|[2Timothy 3:16-17]16All scripture
is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness:
17That the man of God may be
perfect, thoroughly furnished
unto all good works.
| CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE
| CHRISTIAN REPROOF
| CHRISTIAN CORRECTION
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of
God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to
the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father,
and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4According as he hath chosen us in him before
the foundation of the world, that we should be
holy and without blame before him in love:
5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of
children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to
the good pleasure of his will,
6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein
he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7In whom we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of
8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all
wisdom and prudence;
9Having made known unto us the mystery of his
will, according to his good pleasure which he hath
purposed in himself:
10That 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:
11In 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:
12That we should be to the praise of his glory,
who first trusted in Christ.
13In 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,
14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until
the redemption of the purchased possession, unto
the praise of his glory.
15Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in
the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16Cease not to give thanks for you, making
mention of you in my prayers;
17That 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:
18The 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,
19And what is the exceeding greatness of his
power to us-ward who believe, according to the
working of his mighty power,
20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised
him from the dead, and set him at his own right
hand in the heavenly places,
21Far 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
22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave
him to be the head over all things to the church,
23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth
all in all.
1And you hath he quickened, who were dead in
trespasses and sins;
2Wherein 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:
3Among 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.
4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love
wherewith he loved us,
5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened
us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit
together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7That in the ages to come he might shew the
exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness
toward us through Christ Jesus.
8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that
not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ
Jesus unto good works, which God hath before
ordained that we should walk in them.
11Wherefore 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;
12That 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:
13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were
far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14For he is our peace, who hath made both one,
and hath broken down the middle wall of partition
15Having 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;
16And that he might reconcile both unto God in
one body by the cross, having slain the enmity
17And came and preached peace to you which
were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18For through him we both have access by one
Spirit unto the Father.
19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and
foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and
of the household of God;
20And are built upon the foundation of the
apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being
the chief corner stone;
21In whom all the building fitly framed together
groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22In whom ye also are builded together for an
habitation of God through the Spirit.
1For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ
for you Gentiles,
2If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace
of God which is given me to you-ward:
3How that by revelation he made known unto me
the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
4Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my
knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
5Which in other ages was not made known unto
the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his
holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
6That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of
the same body, and partakers of his promise in
Christ by the gospel:
7Whereof I was made a minister, according to the
gift of the grace of God given unto me by the
effectual working of his power.
8Unto 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;
9And 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:
10To the intent that now unto the principalities
and powers in heavenly places might be known by
the church the manifold wisdom of God,
11According to the eternal purpose which he
purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
12In whom we have boldness and access with
confidence by the faith of him.
13Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my
tribulations for you, which is your glory.
14For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth
16That he would grant you, according to the
riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might
by his Spirit in the inner man;
17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18May be able to comprehend with all saints what
is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth
knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the
fulness of God.
20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding
abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that worketh in us,
21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus
throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you
that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye
2With all lowliness and meekness, with
longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in
the bond of peace.
4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are
called in one hope of your calling;
5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and
through all, and in you all.
7But unto every one of us is given grace
according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on
high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto
9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also
descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10He that descended is the same also that
ascended up far above all heavens, that he might
fill all things.)
11And he gave some, apostles; and some,
prophets; and some, evangelists; and some,
pastors and teachers;
12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of
the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13Till 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:
14That 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 deceive;
15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into
him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16From 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.
17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that
ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in
the vanity of their mind,
18Having the understanding darkened, being
alienated from the life of God through the
ignorance that is in them, because of the
blindness of their heart:
19Who being past feeling have given themselves
over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness
20But ye have not so learned Christ;
21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been
taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22That ye put off concerning the former
conversation the old man, which is corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts;
23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24And that ye put on the new man, which after
God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man
truth with his neighbour: for we are members one
26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go
down upon your wrath:
27Neither give place to the devil.
28Let 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
29Let 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
30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby
ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and
clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you,
with all malice:
32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's
sake hath forgiven you.
1Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear
2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us,
and hath given himself for us an offering and a
sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3But fornication, and all uncleanness, or
covetousness, let it not be once named among
you, as becometh saints;
4Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting,
which are not convenient: but rather giving of
5For 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.
6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for
because of these things cometh the wrath of God
upon the children of disobedience.
7Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye
light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and
righteousness and truth;)
10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful
works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12For it is a shame even to speak of those things
which are done of them in secret.
13But all things that are reproved are made
manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make
manifest is light.
14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest,
and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee
15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as
fools, but as wise,
16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding
what the will of the Lord is.
18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
but be filled with the Spirit;
19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in
your heart to the Lord;
20Giving thanks always for all things unto God
and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus
21Submitting yourselves one to another in the
fear of God.
22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own
husbands, as unto the Lord.
23For 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.
24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ,
so let the wives be to their own husbands in every
25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also
loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the
washing of water by the word,
27That 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
28So ought men to love their wives as their own
bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but
nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the
30For we are members of his body, of his flesh,
and of his bones.
31For this cause shall a man leave his father and
mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they
two shall be one flesh.
32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning
Christ and the church.
33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular
so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see
that she reverence her husband.
1Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this
2Honour thy father and mother; which is the first
commandment with promise;
3That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest
live long on the earth.
4And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to
wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and
admonition of the Lord.
5Servants, be obedient to them that are your
masters according to the flesh, with fear and
trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto
6Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the
servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the
7With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and
not to men:
8Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man
doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord,
whether he be bond or free.
9And, 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.
10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and
in the power of his might.
11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12For 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 places.
13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of
God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil
day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about
with truth, and having on the breastplate of
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the
gospel of peace;
16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith
ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the
17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword
of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18Praying always with all prayer and supplication
in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all
perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19And for me, that utterance may be given unto
me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make
known the mystery of the gospel,
20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that
therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21But 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
22Whom I have sent unto you for the same
purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that
he might comfort your hearts.
23Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith,
from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus
Christ in sincerity. Amen
1Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but
by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised
him from the dead;)
2And all the brethren which are with me, unto the
churches of Galatia:
3Grace be to you and peace from God the Father,
and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
4Who gave himself for our sins, that he might
deliver us from this present evil world, according
to the will of God and our Father:
5To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him
that called you into the grace of Christ unto
7Which is not another; but there be some that
trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of
8But 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.
9As 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 accursed.
10For 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 Christ.
11But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel
which was preached of me is not after man.
12For I neither received it of man, neither was I
taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13For ye have heard of my conversation in time
past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond
measure I persecuted the church of God, and
14And profited in the Jews' religion above many
my equals in mine own nation, being more
exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
15But when it pleased God, who separated me
from my mother's womb, and called me by his
16To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him
among the heathen; immediately I conferred not
with flesh and blood:
17Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which
were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia,
and returned again unto Damascus.
18Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to
see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
19But other of the apostles saw I none, save
James the Lord's brother.
20Now the things which I write unto you, behold,
before God, I lie not.
21Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and
22And was unknown by face unto the churches of
Judaea which were in Christ:
23But they had heard only, That he which
persecuted us in times past now preacheth the
faith which once he destroyed.
24And they glorified God in me.
1Then fourteen years after I went up again to
Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me
2And 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.
3But neither Titus, who was with me, being a
Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
4And 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:
5To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for
an hour; that the truth of the gospel might
continue with you.
6But 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 me:
7But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel
of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as
the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
8(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the
apostleship of the circumcision, the same was
mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
9And 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.
10Only they would that we should remember the
poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
11But when Peter was come to Antioch, I
withstood him to the face, because he was to be
12For 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.
13And the other Jews dissembled likewise with
him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried
away with their dissimulation.
14But 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?
15We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of
16Knowing 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.
17But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ,
we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore
Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
18For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I
make myself a transgressor.
19For I through the law am dead to the law, that I
might live unto God.
20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless 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
21I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if
righteousness come by the law, then Christ is
dead in vain.
1O 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?
2This only would I learn of you, Received ye the
Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of
3Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are
ye now made perfect by the flesh?
4Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be
yet in vain.
5He 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?
6Even as Abraham believed God, and it was
accounted to him for righteousness.
7Know ye therefore that they which are of faith,
the same are the children of Abraham.
8And 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.
9So then they which be of faith are blessed with
10For 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 do them.
11But that no man is justified by the law in the
sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live
12And the law is not of faith: but, The man that
doeth them shall live in them.
13Christ 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:
14That the blessing of Abraham might come on
the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might
receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15Brethren, 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.
16Now 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
17And 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
18For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more
of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by
19Wherefore 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 mediator.
20Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but
God is one.
21Is 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.
22But the scripture hath concluded all under sin,
that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be
given to them that believe.
23But before faith came, we were kept under the
law, shut up unto the faith which should
afterwards be revealed.
24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to
bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by
25But after that faith is come, we are no longer
under a schoolmaster.
26For ye are all the children of God by faith in
27For as many of you as have been baptized into
Christ have put on Christ.
28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither
bond nor free, there is neither male nor female:
for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's
seed, and heirs according to the promise.
1Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child,
differeth nothing from a servant, though he be
lord of all;
2But is under tutors and governors until the time
appointed of the father.
3Even so we, when we were children, were in
bondage under the elements of the world:
4But when the fulness of the time was come, God
sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under
5To redeem them that were under the law, that we
might receive the adoption of sons.
6And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth
the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying,
7Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son;
and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
8Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did
service unto them which by nature are no gods.
9But 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?
10Ye observe days, and months, and times, and
11I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you
labour in vain.
12Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as
ye are: ye have not injured me at all.
13Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I
preached the gospel unto you at the first.
14And my temptation which was in my flesh ye
despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an
angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
15Where 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.
16Am I therefore become your enemy, because I
tell you the truth?
17They zealously affect you, but not well; yea,
they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
18But it is good to be zealously affected always in
a good thing, and not only when I am present with
19My little children, of whom I travail in birth
again until Christ be formed in you,
20I desire to be present with you now, and to
change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
21Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do
ye not hear the law?
22For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the
one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
23But he who was of the bondwoman was born
after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by
24Which things are an allegory: for these are the
two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai,
which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
25For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and
answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in
bondage with her children.
26But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is
the mother of us all.
27For 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 husband.
28Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the
children of promise.
29But as then he that was born after the flesh
persecuted him that was born after the Spirit,
even so it is now.
30Nevertheless 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
31So then, brethren, we are not children of the
bondwoman, but of the free.
1Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith
Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled
again with the yoke of bondage.
2Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be
circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
3For I testify again to every man that is
circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole
4Christ is become of no effect unto you,
whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are
fallen from grace.
5For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of
righteousness by faith.
6For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth
any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which
worketh by love.
7Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye
should not obey the truth?
8This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth
9A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
10I have confidence in you through the Lord, that
ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that
troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever
11And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision,
why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the
offence of the cross ceased.
12I would they were even cut off which trouble
13For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty;
only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh,
but by love serve one another.
14For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in
this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15But if ye bite and devour one another, take
heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall
not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17For 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.
18But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under
19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which
are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance,
emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21Envyings, 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.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no
24And they that are Christ's have crucified the
flesh with the affections and lusts.
25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the
26Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking
one another, envying one another.
1Brethren, 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.
2Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the
law of Christ.
3For if a man think himself to be something, when
he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4But let every man prove his own work, and then
shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in
5For every man shall bear his own burden.
6Let him that is taught in the word communicate
unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for
whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8For 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.
9And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due
season we shall reap, if we faint not.
10As we have therefore opportunity, let us do
good unto all men, especially unto them who are
of the household of faith.
11Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you
with mine own hand.
12As 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
13For neither they themselves who are
circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you
circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
14But 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.
