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Christ is, seated on the right hand Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. of God. 2 Set your mind on the

2 Set your affection on things above, things that are above, not on the not on things on the earth.

things that are upon the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid 3 For ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall who is our life, shall be maniappear, then shall ye also appear with fested, then shall ye also with him him in glory.

be manifested in glory. 5 Mortify therefore your members 5 Mortify therefore your memwhich are upon the earth; fornication, bers which are upon the earth; uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil fornication, uncleanness, passion, concupiscence, and covetousness, which is evil desire, and covetousness, the idolatry:

which is idolatry; 6 for which 6 For whi things' sake th wrath things' sake cometh the wrath of of God cometh on the children of dis- God upon the sons of disobediobedience:

ence; 7 in the which ye also 7 In the which ye also walked some walked aforetime, when ye lived in time, when ye lived in them.

these things. 8 But now put ye 8 But now ye also put off all these; also away all these; anger, wrath, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy malice, railing, shameful speaking communication out of your mouth.

out of your mouth: 9 lie not one 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that to another; seeing that ye have ye have put off the old man with his put off the old man with his dodeeds;

ings, 10 and have put on the new 10 And have put on the new man, which man, which is being renewed unto is renewed in knowledge after the image knowledge after the image of him of him that created him :

that created him: II where there II Where there is neither Greek nor cannot be Greek and Jew, circumJew, circumcision uncircumcision, cision and uncircumcision, barbaBarbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but rian, Scythian, bondman, freeman: Christ is all, and in all.

but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of 12 Put on therefore, as God's God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, elect, holy and beloved, a heart kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, of compassion, kindness, humility, longsuffering;

meekness, longsuffering; 13 for13 Forbearing one another, and for- bearing one another, and forgiving giving one another, if any man have a each other if any man have a quarrel inst any: even as Christ for- complaint against any; even gave you, so also do ye.

the Lord forgave you, so also do 14 And above all these things put on ye: 14 and above all these things charity, which is the bond of perfectness. put on love, which is the bond of

15 And let the peace of God rule in perfectness. 15 And let the peace your hearts, to the which also ye are of Christ rule in your hearts, to called in one body; and be ye thankful. the which also ye were called in

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 you richly in all wisdom; teaching and Let the word of Christ dwell in admonishing one another in psalms and you richly in all wisdom; teachhymns and spiritual songs, singing with ing and admonishing one another grace in your hearts to the Lord.

with psalms and hymns and spir17 And whatsoever ye do in word or itual songs, singing with grace in deed, do all in the name of the Lord your hearts unto God. Jesus, giving thanks to God and the whatsoever ye do, in word or in Father by him.

deed, do all in the name of the Lord 18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your Jesus, giving thanks to God the own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Father through him.

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CHAPTER 3. gether with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ WHEREFORE, if you be risen with is, seated on the right hand of Christ, seek the things that are God. 2. Set your mind on the above; where Christ is sitting at the right things that are above, not on the hand of God: things that are upon the earth. 2 Mind the things that are above, not 3 For ye died, and your life is the things that are upon the earth. hid with Christ in God.

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3 For you are dead; and your life is hid Christ, who is our life, shall be with Christ in God. manifested, then shall ye also with 4 When Christ shall appear, who is your him be manifested in glory.

life, then you also shall appear with him 5 Put to death therefore your in glory. members which

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the 5 Mortify therefore your members earth : fornication, uncleanness, pas- which are upon the earth; fornication, sion, evil desire, and covetous- uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence, and ness, which is idolatry; 6 for covetousness, which is the service of which things' sake cometh the idols. wrath of God upon the sons of 6 For which things the wrath of God disobedience: 7 wherein ye also cometh upon the children of unbelief, once walked, when ye lived in 7 In which you also walked some time, these things; 8 but now do ye when you lived in them. also put them all away: anger, 8 But now put you also all away: anwrath, malice, railing, shameful ger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speaking out of your mouth: 9 speech out of your mouth. lie not one to another; seeing. 9 Lie not one to another : stripping that ye have put off the old man yourselves of the old man with his deeds, with his doings, 10 and have put 10 And putting on the new, him who is on the new man, that is being re- renewed unto knowledge, according to newed unto knowledge after the the image of him that created him. image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Gentile nor II where there cannot be Greek Jew, circumcision uncircumcision, and Jew, circumcision and uncir- Barbarian nor Scythian, bond nor free. cumcision, barbarian, Scythian, But Christ is all, and in all. bondman, freeman; but Christ is 12 Put ye on therefore, as the elect of all, and in all.

