Book 48 – Galatians
48:001:001 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus
Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
48:001:002 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of
48:001:003 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our
Lord Jesus Christ,
48:001:004 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from
this present evil world, according to the will of God and our
48:001:005 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
48:001:006 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you
into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
48:001:007 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and
would pervert the gospel of Christ.
48:001:008 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.
48:001:009 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any
other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be
48:001:010 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men?
for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of
48:001:011 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was
preached of me is not after man.
48:001:012 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but
by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
48:001:013 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:
48:001:014 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in
mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the
traditions of my fathers.
48:001:015 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's
womb, and called me by his grace,
48:001:016 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the
heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
48:001:017 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles
before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto
48:001:018 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter,
and abode with him fifteen days.
48:001:019 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's
48:001:020 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I
48:001:021 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
48:001:022 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were
48:001:023 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times
past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
48:001:024 And they glorified God in me.
48:002:001 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with
Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
48:002:002 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.
48:002:003 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was
compelled to be circumcised:
48:002:004 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:
48:002:005 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that
the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
48:002:006 But of these 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 somewhat in conference added nothing to
48:002:007 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the
uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the
circumcision was unto Peter;
48:002:008 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship
of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the
48:002:009 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars,
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.
48:002:010 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same
which I also was forward to do.
48:002:011 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the
face, because he was to be blamed.
48:002:012 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the
Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated
himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
48:002:013 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that
Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
48:002:014 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
not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live
as do the Jews?
48:002:015 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
48:002:016 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law,
but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even 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.
48:002:017 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.
48:002:018 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make
myself a transgressor.
48:002:019 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live
48:002:020 I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but
Christ liveth in me: and the life 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.
48:002:021 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come
by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
48:003:001 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should
not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been
evidently set forth, crucified among you?
48:003:002 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the
works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
48:003:003 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made
perfect by the flesh?
48:003:004 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
48:003:005 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh
miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by
the hearing of faith?
48:003:006 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for
48:003:007 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are
the children of Abraham.
48:003:008 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.
48:003:009 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful
48:003:010 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the
curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth
not in all things which are written in the book of the law to
48:003:011 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God,
it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
48:003:012 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them
shall live in them.
48:003:013 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made
a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that
hangeth on a tree:
48:003:014 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the
Spirit through faith.
48:003:015 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a
man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth,
or addeth thereto.
48:003:016 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith
not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed,
which is Christ.
48:003:017 And this I say, that the covenant, 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 effect.
48:003:018 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of
promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
48:003:019 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 angels in the hand of a
48:003:020 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
48:003:021 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for
if there had been a law given which could have given life,
verily righteousness should have been by the law.
48:003:022 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the
promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that
48:003:023 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up
unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
48:003:024 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto
Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
48:003:025 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a
48:003:026 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
48:003:027 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put
48:003:028 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor
free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in
48:003:029 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs
according to the promise.
48:004:001 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth
nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
48:004:002 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of
48:004:003 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the
elements of the world:
48:004:004 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his
Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
48:004:005 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive
the adoption of sons.
48:004:006 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his
Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
48:004:007 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son,
then an heir of God through Christ.
48:004:008 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them
which by nature are no gods.
48:004:009 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of
God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements,
whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
48:004:010 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
48:004:011 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in
48:004:012 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye
have not injured me at all.
48:004:013 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the
gospel unto you at the first.
48:004:014 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor
rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ
48:004:015 Where is then the blessedness 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.
48:004:016 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the
48:004:017 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would
exclude you, that ye might affect them.
48:004:018 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good
thing, and not only when I am present with you.
48:004:019 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until
Christ be formed in you,
48:004:020 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice;
for I stand in doubt of you.
48:004:021 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear
48:004:022 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a
bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
48:004:023 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but
he of the freewoman was by promise.
48:004:024 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants;
the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage,
which is Agar.
48:004:025 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to
Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
48:004:026 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of
48:004:027 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not;
break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the
desolate hath many more children than she which hath an
48:004:028 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
48:004:029 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him
that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
48:004:030 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman
and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir
with the son of the freewoman.
48:004:031 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but
of the free.
48:005:001 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made
us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
48:005:002 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ
shall profit you nothing.
48:005:003 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he
is a debtor to do the whole law.
48:005:004 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are
justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
48:005:005 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness
48:005:006 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing,
nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
48:005:007 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey
48:005:008 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
48:005:009 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
48:005:010 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be
none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear
his judgment, whosoever he be.
48:005:011 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet
suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
48:005:012 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
48:005:013 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not
liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one
48:005:014 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
48:005:015 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be
not consumed one of another.
48:005:016 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil
the lust of the flesh.
48:005:017 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit
against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the
other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
48:005:018 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
48:005:019 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;
Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
48:005:020 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath,
strife, seditions, heresies,
48:005:021 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of
the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time
past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the
kingdom of God.
