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16 For if the dead rise not, then is not
Christ raised :

17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith
is vain; "ye are yet in your sins.

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have delivered up *the kingdom to God,
even the Father ; when he shall have put
down all rule, and all authority, and power.

25 For he must reign, Hill he hath put
all enemies under his feet.

26 '^The last enemy that shall he de-
stroyed is death. '

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. •

28 ''And when all things shall he suh-
dued unto him, then ' shall the Son also him-
self be subject unto him that put all things
under him, that God may he all in all.

'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 ?

30 And ''why stand we in jeopardy
every hour ?

31 I protest by H'your rejoicing which I
have in Christ Jesus our Lord, ""I die daily.

32 If II after the manner of men "I have
fought with beasts at Ephesus, what ad-
vantageth it me, if the dead rise not? "let
us eat and drink ; for to-morrow we die.

33 Be not deceived: "Evil communica-
tions corrupt good manners.

34 * Awake to righteousness, and sin
not ; 'for some have not the knowledge of
God. "I speak this to your shame.

35 But some man will say, 'How are
the dead raised up ? and with what body do
they come ?

36 Thou fool, "that which thou sowest
is not quickened except it die :

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 :

38 But God giveth it a body as it hath
pleased him, and to every seed his own
body.

39 All flesh is not the same flesh ; but



" 2 Tira. 3.
12.



' Acts 26.
23.

vcr. 2.^.
Col. 1. 18.
Rev. 1. 5.
" Rem. 5.
12, 17.
b John II.
25.
Kom. 0. 23.



" ver. 20.
lTliess.4.
IS, IS, 17.



i Dan. 7. 14,

27.



" Pb. no. 1.

Acts 2. 34,
S5.

Ephes. 1. 22.
Hebr. 1. 13.
& 10. 13.
1 2 Tim. 1.
10.

Rev. 20. 14.
s Pb. 8. 6.
Matt. 28. 18.
Hebr. 2. 8.
1 Pet. 3. 22.



i ch. 3. i
&U.3.



II Some read

our.

1 1 Theas. 2.



ch.4. 9.
2 Cor. 4. 10,
11. & 11. 23.
II Or,
to Bpeak
qfler the
manner of
men.
2.Cor. 1.

laai. 22.
13. & 56. 12.
Eccles. 2.
24.

Luke 12. 19.
P ch. 6. 0.
1 Kom. 13.
U.
Ephes. 5. 14.

1 Thess. 4.
5.

oh. 6. 5.

Ezek. 37.



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The fruit of the resurrection. I. CORINTHIANS

18 Then they also which are fallen asleep
in Christ are perished.

19 'If in this life only, we have hope in
Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

20 But now ''is Christ risen from the
de^d, and become ^ the first-fruits of them
that slept.

21 For "since by man came death, ''by
man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in
Christ shall all be made alive.

23 But " every man in his own order :
Christ the first-fruits ; afterward they that
are Christ's at his coming.

24 Then cometh the end, when he shall



The manner of the resurrection.



^ Dan. 12. 3.
Matt. 13. 43.



3. S.



" Rom. 5.
14.

ii John 5. 21
& 6. 33, 39.
40, 54, 57.
Phil. 3. 21.
Col. 3. 4.



" John 3. 31.
J Gen. 2. 7.
& 3. 19.
' John 3. 13.
31.



( Phil. 3. 20,
21.



e Gen. 5. 3.

b Rom. 8. 29.
2 Cor. 3. 18.
&4. 11.
Phil. 3. 21.
1 John 3. 2.
1 Matt. 10.
17.
John 3. 3, 5.



k 1 ThcBB. 4.
15, 16, 17.

1 Phil. 3. 21.



"" Zcch. 9.

14.

Matt. 24. 31.

John 5. 25.

1 ThesB. 4.

16.



''lBai.25. 8.
Hebr. 2. 14,
15.
iUv. 20. 14.

' Hoa. IS.
14.

hell'

» Rom. 4.
15. & 6. 13.
&7.5, 13.



■ 1 John 6.
4,5.



there is one hind of flesh of men, another
flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another
of birds.

40 There are also celestial bodies, and
bodies terrestrial : but the glory of the ce-
lestial is one, and the glory of the terres-
trial is another.

41 There is one glory of the sun, and an-
other glory of the moon, and another glory
of the stars ; for one star differeth from an-
other star in glory.

42 'So also is the resurrection of the dead.
It is sown in corruption, it is raised in
incorruption :

43 /It is sown in dishonour, it is raised
in glory: it is sown in weakness, it is raised
in power :

44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised
a spiritual body. There is a natural body,
and there is a spiritual body.