15For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision
availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new
16And as many as walk according to this rule,
peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel
17From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I
bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be
with your spirit. Amen.
|1 & 2 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 1
1Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the
church of the Thessalonians which is in God
the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace
be unto you, and peace, from God our Father,
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2We give thanks to God always for you all,
making mention of you in our prayers;
3Remembering without ceasing your work of
faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope
in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and
4Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of
5For our gospel came not unto you in word only,
but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in
much assurance; as ye know what manner of
men we were among you for your sake.
6And ye became followers of us, and of the
Lord, having received the word in much
affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.
7So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in
Macedonia and Achaia.
8For from you sounded out the word of the Lord
not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in
every place your faith to God-ward is spread
abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
9For they themselves shew of us what manner
of entering in we had unto you, and how ye
turned to God from idols to serve the living and
10And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom
he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which
delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 2
1For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance
in unto you, that it was not in vain:
2But even after that we had suffered before,
and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at
Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto
you the gospel of God with much contention.
3For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of
uncleanness, nor in guile:
4But as we were allowed of God to be put in
trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as
pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
5For neither at any time used we flattering
words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness;
God is witness:
6Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor
yet of others, when we might have been
burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
7But we were gentle among you, even as a
nurse cherisheth her children:
8So being affectionately desirous of you, we
were willing to have imparted unto you, not the
gospel of God only, but also our own souls,
because ye were dear unto us.
9For ye remember, brethren, our labour and
travail: for labouring night and day, because we
would not be chargeable unto any of you, we
preached unto you the gospel of God.
10Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily
and justly and unblameably we behaved
ourselves among you that believe:
11As ye know how we exhorted and comforted
and charged every one of you, as a father doth
12That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath
called you unto his kingdom and glory.
13For this cause also thank we God without
ceasing, because, when ye received the word of
God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as
the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of
God, which effectually worketh also in you that
14For ye, brethren, became followers of the
churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ
Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of
your own countrymen, even as they have of the
15Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own
prophets, and have persecuted us; and they
please not God, and are contrary to all men:
16Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that
they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway:
for the wrath is come upon them to the
17But we, brethren, being taken from you for a
short time in presence, not in heart,
endeavoured the more abundantly to see your
face with great desire.
18Wherefore we would have come unto you,
even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered
19For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of
rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of
our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
20For ye are our glory and joy.
1 Thessalonians 3
1Wherefore when we could no longer forbear,
we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;
2And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister
of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of
Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you
concerning your faith:
3That no man should be moved by these
afflictions: for yourselves know that we are
4For verily, when we were with you, we told you
before that we should suffer tribulation; even
as it came to pass, and ye know.
5For this cause, when I could no longer forbear,
I sent to know your faith, lest by some means
the tempter have tempted you, and our labour
be in vain.
6But now when Timotheus came from you unto
us, and brought us good tidings of your faith
and charity, and that ye have good
remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to
see us, as we also to see you:
7Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over
you in all our affliction and distress by your
8For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
9For what thanks can we render to God again
for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your
sakes before our God;
10Night and day praying exceedingly that we
might see your face, and might perfect that
which is lacking in your faith?
11Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord
Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
12And the Lord make you to increase and
abound in love one toward another, and toward
all men, even as we do toward you:
13To the end he may stablish your hearts
unblameable in holiness before God, even our
Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
with all his saints.
1 Thessalonians 4
1Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren,
and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye
have received of us how ye ought to walk and to
please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2For ye know what commandments we gave you
by the Lord Jesus.
3For this is the will of God, even your
sanctification, that ye should abstain from
4That every one of you should know how to
possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the
Gentiles which know not God:
6That no man go beyond and defraud his
brother in any matter: because that the Lord is
the avenger of all such, as we also have
forewarned you and testified.
7For God hath not called us unto uncleanness,
but unto holiness.
8He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man,
but God, who hath also given unto us his holy
9But as touching brotherly love ye need not that
I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of
God to love one another.
10And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren
which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech
you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
11And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your
own business, and to work with your own
hands, as we commanded you;
12That ye may walk honestly toward them that
are without, and that ye may have lack of
13But I would not have you to be ignorant,
brethren, concerning them which are asleep,
that ye sorrow not, even as others which have
14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose
again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus
will God bring with him.
15For this we say unto you by the word of the
Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto
the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them
which are asleep.
16For the Lord himself shall descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of the
archangel, and with the trump of God: and the
dead in Christ shall rise first:
17Then we which are alive and remain shall be
caught up together with them in the clouds, to
meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be
with the Lord.
18Wherefore comfort one another with these
1 Thessalonians 5
1But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye
have no need that I write unto you.
2For yourselves know perfectly that the day of
the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3For when they shall say, Peace and safety;
then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as
travail upon a woman with child; and they shall
4But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that
day should overtake you as a thief.
5Ye are all the children of light, and the
children of the day: we are not of the night, nor
6Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let
us watch and be sober.
7For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they
that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8But let us, who are of the day, be sober,
putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and
for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to
obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10Who died for us, that, whether we wake or
sleep, we should live together with him.
11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and
edify one another, even as also ye do.
12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them
which labour among you, and are over you in
the Lord, and admonish you;
13And to esteem them very highly in love for
their work's sake. And be at peace among
14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that
are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support
the weak, be patient toward all men.
15See that none render evil for evil unto any
man; but ever follow that which is good, both
among yourselves, and to all men.
17Pray without ceasing.
18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will
of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19Quench not the Spirit.
20Despise not prophesyings.
21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23And the very God of peace sanctify you
wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul
and body be preserved blameless unto the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will
25Brethren, pray for us.
26Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be
read unto all the holy brethren.
28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
2 Thessalonians 1
1Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the
church of the Thessalonians in God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2Grace unto you, and peace, from God our
Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3We are bound to thank God always for you,
brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith
groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every
one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
4So that we ourselves glory in you in the
churches of God for your patience and faith in
all your persecutions and tribulations that ye
5Which is a manifest token of the righteous
judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy
of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
6Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to
recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
7And to you who are troubled rest with us,
when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from
heaven with his mighty angels,
8In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that
know not God, and that obey not the gospel of
our Lord Jesus Christ:
9Who shall be punished with everlasting
destruction from the presence of the Lord, and
from the glory of his power;
10When he shall come to be glorified in his
saints, and to be admired in all them that
believe (because our testimony among you was
believed) in that day.
11Wherefore also we pray always for you, that
our God would count you worthy of this calling,
and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness,
and the work of faith with power:
12That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may
be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to
the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 2
1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming
of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering
together unto him,
2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be
troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by
letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at
3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that
day shall not come, except there come a falling
away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the
son of perdition;
4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all
that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that
he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing
himself that he is God.
5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with
you, I told you these things?
6And now ye know what withholdeth that he
might be revealed in his time.
7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:
only he who now letteth will let, until he be
taken out of the way.
8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom
the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his
mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of
9Even him, whose coming is after the working
of Satan with all power and signs and lying
10And with all deceivableness of
unrighteousness in them that perish; because
they received not the love of the truth, that they
might be saved.
11And for this cause God shall send them
strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12That they all might be damned who believed
not the truth, but had pleasure in
13But we are bound to give thanks alway to God
for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because
God hath from the beginning chosen you to
salvation through sanctification of the Spirit
and belief of the truth:
14Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the
obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the
traditions which ye have been taught, whether
by word, or our epistle.
16Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God,
even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath
given us everlasting consolation and good hope
17Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in
every good word and work.
2 Thessalonians 3
1Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of
the Lord may have free course, and be glorified,
even as it is with you:
2And that we may be delivered from
unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have
3But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you,
and keep you from evil.
4And we have confidence in the Lord touching
you, that ye both do and will do the things which
we command you.
5And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of
God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
6Now we command you, brethren, in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw
yourselves from every brother that walketh
disorderly, and not after the tradition which he
received of us.
7For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us:
for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among
8Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought;
but wrought with labour and travail night and
day, that we might not be chargeable to any of
9Not because we have not power, but to make
ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
10For even when we were with you, this we
commanded you, that if any would not work,
neither should he eat.
11For we hear that there are some which walk
among you disorderly, working not at all, but are
12Now them that are such we command and
exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with
quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
13But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
14And if any man obey not our word by this
epistle, note that man, and have no company
with him, that he may be ashamed.
15Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish
him as a brother.
16Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace
always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
17The salutation of Paul with mine own hand,
which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
you all. Amen.
1Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus
Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are
at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
2Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our
Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
4Always in every prayer of mine for you all making
request with joy,
5For your fellowship in the gospel from the first
day until now;
6Being confident of this very thing, that he which
hath begun a good work in you will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ:
7Even 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.
8For God is my record, how greatly I long after you
all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
9And this I pray, that your love may abound yet
more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
10That ye may approve things that are excellent;
that ye may be sincere and without offence till the
day of Christ.
11Being filled with the fruits of righteousness,
which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and
praise of God.
12But I would ye should understand, brethren,
that the things which happened unto me have
fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the
13So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all
the palace, and in all other places;
14And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing
confident by my bonds, are much more bold to
speak the word without fear.
15Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and
strife; and some also of good will:
16The one preach Christ of contention, not
sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
17But the other of love, knowing that I am set for
the defence of the gospel.
18What then? notwithstanding, every way,
whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is
preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will
19For I know that this shall turn to my salvation
through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of
20According 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.
21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
22But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my
labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
23For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire
to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far
24Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more
needful for you.
25And having this confidence, I know that I shall
abide and continue with you all for your
furtherance and joy of faith;
26That your rejoicing may be more abundant in
Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
27Only 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;
28And in nothing terrified by your adversaries:
which is to them an evident token of perdition, but
to you of salvation, and that of God.
29For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ,
not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for
30Having the same conflict which ye saw in me,
and now hear to be in me.
1If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if
any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit,
if any bowels and mercies,
2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the
same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory;
but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other
better than themselves.
4Look not every man on his own things, but every
man also on the things of others.
5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ
6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not
robbery to be equal with God:
7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon
him the form of a servant, and was made in the
likeness of men:
8And being found in fashion as a man, he
humbled himself, and became obedient unto
death, even the death of the cross.
9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and
given him a name which is above every name:
10That at the name of Jesus every knee should
bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and
things under the earth;
11And that every tongue should confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12Wherefore, 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.
13For it is God which worketh in you both to will
and to do of his good pleasure.
14Do all things without murmurings and
15That 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;
16Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice
in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain,
neither laboured in vain.
17Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and
service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice
19But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus
shortly unto you, that I also may be of good
comfort, when I know your state.
20For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally
care for your state.
21For all seek their own, not the things which are
22But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with
the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.
23Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon
as I shall see how it will go with me.
24But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall
25Yet 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.
26For he longed after you all, and was full of
heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had
27For 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.
28I sent him therefore the more carefully, that,
when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I
may be the less sorrowful.
29Receive him therefore in the Lord with all
gladness; and hold such in reputation:
30Because for the work of Christ he was nigh
unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your
lack of service toward me.
1Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write
the same things to you, to me indeed is not
grievous, but for you it is safe.
2Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware
of the concision.
3For we are the circumcision, which worship God
in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have
no confidence in the flesh.
4Though I might also have confidence in the flesh.
If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he
might trust in the flesh, I more:
5Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel,
of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the
Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
6Concerning zeal, persecuting the church;
touching the righteousness which is in the law,
7But what things were gain to me, those I counted
loss for Christ.
8Yea 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
9And 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:
10That I may know him, and the power of his
resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings,
being made conformable unto his death;
11If by any means I might attain unto the
resurrection of the dead.
12Not 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.
13Brethren, 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,
14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15Let 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.
16Nevertheless, whereto we have already
attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind
the same thing.
17Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark
them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
18(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 Christ:
19Whose end is destruction, whose God is their
belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind
20For our conversation is in heaven; from whence
also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21Who 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.
1Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and
longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the
Lord, my dearly beloved.
2I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that
they be of the same mind in the Lord.