God, holy, and beloved, the bowels of 12 Put on therefore, as God's mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, paelect, holy and beloved, a heart

tience: of compassion, kindness, lowli- 13 Bearing with one another, and forness, meekness, longsuffering; 13 giving one another, if any have a comforbearing one another, and for- plaint against another: even as the Lord giving each other, if any man hath forgiven you, so do you also. have a complaint against any; 14 But above all these things have even

as the Lord forgave you, charity, which is the bond of perfecso also do ye: 14 and above all • tion: these things put on love, which 15 And let the peace of Christ rejoice in is the bond of perfectness. 15 your hearts, wherein also you are called And let the peace of Christ rule in one body: and be ye thankful. in your hearts, to the which also 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you ye were called in one body; and abundantly, in all wisdom: teaching and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word admonishing another in psalms, of Christ dwell in you richly; in hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing in all wisdom teaching and admon- grace in your hearts to God. ishing one another with psalms 17 All whatsoever you do in word or and hymns and spiritual songs, in work, do all in the name of the Lord singing with grace in your hearts Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God and unto God. 17 And whatsoever ye the Father by him. do, in word or in deed, do all in the 18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, name of the Lord Jesus, giving as it behoveth in the Lord.

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19 Husbands, love your wives, and be 18 Wives, be in subjection to not bitter against them.

your husbands, as is fitting in 20 Children, obey your parents in all the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your things: for this is well pleasing unto the wives, and be not bitter against Lord.

them. 20 Children, obey your par21 Fathers, provoke not your children ents in all things, for this is wellto anger, lest they be discouraged.

pleasing in the Lord. 21 Fathers, 22 Servants, obey in all things your provoke not your children, that masters according to the flesh; not with they be not discouraged. 22 Serveyeservice, as men-pleasers; but in single- ants, obey in all things them that ness of heart, fearing God :

are your masters according to the 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, flesh; not with eyeservice, as menas to the Lord, and not unto men;

pleasers, but in singleness of heart, 24. Knowing that of the Lord ye shall fearing the Lord: 23 whatsoever receive the reward of the inheritance: ye do, work heartily, as unto the for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Lord, and not unto men; 24 know25 But he that doeth wrong shall re- ing that from the Lord ye shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: ceive the recompense of the inherand there is no respect of persons.

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servants that which is just ing that ye also have a Master in heaven. and equal; knowing that ye also

2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the have a Master in heaven. same with thanksgiving;

2 Continue stedfastly in prayer, 3 Withal praying also for us, that God watching therein with thanksgivwould open unto us a door of utterance, ing; 3 withal praying for us also, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which that God may open unto us a door I am also in bonds :

for the word, to speak the mystery 4 That I may make it manifest, as I of Christ, for which I am also in ought to speak.

bonds; 4 that I may make it mani5 Walk in wisdom toward them that 'fest, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk are without, redeeming the time.

in wisdom toward them that are 6 Let your speech be alway with grace, without, redeeming the time. 6 Let seasoned with salt, that ye may know your speech be always with grace, how ye ought to answer every man.

seasoned with salt, that ye may 7 All my state shall Tychicus declare know how ye ought to answer each unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in . 7 All my affairs shall Tychicus the Lord:

make known unto you, the beloved 8 Whom I have sent unto you for the brother and faithful minister and same purpose, that he might know your fellow-servant in the Lord : 8 whom estate, and comfort your hearts;

