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The first edition of this Work was issued fourteen yearsago. In spite of the 
high cost of the volume, which rendered it necessary to place its lowest selling 
price at Three Dollars, nearly the whole edition of a thousand volumes was 
sold within a few months. So many objections were made to it, however, by 
ultra “orthodox” critics that the compiler arranged with the publishers to 
defer the issue of a second edition till he might have time to carefully reconsider 
the whole volume and make any changes in the translations, or in the 
arrangements, or in the statements of the preface, chapter-headings, or notes 
which might appear to be honestly and intelligently called for. 

The study of Comparative Religion was just then beginning to be somewhat 
popular, and those investigations of the Christian Bible which are now known 
as Higher Critcism had but just:commenced among the ‘‘ orthodox’’ Biblical 
Scholars of England and of America. On this account, too, it seemed to the 
Compiler advisable to wait developments. After fourteen years of thoughtful 
reconsideration, and of eager, unceasing study, the amazing and profound 
revelations of Higher Criticism Investigations and of Comparative Religion 
Studies have so confirmed the substantial accuracy, as well as the ripening 
timeliness of his Work that the Compiler has felt it his duty to authorize the 
publishers to proceed with the issue and sale of a second edition. 

“This conception is bringing back the Bible to us. Much of it has been a 
lost book. The whole library has stood on our shelves or laid on our parlor 
table, but to many a devout soul the Bible really used has consisted of the 
Gospels, certain of the Psalms, a few extracts from the Pentateuch, and some 
from Paul’s Epistles. The new study of the Bible has opened other books, 
and is still opening other books to us. The New Criticism is not taking away 
from the Bible, nor undermining it, nor obscuring it ; on the contrary, this study 
and interpretation of the Bible is reinstating it, reopening it, clarifying its 
meaning. The process is like that to which the best architects in England are 
subjecting some of the old cathedrals. Removing plaster and whitewash and 
paint, they uncover in some cases fine carvings which had been wholly lost fot 
generations. This is what the higher criticism is doing for the Bible. Itisa 
restoration of a splendid but obscured literary cathedral. It will make the use 
of the Bible wider and the reverence for it at once deeper and more intelligent.” 
—From a recent editorial of The Outlook. 



As assurance of the reliability and timeliness of this volume, to those who 
may require it, a few out of many commendations of the Press given to its first 
Edition are here printed. 

‘““The grouping together of all that is of ethical value in the most celebrated 
writings of the world, was a happy thought on the part of the author. Many 
who hesitate to put the Old Testament as it stands in the hands of children, will 
find in this book all that is devotional and helpful in the Bible.’—Mew York 

‘“ To show the essential unity of the Divine teachings to man, through many 
human voices which have spoken as the oracle of God, is the purpose of this 
book. We are glad to approve this volume, which aims to popularize the choice 
passages from the religious literature of many races.” —Friends’ Intelligencer, 

‘“ A great service has been rendered, not only to Bible-readers, but also to 
the Jovers of noble thought and aspiration among all peoples. . . . Should 
find a place at once as the best selection of the kind yet made.” — The Continent. 

““Tt seems an honest and intelligent effort to use the best portions of all 
sacred writings for the promotion of good among men. In its general idea it is 
somewhat novel as well as comprehensive, and is well worthy the attention of 
those whose thought is drawn in kindred directions.” —Chicago Times. 

“« An honest and sincere effort to get the winnowed wheat from a dozen 
religious literatures, and obtain what genuine help each can afford.”—New 
York Star. 

‘The entire work is an eloquent argument in favor of that Catholicity which 
rises above creeds.” —San Francisco Sunday Chronicle. 

‘« There are occasional indications that the time has not wholly passed when 
ministers and teachers thought it needful to set up the Bible by putting the 
sacred writings of heathen origin into an odious contrast, making the faces of 
law-giver and apostle shine by painting the faces of Confucius, Gautama, and 
Mahomet black. The few living relics of this humiliating past—who appear 
never to have read Romans ii or Acts xvii—have but to consult the selections 
made from Persian, Hindu, Buddhist, Grecian and Arabian sources, to see, 
not only how ungenerous but how shallow is their estimate of the sages of 
Gentile antiquity. Perhaps they will see a new meaning in the declaration 
which, in the very connection which rebukes certain heathen for certain ‘ vain 
things,’ adds: ‘Nevertheless He left not Himself without witness,’ ’’—Boston 
Christian Leader. 

‘‘It is, in fact, the cream of all that has been said by saint and sage, bard 
and philosopher, poet and prophet, inspired and uninspired, on the subject of 
religion and morals. The type, paper, and binding are elegant, and the volume 
is one to lie within reach and be read daily. It would bless any reverent 
reader.” —Chicago Star, 

‘‘ The object of the book is to furnish aid to all students of the Scriptures, 
and the editor has admirably succeeded in the undertaking. It will make a 
valuable addition to every library.” —/ndianapolis Fournal. 


‘‘ The Editor has done his work excellently well. Whether or not he win 
converts to his Gospel of Catholicity, he has at least put within the reach 
of those who choose to read it, evidence that the Christian Scriptures do not 
enjoy a monopoly of the teachings of morality.”— Zroy Times. 

““One of the singularities of the book is the heading which the Editor 
places above a letter from Max Miiller to him. He calls it a ‘Letter of 
Catholicity.’ ‘I wish you all success in your endeavors after a religion of 
humanity,’ writes Prof. Miiller, ‘ but success to be solid must not be too rapid. 
The true religion of the future will be the fulfilment of all the religions of 
the past—the true religion of humanity,’ that which in the struggle of history 
remains as the indestructible portion of all the so-called false religions of 
mankind, There never was a false God, nor was there ever really a false 
religion, unless you call a childa false man.” The volume shares the difficulties 
of all eclectic books, anthologies, compilations from Scripture, but certainly the 
spirit in which it was undertaken was most liberal, and the sentiments of Max 
Miller, which form a sort of motto for it, those of the wisest and most 
advanced among the reverent minds of the present day.”—ew York Times. 

“* The Editor’s book is a sort of survival of the fittest out of the mass of 
devout literature of all sects and religions. It is just such a selection as is 
needed by ministers, teachers, parents, and scholars all over the country.””— 
Western Herald, : 

“‘ Will greatly interest the common reader and the ordinary student, and will 
make him thankful that so much has been so well done.” —Soston Index. 

““The work is carefully arranged and very amply provided with general 
tables of subject-matter and minor summaries at the head of each division. 
Selections from the sacred books of the great religions of the world are added, 
and occupy about one third of the handsome octavo volume in which this work 
appears. The whole offers a very interesting field of investigation and 
comparison.” —Hartford Post. ; 

“As a volume showing the comparative ethical qualities of the inspired, and 
of human, sacred writings, it is not without much interest to the student of 
comparative religions.” —Zion’s Herald, 

“* A volume abounding with sound piety and religious sentiment. By its use, 
the reader will be able to see what it is that has gone to forming the thought of 
nations other than those with which he is most familiar, and how widespread is 
the spirit of the highest devotion. To scholars, these facts have of late years 
been familiar, Here they are presented in their simplest and most attractive 
light. Consequently the book may be cordially commended to all students of 
ethics. It cannot fail to arouse interest.” —Boston Daily Advertiser. 

“*Tt bears all the evidence of being prepared by an honest, earnest, thinking 
Christian man who thoroughly believes in the value and importance of his 
work.” —Chicago Inter-Ocean. 

“‘ The work promises to be of great interest ; and the new translations of the 
Bible, which are said to be remarkably satisfactory, will be eagerly compared 
with the same passages from the revised version.” —Philadelphia Post. 

“*It is unquestionably a book of large and substantial value.” —Detroit Press, 


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During the past twelve years Rector in Succession of St. John’s Protestant Episcopal Church, 
Arlington, Mass., 

and of St. Mark’s (Irving Memorial) Church, Tarrytown-on-Hudson 
N. Y. ; Formerly Pastor in Succession of Channing Memorial Church, Newport 
R. I., and of Church of the Unity, Boston, Mass. ; Author of 

** Renascent Christianity,”’ 


Proverbs are sayings without an author 

The originals are not original 

For neither now nor yesterday began 

These thoughts, which have been ever, nor yet can 
A man be found who their first entrance knew 




CopyRIGHT, 1897, BY 


Have the religions of mankind no common ground? Ts there not every- 
where the same enrapturing beauty beaming forth from many thousand 
hidden places? Broad, indeed, is the carpet God has spread, and beautiful 
the colors He has givenit. . . . There is but one lamp in this house, in 
the rays of which, wherever I look, a bright assembly meets me. 

O God! whatever road I take joins the highway that leads to Thee. 

What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love Mercy, 

and to walk humbly with thy God. HEBREW SCRIPTURE. 

Whosoever doeth the will of my Father who is in Heaven, the same is 
my brother, and my sister, and my mother. SAYING OF JESUS. 

Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons ; but in every 
nation he that revereth Him and worketh righteousness is accepted with 

The catholic-minded man regards all religions as embodying the same 

_ truths ; the narrow-minded man observes only their differences. 


Altar flowers are of many species, but all Worship is one, systems 

of Faith are different, but God ts one. HINDU APOTHEGM. 

He who ts beloved of God honors every form of Religious Faith. 

God ts by nature the Father of all men; and all best men He calls His 

Amid all the conflict of opinions there sounds through all the world 

one consenting law and idea,—that there 7s One God, the Ruler and 
Father of All. . . . I do not blame the variety of representations, only 

let men understand there is but One Divine Nature, let them love One, 
and keep One ever in their thoughts. ROMAN SCRIPTURES, 

Lf thou art a Mussulman, go stay with the Franks, tf thou art a 
Christian, mix with the Fews,; if thou art a Shuah, mix with the Schis- 

matics. Whatever is thy religion, associate with men of opposite persuasions. 

Tf thou canst mix with them freely, and art not the least angered whilst 
listening to their discourse, thou hast attained peace, and art a master of 

To him who on these pinions has risen and soared away to the throne 
of the Highest, all religions are like ; Christians, Moslems, Guebers, Fews— 
all adore Him in their several way and form. PERSIAN APOTHEGM. 




HE twenty-eight years of my ministry have been spent, about half 
of them as Pastor of conservative Unitarian and the other half as 
_ Pastor of liberal Trinitarian churches. In each have I found the 
same “spirit”’ of Christianity, with very few divergencies except in the 
“letter.” Those who called themselves Trinitarians worshipped the Three 
in One; those who called themselves Unitarians worshipped the One in 
Three. All alike believed in the Fatherhood of God, in the Sonship of 
Mankind as idealized by Jesus the Christ, and in the inward light and 
guidance of the Holy Spirit. In this sense, which is the only important 
one, they were all “one in Christ.” 
To these many and much-loved parishioners, irrespective of denomina- 
tional terms—both to those who now live in the Invisible World and to 
those who yet tarry in the Visible—this volume is inscribed. 

October, 1597. 

‘** From air and ocean bring we foods, 
And from all zones and altitudes.” 

‘“ What was a speck expands into a star, 
Asking a life to pass exploring thus.” 

‘¢T believe in the past, for out of it has proceeded all we have and are.” 

‘‘ Tf all the Religions of the world were blotted out to-day, before the going down of to- 
morrow’s sun, world-wide, men would be found reaching out their hands for God.” 

‘‘ Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, until it repose in Thee.” 



March 6, 1883. 

It is always a great satisfaction to see the budding germs of the seed 
which one has helped to sow. I wish you all success in your endeavors 
after a religion of humanity, but success, to be solid, must not be too 
rapid. The true religion of the future will be the fulfilment of all the 
religions of the past—the true religion of humanity, that which, in the 
struggle of history, remains as the indestructible portion of all the so- 
called false religions of mankind. There never was a false god, nor was 
there ever really a false religion, unless you call a child a false man. All 
religions, so far as I know them, had the same purpose; all were links in a 
chain which connects heaven and earth, and which is held, and always was 
held, by one and the same hand. All here on earth tends toward right, 
and truth, and perfection ; nothing here on earth can ever be quite right, 
quite true, quite perfect, not even Christianity—or what is now called 
Christianity—so long as it excludes all other religions, instead of loving 
and embracing what is good in each. Nothing to my mind can be 
sadder than reading the sacred books of mankind—and yet nothing more 
encouraging. They are full of rubbish ; but among that rubbish there 
are old stones which the builders of the true Temple of Humanity will 

not reject—must not reject, if their Temple is to hold all who worship 

God in spirit, in truth, and in life. 

Believe me, 
Yours truly, 


B’ce are cyclopzdias of the best religious literature of the world. 
Cyclopzedias are valuable for purposes of reference and occasional 
use; but for general use they are cumbersome and inconvenient. 

The Christian Bible is made up of “The Old Testament,” which com- 
prises the best ancient literature of the Jews; and of “ The New Testa- 
ment,” which comprises the best Christian literature of the first centuries. 
It represents what we may call the survival of the fittest out of the mass 
of devout literature of the Jews and of the early Christians. In this sense 
it is all valuable, and not a scrap of it should be lost. But being a cyclo- 
padia, it is not well adapted to common use. 

For the student, as a book of reference it is invaluable; but for practical 
purposes—‘hat is, as a book of devotion, of devout instruction, or of ethi- 
cal guidance and suggestion—it is unquestionably confusing as well as 
cumbersome and inconvenient. So much irrelevant matter, of mere his- 
tory, genealogy, incident, explanation, repetition, etc., is (quite naturally) 
included, that it becomes like the metamorphic rocks or the alluvial soils, 
from which much rubbish must be cleared away before one can get at 
the embedded gold. For practical purposes the gold should be ready at 
hand and ina convenient form. So for practical purposes the practical 
instructions and suggestions of the Bible should be separated from its 
mass of history, genealogy, and detail, so that eye and mind may at once 
apprehend their meaning and be quickened by their timely inspirations. 
The want of such a selection is now widely felt by ministers in their 
Pulpits, by teachers in Sunday-schools and in Day-schools, by parents in 
their Homes, and by individuals in their hours of Devotion. 

To answer this ‘‘ want,” in some measure at least, this volume has been 
prepared. Both from the Old Testament and from the New, all has 
been selected that seems of practical value, for purposes either of moral 
instruction or of devout inspiration. A few kindred selections have also 
been added from the other bibles or sacred scriptures of the world, 
simply that they might stand as confirmations of the truth and beauty of 
the Divine Revelations as found in our Bible; and at the same time bear 
living testimony to the fact, that Jn times past God has not left himself 
without a witness in any nation ; but hath from time to time raised up proph- 
ets among them all such as they were able to hear. 




As to the selections made and parts omitted, it is inevitable that a 
compiler of any sort can never hope to satisfy the taste and judgment of 
all. What one would retain another would reject ; what one would reject, 
another would retain. Some would retain all; and some would reject all. 
So, on his own taste and judgment must every compiler rely ; and, espe- 
cially in such a serious matter as attempting “to tamper with Sacred Script- 
ures,” must he be prepared for criticism, and for finding that personal 
satisfaction and benefit are the only compensation to be received from 
even his most studious and devout labors. 


The compiler of this volume may here be permitted to make some per- 
sonal explanations with reference to his fitness to undertake so great a 
work as that which he has ventured to assume, and the general methods 
he has adopted. From childhood he has been unusually familiar with the 
Bible. Very early in life he committed to memory large portions of it. 
In college, in theological schools, and during the many studious as well 
as busy years of a clergyman’s life which have followed, the Bible has 
unceasingly been his “ book of books.’’ He has also during these years, 
from opportunities as pastor and preacher in country as well as in city 
parishes ; from opportunities also of wide and various associations, both 
in America and in Europe, with people of all grades of intellectual and 
theological appreciations, sought to arrive at just and wise conclusions as 
to the ve/ative worth of the various parts of the Bible with reference to 
the views and needs, not only of people in general, but of the more intelli- 
gent and critical classes in particular. 

With so much of early and of continued preparation to recommend him 
to the task, or at least to recommend the task to him, he began about six 
years ago to devote his leisure hours to gathering and arranging the 
materials for this volume—chiefly that he might have it for his own use in 
his own home, pulpit, and congregation. 

The general methods which he adopted and has followed out, are: 

(1) To carefully select from the entire Bible all the parts, whether chap- 
ters, paragraphs, or isolated sentences, which seemed to be of especial im- 
portance for purposes of ethical instruction, or, as aids to either public or 
private devotion.’ 

(2) To bring these Selections together, part to part, in a way that would 
render them most effective, and at the same time do no violence to the 

critical and historical sense of the various books, chapters, or paragraphs 
from which they were taken 

7 As has already been hinted in this preface, our Bible, like all the other bibles of the world, 
and like all masses of literature—especially ancient literature,—may be fittingly compared to a great 
mine, rich in deposits of Precious ore. To delve for these ‘‘ precious deposits,” and to bring 
them forth—whether found in the form of veins, or of nuggets, or of scattered grains,—this is wis- 

dom ; it is benevolence also ; and, moreover, is, in its highest form, reverence Sor the original sources 
of revelation and of truth. 


(3) Zo faithfully translate—with standard lexicons and with all 
scholarly versions in hand—the Selections thus made and brought to. 
gether, carefully studying the context and noting the various meanings of 
all disputed parts, with the resolution of leaving uuchanged every sentence, 
phrase, or word in the Authorized Version that represents even approxi- 
mately the meaning of the original writings, as the present translator 
might be able to understand them; but with the resolution also, of render- 
ing all parts which have important ethical or devotional bearings into 
whatever new or changed words, phrases, or sentences would most truth- 
fully and clearly represent the meaning of the original writings, as the 
present translator might be able to understand them. 

(4) To change or to retain the common punctuation according tc the 
above rule of translation. | 

(5) Zo omit all unnecessary particles and meaningless repetitions of 
words, in cases where the sense of a passage would be obscured or bur- 
dened by their retention. 

(6) To gather into paragraphs or verses such portions of each Selection 
as seemed tobe kindred ; z. ¢.,as seemed to have been originally spoken or 
written as a continuous sentiment or thought. 

(7) To place at the head of each Selection an outline of its sentiment or 
thought, whenever there should be sufficient definiteness and continuity to 

* warrant it.’ 

(8) To transform the four Gospels into one, by omitting from each all 
plainly contradictory parts; all parts that—while recording incredible 
claims or events—are not clearly authenticated by at least two of the four 
biographies; and all parts that are either acknowledged or probable in- 

\ ™g) To observe the above rules in general with reference to making 
Selections from all the other sacred scriptures of the world, so far as the 
compiler might be able to apply them, by getting at the du/k of these 
writings, and by some knowledge of the languages in which they were 
originally written or in which they have been preserved.’ 

Two or three anticipated criticisms may here be noticed also by way of 
general explanation. 

First, that the translator has ventured to adopt what are known as free 
renderings in place of the common (professedly) literal renderings; and 
that in doing this he has very often filled in or pieced out his translations 
with such connecting or explanatory words as would serve the better to 
bring out his view of the author’s full or evident meaning. In reply 
he would say that literal or word-for-word translations of the Bible are 

IDSA I SE TN cA ee eee EDGR 
1 The Psalms, Proverbs, and similar portions being made up, for the most part, of fragmen- 
- tary exclamations and instructions, no attempt to outline the contents of the various Selections 
drawn from them could wisely be made. 
2 But few and very fragmentary Selections, however, have been gathered from these sources, 
for the reason that this volume was from the first designed to be chiefly a volume of Selections from 
the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. 


based only upon the old, but now widely rejected, idea of verbal inspira- 
tion. Those who have come to believe that the Bible is simply a book 
among books, will insist upon the privilege of translating it as they would 
translate Homer, Virgil, the Vedas, the Koran, or any other book. 
Moreover, the /teral method of translation on the part of the old school 
of theologians is only a professed one; as a matter of fact, it has never 
been followed. All translators from the earliest times have woven into 
the original text words and phrases of their own, the better to express 
their sense of its meanings. Certainly a translator from the modern and 
Liberal stand-point may enjoy the privilege of doing the same. 

Everybody knows that the original text of nearly all the New Testa. 
ment, but particularly the “ Epistles,’ was exceedingly ungrammatical, 
disconnected, confused, and uncertain—necessarily so because their au- 
thors and first transcribers were all unlearned men; even Paul being 
obliged to write or dictate in a language of whose grammatical and per- 
spicuous use he knew little or nothing. So that, from the beginning, all 
translations have been largely a matter of guess as to the author’s real 
meaning. From the first translations down to the recent Revised Edition, 
there have been no really literal renderings, but “ filling in and piecing 
out” with such words and phrases as seemed to the translators to assist in 
best bringing out the meaning of the text. The same privilege, from a 
different stand-potnt of interpretation only, is all that the present translator,” 
has claimed. 

Another anticipated criticism which it may be well here to forestall, is 
that so much has been omitted. But a sufficient reply to this is a refer- 
ence to the fact, that the compiler of this volume has made it hes main 
object to leave out (1) all improper, (2) all irrelevant, (3) all theologi- 
cally or ethically unnecessary, and (4) all parenthetical and inadequately 
testified to or confirmed, parts, in order to produce a “ Selection” not at 
all for critical, but entirely for moral and devout purposes. For instance, 
the four Gospels have been woven into one, with every purely ethical and 
devoutly theistic verse and sentence zucluded; and with nothing excluded 
but (1) unnecessary historic details, and (2) such interpolated opinions 
of the authors and accounts of miracles or marvels as are conflicting in 
the sense of not being stated or even referred to by more than one or two of 
the four Gospels. The same general method, with different applications, 
has been followed in all the selections made from the Old Testament, and 
the other portions of the New. The essence or essential parts have been 
included, and all else omitted. 

A word of explanation may also here be added with reference to the 
form in which the pages and selections have been arranged. The form 
of paragraphs or verses gathered into selections has been adopted as best 
for two reasons: (1) All “Bibles” are made up of fragments of history 
and of thought, which have loosely drifted together without much if any 


discernible order or connection, and hence the fragmentary form of pre- 
serving them is most natural and suggestive. (2) Ethical teachings and 
devout sentiments have always been found most effective, both for the 
memory and for purposes of meditation, when presented in brief para- 
graphs or in isolated sentences. This is shown in the growing tendency 
in our times of all authors whose main object is suggestion or instruction, to 
break up their pages into headings, sections, paragraphs, and short sentences. 
Of all writings the ancient scriptures of the world, which, forthe most part, 
originally were only sentences or fragments of thought and of devout ut- 
terances written upon stones, bark, parchment, any thing most convenient, 
and at length gradually gathered in volumes,—of all writings these are 
most suggestive and impressive when presented as nearly as possible in 
their original fragmentary form. In this as in some other particulars the 
old King James’ Bible was more wisely arranged than is the recent Re- 
vised Edition. 

The question also will, doubtless, be asked: Why are not authorities 
for changes in the translations given? The answer is, that the trans- 
lator, being a classical scholar and reasonably familiar with the Hebrew 
and Greek as well as with some other ancient languages, has thought it 
best to be his own authority for changes in the common translations; at 
the same time he would acknowledge his indebtedness to every well-known 
version of the Bible, and to every well-known volume of Translations or of 
Selections from the other ancient scriptures of the world. 

It may also here be added that no references to exact chapter and 
verse, or to probable or possible authors have been made, first, because 
this is not designed as a volume for critécal study ; and, second, because by 
the use of the ordinary Concordances every selection may be easily traced 
and verified. 


It is to be remembered that the biographies of Jesus, or the Gospeis 
as they are called, were none of them written until long after the death of 
Jesus; none of his words were written down when spoken, or written in 
any form until many years after they were spoken. They seem to have 
- made a profound impression upon the minds and memories of those who 
heard them, especially of his disciples; so that after his tragic death they 
were vividly recalled and, ix fragmentary forms, passed from mouth to 
mouth, and circulated from place to place, wherever his persecuted fol- 
lowers were scattered abroad or went preaching the new religion. 

So, for many years, the words as well as deeds of Jesus were preserved 
only as traditions. Repeated over and over, thousands of times, by thou- 
sands of different persons and among unlearned and superstitious people, 
it was impossible that they should be preserved, even fora brief period, 
in their exact original form; much less could they be so preserved and 


transmitted to a second or a third generation. Hence, asa matter of neces- 
sity, various mythical or fabulous interweavings of attempted explanation, 
elaboration, inference, and detail must have taken place during the quar- 
ter century or more which elapsed between the death of Jesus and the 
first written record of his life. These “interweavings ” of fancy and fable 
increased so rapidly, and so threatened to completely obscure the original 
words and deeds around which they grew, that at length devout men set 
themselves to work to collect from the mass of floating traditions, such 
as they deemed most reliable, in order to write them down, and so pre- 
serve them from further accretions of extravagance and misconception. © 
In this attempt even the most honest, clear-minded, and conscientious 
biographers, with no scrap of WRITTEN record or history before them, and 
depending entirely upon ora/ reports and testimonies, must of necessity 
have been able to gather only a very imperfect, fragmentary, and, in its 
details, unreliable account of words that were spoken and deeds that were 
performed more than a generation before their time. Hence we conclude 
that the exact words and precise deeds of Jesus are not and never can be 
known. But the sgzrzt of them unquestionably survives, and shines lumi- 
nously from the pages of the four Gospels of the New Testament. 

What all wise persons should do is to consider this spi7zt, which 
“maketh alive,” not the letter, which “ killeth.” 

To assist in the discernment of this sfzrzt as separated from the letter, 
is the devout object of the following Selections. To this end it seems 
necessary to remove from the gospel narratives, all evident accretions of 
myth, fable, or extravagance; and at the same time to omit those details 
of explanation and history which have no direct bearing upon practical 
religious instruction, inspiration, and life. Genealogy, Old Testament 
quotations, accounts of physical healings or wonder-workings, the exc/la- 
mattons of those who claimed to be “eye-witnesses,” the doctrinal opin- 
ions of those who claimed to be the compilers of the narratives as now 
found in the New Testament,—all these have only an zutellectual value at 
the most, and, whether true or false, should find no place in a religious 
book designed for the practical instructions and inspirations of the 
Church, the Sunday-school, and the Home: like the débris of a mine, they 
are good enough in their time and place; but when the silver or the gold 
is needed for zmediate and practical uses, they should be thrown aside 
and out of the way as cumbersome and worthless. 

So as this Selection is designed for “ immediate and practical uses” in 
pulpit and pew, in the closet and at the family altar, wherever devout or 
devotional inspirations are needed, all has studiously been omitted that 
directly falls under any of the following five heads: 

(1) The genealogy and the miraculous birth of Jesus, together with 
his bodily resurrection and bodily ascension into heaven; concerning all of 
which but little is said in the New Testament Scriptures, and that little 
appears to be contradictory, unreliable, and practically unimportant. 


(2) The wonders, or so-called Miracles which he is reported to have 
wrought; which veforts, whether true or false, have no essential bearings 
upon him as an example whom we ought to follow, and a teacher whose 
words we ought to love and obey. 

(3) Those citations from the Scriptures of the Old Testament, com- 
monly looked upon as “fulfilments of prophecy,’ which, whether re- 
ceived as natural or supernatural, imaginary or real, coincidences, neither 
add to nor detract from the beautiful character and sublime teachings of 

(4) The personal opinions, inferences, and explanations of the com- 
pilers of the Gospels themselves, none of whom profess to have been eye- 
witnesses of the deeds or hearers of the words of Jesus, but simply those 
to whom the traditions “ were delivered.” 

(5) Such unimportant elaborations as the detaz/s of sick persons healed, 
insane persons restored, the hungry provided with food, etc., from which 
(except by strained and unnatural interpretations) no practical lessons of 
morality or religion can be drawn. 

The “Four Gospels” were none of them composed before the latter 
half of the first century, and in their present form were not known until 
about the beginning of the ¢hird century. The titles, ‘ Matthew,” 
“Mark,” “Luke,” and“ John,” are probably only the assumed names 
under which (as was then common and allowable), their unknown authors 
or compilers wrote. It is possible, and even probable, that they are all 
different versions of an original collection or “ Gospel,’’ made long before 
by some one of the disciples or early apostles of Jesus. This may account 
for their agreements and disagreements; and at the same time may enable 
us, by careful study of these “agreements and disagreements,” to disen- 
tangle the four Gospels, and to weave them again into one connected and 
consistent account of all that is most important in the life and teachings of 
Jesus. This is what has been attempted in the following pages, devoutly 
and studiously attempted; with what success let each reader judge for 


In translating the New Testament in order to render the meaning of 
ancient words more comprehensible and less confusing, certain equivalents 
have been used; for instance: “Christ” has often been translated Mes- 
siah or Anointed; “Lord” (as applied to Jesus), always Master or 
Teacher; “Worship” (as applied to Jesus), always homage or rev- 
erence; “ Miracle,” always wonder, etc. Also, a “ free translation ” has 
often been considered allowable here, as in the rendering of all other 
writings from a foreign into a native tongue. To express the evident sense of 
the author in the clearest phrase or paraphrase, has been the constant effort 
of the translator. 


The author of the fourth Gospel, probably writing—as was common 
and allowable in those days—under an assumed name, the name of John, 
prefixed to his biography of Jesus a metaphysical proem or introduction 
commencing with “In the beginning was the Logos,” etc. This Logos 
Doctrine, as it has since come to be called, is not in any way referred to 
in any other portion of the New Testament, and doubtless was a subtlety 
borrowed originally from the Greek schools of philosophy ; hence it is 
omitted from these Selections as forming no essential or even recognized 
part of the Christian literature of the first century. : 

The same author has frequently added to his narrative of what Jesus 
said and did, philosophical opinions of his own, which not only are not con- 
firmed by, but also are not in harmony with, the opinions of the authors 
of the other three Gospels; he has also added incidents which are not 
referred to by any of the other biographers. These and all similar por- 
tions have been omitted for the reason stated above. 


Inthe Hebrew Writings the phrases “Son of Man” and “ Son of 
God” are very frequently found, especially in the later or prophetic 
periods. They are used interchangeably and as equivalents ; with the com- 
mon understanding, no doubt, that they were both titles which all £008 
men might assume or have applied to them: but men of distinguished virtue 
and wisdom especially were called, and called themselves, by these terms. 
When, therefore, Jesus appeared, calling himself, and being called “Son 
of Man” and “ Son of God,” it was no novelty ;—was in keeping with the 
common speech of the Hebrews, particularly as applied to all whom they 
looked upon as sages or prophets. Recognizing this to be the fact, the 
present translator has departed from the common Jorm of writing or 
printing these terms in large letters when applied to Jesus, and in small 
or ordinary letters when applied to all others; he has used, or sought to 
use, the same form of letters zz @// cases, to whomsoever—either in the 
Hebrew or the Christian Scriptures—the terms “Son of Man” or “ Son 
of God” are applied. 

In the Greek text these terms are invariably—throughout the other 
portions of the New Testament as well as throughout the Gospels— 
printed in an impartial form of letters. They should have the same jorm 
when rendered into English. 


In the Greek text these terms also, as applied to Jesus, in common with 
all other Auman beings, are invariably—throughout all the other portions 
of the New Testament as well as throughout the four Gospels—printed 


with an impartial form of letters. They also should have the same forme 
when rendered into English. The present translator has sought so to ren- 
der them. 


Of this book, as of the four Gospels, the author is uncertain. It is 
commonly supposed to have been written by the person who, under 
the title of “Luke,” wrote the third Gospel. Like the four Gospels, 
it is made up of historic fragments, interwoven with traditional elabora- 
tions and details. Especially is this the case with the first few chapters, in 
which are recorded events which transpired at east a whole generation 
before this book was composed. During all this time, and fosszdly for 
three or four generations, these events were floating from mouth to mouth 
and from place to place in an unwritten form ; hence it is impossible that 
they should have been preserved from sundry accretions of myth and 
fable; especially as those who heard and repeated them were unlearned 
people, to whom fanciful ideas and exaggerations of facts were as natural 
as the air they breathed. Exactly when this book was composed is not 
known. The first mention of it, or quotations from it, of which we have 
record, is in the latter part of the second century. During the third and 
fourth centuries it was rejected by many as spurious and unreliable ; similar 
conceptions of it have been held by modern theologians, as, for instance, 
by Baur and others in Germany. However, there is unquestionably a 
vein of reliable and valuable historical facts running through this “ stra- 
tum,” which is known as the Acts of the Apostles. To find and to follow 
this vein, and to bring out from it such selections as promise to have a 
vital bearing upon the religious thoughts and lives of those who may read 
these pages, has been the studious and devout object of the compiler. 


The oldest of all Christian writings were undoubtedly letters origi- 
nally written by absent pastors to their various churches, and designed to 
be read in public to those churches, for their instruction and edification. 
Of these letters, a great many were written ; and the more important of 
them were preserved by those to whom they were addressed. But most 
even of those preserved as important contain so little of general instruc- 
tion or interest, that, in making up the collection which now constitutes 
the “Epistles” of the New Testament, they were not deemed worthy of 
preservation. So it has come to pass that the twenty-one letters as now 
found in the New Testament, together with the four Gospels, the Acts of 
the Apostles, and the “ Revelation,” have come down to us as a “survival 
of the fittest” out of that mass of early Christian writings, to which the 


author of the fourth Gospel might have applied his rather extravagant re- 
mark: “I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books.” 

Of the twenty-one Letters as now found in the New Testament, four, 
viz., that to the Hebrews, the second of Peter, the second and third of 
John, were long repudiated by many as spurious, and not worthy of pres- 
ervation; they are still held by the most competent and fair-minded in- 
vestigators to be, in common with some of the shorter letters attributed 
to St. Paul, the productions, not of those whose names are appended to 
them, but of some unknown persons, writing under assumed names, as was 
then common and allowable. 

But we are beginning to be convinced that al? of the New Testament 
Letters, with the exception of that to Philemon, and the second and third 
of John, are valuable, by whomsoever written. Even the letter to the 
Hebrews, so long and by so many spoken against, when properly trans- 
lated and comprehended, proves itself to be one of the most instructive 
and inspiring portions of the Christian Scriptures. 

Of the letters to the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Phi- 
lippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, and Timothy, eleven in all, it may be 
said that they are especially valuable, as being the only New Testament 
writings whose veal authorship is with some degree of certainty known. 
That St. Paul wrote (or dictated) these letters is exceedingly probable, as 
also the fact that they are the oldest of all the Christian Scriptures which 
have been handed down to us. The letter to the Romans was doubt- | 
less written about A. D. 60, and the other letters of Paul at about the 

/ same date. 

| Concerning the translation of these letters from the original Greek into 

/ modern English, it may be said, that nowhere in the whole range of liter- 

I ature, ancient or modern, do we find such grand sentiments clothed in 
words and phrases so inadequate to their right comprehension. 

Greek was a foreign tongue to Paul, as to the other authors, so that 
quite naturally, in attempting to write or even to dictate letters in this 
strange tongue, the thought, however sublime, would be obscured by im- 

perfect words, as well as by poorly constructed sentences and inadequate 

\ selections of phrase. 

‘\ So, ds a matter of fact, is it with the ext of all the New Testament 
letters, even as improved upon by a long succession of transcribers. Under 
these circumstances, it is evident that, in order to communicate forcibly 
the author’s meaning to the ordinary reader, the translation must be not 
a literal, but a free, translation. Even of such ancient classics as the 
Odes of Horace, it has been truly said: “If translated word for word, 
they would be utterly unintelligible.” Much more is this true of the 
Christian Scriptures in general and of the Apostolic Letters in particular. 

The common (or rather professed) mode of translating the Bible, down 
to the present time, has been the iteral rendering ; as nearly as possible 


“word for word,”—a mode rarely adopted in translating any other book 
from a foreign intoa native language. This mode, as applied to the Bible, 
grew naturally out of the conception of that book as verbally inspired, 
which conception being no longer held among the most intelligent people 
of the world, it follows that the literal mode of translation should henceforth 
be also discarded. As now translated in our common editions of the New 
Testament, it is simply impossible for any reader not familiar with the text to 
apprehend the meaning of, or derive any real instruction from, a large 
portion of the Christian Scriptures, especially from the letters to the 
Romans, Corinthians, and Hebrews. Having been long and painfully 
aware of this fact, both from experience, observation, and numerous testi- 
monies even of many unusually intelligent students of the Bible, the 
compiler of this volume has been led to adopt the principle that, here as 
elsewhere, that is the best translation which renders the evident meaning of 
an author into the simplest language and the most lucid phrase. 

Especially in translating the “ Letters” of the New Testament, the text 
of all of which is so imperfect and obscure, the unceasing object of the 
translator should be to studiously and devoutly apprehend the designed 
thought of the author; and that thought, by paraphrase, or by any use 
whatever of words and phrases, to communicate most readily and forcibly 
to the mind of the reader or hearer. 

This has been the one object of the translator of the following Selec- 
tions; how successfully it has been accomplished must be left to the judg- 
ment of those into whose hands this book may fall. 

A remark may be added with reference to the rendering of a few 
words, which may be designated as main words in all the letters written 
by Paul. 

(1) By the word translated circumcision, Paul evidently meant oral- 
nances, including under that term all the sacramental rites of the Jews, 
which centred in, and were necessarily connected with, the fundamental 
and initiatory rite of circumcision. 

(2) By the word translated works, Paul evidently meant ceremontal 
observances, formalistic piety, or the ritualism of the Mosaic law. 

(3) By the word translated faith, Paul probably meant confident trust 
in the mercy and help of God; faith in Jesus being confident trust in the 
revelations of Divine mercy and helpfulness which it was the mission of 
Jesus to reveal and teach. 
| (4) By the word translated J/ood, as applied to Jesus, Paul probably 
meant /ife completely consecrated, or the unreserved offering of one's self for 
the good of others. 

(5) By the word translated resurrection, Paul, as all the other New 
Testament authors, evidently meant (what the word generically means) 
spiritual survival, or a rising up of the spirit from the realms and power of 

physical death. 


Bearing in mind these simple explanations, the reader will doubtless 
find hundreds of passages luminous and helpful, which in the common: 
translation are utterly incomprehensible. For instance, instead of read- 
ing, “ Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision availeth any thing, but a 
new creature,” read, ‘“ Neither conformity to ordinances nor non-conform- 
ity availeth any thing, but a newcreature.” Instead of reading, “A man 
is not justified by the works of the law,” read, “ A man is not justified by 
the ceremonial observances of the law,” or “ by the ritualism of the law,” 
or “by formalistic piety.” Instead of reading, “ A man is justified by 
faith,” read, “A man is justified by confident trust in the mercy and help 
of God ”’; or, instead of “Children of God by faith in Christ Jesus,” read, 
“Children of God by the confident trust in his mercy and help which 
Christ Jesus taught and inspired.” Instead of, ‘Redemption through his 
blood,” read, “ Redemption through his unreserved offering of himself for 
our good”’; or, instead of, “‘ Without shedding of blood there is no remis- 
sion,” read, “ Without the life completely consecrated there is no remis- 

Reading thus, by making use of synonymous words or equivaient ex- 
pressions, these Scripture passages, and such as these, become not only 
comprehensible, but also deep in significance and wide in application. 


Not because there is in these ancient scriptures any new truth, or truth 
better spoken than that contained in the Bible of the Christians, are these 
Selections added, but simply as confirmations, giving emphasis and strength 
to those teachings with which we are already familiar. Moreover, they 
are here added as a perpetual witness that, not to us only, but to all 
mankind, of every age and nation, hath God spoken. “ By inspiration 
of God ALL Scriptures are given”; and in the Sacred Books of all 
Religions, he who devoutly reads may find much that is “profitable for 
teaching, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness; that the man 
of God may be perfect and thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 

As the Christian Bible is a book of fragments, so are all the other 
ancient scriptures. books of fragments. The Selections here given are 
Sragments of fragments ; sentences or parts of sentences picked up and 
thrown together, without much regard to connection, something as the 
books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, in the Old Testament, and the four 
Gospels in the New Testament, were evidently collected without much 
regard to the order of thoughts or events contained in them. 

As they are designed for purposes of devout thought and meditation; 
and, as such, should be read by single verses, not by pages or Selections, 


the fragmentary form, as most suggestive and therefore most desirable, 
has here been retained. 

No attempt has been made to give the zames of authors; the nation- 
ality, or what may be called the school of thought, such as Persian, Egyp- 
tian, Hindu, etc., has been deemed sufficient. Of the truth contained in 
them, as of all truth wherever found, the author is God; and it matters but 
little by what name may be called the uman instrument through whom 
He has chosen to reveal it. Better, perhaps, that the name be entirely 
forgotten, in order that truth may be “all in all.” 


Throughout the Four Gospels and the Acts, Jesus is commonly spoken 
of simply as the Teacher, the Master, or (occasionally) as the Messiah. 
In all writings which follow he is most frequently spoken of as the Christ 
(the Anointed or Chosen One) or as Jesus the Christ. Unfortunately all 
received versions translate by omitting “ the,” which is an entire perversion 
of the original meaning. In this version the error has (by an oversight) 
been retained. But the reader is exhorted to bear constantly in mind that 
the correct rendering always is, not “Christ” but “the Christ,” and not 
“ Jesus Christ” but “ Jesus the Christ.” The definite article “the” is of 
fundamental importance in this connection, and the present translator’s 
oversight as to its omission is almost unpardonable. 















A theory of creation, probably suggested to Moses by the teachings of the learned 
Egyptians among whom he was educated, and by him transcribed into the lan- 


guage and imagery of the ancient Hebrews . I 
Showing the piety and uprightness of Abraham, the ancient ancestor ok the race of 
the Israelites . 2 
- Gf Abraham’s intercession for Sodbin : 0 3 
{ Abraham’s unquestioning obedience, even to what piterward Moved to be a mis- 
taken sense of duty A : ; f . 4 
Jacob’s dream, and holy resolution. His Aion ofp prayer . 5 
Joseph’s early anticipations of future greatness. [ The envy and tweachery of is 
brethren 3 6 
{| His resistance of demipration a 
{J His loyalty and love to his father and brechien after many bare i seraration! 8 
Moses’ vision of the burning bush 4 . : ° ° . . 8 
4g The commandments given by Moses : ‘ 5 e e ° 9 
Relapse of the Israelites into idolatry . : . : ° . LO) 
Additionalcommandments . . g : F , . « 12 
Remembrance of mercies b . . , 5 a ° e 13 
Blessings upon righteousness . . : - . . ° « I4 
| Cursings upon wickedness . ° . , ‘ s ° - &I5 
The songof Moses. : 4 = ; . ‘ . « 16 
4 Tradition of Moses’ death . : . . . e ° Cee 
Hannah’s song of thanksgiving for the birth of Samuel A ° * a 227 
4] Samuel’s vision and early piety ; ; é ; ‘ 8 - 18 
David’s loyalty to Saul ; and rendering good forevil . : ° x eee LO 
{ His song of lamentation over the death of Saul and Jonathan ° . - 20 
The boldness of Nathan in reproving the sin of David 5 3 . <0 
4] David’s hope and consolation in the death of his child : ‘ ol a2 
Solomon’s choice. J His prayer at the dedication of the temple ° . 22 
Legend of Elijah, fed by the ravens and by the unfailing meal and oil of the obs 
widow : ‘ ; 2 ne: 
Visions of Elijah, in whee his Bowartice and fihlecnes are Sayored : eas 
4 Legend of Elijah’s death. . : : . . ° 25 
I The patriotism and piety of the Jews in rebuilding Jerusalem, under the leadership 
of Nehemiah A A Pyne 26 




I. Showing how we ought to trust in the wisdom and goodness of God, whatever may 

come . . . . ° ° . . + 27 

II. Providential sorrows to be received and borne as the chastisements of love . eG) 

III. Man’s Helplessness contrasted with God’s power 5 - ‘ : - 30 

IV. Our chastisements are less than we deserve . : ‘ 5 A ae poi 

V. God will never forsake the children whom he hath created , 5 3 son aS 

VI. Sincere questionings and doubt terminate in permanent faith and hope 5 . 33 

VII. Retribution is certain, in the next life if not in this . & A : = 33 

VIII. A good conscience is content in appealing to God for justice and judgment . - 35 

IX. Consider God’s goodness and greatness 5 4 5 : : = 930 

X. Job is brought to see and acknowledge the wisdom and righteousness of God ee Pe 

J Conclusion 5 : 5 . =. 339 



I. Happiness to be found only in the pursuit of wisdom and in the practice of virtue . 70 

II. There is a time for every thing 5 3 ° : , . » 70 

III. Death, and the just retributions which shall certainly follow . ‘ : eerie 


I. Formality is hateful to God, and righteousness alone doth he approve . eye 

4] Anticipations of the ultimate purity, prosperity, and peace of mankind upon earth 73 

II. Wickedness shall be put down and righteousness finally triumph in the earth eS 

III. A prophecy of the future glory and perfection of mankind . : . sie 

IV. The sorrow, sympathy, and self-sacrifice of the true philanthropist . ° Te 

V. Righteousness is the only acceptable offering to God . : . . See //7/ 

VI. The love and faithfulness of God 4 4 . 75 

I. True philanthrophy grieves for wrong-doers, while it hates and condemns their 
wrongs, A ; : c é : 5 : 7/6) 
II. The unfaithful, the unjust, and the impure rebuked , ¢ a “ ye tek) 
III, The ingratitude of those who forget the mercies of God, and violate his will OL 
IV. Noone should refuse the divine commission to rebuke wrong and advocate right- 

eousness  , : - : : . 5 5 5 82 
V. Through rebuke and chastisement will God in the enc establish mankind in right- 
eousness and joy . 5 a : : : 5 » 84 


I. The alternating experience of sorrow and joy, fear and hope, despondency and trust, 
in every truly religious life A “ oS 
1. Every man to be judged by his own conscience, and punished for his own sins Se 
II, Every man is responsible for those sins and sufferings of his fellow-men which it is 
within his power by timely warning or sympathy to prevent " 88 

III. By the spirit of the Lord even th. spiritually dead may live, the weak be made strong, 

and the hopeless achieve victory 4 5 ~ 189 


a ier te nr rem eT 




I. Showing the grandeur of being loyal to conscience, come what may : Ga ko) 

I. Showing that mercy is better than vengeance : : ° 5 & OE 


I. Showing the judgments of God upon the wicked, and his favor to therighteous . 92 


I. Traditions of the birth and childhood of Jesus ‘ a : : Os 
Il Theappearance, preaching, and death of John the Baptist . 4 “ oe OS 
III. Jesus, deeply moved by the preaching of John, retires into the wilderness for prayer 
and meditation . 5 : ‘ . E a ° 5 yi 
4 Convinced of his divine mission as a religious teacher and reformer, he begins to 
preach . 4 - 5 : . : : 97 
IV.- Driven-from the synagogues, Jesus begins to preach in the open air c EOS 

(This and the following six Selections are collections of what appear to be fragments 
of different out-of-door sermons preached at various places and times.) 

V. Continuation of the teachings of Jesus i é d 3 c . 100 
VI. Continuation of the teachings of Jesus : : P : Q «7 LOL 
VII. Continuation of the teachings of Jesus : : ‘ = 5 . 102 
VIII. Continuation of the teachings of Jesus : y = : 5 SEO 
IX. Continuation of the teachings of Jesus : : ‘ : ; 2) 104 
X. Continuation of the teachings of Jesus - : q 3 . 105 
XI. Jesus shows that his mission is to transgressors, and not to the righteous. . 106 

XII. Jesus shows that the New Dispensation or Kingdom of God is to be one of gladness 
and hope, not of despondency, retirement, and gloom . p 5 a EOO) 

XIII. Jesus shows that righteousness consists not in external pretensions, but in internal 
purity and obedience toGod_. : : 2 5 3 . 108 

KIV., Jesus disregards the traditional observance of the Sabbath, and shows that it is de- 
signed simply as a day of restfulness and comfort to man : 3 2 TIO 
XV. Jesus organizes his followers, and sends them out as missionaries. ‘ y STR 

XVI. Through confidence in the skill and healing power of Jesus, many sick people are 
restored . 4 ; , 5 a 0 A A ete} 
“ Jesus recognizes the intimate connection between moral and physical infirmities. 114 

“ Jesus rebukes the custom of immediate burial among the Jews, by resuscitating 

persons supposed to be dead - : - 4 « FA! 

KVII. An example of the cowardice and shame of suppressing opinions through fear of 
popular disfavor : A S - : : . ane ss, 

XVIII. The kingdom of God is a kingdom of love and peace, and includes the good and 
true of all nations and ages 0 : 4 < é A kg 

XIX. Those of imperfect or impure character, however great their pretensions of faith and 
piety, cannot be admitted into the kingdom of God. : : Be suigs) 
XX. Jesus shows that it belongs to God to reward every man according to his works . I19 

XXI. Jesus shows that God will seek for his lost and prodigal children until every one of 
them is found . : c : : < 5 : ew, E27 

XXII. Jesus supposed by his friends to be insane, and by his enemies to be possessed of 
a demon. 5 4 3 6 5 . é ; 122 

XXIII. Jesus shows that whosoever will enter into the kingdom of God must be born again 

of the spirit of boldness, of self-denial, and of willingness to suffer oppositions 
and persecutions for truth’s sake : “4 s 5 A 1%; 

XXIV. Jesus shows that sooner or later God will recompense those who live selfsh, un- 

profitable, and unjust lives . 7 ° F 

























Jesus teaches forgiveness, and shows that every man must be his own judge, and 
every man’s conscience his only judgment-bar é 4 A 

Jesus teaches humility, disinterestedness, vigilance. imprevement of opportuni- 
ties, and wise forethought 4 : 7 5 : 

Jesus teaches the simplicity of prayer; prays with his disciples on the moun- 
tain ; and receives and blesses little children * 5 : 

The sum and substance of the commandments, and what it is to keep them 

Jesus teaches that we should always recognize divine authority and at the same 
time submit to lawful human authority . A 5 : 

Jesus shows that reason and the instincts of nature are the revelations and 
teachings of God . : . 

Jesus proclaims God as an infinite Spirit of holiness and love A 
Jesus shows that his teachings concerning God are the living water and bread 
which are able to communicate sustenance and life to the souls of men 
Jesus shows that he is one with the Father in spirit and in purpose ; but denies 

the charge of putting himself on an equality with God . 
Jesus shows that the true shepherd of men is he who loves them unselfishly and 
is willing, if need be, to give his life for them . . . 
The common people love and honor Jesus, but he perceives that his enemies 
will soon put him to death = > : 2 : F 
Jesus weeps over Jerusalem, and foretells its destruction and the calamities of 
the Jewish nation 5 A : : 5 : ; 
Jesus’ last evening with his disciples ; he explains the necessity of his death, as 
a testimony and seal to the truth he had taught ; assures his disciples that 
the Fatner is revealed through him, and teiis them that the spirit of Truth 
will be their Helper and Guide : 5 : 5 . 
Jesus shows that love among his disciples for one another, and for him, will 
cause them to be like branches abiding in their vine, and bringing forth 
much fruit ; ; S 5 ° : : . 
By bread and wine Jesus symbolizes his approaching death ; and by washing 
his disciples’ feet he teaches humility and mutual service 6 < 
With prayer and singing Jesus closes his interview with his disciples, and de- 
parts with them into an adjoining garden : 2 . 
Jesus spends the night in prayer and sorrow; is apprehended by his enemies, 
and led away to the Assembly of the Jews . 
The trial and condemnation of Jesus. * 5 : , . 
Peter denies Jesus and repents; Judas repents and hangs himself; Jesus is 
scourged, crucified, and temporarily placed in a sepulchre close at hand . 
The reappearance of Jesus after his death ; by various manifestations he 
reveals himself to many of his followers, and encourages them to spread 
abroad his teachings 4 6 : a : : 
Some beautiful accounts of the reappearance of Jesus not historically verified ; 
—that is, given by one biographer, but not confirmed or in any way refer- 
red to by the others . : ‘ : 


The enthusiam with which the disciples of Jesus enter upon the work of pro- 
claiming the teaching of their Master , 5 , . 

The boldness of the first followers of Jesus, and their loyalty to his teaching in 
the} face of oppositions and persecutions : : . ° 

The early followers of Jesus organize themselves into a community, and the 
first church is administered according to communistic principles 

The martyrdom of Stephen, and the beginning of persecutions by the Jews 

Saul becomes a disciple of Jesus and begins to preach the gospel 



















VI. The disciples of Jesus break down the walls of sectarianism by beginning to preach 
the gospel to the Gentiles . A d 165, 
VII. Philip teaches the gospel of Jesus to the Camariacs and to the Broopien Minbar 
sador 167 

VIJI. Among the Grecian panes, Mecas eanu to be called of Christ, re and the Missiles 
begin to be known as ‘‘ Christians.” The sympathy and benevolence of the 
Christians for each other. Saul begins to be known among the Grecians as 

Paul, and being chosen by them as preacher enters upon his ministry . 169 
IX. Opposition and persecution begin to be awakened against Paul : . 170 
X. The strife about conformity to ordinances, and how it was settled ry ets 172 

XI. Paul and Silas continuing their missionary journey are imprisoned, but by here 
midnight songs of praise and subsequent teachings convert their jailer and his 

household ‘ A 173 
XII. Driven from place to place "Paul and Silas at Janeth come sis Athens, where Paul 
makes his famous discourse ‘ : 175 

XIII. Paul is persecuted in Corinth, and going on to Ephesus, arouses preat eribestacy 
among a few disciples of John the Baptist whom he happens to find there + 597 
XIV. The riot in Ephesus stirred up against Paul by the workmen who made shrines for 

Diana ; 178 
XV. An exhibition of Paul’ s love for those who followed fis sain eey: nel of hig heroic 
consecration to his work . . » 179 

XVI. Paul again visits Jerusalem ; to pacify the Jewish Christians he sontoras to the ordi- 
nance of purification ; but this does not preserve him from their persecutions . 180 
XVII. Paul rehearses the incidents of his conversion, and enrages the Jews by proclaim- 

ing himself divinely appointed to preach the gospel to the Gentiles. . 181 

XVIII. The priests and elders conspire to assassinate Paul, but the chief officer hearing of 
it sends him by night to Ceesarea. - < F A uli: 
XIX. Paul’s accusation and defence before Felix, Festus, acd eaepe 6 - 184 
XX. <A glimpse of Paul at Rome . : : : E : : . 188 



I. God has revealed himself in nature as well as in written records and in the charac- 
ters and teachings of holy men . ; - 190 
II. God is a just and impartial judge, and fudernent felons ie him tne 4 - Igr 
III. All men, without exception, are born into a condition of moral imperfection in 
this life, and also are more or less guilty of ve violating the laws of virtue 
and duty . . . 193 
IV. In the consecrated life and death a Christ ese we have a eres weaaion of the 
love of God for mankind; by this also we are brought into unity with God, 
and are inspired to renounce iniquity and seek for holiness é 194 
V. The reign of law and the reign of love contrasted. Law only reveals the basenees 
of iniquity, love inspires men to hate and forsake it. Carnal-mindedness tends 
to spiritual corruption and decay ; but spiritual-mindedness is life and peace . 196 
VI. God’s true children are those who are spiritually minded ; for them there are peace 
and hope; and, moreover, whatever their afflictions, all things will result in 

their good C : 197 

VII. All righteous persons among ee Gentiles as eapell as among he Tews are the ne 
ual offspring of Abraham, and the accepted children of God. . 198 

VIII. Jews and Gentiles alike live in God, and none but the disobedient and unholy eee 
he reject \. ° : i » 200: 
IX. Entire self-consecration, humility, aoa npieioned lave Biined : 5 . 205 

X. All forms of civil government are providential, therefore men should be submissive 
to lawful authority ; and toward all should be just and pure ‘ : 7 3202 
XI. Toleration and charity to be exercised toward all, because God alone is judge, and 
each man’s conscience is his own judgment-bar . c “ 5 « 203 
I. Sectarianism and party rivalries in religion condemned ; worldly wisdom shown to be 
of less account than consecrated lives, and simple faith in God . : - 204 
II. The higher truths of God can only be revealed through the Divine Spirit to those 
who are spiritually minded ; and spiritual babes must not expect to understand 
those truths which only spiritual manhood is competent to receive 3 - 205 
III. Those who receive the teachings and inspirations of the Divine Spirit are thereby 
made temples of God ; therefore every one should seek to be holy, humble, and 
full of loving self-sacrifice toward others . : : 5 6 - 206 
IV. Only those who strive to be pure in heart and life should be admitted to, or retained 
in, the church of God on earth; for the church is designed to be a brotherhood 
of those who are seeking to be holy, and to glorify God both in body and in spirit 208 
V. Teachers of religion have a right tc receive needful material sustenance from those 
whom they serve ; and yet rather than compromise their liberty as truth-speakers, 
they should refuse either to claim or to receive it . . : - 209 
VI. Instructions concerning the proper and profitable observance of the memorial supper 
- of Jesus. : 6 ; . 5 . 5 - 210 
VI. Co-operation taught and illustrated, in the sense of common sympathy, helpfulness, 
andlove . : : . : : : ; c + II 
VIII. Faith, hope, and love, the substance of all desirable spiritual gifts; but love is 
greatest of all : : c : A . 212 
IX. Instructions as to public religious teachings, or exhortations ; they should be earnest, 
clear, comprehensible, and at the same time wise and sincere. “ ~ 8215 
X. The resurrection, or reappearance of Jesus from the dead, and its suggestions as to 
immortality ; c : A 3 6 : : . 214 
XI. The resurrection is spiritual survival, or a rising up of the spirit from the power of 
death 3 ‘ 5 é ; ° . S . 215 
XII. How the true benefactor of men rejoices in their joys, and is distressed in their 
sorrows. : : 5 : : : : 5 - (216 
XIII. The Divine Spirit, communicating with the soul of man, is true revelation, granted 
to all who will receive it: but on account of increase in wisdom, the letter of 
revelation is always perishing, while the spirit both remains alive and gives life 217 
XIV. Death is only the spirit’s change of habiliment and surroundings ; those whose 
present lives have been self-sacrificing, courageous, devout, and pure, may desire 
rather than fearit, as a departure to better companionships and to a brighterhome 218 
XV. As Christ sought to reconcile men to God, so all true followers of Christ will seek to 
do ; and this, as he did, with complete consecration, even to yielding up life itself, 
if need be, in testimony to the truth ; 4 5 Z A » 219 
XVI. Every true benefactor of men faithfully rebukes error and wrong ; and also opposes 
selfishness by calling upon men to generously share with those about them what- 
ever blessings they enjoy . ; 5 5 5 x . 22% 
XVII. Goodness of heart, greatness of mind, and usefulness of life indicate a man’s worth, 
whatever physical or material deficiencies may accompany them . < bees 
I. Paul claims consistency in his teachings concerning Christ; asserts that they were 
his own convictions spiritually communicated to him by Jesus himself, and not 
tradionally or indirectly received ; rebukes dissimulation forthe sake of secur- 
ing popular favor; and declares that, not by ceremonial piety, but by the faith 
that Christ Jesus taught, men are to be accepted as righteous. ‘ . 226 



II. Those reproved who substitute the letter for the spirit, or ceremonial observances for 
that faith which produces purity in heart and life. Those who have received the 
Spirit are no longer slaves or servants of God, but sons ; and in this freedom and 
holy relationship should stand 3 227 
41. Those who do not walk according to the fea of oe Spirit may be known by ae 
carnality or moral impurities of their lives. Not formal piety, or professions, 
or religious ceremonies are acceptable to God, but pure hearts, as manifest in 
thoughts and lives that are pure . . . . 228 


I. Through the agency of Jesus all partition walls between man and man are to be 
broken down, and the whole human family brought to be partakers of the same 
Spirit : thus all shall become fellow-citizens not only, but also common members of 

the household of God q : ‘ . 230 
II. Every true follower of Christ aspires to be ponent in wisdom ad sree in order to 
do this, all rivalary, hatred, anger, and moral impurities must be eriven against 

and overcome : : 4 eee 

III. Precepts of morality and cen to be operand by all ak Proee to follow Christ . 233 


I. Tribulations endured for truth’s sake always result both in the advancement of truth, 
and in the ennoblement of those who, in spite of tribulations, advocate or de- 

fend it 3 : 6 235 
II. Salvation from transgression and its dire reunites can only oe eeruied by ee ana 
continued personal efforts. The righteousness of God, which was exhibited 

in Christ, is the righteousness which all must laboriously seek : : ce CENT 


I. Every true philanthropist seeks, even as did Christ Jesus, by love, sympathy, and con- 
secrated labors to reconcile or to unite all mankind to God : : 280 
II. Of the Divine fulness that was in Christ, we also should partake ; and thus, like him, 
be raised up above the world, from the power of transgression and death into en- 
during spiritual life . : : 5 A : . . - 240 


I, The plainness and truthfulness of teaching which all faithful and wise instructors will 

be constrained to use. : : 2 242 
II. Death is but a falling off of the iheay, nd a rising up of ithe soul ; for this transforma- 
tion all should be in constant readiness j ; . d ‘ ZAG 


I. God’s true service is the service of love; only the rebellious and impure need the 

compulsions of law . ; . 245 

IJ. Some instructions as to what ona bs the sharaolas and ines the aes of a 
minister of Christ . é , ; : : j . 246 

{II. The simple teachings of Jesus concerning gotlaanes, contentment, purity, and love, are 
fundamental truths, and should be assented to by all : . 248 

TV. Not to ease are Christ’s followers called, but to struggle, service, ana entire self. con- 
secration . : . . . . . : . - 249 



Sound doctrine consists in teaching the practical virtues ; such as sobriety, temper- 
ance, humility, self-sacrifice, love, and holiness : : 3 5 Lene 



I. Jesus as son of God and brother of all men, having lived and died to teach and prom- 
ulgate this relationship, has thereby rendered himself worthy of the highest grati- 
tude and praise from all mankind 254 
II. The glad tidings of a blessed immortality to those who love Wea pee holiness hay: 
ing been more clearly revealed by Jesus than by any other teacher, he therefore is 
worthy to be called the high-priest of God to men . c 5 2 255 
III. Christianity an advance upon Judaism, inasmuch as direct faith or voutdenes in the 
mercy of God has been substituted for ceremonial observances ; and the law of 
righteousness is revealed to each individual mind and heart, instead of through 
oracles, priests, or written codes : ; - 257 
IV. Under the new covenant which Jesus Broclahwaa’ a hfeher Mioddard of nore pay and 
of humane consecrations is required of all; and, as an encouragement thereto, 
confident faith in the attainment of eternal pieseanent is presented 259 
V. Every faithful advocate of righteousness must meet with oppositions, persecutions, dna 
various discouragements ; but these are the disciplines of life, and, if patiently 
' endured, will develop nobleness and joy in the end é . ° - 262 
VI. Various precepts of fraternity and love . : : ° ° . e 263 
I, Though temptations to evil proceed from the lusts of the body, and not from God, yet 
if resisted and overcome they will result in greater tranquillity and in a higher per- 
‘fection of character . . ‘ . 264 
II. Respect of persons on account a their material possessions pebaked: alee the boasting 
of faith when the life is not devout . : 4 . 265 
III, How the tongue is an index of the heart: so that pure Sndedti sacieates eae purity ; 
while uncharitable, deceitful, and impure words indicate that there is a fountain of 
bitterness within 266 
IV.. The foolish think only of the profits maa plesies of this ites but the wise ive wi 
reference to immortality, and labor chiefly for enduring acquisitions 5 - 267 
I, The new faith and hope of the gospel having been received, those who have received 
it should thereby be brought into a new life of purity and of consecration to God . 268 
II. Various precepts with regard to that pure and peaceable conduct of life which is proper 
for those who consider themselves the children of God : : 269 
UI. Continuation of moral and devout precepts A : - . - 271 
I. Ifwe are brethren of Christ and children of God, the lite, light, and righteousness of 
Christ and of God will also be in us , 5 . 273 
II. Love the evidence of discipleship to Christ, and of sorehin to God . 5 e 275 
I. The message to the seven churches 5 : + 276 
II. A vision of the blessedness of those who, by tives be purity and sellesemacs have 
become worthy to receive the final approbation of God - 278 
III. A vision of the heavenly city and of those who shall be counted worthy to awell i init . 280 
I. The existence and attributes of God - : é . 283 
II, Pure hearts, humane deeds, and spiritual life in God combine to prepare man for a 
happy death, and for blessed re-unions and joys beyond ; 5 2 285 
Iii. Industry, heroism, charity, gentleness, and moral purity enjoined é 5 . 286 



after by all 

IV. Diligence, justice, and pity commended 2 5 : 5 i 5 ky, 
V. The wisdom which consists in love, helpfulness toward others, and kindness to all 
forms of life commended : is : A : 5 eth) 
VI. Bigotry condemned, toleration enjoined ; the revelations, providence, and pity of God 
shown to be universal : 5 a : 3 ° eo 
VII. Death not to be feared; the wicked even on earth are in punishment, and the virtuous 
here and everywhere are blessed 289 
I. God, the source of all, is to be revered as a Father, loved for his goodness, and praised 
for his wisdom and power A : : : j : . 201 
II. The spirit survives the body ; and whenever it is sufficiently purified, will enter the 
abodes of heavenly glory and rest 291 
I. The one Supreme Mind, Supréme Ruler, Divine Parent, living and true God . 293 
II. Manis a manifestation of God, and should adore, obey, and love him as the Great Soul 
from whom, by whom, and in whom he exists A ‘ : é Od: 
III. True religion consists not in ceremonial acts or in selfish aspirations, but in moral 
purity, and in the proper performance of moral duties , : . 295 
IV. God dwells in all, but especially in those who are merciful, unselfish, just, truthful, and 
humane é A : . . 296 
 V. Sensuality, covetousness, and cruelty condemned A : A A eSey) 
VI. Different systems of faith are not recognized by God, but humility and sincerity, when 
they produce personal holiness and the practical virtues, are, under all forms, alike 
acceptable to Him 208 
I. God is the eternal, perfect, true, and merciful One ; whose love and service consist in 
goodness, loving-kindness, and universal charity on the part of men . 299 
II. Domestic love, reverence for parents, love for all men, forgiveness, and self-control 
commended and enjoined . 5 9 . Q 5 . 300 
III. Sensuality and wrong are their own punishments ; piety and virtue their own rewards. 301 
IV. Indolence and self-conceit condemned, and compassionate interest in all mankind 
extolled as the source of all virtues . 4 : j : : . 302 
V. The soul immortal; man never dies, but lives on, and ever carries his acquisitions of 
wisdom and goodness with him wherever he goes, or in whatever form he exists 3023 
I. God the parent of men, compassionate, wise, and pure; integrity of heart, justice, 
charity, and kindness toward all men are the offerings acceptable to him 305 
II. The virtues both of ourselves and of others are what we should commend and cultivate ; 
but faults and wrongs should be covered, and at the same time gradually rooted out 306 
III. Goodness, duty, and peace belong together ; friendship, filial piety, and kindness 
toward all living things, together with humility and self-control, constitute the 
sum of all virtue . : ; ; 4 i : 6 sO 
IV. Virtue and wisdom cultivated in the individual will purify and establish the family, 
society, and the state . : . . 308 
J. The one God, omnipotent, omnipresent, eternal, wise, benevolent, holy,—the F ather 
of Men ‘ ; : : : d 4 : 309 
Il. God is infinitely wise and perfect in goodness ; His perfections should be patterned 



III. God seen in all His works ; Nature reveals Him, and His revelations are also made 
continually to the humble and purified souls of men : : 
IV. Death is only a phase of life ; the soul is immortal, and for the purified there are pure 
joys and companionships beyond : ; 5 : 5 é 312 
V. All truly wise men are divinely inspired ; prayer is only the submissive, ardent, and. 
humble turning of the soul toward God ; purity, truthfulness, and justice endear 
men toGod . ‘ 3 F 5 ; 313 
VI. Precepts of charity, forgiveness, honesty, benevolence, temperance, and genuineness in 


every professed virtue : 3 5 c : F 314 

VII. This present world is only a reflection of the ethereal and eternal world above ; present 
glories are not worthy to be compared with those which shall be revealed . 316 


I. Fragments gathered from the writings of Plato, showing what were the ideas of Socrates 

concerning the nature of the soul, its connection with the body, its proper disci- 
pline, and its true emancipation ‘ : ‘ j : 5 317 

II. Fragments gathered from the writings of Plato, in which are stated the reasons and the 
faith of Socrates with reference to the soul’s immortality . : 320 

III. Fragments gathered from the writings of Plato, in which are presented the beliefs of 
Socrates, that the Deity inspires all true teachers of men to reveal that Wisdom 
that consists in sincerity, justice, love, and holiness ; and in revealing it requires 

_ and enables them to suffer ridicule, reproach, and persecution : fi 323 
IV. Fragments gathered from the writings of Plato, in which are taught the principle held 
by Socrates, that while to act unjustly is a great evil, the greatest and chief of all 

evils is seeking or desiring to escape from merited punishment : : 326 
V. Fragmentary selections from Socrates’ defence before the Athenian tribunal, in which 
he explains in what true wisdom consists ; and repels the charge that his teachings 

against the established religion had been the means of corrupting the youth , 328 
VI. Fragmentary selections from Socrates’ defence before the Athenian tribunal, in which 
loyalty to convictions of truth and duty are advocated ; and death shown to be de- 

sirable, rather than an unfaithful or useless life : - 2 ss 332 


I, Fragmentary selections from Plutarch’s discourse on Moral Virtue, in which he shows 
that the soul and body are at the beginning antagonistic, the one to the other; and 
that virtue consists in the gradual but complete mastery of the body by the soul. 335 
II. Fragmentary selections from Plutarch’s discourse on Progress in Virtue, in which he 
condemns the doctrines of those who claim that there is such a thing as instantane- 
ous or supernatural changes from vice to virtue ; and shows that virtue is always a 
growth, never an immediate transition : : : : > 339 
III. Fragmentary selections from Plutarch’s discourse on Anger ; its nature, evil results, 
and proper control , Fi a : a . : 343 
IV. Fragmentary selections from Plutarch’s discourse on Superstition and Atheism, showing 
that both are great evils, but Superstition being the cause of Atheism, besides be- 
ing more slavish and degrading, is therefore the greater evil - a 346 
V. Fragmentary selections from the discourse of Plutarch on “ The Slowness of Divine 
Retributions,” and from other kindred discourses of his, in which he shows that God 
is an example to men of justice tempered with mercy; also that wickedness is its 
own greatest punishment, and that retributions, as well as rewards, extend to the 
life after death i : 4 : : : : 
VI Fragmentary selections from Plutarch’s Letter of Consolation to Apollonius, and from 
other kindred writings of his, showing that to the pious and virtuous Death is 
always a blessing, inasmuch as it is a transition to holier companionships and 

JOYS. . . . . : . . . . - 355 






















The one God universal; who is wise ruler, merciful friend, inspirer of all wisdom 
and virtue in men 5 , 9 : : ; : : 

Precepts of inward purity, and of simplicity, kindness, justice, and self- 

Humanity a iratethood with ice as its bona all, Siheretare, should help ‘all, dnd 
each be pure that all may become pure Z 2 ; 

The soul can not be mortal; this world not a pamuanent abode ; Heaven a Divine 
Assembly of the Seniened and purified 


The existence of God, and the moral suggestions to be drawn therefrom ; 

Various arguments for the superintending Providence of God, and moral inferences 
therefrom . : : ° : 

Man is God’s offspring ; the ros Sout is davieed om Deity, but is incarnate in ani- 
mal form, for purposes of education and discipline : . 

