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7 But we have this treasure in i earthen
vessels/ that the excellency of the power may
be of God, and not of us.

8 We are = troubled on every side, yet not
distressed ; we are perplexed, but || not in
despair ;

9 Persecuted, but not forsaken ; ' cast
down, but not destroyed ;

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.

11 For we which live y are always delivered
unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also
of Jesus might be made manifest in our mor-
tal flesh.

12 So then ^death worketh in us, but life
in you.

13 We having " the same spirit of faith,
according as it is written, ''I believed, and
therefore have I spoken ; we also beheve, and
therefore speak ;

14 Knowing, that "he which raised up the
Lord Jesus, shall raise up us also by Jesus,
and shall present us with you.

15 For ''all things are for your sakes, that
'the abundant grace might through the
thanksgiving of many redound to the glory
of God.

16 For which cause we faint not ; but
though our outward man perish, yet '"the
inward man is renewed day by day.

17 For Sour hght affliction, which is but
for a moment, worketh for us a far more ex-
ceeding and eternal weight of glory ;

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.

CHAP. V.

1 That in his assured hope of immortal glory, 9 and in
expectance of it, and of the general judgmeM, he
laboureth to keep a good conscience, 12 not that lie
rnay herein boast of himself , 14 but as one that, hav-
ing received life from Christ, endeavour eth to live as
a new creature to Christ only, 18 and by his ministry
(rf reconciliation to reconcile others also in Christ to
God.

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.

2 For in this '>we groan, earnestly desiring
to be clothed upon with our house which is
from heaven :

3 If so be that <= being clothed we shall not
be found naked.

4 For we that are in this tabernacle do



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p vor. 4.

1 Pot. 2. 9.

q ch.5. ).

r 1 Cor. 2.

5.

oh. 12. 9.



a ch. 7. 5.

;| Or, not

altogether

without

Iwlp, or,

means.

t Ps. 37. 24.



u 1 Cor. 15.

31.

ch. 1. 5, 9.

Gal. 6. 17.

Phil, 3. 10.

X Kom. 8.

17.

2Tim. 2. 11,

12.

1 Pat. 4. 13.

y Pb. 44. 22.

Rom. 8. 30.

1 Cor. 15.

31, 49.



a Rom. 1.

12.

2 Pet. 1. 1.

b Ps.116.

10.



Rom. a
11.

1 Cor. 6. 14.



d 1 Cor. 3.
21.

ch. 1. 6.
Ool. 1.24.
2 Tim. 2. 10.
ch. 1.11.
& 8. 19. &
9. 11, 12.



f Rom. 7.
22.

Ephos. 3. 16.
Col. 3. 10.
1 Pel. 3. 4.

5 Matt. 5.

Rom. 8. 18.
1 Pet. 1. 6.

6 5. 10.



h Rom. 8.
24.

ch. .■>. 7.
Hehr. 11. 1.



a Job 4. 19.
ch. 4. 7.
2 Pel. 1. 13,
14.



b Rom. 8.
23. .



e Rev. 3. 18.
& 16. 15.



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d 1 Cor. 15.
53,64.

e Isai. 29.

21

Enhcs. 2. 10.

f Rom. 8.

2:).

ch. 1.22.

Ephcs. 1. 14.

& 4. 30.



g Rom. 8.

24,25.

oh. 4. 18.

1 Cor. 13.

12.

Hobr. 11. 1.

h Phil. 1. 23.



II Or, .
endeavour.



i Matt. 25.
31.32.

Rom. 14. 10.
k Rom. 2. 0.
Gal. 6. 7.
Ephes. 6. S.
Col. 3. 24,
2.1.
Rev. 22. 12.



l.Tob 31.23.
Hebr. 10.31.
Jude 23.
m ch. 4. 2.



n ch. 3. 1.

o ch. 1. 14.



t Gr. in
the face.



P ch. 11. 1,
jr,, I7.&
12. 6, 11.



q Rom. 5.
15.



r Rom. 6.

11,12. &

14. 7, 8.

1 Cor. 6. 19.

Gal. 2. 30.

I Thesa. 5.

10.

1 Pet 4. 2.

s Matt 12.

.■in.

.lohn 15. 14.

Gal. .5, 6.

Phil. 3. 7.8.

Col. 3.11.

t John 6.63.



11 Rom. 8.

0. Sc 16. 7.
Gal. 0. 1,5.
II Or, let
him be.
X Gal. 5. 6.
&6. 15.
y I.sai. 43.
18. 19. &
65 17.

Ephe.1.2. 15.
Rev. 21.. 5.
z Rom. 5.
10.

