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and peace, and joy in a holy | are strong ought to bear the spirit. 18 For he that, in these infirmities of the weak, and not things, serveth Christ, is well- to please ourselves. 2 Let every pleasing to God, and approved one of us please his neighbour by men.

for his good, to edification. 3 19 So then let us follow after For Christ also pleased not the things, which make for himself; but, as it is written, peace, and for the edifying of “ The reproaches of those who one another. 20 For the sake reproached thee fell on me.” 4 of food, destroy not the work For whatsoever things were of God. All things indeed are formerly written, were written pure ; but it is evil in that man for our instruction ; that we, who eateth so as to cause of through the patience and comfence, 21 It is right neither to fort of the scriptures, might eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor have hope. 5 Now the God of to do any thing by which thy patience and comfort grant you brother stumbleth, (or is offend. to be of the same mind amongst ed, or is made weak.] 22 Thou yourselves, according to the hast faith : have it with respect will of Jesus Christ : 6 that to thyself, in the sight of God. with one consent, and with one Happy is he who condemneth mouth, ye may gloring the God not himself, in that which he and Father of our Lord Jesus alloweth himself to do. 23 But Christ. 7 Wherefore receive to he who doubteth is condemned yourselves one another; as if he eat, because he eateth not Christ also hath received you from faith: for whatsoever is to himself for the glory of God. not from faith is sin.

8 Now I say, that Jesus CH. XVI. 25* Now to him Christ became a minister of who is able to establish you, the circumcision, for the truth (according to my gospel, even of God, to confirm the prothe preaching of Jesus Christ, mises made to the fathers : 9 according to the revealed mys- and that the gentiles might tery, which was kept secret in glorify God for his mercy; as former ages, 26 but hath now it is written, “For this cause I been made manifest, and, by will praise thee among the genthe writings of the prophets, tiles, and sing to thy name.” according to the commandment 10 And again it is said, “Reof the aionian God, hath been joice, ye gentiles, together with made known to all the gentiles his people.” 11 And again, for their obedience to the faith;)“ Praise the Lord, all ye gen27 to God, only wise, be glory tiles; and laud him, all ye peothrough Jesus Christ, to the ple.” 12 And again Isaiah saith, ages. Amen.

i. There shall be a root of Jesse: Cu. XV. 1 NOW we who I and he who shall rise to reign

* "In the common copies this doxology is inserted at the conclusion of ch. xvi. but the Alexandrian and most of the other manuscripts introduce it bere." Im. Ver. note.

over the nations, in him the, 22 On which account also, nations shall hope.” 13 Now I have been often prevented the God of hope fill you with from coming to you: 23 but all joy and peace, in believing; now, having no longer place that ye may abound in hope, for preaching, in these parts, through the power of a holy and having a great desire, for spirit.

these many years, to come to 14 AND I myself also am per- you ; 24 whensoever I go into suaded concerning you, my Spain I trust to see you, as I brethren, that ye also are full of pass on, and to be conducted goodness, filled with all know- by you on my way thitherward, ledge, able also to admonish one when I have been first partly another. 15 Nevertheless, breth-filled with your company. ren, I have written to you some- 25 But now I am going to what boldly in part, as putting Jerusalem, that I may minister you in mind, on account of to the saints: 26 for it hath the favour which God hath be pleased those of Macedonia and stowed on me; 16 that I should Achaia to make some contribube a minister of Jesus Christ to tion for the poor saints who the gentiles, ministering the are in Jefusalem. 27 It hath gospel of shod, that the offering pleased them indeed, and they up of the gentiles might be are debtors to the Jews : for if well accepted, being sanctified they have made the gentiles by a holy spirit.

