith with power:"






53 1 12 "That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ."






53 2 1 "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him,"






53 2 2 "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand."






53 2 3 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;"






53 2 4 "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."






53 2 5 "Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?"






53 2 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.






53 2 7 "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way."






53 2 8 "And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:"






53 2 9 "[Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,"






53 2 10 "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved."






53 2 11 "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:"






53 2 12 "That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."






53 2 13 "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:"






53 2 14 "Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."






53 2 15 "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle."






53 2 16 "Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given [us] everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,"






53 2 17 "Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work."






53 3 1 "Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have [free] course, and be glorified, even as [it is] with you:"






53 3 2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all [men] have not faith.






53 3 3 "But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep [you] from evil."






53 3 4 "And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you."






53 3 5 "And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ."






53 3 6 "Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us."






53 3 7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;






53 3 8 "Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:"






53 3 9 "Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us."






53 3 10 "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat."






53 3 11 "For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies."






53 3 12 "Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread."






53 3 13 "But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing."






53 3 14 "And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed."






53 3 15 "Yet count [him] not as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother."






53 3 16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord [be] with you all.






53 3 17 "The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write."






53 3 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen. <[The second [epistle] to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.]>






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54 1 1 "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope;"






54 1 2 "Unto Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord."






54 1 3 "As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,"






54 1 4 "Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do]."






54 1 5 "Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:"






54 1 6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;






54 1 7 "Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm."






54 1 8 "But we know that the law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully;"






54 1 9 "Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,"






54 1 10 "For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;"






54 1 11 "According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust."






54 1 12 "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;"






54 1 13 "Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief."






54 1 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.






54 1 15 "This [is] a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief."






54 1 16 "Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting."






54 1 17 "Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen."






54 1 18 "This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;"






54 1 19 "Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:"






54 1 20 "Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme."






54 2 1 "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;"






54 2 2 "For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."






54 2 3 For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;






54 2 4 "Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."






54 2 5 "For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"






54 2 6 "Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."






54 2 7 "Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, [and] lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity."






54 2 8 "I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting."






54 2 9 "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;"






54 2 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.






54 2 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.






54 2 12 "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence."






54 2 13 "For Adam was first formed, then Eve."






54 2 14 "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."






54 2 15 "Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."






54 3 1 "This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work."






54 3 2 "A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;"






54 3 3 "Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;"






54 3 4 "One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;"






54 3 5 "(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)"






54 3 6 "Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil."






54 3 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.






54 3 8 "Likewise [must] the deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;"






54 3 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.






54 3 10 "And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being [found] blameless."






54 3 11 "Even so [must their] wives [be] grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things."






54 3 12 "Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well."






54 3 13 "For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus."






54 3 14 "These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:"






54 3 15 "But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."






54 3 16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."






54 4 1 "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;"






54 4 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;






54 4 3 "Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth."






54 4 4 "For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:"






54 4 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.






54 4 6 "If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained."






54 4 7 "But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto godliness."






54 4 8 "For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."






54 4 9 This [is] a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.






54 4 10 "For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe."






54 4 11 These things command and teach.






54 4 12 "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."






54 4 13 "Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."






54 4 14 "Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery."






54 4 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.






54 4 16 "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee."






54 5 1 "Rebuke not an elder, but intreat [him] as a father; [and] the younger men as brethren;"






54 5 2 "The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity."






54 5 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed.






54 5 4 "But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God."






54 5 5 "Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day."






54 5 6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.






54 5 7 "And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless."






54 5 8 "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."






54 5 9 "Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,"






54 5 10 "Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work."






54 5 11 "But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;"






54 5 12 "Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith."






54 5 13 "And withal they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not."






54 5 14 "I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully."






54 5 15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.






54 5 16 "If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed."






54 5 17 "Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine."






54 5 18 "For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer [is] worthy of his reward."






54 5 19 "Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses."






54 5 20 "Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear."






54 5 21 "I charge [thee] before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality."






54 5 22 "Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure."






54 5 23 "Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities."






54 5 24 "Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some [men] they follow after."






54 5 25 Likewise also the good works [of some] are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.






54 6 1 "Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and [his] doctrine be not blasphemed."