Ephes. 2. 16.
Col. 1. 20.
1 John 2. 2.
&4. 10.
a Rnra. 3.
24,25.



t Gr.
put in M5.



b Job 3.1. 23.
Mai. 2. 7.
ch. 3. 6.
Ephes. 6. 20.
c ch. % 1.



groan, being burdened : not for that we
would be unclothed, but "^ clothed upon, that
mortality might be swallowed up of life.

5 Now "he that hath wrought us for the
self-same thing is God, who also '"hath given
unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

6 Therefore we are always confident,
knowing that, whilst we are at home in the
body, we are absent from the Lord :

7 (For swe walk by faith, not by sight :)

8 We are confident, I say, and ^ willing
rather to be absent from the body, and to
be present with the Lord.

9 Wherefore we || labour, that, whether
present or absent, we may be a'ccepted of
him.

10 ' For we must all appear before the
judgment-seat of Christ; ''that every one



may receive
according to



things done in his body,
he hath done, whether it



the
that
be good or bad.

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.

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 fin appearance,
and not in heart,

13 F(W P whether we De beside ourselves,
it is to God : or whether we be sober, it is
for your cause.

14 For the love of Christ constraineth us ;
because we thus judge, that lif one died for
all, then were all dead :

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.

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.

17 Therefore, if any man "ie in Christ, |1 he
is ^a new creature: ^old things are passed
away ; behold, all things are become new.

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 ;

19 To wit, that -God was in Christ,
reconciling the world unto himself, not
imputing their trespasses unto them; and
hath t committed unto us the word of
conciliation.

20 Now then we are •'ambassadors
Christ, as "though God did beseech you
us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be
reconciled to God.

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re-
fer

by

ye



PauTs faithful discharge of his ministry.

21 For ^ he hath made him to he sin for
us, who knew no sin ; that we might be
made * the righteousness of God in him.

CHAP. VI.

1 That he hath approved himself a faithful minister of,
Christ, both by his exhortations, 3 and by integrity of
life, 4 and by patient enduring all kinds of affliction
and disgraces for the gospel. 10 Of which he speaketh
the more boldly amongst them, because his heart is open
to them, 13 aTid he expecteth the like affection from
them again : 14 exhorting to flee the society and
pollutions of idolaters, as being themselves temples of
the living God.

¥E then, as ''workers together witli him,
''beseech you also "that ye receive not
the grace of God in vain.

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.) '

3 ^ Giving no offence in any thing, that
the ministry be not blamed :

4 But in all things f approving ourselves
•"as the ministers of God, in much patience,
in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

5 e In stripes, in imprisonments, || in tu-
mults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings ;

6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long-
suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost,
by love unfeigned,

7 ■» By the word of truth, by ' the power
of God, by ''the armour of righteousness on
the right hand and on the left,

8 By honour and dishonour, by evil re-
port and good report: as deceivers, and yet
true;

9 As unknown, and ' yet well known ;
"» as dying, and behold, we live ; ° as chas-
tened, and not killed ;

10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as
poor, yet making many rich ; as having
nothing, and yet possessing all things.

11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open
unto you, " our heart is enlarged.

12 Ye are not straitened in us, but p ye
are straitened in your own bowels.

13 Now for a recompense in the same
(1 1 speak as unto my children,) be ye also
enlarged.

14 '•Be ye not unequally yoked together
with unbelievers : for = what fellowship hath
righteousness with unrighteousness? and
what communion hath light with darkness ?

15 And what concord hath Christ with
Belial? or what part hath he that believeth
with an infidel ?

16 And what agreement hath the tem-
ple of God with idols ? for ' ye are the
temple of the living God ; as God hath

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d Isai. 53.
Q, D, 13.
Gnl. 3. 13.
1 Pet. 2.2!,
24.

1 .John 3. 5.
Rom. 1.
]7. & 5. 19.
&10.3.



a 1 Cor. 3. 9.

bell. 5. 20.
c Hebr. 12.
15.



d Isai. 49. S.



e Rom. 14.

13.

1 Cor. 9. 12.

& 10. 32.

commend-

tng,

cb. 4. 2.

f 1 Cor. 4. 1.



5 ch. 11. 23,

IJ.Or, .
in tosstnss
to and fro.



h ch. 4. 2. &

7. 14.

i 1 Cor. 2. 4.

k ch. 10. 4

Epiies. 0. 11,

1.1.

