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12 resurrection from the dead. "Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect : but I

press on, if so be that I may 'apprehend that for which also I was ap(13 prehended by Christ Jesus. "Brethren, I count not my

self ? yet to have apprehended: but one thing I do, forget

ting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to 14 the things which are before, 'I press on toward the goal

unto the prize of the 3 high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15)

"Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded:

and if in any thing ye are otherwise minded, even this (16) shall God reveal unto you: "only, whereunto we have al

ready attained, by that same rule let us walk. 17) Brethren, be ye imitators together of me, and mark

them which so walk even as ye have us for an en(18 sample. "For many walk, of whom I told you often, and

now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ : "whose end is perdition, whose god is the

belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly 20 things. "For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence 21) also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ : "who

shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things

unto himself. 4(1 Wherefore, my brethren beloved and longed for, my

joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my beloved.

I exhort Euodia, and I exhort Syntyche, to be of the (3 same mind in the Lord. "Yea, I beseech thee also, true

yokefellow, help these women, for they laboured with me
in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fel-
low-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
1 Or, apprehend, seeing that also I was apprehended Many ancient authorities

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3 Or, upward 4 Or, commonwealth A. V.-of; 12 as though..had..attained, either were.. follow after..am..of; 13 (this) ..those. . reaching forth unto those ; 14 mark | for ' ; 15 be; 16 Nevertheless, whereto .. the.. [let us mind the same thing] ; 17 followers ; 18 (have); 19 destruction..their; 20 conversation..look.. the ; 21 change.. vile..fashioned like unto..glorious..subdue.

-Ch. iv. 1 Therefore..(dearly). .(dearly); 2 beseech Euodias.. beseech.. that they ; 3 | And ..intreat..those .. which..(with) other.. fellowlabourers.

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Rejoice in the Lord alway: again I will say, 'Re5 joice. "Let your ' forbearance be known unto all men. 6) The Lord is at hand. "In nothing be anxious; but in

everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are 'honourable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are 4 of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, 5 think on these things. "The things which ye both learned and received and heard and saw in me, these things do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

But I rejoice in the Lord greatly, that now at length ye have revived your thought for me; ?wherein ye did 1 indeed take thought, but ye lacked opportunity. "Not

that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in 12 whatsoever state I am, therein to be content. "I know

how to be abased, and I know also how to abound : in every thing and in all things have I learned the secret

both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to (13 be in want. "I can do all things in him that strengtheneth me.

"Howbeit ye did well, that ye had fellowship 15) with my affliction. "And ye yourselves also know, ye

Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church had fellowship

with me in the matter of giving and receiving, but ye 16 only; "for even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again 17 unto my need. "Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek Or, Farewell ? Or, gentleness

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Or, gracious take account of 6 Gr. rejoiced. ? Or, seeing that

& Gr. reverend.

5 Gr.

A. V. 4 (and); 5 moderation ; 6 careful for ; 7 keep..minds through ; 8 honest ; 9 Those..(have)..seen ; 10 rejoiced.. the last..care of.. hath flourished again..were also careful; II therewith ; 12 both..every where.. am instructed..full.. suffer need; 13 through (Christ] which ; 14 Notwithstanding..have..done..did communicate ; 15 Now ..communicated..as concerning ; 16 necessity ; 17 because.. desire a..desire.

18 for the fruit that increaseth to your account.

"But I have all things, and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, an odour of

a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God. 19 "And my God shall fulfil every need of yours according 20) to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. "Now unto our God and Father be the glory 'for ever and ever.

Amen. Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which 22 are with me salute you. "All the saints salute you,

especially they that are of Cæsar's household. (23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

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1 Gr. unto the ages of the ages.

A. V.-may abound ; 18 full..of.. which were sent ; 19 But.. supply all your..by ; 21 greet ; 22 chietly ; 23 [our]. . I you alll. (Amen).

[It was written to the Philippians from Rome by Epaphroditus.]

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE

TO THE

COLOSSIANS.

1 1) Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of (2 God, and Timothy 'our brother, " to the saints and faith

ful brethren in Christ which are at Colossæ : Grace to

you and peace from God our Father. (3 We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus (4 Christ, praying always for you, "having heard of your

faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have 5 toward all the saints, "because of the hope which is laid

up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in (6) the word of the truth of the gospel, 'which is come unto

you ; even as it is also in all the world bearing fruit and

increasing, as it doth in you also, since the day ye heard (7) and knew the grace of God in truth ; "even as ye learned

of Epaphras our beloved fellow-servant, who is a faithful 8 minister of Christ on 3 our behalf, "who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray and make request for you,

that

ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual (10 wisdom and understanding, "to walk worthily of the Lord

4 unto all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work, and 11 increasing 'in the knowledge of God; strengthened ’ with all power, according to the might of his glory, unto all

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? Or, to those that are at Colossa, holy and faithful brethren in

3 Many ancient authorities read your. 4 Or, unto all pleasing, in every good work, bearing fruit and increasing &c. powerful.

1 Gr. the brother.

Christ

5 Or, by

6 Gr. made

? Or, in

A. V.-CH. I. i by.. Timotheus; 2 Colosse..(be) unto.. [and the Lord Jesus Christ] ; 3 [and] ; 4 (Since we)..to ; 5 For..heaven ; 6 [and] bringeth forth..(of it); 7 [also).. dear ...

.. for you ; 9 (to) desire..might ; 10 That (ye) might.. worthy..being fruitful ; II might. .glorious power.

(12 patience and longsuffering with joy; "giving thanks unto

the Father, who made 'us meet to be partakers of the in(13) heritance of the saints in light; "who delivered us out of

the power of darkness, and translated us into the king(14 dom of the Son of his love; "in whom we have our re15 demption, the forgiveness of our sins : 'who is the image (16 of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; "for in

him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones

or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have 17 een created through him, and unto him; "and he is be18 fore all things, and in him all things ? consist. "And he

is the head of the body, the church : who is the begin

ning, the firstborn from the dead ; that in all things he 19 might have the preeminence. 4 For it was the good

pleasure of the Father that in him should all the fulness (20) dwell; "and through him to reconcile all things 5 unto

himself, having made peace through the blood of his

cross; through him, I say, whether things upon the earth, (21 or things in the heavens. "And you, being in time past

alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works, 22 yet now 'hath he reconciled 'in the body of his flesh

through death, to present you holy and without blemish (23 and unreproveable before him : 'if so be that ye continue

in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul

was made a minister. (24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up

on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of 1 Some ancient authorities read you.

• That is, hold together. ? Or, that among all he might have * Or, For the whole fulness of God was pleased to

6 Or, him read ye have been reconciled.

dwell in him

5 Or, into him

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A. V.-joyfulness ; 12 which (hath); 13 (hath)..from..(ha:h). .dear ; 14 [through his blood), (even); 15 every creature ; 16 by.. [that are]. .heaven.. [that are] in..(they be). . were .. by..for; 17 by ; 19 | pleased : 20 by..by..(they be).. in.. heaven ; 21 (that) were sometime.. by wicked ; 22 unblameable..in his sight ; 23 settled..(be)..(have). . (and). . to every creature (which is). . a

.am ; 24 [Who].. you..bebind.

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