54 6 2 "And they that have believing masters, let them not despise [them], because they are brethren; but rather do [them] service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort."






54 6 3 "If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;"






54 6 4 "He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,"






54 6 5 "Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself."






54 6 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.






54 6 7 "For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out."






54 6 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.






54 6 9 "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition."






54 6 10 "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."






54 6 11 "But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness."






54 6 12 "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."






54 6 13 "I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and [before] Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;"






54 6 14 "That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:"






54 6 15 "Which in his times he shall shew, [who is] the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;"






54 6 16 "Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen."






54 6 17 "Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;"






54 6 18 "That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;"






54 6 19 "Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life."






54 6 20 "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:"






54 6 21 "Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace [be] with thee. Amen. <[The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.]>"






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55 1 1 "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,"






55 1 2 "To Timothy, [my] dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord."






55 1 3 "I thank God, whom I serve from [my] forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;"






55 1 4 "Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;"






55 1 5 "When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also."






55 1 6 "Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands."






55 1 7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."






55 1 8 "Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;"






55 1 9 "Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,"






55 1 10 "But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:"






55 1 11 "Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles."






55 1 12 "For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day."






55 1 13 "Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus."






55 1 14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.






55 1 15 "This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes."






55 1 16 "The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:"






55 1 17 "But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found [me]."






55 1 18 "The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well."






55 2 1 "Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus."






55 2 2 "And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also."






55 2 3 "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ."






55 2 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.






55 2 5 "And if a man also strive for masteries, [yet] is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully."






55 2 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.






55 2 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.






55 2 8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:






55 2 9 "Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, [even] unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound."






55 2 10 "Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory."






55 2 11 "[It is] a faithful saying: For if we be dead with [him], we shall also live with [him]:"






55 2 12 "If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him]: if we deny [him], he also will deny us:"






55 2 13 "If we believe not, [yet] he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself."






55 2 14 "Of these things put [them] in remembrance, charging [them] before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, [but] to the subverting of the hearers."






55 2 15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."






55 2 16 But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.






55 2 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;






55 2 18 "Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some."






55 2 19 "Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."






55 2 20 "But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour."






55 2 21 "If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, [and] prepared unto every good work."






55 2 22 "Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart."






55 2 23 "But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes."






55 2 24 "And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient,"






55 2 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;






55 2 26 "And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will."






55 3 1 "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come."






55 3 2 "For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,"






55 3 3 "Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,"






55 3 4 "Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;"






55 3 5 "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."






55 3 6 "For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,"






55 3 7 "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."






55 3 8 "Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith."






55 3 9 "But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men], as theirs also was."






55 3 10 "But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,"






55 3 11 "Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of [them] all the Lord delivered me."






55 3 12 "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."






55 3 13 "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."






55 3 14 "But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them];"






55 3 15 "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."






55 3 16 "All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"






55 3 17 "That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."






55 4 1 "I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;"






55 4 2 "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine."






55 4 3 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"






55 4 4 "And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."






55 4 5 "But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."






55 4 6 "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand."






55 4 7 "I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:"






55 4 8 "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."






55 4 9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:






55 4 10 "For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia."






55 4 11 "Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry."






55 4 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.






55 4 13 "The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring [with thee], and the books, [but] especially the parchments."






55 4 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:






55 4 15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.






55 4 16 "At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me: [I pray God] that it may not be laid to their charge."






55 4 17 "Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and [that] all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion."






55 4 18 "And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve [me] unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen."






55 4 19 "Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus."






55 4 20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.






55 4 21 "Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren."






55 4 22 "The Lord Jesus Christ [be] with thy spirit. Grace [be] with you. Amen. <[The second [epistle] unto Timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the second time.]>"






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56 1 1 "Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;"






56 1 2 "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;"






56 1 3 "But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;"






56 1 4 "To Titus, [mine] own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour."






56 1 5 "For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:"






56 1 6 "If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly."






56 1 7 "For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;"






56 1 8 "But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;"






56 1 9 "Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers."






56 1 10 "For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:"






56 1 11 "Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake."






56 1 12 "One of themselves, [even] a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians [are] alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies."






56 1 13 "This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;"






56 1 14 "Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth."






56 1 15 Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. LCB: "Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled." Some Answered Questions, Chapter 20, within pp. 93-97
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56 1 16 "They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate."






