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a day, in the which he will judge the world in lighteousness bn

tl)at man tDl)om l)e l)atl) orbaineb : whereof he hath given
assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the
dead. .

And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on
the Lord with all his liouse : and many of the Corinthians hearing
believed, and were baptized. Then spake tl)C Corb to Paul in
the niglit by a vision. Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy
peace : for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt

thee : for J l)at)c mud) people in tijis citn.

None of these things move me, neither count I my life dear
unto myself, so that I might finish my with joy, and the

ministry u)l)icl) J l)aDe receiueb of tl)c Corb Jesus, to testify

the gospel of the grace of God.

And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusa-
lem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance ; and saw
l)im saying unto me. Make haste, and get tliee quickly out of Je-
rusalem ; for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
And I said. Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every
synagogue them that believed on thee : and when the blood of thy
martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing l)y, and consenting
unto his death, and kept tiie raiment of them tiiat slew him. And

he said unto me, Depart: for 3 ujill scnb tl)ec far Ijencc unto
tl)e (©entiles.

I verily thought with myself, tliat I ought to do many things
contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 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 wlien they
were put to deatli, I gave my voice against them. And T punished
them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme ;
and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even
unto strange cities.

Whereupon, as I went to Damascus, with authority and com-
rais.sion from the chief priests, at mid-day, 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. 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
mc ? It is hard for thee to kick aofaiust the pricks. And I said,



Who art thou, Lord ? And he said, Jf iim 3csn6 tul)0m ll)On
pcrsCCUtCSt. But rise, and stand upon thy tcet : for i have ap-
peared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a
witness both of these things wliieli tliou hast seen, and of those

tilings in tl)c roljici) J ruili appear unto tl)cc : bclituTing tl)ce
from tlic people, mib from tl)c ©entiles, unto u)l)om now i
senb tl)cc.

As many as have sinned without law shall also perish with-
out law : and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged

by the law In the day when God shall judge the

secrets of men bn SCSUS (Elirist, according to my gospel.

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, i^or to tl]is eub Qri)rist botli bieb, anh rose, anb
reoiucb, tljat l)c migl)t be l^orb boti) of tl)c heah anb lining.

But why tlost thtiu judge thy brother ? or why dost thou set at
nought thy brother ? for we shall all stand before tl)C jubgment-
SCat of (Cljrist. For it is written. As I live, saith the Lord, every
knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

The kinofdom of God is not meat and drink, but rio-hteous-
ness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these
things scructi) Qlljrist, is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

And again Esaias saith. There shall be a root of Jesse, and

[)c tl]at sljall rise to reign ooer tl)c ©entiles : in him shall the

Gentiles trust.

Qlljrist scut mc not to baptize, but to preach the gospel.

Let no man glory iti men : for all things are yours ; whether
Paul, or ApoUos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things
present, or things to come ; all are yours; aiib Jie are (EJjrist's :
and Christ is God's.

I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged
already as though I were i)resent, concerning him that hath so done

this deed, in tl)c name of onr liorb Sesus (ilbrist, when ye are

gathered together, and my spirit, roitl) tl)C pOUjer of DUr £orb
Jesus dirist, to deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruc-
tion of the riesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord

He that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is tI)C Corb's
freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is (fCljrist's

There be that are called gods, whetlier in heaven or in earth,
(as there be gods many, and lords many ;) but to us there is but
one (rod, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; (ii\is

one £orb Jesus (Cljrist, bn U3l)om arc all tl)ings, and we by


ii. 1-2, 10.

xiv. 8-11.

xiv. 17, 18.

Rom. XV. 12.

1 Cor. i. 17.

1 Corinth,
iii. iii-Zi.

1 Cor. V. 3-5.

1 Cor. vii. 22.

1 Corinth,
viii. 5, G.



1 Corinth.
ix. 20, 21.

1 Coi'. xi. 3.

1 Ccrintli.
XV. 22-28.

2 Corinth.
T. 9, 10.

L 3, 9, 10.

Eph.i. 18-23.


Unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I iniofht ffain tlie
Jews ; to them that are under the hiw, as under the law, that I
might gain them that are under the Law ; to them that are with-
out law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but nubcr
tl)C lau) to Cl)rist,) that I might gain them that are wiihouf

I would have you know, that tl)c I)cab of cucrn man is

^l)rist ; <ind the liead of the woman is the man ; and the head
of Christ is God.