2Tim. 4. 7.



I ch. 4. 3. &

5. 11. & 11.

6.

m 1 Cor. 4.

9.

ch. 1. 9. &

4.10, 11.

n I's. 118.

18.



o ch. 7. 3.
p ch. 12. 15.



Ql Cor. 4. 14.



r Deut. 7. 2,

3.

1 Cor. 5. 9.

& 7. 39.

B 1 Sam. 5.

2,3.

1 Kings 18.

21.

I Cor. 10,21.

Epbcs. 5. 7,

II.



t I Cor. 3.
Hi. &G. 19.
Ephos. 2.21,
22.
Hebr. 3. 0.



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u Exod. 29.
45.

Lov. 26. 12,
Jer. 31. 33.
& 32.38.
Ezok. 11.20.
& 30. 28. te
37. 28, &c.
Zoch. 8. a.
& 13. 0.
X Isai. S3.
11.

ch. 7. 1.
Rov. 18. 4.
y Jei. 31. 1,

Rev. 21. 7.



a ch. 6. 17,

18.

1 Jolin 3. 3.



b Acta 20.

33.

ch. 12. 17.



c ch. 6. 11,
12.



d ch. 3. 12.

6 1 Cor. 1.4.
ch. 1. 14.
f rh. 1.4.
Phil. 3. 17.
Col. 1. 21.



e ch. 2. 13.
h ch. 4. 8.



i Deut. 33.
2.1.



k ch. 1. 4.



ch. 2. 13.



m ch. 2. 4.



II Or,,.
ar.cordins to
Ood.



n 2 Sam. 12.

13.

Mutt. 26. 75.

oProv. 17.1

22.



He exhorteth them to purity of life.

said, "I will dwell in them, and walk in
them; and I will be their God, and they
shall be my people.

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 ;

18 yAnd will be a Father unto you, and
ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith
the Lord Almighty.

CHAP. VII.

1 He proceedeth in exhorting them to purity of life,

2 and to bear him like affection as he doth to them.

3 Whereof lest he might seem to, doubt, he declareth
what comfort he took in his afflictions, by the report
which Titus gave of their godly sorrow, which his
former epistle had wrought in them, 13 and of their
loving-kindness and obedience towards Titus, answer-
able to his former boastings of them.

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.

2 Receive us ; we have wronged no man,
we have corrupted no man, '•we have de-
frauded no man.

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.

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.

5 For ewhen we were come into Mace-
donia, our flesh had no rest, but '' we were
troubled on every side ; '•without were fight-
ings, within were fears.

6 Nevertheless ^ God, that comforteth
those that are cast down, comforted us by
' the coming of Titus ;

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.

8 For though I made you sorry with a let-
ter, 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.

9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made
sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance :
for ye were made sorry || after a godly man-
ner, that ye might receive damage by us
in nothing.

10 For "godly sorrow worketh repentance
to salvation not to be repented of: "but
the sorrow of the world worketh death.

11 For behold this self-same thing, that
ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what care-
fulness it wrought in you, yea, M;/jaf, clear,

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Paul stirreth them up



II. CORINTHIANS.



to contribute to the saints.



ing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea,
tohat fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea,
wjiat zeal, yea, what revenge ' In all things
ye have approved yourselves to be clear in
this matter.

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,
p but that our care for you in the sight of
God might appear unto you,

13 Therefore we were comforted in your
comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more
joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his
spirit iwas refreshed by you all.

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 boast-
ing, which I made before Titus, is found
a truth.

15 And his f inward affection is more
abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth
'the obedience of you all, how with fear and
trembling ye received him.

16 I rejoice therefore that = I have confi-
dence in you in all things.

CHAP. VIII.

1 He stirreth them up to a liberal contribution for the
poor saints at Jerusalem, by the example of the Mace-
donians, Iby commendation of their former forwarA-
ness, 9 by the example of Christ, 14 and by the
spiritual profit that shall redound to themselves thereby:
16 commending to them the integrity and willingness
of Titus, and those other brethren, who upon his re-
quest, exhortation, and commendation, were purposely
come to them for this business.

MOREOVER, brethren, we do you to
wit of the grace of God bestowed on
the churches of Macedonia ;

2 How that in a great trial of affliction,
the abundance of their joy, and * their deep
poverty, abounded unto the riches of their
t liberality.