How we ought to do our best with the endowments which have ae given us, and 

with the opportunities and even difficulties with which we are surrounded 

Every man is endowed by nature with both an intellectual sense for the apprehen- 
sion of truth, and with a moral sense for the discernment of right and wrong ; 
but both of these senses may be deadened by neglect or misuse 

God’s power, wisdom, goodness, and omnipresence recognized ; what he gives Cehonld 
be gratefully received, and what he withholds should not be desired c 

To be happy is tosubmit uncomplainingly to God’s will in all things, to become 
united to him as to a safe guide, and to follow wheresoever he may lead . 

Our highest good consists in loyalty to our highest convictions, and in faithfully doing 
whatever we believe to be our duty, whoever or whatever may oppose 

Daily duties toward ourselves and toward those about us, in order to the proper and, 
so far as possible, perfect conduct of life. : 

Self-discipline ; its methods, helps, difficulties, and rewards . ; , 

Freedom is the greatest good, and consists in leading a virtuous life, preserving a 
contented mind, and being attached to God as friend and guide ‘ 

We should be loyal to our convictions of Truth, notwithstanding the ridicule or op- 
position of others ; but we should forgive those who oppose us, withdraw our- 
selves from impure or vulgar eee and be content with the help and 
approval of God : : : : : 

We should always subordinate pleasure to virtue ; ourselves to others ; our personal 
preferences to the public good ; and all to the will and wisdom of God . 

Tranquillity of mind the highest of attainments ; and entire submission to the will of 
God, with no pre-determinations, repinings, or isi i is the cee. way by 
which this attainment may be reached ; 

Death to those who are virtuous and who rely on God is yas ieeanue to die 
happy is to die with a clear conscience, and in the performance of whatever 
duties God has appointed us to do 


God—the Almighty, the Eternal, the Wise, the Merciful One ; the Protector of the 
Universe, the Helper of Mankind é : : ; 

The one God-of whom all holy and wise men are excite The good among men are 
all brethren afd fellow-believers . 4 : : : : 

Precepts concerning the practical virtues, such as justice, truth, patience, temper- 
ance, kindness, reverence for parents, charity, all of which are necessary to fit 
one fora peaceful death and a happy life beyond 


















God called the dry /and Earth; and 

A theory of creation, probably suggested| the gathering together of the waters 

to Moses by the teachings of the learned 
Lgyptians among whom he was educated, 
and by him transcribed tnto the language 
and imagery of the ancient Hebrews. 

N the beginning God created the 

heaven and the earth. 

2 And the earth was without form, 
and void; and darkness was upon 
ane face of the deep. And the 
Spirit of God moved upon the face 
of the waters. And God said, Let 
there be light: and there was light. 
And God saw the light, that zt was 
good: and God divided the light 
from the darkness. And God called 
the light Day, and the darkness he 
called Night. And the evening and 
the morning were the first period. 

2 And God said, Let there be a 
firmament in the midst of the waters, 
and let it divide the waters from the 
waters. And God caused the firma- 
ment to appear, and divided the 
~ waters which were under the firma- 
ment from the waters which were 
above the firmament: and it was so. 
And God called the firmament 
Heaven. And the evening and the 
morning were the second period. 

4 And God said, Let the waters 
under the heaven be gathered to- 
gether unto one place, and let the 
dry /and appear: and it was so. And 


called he Seas: and God saw that z¢ 
was good. And God said, Let the 
earth bring forth grass, the herb 
yielding seed, and the fruit tree 
yielding fruit after its kind, whose 
seed zs in itself, upon the earth : and 
it was so. And the earth brought 
forth grass, and herbs, yielding seed 
after their kind, and trees yielding 
fruit, whose seed was in itself, after 
their kind: and God saw that zt was 
good. And the evening and the 
morning were the third period. 

5 And God said, Let there be 
lights in the firmament of the heaven 
to divide the day from the night; 
and let them be for signs, and for 
seasons, and for days and years: 
and let them be for lights in the fir- 
mament of the heaven to give light 
upon the earth: and it was so. And 
God caused the two great lights to 
appear; the greater light to rule the 
day, and the lesser light to rule the 
night: the stars also he caused to 
appear. And God set them in the 
firmament of the heaven to give light 
upon the earth, and to rule over 
the day and over the night, and to 
divide the light from the darkness: 
and God saw that z¢ was good. And 
the evening and the morning were 
the fourth period. 


6 And God said, Let the waters|hold, I have given you every herb 
bring forth abundantly the moving] bearing seed, which zs upon the face 
creature that hath life, and fowl ¢Zat; of all the earth, and every tree, in 
may fly above the earth in the open| the which zs the fruit of a tree yield- 
firmament of heaven. And Godjing seed; to you it shall be for meat. 
created great whales, and every liv-| And to every beast of the earth, and 
ing creature that moveth, which the/to every fowl of the air, and to every 
waters brought forth abundantly,|thing that creepeth upon the earth, 
after their kind, and every winged|wherein fhere ts life, [ have given 
‘fowlafter his kind: and God saw that; every green herb for meat: and it 
zt was good. And God blessed them, | was so. And God saw every thing 
saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and; that he had created, and, behold, 
fill the waters in the seas, and let| was very good. And the evening 
fowl multiply in the earth. And the!and the morning were the sixth pe- 
evening and the morning were the! riod 
fifth period. SELECTION II. 

7 And God said, Let the earth 
bring forth the living creature after 
his kind, cattle and creeping thing, 
and beast of the earth after his kind: 
and it was so. And God created the Ae Abram went up out of 
beast of the earth after his kind, Egypt, he, and his wife, and 
and cattle after their kind, and every] all that he had, and Lot with him, 
thing that creepeth upon the earth|into the south. And Abram was 
after his kind: and God saw that z¢|very rich in cattle, in silver, and in 
was good. gold. And he went on his journeys 

8 And God said, Let us create| from the south even to Beth-el, unto 
man in our image, after our likeness:|the place where his tent had been at 
and let them have dominion over|the beginning, between Beth-el and 
the fish of the sea, and over the fowl} Hai; unto the place of the altar, 
of the air, and over the cattle, and| which he had made there at the 
over all the earth, and over every| first: and there Abram called on 
creeping thing that creepeth upon|the name of the LORD. 
the earth. So God created man in| 2 And Lot also, which went with 
his own image, in the image of God| Abram, had flocks, and herds, and 
created he him; male and female|tents. And the land was not able 
created he them. And God blessed|to bear them, that they might dwell 
them, and God said unto them, Be|together: for their substance was 
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish| great, so that they could not dwell 
the earth, and subdue it: and have|together. And there was a strife 
dominion over the fish of the sea,| between the herdmen of Abram’s 
and over the fowl of the air, and|cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s 
over every living thing that moveth| cattle: and the Canaanite and the 
upon the earth, And God said, Be-| Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 

Showing the piety and uprightness of 
Abram, the ancient ancestor of the race 
of the Israelites. 


3 And Abram said unto Lot, Let 
there be no strife, I pray thee, be- 
tween me and thee, and between my 
herdmen and thy herdmen; for we 
are brethren. J/s not the whole land 
before thee? separate thyself, I pray 
thee, from me: if thou wilt take the 
left hand, then I will go to the right ; 
or if thou depart to the right hand, 
then I will go to the left. And Lot 
lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the 
plain of Jordan, that it was well wa- 
tered every where, (before the LORD 
destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,) 
even as the garden of the LORD, like 
the land of Egypt,as thou comest unto 
Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the 
plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed 
east : and they separated themselves 
the one from the other. 

4 Abram dwelled in the land of 
Canaan: and Lot dwelled in the cities 
of the plain, and pitched Azs tent 
toward Sodom. But the men of 
Sodom were wicked and sinners 
before the LORD exceedingly. 

5 And the LorD said unto Abram, 
after that Lot was separated from 
him, Lift up now thine eyes, and 
look from the place where thou art 
northward, and southward, and east- 
ward, and westward : forall the land 
which thou seest, to thee will I give 
it, and to thine offspring for ever. 
And I will make thine offspring as 
the dust of the earth: so that if 
a mancan number the dust of the 
earth, then shall thine offspring also 
be numbered. Arise, walk through 
the land in the length of it and in 
the breadth of it; for I will give it 
unto thee. 

6 Then Abram removed zs tent, 
and came and dwelt in the plain of 

Mamre, which zs in Hebron, and 
built there an altar unto the LORD. 

| Abraham's intercession for Sodom. 

ND the Lorb said, Shall I hide 
from Abraham that thing which 
I do; seeing that Abraham shall sure- 
ly become a great and mighty nation, 
and all the nations of the earth shall 
be blessed in him? For I know him, 
that he will command his children 
and his household after him, and 
they shall keep the way of the LorpD, 
to do justice and judgment; that 
the LORD may bring upon Abraham 
that which he hath spoken of him. 

2 And the LORD said, Because 
the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is 
great, and because their sin is very 
grievous; I will go down now, and 
see whether they have done alto- 
gether according to the cry of it, * 
Which is come unto me; and if not, 
I will know. 

3 And Abraham drew near, and 
said, Wilt thou also destroy the 
righteous with the wicked? Perad- 
venture there be fifty righteous with- 
in the city: wilt thou also destroy 
and not spare the place for the fifty 
righteous that ave therein? That be 
far from thee to do after this man- 
ner, to slay the righteous with the 
wicked: and that the righteous 
should be as the wicked, that be far 
from thee: Shall not the Judge of all 
the earth do right ? 

4 And the LorD said, If I find in 
Sodom fifty righteous within the city, 
then I will spare all the place for 
their sakes. 

5 And Abraham answered and 
said, Behold now, I have taken upon 
me to speak unto the Lord, which 



am but dust and ashes: peradventure 
there shall lack five of the fifty 
righteous: wilt thou destroy all the 
city for Jack of five? And he said, 
If I find there forty and five, I will 
not destroy 77. 

6 And he spake unto him yet 
again, and said, Peradventure there 
shall be forty found there. And he 
said, I will not do z¢ for forty’s sake. 
And he said uxto him, Oh let not the 
Lord be angry, and I will speak :¢ 
Peradventure there shall thirty be 
found there. And he said, I will not 
do z¢, if I find thirty there. 

7 And he said, Behold now, I have 
taken upon me to speak unto the 
Lord: Peradventure there shall be 
twenty found there. And he said, I 
will not destroy z¢ for twenty’s sake. 
And he said, Oh let not the Lord be 
angry, and I will speak yet but this 
once: Peradventure ten shall be 
found there. And he said, I will 
not destroy z¢ for ten’s sake. 

8 And the LORD went his way, 
as soon as he had left communing 
with Abraham: and Abraham re- 
turned unto his place. 

{| Abraham's unquestioning obedience, even to 
what afterward proved to be a mistaken sense of 

jae it came to pass after these 
things, that God did try Abra- 
ham, and said unto him, Abraham: 
and he said, Behold, here I am. And 
he said, Take now thy son, thine 
only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, 
and get thee into the land of Mo- 
riah ; and offer him there for a burnt 
offering upon one of the mountains 
which I will tell thee of. 
2 And Abraham rose up early in 
the morning, and saddled his ass, 

| : ; 
and took two of his young men with 

him, and Isaac his son, and clave the 
wood for the burnt offering, and rose 
up, and went unto the place of 
which God had told him. Then on 
the third day Abraham lifted up his 
eyes, and saw the place afar off. And 
Abraham said unto his young men, 
Abide ye here with the ass; and I 
and the lad will go yonder and wor- 
ship, and come again to you. 

3 And Abraham took the wood of 
the burnt offering, and laid zt upon 
Isaac his son; and he took the fire 
in his hand, and a knife; and they 
went both of them together. And 
Isaac spake unto Abraham his 
father, and said, My father: and he 
said, Here am I, my son. And he 
said, Behold the fire and the wood: 
but where zs the lamb for a burnt 
offering? And Abraham said, My 
son, God will provide himself a lamb 
for a burnt offering: so they went 
both of them together. 

4 And they came to the place 
which God had told him of; and 
Abraham built an altar there, and 
laid the wood in order, and bound 
Isaac his son, and laid him on the 
altar upon the wood. And Abraham 
stretched forth his hand, and took 
the knife to slay his son. And the 
angel of the LORD called unto him 
out of heaven, and said, Abraham, 
Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 
And he said, Lay not thine hand 
upon the lad, neither do thou any 
thing unto him: for now I know 
that thou fearest God, seeing thou 
hast not withheld thy son, thine only 
son from me. 

5 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, 
and looked, and behold behind zm 


a ram*‘caught in a thicket by his 
horns: and Abraham went and took 
the ram, and offered him up for a 
burnt offering in the stead of his son. 
And Abraham called the name of 
that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is 
said ¢o this day, In the mount of the 
_ LORD it shall be seen. 

6 And the angel of the LORD 
called unto Abraham out of heaven 
the second time, and said, By my- 
self have I sworn, saith the LORD, 
for because thou hast done this 
thing, and hast not withheld thy 
son, thine only soz: that in blessing 
I will bless thee, and in multiplying 
I will multiply thy seed as the stars 

of the heaven, and as the sand which |; 

_ is upon the sea shore; and thy seed 
shall possess the gate of his enemies ; 
and in thy seed shall all the nations 
of the earth be blessed; because 
thou hast been obedient to my voice. 

Facob’s dream, and holy resolution. 

Ay Jacob went out from Beer- 

sheba, and went toward Haran. 
And he lighted upon a certain place, 
and tarried there all night, because 
the sun was set; and he took of the 
stones of that place, and put them 
for his pillows, and lay down in that 
place to sleep. 

2 And he dreamed, and behold a 
ladder set up on the earth, and the 
top of it reached to heaven: and be- 
hold the angels of God ascending 
and descending on it. And, behold, 
the LORD stood above it, and said, 

Iam the Lorp God of Abraham 
thy father, and the God of Isaac: 
the land whereon thou liest, to thee 
will I give it, and to thy seed; and 

thy seed shall be as the dust of the 
earth, and thou shalt spread abroad 
to the west, and to the east, and to 
the north, and to the south: and in 
thee and in thy seed shall all the 
families of the earth be blessed. 
And, behold, I az with thee, and 
will keep thee in all places whither 
thou goest, and will bring thee again 
into this land; for I will not leave 
thee, until I have done chat which I 
have spoken to thee of. 

3 And Jacob awaked out of his 
sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD 
is in this place; and I knew 2z¢ not. 
And he was afraid, and said, How 
dreadful zs this place! this zs none 
other but the house of God, and this 
zs the gate of heaven. 

4 And Jacob rose up early in the 
morning, and took the stone that he 
had put for his pillows, and set it up 
for a pillar, and poured oil upon the 
top of it. And he called the name 
of that place Beth-el. 

5 And Jacob vowed a vow, say- 
ing, If God will be with me, and 
will keep me in this way that I go, 
and will give me bread to eat, and 
raiment to put on, so that I come 
again to my father’s house in peace ; 
then shall the LORD be my God: 
and this stone, which I have set for 
a pillar, shall be God’s house: and 
of all that thou shalt give me I will 
surely give the tenth unto thee. 

G His night of prayer. 
Fe Jacob was left alone; and 
there wrestled one with him un- 
til the breaking of the day. And he 
said, Let me go, for the day break- 
eth. And he answered, I will not 
let thee go, except thou bless me, 


2 And he said unto him, What zs 
thy name? And he answered, Jacob. 
And he said, Thy name shall be 
called no more Jacob, but Israel: 
for as a prince hast thou power with 
God and with men, and hast pre- 
vailed. And Jacob asked him, Tell 
me, I pray thee, thy name. And he 
said, Wherefore zs it that thou dost 
ask after my name? And he blessed 
him there. 

3 And Jacob called the name of 
the place Peniel : For, he said, I have 
seen God face to face, and my life 
is preserved. 


Foseph’'s early anticipations of future 

eee being seventeen years 
old, was feeding the flock with 
his brethren; and the lad was with 
the sons of Bilhah, and with the 
sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: 
and Joseph brought unto his father 
their evil report. 

2 Now Israel loved Joseph more 
than all his children, because he was 
the son of his old age : and he made 
him a coat of many colors. And 
when his brethren saw that their 
father loved him more than all his 
brethren, they hated him, and could 
not speak peaceably unto him. 

3 And Joseph dreamed a dream, 
and he told z¢ his brethren : and they 
hated him yet the more. And he 
said unto them, Hear, I pray you, 
this dream which I have dreamed: 
for, behold, we were binding sheaves 
in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, 
and also stood upright ; and, behold, 
your sheaves stood round about, and 
made obeisance to my sheaf. And 

his brethren said to him, Shalt thou 
indeed reign over us? or shalt thou 
indeed have dominion over us? 
And they hated him yet the more 
for his dreams, and for his words. 

4 And he dreamed yet another 
dream, and told it his brethren, and 
said, Behold, I have dreamed a 
dream more; and, behold, the sun 
and the moon and the eleven stars 
made obeisance to me. And he 
told zt to his father, and to his 
brethren: and his father rebuked 
him, and said unto him, What zs 
this dream that thou hast dreamed? 
Shall I and thy mother and thy 
brethren indeed come to bow down 
ourselves to thee to the earth? And 
his brethren envied him; but his 
father observed the saying. 

W The envy and treachery of his brethren. 

yeNeke his brethren went to feed 
their father’s flock in Shechem. 

2 And Israel said unto Joseph, 
Do not thy brethren feed the flock 
in Shechem ? come, and I will send 
thee unto them. And he answered, 
Here amTJ. And he said to him, 
Go, I pray thee, see whether it be 
well with thy brethren, and well 
with the flocks; and bring me word 
again. So he sent him out of the. 
vale of Hebron, and he came to 

3 And a certain man found him, 
and, behold, e was wandering in 
the field: and the man asked him, 
saying, What seekest thou? And 
he said, I seek my brethren: tell — 
me, I pray thee, where they feed 
their flocks. And the man said, 
They are departed hence; for I 
heard them say, Let us go to 


Dothan. And Joseph went after 
his brethren, and found them in 

4 And when they saw him afar 
_ off, even before he came near unto 
them, they conspired against him 
to slay him. And they said one to 
another, Behold this dreamer com- 
eth. Come now therefore, and let 
us slay him, and cast him into some 
pit, and we will say, Some evil beast 
hath devoured him: and we shall 
see what will become of his dreams. 

5 And Reuben heard 2, and he 
delivered him out of their hands; 
and said, Let us not kill him. And 
“Reuben said unto them, Shed no 
blood, éu¢ cast him into this pit that 
zs in the wilderness, and lay no hand 
upon him; that he might rid him out 
of their hands, to deliver him to his 
father again. 

6. And it came to pass, when 
Joseph was come unto his brethren, 
that they stript him of his coat, /zs 
coat of many colors that was on 
‘him; and they took him and cast 
him into a pit. And they sat down 
to eat bread: and they lifted up 
their eyes and looked, and, behold, 
a company of Ishmeelites came from 
Gilead with their camels bearing 
spicery and balm and myrrh, going 
to carry i down to Egypt. And 
Judah said unto his brethren, What 
profit zs 7 if we slay our brother 
and conceal his blood? Come, and 
let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, 
and let not our hand be upon him; 
for he zs our brother and our flesh. 
And his brethren were content. 

7 Then there passed by Midianites 
merchantmen; and they drew and 
lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and 

sold him to the Ishmeelites for 
twenty pieces of silver. And they 
brought Joseph to Egypt. 

8 And Reuben returned unto the 
pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in 
the pit; and he rent his clothes. And 
he returned unto his brethren, and 
said, The child zs not; and I, whither 
shall I go? And they took Joseph’s 
coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and 
dipped the coat in the blood; and 
they sent the coat of many colors 
to their father; and said, This have 
we found: know now whether it de 
thy son’s coat or not. 

g And he knew it, and said, /¢ zs 
my son’s coat; an evil beast hath 
devoured him; Joseph is without 
doubt rent in pieces. And Jacob 
rent his clothes, and put sackcloth 
upon his loins, and mourned for his 
son many days. And all his sons 
and all his daughters rose up to com- 
fort him; but he refused to be com- 
forted; and he said, For I will go down 
into the grave unto my son mourn- 
ing. Thus his father wept for him. 

His resistance of temptation. 

ye aad Joseph was brought down 

to Egypt; and Potiphar, an 
officer of Pharaoh, captain of the 
guard, an Egyptian, bought him of 
the hands of the Ishmeelites, which 
had brought him down thither. 

2 And the LORD was with Joseph, 
and he was a prosperous man; and 
he was in the house of his master the 
Egyptian. And his master saw that 
the LORD was with him, and that 
the LorpD made all that he did to 
prosper in his hand. And Joseph 
found grace in his sight, and he 
served him: and he made him over- 


seer over his house, and all that he 
had he put into his hand. 

3 And it came to pass from the 
time ¢hat he had made him overseer 
in his house, and over all that he had, 
that the LorD prospered the Egyp- 
tian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and 
the blessing of the LORD was upon all 
that he had in the house, and in the 
field. And he left all that he hadin 
Joseph’s hand; and he knew not 
ought he had, save the bread which 
he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly 
person, and well favored. 

4 And it came to pass after these 
things, that his master’s wife cast her 
eyes upon Joseph; but he refused, 
and said unto his master’s wife, How 
can I do this great wickedness, and 
sin against God? And it came to 
pass, as she spake to Joseph day by 
day, that he hearkened not unto her. 

“| is loyalty and love to his father and breth- 
ven after many years of separation. 

PEHEN Joseph could not refrain 

himself before all them that 
stood by him; and he cried, Cause 
every man to goout from me. And 
there stood no man with him, while 
Joseph made himself known unto his 

2 And he wept aloud; and the Egyp- 
tians and the house of Pharaoh heard. 
And Joseph said unto his brethren, I 
am Joseph; doth my father yet live? 
And his brethren could not answer 
him ; for they were troubled at his 
presence. And Joseph said unto his 
brethren, Come near to me, I pray 
you. And they came near. And he 
said, I am Joseph your brother, 
whom ye sold into Egypt. 

3 Now therefore be not grieved, 

nor angry with yourselves, that ye 
sold me hither: for God did send me 
before you to preserve life. For 
these two years hath the famine dcen 
in the land: and yet there are five 
years, in the which ¢here shall neither 
be earing nor harvest. So now 7 
was not you ¢hatsent me hither, but 
God: and he hath made me a father 
to Pharaoh, and lord of all his 
house, and aruler throughout all the 
land of Egypt. 

4 Haste ye, and go up to my father, 
and say unto him, Thus saith thy 
son Joseph, God hath made me lord 
of all Egypt: come down unto me, 
tarry not: and thou shalt dwell in 
the land of Goshen, and thou shalt 
be near unto me, thou and thy chil- 
dren and thy children’s children, and 
thy flocks and thy herds, and all 
that thou hast: and there will I 
nourish thee; for yet there are five 
years of famine; lest thou, and thy 
household, and all that thou hast, 
come to poverty. 

5 And behold your eyes see, and 
the eyes of my brother Benjamin, 
that z¢ zs my mouth that speaketh 
unto you. And ye shall tell my 
father of all my glory in Egypt, and 
of all that ye have seen; and ye 
shall haste and bring down my father 
hither. And he fell upon his broth- 
er Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and 
Benjamin wept upon his neck. More- 
over, he kissed all his brethren, and 
wept upon them: and after that his 
brethren talked with him. 

Moses’ vision of the burning bush. 

iN Moses kept the flock of 
Jethro his father-in-law, the 


priest of Midian: and he led the 
flock to the backside of the desert, 
and came to the mountain of God, 
even to Horeb. 

2 And the angel of the LORD ap- 
peared unto him in a flame of fire 
out of the midst of a bush: and he 
looked, and behold, the bush burned 
with fire, and the bush was not con- 
sumed. And Moses said, I will now 
turn aside, and see this great sight, 
why the bush is not burnt. And the 
LORD God called unto him out of 
the midst of the bush, and said, 
Moses, Moses. And he said, Here 
am1. And he said, Draw not nigh 
hither: put off thy shoes from off 
thy feet, for the place whereon thou 
standest zs holy ground. And Moses 
hid his face, for he was afraid to 
look upon God. 

3 And the Lorb said, I have 
surely seen the affliction of my peo- 
ple which are in Egypt, and have 
heard their cry by reason of their 
taskmasters; for I know their sor- 
‘rows; and I am come down to de- 
liver them out of the hand of the 
Egyptians, and to bring them up 
out of that land unto a good land 
and a large, unto a land flowing 
with milk and honey. Now there- 
fore, behold, the cry of the children 
of Israel is come unto me: and I 
_ have also seen the oppression where- 
with the Egyptians oppress them. 
Come now therefore, and I will send 
thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest 
bring forth my people the children 
of Israel out of Egypt. 

4 And Moses said unto God, Who 
am 1, that Ishould go unto Pharaoh, 
and that I should bring forth the chil- 
dren of Israel out of Egypt ? And he 

said, Certainly I will be with thee; 
and this shall be a token unto thee, 
that I have sent thee: When thou 
hast brought forth the people out of 
Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this 

5 And Moses said unto God, Be- 
hold, when I come unto the children 
of Israel, and shall say unto them, 
The God of your fathers hath sent 
me unto you; and they shall say to 
me, What zs his name? what shall I 
say untothem? And God said unto 
Moses, I AM THATIAM: and he 
said, thus shalt Thou say unto the 
children of Israel, I AM hath sent 
me unto you. 

6 And Moses answered and said, 
But, behold, they will not believe 
me, nor hearken unto my voice: for 
they will say, The LorD hath not 
appeared unto thee. And besides, O 
my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither 
heretofore, nor since thou hast 
spoken unto thy servant: but I am 
slow of speech, and of a slow 

7 And the LORD said unto him, 
Who hath made man’s mouth? or 
who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or 
the seeing, or the blind? have not I 
the LorpD? Now therefore go, and I 
will be with thy mouth, and teach 
thee what thou shalt say. And he 
said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, 
by the hand of him whom thou wilt 

The commandments given by Moses. 

ND God spake all these words, 

saying, I am the LoRD thy God, 
which have brought thee out of the 
land of Egypt, out of the house of 



2 Thou shalt have no other gods 
before me. Thou shalt not make 
unto thee any graven image, or any 
likeness of any thing that zs in heaven 
above, or that zs in the earth be- 
neath, or that zs in the water under 
the earth, to bow down thyself to it, 
or serve it. 

3 Thou shalt not profane the name 
of the LORD thy God ; for the LorD 
will not hold him guiltless that pro- 
faneth his name. 

4 Remember the seventh day, to 
hallow it ; six days thou shalt do thy 
work, and on the seventh day thou 
shalt rest: that thine ox and thine 
ass may rest, and the son of thy 
handmaid, and the stranger, may be 

5 Honor thy father and thy 
mother: that thy days may be long 
upon the land which the Lorp thy 
God giveth thee. 

6 Thou shalt not kill. 

7 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 

8 Thou shalt not steal. 

9 Thou shalt not bear false witness 
against thy neighbor. 

10 Thou shalt not covet thy neigh- 
bor’s house, thou shalt not covet 
thy neighbor’s wife, nor his man- 
servant, nor his maidservant, nor his 
ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that zs 
thy neighbor’s. 

11 Thou shalt neither vex a stran- 
ger, nor oppress him; for ye were 
strangers in the land of Egypt. 

12 Thou shalt not afflict any 
widow, or fatherless child. 

13 If thou lend money to any of 
my people ¢hat zs poor by thee, thou 
shalt not be to him as an usurer, 
neither shalt thou lay upon him 

14 Thou shalt not raise a false re- 
port: put not thine hand with the 
wicked to be an unrighteous wit- — 

15 Thou shalt not follow a multi- 
tude to do evil; neither shalt thou 
speak in a cause to assist the many 
to pervert justice. 

16 If thou meet thine enemy’s 
ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt 
surely bring it back to him again. 

17 If thou see the ass of him that 
hateth thee lying under his burden, 
and wouldest forbear to help him, 
thou shalt surely help with him. 

18 Thou shalt not wrest the judg- 
ment of thy poor in his cause. 

19 Keep thee far from a false mat- 
ter; and the innocent and righteous 
slay thou not: for I will not justify 
the wicked. 

20 And thou shalt take no gift: 
for the gift blindeth the wise, and 
perverteth the words of the right- 

21 And in all ¢hzngs that I have 
said unto you be circumspect: and 
make no mention of the name of 
other gods, neither let it be heard 
out of thy mouth. 

keelapse of the Israelites into idolatry. 

VAS when the people saw that 

Moses delayed to come down 
out of the mount, the people gath- 
ered themselves together unto Aaron, 
and said unto him, Up, make us 
gods, which shall go before us; for 
as for this Moses, the man that 
brought us up out of the land of 
Egypt, we wot not what is become 
of him. And Aaron said unto them, 
Break off the golden earrings, which 




are in the ears of your wives, of 
_ your sons, and of your daughters, 
and bring ¢hem unto me. 

2 And all the people brake off the 
golden earrings which were in their 
ears, and brought zhem unto Aaron ; 
and he received ¢hem at their hand, 
and fashioned it with a graving tool, 
after he had made it a molten calf 
and they said, These de thy gods, O 
Israel, which brought thee up out 
of the land of Egypt. And when 
Aaron saw zt, he built an altar be- 
fore it; and made_ proclamation, 
and said, To morrow 7s a feast to 
the LorpD. And they rose up early 
on the morrow, and offered burnt 
offerings, and brought peace offer- 
ings; and the people sat down to 
eat and to drink, and rose up to 

3 And Moses turned, and went 
down from the mount, and the two 
- tables of the testimony were in his 
hand: the tables were written on 
both their sides; on the one side 
and on the other were they written. 

4 And when Joshua heard the 
noise of the people as they shouted, 
he said unto Moses, There zs a noise 
of war in the camp. And he said, 
It 7s not the voice of them that shout 
for mastery, neither zs z¢ the voice of 
them that cry for being overcome: 
but the noise of them that sing do I 

5 And it came to pass, as soon as 
he came nigh unto the camp, that 
he saw the calf, and the dancing: 
and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he 
cast the tables out of his hands, and 
brake them beneath the mount. 
And he took the calf which they 
had made, and burnt z¢ in the fire, 

and ground zz to powder, and straw- 
ed z¢ upon the water, and made the 
children of Israel drink of 77. And 
Moses said unto Aaron, What did 
this people unto thee, that thou hast 
brought so great a sin upon them? 
6 And Aaron said, Let not the 
anger of my lord wax hot: thou 

:|knowest the people, that they are 

set on mischief. For they said unto 
me, Make us gods, which shall go 
before us; for as for this Moses, the 
man that brought us up out of the 
land of Egypt, we wot not what is 
become of him. And I said unto 

‘them, Whosoever hath any gold, let 

them break z¢ off. So they gave 7z¢ 
me: then I cast it into the fire, and 
there came out this calf. 

7 Then Moses stood in the gate 
of the camp, and said, Who zs on 
the LORD’s side ? let him come unto 
me. And all the sons of Levi gath- 
ered themselves together unto him. 
And it came to pass on the morrow, 
that Moses said unto the people, Ye 
have sinned a great sin: and now I 
will go up unto the LORD; perad- 
venture I shall make an atonement 
for your sin. 

8 And Moses returned unto the 
LorD, and said, Oh, this people 
have sinned a great sin, and have 
made them gods of gold. Yet now, 
if thou wilt forgive their sin,—and 
if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of 
thy book which thou hast written. 
And the LORD said unto Moses, 
Whosoever hath sinned against me, 
him will I blot out of my book. 
Therefore now go, lead the people 
unto the place of which I have spoken 
unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall 
go before thee: nevertheless in the 




day when I visit I will visit their sin 
upon them. 

9g And Moses said unto the Lorn, 
See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up 
this people: and thou has not let me 
know whom thou wilt send with me. 
Yet thou hast said, I know thee by 
name, and thou hast also found 
grace in my sight. Now therefore, 
I pray thee, if I have found grace in 
thy sight, shew me now thy way, 
that I may know thee, that I may 
find grace in thy sight : and consider 
that this nation zs thy people. 

10 And he said, My presence shall 
go with thee, and I will give thee 
rest. And he said unto him, If thy 
presence go not with me, carry us 
not up hence. And the LorRD said 
unto Moses, I will do this thing also 
that thou hast spoken: for thou 
hast found grace in my sight, and I 
know thee by name. 


Additional commandments, 

ND the LorD spake unto Moses, 
saying, Speak unto all the con- 
gregation of the children of Israel, and 
say unto them, Ye shall be holy: 
for I the LoRD your God am holy. 

2 Ye shall fear every man his 
mother and his father, and keep 
my sabbaths: I am the LorD your 
God. Turn ye not unto idols, nor 
make to yoursevles molten gods: I 
am the LORD your God. 

3 And when ye reap the harvest 
of your land, thou shalt not wholly 
reap the corners of thy field, neither 
shalt thou gather the gleanings of 
thy harvest. And thou shalt not 
glean thy vineyard, neither shalt 
thou gather every grape of thy vine- 

yard ; thou shalt leave them for the 
poor and stranger: I am the LORD 
your God. 

4 Ye shall not steal, neither deal 
falsely, neither lie one to another. 
And ye shall not swear by my name 
falsely, neither shalt thou profane 
the name of thy God: I am the 

5 Thou shalt not defraud thy 
neighbor, neither rob fim: the 
wages of him that is hired shall 
not abide with thee all night until 
the morning. Thou shalt not curse 
the deaf, nor put a stumbling block 
before the blind, but shalt fear 
thy God: I am the Lorp. 

6 Ye shall do no unrighteousness 
in judgment : thou shalt not respect 
the person of the poor, nor honor the 
person of the mighty: du¢in right- 
eousness shalt thou judge thy neigh- 

7 Thou shalt not go up and down 
as a talebearer among thy people: 
neither shalt thou stand against the 
blood of thy neighbor: I am the 

8 Thou shalt not hate thy brother 
in thine heart; thou shalt in any 
wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not 
suffer sin upon him. 

9 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear 
any grudge against the children of 
thy people, but thou shalt love thy 
neighbor as thyself: I am the 

10 Thou shalt rise up before the 
hoary head, and honor the face of 
the old man, and fear thy God: I 
am the LorD. 

11 And if a stranger sojourn with 
thee in your land, thou shalt not vex 
him: but the stranger that dwelleth 


_ with you shall be unto you as one 
born among you, and thou shalt love 
_ him as thyself; for ye were strangers 

in the land of Egypt: I am the 
LORD your God. 

12 Ye shall do no unrighteousness 
in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, 
or in measure. Just balances, just 
weights, a just ephah, and a just hin 
shall ye have: I am the LORD your 
God which brought you out of the 
land of Egypt. 

13 Therefore shall ye observe all 
my statutes, and all my judgments, 
and do them : I am the LORD. 


Remembrance of merctes. 

OW these are the command- 
ments, the statutes, and the 
judgments, which the LORD your 
God commanded to teach you, that 
ye might do ¢hem in the land whither 
ye go to possess it : that thou might- 
est fear the LORD thy God, to keep 
_ all his statutes and his command- 
ments, which I command thee, thou, 
and thy son, and thy son’s son, all 
the days of thy life; and that thy 
days may be prolonged. 

2 Hear therefore, O Israel, and ob- 
serve; to do zt; that it may be well 
with thee, and that ye may increase 
mightily, as the LORD God of thy 
fathers hath promised thee, in the 
land that floweth with milk and 

3 Hear, O Israel: the LORD our 
God zs one LORD: and thou shalt 
love the Lorp thy God with all 
thine heart, and with all thy soul, 
and with all thy might. 

4 And these words, which I com- 
mand thee this day, shall be in thine 


heart: and thou shalt teach them 
diligently unto thy children, and 
shalt talk of them when thou Sittest 
in thine house, and when thou walk- 
est by the way, and when thou liest 
down, and when thou risest up. And 
thou shalt bind them for a sign upon 
thine hand, and they shall be as 
frontlets between thine eyes. And 
thou shalt write them upon the posts 
of thy house, and on thy gates. 

5 And when thy son asketh thee 
in time to come, saying, What mean 
the testimonies, and the statutes, 
and the judgments, which the LORD 
our God hath commanded you? 
Then thou shalt say unto thy son, 
We were Pharaoh’s bondmen in 
Egypt; and the Lorp brought us 
out of Egypt with a mighty hand: 
and he brought us out from thence, 
that he might bring us in, to give us 
the land which he sware unto our 
fathers. And the LORD commanded 
us to do all these statutes, to fear the 
LORD our God, for our good always, 
that he might preserve us alive, as 2¢ 
zs at this day. 

6 And thou shalt remember all the 
way which the LoRD thy God led 
thee in the wilderness, to humble 
thee, azd to prove thee, to know 
what was in thine heart, whether 
thou wouldest keep his command- 
ments, or no. Thou shalt also 
consider in thine heart, that, as 
a man chasteneth his son, so the 
Lorp thy God chasteneth thee. 
Therefore thou shalt keep the com- 
mandments of the LORD thy God, 
to walk in his ways, and to fear him. 

7 For the LorpD thy God bringeth 
thee into a good land, aland of brooks 
of water, of fountains and depths that 



spring out of valleys and hills; a 
land of wheat, and barley, and vines, 
and fig trees, and pomegranates; a 
land of oil olive, and honey; a land 
wherein thou shalt eat bread without 
scarceness, thou shalt not lack any 
thing in it; a land whose stones eave 
iron, and out of whose hills thou 
mayest dig brass. 

8 When thou hast eaten and art 
full, then thou shalt bless the LORD 
thy God for the good land which 
he hath given thee. Beware that 
thou forget not the LorD thy God, 
in not keeping his commandments, 
and his judgments, and his statutes, 
which I command thee this day: 
lest when thou hast eaten and art 
full, and hast built goodly houses, 
and dwelt ¢herein; and when thy 
herds and thy flocks multiply, and 
thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, 
and all that thou hast is multiplied ; 
then thine heart be lifted up, and 
thou forget the LorRD thy God, 
which brought thee forth out of the 
land of Egypt, from the house of 
bondage; and thou say in thine 
heart, My power and the might of 
mine hand hath gotten me _ this 

9g But thou shalt remember the 
LorD thy God: for z zs he that 
giveth thee power to get wealth, 
that he may establish his covenant 
which he sware unto thy fathers, as zz 
zs this day 

Blessings upon righteousness. 
SAWN: it shall come to pass, if thou 
shalt hearken diligently unto 
the voice of the LORD thy God, to 
observe and to do all his command- 

ments which I command thee this 
day, that the LORD thy God will set 
thee on high above all nations of the 
earth: and all these blessings shall 
come on thee, and overtake thee, if 
thou shalt hearken unto the voice of 
the LoRD thy God. ‘ 

2 Blessed shalt thou Oe in the city, 
and blessed shalt thou de in the field; 
blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, 
and the fruit of thy ground, and the 
fruit of thy cattle, the increase of 
thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 

3 Blessed shall be thy basket and 
thy store; blessed shalt thou de when 
thou comest in, and blessed shalt 
thou de when thou goest out. 

4 The LorD shall command the 
blessing upon thee in thy store- 
houses, and in all that thou settest 
thine hand unto; and he shall bless 
thee in the land which the LorD thy 
God giveth thee. ; 

5 The LorD shall establish thee 
an holy people unto himself, as he 
hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt 
keep the commandments of the 
LorpD thy God, and walk in his 
ways; and all people of the earth 
shall see that thou art called by the 
name of the LORD, and they shall 
be afraid of thee. 

6 And the Lorp shall make thee 
plenteous in goods, in the fruit of 
thy body, and in the fruit of thy cat- 
tle, and in the fruit of thy ground, 
in the land which the LorD sware 
unto thy fathers to give thee. 

7 The LorD shall open unto thee 
his good treasure, the heaven to give 
the rain unto thy land in his season, 
and to bless all the work of thine 
hand: and thou shalt lend unto many 
nations, and thou shalt not borrow. 



a a a 

8 And the LorD shall make thee 
the head, and not the tail; and thou 
shalt be above only, and thou shalt 
not be beneath ; if that thou hearken 
unto the commandments of the 
LorD thy God, which I command 
thee this day, to observe and to do 

g And thou shalt not go aside 
from any of the words which I com- 
mand thee this day, ¢o the right 
hand, or #o the left, to go after other 
gods to serve them. 

Y Cursings upon wickedness. 

But it shall come to pass, if thou 
wilt not hearken unto the voice 
of the LorD thy God, to observe to 
do all his commandments and his 
statutes which I command thee this 
day : that all these curses shall come 
upon thee and overtake thee :— 
_2.Cursed shalt thou ée in the city, 
- and cursed sha/¢ thou de in the field; 
cursed shall be thy basket and thy 
store; cursed shall be the fruit 
of thy body, and the fruit of thy 
land, the increase of thy kine, and 
the flocks of thy sheep; cursed shal¢ 
thou d¢ when thou comest in, and 
cursed shalt thou de when thou goest 
3 The Lorp shall send upon thee 
cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all 
- that thou settest thine hand unto, 
until thou be destroyed, and until 
thou perish quickly ; because of the 
wickedness of thy doings, whereby 
thou hast forsaken him. 

4 The LorD shall make the pesti- 
lence cleave unto thee, until he have 
consumed thee from off the land, 
whither thou goest to possess it. 
He shall smite thee with a consump- 

tion, and with a fever, and with an 
inflammation, and with an extreme 
burning, and with the sword, and 
with blasting, and with mildew; and 
they shall pursue thee until thou 

5 And thy heaven that zs over thy 
head shall be brass, and the earth 
that zs under thee shad/ be iron. The 
LORD shall make the rain of thy 
land powder and dust: from heaven 
shall it come down upon thee, until 
thou be destroyed. He shall cause 
thee to be smitten before thine ene- 
mies: thou shalt go out one way 
against them, and flee seven ways 
before them: and shalt be removed 
into all the kingdoms of the earth. 

6 The LoRD shall smite thee with. 
madness, and blindness, and aston- 
ishment of heart: and thou shalt 
grope at noonday, as the blind 
gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt 
not prosper in thy ways: and thou 
shalt be only oppressed and spoiled 
evermore, and no man shall save 
thee. And thou shalt become an as- 
tonishment, a proverb, and a byword, 
among all nations whither the LORD 
shall lead thee. 

7 The stranger that zs within thee 
shall get up above thee very high ; 
and thou shalt come down very low; 
he shall lend to thee and thou shalt 
not lend to him: he shall be the head, 
and thou shalt be the tail. 

8 Moreover all these curses shall 
come upon thee, and shall pursue 
thee, and overtake thee, till thou be 
destroyed; because thou hearken- 
edst not unto the voice of the LORD 
thy God, to keep his commandments 
and his statutes which he com- 
manded thee: and they shall be 



upon thee for a sign and for a won- 
der, and upon thy seed for ever: 
because thou servedst not the LORD 
thy God with joyfulness, and with 
gladness of heart, for the abundance 
of all things. 

The song of Moses. 

aD Moses spake in the ears of 

all the congregation of Israel 
the words of this song, until they 
were ended. 

2 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I 
will speak ; and hear, O earth, the 
words of my mouth. My doctrine 
shall drop as the rain, my speech 
shall distil as the dew, as the small 
rain upon the tender herb, and as 
the showers upon the grass : because 
I will publish the name of the Lorp. 

3 Ascribe ye greatness unto our 
God. He is the Rock, his work ds 
perfect : all his ways are judgment : 
a God of truth and without iniquity, 
just and right zs he. 

4 They have corrupted them- 
selves, their spot zs not the spot of 
his children : they are a perverse and 
crooked generation. Do ye thus 
requite the Lor, O foolish people 
and unwise? zs not he thy father 
that hath bought thee? hath he not 
made thee, and established thee ? 

5 Remember the days of old, con- 
sider the years of many generations : 
ask thy father, and he will shew 
thee; thy elders, and they will tell 
thee. When the Most High divided 
to the nations their inheritance, when 
he separated the sons of Adam, he 
set the bounds of the people accord- 
ing to the number of the children of 
Israel. For the Lorp’s portion 7s 

his people; Jacob zs the lot of his 
inheritance. He found him in a 
desert land, and in the waste howl- 
ing wilderness; he led him about, 
he instructed him, he kept him as 
the apple of his eye. As an eagle 
stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over 
her young, spreadeth abroad her 
wings, taketh them, beareth them 
on her wings: so the LorD alone 
did lead him, and there was no 
strange god with him. He made 
him ride on the high places of the 
earth, that he might eat the increase 
of the fields; and he made him to 
suck honey out of the rock, and oil 
out of the flinty rock. 

6 Of the Rock ¢hat begat thee 
thou art unmindful, and hast for- 
gotten God that formed thee. And 
when the LORD saw 2z¢, he abhorred 
it, even the provoking of his sons, 
and of his daughters. And he said, 
I will hide my face from them, I 
will see what their end shall be: for 
they are a very froward generation, 
children in whom 7s no faith. For 
they ave a nation void of counsel, 
neither zs there any understanding in 
them. O that they were wise, that 
they understood this, z¢hat they 
would consider their latter end! 
How should one chase a thousand 
of them, and two put ten thousand 
of them to flight, except their Rock 
had sold them, and the Lorp had 
shut them up? 

7 To me Jdelongeth vengeance and 
recompense, saith the LORD; their 
foot shall slide in due time: for the 
day of their calamity zs at hand, and 
the things that shall come upon them 
make haste. For the Lorp shall 
judge his people, and repent himself 



for his servants, when he seeth that 

their power is gone, and there is 
none shut up, or left. And he shall 
say, Where ave their gods, their rock 
in whom they trusted, which did 
eat the fat of their sacrifices, and 
drank the wine of their drink offer- 
ings? let them rise up and help 
you, and be your protection. 

8 See now that I, even I, am he, 
and ¢here is no god beside me: I 
kill and I make alive; I wound and 
I heal: neither zs there any that 
can deliver out of my hand: For I 
lift up my hand to heaven, and say, 
I live for ever. 

9g And Moses came and spake 
all the words of this song in the ears 
of the people, he, and Hoshea, the 
son of Nun. And Moses made an 
end of speaking all these words to 
all Israel: and said unto them, 
Set your hearts unto all the words 
which I testify among you this day, 
which ye shall command your chil- 

dren to observe to do, all the words 
of this law. For it zs not a vain 
thing for you; because it zs your 

life: there is none like unto God, who| 
rideth upon the heaven in thy help, | 

and in his excellency on the sky. 
The eternal God zs ¢hy refuge, and 
underneath ave the everlasting arms. 

| Tradition of Moses’ death. 

pa Moses went up from the 

plains of Moab unto the moun- 
tain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, 
that zs over against Jericho. And 
the LORD shewed him all the land 
of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naph- 
tali, and the land of Ephraim and 
Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, 
unto the utmost sea, and the south, 
and the plain of the valley of 
Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto 

2 And the LorD said unto him, 
This zs the land which I sware unto 
Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto 
Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy 
seed: I have caused thee to see z¢ 
with thine eyes, but thou shalt not 
go over thither. 

3 So Moses, the servant of the 
LORD, died there in the land of 
Moab, according to the word of the 
Lorp. And he buried him in a 
valley in the land of Moab, over 
against Beth-peor: but no man 
knoweth of his sepulchre unto this 

4 And Moses was an hundred and 
twenty years old when he died: his 
eye was not dim, nor his natural 
force abated. 


Hannah's song of thanksgiving for the 
birth of Samuel. 

ND Hannah said, The LorD hath 
given me my petition which I 
asked of him: therefore also I have 

lent him to the LORD; as long as 
he liveth he shall be lent to the 

2 My heart rejoiceth inthe LORD, 
mine horn is exalted in the LorD: I 
rejoice in thy salvation: chere ts 
none holy as the LORD: ‘¢here és 


none beside thee: neither zs there 
any rock like our God. 

3 Talk no~ more so exceeding 
proudly; let zo¢ arrogancy come out 
of your mouth: for the LORD zs a 
God of knowledge, and by him ac- 
tions are weighed. The bows of the 
mighty men are broken, and they 
that stumbled are girded with 
strength. They that were full have 
hired out themselves for bread; and 
they that were hungry ceased. 

4 The Lorp killeth, and maketh 
alive: he bringeth down to the grave, 
and bringeth up. The LORD maketh 
poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth 
low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up 
the poor out of the dust, and lifteth 
up the beggar from the dunghill, to 
set them among princes, and to 
make them inherit the throne of 
glory : for the pillars of the earth are 
the LORD’s, and he hath set the 
world upon them. 

5 He will keep the feet of his 
saints, and the wicked shall be silent 
in darkness; for by strength shall 
no man prevail. The adversaries of 
the LorD shall be broken to pieces ; 
out of heaven shall he thunder upon 
them: the LorD shall judge the 
ends of the earth; and he shall give 
strength unto his king,and exalt the 
horn of his anointed. 

| Samuel's vision and early piety. ‘ 

ND the child Samuel ministered 
unto the LORD before Eli. And 
the word of the LORD was precious 
in those days; there was no open 
2 And it came to pass at that 
time, when Eli was laid down in his 
place, and his eyes began to wax 


dim, ¢at he could not see, and ere 
the lamp of God went out in the 
temple of the LORD, where the ark 
of God was, and Samuel was laid 
down Zo sleep ; that the LORD called 
Samuel: and he answered, Here am 

3 And he ran unto Eli, and said, 
Here am 1; for thou calledst me. 
And he said, I called not; lie down 
again. And he went and lay down. 

4 And the LorD called yet again, 
Samuel. And Samuel arose and 
went to Eli, and said, Here am I; 
for thou didst call me. And he an- 
swered, I called not, my son; lie 
down again. Now Samuel did not 
yet know the LORD, neither was the 
word of the LORD yet revealed urto 

5 And the Lorp called Samuel 
again the third time. And he arose 
and went to Eli, and said, Here am 
I; for thou didst call me. And Eli 
perceived that the LorD had called 
the child; therefore he said unto 
Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall 
be, if he call thee, that thou shalt 
say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant 
heareth. So Samuel went and lay 
down in his place. 

6 And the Lorn came, and stood, 
and called as at other times, Samuel, 
Samuel. Then Samuel answered, 
Speak; for thy servant heareth. 

7 And the LorD said to Samuel, 
Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, 
at which both the ears of every one 
that heareth it shall tingle. In that 
day I will perform against Eli all 
things which I have spoken concern- 
ing his house: when I begin, I will 
also make an end. For I have told 
him that I will judge his house for 



ever for the iniquity which he 
_knoweth; because his sons made 
themselves vile, and he restrained 
them not. 

8 And Samuel lay until the morn- 
ing, and opened the doors of the 
house of the LORD; but feared to 
shew Eli the vision. Then Eli call- 
ed Samuel, and said, Samuel, my 
son. And he answered, Here am I. 
And he said, What zs the thing that 
the LORD hath said unto thee? I 
pray thee hide z¢# not from me: God 
do so to thee, and more also, if thou 
hide azy thing from me of all the 
things that he said unto thee. 

9 And Samuel told him every 
whit, and hid nothing from him. 
And Eli said, It zs the LORD: let 
him do what seemeth him good. 

10 And Samuel grew, and the 
LORD was with him, and did let 
none of his words fall to the ground: 
and all Israel from Dan even to 
Beer-sheba knew that he was estab- 
lished ¢o de a prophet of the LORD. 

David's loyalty to Saul ; and rendering 
good for evil. 

my? it came to pass, when Saul 

was returned from following 
the Philistines, that it was told him, 
saying, Behold, David zs in the 
- wilderness of En-gedi. 

2 Then Saul took three thousand 
chosen men out of all Israel, and 
went to seek David and his men 
upon the rocks of the wild goats. 
And he came to the sheepcotes by 
the way, where was a cave; and 
Saul went in to cover his feet: and 
David and his men remained in the 
sides of the cave. And the men of 

David said unto him, Behold the day 
of which the LORD said unto thee, 
Behold, I will deliver thine enemy 
into thine hand, that thou mayest do 
to him as it shall seem good unto 
thee. Then David arose, and cut 
off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily. 

3 And it came to pass afterward, 
that David’s heart smote him, be- 
cause he had cut off Saul’s skirt ; 
and he said unto hismen, The LORD 
forbid that I should do this thing 
unto my master, the LORD’s anoint- 
ed, to stretch forth mine hand against 
him, seeing he zs the anointed of the 
LORD. So David stayed his servants 
with these words, and suffered them 
not to rise against Saul. 

4 But Saul rose up out of the 
cave, and went on hzs way: David 
also arose afterward, and went out. 
of the cave, and cried after Saul, 
saying, My lord the king. And when 
Saul looked behind him, David 
stooped with his face to the earth, 
and bowed himself; and said to Saul, 
Wherefore hearest thou men’s words, 
saying, Behold, David seeketh thy 
hurt? Behold, this day thine eyes 
have seen how that the LORD had 
delivered thee to-day into mine 
hand in the cave: and some bade me 
kill thee: but mzne eye spared thee; 
and I said, I will not put forth mine 
hand against my lord; for he zs the 
LORD’s anointed. Moreover, my 
father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy 
robe in my hand: for in that I cut 
off the skirt of thy robe, and killed 
thee not, know thou and see that 
there ts neither evil nor transgression 
in mine hand, and I have not sinned 
against thee; yet thou huntest my 
soul to take it. The LORD judge be- 



tween me and thee, and the LORD 
avenge me of thee: but mine hand 
shall not be upon thee. As saith the 
proverb of the ancients, Wickedness 
proceedeth from the wicked: but 
mine hand shall not be upon thee. 
After whom is the king of Israel 
come out? after whom dost thou 
pursue? after a dead dog, after a 
flea. The LorD therefore be judge, 
and judge between me and thee, 
and see, and plead my cause, and 
deliver me out of thine hand. 

5 And it came to pass, when Da- 
vid had made an end of speaking 
these words unto Saul, that Saul said, 
Is this thy voice, my son David? 
And Saul lifted up his voice, and 

6 And he said to David, Thou a7 
more righteous than I: for thou hast 
rewarded me good, whereas I have 
rewarded thee evil. And thou hast 
shewed this day how that thou hast 
dealt well with me: forasmuch as 
when the LORD had delivered me into 
thine hand, thou killedst me not. 
For if a man find his enemy, will he 
let him go well away? wherefore the 
LORD reward thee good for that 
thou hast done unto me this day. 

{ His song of lamentation over the death of 
Saul and Fonathan. 

ND David lamented with this 

lamentation over Saul and over 
Jonathan his son.: The beauty of 
Israel is slain upon thy high places: 
how are the mighty fallen! Tell zz 
not in Gath, publish z¢ not in the 
streets of Askelon; lest the daugh- 
ters of the Philistines rejoice, lest 
the daughters of the uncircumcised 
triumph. Ye mountains of Gilboa, 

let there be no dew, neither et there 
be rain, upon you, nor fields of offer- 
ings: for there the shield of the 
mighty is vilely cast away, the shield 
of Saul, as though he had not been 
anointed with oil. 

2 From the blood of the slain, 
from the fat of the mighty, the bow 
of Jonathan turned not back, and 
the sword of Saul returned not 
empty. Saul and Jonathan were 
lovely and pleasant in their lives, 
and in their death they were not di- 
vided : they were swifter than eagles, 
they were stronger than lions. 

3 Ye daughters of Israel, weep 
over Saul, who clothed you in scar- 
let, with other delights, who put on 
ornaments of gold upon your ap- 

4 How are the mighty fallen in 
the midst of the battle! O Jona- 
than, thou wast slain in thine high 
places. I am distressed for thee, 
my brother Jonathan: very pleasant 
hast thou been unto me: thy love 
to me was wonderful, passing the 
love of women. 

5 How are the mighty fallen, and 
the weapons of war perished ! 

The boldness of Nathan in reproving 
the sin of David. 

ND the LorD sent Nathan unto 

David. And he came unto 
him, and said unto him, There were 
two men in one city; the one rich, 
and the other poor. The rich man 
had exceeding many flocks and 
herds: But the poor man had noth- 
ing, save one little ewe lamb, which 
he had bought and nourished up: 
and it grew up together with him, 



and with his children; it did eat of 
his own meat, and drank of his own 
cup, and lay in his bosom, and was 
unto him as a daughter. 

2 And there came a traveller unto 
the rich man, and he spared to take 
of his own flock and of his own 
herd, to dress for the wayfaring man 

that was come unto him; but took| 

the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it 
for the man that was come to him. 

3 And David’s anger was greatly 
kindled against the man; and he 
said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, 
the man that hath done this ching 
shall surely die: and he shall restore 
the lamb fourfold, because he did 
this thing, and because he had no 

4 And Nathan said to David, 
Thou art the man. Thus saith the 
LorD God of Israel, I anointed thee 
king over Israel, and I delivered thee 
out of the hand of Saul; and I gave 
thee thy master’s house, and thy 
master’s wives into thy bosom, and 
gave thee the house of Israel and 
of Judah; and if that had been too 
little, I would moreover have given 
unto thee such and such things. 
Wherefore hast thou despised the 
commandment of the LORD, to do 
evil in his sight? thou hast killed 
Uriah the Hittite with the sword, 
and hast taken his wife zo be thy wife, 
and hast slain him with the sword of 
the children of Ammon. Now, 
therefore, the sword shall never de- 
part from thine house; because thou 
hast despised me, and hast taken the 
wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy 
wife. Thou didst zt secretly ; but I 
will do this thing before all Israel, 
and before the sun. 

5 And David said unto Nathan, I 
have sinned against the LORD. 

| David's hope and consolation in the death of 
his child, 

ANE Nathan departed unto his 

house. And the LORD struck 
the child that Uriah’s wife bare unto 
David, and it was very sick. David’ 
therefore besought God for the 
child; and David fasted, and went 
in, and lay all night upon the earth. 

2 And the elders of his house 
arose, and went to him, to raise him 
up from the earth: but.he would 
not, neither did he eat bread with 

3 And it came to pass on the 
seventh day, that the child died. 
And the servants of David feared to 
tell him that the child was dead: for 
they said, Behold, while the child 
was yet alive, we spake unto him, 
and he would not hearken unto our 
voice: how will he then vex himself, 
if we tell him that the child is dead? 
But when David saw that his ser- 
vants whispered, he perceived that 
the child was dead: therefore he said 
unto his servants, Is the child dead? 
And they said, He is dead. 

4 Then David arose from the earth, 
and washed, and anointed hzmself, 
and changed his apparel, and came 
into the house of the LORD, and 
worshipped: then he came to his 
own house; and when he required, 
they set bread before him, and he 
did eat. 

5 Then said his servants unto him, 
What thing zs this that thou hast 
done? thou didst fast and weep for 
the child, z/zle it was alive; but 
when the child was dead, thou didst 



rise and eat bread. 