As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
But every man in his own order : Christ the first-fruits ; afterward
they that are Christ's at his coming. Then cometh the end, tDl}CU

l)c sljiiil Ijauc bcliucrcb up tl)c kingdom to (23ob, men tl)e i'a-

tl)Cr ; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and
power, i^or l]e must reign, till l)c Ijtitli put nil cncmice uniicr
l)is feet. ®l]e last enemr) tl)at shall be bestroneb is beatl).
i^or l)C l)atl) put all tl)ings nnber l)is 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. And when all things shall be sub-
dued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him
that put all things under liim, that God may be all in all.

Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we
may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before t\)C
jubgmcnt-scat of (tljrist ; that every one may receive the things
done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be
good or bad.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places

in Christ Having made known unto us the m_vs-

tery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath
purposed in himself: that in the dispensation of the fulness of times

l)c migl)t gatljcr together in one all things in Christ, both
tohich arc in hcanen, anb tohich are on earth; ^vicn in

That ye may know wliat is the liope of his calling, and what
the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what
is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe,
according to the working of liis mighty power, wliich he wronglit
in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his
own right hand in the heavenly places, far aboue all principalitn,

anb poiMcr, anb might, anb bominion, anb enern name that
is namcb. not onln in this luorlb, but also in thai rohich is to
come : anb []a{[) put all things nnber his feet, anb gain- hi'"
to be the \)cah oner all ihings'to the church, which isl)is bobn,
the fulness of him that tille'th all in all.

Into every one of us is given grace accovblug tO the mcas-



urc of tlic gift of QTIirist. it)l)crcforc l)c snitl), tUl)cn l)c ns-
ccnbcb up on l)igl), l)c Icb ctHJtiuitn tuptiyc, anb ganc gifts
unto men.

Now that he ascended, what is it hut tliat 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. And [)c gauc SOmc, apostlcs ; and some, proph-
ets ; and some, evangelists ; and some, pastors and teachers ; for
the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the
edifying of the body of Christ ; till we all come in the unity of the
faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of (rod, unto a perfect

man, nnto tl)c mciisurc of tlie stature of tl)c fulness of Qllirist;

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 : but
speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things,

u)l)icl) is tl)c \)ca\i, enen (ITljrist: from tDl)om the whole body

fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint sup-
plieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every
part, maketl) increase of tl)e bobg unto the edifying of itself in

All things that are reproved, are made manifest by the light :
for wdiatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith,
Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, oub (El)rist
filjall giuc tl)ec ligljt.

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto
the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, eueu as
(Eljrist is tl)e l)eatl of tl)e cl)Urcl) : and he is the Saviour of the
body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the
wives be to their own husbands in everything. Ilusbands, love
your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave him-
self for it ; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing
of water by the word, that he might present it tO l)imself a
glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing ;
but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to
love their wives, as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife
loveth himself. For no man ever yet liated his own liesh ; but
nourisheth and cherisheth it, CVCM as tl)e £orI> tl)e cljurcl).

Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters accord-
ing to the fiesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart,
as unto (Ulirist; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers ; but as
tl)C SCruantS of (Hljrist, doing the will of God from the heart;
with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus :
•who, being in the form of Crod, 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

V. 13, 14.

V. '■i-.i-i'i).

Eph. vi. 5-7.

Phil. ii. 5-11.



iu. -JO, 21.

iv. 11-13.

i. 9, 12-19.

Col. ii. 10.

Col. ii. 18, 19.

Col. Hi. 13.

being found in fashion as a man, he liinnbled himself, and became
obedient unto deatli, even tlie death of the cross. tl31)CrcforC

(5>ob also l)atl) Ijigliln cxaltcb l)im, anb giucn him a name
u)l)icl) is above cncfn name: tljat at t!)e name of Jtesus etiern
knee sl)Oulb boro, of tl)ings in l)eauen, axib tijings in eartli,
anb tl)ings unbcr tl)e cartl) : anb tijat encrn tongue sl)oulb
confess tl)at Jesus Qlljrist is £orb, to the glory of God the

Our conversation is in heaven ; from whence also we look for
the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall shall change our vile
body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, accorb-

ing to tl)e u)orking ral)erebj} l)e is able euen to subbue all
tl)ings unto l)imsclf,

I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be con-
tent. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound :
everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to
be hungry, both to abound and to sutler need. I can do all things

tl)rougl) €l]rist tDl)icl) strengtl)enetl) me.