3And 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
4Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say,
5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The
Lord is at hand.
6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by
prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known unto God.
7And the peace of God, which passeth all
understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.
8Finally, 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.
9Those things, which ye have both learned, and
received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the
God of peace shall be with you.
10But 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
11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have
learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be
12I 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.
13I can do all things through Christ which
14Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did
communicate with my affliction.
15Now 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.
16For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and
again unto my necessity.
17Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that
may abound to your account.
18But 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.
19But my God shall supply all your need according
to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
20Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever
and ever. Amen.
21Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren
which are with me greet you.
22All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of
23The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
|1& 2 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 1
1Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ
through the will of God, and Sosthenes our
2Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to
them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called
to be saints, with all that in every place call
upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both
their's and our's:
3Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our
Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
4I thank my God always on your behalf, for the
grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
5That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in
all utterance, and in all knowledge;
6Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed
7So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
8Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that
ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord
9God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto
the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
10Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the
same thing, and that there be no divisions
among you; but that ye be perfectly joined
together in the same mind and in the same
11For it hath been declared unto me of you, my
brethren, by them which are of the house of
Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
12Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I
am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas;
and I of Christ.
13Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you?
or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
14I thank God that I baptized none of you, but
Crispus and Gaius;
15Lest any should say that I had baptized in
mine own name.
16And I baptized also the household of
Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I
baptized any other.
17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to
preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words,
lest the cross of Christ should be made of none
18For the preaching of the cross is to them that
perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved
it is the power of God.
19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of
the wise, and will bring to nothing the
understanding of the prudent.
20Where is the wise? where is the scribe?
where is the disputer of this world? hath not
God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21For after that in the wisdom of God the world
by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the
foolishness of preaching to save them that
22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks
seek after wisdom:
23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews
a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks
24But unto them which are called, both Jews
and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the
wisdom of God.
25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than
men; and the weakness of God is stronger than
26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that
not many wise men after the flesh, not many
mighty, not many noble, are called:
27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the
world to confound the wise; and God hath
chosen the weak things of the world to
confound the things which are mighty;
28And base things of the world, and things
which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and
things which are not, to bring to nought things
29That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God
is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and
sanctification, and redemption:
31That, according as it is written, He that
glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 2
1And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not
with excellency of speech or of wisdom,
declaring unto you the testimony of God.
2For I determined not to know any thing among
you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
3And I was with you in weakness, and in fear,
and in much trembling.
4And my speech and my preaching was not with
enticing words of man's wisdom, but in
demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5That your faith should not stand in the wisdom
of men, but in the power of God.
6Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are
perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of
the princes of this world, that come to nought:
7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery,
even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained
before the world unto our glory:
8Which none of the princes of this world knew:
for had they known it, they would not have
crucified the Lord of glory.
9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear
heard, neither have entered into the heart of
man, the things which God hath prepared for
them that love him.
10But God hath revealed them unto us by his
Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea,
the deep things of God.
11For what man knoweth the things of a man,
save the spirit of man which is in him? even so
the things of God knoweth no man, but the
Spirit of God.
12Now we have received, not the spirit of the
world, but the spirit which is of God; that we
might know the things that are freely given to
us of God.
13Which things also we speak, not in the words
which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the
Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things
14But the natural man receiveth not the things
of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness
unto him: neither can he know them, because
they are spiritually discerned.
15But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet
he himself is judged of no man.
16For who hath known the mind of the Lord,
that he may instruct him? but we have the mind
1 Corinthians 3
1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as
unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto
babes in Christ.
2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for
hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet
now are ye able.
3For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is
among you envying, and strife, and divisions,
are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
4For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I
am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
5Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but
ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord
gave to every man?
6I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave
7So then neither is he that planteth any thing,
neither he that watereth; but God that giveth
8Now he that planteth and he that watereth are
one: and every man shall receive his own
reward according to his own labour.
9For we are labourers together with God: ye are
God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
10According to the grace of God which is given
unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the
foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But
let every man take heed how he buildeth
11For other foundation can no man lay than
that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12Now if any man build upon this foundation
gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13Every man's work shall be made manifest: for
the day shall declare it, because it shall be
revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every
man's work of what sort it is.
14If any man's work abide which he hath built
thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15If any man's work shall be burned, he shall
suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so
as by fire.
16Know ye not that ye are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17If any man defile the temple of God, him shall
God destroy; for the temple of God is holy,
which temple ye are.
18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among
you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him
become a fool, that he may be wise.
19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness
with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in
their own craftiness.
20And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of
the wise, that they are vain.
21Therefore let no man glory in men. For all
things are your's;
22Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the
world, or life, or death, or things present, or
things to come; all are your's;
23And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
1 Corinthians 4
1Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers
of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man
be found faithful.
3But with me it is a very small thing that I
should be judged of you, or of man's judgment:
yea, I judge not mine own self.
4For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not
hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the
5Therefore judge nothing before the time, until
the Lord come, who both will bring to light the
hidden things of darkness, and will make
manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then
shall every man have praise of God.
6And these things, brethren, I have in a figure
transferred to myself and to Apollos for your
sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of
men above that which is written, that no one of
you be puffed up for one against another.
7For who maketh thee to differ from another?
and what hast thou that thou didst not receive?
now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory,
as if thou hadst not received it?
8Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have
reigned as kings without us: and I would to God
ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
9For I think that God hath set forth us the
apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for
we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to
angels, and to men.
10We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise
in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are
honourable, but we are despised.
11Even unto this present hour we both hunger,
and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and
have no certain dwellingplace;
12And labour, working with our own hands:
being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we
13Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as
the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of
all things unto this day.
14I write not these things to shame you, but as
my beloved sons I warn you.
15For though ye have ten thousand instructers
in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in
Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the
16Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of
17For this cause have I sent unto you
Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful
in the Lord, who shall bring you into
remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as
I teach every where in every church.
18Now some are puffed up, as though I would
not come to you.
19But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will,
and will know, not the speech of them which are
puffed up, but the power.
20For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in
21What will ye? shall I come unto you with a
rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
1 Corinthians 5
1It is reported commonly that there is
fornication among you, and such fornication as
is not so much as named among the Gentiles,
that one should have his father's wife.
2And ye are puffed up, and have not rather
mourned, that he that hath done this deed might
be taken away from among you.
3For I verily, as absent in body, but present in
spirit, have judged already, as though I were
present, concerning him that hath so done this
4In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye
are gathered together, and my spirit, with the
power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
5To deliver such an one unto Satan for the
destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be
saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
6Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a
little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
7Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may
be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even
Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
8Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old
leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and
wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of
sincerity and truth.
9I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company
10Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this
world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or
with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of
11But now I have written unto you not to keep
company, if any man that is called a brother be
a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a
railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with
such an one no not to eat.
12For what have I to do to judge them also that
are without? do not ye judge them that are
13But them that are without God judgeth.
Therefore put away from among yourselves that
1 Corinthians 6
1Dare any of you, having a matter against
another, go to law before the unjust, and not
before the saints?
2Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the
world? and if the world shall be judged by you,
are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
3Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how
much more things that pertain to this life?
4If then ye have judgments of things pertaining
to this life, set them to judge who are least
esteemed in the church.
5I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not
a wise man among you? no, not one that shall
be able to judge between his brethren?
6But brother goeth to law with brother, and that
before the unbelievers.
7Now therefore there is utterly a fault among
you, because ye go to law one with another.
Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not
rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
8Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your
9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not
inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived:
neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor
adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of
themselves with mankind,
10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor
revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the
kingdom of God.
11And such were some of you: but ye are
washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are
justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by
the Spirit of our God.
12All things are lawful unto me, but all things
are not expedient: all things are lawful for me,
but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats:
but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the
body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and
the Lord for the body.
14And God hath both raised up the Lord, and
will also raise up us by his own power.
15Know ye not that your bodies are the
members of Christ? shall I then take the
members of Christ, and make them the
members of an harlot? God forbid.
16What? know ye not that he which is joined to
an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be
17But he that is joined unto the Lord is one
18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is
without the body; but he that committeth
fornication sinneth against his own body.
19What? know ye not that your body is the
temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which
ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20For ye are bought with a price: therefore
glorify God in your body, and in your spirit,
which are God's.
1 Corinthians 7
1Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote
unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a
2Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every
man have his own wife, and let every woman
have her own husband.
3Let the husband render unto the wife due
benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto
4The wife hath not power of her own body, but
the husband: and likewise also the husband
hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
5Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with
consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves
to fasting and prayer; and come together again,
that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
6But I speak this by permission, and not of
7For I would that all men were even as I myself.
But every man hath his proper gift of God, one
after this manner, and another after that.
8I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it
is good for them if they abide even as I.
9But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for
it is better to marry than to burn.
10And unto the married I command, yet not I,
but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her
11But and if she depart, let her remain
unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and
let not the husband put away his wife.
12But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any
brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she
be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her
13And the woman which hath an husband that
believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with
her, let her not leave him.
14For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by
the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified
by the husband: else were your children
unclean; but now are they holy.
15But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart.
A brother or a sister is not under bondage in
such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
16For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou
shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou,
O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
17But as God hath distributed to every man, as
the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk.
And so ordain I in all churches.
18Is any man called being circumcised? let him
not become uncircumcised. Is any called in
uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
19Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision
is nothing, but the keeping of the
commandments of God.
20Let every man abide in the same calling
wherein he was called.
21Art thou called being a servant? care not for
it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
22For he that is called in the Lord, being a
servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he
that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
23Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the
servants of men.
24Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called,
therein abide with God.
25Now concerning virgins I have no
commandment of the Lord: yet I give my
judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of
the Lord to be faithful.
26I suppose therefore that this is good for the
present distress, I say, that it is good for a man
so to be.
27Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be
loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a
28But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned;
and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned.
Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the
flesh: but I spare you.
29But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it
remaineth, that both they that have wives be as
though they had none;
30And they that weep, as though they wept not;
and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced
not; and they that buy, as though they
31And they that use this world, as not abusing
it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
32But I would have you without carefulness. He
that is unmarried careth for the things that
belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
33But he that is married careth for the things
that are of the world, how he may please his
34There is difference also between a wife and a
virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the
things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in
body and in spirit: but she that is married careth
for the things of the world, how she may please
35And this I speak for your own profit; not that I
may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is
comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord
36But if any man think that he behaveth himself
uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the
flower of her age, and need so require, let him
do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
37Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his
heart, having no necessity, but hath power over
his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart
that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
38So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth
well; but he that giveth her not in marriage
39The wife is bound by the law as long as her
husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she
is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only
in the Lord.
40But she is happier if she so abide, after my
judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit
1 Corinthians 8
1Now as touching things offered unto idols, we
know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge
puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
2And if any man think that he knoweth any
thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to
3But if any man love God, the same is known of
4As concerning therefore the eating of those
things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols,
we know that an idol is nothing in the world,
and that there is none other God but one.
5For though there be that are called gods,
whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods
many, and lords many,)
6But to us there is but one God, the Father, of
whom are all things, and we in him; and one
Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and
we by him.
7Howbeit there is not in every man that
knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol
unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an
idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8But meat commendeth us not to God: for
neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if
we eat not, are we the worse.
9But take heed lest by any means this liberty of
yours become a stumblingblock to them that are
10For if any man see thee which hast
knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall
not the conscience of him which is weak be
emboldened to eat those things which are
offered to idols;
11And through thy knowledge shall the weak
brother perish, for whom Christ died?
12But when ye sin so against the brethren, and
wound their weak conscience, ye sin against
13Wherefore, if meat make my brother to
offend, I will eat no flesh while the world
standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
1 Corinthians 9
1Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I
not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my
work in the Lord?
2If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless
I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are
ye in the Lord.
3Mine answer to them that do examine me is
4Have we not power to eat and to drink?