45 And so it is written. The first man
Adam ^was made a living soul, ""the last
Adam was made ^ a quickening spirit.

46 Howbeit, that ivas not first which is
spiritual, but that which is natural; and
afterward that which is spiritual.

47 ° The first man is of the earth, '' earthy :
the second man is the Lord " from heaven.

48 As is the earthy, such are they also
that are earthy: ^and as is the heavenly,
such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And ^ as we have borne the image of
the earthy, ''we shall also bear the image
of the heavenly.

50 Now this I say, brethren, that 'flesh
and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of
God ; neither doth corruption inherit incor-
ruption.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; ''We
shall not all sleep, 'but we shall all be
changed,

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.

53 For this corruptible must put on in-
corruption, and "this mortal must put on
immortality.

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.

55 pQ death, where is thy sting? O
II grave, where is thy victory ?

56 The sting of death is sin; and 'the
strength of sin is the law.

57 'But thanks be to God, which giveth
us Hhe victory, through our Lord Jesus
Christ.

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Paul exhorteth them to relieve the brethren. CHAP. I.

58 ' Therefore, my beloved brethren, be
ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding
in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye
know "that your labour is not in vain in the
Lord.

CHAP. XVL

1 He exhorteth them to relieve the want of the hrethren
at Jerusalem. 10 Commendeth Timothy, \2 and after
friendly admonitions, 16 shutteth up his epistle with
divers salutations.

NOW concerning "the collection for the
saints, as I have given order to the
churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

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.

3 And when I come, "whomsoever ye
shall approve by your letters, them will I
send to bring your f liberality unto Jeru-
salem.

4 ^ And if it be meet that I go also, they
shall go with me.

5 Now I will come unto you, ^when I
shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass
through Macedonia.

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.

7 For I will not see you now by the way;
but I trust to tarry a while with you, ^if the
Lord permit.

8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pente-
cost.

9 For ""a great door and effectual is
opened unto me, and Hhere are many ad-
versaries.

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.

11" Let no man therefore despise him :
but conduct him forth " in peace, that he I



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59.


59.


1 2 Pet. 3. 14.


ch. 1. 12.




&3.5.


u cli. 3. 8.






p Matt. 24.




42. & 25. 13.




1 Thess. 5.




0.




1 Pet. 5. 8.


a Acts 11.


M C 1. 15. 1.
Ptii 1 27


29. & 24. 17.


& 4.' 1.


Rom. 15. 20.


1 Thess. 3.


2 Cor. 8. 4.


8.


& 9. 1, 12.
Gal. 2. 10.


2 TliesB. 2.
15.


b Acts 2(1. 7.


r Ephes. 6.
10.


Rev. 1. lU.


Col. 1. 11.




8 Ch. 14. 1.




I Pet. 4. 8.




t ch. 1. 10.




u Rom. lU.




5.




X 2 Cor. 8.




4. & 9. 1.


c 2 Cor. 8.
19.


Hebr, 6. 10.
y Hebr. 13.




z Hebr. 6.


tGr. irift.
2 Cor. 8.4,


10.




6, 19.






a 2 Cor. 11.


d 2 Cor. 8.
4,19.


Phil. 2. 30.


Philcm. 13.


e Acta 19.




21.


b Col. 4. 8.


2 Cor. 1. 16.






c 1 Thess. 5.




12.




Pliil. 2. 29.


f Acts 15.




3. & 17. 15.




&21.5.




Rom. 15. 24.


d Rom. 16.


2 Cor. 1. 16.


5, 1.5.




Philom. 2.


g Acts 18.


e Rom. 16.


ch'. 4. 19.


16.


James 4. 15.






f Col. 4. 18.




2 ThcsB. 3.




17


li Acts 14.




07


e Epbes. 6.


2 Cor. 2. 12.


Col. 4. 3.


h Gal. 1. 8,


Rev. 3. 8.


9.


i Acts 19. 9.


i Jude 14,

15.

k Rom. 16.


k Acts 19.


22.


20.


ch.4.17.




1 Rom. 16.




PM. 2. 20,




22.




1 Thess. 3.




2.




m 1 Tim. 4.




12.




n Acts 15.
33.





He concludeth with divers salutations.

may come unto me : for I look for him
with the brethren.

12 As touching our brother "Apollos, I
greatly desired him to come unto y<?u 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.

13 P Watch ye, i stand fast in the faith,
quit you like men, ' be strong.

14 'Let all your things be done with
charity.

15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know
'the house of Stephanas, that it is "the
first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have
addicted themselves to ^the ministry of the
saints,)

16 y That ye submit yourselves unto such,
and to every one that helpeth with us, and
^ laboureth.