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 ;

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath

made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in
light : who liath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
translated us into tl)C Uingbom of l)is bear Son : in whom we
have redemption through his blood, even the foigiveness of sins:
who is the image of the invisible God, 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, whotlu'r they be thrones,
or dominions, or principalities, or powers : all tilings were created
by him, and for him : and he is before all things, anb bjl l)im all
tilings consist, anb l)e is tlje l)eab of tl)e bobu, tlie cl)urcl) :

who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead ; tl)at in all

tl)ings l)c migl)t l)auc tl)c ^jre-cmincncc. For it pleased the

Father that in him should all fulness dwell.

And ye are complete in him, u)l)icl) is tl)e Ijeab of all prin-
cipalitij anb poroer.

Let no man beguile you of your reward in a vohuitaiy hu-
mility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which
he hath not seen, vainly pufted up by his fleslily mind, and not
holding tl}C i^f^b, from which all the body by joints and bands
having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with
the increase of God.

Forbearing one another, and forgiving one anothei', if any man
have a quarrel against any : enen as (Cljrist forgaue T)OU, so also
do ye.




And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, to till ill tl)C liomc
of tl)C £oxh Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by

Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto
men ; knowing that of the Lord ye sliall receive the reward of the
inheritance: for ge SCruc tl)C Dorb (Elirist.

Epaphras, who is one of you, a SCruaut of (iCl)rist, saluteth

^\)C flovh make you to increase and abound in love one
toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you :

to the end |)c man stablisl) iicur l)earts nnblamcable in ijoli-
ncss before <!3ob, even our i^otljer, at the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ with all his saints.

Furthermore, we beseech you, bretliren, 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. For ye
know tDl)at rommanbments roc gaue iiou bn l\)e toxh Scsws.

It is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to
them that trouble you ; and to you, who are troubled, rest with us,

when tl)e Corb Jesns sljall be reuealcb from jjcnneii toitl) l)is
migljtii angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that

know not God, and tliat obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus

The mystery of iniquity doth already work : only he who now
letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall
that Wicked be revealed, whom tl)C £orb sljali COJlSUme toitl]

tl]e spirit of l}is moutl), anh sljali bestron tuiti) tl)e brigl)tness
of l)is coming.

We command you, brethren, in tlie name of our Corb Jesus

^Ijrist, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walk-
eth disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

We hear that there are some which walk among you disor-
derly, working not at all, but are busy-bodies. Now them that are
such we command and exhort bn OUr £orb Jcsus QTIirist, that
with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, Vi\)0 Jiatl) cnableb me, for
tl)at l)C countcb me faitl)fnl, putting me into tl)e ministry ;
who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious.

Ilowbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first

Jesus (Cljrist migl)t slieto for tl) all long-suffering, for a pat-
tern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life ever-

I give thee charge in the siglit of God, who quickeneth all
things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate wit-

Col. iii. 17.

iii. i!3, 24.

Col. iv. 12.

iii. 12, 13.

1 Thessalon.
iv. 1, 2.

2 Thessalon.
i. tJ-8.

2 Thessalou.

ii. 7, 8.


2 Thessalon.
iiU 11, 12.

1 Timothv,
i. 12, 13:

1 Tim. i. 16.

1 Thnothy,
vi. 13-]t).




2Tim. ii. 1-4.

2 Timothy,
iv. 1, 2.

ii. 13, 14.

Heb. i. 7, 8.

Ileb. ii. 5-9.

Heb. iiL 3-6,

It. 3, 7, 8.

nessed a good confe.ssion ; that thou keep this commandment with-
out spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ :
which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Poten-
tate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords ; who only hath immor-
tality, 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.

Thou therefore my son, be strong [\i t|jc grilCC tl)rtt is ill
OCI)rist Scsus. 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. Thou therefore endure hardness, as
tt gOOb SOlbier of Jesus GTIjrist. No man that warreth en-
tangleth himself with the affairs of this life ; that he may please
him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Chi-ist, tDl]0

sl)all iiibgc t\]c quick a\xb tl)c \ica\i at Ijis appearing anb l)is
kingdom; Preach the word, &c.

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of
the gi-eat God and our Saviour Jesus Christ ; who gave himself for
us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify uutO
l)itusclf a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

And of the angels he saith. Who maketh his angels spirits,
and his ministers a llame of fire. 5ut UUtO tl)C Sou, IjC sniti),

dLI)]} tl)ronc, (D (Sob, is for cocr anb cncr: a sceptre of
rigijtcousness is tl)c sceptre of tljii kingbom.