5Have we not power to lead about a sister, a
wife, as well as other apostles, and as the
brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
6Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to
7Who goeth a warfare any time at his own
charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth
not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock,
and eateth not of the milk of the flock?
8Say I these things as a man? or saith not the
law the same also?
9For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt
not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out
the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
10Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For
our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that
ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that
thresheth in hope should be partaker of his
11If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it
a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
12If others be partakers of this power over you,
are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not
used this power; but suffer all things, lest we
should hinder the gospel of Christ.
13Do ye not know that they which minister
about holy things live of the things of the
temple? and they which wait at the altar are
partakers with the altar?
14Even so hath the Lord ordained that they
which preach the gospel should live of the
15But I have used none of these things: neither
have I written these things, that it should be so
done unto me: for it were better for me to die,
than that any man should make my glorying void.
16For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing
to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea,
woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
17For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward:
but if against my will, a dispensation of the
gospel is committed unto me.
18What is my reward then? Verily that, when I
preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of
Christ without charge, that I abuse not my
power in the gospel.
19For though I be free from all men, yet have I
made myself servant unto all, that I might gain
20And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I
might gain the Jews; to them that are under the
law, as under the law, that I might gain them
that are under the law;
21To them that are without law, as without law,
(being not without law to God, but under the
law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are
22To the weak became I as weak, that I might
gain the weak: I am made all things to all men,
that I might by all means save some.
23And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might
be partaker thereof with you.
24Know ye not that they which run in a race run
all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye
25And every man that striveth for the mastery is
temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain
a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight
I, not as one that beateth the air:
27But I keep under my body, and bring it into
subjection: lest that by any means, when I have
preached to others, I myself should be a
1 Corinthians 10
1Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should
be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under
the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud
and in the sea;
3And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for
they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed
them: and that Rock was Christ.
5But with many of them God was not well
pleased: for they were overthrown in the
6Now these things were our examples, to the
intent we should not lust after evil things, as
they also lusted.
7Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them;
as it is written, The people sat down to eat and
drink, and rose up to play.
8Neither let us commit fornication, as some of
them committed, and fell in one day three and
9Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them
also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10Neither murmur ye, as some of them also
murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
11Now all these things happened unto them for
examples: and they are written for our
admonition, upon whom the ends of the world
12Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth
take heed lest he fall.
13There hath no temptation taken you but such
as is common to man: but God is faithful, who
will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye
are able; but will with the temptation also make
a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
14Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from
15I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
16The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not
the communion of the blood of Christ? The
bread which we break, is it not the communion
of the body of Christ?
17For we being many are one bread, and one
body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
18Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they
which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the
19What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or
that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any
20But I say, that the things which the Gentiles
sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to
God: and I would not that ye should have
fellowship with devils.
21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the
cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the
Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
22Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we
stronger than he?
23All things are lawful for me, but all things are
not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but
all things edify not.
24Let no man seek his own, but every man
25Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat,
asking no question for conscience sake:
26For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness
27If any of them that believe not bid you to a
feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is
set before you, eat, asking no question for
28But if any man say unto you, this is offered in
sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that
shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the
earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:
29Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the
other: for why is my liberty judged of another
30For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil
spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
31Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or
whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
32Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to
the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
33Even as I please all men in all things, not
seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many,
that they may be saved.
1 Corinthians 11
1Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of
2Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember
me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I
delivered them to you.
3But I would have you know, that the head of
every man is Christ; and the head of the woman
is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
4Every man praying or prophesying, having his
head covered, dishonoureth his head.
5But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth
with her head uncovered dishonoureth her
head: for that is even all one as if she were
6For if the woman be not covered, let her also
be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be
shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
7For a man indeed ought not to cover his head,
forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God:
but the woman is the glory of the man.
8For the man is not of the woman: but the
woman of the man.
9Neither was the man created for the woman;
but the woman for the man.
10For this cause ought the woman to have
power on her head because of the angels.
11Nevertheless neither is the man without the
woman, neither the woman without the man, in
12For as the woman is of the man, even so is
the man also by the woman; but all things of
13Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a
woman pray unto God uncovered?
14Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if
a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
15But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to
her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
16But if any man seem to be contentious, we
have no such custom, neither the churches of
17Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you
not, that ye come together not for the better,
but for the worse.
18For first of all, when ye come together in the
church, I hear that there be divisions among
you; and I partly believe it.
19For there must be also heresies among you,
that they which are approved may be made
manifest among you.
20When ye come together therefore into one
place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.
21For in eating every one taketh before other
his own supper: and one is hungry, and another
22What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink
in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame
them that have not? what shall I say to you?
shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
23For I have received of the Lord that which
also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus
the same night in which he was betrayed took
24And when he had given thanks, he brake it,
and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is
broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25After the same manner also he took the cup,
when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new
testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye
drink it, in remembrance of me.
26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink
this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he
27Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread,
and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall
be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
28But let a man examine himself, and so let him
eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
29For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily,
eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not
discerning the Lord's body.
30For this cause many are weak and sickly
among you, and many sleep.
31For if we would judge ourselves, we should
not be judged.
32But when we are judged, we are chastened of
the Lord, that we should not be condemned with
33Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come
together to eat, tarry one for another.
34And if any man hunger, let him eat at home;
that ye come not together unto condemnation.
And the rest will I set in order when I come.
1 Corinthians 12
1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I
would not have you ignorant.
2Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away
unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3Wherefore I give you to understand, that no
man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus
accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is
the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same
5And there are differences of administrations,
but the same Lord.
6And there are diversities of operations, but it is
the same God which worketh all in all.
7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to
every man to profit withal.
8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of
wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by
the same Spirit;
9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another
the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10To another the working of miracles; to
another prophecy; to another discerning of
spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to
another the interpretation of tongues:
11But all these worketh that one and the
selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally
as he will.
12For as the body is one, and hath many
members, and all the members of that one body,
being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one
body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether
we be bond or free; and have been all made to
drink into one Spirit.
14For the body is not one member, but many.
15If the foot shall say, Because I am not the
hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of
16And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the
eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of
17If the whole body were an eye, where were
the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where
were the smelling?
18But now hath God set the members every one
of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
19And if they were all one member, where were
20But now are they many members, yet but one
21And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have
no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I
have no need of you.
22Nay, much more those members of the body,
which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
23And those members of the body, which we
think to be less honourable, upon these we
bestow more abundant honour; and our
uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
24For our comely parts have no need: but God
hath tempered the body together, having given
more abundant honour to that part which
25That there should be no schism in the body;
but that the members should have the same
care one for another.
26And whether one member suffer, all the
members suffer with it; or one member be
honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
27Now ye are the body of Christ, and members
28And God hath set some in the church, first
apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers,
after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps,
governments, diversities of tongues.
29Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all
teachers? are all workers of miracles?
30Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with
tongues? do all interpret?
31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet
shew I unto you a more excellent way.
1 Corinthians 13
1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of
angels, and have not charity, I am become as
sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and
understand all mysteries, and all knowledge;
and though I have all faith, so that I could
remove mountains, and have not charity, I am
3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the
poor, and though I give my body to be burned,
and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity
envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not
5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not
her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the
7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth
all things, endureth all things.
8Charity never faileth: but whether there be
prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be
tongues, they shall cease; whether there be
knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10But when that which is perfect is come, then
that which is in part shall be done away.
11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I
understood as a child, I thought as a child: but
when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but
then face to face: now I know in part; but then
shall I know even as also I am known.
13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these
three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Corinthians 14
1Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts,
but rather that ye may prophesy.
2For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue
speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no
man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he
3But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to
edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
4He that speaketh in an unknown tongue
edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth
edifieth the church.
5I would that ye all spake with tongues but
rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that
prophesieth than he that speaketh with
tongues, except he interpret, that the church
may receive edifying.
6Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking
with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I
shall speak to you either by revelation, or by
knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
7And even things without life giving sound,
whether pipe or harp, except they give a
distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known
what is piped or harped?
8For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound,
who shall prepare himself to the battle?
9So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue
words easy to be understood, how shall it be
known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into
10There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices
in the world, and none of them is without
11Therefore if I know not the meaning of the
voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a
barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a
barbarian unto me.
12Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of
spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the
edifying of the church.
13Wherefore let him that speaketh in an
unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
14For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit
prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
15What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and
I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing
with the spirit, and I will sing with the
16Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit,
how shall he that occupieth the room of the
unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks,
seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
17For thou verily givest thanks well, but the
other is not edified.
18I thank my God, I speak with tongues more
than ye all:
19Yet in the church I had rather speak five
words with my understanding, that by my voice I
might teach others also, than ten thousand
words in an unknown tongue.
20Brethren, be not children in understanding:
howbeit in malice be ye children, but in
understanding be men.
21In the law it is written, With men of other
tongues and other lips will I speak unto this
people; and yet for all that will they not hear me,
saith the Lord.
22Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them
that believe, but to them that believe not: but
prophesying serveth not for them that believe
not, but for them which believe.
23If therefore the whole church be come
together into one place, and all speak with
tongues, and there come in those that are
unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that
ye are mad?
24But if all prophesy, and there come in one
that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is
convinced of all, he is judged of all:
25And thus are the secrets of his heart made
manifest; and so falling down on his face he will
worship God, and report that God is in you of a
26How is it then, brethren? when ye come
together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a
doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath
an interpretation. Let all things be done unto
27If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it
be by two, or at the most by three, and that by
course; and let one interpret.
28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep
silence in the church; and let him speak to
himself, and to God.
29Let the prophets speak two or three, and let
the other judge.
30If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth
by, let the first hold his peace.
31For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all
may learn, and all may be comforted.
32And the spirits of the prophets are subject to
33For God is not the author of confusion, but of
peace, as in all churches of the saints.
34Let your women keep silence in the
churches: for it is not permitted unto them to
speak; but they are commanded to be under
obedience as also saith the law.
35And if they will learn any thing, let them ask
their husbands at home: for it is a shame for
women to speak in the church.
36What? came the word of God out from you?
or came it unto you only?
37If any man think himself to be a prophet, or
spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things
that I write unto you are the commandments of
38But if any man be ignorant, let him be
39Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and
forbid not to speak with tongues.
40Let all things be done decently and in order.
1 Corinthians 15
1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the
gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye
have received, and wherein ye stand;
2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in
memory what I preached unto you, unless ye
have believed in vain.
3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I
also received, how that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures;
4And that he was buried, and that he rose again
the third day according to the scriptures:
5And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the
6After that, he was seen of above five hundred
brethren at once; of whom the greater part
remain unto this present, but some are fallen
7After that, he was seen of James; then of all
8And last of all he was seen of me also, as of
one born out of due time.
9For I am the least of the apostles, that am not
meet to be called an apostle, because I
persecuted the church of God.
10But by the grace of God I am what I am: and
his grace which was bestowed upon me was not
in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than
they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which
was with me.
11Therefore whether it were I or they, so we
preach, and so ye believed.
12Now if Christ be preached that he rose from
the dead, how say some among you that there is
no resurrection of the dead?
13But if there be no resurrection of the dead,
then is Christ not risen:
14And if Christ be not risen, then is our
preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God;
because we have testified of God that he raised
up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that
the dead rise not.
16For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ
17And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain;
ye are yet in your sins.
18Then they also which are fallen asleep in
Christ are perished.
19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we
are of all men most miserable.
20But now is Christ risen from the dead, and
become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21For since by man came death, by man came
also the resurrection of the dead.
22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall
all be made alive.
23But every man in his own order: Christ the
firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his
24Then cometh the end, when he shall have
delivered up the kingdom to God, even the
Father; when he shall have put down all rule
and all authority and power.
25For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies
under his feet.
26The last enemy that shall be destroyed is
27For he hath put all things under his feet. But
when he saith all things are put under him, it is
manifest that he is excepted, which did put all
things under him.
