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Léphanas, and Fortunatus, andi 21 The salutation of me Paul chaicus: for that which was with mine own hand. icking on your part, they have w* 22 If any man love not the ipplied.
Lord Jesus Christ, let him be 18 For they have refreshed my Anathema, Maran-atha. pirit and yours: therefore acknow- b 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus odge ye them that are such. Christ be with you.
19 The churches of Asia salute e 24 My love be with you all in rou. Aquila, and Priscilla salute Christ Jesus. Amen. rou much in the Lord, with the | The first epistle to the Corinhurch that is in their house.
thians was written from Phi20 All the brethren greet you. lippi, by Stephanas, and For. Greet ye one another with a holy tunatus, and Achaicus, and kiss.
1 The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the
I which came to us in Asia, that we C D AUL, an apostle of Jesus were pressed out of measure, above
I Christ by the will of God, strength, insomuch that we deand Timothy our brother, unto the spaired even of life: church of God which is at Corinth, *9 But we had the sentence of with all the saints which are in all death in ourselves, that we should Achaia:
not trust in ourselves, but in God 6 2 Grace be to you and peace which raiseth the dead: from God our Father, and from 10 Who delivered us from so the Lord Jesus Christ.
great a death, and doth deliver: t 3 Blessed be God, even the Fa-l in whom we trust that he will yet ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, the deliver us : Father of mercies, and the God of 11 Ye also helping together by all comfort ;
I prayer for us, that for the gift be1 6 4 Who comforteth us in all our stowed upon us by the means of
tribulation, that we may be able inany persons, thanks may be
to comfort them which are in any given by many on our behalf. Į trouble by the confort wherewitht 12 For our rejoicing is this, the Į we ourselves are comforted of God. testimony of our conscience, that
b 5 For as the sufferings of Christ in simplicity and godly sincerity, abound in us, so our consolation not with fleshly wisdom, but by also aboundeth by Christ.
the grace of God, we have had our 6 And whether we be afflicted, conversation in the world, and it is for your consolation and sal- more abundantly to you-ward. vation, which is effectual in the 13 For we write none other enduring of the same sufferings things unto you, than what ye read which we also suffer: or whether or acknowledge ; and I trust ye we be comforted, it is for your shall acknowledge even to the end; consolation and salvation.
e 14 As also ye have acknowledgb 7 And our hope of you is stead-ed us in part, that we are your re
fast, knowing, that as ye are par-joicing, even as ye also are ours in s takers of the sufferings, so shall ye the day of the Lord Jesus. hesabe also of the consolation.
15 And in this confidence I was 8 For we would not, brethren, minded to come unto you before, have you ignorant of our trouble that ye might have
& 16 And to pass by you into Ma- might know the love which I have cedonia, and to come again out of more abundantly unto you. Macedonia unto you, and of you 5 But if any have caused grief, to be brought on my way toward he hath not grieved me, but in Judea.
part: that I may not overcharge 17 When I therefore was thus you all. minded, did I use lightness ? or 6 Sufficient to such a man is this the things that I purpose, do I pur- punishment, which was inflicted of pose according to the flesh, that many. with me there should be yea, yea, 7 So that contrariwise, ye ought and nay, nay?.
rather to forgive him, and comfort 18 But as God is true, our word him, lest perhaps such a one should toward you was not yea and nay. be swallowed up with overmuch t 19 For the Son of God, Jesus sorrow. Christ, who was preached among 8 Wherefore I beseech you that you by us, even by me, and Silva- ye would confirm your love to nus, and Timotheus, was not yeaward him. and nay, but in him was yea. | 9 For to this end also did I t 20 For all the promises of God write, that I might know the proof in him are yea, and in him Amen, of you, whether ye be obedient in unto the glory of God by us. all things. 6 21 Now he which establisheth c 10 To whom ye forgive any us with you in Christ, and hath thing, I forgive also: for if I foranointed us, is God;
gave any thing, to whom I forgave t 22 Who hath also sealed us, and it, for your sakes forgave I it in given the earnest of the Spirit in the person of Christ; our hearts.
| 11 Lest Satan should get an ad23 Moreover, I call God for a vantage of us: for we are not ig. record upon my soul, that to norant of his devices. spare you I caine not as yet unto 12 Furthermore when I came Corinth.
to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, t 24 Not for that we have domi- and a door was opened unto me of nion over your faith, but are help- the Lord, ers of your joy: for by faith yel 13 I had no rest in my spirit, stand.
because I found not Titus ny CHAP. II.
brother: but taking my leave of DUT I determined this with them, I went from thence into Ma.