For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to
come whereof we speak. But one in a certain place testified, say-
ing. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of
man, that thou visitest him ? 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 ; thou hast put all things in
subjection under his feet. For in tliat he put all in subjection under
him, he left nothing that is not put under him. |3ut llOtt) VOC BCC

ttot get all tilings" put unbcr l)im : but roe see iesus, who was

made a little lower than the angels for the sutlering of death,

crou)neb roitt) glorn anb l)onour.

For this man was counted woithy of more glory than Moses,

iuasmud) as l)e u)l)o l)atl) builbcb tl)e l)Ouse Ijatl) more l)on-

OUr tl)an ll)e l)OUSe. Fur every house is builded by some man ;
but he that built all things is God. And Moses verily was faitlifid
in all his house, as a servatit, for a testimony of those things which
were to be spoken after; but (Cl)rist as a GoU OUCr l)is OUJU
l)OUSC; U)l]OSe l)OUSC are roe, if we hold fast the confidence and
the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

We which liave believed do enter into rest, as ho said, As I
have sworn in my wrath, if ll)cj) sljall CUter into Utt} rcst :




althouofli the works were finished from the foundation of tlie

world Again he hraiteth 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. For if JcSttS \)Clh
gincn tl)Ctn rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of
another day.

Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, look-
ing unto Jesus tl)e autl)or ayxb finisl}cr of onr faitl) ; 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.

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our
Lord Jesus, tl)rtt great 0l)cpl)crb of tl)C sl)Ccp, through the blood
of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work
to do his will.

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocri-
sies, and envies, and all e\'il speakings, as new-born babes, desire
the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby : if so be

ye have tasted that tl)c Corb is gracioits. 2^0 tDl)om coming,

as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of
God, and precious, ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual

Who is gone into heaven, and is on the light hand of God ;
angels anb antljoritics anh poujcra being mabc subject nnto

The rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and
election sure : for if ye do these things ye shall never fall : for so
an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into tl)e ever-
lasting kingbom of our £orb anb Saniour Jesus (!II)rist.

Moreover, I will endeavour that ye may be able after ray de-
cease to have these things always in remembrance. For we have
not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto

you tl)c poroer anh coming of our £orb Jtesus (Jil)rist, but

toerc ejie-roitnesses of Ijis majestn. For he received from God
the Father honour and glory, when tiiere came such a voice to him
from the excellent glory. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am
well pleased.

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy
faith, praying in the ILily (rhost, keep yourselves in the love of

God, looking for tlje mercn of our £orb Jesus Christ, unto

eternal life.

(Jlje lleuelation of Jesus (El]rist, which God gave unto

him, to shew untii his servants tilings which must shortly come to

pass; anb l)e sent aiib significb it bj} l)is angel unto Ijis ser-

nant Joljn : who bare record of the word of God, and of the tes-
timony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is
he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy.

Heb.xii. 1,2.

xiii. -JO, -il.

1 Peter,
ii. 1-5.

1 Peter,
iii. 22.

2 Peter,
i. 10, 11.

2 Peter,
i. 15-17.

Jude, 20, 21.

Rev. i. 1-7.



and keep those things which are written therein : for the time is at

John to the seven churches which are in Asia : (xrace be unto
you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is
to come ; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne ;
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful Witness, and the First-be-
gotten of the dead, a}\b t\)c Prince of tlie kings of tijc cnrtl).
Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own
blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father;

to l)im be glorn ant bominion fofcoer anb eocr. Qlmen. Be-
hold, he cometli with clouds, and every eye shall see him, and thev
also which pierced him : anb nil kinbrcbs of tl)c cartl) sljnil
toail because of l)im. Even so. Amen.


i. 9-20.
Clmp. ii. iiiid

I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribula-
tion, nnb in tl)e lungbom iwib palicncc of Jfcsus Qlljrist, was in
the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the tes-
timony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and
heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha
and Omega, the first and the last : and, What thou seest, write in
a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia ;
unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto
Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Lao-

And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being
turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks ; and in the midst of the
seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a
garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden
girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as
snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; and his feet like unto
fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the
sound of many waters. And |)e l)ab in !)i5 rigl)t Ijiiub seucn

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