48:005:022 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
48:005:023 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
48:005:024 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the
affections and lusts.
48:005:025 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
48:005:026 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another,
envying one another.
48:006:001 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are
spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness;
considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
48:006:002 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of
48:006:003 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is
nothing, he deceiveth himself.
48:006:004 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have
rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
48:006:005 For every man shall bear his own burden.
48:006:006 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that
teacheth in all good things.
48:006:007 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap.
48:006:008 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap
corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the
Spirit reap life everlasting.
48:006:009 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we
shall reap, if we faint not.
48:006:010 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men,
especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
48:006:011 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine
48:006:012 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they
constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer
persecution for the cross of Christ.
48:006:013 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law;
but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in
48:006:014 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our
Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and
I unto the world.
48:006:015 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing,
nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
48:006:016 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them,
and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
48:006:017 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body
the marks of the Lord Jesus.
48:006:018 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your
Book 49 – Ephesians
49:001:001 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the
saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ
49:001:002 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the
Lord Jesus Christ.
49:001:003 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly
places in Christ:
49:001:004 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of
the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him
49:001:005 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus
Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
49:001:006 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made
us accepted in the beloved.
49:001:007 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness
of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
49:001:008 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
49:001:009 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according
to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
49:001:010 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might
gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in
heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
49:001:011 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being
predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all
things after the counsel of his own will:
49:001:012 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first
trusted in Christ.
49:001:013 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of
truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that
ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
49:001:014 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption
of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
49:001:015 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord
Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
49:001:016 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my
49:001:017 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the
knowledge of him:
49:001:018 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may
know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of
the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
49:001:019 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward
who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
49:001:020 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead,
and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
49:001:021 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and
dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this
world, but also in that which is to come:
49:001:022 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the
head over all things to the church,
49:001:023 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
49:002:001 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and
49:002:002 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the
spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
49:002:003 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in
the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh
and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath,
even as others.
49:002:004 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he
49:002:005 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together
with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
49:002:006 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in
heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
49:002:007 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of
his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
49:002:008 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:
49:002:009 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
49:002:010 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in
49:002:011 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the
flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called
the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
49:002:012 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from
the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants
of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
49:002:013 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made
nigh by the blood of Christ.
49:002:014 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken
down the middle wall of partition between us;
49:002:015 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of
commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself
of twain one new man, so making peace;
49:002:016 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the
cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
49:002:017 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to
them that were nigh.
49:002:018 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
49:002:019 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
49:002:020 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
49:002:021 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an
holy temple in the Lord:
49:002:022 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God
through the Spirit.
49:003:001 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you
49:003:002 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which
is given me to you-ward:
49:003:003 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as
I wrote afore in few words,
49:003:004 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the
mystery of Christ)
49:003:005 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men,
as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by
49:003:006 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body,
and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
49:003:007 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the
grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his
49:003:008 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this
grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the
unsearchable riches of Christ;
49:003:009 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,
which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God,
who created all things by Jesus Christ:
49:003:010 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in
heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold
wisdom of God,
49:003:011 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ
Jesus our Lord:
49:003:012 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the
faith of him.
49:003:013 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for
you, which is your glory.
49:003:014 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord
49:003:015 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
49:003:016 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
49:003:017 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being
rooted and grounded in love,
49:003:018 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;
49:003:019 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that
ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
49:003:020 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all
that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in
49:003:021 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all
ages, world without end. Amen.
49:004:001 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye
walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
49:004:002 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering,
forbearing one another in love;
49:004:003 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of
49:004:004 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in
one hope of your calling;
49:004:005 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
49:004:006 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all,
and in you all.
49:004:007 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the
measure of the gift of Christ.
49:004:008 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led
captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
49:004:009 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended
first into the lower parts of the earth?
49:004:010 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above
all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
49:004:011 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
49:004:012 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the
ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
49:004:013 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the
knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the
measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
49:004:014 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and
carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of
men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to
49:004:015 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all
things, which is the head, even Christ:
49:004:016 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted
by that which every joint supplieth, according to the
effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh
increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
49:004:017 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye
henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of
49:004:018 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the
life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of
the blindness of their heart:
49:004:019 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto
lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
49:004:020 But ye have not so learned Christ;
49:004:021 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him,
as the truth is in Jesus:
49:004:022 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old
man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
49:004:023 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
49:004:024 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.
49:004:025 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his
neighbour: for we are members one of another.
49:004:026 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your
49:004:027 Neither give place to the devil.
49:004:028 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour,
working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may
have to give to him that needeth.
49:004:029 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but
that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may
minister grace unto the hearers.
49:004:030 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption.
