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how much evil he hath done to tljT) saints at Jerusalem : and here
he hath authority from the chief priests, to bind all that cilU Oil t\)'Q
name. But the Lord said unto him. Go thy way : for he is a
chosen vessel unto mc, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and
kings, and the children of Israel. For I will shew him how great
things he must suffer for my name's sake. 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 re-
ceive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And imme-
diately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales : and he received
sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters,
he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda, And there
he found a certain man named Enjeas, which had kept his bed
eight years, and was sick of the palsy. And Peter said unto him,
Enteas, Jesus QIl)ri6t makcti) tl)CC ml)Ok : arise, and make thy
bed. And he arose immediately.

And behold, immediately there were three men already come
unto the house where I was, sent from Csesarea unto me. And the
Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover, these
six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house :
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 ; who shall tell thee words, whereby thou
and all thy house shall be saved. And as I began to speak, the
Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. Then re-
membered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed
baptized with water : but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
Forasmuch then as (3oh 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 ?

[And as the peojile were in expectation, and all men mused in
their hearts of John, whether lie were the Christ or not; John
answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water ;
but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am
not worthy to unloose : |)C shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost
and with fire.]

And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia,
Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus
was Christ. And when they opposed themselves, and blnS|)l)Ctncb,
he shook his raiment, and said unto them. Your blood be upon your
own heads : I am clean : fi-om henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock over the whicli
the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of
God, which [)t hath purchased with his own blood.

ix. 32-34.

xi. 11-17.

lii. 15, 1&

xviii. 5, 0.

Acts, XX. 28.





xxi. 40, and

xxii. i-Hi.

xxiii. il.

i. 1-7.

And when he had given him license, 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 He-
brew tongue, saying.

Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make
now unto you. (And when they heard that he spake in the He-
brew tongue to them, they kept the more silence : and he saith,)
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. And I
persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into
prisons both men and women. As also the high priest dotli bear
me witness, and all the estate of the elders ; from whom also I re-
ceived letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring
them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.
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. And I fell unto the ground, and
heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me ?
And I answered, Who art thou, Lord ? And he said unto me, I
am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. 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. And I said. What shall
I do. Lord ? And the Lord said unto me. Arise, and go into Da-
mascus, and there it shall be told thee of all things which are ap-
jtointed for thee to do. And when I could not see for the glory
of that liirht, beino; led bv the hand of them that were with me,
I came into Damascus. And one Ananias, a devout man according
to the law, having a good i-eport of all the Jews which dwelt there,
came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, IJrother Saul, receive
thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him. And lie
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. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what
thou hast seen and heard. And now why tarriest thou ? Arise,
and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling Oil tl)C unmcof
tl)e £orb.

And the night following tl)C fcorb stood by liiin, and said, Be
of good cheer, Paul : for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem,
so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

I'.Hil, a GCnnint of Jcsns QTIlvist, called to be an apostle,
separati^d unto the gospel of (,i(jd, (which he had j)roinist'd afore
l>y his pro])liet.s in the holy scriptures,) concerning his Si>n .lesus
Christ our Lord, which was made of the .seed of David nccoibilig
to tl)C flcol) ; and declared to be the Son of God with jiower, ac-
cording Lu the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead :



by whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience
to the faith among all nations, for his name : among whom are ye
also the callcb ot 3cGVl5 (!ll)riGt : to all that be in Rome, beloved
of God, called to be saints : grace to you, and peace from God our
Father, aitb the Lord Jesus Christ.

For what the law coidd 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.

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 QIl)rist, he is none of his.

I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing
me witness in the Holy Ghost, that I have great heaviness and
continual sorrow in my heart. For I could ■\\nsh that myself were
accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to
the flesh : who are Israelites ; to whom pertaineth the adoption,
and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and
the ser\nce of God, and the promises ; whose are the fathers, and
of whom, as concerning tl)C flC0l), Christ came, who is over all,
God blessed forever. Amen.

We shall all stand before the judgment-seat of (El)rist. For
it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us
shall give account of himself tO ©ob.

Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will
of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 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 tl)C ntXtnc of 3c~
SUS Cl)vist OIXX Corb, both theirs and ours : grace be unto you,
and peace from God our Father, anb from the Lord Jesus Christ.

We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden
wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our glory;
which none of the princes of this world knew : for had they known
it, they would not have crucified tl)C £orb of glorg.

As concerning the eating of those things that are oftered in
sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world,
and that there is none other God but one. For thouffh there be
that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be
gods many, and lords many :) but to us there is but one God, the
Father, of whom are all things, and we in him : and one Lord Je-
sus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

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 ; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the
sea ; and did all eat the same spiritual meat : and did all drink
the same spiritual drink : for they drank of that spiritual Rock

Rom. viii. 3.