17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas,
and Fortunatus, and Achaicus : 'for that
which was lacking on your part, they have
supphed.

18 '' For they have refreshed my spirit and
yours : therefore <= acknowledge ye them that
are such.

19 The churches of Asia salute you.
Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in
the Lord, -^with the church that is in their
house.

20 All the brethren greet you. 'Greet
ye one another with an holy kiss.

21 ''The salutation of me Paul with mine
own hand.

22 If any man s love not the Lord Jesus
Christ, '•let him be Anathema, 'Maran-atha.

23 ''The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
he with you.

24 My love h'e with you all in Christ
Jesus. Amen.

•ff The first epistle to the Corinthians was written
from Philippi, by Stephanas, and Fortunatus,
and Achaicus, and Timotheus.



THE SECOND EPISTLE OP PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO THE

COEINTHIANS.



CHAP. L

The apostle encourageth them against troubles, by the
comforts and deliverances which God had given him,
as in all his afflictions, 8 so particularly in his late dan-
ger in Asia. 12 And calling both his own conscience
and theirs td witness of his sincere manner of preach-
ing the immutable truth of the gospel, 15 he excuseth
his not coming to them, as proceeding not of lightness,
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a 1 Cor. 1. 1.
Ephes. 1. 1.
Col. 1. 1.
1 Tim. 1.1.
b Phil. 1. 1.
Col. 1.2.
c Rom. J. 7.
1 Cor. 1. 3.
Gal. 1. 3.
Phil. 1.2.
Col. 1. 2.

1 Thess. 1.1.

2 Thess. 1.2.
Fhilem 3



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.
2 •= Grace he to you and peace from God
our Father, and from the Lord Jesiis
Christ.

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Paul saluteth the Corinthians.



II. CORINTHIANS



3 ^ Blessed he God, even the Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies,
and the God of all comfort ;

4 W*ho comforteth us in all our tribula-
tion, that we may be able to comfort them
which are in any trouble by the comfort
wherewith we ourselves are comforted of
God.

5 For as <= the sufferings of Christ abound
in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by
Christ.

6 And whether we be afflicted, Ht is for
your consolation and salvation, which || is
effectual in the enduring of the same suffer-
ings which we also suffer : or whether mc be
comforted, it is for your consolation and sal-
vation.

7 And our hope of you is steadfast, know-
ing, that g as ye are partakers of the suffer-
ings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

8 For we would not, brethren, have you
ignorant of ^ our trouble which came to us
in Asia, that we were pressed out of mea-
sure, above strength, insomuch that we des-
paired even of hfe :

9 But we had the || sentence of death in
ourselves, that we should ' not trust in our-
selves, but in God which raiseth the dead :

10 ''Who delivered us from so great a
death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust
that he will yet deliver us :

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,

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 abun-
dantly to you-ward,

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 ;

14 As also ye have acknowledged us in
part, Pthat we are your rejoicing, even as
lye also are ours in the day of the Lord
Jesus.

15 And in this confidence 'I was minded
to come unto you before, that ye might have
"a second || benefit; "

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 Judea.

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?



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d Ephes. 1.
IPet. 1. 3.



e Acts 9. 4.
oh. 4. 10.
Col. 1. 24.



II Or,

is wrought.



: Rom. a 17.
ITira. 2. 12.



h Acts 19.

S3.

1 Cor. 15. 32.

Sl 16. 9.



Or.

answer.
Jer. 17. 5,

7.



1 Rom. 15.
.30.

Phil. 1. IS.
Philem. 22.
m ch. 4. 15.



nch.2. 17.
&4. 2.
o 1 Cor. 2.
4, 13.



p ch. 5. 12.

g Phil. 2.
16. & 4. I.
1 Thess. 2.
19, 20.

r 1 Cor. 4.
19.



s Rom. 1.
II.

II Or.
grace.
1 1 Cor. 16.
5,6.



u ch. 10. 3.



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CO.



II Or,

prenchine.
X Mark i. 1.
Luke 1.3.5.
Acts 9. 20.



' Hobr. 13.



z Rom. 15.

8,9.



a 1 John 2.
20, 27.



b Ephes. 1.
13. & 4. 30.
2 Tim. 2. ID.
Rev. 2. 17.
c ch. 5. 5.
Ephes. J. 14.
d.Rom. 1,9.
cb. 11. 31.
Gal. 1,20.
Phil. 1. 8.
e 1 Cor. 4.
21.

ch. 2. 3. &
12. 2U. a 13.
2, 10.

f 1 Cor. 3. 5.
1 Pot. 5. 3.
e Rom. 11.
50.
1 Cor. 15. 1.



a ch. 1. 23.
&; 12.20,21.
& 13. 10.



b ch. 12. 21.

cch.7. 16.
& 8. 22.
Gal. 5. 10.



d ch. 7. 8, 9,
12.



e 1 Cor. 5. 1.
f Gal. 4. 12.