And he said, |that the child may live? But now he 

While the child was yet alive, I fasted | is dead, wherefore should I fast ? can 
and wept: for I said, Who can tell|I bring him back again? I shall go 
whether GOD will be gracious to me, | to him, but he shall not return to me. 



Solomon's chotce. 

i Gibeon the LORD appeared to 

Solomon in a dream by night, 
and said, Ask what I shall give 

2 And Solomon said, Thou hast 
shewed unto thy servant David my 
father great mercy, according as he 
walked before thee in truth, and in 
righteousness, and in uprightness of 
heart with thee; and thou hast kept 
for him this great kindness, that thou 
hast given him a son to sit on his 
throne, as z¢ zs this day. And now, 
O LoRD my God, thou hast made 
thy servant king instead of David 
my father: and I am dut a little 
child: I know not how to go out or 
come in. And thy servant zs in the 
midst of thy people which thou hast 
chosen, a great people, that cannot 
be numbered nor counted for multi- 
tude. Give therefore thy servant an 
understanding heart to judge thy 
people, that I may discern between 
good and bad: for who is able to 
judge this thy so great a people? 

3 And the speech pleased the 
Lord, that Solomon had asked this 
thing: and he said unto him, Be- 
cause thou hast asked this thing, and 
hast not asked for thyself long life; 
neither hast asked riches for thyself, 
nor hast asked the life of thine ene- 

mies; but hast asked for thyself 
understanding to discern judgment ; 
behold, I have done according to 
thy words: lo, I have given thee a 
wise and an understanding heart ; so 
that there was none like thee before 
thee, neither after thee shall any 
arise like unto thee. And I have 
also given thee that which thou hast 
not asked, both riches, and honor: 
so that there shall not be any among 
the kings like unto thee all thy 
days. And if thou wilt walk in my 
ways, to keep my statutes and my 
commandments, as thy father David 
did walk, then I will lengthen thy 

4 And Solomon awoke; and, be- 
hold, zt was a dream. And he came 
to Jerusalem, and stood before the 
ark of the covenant of the Lorp, 
and offered up burnt offerings, and 
offered peace offerings, and made a 
feast to all his servants. 

‘| Wis prayer at the dedication of the temple. 

pa Solomon stood before the 

altar of the LORD in the pres- 
ence of all the congregation of Is- 
rael, and spread forth his hands 
toward heaven, and said :— 

2 LORD God of Israel, there ds 
no God like thee, in heaven above, 
or on earth beneath, who keepest 
covenant and mercy with thy ser- 




vants that walk before thee with all 
their heart: and now, O God of 
Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be 
verified, which thou spakest unto 
thy servant David my father. 

3 But will God indeed dwell on 
the earth? behold, the heaven and 
heaven of heavens cannot contain 
thee; how much less this house that 
I have builded? Yet have thou re- 
spect unto the prayer of thy ser- 
vant, and to his supplication, O 
LORD my God, to hearken unto the 
cry and to the prayer, which thy 
servant prayeth before thee to day : 
that thine eyes may be open toward 
this house night and day, even tow- 
ard the place of which thou hast 
said, My name shall be there: that 
thou mayest hearken unto the 
prayer which thy servant shall 
make toward this place. 

4 And hea.ken thou to the sup- 
plication of thy servant, and of thy 
people Israel, when they shall pray 
toward this place: and hear thou in 
heaven thy dwelling place: and 
when thou hearest, forgive 

5 If any man trespass against his 
neighbor, and an oath be laid upon 
him to cause him to swear, and the 
oath come before thine altar in this 
house: then hear thou in heaven, 
and do, and judge thy servants, 
condemning the wicked, to bring his 
way upon his head; and justifying 
the righteous, to give him according 
to his righteousness. 

6 What prayer and supplication 
soever be made by any man, or by 
all thy people, Israel, which shall 
know every man the plague of his 
own heart, and spread forth his 
hands toward this house: then hear 

thou in heaven thy dwelling place, 
and forgive, and do, and give to 
every man according to his ways, 
whose heart thou knowest; (for 
thou, even thou only, knowest the 
hearts of all the children of men ;) 
that they may fear thee all the days 
that they live in the land which thou 
gavest unto our fathers. 

7 Moreover concerning a stranger, 
that zs not of thy people Israel, but 
cometh out of a far country for thy 
name’s sake ; (for they shall hear of 
thy great name, and of thy strong 
hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) 
when he shall come and pray 
toward this house ;—hear thou in 
heaven thy dwelling place, and do 
according to all that the stranger 
calleth to thee for: that all people 
of the earth may know thy name, to 
fear thee, as do thy people Israel ; 
and that they may know that this 
house, which I have builded, is 
called by thy name. 

8 And he stood, and blessed all 
the congregation of Israel with a 
loud voice, saying :—Blessed de the 
LORD, that hath given rest unto his 
people, according to all that he 
promised: there hath not failed 
one word of all his good promise, 
which he promised by the hand of 
Moses his servant. 

g The Lor our God be with us, 
as he was with our fathers: let him 
not leave us, nor forsake us: that 
he may incline our hearts unto him, 
to walk in,all his ways, and to keep 
his commandments, and his statutes, 
and his judgments, which he com- 
manded our fathers. 

10 And let these my _ words, 
wherewith I have made supplication 


before the LORD, be nigh unto the 
LorD our God day and night, that 
he maintain the cause of his ser- 
vant, and the cause of his people 
at ail times, as the matter shall re- 
quire: that all the people of the 
earth may know that the LorD 7s 
God, and that there is none else. 

11 Let your heart therefore be 
perfect with the LORD our God, to 
walk in his statutes, and to keep his 
commandments, as at this day. 

Legend of Elijah, fed by the ravens and 
by the unfailing meal and oil of the poor 

je Elijah the Tishbite, wo was 
of the inhabitants of Gilead, 
said unto Ahab, As the LORD God 
of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, 
there will not be dew nor rain these 
years, but according to my word. 

2 And the word of the LORD came 
unto him, saying, Get thee hence, 
and turn thee eastward, and hide 
thyself by the brook Cherith, that zs 
before Jordan. And it shall be, 
that thou shalt drink of the brook; 
and I have commanded the ravens 
to feed thee there. 

3 So he went and did according 
unto the word of the LorpD: for he 
went and dwelt by the brook 
Cherith, that zs before Jordan. And 
the ravens brought him bread and 
flesh in the morning, and bread and 
flesh in the evening; and he drank 
of the brook. 

4 And it came to pass after a 
while, that the brook dried up, be- 
cause there had been no rain in the 
land; and the word of the Lorp 
came unto him, saying, Arise, get 


thee to Zarephath, which delongeth 
to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I 
have commanded a widow woman 
there to sustain thee. 

5 So he arose and went to Zare- 
phath. And when he came to the 
gate of the city, behold, the widow 
woman was there gathering sticks: 
and he called to her, and said, Fetch 
me, I pray thee, a little water in a 
vessel, that I may drink. And as 
she was going to fetch zz, he called 
to her, and said, Bring me, I pray 
thee, a morsel of bread in thine 
hand. And she said, As the LorD 
thy God liveth, I have not a cake, 
but an handful of meal in a barrel, 
and a little oil in a cruse: and, be- 
hold, I am gathering two sticks, that 
I may go in and dress it for me and 
my son, that we may eat it, and die. 
And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; 
go and do as thou hast said: but 
make me thereof a little cake first, 
and bring z¢ unto me, and after make 
for thee and for thy son. For thus 
saith the LORD God of Israel, The 
barrel of meal shall not waste, nei- 
ther shall the cruse of oil fail, until 
the day zhat the LORD sendeth rain 
upon the earth. 

6 And she went and did accord- 
ing to the saying of Elijah: and she, 
and he, and her house, did eat many 
days. Azd the barrel of meal wast- 
ed not, neither did the cruse of oil 
fail, according to the word of the 
LORD, which he spake by Elijah. 


Visions of Elijah, in which his coward- 
ice and faithlessness are reproved. 
AN Ahab told Jezebel all that 

Elijah had done, and withal 


how he had slain all the prophets 

with the sword; then Jezebel sent a 
messenger unto Elijah, saying, So 
let the gods do ¢o me, and more also, 
if I make not thy life as the life of 
one of them by to morrow about 
this time. 

2 And when he saw Zkat, he arose, 
and went for his life, and came to 
Beer-sheba, which delongeth to Judah, 
and left his servant there; but he 
himself went a day’s journey into 
the wilderness, and came and sat 
down under a juniper tree and he 
requested for himself that he might 
die; and said, It is enough; now, O 
LorD, take away my life, for 1 am 
not better than my fathers. 

3 And as he lay and slept under a 
_ juniper tree, behold, an angel touch- 
ed him, and said unto him, Arise 
and eat. And he looked, and, be- 
hold, there was a cake baken on the 
coals, and a cruse of water at his 
head. And he did eat and drink, 
and laid him down again. 

4 And the angel of the LORD 
came again the second time, and 
touched him, and said, Arise and 
eat; because the journey zs too 
great for thee. And he arose, and 
did eat and drink, and went in the 
strength of that meat forty daysand 
forty nights unto Horeb the mount 
- of God. 

5 And he came thither unto a 
cave, and lodged there; and, behold, 
the word of the LORD came to him, 
and he said unto him, What doest 
thou here, Elijah? And he answer- 
ed, I have been very jealous for the 
Lorpb God of hosts: for the children 
of Israel have forsaken thy cove- 

nant, thrown down thine altars, and 


slain thy prophets with the sword ; 
and I, evex I only, am left; and they 
seek my life to take it away. 

6 And the LorD said, Go forth, 
and stand upon the mount. And, 
behold, the LORD passed by, anda 
great and strong wind rent the 
mountains, and brake in pieces the 
rocks before the LORD; Jdu¢ the 
LORD was not in the wind. And 
after the wind an earthquake; dut 
the LORD was not in the earth- 
quake. And after the earthquake a 
fire; dut the LORD was not in the 
fire. And after the fire a still small 
voice: and it was so, when Elijah 
heard z¢, that he wrapped his face in 
his mantle, and went out, and stood 
in the entering in of the cave. 

7 And, behold, ¢here came a voice 
unto him, and said, What doest thou 
here, Elijah? And he said, I have 
been very jealous for the LoRD God 
of hosts; because the children of 
Israel have forsaken thy covenant, 
thrown down thine altars, and slain 
thy prophets with the sword; and I, 
even I only, am left; and they seek 
my life, to take it away. And the 
LorD said unto him, Go, return on 
thy way to the wilderness of Damas- 
cus: for I have yet left me seven 
thousand in Israel, knees which have 
not bowed unto Baal, and mouths 
which have not kissed him. 

q Legend of Elijah’s death. 

AND it came to pass, when they 
were gone over, that Elijah said 
unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for 
thee, before I be taken away from 
thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, 
let a double portion of thy spirit be 
upon me. And he said, Thou hast 

asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if 
thou see me when J am taken from 
thee, it shall be so unto thee; but, 
if not, it shall not be so. 

2 And it came to pass, as they still 
went on, and talked, that, behold, 
there appeared a chariot of fire, and 
horses of fire and parted them both 


asunder; and Elijah went up by a 
whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha 
saw z¢, and he cried, My father, my — 
father, the chariot of Israel, and the 
horsemen thereof. And he saw him 
no more: and he took hold of his 
own clothes, and rent them in two © 



The patriotism and piety of the Fews 
in rebuilding Ferusalem, under the leader- 
ship of Nehemiah. 

HEN said I unto them, Ye see 

the distress that we ave in, how 
Jerusalem “eth waste, and the gates 
thereof are burned with fire: come, 
and let us build up the wall of Jeru- 
salem, that we be no more a re- 
proach. And I told them of the hand 
of my God which was good upon me; 
as also the king’s words that he 
had spoken unto me. And they 
said, Let us rise up and build. So 
they strengthened their hands for 
this good work. 

2 When Sanballat the Horonite, 
and Tobiah the servant, the Am- 
monite, and Geshem the Arabian, 
heard 7/, they laughed us to scorn, 
and despised us, and said, What zs 
this thing that ye do? will ye rebel 
against the king? Then answered 
I them, and said unto them, The 
God of heaven, he will prosper us; 
therefore we his servants will arise 
and build. 

3 But it came to pass, that when 

wall, he was wroth, and took great 
indignation, and mocked the Jews; 
and spake before his brethren and 
the army of Samaria, and said, What 
do these feeble Jews? will they for- — 
tify themselves? will they sacrifice? 
will they make an end in a day? will 
they revive the stones out of the 
heaps of the rubbish which are 
burned ? 

4 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was 
by him, and he said, Even that | 
which they build, if a fox go up, he 
shall even break down their stone — 

5 But it came to pass, ¢hat when 
Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Ara- 
bians, and the Ammonites, and the 
Ashdodites, heard that the walls of — 
Jerusalem were made up, and that — 
the breaches began to be stopped, 
then they were very wroth; and 
conspired all of them together to 
come and to fight against Jerusalem, 
and to hinder it. Nevertheless we 
made our prayer unto our God, and 
set a watch against them day and 

6 And Judah said, The strength of 
the bearers of burdens is decayed, 

Sanballat heard that we builded the|and ¢here zs much rubbish ; so that 



we are ‘not able to build the wall. 
And our adversaries said, They shall 
not know, neither see, till we come in 
the midst among them,and slay them, 
and cause the work to cease. And 
when the Jews which dwelt by them 
came, they said unto us ten times, 
From all places whence ye shall re- 
turn unto us they wll be upon you. [wrought in the work, and with the 
7 Therefore set I in the lower! other and held a weapon; for the 
places behind the wall, avd on the|builders, every one had his sword 

the work, and the other half of them 
held both the spears, the shields, 
and the bows, and the habergeons ; 
and the rulers were behind all the 
house of Judah. They which build- 
ed on the wall, and they that bare 
burdens, with those that laded, 
every one with one of his hands 

higher places, I even set the people| girded by his side, and so builded. 
after their families with their swords,|- 9 And he that sounded the trum- 
their spears, and their bows.” And I| pet was by me: and I said unto the 
looked, and rose up, and said unto|nobles, and to the rulers, and to the 
the nobles, and to the rulers, and to|rest of the people, The work 2s great 
the rest of the people, Be not ye|and large, and we are separated upon 
afraid of them : remember the Lord, | the wall, one far from another: and 
which zs great and terrible, and fight|in what place therefore ye hear the 
for your brethren, your sons, and|sound of the trumpet, resort ye 
your daughters, your wives, and|thither unto us: our God shall fight 
your houses. for us. 

8 And it came to pass, when our| 10 So we labored in the work, and 
enemies heard that it was known|half of them held the spears from 
unto us, and God had brought their|the rising of the morning till the 
counsel to nought, that we returned|stars appeared. So built we the 
all of us to the wall, every one unto; wall; and all the wall was joined to- 
his work. And from that time forth, | gether unto the half thereof, for the 
the half of my servants wrought in! people had a mind to work. 


SELECTIONS FROM THE Boox or Jos.—Pyvobably a Hebrew version 
of an ancient Persian or Brahmanical story in dramatic form, de- 
signed to illustrate the alternating experiences in every truly devout 
life, of doubt and fatth, fear and trust, dezection and hope. 

SELECTION I. that man was perfect and upright, 

Showing how we ought to trustin the|and one that feared God, and es- 
wisdom and goodness of God, whatever| chewed evil. 

may come. 2 And there were born unto him 

HERE was a man in the land of |seven sons and three daughters. His 

Uz, whose name was Job; and|substance also was seven thousand 



sheep, and three thousand camels, 
and five hundred yoke of oxen, and 
five hundred she asses, and a very 
great household; so that this man 
was the greatest of all the men of 
the east. 

3 And there was a day when his 
sons and his daughters were eating 
and drinking wine in their eldest 
brother’s house: and there came a 
messenger unto Job, and said, The 
oxen were plowing, and the asses 
feeding beside them: and the Sabe- 
ans fell upon them, and took them 
away; yea, they have slain the ser- 
vants with the edge of the sword; 
and I only am escaped alone to tell 

4 While he was yet speaking, 
there came also another, and said, 
The fire of God is fallen from heaven, 
and hath burnt up the sheep, and 
the servants, and consumed them; 
and I only am escaped alone to tell 

5 While he was yet speaking, there 
came also another, and said, The 
Chaldeans made out three bands, 
and fell upon the camels, and have 
carried them away, yea, and slain 
the servants with the edge of the 
sword ; and I only am escaped alone 
to tell thee. 

6 While he was yet speaking, 
there came also another, and said, 
Thy sons and thy daughters were 
eating and drinking wine in their 
eldest brother’s house ; and, behold, 
there came a great wind from the 
wilderness, and smote the four cor- 
ners of the house, and it fell upon 
the young men, and they are dead : 
and I only am escaped alone to tell 

7 Then Job arose, and rent his 
mantle, and shaved his head, and 
fell down upon the ground, and 
worshipped, and said, Naked came I 
out of my mother’s womb, and naked 
shall I return thither: the LORD 
gave, and the LORD hath taken 
away; blessed be the name of the 

8 In all this Job sinned not, nor 
charged God foolishly. 

g And again the messenger of evil 
went forth from the presence of the 
LORD, and smote Job with sore 
boils from the sole of his foot unto 
his crown; and he took him a pot- 
sherd to scrape himself withal, and 
he sat down among the ashes. 

10 Then said his wife unto him, 
Dost thou still retain thine integrity? 
curse God, and die. But he said 
unto her, Thou speakest as one of 
the foolish women speaketh. What? 
shall we receive good at the hand of 
God, and shall we not receive evil? 

11 In all this did not Job sin with 
his lips. 

12 Now when Job’s three friends 
heard of all this evil that was come 
upon him, they came every one 
from his own place: Eliphaz the 
Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, 
and Zophar the Naamathite: for 
they had made an appointment to- 
gether to come to mourn with him 
and to comfort him. And when they 
lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew 
him not, they lifted up their voice, 
and wept; and they rent every one 
his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon 
their heads toward heaven. So they 
sat down with him upon the ground 
seven days and seven nights, and 
none spake a word unto him: for 


they saw that zs grief was very 
Providential sorrows to be recetved and 
borne as the chastisements of love. 

ep teN Eliphaz the Temanite an- 

swered and said, // we assay 
to commune with thee, wilt thou be 
grieved ? but who can withhold him- 
self from speaking? Behold, thou 
hast instructed many, and thou hast 
strengthened the weak hands; thy 
words have upholden him that was 
falling, and thou hast strengthened 
the feeble knees. But nowit is come 
upon thee, and thou faintest; it 
toucheth thee, and thou art troubled. 
Is this thy fear, thy confidence, thy 
hope, and the uprightness of thy 

2 Remember, I pray thee, who 
ever perished, being innocent? or 
where were the righteous cut off? 
Even as I have seen, they that plow 
iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap 
the same. 

3 Now a thing was secretly 
brought to me, and mine ear re- 
ceived a little thereof. In thoughts 
from the visions of the night, when 
deep sleep falleth on men, fear came 
upon me, and trembling, which 
made all my bones toshake. Thena 
spirit passed before my face, the hair 
of my flesh stood up: it stood still, 
but I could not discern the form 
thereof: an image was before mine 
eyes, there was silence, and I heard 
a voice, saying, Shall mortal man be 
more just than God? Shall a man 
be more pure than his maker’ 

4 Although affliction cometh not 
forth of the dust, neither doth 
trouble spring out of the ground; 

yet man is born unto trouble, as the 
sparks fly upward. 

5 I would seek unto God, and 
unto God would I commit my cause: 
who doeth great things and un- 
searchable ; marvellous things with- 
out number: who giveth rain upon 
the earth, and sendeth waters upon 
the fields: who sets up on high those 
that be low that those which mourn 
may be exalted to safety. 

6 He disappointeth the devices of 
the crafty, so that their hands can- 
not perform ¢heir enterprise; he 
taketh the wise in their own crafti- 
ness ; and the counsel of the froward 
is carried headlong; so that they 
meet with darkness in the daytime, 
and grope in the noonday as in the 

7 But he saveth the poor from the 
sword, from their mouth, and from 
the hand of the mighty: so the poor 
hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her 

8 Behold, happy zs the man whom 
God correcteth, therefore despise 
not thou the chastening of the Al- 
mighty: for he maketh sore, and 
bindeth up: he woundeth, and his 
hands make whole. He shall deliver 
thee in six troubles, yea in seven 
there shall no evil touch thee; in 
famine he shall redeem thee from 
death, and in war from the power of 
the sword. 

g Thou shalt be hid from the 
scourge of the tongue, neither shalt 
thou be afraid of destruction when 
it cometh; at destruction and famine 
thou shalt laugh, neither shalt thou 
be afraid of the beasts of the earth; 
for thou shalt be in league with the 
stones of the field, and the beasts of 



the field shall be at peace with thee: 
and thou shalt know that thy taber- 
nacle shall be in peace; and thou 
shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt 
not sin: thou shalt come to ¢hy 
grave in a full age, like as a shock of 
corn cometh in in his season. 

10 Lo this, we have searched it, 
so it zs, hear it, and know thou z¢ 
for thy good. 


Man’s helplessness contrasted with Goa’s 
lovee Job answered and said, Oh 

that my grief were thoroughly 
weighed, and my calamity laid in the 
balances together! for now it would 
be heavier than the sand of the sea: 
therefore my words are swallowed 

2 Asa servant earnestly desireth 
the shadow, and as an hireling look- 
eth for the reward of his work: so 
am I made to possess months of 
vanity, and wearisome nights are ap- 
pointed to me. When I lie down, I 
say, When shall I arise, and the 
night be gone? and I am full of toss- 
ings to and fro unto the dawning of 
the day. 

3 My flesh is clothed with worms 
and clods of dust ; my skin is broken, 
and become loathsome: my days are 
swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and 
are spent without hope. 

4 O remember that my life ds 
_ wind: mine eye shall no more see 
good. The eye of him that hath 
seen me shall see me no more : thine 
eyes are upon me, and I am not. 

5 As the cloud is consumed and 
vanisheth away, so he that goeth 
down to the grave shall come up no 

more: he shall return no more to his 
house, neither shall his place know 
him any more. Therefore I will not 
refrain my mouth; I will speak in 
the anguish of my spirit ; I will com- 
plain in the bitterness of my soul. 

6 Am1Iasea, ora whale, that thou 
settest a watch over me? When I 
say, My bed shall comfort me, my 
couch shall ease my complaint ; then 
thou scarest me with dreams, and 
terrifiest me through visions: so that 
my soul chooseth strangling, and 
death rather than my life. 

7 I loathe z¢, I would not live 
alway: let me alone; for my days 
arevanity. What zs man, that thou 
shouldest magnify him? and that 
thou shouldest set thine heart upon 
him? and ¢hat thou shouldest visit 
him every morning, and try him 
every moment ? 

8 But how should man be just 
with God? If he will contend with 
him, he cannot answer him one of a 
thousand. He 7s wise in heart, and 
mighty in strength, Who hath hard- 
ened himself against him, and hath 
prospered ? 

9g He removeth the mountains, 
and they know not: He overturneth 
them in his anger. He shaketh the 
earth out of her place, and the pillars 
thereof tremble. He commandeth 
the sun, and it riseth not; and seal. 
eth up the stars. He alone spread- 
eth out the heavens, and treadeth 
upon the waves of the sea. He 
maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleia- 
des, and the chambers of the south. 
He doeth great things past finding 
out ; yea, and wonders without num- 
ber. Lo, he goeth by me, and I see 
him not: he passeth on also, but I 


perceive him not. Behold, he 
taketh away, who can hinder him? 
who will say unto him, What doest 
thou ? 

10 Jf God will not withdraw his 
anger, the proud helpers do stoop 
under him: How much less shall I 
answer him, azd choose out my 
words fo reason with him? whom, 
though I were righteous, yet would 
I not answer, du¢ I would make sup- 
plication to my judge. If I had 
called, and he had answered me; 
yet would I not believe that he had 
hearkened unto my voice. 

11 If J speak of strength, lo, he zs 
»strong: and if of judgment, will he 
set me a time Zo plead? If I justify 
myself, mine own mouth shall con- 
demn me: zf J say, 1 am perfect, it 
shall also prove me perverse. 

12 Now my days are swifter than 
a post: they flee away, they see no 
good; they are passed away as the 
swift ships, ov as the eagle that 
hasteth to the prey. 

13 If.I say, 1 will forget my com- 
plaint, I will leave off my heaviness, 
and comfort myself, I am afraid of 
all my sorrows: I know that thou 
wilt not hold me innocent. 

14 For thou art not a man, as I 
am, that 1 should answer thee, and 
we should come together in judg- 
ment. Neither is there any days- 
man betwixt us, ‘Hat might lay his 
hand upon us both. 


Our chastisements are less than we de- 


answered Zophar the 
andi said,/Oh, 


that God would speak, and open 
his lips against thee; and that he 
would shew thee the secrets of 
wisdom, that ¢hey are double to 
that which is! Know therefore 
that God exacteth of thee /ess than 
thine iniquity deserveth. 

2 Canst thou by searching find 
out God? Canst thou find out the 
Almighty unto perfection? /¢ 7s as 
high as heaven ; What canst thou 
do? deeper than hell; What canst 
thou know? The measure thereof 
zs longer than the earth, and broader 
than the sea. 

3 If he cut off, and shut up, or 
gather together, then who can 
hinder him? For he knoweth vain 
men: he seeth wickedness also; 
will he not then consider z¢ ? 

4 If thou prepare thine heart, and 
stretch out thine hands toward him; 
if iniquity de in thine hand, put it 
far away, and let not wickedness 
dwell in thy tabernacles. For then 
shalt thou lift up thy face without 
spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, 
and shalt not fear: thou shalt for- 
get thy misery, avd remember 7 as 
waters zhat pass away: and ¢hine 
age shall be clearer than the noon- 
day; thou shalt shine forth, thou 
shalt be as the morning. And thou 
shalt be secure, because there is 
hope; yea, thou shalt dig about 
thee, and thou shalt take thy rest 
in safety; thou shalt lie down, 
and none shall make ¢hee afraid; 
yea, many shall make suit unto 

5 But the eyes of the wicked shall 
fail, and they shall not escape, and 
their hope shall be as the giving up 
of the ghost. 





God will never forsake the children 
whom he hath created. 

PAD Job answered and said, No 

doubt but ye ave the people, 
and wisdom shall die with you: but 
I have understanding as well as 
you; I am not inferior to you: yea, 
who knoweth not such things as 

2 He that is ready to slip with 
fis feet 2s asa lamp despised in the 
thought of him that is at ease. 

3 But ask now the beasts, and 
they shall teach thee; and the fowls 
of the air, and they shall tell thee : or 
speak to the earth, and it shail teach 
thee : and the fishes of the sea shall 
declare unto thee. Who knoweth 
not in all these that the hand of the 
LorD hath wrought this? In 
whose hand 7s the soul of every 
living thing, and the breath of all 

4 Lo, mine eye hath seen all thzs, 
mine ear hath heard and understood 
it: what ye know, the same do I 
know also: I am not inferior unto 

5 Surely I would speak to the 
Almighty, and I desire to reason 
with God: though he slay me, yet 
will I trust in him: but I will main- 
tain mine own ways before him. He 
also shall be my salvation: for an 
hypocrite shall not come before 

6 Hear diligently my speech, and 
my declaration with your ears: be- 
hold now, I have ordered my Cause ; 
I know that I shall be justified. 
Who zs he ¢hat will plead with me? 
for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall 

give up the ghost. For thou writest 
bitter things against me, and makest 
me to possess the iniquities of my 

7 Man ¢hat ts born of a woman zs 
of few days, and full of trouble. He 
cometh forth like a flower, and is 
cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, 
and continueth not. And dost thou 
open thine eyes upon such an one, 
and bringest me into judgment with 
theer Who can bring a clean ching 
out of an unclean? not one. 

8 Seeing his days are determined, 
the number of his months ave with 
thee, thou hast appointed his bounds 
that he cannot pass. There is hope 
of a tree, if it be cut down, that it 
will sprout again, and that the ten- 
der branch thereof will not cease; 
though the root thereof wax old in 
the earth, and the stock thereof die 
in the ground ; ye¢ through the scent 
of water it will bud, and bring forth 
boughs like a plant. But man dieth, 
and wasteth away: yea, man giveth 
up the ghost, and where zs he? As 
the waters fail from the sea, and the 
flood decayeth and drieth up: so 
man lieth down and riseth not : till 
the heavens de no more, they shall 
not awake, nor be raised out of their 

9 O that thou wouldest hide me 
in the grave, that thou wouldest 
keep me secret, until thy wrath be 
past, that thou wouldest appoint me 
a set time, and remember me! 

10 If a man die, shall he live 
agatn ? all the days of my appointed 
time will I wait, till my change 
come. Thou shalt call, and I will 
answer thee: thou wilt have a de. 
sire to the work of thine hands. 




Sincere guestionings and doubt termi- 
nate tn permanent faith and hope. 

ae Job answered and said, 

Also now, behold, my witness 
zs in heaven, and my record zs on 
high; my friends scorn me, dut 
mine eye poureth out fears unto 

2 O that one might plead for a 
man with God, as a man pleadeth for 
his neighbor ! 

3 When a few years are come, 
then I shall go the way whence I 
shall not return. My breath is cor- 
rupt, my days are extinct, the graves 
are ready for me: mine eye also is 
dim by reason of sorrow, and all my 
members are as a shadow. My days 
are past, my purposes are broken 
off, even the thoughts of my heart: 
they change the night into day: the 
light zs short because of darkness. 
If I wait, the grave zs mine house : 
I have made my bed in the dark- 
ness: I have said to corruption, 
Thou azz my father: to the worm, 
Thou art my mother, and my sister. 

4 And where zs now my hope? as 
for my hope, who shall see it? 
Know now that God hath overthrown 
me, and hath compassed me with 
his net. Behold, I cry out of wrong, 
but I am not heard: I cry aloud, 
but there is no judgment. He hath 
fenced up my way that I cannot 
pass, and he hath set darkness in my 
paths: he hath stripped me of my 
glory, and taken the crown from my 
head. He hath destroyed me on 
every side, and I am gone: and 
mine hope hath he removed like a 
tree. He hath put my brethren far 

from me, and mine acquaintance are 
verily estranged from me: my kins- 
folk have failed, and my familiar 
friends have forgotten me. They 
that dwelt in mine house, and my 
maids, count me for a stranger; I 
aman alien in their sight: I called 
my servant, and he gave me no an- 
swer; I intreated him with my 
mouth. My breath is strange to 
my wife, though I intreated for the 
children’s sake of mine own body; 
yea, young children despised me; I 
arose, and they spake against me: 
all my inward friends abhorred me; 
and they whom I loved are turned 
against me. 

5 Have pity upon me, have pity 
upon me, O ye my friends; for the 
hand of God hath touched me. 

6 Oh that my words were now 
written! oh that they were printed 
in a book! that they were graven 
with an iron pen and lead in the 
rock for ever! For I know ¢hat my 
Redeemer liveth, and shall be re- 
vealed at last upon the earth: and 
though after my death worms destroy 
this flesh, yet in my body shall I see 
God; whom I shall see for myself, 
and mine eyes shall behold, and not 


Retribution ts certain, in the next life 
af not tn this. 
| aie Job answered and _ said, 
Wherefore do the wicked live, 
become old, yea, are mighty in 
power? their seed is established in 
their sight with them, and their off- 
spring before their eyes: their houses 
are safe from fear, neither zs the rod 
of God uponthem. They send forth 



their little ones like a flock, and 
their children dance: they take the 
timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the 
sound of the organ: they spend 
their days in wealth, and in a mo- 
ment go down to the grave. 

2 Therefore they say unto God, 
Depart from us; for we desire not 
the knowledge of thy ways. What 
ts the Almighty that we should 
serve him? and what profit should 
we have, if we pray unto him? Lo, 
their good zs not in their hand: the 
counsel of the wicked is far from 

3 How oft is the candle of the 
wicked put out! and sow oft cometh 
their destruction upon them! God 
distributeth sorrows in his anger: 
they are as stubble before the wind, 
. and as chaff that the storm carrieth 
away. God remembereth the in- 
iquity of his children: he rewardeth 
them, and they shall know it. 

4 Some remove the landmarks; 
they violently take away flocks, and 
the feed thereof ; they drive away the 
ass of the fatherless, they take the 
widow’s ox fora pledge: they turn 
the needy out of the way, the poor 
of the earth hide themselves to- 
gether. As wild asses in the desert, 
go they forth to their work; rising 
betimes for a prey: the wilderness 
yieldeth food for them and for their 
children. They reap every one his 
corn in the field: and they gather 
the vintage of the wicked. They 
cause the naked to lodge without 
clothing, zhey have no covering in 
the cold, they are wet with the 
showers of the mountains, and em- 
brace the rock for want of a shelter. 
They pluck the fatherless from the 


breast, and take a pledge of the 
poor: they cause iam to go naked 
without clothing, and they take away 
the sheaf from the hungry who 
make oil within their walls, and 
tread ¢heiry winepresses, and suffer 
thirst. Men groan from out of the 
city, and the soul of the wounded 
crieth out. 

5 They are of those that rebel 
against the light; they know not 
the ways thereof, nor abide in the 
paths thereof. The murderer rising 
with the light killeth the poor and 
needy, and in the night is as a thief. 
The eye also of the adulterer wait- 
eth for the twilight, saying, No eye 
shall see me: and disguiseth “zs 
face. In the dark they dig through 
houses, wich they had marked for 
themselves in the daytime: they 
know not the light: the morning zs 
to them even as the shadow of 
death: if ome recognizes them, they 
are in the terrors of the shadow of 
death. Though it be given them ¢o 
be in safety, whereon they rest; yet 
His eyes ave upon their ways: they 
are exalted for a little while, but are 
gone and brought low; they are 
taken out of the way, and cut off as 
the tops of the ears of corn. 

6 Shall any teach God knowledge ? 
seeing he judgeth those that are 

7 One dieth in his full strength, 
being wholly at ease and quiet; his 
breasts are full of milk, and his 
bones are moistened with marrow. 
Another dieth in the bitterness of 
his soul, and never eateth with 
pleasure. They lie down alike in 
the dust, and the worms cover them. 
I know your thoughts, and the de 


vices which ye wrongfully imagine 
against me: for ye say, Where 7s 
the reward of the righteous? and 
where are the retributions of the 
wicked? Have ye not asked them 
that go by the way? and do ye not 
know their tokens, that the wicked 
are reserved to the day of destruc- 
tion? they shall be brought forth to 
the day of wrath. 


A good conscience ts content in appealing 
to God for justice and judgment. 

EN Job answered and said, 

Oh that I knew where I might 
find Him! that I might come even to 
his seat! I would order my cause 
before him, and fill my mouth with 
arguments: I would know the 
words which he would answer me, 
and understand what he would say 
unto me. 

2 Will he plead against me with 
_ his great power? No; but he would 
put strength in me. There the 
righteous might dispute with him ; 
so should I be delivered for ever 
from my judge. 

3 Behold, I go forward, but he zs 
not there ; and backward ,but I cannot 
perceive him: on the left hand, 
where he doth work, but I cannot 
behold im: he hideth himself on 
the right hand, that I cannot see 
him: but he knoweth the way that 
I take: when he hath tried me, I 
shall come forth as gold. 

4 My foot hath held his steps, his 
way have I kept, and not declined : 
neither have I gone back from the 
commandment of his lips; I have 
esteemed the words of his mouth 
more than my necessary food. 


5 As God liveth, who hath taken 
away my judgment; and the Al- 
mighty, wko hath vexed my soul ; 
all the while my breath zs in me, 
and the spirit of God zs in my nos- 
trils; my lips shall not speak wick- 
edness, nor my tongue utter deceit. 

6 Till I die I will not remove mine 
integrity from me : my righteousness 
Thold fast, and will not let it go: my 
heart shall not reproach me so long 
as I )live: 

7 Oh that I were as zz months 
past, as zz the days when God pre- 
served me; when his candle shined 
upon my head, and when by his light 
I walked through darkness ; when the 
ear heard me, then it blessed me; 
and when the eye saw me, it gave 
witness to me: because I delivered 
the poor that cried, and the father- 
less, and him that had none to help 
him. The blessing of him that was 
ready to perish came upon me: and 
I caused the widow’s heart to sing 
for joy. I put on righteousness, and 
it clothed me: my judgment was as 
a robe and a diadem. I was eyes to 
the blind, and feet was I to the 
lame: I wasa father to the poor: 
and the cause which I knew not I 
searched out. I chose out their 
way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a 
king in the army, as one ¢hat com- 
forteth the mourners. Did not I 
weep for him that was in trouble? 
was wot. my soul grieved for the 

8 Let me be weighed in an even 
balance, that God may know mine 
integrity: Doth not he see my 
ways, and count all my steps? If I 

have walked with vanity, or if my 

foot hath hasted to deceit; if I have 



withheld the poor from ¢hezr desire, 
or have caused the eyes of the widow 
to fail ; or have eaten my morsel my- 
self alone, and the fatherless hath 
not eaten thereof; if I have seen 
any perish for want of clothing, or 
any poor without covering; if his 
loins have not blessed me, and zf he 
were zot warmed with the fleece of 
my sheep; if I have lifted up my 
hand against the fatherless, when I 
saw my help in the gate: ten let mine 
arm fall from-my shoulder blade, and 
mine arm be broken from the bone. 
9 If I have made gold my hope, 
or have said to the fine gold, Zhou 
art my confidence; if I rejoiced be- 
cause my wealth was great, and be- 
cause mine hand had gotten much; 
if I beheld the sun when it shined, 
or the moon walking zz brightness ; 
and my heart hath been secretly en- 
ticed, or my mouth hath kissed my 
hand: this also were an iniquity Zo 
be punished by the judge; for I should 
have denied the God ¢hat is above. 
10 If I rejoiced at the destruction 
of him that hated me, or lifted up 
myself when evil found him; or suf- 
fered my mouth to sin by wishing a 
curse to his soul: if my land cry 
against me, or the furrows thereof 
complain ; if I have eaten the fruits 
thereof without money, or have caus- 
ed the owners thereof to lose their 
life: then, let thistles grow instead 
of wheat, and cockleinstead of barley. 
11 The words of Job are ended. 

Consider God’s goodness and greatness. 

Blau spake moreover, and said, 
Thinkest thou this to be right, 

more than God’s? for thou saidst, 
What advantage will it be unto me? 
and, What profit shall I have, zf J de 
cleansed from my sin ? 

2 I will answer thee, and thy com- 
panions with thee. Look unto the 
heavens, and see; and behold the 
clouds which are higher than thou. 
If thou sinnest, what doest thou 
against Him? or zf thy transgres- 
sions be multiplied, what doest thou 
unto Him? If thou be righteous, 
what givest thou Him? or what re- 
ceiveth: He of thine’ hand? thy 
wickedness may hurt a man as thou 
art, and thy righteousness may 
Profit the son of man. 

3 By reason of the multitude of 
oppressions they make ¢he oppressed 
to cry: they cry out by reason of 
the arm of the mighty: but none 
saith, Where zs God my Maker, who 
giveth songs in the night; who 
teacheth us more than the beasts of 
the earth, and maketh us wiser than 
the fowls of heaven ? 

4 There they cry, but none giveth 
answer, because of the pride of evil 
men: for surely God will not hear 
vanity, neither will the Almighty re- 
gard it: although thou sayest thou 
shalt not see him, yet judgment ds 
before him; therefore trust thou in 

5 Behold, God zs mighty, and de- 
spiseth not any: he zs mighty in 
strength axd wisdom. He _ with- 
draweth not his eyes from the right- 
eous, but with kings ave they on the 
throne ; yea, he doth establish them 
for ever, and they are exalted: if 
they be bound in fetters, and be 
holden in cords of affliction; then 

that thou saidst, My righteousness zs|he sheweth them their work, and 



Je eS 
their transgressions that they have 
exceeded : he openeth also their ear 
to discipline, and commandeth that 
they return from iniquity. If they 
obey and serve /zm, they shall spend 
their days in prosperity, and their 
years in pleasures: but if they obey 
not, they shall perish, and they shall 
die without knowledge. 

6 Behold, God exalteth by his 
power: who teacheth like him ? 
who hath enjoined him his way? 
or who can say, Thou hast wrought 
iniquity? Remember that thou 
magnify his work, which men be- 
hold: every man may see it, may 
behold z¢ afar off. 

7 Behold, God zs great, and we 
know /zm not, neither can the num- 
ber of his years be searched out: 
for he maketh small the drops of 
water; they pour down rain accord- 
ing to the vapor thereof, which the 
clouds do drop and distil upon man 
abundantly. Also can amy under- 
stand the spreadings of the clouds, 
or the noise of his tabernacle? be- 
hold, he spreadeth his light upon it, 
and covereth the bottom of the sea. 

8 Hear attentively the noise of 
his voice, and the sound that goeth 
out of his mouth; he directeth it 
under the whole heaven, and his 
lightning unto the ends of the 
earth. After it a voice roareth, he 
thundereth with the voice of his 
excellency; great things doeth hé, 
which we cannot comprehend: he 
saith to the snow, Be thou oz the 
earth; likewise to the small rain, 
and to the great rain of his strength. 

g Out of the south cometh the 
whirlwind, and cold out of the 
north: by the breath of God frost 

is given, and the breadth of the 
waters is straitened: also by water- 
ing he wearieth the thick cloud, he 
scattereth his bright cloud, and it is 
turned round about by his counsels: 
that they may do whatsoever he 
commandeth them upon the face of 
the world in the earth: he causeth 
it to come, whether for correction, 
or for his land, or for mercy. 

10 Hearken unto this: stand still, 
and consider the wondrous works of 
God. Dost thou know when God 

disposed them, and caused the 
light of his cloud to shine ? 
Dost thou know the _ balanc- 

ings of the clouds, the wondrous 
works of him which is perfect in 
knowledge? how thy garments ave 
warm, when he quieteth the earth by 
the south wind? Hast thou with 
him spread out the sky, whach ts 
strong, aud as a molten looking 
glass ? 

11 Teach us what we shall say 
unto Him; for we cannot order our 
speech by reason of darkness. 

12 Touching the Almighty, we 
cannot find him out: /e zs excellent 
in power, and in judgment, and in 
plenty of justice : he will not afflict. 


Fob is brought to see and acknowledge 
the wisdom and righteousness of God. 

HEN the LorD answered Job 
out of the whirlwind, and said, 

Who is this that darkeneth counsel 
by words without knowledge? gird 
up now thy loins like a man; for I 
will demand of thee, and answer 

thou me. 
2 Where wast thou when I laid 


the foundations of the earth? de- 
clare, if thou hast understanding! 
Who hath laid the measures thereof, 
“if thou knowest? or who hath 
stretched the line upon it? where- 
upon are the foundations thereof 
fastened? or who laid the corner 
stone thereof; when the morning 
stars sang together, and all the sons 
of God shouted for joy ? 

3 Or who shut up the sea with 
doors, when it brake forth, as ¢f it 
had issued out of the womb? when 
I made the cloud the garment there- 
of, and thick darkness a swaddling- 
band for it, and brake up for it my 
decreed face, and set bars and doors, 
and said, Hitherto shalt thou come, 

but no further: and here shall thy | 

proud waves be stayed ? 

4 Hast thou commanded the 
morning since thy days; and caused 
the dayspring to know his place ; 
that it might take hold of the ends 
of the earth, that the wicked might 
be shaken out of it? 

5 Hast thou entered into the 
springs of the sea? or hast thou 
walked in search of the depth ? 

6 Have the gates of death been 
opened unto thee? or hast thou 
seen the doors of the shadow of 

7 Hast thou perceived the breadth 
of the earth? declare if thou know. 
est it all: where zs the way where 
light dwelleth? and as for darkness, 
where zs the place thereof, that thou 
shouldest take it to the bound 
thereof, and that thou shouldest 
know the paths ¢o the house there. 
of? Knowest thou zt, because thou 
wast then born? or decause the num. 
ber of thy days ds great? 


8 Hast thou entered into the 
treasures of the snow? or hast thou 
seen the treasures of the hail? By 
what way is the light parted, which 
scattereth the east wind upon the 
earth? Who hath divided a water- 
course for the overflowing of waters, 
or a way for the lightning of thun- 
der ; to cause it to rain on the earth, 
where no man zs; oz the wilderness, 
wherein ¢here is no man; to satisfy 
the desolate and waste ground , and 
to cause the bud of the tender herb 
to spring forth? Hath the rain a 
father? or who hath begotten the 
drops of dew? out of whose womb 
came the ice? and the hoary frost 
of heaven, who hath gendered it ? 

9 Canst thou bind the sweet in- 
fluences of Pleiades, or loose the 
bands of Orion? canst thou bring 
forth Mazzaroth ‘in his season? or 
canst thou guide Arcturus with his 
sons? Knowest thou the ordinances 
of heaven? canst thou set the do- 
minion thereof in the earth? canst 
thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, 
that abundance of waters may cover 
thee? canst thou send lightnings, 
that they may go, and say unto thee, 
Here we are ? 

10 Who hath put wisdom in the 
inward parts? or who hath given 
understanding to the heart? Who 
can number the clouds in wisdom? 
or who can stay the bottles of heav- 
en, when the dust groweth into 
hardness, and the clods cleave fast 
together ? 

11 Who provideth for the raven 
his food ? when his young ones cry 
unto God, they wander for lack of 
meat. Gavest thouthe goodly wings 
unto the peacocks? or wings and 



feathers unto the ostrich? Doth the 
hawk fly by thy wisdom, azd stretch 
her wings toward the south? Doth 
the eagle mount up at thy com- 
mand, and make her nest on high? 

12 Shall he that contendeth with 
the Almighty instruct 2m ? he that 
reproveth God, let him answer it. 

13 Then Job answered the LORD, 
and said, Behold, I am vile; what 
shall I answer thee? I will lay mine 
hand upon my mouth. Once have I 
spoken ; but I will not answer: yea, 
twice ; but I will proceed no further. 
I know that thou canst do every 
thing, and that no thought can be 
withholden from thee. Who zs he 
that hideth counsel without knowl- 
ledge ? therefore have I uttered that 
I understood not; things too won- 
derful for me, which I knew not. 

14 Hear, I beseech thee, and I 
will speak; I will demand of thee 
and declare thou unto me. I have 
heard of thee by the hearing of the 
ear, but now mine eye seeth thee: 
wherefore I abhor myself, and re- 
pent in dust and ashes. 

ND the LorD turned the cap- 
tivity of Job, when he prayed 
for his friends: also the LORD gave 
Job twice as much as he had before. 

2 Then came there unto him all 
his brethren, and all his sisters, and 
all they that had been of his ac- 
quaintance before, and did eat bread 
with him in his house: and they be- 
moaned him, and comforted him 
over all the evil that the Lord had 
brought upon him: every man also 
gave him a piece of money, and 
every one an earring of gold. 

3 So the LorD blessed the latter 
end of Job more than his beginning + 
for he had fourteen thousand sheep, 
and six thousand camels, and a thou- 
sand yoke of oxen, and a thousand 
she asses: he had also seven sons 
and three daughters. 

4 And after this lived Job an 
hundred and forty years, and saw his 
sons, and his sons’ sons, even four 

s So Job died, decmg old and full 
of days. 


mee! is the man that walk- 
eth not in the counsel of the 
ungodly, nor standeth in the way of 
sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the 
scorner: whose delight is in the 
law of the Lord; and in his law 
doth he exercise himself day and 
2 He shall be like a tree planted 
by the waterside, that will bring 

forth fruit in due season: his leaf 
shall not wither ; and whatsoever he 
doeth shall prosper. 

3 As for the ungodly, it is not so 
with them; they are like the chaff, 
which the wind scattereth away 
from the face of the earth: they 
shall not be able to stand in the 
judgment, neither sinners in the 
congregation of the righteous. 

4 The Lorp knoweth the way of 


the righteous; but the way of the 
ungodly shall perish. 

5 As for me, I will come into thy 
house in the multitude of thy mercy: 
and in thy fear will I worship tow- 
ard thy holy temple. 

6 Lead me, O LORD, in thy right- 
eousness; make thy way straight 
before my face. 

7 Let all those that put their 
trust in thee rejoice: let them ever 
shout for joy, because thou defend. 
est them: let them also that love 
thy name be joyful in thee. 

8 Thou, LorD, wilt bless the right- 
eous; with favor wilt thou compass 
him as with a shield. 

9 Preserve me, O God: for in 
thee do I put my trust. O my soul, 
thou hast said unto the LorD, Thou 
art my Lord: I have no happiness 
but in thee ; the holy that are in the 
earth, and the excellent, in them is 
all my delight. 

10 The LorD is my portion and 
my cup, thou maintainest my lot: 
the lines are fallen unto me in pleas- 
ant places, yea, I have a goodly 

11 I will bless the LORD, who hath 
given me counsel: my heart also 
admonishes me in the night seasons. 
I have set the Lorp always before 
me: because he is at my right hand, 
I shall not be moved. 

12 Therefore my heart is glad, 
my spirit rejoiceth, my flesh also 
rests in safety: for thou wilt not 
leave my soul in the grave, neither 
wilt thou suffer thy beloved one to 
see corruption: but thou wilt show 
me the path of life: in thy presence is 
fulness of joy, and at thy right hand 
there are pleasures for evermore. 


13 Hear the right, O LORD, attend 
unto my cry, give ear unto my 
prayer, that goeth not out of false 
lips; let my sentence come forth 
from thy presence; let thine eyes see 
what is right; prove my heart; visit 
me in the night ; try me, my thoughts 
shall not vary from my speech; hold 
up my steps in thy paths, that my 
feet slip not. 

14 I call upon thee, for thou wilt 
hear me, O God: incline thine ear 
unto me, and hearken to my words: 
shew thy marvellous loving-kindness, 
O thou that savest by thy right hand 
those who put their trust in thee: 
keep me as the apple of the eye, 
hide me under the shadow of thy 

15 As for me, I will behold thy face 
in righteousness; I will be satisfied 
when I awake with thy likeness. 


[ WILL love thee, O Lorp, my 

strength; my rock, my fortress, 
and my deliverer ; my God, in whom 
[ trust; my buckler, and my high 

2 I will call upon the Lorp, who 
is worthy to be praised: for the sor- 
rows of death compassed me, and 
the floods of destruction made me 
afraid ; the sorrows of the grave com- 
passed me about, the snares of death 
overtook me: in my distress I called 
upon the LorD, and cried unto my 
God: he heard my voice out of his 
temple, and my cry came before 
him, even into his ears: he sent from 
above, he took me, he drew me out 
of many waters: he brought me 
forth into a large place: he delivered 
me, because he loved me. 



3 To the merciful thou shewest 
thyself merciful; to an upright man 
thou shewest thyself upright ; to the 
pure thou shewest thyself pure; and 
to the wrathful thou shewest thyself 

4 The ways of God are just and 
true, his word is pure, tried in the 
fire: he is a buckler to all those that 
trust in him. 

5 Who is God save the LORD? or 
who is a rock save our God ? it is he 
that girdeth me with strength, and 
maketh my way plain. 

6 The LorD is my light and my 
salvation ; whom shall I fear? he is 
the strength of my life: of whom 
shall I be afraid? 

7 One thing have I desired of the 
LorD, that will I seek after; that I 
may dwell in the house of the LORD 
all the days of my life, to behold his 
beauty, and to inquire in his temple. 
For in the time of trouble he shall 
hide me in his pavilion, in the secret 
place of his tabernacle shall he hide 
me; he shall set me upon a rock. 
Therefore will I offer in his taber- 
nacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, 
yea, I will sing praises unto the 

8 Hear, O LorD, when I cry with 
my voice: have mercy also upon me, 
and answer me: when thou saidst, 
Seek ye my face, my heart said unto 
thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek; 
hide not thy face far from me, put 
not thy servant away in anger: thou 
hast been my help, leave me not, 
neither forsake me, O God of my sal- 

g When my father and my mother 
forsake me, then the LORD will take 
me up. 

10 Teach me thy way, O Lorn, 
and lead me ina plain path. I had 
fainted, unless I had believed to see 
thy goodness in the land of the liv- 

11 Wait on the LORD: be of good 
courage, and he shall strengthen 
thine heart ; wait, I say, on the LORD. 


HY mercy, O LORDS is invthe 

- heavens; thy faithfulness reach- 
eth unto the clouds: thy righteous- 
ness is like the great mountains ; thy 
judgments are a great deep. 

2 How excellent is thy loving-kind- 
ness, O God! therefore the children 
of men put their trust under the 
shadow of thy wings: they shall be 
abundantly satisfied with the plente- 
ousness of thy house; thou shalt 
make them drink of the river of thy 
pleasures; for with thee is the foun- 
tain of life. 

3 In thy light shall we see light: 
continue the loving-kindness unto 
them that know thee, and thy right- 
eousness to the upright in heart. 

4 The heavens declare the glory 
of God; the firmament sheweth his 
handywork; day unto day uttereth 
speech, and night unto night sheweth 
knowledge; there is no speech nor 
language, and their voice is not heard, 
yet their sound is gone out through 
all the earth, and their words to the 
end of the world. In them hath he 
set a tabernacle for the sun, which is 
as a bridegroom coming out of his 
chamber, rejoicing as a strong man 
to runa race; his going forth is from 
the end of the heaven, his circuit unto 
the ends of it, and nothing is hid 
from the heat thereof. 


5 The law of the LORD is perfect, 
converting the soul: the testimony 
of the LoRD is sure, making wise the 
simple; the statutes of the LORD are 
right, rejoicing the heart: the com- 
mandment of the LORD is pure, en- 
lightening the eyes; the fear of the 
LorD is clean, enduring for ever; the 
judgments of the LORD are true and 
righteous altogether. More to be 
desired are they than gold, yea than 
much fine gold; sweeter also than 
honey and. the honeycomb; more- 
over by them is thy servant warned, 
and in keeping of them is great re- 

6 Who can understand his errors? 
cleanse thou me from secret faults; 
keep back thy servant also from pre- 
sumptuous sins, let them not have 
dominion over me: then shall I be 
upright, I shall be innocent from 
great transgression. 

7 Let the words of my mouth, and 
the meditation of my heart, be ac- 
ceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my 
strength and my redeemer. 


HE LorbD is my shepherd, I shall 

not want: he maketh me to lie 
down in green pastures, he leadeth 
me beside the still waters; he re- 
storeth my soul, he leadeth me in 
the paths of righteousness for his 
name’s sake. Yea, though I walk 
though the valley of the shadow of 
death, I will fear no evil; for thou 
art with me, thy rod and thy staff 
they comfort me. 

2 Thou preparest a table before 
me in the presence of mine enemies ; 
thou anointest my head with oil ; my 
cup runneth over. 


3 Surely goodness and mercy shall 
follow me all the days of my life; 
and I will dwell in the house of the 
LORD for ever. 

4 1 will bless the Lorp at all 
times, his praise shall continually be 
in my mouth; my soul shall make 
her boast in the LORD, the humble 
shall hear thereof, and be glad. 

5 O magnify the LORD with me, 
and let us exalt his name together; 
I sought him, and he heard me, and 
delivered me from all my fears. 

6 The poor man -cries, and the 
LORD hears him, and saves him out 
of all his troubles; the angel of the 
LORD encampeth round about all 
them that fear him, and delivereth 
them. _ 

7 O taste and see that the LORD 
is good: blessed is the man that 
trusteth in him: fear the LORD, ye 
his saints, for there is no want to 
them that fear him: the young lions 
do lack, and suffer hunger: but they 
that seek the LORD shall not want 
any good thing. 

8 Come, ye children, hearken unto 
me: I will teach you the fear of the 
LorD. Keep thy tongue from evil, 
and thy lips from speaking guile ; de- 
part from evil, and do good; seek 
peace, and pursue it. 

9 The eyes of the LORD are upon 
the righteous, and his ears are open 
unto their cry; but the face of the 
LORD is against them that do evil, to 
cut off the remembrance of them 
from the earth. 

10 The righteous cry, and the 
LORD heareth, and delivereth them 
out of all their troubles; he is nigh 
unto them that are of a broken 
heart, and saveth such as be of a 




contrite spirit; the afflictions of the 
righteous are many, but the Lorp 
delivereth him out of them all; he re- 
deemeth the soul of his servants, and 
none of them that trust in him shall 
be desolate. 


HE earth is the LORD’s, and the 
fulness thereof; the world, and 
they that dwell therein; for he hath 
founded it upon the seas, and estab- 
lished it upon the floods. 

2 Who shall ascend into the hill 
of the LORD? and who shall stand in 
his holy place? He that hath clean 
hands, and a pure heart; who hath 
not inclined his soul unto vanity, 
nor sworn deceitfully ; he shall re- 
ceive the blessing from the LorRD, 
and righteousness from the God of 
his salvation. 

3 Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; 
be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors ; 
and the King of glory shall come in. 
Who is this King of glory ? the LORD 
strong and mighty, the LORD mighty 
in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye 
gates; lift them up, ye everlasting 
doors; and the King of glory shall 
come in. Who is this King of glory? 
the LorD of hosts, he is the King of 

4 Unto thee, O LorpD, do I lift up 

my soul; I trust in thee, let me not 
be ashamed; let none that wait on 
thee be ashamed, let them be 
ashamed which transgress without 

5 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; 
teach me thy paths; lead me in thy 
truth, and teach me: for thou art 
the God of my salvation; in thee do 
I trust all the day. 

6 Remember, O LorpD, thy tender 
mercies and thy loving-kindnesses, 
for they have been ever of old; re- 
member not the sins of my youth, 
nor my transgressions: according to 
thy mercy remember me, for thy 
goodness’ sake, O LORD. 

7 Good and upright is the Lorn, 
therefore will he teach sinners in the 
way ; the meek will he guide in judg- 
ment, the meek he will teach his 
way : all the paths of the LORD are 
mercy and truth unto such as keep 
his covenant and his testimonies. 

8 For thy name’s sake, O LORD, 
pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. 

g What man is he that feareth the 
LORD? him shall he teach in the 
way that he shall choose: his secret 
is with them that fear him: and he 
will shew them his covenant. 

10 Mine eyes are ever toward the 
LORD, he shall pluck my feet out of 
the net; turn thee unto me, have 
mercy upon me, for I am desolate 
and afflicted; lighten the sorrows of 
my heart, O bring thou me out of 
my distresses; look upon mine af- 
fliction and my pain, forgive all my 
sins; O keep my soul, and deliver me, 
let me not be ashamed, for I put my 
trust in thee: let integrity and up- 
rightness preserve me, for I wait on 


WILL extol thee, O LorD, for 

thou hast lifted me up; O LORD 
my God, I cried unto thee, and thou 
hast healed me: thou hast brought 
up my soul from the grave: thou 
hast kept me alive, that I should not 
go down to the tomb. 

2 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints 


of his, and give thanks at the re- 
membrance of his holiness: for his 
anger endureth a moment, but his 
favor for ever; weeping may endure 
for a night, but joy cometh in the 

3 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy 
upon me: be thou my helper: O 
Lorp my God, I will give thanks 
unto thee for ever. 

Zoli thee wlORD Ydo Liputwmy, 
trust: deliver me in thy righteous- 
ness: bow down thine ear to me, de- 
liver me speedily : be thou my strong 
rock, for an house of defence to save 
me: thou art my rock and my for- 
tress: therefore for thy name’s sake 
lead me and guide me. 

5 O how great is thy goodness, 
which thou hast laid up for them that 
fear thee, and shewest to them that 
trust in thee: thou hidest them in 
the secret of thy presence from the 
pride of man; thou shelterest them 
in thy pavilion from the strife of 

6 Blessed be the Lorp, for he 
hath shewed me his marvellous kind- 
ness in a strong city: O love the 
LORD, all ye his saints, for he pre- 
serveth the faithful, and plentifully 
rewardeth the proud doer: be of good 
courage, and he shall strengthen your 
heart, all ye that hope in the Lorp. 

7 Blessed is he whose transgres- 
sion is forgiven, whose sin is covered; 
blessed is the man unto whom the 
LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in 
whose spirit there is no guile. 

8 Lacknowledged my sin unto thee, 
and mine iniquity have I not hid; 
said, I will confess my transgressions 
unto the LORD; and thou forgavest 
the iniquity of my sin. 


9g Every one that is godly shall 
pray unto thee in a time when thou 
mayest be found: surely the floods of 
great waters shall not come nigh 
unto them. 

10 Thou art my hiding-place ; thou 
shalt preserve me from trouble: thou 
shalt compass me about with songs 
of deliverance. Many sorrows shall 
be to the wicked: but he that trust- 
eth in the LORD, mercy shall com- 
pass him about. 

11 Be glad in the LORD, and re- 
joice, ye righteous: shout for joy, all 
ye that are upright in heart. 

Reo in the LorD, O ye 

righteous: praise is comely for 
the upright, 

2 The word of the Lorn is right, 
and all his works are done in truth: 
he loveth righteousness and justice; 
the earth is full of his goodness. 

3 By the word of the Lorp were 
the heavens made, and all the host 
of them by the breath of his mouth: 
he gathereth the waters of the sea 
together as an heap: he layeth up 
the deep in storehouses. 

4 Let all the earth fear the Lorn, 
let all the inhabitants of the world 
stand in awe of him: for he spake, 
and it was done; he commanded, 
and it stood fast: he bringeth the 
counsel of the nations to nought; he 
maketh the devices of the kingdoms 
of none effect. 

5 The counsel of the Lorn stand- 
eth for ever, the thoughts of his 
heart to all generations: blessed is 
the nation whose God is the Lorp : 
blessed the people whom he hath 
chosen for his own inheritance, 


6 The LorD looketh from heaven, 
he beholdeth all the sons of men; 
from the place of his habitation he 
looketh upon all the inhabitants of 
the earth: he fashioneth the hearts 
of all; he observeth all their works. 

7 Behold, the eye of the LORD is 
upon them that fear him, upon them 
that hope in his mercy; to deliver 
their soul from death, and to keep 
‘them alive in famine. 

8 Our soul waiteth on the LORD, 
he is our help and our shield: our 
heart rejoices in him; we trust in his 
holy name. Let thy mercy, O LORD, 
be upon us, according as we hope in 


] WAITED patiently for the LORD; 

he inclined unto me, heard my cry, 
and put a new song in my mouth, 
even praise unto our God. 

2 Blessed is that man that maketh 
the LorRD his trust, and resorteth not 
to men of pride and falsehood. 

3 Many, O LorD my God, are 
thy wonderful works which thou 
hast done; many are thy gracious 
thoughts toward us; if we would de- 
clare and speak of them, they are 
more than can be numbered. 

4 Sacrifice and offering thou didst 
not desire (so hast thou taught me) ; 
burnt offering and sin offering hast 
thou not required: I delight to do 
thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is 
within my heart. 

5 I have preached righteousness 
in the great congregation ; lo, I have 
not refrained my lips, O LorD, thou 
knowest; I have not hid thy right- 
eousness within my heart ; I have de- 
clared thy faithfulness and thy salva- 


tion: I have not concealed thy 
loving-kindness and thy truth from 
the great congregation. 

6 Withhold not thou thy tender 
mercies from me, O LORD, but let 
thy loving-kindness and thy truth 
continually preserve me: for innu- 
merable evils have compassed me 
about, mine iniquities have taken 
hold upon me so that I am not able 
to look up; they are more than the 
hairs of mine head: therefore my 
heart faileth me. | 

7 Be pleased, O LorD, to deliver 
me, make haste to help me: let all 
those that seek thee rejoice and be 
glad in thee: let such as love thy 
salvation say continually, The LORD 
be magnified. 

8 I am poor and needy, yet the 
LorpD thinketh upon me: thou art 
my help and my deliverer, make no 
tarrying, O my God. 

9g As the hart panteth after the 
water brooks, so panteth my soul 
after thee, O God ; my soul thirsteth 
for God, for the living God: when 
shall I come and appear before 
God ? 

10 When I remember these things, 
I pour out my soulin me: for I have 
gone with the multitude, I went with 
them to the house of God, with the 
voice of joy and praise, with a mul- 
titude that kept holy-day. 

11 Why art thou cast down, O my 
soul ? and why art thou disquieted in 
me? hope thou in God: I shall yet 
praise him ; him, my deliverer and 
my God. 

12 Deep calleth unto deep with 
the roar of thy cataracts, all thy 
waves and thy billows have gone 
over me: yet thou wilt command thy 


loving-kindness in the daytime, and 
in the night thy song shall be with 
me, and my prayer shall be unto the 
God of my life. 


Le ee who shall abide in thy tab- 

ernacle ? who shall dwell in thy 
holy hill? he who walketh uprightly, 
worketh righteousness, and speaketh 
truth in his heart: he who slander- 
eth not with his tongue, doeth no 
evil to his neighbor, uttereth no re- 
proach against his neighbor, in whose 
eyes a vile person is contemned, but 
who honoreth them that fear the 
LORD: he that sweareth to his own 
hurt, and changeth not: he that put- 
teth not out his money to usury, nor 
taketh a bribe against the innocent: 
—he that doeth these things shall 
‘ never fall. 