28And when all things shall be subdued unto
him, then shall the Son also himself be subject
unto him that put all things under him, that God
may be all in all.
29Else what shall they do which are baptized for
the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are
they then baptized for the dead?
30And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
31I protest by your rejoicing which I have in
Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
32If after the manner of men I have fought with
beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if
the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to
morrow we die.
33Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt
34Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for
some have not the knowledge of God: I speak
this to your shame.
35But some man will say, How are the dead
raised up? and with what body do they come?
36Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not
quickened, except it die:
37And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not
that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may
chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
38But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased
him, and to every seed his own body.
39All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is
one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of
beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
40There are also celestial bodies, and bodies
terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one,
and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41There is one glory of the sun, and another
glory of the moon, and another glory of the
stars: for one star differeth from another star in
42So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is
sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it
is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44It is sown a natural body; it is raised a
spiritual body. There is a natural body, and
there is a spiritual body.
45And so it is written, The first man Adam was
made a living soul; the last Adam was made a
46Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual,
but that which is natural; and afterward that
which is spiritual.
47The first man is of the earth, earthy; the
second man is the Lord from heaven.
48As is the earthy, such are they also that are
earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they
also that are heavenly.
49And as we have borne the image of the
earthy, we shall also bear the image of the
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood
cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption.
51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all
sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the
last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the
dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall
53For this corruptible must put on incorruption,
and this mortal must put on immortality.
54So when this corruptible shall have put on
incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on
immortality, then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in
55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where
is thy victory?
56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of
sin is the law.
57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye
stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the
work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that
your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 16
1Now concerning the collection for the saints,
as I have given order to the churches of Galatia,
even so do ye.
2Upon the first day of the week let every one of
you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered
him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
3And when I come, whomsoever ye shall
approve by your letters, them will I send to bring
your liberality unto Jerusalem.
4And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go
5Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass
through Macedonia: for I do pass through
6And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter
with you, that ye may bring me on my journey
whithersoever I go.
7For I will not see you now by the way; but I
trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.
8But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
9For a great door and effectual is opened unto
me, and there are many adversaries.
10Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be
with you without fear: for he worketh the work
of the Lord, as I also do.
11Let no man therefore despise him: but
conduct him forth in peace, that he may come
unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.
12As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly
desired him to come unto you with the brethren:
but his will was not at all to come at this time;
but he will come when he shall have convenient
13Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like
men, be strong.
14Let all your things be done with charity.
15I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house
of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia,
and that they have addicted themselves to the
ministry of the saints,)
16That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to
every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
17I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and
Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was
lacking on your part they have supplied.
18For they have refreshed my spirit and yours:
therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
19The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and
Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the
church that is in their house.
20All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one
another with an holy kiss.
21The salutation of me Paul with mine own
22If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let
him be Anathema Maranatha.
23The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
24My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
2 Corinthians 1
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of
God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church
of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints
which are in all Achaia:
2Grace be to you and peace from God our
Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God
of all comfort;
4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that
we may be able to comfort them which are in
any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we
ourselves are comforted of God.
5For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so
our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
6And whether we be afflicted, it is for your
consolation and salvation, which is effectual in
the enduring of the same sufferings which we
also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for
your consolation and salvation.
7And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that
as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye
be also of the consolation.
8For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant
of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we
were pressed out of measure, above strength,
insomuch that we despaired even of life:
9But we had the sentence of death in ourselves,
that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God
which raiseth the dead:
10Who delivered us from so great a death, and
doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet
11Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that
for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of
many persons thanks may be given by many on
12For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our
conscience, that in simplicity and godly
sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the
grace of God, we have had our conversation in
the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
13For we write none other things unto you, that
what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye
shall acknowledge even to the end;
14As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that
we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are our's
in the day of the Lord Jesus.
15And in this confidence I was minded to come
unto you before, that ye might have a second
16And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to
come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of
you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.
17When I therefore was thus minded, did I use
lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I
purpose according to the flesh, that with me
there should be yea yea, and nay nay?
18But as God is true, our word toward you was
not yea and nay.
19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was
preached among you by us, even by me and
Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay,
but in him was yea.
20For all the promises of God in him are yea,
and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
21Now he which stablisheth us with you in
Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
22Who hath also sealed us, and given the
earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
23Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul,
that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
24Not for that we have dominion over your faith,
but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
2 Corinthians 2
1But I determined this with myself, that I would
not come again to you in heaviness.
2For if I make you sorry, who is he then that
maketh me glad, but the same which is made
sorry by me?
3And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I
came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I
ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all,
that my joy is the joy of you all.
4For out of much affliction and anguish of heart
I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye
should be grieved, but that ye might know the
love which I have more abundantly unto you.
5But if any have caused grief, he hath not
grieved me, but in part: that I may not
overcharge you all.
6Sufficient to such a man is this punishment,
which was inflicted of many.
7So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive
him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one
should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
8Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm
your love toward him.
9For to this end also did I write, that I might
know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient
in all things.
10To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also:
for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it,
for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;
11Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for
we are not ignorant of his devices.
12Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach
Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me
of the Lord,
13I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not
Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I
went from thence into Macedonia.
14Now thanks be unto God, which always
causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh
manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in
15For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ,
in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
16To the one we are the savour of death unto
death; and to the other the savour of life unto
life. And who is sufficient for these things?
17For we are not as many, which corrupt the
word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God,
in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
2 Corinthians 3
1Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or
need we, as some others, epistles of
commendation to you, or letters of
commendation from you?
2Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known
and read of all men:
3Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be
the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written
not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living
God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables
of the heart.
4And such trust have we through Christ to
5Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think
any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is
6Who also hath made us able ministers of the
new testament; not of the letter, but of the
spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth
7But if the ministration of death, written and
engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the
children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the
face of Moses for the glory of his countenance;
which glory was to be done away:
8How shall not the ministration of the spirit be
9For if the ministration of condemnation be
glory, much more doth the ministration of
righteousness exceed in glory.
10For even that which was made glorious had
no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory
11For if that which is done away was glorious,
much more that which remaineth is glorious.
12Seeing then that we have such hope, we use
great plainness of speech:
13And not as Moses, which put a veil over his
face, that the children of Israel could not
stedfastly look to the end of that which is
14But their minds were blinded: for until this
day remaineth the same vail untaken away in
the reading of the old testament; which vail is
done away in Christ.
15But even unto this day, when Moses is read,
the vail is upon their heart.
16Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord,
the vail shall be taken away.
17Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the
Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18But we all, with open face beholding as in a
glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the
same image from glory to glory, even as by the
Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 4
1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we
have received mercy, we faint not;
2But have renounced the hidden things of
dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor
handling the word of God deceitfully; but by
manifestation of the truth commending
ourselves to every man's conscience in the
sight of God.
3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that
4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the
minds of them which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the
image of God, should shine unto them.
5For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus
the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus'
6For God, who commanded the light to shine out
of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give
the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.
7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellency of the power may be of God,
and not of us.
8We are troubled on every side, yet not
distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but
10Always bearing about in the body the dying of
the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might
be made manifest in our body.
11For we which live are always delivered unto
death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus
might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
12So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
13We having the same spirit of faith, according
as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I
spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord
Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall
present us with you.
15For all things are for your sakes, that the
abundant grace might through the thanksgiving
of many redound to the glory of God.
16For which cause we faint not; but though our
outward man perish, yet the inward man is
renewed day by day.
17For our light affliction, which is but for a
moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding
and eternal weight of glory;
18While we look not at the things which are
seen, but at the things which are not seen: for
the things which are seen are temporal; but the
things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 5
1For we know that if our earthly house of this
tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building
of God, an house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens.
2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be
clothed upon with our house which is from
3If so be that being clothed we shall not be
4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan,
being burdened: not for that we would be
unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.
5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame
thing is God, who also hath given unto us the
earnest of the Spirit.
6Therefore we are always confident, knowing
that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are
absent from the Lord:
7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be
absent from the body, and to be present with
9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or
absent, we may be accepted of him.
10For we must all appear before the judgment
seat of Christ; that every one may receive the
things done in his body, according to that he
hath done, whether it be good or bad.
11Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we
persuade men; but we are made manifest unto
God; and I trust also are made manifest in your
12For we commend not ourselves again unto
you, but give you occasion to glory on our
behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer
them which glory in appearance, and not in
13For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to
God: or whether we be sober, it is for your
14For the love of Christ constraineth us;
because we thus judge, that if one died for all,
then were all dead:
15And that he died for all, that they which live
should not henceforth live unto themselves, but
unto him which died for them, and rose again.
16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after
the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ
after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him
17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.
18And all things are of God, who hath
reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and
hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the
world unto himself, not imputing their
trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto
us the word of reconciliation.
20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as
though God did beseech you by us: we pray you
in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who
knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 6
1We then, as workers together with him,
beseech you also that ye receive not the grace
of God in vain.
2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time
accepted, and in the day of salvation have I
succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted
time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
3Giving no offence in any thing, that the
ministry be not blamed:
4But in all things approving ourselves as the
ministers of God, in much patience, in
afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
5In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in
labours, in watchings, in fastings;
6By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering,
by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love
7By the word of truth, by the power of God, by
the armour of righteousness on the right hand
and on the left,
8By honour and dishonour, by evil report and
good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
9As unknown, and yet well known; as dying,
and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not
10As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet
making many rich; as having nothing, and yet
possessing all things.
11O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you,
our heart is enlarged.
12Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are
straitened in your own bowels.
13Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as
unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.
14Be ye not unequally yoked together with
unbelievers: for what fellowship hath
righteousness with unrighteousness? and what
communion hath light with darkness?
15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or
what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16And what agreement hath the temple of God
with idols? for ye are the temple of the living
God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and
walk in them; and I will be their God, and they
shall be my people.
17Wherefore come out from among them, and
be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not
the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be
my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
2 Corinthians 7
1Having therefore these promises, dearly
beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all
filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting
holiness in the fear of God.
2Receive us; we have wronged no man, we
have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no
3I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said
before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live
4Great is my boldness of speech toward you,
great is my glorying of you: I am filled with
comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our
5For, when we were come into Macedonia, our
flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on
every side; without were fightings, within were
6Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that
are cast down, comforted us by the coming of
7And not by his coming only, but by the
consolation wherewith he was comforted in you,
when he told us your earnest desire, your
mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that
I rejoiced the more.
8For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do
not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive
that the same epistle hath made you sorry,
though it were but for a season.
9Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but
that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were
made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might
receive damage by us in nothing.
10For godly sorrow worketh repentance to
salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow
of the world worketh death.
11For behold this selfsame thing, that ye
sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it
wrought in you, yea, what clearing of
yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what
fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal,
yea, what revenge! In all things ye have
approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
12Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it
not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor
for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our
care for you in the sight of God might appear
13Therefore we were comforted in your
comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed
we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was
refreshed by you all.
14For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I
am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to
you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made
before Titus, is found a truth.
15And his inward affection is more abundant
toward you, whilst he remembereth the
obedience of you all, how with fear and
trembling ye received him.
16I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in
you in all things.
2 Corinthians 8
1Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the
grace of God bestowed on the churches of
2How that in a great trial of affliction the
abundance of their joy and their deep poverty
abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
3For to their power, I bear record, yea, and
beyond their power they were willing of
4Praying us with much intreaty that we would
receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship
of the ministering to the saints.
5And this they did, not as we hoped, but first
gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us
by the will of God.
6Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had
begun, so he would also finish in you the same
7Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in
faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all
diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye
abound in this grace also.
8I speak not by commandment, but by occasion
of the forwardness of others, and to prove the
sincerity of your love.
9For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your
sakes he became poor, that ye through his
poverty might be rich.