I have sent unto you for this very 9 With Onesimus, a faithful and be- purpose, that ye may know our loved brother, who is one of you. They estate, and that he may comfort shall make known unto you all things your hearts; 9 together with Onesiwhich are done here.

mus, the faithful and beloved 10 Aristarchus my fellowprisoner sa- brother, who is one of you. They luteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to shall make known unto you all Barnabas, (touching whom ye received things that are done here. commandments: if he come unto you, 10 Aristarchus my fellow-prisreceive him ;)

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thanks to God the Father through 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be him.

not bitter towards them. 18 Wives, be in subjection to 20 Children, obey your parents in all your husbands, as is fitting in the things: for this is well pleasing to the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your Lord. wives, and be not bitter against 21 Fathers, provoke not your children them. 20 Children, obey your par- to indignation, lest they be discouraged. ents in all things, for this is well- 22 Servants, obey in all things your pleasing in the Lord. 21 Fathers, masters according to the flesh, not servprovoke not your children, that ing to the eye, as pleasing men, but in they be not discouraged. simplicity of heart, fearing God. Servants, obey in all things them 23 Whatsoever you do, do it from the that are your masters according to heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: the flesh; not with eye-service, as 24 Knowing that you shall receive of men-pleasers, but in singleness of the Lord the reward of inheritance. · heart, fearing the Lord: 23 whatso- Serve ye the Lord Christ. ever ye do, work heartily, as unto 25. For he that doth wrong, shall rethe Lord, and not unto men; 24 ceive for that which he hath done wrongknowing that from the Lord ye fully: and there is no respect of persons shall receive the recompense of the with God. inheritance: ye

serve the Lord Christ. 25 For he that doeth wrong shall receive again for the wrong that he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

CHAPTER 4. 4MASTERS handeniuntos you MASTERS lost to your servants that and equal; knowing that ye also that you also have a master in heaven. have a Master in heaven.

2 Be instant in prayer; watching in 2 Continue stedfastly in prayer, it with thanksgiving: watching therein with thanksgiv- 3 Praying withal for us also, that God ing; 3 withal praying for us also, may open unto us a door of speech to that God may open unto us a door speak the mystery of Christ (for which for the word, to speak the mys- also I am bound ;) tery of Christ, for which I am also 4 That I may make it manifest as I in bonds; 4 that I may make it ought to speak. manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 5 Walk with wisdom towards them Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. that are without redeeming the 6 Let your speech be always in grace time. 6 Let your speech be al- seasoned with salt: that you may know ways with grace, seasoned with how you ought to answer every man. salt, that ye may know how ye 7 All the things that concern me, Tychiought to answer each one.

cus, our dearest brother, and faithful 7 All my affairs shall Tychicus minister and fellow servant in the Lord, make known unto you, the be- will make known to you, loved brother and faithful minister 8 Whom I have sent to you for this and fellow-servant in the Lord: same purpose, that he may know the 8 whom I have sent unto you for things that concern you, and comfort this very purpose, that ye may your hearts, know our state, and that he may 9 With Onesimus, a most beloved and comfort your hearts; 9 together faithful brother, who is one of you. All with Onesimus, the faithful and be- things that are done here, they shall loved brother, who is one of you. make known to you. They shall make known unto you 10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, saall things that are done here.

luteth you, and Mark, the cousin german 10 Aristarchus my fellow-pris- of Barnabas, touching whom you have oner saluteth you, and Mark, the received commandments; if he come unto cousin of Barnabas (touching you, receive him:

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12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.

14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

16 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

ye received commandments; if he come unto you, receive him), II and Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision: these only are my fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God, men that have been a comfort unto me. Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth. you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him witness, that he hath much labour for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas salute you.

15 Salute the brethren that are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church that is in their house. 16 And when this epistle hath been read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye also read the epistle from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

18 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you.

THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

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

2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.

2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labour of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father; 4 knowing, brethren beloved of God, your election, 5 how that our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in

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