2 Fret not thyself because of evil 
doers, neither be thou envious of 
those who work iniquity; for they 
shall soon be cut down like the grass, 
and wither as the green herb. 

3 Delight thyself in the Lorn, he 
shall give thee the desires of thine 
heart; commit thy way unto him, 
trust also in him, and he shall give 
thee success: he shall bring forth 
thy righteousness as the light, and 
thy judgment as the noonday. 

4 The meek shall inherit the earth, 
and shall delight themselves in the 
abundance of peace: for alittle that 
a righteous man hath is better than 
the riches of many wicked. 

5 The steps of a good man are or. 
dered by the Lorn, and he delight- 
eth in his way: though he fall he shall 
’ not be utterly cast down; for the 
LorD upholdeth him with his hand. 


6 The mouth of the righteous 
speaketh wisdom, his tongue talketh 
of judgment, the law of his God is 
in his heart ; therefore none of his 
steps shall slide. 

7 Wait on the LORD, keep his way, 
and he shall exalt thee: mark the 
perfect man, and behold the upright: 
the end of that man is peace. 

8 The salvation of the righteous is 
of the LorD, he is their strength in 
the time of trouble: he shall help 
them, and deliver them: he shall de- 
liver them, and save them, because 
they trust in him. 


(59? is our refuge and strength, a 

very present help in trouble: 
therefore will not we fear, though 
the earth be removed, and though 
the mountains be carried into the 
midst of the sea; though the waters 
thereof roar and be troubled, though 
the mountains shake with the swell- 
ing thereof. 

2 There is a river, the streams 
whereof shall make glad the city of 
God, the holy dwelling-place of the 
Most High: God is in the midst of 
her, she shall not be moved: God 
shall help her, and that right early: 
the Lorp of hosts is with us; the 
God of Jacob is our refuge, 

3 Great is the Lorp, and greatly 
to be praised in the city of our God, 
in the mountain of his holiness: we 
remember thy loving-kindness in the 
midst of thy temple: as thy name, 
so extends thy praise unto the ends 
of the earth: thy right hand is full 
of righteousness. 

4 Walk about Zion, and go round 
about her, tell the towers thereof ; 

mark ye well her bulwarks, consider 
her palaces; her God is our God for 
ever and ever, and he shall be our 
guide even unto death. 

5 The mighty God speaks, and 
calls the earth from the rising of the 
sun unto the going down thereof ; 
he comes, and keeps not silence: a 
fire devours before him, and a temp- 
est rages around him: he calls to the 
heavens from above, and to the earth, 
that he may judge his people. 

6 Hear, O my people, and I will 
speak; O Israel, and I will admonish 
thee: I am God, even thy God. I 
will take no bullock out of thy house, 
nor he goats out of thy folds: for 
every beast of the forest is mine, and 
the cattle upon a thousand hills; I 
know all the fowls of the mountains, 
and the wild beasts of the field are 
mine: if I were hungry, I would not 
tell thee: for the world is mine, and 
the fulness thereof. Offer unto me 
thanksgiving, pay thy vows, and call 
upon me in the day of trouble: I 
will deliver thee, and thou shalt 
glorify me. 


H4YE mercy upon me, O God, 

according to thy loving-kind- 
ness; according unto the multitude 
_of thy tender mercies blot out my 

2. Wash me thoroughly from mine 
iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin; 
for I acknowledge my transgressions, 
and my sin is ever before me. 

3 Against thee, thee only, have I 
sinned, and done this evil in thy 
sight: so thou art justified when 
thou speakest, and upright when 
thou judgest. 



4 Behold, thou desirest truth in 
the inward heart: teach me, there- 
fore, wisdom in my inmost soul: 
purge me as with hyssop, and I shall 
be clean: wash me, and I shall be 
whiter than snow. 

5 Hide thy face from my sins, 
blot out all my iniquities, create in 
me a clean heart, renew a right spirit 
within me, cast me not away from 
thy presence, take not thy holy spirit 
from me, restore unto me the joy 
of thy salvation, and uphold me with 
thy free spirit:—then will I teach 
transgressors thy ways, and sinners 
shall be converted unto thee. 

6 O LorD, open thou my lips, 
and my mouth shall show forth thy 
praise: for thou desirest not sacrifice, 
else would I give it: thou delightest 
not in burnt-offering: the sacrifices 
of God are a broken spirit: a broken 
and a contrite heart, O God, thou 
wilt not despise. 

7 Give ear to my prayer, O God; 
hide not thyself from my supplica- 
tion, for my heart is sore pained 
within me; the terrors of death are 
fallen upon me; fearfulness and 
trembling are come upon me, and 
horror hath overwhelmed me. 

8 O that I had wings like a dove! 
then would I fly away, and be at rest. 
But I will call upon God, and he 
shall save me ; evening, morning, and 
at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: 
he shall hear my voice. 

9 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, 
and he will sustain thee: he will 
never suffer those who seek him to 

10 Be merciful unto me, O God, 
be merciful unto me, for my soul 
trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow 


of thy wings will I make my refuge, 
until these calamities be overpast. 

11 I will cry unto God most high, 
unto God that performeth all things 
for me: he shall send from heaven, 
and save me: he shall send forth his 
mercy and his truth. 

12 My heart is fixed, O God, my 
heart is fixed: I will sing and give 
praise. Awake, my soul; awake, 
psaltery and harp: I myself will 
awake early: I will praise thee among 
the people: I will sing unto thee 
among the nations; for thy mercy is 
great unto the heavens, and thy 
truth unto the clouds. Be thou ex- 
alted, O God, above the heavens: let 
thy glory be above all the earth. 


FLEAS my cry,O God; attend 

unto my prayer, for my 
heart is overwhelmed: lead me 
to the rock that is higher than I. 
Thou art my shelter and strong 
tower from the enemy: I will abide 
in thy tabernacle for ever, I will trust 
in the covert of thy wings : for thou, 
O God, wilt hear my vows, and give 
me the heritage of those that fear thy 

2 Truly my soul waiteth upon 
God, from whom cometh my salva- 
tion: he only is my rock and my sal- 
vation; he is my defence; I shall 
not be greatly moved. 

3 My soul, wait thou only upon 
God; my expectation is from him, 
for he only is my rock and my sal- 
vation: he is my defence, I shall not 
be moved. 

4 Trust in him at all times; ye 
people, pour out your heart before 
him : God is a refuge for us, 


5 O God, thou art my God ; early 
will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth 
for thee, my heart longeth for thee 
in a dry and thirsty land, where no 
water is; to see thy power and thy 
glory, as I have seen thee in the 

6 Because thy loving-kindness is 
better than life, my lips shall praise 
thee: I will bless thee while I live: 
I will lift up my hands in thy name: 
my soul shall be satisfied, and my 
mouth shall praise thee with joyful 
lips: I will remember thee upon my 
bed, and meditate on thee in the 

7 Because thou hast been my help, 
therefore in the shadow of thy wings 
will I rejoice. 

8 My soul followeth after thee: 
thy right hand upholdeth me. 

9 Make a joyful noise unto God, 
all ye lands: sing forth the honor of 
his name : make his praise glorious. 

10 All the earth shall worship 
thee, and shall sing unto thee; it 
shall celebrate thy name. 

11 Come and see the works of 
God, he is wonderful in his doing 
toward the children of men: he 
ruleth by his power for ever; his 
eyes behold the nations: let not the 
rebellious exalt themsely 

12 O bless our God, ye people, 
and make the voice of his praise to 
be heard: who holdeth our soul in 
life, and suffereth not our feet to be 

13 Thou, O God, hast proved us: 
thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. 

14 Come and hear, all ye that fear 
God, and I will declare what he hath 
done for my soul. I cried unto him 
with my mouth, and extolled him 


with’ my tongue: if I regard iniquity 
in my heart, he will not hear me: 
but verily he hath heard me; he 
hath attended to the voice of my 
prayer. Blessed be God, who hath 
not turned away my prayer, nor his 
mercy from me. 


RAISE waiteth for thee, O God, 
in Zion: unto thee shall the vow 
be performed: thou that hearest 
prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. 
2 Our iniquities are heavy upon 
us, but thou wilt forgive our trans- 
gressions: blessed is the man whom 
thou acceptest, and causest to ap- 
proach unto thee, that he may dwell 
in thy courts: satisfy us with the 
goodness of thy house, even of thy 
holy temple. 

3 By wonderful things in right- 
eousness wilt thou answer us, O God 
of our salvation; who art the con- 
fidence of all the ends of the earth, 
and of them that are afar off upon 
the sea: who in thy strength makest 
fast the mountains, being girded 
with power: who stillest the noise of 
the seas, the noise of their waves, 
and the tumult of the people. 

4 They also that dwell in the 
uttermost parts are awed by thy 
wonders. For thou makest the re- 
gions of the morning and evening to 
rejoice: thou visitest the earth, and 
waterest it: thou greatly enrichest 
it with the river of God, which is full 
of water: thou preparest corn, when 
thou hast so provided for it: thou 
waterest the ridges thereof abun- 
dantly: thou settlest the furrows 
thereof: thou makest it soft with 
showers: thou blessest the springing 


thereof. Thou crownest the year with 
thy goodness; and thy paths drop 
fatness—they drop upon the pastures 
of the wilderness ; and the little hills 
rejoice on every side, the pastures 
are clothed with flocks, the valleys 
also are covered with corn: they 
shout for joy; they also sing. 

5 God be merciful unto us, and 
bless us, and cause thy face to shine 
upon us; that thy way may be 
known upon earth, thy saving health 
among all nations. 

6 Let the people praise thee, O 
God; let all the people praise thee: 
let the nations be glad and sing for 
joy: for thou shalt judge the people 
righteously, and govern the nations 
upon earth. 

7 Let the people praise thee, O 
God ; let all the people praise thee : 
then shall the earth yield her in- 
crease; and God, even our own 
God, shall bless us: God shall bless 
us; and all the ends of the earth 
shall reverence him. 

AVE me, O God; for the waters 

are come in unto my soul. 

2 I will offer my prayer unto thee: 
O God, in the greatness of thy mercy 
hear me; in the truth of thy salva- 
tion deliver me: let me not sink: 
let me be delivered from them that 
hate me, and out of the deep waters. 

3 Hear me, O Lorp; for thy 
loving-kindness is good: turn unto 
me according to the multitude of 
thy tender mercies: hide not thy 
face from thy servant, for I am in 
trouble: hear me speedily. 

4 Draw nigh unto my soul and re- 
deem it; deliver me from all mine 


enemies: for I am poor and sorrow- 
ful: let thy salvation, O God, set 
me up on high. 

5 Make haste to deliver me, make 
haste to help me, O LorD: let them 
be ashamed that seek after my soul, 
let them be turned backward that de- 
sire my hurt: but let all those that 
seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee : 
and let such as love thy salvation 
say continually, God be magnified. 

6 I am poor and needy; make 
haste unto me, O God: thou art my 
help and my.deliverer; make no de- 

ye inethee, ©; Lord, do I put my 
trust ; let me never be confounded: 
deliver me in thy goodness, and 
cause me to escape: incline thine 
ear to me, and save me: be thou my 
strong habitation, where I may con- 
tinually resort: thou art my rock 
and my fortress. 

8 Thou art my hope, O Lorp 
God: thou hast been my trust from 
my youth: by thee have I been 
holden up ever since I was born ; 
my praise shall be continually of 
thee: my mouth shall be filled with 
thy praise and with thy honor all the 

9 Cast me not off in the time of 
old age; forsake me not when my 
strength faileth; O God, be not far 
from me: O my God make haste for 
my help. 

10 I will hope continually, and 
will yet praise thee:more and more: 
my mouth shall show forth thy 
righteousness and thy salvation all 
the day, for thy mercies are more 
than I can number: I will go in thy 
strength : I will make mention of thy 
righteousness, even of thine only. 


11 Thou hast taught me from my 
youth, and hitherto have I declared 
thy wondrous works: also now when 
Iam old and gray-headed, O God, 
forsake me not; until I have shewed 
thy strength unto this generation, 
and thy power to those that are to 

12 My lip shall greatly rejoice 
when I sing unto thee, and my soul, 
which thou hast redeemed; my 
tongue also shall talk of thy right- 
eousness all the day long. 


H OW lovely are thy dwellings, O 

LoRD of hosts! my soul long- 
eth, yea, even fainteth, for the courts 
of the LORD: my heart and my flesh 
crieth out for the living God. 

2 Even the sparrow hath found 
an house, and the swallow a nest for 
herself, where she may lay her 
young, by thine altars, O Lorp of 
hosts, my King, and my God. Bless- 
ed are they that dwell in thy house: 
they are continually praising thee. 

3 Blessed are the men whose 
strength is in thee, in whose heart 
are thy ways: passing through the 
valley of sorrow they make it full of 
fountains, and the latter rain covers 
it with blessings ; they go from 
strength to strength, till all of them 
in Zion appear before God. 

4 Behold, O God our shield, and 
look upon the face of thine anointed: 
a day in thy courts is better than a 
thousand: I had rather be a door- 
keeper in the house of my God, than 
to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 

5 The Lorp God is a sun and 
shield: the Lorp will give grace and 
glory; no good thing will he with- 


hold from them that walk uprightly: 
O LorD of hosts, blessed is the man 
that trusteth in thee. 

6 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, 
hear me; I am poor and needy : pre- 
serve my soul; O thou my God, save 
thy servant that trusteth in thee: be 
merciful unto me: I cry unto thee 

7 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: 
unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my 
soul ; for thou art good, ready to for- 
give, and plenteous in mercy unto 
all them that call upon thee. 

8 In the day of my trouble I will 
call upon thee, for thou wilt answer 
me: among the gods there is none 
like unto thee, O LORD; neither are 
there any works like unto thy works. 

g All nations whom thou hast 
made shall come and worship before 
thee, and shall glorify thy name; 
for thou art great, and doest won- 
drous things: thou art God alone. 

10 Teach me thy way, O LoRD; 
I will walk in thy truth: unite my 
heart to revere thy name: I will 
praise thee with all my heart, and I 
will glorify thy name evermore: be- 
cause thou art a God full of compas- 
sion, gracious, long-suffering, and 
plenteous in mercy and truth. 

11 O turn unto me, and have 
mercy upon me; give thy strength 
unto thy servant, and save the son 
of thine handmaid. 


ORD, thou hast been favorable 

unto thy land: thou hast forgiv- 

en the iniquity of thy people: thou 

hast covered all their sin: Wilt thou 

not revive us again; that thy people 
may rejoice in thee? 


2 I will hear what God the LoRD 
will speak: he will speak peace unto 
his people, but let them not turn 
again to folly: for surely his salva- 
tion is nigh them that reverence 

3 Mercy and truth are met to- 
gether; righteousness and peace 
have kissed each other: truth shall 
spring out of the earth, and right- 
eousness. shall look down from 

4 The LorD shall give that which 
is good, and our land shall yield her 
increase: righteousness shall go be- 
fore him, and shall set us in the way 
of his steps. 

5 I will sing of the mercies of the 
LorpD for ever: with my mouth will 
I make known thy faithfulness to 
all generations: for I know that thy 
mercy endureth for ever, and truth 
shalt thou establish like the very 

6 The heavens shall proclaim thy 
wonders, O LORD, and thy truth also 
shall be proclaimed in the congrega- 
tion of the holy; for who in the 
heaven can be compared unto the 
LORD? who among the sons of God 
can be likened unto the LORD? 

7 God is greatly to be revered in 
the assembly of the saints, and to 
be had in reverence of all them that 
are about him. 

8 O LoRD God of hosts, who is a 
strong LorD like unto thee? or to 
thy faithfulness round about thee? 
Thou rulest the raging of the sea, 
when the waves thereof arise, thou 
stillest them: the heavens are thine, 
the earth also is thine: as for the 
world, and the fulness thereof, thou 
hast founded them. Thou hast a 


mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and 
high is thy right hand: justice and 
judgment are the foundation of thy 
throne: mercy and truth shall go 
before thy face. 

9g Blessed are the people that 
know the joyful sound: they shall 
walk, O Lorp, in the light. of thy 
countenance: in thy name shall they 
rejoice all the day, and in thy right- 
eousness shall they be exalted: for 
thou art the glory of their strength, 
and in thy favor their heads shall be 


LORD: make me to know mine 

end, and the measure of my 
days, what it is; that I may know 
how frail I am. 

2 Behold, thou hast made my 
days as an handbreadth; and mine 
age is as nothing before thee: verily 
every man at his best state is alto- 
gether vanity. 

3 Surely every man walketh like 
a shadow, surely he disquieteth him- 
self in vain: he heapeth up riches, 
and knoweth not who shall gather 

4 What then is my hope? my 
hope, O Lorp, is in thee; deliver me 
from all my transgressions, and make 
me not the reproach of foolish men. 

5 I am dumb, I open not my 
mouth, because thou hast done ter 
remove thy stroke from me, I perish 
by the blow of thine hand: when 
thou with rebukes dost correct man 
for iniquity, thou consumest his 
beauty like a moth: surely every 
man is vanity. 

6 Hear my prayer, O Lorp, and 
give ear unto my cry; hold not thy 


peace at my tears: for I am a stran- 
ger with thee and a sojourner, as all 
my fathers were: O spare me, that 
I may recover strength, before I go 
hence, and be no more. 

7 LORD, thou hast been our dwell- 
ing-place in all generations: before 
the mountains were brought forth, 
or ever thou hadst formed the earth 
and the world, even from everlasting 
to everlasting, thou art God. 

8 Thou turnest man to destruc- 
tion; and sayest, Return, children of 
men: for a thousand years in thy 
sight are but as yesterday when it is 
past, and as a watch in the night. 

g Thou carriest man away as with 
a flood; he is as a dream; he is like 
grass which groweth up in the morn- 
ing—in the morning it flourisheth 
and groweth up; in the evening it is 
cut down and withereth. 

10 We spend our years as a tale 
that is told: the number of our 
years is threescore years and ten; 
and if by reason of strength it be 
fourscore years, yet is their continu- 
ance labor and sorrow ; for it is soon 
cut off, and we fly away. 

II So teach us to number our 
days, that we may apply our hearts 
unto wisdom: satisfy us early with 
thy mercy, that we may rejoice and 
be glad all our days. 

12 Make us glad according to the 
days wherein thou hast afflicted us, 
and the years wherein we have seen 
evil: let thy dealings be revealed 
unto thy servants, and thy glory un- 
to their children: let the beauty of 
the LorD our God be upon us, and 
establish thou the work of our hands; 
yea, the work of our hands establish 
thou it. 




E that dwelleth in the secret 

place of the Most High shall 

abide under the shadow of the Al- 

2 He shall cover thee with his 
feathers, and under his wings shalt 
thou trust: his truth shall be thy 
shield and buckler: thou shalt not 
be afraid for the terror of the night, 
nor for the arrow that flieth by day, 
nor for the pestilence that walketh in 
darkness, nor for the destruction that 
wasteth at noonday: athousand shall 
fall at thy side, and ten thousand at 
thy right hand; but it shall not come 
nigh thee. 

3 Because thou hast made the 
Lorp thy refuge, the Most High thy 
habitation, there shall no evil befall 
thee, neither shall any plague come 
nigh thy dwelling: for he shall give 
his angels charge over thee, to keep 
thee in all thy ways: and they shall 
bear thee up in their hands, lest thou 
dash thy foot against a stone. 

4 It isa good thing to give thanks, 
and to sing praises unto thy name, 
O Most High: to show forth thy 
loving-kindness in the morning, and 
thy faithfulness every night. 

5 O Lorn how great are thy works ! 
thy thoughts are very deep. 

6 The righteous shall flourish like 
the palm-tree, he shall grow like a 
cedar in Lebanon: those that be 
planted in the house of the LORD 
shall flourish in the courts of our God, 
to shew that the Lorp is upright, 
and that no unrighteousness is in him. 


COME, let us sing unto the 
LorpD: let us make a joyful noise 

to the Rock of our salvation: let us 
come before his presence with thanks- 
giving, and make a joyful noise unto 
him with psalms. 

2 The Lor» is a great God, anda 
great King above all gods: in his 
hand are the deep places of the earth, 
the strength of the hills is his also: 
the sea is his, and he made it: his 
hands formed the dry land. 

3 Ocome, let us worship and bow 
down: let us kneel before the LORD 
our maker: he is our God; we are 
the people of his pasture, and the 
sheep of his hand. 

4 O sing unto the LORD a new 
song, sing unto the LORD, all the 
earth: sing unto the LorD, bless his. 
name, shew forth his salvation from 
day to day: declare his glory among 
the heathen, his wonders among all 

5 The Lorb is great, and greatly 
to be praised: he is to be feared 
above all gods: honor and majesty 
are before him: strength and beauty 
are in his sanctuary. | 

6 Give unto the LorbD, O ye 
kindreds of the people, give unto 
the LorpD glory and strength: give 
unto the LorD the glory due unto 
his name: bring an offering, and 
come into his courts. 

7 O worship the LorD in the 
beauty of holiness: reverence him, 
all the earth; say among the heathen 
that the Lorp reigneth, and shall 
judge the people righteously. 

8 Let the heavens rejoice, and the 
earth be glad: let the sea roar, and 
the fulness thereof: let the field be 
joyful, and all that is therein: let all 
the trees of the wood rejoice before 
the LORD. 



9 For he cometh, for he cometh 
to judge the earth: he shall judge 
the world with righteousness, and 
the people with his truth. 


HE Lorb reigneth, let the earth 

rejoice; let the ‘multitude of 
isles be glad thereof: clouds and 
darkness are round about him: 
righteousness and judgment are the 
foundation of his throne. 

2 His lightnings illumine the 
world: the earth sees, and trembles: 
the hills melt like wax at the pres- 
ence of the LORD, at the presence of 
the LorD of the whole earth: the 
heavens. declare his righteousness, 
and all the people see his glory. 

3 Ye that love the LorD, hate 
evil: he preserveth the souls of his 
saints; he delivereth them out of 
the hand of the wicked. 

4 Light is sown for the righteous, 
and gladness for the upright in heart: 
therefore rejoice in the Lorp, ye 
righteous, and give thanks at the re- 
membrance of his holiness. 

5 O sing unto the LorD a new 
song, for he hath done marvellous 
things: his right hand, and his holy 
arm, hath gotten him the victory: he 
hath made known his salvation: his 
righteousness hath he openly showed 
in the sight of the nations: all the 
ends of the earth have seen the salva- 
tion of our God. 

6 Make a joyful noise unto the 
Lorp, all the earth: make a loud 
noise, rejoice, and sing praise: sing 
with the voice of a psalm, make a joy- 
ful noise before the Lorp, the King. 

7 Let the sea roar, and the ful. 
ness thereof; the world, and they 

that dwell therein: let the floods 
clap their hands: let the hills be joy- 
ful together before the LORD; for he 
cometh to judge the earth: with 
righteousness shall he judge the 
world, and the people with equity. 


I eee a joyful noise unto the 

LORD, all ye lands: serve him 
with gladness: come before his pres- 
ence with singing. 

2 Know that the LorD is God: it 
is he that hath made us, and not we 
ourselves ; we are his people, and the 
sheep of his pasture. 

3 Enter into his gates with thanks- 
giving, and into his courts with 
praise: be thankful unto him, and 
bless hisname: for the LORD is good; 
his mercy is everlasting; and his 
truth endureth to all generations. 

4 Bless the LorD, O my soul: 
and all that is within me, bless his 
holy name. 

5 Bless the LorpD, O my soul, and 
forget not all his benefits: who for- 
giveth all thine iniquities ; who heal- 
eth all thy diseases; who redeemeth 
thy life from destruction ; who crown- 
eth thee with loving-kindness and 
tender mercies; who satisfieth thy 
mouth with good things, so that 
thy youth is renewed like the 

6 The LorD executeth righteous- 
ness and judgment for all that are 
oppressed: he made known his ways 
unto Moses, his acts unto the chil- 
dren of Israel. 

7 The LorD is merciful and gra- 
cious, slow to anger, and plenteous 
in mercy: he will not always chide, 
neither will he always restrain his 





ere aa area eee a eee a aEEnEnOEEEEER 

anger. He hath not dealt with us 
after our sins, nor rewarded us ac- 
cording to our iniquities: for as the 
heaven is high above the earth, so 
great is his mercy toward them that 
fear him: as far as the east is from 
the west, so far hath he removed 
our transgressions from us. Like as 
a father pitieth his children, so the 
LorD pitieth them that reverence 
him: for he knoweth our frame; he 
remembereth that we are dust. 

8 As for man, his days are as 
grass: as a flower of the field, so he 
flourisheth: the wind passeth over 
it, and it is gone; and the place 
thereof shall know it no more. But 
the mercy of the LORD is from ever- 
lasting to everlasting upon them that 
reverence him, and his righteousness 
unto children’s children; to such as 
keep his covenant, and to those that 
remember his commandments to do 



C) LORD my God, thou art very 
great; thou art clothed with 
honor and majesty: thou coverest 
thyself with light as with a garment; 
thou spreadest out the heavens like 
a curtain: thou layest the beams of 
thy chambers in the waters: thou 
makest the clouds thy chariot ; thou 
walkest upon the wings of the wind: 
thou makest the winds thy messen- 
gers ; flames of fire thy ministers. 

2 Thou hast laid the foundations 

of the earth, that it should not be'! 

removed for ever: thou coveredst it 
with the deep as with a garment: the 
waters stood above the mountains: 
at thy rebuke they fled; at the voice 
of thy thunder they hasted away. 

3 The mountains rise up; the 
valleys sink away, in the places which 
thou hast appointed for them: thou 
hast set a bound that the waters 
may not pass, that they turn not 
again to cover the earth. 

4 Thou sendest the springs into 
the valleys, which run among the 
hills: they give drink to every beast 
of the field: near them the fowls of 
the heaven have their habitation, 
which sing among the branches. 

5 Thou waterest the hills from 
thy chambers, the earth is satisfied 
with the fruit of thy works: thou 
causest the grass to grow for the 
cattle, and herbs for the service of 
man: thou bringest forth food out 
of the earth, and wine that maketh 
glad the heart of man, and oil to 
make his face to shine, and bread 
which strengtheneth man’s heart. 

6 Thou appointest the moon for 
seasons, the sun knoweth when to 
go down: thou makest darkness, and 
it is night: wherein all the beasts of 
the forest do creep forth: man goeth 
forth unto his work and to his labor 
until the evening. 

7 O LorD, how manifold are thy 
works! in wisdom hast thou made 
them all: the earth is full of thy 
riches: so is this great and wide sea, 
wherein are things creeping innumer- 
able, both small and great beasts. 

8 These wait all upon thee, to give 
them their meat in due season: thou 
hidest thy face, they are troubled ; 
thou takest away their breath, they 
die, and return to their dust. 

g Thou sendest forth thy spirit, 
they are created : and thou renewest 
the face of the earth: thou givest it 
to them, they gather it ; thou openest 

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thine hand, they are filled with 

10 The glory of the LORD en- 
dureth for ever: the LORD rejoiceth 
in his works: he looketh on the 
earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth 
the hills, and they smoke. 

11 I will sing unto the LorD as 
long as I live, I will sing praise to 
my God while I have my being: 
my meditation of himshall be sweet: 
I will be glad in the Lorp. 


QO GIVE thanks unto the Lorp, 
for he is good: for his mercy 
endureth for ever. 

2 Let the redeemed of the Lorp 
say so, whom he hath redeemed from 
the hand of the enemy ; and gathered 
them out of the lands, from the east, 
and from the west, from the north, 
and from the south. They wandered 
in the wilderness in a solitary way; 
they found no city to dwell in: 
hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted 
in them: then they cried unto the 
LORD in their trouble, and he 
delivered them out of their dis. 
tresses. And he led them forth by 
the right way, that they might go 
to a city of habitation. 

3 O that men would praise the 
LorD for his goodness, and for his 
wonderful works to the children of 
men! for he satisfieth the thirsty 
soul, and filleth the hungry soul with 
good: he hath broken the gates of 
brass, and cut the bars of iron in 

4 O that men would Praise the| 

LORD for his goodness, and for his 
wonderful works to the children of 
men! let them sacrifice the sacrifices 


of thanksgiving, and declare his 
works with rejoicing. 

5 They that go down to the sea in 
ships, that do business in great 
waters ; these see the works of the 
LorRD, and his wonders in the deep ; 
for he commandeth, and raiseth the 
stormy wind, which lifteth up the 
waves thereof ; they mount up to the 
heaven, they go down again to the 
depths; their soul is melted because 
of trouble. Then they cry unto the 
LORD in their trouble, and he bring- 
eth them out of their distresses: he 
maketh the storm acalm, so that the 
waves thereof are still. Then are they 
glad because they are quiet; so he 
bringeth them unto their desired 

6 O that men would praise the 
LorD for his goodness, and for his 
wonderful works to the children of 
men! let them exalt him in the con- 
gregation of the people, and praise 
him in the assembly of the elders. 

7 He turneth rivers into a wil- 
derness, and the water-springs into 
dry ground ; a fruitful land into bar- 
renness, for the wickedness of them 
that dwell therein. He turneth the 
wilderness into a standing. water, 
and dry ground into water-springs: 
and there he maketh the hungry to 
dwell, that they may prepare a city 
for habitation; and sow the fields, 
and plant vineyards, which may yield 
fruits of increase. 

8 The righteous shall see it, and 
rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop 
her mouth. 

9 Whoso is wise, and will observe 
these things, even he shall under. 
stand the loving-kindness of the 



GIVE thanks unto the LORD, 
call upon his name, make known 
his deeds among the people: sing 
unto him, sing psalms unto him: 
talk ye of all his wondrous works. 

2 Glory ye in his holy name: let 
the heart of them rejoice that seek 
the LorD: seek the LORD, and his 
strength: seek his face evermore. 

3 Remember his marvellous works 
that he hath done; his wonders, and 
the judgments of his mouth. 

4 When our fathers were but a 
few in number; yea, very few, and 
strangers in the land: when they 
went from one nation to another, 
from one kingdom to another 
people; he suffered no man to do 
them wrong: yea, he reproved kings 
for their sakes; saying, Touch not 
mine anointed, and do my prophets 
no harm. 

5 The works of the LORD are 
great, sought out of all them that 
have pleasure therein: his work is 
honorable and glorious: and_ his 
righteousness endureth for ever. 

6 The Lorp is gracious and full 
of compassion: he hath given meat 
unto them that fear him: he will 
ever be mindful of his covenant. 

7 The works of his hands are 
truth and justice ; all his command- 
ments are sure: they stand fast for 
ever and ever, and are done in truth 
and uprightness. 

8 The fear of the LorD is the 
beginning of wisdom: a good under- 
standing have all they that do his 

g Blessed is the man that feareth 
the LORD, that delighteth greatly in 
his commandments. 

10 Unto the upright there ariseth 
light in the darkness: he is gracious, 
and full of compassion. 

11 Happy is the man who shew- 
eth favor, and lendeth : he will guide 
his affairs with discretion: surely he 
shall not be moved for ever: the 
righteous shall be in everlasting re- 

12 He hath dispersed, he hath 
given to the poor: his righteousness 
endureth for ever; he shall be exalt- 
ed with honor. 


QO GIVE thanks unto the LORD; 
for he is good: because his 
mercy endureth for ever. 

2 Let Israel now say, that his 
mercy endureth for ever: let the 
house of Aaron now say, that his 
mercy endureth for ever: let them 
now that reverence the LORD say, 
that his mercy endureth for ever. 

3 Icalled upon the Lorp in dis- 
tress : he answered me, and delivered 
me: he is on my side ; I will not fear: 
what can man do unto me? 

4 It is better to trust in the LORD 
than to put confidence in man: it is 
better to trust in the LORD than to 
put confidence in princes. 

5 The Lorp is my strength and 
song, and is become my salvation. 

6 The voice of rejoicing and sal- 
vation is in the tabernacles of the 

7 I shall not die, but live, and de- 
clare the works of the LORD. 

8 Open to me the gates of right- 
eousness: I will go into them, and I 
will praise the LORD. 

g The stone which the builders re- 
fused is become the head stone of 


the corner ; this is the LORD’s doing ; 
it is marvellous in our eyes. 

10 O give thanks unto the LORD ; 
for he is good: for his mercy endu- 
reth for ever. 


LESSED are the undefiled in 

the way, who walk in the law 

of the LORD: blessed are they that 

keep his commandments, and that 
seek him with the whole heart. 

2 Thou hast commanded us to 
keep thy precepts diligently: O that 
my ways were directed to keep thy 
statutes! I will praise thee with up- 
rightness of heart, when I shall have 
learned thy righteous judgments: I 
will keep thy statutes: O forsake 
me not utterly. 

3 With my whole heart have I 
sought thee: O let me not wander 
from thy commandments: thy word 
have I hid in mine heart, that I 
might not sin against thee: O 
LORD, teach me thy statutes; open 
thou mine eyes, that I may behold 
wondrous things out of thy law. 

4 I am a stranger in the earth, 
hide not thy commandments from 
me: my nature cleaveth to the dust, 
quicken me according to thy word. 

5 Make me to understand the way 
of thy precepts, so shall I talk of thy 
wondrous works: I will run the way 
of thy commandments, when thou 
shalt enlarge my heart: teach me, 
O Lorp, the way of thy statutes; 
and I shall keep it unto the end. 

6 Give me understanding, and I 
shall keep thy law; yea, I shall ob- 
serve it with my whole heart : make 
me to go in the path of thy com- 
mandments, for therein do I delight. 


7 Incline my heart unto thy testi- 
monies, and not to covetousness: 
turn away mine eyes from beholding 
vanity, and quicken thou me in thy 
way: so shall I keep thy law contin- 
ually for ever and ever: and I will 
walk at liberty: for I seek thy pre- 

8 My lips shall utter praise when 
thou hast taught me thy statutes: 
my tongue shall speak of thy word: 
for all thy commandments are right- 

g I have chosen thy precepts: I 
have longed for thy salvation, O 
LORD ; and thy law is my delight. 

10 Let my soul live, and it shall 
praise thee; and let thy judgments 
help me. 


RAISE ye the Lorp. Praise, O 

ye servants of the LORD, praise 

the name of the LoRD: from the 

rising of the sun unto the going 

down of the same the Lorp’s name 
is to be praised. 

2 Who is like unto the Lorp our 
God, who dwelleth on high, but 
humbleth himself to behold the 
things that are in heaven, and in 
the earth? He raiseth up the poor 
out of the dust, and lifteth the 
needy out of the ground; that he 
may set him with princes, even with 
the princes of his people. 

3 I love the Lorn, because he 
hath heard my voice and my sup- 
plications: he hath inclined his ear 
unto me, therefore will I call upon 
him as long as I live. 

4 The sorrows of death compassed 
me, and fear of the grave seized upon 
me: I found heaviness and despair: 



then called I upon the name of the 
LorpD: O LORD, I beseech thee pre- 
serve my soul. Return now unto 
thy rest, O my soul; the Lorn hath 
dealt bountifully with thee; for he 
has preserved my soul from death, 
mine eyes from tears, and my feet 
from falling. 

5. What shall I render unto the 
LorD for all his benefits toward me? 
I will take the cup of salvation, and 
call upon the name of the Lorp: I 
will pay my vows unto the LORD 
now inthe presence of all his people: 
I will offer to him the sacrifice of 
thanksgiving, and will call upon his 

6 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark 
iniquities, who could stand? but 
there is forgiveness with thee, that 
thou mayest be revered. 

7 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth 
- wait, and inhis word dol hope: my 
soul waiteth for the LORD more than 
they that watch for the morning. 

8 Let Israel hope in the LORD: 
for with him there is mercy, and with 
him is plenteous redemption. 


WILL lift up mine eyes unto the 
hills, whence cometh my help: 
my help cometh from the LORD, 
which made heaven and earth: he 
will not suffer my foot to be moved: 
he that keepeth me will not slumber. 
2 Behold, he that keepeth Israel 
shall neither slumber nor sleep. 

3 The Lorp is thy keeper: he is 
thy shade upon thy right hand: the 
sun shall not smite thee by day, nor 
the moon by night: the LORD shall 
preserve thee from all evil: he shall 
preserve thy soul: he shall preserve 

thy going out and thy coming in, 
from this time forth, and even for 

4 I was glad when they said unto 
me, Let us go into the house of the 
LorD; our feet shall stand within 
thy gates, O Jerusalem. 

5 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem ; 
they shall prosper that love thee: 
peace be within thy walls, and pros- 
perity within thy palaces: for my 
brethren and companions’ sakes, I 
will now say, Peace be within thee: 
because of the house of the LORD 
our God, I will seek thy good. 

6. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, 
O thou that dwellest in the heavens. 
Behold, as the eyes of servants look 
unto the hand of their masters, and 
as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand 
of her mistress; so our eyes wait 
upon the LorD our God, until he 
have mercy upon us. 

7 They that trust in the LORD 
shall be as Mount Zion, which can- 
not be removed, but abideth for ever. 

8 As the mountains are round 
about Jerusalem, so the LORD is 
round about his people from hence- 
forth, even for ever. 

g Do good, O LorD, unto those 
that be good, and to them that are 
upright in heart. 


QO LORD, thou hast searched me, 

and known me: thou knowest 
my downsitting and mine uprising ; 
thou understandest my thoughts afar 
off: thou compassest my path and 
my lying down, and art acquainted 
with all my ways. 

2 There is not a word in my 
tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou know- 



est it altogether: thou hast beset 
me behind and before, and laid thine 
hand upon me. 

3 Such knowledge is too wonder- 
ful for me; it is high, I cannot attain 
unto it. 

4 Whither shall I go from thy 
Spirit ? or whither shall I flee from 
thy presence? if I ascend up into 
heaven, thou art there: if I make 
my bed in the grave, behold, thou 
art there: if I take the wings of the 
morning, and dwell in the uttermost 
parts of the sea;—even there shall 
thy hand lead me, and thy right hand 
shall hold me: if I say, Surely the 
darkness shall cover me; even the 
night shall be light about me. Yea, 
the darkness hideth not from thee; 
but the night shineth as the day: 
the darkness and the light are both 
alike to thee. 

5 I will praise thee; for I am 
fearfully and wonderfully made: 
marvellous are thy works; and that 
my soul knoweth right well. 

6 How precious also are thy 
thoughts unto me, O God! how 
great is the sum of them! if I should 
count them, they are more in number 
than the sand: when I awake, I am 
still with thee. 

7 Search me, O God, and know 
my heart: try me, and know my 
thoughts: see if there be any wicked 
way in me, and lead me in the way 


I WILL extol thee, my God, and 

I will bless thy name for ever 
and ever: every day will I bless thee, 
and I will praise thy name for ever 
and ever. 

2 Great is the LORD, and greatly 
to be praised; his greatness is un- 

3 One generation shall repeat thy 
works to another, and shall declare 
thy mighty acts: they shall abun- 
dantly utter the memory of thy great 
goodness, and shall sing of thy right- 

4 The LORD is gracious, and full 
of compassion, slow to anger, and of 
great mercy: he is good to all: his 
tender mercies are over all his works: 
he upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth 
up all those that are bowed down. 

5 The eyes of all wait upon thee, 
and thou givest them their meat in 
due season: thou openest thine hand, 
and satisfiest the desire of every 
living thing. 

6 The LorD is righteous in all 
his ways, and holy in all his works. 

7 The Lorb is nigh unto all them 
that call upon him, to all that call 
upon him in truth: he will fulfil the 
desire of them that reverence him: 
he also will hear their cry, and will 
save them. 

8 Praise ye the LorD: it is good 
to sing praises unto our God; it is 
pleasant; and praise is comely: for 
he healeth the broken in heart, and 
bindeth up their wounds, 

9 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; 
praise thy God, O Zion: for he hath 
strengthened the bars of thy gates; 
he hath blessed thy children within 
thee.. He maketh peace in thy bor- 
ders, and filleth thee with the finest 
of the wheat: he sendeth forth his 
commandment upon earth: his word 
runneth very swiftly. He giveth 
snow like wool: he scattereth the 
hoar frost like ashes: he casteth 



forth his ice like morsels: who can|causeth his wind to blow, and the 
stand before his cold? He sendeth| waters flow. 

out his word, and melteth them: he 

10 Praise ye the LORD. 



HE fear of the LORD zs the be- 

ginning of knowledge: dut 

fools despise wisdom and instruc- 

2 My son, hear the instruction of 
thy father, and forsake not the law 
of thy mother: for they shall be an 
ornament of grace unto thy head, 
and chains about thy neck. 

3 My son, if sinners entice thee, 
consent thou not: if they say, Come 
with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us 
lurk privily for the innocent ; we shall 
find all precious substance, we shall 
fill our houses with spoil: cast in thy 
lot among us, let us all have one 
purse:—My son, walk not thou in 
‘the way with them, refrain thy foot 
from their path: for their feet run 
to evil,and make haste to shed blood. 

4 Surely in vain the net is spread 

in the sight of any bird: such as 
these lay wait for their owz blood, 
they lurk privily for their owz lives. 
So also are the ways of every one 
that is greedy of gain. 

5 Wisdom crieth without; she 
uttereth her voice in the streets : she 
crieth in the chief place of concourse, 
in the openings of the gates: in the 
city she uttereth her words, saying,— 
How long, ye simple ones, will ye 
love folly ? and ye scorners delight 
in scorning, and ye fools hate knowl- 

6 Turn you at my reproof: be- 
hold, I will pour out my spirit unto 
you, I will make known my words 
unto you. 

7 Because I have called, and ye 
refused; I have stretched out my 
hand, and no man regarded ; because 
ye have set at nought all my counsel, 
and would none of my reproof: I 
also will laugh at your calamity; I 
will mock when your fear cometh. 

8 When your fear cometh as deso- 
lation, and your destruction as a 
whirlwind; when distress and anguish 
come upon you :—then shall ye call 
upon me, but I will not answer ; ye 
shall seek me early, but shall not find 
me. For ye hated knowledge, and 
did not choose the fear of the LORD: 
ye would none of my counsel: ye 
despised all my reproof. Therefore 
shall ye eat of the fruit of your own 
way, and be filled with your own de- 
vices: the turning away of the 
simple shall slay you, and the pros- 
perity of fools shall destroy you. 

g But whoso hearkeneth unto me 
shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet 
from fear of evil. 


Y son, if thou wilt receive my 
words, and hide my com- 
mandments with thee; so that thou 
incline thine ear unto wisdom, and 
apply thine heart to understanding ; 



if thou criest after knowledge, and 
liftest up thy voice for understand- 
ing; if thou seekest her as silver, 
and searchest for her as for hid 
treasures ;—then shalt thou under- 
stand the fear of the LORD, and find 
the knowledge of God. 

2 The LorD giveth wisdom; out 
of his mouth cometh knowledge and 
understanding: he layeth up sound 
wisdom for the righteous: he zs a 
buckler to them that walk uprightly : 
he keepeth the paths of judgment, 
and preserveth the way of his 

3 When wisdom entereth into 
thine heart, and knowledge is pleas- 
ant unto thy soul; then discretion 
shall preserve thee, and understand- 
ing shall keep thee, to deliver thee 
from the way of evil men, from men 
who speak froward things; who 
leave the paths of uprightness, to 
walk in the ways of darkness; who 
rejoice to do evil, axd delight in the 
frowardness of the wicked; whose 
ways are crooked. To deliver thee 
also from the strange woman, even 
from the stranger who flattereth with 
her words; who forsaketh the guide 
of her youth, and forgetteth the cove- 
nant of her God; whose house in- 
clineth unto death, and her paths 
unto the dead ; for none that go unto 
her return again, neither take they 
hold of the paths of life. 

4 Walk thou in the way of good 
men, and keep the paths of the right- 
eous: for the upright shall dwell in 
the land, and the perfect shall re- 
main in it: but the wicked shall be 
cut off from the earth, and the 
transgressors shall be rooted out of 

MY son, forget not my law; but 
let thine heart keep my com- 
mandments: for length of days, and 
long life, and peace, shall they add 
to thee. 

2 Let not mercy and truth forsake 
thee: bind them about thy neck; 
write them upon the table of thine 
heart: so shalt thou find favor and 
good understanding in the sight of 
God and man. 

3 Trust in the LORD with all thine 
heart, and lean not unto thine own 
understanding: in all thy ways ac- 
knowledge him, and he shall direct 
thy paths. 

4 Be not wise in thine own eyes: 
fear the LORD, and depart from 

5 Honor the LORD with thy sub- 
stance, and with the firstfruits of all 
thine increase: so shall thy barns be 
filled with plenty, and thy presses 
shall burst out with new wine. 

6 My son, despise not the chasten- 
ing of the LORD; neither be weary 
of his correction: for whom the 
LORD loveth he correcteth ; even as 
a father the son zx whom he delight- 

7 Happy zs the man ¢hat findeth 
wisdom, and the man ¢hat getteth 
understanding: the merchandise of 
it zs better than the merchandise of 
silver, and the gain thereof than fine 
gold: it zs more precious than ru- 
bies: and all the things thou canst 
desire are not to be compared unto 
it. Length of days zs in her right 
hand, avd in her left hand riches and 
honor: her ways ave ways of pleas- 
antness, and all her paths ave peace: 
she zs a tree of life to them that lay 


hold upon her: and happy zs every 
one that retaineth her. 

8 The LorpD by wisdom hath 
founded the earth; by understand- 
ing hath he established the heavens: 
by his knowledge the depths are 
broken up, and the clouds drop down 

the dew. 

g My son, let not them depart 
from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom 
and discretion: so shall they be life 
unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck: 
so shalt thou walk in thy way safely, 
and thy foot shall not stumble: when 
thou liest down, thou shalt not be 
afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and 
thy sleep shall be sweet. 

10 Withhold not benevolence from 
them to whom it is due, when it is 
in the power of thine hand to do zt: 
say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and 
come again, and to-morrow I will 
give; when thou hast it by thee. 

11 Envy thou not the oppressor, 
and choose none of his ways: for the 
curse of the LORD 2s in the house of 

the wicked : but he blesseth the hab- 
itation of the just. 

12 Surely he scorneth the scorn- 
ers, but giveth grace unto the lowly: 
the wise shall inherit glory, but 
shame shall be the promotion of 

O to the ant, thou sluggard ; con- 
sider her ways, and be wise: 
which having no guide, overseer, or 
ruler, provideth her meat in the sum- 
mer, and gathereth her food in the 
2 How long wilt thou sleep, O 
sluggard? when wilt thou arise out 
of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a 



little slumber, a little folding of the 
hands to sleep: so shall thy poverty 
come as one that travelleth, and thy 
want as an armed man. 

3 These six thzngs doth the LORD 
hate: yea, seven are an abomination 
unto him:—a proud look, a lying 
tongue, hands that shed innocent 
blood, an heart that deviseth wicked 
imaginations, feet that be swift in 
running to mischief, a false witness 
that speaketh lies, and he that sow- 
eth discord among brethren. 

4 Take fast hold of instruction ; 
let her not go: keep her; for she zs 
thy life. 

5 Enter not into the path of the 
wicked, and go not in the way of evil 
men: avoid it, pass not by it, turn 
from it, and pass away: for they 
sleep not, except they have done 
mischief ; their sleep is taken away, 
unless they cause some to fall; they 
eat the bread of wickedness, and 
drink the wine of violence. 

6 The path of the just zs as the 
shining light, that shineth more and 
more unto the perfect day: but the 
way of the wicked zs as darkness, 
they know not at what they stum- 

7 Keep thy heart with all dili- 
gence ; for out of it ave the issues of 

8 Put away from thee a froward 
mouth, and perverse lips put far from 

9 Let thine eyes look right on, and 
let thine eyelids look straight before 

10 Ponder the path of thy feet, and 
let all thy ways be established: turn 
not to the right hand nor to the left: 
remove thy foot from evil. 


11 The commandment 7s a lamp: 
the law zs light ; reproofs of instruc- 
tion ave the way of life. 

12 Keep thee from the evil wom- 
an, from the flattery of the tongue 
of astrange woman: lust not after her 
beauty in thine heart ; neither let her 
take thee with her eyelids. Can a 
man take fire in his bosom, and his 
clothes not be burned? Can one go 
upon hot coals, and his feet not be 
burned ? 

13 Say unto wisdom, Thou a7¢ my 
sister; and call understanding chy 
kinswoman: that they may keep 
thee from the strange woman, from 
the stranger which flattereth with her 
words: let not thine heart decline to 
her ways, go not astray in her paths : 
—For she hath cast down many 
wounded: yea, many strong men 
have been slain by her: her house 2s 
the way to hell, going down to the 
chambers of death. 


OTH not wisdom cry? and un- 
derstanding put forth her 
voice? She standeth in the top of 
high places, by the way in the places 
of the paths: she crieth at the gates, 
at the entry of the city, at the com- 
ing in at the doors :— 

2 Unto you, O men, I call; and 
my voice zs to the sons of man. O 
ye simple, understand wisdom, and 
ye fools, be ye of an understanding 
heart. Hear; for I will speak of ex- 
cellent things; and the opening of 
my lips shall de right things: my 
mouth shall speak truth ; wickedness 
is an abomination to my lips: all the 
words of my mouth ave in righteous- 
ness; ¢here its nothing froward or 


perverse in them: they are all plain 
to him that understandeth, and right 
to them that find knowledge. 

3 Receive my instruction, and not 
silver; and knowledge rather than 
choice gold: for wisdom zs better 
than rubies; and all the things that 
may be desired are not to be com- 
pared to it. I wisdom dwell with 
prudence, and find out knowledge of 
witty inventions. 

4 The fear of the LORD 7s to hate 
evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the 
evil way, and the froward mouth, do 
I hate. 

5 Counsel zs mine, and sound wis- 
dom: I am understanding; I have 
strength: by me kings reign, and 
princes decree justice: by me princes 
rule, and nobles, eve all the judges 
of the earth. 

6 I love them that love me; and 
those that seek me early shall find 

7 Riches and honor ave with me, 
yea, durable riches and righteous- 
ness: my fruit zs better than gold, 
yea, than fine gold ; and my revenue 
than choice silver. 

8 I lead in the way of righteous- 
ness, in the midst of the paths of 
judgment: that I may cause those 
that love me to inherit substance ; 
and I will fill their treasures. 

9g The LorD possessed me in the 
beginning of his way, before his 
works of old: I was set up from 
everlasting, from the beginning, or 
ever the earth was: when there were 
no depths, I was brought forth; 
when ¢here were no fountains abound- 
ing with water: before the moun- 
tains were settled, before the hills, 
was I brought forth: while as yet he 


had not made the earth, nor the 
fields, nor the highest part of the 
dust of the world. 

10 When he prepared the heavens, 
I was there: when he set a compass 
upon the face of the depth: when he 
established the clouds above: when 
he strengthened the fountains of the 
deep: when he gave to the sea his 
decree, that the waters should not 
pass his commandment: when he 
appointed the foundations of the 
earth:—then I was by him, as one 
brought up wth him: and I was 
daily zs delight, rejoicing always be- 
fore him ; rejoicing in the habitable 
part of his earth; and my delights 
were with the sons of men. 

11 Now therefore hearken unto me, 
O ye children: for blessed are they 
that keep my ways. Hear instruc- 
tion, and be wise, and refuse it not. 

12 Blessed zs the man that heareth 
me, watching daily at my gates, wait- 
ing at the posts of my doors: for 
whoso findeth me findeth life, and 
shall obtain favor of the LORD: but 
he that sinneth against me wrongeth 
his own soul: all they that hate me 
love death. 


SOFT answer turneth away 
wrath: but grievous words 
stir up anger. 

2 The tongue of the wise useth 
knowledge aright: but the mouth of 
fools poureth out foolishness. 

3 The eyes of the LORD are in 
every place, beholding the evil and 
the good. 

4 A wholesome tongue zs a tree 
of life; but perverseness therein zs 
a breach in the spirit. 


5 A fool despiseth his father’s in- 
struction: but he that regardeth re- 
proof is prudent. 

6 Inthe house of the righteous zs 
much treasure: but in the revenues 
of the wicked is trouble. 

7 The lips of the wise disperse 
knowledge: but the heart of the 
foolish doeth not so. 

8 The sacrifice of the wicked zs 
an abomination to the LORD: but 
the prayer of the upright zs his de- 

g The way of the wicked zs an 
abomination unto the LORD: but he 
loveth him that followeth after right- 

10 The fear of the LORD pro- 
longeth days: but the years of the 
wicked shall be shortened. 

11 Righteousness exalteth a na- 
tion: but sin zs a reproach to any 

12 Better zs a little with righteous- 
ness than great revenues without 

13 Better zs little with the fear of 
the Lorp than great treasure and 
trouble therewith. ¥ 

14 Better zs a dinner of herbs 
where love is, than a stalled ox and | 
hatred therewith. 

15 A wrathful man stirreth up 
strife: but he that 7s slow to anger 
appeaseth strife. 

16 The way of the slothful maz zs 
as an hedge of thorns: but the way 
of the righteous zs made plain. 

17 A wise son maketh a glad 
father: but a foolish man despiseth 
his mother. 

18 Inthe multitude of words there 
wanteth not sin: but he that re- 
fraineth his lips zs wise. 



19 The tongue of the just z as 
choice silver: the heart of the wicked 
zs little worth. 

20 The lips of the righteous feed 
many: but fools die for want of 

21 The simple believeth every 
word: but the prudent maz looketh 
well to his going. 

22 A wise man feareth, and de- 
parteth from evil: but the fool 
rageth, and is confident. 

23 Without counsel purposes are 
disappointed: but in the multitude 
of counsellors they are established. 

24 A man hath joy by the answer 
of his mouth: and a word sfoken in 
due season, how good is zt/ 

25 The way of life zs above to the 
wise, that he may depart from hell 

26 He that is soon angry dealeth 
foolishly: and a man of wicked de- 
vices is hated. 

27 The simple inherit folly: but 
the prudent are crowned with knowl- 

28 The evil bow before the good: 
and the wicked at the gates of the 

29 He becometh poor that dealeth 
with a slack hand: but the hand of 
the diligent maketh rich. 

30 He that gathereth in summer 
7s a wise son: dut he that sleepeth 
in harvest zs a son that causeth 

31 Blessings are upon the head of 
the just: but violence covereth the 
mouth of the wicked. 

32 The memory of the just ds 
blessed : but the name of the wicked 
shall rot. 

33 The wise in heart will receive 


commandments: but a prating fool 
shall fall. 

34 He that walketh uprightly 
walketh surely: but he that per- 
verteth his ways shall be known. 

35 The mouth of a righteous man 
zs a well of life: but violence cover- 
eth the mouth of the wicked. 

36 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but 
love covereth all sins. 


GOOD name zs rather to be 

chosen than great riches, and 
loving favor rather than silver and 

2 The rich and poor meet to- 
gether: the LORD zs the maker of 
them all. 

3 A prudent san foreseeth the evil, 
and hideth himself: but the simple 
pass on, and are punished. 

4 Seest thou a man diligent in his 
business? he shall stand before kings; 
he shall not stand before mean men. 

5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon 
that which is not? for riches certainly 
make themselves wings; they fly 
away as an eagle toward heaven. 

6 Eat thou not the bread of him 
that hath an evil eye, neither desire 
thou his dainty meats. 

7 An inheritance may be gotten 
hastily at the beginning; but the end 
thereof shall not be blessed. 

8 Say not thou, I will recompense 
evil; du¢ wait on the LorD, and he 
shall save thee. 

9 Whoso keepeth his mouth and 
his tongue keepeth his soul from 

10 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the 
cry of the poor, he also shall cry him- 
self, but shall not be heard. 


it He that hath pity upon the 
poor lendeth unto the LORD; and 
that which he hath given will he pay 
him again. . 

12 Chasten thy son while there is 
hope, and let not thy soul spare for 
his crying. 

13 He that covereth a transgres- 
sion seeketh love; but he that re- 
peateth a matter separateth very 

14 Areproof entereth more intoa 
wise man than a hundred stripes into 
a fool. 

15 He that loveth pleasure shall 
be a poor man: he that loveth wine 
and oil shall not be rich. 

16 Who hath woe? who hath sor- 
row? who hath contentions? who 
hath babbling? who hath wounds 
without cause? who hath redness of 
eyes? They that tarry long at the 
wine; they that go to seek mixed 

17 Look not thou upon the wine 
when it is red, when it giveth its 
color in the cup, when it moveth 
itself aright: for at the last it biteth 
like a serpent, and stingeth like an 

18 Be not among winebibbers ; 
among riotous eaters of flesh: for 
the drunkard and the glutton shall 
come to poverty: and drowsiness 
shall clothe a man with rags. 

19 Hearken unto thy father that 
begat thee, and despise not thy 
mother when she is old. 

20 Buy the truth and sell z¢ not; 
also wisdom, and instruction, and 

21 When pride cometh, then com- 
eth shame: but with the lowly zs 

- wisdom. 


22 The integrity of the upright 
shall guide them: but the perverse- 
ness of transgressors shall destroy 

23 Riches profit not in the day of 
wrath : but righteousness delivereth 
from death. 

24 The righteousness of the per- 
fect shall direct his way: but the 
wicked shall fall by his own wicked- 

25 The hoary head zs a crown of 
glory, 7f it be found in the way of 

26 He that ts slow to anger zs bet- 
ter than the mighty; and he that 
ruleth his spirit than he that taketh 
a city. 

27 The lot is cast into the lap; 
but the whole disposing thereof zs 
of the LORD. 

28 Say not, I will do so to him as 
he hath done to me: I will render 
to the man according to his deserts. 

29 I went by the field of the sloth- 
ful, and by the vineyard of the man 
void of understanding ; and, lo, it was 
all grown over with thorns, and net- 
tles had covered the face thereof, 
and the stone wall thereof was broken 
down. Then I saw, and considered 
zt well: I looked upon zt, and re- 
ceived instruction: yet a little sleep, 
a little slumber, a little folding of 
the hands to sleep: so shall thy pov- 
erty come as one that travelleth, and 
thy want as an armed man. 

30 Seest thou a man wise in his 
own conceit? ¢here zs more hope of a 
fool than of him. 

31 The slothful man saith, There 
7s a lion in the way; a lion zs in the 

32 The slothful hideth his hand 



in kis bosom; it grieveth him to 
bring it again to his mouth. 

33 The sluggard zs wiser in his 
own conceit than seven men that 
can render a reason. 

34 He, that being often reproved 
hardeneth zs neck, shall suddenly 
be destroyed, and that without 

35 When the righteous are in au- 
thority, the people rejoice: but when 
the wicked beareth rule, the people 


no is a dry morsel, and 
quietness therewith, than an 
house full.of sacrifices wth strife. 

2 Debate thy cause with thy 
neighbor himself; discover not the 
secret to another: lest he that hear- 
eth zt put thee to shame, and thine 
infamy turn not away. 

3 A word fitly spoken zs “Uke 
apples of gold in pictures of silver. 

4 He that hath no rule over his 
own spirit zs /éke a city that zs broken 
down, and without walls. 

5 A fool uttereth all his mind: 
but a wise man keepeth it in till 

6 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall 
therein: and he that rolleth a stone, 
it will return upon him. 

7 He that passeth by, and med- 
dleth with strife delonging not to 
him, zs ke one that taketh a dog by 
the ears. 

8 Where no wood is, ¢here the fire 
goeth out: so where ¢here zs no tale- 
bearer, the strife ceaseth. 

9g As coals ave to burning coals, 
and wood to fire; so zs a contentious 
man to kindle strife. 

10 Confidence in an unfaithful 
man in time of trouble zs lke a 
broken tooth, and a foot out of 

11 If thine enemy be hungry, give 
him bread to eat; and if he be 
thirsty, give him water to drink. 

12 Wrath zs cruel, and anger 7s 
outrageous; but who zs able to 
stand before envy? 

13 Open rebuke zs better than 
secret love. 

14 Faithful ave the wounds of a 
friend; but the kisses of an enemy 
are deceitful. 

15 The full soul loatheth an 
honeycomb; but to the hungry soul 
every bitter thing is sweet. 

16 Asa bird that wandereth from 
her nest, so 7s a man that wandereth 
from his place. 

17 Ointment and perfume rejoice 
the heart: so doth the sweetness of 
a man’s friend by hearty counsel. 

18 Boast not thyself of to-mor- 
row; for thou knowest not what a 
day may bring forth. 

19 Zt is the glory of God to con- 
ceal a thing; but the honor of noble 
men zs to search out a matter. 

20 A just man falleth seven times, 
and riseth up again: but the wicked 
continue in mischief. 

21 Rejoice not when thine enemy 
falleth, and let not thine heart be 
glad when he stumbleth. 

22 Fret not thyself because of evil 
men, neither be thou envious at the 
wicked ; for there shall be no reward 
to the evil man; the candle of the 
wicked shall be put out; their ca- 
lamity shall rise suddenly ; and who 
knoweth the end of them. 

23 This also delongeth to the wise, 



not to have respect of persons in 

24 He that saith unto the wicked, 
Thou art righteous; him shall the 
people curse, nations shall abhor 
him: but to them that rebuke Azm 
shall be delight, and a good blessing 
shall come upon them. 

25 Every man shall kiss his lips 
that giveth a right answer. 

26 He that by usury and unjust 
gain increaseth his substance, he 
shall gather it for them that will 
pity the poor. 

27 He that turneth away his ear 
from hearing the law, even his prayer 
shall be abomination. 

28 Whoso causeth the righteous 
to go astray in an evil way, he shall 
fall himself into his own pit: but 
the upright shall have good ‘¢hings 
in possession. 

29 He that covereth his sins shall 
not prosper: but whoso confesseth 
and forsaketh tem shall have mercy. 

30 Happy és the man that feareth 
alway: but he that hardeneth his 
heart shall fall into mischief. 


W HO can find a virtuous woman ? 

for her price zs far above 
rubies: the heart of her husband 
doth safely trust in her, so that he 
shall have no need of spoil: she will 
do him good and not evil all the days 
of her life. 

2 She seeketh wool, and flax, and 
worketh willingly with her hands 
like the merchants’ ships, she bring- 
eth her food from afar. 

3 She riseth also while it is yet 
night, and giveth meat to her house- 
hold, and a portion to her maidens. 

4 She considereth a field, and 
buyeth it: with the fruit of her 
hands she planteth a vineyard. 

5 She perceiveth that her mer- 
chandise zs good: her candle goeth 
not out by night. 

6 She layeth her hands to the 
spindle, and her hands hold the 

7 She stretcheth out her hand to 
the poor; yea, she reacheth forth 
her hands to the needy. 

8 She is not afraid of the snow for 
her household: for all her household 
are clothed with scarlet: she maketh 
herself coverings of tapestry; her 
clothing zs silk and purple. 

9 Her husband is known in the 
gates, when he sitteth among the 
elders of the land. 

10 She maketh fine linen, and 
selleth 7z¢; and delivereth girdles 
unto the merchant. 

11 Strength and honor are her 
clothing; and she shall rejoice in 
time to come. 

12 She openeth her mouth with 
wisdom; and in her tongue zs the 
law of kindness. 

13 She looketh well to the ways 
of her household, and eateth not the 
bread of idleness. 

14 Her children arise up, and call 
her blessed; her husband aéso, and 
he praiseth her. 

15 Many daughters have done 
virtuously, but thou excellest them 

16 Favor is deceitful, and beauty 
is vain: dut a woman that feareth 
the LorD, she shall be praised. 

17 Give her of the fruit of her 
hands; and let her own works 
praise her in the gates. 




Happiness to be found only in the pur- 
suit of wisdom and in the practice of virtue. 

SAID in mine heart, Go to now, 

I will prove thee with mirth, 
therefore enjoy pleasure. And, be- 
hold, this also zs vanity. 

2 1 said of laughter, /¢ zs mad: 
and of mirth, What doeth it ? 

3 I sought in mine heart to give 
myself unto wine, yet acquainting 
mine heart with wisdom ; and to lay 
hold on folly, till I might see what 
was that good for the sons of. men, 
which they should do under the 
heaven all the days of their life. 

4 I made me great works; I 
builded me houses; I planted me 
vineyards: I made me gardens and 
orchards, and I planted trees in them 
of all keud of fruits: I made me pools 
of water, to water therewith the 
wood that bringeth forth trees: I 
got me servants and maidens, and 
had servants born in my house; also 
I had great possessions of great and 
small cattle above all that were in 
Jerusalem before me: I gathered me 
also silver and gold, and the pecul- 
jar treasure of kings and of the prov- 
inces: I got me men singers and 
women singers, and the delights of 
the sons of men, as musical instru- 
ments, and that of all sorts. 

5 So I was great, and increased 
more than all that were before me 
in Jerusalem: also my wisdom re- 
mained with me. 

6 And whatsoever mine eyes de- 
sired I kept not from them, I with- 

held not my heart from any joy; for 
my heart rejoiced in all my labor: 
and this was my portion of all my 

7 Then I looked on all the works 
that my hands had wrought, and on 
the labor that I had labored to 
do: and, behold, all was vanity and 
vexation of spirit, and there was no 
profit under the sun. 