II Or,
censure.
1 1 Cor. 5. 4,

ITim. 5.20.
h Gal. 6. 1.



i ch. 7. 15.
Sl 10. 6.



He excuseth his not coming to them.

18 But as God is true, our ||word toward
you was not yea and nay,

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.

20 ^ For all the promises of God in him
are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of
God by us.

21 Now he which establisheth us with
you in Christ, and ^hath anointed us, is
God;

22 Who ''hath also sealed us, and "given
the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

23 Moreover, ''I call God for a record
upon my soul, ^ that to spare you I came not
as yet unto Corinth.

24 Not for ^that we have dominion over
your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for
e by faith ye stand.

CHAP. IL

1 Having shewed the reason why he came not to them, 6
he requireth them to forgive and to comfort that ex-
communicated person, Xa even as himself also upon his
true repentance had for given him, 12 declaring withal
why he departed from Troas to Macedonia, 14 and the
happy success which God gave to iis preaching in all
places.

BUT I determined this with myself, * that
I would not come again to you in hea-
viness.

2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then
that maketh me glad, but the same which is
made sorry by me ?

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 py
of you all.

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.

5 But ^ if any have caused grief, he hath
not *■ grieved me, but in part: that I may not
overcharge you all.

6 Sufficient to such a man is this || punish-
ment, wliich was inflicted sof many.

- 7 ''So that contrariwise, ye ought rather
to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps
such an one should be swallowed up with
overmuch sorrow.

8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would
confirm your love toward him.

9 For to this end also did I write, that I
might know the proof of you, whether ye be
'obedient in all things.

10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I for-
give also : for if I forgave any thing, to whom

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The happy success of Paul's preaching. CHAP. IV. The gospel more glorious than the law.



I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it [| in
the person of Christ ;

11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of
us : for we are not ignorant of his devices.

12 Furthermore, ''when I came to Troas
to preach Christ's gospel, and ' a door was
opened unto me of the Lord,

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 Ma-
cedonia.

14 Now thanks he unto God, which always
causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh
manifest "the savour of his knowledge by us
in every place.

15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of
Christ, "in them that are saved, and Pin
them that perish :

16 iTo 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 ?

17 For we are not as many, which || ' cor-
rupt the word of God : but as ' of sincerity,
but as of God, in the sight of God speak we

II in Christ.

CHAP. m.

I Lest their false teachers shotild charge him with vain
glory, he sheweth the faith and graces of the Corin-
thians to be a sufficient commendation of his ministry.
6 Whereupon entering a comparison betwe^ the mini-
sters of the law and of the gospel, 12 he proveth that
his ministry is so far the more excellent, as the gospel
of life and liberty is more glorious than the law of con-
demnation.

DO * we begin again to commend our-
selves ? or need we, as some others,
b epistles of commendation to jon, or letters
of commendation from you ?

2 *= Ye are our epistle written in our hearts,
known and read of all men :

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 fleshly tables of the heart.

4 And such trust have we through Christ
to God-ward :

5 s Not that we are sufficient of ourselves
to think any thing as of ourselves ; but •> our
sufficiency is of God ;

• 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.

7 But if "the ministration of death, p writ-
ten and engraven in stones, was glorious, ^so
that the children of Israel could not stead-
fastly behold the face of Moses for the glory
of his countenance ; which glory was to be
done away ;



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60.


II Or, in


t Gal. 3. S.


the sigkt.






« Rom. I.




17. 4i 3. 21.


k Acts 16. 8.




&a).6.




1 1 Cot. 16.




a.




m ch. 7.




5,6.






t ch. 7. 4.




EpheB. 8. 19.


n C»nt. 1. 3.


boldness.




u Exod. 34.




33,35.




X .Rom. 10.




4.


o I Cor. 1.


Gal. 3. 23.


18.




p ch. 4. 3.


T Isai. 6. 10.
Matt. 13.




John 9. 39.


11, 14.
John 12. 40.


Acts 28. 26.


1 Pet 2. 7,


Rom. 11. 7,
8,25.
cli. 4. 4.


r'l Cor. 15.


10.




ch. 3. 5, 6.




II Or, rfeaZ
deceitfutly






with.


z Exod. 34.


a ch. 4. 2.


34.