49:004:031 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and
evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
49:004:032 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
49:005:001 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
49:005:002 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given
himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a
49:005:003 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it
not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
49:005:004 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which
are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
49:005:005 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor
covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the
kingdom of Christ and of God.
49:005:006 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these
things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of
49:005:007 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
49:005:008 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the
Lord: walk as children of light:
49:005:009 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and
righteousness and truth;)
49:005:010 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
49:005:011 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather reprove them.
49:005:012 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done
of them in secret.
49:005:013 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the
light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
49:005:014 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from
the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
49:005:015 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as
49:005:016 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
49:005:017 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of
the Lord is.
49:005:018 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled
with the Spirit;
49:005:019 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
49:005:020 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
49:005:021 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
49:005:022 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the
49:005:023 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the
head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
49:005:024 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the
wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
49:005:025 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the
church, and gave himself for it;
49:005:026 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of
water by the word,
49:005:027 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not
having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should
be holy and without blemish.
49:005:028 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that
loveth his wife loveth himself.
49:005:029 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and
cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
49:005:030 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his
49:005:031 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and
shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one
49:005:032 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the
49:005:033 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his
wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her
49:006:001 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
49:006:002 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment
49:006:003 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on
49:006:004 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring
them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
49:006:005 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according
to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your
heart, as unto Christ;
49:006:006 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of
Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
49:006:007 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
49:006:008 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same
shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
49:006:009 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing
threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven;
neither is there respect of persons with him.
49:006:010 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power
of his might.
49:006:011 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.
49:006:012 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high
49:006:013 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may
be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to
49:006:014 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of righteousness;
49:006:015 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of
49:006:016 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be
able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
49:006:017 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God:
49:006:018 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication
for all saints;
49:006:019 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may
open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
49:006:020 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may
speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
49:006:021 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus,
a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall
make known to you all things:
49:006:022 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might
know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
49:006:023 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the
Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
49:006:024 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in
Book 50 – Philippians
50:001:001 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the
saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops
50:001:002 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from
the Lord Jesus Christ.
50:001:003 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
50:001:004 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with
50:001:005 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until
50:001:006 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a
good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus
50:001:007 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I
have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the
defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers
of my grace.
50:001:008 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the
bowels of Jesus Christ.
50:001:009 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more
in knowledge and in all judgment;
50:001:010 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be
sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.
50:001:011 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by
Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
50:001:012 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things
which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the
furtherance of the gospel;
50:001:013 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and
in all other places;
50:001:014 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my
bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
50:001:015 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some
also of good will:
50:001:016 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing
to add affliction to my bonds:
50:001:017 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence
of the gospel.
50:001:018 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or
in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea,
and will rejoice.
50:001:019 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your
prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
50:001:020 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in
nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as
always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body,
whether it be by life, or by death.
50:001:021 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
50:001:022 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour:
yet what I shall choose I wot not.
50:001:023 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart,
and to be with Christ; which is far better:
50:001:024 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
50:001:025 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and
continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
50:001:026 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for
me by my coming to you again.
50:001:027 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of
Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I
may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit,
with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
50:001:028 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them
an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and
that of God.
50:001:029 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to
believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
50:001:030 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to
be in me.
50:002:001 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any
comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any
bowels and mercies,
50:002:002 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love,
being of one accord, of one mind.
50:002:003 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in
lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than
50:002:004 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on
the things of others.
50:002:005 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
50:002:006 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God:
50:002:007 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form
of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
50:002:008 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and
became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
50:002:009 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a
name which is above every name:
50:002:010 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in
heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
50:002:011 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
50:002:012 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your
own salvation with fear and trembling.
50:002:013 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of
his good pleasure.
50:002:014 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
50:002:015 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
50:002:016 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day
of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in
50:002:017 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of
your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
50:002:018 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
50:002:019 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto
you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your
50:002:020 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your
50:002:021 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus
50:002:022 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father,
he hath served with me in the gospel.
50:002:023 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see
how it will go with me.
50:002:024 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.
50:002:025 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my
brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your
messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
50:002:026 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness,
because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
50:002:027 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on
him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have
sorrow upon sorrow.
50:002:028 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him
again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
50:002:029 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold
such in reputation:
50:002:030 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not
regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
50:003:001 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same
things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is
50:003:002 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the
50:003:003 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit,
and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the
50:003:004 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other
man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh,
50:003:005 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the
tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the
law, a Pharisee;
50:003:006 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the
righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
50:003:007 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for
50:003:008 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the
excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom
I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but
dung, that I may win Christ,
50:003:009 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which
is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ,
the righteousness which is of God by faith:
50:003:010 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and
the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto
50:003:011 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the
50:003:012 Not as though I had already attained, either were already
perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for
which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
50:003:013 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one
thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those things which are before,
50:003:014 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of
God in Christ Jesus.