56 2 1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:






56 2 2 "That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience."






56 2 3 "The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;"






56 2 4 "That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,"






56 2 5 "[To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."






56 2 6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.






56 2 7 "In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,"






56 2 8 "Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you."






56 2 9 "[Exhort] servants to be obedient unto their own masters, [and] to please [them] well in all [things]; not answering again;"






56 2 10 "Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things."






56 2 11 "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,"






56 2 12 "Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;"






56 2 13 "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;"






56 2 14 "Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."






56 2 15 "These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee."






56 3 1 "Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,"






56 3 2 "To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men."






56 3 3 "For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another."






56 3 4 "But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,"






56 3 5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"






56 3 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;






56 3 7 "That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."






56 3 8 "[This is] a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men."






56 3 9 "But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain."






56 3 10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;






56 3 11 "Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself."






56 3 12 "When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter."






56 3 13 "Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them."






56 3 14 "And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful."






56 3 15 "All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace [be] with you all. Amen. <[It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cretians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.]>"






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57 1 1 "Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy [our] brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,"






57 1 2 "And to [our] beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:"






57 1 3 "Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."






57 1 4 "I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,"






57 1 5 "Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;"






57 1 6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.






57 1 7 "For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother."






57 1 8 "Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,"






57 1 9 "Yet for love's sake I rather beseech [thee], being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ."






57 1 10 "I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:"






57 1 11 "Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:"






57 1 12 "Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:"






57 1 13 "Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:"






57 1 14 "But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly."






57 1 15 "For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;"






57 1 16 "Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?"






57 1 17 "If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself."






57 1 18 "If he hath wronged thee, or oweth [thee] ought, put that on mine account;"






57 1 19 "I Paul have written [it] with mine own hand, I will repay [it]: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides."






57 1 20 "Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord."






57 1 21 "Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say."






57 1 22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.






57 1 23 "There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;"






57 1 24 "Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers."






57 1 25 "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit. Amen. <[Written from Rome to Philemon, by Onesimus a servant.]>"






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58 1 1 "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,"






58 1 2 "Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;"






58 1 3 "Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;"






58 1 4 "Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they."






58 1 5 "For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?"






58 1 6 "And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him."






58 1 7 "And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire."






58 1 8 "But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom."






58 1 9 "Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, [even] thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."






58 1 10 "And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:"






58 1 11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;






58 1 12 "And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail."






58 1 13 "But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?"






58 1 14 "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?"






58 2 1 "Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let [them] slip."






58 2 2 "For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;"






58 2 3 "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard [him];"






58 2 4 "God also bearing [them] witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?"






58 2 5 "For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak."






58 2 6 "But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?"






58 2 7 "Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:"






58 2 8 "Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing [that is] not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him."






58 2 9 "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man."






58 2 10 "For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings."






58 2 11 "For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified [are] all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,"






58 2 12 "Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee."






58 2 13 "And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me."






58 2 14 "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;"






58 2 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.






58 2 16 For verily he took not on [him the nature of] angels; but he took on [him] the seed of Abraham.






58 2 17 "Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto [his] brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things [pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people."






58 2 18 "For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted."






58 3 1 "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;"






58 3 2 "Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses [was faithful] in all his house."






58 3 3 "For this [man] was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house."






58 3 4 For every house is builded by some [man]; but he that built all things [is] God.






58 3 5 "And Moses verily [was] faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;"






58 3 6 "But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end."






58 3 7 "Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,"






58 3 8 "Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:"






58 3 9 "When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years."






58 3 10 "Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in [their] heart; and they have not known my ways."






58 3 11 "So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)"






58 3 12 "Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God."






58 3 13 "But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."






58 3 14 "For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;"






58 3 15 "While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation."






58 3 16 "For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses."






58 3 17 "But with whom was he grieved forty years? [was it] not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?"






58 3 18 "And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?"






58 3 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.






58 4 1 "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left [us] of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it."






58 4 2 "For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard [it]."






58 4 3 "For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world."






58 4 4 "For he spake in a certain place of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works."






58 4 5 "And in this [place] again, If they shall enter into my rest."






58 4 6 "Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:"






58 4 7 "Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts."