partakers of their spiritual 17 I have, therefore, whereof things, the gentiles ought also I may glory, through Jesus to minister to them in worldly Christ, in things relating to things. 28 When, therefore, I God; 18 (for I will not dare to have performed this, and have speak of any of those things set the seal to this fruit of their which Christ hath not wrought liberality, I will come by you by me;) concerning the obe into Spain. 29 And I know dience of the gentiles in words that, when I come to you, I and deed, 19 through mighty shall come in the fulness of the signs and wonders, through the blessing of Christ. power of a (holy] spirit; sol 30 Now I beseech you, breththat from Jerusalem, and round ren, by the Lord Jesus Christ, about, to Illyricum, I have fulls and by the love which is the preached the gospel of Christ: fruit of the spirit, that ye strive, 20 earnestly striving, however, together with me, in your pray. to preach the gospel in this ers to God for me ; 31 that I manner; not where Christ was may be delivered from those named, lest I should build upon in Judea who believe not; and another man's foundation; 21 but [that] my ministry at Jerusalem as it is written, “ Those to whom may be well accepted by the he had not been spoken of, shall saints; 32 that I may come to see: and those who had not you with joy, by the will of heard, shall understand.” God; [and may be refreshed to

gether with you.] 33 Now the mother and mine. 14 Salute God of peace be with you all. Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, [Amen.]

Patrobas, Hermes, and the CH. XVI. 1 [NOW7I com- | brethren who are with them. 15 mend to you, Phebè, our sister, Salute Philologus and Julia, who is a deaconness of the Nereus and his sister, and church at Cenchrea: 2 that Olympas, and all the saints ye receive her in the Lord, as who are with them. 16 Salute is worthy of saints, and that one another with a holy kiss.' ye help her in whatsoever busi. All the churches of Christ ness she hath need of you : for salute you. she hath been an assistant of 17 Now I beseech you, brethmany, and of myself also. 3 ren, to mark those who raise Salute Priscas and Aquila, my divisions and causes of stumbfellow-labourers in Christ Jesus: ling, contrary to the doctrine 4 (who, for my life, have laid which ye have learned; and down their own necks: to whom avoid them. 18 For those who not I only give thanks, but all are such, serve not our Lord the churches also of the gen-Christ, but their own belly ; tiles :) 5 salute likewise the and by good words, and fair church in their house. Salute speeches, deceive the hearts of my well-beloved Epænetus, who the innocent. 19 For your obeis the first-fruits of Asia to dience hath come abroad to all Christ. 6 Salute Mary, who men. I rejoice therefore on

hath laboured much for you. 7 your account : but yet I would • Salute Andronicus and Junias, have you to be wise [indeed]

my kinsmen and my fellow- concerning that which is good, prisoners, who are well known and simple, concerning that among the apostles, who also which is evil. 20 Now the God were in Christ before me. 8 of peace will quickly bruise Salute Amplias, my beloved in the adversary under your feet. the Lord. 9 Salute Urbanus, The favour of our Lord Jeour fellow-labourer in Christ; sus Christ be with you. and Stachys, my beloved. 10 21 TIMOTHY, my fellow-laSalute Apelles, who is approved bourer, and Lucius and Jason in Christ. Salute those that are and Sosipater, my kinsmen, saof Aristobulus's household. 11 lute you. 22 | Tertius, the Salute Herodian, my kinsman./scribe of this epistle, salute you Salute those of Narcissus's in the Lord. 23 Gaius, my host, household, who are in the Lord. and the host of the whole church, 12 Salute Tryphena, and Try- saluteth you. Erastus, the treaphosa, who labour in the Lord. surer of the city, and Quartus, Salute the beloved Persis, who a brother, salute you. hath laboured much in the 24 The favour of our Lordi Lord. 13 Salute Rufus, who is Jesus Christ be with you all. chosen in the Lord; and his! Amen.*

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THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE

CORINTHIANS.

CHAP. I.

Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all 1 PAUL, [called) an apostle speak the same thing, and that of Jesus Christ, by the will of there be no divisions among ! God, and Sosthenes our brother, you ; but that ye be perfectly : 2 to the church of God which I joined together in the same is at Corinth, to those who are mind, and in the same judg. sanctified through Christ Jesus, ment. 11 For it hath been decalled saints, and to all who clared to me, concerning you, in every place are called by my brethren, by those who are the name of our Lord Jesus of the household of Chloe, that Christ, both their Lord, and there are contentions among ours : 3 favour be to you, and you. peace, from God our Father, 12 Now I mean this; (since and from the Lord Jesus Christ. every one of you saith, I am of

4 I THANK my God always, Paul; and I, of Apollos; and on your account, for his favour, I, of Peter ;* and I, of Christ;) I which is given you through 13 is Christ divided ? was Paul Jesus Christ: 5 for ye have crucified for you? or were ye been enriched by him in every baptized into the name of Paul? thing, in all utterance, and in 14 I thank God that I baptized all knowledge; 6 (according as none of you, but Crispus and the testimony concerning Christ Gaius: 15 so that no one can was confirmed among you :) 7 say that I baptized into mine so that ye are inferior in no own name. 16 Now I baptized gift ; looking for the revela- also the household of Stephation of our Lord Jesus Christ, nas : besides, I know not that 8 who will also establish you I baptized any other. irreproachable to the end, even 17 For Christ sent me not to in the day of our Lord Jesus baptize, but to preach the gosChrist. 9 God is faithful, by pel; though not in wisdom whom ye have been called into of speech, lest the cross of a fellowship with his son Jesus Christ should be made of none Christ, our Lord.

| effect. 18 For the preaching of 10 NOW I beseech you, the cross is, to those who are brethren, by the name of our lost, foolishness; but, to us,

* Gr. Cephas, i. e. Peter.

who are saved, it is the power things which are not, to bring of God. 19 For it is written, to nought the things which are: “I will destroy the wisdom of 29 so that no one should boast those who are wise, and will in the presence of God.* bring to nothing the knowledge 30 Now of him ye are in Christ of those who are knowing." 20 Jesus, who hath been made to us Where is the wise? where is wisdom from God, even justithe scribe? where is the dis- ! fication, and sanctification, and puter of this age ? hath not God redemption : 31 so that, as it made foolish the wisdom of is written, “He who boasteth,

this world? 21 For since iny let him boast in the Lord.” the wisdom of God, the world Ch. II. 1 NOW I, brethren, through its wisdom, knew not when I came to you, came not God, it pleased God to save, with excellency of speech, nor through the foolishness of of wisdom, declaring to you preaching, those who believe. the testimony of God. 2 For I

22 For the Jews require determined not to know any signs, and the Greeks seek after thing among you, but Jesus wisdom: 23 but we preach Christ, and him crucified. 3 Christ crucified ; to the Jews | And I was with you in weaka stumbling-block, and to the ness, and in much fear and gentiles foolishness; 24 but to trembling. 4 And my speech, those who are called, both Jews and my preaching, were not and Greeks, Christ the power with persuasive words of wisof God, and the wisdom of God. dom, but with a demonstration 25 For the foolishness of God of spirit, and power: 5 that is wiser than men; and the your faith might not be in the weakness of God is stronger wisdom of men, but in the than men.

power of God. 26 For ye see, brethren, those 6 HOWEVER, we speak wisof you who are called ; that not dom among those who are permany of you are wise men, ac- fect: yet not the wisdom of cording to the flesh, not many this age, nor of the princes of mighty, not many noble : 27 this age, who will come to but God hath chosen the foolish nought: 7 but we speak of things of the world, to shame divine wisdom which was hidthose who are wise; and God den in a mystery, which God hath chosen the weak things of predetermined before the ages, the world, to shame the things for our glory : 8 which none of which are mighty ; 28 and the the princes of this age knew ; base things of the world, and (for, if they had known it, the things which are despised, they would not have crucified hath God chosen, yea, [and] the the Lord of glory :) 9 but as it

* “ And ignoble and despised persons, and even gentiles, regarded by the Jews as nothing, (Deut. xxxii. 21 ; 1 Pet. ii. 10.] to substitute them in the place of the people of God." Newcome.

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