3 For to their power, I bear record,. yea,
and beyond their power, they were willing of
themselves ;

4 Praying us with much entreaty, that we
would receive the gift, and tahe upon us
••the fellowship of the ministering to the
saints.

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 :

6 Insomuch that <= we desired Titus, that
as he had begun, so he would also finish in
you the same || grace also.

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.

8 fl speak not by commandment, but by



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p ch. 2. 4.



n Rom. 15.

32.



tGr.

bowels.
ch. 6. 12.



r ch. 2. 9.
PhU. 2. 12.



s2Thcss.3.
4.

Philem. 8,
21.



a Mark 12.
44.



tGr.

^implicit]/.
ch.'J. 11.



b Acts 11.

29. & 24. 17.

Rom. 15.25,

21).

1 Cor. 10. 1,

3,4.

ch. 9. 1.



c ver. 17.
cJi. 12. 18.



II Or,
gift,

ver. 4, 19.
d 1 Cor. 1.
5. &. 12. 8.



e ch. 9. 8.
flCor.7. 6.



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; Matt 8.



Luke 9. 58.
Phil. 2. 6. 7.



h 1 Cor. 7.

25.

i Prov. 19.

17.

Matt. 10. 42.

1 Tim. 6. 18,

19.

Hebr. 13. 16.

tCr.

wiliina.

k ch. 9. 2.



1 Mark 12.
43, 44.
Luke 21. 3.



m Exod. 16.

18.



p 1 Cor 16.

5,4.

II Or,

ver. 4, 6, 7.
ch. 9. 8.
qch.4. 15.



r Rom. 13.
17.

Phil. 4. 8.
I Pet. 2. 12.



11 Or,
he hath.



t ch. 7. 14.
St. 9. 2.



occasion of the forwardness of others, and to
prove the sincerity of your love.

9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ, ethat though he was rich, yet for
your sakes he became poor, that ye through
his poverty might be rich.

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 t'' for-
ward a year ago.

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.

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.

13 For / meafi not that other men be
eased, and you burdened :

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 :

15 As it is written, ""He that had gathered
much had nothing over ; and he that had
gathered little had no lack.

16 But thanks he to God, which put the
satne earnest care into the heart of Titus
for you.

17 For indeed he accepted " the exhorta-
tion ; but being more forward, of his own
accord he went unto you.

18 And we have sent with him "the
brother, whose praise is in the gospel
throughout all the churches ;

19 And not that only, but who was also
p chosen of the churches to travel with us
with this II grace, which is administered by
us <ito the glory of the same Lord, and
declaration of your ready mind :

20 Avoiding this, that no man should
blame us in this abundance which is admi-
nistered by us :

21 'Providing for honest things, not only
in the sight of the Lord, but also in the
sight of men.

22 And we have sent with them our bro-
ther, whom we have oftentimes proved-diligent
in many things, but now much more diligent,
upon the great confidence which \\I have in
you.

23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he
is my partner and fellow-helper concerning
you : or our brethren be inquired of they are
' the messengers of the churches, afid the
glory of Christ.

24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and be-
fore the churches, the proof of your love,
and of our ' boasting on your behalf. ~

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Bountiful almsgiving recommended.
CHAP. IX.

I He yieldeth the reason why, though he knew their for-
wardness, yet he sent Titus and his brethren beforehand.
6 And he proceedeth in stirring them up to a bountiful
almsi as being but a kind of sotoing of seed, 10 which
shall return a great increase to them, 13 and occasion
a great sacrifice of thanksgivings unto God.

FOR as touching "^the ministering to the
saints, it is superfluous for me to write
to you :

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.

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 :

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.

5 Therefore I thought it necessary to ex-
hort the brethren, that they would go before
unto you, and make up beforehand your
t bounty, || whereof ye had notice before,
that the same might be ready, as a matter of
bounty, and not as of covetousness.

6 ^But this / say, He which soweth
sparingly, shall reap also sparingly ; and he
which soweth bountifully, shall reap also
bountifully.

7 Every man according as he purposeth
in his heart, so let him give ; e not grudgingly,
or of necessity : for ^ God loveth a cheerful
giver.

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 :

9 (As it is written, •'He hath dispersed
.abroad; he hath given to the poor: his

righteousness remaineth for ever.

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 ;)

11 Being enriched in every thing to all
JItbountifulness, "which caUseth through us
thanksgiving to God.

12 For the administration of this service
not only "suppUeth the want of the saints,
but is abundant also by many thanksgivings
imto God ;

13 While by the experiment of this minis-
tration they p glorify God for your professed
subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for
yowr liberal i distribution unto them, and unto
all men;

14 And by their prayer for you, which



CHAP. X.