58 4 8 "For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day."






58 4 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.






58 4 10 "For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his."






58 4 11 "Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."






58 4 12 "For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."






58 4 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.






58 4 14 "Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast [our] profession."






58 4 15 "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin."






58 4 16 "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."






58 5 1 "For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things [pertaining] to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:"






58 5 2 "Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity."






58 5 3 "And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins."






58 5 4 "And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as [was] Aaron."






58 5 5 "So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee."






58 5 6 "As he saith also in another [place], Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."






58 5 7 "Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;"






58 5 8 "Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;"






58 5 9 "And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;"






58 5 10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.






58 5 11 "Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing."






58 5 12 "For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which [be] the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat."






58 5 13 For every one that useth milk [is] unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.






58 5 14 "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, [even] those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."






58 6 1 "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,"






58 6 2 "Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment."






58 6 3 "And this will we do, if God permit."






58 6 4 "For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,"






58 6 5 "And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,"






58 6 6 "If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame."






58 6 7 "For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:"






58 6 8 "But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is] to be burned."






58 6 9 "But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak."






58 6 10 "For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister."






58 6 11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:






58 6 12 "That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."






58 6 13 "For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,"






58 6 14 "Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee."






58 6 15 "And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise."






58 6 16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation [is] to them an end of all strife.






58 6 17 "Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath:"






58 6 18 "That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:"






58 6 19 "Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;"






58 6 20 "Whither the forerunner is for us entered, [even] Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."






58 7 1 "For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;"






58 7 2 "To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;"






58 7 3 "Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually."






58 7 4 "Now consider how great this man [was], unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils."






58 7 5 "And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:"






58 7 6 "But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises."






58 7 7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.






58 7 8 "And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them], of whom it is witnessed that he liveth."






58 7 9 "And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham."






58 7 10 "For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him."






58 7 11 "If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need [was there] that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?"






58 7 12 "For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law."






58 7 13 "For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar."






58 7 14 For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.






58 7 15 "And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,"






58 7 16 "Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life."






58 7 17 "For he testifieth, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."






58 7 18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.






58 7 19 "For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did]; by the which we draw nigh unto God."






58 7 20 And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made priest]:






58 7 21 "(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)"






58 7 22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.






58 7 23 "And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:"






58 7 24 "But this [man], because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood."






58 7 25 "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."






58 7 26 "For such an high priest became us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;"






58 7 27 "Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself."






58 7 28 "For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, [maketh] the Son, who is consecrated for evermore."






58 8 1 "Now of the things which we have spoken [this is] the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;"






58 8 2 "A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man."






58 8 3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore [it is] of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.






58 8 4 "For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:"






58 8 5 "Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount."






58 8 6 "But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises."






58 8 7 "For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second."






58 8 8 "For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:"






58 8 9 "Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord."






58 8 10 "For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:"






58 8 11 "And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest."






58 8 12 "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more."






58 8 13 "In that he saith, A new [covenant], he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old [is] ready to vanish away."






58 9 1 "Then verily the first [covenant] had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary."






58 9 2 "For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein [was] the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary."






58 9 3 "And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;"






58 9 4 "Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein [was] the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;"






58 9 5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.






58 9 6 "Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service [of God]."






58 9 7 "But into the second [went] the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and [for] the errors of the people:"






58 9 8 "The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:"






58 9 9 "Which [was] a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;"






58 9 10 "[Which stood] only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed [on them] until the time of reformation."






58 9 11 "But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;"






58 9 12 "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us]."






58 9 13 "For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:"






58 9 14 "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"






58 9 15 "And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions [that were] under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance."






58 9 16 "For where a testament [is], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator."






58 9 17 For a testament [is] of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.






58 9 18 Whereupon neither the first [testament] was dedicated without blood.






58 9 19 "For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,"






58 9 20 "Saying, This [is] the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you."






58 9 21 "Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry."






58 9 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.






58 9 23 [It was] therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.






58 9 24 "For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:"






58 9 25 "Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;"






58 9 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.






58 9 27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"






58 9 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.






58 10 1 "For the law having a shadow of good things to come, [and] not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect."






58 10 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.






