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The apostles

live with him by the power of God toward you. 5 Examine yourselves whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves: know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates. 8 For we can donothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we are glad when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish even, your perfection. 10 Therefore I write these

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things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction. 11 Finally, brethren, farewel: be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. 12 Greet one another with an holy kiss. 13 All the saints salute you. 14. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. * The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.

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T THE EPISTLE OF PAUL
GALATIANS.
CHAP. I. • 7 Which is not another: but

He marvels why they left the gospel. AUL, an § (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead,) 2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia. 3 Grace be to you, and peace, from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father; 5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 6 I marvel, that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto ano

there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, Ifany man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be ac, cursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God 2 or do I seek to please men : for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preach. ed of me is not after man:

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man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it; 14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto DaInasculS. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother. 20 Now, the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. 21 Afterward I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia: 22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judea which were in Christ: 23 But they had heard only, that he which persecuted us in times past, now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. 24 And they glorified God in

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with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. 2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain. 3. But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised: 4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage; 5 To whom we gave place by subjećtion no not for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. 6 But of those who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man’s person:) for they who seemed to be somewbat in conference added nothing to me : 7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter: 8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles;) 9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pil. lars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. 10 Only they would that we

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(!O. 11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. 12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew, and separatod himself, fearing theni which were of the circumcision. 13 And the other Jews dissemled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. 14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly, according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and Hot as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? 15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ; Sven we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin : God forbid. 18 For if Ibuild again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 19 For 1 through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. 20 I am crucified with Christ : nevertheless I live: yet not I, but

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which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God; for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in

vain. CHAP. III. Believers are justified. Foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christhath been evidently set forth, crucified among you ? 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh : 4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. 5 He, therefore, that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth be it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7. Know ye, therefore, that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8 And the scripture foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9 So then, they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursect is every one that continueth not

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13 Christ hath redeemed us|

from the curse of the law, being
made a curse for us: for it is writ-
ten, Cursedis everyone that hang-
eth on a tree;
14 That the blessing of Abra-
ham might come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ; that we
might receive the promise of the
Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak after the
manner of men; Though it be but
a man’s covenant, yet if it be con-
firmed, no man disannulleth or
addeth thereto.
16 Now, to Abraham and his
seed were the promises made.
He saith not, And to seeds, as of
many; butas of One, And to thy
seed, which is Christ.
17 And this I say, that the co-
venant, that was confirmed before
of God in Christ, the law, which
was four hundred and thirty years
after, cannot disannul, that it
should make the promise of none
cffect.
18 For if the inheritance be of
the law, it is no more of promise:
but God gave it to Abraham by
promise.
19 Wherefore then serveth the
law: It was added because of
transgressions, till the seed should
come, to whom the promise was
made; and it was ordained by an-
gels in the hand of a mediator. .
20 Now, a mediator is not a
mediator of one; but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the
promises of God? God forbid:

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for if there had been a law given
which could have given life, verily
righteousness should have been
by the law.
22 But the scripture hath con-
cluded all under sin, that the pro-
mise by faith of Jesus Christ might
be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we
were kept under the law, shut up
unto the faith which should after-
wards be revealed.
24. Wherefore the law was our
schoolmaster, to bring us unto
Christ, that we might be justified
by faith.
25 But after that faith is come,
we are no longer under a school-
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26 For yeare all the children of
God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have
been baptized into Christ, have
put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor
Greek, there is neither bond nor
free, there is neither male nor fe-
male: for ye are all one in Christ
Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ's, then
are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs
according to the promise.
CHAP. IV.
Christ freeth us from the law.
OW I say, that the heir, as
N long as he is a child, differeth
nothing from a servant, though he
be lord of all;
2 But is under tutors and go-
vernors until the time appointed
of the father.
3 Even so we, when we were
children, were in bondage under
the elements of the world:
4 But when the fulness of the
time was come, God sent forth
his Son, made of a woman, made
under the law,
5 To redeem o that were
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under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And, because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 9 But now, after that ye have kown God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the wgäk and beggarly elements, whereupto ye desire again to be in bondage? 10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. 11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain. 12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all. 13 Ye know how, through infirmity of the flesh, I preached the gospel unto you at the first. 14 And my temptation, which was in my flesh, ye despised not, nor rejećtcd; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. 15 Where is then the blessed. ncSS ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out Your own eyes, and have given them to me. 16 Am I, therefore, become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? 17 They zealously affect you, Aut not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. 18 But it is good to be zealously

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affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you. 19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again, until Christ be formed in you. 20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. 21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? 22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons; the one by a bond-maid, the other by a free WOinain. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise. 24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. 25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem, which now is, and is in bondage with her children. 26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailcst not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29 But as then, he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even So it is now. 30 Nevertheless, what saith the Scripture ? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bond-woman shall not be

heir with theson ofthefreewoman.

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