10And herein I give my advice: for this is
expedient for you, who have begun before, not
only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
11Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as
there was a readiness to will, so there may be a
performance also out of that which ye have.
12For if there be first a willing mind, it is
accepted according to that a man hath, and not
according to that he hath not.
13For I mean not that other men be eased, and
14But by an equality, that now at this time your
abundance may be a supply for their want, that
their abundance also may be a supply for your
want: that there may be equality:
15As it is written, He that had gathered much
had nothing over; and he that had gathered
little had no lack.
16But thanks be to God, which put the same
earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
17For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but
being more forward, of his own accord he went
18And we have sent with him the brother,
whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the
19And not that only, but who was also chosen of
the churches to travel with us with this grace,
which is administered by us to the glory of the
same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
20Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in
this abundance which is administered by us:
21Providing for honest things, not only in the
sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
22And we have sent with them our brother,
whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in
many things, but now much more diligent, upon
the great confidence which I have in you.
23Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my
partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our
brethren be enquired of, they are the
messengers of the churches, and the glory of
24Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the
churches, the proof of your love, and of our
boasting on your behalf.
2 Corinthians 9
1For as touching the ministering to the saints, it
is superfluous for me to write to you:
2For I know the forwardness of your mind, for
which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that
Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath
provoked very many.
3Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting
of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I
said, ye may be ready:
4Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me,
and find you unprepared, we (that we say not,
ye) should be ashamed in this same confident
5Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the
brethren, that they would go before unto you,
and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof
ye had notice before, that the same might be
ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of
6But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall
reap also sparingly; and he which soweth
bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7Every man according as he purposeth in his
heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of
necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8And God is able to make all grace abound
toward you; that ye, always having all
sufficiency in all things, may abound to every
9(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he
hath given to the poor: his righteousness
remaineth for ever.
10Now he that ministereth seed to the sower
both minister bread for your food, and multiply
your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your
11Being enriched in every thing to all
bountifulness, which causeth through us
thanksgiving to God.
12For the administration of this service not only
supplieth the want of the saints, but is
abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
13Whiles by the experiment of this ministration
they glorify God for your professed subjection
unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal
distribution unto them, and unto all men;
14And by their prayer for you, which long after
you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
15Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
2 Corinthians 10
1Now I Paul myself beseech you by the
meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in
presence am base among you, but being absent
am bold toward you:
2But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when
I am present with that confidence, wherewith I
think to be bold against some, which think of us
as if we walked according to the flesh.
3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war
after the flesh:
4(For the weapons of our warfare are not
carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling
down of strong holds;)
5Casting down imaginations, and every high
thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge
of God, and bringing into captivity every
thought to the obedience of Christ;
6And having in a readiness to revenge all
disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
7Do ye look on things after the outward
appearance? if any man trust to himself that he
is Christ's, let him of himself think this again,
that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.
8For though I should boast somewhat more of
our authority, which the Lord hath given us for
edification, and not for your destruction, I
should not be ashamed:
9That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by
10For his letters, say they, are weighty and
powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and
his speech contemptible.
11Let such an one think this, that, such as we
are in word by letters when we are absent, such
will we be also in deed when we are present.
12For we dare not make ourselves of the
number, or compare ourselves with some that
commend themselves: but they measuring
themselves by themselves, and comparing
themselves among themselves, are not wise.
13But we will not boast of things without our
measure, but according to the measure of the
rule which God hath distributed to us, a
measure to reach even unto you.
14For we stretch not ourselves beyond our
measure, as though we reached not unto you:
for we are come as far as to you also in
preaching the gospel of Christ:
15Not boasting of things without our measure,
that is, of other men's labours; but having hope,
when your faith is increased, that we shall be
enlarged by you according to our rule
16To preach the gospel in the regions beyond
you, and not to boast in another man's line of
things made ready to our hand.
17But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
18For not he that commendeth himself is
approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
2 Corinthians 11
1Would to God ye could bear with me a little in
my folly: and indeed bear with me.
2For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy:
for I have espoused you to one husband, that I
may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
3But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent
beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds
should be corrupted from the simplicity that is
4For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus,
whom we have not preached, or if ye receive
another spirit, which ye have not received, or
another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye
might well bear with him.
5For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very
6But though I be rude in speech, yet not in
knowledge; but we have been throughly made
manifest among you in all things.
7Have I committed an offence in abasing myself
that ye might be exalted, because I have
preached to you the gospel of God freely?
8I robbed other churches, taking wages of them,
to do you service.
9And when I was present with you, and wanted, I
was chargeable to no man: for that which was
lacking to me the brethren which came from
Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept
myself from being burdensome unto you, and so
will I keep myself.
10As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall
stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
11Wherefore? because I love you not? God
12But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off
occasion from them which desire occasion; that
wherein they glory, they may be found even as
13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of
14And no marvel; for Satan himself is
transformed into an angel of light.
15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers
also be transformed as the ministers of
righteousness; whose end shall be according to
16I say again, let no man think me a fool; if
otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may
boast myself a little.
17That which I speak, I speak it not after the
Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence
18Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will
19For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye
yourselves are wise.
20For ye suffer, if a man bring you into
bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of
you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you
on the face.
21I speak as concerning reproach, as though we
had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is
bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.
22Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they
Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of
Abraham? so am I.
23Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a
fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in
stripes above measure, in prisons more
frequent, in deaths oft.
24Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes
25Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I
stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and
a day I have been in the deep;
26In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in
perils of robbers, in perils by mine own
countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils
in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils
in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
27In weariness and painfulness, in watchings
often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in
cold and nakedness.
28Beside those things that are without, that
which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the
29Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is
offended, and I burn not?
30If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things
which concern mine infirmities.
31The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie
32In Damascus the governor under Aretas the
king kept the city of the damascenes with a
garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
33And through a window in a basket was I let
down by the wall, and escaped his hands.
2 Corinthians 12
1It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I
will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years
ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or
whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God
knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third
3And I knew such a man, (whether in the body,
or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
4How that he was caught up into paradise, and
heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful
for a man to utter.
5Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will
not glory, but in mine infirmities.
6For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be
a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear,
lest any man should think of me above that
which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of
7And lest I should be exalted above measure
through the abundance of the revelations, there
was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the
messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should
be exalted above measure.
8For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it
might depart from me.
9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for
thee: for my strength is made perfect in
weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.
10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in
reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in
distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak,
then am I strong.
11I am become a fool in glorying; ye have
compelled me: for I ought to have been
commended of you: for in nothing am I behind
the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.
12Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought
among you in all patience, in signs, and
wonders, and mighty deeds.
13For what is it wherein ye were inferior to
other churches, except it be that I myself was
not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.
14Behold, the third time I am ready to come to
you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I
seek not yours but you: for the children ought
not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for
15And I will very gladly spend and be spent for
you; though the more abundantly I love you, the
less I be loved.
16But be it so, I did not burden you:
nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with
17Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom
I sent unto you?
18I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother.
Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in
the same spirit? walked we not in the same
19Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves
unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but
we do all things, dearly beloved, for your
20For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find
you such as I would, and that I shall be found
unto you such as ye would not: lest there be
debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings,
whisperings, swellings, tumults:
21And lest, when I come again, my God will
humble me among you, and that I shall bewail
many which have sinned already, and have not
repented of the uncleanness and fornication
and lasciviousness which they have committed.
2 Corinthians 13
1This is the third time I am coming to you. In the
mouth of two or three witnesses shall every
word be established.
2I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were
present, the second time; and being absent now
I write to them which heretofore have sinned,
and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not
3Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me,
which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in
4For though he was crucified through
weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For
we also are weak in him, but we shall live with
him by the power of God toward you.
5Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the
faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your
own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you,
except ye be reprobates?
6But I trust that ye shall know that we are not
7Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that
we should appear approved, but that ye should
do that which is honest, though we be as
8For we can do nothing against the truth, but
for the truth.
9For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are
strong: and this also we wish, even your
10Therefore I write these things being absent,
lest being present I should use sharpness,
according to the power which the Lord hath
given me to edification, and not to destruction.
11Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of
good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and
the God of love and peace shall be with you.
12Greet one another with an holy kiss.
13All the saints salute you.
14The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the
love of God, and the communion of the Holy
Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
1Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an
apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
2(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in
the holy scriptures,)
3Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which
was made of the seed of David according to the
4And declared to be the Son of God with power,
according to the spirit of holiness, by the
resurrection from the dead:
5By whom we have received grace and
apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all
nations, for his name:
6Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus
7To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to
be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our
Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for
you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the
9For God is my witness, whom I serve with my
spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing
I make mention of you always in my prayers;
10Making request, if by any means now at length I
might have a prosperous journey by the will of
God to come unto you.
11For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you
some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be
12That is, that I may be comforted together with
you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
13Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren,
that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but
was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit
among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
14I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the
Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
15So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach
the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for
it is the power of God unto salvation to every one
that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the
17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed
from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall
live by faith.
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of
men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19Because that which may be known of God is
manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto
20For the invisible things of him from the creation
of the world are clearly seen, being understood by
the things that are made, even his eternal power
and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21Because that, when they knew God, they
glorified him not as God, neither were thankful;
but became vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened.
22Professing themselves to be wise, they became
23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God
into an image made like to corruptible man, and to
birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24Wherefore God also gave them up to
uncleanness through the lusts of their own
hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between
25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and
worshipped and served the creature more than
the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26For this cause God gave them up unto vile
affections: for even their women did change the
natural use into that which is against nature:
27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural
use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward
another; men with men working that which is
unseemly, and receiving in themselves that
recompence of their error which was meet.
28And even as they did not like to retain God in
their knowledge, God gave them over to a
reprobate mind, to do those things which are not
29Being filled with all unrighteousness,
fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate,
deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud,
boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to
31Without understanding, covenantbreakers,
without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they
which commit such things are worthy of death,
not only do the same, but have pleasure in them
that do them.
1Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man,
whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou
judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for
thou that judgest doest the same things.
2But we are sure that the judgment of God is
according to truth against them which commit
3And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them
which do such things, and doest the same, that
thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and
forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that
the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5But after thy hardness and impenitent heart
treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of
wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of
6Who will render to every man according to his
7To them who by patient continuance in well
doing seek for glory and honour and immortality,
8But unto them that are contentious, and do not
obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness,
indignation and wrath,
9Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man
that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the
10But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that
worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the
11For there is no respect of persons with God.
12For as many as have sinned without law shall
also perish without law: and as many as have
sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
13(For not the hearers of the law are just before
God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
14For when the Gentiles, which have not the law,
do by nature the things contained in the law,
these, having not the law, are a law unto
15Which shew the work of the law written in their
hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and
their thoughts the mean while accusing or else
excusing one another;)
16In the day when God shall judge the secrets of
men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
17Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the
law, and makest thy boast of God,
18And knowest his will, and approvest the things
that are more excellent, being instructed out of
19And art confident that thou thyself art a guide
of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
20An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes,
which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth
in the law.
21Thou therefore which teachest another,
teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a
man should not steal, dost thou steal?
22Thou that sayest a man should not commit
adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that
abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
23Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through
breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
24For the name of God is blasphemed among the
Gentiles through you, as it is written.
25For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep
the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy
circumcision is made uncircumcision.
26Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the
righteousness of the law, shall not his
uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
27And shall not uncircumcision which is by
nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the
letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
28For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly;
neither is that circumcision, which is outward in
29But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and
circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and
not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of
1What advantage then hath the Jew? or what
profit is there of circumcision?
2Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them
were committed the oracles of God.
3For what if some did not believe? shall their
unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
4God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a
liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified
in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou
5But if our unrighteousness commend the
righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God
unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a
6God forbid: for then how shall God judge the
7For if the truth of God hath more abounded
through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also
judged as a sinner?