8 And I turned myself to behold 
wisdom and madness, and folly: and 
I saw that wisdom excelleth folly as 
far as light excelleth darkness: for 
God giveth to man what zs good in 
his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, 
and joy: but to the sinner he giveth 
travail, to gather and to heap up 
that which in the end shall be pos- 
sessed by the upright before God. 
This also zs vanity and vexation 
of spirit. 

There ts a time for every thing. 
‘Ee every thing there ts a season, 
and a time to every purpose un- 
der the heaven :— 

2 A time to be born, and a 
time to die; a time to plant, and 
a time to pluck up ¢hat which ts 
planted ; 

3 A time to kill, and atimeto 
heal ; a time to break down, and a 
time to build up ; 

4 A time to weep, and a time to 
laugh ; a time to mourn, and a time 
to dance; 

5 A time to get, and a time to 
lose; a time to keep, anda time to 
cast away ; 


6 A time to rend, and a time to 
sew; a time to keep silence, anda 
time to speak ; 

7 A time to love, anda time to 
hate ; a time of war, and a time of 

8 I have seen the travail which 
God hath given to the sons of men 
for their discipline: how he hath 
made every thing beautiful: also 
hath set the world before them, so 
that no man can find out the work 
that God maketh from the beginning 
to the end. 

9 I know that, whatsoever God 
doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing 
can be put to it, nor any thing taken 
from it: and God doeth 72, that mex 
should reverence him. 

10 That which hath been is now ; 
and that which is to be hath already 
been ; and God restoreth that which 
is past. 

11 Moreover I saw under the sun 
the place of judgment, zat wicked- 
ness was there; and the place of 
righteousness, ‘that iniquity was 
there: and I said in mine heart, God 
shall judge the righteous and the 
wicked ; for there zs a time for every 
purpose and for every work. 


Death, and the just retributions which 

shall certainly follow. 
AST thy bread upon the waters: 
for thou shalt find it after many 


2 In the morning sow thy seed, 
and in the evening withhold not 

thine hand: for thou knowest not 

whether shall prosper, either this or 
that, or whether they both shall be 
alike good. 


NN: ————— 

3 A good name zs better than pre- 
cious ointment ; and the day of death 
than the day of one’s birth. 

4 Itis better to go to the house of 
mourning, than to go to the house 
of feasting: for that zs the end of all 
men; and the living will lay z¢ to his 

5 Sorrow zs better than laughter: 
for by the sadness of the countenance 
the heart is made better. 

6 Rejoice, O young man, in thy 
youth; and let thy heart cheer thee 
in the days of thy youth, and walk 
in the ways of thine heart, and in 
the sight of thine eyes: but know 
thou, that for all these things God 
will bring thee into judgment. 

7 There isno man that hath power 
over the spirit to retain the spirit; 
neither Lath he power in the day of 
death: and there 7s no discharge in 
that war. 

8 I saw the wicked buried, who 
had come and gone from the place of 
the holy, and they were forgotten in 
the city where they had so done. 

9 Because sentence against an evil 
work is not executed speedily, there- 
fore the heart of the sons of men is 
fully set in them to do evil. 

10 Though a sinner do evil an 
hundred times, and his days be pro- 
longed, yet surely I know that it 
shall be well with them that revere 
God. But it shall not be well with 
the wicked, neither shall he prolong 
his days, which are as a shadow; be- 
cause he revereth not God. 

11 Remember now thy Creator in 
the days of thy youth, while the evil 
days come not, nor the years draw 
nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no 
pleasure in them ; while the sun, or 



the moon, or the stars, be not dark- 
ened, nor the clouds return after the 
rain: in the day when the keepers of 
the house shall tremble, and the 
strong men shall bow themselves, 
and the grinders cease because they 
are few, and those that look out of 
the windows be darkened: and the 
doors shall be shut in the streets, 
when the sound of the grinding is 
low, and he shall rise up at the voice 
of the bird, and all the daughters of 
music shall be brought low. Also 
when they shall be afraid of that 
which ws high, and fears shall be in 
the way, and the almond tree shall 
flourish, and the grasshopper shall be 
a burden, and desire shall fail: be- 

cause man goeth to his long home, 
and the mourners go about the 
streets. Or ever the silver cord be 
loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, 
or the pitcher be broken at the 
fountain, or the wheel broken at the 
cistern ;—for then shall the dust re- 
turn to the earth as it was: and the 
spirit shall return unto God who 
gave it. 

12 Let us hear the conclusion of 
the whole matter: Revere God, and 
keep his commandments : this zs the 
whole duty of man: for God shall 
bring every work into judgment, with 
every secret thing, whether zt de good, 
or whether z¢ de evil. 



Formatity ts hateful to God, and right- 
eousness alone doth he approve. 

H EAR, O heavens, and give ear, 

O earth: for the LorpD hath 
spoken, I have nourished and 
brought up children, and they have 
rebelled against me: the ox know- 
eth his owner, and the ass his mas- 
ter’s crib: du¢ Israel doth not know, 
my people doth not consider. 

2 Ah, sinful nation, a people laden 
with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, 
children that are corrupters: they 
have forsaken the LorRD, they have 
provoked the Holy One of Israel 
unto anger, they are gone away back- 

3 To what purpose zs the multi- 
tude of your sacrifices unto me? 

saith the LorD: I am full of the 
burnt offerings of rams, and the fat 
of fed beasts; I delight not in the 
blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of 
he goats: Who hath required this at 
your hand? 

4 Bring no more vain oblations; 
incense is an abomination unto me; 
the new moons and sabbaths, the 
calling of assemblies, I cannot away 
with ; z¢ zs iniquity, even the solemn 

5 Your new moons and your ap- 
pointed feasts my soul hateth: they 
are a trouble unto me: I am weary 
to bear them. 

6 And when ye spread forth your 
hands, I will hide mine eyes from 
you; yea, when ye make many 
prayers, I will not hear: your hands 
are full of blood. 


7 Wash you, make you clean ; put 
away the evil of your doings from 
before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 
learn to do well; seek judgment, re- 
lieve the oppressed, judge the father- 
less, plead for the widow. 

S| Anticipations of the ultimate purity, pros- 
perity, and peace of mankind upon the earth. 
OME now let us reason to- 
gether, saith the LoRD: though 
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be 
as white as snow; though they be 
red like crimson, they shall be as 
wool :— 

2 For it shall come to pass in the 
last days, that the LORD’s house 
shall be established in the top of the 
mountains, and shall be exalted 
above the hills; and all nations 
shall flow unto it. 

3 And many people shall say, 
Come, let us go up to the mountain 
of the Lorpb, to the house of the 
God of Jacob; and he will teach us 
of his ways, and we will walk in his 
paths:.for out of Zion shall go forth 
his law, and his word from Jerusa- 
lem: and he shall judge among the 
nations, and shall rebuke many peo- 
ple: and they shall beat their swords 
into plowshares, and their spears in- 
to pruninghooks: nation shall not 
lift up sword against nation, neither 
shall they learn war any more. 

4 O house of Jacob, come ye, and 
let us walk in the light of the LORD. 

5 Even the people that walked in 
darkness have seen a great light; 
and they that dwelt in the land of 
the shadow of death, upon them 
hath a light shined. 

6 For unto us shall a child be born, 
unto ws a son be given; the gov- 


ernment shall be upon his shoulders ; 
he shall be called Wonderful, Coun- 
sellor, Mighty God, Everlasting 
Father, Prince of Peace: of the 
increase of fAzs government and 
peace there shall be no end, upon the 
throne of David, and upon his king- 
dom, to order it, and to establish it 
with judgment and with justice from 
henceforth even for ever. 

7 The faithfulness of the LORD of 
hosts will perform this. 


Wickedness shall be put down and 
righteousness finally triumph in the earth. 

OE unto them that call evil 

good, and good evil: that 
put darkness for light, and light for 
darkness: that put bitter for sweet, 
and sweet for bitter ! 

2 Woe unto them that are wise in 
their own eyes, and lofty in their 
own sight! 

3 Woe unto them that are mighty 
to drink wine, and men of strength 
to mingle strong drink! 

4 Woe unto them that justify the 
wicked for reward, and take away the 
righteousness of the righteous from 
him! as the fire devoureth the stub- 
ble, and the flame consumeth the 
chaff, so their root shall be as rotten- 
ness, and their blossom shall go up 
as dust: because they have cast 
away the law of the Lorp of hosts, 
and despise the word of the Holy 

5 Woe unto them that decree un- 
righteous decrees, and that write 
grievousness which they have pre- 
scribed; to turn aside the needy 
from judgment, and to take away 
the right from the poor of my people, 


that widows may be their prey, and 
that they may rob the fatherless! 

6 What will ye do in the day of 
visitation, and in the desolation 
which shall come from far? to whom 
will ye flee for help? and where will 
ye leave your glory? 

7 Ye say, By the strength of my 
hand I have done z¢, and by my wis- 
dom ; for I am prudent: I have re- 
moved the bounds of the people, 
have robbed their treasures, and 
have put down the inhabitants like 
a valiant man. my hand hath found 
as a nest the riches of the people: 
and as one gathereth eggs that are 
left, have I gathered all the earth; 
and there was none that moved the 
wing, or opened the mouth, or 

8 Therefore shall the Lord, the 
Lord of hosts, send among these fat 
ones leanness; under his glory he 
shall kindle a burning like the burn- 
ing of a fire: behold, the Lord, the 
LorRD of hosts, shall lop the bough 
with terror: and the high ones of 
stature shall be hewn down, and the 
haughty shall be humbled. 

g And there shall come forth a rod 
out of the stem of Jesse, a Branch 
shall grow out of his roots: and the 
spirit of the LORD shall rest upon 
him, the spirit of wisdom and under- 
standing, the spirit of counsel and 
might, the spirit of knowledge and of 
the fear of the LORD; and shall make 
him of quick understanding in the 
fear of the LORD: and he shall not 
judge after the sight of his eyes, 
neither reprove after the hearing of 
his ears. But with righteousness 
shall he judge the poor, and reprove 
with equity for the meek of the 


earth: he shall smite the earth with 
the rod of his mouth, and with the 
breath of his lips shall he slay the 
wicked: righteousness shall be the 
girdle of his loins, and faithfulness 
the girdle of his reins. 

10 The wolf shall dwell with the 
lamb, the leopard shall lie down with 
the kid, the calf and the young lion 
and the fatling together, and a little 
child shall lead them: and the cow 
and the bear shall feed, their young 
ones shall lie down together, and the 
lion shall eat straw like the ox. They 
shall not hurt nor destroy in all my 
holy mountain: for the earth shall 
be full of the knowledge of the 
LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 

11 In that day thou shalt say, O 
Lorp, I will praise thee: though 
thou wast angry with me, thine anger 
is turned away, and thou comfortedst 
me. Behold, God zs my salvation ; I 
will trust, and not be afraid: for the 
LORD JEHOVAH zs my strength 
and my song; he also is become my 

12 Therefore with joy shall ye 
draw water out of the wells of salva- 
tion: and in that day shall say, Praise 
the LORD, call upon his name, de- 
clare his doings among the people, 
make mention that his name is ex- 
alted. Sing unto the Lorp, for he 
hath done excellent things: this zs 
known in all the earth. Cry out and 
shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for 
great zs the Holy One of Israel in 
the midst of thee. 


A prophecy of the future glory and per- 
fection of mankind. 

[ee eo my servant, whom I 
uphold; my chosen, zz whom 



my soul delighteth; I have put my 
spirit upon him: he shall bring forth 
judgment to the Gentiles. 

2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor 
cause his voice to be heard in the 
street: a bruised reed shall he not 
break, the smoking flax shall he not 
quench: he shall bring forth judgment 
unto truth: he shall not fail nor be 
discouraged, till he have set judg- 
ment in the earth: and the isles shall 
wait for his law. 

3 How beautiful upon the moun- 
tains are the feet of him that bringeth 
good tidings, that publisheth peace; 
that bringeth good tidings of good, 
that publisheth salvation ; that saith 
unto Zion, Thy God reigneth ! 

4 The wilderness and the solitary 
place shall be glad; and the desert 
shall rejoice, and blossom as the 

5 Strengthen ye the weak hands, 

and confirm the feeble knees: say 
to them ¢hat are of a fearful heart, 
Be strong, fear not: behold, your 
God will come even God with a rec- 
ompense; he will come and save 
6 Then the eyes of the blind shall 
be opened, and the ears of the deaf 
shall be unstopped: the lame man 
shall leap as an hart, and the tongue 
of the dumb shall sing: in the wilder- 
ness shall waters break out, and 
streams in the desert: the parched 
grounds shall become a pool, and the 
thirsty land springs of water. 

7 And an highway shall be there, 
and a way, and it shall be called The 
way of holiness; the unclean shall 
not pass over it; but it shall be for 
those: the wayfaring men, though 
fools, shall not err therein. No lion 

shall be there, nor azy ravenous beast 
shall go up thereon, it shall not be 
found there ; but the redeemed shall 
walk there : and the ransomed of the 
LORD shall return, and come to 
Zion with songs and everlasting joy 
upon their heads: they shall obtain 
joy and gladness, and sorrow and 
sighing shall flee away. 

8 Hast thou not known? hast thou 
not heard, kat the everlasting God, 
the Creator of the ends of the earth, 
fainteth not, neither is weary? 
there 1s no searching of his under- 
standing: he giveth power to the 
faint, and to them that have no might 
he increaseth strength. Even the 
youths shall faint and be weary, 
and the young men shall utterly fall; 
but they that wait upon the LORD 
shall renew ¢hezr strength ; they shall 
mount up with wings as eagles; they 
shall run, and not be weary, aud they 
shall walk, and not faint. 

9g The voice of him that crieth in 
the wilderness, Prepare ye the way 
of the LORD, make straight in the 
desert a highway for our God. Every 
valley shall be exalted, and every 
mountain and hill shall be made low: 
the crooked shall be made straight, 
and the rough places plain: and the 
glory of the LORD shall be revealed, 
and all flesh shall see z¢ together : for 
the mouth of the LorD hath spoken 

10 O Zion, that bringest good tid- 
ings, get thee up into the high 
mountain ; O Jerusalem, that bring- 
est good tidings, lift up thy voice 
with strength; lift z# up, be not 
afraid ; say unto the cities of Judah, 
Behold your God! 

11 Behold, the LorD GoD will 



come with strong and, and his arm 
shall rule for him: behold, his re- 
ward zs with him, and his work be- 
fore him. He shall feed his flock 
like a shepherd: he shail gather the 
lambs with his arm, and carry them 
in his bosom, and shall gently lead 
those that are with young. 

12 Sing, O ye heavens; for the 
LorpD, hath done z¢ » shout, ye lower 
parts of the earth: break forth into 
singing, ye mountains, O forest, and 
every tree therein: for the LORD 
hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified 
himself in Israel. 


The sorrow, sympathy, and self-sacrifice 
of the true philanthropist. 
yy He hath believed our report ? 

to whom is the arm of the 
LORD revealed? for he shall grow 
up in thy sight as a worthless plant, 
and as a root out of a dry ground: 
he hath no form nor comeliness; and 
when we see him ¢here zs no beauty 
that we should desire him. 

2 Heis despised and rejected of 
men: aman of sorrows, jand /ac- 
quainted with grief: we hid as it 
were our faces from him; he was 
despised, and we esteemed him not. 
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and 
carried our sorrows: yet we did 
esteem him stricken, smitten of God, 
and afflicted. But he was wounded 
for our transgressions, Le was bruised 
for our iniquities: the chastisement 
of our peace was upon him: and 
with his stripes we are healed. 

3 All we like sheep have gone 
astray ; we have turned every one 
to his own way ; and the Lorp hath 
laid on him the iniquity of us all. 

4 He was oppressed, he was 
afflicted, yet he opened not his 
mouth: he is brought as a lamb to 
the slaughter, and as a sheep before 
her shearers is dumb, so he openeth 
not his mouth: he was taken from 
prison and from judgment: who 
shall declare his generation? for he 
was cut off out of the land of the 
living: for the transgression of my 
people was he stricken. 

5 He made his grave with the 
wicked, and with the oppressor in 
his death; although he had done no 
violence, neither was any deceit in 
his mouth: yet it pleased the LORD 
to bruise him; he hath put zm to 
grief: when thou shalt make his soul 
an offering for sin, he shall see hzs 
seed, he shall prolong zs days, and 
the pleasure of the LORD shall pros- 
per in his hand: he shall see of the 
travail of his soul, azd shall be satis- 
fied: by his knowledge shall my 
righteous servant justify many; for 
he shall bear their iniquities. 

6 The Spirit of the Lord Gop ids 
upon me; because the LORD hath 
anointed me to preach good tidings 
unto the meek ; he hath sent me to 
bind up the brokenhearted, to pro- 
claim liberty to the captives, and the 
opening of the prison to them that 
are bound; to minister unto them 
that mourn in Zion, to give unto 
them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy 
for mourning, the garment of praise 
for the spirit of heaviness; that they 
might be called trees of righteous- 
ness, the planting of the Lorp, that 
he might be glorified. 

7 For Zion’s sake will I not hold 
my peace, for Jerusalem’s sake I will 
not rest, until the righteousness 



thereof go forth as brightness, and 
the salvation thereof as a lamp fhat 


Righteousness is the only acceptable 
offering to God. 

— aloud, spare not, lift up thy 

voice like a trumpet, and shew 
my people their transgression, and 
the house of Jacob their sins. 

2 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not 
shortened, that it cannot save; 
neither his ear heavy, that it cannot 
hear: but your iniquities have 
separated between you and your 
God, and your sins have hid “zs face 
from you, that he will not hear. 
For your hands are defiled with 
blood, and your fingers with iniquity ; 

your lips have spoken lies, your!) 

tongue hath muttered perverseness. 
None calleth for justice, nor any 
pleadeth for truth: they trust in 
vanity, and speak lies; they con- 
ceive mischief, and bring forth 

3 Wherefore have we fasted, say 
they, and thou seest not? wherefore 
have we afflicted our soul, and thou 
takest no knowledge? Behold, in 
the day of your fast ye find pleasure, 
and exact all your labors: ye fast for 
strife and debate, and to smite with 
the fist of wickedness; ye shall not 
fast as ye do this day, to make your 
voice to be heard onhigh: is it such 
a fast that I have chosen? a day for 
a man to afflict his soul? zs z¢ to bow 
down his head asa bulrush, and to 
spread sackcloth and ashes under 
him ? wilt thou call this a fast, and 
an acceptable day to the Lorp? 

4 Is not this the fast that I have 

chosen ? to loose the bands of wick- 
edness, to undo the heavy burdens, 
and to let the oppressed go free, and 
that ye break every yoke? Js 2 
not to deal thy bread to the hun- 
ery, and that thou bring the poor 
that are cast out to thy house ? when 
thou seest the naked, that thou cov- 
er him; and that thou hide not thy- 
self from thine own flesh? Do this, 
and then shall thy light break forth as 
the morning, thine health shall spring 
forth speedily: thy righteousness 
shall go before thee; the glory of the 
LorD shall be thy reward: thou 
shalt call, and the LORD shall an- 
swer ; thou shalt cry, and he shall 
say, Herel am. If thou take away 
from the midst of thee the yoke, the 
putting forth of the finger, and 
speaking vanity; zf thou draw out 
thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy 
the afflicted soul; then shall light 
rise in obscurity, and thy darkness de 
as the noon day: the LORD shall 
guide thee continually: and thou 
shalt be like a watered garden, and 
like a spring whose waters fail not. 

5 Ho, every one that thirsteth, 
come ye tothe waters ; and he that 
hath no money, come, buy, and eat; 
yea, come, buy wine and milk with- 
out money and without price : where- 
fore spend money for that which ts 
not bread? and labor for that which 
satisfieth not? 

6 Incline your ear, and come unto 
me: hear, and your soul shall live ; 
seek the LorD while he may be 
found, call upon him while he is 
near: let the wicked forsake his 
way, and the unrighteous man his 
thoughts: let him return unto the 
LorD, and he will have mercy upon 


him; to our God, for he will abun- 
dantly pardon. 

7 My thoughts are not your 
thoughts, neither ave your ways 
my ways, saith the LORD: as the 
heavens are higher than the earth, 
so are my ways higher than your 
ways, and my thoughts than your 
thoughts: as the rain cometh down, 
and the snow from heaven, and re- 
turneth not thither, but watereth 
the earth, and maketh it bring forth 
and bud, that it may give seed to 
the sower, and bread to the eater :— 
so shall my word be that goeth 
forth out of my mouth: it shall not 
return unto me void, but it shall ac- 
complish that which I please, and it 
shall prosper zz the thing whereto I 
sent it. 

8 Ye shall go out with joy, and be 
led forth with peace: the mountains 
and the hills shall break forth before 
you into singing, and all the trees of 
the field shall clap thezr hands. 

g Instead of the thorn shall come 
up the fir tree, and instead of the 
brier shall come up the myrtle tree: 
and it shall be to the LorpD fora 
name, for an everlasting sign that 
shall not be cut off. 


The love and faithfulness of God. 
Bur now thus saith the Lorp 

that created thee, O Jacob, and 
he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear 
not: for I have redeemed thee, I have 
called ¢hee by thy name; thou art 
mine. When thou passest through 
the waters, I w// be with thee; and 
through the rivers, they shall not 
overflow thee: when thou walkest 
through the fire, thou shalt not be 


burned; neither shall the flame 
kindle upon thee. Fear not: forlam 
with thee: I will bring thy seed 
from the east, and gather thee from 
the west; I will say to the north, 
Give up; and to the south, Keep 
not back: bring my sons from far, 
and my daughters from the ends of 
the earth; even every one that is 
called by my name: for I have 
created him for my glory, I have 
formed him; yea, I have made him. 

2. Bring forth the blind people 
that have eyes, and the deaf that 
have ears. Let all the nations be 
gathered together, and let the 
people be assembled: Who among 
them can declare this, and shew 
us former things? let them bring 
forth their witnesses, that they 
may be justified: or let them hear, 
and say, /¢ zs truth. 

3 Ye are my witnesses, saith the 
LORD, and my servants whom I have 
chosen: that ye may know and be- 
lieve me, and understand that I am 
he: before me there was no God 
formed, neither shall there be after 
me. I, even I, am the LORD; and 
beside me there zs no saviour. I 
have declared, and have saved, and 
I have shewed, when ¢here was no 
strange god among you: therefore 
ye are my witnesses, saith the Lorn, 
that I am God. Yea, before the day 
was lamhe; and there zs none that 
can deliver out of my hand: I will 
work, and who shall let it ? 

4 Thus saith the Lorp, In an ac- 
ceptable time have I heard thee, and 
in a day of salvation have I helped 
thee: and I will preserve thee, and 
give thee for a covenant of the 
people, to establish the earth, to 



fo ee cc SA a a ARR 
cause to inherit the desolate heri-|O earth; and break forth into sing- 

tages; that thou mayest say to the 
prisoners, Go forth; to them that 
are in darkness, Shew yourselves. 
They shall feed in the ways, and 
their pastures shall be in all high 
places. They shall not hunger nor 
thirst ; neither shall the heat nor 
sun smite them: for he that hath 
mercy on them shalllead them, even 
by the springs of water shall he guide 

5 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, 

ing, O mountains: for the LorD 
hath comforted his people, and will 
have mercy upon his afflicted. Zion 
said, The LoRD hath forsaken me, 
and my Lorp hath forgotten me. 
Can a woman forget her sucking 
child, that she should not have com- 
passion on the son of her womb? 
yea, they may forget, yet will I not 
forget thee. Behold, I have graven 
thee upon the palms of my hands; 
thy walls ave continually before me. 



True philanthropy grieves for wrong- 
doers, while tt hates and condemns their 

‘@) H that my head were waters, and 
mine eyes a fountain of tears, 
that I might weep day and night for 
the slain of the daughter of my peo- 
2 Oh that I had in the wilderness 
a lodging place of wayfaring men; 
that I might leave my people, and 
go from them! for they de all 
adulterers, an assembly of treacher- 
ous men: they bend their tongues 
like their bow for lies: they are not 
valiant for the truth upon the earth ; 
they proceed from evil to evil, and 
they know not me, saith the LORD. 
3 Take ye heed every one of his 
neighbor, and trust ye not in any 
brother: for every brother will ut- 
terly supplant, and every neighbor 
will walk with slander: they will de- 
ceive every one his neighbor, and 

will not speak the truth : they have 
taught their tongues to speak lies, 
and weary themselves to commit in- 

4 Thine habitation zs in the midst 
of deceit; through deceit they re- 
fuse to know me, saith the LorpD: 
therefore thus saith the LorD of 
hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and 
try them; for how shall I do for 
the daughter of my people? their 
tongue zs as an arrow shot out; it 
speaketh deceit ; ove speaketh peace- 
ably to his neighbor with his mouth, 
but in heart he layeth his wait. 

5 Shall I not visit them for these 
things ? saith the LORD: shall not 
my soul be avenged on such a na- 
tion as this? 

6 Who zs the wise man, that may 
understand this? and who zs he to 
whom the mouth of the LorD hath 
spoken, that he may declare it? 
Why doth the land perish, and why 
is it burned up like a wilderness, that 
none passeth through ? Because they 


have forsaken my law which I set 
before them, saith the LORD, and 
have not obeyed my voice, neither 
walked therein: but have walked 
after the imagination of their own 
heart, and after Baalim, which their 
fathers taught them. Therefore thus 
saith the LORD of hosts, the God of 
Israel, Behold, I will feed them, 
even this people, with wormwood, 
and give them water of gall to drink: 
I will scatter them also among the 
heathen, whom neither they nor 
their fathers have known : I will send 
a sword after them, and thus will I 
chastise them. 

7 The harvest is past, the summer 
is ended, and we are not saved. /J/s 
there no balm in Gilead ; zs there no 
physician there ? why then is not the 
health of the daughter of my people 
recovered ? 

8 Thus saith the LorD, Let not 
the wise man glory in his wisdom, 
neither let the mighty man glory in 
his might, let not the rich san glory 
in his riches: but let him that glori- 
eth glory in this, that he understand- 
eth and knoweth me, that I am 
the LorD which exercise loving-kind- 
ness, judgment, and righteousness, in 
the earth: for in these things I de- 
light, saith the Lorp. 


The unfaithful, the unjust, and the im- 
pure rebuked. : 

AWE be unto the pastors that de- 

stroy and scatter the sheep of 
my pasture! thus saith the Lorp 
God of Israel against the pastors that 
feed my people; Ye have scattered 
my flock, and driven them away, and 
have not visited them: behold, I 


will visit upon you the evil of your 
doings; and I will gather the rem- 
nant of my flock out of all countries 
whither I have driven them, and will 
bring them again to their folds ; and 
they shall be fruitful and increase: I 
will set up shepherds over them 
which shall feed them: and they 
shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, 
neither shall they be lacking, saith 
the LORD. 

2 Mine heart within me is broken 
because of the false prophets; all 
my bones shake; I am likea drunk- 
en man, and like a man whom wine 
hath overcome, because of disobedi- 
ence to the LORD, and to the words 
of his holiness. For the land is 
full of adulterers; and because of 
wickedness the land mourneth; the 
pleasant places of the wilderness are 
dried up: their course is evil, and 
their influence zs not for the right ; 
both prophet and priest are profane; 
yea, in my house have I found their 
wickedness, saith the LORD. Where- 
fore their way shall be unto them as 
slippery ways in the darkness: they 
shall be driven on, and fall therein: 
I will bring evil upon them, even the 
year of their visitation, saith the 

3 And I have seen folly in the 
prophets of Samaria; they prophe- 
sied in Baal, and caused my people 
Israel to err: I have seen also in the 
prophets of Jerusalem an horrible 
thing: they commit adultery, and 
walk in lies : they strengthen also the 
hands of evil-doers, that none doth 
return from his wickedness : they are 
all of them unto me as Sodom, and 
the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. 

4 O earth, earth, earth, hear the 


word of the Lorp. /s not my word 
like as a fire? saith the Lord; and 
like a hammer ¢hat breaketh the rock 
in pieces? Am Ia God at hand, and 
not a God afar off? Can any hide 
himself in secret places that I shall 
not see him? Do not I fill heaven 
and earth? saith the LORD. 

5 Woe unto him that buildeth his 
house by unrighteousness, and his 
chambers by wrong; ¢az useth his 
neighbor’s service without wages, 
and rewardeth him not for his work; 
that saith, I will build me a wide 
house and large chambers; and cut- 
teth him out windows; and zt zs 
cieled with cedar and painted with 
vermilion. Shalt thou be rever- 
enced because thou closest thyself 
in cedar? did not thy father eat and 
drink, and do judgment and justice, 
and.then it was well with him? he 
judged the cause of the poor and 
needy; then z¢ was well with him: 
was not this to know me? saith the 

6. But thine eyes and thine heart 
are not except for thy covetousness, 
and for to shed innocent blood, and 
for oppression, and for violence, to 
do zt ; therefore thus saith the LORD, 
Thou shalt be buried with the burial 
of an ass, drawn and cast forth be- 
yond the gates of Jerusalem: for I 
spake unto thee in thy prosperity, 
but thou saidst, I will not hear: this 
hath been thy manner from thy youth, 
that thou obeyest not my voice; 
therefore the wind shall eat up all 
thy pastors, and thy lovers shail go 
into captivity: surely then shalt thou 
be ashamed and confounded for all 
thy wickedness. 


The ingratitude of those who forget the 
mercies of God, and violate his will. 
OREOVER the word of the 
LORD came to me, saying, 
Go and cry in the ears of Jerusa- 
lem, saying, Thus saith the LorpD; I 
remember thee, the kindness of thy 
youth, the love of thine espousals, 
when thou wentest after me in the 
wilderness, in a land ¢hat was not 
sown : Israel was holiness unto the 
LORD, and the first-fruits of his in- 
crease. All that devour him shall of- 
fend; evil shall come upon them, 
saith the LORD. 

2 Hear ye the word of the LORD, 
O house of Jacob, and all the fami- 
lies of the house of Israel: thus saith 
the LorD, What iniquity have your 
fathers found in me, that they are 
gone far from me, and have walked 
after vanity, and are become vain? 
for they say not, Where zs the LORD 
that brought us up out of the land of 
Egypt, that led us through the wil- 
derness, through a land of deserts 
and of pits, through a land of 
drought, and of the shadow of death, 
through a land that no man passed 
through, and where no man dwelt? 
I brought you into a plentiful coun- 
try, to eat the fruit thereof and the 
goodness thereof; but when ye en- 
tered, ye defiled my land, and made 
mine heritage an abomination: the 
priests say not, Where zs the LorD? 
and they that handle the law know 
me not: the pastors also transgress 
against me: the prophets prophesy 
by Baal, and walk after things that 
do not profit. 

3 Yet will I plead with you, saith 
the Lorpb, and with your children’s 



children will I plead: for of old time 
I have broken thy yoke, azd burst 
thy bands; and thou saidst, I wiil not 
transgress ; but now upon every high 
hill and under every green tree thou 
wanderest, playing the harlot. I had 
planted thee a noble vine, wholly a 
right seed : how then art thou turned 
into the degenerate plant of a strange 
vine unto me? 

4 Though thou wash thee with 
nitre, and take thee much soap, ye 
thine iniquity is marked before me, 
saith the Lord GoD. 

5 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at 
this, and be horribly afraid, be ye 
very desolate, for saith the LORD, 
My people have committed two 
evils; they have forsaken me the 
fountain of living waters, and hewed 
them out cisterns, that can hold no 
water: they have healed also the 
hurt of the daughter of my people 
slightly, saying, Peace, peace ; when 
there is no peace. Were they 
ashamed when they had committed 
abomination? nay, they were not at 
all ashamed, neither could they 
blush: therefore they shall fall among 
them that fall: at the time ¢haz I 
visit them they shall be cast down, 
saith the LORD. 

6 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye 
in the ways, and see, and ask forthe 
old paths, where zs the good way, 
and walk therein, and ye shall find 
rest for your souls; but ye said, We 
will not walk ¢herezx. Also I set 
watchmen over you, sayzng, Hearken 
to the sound of the trumpet. But ye 
said, We will not hearken. Therefore 
hear, ye nations, and know, O con- 
gregation: hear, O earth: behold, I 
will bring evil upon this people, even 

the fruit of their thoughts, because 
they have not hearkened unto my 
words, nor to my law, but rejected it. 

7 To what purpose cometh there 
to me incense from Sheba, and the 
sweet cane from a far country ? your 
burnt offerings ave not acceptable, 
nor your sacrifices sweet unto me. 
Amend your ways and your doings, 
and I will cause you to dwell in this 
place. Trust ye not in lying words, 
saying, The temple of the LORD, 
The temple of the LORD, The temple 
of the LORD, ave these. But if ye 
thoroughly amend your ways and 
your doings; if ye thoroughly exe- 
cute judgment between a man and 
his neighbor; if ye oppress not the 
stranger, the fatherless, and the 
widow, and shed not innocent blood 
in this place, neither walk after other 
gods to your hurt :—then will I cause 
you to dwell in this place, in the 
land that I gave to your fathers for 
ever and ever. Behold, ye trust in 
formalities, that cannot profit: will 
ye steal, murder, commit adultery, 
swear falsely, burn incense unto Baal, 
walk after other gods whom ye know 
not; and then come and stand before 
me in this house, which is called by 
my name, and say, We are forgiven 
for all these abominations? Is this 
house, which is called by my name, 
become a den of robbers in your 
eyes? Behold, even I have seen 2¢, 
saith the LORD. 


No one should refuse the divine com- 
misston to rebuke wrong and advocate 

HEN the word of the LORD 
came unto me, saying, Before 



I formed thee I knew thee; before 
thou camest forth out of the womb 
I sanctified thee, avd ordained thee 
a prophet unto the nations. 

2 Then said I, Ah, Lord Gop! I 
cannot speak, for I awa child: and 
the LORD said unto me, Say not, I 
ama child: for thou shalt go to all 
that I shall send thee, and whatso- 
ever I command thee thou shalt 
speak: be not afraid of their faces: 
for I am with thee to deliver thee. 

3 Then the LORD put forth his 
hand, and touched my mouth: and 
said unto me, Behold, I have put 
my words in thy mouth: see, I 
have this day set thee over the na- 
tions and over the kingdoms, to 
root out, and to pull down, and to 
destroy, and to throw down, to 
build, and to plant. Thou therefore 
gird up thy loins, and arise, and 
speak unto them all that I com- 
mand thee: be not dismayed at their 
faces lest I should confound thee 
before them: for, behold, I have 
made thee this day a defenced city, 
and an iron pillar, and brasen walls 
against the whole land; against the 
kings, against the princes, against 
the priests, and against the people 
of the land. They shall fight against 
thee; but they shall not prevail 
against thee; for I am with thee, 
saith the LORD, to deliver thee. 

4 Go and proclaim these words 
toward the north, and say, Return, 
thou backsliding Israel, saith the 
LORD; and I will not cause mine 
anger to fall upon you: for I am 
merciful, avd will not keep anger for 
ever: only acknowledge thine in- 
iquity, that thou hast transgressed, 
hast scattered thy ways to the stran- 

gers under every green tree, and 
hast not obeyed my voice, saith the 
LorpD. Turn, O backsliding chil- 
dren, and I will take you one of a 
city, and two of a family, and I will 
bring you to Zion: and I will give 
you pastors according to mine heart, 
which shall feed you with knowl- 
edge and understanding: and ye 
shall call me, My father; and shall 
not turn away from me. 

5 A voice was heard upon the 
high places, weeping azd supplica- 
tions of the children of Israel: for 
they have perverted their way, and 
have forgotten the LORD their God : 
—Return, ye blacksliding children, 
and 1 will heal your blackslidings. 

6 Behold, we come unto thee ; for 
thou avt the LORD our God: truly 
in vain zs salvation hoped for from 
the hills, and from the multitude 
of mountains: truly in the LORD 
our God 7s the salvation of Israel. 

7 As the thief is ashamed when 
he is found, so is the house of Israel 
ashamed; they, their kings, their 
princes, their priests, and their 
prophets, are saying to a stock, 
Thou art my father; and toa stone, 
Thou hast brought me forth: they 
have turned ¢hezy back unto me, and 
not ¢hetr face: but in the time of 
their trouble they will say, Arise, 
and save us! But where are thy 
gods that thou hast made thee? let 
them arise, if they can save thee in 
the time of thy trouble. 

8 Wherefore say my people, We 
are lords; we will come no more 
unto thee? Cana maid forget her 
ornaments, or a bride her attire? 
yet my people have forgotten me 
days without number. 



9 In thy skirts is found the blood 
of the souls of the poor innocents: 
I have not found it by secret search, 
but upon all these. 

10 How shall I pardon thee for 
this? thy children have forsaken me, 
and sworn by ¢hem that are no gods: 
when I had fed them to the full, they 
then committed adultery, and as- 
sembled themselves by troops in the 
harlots’ houses. Shall I not visit for 
these ¢hings ? saith the LORD: and 
shall not my soul be avenged on 
such a nation as this? 

11 Hear now this, O foolish 
people, and without understanding ; 
which have eyes, and see not ; which 
have ears,and hear not. Reverence 
ye not me? saith the LorD: will ye 
not recognize my presence, which 
have placed the sand for the bound 
of the sea by a perpetual decree, 
that it cannot pass it: and though 
the waves thereof toss themselves, 
yet can they not prevail; though 
they roar, yet can they not pass over 

12 But this people hath a revolt- 
ing and a rebellious heart; they are 
revolted and gone: neither say they 
in their heart, Let us now revere the 
LORD our God, that giveth rain, both 
the former and the latter, in his sea- 
son: that reserveth unto us the 
appointed weeks of the harvest. 

13 Among my people are found 
wicked men. they lay wait, as he 
that setteth snares; they set a trap, 
they catch men. Asa cage is full 
of birds, so ave their houses full of 
deceit: therefore they are become 
great, and waxen rich: they are 
waxen fat, they shine: yea, they 
overpass the deeds of the wicked: 

they judge not the cause, the cause 
of the fatherless, yet they prosper ; 
and the right of the needy do they 
not judge. Shall I not visit for 
these ¢hings ? saith the LoRD: shall 
not my soul be avenged on such a 
nation as this? 

14 A wonderful and horrible thing 
is committed in the land;—the 
prophets prophesy falsely, and the 
priests bear rule by their means; and 
my people love to have zt so: and 
what will ye do in the end thereof? 

15 Hear ye, and give ear; be not 
proud: for the LoRD hath spoken: 
give glory to the LORD your God, 
before he cause darkness, and before 
your feet stumble upon the dark 
mountains, and, while ye look for 
light, he turn it into the shadow of 
death, axd make zt gross darkness. 
But if ye will not hear it, my soul 
shall weep in secret places for your 
pride; and mine eyeshall weep sore, 
and run down with tears, because 
the Lorb’s flock is carried away 


Through rebuke and chastisement will 
God in the end establish mankind in right- 
eousness and Joy. 

Rex ye to and fro through the 
streets of Jerusalem, and see 
now, and know, and seek in the 
broad places thereof, if ye can find a 
man, if there be azy that executeth 
judgment, that seeketh the truth. 

2 The man that trusteth in man, 
and maketh flesh his arm, and whose 
heart departeth from the LORD, shall 
be like the heath in the desert, and 
shall not see when good cometh: but 
blessed zs the man that trusteth in 


the LorbD, and whose hope the 
ORD >is: he shall be as a tree 
planted by the waters, hat spreadeth 
out her roots by the river, and shall 
not see when heat cometh, but her 
leaf shall be green; and shall not be 
careful in the year of drought, neither 
shall cease from yielding fruit. 

3 The heart zs deceitful above all 
things, and desperately wicked: who 
can know it? I the LORD search the 
heart, / try the reins, even to give 
every man according to his ways, 

_and according to the fruit of his 

4 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, 
and hatcheth them not; so he that 
getteth riches unjustly shall leave 
them in the midst of his days, and 
at his end shall be a fool. 

5 In those days they shall say no 
more, The fathers have eaten a 
sour grape, andthe children’s teeth 
are set on edge: but every one 
shall suffer for his own iniquity: 
every man that eateth the sour grape, 
his teeth shall be set on edge. 

6 Behold, the days come, saith the 
LorD, that I will make a new cove- 
nant with the house of Israel, and 
with the house of Judah: this sha// 
be the covenant that I will make ; 


After those days I will put my law 
in their inward parts, and write it in 
their hearts; and will be their God, 
and they shall be my people. And 
they shall teach no more every man 
his neighbor, and every man his 
brother, saying, Know the LORD: 
for they shall all know me, from the 
least of them unto the greatest of 
them: and I will forgive their 
iniquity, and remember their sin no 

7 They shall come with weeping, 
and with supplications will I lead 
them: I will cause them to walk by 
the rivers of waters in astraight way, 
wherein they shall not stumble: they 
shall come and sing in the height 
of Zion, and shall flow together to. 
the goodness of the LORD, for wheat,. 
and for wine, and for oil, and for the 
young of the flock and of the herd: 
and their soul shall be as a watered. 
garden; and they shall not sorrow 
any more at all. 

8 Then shall the virgin rejoice in 
the dance, both young men and old 
together: for I will turn their 
mourning into joy, and will comfort 
them, and make them rejoice from 
their sorrow. 


Showing the alternating experience of | me into 

darkness, not zzto light: 

sorrow and joy, fear and hope, despon-|surely against me is he turned; he 
dency and trust, in every truly religious life.|turneth his hand against me all the 


AM a man that hath seen afflic-|day. My flesh and my skin hath he 
tion by the rod of his indigna-|made old; he hath broken my 

tion: he hath led me, and brought ' bones: he hath builded against me, 


and compassed me with gall and 
travel: he hath ‘set me’ in ‘dark 
places, as they that be dead of old: 
he hath hedged me about, that I 
cannot get out: he hath made my 
chain heavy. 

2 Also when I cry and shout, he 
shutteth out my prayer: he hath in- 
closed my ways with hewn stone, he 
hath made my paths crooked: he 
hath turned aside my ways, and 
pulled me in pieces: he hath bent 
his bow,and set me as a mark for the 
arrow: he hath caused the arrows of 
his quiver to enter into my reins. 

3 I was a derision to all my 
people; avd their reproach all the 
day. He hath filled me with bitter: 
ness, he hath made me drunken with 
wormwood: he hath also broken my 
teeth with gravel stones, he hath 
covered me with ashes. 

4 Therefore I said, My strength 
and my hope is perished from the 
LORD,—remembering mine affliction 
and my misery, the wormwood 
and the gall. My soul hath them 
still in remembrance, and is hum- 
bled in me: I recall them to my 
mind, therefore have I hope. 
7s of the Lorb’s mercies that 
I am not consumed, because his 
compassions fail not: ¢hey are new 
every morning: great zs thy faith- 


5 The LORD zs my portion, saith 
my soul; therefore will I hope in 
him: the LORD zs good unto them 
that wait for him, to the soul shat 
seeketh him. 

6 It zs good that a man should 
both hope and quietly wait for the 
salvation of the LORD: it zs good for 
aman that he bear the yoke in his 

7 For the Lorn will not cast off 
for ever: though he cause grief, yet 
will he have compassion according 
to the multitude of his mercies: he 
doth not afflict willingly, nor willing- 
ly grieve the children of men. 

8 Wherefore doth a man com- 
plain for the punishment of his sins ? 
Let us search and try our ways, and 
turn again to the LorD: let us lift 
up our heart with our hands unto 
God in the heavens. 

9 Mine eye runneth down with 
rivers of water for the destruction of 
the daughter of my people: mine 
eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, 
without intermission ; till the Lorp 
looked down, and beheld from 

10 Thou hast heard my voice: 
thou drewest near in the day that I 
called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear 
not. O LORD, thou hast pleaded 
the causes of my soul: thou hast 
redeemed my life. 



the soul of the son is mine: the soul 

Every man to be judged by his own con- that sinneth, it shall die. 

science and punished for his own sins. 

2 But if a man be just, and do 
that which is lawful and right; hath 

BEHOLD, all souls are mine; as|not eaten upon the mountains, nei- 
the soul of the father, so also|ther hath lifted up his eyes to the 


idols of the house of Israel; hath 
not oppressed any, hath restored to 
the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled 
none by violence, hath given his 
bread to the hungry, and hath 
covered the naked with a garment : 
if he hath not given forth upon 
usury, neither hath taken any in- 
crease; hath withdrawn his hand 
from iniquity ; hath executed true 
judgment between man and man; 
hath walked in my statutes, and kept 
my judgments, to deal truly; he zs 
just, he shall surely live, saith the 
Lord GOD. 

3 If he beget a son that zs a rob- 
ber, a shedder of blood, ¢hat doeth 
the like to any of these things: hath 
oppressed the poor and needy, hath 
spoiled by violence, hath not re- 
stored the pledge, hath lifted up his 
eyes to idols, hath committed abom- 
ination, hath given forth upon usury, 
hath taken increase: shall he then 
live? he shall not live: he hath done 
all these abominations; he _ shall 
surely die; his blood shall be upon 

4 Now, lo, zf he beget a son, that 
seeth all his father’s sins which he 
hath done, and considereth, and do- 
eth not such like,—that hath not 
eaten upon the mountains, neither 
hath lifted up his eyes to idols, 
neither hath oppressed any, hath not 
withholden the pledge, neither hath 
spoiled by violence, du¢ hath given 
his bread to the hungry, and hath 
covered the naked with a garment ; 
that hath taken off his hand from the 
poor, hath not received usury nor in- 
crease, hath executed my judgments, 
hath walked in my statutes : he shall 
not die forthe iniquity of his father : 


he shall surely live. As for his 
father, because he cruelly oppressed, 
spoiled his brother by violence, and 
did that which zs not good among his 
people, lo, even he shall die in his 

5 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the 
son bear the iniquity of the father? 
When the son hath done that which 
is lawful and right, azd hath kept 
all my statutes, and hath done them, 
he shall surely live. The soul that 
sinneth, it shall die: the son shall 
not bear the iniquity of the father, 
neither shall the father bear the in- 
iquity of the son: the righteousness 
of the righteous shall be upon him, 
and the wickedness of the wicked 
shall be upon him. 

6 But if the wicked will turn from 
all his sins that he hath committed, 
and keep all my statutes, and do 
that which is lawful and right, he 
shall surely live, he shall not die: all 
his transgressions that he hath com- 
mitted, they shall not be mentioned 
unto him: in his righteousness that 
he hath done he shall live. 

7 Have I any pleasure at all that 
the wicked should die? saith the 
Lord Gop: and not that he should 
return from his ways, and live? But 
when the righteous turneth away 
from his righteousness, and commit- 
teth iniquity, avd doeth according to 
all the abominations that the wicked 
man doeth, shall he live? all his 
righteousness that he hath done 
shall not be mentioned: in his tres- 
pass that he hath trespassed, and in 
his sin that he hath sinned, in them 
shall he die. 

8 Yet ye say, The way of the 
LorD is not equal. Hear now, O 


house of Israel; is not my way 
equal? are not your ways unequal ? 
When a righteous man turneth away 
from his righteousness, and commit- 
teth iniquity, and dieth in them ; for 
his iniquity that he hath done 
shall he die. Again, when the 
wicked san turneth away from his 
wickedness that he hath committed, 
and doeth that which is lawful and 
right, he shall save his soul alive: 
because he considereth, and turneth 
away from all his transgressions 
that he hath committed, he shall 
surely live, he shall not die. 

g Yet saith the house of Israel, 
The way of the LorD is not equal. 
O house. of Israel, are not my ways 
equal? are not your ways unequal? 
I will judge every man according to 
his ways, saith the Lord Gop: There- 
fore repent, and turn yourselves from 
all your transgressions; and then 
iniquity shall not be* your ruin. 
Cast away from you all your trans- 
gressions, whereby ye have trans- 
gressed ; and make you a new heart 
and a new spirit: for why will ye 
die, O house of Israel? 

10 I have no pleasure in the death 
of him that dieth, saith the Lord 
Gop: wherefore turn yourselves and 


Every man is responsible for those sins 
and sufferings of his fellow men which it 
ts within his power by timely warning or 
sympathy to prevent. 

pe Sas the word of the Lorp 

came unto me, saying, Son 
of man, speak to the children of 
thy people, and say unto them, 
When I bring the sword upon a land, 


if the people of the land take a man 
of their coasts, and set him for their 
watchman: if when he seeth the 
sword come upon the land, he blow 
the trumpet, and warn the people ;— 
then whosoever heareth the sound 
of the trumpet, and taketh not 
warning; if the sword come, and 
take him away, his blood shall be 
upon his own head. He heard the 
sound of the trumpet, and took not 
warning; his blood shall be upon 

2 But if the watchman see the 
sword come, and blow not the trum- 
pet, and the people be not warned; 
if the sword come, and take any 
person from among them, he is 
taken away in his iniquity ; but his 
blood will I require at the watch- 
man’s hand. 

3 So thou, O son of man, I have 
set thee a watchman unto the house 
of Israel: therefore thou shalt hear 
the word at my mouth, and warn 
them from me: and when I say un- 
to the wicked, O wicked man, thou 
shalt surely die: if thou dost not 
speak to warn the wicked from his 
way, that wicked man shall die in 
his iniquity ; but his blood will I re- 
quire at thine hand. Nevertheless, 
if thou warn the wicked of his way 
to turn from it; if he do not turn 
from his way, he shall die in his in- 
iquity; but thou hast delivered thy 

4 Therefore, O thou son of man, 
speak unto the house of Israel; 
saying, If our transgressions and our 
sins de upon us, and we continue in 
them, how should we then live ? and 
say unto them, As I live, saith the 
Lord Gop, I have no pleasure in the 


death of the wicked ; but that the 
wicked turn from his way and live: 
turn ye, turn ye from your evil 
ways ; for why will ye die? 


By the spirit of the Lord even the spirit- 
ually dead may live, the weak be made 
strong, and the hopeless achieve victory 

epee hand of the LORD was upon 
me, and carried me out in the 
spirit of the LORD, and set me down 
in the midst of the valley which was 
full of bones, and caused me to pass 
by them round about: and, behold, 
there were very many in the open 
valley ; and, lo, they were very dry. 
And he said unto me, Son of man, 
can these bones live? And I an- 
swered, O Lord Gop, thou knowest. 
2 Again he said unto me, Prophe- 
sy upon these bones, and say unto 
them, O ye dry bones, hear the word 
of the LorD: thus saith the Lord 
GOD unto these bones; Behold, I 
will cause breath to enter into you, 
and ye shall live: and I will lay 
sinews upon you, and will bring up 
flesh upon you, and cover you with 
skin, and put breath in you, and 
ye shall live ; and ye shall know that 
I am the LORD. 
3 So I prophesied as I was com- 
manded : and as I prophesied, there 
was a noise, and behold a shaking, 


and the bones came together, bone 
to his bone. And when I beheld, 
lo, the sinews and the flesh came up 
upon them, and the skin covered 
them above: but ~¢here was no 
breath in them. 

4 Then said he unto me, Prophe- 
sy unto the wind, prophesy, son of 
man, and say to the wind, Thus saith 
the Lord GoD; Come from the four 
winds, O breath, and breathe upon 
these slain, that they may live. So 
I prophesied as he commanded me, 
and the breath came into them, and 
they lived, and stood up upon their 
feet, an exceeding great army. 

5 Then he said unto me, Son of 
man, these bones are the whole 
house of Israel: behold, they say, 
Our bones are dried, and our hope 
is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 
Therefore prophesy and say unto 
them, Thus saith the Lord Gop; 
Behold, O my people, I will open 
your graves, and cause you to come 
up out of your graves, and bring you 
into the land of Israel: and ye shall 
know that I am the LORD, when I 
have opened your graves, and 
brought you up, and put my spirit in 
you, and made you live, and placed 
you in your own land : then shall ye 
know that I have spoken z¢, and 
performed zz, saith the LORD. 


Showing the grandeur of being loyal to 
conscience, come what may. 
ite pleased Darius to set over the 
kingdom an hundred and twenty 
princes, which should be over the 

whole kingdom: and over these 
three presidents; of whom Daniel 
was first: that the princes might give 
accounts unto them, and the king 
should have no damage. 


2 Then this Daniel was preferred 
above the presidents and princes, 
because an excellent spirit was in 
him; and the king thought to set 
him over the whole realm. But the 
presidents and princes sought to find 
occasion against Daniel concerning 
the kingdom ; but they could find 
none occasion nor fault ; forasmuch 
as he was faithful, neither was there 
any error or fault found in him. 

3 Then said these men, We shall 
not find any occasion against this 
Daniel, except we find z¢# against 
him concerning the law of his God: 
so they assembled together to the 
king, and said thus unto him, King 
Darius, live for ever: All the presi- 
dents of the kingdom, the governors, 
and the princes, the counsellors, and 
the captains, have consulted to- 
gether to establish a royal statute, 
and to make a firm decree, that 
whosoever shall ask a petition of 
any God or man for thirty days, 
save of thee, O king, he shall be cast 
into the den of lions. Now, Oking, 
establish the decree, and sign the 
writing, that it be not changed, ac- 
cording to the law of the Medes and 
Persians, which altereth not. Where- 
fore king Darius signed the writing 
and the decree. 

4 Now when Daniel knew that 
the writing was signed, he went into 
his house; and his windows being 
open in his chamber toward Jerusa- 
lem, he kneeled upon his knees three 
times a day, and prayed, and gave 
thanks before his God, as he did 

5 Then these men assembled, and 
found Daniel praying and making 
supplication before hisGod: so they 


came near, and spake before the king 
concerning the king’s decree: Hast 
thou not signed a decree, that every 
man that shall ask @ petztion of any 
God or man within thirty days, save 
of thee, O king, shall be cast into the 
den of lions? The king answered 
and said, The thing zs true, accord- 
ing to the law of the Medes and 
Persians, which altereth not. Then 
answered they and said before the 
king, That Daniel, which zs of the 
children of the captivity of Judah, 
regardeth not thee, O king, nor the 
decree that thou hast signed, but 
maketh his petition three times a 

6 Then the king, when he heard 
these words, was sore displeased with 
himself, and set 4zs heart on Daniel 
to deliver him: and he labored till 
the going down of the sun to deliver 

7 But these men assembled unto 
the king, and said unto him, Know, 
O king, that the law of the Medes 
and Persians zs, That no decree nor 
statute which the king establisheth 
may be changed. Therefore the 
king commanded, and they brought 
Daniel, and cast 4zm into the den of 
lions ; and a stone was brought and 
laid upon the mouth of the den; and 
the king sealed it with his own 
signet, and with the signet of his 
lords; that the purpose might not 
be changed concerning Daniel. 

8 Then the king went to his 
palace, and passed the night fasting: 
neither were instruments of music 
brought before him: and his sleep 
went from him: and he arose very 
early in the morning, and went in 
haste unto the den of lions: when 



he came to the den, he cried with a 
lamentable voice unto Daniel: and 
said, O Daniel, servant of the living 
God, is thy God, whom thou servest 
_ continually, able to deliver thee from 
the lions? Then said Daniel unto 
the king, O king, live for ever: my 
God hath sent his angel, and hath 
shut the lions’ mouths, that they 
have not hurt me: forasmuch as be- 
fore him innocency was found in 
me; and also before thee, O king, 
have I done no hurt. 

9g Then was the king exceedingly 
glad for him, and commanded that 

they should take him up out of the 
den. So Daniel was taken up out of 
the den, and no manner of hurt was 
found upon him. 

10 Then king Darius wrote unto 
all people, nations, and languages, 
that dwell in all the earth; Peace be 
multiplied unto you: I make a de- 
cree, That in every dominion of my 
kingdom men tremble and fear be- 
fore the God of Daniel: for he zs the 
living God, and stedfast for ever, 
and his kingdom shall not be de- 
stroyed, and his dominion shall be 
even unto the end. 


Showing that mercy ts better than ven- 

ND the word of the LoRD came 
unto Jonah the second time, 
saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh, that 
great city, and preach unto it the 
preaching that I bid thee. 

2 So Jonah arose, and went unto 
Nineveh, according to the word of 
the Lorp. Now Nineveh was an 
exceeding great city of three days’ 
journey: and as he entered into it, 
while yet a day’s journey, Jonah 
began to cry, and to say, Yet forty 
days, and Nineveh shall be over- 

3 So the people of Nineveh be- 
lieved God, and proclaimed a fast, 
and put on sackcloth, from the 
greatest of them even to the least of 
them: and word was carried to the 
king; and he arose from his throne, 
laid aside his robe, covered Azm with 
sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 

4 And the king caused z¢ to be 
proclaimed and published through 
Nineveh by the decree of the king 
and his nobles, saying, Let neither 
man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste 
any thing: let them not feed, nor 
drink water: let them be covered 
with sackcloth: and cry ye mightily 
unto God: yea, aud let every one 
turn from his evil way, and from the 
violence that zs in his hands. Who 
can tell zf God will repent, and turn 
away from his fierce anger, that we 
perish not ? 

5 And God saw their works, that 
they turned from their evil way; 
and he repented of the evil, that he 
had said he would do unto them, 
and did z¢ not. 

6 But it displeased Jonah exceed- 
ingly, and he was very angry: and 
prayed unto the LORD, and said, O 
LORD, was not this my prediction, 
when I was yet in my country? 


Therefore I fled unto Tarshish : for 
I knew that thou a7¢ a gracious 
God, and merciful, slow to anger, 
and of great kindness, and repentest 
thee of the evil. Therefore now, O 
LorD, take, I beseech thee, my life 
from me; for z¢ zs better for me to 
die than to live. 

7 Then said the Lorp, Doest 
thou well to be angry? 

8 After that Jonah went out to 
the east side of the city, and there 
made him a booth, and sat under it 
in the shadow, till he might see what 
would become of the city: and the 
Lorp prepared a gourd, and caused 
it to come up over Jonah, that it 
might be a shadow over his head, to 
deliver him from his grief. So Jonah 
was exceeding glad of the gourd. 
But God prepared a worm, and 
when the morning rose the next 


Cy ES NES oo i 

day, it smote the gourd that it 

g And it came to pass, when the 
sun did arise, that God prepared a 
vehement east wind; and the sun_ 
beat upon the head of Jonah, that 
he fainted, and wished in himself to 
die, and said, /¢ zs better for me to 
die than to live. And God said to 
Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry 
for the gourd? And he said, I do 
well to be angry, evex unto death. 

10 Then said the LorpD, Thou 
hast had pity on the gourd, for the 
which thou hast not labored, neither 
madest it grow; which came up ina 
night, and perished in a night: 
Should not I then spare Nineveh, 
that great city, wherein are more 
than sixscore thousand persons that 
cannot discern between their right 
hand and their left hand ? 


Showing the judgments of God upon 
the wicked, and his favor to the righteous. 
BEHOLD; I will send my messen- 

ger, and he shall prepare the 
way before me: and the Lord, 
whom ye seek, shall suddenly come 
to his temple, even the messenger of 
the covenant, whom ye delight in: 
behold, he shall come, saith the 
Lorp of hosts. — 

2 But who may abide the day of 
his coming? and who shall stand 
when he appeareth? for he zs like a 
refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: 
he shall sit as a refiner and purifier 
of silver: he shall purify the sons 
of Levi, and purge them as gold and 

silver, that they may offer unto the 
LorpD an offering in righteousness. 

3 I will come near to you to judg- 
ment; and I will be a swift witness 
against the sorcerers, and against 
the adulterers, and against false 
swearers, and against those that op- 
press the laborer in Azs wages, the 
widow and the fatherless, and that 
turn aside the stranger from his 
right, and fear not me, saith the 
LorD of hosts. 

4 Even from the days of your 
fathers ye are gone away from mine 
ordinances, and have not kept them, 
Return unto me, and I will return 
unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. 


But ye say, Wherein shall we re- 
turn? Will a man rob God? Yet ye 
have robbed me. But ye say, 
Wherein have we robbed thee? In 
tithes and offerings. 

5 Bring ye all the tithes into the 
storehouse, that there may be meat 
in mine house, and prove me now 
herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if 
I will not open you the windows of 
heaven, and pour you out a blessing, 
that there shall not be room enough 
to receive tt. . 

6 Your words have been stout 
against me, saiththe LORD. Yet ye 
say, What have we spoken so much 
against thee? Ye have said, It zs 
vain to serve God: and what profit 
zs 2¢ that we have kept his ordinance, 
and that we have walked with self- 
denials before the LORD of hosts? 

7 They that revered the LORD 
spake often one to another: and the 
Lorp hearkened, and heard z¢,and a 
book of remembrance was written 


LORD, and that thought upon his 
name: They shall be mine, saith the 
LorRD of hosts, in that day when I 
make up my jewels ; and I will spare 
them, as a man spareth his own son 
that serveth him. 

8 Then shall ye return, and dis- 
cern between the righteous and the 
wicked, between him that serveth 
God and him that serveth him not. 

9 Behold, the day cometh, that 
shall burn as an oven; and all the 
proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, 
shall be stubble: and the day that 
cometh shall burn them up, saith 
the LorpD of hosts, and shall leave 
them neither root nor branch. 

10 But unto you that revere my 
name shall the Sun of righteousness 
arise with healing in his wings; ye 
shall go forth, and grow upas calves 
of the stall; ye shall tread down the 
wicked ; they shall be ashes under 
the soles of your feet in the day that 
I shall do ¢his, saith the LORD of 

before him for them that revered the| hosts. 



Traditions of the birth and childhood 
of Fesus. 

No when Jesus was born in 

Bethlehem of Judea in the days 
of Herod the king, behold, Magi came 
from the east to Jerusalem, saying, 
Where is he that is born to be King 
of the Jews? for we have seen his 
star in the east, and are come to do 
him homage. 

2 When Herod the king heard 
these things, he was troubled, and 
all Jerusalem with him. And when 
he had gathered the chief priests 
and scribes of the people together, 
he demanded of them where the 
Messiah should be born. And they 
answered, In Bethlehem of Judea: 
for thus it is written by the prophet. 

3. Then Herod, when hehad privily 
called the Magi, enquired of them 
diligently what time the star ap- 
peared: and sent them to Bethlehem, 
saying, Go and search diligently for 
the young child;.and when ye have 
found fem, bring me word again, that 
I may come and do him homage also. 

4 When they had heard the king, 
they departed; and, lo, the star, 
which they had seen in the east, con- 
tinued before them, till it stood over 
where the young child was: when 
they were come into the house, they 

saw the young child with Mary his 
mother, and fell down, and did him 
homage: and when they had opened 
their treasures, they presented unto 
him gifts: gold, and frankincense, 
and myrrh. 

5 And there were in the same 
country shepherds abiding in the 
field, keeping watch over their flock 
by night: and, lo, a vision of the 
Lord came upon them, and the glory 
of the Lord shone round about them; 
and they were sore afraid. 

6 And an angel said to them, 
Fear not: behold, I bring you good 
tidings of great joy, which shall be 
to all people: for unto you is born 
this day in the city of David a Sav- 
iour, who is Messiah the Teacher. 
And this shall be a sign unto you: 
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in 
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 

7 And suddenly there was with 
the angel a multitude of the heavenly 
host praising God, and saying, Glory 
to God in the highest, on earth peace, 
good will toward men. 

8 And it came to pass, as the an- 
gels were gone away from them into 
heaven, the shepherds said one to 
another, Let us now go even unto 
Bethlehem, and see this thing which 
is come to pass, which the Lord hath 
made known unto us. And they 
came with haste, and found Mary, 




and Joseph; and the babe lying ina 
manger. When they had seen z¢, they 
made known abroad the saying which 
was told them concerning this child: 
and all that heard zt wondered at 
those things which were told them 
by the shepherds. And the shep- 
herds returned, glorifying and prais- 
ing God for all the things that they 
had heard and seen, as it was told 
to them. 

9 But Mary kept all these things, 
and pondered them in her heart : and 
when eight days were accomplished 
for the circumcising of the child, his 
name was called JESUS. 

10 There was a man in Jerusalem, 
whose name was Simeon; and the 
same man was just and devout, wait- 
ing for the consolation of Israel: 
and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 
And it was revealed unto him by the 
_ Holy Spirit, that he should not see 
death, before he had seen the Lord’s 
Anointed. He came by the Spirit 
into the temple: and when the par- 
ents brought in the child Jesus, to 
do for him after the custom of the 
law, he took him up in his arms, and 
blessed God, and said, Lord, now 
lettest thou thy servant depart in 
peace, according to thy word: for 
mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 
which thou hast prepared before the 
face of all people; a light to lighten 
the Gentiles, and the glory of thy 
people Israel. 