& 11. 13.


Rom. 11. 23.


2 Pet. 2. 3.


26.


t ch. 1. 12.


a Isai. 25. 7.


&4.2.


b ver. G.


11 Or, of.


1 Cor. 15.




45.




c 1 Cor. 13.




12.




d ch. 4. 4. 6.




1 Tim. 1. 11.




e Rom. 8.




29.




1 Cor. 15.




49.




Col. 3. 10.




II Or, of




the Lord




the Spirit.


a ch. 5. 12.




& 10. 8, 12.




& 12. 11.




b Acta 18.




27.




c 1 Cor. 9.




2.




d 1 Cor. 3.

5.

e Exod. 24.

12. &, 34. 1.


a ch. 3. fl.


b 1 Cor. 7.

25.

1 Tim. 1. 13.


fPs.40.8.
Jcr. 31. 33.


Ezek. 11.




19. & 36. 26.


tGr.


Hehr. 8. 10.


shame.


g John 15.5.


Kom. 1.16.


ch. 2. 16.


& 6. 21.


li 1 Cor. 15.


c ch. 2. 17.


10.


lThess.2.


Phil. 2. 13.


3,5.


i 1 Cor. 3.


d ch. 6. 4, 7.


5. & 15. 10.


& 7. 14.


ch. 5. 18.


ch. 5. 11.


Ephcs. 3. 7.


f 1 Cor. 1.


Col. I. 25,


18.


29.


ch. 2. 1.5.


1 Tim. 1.


2Thess.2.


11,12.


10.


2 Tim. 1. 11.


B John 12.
31. & 14.30.


k Jer. 31.


31.


&16. 11.


Matt. 26. 28.


Ephcs. 6. 12.


Hebr. 8. 6,


h iBai. 6. 10.


8.


John 12. 40.


1 Rom. 2.


ch. 3. 14.


27, 29. &


i ch. 3.8,9,


7.6.


11, 18.


m Rotn. 3.


ver. 6.


20. & 4. 15.


k John 1.


&7.9, 10,


18. & 12. 45.


11.


& 14. 9.


Gal. 3. 10.


Phil. 2. 6.


n John 6.


Col. 1. 15.


63.


Hebr. 1:3.


Rom. 8. 2.


1 1 Cor. 1.


II Or,


13.23.&


guickeneth.

Rom. 7.

10

p Exod. 34.


iffl Cor. 9.

19.

ch.1.24.


1,28.


n Gen. 1. 3.


iJcut. 10. 1,


t Gr. is he


&c.


who hath.


g Exod. 34.
29, 30, 35.


2P6t.l.


19.



8 How shall not ■'the ministration of the
spirit be rather glorious ?

9 For if the ministration of condemnation
be glory, much more doth the ministration "of
righteousness exceed in glory.

10 For even that which was made glorious
had no glory in this respect, by reason of the
glory that excelleth.

11 For if that which is done away was
glorious, much more that which remaineth is
glorious.

12 Seeing then that we have such hope,
'we use great || plainness of speech:

13 And not as Moses, ^which put a vail
over his face, that the children of Israel could
not steadfastly look to ''the end of that which
is abolished :

14 But y their minds were blinded : for
until this day remaineth the same vail un-
takeh away in the reading of the old testa-
ment ; wjhich vail is done away in Christ.

15 But even unto this day, when Moses is
read, the vail is upon their heart.

16 Nevertheless, ^when it shall turn to the
Lord, *the vail shall be taken away.

17 Now ^ the Lord is that Spirit : and
where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is
liberty.

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.

CHAP. IV.

1 He declareth how he hath used all sincerity and faithful
diligence in preaching the gospel, 7 and how the trou-
bles and persecutions which he daily endured for the
same did redound to the praise of God's power, 12 to
the benefit of the Church, 16 and to the apostle's own
eternal glory.

THEREFORE, seeing we have nhis
ministry, ^ as we have received merdy,
we faint not ;

2 But have renounced the hidden things
of t dishonesty ; not walking in craftiness,
"ndf handling the word of God deceitfully ;
but, ■' by manifestation of the truth,« commend-
ing ourselves to every man's conscience in the
sight of God.

3 But if our gospel be hid, ''it is hid to
them that are lost :

4 In whom ethe 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.

5 ' For we preach not ourselves, but Christ
Jesus the Lord ; and ■" ourselves your servants
for Jesus' sake.

6 For God, "who commanded the light to
shine out of darkness, fhath "shined in our

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PauVs diligence in preaching the gospel. II. CORINTHIANS. He laboureth to keep a good conscience.



hearts, to give, f the light of the knowledge of
the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.



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