8And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported,
and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil,
that good may come? whose damnation is just.
9What then? are we better than they? No, in no
wise: for we have before proved both Jews and
Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
10As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not
11There is none that understandeth, there is none
that seeketh after God.
12They are all gone out of the way, they are
together become unprofitable; there is none that
doeth good, no, not one.
13Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their
tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps
is under their lips:
14Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17And the way of peace have they not known:
18There is no fear of God before their eyes.
19Now we know that what things soever the law
saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that
every mouth may be stopped, and all the world
may become guilty before God.
20Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no
flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the
knowledge of sin.
21But now the righteousness of God without the
law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and
22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith
of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that
believe: for there is no difference:
23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory
24Being justified freely by his grace through the
redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation
through faith in his blood, to declare his
righteousness for the remission of sins that are
past, through the forbearance of God;
26To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness:
that he might be just, and the justifier of him
which believeth in Jesus.
27Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what
law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
28Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by
faith without the deeds of the law.
29Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of
the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
30Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the
circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision
31Do we then make void the law through faith?
God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
1What shall we say then that Abraham our father,
as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
2For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath
whereof to glory; but not before God.
3For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed
God, and it was counted unto him for
4Now to him that worketh is the reward not
reckoned of grace, but of debt.
5But to him that worketh not, but believeth on
him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted
6Even as David also describeth the blessedness of
the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness
7Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are
forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not
9Cometh this blessedness then upon the
circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision
also? for we say that faith was reckoned to
Abraham for righteousness.
10How was it then reckoned? when he was in
circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in
circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
11And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal
of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet
being uncircumcised: that he might be the father
of all them that believe, though they be not
circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed
unto them also:
12And the father of circumcision to them who are
not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in
the steps of that faith of our father Abraham,
which he had being yet uncircumcised.
13For the promise, that he should be the heir of
the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed,
through the law, but through the righteousness of
14For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is
made void, and the promise made of none effect:
15Because the law worketh wrath: for where no
law is, there is no transgression.
16Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace;
to the end the promise might be sure to all the
seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to
that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is
the father of us all,
17(As it is written, I have made thee a father of
many nations,) before him whom he believed,
even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth
those things which be not as though they were.
18Who against hope believed in hope, that he
might become the father of many nations,
according to that which was spoken, So shall thy
19And being not weak in faith, he considered not
his own body now dead, when he was about an
hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of
20He staggered not at the promise of God through
unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to
21And being fully persuaded that, what he had
promised, he was able also to perform.
22And therefore it was imputed to him for
23Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it
was imputed to him;
24But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if
we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord
from the dead;
25Who was delivered for our offences, and was
raised again for our justification.
1Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2By whom also we have access by faith into this
grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the
glory of God.
3And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love
of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy
Ghost which is given unto us.
6For when we were yet without strength, in due
time Christ died for the ungodly.
7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet
peradventure for a good man some would even
dare to die.
8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9Much more then, being now justified by his
blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10For if, when we were enemies, we were
reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much
more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his
11And not only so, but we also joy in God through
our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now
received the atonement.
12Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the
world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon
all men, for that all have sinned:
13(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is
not imputed when there is no law.
14Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to
Moses, even over them that had not sinned after
the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the
figure of him that was to come.
15But not as the offence, so also is the free gift.
For if through the offence of one many be dead,
much more the grace of God, and the gift by
grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath
abounded unto many.
16And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the
gift: for the judgment was by one to
condemnation, but the free gift is of many
offences unto justification.
17For if by one man's offence death reigned by
one; much more they which receive abundance of
grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign
in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18Therefore as by the offence of one judgment
came upon all men to condemnation; even so by
the righteousness of one the free gift came upon
all men unto justification of life.
19For as by one man's disobedience many were
made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall
many be made righteous.
20Moreover the law entered, that the offence
might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did
much more abound:
21That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so
might grace reign through righteousness unto
eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in
sin, that grace may abound?
2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin,
live any longer therein?
3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized
into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into
death: that like as Christ was raised up from the
dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also
should walk in newness of life.
5For if we have been planted together in the
likeness of his death, we shall be also in the
likeness of his resurrection:
6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with
him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that
henceforth we should not serve sin.
7For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we
shall also live with him:
9Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead
dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over
10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in
that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
11Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead
indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus
Christ our Lord.
12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body,
that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13Neither yield ye your members as instruments of
unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves
unto God, as those that are alive from the dead,
and your members as instruments of
righteousness unto God.
14For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye
are not under the law, but under grace.
15What then? shall we sin, because we are not
under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves
servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye
obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience
17But God be thanked, that ye were the servants
of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that
form of doctrine which was delivered you.
18Being then made free from sin, ye became the
servants of righteousness.
19I speak after the manner of men because of the
infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your
members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity
unto iniquity; even so now yield your members
servants to righteousness unto holiness.
20For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were
free from righteousness.
21What fruit had ye then in those things whereof
ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things
22But now being made free from sin, and become
servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness,
and the end everlasting life.
23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God
is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that
know the law,) how that the law hath dominion
over a man as long as he liveth?
2For the woman which hath an husband is bound
by the law to her husband so long as he liveth;
but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the
law of her husband.
3So then if, while her husband liveth, she be
married to another man, she shall be called an
adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free
from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though
she be married to another man.
4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become
dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye
should be married to another, even to him who is
raised from the dead, that we should bring forth
fruit unto God.
5For when we were in the flesh, the motions of
sins, which were by the law, did work in our
members to bring forth fruit unto death.
6But now we are delivered from the law, that
being dead wherein we were held; that we should
serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness
of the letter.
7What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God
forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law:
for I had not known lust, except the law had said,
Thou shalt not covet.
8But sin, taking occasion by the commandment,
wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For
without the law sin was dead.
9For I was alive without the law once: but when
the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
10And the commandment, which was ordained to
life, I found to be unto death.
11For sin, taking occasion by the commandment,
deceived me, and by it slew me.
12Wherefore the law is holy, and the
commandment holy, and just, and good.
13Was then that which is good made death unto
me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin,
working death in me by that which is good; that
sin by the commandment might become exceeding
14For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am
carnal, sold under sin.
15For that which I do I allow not: for what I would,
that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
16If then I do that which I would not, I consent
unto the law that it is good.
17Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that
dwelleth in me.
18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,)
dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with
me; but how to perform that which is good I find
19For the good that I would I do not: but the evil
which I would not, that I do.
20Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do
it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
21I find then a law, that, when I would do good,
evil is present with me.
22For I delight in the law of God after the inward
23But I see another law in my members, warring
against the law of my mind, and bringing me into
captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me
from the body of this death?
25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So
then with the mind I myself serve the law of God;
but with the flesh the law of sin.
1There is therefore now no condemnation to them
which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the
flesh, but after the Spirit.
2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak
through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin
in the flesh:
4That the righteousness of the law might be
fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but
after the Spirit.
5For they that are after the flesh do mind the
things of the flesh; but they that are after the
Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be
spiritually minded is life and peace.
7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:
for it is not subject to the law of God, neither
indeed can be.
8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please
9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so
be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any
man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead
because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of
11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from
the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ
from the dead shall also quicken your mortal
bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the
flesh, to live after the flesh.
13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if
ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the
body, ye shall live.
14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they
are the sons of God.
15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage
again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of
adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit,
that we are the children of God:
17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and
joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with
him, that we may be also glorified together.
18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present
time are not worthy to be compared with the glory
which shall be revealed in us.
19For the earnest expectation of the creature
waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20For the creature was made subject to vanity,
not willingly, but by reason of him who hath
subjected the same in hope,
21Because the creature itself also shall be
delivered from the bondage of corruption into the
glorious liberty of the children of God.
22For we know that the whole creation groaneth
and travaileth in pain together until now.
23And not only they, but ourselves also, which
have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we
ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the
adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen
is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet
25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we
with patience wait for it.
26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we should pray for as we
ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for
us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what
is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh
intercession for the saints according to the will of
28And we know that all things work together for
good to them that love God, to them who are the
called according to his purpose.
29For whom he did foreknow, he also did
predestinate to be conformed to the image of his
Son, that he might be the firstborn among many
30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he
also called: and whom he called, them he also
justified: and whom he justified, them he also
31What shall we then say to these things? If God
be for us, who can be against us?
32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered
him up for us all, how shall he not with him also
freely give us all things?
33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's
elect? It is God that justifieth.
34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that
died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at
the right hand of God, who also maketh
intercession for us.
35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or
famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the
day long; we are accounted as sheep for the
37Nay, in all these things we are more than
conquerors through him that loved us.
38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come,
39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience
also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
2That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow
in my heart.
3For I could wish that myself were accursed from
Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to
4Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the
adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and
the giving of the law, and the service of God, and
5Whose are the fathers, and of whom as
concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all,
God blessed for ever. Amen.
6Not as though the word of God hath taken none
effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of
7Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham,
are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed
8That is, They which are the children of the flesh,
these are not the children of God: but the children
of the promise are counted for the seed.
9For this is the word of promise, At this time will I
come, and Sarah shall have a son.
10And not only this; but when Rebecca also had
conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
11(For the children being not yet born, neither
having done any good or evil, that the purpose of
God according to election might stand, not of
works, but of him that calleth;)
12It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the
13As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau
have I hated.
14What shall we say then? Is there
unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
15For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on
whom I will have mercy, and I will have
compassion on whom I will have compassion.
16So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him
that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
17For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for
this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I
might shew my power in thee, and that my name
might be declared throughout all the earth.
18Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have
mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
19Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet
find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
20Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest
against God? Shall the thing formed say to him
that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
21Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the
same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and
another unto dishonour?
22What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to
make his power known, endured with much
longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to
23And that he might make known the riches of his
glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore
prepared unto glory,
24Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews
only, but also of the Gentiles?
25As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my
people, which were not my people; and her
beloved, which was not beloved.
26And it shall come to pass, that in the place
where it was said unto them, Ye are not my
people; there shall they be called the children of
the living God.
27Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the
number of the children of Israel be as the sand of
the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
28For he will finish the work, and cut it short in
righteousness: because a short work will the Lord
make upon the earth.
29And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of
Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as
Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
30What shall we say then? That the Gentiles,
which followed not after righteousness, have
attained to righteousness, even the righteousness
which is of faith.
31But Israel, which followed after the law of
righteousness, hath not attained to the law of
32Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith,
but as it were by the works of the law. For they
stumbled at that stumblingstone;
33As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a
stumblingstone and rock of offence: and
whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
1Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for
Israel is, that they might be saved.
2For I bear them record that they have a zeal of
God, but not according to knowledge.
3For they being ignorant of God's righteousness,
and going about to establish their own
righteousness, have not submitted themselves
unto the righteousness of God.
4For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness
to every one that believeth.
5For Moses describeth the righteousness which is
of the law, That the man which doeth those things
shall live by them.
6But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh
on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall
ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down
7Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to
bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in
thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of
faith, which we preach;
9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the
Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that
God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be
10For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation.
11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on
him shall not be ashamed.
12For there is no difference between the Jew and
the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto
all that call upon him.
13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the
Lord shall be saved.
14How then shall they call on him in whom they
have not believed? and how shall they believe in
him of whom they have not heard? and how shall
they hear without a preacher?
15And how shall they preach, except they be
sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of
them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring
glad tidings of good things!
16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For
Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing
by the word of God.
18But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their
sound went into all the earth, and their words
unto the ends of the world.
19But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith,
I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no
people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
20But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of
them that sought me not; I was made manifest
unto them that asked not after me.
21But to Israel he saith, All day long I have
stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and
1I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God
forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of
Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2God hath not cast away his people which he
foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of
Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against
3Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged
down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they
seek my life.
4But what saith the answer of God unto him? I
have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who
have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
5Even so then at this present time also there is a
remnant according to the election of grace.