11 And Joseph and his mother 
marvelled at those things which 
were spoken of him. And Simeon 
blessed them, and said to Mary his 
mother, Behold, this chz/d is set for 
the fall and rising again of many in 
Israel; and for a sign which shall be 

spoken against: yea, a sword shall 
pierce through thine own soul, that 
the thoughts of many hearts may be 

12 And there was one Anna, a 
prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, 
of the tribe of Aser: and she was a 
widow of about fourscore and four 
years, who departed not from the 
temple, but served God with fastings 
and prayers night and day: she 
coming in that instant gave thanks 
likewise unto the Lord, and spake of 
him to all them that looked for re- 
demption in Jerusalem. 

13, And when they had performed 
all things according to the law of the 
Lord, they returned into Galilee, 
to their own city Nazareth. And 
the child grew, and waxed strong in 
spirit, filled with wisdom, and the 
grace of God was upon him. 

14 Now his parents went to Jeru- 
salem every year at the feast of the 
passover. And when he was twelve 
years old, they went up to Jerusa- 
lem after the custom of the feast: 
and when they had fulfilled the days, 
as they returned, the child Jesus tar- 
ried behind in Jerusalem; but Joseph 
and his mother knew not of zt. sup- 
posing him to have been in the com- 
pany, they went a day’s journey; 
then they sought him among ¢her 
kinsfolk and acquaintance; and when 
they found him not,they turned back 
again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 

15 And it came to pass, that on 
the third day they found him in the 
temple, sitting in the midst of the 
teachers, both hearing them and 
asking them questions: and all that 
heard him were astonished at his un- 
derstanding and answers. 



16 And when they saw him, they 
were amazed: and his mother said 
to him, Son, why hast thou thus 
dealt with us? behold, thy father 
and I have sought thee sorrowing: 
and he replied, How is it that ye 
sought me? wist ye not that 1 must 
be about my Father’s business? but 
they understood not the meaning 
of what he said to them. 

17 And he went down with them, 
and came to Nazareth, and was sub- 
ject to them: but his mother kept 
all these sayings in her heart. And 
Jesus increased in wisdom and stat- 
ure, and in favor with God and man. 


The appearance, preaching, and death 
of Fohn the Baptist. 

OW in the fifteenth year of the 
reign of Tiberius Czesar, Pontius 
Pilate being governor of Judza, and 
Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and 
his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea 
and of the region of Trachonitis, and 
Lysanias the tretrach of Abilene: 
Annas and Caiaphas being the high 
priests, the word of God came unto 
John the son of Zacharias in the 

2 And he came into all the country 
about Jordan, preaching the baptism 
of repentance for the remission of 
sins; as it is written in the book of 
the words of Esaias the prophet, say- 
ing, The voice of one crying in the 
wilderness, Prepare ye the way of 
the Lord, make his paths straight: 
let every valley be filled, every 
mountain and hill be brought low; 
let the crooked be made straight, 
and the rough ways smooth; for all 
flesh shall see the salvation of God. 

3 Then said he to the multitude 
that came forth to be baptized of 
him, O generation of vipers, who 
hath warned you to flee from the 
wrath to come? bring forth fruits 
worthy of repentance, and begin not 
to say within yourselves, We have 
Abraham to our father: for I say 
to you, That God is able of these 
stones to raise up children unto 
Abraham. Now also the axe is laid 
at the root of the trees: every tree 
which bringeth not forth good fruit 
is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 

4 And the people asked him, say- 
ing, What shall we do then? He 
answered, He that hath two coats, 
let him give to him that hath none; 
and he that hath meat, let him do 

5 Then came also publicans to 
be baptized, and said to him, Master, 
what shall we do? And he said to 
them, Exact no more than that 
which is appointed you. 

6 And the soldiers likewise de- 
manded of him, saying, And what 
shall we do? And he said to them, 
Do violence to no man, neither 
accuse any falsely ; and be content 
with your wages. 

7 And as the people were in ex- 
pectation, and all men mused in their 
hearts of John, whether he were the 
Messiah, or not ; John answered, say- 
ing to them all, I indeed baptize you 
with water; but one mightier than I 
cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I 
am not worthy to unloose: he shall 
baptize you with the Holy Spirit and 
with fire: whose fan zs in his hand, 
he will throughly purge his floor, 
and will gather the wheat into his 
garner; but the chaff he will burn 



with fire unquenchable. And many 
other things in his exhortation 
preached he to the people. 

8 But Herod the tetrarch, being 
reproved by him for Herodias his 
brother Philip’s wife, and for all the 
evils which Herod had done, added 
yet this above all, that he shut up 
Johnin prison. And when he would 
have put him to death, he feared the 
multitude, because they counted him 
as a prophet. 

9g But when Herod’s birthday was 
kept, the daughter of Herodias 
danced before them, and pleased 
Herod: whereupon he promised with 
an oath to give her whatsoever she 
would ask. And she, being before 
instructed of her mother, said, Give 
me here John Baptist’s head in a 

10 And the king was sorry: never- 
theless for the oath’s sake, and them 
which sat with him at meat, he com- 
manded z¢ to be given er. And he 
sent, and beheaded Johnin the prison. 
And his head was brought in a charg- 
er, and given to the damsel: and she 
brought z¢ to her mother. 

11 And his disciples came, and 
took up the body, and buried it, and 
went and told Jesus. 

Fesus, deeply moved by the preaching of 
Fohn, retires into the wilderness for prayer 
and meditation. 

/Saae Jesus himself began to be 
about thirty years of age, being 

(as was supposed) the son of Joseph. 
2 And being full of the Holy 
Spirit he returned from Jordan, and 
was led by the Spirit into the wil- 

And when he had fasted! 

forty days and forty nights, he was 
afterward an hungered. 

3 Then the tempter came to him, 
and said, If thou be ason of God, 
command that these stones be made 
bread. But he answered, It is written, 
Man shall not live by bread alone, 
but by every word that proceedeth 
out of the mouth of God. 

4 Then the tempter taketh him up 
into the holy city, and setteth him on 
a pinnacle of the temple, and saith 
to him, If thou be a son of God, cast 
thyself down: for it is written, He 
shall give his angels charge concern- 
ing thee: and in ¢hezry hands they 
shall bear thee up, lest at any time 
thou dash thy foot against a stone. 
Jesus said to him, It is written again, 
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy 

5 Again, the tempter taketh him 
up into an exceeding high mountain, 
and sheweth him all the kingdoms of 
the world, and the glory of them; 
and saith to him, All these things 
will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down 
anddomehomage. Then saith Jesus 
tohim, Get thee hence, Satan :-for 
it is written, Thou shalt worship the 
Lord thy God, and him only shalt 
thou serve. 

6 Then the tempter leaveth him, 
and, behold, angels came and minis- 
tered to him. 

"| Convinced of his divine mission as a relig- 
tous teacher and reformer, he begins to preach. 

Ese that time Jesus began to 
preach, and to say, Repent: for 

the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 
2 And he returned in the power 
of the Spirit into Galilee : and there 
went out a fame of him through all 



the region round about. And he 
taught in their synagogues, being 
praised by all. 

3, And he came to Nazareth, where 
he had been brought up: and, as his 
custom was, he went into the syna- 
gogue on the sabbath day, and stood 
up to read. And there was handed 
to him the book of the prophet Esai- 
as: when he had opened the book, 
he found the place where it was writ- 
ten, The Spirit of the Lord zs upon 
me, because he hath anointed me to 
preach the gospel to the poor; he 
hath sent me to heal the broken- 
hearted, to preach deliverance to the 
captives, and recovering of sight to 
the blind, to set at liberty them that 
are bruised, to preach the acceptable 
year of the Lord. 

4 And he closed the book, and 
gave zt again to the minister, and sat 
down. And the eyes of all them 
that were in the synagogue were fast- 
ened on him. And he began to say 
to them, This day is this scripture 
fulfilled in your ears. 

5 And all bare him witness, and 
wondered at the gracious words 
which proceeded out of his mouth. 
And they said, Is not this Joseph’s 
son ? 

6 And he said to them, Ye will 
surely say to me this proverb, Phy- 
sician, heal thyself: whatsoever we 
have heard done in Capernaum, do 
also here in thy country. Verily I 
say unto you, No prophet is accept- 
ed in his owncountry. I tell you of 
a truth, many widows were in Israel 
in the days of Elias, when the heaven 
was shut up three years and six 
months, when great famine was 


of them was Elias sent, save unto Sa- 
repta, a city of Sidon, to a woman 
that wasa widow. And many lepers 
were in Israel in the time of Eliseus 
the prophet; and none of them were 
cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. 

7 Andall they in the synagogue, 
when they heard these things, were 
filled with wrath, and rose up, and 
thrust him out of the city, and led 
him unto the brow of the hill where- 
on their city was built, that they 
might cast him down headlong. But 
he passing through the midst of 
them went his way, and came down 
to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and 
taught them on the sabbath days. 

8 And they were astonished at his 
teachings, for his word was with 


Driven from the synagogues, Fesus bee 
gins to preach in the open air, 

(This and the following six Selections are col- 
lections of what appear to be fragments of differ- 
ent out-of-door sermons preached at various places 
and times.) 

AND seeing the multitudes, he 
went up into a mountain: and 
when he was seated, his disciples 
came to him: and he opened his 
mouth, and taught them, saying :— 
2 Blessed ave the poor in spirit: 
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
3 Blessed are they that mourn: for 
they shall be comforted. 

4 Blessed ave the meek: for they 
shall inherit the earth. 

5 Blessed ave they which do hun- 
get and thirst after righteousness: 
for they shall be filled. 

6 Blessed are the merciful: for 

throughout all the land; but to none | they shall obtain mercy. 



7 Blessed ave the pure in heart: 
for they shall see God. 

8 Blessed ave the peacemakers: 
for they shall be called the children 
of God. 

9 Blessed are they which are per- 
secuted for righteousness’ sake: for 
theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

10 Blessed are ye, when men shall 
revile you, and persecute you, and 
say all manner of evil against you 
falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and 
be exceeding glad: for great zs your 
reward in heaven: so also persecuted 
they the prophets which were before 

11 Ye are the salt of the earth: 
but if the salt have lost its savor, 
wherewith shall it be salted? it is 
thenceforth good for nothing, but to 
be cast out, and to be trodden un- 
der foot of men. 

12 Ye are the light of the world. 
A city that is set on an hill cannot 
be hid. Neither do men light a 
candle, and put it under a bushel, 
but on a candlestick; and it giveth 
light unto all that are in the house. 
Let your light so shine before men, 
that they may see your good works, 
and glorify your Father who is in 

13 Think not that I am come to 
destroy the law, or the prophets: I 
am not come to destroy, but to ac- 
complish: truly I say to you, Till 
heaven and earth pass, one jot or 
one tittle shall in no wise pass from 
the law, till all be accomplished. 
Whosoever therefore shall break one 
of these least commandments, and 
shall teach men so, he shall be called 
the least in the kingdom of heaven: 
but whosoever shall do and teach 

them, the same shall be called great 
in the kingdom of heaven. 

14 I say to you, That except your 
righteousness shall exceed the right- 
cousness of the scribes and Pharisees, 
ye shall in no case enter into the 
kingdom of heaven. 

15 Ye have heard that it was said 
by them of old time, Thou shalt 
not kill; and whosoever shall kill 
shall be in danger of the judgment: 
but I say, Whosoever is angry with 
his brother without a cause shall be 
in danger of the judgment: and 
whosoever shall say to his brother, 
Raca, shall be in danger of the coun- 
cil: and whosoever shall say, Moreh,, 
shall be in danger of the fires of 

16 Therefore if thou bring thy gift 
to the altar, and there rememberest. 
that thy brother hath ought against 
thee ; leave there thy gift before the 
altar, and go thy way; first be recon- 
ciled to thy brother, and then come 
and offer thy gift. 

17 Agree with thine adversary 
quickly, whiles thou art in the way 
with him; lest at any time the ad- 
versary deliver thee to the judge, 
and the judge deliver thee to the 
officer, and thou be cast into prison: 
truly I say to thee, Thou shalt by 
no means come out thence, till thou 
hast paid the uttermost farthing. 

18 Ye have heard that it was said 
by them of old time, Thou shalt not 
commit adultery: but I say to you, 
Whosoever looketh on a woman to 
lust after her hath committed adul- 
tery with her already in his heart. 

19 If thy right eye offend thee, 
pluck it out, and cast z¢ from thee: 
for it is profitable for thee that one 



of thy members should perish, and 
not that thy whole body should be 
cast intoGehenna. And if thy right 
hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast 
zt from thee: for it is profitable for 
thee that one of thy members should 
perish, and not ¢kat thy whole body 
should be cast into Gehenna. 

Continuation of the teachings of Fesus. 

GAIN, ye have heard that it 
hath been said by them of old 
time, Thou shalt not forswear thy- 
self, but shalt perform unto the Lord 
thine oaths: but I say to you, Swear 
not at all; neither by heaven ; for it 
is God’s throne: nor by the earth; 
for it is his footstool: neither by 
Jerusalem; for it is the city of the 
great King. Neither shalt thou swear 
by thy head, because thou canst not 
make one hair white or black: but 
let your communication be, Yea, 
yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is 
more than these cometh of evil. 

2 Ye have heard that it hath been 
said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth 
for a tooth: but I say to you, Resist 
not evil: whosoever shall smite thee 
on thy right cheek, turn to him the 
other also: If any man will sue thee 
at the law, and take away thy coat, 
let him have ¢hy cloak also: Whoso- 
ever shall compel thee to go a mile, 
go with him twain: Give to him that 
asketh thee, and from him that 
would borrow of thee turn not away. 

3 Ye have heard that it hath been 
said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, 
and hate thine enemy: but I say to 
you, Love your enemies, bless them 
that curse you, do good to them 
that hate you, and pray for them 

who despitefully use you, and per- 
secute you; that ye may be the 
children of your Father who is in 
heaven: for he maketh his sun to 
rise on the evil and on the good, and 
sendeth rain on the just and on the 
unjust. For if ye love them who 
love you, what reward have ye? do 
not even the publicans the same? If 
ye salute your brethren only, what 
do ye more ¢han others ? donot even 
the publicans so? Ye therefore, be 
ye perfect, even as your Father who 
is in heaven is perfect. 

4 Take heed that ye do not your 
alms before men, to be seen of them: 
otherwise ye have no reward of your 
Father who is in heaven. There- 
fore when thou doest ¢4zze alms, do 
not sound a trumpet before thee, as 
the hypocrites do in the synagogues 
and in the streets, that they may 
have glory of men: truly I say to 
you, They have their reward. But 
when thou doest alms, let not thy 
left hand know what thy right hand 
doeth; that thine alms may be in 
secret: and thy Father who seeth 
in secret himself shall reward thee 

5 And when thou prayest, thou 
shalt not be as the hypocrites are: 
for they love to pray standing in the 
synagogues and in the corners of the 
streets, that they may be seen of 
men: truly I say to you, They have 
their reward. But thou, when thou 
prayest, enter into thy closet, and 
when thou hast shut thy door, pray 
to thy Father who is in secret; and 
thy Father who seeth in 
shall reward thee openly. 

6 And when ye pray, use not 
vain repetitions, as the heathen do- 



they think that they shall be heard 
for their much speaking: be not ye 
like unto them: for your Father 
knoweth what things ye have need 
of, before ye ask him. 

7 After this manner therefore pray 
ye: Father, Hallowed be thy name. 
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 
done on the earth, as z¢ zs in the 
heavens. Give us day by day our 
needful bread. Forgive us our debts, 
as we forgive our debtors. Lead us 
not into temptation, but deliver us 
from evil. 

8 If ye forgive men their tres- 
passes, your heavenly Father will 
also forgive you: but if ye forgive 
not men their trespasses, neither will 
your Father forgive your trespasses. 

Continuation of the teachings of Fesus. 

PPh EOVER when ye fast, be 

not, asthe hypocites, of a sad 
countenance: for they disfigure their 
faces, that they may appear unto 
men to fast: truly I say to you, 
They have their reward. But thou, 
when thou fastest, anoint thine 
head, and wash thy face; that thou 
appear not to men to fast, but to thy 
Father who is in secret: and thy 
Father, who seeth in secret, shall 
reward thee openly. 

2 The light of the body is the eye: 
if thine eye be single, thy whole 
body shall be full of light: but if 
thine eye be evil, thy whole body 
shall be full of darkness. If there- 
fore the light that is in thee be dark- 
ness, how great zs that darkness! 

3 No man can serve two masters : 
either he will hate the one, and love 
the other ; or else he will hold to the 


one, and despise the other. Ye can- 
not serve God and mammon. 

4 Lay not up for yourselves earth- 
ly treasures, which moth and rust 
do corrupt, and which thieves 
break through and steal: but lay up 
for yourselves heavenly treasures, 
which neither moth nor rust do cor- 
rupt, and which thieves do not break 
through and steal. For where your 
treasure is, there will your heart be 

5 Isay to you, Take no anxious 
thought for your life, what ye shall 
eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet 
for your body, what ye shall put on. 
Is not the life more than meat, and 
the body than raiment? Behold 
the fowls of the air: they sow not, 
neither do they reap, nor gather into 
barns; yet your heavenly Father 
feedeth them. Are you not much 
better than they? Which of you by 
taking anxious thought can add one 
cubit to his stature? 

6 And why take ye anxious 
thought for raiment? Consider the 
lilies of the field, how they grow; 
they toil not, neither do they spin: 
And yet I say to you, That even 
Solomon in all his glory was not ar- 
rayed like one of these. Wherefore, 
if God so clothe the grass of the 
field, which to day is, and to morrow 
is cast into the oven, shall he not 
much more clothe you, O ye of little 

7 Therefore take no anxious 
thought, saying, What shall we eat? 
or, What shall we drink? or, Where- 
withal shall we be clothed? For af- 
ter all these things do the Gentiles 
seek: your heavenly Father know- 
eth that ye have need of all these. 



But seek ye first his kingdom and 
his righteousness; and all these 
things shall be added unto you. 

8 Take therefore no anxious 
thought for the morrow: the mor- 
row shall take thought for the things 
of itself. Sufficient unto the day zs 
the evil thereof. 

Continuation of the teachings of Fesus. 

UDGE “not, that ye be not 
judged. For with what judg- 
ment ye judge, ye shall be judged: 
and with what measure ye mete, it 
shall be measured to you again. 

2 Why beholdest thou the mote in thy brother’s eye, but con- 
siderest not the beam that is in thine 
own eye? Or how wilt thou say to 
thy brother, Let me pull out the 
mote out of thine eye; and, behold, 
a beam zs in thine own eye? Hypo- 
crite, first cast out the beam out of 
thine own eye; then shalt thou see 
clearly to cast out the mote out of 
thy brother’s eye. 

3 Give not that which is holy to 
the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls 
before swine, lest they trample. them 
under their feet, and turn again and 
rend you. 

4 Ask, and it shall be given you; 
seek, and ye shall find; knock, and 
it shall be opened to you: For 
every one that cantinueth to ask, 
receiveth; and he that continueth to 
seek, findeth; and to him that con- 
tinueth to knock, it shall be opened. 

5 What man is there of you, who 
if his son ask bread, will give him a 
stone? or if he ask a fish, will give 
him a serpent? If ye then, being 
imperfect, know how to give good 

gifts to your children, how much 
more shall your Father who is in 
heaven give good things to them 
that ask him? 

6 All things whatsoever ye would 
that men should do to you; do ye 
even so to them: for this is the law 
and the prophets. 

7 Enter ye in at the strait gate: 
for wide zs the gate, and broad zs the 
way, that leadeth to destruction, and 
many there be who go in thereat: 
But strait zs the gate, and narrow the 
way, which leadeth to life, and few 
there be that find it. 

8 Beware of false prophets, who 
come to you in sheep’s clothing, but 
inwardly are ravening wolves: ye 
shall know them by their fruits. Do 
men gather grapes of thorns, or figs 
of thistles? Even so every good 
tree bringeth forth good fruit; but 
a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil 
fruit : a good tree cannot bring forth 
evil fruit, neither cam a corrupt tree 
bring forth good fruit. Every tree 
that bringeth not forth good fruit is 
hewn down, and cast into the fire. 
By their fruits ye shall know them. 

9 Not every one that saith to me, 
Master, Master, shall enter into the 
kingdom of heaven; but he that 
doeth the will of the Father who is 
in heaven. 

10 Many will say to me in that 
day, Master, Master, have we not 
prophesied in thy name? in thy 
name cast out demons? and in thy 
name done many wonderful works? 
But I will answer them, I never knew 
you: depart from me, ye that work 

11 Whosoever heareth these say- 
ings of mine, and doeth them, I will 



liken him to a wise man, who built | James the soz of Alphzus, and Simon 

his house upon a rock: And the rain 
descended, and the floods came, and 
the winds blew, and beat upon that 
house; and it fell not: for it was 
founded upon a rock. And every 
one that heareth these sayings of 
mine, and doeth them not, shall be 
likened to a foolish man, who built 
his house upon the sand: And the 
rain descended, and the floods came, 
and the winds blew, and beat upon 
that house ; and it fell: and great was 
the fall of it. 

12 And it came to pass, when 
Jesus had ended these sayings, the 
people were astonished at his teach- 
ings, for he taught as owe having au- 
thority, and not as the scribes. 

13 And the fame of him went out 
into every place of the country round 

14 And when the morning came, 
he departed and went into a desert 
place: and the people sought him, 
and came to him, and urged him, 
that he should not depart from 
them; but he said to them, I must 
preach the kingdom of God to other 
cities also: for therefore am I sent. 

Continuation of the teachings of Fesus. 

ING it came to pass in those days, 
that he went out into a moun- 
tain to pray, and continued all night 
in prayer to God. 

2 And when it was day, he called 
to him his disciples: and of them he 
chose twelve, whom also he named 
apostles; Simon, (whom he also 
named Peter,) and Andrew his broth- 
er, James and John, Philip and 
Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, 

called Zelotes, Judas the brother of 
James, and Judas Iscariot, who also 
was the traitor. 

3 And he lifted up his eyes on his 
disciples, and said, Blessed de ye 
poor: for yours is the kingdom of 

4 Blessed are ye that hunger now: 
for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye 
that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 

5 Blessed are ye, when men shall 
hate you, and when they shall sepa- 
rate you from their company, and 
shall reproach you, and cast out your 
name as evil, for the son of man’s 

6 Rejoice yein that day, and leap 
for joy: for, behold, your reward zs 
great in heaven: in the like manner 
did their fathers unto the prophets. 

7 But woe to you that are rich! 
for ye have received your consola- 

8 Woe to you that are full! for 
ye shall hunger. Woe to you that 
laugh now! for ye shall mourn and 

g Woe to you, when all men shall 
speck well of you! for so did their 
fathers of the false prophets. 

10 I say to you who hear, Love 
your enemies, do good to them who 
hate you, bless them who curse you, 
and pray for them who despitefully 
use you. 

11 As ye would that men should 
do to you, do ye also to them like- 

12 For if ye love them who love 
you, what thank have ye? sinners 
also love those that love them. If 
ye do good to them who do good 
to you, what thank have ye? sin- 



ners also do even the same. If ye 
lend ¢o them of whom ye hope to re- 
ceive, what thank have ye? sinners 
also lend to sinners, to receive as 
much again. But love ye your 
enemies, and do_ good, and lend, 
hoping for nothing again; and your 
reward shall be great, and ye shall 
be the children of the Highest: for 
he is kind unto the unthankful and 
Zo the evil. 

13 Be ye therefore merciful, as 
your Father also is merciful. 

14 Judge not, and ye shall not be 
judged: condemn not, and ye shall 
not be condemned: forgive, and ye 
shall be forgiven: give, and it shall 
be given to you; good measure, 
pressed down, shaken together, and 
running over, shall men give into 
your bosom. For with the same 
measure that ye mete withal it shall 
be measured to you again. 

15 And he spake a parable to 
them, Can the blind lead the blind ? 
shall they not both fall into the ditch? 

16 The disciple is not above his 
master: but every one that is per- 
fect shall be as his master. 

17 A good man out of the good 
treasure of his heart bringeth forth 
that which is good, and an evil man 
out of the evil treasure of his heart 
bringeth forth that which is evil; for 
of the abundance of the heart his 
mouth speaketh. 

18 Why call ye me, Master, Mas- 
ter, and do not the things which I 

Continuation of the teachings of Jesus. 

ND it came to pass afterward, 
that he went throughout every 

city and village, preaching and shew- 
ing the glad tidings of the kingdom 
of God: and the twelve were with 

2 And great multitudes were 
gathered together unto him, so that 
he went into aship, and sat; and the 
whole multitude stood on the shore. 

3 And he spake many things to 
them in parables, saying, Behold a 
sower went forth to sow; and when 
he sowed, some seeds fell by the way 
side, and the fowls came and de- 
voured them up: some fell upon 
stony places, where they had not 
much earth; and forthwith they 
sprung up, because they had no 
deepness of earth: but when the sun 
was up, they were scorched ; and be- 
cause they had no root, they withered 
away. Some fell among thorns; and 
the thorns sprung up and choked 
them. But other fell into good 
ground, and brought forth fruit, some 
an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some 

4 Who hath ears to hear, let him 

5 And the disciples came, and said 
to him, Why speakest thou to them 
in parables? He answered, Because 
to you it is given to understand the 
mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, 
but to them it is not given: there- 
fore speak I to them in parables: be- 
cause they seeing see not ; and hear- 
ing they hear not, neither do they 
understand. In them is fulfilled the 
prophecy of Esaias, which saith, 
Hearing ye hear, but do not under- 
stand; and seeing ye see, but do not 
perceive: for this people’s heart is 
waxed gross, and ¢hezr ears are dull 
of hearing, and their eyes they have 



closed ; lest at any time they should 
see with ¢heir eyes, and hear with 
their ears, and should understand 
with ¢hezr heart, and should be con- 
verted, and I should heal them. 

6 But blessed ave your eyes, for 
they see: and your ears, for they 
hear. Truly I- say to you, That 
many prophets and righteous men 
have desired to see those things which 
ye see, and have not seen them ; and 
to hear those things which ye hear, 
and have not heard ¢hem. 

7 Hear ye therefore the parable of 
the sower. 

8 When any one heareth the word 
of the kingdom, and understandeth 
it not, then cometh the wicked one, 
and catcheth away that which was 
sown in his heart. This is he who 
received seed by the way side. 

9 He that received the seed into 
stony places, the same is he that 
heareth the word, and anon with joy 
receiveth it; but hath not root in 
himself, and dureth for a while: when 
tribulation or persecution ariseth be- 
cause of the word, by and by he is 
offended. i 

10 He that received seed among 
the thorns is he that heareth the 
word ; and the care of this world, and 
the deceitfulness of riches, choke the 
word, and he becometh unfruitful. 

11 But he that received seed into 
the good ground is he that heareth 
the word, and understandeth 7; 
which also beareth fruit, and bringeth 
forth, some an hundredfold, some 
sixty, some thirty. 

12 Another parable put he forth 
to them, saying, The kingdom of 
heaven is likened unto a man who 
sowed good seed in his field: but 

while men slept, his enemy came 
and sowed tares among the wheat, 
and went his way. When the blade 
was sprung up, and brought forth 
fruit, then appeared the tares also: 
so the servants of the householder 
came and said to him, Sir, didst not 
thou sow good seed in thy field? 
from whence then hath it tares? He 
said to them, An enemy hath done 
this. The servants said to him, Wilt 
thou then that we go and gather 
them up? He said, Nay; lest while 
ye gather up the tares, ye root up 
also the wheat with them. Let both 
grow together until the harvest : and 
in the time of harvest I will say to 
the reapers, Gather ye together first 
the tares, and bind them in bundles 
to burn them: but gather the wheat 
into my barn. 

Continuation of the teachings of Jesus. 

ASOT ES parable put he forth 

to them, saying, The kingdom 
of heaven is like to a grain of mus- 
tard seed, which a man took, and 
sowed in his field: which indeed is 
the least of all seeds: but when it is 
grown, it is the greatest among herbs, 
and becometh a tree, so that the 
birds of the air come and lodge in 
the branches thereof. 

2 Another parable spake he to 
them; The kingdom of heaven is 
like unto leaven, which a woman 
took, and hid in three measures of 
meal, till the whole was leavened. 

3 Again, the kingdom of heaven 
is like a treasure hid in a field ; which 
when a man hath found, he hideth: 
and for joy thereof goeth and selleth 
all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 


4 Again, the kingdom of heaven 

is like untoa merchant man, seeking 
goodly pearls: who, when he had 
found one pearl of great price, went 
and sold all that he had, and bought 

5 Again, the kingdom of heaven 
is like unto a net, that was cast into 
the sea, and gathered of every kind: 
which, when it was full, they drew 
to shore, and sat down, and gath- 
ered the good into vessels, but cast 
the bad away. 

6 Jesus said to his disciples, Have 
ye understood. all these things? 
They answered, Yea, Master. Then 
said he to them, Every scribe who 
zs instructed unto the kingdom of 
heaven is like unto a man ¢hat isan 
householder, who bringeth forth out 
of his treasure ¢hings new and old. 

7 At that time Jesus answered 
and’ said, 1 thank thee, O-~Kather, 
Lord of heaven and earth, because 
thou hast hid these things from the 
self-wise and the worldly, and hast 
revealed them to babes. Even so, 
Father: for thus, it seemed good in 
thy sight. 

8 Come to me, all ye that labor 
and are heavy laden, and I will give 
you rest. Take my yoke upon you, 
and learn of me; for Iam meek and 
lowly in heart : and ye shall find rest 
to your souls; for my yoke zs easy, 
and my burden is light. 

g And it came to pass, that when 
Jesus had finished these teachings, 
he departed thence: and when he 
was come into his own country, he 
taught them in their synagogue, in- 
somuch that they were astonished, 
and said, Whence hath this szax this 
wisdom, and ¢hese mighty works? 


Is not this the carpenter’s son? is 
not his mother called Mary? and 
his brothers, James, and Joses, and 
Simon, and Judas? and his sisters, 
are they not all with us? Whence 
then hath this man all this knowl- 
edge? And they were distrustful of 
him. But Jesus said to them, A 
prophet is not without honor, save 
in his own country, and in his own 
house. And he did not many 
mighty works there because of their 


Jesus shows that his mission ts to trans- 
gressors, and not to the righteous. 

ND one of the Pharisees desired 
him that he would eat with 
him. * And he went into the Phari- 
see’s house, and sat down to meat. 

2 And, behold,a woman in thecity, 
whowasa transgressor, whensheknew 
that /esus sat at meat in the Phari- 
see’s house, brought an alabaster box 
of ointment: and stoodat his feet be- 
hind im weeping: and began to 
wash his feet with tears, and to 
wipe them with the hairs of her 
head: and she kissed his feet, and 
anointed ¢hem with the ointment. 

3 Now when the Pharisee who 
had bidden him saw zt, he spake 
within himself, saying, This man, if 
he were a prophet, would have 
known who and what manner of 
woman ¢his zs that toucheth him: 
for she is a transgressor. 

4 And Jesus said to him, Simon, 
I have somewhat to say to thee. 
And he said, Master, say on, 

5 There was a certain creditor 
who had two debtors; the one 
owed five hundred pence, and the 



other fifty: and when they had 
nothing to pay, he frankly forgave 
them both. Tell. me, therefore, 
which of them will love him most? 
Simon said, I suppose that he, to 
whom he forgave most. And Jesus 
said to him, Thou hast rightly judged. 
And he turned*to the woman, and 
said to Simon, Seest thou this wom- 
an? I entered into thine house, thou 
gavest me no water for my feet; but 
she hath washed my feet with tears, 
and wiped ¢hem with thechairs of her 
head: thou gavest me no kiss; but 
this woman since the time I came in 
hath not ceased to kiss my feet: my 
head with oil thou didst not anoint; 
but this woman hath anointed my 
feet with ointment. Wherefore I say 
to thee, Her transgressions, which 
are many, are forgiven; for she loved 
much: but to whom little is forgiven, 
the same \oveth little. And he said to 
her, Thy transgressions are forgiven. 

6 And they that sat at meat with 
him began to say within themselves, 
Who is this that forgiveth transgres- 
sions also? And he said to the wom- 
an, Thy faith hath saved thee: go in 

7 After these things he went forth, 
and saw a publican, named Levi, sit- 
ting at the receipt of custom: and 
he said to him, Follow me. And he 
left all, rose up, and followed him. 
And Levi made him a great feast in 
his own house: and there was a 
great company of publicans and of 
others that sat down with them. 
Then the scribes and Pharisees mur- 
mured against his disciples, saying, 
Why do ye eat and drink with pub- 
licans and trangressors? And Jesus 
answering said to them, They that 

are whole need not a physician; but 
they that are sick. I came not to 
call the righteous, but transgressors 
to repentance. 

8 And he spake this parable to 
certain who trusted in themselves 
that they were righteous, and de- 
spised others:—Two men went up 
into the temple to pray; the onea 
Pharisee, and the other a publican. 
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus 
with himself, God, I thank thee, 
that I am not as other men are, 
extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or 
even as this publican: I fast twice 
in the week, I give tithes of all that I 
possess. But the publican, standing 
afar off, would not lift up so much as 
fis eyes unto heaven, but smote upon 
his breast, saying, God be merciful 
to meatransgressor, I tell you, this 
man went down to his house justified 
rather than the other: for every one 
that exalteth himself shall be abased ; 
and he that humbleth himself shall 
be exalted. 

g /esus entered and passed through 
Jericho: and, behold, there was a 
man named Zaccheus, who was 
the chief among the publicans, and 
he was rich. And he sought to see 
Jesus who he was; but could not for 
the press, because he was little of 
stature. And he ran before, and 
climbed up into a sycamore tree to 
see him: for he was to pass that way. 
When Jesus came to the place, he 
loked up and saw him, and said to him, 
Zacchzeus, make haste, and come 
down; for to day I must abide at 
thy house. And he made haste, and 
came down, and received him joy- 
fully. And when they saw zz, they 
all murmured, saying, That he was 


gone to be guest with a man that is 
a transgressor. But Zacchzus stood, 
and said to the Master, Behold, 
Master, the half of my goods I give 
to the poor; and if I have taken 
any thing from any man by false ac- 
cusation, I restore him fourfold. 
And Jesus said, This day is salva- 
tion come to this house, forasmuch 
as he also is a son of Abraham. 


Jesus shows that the New Dispensation 
or Kingdom of God is to be one of glad- 
ness and hope, not of despondency, relire- 
ment, and gloom. 

NESS messengers of John said 

to him, Why do the disciples 
of John fast often, and make pray- 
ers, and likewise the disciples of the 
Pharisees; but thine eat and drink ? 
And he answered, Can ye make the 
children of the bridechamber fast, 
while the bridegroom is with them ? 
The days will come, when the bride- 
groom shall be taken away from 
them, and then shall they fast in 
those days. 

2 And he spake also a parable to 
them; No man putteth a piece of a 
new garment upon an old; if other- 
wise, then both the new maketh a 
rent, and the piece that was taken 
out of the new agreeth not with the 
old. And no man putteth new wine 
into old bottles; .else the new wine 
will burst the bottles, and be spilled, 
and the bottles shall perish: but new 
wine must be put into new bottles; 
and both are preserved. 

3 No man also having drunk old 
wine straightway desireth new: for 
he saith, The old is better. 

4 And when the messengers of 


John were departed, he began to 
speak to the people concerning John, 
What went ye out into the wilder- 
ness to see? A reed shaken with the 
wind? But what went ye out to see? 
A man clothed in soft raiment? Be- 
hold, they who are gorgeously ap- 
parelled, and live delicately, are in 
kings’ courts. But what went ye out 
to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to 
you, and much more than a prophet: 
for this is Ae, of whom it is written, 
Behold, I send my messenger before 
thy face, who shall prepare thy way 
beforethee. Isay to you, Among 
those that are born of women there is 
not a greater prophet than John the 
Baptist: but he that is least in the 
new dispensation is greater than he. 

5 And the Master said, Whereunto 
then shall I liken the men of this 
generation? and to what are they 
like? They are like children sit- 
ting in the marketplace, and call- 
ing one to another, and saying, We 
have piped to you, and ye have not 
danced ; we have mourned to you, 
and ye have not wept. John the 
Baptist came neither eating bread 
nor drinking wine; and they say, He 
hath a devil. The son of man is 
come eating and drinking; and they 
say, Behold a gluttonous man, anda 
winebibber, a friend of publicans and 

6 But wisdom is justified of all her 


Fesus shows that righteousness consists, 
not in external pretensions, but in internal 
purity and obedience to God. 

Te came to Jesus scribes and 
Pharisees, who were of Jeru- 


salem, saying, Why do thy disciples 
transegress the tradition of the elders? 
for they wash not their hands when 
they eat bread. 

2. But he answered them, Why 
do ye also transgress the command- 
ment of God by your tradition? for 
God commanded, saying, Honor thy 
father and mother: and, He that 
curseth father or mother, let him die 
the death. But ye say, Whosoever 
shall say to zs father or 42s mother, 
it is a gift, by whatsoever thou 
mightest be profited by me; and 
honor not his father or his mother, 
he shall be free. Thus have ye made 
the commandment of God of none 
effect by your tradition. Ye hypo- 
crites, well did Esaias prophesy of 
you, saying, This people draweth 
nigh unto me with their mouth, and 
honoreth me with ¢hezr lips; but 
their heart is far from me. In vain 
they do worship me, teaching /or 
doctrines the commandments of 

3 And he called the multitude, 
and said to them, Hear and under- 
stand: Not that which goeth into 
the mouth defileth a man; but that 
which cometh out of the mouth, this 
defileth a man. 

4 Then came his disciples, and 
said to him, Knowest thou that the 
Pharisees were offended, after they 
heard this saying? 

5 But he answered, Every plant, 
which my heavenly Father hath not 
planted, shall be rooted up. Let 
them alone: they are blind leaders 
of the blind. And if the blind lead 
the blind, both shall fall into the 

6 Then answered Peter and said to 


him, Explain to us this parable. And 
Jesus said, Are ye also without 
understanding? Do not ye un- 
derstand, that whatsoever entereth 
in at the mouth goeth into the 
draught and is cast out? but those 
things which proceed out of the 
mouth come forth from the heart ; 
and they defilethe man. For out of 
the heart proceed evil thoughts, 
murders, adulteries, fornications, 
thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 
these are the things which defile a 
man: but to eat with unwashen 
hands defileth not a man. 

7 And as he spake, a certain 
Pharisee besought him to dine with 
him: and he went in, and sat down 
to meat. And when the Pharisee 
saw zt he marvelled that he had not 
first washed before dinner. And the 
Master said to him, Now do ye 
Pharisees make clean the outside of 
the cup and the platter; but your 
inward part is full of ravening and 
wickedness. Ye fools, did not he 
that made that which is without 
make that which is within also? 

8 Woe to you, Pharisees! for ye 
tithe mint and rue and all manner 
of herbs, and pass over judgment 
and the love of God: these ought ye 
to have done, and not to leave the 
other undone. 

g Woe to you, Pharisees! for ye 
love the uppermost seats in the 
synagogues, and greetings in the 

10 Woe to you, scribes and Phari- 
sees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves 
which appear not, and the men that 
walk over them are not aware of 

11 Then answered one of the law- 


yers, and said to him, Master, thus 
saying thou reproachest us also. 
And he said, Woe to you also, ye 
lawyers! for ye lade men with bur- 
dens grievous to be borne, and ye 
yourselves touch not the burdens 
with one of your fingers. Woe to 
you! for ye build the sepulchres of 
the prophets, and your fathers killed 
them. Truly ye bear witness that 
ye allow the deeds of your fathers: 
for they indeed killed them, and ye 
build their sepulchres. Therefore 
also said the wisdom of God, I will 
send them prophets and apostles, 
and some of them they shall slay 
and persecute: that the blood of all 
the prophets, which was shed from 
the foundation of the world, may be 
required of this generation. Woe 
to you, lawyers! for ye have 
taken away the key of knowledge: 
ye entered not in yourselves, and 
them that were entering in ye hin- 

12 But what think ye? A certain 
man had two sons; and he came to 
the first, and said, Son, go work to- 
day in my vineyard. He answered 
and said, I will not: but afterward 
he repented, and went. And he came 
to the second, and said likewise. 
And he answered and said, I go, sir: 
and went not. Whether of them 
twain did the will of zs father? 
They say to him, The first. Jesus 
said to them, Truly I say to you, 
that the publicans and the harlots 
go into the kingdom of God before 
you. For John came to you in the 
way of righteousness, and ye be- 
lieved him not: but the publicans 
and the harlots believed him: and 
ye, when ye had seen 7¢, repented 


ioe afterward, that ye might believe 


13 And as he said these things to 
them, the scribes and the Pharisees 
began to urge 4am vehemently, and 
to provoke him to speak of many 
things: laying wait for him, and 
seeking to catch something out of 
his mouth, that they might accuse 

14 Then began he to say to his 
disciples, Beware of the leaven of 
the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 
For there is nothing covered, that 
shall not be revealed; neither hid, 
that shall not be known. Whatso- 
ever ye have spoken in darkness 
shall be heard in the light; and that 
which ye have spoken in the ear in 
closets shall be proclaimed upon the 


Fesus disregards the traditional observ- 
ance of the sabbath, and shows that it ts 
designed simply as a day of restfulness and 
comfort to man. 

ya it came to pass on the sec- 

ond sabbath after the first, that 
he went through the corn fields; and 
his disciples plucked the ears of corn, 
and did eat, rubbing them in their 
hands. And certain of the Pharisees 
said to them, Why do ye that which 
is not lawful to do on the sabbath 

2 And Jesus answering them, said, 
Have ye not read so much as this, 
what David did, when himself was 
an hungered, and they who were 
with him: how he went into the 
house of God, and did take and eat 
the shewbread, and gave also to them 
that were with him; which it is not 



lawful to eat but for the priests alone? 
And he said to them, The son of 
man is Master also of the sabbath. 

3 And it came to pass also on 
another sabbath, that he entered 
into the synagogue and taught: and 
there was a man whose right hand 
was withered. And they watched 
him, whether he would heal him on 
the sabbath day; that they might 
accuse him. 

4 And he said to the man who 
had the withered hand, Stand forth: 
and he said to them, Is it lawful to 
do good on the sabbath days, or todo 
evil ? to save life, or tokill? But they 
held their peace. And looking round 
about upon them all, he said to 
the man, Stretch forth thy hand. 
And he did so: and his hand was re- 
stored. And they were filled with 
madness; and communed one with 
another what they might do to Jesus. 

5 And it came to pass in those 
days, that he went out into a moun- 
tain to pray, and continued all night 
in prayer to God. 

6 After this there was a feast of 
the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jeru- 

7 Now there is at Jerusalem by 
the sheep mar%et a pool, which is 
called in the Hebrew tongue Be- 

thesda, having five porches. In these| 

lay a great multitude of impotent 
folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting 
for the moving of the water: for 
an angel went down at a certain sea- 
son into the pool, and troubled the 
water: whosoever then first after the 
troubling of the water stepped in was 
healed of whatsoever disease he had. 
And a certain man was there, who 
had an infirmity thirty and eight 

years: when Jesus saw him lie, 
knowing that he had been now a long 
time zz that case, he said to him, 
Wilt thou behealed? The impotent 
man answered him, Sir, I have no 
man, when the water is troubled, to 
put meintothe pool: but while lam 
coming, another steppeth down be- 
fore me. Jesus said to him, Rise, 
take up thy couch, and walk. 

8 And immediately the man was 
healed, and took up his couch, and 
walked: and on the same day was 
the sabbath. The Jews therefore 
said to him that was cured, It is the 
sabbath day; it is not lawful for thee 
to carry ¢ky couch. He answered 
them, He that cured me, the same said 
to me, Take up thy couch and walk. 
Then asked they him, What man is 
that who said to thee, Take up thy 
couch, and walk? And he that was 
healed knew not who it was: for 
Jesus had conveyed himself away, 
a multitude being in hat place. 

g Afterward Jesus findeth him in 
the temple, and said to him, Behold, 
thou art cured: transgress no more, 
lest a worse thing come unto thee. 
The man departed, and told the Jews 
that it was Jesus who had healed him. 

10 Therefore did the Jews perse- 
cute Jesus, and sought to slay him, 
because he had done these things on 
the sabbath day. But Jesus answered 
them, My father worketh hitherto, 
and I work. The sabbath was made 
for man,and not man for the sabbath. 

Jesus organizes his followers, and sends 
them out as missionartes. 

JD Jesus went about all the 

cities and villages, teaching in 



| . 
their synagogues, and preaching the! 6 But when they deliver you up, 

gospel of the kingdom, and healing 
every sickness and every disease 
among the people. 

2 But when he saw the multitudes, 
he was moved with compassion on 
them, because they fainted, and were 
scattered abroad, as sheep having no 
shepherd. And he said to his dis- 
ciples, The harvest truly zs plenteous, 
but the laborers are few; pray ye 
therefore the Lord of the harvest, 
that he will send forth laborers into 
his harvest. 

3 And he called unto him the 
twelve, and began to send them forth 
by two and two; and gave them au- 
thority over unclean spirits. And he 
commanded them that they should 
take nothing for ¢hezr journey, save 
a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no 
money in ¢hezr purse: to de shod with 
sandals; and not put on two coats. 

4 And he said to them, In what 
place soever ye enter into an house, 
there abide till ye depart from that 
place: and whosoever shall not re- 
ceive you, nor hear you, when ye de- 
part thence, shake off the dust under 
your feet for a testimony against 
them. Truly I say to you, It shall 
be more tolerable for Sodom and 
Gomorrha in the day of judgment, 
than for that city. 

5 Behold, Isend you forth as sheep 
in the midst of wolves: be ye there- 
fore wise as serpents, and harmless 
as doves. But beware of men: for 
they will deliver you up to the coun- 
cils, and they will scourge you in 
their synagogues; and ye shall be 
brought before governors and kings 
for my sake, for a testimony against 
them and the Gentiles. 

take no anxious thought how or what 
ye shall speak: it shall be given you 
in that same hour what ye shall 
speak: for it is not ye that speak, 
but the Spirit of your Father who 
speaketh in you. 

7 And the brother shall deliver up 
the brother to death, and the father 
the child: children shall rise up 
against ¢hezr parents, and cause them 
to be put to death. And yeshall be 
hated of all men for my name’s sake: 
but he that endureth to the end shall 
be saved. 

8 The disciple is not above zs 
teacher, nor the servant above his 
master. It is enough for the disciple 
that he be as his teacher, and the 
servant as his master. If they have 
called the master of the house Beel- 
zebub, how much more shall they cal 
them of his household ? 

g Fear them not therefore: for 
there is nothing covered, that shall 
not be revealed ; nor hid, that shall 
not be known. What I tell you in 
darkness, ¢hat speak ye in light: and 
what ye hear in secret, that preach 
ye upon the housetops. And fear 
not them who kill the body, but 
are not able to kill the soul: but 
rather fear him who is able to destroy 
both soul and body in Gehenna. 

10 Are not two sparrows sold for 
a farthing? and one of them shall not 
fall on the ground without your 
Father. The very hairs of your head 
are allnumbered. Fear ye not there- 
fore, ye are of more value than many 

11 Whosoever shall confess me 
before men, him will I confess also 
before my Father in heaven: but 


whosoever shall deny me before men, 
him will I also deny before my Father 
in heaven. 

12 Think not that I am come to 
send peace on earth: I came not to 
send peace, buta sword. Iamcome 
to set a man at variance against his 
father, and the daughter against her 
mother, and the daughter in law 
against her mother in law: and a 
man’s foes shall be they of his own 

13 Hethat loveth father or mother 
more than me is not worthy of me: 
and he that loveth son or daughter 
more than me is not worthy of me. 
And he that taketh not his cross, 
and followeth after me, is not worthy 
of me. Hethat findeth his life shall 
lose it: and he that loseth his life 
for my sake shall find it. 

14 And they went out, and preach- 
ed that men should repent. 

15 And a certain scribe came, and 
said to him, Master, I will follow thee 
_whithersoever thou goest. Jesus an- 
swered, The foxes ‘have holes, and 
the birds of the air Zave nests; but 
the son of man hath not where to lay 
hts head. 

16 Another of his disciples said 
to him, Master, suffer me first to go 
and bury my father. But Jesussaid, 
Follow me; and let the dead bury 
their dead. 

17 After these things the Master 
appointed other seventy also, and 
sent them two and two before his 
face into every city and place, whither 
he himself would come. And the 
seventy returned with joy, saying, 
_ Master, even the unclean spirits are 
subject unto us through thy name. 
Jesus answered, I beheld Satan as 


lightning fall from heaven: notwith- 
standing in this rejoice not, that spir- 
its are subject to you; but rather 
rejoice, because your names are writ- 
ten in heaven. 


Through confidence tn the skill and heal- 
ing power of Fesus, many sick people are 

ND a certain woman, who had 
an issue of blood twelve years, 
and had suffered many things of 
many physicians, had spent all that 
she possessed, and was nothing bet- 
tered, but rather grew worse, when 
she heard of Jesus, came in the press 
behind, and touched his garments; 
for she said, If I may touch but his 
clothes, I shallbe cured. But Jesus 
turned him about, and when he saw 
her, he said, Daughter, be of good 
comfort; thy faith hath healed thee. 
And the woman was healed from that 

2 And they came to Jericho: and 
as he went out of Jericho with his 
disciples and a great number of peo- 
ple, blind Bartimezus, the son of 
Timeeus, sat by the highway side beg- 
ging And when he heard that it 
was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to 
cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of 
David, have pityon me. And many 
charged him that he should hold his 
peace: but he cried the more agreat 
deal, Zhou son of David, have pity 
on me. And Jesus stood still, and 
commanded him to be called. And 
they call the blind man, saying to 
him, Be of good comfort, rise; he 
calleth thee. And he, casting away 
his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. 
And Jesus said to him, What wilt 


thou that I should doto thee? The 
blind man said to him, Master, that 
I might receive my sight. Jesus said 
to him, Go thy way; thy faith hath 
restored thee. And immediately he 
received his sight, and followed Jesus 
in the way. 

3 And it came to pass, as he went 
to Jerusalem, that he passed through 
the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 
And as he entered into a certain vil- 
lage, there met him ten men that 
were lepers, who stood afar off: 
and they lifted up ¢hezr voices, and 
said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on 
us. And when he saw ¢hem, he said 
to them, Go show yourselves to the 
priests.. And it came to pass, that, 
as they went, they were healed. 
And one of them, when he saw that 
he was healed, turned back, and with 
a loud voice glorified God; and he 
fell down on zs face at his feet, 
giving him thanks: and he was a 
Samaritan. And Jesus said, Were 
there not ten healed ? but where ave 
the nine? There are not found that 
returned to give glory to God, save 
this stranger. And he said to him, 
Arise, go thy way; thy faith hath 
healed thee. 

4 Jesus went forth, and saw a 
great multitude, and was moved with 
compassion toward them, and he 
healed their sick. 

5 And when the men of that place 
had knowledge of him, they sent out 
into all that country round about, 
and brought unto him all that were 
diseased ; 

6. And besought him that they 
might only touch the hem of his gar- 
ment: andas many as touched were 


T Yesus recognizes the intimate connection be- 
tween moral and physical infirmities. 

Ne they brought to him a man 

sick of the palsy, lying on a 
couch: and Jesus seeing their faith 
said to the sick of the palsy: Son, be 
of good cheer, thy transgressions are 
forgiven thee. Certain of the scribes 
said within themselves, This man 
blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing 
their thoughts, said, Wherefore think 
ye evil concerning mein your hearts? 
Whether is eaiser, to say, 7Zy trans- 
gressions are forgiven thee; or to 
say, Arise, and walk? But that ye 
may know that the son of man hath 
authority on earth to set free from 
transgressions (then saith he to the 
sick of the palsy), Arise, take up thy 
couch, and go unto thine house. 
And he arose, and departed to his 
house. When the multitudes saw 7¢, 
they marvelled, and glorified God, 
who had given such authority to 

2 Afterward Jesus found him in 
the temple, and said to him, Behold, 
thou art healed: transgress no more, 
lest a worse thing come to thee. 

 Hesus rebukes the custom of immediate 
burial among the Fews, by resuscitating persons 
supposed to be dead.* 

aN it came to pass the day after, 

that he went into a city called 
Nain ; and many of his disciples went 
with him, and much people. Now 
when he came nigh to the gate of 
the city, behold, there was carried 
out, as dead, an only son of his moth- 
er, and she was a widow: and much 
people of the city was with her. 
And when the Master saw her, he 
had compassion on her, and said to 

* See Note (a) at the end of Gospel Selections. 



her, Weep not. And he came and 
touched the couch, and those bearing 
it stood still: and he said, Young 
man, I say to thee, Arise. And the 
dead one sat up, and began to speak: 

and he delivered him to his mother.. 

2 And there came a man named 
Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue: 
and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and 
besought him that he would come 
into his house: for he had one only 
daughter, about twelve years of age, 
and she lay a dying. "But as he 
went the people thronged him. 

3 And when he came into the 
house, he suffered no man to go in, 
save Peter, and James, and John, 
and the father and mother of the 
maiden. And all wept, and bewailed 
Her; but he said, Weep not; she is 
not dead, but is asleep: and they 
laughed him to scorn, being con- 
fident that she was dead. But he put 
them aside, took her by the hand, 
and called, Maid, arise. And her 
spirit came again, and she arose 
straightway : and he commanded to 
give her meat. 

4 Now a certain man was sick, 
named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town 
of Mary and her sister Martha. (It 
was that Mary who anointed the 
Master with ointment, and wiped his 
feet with her hair, whose brother 
Lazarus was sick.) Therefore his 
sisters sent to him, saying, Master, 
behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. 

5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and 
her sister, and Lazarus. When there- 
fore he heard that he was sick, he 
abode at that time two days in the 
place where he was. Then after 
this he said to the disciples, Let us 
go into Judeaagain. The disciples 

said to him, Teacher, the Jews were 
but now seeking to stone thee; and 
goest thou thither again? Jesus an- 
swered, Are there not twelve hours 
in the day? If a man walk in the 
day, he stumbleth not, because he 
seeth the light of this world. But if 
a man walkin the night, he stum- 
bleth, because the light is not in 

6 These things spake he: and 
after this he said to them, Our friend 
Lazarus is fallen asleep; I go, that I 
may awake him out of sleep. The 
disciples therefore said to him, Mas- 
ter, if he is fallen asleep, he will re- 

7 Then when Jesus came, he found 
that he had been in the tomb four 
days already. 

8 When Mary had come where 
Jesus was, and saw him, she fell 
down at his feet, saying to him, 
Master, if thou hadst been here, my 
brother had not died. 

g But when Jesus saw her wailing, 
and the Jews also who came with 
her wailing, he was moved with in- 
dignation in himself, and was troub- 
led: and he asked, Where have you 
laid him? They said, Master, come 
and see. 

10 Jesus wept; then the Jews said, 
Behold how he loved him! and some 
of them said, Could not this man, who 
opened the eyes of the blind, have 
caused that this man also should not 
have died? 

I1 Jesus, on this account, being 
again moved with indignation in 
himself, came to the tomb. It was 
a ecavewand a) stone’ lay against it 
Jesus said, Take away the stone: 
then they took away the stone. 



Se eS ae 

12 Jesus lifted up “zs eyes, and 
said, Father, I thank thee that thou 
hast heard me. 

13 And when he thus had spoken, 
he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, 
come forth. He that was dead came 
forth, bound hand and foot with 
srave-bands; and his face was tied 
about with a cloth. Jesus said to 
them, Loose him, and let him go. 


An example of the cowardice and 
shame of suppressing opinions through 
fear of popular disfavor. 

PAD Jesus passed by, he saw 

a man who was blind from 
his birth. 

2 And his disciples asked him, 
Master, who did err, this man, or his 
parents, that he was born blind? 
Jesus answered, Neither hath this 
man erred, nor his parents: but 
that the works of God should be 
made manifest inhim. I must work 
the works of him that sent me, while 
it is day : the night cometh when no 
man can work. As long as Iam in 
the world, I am a light of the world. 
When he had thus spoken, he 
anointed the eyes of the blind man 
with clay, and said to him, Go, wash 
in the pool of Siloam, (which is by 
interpretation, Sent.) He went his 
way therefore, and washed, and came 

3 The neighbors therefore, and 
they- who before had seen him that he 
was blind, said, Is not this he that 
sat and begged? Some said, This is 
he: others sazd, He is like him: du¢ 
he said, [am Ze. Then said they to 
him, How were thine eyes opened? 

He answered, A man that is called 
Jesus made clay, and anointed mine 
eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool 
of Siloam, and wash: and I went 
and washed, and I received sight. 
Then said they to him, Where is 
he? He said, I know not. 

4 They brought to the Pharisees 
him that aforetime was blind: the 
Pharisees also asked him how he 
had received his sight. He said to 
them, He put clay upon mine eyes, 
and I washed, and do see. There- 
fore said some of the Pharisees, This 
man is not of God, because he keep- 
eth not the sabbath day. Others 
said, How can a man that is a trans- 
gressor, do such wonders? And 
there was a division among them. 

5 They said to the blind man 
again, What sayest thou of him 
that hath opened thine eyes? He 
said, He is a prophet. 

6 But the Jews did not believe 
concerning him, that he had been 
blind, and received his sight, until 
they called his parents. And they 
asked them, Is this your son, whom 
ye say was born blind? how then 
doth he now see? His parents an- 
swered them, We know that this is 
our son, and that he was born blind: 
but by what means he now seeth, we 
know not; or who hath opened his 
eyes, we know not: he is of age; 
ask him: he shall speak for himself. 
These words spake his parents, be- 
cause they feared the Jews: for the 
Jews had agreed already, that if any 
man did confess that he was Mes- 
siah, he should be put out of the 
synagogue: for this reason said his 
parents, He is of age; ask him. 

7 Then again called they the man 



that was blind, and said to him, Give 
God the praise: we know that this 
man is a transgressor. He answered, 
Whether he be a transgressor,I know 
not: one thing I know, that, where- 
as I was blind, now I see. 

8 Then said they to him again, 
What did he to thee? how opened 
he thine eyes? He answered them, 
I have told you already, and ye did 
not hear: wherefore would ye hear 
zt again? will ye also be his dis- 
ciples? Then they reviled him, and 
said, Thou art his disciple; but we 
are Moses’ disciples; we know that 
God spake to Moses: as /or this 
fellow, we know not from whence he 
is. The man answered, Why here- 
in is a marvellous thing, that ye know 
not from whence he is, and yet he 
hath opened mine eyes. We know 
that God heareth not transgressors: 
but if any man be a worshipper of 
God,and doeth his will, him he hear- 
eth. Since the world began was it 
not heard that any man opened the 
eyes of one that was blind. If this 
man were not of God, he could do 
nothing. They answered, Thou wast 
altogether born in error, and dost 
thou teach us? And they cast him 

g And Jesus said, For judgment 
I am come into this world, that 
they who see not might see; and 
that they who see might be made 

10 And some of the Pharisees 
who were with him heard these 
words, and said to him, Are we 
blind also? Jesus answered, If ye 
were blind, ye should have no error: 
but now ye say, We see; therefore 
your error remaineth, 


The kingdom of God ts a kingdom of 
love and peace, and includes the good and 
true of all nations and ages. 

HEN the Pharisees went out, 

and held a council against him, 
how they might destroy him. When 
Jesus knew 2z¢, he withdrew himself 
from thence: and great multitudes 
followed him, and he healed them 
all; and charged them that they 
should not make him known. 

2 So was that accomplished which 
was spoken by Esaias the prophet, 
Behold my servant, whom I have 
chosen; my beloved in whom my 
soul is well pleased: I will put my 
spirit upon him, and he shall show 
judgment to the Gentiles. He shall 
not strive, nor cry; neither shall any 
man hear his voice in the streets. 
A bruised reed shall he not break, 
and smoking flax shall he not quench, 
till he send forth judgment unto 
victory. And in his name shall the 
Gentiles trust. 

3 And it came to pass, when the 
time was come that he should be re- 
ceived up, he stedfastly set his face 
to go to Jerusalem, and sent mes- 
sengers before his face: who went, 
and entered into a village of the 
Samaritans, to make ready for him. 
And they did not receive him, be- 
cause his face was as though he would 
go to Jerusalem. When his disciples 
James and John saw ¢hzs, they said, 
Master, wilt thou that we command 
fire to come down from heaven, and 
consume them, even as Elias did? 
But he turned, and rebuked them, 
and said, Ye know not what manner 
of spirit ye are of. For the son of 


man is not come to destroy men’s 
lives, but to save them. And they 
went to another village. 

4 And John said, Master, we saw 
one casting out unclean spirits in 
thy name, and we forbade him, 
because he followeth not with us. 
Jesus said unto him, Forbid zm 
not: for he that is not against us 
is for us. 

5 When the sonof man shall come 
in his glory, and all the angels with 
him, then shall he sit upon the throne 
of his glory: and before him shall be 
gathered all the tribes: and he shall 
separate them one from another, as 
a shepherd divideth zs sheep from 
the goats: he shall set the sheep on 
his right hand, but the goats on the 

6 Then shall the King say to 
them on his right hand, Come, blessed 
of my Father, inherit the kingdom 
prepared for you from the foundation 
of the world: For I was an hungred, 
and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, 
and ye gave me drink: I was a 
stranger, and ye took me in: naked, 
and ye clothed me: I was sick, and 
ye visited me: I was in prison, and 
ye came to me. 

7 Then shall the righteous answer 
him, saying, Master, when saw we 
thee an hungred, and fed ¢hee? or 
thirsty, and gave thee drink? When 
saw we thee a stranger, and took thee 
in? or naked, and clothed ¢hee? Or 
when saw we thee sick, or in prison, 
and came to thee? And the King 
shall answer, Truly, I say to you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done z¢ to one 
of the least of these my brethren, ye 
have done z¢ to me, 



Those of imperfect or impure character, 
however great their pretensions of faith 
and piety, cannot be admitted into the king- 
dom of God. 

Ge: shall he say also to them 

on the left hand, Depart from 
me, ye cursed, into the enduring fire 
of Gehenna, prepared for Satan and 
his followers. For I was an hungred, 
and ye gave me no meat: I was 
thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I 
was a stranger, and ye took me not 
in: naked, and ye clothed me not: 
sick, and in prison, and ye visited me 

2 Then shall they also answer 
him, saying, Master, when saw we 
thee an hungred, or athirst, or a 
stranger, or naked, or sick, or in pris- 
on, and did not minister to thee? 
Then shall he answer them, saying, 
Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as ye 
did z¢ not to one of the least of these, 
ye did z¢# not to me. 

3 And these shall go away into en- 
during retribution: but the righteous 
into life everlasting. 

4 Then shall the kingdom of 
heaven be likened unto ten virgins, 
who took their lamps, and went 
forth to meet the bridegroom: five of 
them were wise, and five were foolish. 

5 They that were foolish took their 
lamps, and took no oil with them: 
but the wise took oil in their vessels 
with their lamps. 

6 While the bridegroom tarried, 
they all slumbered and slept: and at 
midnight there was a cry made, Be- 
hold, the bridegroom cometh ; go ye 
out to meet him. 

7 Thenall those virgins arose, and 



trimmed their lamps. And the fool- 
ish said to the wise, Give us of your 
oil; for our lampsare goneout. But 
the wise answered, Wot so ; lest there 
be not enough for us and you: but 
go ye rather to them that sell, and 
buy for yourselves. 

8 While they went to buy, the 
bridegroom came; and they that 
were ready went in with him to the 
marriage: and the door was shut. 

9 Afterward came also the other 
virgins, saying, Master, Master, open 
tous. But he answered, Truly I say 
to you, I know you not. 

10 Then said one to him, Master, 
are there few that be saved? And 
he answered, Strive to enter in at the 
strait gate: for many will seek to 
enter in, and shall not be able. 

11 When once the master of the 
house is risen up, and hath shut to 
the door, and ye begin to stand with- 
out, and to knock at the door, say- 
ing, Master, Master, open to us; and 
he shall answer and say to you, I 
know you not whence ye are: then 
will ye begin to say, We have eaten 
and drunk in thy presence, and thou 
hast taught in our streets. But he 
will say, I tell you, I know you not 
whence ye are; depart from me, all 
workers of iniquity. 

12 There will be weeping and 
gnashing of teeth, when ye see Abra- 
ham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all 
the prophets, in the kingdom of God, 
and youthrust out. They shallcome 
from the east, and from the west, 
and from the north, and from the 
south, and shall sit down in the king- 
dom of God: and, behold, there are 
last which shall be first, and there 
are first which shall be last. 

13 Therefore be ye ready: for in 
such an hour as ye think not the son 
of man cometh. Who is a faithful 
and wise servant, whom his master 
hath made ruler over his household, 
to give them meat in due season? 
Blessed zs that servant, whom his 
master when he cometh shall find so 
doing: truly I say to you, That he 
shall make him ruler over all his 

14 But if that evil servant shall 
say in his heart, My master delayeth 
his coming; and shall begin to smite 
his fellowservants, and to eat and 
drink with the drunken: the master 
of that servant shall come ina day 
when he looketh not for 4zm, and in 
an hour that he is not aware of: and 
shall cut him asunder, and appoint 
him his portion with the hypocrites: 
there shall be weeping and gnashing 
of teeth. 