Rom. viii. 9.

ix. 1-5.

xiv. 10-12.

1 Corinth,
i. 1-3.

1 Corinth.

ii. 7, 8.

1 Corinth,
viii. 4-6.

1 Corinth.
X. 1-9.



xxi. 4-0.

1 Cor. xii. 3.

1 Corintli.
XV. 45-47.

2 Corinth,
iv. 3-0.

2 Corinth.
V. lS-20.

2 Corinth,
xlii. 14.

Gal. 1. 1-3.

that followed them : and that Rock was Christ. But with many
of them God was not well pleased : for they were overthrown in
the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent
we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 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. Neither let us com-
mit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day
three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tcmpt Qlljrist, OS SOmc
of tijcm also tcmptcb, and were destroyed of serpents.

[And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red
sea, to compass the land of Edom : and the soul of the people was
much discouraged because of the way. And the people spake
against (Sob, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us
up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness ? for there is no bread,
neither is there any water : and our soul loatheth this licrht bread.
And tl)C Corb sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit
the people ; and much people of Israel died.]

I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit
of God, calleth Jesus accursed : and that no man caw Sat) tl)at

Jesus is tl)c Corb, but bn ll)c j^oln ©Ijost.

The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam
was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, that was not first
which is spiritual, but that which is natural ; and afterward that
which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy : the
second man is tl)e Zovh from l)Caucn.

If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost : 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, xd1)0 is tl)C imUQC
of ©ob, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves,
but Christ Jesus the Lord ; and ourselves your servants for Jesus'
sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of dark-
ness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge
of the fflorv of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself
by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation :
to wit, that God wjis in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself,
not imputing their trespasses unto them ; and hath oommittod unto
us thf word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for
Christ, as though (J3ob <lid beseech you by us: we pray you in
(tbrist's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

TIk' grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
the comiiumion of the Uoly Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

Paul, an apostle (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus
Christ, anb God the Father, who raised him from the dead ;) and
all the brethren which are ^vith me, unto the churches of (ralatia :
grace be to you, and peace from God the Father, axib from our
Lord Jesus Christ.



But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached
of me is not after tnon : for I neither received it of man, neither
was I taught it, but bg tl)c rcuclatioit of Jesus ®l)rist.

Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure
of the gift of Christ. Wherefoi-e he saith, When he ascended up
on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Now
that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the
lower parts of the earth ? He that descended is the same also that
ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus : who,
being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
God : but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the
form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men : and being
found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedi-
ent unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also
hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above
every name : that at tl]C name of lesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth ;
and that every tongue should confess tl)at JesuS (El]ri5t is £orb,
to the glory of God the Father.

[Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth : for
H am ©ob, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the
word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return,
That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.]

Our con\'ersafion is in heaven ; from whence also we look for
the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ : who shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to

the working rDl]crebn l)c is able even to subbuc all tijings unto

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light : who hath deliv-
ered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the
kingdom of his dear Son : in whom we have redemption through
his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: who is tl}e image of tt)C
inuisible ©ob, the first-born of every creature : 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 principali-
ties, or powers: all things were created by him, and for l]im : and
he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

[Thus saith tl)e £orb, The heaven is my throne, the earth is
my footstool : where is the house that ye build unto me ? and where
is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine l)aub

That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in
love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to
the acknowledgment of tl)e mnstcrii of (Sob, a\\b of tl)e i'atljer,

Gal. i. 11, 12.

iv. 7-lt).

ii. j-U.


iii. -'0, 21.

Col. i. 12-17.

Is. Ixvi. 1, 2.

Col. ii. 2, 3.



Col. ii. 'J.
1 Thess. i. 1.

ITim. i.1,2.

1 Tim. iii. Iti,

1 Tim. iv. 10.

1 Timothy,
vi. 13-16.

Titus, i. 1-4.

ii. 11-14.

Heb. I. 1-14.

lUlb of (JTIirist; in whom are liid all the treasures of Avisdom and

In him dwolleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Paul and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the
Thessalonians which is in God the Father, axib in the Lord Jesus
Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father attb
the Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God
our Saviour, a\\b Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope ; unto Tim-
othy, my own son in the faith ; Grace, mercy, and peace, from God
our Father aitb Jesus Christ our Lord.

AMthout controversy great is the mystery of godhness : 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.

For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we
trust in the living God toljo is tl)C Stiwiour of all men, especially
of those that believe.