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a Acts II.
!!9.
Rom. IS.

2e.

1 Cor. 16. 1.
ch. 8. 4.
Gal. 2. 10.
bch.ai9.

cch.8.34.

dell. 8. 10.



ch. 8. 6,
17. IS, &:



tGr.

bteaaing.
Gen. 3?. II.

1 Sam. 25.
27.

2 King! S.
15.

II Or,

which hath
been somtich
spoken of be-
fore,

f Prov. 11.
24. i. 19. 17.
&22. 9.
Gal. 6. 7, 9.



B Deut. 15.

h Exod. 25.
2. k 35. 5.
Prov. 11. 25.
Rom. 12. 8.
ch. 8. 12.
i Prov. 11.
24, 25. & 28.
27.
Phil. 4. 19.



1 Isai. 55.



m Ho9. 10.
12.
Matt. 6. 1.

1) Or,
liberality.
tGr.

simvhcltji.
ch.B.2.
n ch. 1. 11.
& 4. 15.
o ch. 8. 14.



p Matt. 5.
16.

g Hebr. 13.
18.



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rch.8. 1.
s Jamea 1.
17



a Rom. 13.

1.

b vor. 10.

ch. 12. 5, 7.

9.

in outward
appearance.

c 1 Cor. 4.

21.

ch. 13. 2,10.



II Or,

reckon.



d Ephes. 6.
13.

1 Thegs. S.
8.

e 1 Tim. 1.
18.

2 Tim. 2. 3.
f Acu 7. 22.

I Cor. 2. 5.
ch. 6. 7. &
13. 3, 4.

II Or,
to Qod.



Jer. 1. 10.
197 & 31 19.



ilCor.J



Or,
reasonings.

i ch. 13. 2,

10.

k oh. 2, 9.

tc 7. IS.



lJohn7.24.

ch. 5. 12. &

11. 18.

m 1 Cor. 14.

37.

lJohn4.6.



n 1 Cor. 3.
£3. & 9. 1.
ch. 11. 23.



pch.7. 14.
&12. 6



tGr.
saiik he.
a 1 Cor. 2.
3,4.
ver. 1.
ch. 12. 5, 7,
9.

Gal. 4. 13.
r 1 Cor. I.
17. & 2. 1,4.
ch. 11. 6.



» ch. 3. 1.
&5.12.



II Or, ^
understatia
it not.



t ver. 15.



Paul's spiritual might and authority.

long after you, for the exceeding ■■ grace of
God in you.

15 Thanks he unto God "for his unspeak-
able gift.

CHAP. X.

Against the false apostles, who disgraced the weakness of
his person and bodily presence, he setteth out the
spiritual might and authority,with which he is armed
against all adversary powers, 7 assuring them that at
his coming he will be found as mighty m word, as he is
now in writing being absent, 12 and viithal taxing
them for reaching out themselves beyond their compass,
and vaunting themselves into other men's labours.

NOW °^I Paul myself beseech you, by the
meekness and gentleness of Christ, ''who
II in presence am base among you, but being
absent am bold toward you :

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 II think of us as if we walked accord-
ing to the flesh.

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do
not war after the flesh :

4 (''For the weapons « of our warfare are
not carnal, but ^ mighty || through God ^to
the pulling down of strong holds ;)

5 ''Casting down || imaginations, and every
high thing that exalteth itself against the
knowledge of God, and bringing into cap-
tivity every thought to the obedience of
Christ ;

6 ' And having in a readiness to revenge
all disobedience, when ''your obedience is
fulfilled.

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.

8 For though I should boast somewhat
more "of our authority, which the X,ord
hath given us for edification, and not for
your destruction, pI should not be ashamed :

9 That I may not seem as if I would
terrify you by letters.

10 For Ms letters (f say they) are weighty
and powerful; but lAi* bodily presence is
weak, and his "^speech contemptible.

11 Let such an one think this, that such
as we are in word by letters when we are
absent, such will we he also in deed when we
are present.

12 =For we dare not make ourselves of
the number, or compare ourselves with some
that commend themselves : but they,' measur-
ing themselves by themselves, and compar-
ing themselves among themselves, || are not
wise.

13 'But we will not boast of things
without our measure, but according to the

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Paul's forced self-commendation. II.

measure of the || rule which God hath dis-
tributed to us, a measure to reach even unto
you.

14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond



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