Fesus shows that it belongs to God to 
reward every man according to his works. 

Eo the kingdom of heaven is 

like unto a man ¢hat zs an house- 
holder, who went out early in the 
morning to hire laborers into his 
vineyard. And when he had agreed 
with the laborers for a penny a day, 
he sent them into his vineyard. 

2 And he went out about the third 
hour, and saw others standing idle 
in the market place, and said to 
them: Go ye also into the vineyard, 
and whatsoever is right I will give 
you. And they went their way. 

3 Again he went out about the 
sixth and ninth hour, and did like- 

4 And about the eleventh hour he 



went out, and found others standing 
idle, and saith to them, Why stand 
ye here all the day idle? They say 
to him, Because no man hath hired 
us. He saith to them, Go ye also 
into the vineyard ; and whatsoever 
is right, tat shall ye receive. 

5 So when even was come, the 
master of the vineyard saith to his 
steward, Call the laborers, and give 
them heir wages, beginning from 
the last to the first. 

6 And when they came that were 
hired about the eleventh hour, they 
received every mana penny. When 
the first came, they supposed that 
they should have received more; but 
they likewise received every mana 
penny: and when they had received 
zt, they murmured against the good- 
man of the house, saying, These last 
have wrought du¢ one hour, and thou 
hast made them equal unto us, who 
have borne the burden and the heat 
of the day. But he answered one of 
them, and said, Friend, I do thee no 
wrong: didst not thou agree with me 
fora penny? Take that thine zs, and 
go thy way: I will give to these last, 
even as to thee. Is it not lawful for 
me to do what I will with mine own? 
Is thine eye evil,because I am good? 

7 The kingdom of heaven is as a 
man travelling into a far country, who 
called his own servants, and deliv- 
ered to them his goods. To one he 
gave five talents, to another two, 
and to another one; to every man 
according to his several ability : and 
straightway took his journey. 

8 Then he that had received the 
five talents went and traded with the 
same, and made ¢kem other five tal- 
ents. Likewise he that had received 

two, he also gained other two. But 
he that had received one went and 
digged in the earth, and hid his mas- 
ter’s money. 

9 After a long time the master of 
those servants cometh, and reckon- 
eth with them. And he that had re- 
ceived five talents came and brought 
other five talents, saying, Master 
thou deliveredst to me five talents: 
behold, I have gained besides them 
five talents more. His master said 
to him, Well done, good and faithful 
servant: thou hast been faithful over 
a few things, I will make thee ruler 
over many things: enter thou into 
thy master’s joy. 

10 He also that had received two 
talents came and said, Master, thou 
deliveredst to me two talents: be- 
hold, I have gained two other tal- 
ents besides them. His master said 
to him, Well done, good and faith- 
ful servant: thou hast been faithful 
over a few things, I will make thee 
ruler over many things: enter thou 
into thy master’s joy. 

11 Then he who had received 
the one talent came and said, Master, 
I knew thee that thou art an hard 
man, reaping where thou didst not 
sow, and gathering where thou didst 
not scatter: so I was afraid, and 
went and hid thy talent in the earth: 
lo, there thou hast what zs thine. 
His master answered, Zhou wicked 
and slothful servant, thou knewest 
that I reap where I sowed not, and 
gather where I did not scatter: 
thou oughtest at least to have put 
my money at the exchangers: then 
at my coming I should have received 
mine own with usury. Take there- 
fore the talent from him, and give 7 



to him who hath ten talents. For to 
every one that hath zproved shall be 
given, and he shall have abundance: 
but from him that hath not zmproved 
shall be taken away even that which 
he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable 
servant out into the darkness: there 
shall be weeping and gnashing of 


Fesus shows that God will seek for his 
lost and prodigal children until every one 
of them ts found. 

een drew near all the publi- 
cans and sinners to hear him: 
and the Pharisees and scribes mur- 
mured, saying, This man receiveth 
sinners, and eateth with them. 

2 And he spake this parable unto 
them: What man of you, having an 
hundred sheep, if he lose one of 
them, doth not leave the ninety and 
nine in the wilderness, and go after 
that which is lost, until he find it? 
And when he hath found 7#, he lay- 
eth 7zf on his shoulders, rejoicing. 
And when he cometh home, he call- 
eth together As friends and neigh- 
bors, saying to them, Rejoice with 
me; for I have found my sheep 
which was lost. 

3 I say to you, that likewise joy 
shall be in heaven over one trans- 
gressor that repenteth, more than 
over ninety and nine just persons, 
who need no repentance. 

4 Either what woman having ten 
pieces of silver, if she lose one 
piece, doth not light a candle, and 
sweep the house, and seek diligently 
till she find 2#? And-when she hath 
found 2, she calleth Aer friends and 
neighbors together, saying, Rejoice 

with me; for I have found the piece 
which I had lost. 

5 Likewise, I say to you, there 
is joy in the presence of the angels 
of God over one transgressor that 

6 And he said, A certain man had 
two sons: and the younger of them 
said to zs father, Father, give me 
the portion of goods that falleth zo 
me. And he divided unto them “zs 

7 And not many days after the 
younger son gathered all together, 
and took his journey into a far coun- 
try, and there wasted his substance 
with riotous living. And when he had 
spent all, there arose a mighty fam- 
ine in that land; and he began to be 
in want. And he went and joined 
himself to a citizen of that country ; 
and he sent him into his fields to 
feed swine. And he would fain 
have eaten the pods of the carob tree 
that the swine did eat: but no man 
gave even these to him. 

8 And when he came to himself, 
he said, How many hired servants of 
my father’s have bread enough and 
to spare, and I perish with hunger! 
I will arise and go to my father, and 
will say to him, Father, I have trans- 
gressed against heaven and before 
thee, and am no more worthy to be 
called thy son: make me as one of 
thy hired servants. 

g And he arose, and came to his 
father. But when he was yet a 
great way off, his father saw him, 
and had compassion, and ran, and 
fell on his neck, and kissed him. 
And the son said to him, Father, I 
have transgressed against heaven,and 
in thy sight, and am no more worthy 


to be called thy son. But the father 
said to his servants, Bring forth the 
best robe, and put z¢ on him; and 
put a ring on his hand, and shoes on 
Ats feet: and bring hither the fatted 
calf, and kill z¢, and let us eat, and 
be merry: for this my son was dead, 
and is alive again ; he was lost, and is 
found. And they began to be merry. 

10 Now the elder son was in the 
field: and as he came and drew nigh 
to the house, he heard music and 
dancing: so he called one of the ser- 
vants, and asked what these things 
meant. And he said, Thy brother is 
come and thy father hath killed the 
fatted calf, because he hath received 
him safe and sound. And he was 
angry, and would not go in: there- 
fore came his father out, and in- 
treated him. 

1r And he said to zs father, Lo, 
these many years do I serve thee, 
neither transgressed I at any time 
thy commandment: yet thou never 
gavest me a kid, that I might make 
merry with my friends. As soon,how- 
ever, as this thy son, who hath de- 
voured thy living with harlots, came, 
thou didst kill for him the fatted calf. 

12 And he said to him, Son, thou 
art ever with me, and all that I have 
isthine. It was meet that we should 
make merry, and be glad: for this 
thy brother was dead, and is alive 
again; and was lost, and is found. 

Fesus supposed by his friends to be tn- 
sane, and by his enemies to be possessed of 
a@ demon. 

ND the multitude came together 

again, so that they could not 
so much as eat bread: and when his 


friends heard of zz, they went out to 
lay hold on him: for they said, He 
is beside himself. For neither did 
his brethren believe in him. 

2 There came then his brethren 
and his mother, and, standing with- 
out, sent a message to him, to call 
him out. And the multitude sat 
about him: and it was said to him, 
Behold, thy mother and thy brethren 
without seek forthee. Heanswered 
them, saying, Who is my mother or 
my brethren? and looking round on 
them who sat about him, he said, 
Behold my mother and my brethren! 
for whosoever shall do the will of 
God, the same is my brother, and my 
sister, and mother. 

3 And the scribes who came 
down from Jerusalem said, He hath 
Beelzebub, and by the prince of the 
demons casteth he out demons. 

4 And he called them, and said 
to them in parables, How can 
Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom 
be divided against itself, that king- 
dom cannot stand: if a house be 
divided against itself, that house can- 
not stand: and if Satan rise up 
against himself, and be divided, he 
cannot stand, but hath an end. 

5 No one can enter into a strong 
man’s house, and spoil his goods, 
except he first bind the strong man; 
then he can spoil his house. 

6 Truly I say to you, All sins shall 
be forgiven to the sons of men, and 
blasphemies wherewith soever they 
shall blaspheme: but he that shall 
blaspheme against the Holy Spirit 
hath never forgiveness, but is in 
danger of eternal condemnation. 
(Because they said, He hath an un- 
clean spirit.) 


Aeeither the tree is, good, and its 
fruit good; or else the tree is corrupt, 
and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is 
known by its fruit. 

8 O generation of vipers, how can 
ye, being evil, speak good things? 
for out of the abundance of the heart 
the mouth speaketh. A good man 
out of the good treasure of the heart 
bringeth forth good things: and an 
evil man out of the evil treasure 
bringeth forth evil things. 

g I say to you, That every idle 
word that men speak, they shall give 
account thereof in the day of judg- 
ment: for by thy words thou shalt 
be justified, and by thy words thou 
shalt be condemned. 

to Which of you convinceth me 
of error? And if I speak the truth, 
why do ye not believeme? Hethat 
is of God heareth God’s words: ye 
therefore hear them not, because ye 
are not of God. 

11 Then answered the Jews, Say 
we not well that thou art a Samaritan, 
and hasta demon?. Jesus answered, 
I have not ademon ; but I honor my 
Father, and ye dishonorme. I seek 
not mine own glory: there is one that 
seeketh and judgeth. Truly, truly, 
I say to you, If a man keep my say- 
ing, he shall never die. 

12 Then said the Jews to him, 
Now we know thou hast a demon. 
Abraham is dead, and the prophets ; 
and thou sayest, If a man keep my 
saying, heshall neverdie. Art thou 
greater than our father Abraham, 
who is dead ? and the prophets are 
dead: whom makest thou thyself ? 

13 Jesus answered, If I honor my- 
self, my honor is nothing: it is my 
Father that honoreth me; of whom 


ye say, that he is your God: yet ye 
have not known him; but I know 
him: and if I should say, I know 
him not, I would be a liar like unto 
you: I knowhim, and keep his word. 

14 Your father Abraham desired 
to see my day: and he saw zz, and 
was glad. Then said the Jews to 
him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, 
and hast thouseen Abraham? Jesus 
answered, Truly, truly, Isay to you, I 
am, before Abraham was. Then took 
they up stones to cast at him: but 
Jesus hid himself, and went out of 
the temple, going through the midst 
of them, and so passed by. 


Fesus shows that whosoever will enter 
into the kingdom of God must be born again 
of the spirit of boldness, of self-dental, 
and of willingness to suffer oppositions and 
persecutions for truth’s sake. 

Ne among the 
chief rulers even, many believed 
onhim ; but because of the Pharisees 
they did not confess zm, lest they 
should be put out of the synagogue : 
for they loved the approval of men 
more than the approval of God. 

2 There was a man of the Phari- 
sees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of 
the Jews: the same came by night 
to Jesus, and said to him, Rabbi, we 
know that thou art a teacher come 
from God: for no man can do these 
wonders that thou doest, except God 
be with him. Jesus answered, Truly, 
truly, Isay to thee, Except aman be 
born anew, he cannot see the king- 
dom of God. 

3 Nicodemus said to him, How 
can a man be born when he is old? 
can he enter the second time into his 



mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus 
answered, Truly, truly I say to thee, 
Except a man be born of water and 
of the Spirit, he cannot enter into 
the kingdom of God: for that which 
is born of flesh is flesh ; and that 
which is born of Spirit is spirit. 
Do not marvel that I said to thee, Ye 
must be born again: for the wind 
bloweth where it listeth, and thou 
hearest the sound thereof, but canst 
not tell whence it cometh, and 
whither it goeth: so is every one 
that is born of the Spirit. 

4. Nicodemus answered, How can 
these things be? Jesus said to him, 
Art thou a teacher in Israel, and 
knowest not these things ? 

5 And one came and said to him, 
Good Master, what good thing shall 
I do, that I may have eternal life? 
And he said to him, Why callest 
thou me good? ¢here 7s none good 
but one, ¢hat zs, God: however, if 
thou wilt enter into life, keep the 
commandments. He said to him, 
Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no 
murder, Thou shall not commit adul- 
tery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt 
not bear false witness, Honor thy 
father and ¢hky mother: and, Thou 
shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 
The young man replied, All these 
have I kept from my youth up: 
what lack I yet? Jesus said to him, 
If thou wilt be perfect, go sell that 
thou hast, and distribute it to the 
poor, so that thou shalt have 
treasure in heaven: then come and 
follow me. But when the young 
man heard that saying, he went 
away sorrowful: for he had great 

6 Then said Jesus to his disciples, 

Truly I say to you, That a rich man 
shall hardly enter into the king- 
dom of heaven: again I say to you, 
It is easier for a camel to go through 
the eye of a needle, than for a man 
who loves riches to enter into the 
kingdom of God. 

7 Then answered Peter, Behold, 
we have forsaken all, and followed 
thee; what shall we have therefore ? 
Jesus said to them, Truly I say to 
you, That ye who have followed 
me, in the regeneration when the 
son of man shall sit in the throne of 
his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve 
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of 

8 Then came to him the moth- 
er of Zebedee’s children with her 
sons, bowing before him, and desiring 
a certain thing of him. And he 
said to her, What wilt thou? She 
answered, Grant that these my two 
sons may sit, the one on thy right 
hand, and the other on the left, in 
thy kingdom. But Jesus said, Ye 
know not what ye ask. Are ye able 
to drink of the cup that I shall 
drink of, and to be baptized with the 
baptism that I am baptized with? 
They replied, We are able. Andhe 
said to them, Ye shall drink indeed 
of my cup, and be baptized with the 
baptism that I am baptized with: 
but to sit on my right hand, and on 
my left, is not mine to give, but z¢ 
shall be given to them for whom it is 
prepared of my Father. 

9 When the ten heard this, they 
were moved with indignation against 
the two brethren: but Jesus called 
them ¢o him, and said, Ye know 
that the princes of the Gentiles ex- 
ercise dominion over them, and they 



that are great exercise authority.|tell you, Nay: but, except ye re- 

Let it not be so among you: but 
whosoever will be great among you, 
let him be your minister; and who- 
soever will be chief among you, let 
him be your servant: Even as the 
son of man came not to be minis- 
tered to, but to minister, and to 
give his life a ransom for many. 

1o And he said to ¢hem all, If any 
man will come after me, let him 
deny himself, take up his cross daily, 
and follow me. Whosoever will pre- 
serve his life shall lose it: but who- 
soever will sacrifice his life for my 
sake, the same shall save it. What 
is a man advantaged, if he gain the 
whole world, and lose himself, or be 
cast away? Whosoever shall be 
ashamed of me and of my words, of 
him shall the son of man be ashamed, 
when he shall come in his own glory, 
and zz his Father’s, and of the holy 


Fesus shows that sooner or later God 
will recompense those who live selfish, un- 
profitable, and unjust lives. 

EERE were present at that sea- 
son some that told him of the 
Galilzans, whose blood Pilate had 
mingled with their sacrifices: and 
Jesus said, Suppose ye that these 
Galileans were transgressors above 
all the other Galilzans, because they 
suffered such things? I tell you, 
Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall 
all likewise perish. Or those eighteen 
upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, 
and slew them, think ye that they 
were transgressors above all the 
others who dwelt in Jerusalem? I 

pent, ye shall all likewise perish. 

2 He spake also this parable; a 
certain man had a fig tree planted in 
his vineyard ; and he cameand sought 
fruit thereon, but found none. Then 
said he to the dresser of his vine- 
yard, Behold, these three years I 
come seeking fruit on this fig tree, 
and find none: cut it down; why 
cumbereth it the ground? And he 
replied, Master, let it alone this year 
also, till I shall dig about it, and en- 
rich zt. And if it bear fruit we//- if 
not ¢hen after that thou shalt cut it 

3 And he spake a parable to 
them, saying, The ground of a cer- 
tain rich man brought forth plenti- 
fully: and he thought within him- 
self, What shall I do, because I have 
no room where to bestow my fruits? 
And he said, This will I do: I will 
pull down my storehouses and build 
greater ; there will I bestow all my 
fruits and my goods: and I will say 
to my soul, Soul, thou hast much 
goods laid up for many years; take 
thine ease, eat, drink, azd be merry. 

4 But God said to him, Zhou 
fool, this night thy soul shall be re- 
quired of thee: then whose shall those 
things be, which thou hast provided? 

5 So zs every one that layeth up 
treasure for himself, and is not rich 
toward God. 

6 There was a certain rich man 
who was clothed in purple and fine 
linen, and fared sumptuously every 
day. And there was a certain beg- 
gar named Lazarus, who was laid 
at his gate, full of sores, and desir- 
ing to be fed with the crumbs which 
fell from the rich man’s table: more- 



over the dogs came and licked his 

7 And it came to pass, that the 
beggar died, and was carried by 
angels into Abraham’s bosom. The 
rich man also died, and was buried; 
and in Hades he lifted up his eyes, be- 
ing in torments, and saw Abraham 
afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom: 
and he cried out and said, Father 
Abraham, have mercy on me, and 
send Lazarus, that he may dip the 
tip of his finger in water, and cool 
my tongue; for I am tormented in 
this flame. 

8 But Abraham said, Son, remem- 
ber that thou in thy lifetime re- 
ceivedst thy good things, and like- 
wise Lazarus evil things: but now 
he is comforted, and thou art tor- 
mented. And besides all this, be- 
tween us and you there is a great 
gulf fixed: so that they who 
would pass from hence to you can- 
not; neither can they pass to us, 
that would come from thence. 

9g Then he said, I pray thee there- 
fore, father, that thou wouldest 
send him to my father’s house: for 
Ihave five brethren; that he may 
warn them, lest they also come into 
this place of torment. 

10 Abraham said to him, They 
have Moses and the prophets; let 
them hear them. And he said, Nay, 
father Abraham: but if one ap- 
peared to them from the dead, they 
would repent. And he said to him, 
If they hear not Moses and the 
prophets, neither will they be per- 
suaded, though one appeared from 
the dead. 

11 The men of Nineveh shall rise 
in judgment with this generation, 

and shall condemn it: because they 
repented at the preaching of Jonas; 
and, behold, a greater than Jonas 
gs here: 

12 The queen of the south shall 
rise up in judgment with this gener- 
ation, and shall condemn it: for she 
came from the uttermost parts of the 
earth to hear the wisdom of Solo- 
mon; and, behold, a greater than 
Solomon zs here. 

13 When the anclean spirit is 
gone out of a man, he walketh 
through dry places, seeking rest, and 
finding none. Then he said, I will 
return into my house from whence 
I came out ; and when he cometh he 
findeth zt empty, swept, and gar- 
nished. Then goeth he, and taketh 
with himself seven other spirits more 
wicked than himself, and they enter 
in and dwell there: and the last state 
of that man is worse than the first. 

14 He that is faithful in@thac 
which is least is faithful also in 
much: and he that is unjust in the 
least is unjust also in much. If 
therefore ye have not been faithful 
in the unrighteous mammon, who 
will commit to your trust the true 
riches? And if ye have not been 
faithful in that which is another 
man’s, who shall give you that which 
is your own? 

15 No servant can serve two mas- 
ters: for either he will hate the one, 
and love the other; or else he will 
hold to the one, and despise the 
other. Ye cannot serve God and 

16 And the Pharisees also, who 
were covetous, heard all these things: 
and they derided him. And he said 
to them, Ye are they who justify 



yourselves before men; but God 
knoweth your hearts: for that which 
is highly esteemed among men is 
abomination in the sight of God. 


Fesus teaches forgiveness, and shows 
that every man must be his own judge, 
and every man’s conscience his only judg- 

a SE heed to yourselves: If thy 

brother trespass against thee, 
rebuke him; and if he repent, for- 
give him. And if he trespass against 
thee seven times ina day, and seven 
times in a day turn again to thee, 
saying, I repent: thou shalt forgive 

2 And the apostles said to him, 
Master, increase our faith. Jesus 
replied, I say not to thee, Until seven 
times only; but, Until seventy times 

3 Therefore is the kingdom of 
heaven likened unto a certain king, 
who would take account of his ser- 

4 And when he had begun to 
reckon, one was brought to him, 
who owed him ten thousand talents. 
But forasmuch as he had not to pay, 
his master commanded him to be 
sold, and his wife, and children, and 
all that he had, and payment to be 
made. The servant therefore fell 
down, and did him homage, saying, 
Master, have patience with me, and 
I will pay thee all. Then the master 
of that servant was moved with 
compassion, and loosed him, and for- 

gave him the debt. 

. 5 But the same servant went out, 

and found one of his fellowservants, | 

who owed him an hundred pence: 

and he laid hands on him, and took 
him by the throat, saying, Pay me 
that thou owest. And his fellow- 
servant fell down at his feet, and 
besought him, saying, Have patience 
with me, and I will pay thee all. 
And he would not: but went and 
cast him into prison, till he should 
pay the debt. 

6 So when his fellowservants saw 
what was done, they were very sorry, 
and came and told to their master all 
that was done. Then his master, 
after that he had called him, said to 
him, O thou wicked servant, I for- 
gave thee all that debt, because 
thou desiredst me: Shouldest not 
thou also have had compassion on 
thy fellowservant, even as I had pity 
on thee? And his master was wroth, 
and delivered him to servitude till 
he should pay all that was due to 

7 So likewise shall my heavenly 
Father do also to you, if ye from 
your hearts forgive not every one his 
brother their trespasses. 

8 The scribes and Pharisees 
brought to him a woman taken in 
adultery; and when they had set 
her in the midst, they said to him, 
Master, this woman was taken in 
adultery, in the very act. Now 
Moses in the law commanded us, 
that such should be stoned: but what 
sayest thou ? 

9 This they said, tempting him, 
that they might have to accuse him. 
But Jesus stooped down, and with 
his finger wrote on the ground, as 
though he heard them not. So when 
they continued asking him, he lifted 
up himself, and said to them, He 
that is without error among you, let 


him first cast a stone at her: and 
again he stooped down, and wrote 
on the ground. 

10 And they who heard 7¢, be- 
ing convicted by ¢hezr own conscience, 
went out one by one, beginning at 
the eldest, even to the last: and 
Jesus was left alone, and the woman 
standing in the midst. 

11 When Jesus had lifted up him- 
self, and saw none but the woman, 
he said to her, Woman, where are 
those thine accusers? hath no man 
condemned thee? She said, No 
man, Master. And Jesus said to 
her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, 
and transgress no more. 

12 Then spake Jesus again to 
them, saying, I am the light of the 
world: he that followeth me shall 
not walk in darkness, but shall have 
the light of life. The Pharisees 
therefore said to him, Thou bearest 
record of thyself; thy record is not 
true. Jesus answered, Though I 
bear record of myself, ye¢ my record 
is true: for I know whence I came, 
and whither I go; but ye cannot 
tell whence I come, and whither I 
13 Ye judge after the flesh; I 
judge no man. And yet if I judge, 
my judgment is true: for Iam not 
alone, but I and the Father that 
sent me. 

14 And when he was demanded of 
the Pharisees, when the kingdom of 
God should come, he answered them 
and said, The kingdom of God 
cometh not with observation: nei- 
ther should ye say, Lo here! or, Lo 
there! for, behold, the kingdom of 
God is within you. 



Fesus teaches humility, disinterestedness, 
vigilance, improvement of opportunities and 
wise forethought. 

A he put forth a parable ts 

those who were bidden, when 
he marked how they chose out the 
chief rooms at supper; saying, 

2 When thou art bidden of any 
man to a wedding, sit not down in 
the highest room; lest a more hon- 
orable man than thou be bidden of 
him; and he that bade thee and 
him come and say to thee, Give this 
man place; and thou begin with 
shame to take the lowest room. But 
when thou art bidden, go and sit 
down in the lowest room; that when 
he that bade thee cometh, he may 
say to thee, Friend, go up higher: 
then shalt thou have honor in the 
presence of them that sit at meat 
with thee. 

3 Whosoever exalteth himself shall 
be abased; and he that humbleth 
himself shall be exalted. 

4. Then said he also to him that 
bade him, When thou makest a din- 
ner or a supper, call not thy friends, 
nor thy brethren, neither thy kins- 
men, nor ¢hy rich neighbors; lest 
they also bid thee again, and a rec- 
ompense be made thee. But when 
thou makest a feast, call the poor, 
the maimed, the lame, the blind: 
and thou shalt be blessed; they can- 
not recompense thee: but thou shalt 
be recompensed at the resurrection 
of the just. 

5 Fear not, little flock; for it is 
your Father’s good pleasure to give 
youthekingdom. Sell that ye have, 
and give alms; provide yourselves 



bags which wax not old, a treasure 
in the heavens that faileth not, where 
no thief approacheth, neither moth 

6 For where your treasure is, there 
will your heart be also. Let your 
loins be girded about, and your lights 
burning: and ye yourselves like unto 
men that wait for their master, 
when he will return from the wed- 
ding; that when he cometh and 
knocketh, they may open to him im- 

7 Blessed. are those servants, 
whom the master when he cometh 
Shall find watching: truly I say to 
you, that he shall gird himself, and 
make them sit down to meat, and 
will come forth and serve them. 
And if he shall come in the second 
watch, or come in the third watch, 
and find them so, blessed are those 

8 And this know, that if the good- 
man of the house had known at what 
hour the thief would come, he would 
have watched, and not have suffered 
his house to be broken through. 
Then Peter said to- him, Master, 
speakest thou this parable to us, or 
even to all? And the Master said, 
Who then is that faithful and wise 
steward, whom his master shall make 
ruler over his household, to give them 
their portion of meat in due season ? 
Blessed zs that servant, whom his 
master when he cometh shall find so 
doing. Ofatruth I say to you, that 
he will make him ruler over all that 
he hath. 

g But if that servant say in his 
heart, My master delayeth his 
coming; and shall begin to beat 
the menservants and maidens, and 

to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 
the master of that servant will come 
in a day when he looketh not for 
him, and at an hour when he is not 
aware, and will cut him in sunder, 
and will appoint him his portion 
with the unbelievers. 

10 And that servant, who knew 
his master’s will, and prepared not 
himself, neither did according to his 
will, shall be beaten with many sirifes. 
But he that knew not, and did com- 
mit things worthy of stripes, shall 
be beaten with few stripes. For to 
whomsoever much is given, of him 
shall much be required: and to whom 
men have committed much, cf him 
they will ask the more. 

11 And when one of them that 
sat at meat with him heard these 
things, he said to him, Blessed zs he 
that shall eat bread in the kingdom 
of God. 

12 Then said he to him, A cer- 
tain man made a great supper, and 
bade many: and sent his servant 
at supper time to say to them that 
were bidden, Come: for all things 
are now ready. 

13 And they all with one consent 
began to make excuse. The first 
said to him, I have bought a piece of 
ground, and I must needs go and see 
it: I pray thee have me excused. 
Another said, I have bought five 
yoke of oxen, and I go to prove 
them: I pray thee have me excused. 
And another said, I have married 
a wife, and therefore I cannot 

14 So that servant came, and 
showed his master these things. 
Then the master of the house be- 
ing angry said to his servant, Go out 

tn | 




quickly into the streets and lanes of 
the city, and bring in hither the poor, 
and the maimed, and the halt, and 
the blind. 

15 And the servant said, Master, 
it is done as thou hast commanded, 
and yet there is room. And the 
master said to the servant, Go 
out into the highways and hedges, 
and constrain them to come in, that 
my house may be filled. For I say 
to you, That none of those men 
who were bidden shall taste of my 

16 And there went great multi- 
tudes with him: and he turned, and 
said to them, If any man come 
to me, and is not willing to forsake 
his father, and mother, and wife, and 
children, and brethren, and sisters, 
yea, to lay down his own life also, he 
cannot be my disciple. And who- 
soever doth not bear his cross, and 
come after me, he cannot be my 

17 Which of you, intending to 
build a tower, sitteth not down first, 
and counteth the cost, whether he 
have sufficient to finish z¢? Lest unfor- 
tunately, after he hath laid the foun- 
dation, and is not able to finish zz, 
all that behold z¢ begin to mock him, 
Saying, This man began to build, 
and was not able to finish. 

18 Or what king, going to make 
war against another king, sitteth not 
down first, and consulteth whether 
he be able with ten thousand to 
meet him that cometh against him 
with twenty thousand? Or else, 
while the other is yet a great way 
off, he sendeth an ambassage, and 
desireth conditions of peace. 


Fesus teaches the simplicity of prayer 5 
prays with his disciples on the mountain 3 
and receives and blesses little children. 

ee it came to pass, that, as he 

was praying in a certain place, 
when he ceased, one of his disciples 
said to him, Master, teach us to pray, 
as John also taught his disciples. 

2 And he said to them, When ye 
pray, say, Father, we hallow thy 
name. Thy kingdom come. Thy 
will be done in the earth as it is in 
the heavens. Grant us day by day 
our needful bread. And forgive us 
our errors; for we ourselves also 
forgive every one that trespasses 
against us. And bring us not into 
temptation; but deliver us from evil. 

3 And he said to them, Which of 
you shall have a friend, and shall go 
to him at midnight, and say to him, 
Friend, lend me three loaves; for a 
friend of mine in his journey is come 
to me, and I have nothing to set be- 
fore him? And he from within shall 
answer and say, Trouble me not: 
the door is now shut, and my chil- 
dren are with me in bed; I cannot 
rise and give thee. I say to you, 
Even though he will not rise and give, 
because he is your friend, yet because 
of your importunity he will rise and 
give as much as may be needed. 

4 And I say to you, Ask, and it 
shall be given you; seek, and ye 
shall find; knock, and it shall be 
opened to you. For every one that 
asketh receiveth; and he that seek- 
eth findeth; and to him that knock- 
eth it shall be opened. 

5 Ifason shall ask bread of any 
of you that is a father, will he give 



him a stone? or if ke ask a fish, will 
he for a fish give him a serpent? Or, 
if he shall ask an egg, will he offer 
him a scorpion? If ye then, being 
imperfect, know how to give good 
gifts to your children: how much 
more shall your heavenly Father give 
the Holy Spirit to them that ask 

6 And he spake a parable to them 
to this end, that men ought always 
to pray, and not to faint; saying, 
There was in a city a judge, who 
feared not God, neither regarded 
man: and there was a widow in that 
city; and she came to him, saying, 
Avenge me of mine adversary. 

7 And he would not for a while: 
but afterward he said within himself, 
Though I fear not God, nor regard 
man; yet because this widow 
troubleth me, I will avenge her, 
lest by her continual coming she 
weary me. 

8 The Master said, Hear what the 
unjust judge says. And shall not 
God avenge his own elect, who cry 
day and night to him, though he 
bear long with them? I tell you 
that he will avenge them speedily. 

g And it came to pass about 
eight days after these sayings, he 
took Peter and John and James, and 
went up into a mountain to pray. 
And as he prayed, the fashion of his 
countenance was altered, and his 
raiment was white and glistering. 

10 And there appeared unto them 
Elias with Moses: and they were 
talking with Jesus. And Peter said 
to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to 
be here: and let us make three tab- 
ernacles; one for thee, and one for 
Moses, and one for Elias. He knew 

not what he was saying; for they 
were sore afraid. 

11 While he thus spake, there 
came a cloud, and overshadowed 
them: and they feared as they en- 
tered into the cloud. And there 
came a voice out of the cloud, say- 
ing, This is my beloved son, hear 
him. And when the voice was past, 
Jesus was found alone. And they 
kept z¢ close, and told no man in 
those days any of those things 
which they had seen. 

12 And he came to Capernaum: 
and being in the house he asked 
them, What was it that ye disputed 
among yourselves by the way? But 
they held their peace: for by the 
way they had disputed among them- 
selves, who should be the greatest. 
And he sat down, and called the 
twelve, and said to them, If any 
man desire to be first, the same shall 
be last of all, and servant of all. 

13, And he tookachild, and set him 
in the midst of them: and when he 
had taken him in his arms, he said 
tothem, Whosoever shall receive one 
of such children in my name, re- 
ceiveth me: and whosoever shall re- 
ceive me, receiveth not me, but him 
that sent me. 

14 And they brought young chil- 
dren to him, that he should touch 
them: and zs disciples rebuked 
those that brought ¢kem. But when 
Jesus saw z¢ he was much displeased, 
and said to them, Suffer the lit- 
tle children to come to me, and for- 
bid them not: for of such is the 
kingdom of God. Truly I say to 
you, Whosoever shall not receive the 
kingdom of God as a little child, he 
shall not enter therein. And he 



took them up in his arms, put 4zs 
hands upon them, and blessed them. 

15 Then said he to the disciples, 
It is impossible but that offences 
will come: but woe Zo Aim, through 
whom they come! It were better 
for him that a millstone were hanged 
about his neck, and he cast into the 
sea, than that he should offend one 
of these little ones. 


The sum and substance of the command- 
ments, and what tt ts to keep them. 

ND one of the scribes came, 

and having heard them reason- 

ing together, and perceiving that he 

had answered them well, asked him, 

Which is the first commandment of 

2 And Jesus answered him, The 
first of all the commandments 2s, 
Hear, O Israel ; The Lord our God 
is one: And thou shalt love the 
Lord thy God with all thy heart, 
and with all thy soul, and with all 
thy mind, and with all thy strength: 
that zs the first commandment. 

3 And the second zs like it, zamely 
this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor 
as thyself. There is none other 
commandment greater than these. 

4 And the scribe said to him, 
Well, Master, thou hast said the 
truth: for there is one God; and 
there is none other but he. And to 
love him with all the heart, and 
with all the understanding, and with 
all the soul, and with all the strength, 
and to love #zs neighbor as himself, 
is more than all whole burnt offer- 
ings and sacrifices. 

5 And when Jesus saw that he 
answered discreetly, he said to him, 

Thou art not far from the kingdom 
of God. 

6 And a certain lawyer stood up, 
and put him to the test, saying, 
Master, what shall I do to inherit 
eternal life? He said to him, What 
is written in the law? how readest 
thou? And he answered, Thou 
shalt love the Lord thy God with all 
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and 
with all thy strength, and with all 
thy mind; and thy neighbor as 

7 And he said to him, Thou hast 
answered right: this do, and thou 
shalt live. But he, willing to justify 
himself, said to Jesus, And who is 
my neighbor? 

8 Jesus answered, A certain man 
went down from Jerusalem to Jeri- 
cho, and fell among thieves, who 
stripped him of his raiment, and 
wounded 27, and departed, leaving 
him half dead. And by chance there 
came down a certain priest that way: 
and when he saw him he passed by on 
the other side. Likewise a Levite, 
when he was at the place, came and 
looked on him, and passed by on the 
other side. But acertain Samaritan, 
as he journeyed, came where he was: 
and when he saw him, he had com- 
passion oz him, and went to hzm, and 
bound up his wounds, pouring in oil 
and wine, and set him on his own 
beast, and brought him to an inn, 
and took care of him. And on the 
morrow when he departed, he took 
out two pence, and gave them to the 
host, and said to him, Take care of 
him; and whatsoever thou spendest 
more, when I come again I will repay 

g Which nowof these three, think- 


est thou, was neighbor to him that 
fell among the thieves? And he 
said, He that showed mercy on him. 
Then said Jesus to him, Go, and do 
thou likewise. 

10 Now it came to pass, as they 
went, that he entered into a certain 
village: and acertain woman named 
Martha received him into her house. 
And she had a sister called Mary, 
who also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard 
his word. But Martha was cum- 
bered about much serving, and com- 
ing to him, said, Master, dost thou 
not care that my sister hath left me 
to serve alone? bid her therefore 
that she help me. Jesus answered, 
Martha, Martha, thouart anxiousand 
troubled about many things: only 
one thing is needful: and Mary hath 
chosen the good part, which shall 
not be taken away from her. 

11 And Jesus said, while he taught 
in the temple, How say the scribes 
that Messiah is the son of David? 
For David himself said by the Holy 
Spirit, The LORD said to my Master, 
Sit thou on my right hand, till I 
make thine enemies thy footstool. 
David therefore himself calleth him 
Master ; whence is he ¢hen his son? 

12 And the common people heard 
him gladly. To them he said in his 
teaching, Beware of the scribes, who 
love to go in long clothing, and love 
salutations in the marketplaces, and 
the chief seats in the synagogues, 
and the uppermost rooms at feasts: 
who devour widows’ houses, and for 
a pretence make long prayers: these 
shall receive greater condemnation. 

13 Jesus sat over against the 
treasury, and beheld how the people 
cast money into the treasury: and 

many that were rich cast in much. 
And there came a certain poot 
widow, and she threw in two mites, 
which make a farthing. Then he 
called to hzm his disciples, and saith 
to them, Truly I say to you, That 
this poor widow hath cast more in, 
than all they who have cast into 
the treasury: for all they did cast in 
of their abundance; but she of her 
want did cast in all that she had, 
even all her living. 


Fesus teaches that we shoulL aivays 
recognize divine authority and at th: same 
time submit to lawful human authority. 

ND it came to pass, zat on one 

of those days, as he taught the 
people in the temple, and preached 
the gospel, the chief priests and the 
scribes came upon zm with the el- 
ders, and demanded of him, saying, 
Tell us, by what authority doest 
thou these things? or who is he that 
gave thee this authority ? And he an- 
swered, I will also ask you one thing: 
The baptism of John, was it from 
heaven, or of men? 

2 And they reasoned with them- 
selves, saying, If we reply, From 
heaven; he will say, Why then be- 
lieved ye him not ? But if we say, Of 
men; all the people will stone us: 
for they are persuaded that John was 
a prophet. So they answered that 
they could not tell whence 2 was. 
And Jesus said to them, Neither 
tell I you by what authority I do 
these things. 

3 Then began he to speak to the 
people this parable: A certain man 
planted a vineyard, and let it forth 
to husbandmen, and went into a far 


country fora longtime. Andatthe 
season he sent a servant to the hus- 
bandmen, that they should give him 
of the fruit of the vineyard: but the 
husbandmen beat him, and sent zm 
away empty. 

4 Again he sent another servant: 
and they beat him also, and entreated 
him shamefully, and sent zm away 
empty. And again he sent a third: 
and they wounded him also, and cast 
him out. 

5 Then said the master of the vine- 
yard, What shall I do? I will send 
my. beloved son: it may be they will 
reverence zm when they see him. 
But when the husbandmen saw him, 
they reasoned among themselves, 
saying, This is the heir: come, let us 
kill him, that the inheritance may be 
ours. So they cast him out of the 
vineyard and killed zm. 

6 What therefore shall the mas- 
ter of the vineyard do to them? They 
answered, He will miserably destroy 
those wicked men, and will let out zs 
vineyard to other husbandmen, who 
shall render him the fruits in their 

7 Jesus said to them, Did ye 
never read in the scriptures, The 
stone which the builders rejected, 
the same has become the head of the 
corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and 
it is marvellous in our eyes? There- 
fore say I to you, The kingdom of 
God shall be taken from you, and 
given to a nation bringing forth the 
fruits thereof. Whosoever shall fall 
on this stone shall be broken: but 
on whomsoever it shall fall, it will 
scatter him as dust. And when the 
chief priests and Pharisees had heard 
his parables, they perceived that he 
spake of them. 



8 And they watched 4zm, and sent 
forth spies, who should feign them- 
selves sincere men, that they might 
take hold of his words, and so might 
deliver him to the power and author- 
ity of the governor. And they asked 
him, Master, we know that thou say- 
est and teachest rightly, neither ac- 
ceptest thou the person of any, but 
teachest the way of God truly: Is it 
lawful for us to give tribute to Cesar, 
or not? 

g But he perceived their crafti- 
ness, and saidto them, Why tempt 
yeme? Showmeapenny. Whose 
image and superscription hath it 
They answered, Cesar’s. And he 
said to them, Render therefore t¢ 
Czesar the things which are Czesar’s, 
and to God the things which are 

10 So they could not take hold 
of his words before the people: and 
they marvelled at his answers and 
held their peace. 

11 Then spake Jesus to the multi- 
tude and to his disciples, saying, The 
scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ 
seat: Therefore whatsoever they bid 
you observe, ¢hat observe; but do 
not ye after their works: for they 
say and do not, and they bind heavy 
burdens, grievous to be borne, and 
lay them on men’s shoulders; but 
they themselves will not move them 
with one of their fingers. 

12 But all their works they do to 
be seen of men: they make broad 
their phylacteries, enlarge the bor- 
ders of their garments, and they love 
the uppermost rooms at feasts, the 
chief seats in the synagogues, greet- 
ings in the places of assembly, and 
to have men say to them, My Master, 
My Master. But be ye not called My 


Master; for one is your teacher, and 
all ye are brethren. And call no man 
on the earth your father; for one is 
your father, even the Heavenly One. 
Neither be ye called leaders; for ye 
have one leader, even Messiah. 


Jesus shows that reason and the in- 
stincts of nature are the revelations and 
teachings of God. 

HE Pharisees also with the Sad- 
ducees came, and tempting de- 
sired him that he would show them 
a sign from heaven. He answered 
and said to them, When 7¢ is even- 
ing, ye say, Jt will be fair weather: 
for the sky isred. And in the morn- 
ing, /¢ well be foul weather to-day: 
for the sky is red and lowering. And 
when ye see the south wind blow, ye 
say, There will be heat, and it com- 
eth to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can 
discern the face of the sky and of the 
earth ; but how is it that’ye do not 
discern this time? Yea, and why 
even of yourselves judge ye not what 
is right? 

2 When thou goest with thine ad- 
versary to the magistrate, as thou art 
in the way, give diligence that thou 
mayest be delivered from him ; lest 
he hand thee over to the judge, and 
the judge commit thee to the officer, 
and the officer cast thee into prison. 
I tell thee, thou shalt not depart 
thence, till thou hast paid the very 
last mite. 

3 And the Pharisees came, and 
asked him, Is it lawful for a man to 
put away /zs wife? putting him to 
the test. He answered, What did 
Moses command you? 

4 And they said, Moses suffered 


to write a bill of divorcement, and to 
put er away. Jesus answered, On 
account of the sensuality of your 
natures he wrote you this precept. 

5 From the beginning of the crea- 
tion God made them male and fe- 
male: for this cause shall a man 
leave his father. and mother, and 
cleave to his wife; and they twain 
shall be one flesh: So then they are 
no more twain, but one flesh. What 
therefore God hath joined together, 
let not man put asunder. 

6 And in the house his disciples 
asked him again of the same matter. 
And he said to them, Whosoever 
shall put away his wife, in order to 
marry another, committeth adultery 
against her. And if a woman shall 
put away her husband, in order to 
be married to another, she commit- 
teth adultery. And I say to you, 
Whosoever shall put away his wife, 
except 7¢ de for fornication, and shall 
marry another, committeth adultery; 
and whoso marrieth her who is put 
away for fornication, doth commit 

7 Then came to him certain of the 
Sadducees, who deny that there is 
any existence after death, and they 
asked him, saying, Master, Moses 
wrote to us, If any man’s brother 
die, having a wife, and he die with- 
out children, that his brother should 
take his wife, and raise up children 
to his brother. 

8 Now there were seven brethren: 
the first took a wife and died with- 
out children. The second married 
her, and he died childless. And 
the third married her; in like man- 
ner the seven also: and they left no 
children, and died. Last of all the 



woman died also. Therefore in the 
future life whose wife shall she be ? 
for seven had been married to her. 

9 And Jesus answering said to 
them, The children of this world 
marry, andare given in marriage : but 
they who shall be accounted worthy 
to obtain that world, and the life 
from the dead, neither marry, nor 
are given in marriage: Neither can 
they die any more: for they are 
equal to the angels; and are the 
children of God, being children of 
the Immortal Life. 

10 That the dead live again, even 
Moses showed at the bush, when he 
called the Lord the God of Abra- 
ham, and the God of Isaac, and the 
God of Jacob. For he is not a God 
of the dead, but of the living: for 
all live unto him. Then certain of 
the scribes said to him, Teacher, thou 
hast answered well. And after that 
they durst not ask him any more 

11 When they were come to Ca- 
pernaum, they that collected taxes 
came to Peter, and said, Doth not 
your master pay tax? He answered, 
Yes. And when he had come into the 
house, Jesus said to him, What think. 
est thou, Simon? of whom do the 
kings of the earth take custom? of 
their own children, or of strangers? 
Peter answered, Of strangers. Jesus 
said to him, Then are the children 
free. Nothwithstanding, lest we 
should offend them, go thou to the 
sea, cast an hook, and take the fish 
that first cometh up; when thou 
hast opened his mouth, thou shalt 
find a shekel: take that and give it 
to them for thee and me. 


Fesus proclaims God as antnfinite Spirit 
of holiness and love. 

ESUS left Judza, and departed 
again into Galilee. And he 
must needs go through Samaria. 
Then cometh he toacity of Samaria, 
which is called Sychar, near to the 
parcel of ground that Jacob gave to 
his son Joseph. 

2 Now Jacob’s well was there. 
Jesus therefore, being wearied with 
Ais journey, sat thus on the well: 
and it was about the sixth hour. 
There cometh a woman of Samaria 
to draw water: Jesus said to her, 
Give me to drink. (His disciples had 
gone to the city to buy meat.) 

3 Then said the woman to him, 
How is it that thou, being a Jew, 
askest drink of me, who am a woman 
of Samaria? for Jews have no deal- 
ings with Samaritans. Jesus an- 
swered, If thou knewest the gift of 
God, and who it is that is saying to 
thee, Giveme to drink; thou would- 
est have asked of him, and he would 
have given thee living water. 

4 The woman said to him, Sir, 
thou hast nothing to draw with, and 
the wellis deep: from whence then 
hast thou that living water? Art 
thou greater than our father Jacob, 
who gave us the well, and drank 
thereof himself, and his children, and 
his cattle ? 

5 Jesus answered, Whosoever 
drinketh of this water will thirst 
again : but whosoever drinketh of the 
water that I shall give him will never 
thirst ; the water that I shall give him 
will be in him a well of water spring- 
ing up into everlasting life. 




months before the harvest: for be- 

6 The woman said to him, Sir, I 
perceive that thou art a prophet. 
Our fathers worshipped in this moun- 
tain; but ye say that in Jerusalem is 
the place where men ought to wor- 

7 Jesus answered, Woman, believe 
me; the hour is coming, when ye shall 
neither in this mountain, nor yet at 
Jerusalem, worship the Father. The 
hour is coming, and even now is, 
when true worshippers shall worship 
the Father in spirit and in truth; 
for the Father seeketh such. God zs 
Spirit: and they that worship him 
must worship in spirit and in truth. 

8 The woman said to him, I know 
that the Anointed cometh; when he 
comes he will tell us every thing. 
Jesus answered, That am I, who 
speak to thee. 

g And upon this came his disciples, 
and marvelled that he talked with 
the woman: yet no man said, What 
seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou 
with her? 

10 The woman then left her 
waterpot, and went intothe city, and 
said to the men, Come, see a man 
who revealed to me all that ever I 
did: is not thisthe Anointed? Then 
they went out of the city, and came 
to him. 

11 Meanwhile his disciples prayed 
him, saying, Master, eat. But he 
said, I have meat to eat that ye know 
not of. 

12 Therefore said the disciples 
one to another, Hath any man 
brought him ought to eat? Jesus 
said to them, My meat is to do the 
will of him that sent me, and to fin- 
ish his work. 

13 Do not say, There are yet four 

hold, I say, Lift up your eyes, and 
look onthe fields; they are white al. 
ready to harvest. And he that reap- 
eth shall receive wages, and gather 
fruit unto life eternal; that both he 
that soweth, and he that reapeth may 
rejoice together. 

14 And herein is that saying true, 
One soweth and another reapeth. I 
sent you to reap that whereon ye 
bestowed no labor: other men la- 
bored, and ye are entered into their 

15 And many of the Samaritans 
of that city believed on him for the 
report of the woman, who testified, 
He revealed to me all that ever I did. 
So when they came to him, they be- 
sought him that he would tarry with 
them: and he abode there two 
days. And many more believed be- 
cause of his own words: and said to 
the woman, Now we believe, not be- 
cause of thy report: for we have 
heard 42m ourselves, and know that 
this is indeed the Saviour of the 


Jesus shows that his teachings concern- 
ing God are the living water and bread 
which are able to communicate sustenance 
and life to the souls of men. 

N OW the Jews’ feast of taberna- 

cles was at hand. His broth- 
ers therefore said to him, Depart 
hence, and go into Judea, that thy 
followers may see the works that 
thou doest: for no man doeth any 
thing in secret, when he himself 
seeketh to be known openly. If 
thou canst do these things, show thy- 
self to the world. For neither did 
his brothers believe in him. 


2 Then Jesus said to them, My 
time has not yet come: but your 
time is always ready. The world 
cannot hate you; butme it hateth, 
because I testify of it, that its deeds 
are evil. Go ye upto this feast: I 
go not up, for my time has not yet 
come. When he had said these 
words to them, he remained in Gali- 

3 But when his brothers were 
gone up, then went he also up tothe 
feast, not openly, but as it were in 
secret. And the Jews sought him at 
the feast, saying, Where is he? And 
there was much discussion among 
the people concerning him: for some 
said, He is a good man: others said, 
Nay, he deceiveth the people. But 
no man spake openly of him for fear 
of the Jews. 

4 Now about the midst of the 
feast Jesus went up into the temple, 
and taught: and the Jews marvel- 
led, saying, How knoweth this man 
letters, having never learned? Jesus 
answered them, My doctrine is not 
mine, but his that sent me: if 
any man will do his will, he shall 
know of the doctrine, whether it be 
of God, or whether I speak of my- 
self. He that speaketh of himself 
seeketh his own glory: but he that 
seeketh his glory that sent him, the 
same is true, and no unrighteousness 
is in him. 

5 Then said they to him, What 
shall we do, that we may do the 
works of God? Jesus answered, 
This is the work of God, that ye be- 
lieve him whom he hath sent. 

6 They said therefore to him, 
What sign showest thou then, that 
we may see, and believe thee ? what 


dost thou work? Our fathers did 
eat manna in the desert; as it is 
written, He gave them bread out of 
heaven to eat. 

7 Then Jesus said tothem, Truly, 
truly, I say to you, Moses gave you 
not the real bread of heaven ; but 
my Father giveth you true heavenly 
bread. The bread of God is that 
which cometh down from heaven, 
and giveth life to the world. 

8 Then said they to him, Master, 
evermore give us this bread. And 
Jesus said to them, I am bread of 
life: he that cometh to me shall 
never hunger ; and he that believeth 
in me shall never thirst: for I came 
from heaven, not to do mine own 
will, but the will of him that sent 

9 The Jews then murmured at 
him, because he said, I am bread 
that came from heaven: and they 
said, Is not this Jesus, the son of 
Joseph, whose father and mother we 
know? how is it then that he saith, 
I came from heaven ? 

10 Jesus answered, Murmur not 
among yourselves. No man can 
come to me, except he be drawn by 
the Father who sent me: and in the 
last day I will cause him to be ex- 

11 It is written in the prophets, 
And they shall all be taught of God. 
Every one therefore that hath heard, 
and learned of the Father, cometh 
tome: no one hath seen the Father, 
except he who is of God, he hath 
seen the Father. Truly, truly, I say 
to you, He that believeth hath ever- 
lasting life. 

12 I am bread of ‘life. Your 
fathers did eat manna in the wilder- 



ness, and yet they died; this is bread 
coming from heaven, that any one 
may eat of it, and not die. I am 
living bread that came from heaven: 
if any one eat of this bread, he shall 
live for ever. And the bread that I 
will give is my flesh, which I will 
give for the life of the world. 

13 The Jews therefore strove 
among themselves, saying, How can 
this man give us fis flesh to eat? 
Then Jesus said to them, Truly, 
truly, except ye eat the flesh of the 
son of man, and drink his blood, ye 
shall have no life in you: whoso 
eateth my flesh, and drinketh my 
blood, hath eternal life; and I will 
exalt him at the last day: for my 
flesh is meat indeed, and my blood 
is drink indeed. 

14 He that eateth my flesh, and 
drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, 
and I in him :—even as the living 
Father hath sent me, and I live by 
the Father: so he that eateth me, 
even he shall live by me. This is 
bread from heaven: not as your 
fathers did eat, and died; he that 
eateth of this bread shall live for 

15 These things said he in the 
synagogue, as he taught in Caper- 
naum. And many of his disciples, 
when they heard it, said, This is a 
difficult saying; who can understand 
it? When Jesus knew that his dis- 
ciples murmured at it, he said to 
them, It is the spirit that quick- 
eneth, the flesh profiteth nothing: 
the words that I speak to you, they 
are spirit and ¢hey are life. 

16 From that ¢zme many of his 
disciples went back, and walked no 
more with him. Then said Jesus to 

the twelve, Will ye also go away? 
Simon Peter answered, Master, to 
whom shall we go? thou hast the 
words of eternal life. 


Fesus shows that he is one with the 
Father in spirit and in purpose ; but de- 
ntes the charge of putting himself on an 
equality with God. 

Apes said they to him, Where is 

thy Father? Jesus answered, 
Ye neither know me nor my Father: 
if ye had known my Father ye would 
have known me also. 

2 Therefore the Jews sought the 
more to kill him, because he not only 
had broken the sabbath, but said 
also that God was his Father, put- 
ting himself on an equality with 

3 Then answered Jesus, Truly, 
truly, I say to you, The son can do 
nothing of himself, but what he 
seeth the Father do. As the Father 
hath life in himself ; so hath he given 
to the son to have life in himself; I 
can of mine own self do nothing: as 
I hear, I judge: and my judgment 
is just because I seek not mine own 
will, but the will of the Father who 
hath sent me. I and the Father are 

4 Then the Jews took up stones 
again to stone him. Jesus said to 
them, Many good works have I 
showed you from my Father; for 
which of those works do ye stone 
me? The Jews answered, For a 
good work we stone thee not; but 
for blasphemy, because thou, be- 
ing a man, makest thyself a god. 
Jesus answered them, Is it not writ- 
ten in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 



If he called them gods, to whom the 
word of God came, and the scripture 
cannot be broken; say ye of him, 
whom the Father hath sanctified, 
and sent into the world, Thou blas- 
phemest; because I said, 1 am son 
of God? 

5 If I do not the works of my 
Father, believe me not: but if I do, 
though ye believe not me, believe 
the works: that ye may know, and 
understand, that the Father zs in me, 
and I in the Father. 

6 Then said Jesus to them, When 
ye have lifted up the son of man, 
then shall ye know that I am noth- 
ing of myself, and do nothing of my- 
self: as my Father hath taught me, 
[espeak» and he that sent) me is 
with me: the Father hath not left 
me alone; for I do always those 
things that please him. 

7 As he spake these words, many 
believed on him. Then said he to 
those Jews who believed on him, If 
ye continue in my word, ¢henm are ye 
my disciples indeed; and ye shall 
know the truth, and the truth shall 
make you free. They answered him, 
We are Abraham’s children, and were 
never in bondage to any man: how 
sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 
Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to 
you, Whosoever committeth sin is 
the bond-slave of sin. 

8 Then said they to him, We are 
not born of fornication; we haveone 
Father, even God. Jesus said tothem, 
If God were your Father, ye would 
love me: for I came from God; 
neither came I of myself, but he sent 
me. Why do ye not understand my 
speech ? it is because ye do not at- 
tend to my words. 

9 Then spake Jesus again to them, 
saying, lam a light of the world: 
he that followeth me shall not walk 
in darkness, but shall have the light 
of life. 

10 Search the scriptures; in them 
ye think ye have eternal life: and 
they testify of me. 

11 I receive not honor from men. 

12 Iamcome in my Father’s name, 
and ye receive me not: if another 
shall come in his own name, him ye 
will receive. 

13 Howcan ye believe, who re- 
ceive honor one of another, and 
seek not the honor that cometh from 
God only? 


Fesus shows that the true shepherd of 
men ts he who loves them unselfishly and 
is willing, tf need be, to give his life for 
ee truly, I say to you, He 

that entereth not by the door 
into the sheepfold, but climbeth up 
some other way, the same is a thief 
and a robber. 

2 But he that entereth in by the 
door is the shepherd of the sheep ; 
to him the porter openeth ; the sheep 
hear his voice: he calleth them by 
name, and leadeth them out. 

3 And when he putteth forth his 
own sheep, he goeth before them, 
and the sheep follow him: for they 
know his voice. A stranger will they 
not follow, but will flee from him: 
for they know not the voice of stran- 

4 This parable spake Jesus to 
them: but they understood not what 
things they were which he spake to 




5 Then said Jesus to them again, 
I am the door: by me if any man 
enter in, he shall be saved, and shall 
goin and out, and find pasture. The 
thief cometh not, but to steal, and to 
kill, and to destroy: I am come that 
they might have life, and that they 
might have z¢ more abundantly. 

6 I am the good shepherd, for the 
good shepherd giveth his life for the 
sheep. But he that is an hireling, 
and not the shephérd, whose own the 
sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, 
and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: 
and the wolf catcheth them, and 
scattereth the sheep. The hireling 
fleeth, because he is an hireling, and 
careth not for the sheep. 

7 I am the good shepherd, and 
know my sees, and am known of 
mine. As the Father knoweth me, 
even so know I the Father: and I 
lay down my life for the sheep. 

8 And other sheep I have, which 
are not of this fold: them also I 
must bring, and they shall hear my 
voice; and there shall be one fold, 
and one shepherd. 

g Butye believe not, because ye 
are not of my sheep, as I said to you: 
My sheep hear my voice, and I know 
them, and they follow me: and I 
give to them eternal life, and they 
shall never perish, neither shall any 
man pluck them out of my hand. 
My Father who gave ¢hem me, is 
greater than all ; and no man is able 
to pluck them out of my Father’s 

10 Jesus cried and said, He that 
believeth on me, believeth not on 
me, but on him that sent me: and 
he that seeth me seeth him that sent 
me. I am come a light into the 

world, that whosoever believeth on 
me should not abide in darkness. 
But if any man hear my words, and 
believe not, I judge him not: for I 
came not to judge the world, but to 
save the world. 

it ‘Ite that rejecteth? mes and ire: 
ceiveth not my words, hath one that 
judgeth him: the word that I have 
spoken, the same shall judge him in 
the last day. ForI have not spoken 
of myself; the Father who sent me, 
he gave me a commandment, what I 
should say, and what I should speak. 
And I know that his commandment 
is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak 
therefore, even as the Father said 
tome, so I) speak. 

12 In the last day, that great day 
of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, 
saying, If any man thirst, let him 
come to me,and drink. He that be- 
lieveth on me, as the scripture hath 
said, out of his soul shall flow rivers 
of living water. This spake he of 
the Spirit, whom they that believe 
on him should receive. 

13 Many of the people therefore, 
when they heard this saying, said, Of 
a truth this is a Prophet: others said, 
This is Messiah. But some said, 
Shall Messiah come out of Galilee? 
Hath not the scripture said, That 
Messiah cometh of the seed of David, 
and out of the town of Bethlehem, 
where David was? So there was a 
division among the people because 
of him: and some of them would 
have taken him; but no man laid 
hands on him. 

14 Then came the officers to the 
chief priests and Pharisees; and they 
said to them, Why have ye not 
brought him? The officers answered. 


Never man spake like this man. Then 
answered them the Pharisees, Are ye 
also deceived? Have any of the rul- 
ers or of the Pharisees believed on 
him? But this people who know 
not the law are cursed. Nicode- 
mus said to them, (he that came 
to Jesus by night, being one of 
them,) doth our law judge azy man, 
before it hear him, and know what 
he doeth? They answered, Art thou 
also of Galilee? Search and look: 
for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. 

15 And every man went to his own 

The common people love and honor Fesus, 
but he perceives that his enemies will soon 
put him to death. 

ee” Jesus six days before the 

passover came to Bethany, 
where Lazarus was whom he had 
raised up from thedead. There they 
made him a supper; and Martha 
served: but Lazarus was one of them 
that sat at the table with him. 

2 Then took Mary a pound of 
ointment of spikenard, very costly, 
and anointed the feet of Jesus, and 
wiped his feet with her hair: and 
the house was filled with the odor 
of the ointment. 

3 Then said one of his disciples, 
(Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who af- 
terward betrayed him.) Why was 
not this ointment*sold for three hun- 
dred pence, and given to the poor? 
This he said, not that he cared for 
the poor; but because he was a thief, 
and had the bag, and bare what was 
put therein. 

4 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: 
against the day of my burying hath 


she kept this. The poor always ye 
have with you; but me ye have not 

5 On the next day many people 
that were come to the feast, when 
they heard that Jesus was coming to 
Jerusalem, took branches of palm 
trees, and went forth to meet him, 
and cried, Hosanna, to the son of 
David: Blessed zs he that cometh 
in the name of the Lord: Hosanna 
in the highest ! 

6 And as he went, they spread 
their clothes in the way: and when 
he had come nigh, even now at the 
descent of the mount of Olives, the 
whole multitude of the disciples be- 
gan to rejoice and praise God with a 
loud voice for all the mighty works 
that they had seen, saying, Blessed 
is the king that cometh in the name 
of the Lord: peace in heaven, and 
glory in the highest. 

7 And some of the Pharisees from 
among the multitude said to him, 
Master, rebuke thy disciples. And 
he answered, I tell you that, if these 
should hold their peace, the stones 
would immediately cry out. 

8 And he went into the temple, 
and began to cast out them that sold 
therein, and them that bought ; say- 
ing to them, It is written, My house 
is the house of prayer: but ye have 
made it a den of thieves. 

9 And he taught daily in the tem- 
ple. And the chief priests and the 
scribes and the chief of the people 
sought to destroy him, but could not 
decide what to do: for all the peo- 
ple were very attentive to hear him. 

10 And when the chief priests and 
scribes saw the wonderful things 
that he did, and the children crying 


inthe temple, arfd saying, Hosanna 
to the son of David; they were sore 
displeased, and said to him, Hearest 
thou what these say? And Jesus 
said to them, Yea: have ye never 
read, Out of the mouth of babes and 
sucklings thou hast perfected praise ? 

11 From that time forth began 
Jesus to show to his disciples, how 
he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer 
many things of the elders and chief 
priests and scribes, and be put to 
death: Then Peter took him aside, 
and began to rebuke him, saying, 
Be it far from thee, Master: this 
shall not be to thee. But heturned, 
and said to Peter, Get thee behind 
me, Satan: thou art an offence to 
me: for thou considerest not the 
things that are of God, but those 
that are of men. 

12 Then said Jesus to his disciples, 
If any man will come after me, let 
him deny himself, and take up his 
cross, and follow me. Whosoever 
will save his life shall lose it: and 
whosoever will lose. his life for my 
sake shall find it. And what is a 
man profited, if he shall gain the 
whole world, and lose his own soul? 
or what shall a man givein exchange 
for his soul ? 

13 And Jesus said to them, No 
man, having put his hand to the 
plough, and looking back, is fit for 
the kingdom of God. 


Jesus weeps over Jerusalem, and fore- 
tells its destruction and the calamities of 
the Fewish nation. 

ND as he went out of the tem- 


stones and what buildings are here! 
Jesus answering said to him, 
Seest thou these great buildings? 
there shall not be left one stone 
upon another, that shall not be 
thrown down. 

2 And when he was come near, he 
beheld the city, and wept over it, 
saying, If thou hadst known, even 
thou, at least in this thy day, the 
things which belong to thy peace! 
but now they are hid from thine 
eyes. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou 
that killest the prophets, and stonest 
them who are sent to thee, how 
often would I have gathered thy 
children together, even as a hen 
gathereth her chickens under her 
wings, and ye would not! Behold, 
your house is left to you desolate: 
for I say to you, Ye shall not see me 
henceforth, till ye shall exclaim, 
Blessed zs he that cometh in the 
name of the Lord. 

3 And as he sat upon the mount 
of Olives over against the temple, 
Peter and James and John and An- 
drew asked him privately, Tell us, 
when shall these things be? and 
what shall be the sign when all these 
things shall be fulfilled ? 

4 And Jesus answering them be- 
gan to say, Take heed lest any man 
deceive you: for many shall come 
in my name, saying, 1 am Messiah; 
and shall deceive many. And when 
ye shall hear of wars and rumors of 
wars, be ye not troubled: for such 
things must needs be; but the end 
shall not be yet. For nation shall 
rise against nation, and kingdom 
against kingdom: and there shall be 

ple, one of his disciples said to|earthquakes in divers places, and 
him, Master, see what manner of|there shall be famines and troubles: 



these ave the beginnings of sorrows. 