I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all
things, axib before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed
a good confession ; that thou keep this commandment without spot,
imrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ : which
in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate,
the King of kings, and Lord of lords ; who only hath immortality,
dwelling in the light Avhich no man can approach unto : whom no
man hath seen, nor can see ; to Avhom be honour and power ever-
lasting. Amen.

Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, ac-
cording to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the
truth which is after godliness ; in hope of eternal life, which God,
that cannot lie, promised before the world began ; but hath in due
times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed
unto me, according to the commandment of i^oh our SaoioiU";
to Titus, mine own son after the common faith : Grace, mercy, and
peace, from God the Father, and the £orb JcSUS (Eljrist onr

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to
all men, teaching us, tliat denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,
we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world ;
lookinii' tor that bl(.'ssc(l Impe, and the glorious ajipearing of the

great ^oh anb onr Sauiour Jesus (TljriGt; who gave himself

for u.s, that he might redeem us from all inii|uily, and purify uuto
l]imself i peculiar people, zealous of good works.

( •(>(], who at snndrv times and in divers manners spake in time
past unto the fathers bv the prophets, hath in these last days



spoken unto us by liis Son, whom ho hath appointed heir of all
things, by whom also he made the workls ; who being the bright-
ness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and uphold-
ing all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself
purged our sins, sat down on the I'ight hand of the Majesty on
high ; being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by
inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 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? And again, when he bringeth in the
first-begotten into the world, he saith. And let all the angels of God
worship him. And of the angels he saith. Who maketh his angels
spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son, he saith.
Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever : a sceptre of righteousness
is the sceptre of thy kingdom ; thou hast loved righteousness and
hated iniquity ; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee
with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in
the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth ; and the heavens
are the works of thine hands. They shall perish ; but thou remain-
est : and they all shall wax old as doth a garment ; 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. But to which of the angels
said he at any time. Sit on my right hand, until I make thine ene-
mies thy footstool ? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth
to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation ?

But now we see not yet all things put under him : but we see
Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the sutfering
of death, crowned with glory and honour ; that he by the grace of
God should taste death for every man. 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 sufierings. For both Ije tl)nt saiUtifictl), and they who
are sanctified, are all of one : for which cause he is not ashamed to
call them brethren.

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling,
consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Je-
sus ; who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses
was ftuthful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of
more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded tlie house
hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by
some man ; but he that built all things is God. And Moses verily
was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those
things which were to be spoken after ; but Christ as a Son OUCI"
Ijis own \)0tt5C; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confi-
dence, and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

[And tl)C Corb came down in the pillar of the cloud, and
stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and ISIiriam :

ii. 8-n.

Heb. iii. 1-6.

xii. 5-8.



Ileb. iv. 3-8.

Heb. V. 8, 9.

Ileb. xiii. 8.
James, i. 1.

ii. 1, 6, 7.

Acts, xi. i!6.

1 Peter,
i. 10, 11.

Peter, i. 21.

2 Tim. iii. 10.

2 Ptter,
1. 1-a.

and tliey both came forth. And he said, Hoar now my words : If
there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known
unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My
servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all tttiuc llOUSC. With
him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently.]

For we which have believed do enter into the 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.
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. And in this
place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it
remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was
first preached entered not in because of unbelief : again, he limit-
eth a certain day, saying in David, To-day, after so long a time ; as
it is said, To-dav, if ve will hear his voice, harden not vour hearts.
For if JcsnS i)a5 giocn tl)Cm rest, then would he not afterwaid
have spoken of another day.

Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things
which he suftered ; and being made perfect, he became the author
of eternal salvation unto all them that obct) Ijint.

Jesus Christ the same yestei'day, and to-day, and forever.

James, a servant of God aub of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the
twelve tribes.

My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, tl)e

Covb of iglor^, with respect of persons Do not

rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment-seats?

Do not they blas|)l)cmc tl)at toortl)ii name bn tl)c U)l)icl) nc are

Tlie disciples were called (JCl)ristians first in Antioch.

Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched
diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you :
searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of QTIjrist which
was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the siitlerings
of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

[The propliecy came not in old time by the will of man : but
lioly men of God spake as they were moved by tl)C ijoljj (!5l)0St.]

[All scripture is given by inspiration of ©ob.]

Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them
that have obtained hke precious faith with us through the right-
eousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ : grace and peace be
mtiltiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, atlb of Jesus
our Lord, according as jjig divine power hath given unto us all
things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowl-
edge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.



That wliich was from the beginning, which we have heard,
which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon,
and our hands have handled, of the Word of life ; (for the life was
manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto
you that eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested
unto us ;) that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you,
that ye also may have fellowship with us : and truly our fellowship
is with the Father, atlb with his Son Jesus Christ. And these
things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth,
but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a

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