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2 COR. 13: 4.

SELF EXAMINATION.

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of the power

at any rate now living in consequence of God. And so even if we are now weak with him, we shall at any rate live with him in consequence of the power of God,-and that for your sakes.

Do not be continually putting me to the test. Put yourselves to the test, and see whether you are holding the true faith. Examine yourselves. Or, do you not know yourselves well enough to know that Jesus Christ is in you? For he surely is, unless you have been tried and found wanting. But I hope that you will recognize the fact that we, at any rate, have not been tried and found wanting. And we pray God that you may do nothing wrong, not so that we may be clearly seen to have been tried and found not wanting, but, on the contrary, so that you may act the noble part, even if we may seem to have been tried and found wanting. For we have no power at all against the truth, but only in its service. For we are glad when we are weak, but you are strong. And that you may become perfect is the very thing we are praying for. for this reason I am writing these things in my absence from you, so that, when I am with you, I may not use severity in the exercise of the authority which the Lord gave me for the purpose of building up and not for tearing down.

13:11

And now, brothers, good-bye.
Be perfected. Be encouraged.
Live in harmony. Live in peace.
And the God of love and peace will be with you.

Greet each other with a kiss of devotion.
All the Christians of this place send you their

best wishes. The favor of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love

of God, And the sharing in the Holy Spirit,

Be with you all.

GALATIANS.

Paul,

An Apostle —
Not from men, nor through men,
But through Jesus Christ, and God the Father,

Who raised him from the dead, -
And those with me, all the brothers,
To the Churches of Galatia :

May favor be yours and peace, From God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave

himself for our sins So that he might rescue us

From the present wicked world According to the will of God our Father : To whom be the glory forever and ever.

Amen. It is a wonder to me that you have so quickly turned from him who called you through Christ's favor, to another kind of good news, which is not really good news at all. It is only a method by which some people keep troubling you, and desiring to reverse the Good News of the Christ. Yet, even if we, or an angel from heaven, should tell you good news contrary to what we have told you, let him be cursed. Yes, as we have just said, so

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