50:003:015 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and
if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even
this unto you.
50:003:016 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by
the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
50:003:017 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which
walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
50:003:018 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell
you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of
50:003:019 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose
glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
50:003:020 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look
for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
50:003:021 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like
unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is
able even to subdue all things unto himself.
50:004:001 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy
and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
50:004:002 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the
same mind in the Lord.
50:004:003 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women
which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and
with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of
50:004:004 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
50:004:005 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at
50:004:006 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known
50:004:007 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
50:004:008 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if
there be any praise, think on these things.
50:004:009 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and
heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with
50:004:010 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your
care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also
careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
50:004:011 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in
whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
50:004:012 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every
where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to
be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
50:004:013 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
50:004:014 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate
with my affliction.
50:004:015 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the
gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated
with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
50:004:016 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my
50:004:017 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may
abound to your account.
50:004:018 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of
Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of
a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
50:004:019 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches
in glory by Christ Jesus.
50:004:020 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
50:004:021 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are
with me greet you.
50:004:022 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's
50:004:023 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Book 51 – Colossians
51:001:001 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and
Timotheus our brother,
51:001:002 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at
Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ.
51:001:003 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you,
51:001:004 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love
which ye have to all the saints,
51:001:005 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye
heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
51:001:006 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and
bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye
heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
51:001:007 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is
for you a faithful minister of Christ;
51:001:008 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
51:001:009 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not
cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled
with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual
51:001:010 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge
51:001:011 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power,
unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
51:001:012 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
51:001:013 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
51:001:014 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the
forgiveness of sins:
51:001:015 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every
51:001:016 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and
that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be
thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all
things were created by him, and for him:
51:001:017 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
51:001:018 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the
beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he
might have the preeminence.
51:001:019 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness
51:001:020 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him
to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether
they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
51:001:021 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind
by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
51:001:022 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy
and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
51:001:023 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not
moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard,
and which was preached to every creature which is under
heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
51:001:024 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that
which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for
his body's sake, which is the church:
51:001:025 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of
God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
51:001:026 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from
generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
51:001:027 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory
of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you,
the hope of glory:
51:001:028 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in
all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ
51:001:029 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working,
which worketh in me mightily.
51:002:001 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you,
and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my
face in the flesh;
51:002:002 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in
love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of
understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God,
and of the Father, and of Christ;
51:002:003 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
51:002:004 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing
51:002:005 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the
spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness
of your faith in Christ.
51:002:006 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk
ye in him:
51:002:007 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye
have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
51:002:008 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain
deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the
world, and not after Christ.
51:002:009 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
51:002:010 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all
principality and power:
51:002:011 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made
without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the
flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
51:002:012 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him
through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him
from the dead.
51:002:013 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of
your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having
forgiven you all trespasses;
51:002:014 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against
us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way,
nailing it to his cross;
51:002:015 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew
of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
51:002:016 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in
respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath
51:002:017 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of
51:002:018 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility
and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which
he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
51:002:019 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints
and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together,
increaseth with the increase of God.
51:002:020 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the
world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to
51:002:021 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
51:002:022 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the
commandments and doctrines of men?
51:002:023 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and
humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the
satisfying of the flesh.
51:003:001 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are
above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
51:003:002 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the
51:003:003 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
51:003:004 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory.
51:003:005 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth;
fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil
concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
51:003:006 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children
51:003:007 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
51:003:008 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice,
blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
51:003:009 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old
man with his deeds;
51:003:010 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge
after the image of him that created him:
51:003:011 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor
uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ
is all, and in all.
51:003:012 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved,
bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness,
51:003:013 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man
have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so
also do ye.
51:003:014 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond
51:003:015 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which
also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
51:003:016 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;
teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the
51:003:017 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
51:003:018 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit
in the Lord.
51:003:019 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
51:003:020 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well
pleasing unto the Lord.
51:003:021 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be
51:003:022 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the
flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness
of heart, fearing God;
51:003:023 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not
51:003:024 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the
inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
51:003:025 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he
hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
51:004:001 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal;
knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
51:004:002 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
51:004:003 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door
of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am
also in bonds:
51:004:004 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
51:004:005 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the
51:004:006 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that
ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
51:004:007 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved
brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the
51:004:008 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might
know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
51:004:009 With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of
you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done
51:004:010 Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus,
sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received
commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)
51:004:011 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the
circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom
of God, which have been a comfort unto me.
51:004:012 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.
51:004:013 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and
them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
51:004:014 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
51:004:015 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and
the church which is in his house.
51:004:016 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.
51:004:017 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou
hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
51:004:018 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds.
Grace be with you. Amen.