58 10 3 But in those [sacrifices there is] a remembrance again [made] of sins every year.






58 10 4 For [it is] not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.






58 10 5 "Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:"






58 10 6 In burnt offerings and [sacrifices] for sin thou hast had no pleasure.






58 10 7 "Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God."






58 10 8 "Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and [offering] for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure [therein]; which are offered by the law;"






58 10 9 "Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second."






58 10 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once [for all].






58 10 11 "And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:"






58 10 12 "But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;"






58 10 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.






58 10 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.






58 10 15 "[Whereof] the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,"






58 10 16 "This [is] the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;"






58 10 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.






58 10 18 "Now where remission of these [is, there is] no more offering for sin."






58 10 19 "Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,"






58 10 20 "By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;"






58 10 21 And [having] an high priest over the house of God;






58 10 22 "Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."






58 10 23 Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised;)






58 10 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:






58 10 25 "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."






58 10 26 "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,"






58 10 27 "But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries."






58 10 28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:






58 10 29 "Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?"






58 10 30 "For we know him that hath said, Vengeance [belongeth] unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people."






58 10 31 [It is] a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.






58 10 32 "But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;"






58 10 33 "Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used."






58 10 34 "For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance."






58 10 35 "Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward."






58 10 36 "For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise."






58 10 37 "For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry."






58 10 38 "Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him."






58 10 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.






58 11 1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."






58 11 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.






58 11 3 "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."






58 11 4 "By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh."






58 11 5 "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God."






58 11 6 "But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."






58 11 7 "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith."






58 11 8 "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went."






58 11 9 "By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:"






58 11 10 "For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God."






58 11 11 "Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised."






58 11 12 "Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, [so many] as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable."






58 11 13 "These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth."






58 11 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.






58 11 15 "And truly, if they had been mindful of that [country] from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned."






58 11 16 "But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city."






58 11 17 "By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten [son],"






58 11 18 "Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:"






58 11 19 "Accounting that God [was] able to raise [him] up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure."






58 11 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.






58 11 21 "By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, [leaning] upon the top of his staff."






58 11 22 "By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones."






58 11 23 "By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw [he was] a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment."






58 11 24 "By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;"






58 11 25 "Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;"






58 11 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.






58 11 27 "By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible."






58 11 28 "Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them."






58 11 29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry [land]: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.






58 11 30 "By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days."






58 11 31 "By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace."






58 11 32 "And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and [of] Barak, and [of] Samson, and [of] Jephthae; [of] David also, and Samuel, and [of] the prophets:"






58 11 33 "Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,"






58 11 34 "Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens."






58 11 35 "Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:"






58 11 36 "And others had trial of [cruel] mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:"






58 11 37 "They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;"






58 11 38 "(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and [in] mountains, and [in] dens and caves of the earth."






58 11 39 "And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:"






58 11 40 "God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect."






58 12 1 "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,"






58 12 2 "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."






58 12 3 "For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds."






58 12 4 "Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin."






58 12 5 "And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:"






58 12 6 "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth."






58 12 7 "If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?"






58 12 8 "But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons."






58 12 9 "Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?"






58 12 10 "For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness."






58 12 11 "Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby."






58 12 12 "Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;"






58 12 13 "And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed."






58 12 14 "Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:"






58 12 15 "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled;"






58 12 16 "Lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright."






58 12 17 "For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears."






58 12 18 "For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,"






58 12 19 "And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which [voice] they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:"






58 12 20 "(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:"






58 12 21 "And so terrible was the sight, [that] Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)"






58 12 22 "But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,"






58 12 23 "To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,"






58 12 24 "And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel."






58 12 25 "See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven:"






58 12 26 "Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven."






58 12 27 "And this [word], Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain."






58 12 28 "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:"






58 12 29 For our God [is] a consuming fire.






58 13 1 Let brotherly love continue.






58 13 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.






58 13 3 "Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; [and] them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body."






58 13 4 "Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge."






58 13 5 "[Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."






58 13 6 "So that we may boldly say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."






58 13 7 "Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of [their] conversation."






58 13 8 "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."






58 13 9 "Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For [it is] a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein."






58 13 10 "We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle."






58 13 11 "For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp."






58 13 12 "Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate."