D myself, that I would not come cedonia. again to you in heaviness. 16 14 Now thanks be unto God.
2 For if I make you sorry, who which always causeth us to triis he then that maketh me glad, umph in Christ, and maketh mani. but the same which is made sorry fest the savour of his knowledge by by me?
us in every place. 3 And I wrote this same unto t 15 For we are unto God a sweet you, lest, when I came, I should savour of Christ, in them that are have sorrow from them of whom saved, and in them that perish: I ought to rejoice; having confi- 16 To the one we are the savour dence in you all, that my joy is the of death unto death ; and to the joy of you all.
other the savour of life unto life. c4 For out of much affliction and And who is sufficient for, these anguish of heart I wrote unto you things ? with many tears ; not that ye d 17 For we are not as many, should be grieved, but that yelwhich corrupt the word of God:
but as of sincerity, but as of God, insly look to the end of that which is the sight of God speak we in Christ. abolished: CHAP. III.
Je 14 But their minds were blindO we begin again to com-ed: for until this day remaineth
mend ourselves ? or need the same vail untaken away in we, as some others, epistles of com- the reading of the old testament ; mnendation to you, or letters of com- which vail is done away in Christ. mendation from you?
15 But even unto this day, when e 2 Ye are our epistle written in Moses is read, the vail is upon our hearts, known and read of all their heart. men:
116 Nevertheless, when it shall t 3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly turn to the Lord, the vail shall be declared to be the epistle of Christ taken away. ministered by us, written not with t 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: ink, but with the Spirit of the liv- and where the Spirit of the Lord ing God; not in tables of stone, but is, there is liberty. in fleshly tables of the heart. lt 18 But we all, with open face
4 And such trust have we beholding as in a glass the glory of through Christ to God-ward: the Lord, are changed into the t 5 Not that we are sufficient of our- same image from glory to glory, selves to think any thing as of our even as by the Spirit of the Lord. selves; but our sufficiency is of God; I
CHAP. IV. 6 6 Who also hath made us able THEREFORE, seeing we have ministers of the new testament; I this ministry, as we have renot of the letter, but of the spirit:ceived mercy, we faint not ; for the letter killeth, but the spirit d 2 But have renounced the hidgiveth life.
den things of dishonesty ; not 7 But if the ministration of death, walking in craftiness, nor handling written and engraven in stones, the word of God deceitfully ; but, was glorious, so that the children by inanifestation of the truth, of Israel could not steadfastly be-commending ourselves to every hold the face of Moses for the glory man's conscience in the sight of of his countenance ; which glory God. was to be done away:
It 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is t 8 How shall not the ministration bid to them that are lost: of the Spirit be rather glorious ? t 4 In whom the god of this world
9 For if the ministration of con- hath blinded the minds of them demnation be glory, much more which believe not, lest the light of doth the ministration of righteous- the glorious gospel of Christ, who ness exceed in glory.
is the image of God, should shine 10 For even that which was unto them. made glorious had no glory in this d 5 For we preach not ourselves, respect, by reason of the glory but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourthat excelleth.
selves your servants for Jesus' sake. 11 For if that which was done t 6 For God, who commanded the away was glorious, much more that light to shine out of darkness, hath which remaineth is glorious. shined in our hearts, to give the d 12 Seeing then that we have light of the knowledge of the glory such hope, we use great plainness of God in the face of Jesus Christ. of speech:
It 7 But we have this treasure in 13 And not as Moses, which put earthon vessels, that the excela vail over his face, that the chil- llency of the power may be of dren of Israel could not steadfast-/God, and not of us.
c8 We are troubled on every side, 3 If so be that being clothed me yet not distressed; we are perplex- shall not be found naked. ed, but not in despair ; ' c 4 For we that are in this taber
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken ; nacle do groan, being burdened: cast down, but not destroyed; not for that we would be uncloe 10 Always bearing about in the thed, but clothed upon, that morbody the dying of the Lord Jesus, tality might be swallowed up of life. that the life also of Jesus might be t 5 Now, he that hath wrought made manifest in our body. us for the self-same thing is God,
11 For we which live are al- who also hath given unto us the ways delivered unto death for Je-earnest of the Spirit. sus' sake, that the life also of Jesus t 6 Therefore we are always conmight be made manifest in our fident, knowing, that, whilst we mortal flesh.
are at home in the body, we are 12 So then death worketh in absent from the Lord: us, but life in you.