6And if by grace, then is it no more of works:
otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of
works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is
no more work.
7What then? Israel hath not obtained that which
he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it,
and the rest were blinded.
8(According as it is written, God hath given them
the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not
see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this
9And David saith, Let their table be made a snare,
and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a
recompence unto them:
10Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not
see, and bow down their back alway.
11I say then, Have they stumbled that they should
fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall
salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke
them to jealousy.
12Now if the fall of them be the riches of the
world, and the diminishing of them the riches of
the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
13For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am
the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
14If by any means I may provoke to emulation
them which are my flesh, and might save some of
15For if the casting away of them be the
reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving
of them be, but life from the dead?
16For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy:
and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
17And if some of the branches be broken off, and
thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in
among them, and with them partakest of the root
and fatness of the olive tree;
18Boast not against the branches. But if thou
boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken
off, that I might be grafted in.
20Well; because of unbelief they were broken off,
and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded,
21For if God spared not the natural branches, take
heed lest he also spare not thee.
22Behold therefore the goodness and severity of
God: on them which fell, severity; but toward
thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness:
otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief,
shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in
24For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which
is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to
nature into a good olive tree: how much more
shall these, which be the natural branches, be
grafted into their own olive tree?
25For I would not, brethren, that ye should be
ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in
your own conceits; that blindness in part is
happened to Israel, until the fulness of the
Gentiles be come in.
26And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written,
There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and
shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall
take away their sins.
28As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for
your sakes: but as touching the election, they are
beloved for the father's sakes.
29For the gifts and calling of God are without
30For as ye in times past have not believed God,
yet have now obtained mercy through their
31Even so have these also now not believed, that
through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
32For God hath concluded them all in unbelief,
that he might have mercy upon all.
33O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom
and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his
judgments, and his ways past finding out!
34For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or
who hath been his counsellor?
35Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be
recompensed unto him again?
36For of him, and through him, and to him, are all
things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the
mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a
living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which
is your reasonable service.
2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye
may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and
perfect, will of God.
3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to
every man that is among you, not to think of
himself more highly than he ought to think; but to
think soberly, according as God hath dealt to
every man the measure of faith.
4For as we have many members in one body, and
all members have not the same office:
5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and
every one members one of another.
6Having then gifts differing according to the grace
that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us
prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he
that teacheth, on teaching;
8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that
giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth,
with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with
9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that
which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10Be kindly affectioned one to another with
brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit;
serving the Lord;
12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer;
13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to
14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and
15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep
with them that weep.
16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind
not high things, but condescend to men of low
estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide
things honest in the sight of all men.
18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live
peaceably with all men.
19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but
rather give place unto wrath: for it is written,
Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he
thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt
heap coals of fire on his head.
21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with
1Let every soul be subject unto the higher
powers. For there is no power but of God: the
powers that be are ordained of God.
2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power,
resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that
resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to
the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the
power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have
praise of the same:
4For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But
if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he
beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the
minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon
him that doeth evil.
5Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for
wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are
God's ministers, attending continually upon this
7Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to
whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom;
fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
8Owe no man any thing, but to love one another:
for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou
shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not
bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if
there be any other commandment, it is briefly
comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself.
10Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore
love is the fulfilling of the law.
11And that, knowing the time, that now it is high
time to awake out of sleep: for now is our
salvation nearer than when we believed.
12The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us
therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let
us put on the armour of light.
13Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in
rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and
wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make
not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
1Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not
to doubtful disputations.
2For one believeth that he may eat all things:
another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
3Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth
not; and let not him which eateth not judge him
that eateth: for God hath received him.
4Who art thou that judgest another man's
servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth.
Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to
make him stand.
5One man esteemeth one day above another:
another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man
be fully persuaded in his own mind.
6He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the
Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the
Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth
to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that
eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth
7For none of us liveth to himself, and no man
dieth to himself.
8For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and
whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we
live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
9For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and
revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead
10But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why
dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall
all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every
knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall
confess to God.
12So then every one of us shall give account of
himself to God.
13Let us not therefore judge one another any
more: but judge this rather, that no man put a
stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his
14I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus,
that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him
that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it
15But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now
walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with
thy meat, for whom Christ died.
16Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
17For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy
18For he that in these things serveth Christ is
acceptable to God, and approved of men.
19Let us therefore follow after the things which
make for peace, and things wherewith one may
20For meat destroy not the work of God. All things
indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who
eateth with offence.
21It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine,
nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is
offended, or is made weak.
22Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God.
Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that
thing which he alloweth.
23And he that doubteth is damned if he eat,
because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is
not of faith is sin.
1We then that are strong ought to bear the
infirmities of the weak, and not to please
2Let every one of us please his neighbour for his
good to edification.
3For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is
written, The reproaches of them that reproached
thee fell on me.
4For whatsoever things were written aforetime
were written for our learning, that we through
patience and comfort of the scriptures might have
5Now the God of patience and consolation grant
you to be likeminded one toward another
according to Christ Jesus:
6That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify
God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also
received us to the glory of God.
8Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the
circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the
promises made unto the fathers:
9And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his
mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess
to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy
10And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with
11And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and
laud him, all ye people.
12And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of
Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the
Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
13Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and
peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope,
through the power of the Holy Ghost.
14And I myself also am persuaded of you, my
brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled
with all knowledge, able also to admonish one
15Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more
boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in
mind, because of the grace that is given to me of
16That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to
the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that
the offering up of the Gentiles might be
acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
17I have therefore whereof I may glory through
Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
18For I will not dare to speak of any of those things
which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the
Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
19Through mighty signs and wonders, by the
power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem,
and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully
preached the gospel of Christ.
20Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not
where Christ was named, lest I should build upon
another man's foundation:
21But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken
of, they shall see: and they that have not heard
22For which cause also I have been much
hindered from coming to you.
23But now having no more place in these parts,
and having a great desire these many years to
come unto you;
24Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will
come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey,
and to be brought on my way thitherward by you,
if first I be somewhat filled with your company.
25But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto
26For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and
Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor
saints which are at Jerusalem.
27It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors
they are. For if the Gentiles have been made
partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also
to minister unto them in carnal things.
28When therefore I have performed this, and have
sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into
29And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall
come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel
30Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus
Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye
strive together with me in your prayers to God for
31That I may be delivered from them that do not
believe in Judaea; and that my service which I
have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
32That I may come unto you with joy by the will of
God, and may with you be refreshed.
33Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
1I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a
servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
2That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh
saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever
business she hath need of you: for she hath been
a succourer of many, and of myself also.
3Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ
4Who have for my life laid down their own necks:
unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the
churches of the Gentiles.
5Likewise greet the church that is in their house.
Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the
firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
6Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
7Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and
my fellow-prisoners, who are of note among the
apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
8Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.
9Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys
10Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them
which are of Aristobulus' household.
11Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that
be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the
12Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in
the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which
laboured much in the Lord.
13Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his
mother and mine.
14Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas,
Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
15Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his
sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are
16Salute one another with an holy kiss. The
churches of Christ salute you.
17Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which
cause divisions and offences contrary to the
doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus
Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and
fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
19For your obedience is come abroad unto all
men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I
would have you wise unto that which is good, and
simple concerning evil.
20And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under
your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ be with you. Amen.
21Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and
Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.
22I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in
23Gaius mine host, and of the whole church,
saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city
saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.
24The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
25Now to him that is of power to stablish you
according to my gospel, and the preaching of
Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the
mystery, which was kept secret since the world
26But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures
of the prophets, according to the commandment of
the everlasting God, made known to all nations for
the obedience of faith:
27To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ
for ever. Amen.
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of
God, and Timotheus our brother,
2To 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
3We give thanks to God and the Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
4Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus,
and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
5For the hope which is laid up for you in
heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of
the truth of the gospel;
6Which 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:
7As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear
fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister
8Who also declared unto us your love in the
9For 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 understanding;
10That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all
pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and
increasing in the knowledge of God;
11Strengthened with all might, according to his
glorious power, unto all patience and
longsuffering with joyfulness;
12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath
made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance
of the saints in light:
13Who hath delivered us from the power of
darkness, and hath translated us into the
kingdom of his dear Son:
14In whom we have redemption through his
blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15Who is the image of the invisible God, the
firstborn of every creature:
16For 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:
17And he is before all things, and by him all
18And 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
19For it pleased the Father that in him should all
20And, 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.
21And you, that were sometime alienated and
enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now
hath he reconciled
22In the body of his flesh through death, to
present you holy and unblameable and
unreproveable in his sight:
23If 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;
24Who 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
25Whereof I am made a minister, according to
the dispensation of God which is given to me for
you, to fulfil the word of God;
26Even the mystery which hath been hid from
ages and from generations, but now is made
manifest to his saints:
27To 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
28Whom we preach, warning every man, and
teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may
present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
29Whereunto I also labour, striving according to
his working, which worketh in me mightily.
1For 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;
2That 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;
3In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom
4And this I say, lest any man should beguile you
with enticing words.
5For 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
6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the
Lord, so walk ye in him:
7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in
the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding
therein with thanksgiving.
8Beware lest any man spoil you through
philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of
men, after the rudiments of the world, and not
9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the
10And ye are complete in him, which is the head
of all principality and power:
11In 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:
12Buried 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
13And you, being dead in your sins and the
uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he
quickened together with him, having forgiven
you all trespasses;
14Blotting 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;
15And having spoiled principalities and powers,
he made a shew of them openly, triumphing
over them in it.
16Let 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 days:
17Which are a shadow of things to come; but
the body is of Christ.
18Let 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,
19And 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.
20Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the
rudiments of the world, why, as though living in
the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
21(Touch not; taste not; handle not;
22Which all are to perish with the using;) after
the commandments and doctrines of men?
23Which 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
1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those
things which are above, where Christ sitteth on
the right hand of God.
2Set your affection on things above, not on
things on the earth.
3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ
4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then
shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5Mortify therefore your members which are
upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness,
inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and
covetousness, which is idolatry:
6For which things' sake the wrath of God
cometh on the children of disobedience:
7In the which ye also walked some time, when
ye lived in them.
8But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath,
malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of
9Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put
off the old man with his deeds;
10And have put on the new man, which is
renewed in knowledge after the image of him
that created him:
11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew,
circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian,
Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in
12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and
beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness,
humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13Forbearing one another, and forgiving one
another, if any man have a quarrel against any:
even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14And above all these things put on charity,
which is the bond of perfectness.
15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body; and
be ye thankful.
16Let 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 Lord.
17And 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.
18Wives, submit yourselves unto your own
husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
19Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter
20Children, obey your parents in all things: for
this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
21Fathers, provoke not your children to anger,
lest they be discouraged.
22Servants, obey in all things your masters
according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as
menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing
23And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the
Lord, and not unto men;
24Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the
reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord
25But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the
wrong which he hath done: and there is no
respect of persons.
1Masters, give unto your servants that which is
just and equal; knowing that ye also have a
Master in heaven.
2Continue in prayer, and watch in the same
3Withal 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:
4That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
5Walk in wisdom toward them that are without,
redeeming the time. Let your speech be always
with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may
know how ye ought to answer every man.
7All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you,
who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister
and fellowservant in the Lord:
8Whom I have sent unto you for the same
purpose, that he might know your estate, and
comfort your hearts;
9With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother,
who is one of you. They shall make known unto
you all things which are done here.
10Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you,
and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching
whom ye received commandments: if he come
unto you, receive him;)
11And 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.
12Epaphras, 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.
13For I bear him record, that he hath a great
zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and
them in Hierapolis.
14Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas,
15Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea,
and Nymphas, and the church which is in his
16And 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
17And say to Archippus, Take heed to the
ministry which thou hast received in the Lord,
that thou fulfil it.
18The salutation by the hand of me Paul.
Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.