58 13 13 "Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach."






58 13 14 "For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come."






58 13 15 "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name."






58 13 16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.






58 13 17 "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you."






58 13 18 "Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly."






58 13 19 "But I beseech [you] the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner."






58 13 20 "Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,"






58 13 21 "Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen."






58 13 22 "And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words."






58 13 23 "Know ye that [our] brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you."






58 13 24 "Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you."






58 13 25 "Grace [be] with you all. Amen. <[Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by Timothy.]>"






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59 1 1 "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting."






59 1 2 "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;"






59 1 3 "Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience."






59 1 4 "But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."






59 1 5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."






59 1 6 "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed."






59 1 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.






59 1 8 A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.






59 1 9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:






59 1 10 "But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away."






59 1 11 "For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways."






59 1 12 "Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him."






59 1 13 "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:"






59 1 14 "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed."






59 1 15 "Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."






59 1 16 "Do not err, my beloved brethren."






59 1 17 "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."






59 1 18 "Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures."






59 1 19 "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:"






59 1 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.






59 1 21 "Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls."






59 1 22 "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."






59 1 23 "For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:"






59 1 24 "For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was."






59 1 25 "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."






59 1 26 "If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion [is] vain."






59 1 27 "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world."






59 2 1 "My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons."






59 2 2 "For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;"






59 2 3 "And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:"






59 2 4 "Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?"






59 2 5 "Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?"






59 2 6 "But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?"






59 2 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?






59 2 8 "If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:"






59 2 9 "But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors."






59 2 10 "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all."






59 2 11 "For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law."






59 2 12 "So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty."






59 2 13 "For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment."






59 2 14 "What [doth it] profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?"






59 2 15 "If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,"






59 2 16 "And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be [ye] warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what [doth it] profit?"






59 2 17 "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."






59 2 18 "Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works."






59 2 19 "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."






59 2 20 "But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?"






59 2 21 "Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?"






59 2 22 "Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?"






59 2 23 "And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God."






59 2 24 "Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only."






59 2 25 "Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent [them] out another way?"






59 2 26 "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."






59 3 1 "My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation."






59 3 2 "For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man, [and] able also to bridle the whole body."






59 3 3 "Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body."






59 3 4 "Behold also the ships, which though [they be] so great, and [are] driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth."






59 3 5 "Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!"






59 3 6 "And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell."






59 3 7 "For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:"






59 3 8 "But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison."






59 3 9 "Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God."






59 3 10 "Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be."






59 3 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet [water] and bitter?






59 3 12 "Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so [can] no fountain both yield salt water and fresh."






59 3 13 Who [is] a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.






59 3 14 "But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth."






59 3 15 "This wisdom descendeth not from above, but [is] earthly, sensual, devilish."






59 3 16 "For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work."






59 3 17 "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy."






59 3 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.






59 4 1 "From whence [come] wars and fightings among you? [come they] not hence, [even] of your lusts that war in your members?"






59 4 2 "Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not."






59 4 3 "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts."






59 4 4 "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God."






59 4 5 "Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?"






59 4 6 "But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble."






59 4 7 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."






59 4 8 "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded."






59 4 9 "Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and [your] joy to heaviness."






59 4 10 "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up."






59 4 11 "Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of [his] brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge."






59 4 12 "There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?"






59 4 13 "Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:"






59 4 14 "Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."






59 4 15 "For that ye [ought] to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that."






59 4 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.






59 4 17 "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin."






59 5 1 "Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you]."






59 5 2 "Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten."






59 5 3 "Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days."






59 5 4 "Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth."






59 5 5 "Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter."






59 5 6 Ye have condemned [and] killed the just; [and] he doth not resist you.






59 5 7 "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain."






59 5 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.






59 5 9 "Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door."






59 5 10 "Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience."






59 5 11 "Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy."






59 5 12 "But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and [your] nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation."






59 5 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.






59 5 14 "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:"






59 5 15 "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."






59 5 16 "Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."






59 5 17 "Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months."






59 5 18 "And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit."






59 5 19 "Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;"






59 5 20 "Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins."






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60 1 1 "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,"






60 1 2 "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied."






60 1 3 "Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,"






60 1 4 "To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,"






60 1 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.






60 1 6 "Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:"