1d 7 (For we walk by faith, not by 13 We having the same spirit sight:) of faith, according as it is written, t 8 We are confident, I say, and I believed, and therefore have I willing rather to be absent from spoken ; we also believe, and the body, and to be present with therefore speak;
the Lord. t 14 Knowing, that he which a 9 Wherefore we labour, that, raised up the Lord Jesus, shall whether present or absent, we raise up us also by Jesus, and shall may be accepted of him. present us with you.
t* 10 For we must all appear beb 15 For all things are for your fore the judgment-seat of Christ ; sakes, that the abundant grace that every one may receive the might through the thanksgiving of things done in his body, according many redound to the glory of to that he hath done, whether it be God.
good or bad. d 16 For which cause we faintd 11 Knowing therefore the terror not ; but though our outward man of the Lord, we persuade men ; but perish, yet the inward man is re-Iwe are made manifest unto God: newed day by day.
and I trust also are made manifest 6 17 For our light affliction, which in your consciences. is but for a moment, worketh for 12 For we commend not ourus a far more exceeding and eter- selves again unto you, but give you nal weight of glory;
occasion to glory on our behalf, 18 While we look not at the that ye may have somewhat to things which are seen, but at the answer them which glory in ap. things which are not seen: for the pearance, and not in heart. things which are seen are tempo- 13 For whether we be beside ral ; but the things which are not ourselves, it is to God: or whether seen are eternal.
we be sober, it is for your cause. CHAP. V.
c 14 For the love of Christ conc LOR we know that if our straineth us ; because we thus
T earthly house of this taber-judge, that if one died for all, then nacle were dissolved, we have a were all dead. building of God, a house not maded 15 And that he died for all, that with hands, eternal in the heavens. they which live should not hencee 2 For in this we groan, earnest-forth live unto ly desiring to be clothed upon with him which died for them, and rose our house which is from heaven: again.
16 Wherefore henceforth know righteousness on the right hand ve no man after the flesh: yea, and on the left, hough we have known Christ after 8 By honour and dishonour, by he flesh, yet now henceforth know evil report and good report; as ve him no more.
deceivers, and yet true; 17 Therefore, if any man be in e 9 As unknown, and yet well Christ, he is a new creature: old known ; as dying, and behold, we hings are passed away ; behold, live ; as chastened, and not killed; all things are become new. e 10 As sorrowful, yet always re
18 And all things are of God, joicing; as poor, yet making many who hath reconciled us to himself rich ; as having nothing, and yet jy Jesus Christ, and hath given to possessing all things. is the ministry of reconciliation ;l 11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth | 19 To wit, that God was in is open unto you, our heart is enChrist, reconciling the world unto larged. himself, not imputing their tres- 12 Ye are not straitened in us, passes unto them; and hath com- but ye are straitened in your own mitted unto us the word of recon- bowels. ciliation.
13 Now for a recompense in the 1 20 Now then we are ambassa- same (I speak as unto my children, dors for Christ, as though God did be ye also enlarged. beseech you by us: we pray you in p 14 Be ye not unequally yoked Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to together with unbelievers : for God.
what fellowship hath righteoust 21 For he hath made him to be ness with unrighteousness ? and sin for us, who knew no sin ; that what communion hath light with we inight be made the righteous- darkness ? ness of God in him.
15 And what concord hath CHAP. VỊ.
Christ with Belial ? or what part & W E then as workers together hath he that believeth with an
W with him, beseech you also infidel ? that ye receive not the grace of b 16 And what agreement hath God in vain.
the temple of God with idols ? for e 2 (For he saith, I have heard ye are the temple of the living thee in a time accepted, and in the God; as God hath said, I will dwell day of salvation have I succoured in them, and walk in them; and I thee: behold, now is the accepted will be their God, and they shall time; behold, now is the day of be my people. salvation.)
Id 17 Wherefore come out from d 3 fiving no offence in any thing, among them, and be ye separate, that the ministry be not blamed: saith the Lord, and touch not the d 4 But in all things approving unclean thing; and I will receive ourselves as the ministers of God, you ; in much patience, in afflictions, in 6 18 And will be a Father unto you, necessities, in distresses, stresses,
and ye shall be my sons and daugh5 In stripes, in imprisonments, ters, saith the Lord Almighty. in tumults, in labours, in watch
CHAP. VII. ings, in fastings;
le TTAVING therefore these protő By pureness, by knowledge, 11 mises, dearly beloved, let us by long-suffering, by kindness, by cleanse ourselves from all filthithe Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, ness of the flesh and spirit, perfect
7 By the word of truth, by the ing holiness in the fear of God. power of God, by the armour ofd 2 R eive us; we have wronged