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8 overmuch. "Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. "And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I

rather glory in my weaknesses, that the strength of Christ 10 may · rest upon me. "Wherefore I take pleasure in weak

nesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am

I strong (11

I am become foolish: ye compelled me; for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing was I be

hind ”the very chiefest apostles, though I am nothing. (12 "Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you

in all patience, by signs and wonders and mighty works. "For what is there wherein ye were made inferior to the rest of the churches, except it be that I myself was not a burden to you? forgive me this wrong.

Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a burden to you: for I seek not yours,


for the children ought not to lay up for (15) the parents, but the parents for the children. "And I will most gladly spend and be spent for


souls. If I love 16 you more abundantly, am I loved the less ?

loved the less ? "But be it so, I did not myself burden you; but, being crafty, I 17 caught you with guile. "Did I take advantage of you by 18) any one of them whom I have sent unto you? "I exhorted

Titus, and I sent the brother with him. Did Titus take any

advantage of you? walked we not by the same Spirit ? walked we not in the same steps? (19) 5 Ye think all this time that we are excusing ourselves


In the sight of God speak we in Christ. But 1 Or, cover me Gr. spread a tabernacle over me. Or, those preeminent apostles * Gr. spent out.

5 Or, Think ye .

unto you.


3 Gr. powers.


A.V.-above measure ; 8 For ; 9 strength.. infirmities.. power; 10 Therefore..infirinities. . reproaches ; 11 a fool (in glorying)..(have); 12 [in]..deeds; 13 other.. burdensome ; 14 burdensome ; 15 ; though (the). .be ; 16 nevertheless ; 17 make a gain ; 18 desired ..a..make a; 19 | Again ...excuse. . before 1..(we do).

13 1)

(20) all things, beloved, are for your edifying. "For I fear,

lest by any means, when I come, I should find you not such as I would, and should myself be found of you such as ye would not; lest by any means there should be strife,

jealousy, wraths, factions, backbitings, whisperings, swel(21)lings,'tumults; "lest, when I come again, my God should

humble me before you, and I should mourn for many of
them that have sinned heretofore, and repented not of
the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which
they committed.
This is the third time I am coming to you.

At the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every word be (2) established. "I have said ? beforehand, and I do say

2 beforehand, 'as when I was present the second time, so now,

being absent, to them that have sinned heretofore, and to 3 all the rest, that, if I come again, I will not spare ; "seeing

that ye seek a proof of Christ that speaketh in me; who (4 to you-ward is not weak, but is powerful in you: "for he

was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth through the power of God. For we also are weak 4in him, but we

shall live with him through the power of God toward you. (5 "Try your own selves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.

Or know ye not as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed ye be reprobate. 6 "But I hope that ye shall know that we are not reprobate. "Now we pray to God that ye do no evil ; not that

we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which 8 is honourable, 5 though we be as reprobate. "For we can (9) do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. For we


rejoice, when we are weak, and ye are strong : this we 1 Or, disorders ? Or, plainly 3 Or, as if I were present the second time, even

though I am now absent 4 Many ancient authorities read with.

5 Gr. and


A.V.-(dearly); 20 shall..(that) I shall. .unto..| debates, envyings 1.. strifes ; 21 (And) .. will..among..(that). . shall bewail.. which..already..(have)..(have).- -CH. XII, I In ; 2 told (you) before..foretell (you)... if l. | were [..(and). .[I write]..which..other ; 3 Since..speaking .. which..mighty ; 4 (though) by ; 5 Examine yourselves.. (how).. except.. reprobates ; 6 trust.. reprobates ; 711)..should..should..honest.. reprobates ; 9 are glad.. [and].


10) also pray for, even your perfecting. "For this

cause I write these things while absent, that I may not when present deal sharply, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for casting down.

Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfected; be comforted; be of the same mind; live in peace : and the God 12 of love and peace shall be with you. I Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the saints salute

you. (14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of

God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all.


1 Or, rejoice : be perfected

A. V.-wish.. perfection ; 10 Therefore.. being..lest being.. should use sharpness.. power..hath given.. to destruction ; 11 perfect..of good ; 12 ; 14 our..[Amen).

[The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas. ]







11 Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through 'man,

but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised 2 him from the dead), "and all the brethren which are with (3 me, unto the churches of Galatia : "Grace to you and

peace * from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, "who

gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil Sworld, according to the will of 5 our God and Father : "to whom be the glory 4 for ever and

Amen. I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from him that called you in the grace of Christ unto a different 7 gospel ; "which is not another gospel : only there are some

that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. "But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach

bunto you any gospel other than that which we preached (9) unto you, let him be anathema. "As we have said before,

so say I now again, If any man preacheth unto you any

gospel other than that which ye received, let him be (10 anathema.

"For am I now persuading men, or God? or am I seeking to please men ? if I were still pleasing men,

I should not be a 'servant of Christ. IT) For I make known to you, brethren, as touching the gospel which was preached by me, that it is not after

"For neither did I receive it from 'man, nor was I

(12) inan.


? Or, a man . Some ancient authorities read from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 Gr. unto the ages of the ages.

5 Some ancient authorities omit unto you. 6 Or, contrary to that 1 Gr. bondservant.

3 Or, age

A.V.-CH. I. I ; 3 (be). . (from); 4 from ; 6 soon removed.. into..another; 7; 8 (have)..accursed ; 9 preach..(have).. accursed ; 10 do.. seek.. [for). .yet pleased.. the ; 11 | But I..certify..of ; 12 received..of..neither.




taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ. "For ye have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I

persecuted the church of God, and made havock of it: (14 "and I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of

mine own age lamong my countrymen, being more ex15 ceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. "But

when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me, even from my mother's womb, and called me through his

grace, "to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles; immediately I conferred not 17) with fresh and blood : "neither went I up to Jerusalem to

them which were apostles before me: but I went away into Arabia ; and again I returned unto Damascus.

Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to ? visit 19 Cephas, and tarried with him fifteen days. But other of

the apostles saw I none, : save James the Lord's brother. 20 "Now touching the things which I write unto you, behold,

before God, I lie not. "Then I came into the regions of 22 Syria and Cilicia. "And I was still unknown by face unto (23) the churches of Judæa which were in Christ : "but they

only heard say, He that once persecuted us now preacheth 24 the faith of which he once made havock; "and they glorified God in me.

Then after the space of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with

"And I went up by revelation ; and I laid before them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but

privately before them who were of repute, lest by any 3 means I should be running, or had run, in vain.


2 (1)

2 me.

even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was com4 pelled to be circumcised: 16 and that because of the false i Gr. in my race.

? Or, become acquainted with 3 Or, but only in the course of

6 Or, but it was because of

But not

4 Or,

5 Or, are

A.V.-by (the); 13 conversation..wasted; 14 profited.. equals in mine (own) nation..of ; 15 pleased.. by ; 16 heathen ; 18 see | Peter 1 .. abode ; 21 Afterwards ; 23 (had)..(That).. times past..destroyed.Ch. 11. 1 (and) took ; 2 communicated unto..that..!0..; 3 neither.

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