5 But take heed to yourselves: 
for they shall deliver you up to coun- 
cils; and in the synagogues ye shall 
be beaten: and ye shall be brought 
before rulers and kings for my sake, 
for a testimony against them. For 
the gospel must first be published 
among all nations. 

6 But when they shall lead you, 
and deliver you up, take no thought 
beforehand what ye shall speak, 
neither do ye premeditate ; but what- 
soever shall be given you in that 
hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye 
that speak, but the Holy Spirit. 

7 Nowthe brother shall betray the 
brother:to death, and the father the 
son; and children shall rise up 
against ¢#ezr parents, and shall cause 
them to be put to death. 

8 And ye shall be betrayed both 
by parents, and brethren, and kins- 
folks, and friends; and some of you 
shall they cause to be put to death. 
And ye shall be hated of all sen for 
my name’s sake: but there shall not 
an hair of your head perish. In 
your patience shall ye possess 
your souls. 

9g Now learn a parable of the fig 
tree; When his branch is yet tender, 
and putteth forth leaves, ye know 
that summer zs nigh: likewise ye, 
when ye shall see all these things, 
know that it is near, even at the 
doors. Truly I ‘say to you, This 
generation shall not end, till all 
these things be fulfilled. 

10 Heaven and earth shall pass 
away, but my words shall not pass 

11 Take heed to yourselves, lest 
at any time your hearts be over- 

charged with surfeiting and drunk- 
enness, and cares of this life, and 
so that day come upon you una- 
wares. For as a snare shall it come 
on all them that dwell on the face 
of the earth. Watch ye therefore, 
and pray always, that ye may be 
accounted worthy to escape all these 
things that shall come to pass, and 
to stand before the son of man. 

12 Then one of the twelve, called 
Judas Iscariot, went to the chief 
priests, and said ¢o them, What will 
ye give me, and I will deliver him 
to you? Andthey covenanted with 
him for thirty pieces of silver: and 
he promised, and sought opportuni- 
ty to betray him to them in” the 
absence of the multitude. 


Fesus’ last evening with his disciples ; 
he explains the necessity of his death, as a 
testimony and seal to the truth he had 
taught; assures his disciples that the 
Father ts revealed through him, and tells 
them that the spirit of Truth will be their 
Helper and Guide. 

Nie the first day of the feast of 

unleavened bread the disci- 
ples came to Jesus, saying, Where 
wilt thou that we prepare for thee 
to eat the passover? And he re- 
plied, Go into the city to such a 
man, and say to him, The Master 
saith, My time is at hand; I will 
keep the passover at thy house with 
my disciples. The disciples did as 
Jesus had appointed them, and made 
ready the passover. 

2 And in the evening he cometh 
with the twelve: and as they sat 
and did eat, Jesus said, The hour 
is come, that the son of man should 



be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to 
you, Except a corn of wheat fall 
into the ground and die, it abideth 
alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth 
much fruit. He that loveth his life 
shall lose it; and he that sacrificeth 

his life in this world shall keep it 
unto life eternal. 

3 If any man serve me, let him 
follow me; and where I am, there 
shall also my servant be: if any 
man serve me, him will the Father 

4 Now is my soul troubled: 
What shall I say? Shall I say, Fa- 
ther, save me from this suffering? 
But for this cause came I to this hour. 
Now is the judgment of this world: 
now shall the prince of this world 
Bersejected. And I, if 1 be lifted 
up from the earth, will draw all mex 
unto me. 

5 Little children, yet a little while 
Iam with you. Ye shall seek me: 
and as I said to the Jews, Whither 
I go, ye cannot come; so now I say 
to you. A new commandment I 
give to you, That ye love one anoth- 
er; as I have loved you, that ye 
also love one another. By this shall 
all men know that ye are my disci- 
ples, if ye have love one to another. 

6 Let not your heart be troubled: 
ye have faith in God, believe there- 
fore what I now say. In my Fa- 
ther’s house are many mansions: if 
zt were not so, 1 would have told you. 
I go to prepare a place for you. 
And if I go and prepare a place for 
you, I will come again, and receive 
you to myself; that where I am, 
there ye may bealso. Whither I go 
ye know, and the way ye know. 

7 Thomas said to him, Master, we 

know not whither thou goest; and 
how can we know the way? Jesus 
answered, I am the way, the truth, 
and the life; by me every man may 
come to the Father. 

8 Philip said to him, Master, show 
us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 
Jesus answered, Have I been so long 
with you, and yet hast thou not 
known me, Philip? Believest thou 
not that I am in the Father, and the 
Father in me? the words that I 
speak to you I speak not of myself: 
the Father that dwelleth in me, he 
doeth the work. He that hath 
seen me hath seen the Father; how 
sayest thou ¢hen, Show us the 
Father? Believe me that I am in 
the Father, and the Father in me: 
or else believe me for the very works’ 
sake. At that day ye shall know 
that I am in the Father, and ye in 
me, and I in you. 

9 He that hath my command- 
ments, and keepeth them, he it is 
that loveth me: and he that loveth 
me shall be loved of the Father ; and 
I will love him, and will manifest 
myself to him. Judas saidto him, 
(not Iscariot,) Master, how is it that 
thou wilt manifest thyself to us, and 
not to the world? Jesus answered, 
If aman love me, he will keep my 
words: and my Father will love him, 
and we will come to him, and make 
our abode with him. 

10 Truly, truly, I say to you, He 
that believeth on me, the works that 
I do shall he do also; and greater 
works than these shall he do; be- 
cause I go to the Father. 

11 If ye love me, keep my com- 
mandments: and I will pray the 
Father, and he shall give you another 



helper, that will abide with you for- 
ever, even the spirit of Truth; which 
the world cannot receive, because it 
seeth it not, neither knoweth it: but 
ye know it, for it dwelleth with you, 
and is in you. 

12 I will not leave you bereaved : 
I will come to you. Yet a little 
while, and the world shall see me no 
more; but ye shallsee me: because 
I live, ye shall live also. 

13 He that loveth me not keepeth 
not my words: and the word which 
ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s 
who sent me. 

14 These things have I spoken to 
you, being present with you. But 
the helper, whzch zs the spirit of the 
Holy One, which the Father will 
send in my stead, shall teach you all 
things, and bring all things to your 
remembrance, whatsoever I have 
said to you. 

15 Peace I leave with you, my 
peace I give to you: not as the world 
giveth, give I to you. Let not your 
heart be troubled, neither let it be 

16 Ye have heard how I said to 
you, I go away, and come agazz to 
you. If ye loved me, ye would re- 
joice, because I said, I go to the 
Father: for the Father is greater 
than I. : 


Jesus shows that love among his dis- 
ciples for one another, and for him, will 
cause them to be like branches abiding in 
their vine, and bringing forth much fruit. 
I AM the true vine, and my Father 

is the husbandman. Every one of 

my branches that beareth not fruit he 
taketh away: and every dranch that 

beareth fruit he purifieth, that it may 
bear more fruit. Now ye are puri- 
fied through the word which I have 
spoken to you. 

2 Abide in me, and lin you. As 
the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, 
except it abide in the vine; no more 
can ye, except ye abidein me. Iam 
the vine, ye are branches: he that 
abideth in me, and I in him, the 
same bringeth forth much fruit: for 
separated from me, ye can accom- 
plish nothing. If one abide not in 
me, he is cast forth as a branch, and 
is withered; and men gather it, and 
cast zf into the fire, and it is burned. 

3 If ye abide in me, and my words 
abide in you, ask what ye will, and it 
shall be done to you. 

4 Herein is my Father glorified, 
that ye bear much fruit ; so shall ye 
be my disciples. 

5 Asthe Father hath loved me, 
so have I loved you: continue ye in 
my love. If ye keep my command- 
ments, ye shall continue in my love; 
even as I have kept my Father’s 
commandments, and continue in his 

6 These things have I spoken to 
you, that my joy might remain in 
you, and ¢haz¢ your joy might be full. 
My commandment is, That ye love 
one another, as I have loved you: 
greater love hath no man than this, 
that he lay down his life for his 
friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do 
whatsoever I command you. 

7 call you not servants; for the 
servant knoweth not what his master 
doeth: I have called you friends ; for 
all things that I have heard of my 
Father I have made known to you. 
Ye did not choose me, but I chose 


you, and commissioned you, that ye 
_ should go and bear fruit, and your 
fruit should remain; so that what- 
soever ye should request from the 
Father, in my name, he would grant 
it to you. 

8 These things I command you, 
Love ye one another: If the world 
hate you, ye know that it hated me 
before z¢ hated you: if ye were of the 
world, the world would love his own : 
because ye are not of the world, but 
I have chosen you out of the world, 

therefore the world hateth you. 

9 Remember the word that I said 
to you, The servant is not greater 
than his master. If they have perse- 
cuted me, they will also persecute 
you; if they have kept my saying, 
they will keep yours also: all these 
things will they do to you for my 
name’s sake, because they know not 
him that sent me. 

10 If I had not come and spoken 
to them, they had not had sin: but 
now they have no excuse for their 
sin. He that hateth me hateth my 
Father also. If I had not done among 
them works which no other man did, 
they had not had sin: but now have 
they both seen and hated both me 
and my Father. The word is fulfilled 
that is written in their law, They 
hated me without cause. 

11 These things have I spoken to 
you, that ye should not be discour- 
aged. They shall put you out of the 
synagogues: yea, the time cometh, 
that whosoever killeth you will think 
that he doeth God service : and these 
things will they do to you, because 
they have not known the Father, nor 

12 Truly, truly, I say to you, that 


ye shall weep and lament, but the 
world shall rejoice: and ye shall be 
sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be 
turnedinto joy. A womanwhen she 
is in travail hath sorrow, because her 
hour is come: but as soon as she is 
delivered of the child, she remem- 
bereth no more the anguish, for joy 
that a man is born into the world. 
Even so ye now have sorrow: but I 
will see you again, and your heart 
shall rejoice, and your joy no man 
shall take from you. 

13 But now I go my way to him 
that sent me; and none of you ask- 
eth me, Whither goest thou ? Icame 
forth from the Father, and am come 
into the world: again, I leave the 
world, and go to the Father. Because 
I have said these things to you, sor- 
row hath filled your heart. Never- 
theless I tell you the truth; It is 
expedient for you that I go away: 
for if I go not away, the helper will 
not come to you: but if I depart, I 
will send it to you. And when it is 
come, it will convict the world of sin, 
and of righteousness, and of judg- 

14 I have yet many things to say 
to you, but ye cannot bear them 
now. Howbeit when that one, the 
spirit of Truth, is come, it will guide 
you into all truth: for it shall not 
speak of itself; but whatsoever it 
shall hear, it shall speak, and show 
you things to come. 

15 His disciples said to him, Lo, 
now speakest thou plainly, and speak- 
est no proverb. Now weare sure that 
thou knowest all things, and needest 
not that any man should ask thee: 
by this we believe that thou camest 
forth from God. Jesus answered 



them, Do ye now believe? Behold, | Master, is it I? He answered, Thou 

the hour cometh, yea, is now come, 
that ye shall be scattered, every man 
to his own, and shall leave me alone. 
Yet I shall not be alone, because the 
Father will be with me. 

16 These things I have spoken to 
you, that in me ye might have peace. 
In the world ye shall have tribula- 
tion: but be of good cheer; I have 
overcome the world. 


By bread and wine Fesus symbolizes his 
approaching death ; and by washing his dis- 
ciples’ feet he teaches humility and mutual 

Nae as they did eat, Jesus took 

bread, and blessed, and break 
zt, and gave to them, and said, Take, 
eat: this is my body. And he took 
the cup, and when he had given 
thanks, he handed z¢ to them: and 
as they drank of it, he said, This is 
the new covenant of my blood, which 
is shed for many. Truly I say to 
you, I will drink no more of the fruit 
of the vine, until that day that I 
drink it new in the kingdom of 

2 And while they were eating, he’ 

said, Truly I say to you, that one of 
you shall betray me. And they 
were exceeding sorrowful, and be- 
gan every one of them to say to him, 
Master, is it I? He answered, He 
that dippeth 4zs hand with me in the 
dish, the same shall betray me. The 
son of man goeth as it is written of 
him: but woe to that man by whom 
the son of man is betrayed! it had 
been good for that man if he had 
not been born. Then Judas said, 

hast confessed it. 

3 Then said Jesus to him, That 
thou doest, do quickly. Now no 
man at the table knew for what in- 
tent he spake this to him: some of 
them thought, because Judas had the 
bag, that Jesus had said to him, Buy 
those things that we have need of 
against the feast; or, that he should 
give something to the poor. 

4 Supper being ended, the tempt- 
er having now put into the heart of 
Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to be- 
tray him; Jesus knowing that the 
Father had given all things into his 
hands, and that he came from God, 
and went to God; he arose from 
supper, laid aside his garments, took 
a towel, and girded himself. After 
that he poured water into a bason, 
and began to wash the disciples’ feet, 
and to wipe ¢hem with the towel 
wherewith he was girded: when he 
came to Simon Peter, Peter said to 
him, Master, dost thou wash my 
feet? Jesus answered, What I do 
thou knowest not now; but thou 
shalt know hereafter. Peter said, 
Thou shalt never wash my feet. 
Jesus answered him, If I wash thee 
not, thou hast no part with me. 
Peter said to him, Master, not my 
feet only, but also my hands and 
my head. 

5 After he had washed their feet, 
and had taken his garments, and was 
set down again, he said to them, 
Know ye what I have done to you? 
Ye call me Master and Teacher; 
and ye say well; for solam. If I- 
then, your Teacher and Master, have 
washed your feet, ye also ought to 
wash one another’s feet. I have 



given you this example, that yo lose but the son of perdition. And 

should do as I have done to you. 
Truly, truly, I say to you, The ser- 
vant is not greater than his master; 
neither he that is sent greater than 
he that sent him. If ye know these 
things, happy are ye if ye do them. 


With prayer and singing Fesus closes 
his interview with his disciples, and de- 
parts with them into an adjoining garden. 

Oe words spake Jesus, and 

lifted up his eyes to heaven, 
and said, Father, the hour is come; 
glorify thy son, that thy son also 
may glorify thee. As thou hast 
given him power over all human kind, 
that he should bring eternal life to 
as many as thou hast appointed to 
him: and this is life eternal, that 
they might know thee the only true 
God, and him whom thou hast sent 
forth, even Jesus the Anointed. I 
_have glorified thee on the earth: I 
have finished the work which thou 
gavest me to do: and now, Father, 
glorify thou me thine own self, with 
the glory which I had in thy keep- 
ing before the world was. I have 
manifested thy name to the men 
whom thou gavest me out of the 
world: thine they were, and thou 
gavest them me; and they have kept 
thy word. 

2 Iam no longer inthe world, but 
these are in the world, and I come 
to thee. Holy Father, keep in thy 
name them that thou hast given 
me, that they may be one even as 
we are. While I was with them in 
the world, I guarded them in thy 
name: those that thou gavest me I 
have guarded, and none of them is 

now come I to thee ; these things have 
I spoken in the world, that they might 
have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 
I have given them thy word; and 
the world hath hated them, because 
they are not of the world, even as I 
am not of the world. I pray not 
that thou shouldest take them out 
of the world, but that thou shouldest 
keep them from the evil. They are 
not of the world, even as I am not 
of the world: sanctify them through 
thy truth: thy word is truth. As 
thou hast sent me into the world, 
even so have I also sent them into 
the world: for their sakes I sanctify 
myself, that they also might be sanc-. 
tified through the truth. 

3 Now they have known that all 
things whatsoever thou hast given. 
me are from thee, for I have given 
to them the words which thou gav- 
est me; and they have received 
them, and have known surely that I 
came out from thee,and have believed 
that thou didst send me. I pray for 
them: not for the world do I now 
pray, but for them whom thou hast 
given me; they are thine: for all 
mine are thine, and thine are mine; 
and I am glorified in them all. 

4 Neither pray I for these alone, 
but for them also who shall believe 
on me through their word; that 
they all may be one; even as thou, 
Father, av¢ in me, and I in thee, that 
they in like manner may be one in 
us: that the world may believe that 
thou didst send me. And the glory 
which thou gavest me I have given 
them; that they may be one, even’. 
as we are one: Iin them, and thou 
in me, that they may be made per- 


fect in one; and that the world may 
know that thou hast sent me, and 
hast loved them, as thou hast loved 

5 Father, I desire that they also, 
whom thou hast given me, be with 
me where I am; and that they may 
behold the glory which thou hast 
given me: for thou didst love me 
before the foundation of the world. 
Righteous Father, the world hath 
not known thee: but I have known 
thee, and these have known that 
thou hast sent me. I have declared 
to them thy name, and will declare 
zt: that the love wherewith thou hast 
loved me may be in them, and I in 

6 When they had sung an hymn, 
they went out into the mount of 
Olives. And Jesus said to them, 
All ye shall be offended because of 
me this night : as it is written, I will 
smite the shepherd, and the sheep 
shall be scattered. But Peter said to 
him, Although all shall be offended, 
yet wll not I. Jesus answered, Tru- 
ly I say to thee, That this day, even 
in this night, before the cock crow 
twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. 
But he spake the more vehemently, 
If I should die with thee, I will not 
deny thee in any wise. Likewise 
also said they all. 


Fesus spends the night in prayer and 
sorrow ; ts apprehended by his enemies, 
and led away to the Assembly of the 

ESUS went forth with his disci- 

ples over the brook Cedron, 
where was a garden, into which he 
entered, with his disciples. Judas 


also, who betrayed him, knew the 
place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted 
thither with his disciples. And they 
came to a place which was called 
Gethsemane: and he said to his dis- 
ciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. 

2 And he taketh with him Peter 
and James and John, and began to 
bein great anguish, and to be full 
of sorrow ; and he said to them, My 
soul is exceedingly sorrowful unto 
death: tarry ye here, and watch. 

3 And he went forward a little, 
and fell on the ground, and prayed 
that, if it were possible, the hour 
might pass from him. And he said, 
Abba, Father, all things ave possible 
to thee; take away this cup from 
me: nevertheless not what I will 
but what thou wilt. 

4 And he came and found them 
sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, 
sleepest thou? couldest not thou 
watch one hour? Watch and pray, 
lest ye enter into temptation. The 
spirit truly zs ready, but the flesh zs 

5 And again he went away, and 
prayed, and spake the same words, 
Father, if thou be willing, remove 
this cup from me: nevertheless not 
my will, but thine, be done. And 
there appeared an angel to him from 
heaven, strengthening him. And 
being in an agony he prayed more 
earnestly: and his sweat was as it’ 
were great drops of blood falling 
down to the ground. 

6 And when he returned, he found 
them asleep again, (for their eyes 
were heavy,) neither wist they what 
to answer him. 

7 And he came the third time, 
and said to them, Sleep on now, and 


take your rest: it is enough, the hour 
is come; behold, the son of man is 
betrayed into the hands of sinners. 
ise up, let us go; lo, he that be- 
trayeth me is at hand. 

8 Judas then, having received a 
band of men and officers from the 
chief priests and Pharisees, came 
thither with lanterns and torches 
and weapons. And he that be- 
trayed him had given them a token, 
saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that 
same is he; take him, and lead him 
away safely. And forthwith he came 
to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and 
kissed him. But Jesus said to him, 
Judas, betrayest thou the son of man 
with a kiss? 

g Then Simon Peter having a 
sword drew it, and smote the high 
priest’s servant, and cut off his right 
ear. The servant’s name was Mal- 
chus. Then said Jesus to Peter, The 
cup which my Father hath given me, 
shall I not drink it? Put up again 
thy sword into its place: forall they 
that take the sword shall perish with 
the sword. Thinkest thou that I 
cannot now pray to my Father, and 
he shall presently give me more than 
twelve legions of angels? 

10 Then Jesus said to the chief 
priests, and captains of the temple, 
and the elders, who were come to 
him, Have ye come out, as against a 
thief, with swords and staves? When 
I was daily with you in the temple, 
ye stretched forth no hands against 
me: but this is your hour, and the 
power of darkness. 

11 Then took they him, and led 
him, and brought him into the high 
priest’s house. 

12 And all his disciples forsook 
him and fled. 


The trial and condemnation of Fesus. 

yon they led Jesus away to the 

high priest: and with him were 
assembled all the chief priests and 
the elders and the scribes. And 
Peter followed him afar off, even 
into the palace of the high priest: 
and he sat with the servants, and 
warmed himself at the fire. 

2 Now the chief priests, and elders, 
and all the council, sought false wit- 
ness against Jesus, to put him to 
death ; but found none: yea, though 
many false witnesses came, yet found 
they none. At last came two false 
witnesses, and said, This fe/ow said, 
I am able to destroy the temple of 
God, and to build it in three days. 
And the high priest arose, and said 
to him, Answerest thou nothing? 
what zs zt which these witness against 

3 But Jesus held his peace. And 
the high priest said to him, I adjure 
thee by the living God, that thou 
tell us whether thou be Messiah, son 
of God. Jesus answered him, Thou 
hast said: nevertheless I say to you, 
Hereafter shall ye see the son of 
man sitting on the right hand of 
power, and revealed in the clouds of 

4 Then the high priest rent his 
clothes, saying, He hath spoken 
blasphemy; what further need have 
we of witnesses? behold, now ye 
have heard his blasphemy. What 
think ye? They answered and said, 
He is guilty of death. 

3 The high priest then asked Jesus 
of his disciples, and of his doctrine. 
Jesus answered him, I spake openly 
to the world; I ever taught in the 



synagogue, and in the temple, 
whither the Jews always resort; and 
in secret have I said nothing. Why 
askest thou me? ask them who 
heard me, what I have said to them: 
behold, they know what I said. 

6 And when he had thus spoken, 
one of the officers who stood by 
struck Jesus with the palm of his 
hand, saying, Answerest thou the 
high priest so? Jesus said to him, 
If I have spoken evil, bear witness 
of the evil; but if well, why smitest 
thou me? 

7 And some began to spit on him, 
and to cover his face, and to buffet 
him, and to say to him, Prophesy: 
and the servants did strike him with 
the palms of their hands. 

8 And when they had blindfolded 
him, they struck him on the face, and 
asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is 
it that smote thee? And many other 
things blasphemously spake they 
against him. 

g When the morning had come, 
all the chief priests and elders of the 
people took counsel against Jesus to 
put him to death: and when they 
had bound him, they led Azm away, 
and delivered him to Pontius Pilate 
the governor. 

1o And when he was accused of 
the chief priests and elders, he an- 
swered nothing. Then said Pilate to 
him, Hearest thou not how many 
things they witness against thee? 
And he answered him also never a 
word; insomuch that the governor 
marvelled greatly. 

11 And they began to accuse him, 
saying, We found this fed/ow pervert- 
ing the nation, and forbidding to give 
tribute to Cesar, saying that he him- 
self is an anointed king. 

12 Pilate therefore said to him, 
Art thou a king then? Jesus an- 
swered, Thou sayest that I am a 
king: but this is the end for which I 
was born, and for this cause came I 
into the world, that I should bear 
witness to the truth. And every one 
that is of the truth heareth my 
voice. Pilate said to him, What is 
truth? And when he had said this, 
he went out to the Jews, and said to 
them, I find in him no fault at aU. 

13 And they were the more fierce, 
saying, He stirreth up the people, 
teaching throughout all Jewry, be- 
ginning from Galilee to this place. 
When Pilate heard of Galilee, he 
asked whether the man were a Gali- 
lean. And as soon as he knew that 
he belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, 
he sent him to Herod, who himself 
also was at Jerusalem at that time. 

14 And when Herod saw Jesus, he 
was exceeding glad: for he was 
desirous to see him of a long season, 
because he had heard many things of 
him; and he hoped to have seen 
some wonders wrought by him. Sohe 
questioned him in many words ; but 
he answered him nothing. And the 
chief priests and scribes stood and 
vehemently accused him : and Herod 
with his men of war set him at 
nought, and mocked zm, and ar- 
rayed him in a gorgeous robe, and 
sent him again to Pilate. 

15 Now at ¢hat feast the governor 
was wont to release to the people a 
prisoner, whom they would. And 
they had then a notable prisoner, 
called Barabbas : therefore when they 
were gathered together, Pilate said to 
them, Whom will ye that I release 
unto you ? Barabbas, or Jesus who is 
called Messiah? (For he knew that 



for envy they had delivered him.) 

16 But the chief priests and elders 
persuaded the multitude that they 
should ask Barabbas, and destroy 
Jesus. The governor again said to 
them, Whether of the twain will ye 
that I release to you? They said, 
Barabbas. Pilate said to them, What 
shall I do then with Jesus who is 
called Messiah? TZy/ey all answered, 
Let him be crucified. And the 
governor said, Why, what evil hath 
he done? But they cried out the 
more, saying, Let him be crucified. 

17 When Pilate saw that he could 
prevail nothing, but ¢/a¢ rather a tu- 
mult was made, he took water, and 
washed zs hands before the multi- 
tude, saying, I am innocent of the 
blood of this just person: see ye Zo zt. 
Then answered all the people, and 
said, His blood de on us, and on our 

18 Then released he Barabbas un- 
to them: and when he had scourged 
Jesus, he delivered him to be cruci- 


Peter denies Fesus and repents ; Fudas 
repents and hangs himself; Fesus 7s 
scourged, crucified, and temporarily 
placed in a sepulchre close at hana.* 

N OW Peter sat without in the pal- 

ace: anda damsel came to him, 
saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of 
Galilee. But he denied before ¢hem 
all, saying, I know not what thou 
sayest. And when he had gone out 
into the porch, another mazd saw 
him, and said to them that were 
there, This feV/ow was also with Je- 
sus of Nazareth. And again he de- 

nied with an oath, I do not know the 

2 And after awhile came they that 
stood by, and said to Peter, Surely 
thou also art ove of them; for thy 
speech betrayeth thee. Then began 
he to curse and to swear, and to say, 
I know not the man. And immedi- 
ately the cock crew. And Peter 
remembered the word of Jesus, who 
said to him, Before the cock crow, 
thou shalt deny me thrice. And he 
went out, and wept bitterly. 

3 Then Judas, who had betrayed 
Jesus, when he saw that he was con- 
demned, repented, and brought the 
thirty pieces of silver to the chief 
priests and elders, saying, I have 
sinned in that I have betrayed inno- 
cent blood. They answered, What 
is that to us? see thou Zo that. And 
he cast down the pieces of silver in 
the temple, and departed, and went 
and hanged himself. 

4 Then the soldiers of the gov- 
ernor took Jesus into the common 
hall, and gathered around him the 
whole band of soldiers: and they 
stripped him, and put on him a scar- 
let robe. And when they had platted 
a crown of thorns, they put z¢ upon 
his head, and a reed in his right 
hand: and they bowed the knee be- 
fore him, and mocked him, saying, 
Hail, King of the Jews! And they 
spit upon him, and took the reed, 
and smote him on the head. 

s And after they had mocked him, 
they took the robe off from him, and 
put his own raiment on him, and led 
him away to crucify him. 

6 And as they led him away, they 
laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyre- 
nian, coming out of the country, and 

* See Note (b) at the en of Gospel Selections. 



on him they laid the cross, that he 
might bear z¢ after Jesus. 

7 And there followed him a great 
company of people, and of women, 
who also bewailed and lamented him. 
But Jesus turning to them said, 
Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not 
for me, but weep for yourselves, and 
for your children. 

8 And there were also two male- 
factors, led with him to be put to 
death. And when they were come 
to the place, which is called Calvary, 
there they crucified him, and the 
malefactors, one on the right hand, 
and the other on the left. 

9g Then said Jesus, Father, for- 
give them; for they know not what 
they do. 

1o And they that passed by re- 
viled him, wagging their heads, and 
saying, Thou that destroyest the 
temple, and buildest z¢ in three days, 
save thyself. If thou be a son of God, 
come down from the cross. Like- 
wise also the chief priests mocking 
iim, with the scribes and elders, said, 
He saved others; himself he cannot 
save. If he be King of Israel, let 
him now come down from the cross, 
and we will believe him. He trusted 
in God; let him deliver him now, if 
he will have him: for he said, I am 
ason of God. The thieves also, who 
were crucified with him, cast the 
same in his teeth. 

11 Now from the sixth hour there 
was darkness over the land to the 
ninth hour. And about the ninth 
hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, 
saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? 
that is to say, My God, my God, 
why hast thou forsaken me? Some 
of them that stood there, when they 

heard that, said, This man calleth for 
Elias. And straightway one of them 
ran, and took a sponge, and filled z¢ 
with vinegar, and put zz on a reed, 
and gave him to drink. The rest 
said, Let him alone, let ussee whether 
Elias will come to save him. 

12 And when Jesus had cried with 
a loud voice, he said, Father, into 
thy hands I commend my spirit ; and 
having said thus, he gave up the 

13 Now when the centurion saw 
what was done, he glorified God, 
saying, Certainly this was a righteous 
man: and all the people that came 
together to that sight, beholding the 
things which were done, smote their 
breasts, and returned. 

14 And many women were there 
beholding afar off, who followed 
Jesus from Galilee, ministering to 
him: among whom were Mary Mag- 
dalene, and Mary the mother of 
James and Joses, and the mother of 
Zebedee’s children. 

15 And after this Joseph of Ari- 
mathza, being a disciple of Jesus, 
but secretly for fear of the Jews, be- 
sought Pilate that he might take 
away the body of Jesus: and Pilate 
gave himleave. He came therefore, 
and took the body of Jesus. And 
there came also Nicodemus, who at 
the first came to Jesus by night, and 
brought a mixture of myrrh and 
aloes. Then took they the body of 
Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes 
with the spices, as the manner of the 
Jews is to bury. 

16 Now in the place where he was 
crucified there was a garden; and in 
the garden a new sepulchre, wherein 
was never man yet laid. There laid 



they Jesus therefore because of the 
Jews’ preparation day ; for the sepul- 
chre was nigh at hand. 

17 And the women also, who 
came with him from Galilee, fol- 
lowed after, and beheld the sepul- 
chre, and how his body was laid: 
and returned, and prepared spices 
and ointments; and rested the sab- 
bath day according to the command- 


The reappearance of Fesus after his 
death ; by various manifestations he re- 
veals himself to many of his followers, 
and encourages them to spread abroad his 
teachings. * 

ote first day of the week came 

Mary Magdalene early, while it 
was yet dark, to the sepulchre, and 
found the stone taken away from the 
door. Then she ran and came to 
Simon Peter, and to the other dis- 
ciple, whom Jesus loved, and said 
to them, They have taken away the 
Master out of the sepulchre, and we 
know not where they have laid him. 
Then arose Peter, and ran to the 
sepulchre; and stooping down, 
he saw the linen clothes laid by 
themselves, and departed, wonder- 
ing in himself at that which had 

2 But Mary remained without at 
the sepulchre weeping: and as she 
wept, she stooped down, and looked 
into the sepulchre: and there ap- 
peared two angels in white sitting, 
the one at the head, and the other 
at the feet, where the body of Jesus 
had lain. And they said to her, 
Woman, why weepest thou? She 
‘said to them, Because they have 

taken away my Master, and I know 
not where they have laid him. 

3 And when she had thus said, 
she turned herself back, and saw 
Jesus standing, but knew not that it _ 
was Jesus. He said to her, Woman, 
why weepest thou? whom seckest 
thou? She, supposing him to be 
the gardener, said to him, Sir, if 
thou hast borne him hence, tell me 
where thou hast laid him, and I will 
take him away. Jesus said to her, 
Mary. She turned, and exclaimed, 
Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 
Jesus said to her, Touch me not; 
for I am not yet ascended to my 
Father: but go to my brethren, and 
say to them, I ascend to my Father, 
and your Father; and ¢o my God, 
and your God. 

4 Mary Magdalene came and told 
the disciples that she had seen the 
Master, and shat he had spoken 
these things to her. And they, 
when they heard that he was alive, 
and had appeared to her, believed 

5 Then the disciples went away 
to their own home. 

6 And certain other women also 
of our company made us astonished, 
who were early at the sepulchre: 
for when they found not his body, 
they came, saying, that they had 
also seen a vision of angels, who 
said that he was alive And certain 
of them who were with us went to 
the sepulchre, and found 2 even so 
as the women had said: but him 
they saw not. 

7 After that he appeared in an- 
other form to two of them, as they 
walked and went into the country; 
and they went and told 7¢ to the 


Note (c) at the end of Gospel Selections. 



residue: neither believed they them. 

8 Afterward he appeared to the 
eleven as they sat at meat, and re- 
proved them for their unbelief and 
hardness of heart, because they be- 
lieved not them who had seen him 
after he was risen. And he said to 
them, Go ye into all the world, and 
preach the gospel to every creature. 
He that believeth and is baptized 
shall be saved; but he that be- 
lieveth not shall be condemned. 

9g Then the. same day at evening, 
being the first day of the week, 
when the doors were shut where the 
disciples were assembled for fear of 
the Jews, came Jesus and stood in 
the midst, and said to them, Peace 
be unto you. And when he had so 
said, he showed them zs hands and 
his side. Then were the disciples 
glad, when they saw the Master. 

10 Then said Jesus to them again, 
Peace de unto you: as the Father 
sent me, even so send I you. And 
when he had said this, he breathed 
on them, and said, Receive ye the 
Holy Spirit. 


Some beautiful accounts of the reappear- 
ance of Fesus not historically verified :— 
that ts, given by one biographer, but not 
confirmed or in any way referred to by 
the others. 

Nee it came to pass, as they were 
much perplexed thereabout, 
behold, two men stood by them in 
shining garments; and as they were 
afraid, and bowed down ‘¢hezr faces 
to the earth, they said to them, 
Why seek ye the living among the 
dead? He is not here, but is risen. 
2 And, behold, two of them went 

that same day to a village called 
Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem 
about threescore furlongs: and they 
talked together of all these things 
which had happened. 

3 And it came to pass, that, while 
they communed ¢ogether and reason- 
ed, Jesus himself drew near, and 
went with them: but their eyes were 
holden that they should not know 

4 And he said to them, What 
manner of communications ave these 
that ye have one to another, as ye 
walk, and are sad? And the one 
of them, whose name was Cleopas, 
answering said to him, Art thou 
only a stranger in Jerusalem, and 
hast not known the things which are 
come to pass there in these days? 
He said to them, What things? and 
they said, Concerning Jesus of Naza- 
reth, who was a prophet mighty in 
deed and word before God and all 
the people: and how the chief priests 
and our rulers delivered him to be 
condemned to death, and have cruci- 
fied him. But we trusted that it 
was he who should redeem Israel: 
and besides all this, to-day is the 
third day since these things were 
done. Yea, and certain women also 
of our company made us astonished, 
who were early at the sepulchre; 
and when they found not his body, 
they came, saying, that they had 
seen a vision of angels, who said 
that he was alive. And certain of 
them who were with us went to 
the sepulchre, and found z¢ even so 
as the women had said: but him 
they saw not. 

5 Then he said to them, O foolish 
men, and slow to believe after all. 



that the prophets have spoken: 
Ought not Messiah to suffer these 
things, and to enter into his glory? 
And beginning at Moses and all the 
prophets, he expounded to them in 
all the scriptures the things which 
concerned himself. 

6 And they drew near to the vil- 
lage, whither they went: and he ap- 
peared as though he would have 
gone further. But they constrained 
him, saying, Abide with us: for it is 
toward evening, and the day is far 
spent. And he went in to tarry 
with them. 

7 And it came to pass, as he sat 
at meat with them, he took bread, 
and blessed zt, and brake, and gave 
tothem. And their eyes were opened, 
so that they knew him; and he van- 
ished out of their sight. 

8 And they said one to another, 
Did not our hearts burn within us, 
while he talked with us by the way, 
and while he opened to us the script- 

g And they rose up the same hour, 
and returned to Jerusalem, and found 
the eleven gathered. together, and 
them with them, who were saying, 
The Lord is risen indeed, and hath 
appeared to Simon. 

10 And they told what things weve 
done in the way, and how he was 
known of them in breaking of bread : 
and as they thus were speaking, 
Jesus himself stood in the midst 
of them, and said, Peace de unto 

11 But Thomas, one of the twelve, 
called Didymus, was not with them 
when Jesus came. The other dis- 
ciples therefore said to him, We have 
seen the Master. But he said, Ex- 

cept I shall see in his hands the print 
of the nails, and put my finger into 
the print of the nails, and’ thrust my 
hand into his side, I will not believe. 

12 And after eight days again his 
disciples were within, and Thomas 
with them: ¢hem came Jesus, the 
doors being shut, and stood in the 
midst, and said, Peace Je unto you. 
Then said he to Thomas, Reach 
hither thy finger, and behold my 
hands ; and reach hither thy hand, 
and thrust z¢ into my side: and be 
not faithless, but believing. And 
Thomas exclaimed, My Lord and 
my God! Jesus said to him, Thomas, 
because thou hast seen me, thou hast 
believed: blessed are they that have 
not seen, and yet have believed. 

13 After these things Jesus ap- 
peared again to the disciples at the 
sea of Tiberias; and on this wise ap- 
peared he. 

14 There were together Simon 
Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, 
and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, 
and the sous of Zebedee, and two 
other of his disciples. Simon Peter 
said to them, I go a fishing. They 
replied, We also will go with thee. 
They went forth, and entered into a 
boat immediately; and that night 
they caught nothing. When the 
morning was come, Jesus stood on 
the shore: but the disciples knew 
not that it was Jesus. 

15 Then Jesus said to them, Chil- 
dren, have ye any meat? They 
answered him, No. And he said to 
them, Cast the net on the right side 
of the ship, and ye shall find. They 
cast therefore, and now they were 
not able to draw it for the multitude 
of fishes. Therefore that disciple 




whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It 
is the Master. 

16 When Simon Peter heard that 
it wasthe Master, he girt 42s fisher’s 
coat unto him, (for he was naked,) 
and cast himself into the sea.. And 
the other disciples came in a small 
boat, (for they were not far from land, 
but as it were two hundred cubits,) 
dragging the net with fishes. 

17 Assoon then as they were come 
to land, they saw a fire of coals there, 
and fish laid thereon, and bread. 
Jesus said to them, Bring of the fish 
which ye have now caught. Simon 
Peter went up, and drew the net to 
land full of great fishes, an hundred 
and fifty and three: and for all there 
were so many, yet was not the net 

durst ask him, Who art thou ? know- 
ing that it was the Master. 

18 When they had dined, Jesus said 
to Simon Peter, Simon, sou of Jonas, 
lovest thou me more than these? 
He answered, Yea, Master; thou 
knowest that I love thee. He said 
to him, Feed my lambs. Again the 
second time he said to him, Simon, 
son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He 
answered, Yea, Master; thou know- 
est that Ilove thee. He said to him, 
Feed my sheep. He said to him 
the third time, Simon, soz of 
Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was 
grieved because he said to him the 
third time, Lovest thou me? And 
he said to him, Master, thou know- 
est all things; thou knowest that I 

broken. Jesus said to them, Come|love thee. Jesus said to him, Feed 
and dine. Andnone of the disciples |my sheep. 

(a) The difficulty is here acknowledged of making the story of the ‘‘ resurrection ” of Lazarus (given 
only in the biography according to John, and not in any way even referred to in any of the other New 
Testament writings) appear to be, what it very probably originally was, a brief and simple tradition 
of the resuscitation, or bringing to life again, of one supposed to be dead. Passing from mouth to 
mouth for a half century or more, it naturally became twisted, interwoven, and expanded into some- 
thing much more marvellous than it really was : the author of the fourth biography also has evidently 
woven into it much of his own peculiar imagery and detail. The zmpzulse, therefore, of a critical 
compiler, would be to omit the entire story as being not only fabulous in itself, but also as having no 
word or hint of confirmation from any other New Testament writer. However, there is enough of 
naturalness and beauty in it to make it appear (to the present compiler) to have been founded orig- 
inally upon certain simple facts: these simple facts, disentangled without breaking a sentence or 
doing violence to the translation of a word (as the story is rendered in the Greek text), are what the 
present compiler has sought to discover and bring together. 

(b) Accounts of the Crucifixion are various and conflicting. The conflicting details, so far as 
possible, are here omitted ; and no miraculous recitals or explanations are included, except those 
which are clearly stated by at east two of the four Gospels. 

(c) For the meaning of the word ‘‘ resurrection” see Preface. All is given in this Selection 
concerning the reappearance of Jesus that is reported by two out of the four New Testament Bio- 
graphies or Gospels; all the rest is confused and conflicting, having the appearance of a fanciful or 
mythical origin. As to the ‘‘ bodily Ascension” of Jesus, all reference to it is omitted from these 
Selections from the fact that while in Matthew and John it is not referred to, or even indirectly 
hinted at, the single sentence referring to it in Luke, and the twelve verses describing it in Mark, 
are both declared by Tischendorf and other most critical scholars to be interpolations, and no part 
of the original Gospels. The Revised Edition also notes them as ‘‘omitted by the most ancient 
manuscripts and by some other authorities,” 



The enthusiasm with which the disciples 
of Fesus enter upon the work of proclaim- 
ing the teachings of thetr Master. 

HE former treatise have I made, 

O Theophilus, of all that Jesus 

began both to do and teach, until 

the day in which he, through the Holy 

_ Spirit, gave commandments to the 

apostles whom he had chosen: and 
was received up. 

2 To whom also he manifested 
himself after his crucifixion by many 
unquestionable proofs, appearing to 
_ them forty days, and speaking of the 
things pertaining to the kingdom of 
God. And, being assembled, he 
commanded them that they should 
not depart from Jerusalem, but wait 
for the promise of the Father, which, 
saith he, ye have heard of me. For 
John truly baptized with water ; but 
ye shall be baptized with the Holy 
Spirit not many days hence. 

Beluen returned they to Jeru- 
salem from the mount called Olivet, 
which is from Jerusalem a sabbath 
day’s journey: and when they had 
come into the city, they went up in- 
to an upper room, where they abode. 
Peter, and James, and John, and An- 
drew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholo- 
mew, and Matthew, James ¢he son of 
Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and 

Judas the brother of James: these all 
continued with one accord in prayer 
and supplication, with certain women, 
and with Mary the mother of Jesus, 
and with his brothers. 

4 And on the day of Pentecost 
they were all together in one place. 

5 And they were all filled with the 
Holy Spirit, and began to speak 
with strange tongues, as the Spirit 
gave them utterance. 

6 And there were dwelling at 
Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of 
various nations, and when this was 
noised abroad, the multitude came 
together, and were surprised as they 
heard them tell of the wonderful 
works of God. 

7 And they were all amazed, and 
in doubt, saying one to another, 
What meaneth this? Others making 
sport said, These men are intoxi- 
cated with wine. 

8 But Peter, standing up with the 
eleven, lifted up his voice, and said 
to them, Ye men of Judza, and all 
ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this 
known to you, and hearken to my 
words: These are not drunken men, 
as ye suppose, seeing it is du¢ the 
third hour of the day: but this is 
that which was spoken by the 
prophet Joel; And it shall come to 
pass in the last days, saith God, 
I will pour out of my Spirit upon 





all flesh: and your sons and your 
daughters shall prophesy, and your 
young men shall see visions, and 
your old men shall dream dreams: 
and on my servants and on my hand- 
maidens I will pour out in those days 
of my Spirit; and they shall 
prophesy, ... Ye men of Israel, hear 
these words, Jesus of Nazareth, a 
man approved of God among you by 
mighty works, wonders, and signs, 
which God did by him in the midst 
of you, as ye yourselves also know: 
this man, ye, by the hand of god- 
less men, crucified and slew. But 
God raised him up, having loosed the 
bonds of death: because it was not 
possible that he should be held by it. 
Of this Jesus whom God hath raised 
up, we are all witnesses. He, being 
by the right hand of God exalted, 
and having received of the Father 
the promise of the Holy Spirit, hath 
shed forth this, which ye now see 
and hear. Therefore let all the house 
of Israel know assuredly that God 
hath made that same Jesus, whom 
ye have crucified, both Master and 

g Now when they heard Zhzs, they 
were pierced to the heart, and said to 
Peter and to the rest of the apostles, 
Men azd brethren, what shall we do? 

10 Then Peter said to them, Re- 
pent and make open confession (be 
baptized) every one of you in the 
name of Jesus, for the remission 
of sins, and ye shall receive the 
gift of the Holy Spirit, for the 
promise is to you, and to your 
children, and to all that are afar off, 
even as many as the Lord our God 
shall call. 

1f And with many other words 

did he testify and exhort, saying, 
Save yourselves from this perverse 
generation. Then they that received 
his word were baptized, and contin- 
ued steadfastly in the apostles’ doc- 
trine and fellowship, and in breaking 
of bread, and in prayers. 

12 And all that believed were in 
a community, and had all things in 
common, and sold their possessions 
and goods, and parted them to all, as 
each had need. And they, continuing 
daily with one accord in the temple, 
and going from house to house, did 
eat their food with gladness and 
singleness of heart. 

13 Praising God, and having favor 
with all the people. And the Lord 
added to their numbers daily such as 
were in the way of salvation. 

The boldness of the first followers of 
Fesus, and their loyalty to his teaching tn 
the face of oppositions and persecutions. 

oe as they spake to the people, 

the priests, and the captain of 
the temple, and the Sadducces, came 
upon them; being enraged be- 
cause they taught the people, and 
preached through Jesus resurrection 
from the dead. And they laid hands 
on them, and put ¢hem in hold unto 
the next day: for it was now even- 

2 And it came to pass on the mor- 
row, that their rulers, and elders, 
and scribes, and Annas the high 
priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and 
Alexander, and as many as were of 
the kindred of the high priest, were 
gathered together at Jerusalem. 

3 And they called them, and com- 
manded them not to speak at all nor 



teach in the name of Jesus. But 
Peter and John answered and said to 
them, Whether it be right in the 
sight of God to hearken to you more 
than to God, judge ye ; but we cannot 
refrain from speaking of the things 
which we have seen and heard. 

4 Now when they saw the boldness 
of Peter and John, and perceived 
that they were unlearned and igno- 
rant men, they marvelled ; and they 
took knowledge of them, that they 
had been with Jesus. 

5 So when they had further threat- 
ened them, they let them go, finding 
nothing how they might punish them, 
because of the people: for all men 
glorified God for that which was 

6 And being released they went to 
their own company, and reported all 
that the chief priests and elders had 
said to them. And when the others 
heard that, they lifted up their voice 
to God with oneaccord,and said, Lord, 
thou art God, who hast made heaven, 
and earth, and the sea, and all that 
in them is: Who by the mouth of 
thy servant David hast said, Why did 
the heathen rage, and the people 
imagine vain things? The kings of 
the earth stood up, and the rulers 
were gathered together against the 
Lord, and against his Anointed. And 
now, Lord, behold their threatenings: 
and grant to thy servants, that with 
all boldness they may speak thy word. 

7 And when they had prayed, the 
place was shaken where they were 
assembled together; and they were 
all filled with the Holy Spirit, and 
they spake the word of God with 

8 Now when the high priest and 

the captain of the temple and the 
chief priests heard these things, they 
doubted whereunto this would grow. 

g Then came one and told them, 
Behold, the men whom ye put in 
prison are standing in the temple, 
and teaching the people. Then the 
captain and the officers went and 
brought them without violence: for 
they feared the people, lest they 
should have been stoned. 

10 And when they had brought 
them, they set ¢em before the coun- 
cil; and the high priest asked them, 
Did not we straitly command you 
that ye should not teach in this 
name? and, behold, ye have filled 
Jerusalem with your doctrine, and 
intend to bring this man’s blood 
upon us. 

11 Then Peter and the other apos- 
tles answered, We ought to obey 
God rather than men. The God of 
our fathers raised up Jesus,whom ye 
slew by hanging him on a cross. 
Him hath God exalted with his right 
hand) Zo (éci.a Jueaders' and alsoisa 
Saviour, to give repentance to Israel, 
and forgiveness of sins. And we are 
his witnesses of these things; and so 
also zs the Holy Spirit, which God 
hath given to them that obey him. 

12 When they heard ¢hat, they 
were enraged, and took counsel to 
slay them. 

13. Then stood there up one in the 
council, a Pharisee, named Gamailiel, 
a doctor of the law, had in reputa- 
tion among all the people, and 
commanded to put the apostles 
forth a little space; and said to 
them, Ye men of Israel, take heed 
to yourselves what ye intend to do' 
as touching these men. For before 


these days rose up Theudas, boast- 
ing himself to be somebody; to 
whom a number of men, about four 
hundred, joined themselves: who 
was slain; and all, as many as obeyed 
him, were scattered, and brought to 
nought. After this man rose up 
Judas of Galilee in the days of the 
taxing, and drew away much people 
after him: he also perished; and all, 
even aS many as obeyed him, were 
dispersed. And now I say to you, 
Refrain from these men, and let 
them alone; for if this counsel or 
this work be of men, it will come to 
nought: but if it be of God, ye can- 
not overthrow it; lest unfortunately 
ye be found even to fight against 

14 And to him they agreed: and 
when they had called the apostles, 
and beaten them, they commanded 
that they should not speak in the 
name of Jesus, and let them go. 

15 And they departed from the 
presence of the council, rejoicing 
that they were counted worthy to 
suffer shame for his name. And 
daily in the temple, and in every 
house, they ceased not to teach and 
preach Jesus. 


The early followers of Fesus organize 
themselves into a community, and the first 
church ts administered according to com- 
munistic principles. ° 

ND in those days, when the 
number of the disciples was 
multiplied, there arose a murmuring 
of the Grecians against the Hebrews, 
because their widows were neglected 
in the daily ministration. 
2 Then the twelve called the con- 


gregation of the disciples together, 
and said, It is not reason that we 
should leave the word of God, and 
serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, 
look ye out among you seven men 
of honest report, full of the Holy 
Spirit and wisdom, whom we may 
appoint over this business. But we 
will give ourselves continually to 
prayer, and to the ministry of the 

3 And the saying pleased the 

whole congregation: and they chose 
Stephen, a man full of faith and of 
the Holy Spirit,and Philip, and Pro- 
chorus, and Nicanor, and Timon,and 
Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte 
of Antioch: whom they set before 
the apostles; and when they had 
prayed, they laid ¢hezr hands on 
them. ' 
4 And the word of God increased ; 
and the number of the disciples mul- 
tiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and 
many of the priests were obedient 
to the faith. 

5 And the congregation of believ- 
ers were of one heart and of one 
soul: neither said any of them that 
ought of the things which he pos- 
sessed was his own; but they had 
all things in common. 

6 And with great power gave the 
apostles witness of the resurrection 
of the Master, Jesus, and great grace 
was upon them all. 

7 Neither was there any among 
them that lacked: for as many as 
were possessors of lands or houses 
sold them, and brought the prices of 
the things that were sold, and laid 
them down at the apostles’ feet: and 
distribution was made to every man 
according as he had need. 



Re ee Ae ee ee 

8 And Joses, who by the apostles 
was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, 
being interpreted, The son of conso- 
lation,) a Levite, and of the country 
of Cyprus, having land, sold 7¢, and 
brought the money, and laid 7¢ at the 
apostles’ feet. 

9 But a certain man named Ana- 
nias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a 
possession, and kept back part of the 
price, his wife also being privy Zo zt, 
and brought a certain part, and laid 
zt at the apostles’ feet. But Peter 
said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled 
thine heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, 
and to keep back gart of the price of 
the land? While it remained, was 
it not thine own? and aiter it was 
sold, was it not in thine own power? 
why hast thou conceived this thing 
in thine heart? thou hast not lied 
to men but to God. 


The martyrdom of Stephen, and the be- 
ginning of persecutions by the Fews. 

PND Stephen, full of faith and 

power, did great wonders and 
signs among the people: and there 
arose to dispute with him certain of 
the synagogue, which is called she 
synagogue of the Libertines, and Cy- 
renians, and Alexandrians, and of 
Cilicia and of Asia. 

2 And they were not able to re- 
sist the wisdom and the spirit by 
which he spake: so they procured 
false witnesses, who said, We have 
heard him speak blasphemous words 
against Moses,and against God. And 
_ they stirred up the people, and the 
elders, and the scribes, and came 
upon fim, and caught him, and 

brought 427 to the council: and set 
up false witnesses, who said, This 
man ceaseth not to speak blasphe- 
mous words against this holy place, 
and the law: we have heard him say, 
that this Jesus of Nazareth shall de- 
stroy this place, and shall change the 
customs which Moses delivered to us. 

3 And all that sat in the council, 
looking steadfastly on him, saw his 
face as it had been the face of an 

4 Then said the high priest, Are 
these thingsso? Andhesaid,... . 
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in 
heart and ears, ye do always resist 
the Holy Spirit : as your fathers did, 
so do ye. Which of the prophets 
have not your fathers persecuted ? 
and they have slain them who 
showed before of the coming of that 
just man, of whom ye have been 
now the betrayers and murderers. 
Ye have received the law by the dis- 
position of angels, and have not kept 

5 When they heard these things, 
they were cut to the heart, and they 
gnashed their teeth at him. 

6 But he, being full of the Holy 
Spirit, looked up steadfastly into 
heaven, and saw the glory of God, 
and Jesus standing on the right hand 
of God, and said, Behold, I see the 
heavens opened, and the son of man 
standing on the right hand of God. 

7 Then they cried out with a loud 
voice, and stopped their ears, and 
ran upon him with one accord, and 
cast zm out of the city, and stoned 
him: and the witnesses laid down 
their clothes at a young man’s feet, 
whose name was Saul. 

8 And they stoned Stephen, call- 


ing out, and saying, Jesus, Master, 
receive my spirit. And he kneeled 
down, and cried with a loud voice, 
Master, lay not this crime to their 
charge. And when he had said this, 
he fell asleep. 

g And Saul was consenting to his 
death. And on that day began a 
great persecution against the church 
which was at Jerusalem ; so that soon 
after they were all scattered abroad 
throughout the regions of Judza and 
Samaria, except the apostles. 

10 As for Saul, he made havoc of 
the church, entering into every 
house, and haling men and women, 
committed them to prison. 

11 But they that were scattered 
abroad went everywhere preaching 
the word. 


Saul becomes a disciple of Jesus and 
begins to preach the gospel. 

ND Saul, yet breathing out 
threatenings and_ slaughter 
against the disciples of the Master, 
went to the high priest, and de- 
sired of him letters to Damascus to 
the synagogues, that if he found any 
of this way, whether they were men 
or women, he might bring them 
bound to Jerusalem. 

2 And as he journeyed, he came 
near Damascus: and suddenly there 
shined round about him a light from 
heaven: and he fell to the earth, 
and heard a voice saying to him, 
Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou 
me? And he said, Who art thou? 
And the voice said, 1am Jesus whom 
thou persecutest. Arise, and go in- 
to the city, and it shall be told thee 
there what thou must do. 



3 And Saul arose from the earth ; 
and when his eyes were opened, he 
saw nothing; but they led him by the 
hand, and brought 4zm into Damas- 
cus. And he was three days without 
sight, and neither did eat nor drink. 

4 And there was a certain disciple 
at Damascus, named Ananias; and 
to him said the Master in a vision, 
Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am 
here. And the Master sazd to him, 
Arise, and go into the street which 
is called Straight, and enquire in the 
house of Judas for one called Saul, 
of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 
and hath seen in a vision a man 
named Ananias coming in, and put- 
ting 4zs hand on him, that he might 
receive his sight. Then Ananias 
answered, Master, I have heard by 
many of this man, how much evil he 
hath done to thy followers at Jeru- 
salem: and here he hath authority 
from the chief priests to bind all that 
profess thy name. But the Master 
said to him, Go thy way: for he is a 
chosen vessel to me, to bear my 
name before the Gentiles, and kings, 
and the children of Israel: for I 
will show him how great things he 
must suffer for my name’s sake. 

5 And Ananias went his way, and 
entered into the house; and putting 
his hands on him said, Brother Saul, 
the Master, even Jesus, that appear- 
ed to thee in the way as thou 
camest, hath sent me, that thou 
mightest receive thy sight, and be 
filled with the Holy Spirit; and 
immediately there fell from his eyes 
as it had been scales: and he received 
sight, and arose, and was baptized. 
And when he had received meat, he 
was strengthened. 


6 Then was Saul certain days with 
the disciples who were at Damas- 
cus. And straightway he preached 
Jesus in the synagogues, that he is 
the son of God. But all that heard 
him were amazed, and said, Is not 
this he that destroyed them who 
professed this name in Jerusalem, 
and came hither for that intent, that 
‘he might bring them bound to the 
chief priests ? 

7 But Saul increased the more in 
strength, and confounded the Jews 
which dwelt at Damascus, proving 
that this is truly the Messiah. 

8 And after that many days were 
fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to 
kill him: but their laying wait was 
known of Saul. And they watched 
the gates day and night to kill him. 
Then the disciples took him by night, 
and let zm down by the wall in a 

g And when Saul was come to 
Jerusalem, he assayed to join him- 
self to the disciples: but they were 
all afraid of him, and believed not 
that he was a disciple. But Barna- 
bas took him, and brought zm to 
the apostles, and declared to them 
how he had seen the Master in the 
way, and that he had spoken to him, 
and how he had preached boldly at 
Damascus in the name of Jesus. 

10 And he was with them coming 
in and going out of Jerusalem. And 
he spake boldly in the name of Jesus, 
and disputed against the Grecians: 
but they went about to slay him. 
Which when the brethren knew, they 
brought him down to Czsarea, and 
sent him forth to Tarsus. 

11 Then had the churches rest 
throughout all Judea and Galilee 


and Samaria, and were edified; and 
walking in the fear of the Lord, and 
in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, 
were multiplied. 

The disciples of Fesus break down the 
walls of sectarianism by beginning te 
preach the gospel to the Gentiles. 

HERE was a certain man in 
Czsarea called Cornelius, a 
centurion of the band called the 
Italian dand: a devout man, and one 
that feared God with all his house, 
who gave much alms to the people, 
and prayed to God alway. 

2 He saw in a vision evidently 
about the ninth hour of the day an 
angel of God coming in to him, and 
saying to him, Cornelius. And when 
he looked on him, he was afraid, 
and said, What is it, Lord? And he 
said to him, Thy prayers and thine 
alms are come up for a memorial be- 
fore God. And now send men to 
Joppa, and call for oxe Simon, whose 
surname is Peter: he shall tell thee 
what thou oughtest to do. 

3 And when the angel who spake 
to Cornelius had departed, he called 
two of his household servants, and a 
devout soldier of them that waitec 
on him continually; and when he 
had declared all zhese things to them, 
he sent them to Joppa. 

4 On the morrow, as they went 
on their journey, and drew nigh to 
the city, Peter went up on the house- 
top to pray about the sixth hour: 
and he became very hungry, and 
would have eaten: but while they 
made ready, he fell into a trance, 
and saw heaven opened, and a cer- 
tain vessel descending to him, as it 


had been a great sheet knit at the 
four corners, and let down to the 
earth: wherein were all manner of 
fourfooted beasts of the earth, and 
wild beasts, and creeping things, and 
fowls of the air. And there came a 
voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and 
eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; 
for I have never eaten any thing that 
is common or unclean. And the 
voice spake to him again the second 
time, What God hath cleansed, ¢hat 
call not thou common. This was 
done thrice: and the vessel was re- 
ceived up again into heaven. 

5 Now while Peter doubted in 
himself what this vision which he 
had seen should mean, behold, the 
men who were sent from Cornelius 
had made enquiry for Simon’s house, 
and stood before the gate, and called, 
and asked whether Simon, who 
was surnamed Peter, were lodged 

6 Then Peter went down to the 
men who were sent to him from 
Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am 
he whom ye seek: what zs the cause 
wherefore ye are come? And they 
said, Cornelius the centurion, a just 
man, and one that feareth God, and 
of good report among all the nation 
of the Jews, was warned from God 
by an holy angel to send for thee 
into his house, and to hear words of 

7 Then called he them in, and 
lodged them. And on the morrow 
Peter went away with them, and 
certain brethren from Joppa accom- 
panied him. 

8 And the morrow after they 
entered into Czsarea. And Cor- 
nelius waited for them, and had 


called together his kinsmen and near 

g And as Peter was coming in, 
Cornelius met him, and fell down at 
his feet, and did him reverence. But 
Peter took him up, saying, Stand 
up; I myself also am a man. 

1o And as he talked with him, he 
went in, and found many that were 
come together. And he said to them, 
Ye know how that it is an unlawful 
thing for a man that is a Jew to keep 
company, or come to one of another 
nation; but God hath showed me 
that I should not call any man com- 
mon or unclean. Therefore came I 
to you without gainsaying, as soon as 
I was sent for: I ask therefore for 
what intent ye have sent for me? 

11 And Cornelius said, Four days 
ago I was fasting until this hour; and 
at the ninth hour I prayed in my 
house, and, behold, a man stood be- 
fore me in bright clothing, and 
said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, 
and thine alms are had in remem- 
brance in the sight of God. Send 
therefore to Joppa, and call hither 
Simon, whose surname is Peter; who, 
when he cometh, shall speak to thee. 
Immediately therefore I sent to 
thee; and thou hast well done that 
thou art come. Now therefore are 
we all here present before God, to 
hear all things that are commanded 
thee of God. 

12 Then Peter opened 4zs mouth, 
and said, Of a truth I perceive that 
God is no respecter of persons: but 
in every nation he that feareth him 
and worketh righteousness, is accept- 
ed withhim. The word which God 
sent to the children of Israel, 
preaching peace by Jesus, the Anoint- 



ed ; that word, / say, ye know, which 
was published throughout all Judza, 
and began from Galilee, after the 
baptism which John preached; how 
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth 
with the Holy Spirit and with power: 
who went about doing good, and 
healing all who. were oppressed of 
the evil one; for God was with him. 
And we are witnesses of all things 
which he did both in the land of the 
Jews and in Jerusalem; whom they 
slew and hanged on a tree. Him 
God raised up the third day, and 
showed him openly after he rose from 
the dead; not indeed to all the peo- 
ple, but to witnesses chosen before 
of God, even to us, who beforetime 
did eat and drink with him. And 
“he commanded us to preach to the 
people, and to testify that he was 
ordained of God, who is judge of 
the living and of the dead. To him 
give all the prophets witness, that 
through his name whosoever believ- 
eth in God shall receive remission of 

13 While Peter yet spake these 
words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them 
who heard the word. 

14 And they of the circumcision 
who believed were astonished, as 
many as came with Peter, because 
that on the Gentiles also was poured 
out the gift of the Holy Spirit ; for 
they heard them speaking, and mag- 
nifying God. 

15 Then said Peter, Can any man 
forbid water, that these should not 
be baptized, who have received the 
Holy Spirit as well as we? And he 
commanded them to. be baptized in 
the name of the Master. Then prayed 
they him to tarry certain days. 

16 Now the apostles and brethren 
that were in Judzea heard that the 
Gentiles had also received the word 
of God. 

17 And when Peter was come up 
to Jerusalem, they that were of the 
circumcision contended with him, 
saying, Thou wentest in to men un- 
circumcised, and didst eat with them. 

18 But Peter rehearsed the matter 
from the beginning, and expounded 
zt by order to them, and said: For- 
asmuch as God gave them the like 
gift as ke did to us, who believed on 
the Master, Jesus the Anointed ; 
what was I, that I could withstand 
God ? When they heard these things, 
they held their peace, and glorified 
God, saying, Then hath God also to 
the Gentiles granted repentance unto 

Philip teaches the gospelof Fesus to the 
Samaritans and to the Ethiopian ambas- 

epeES Philip went down to the 

city of Samaria, and proclaimed 
to them the Messiah. And the people 
with one accord gave heed to those 
things which Philip spake. And there 
was great joy in that city. 

2 But there was a certain man, 
called Simon, who beforetime in the 
same city used sorcery, and bewitch- 
ed the people of Samaria, giving out 
that himself was some great one: 
to whom they all gave heed, from 
the least to the greatest, saying, This 
man is the mighty power of God. 
And to him they had regard, because 
that of long time he had astonished 
them with sorceries. But when they 
believed Philip preaching the things 


concerning the kingdom of God, and 
the name of Jesus the Messiah, they 
were baptized, both men and women. 
Then Simon himself believed also: 
and when he was baptized, he con- 
tinued with Philip, and beholding 
the wonders and great powers which 
were done, he was amazed. 

3 Now when the apostles who 
were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria 
had received the word of God, they 
sent to them Peter and John: who, 
when they were come down, prayed 
forthem, that they might receive the 
Holy Spirit; for as yet it had fallen 
upon none of them, although they 
had been baptized in the name of 
the Master, Jesus. Then laid they 
their hands on them, and they re- 
ceived the inspiration of the Holy 

4 And when Simon saw that 
through laying on of the apostles’ 
hands the Holy Spirit was given, he 
offered them money, saying, Confer 
upon me also this power, that on 
whomsoever I lay my hands he may 
receive the Holy Spirit. But Peter 
said to him, Thy silver perish with 
thee, because thou hast thought 
that the gift of God may be pur- 
chased with money. Thou hast nei- 
ther part nor lot in this matter; for 
thy heart is not right in the sight of 
God. Repent therefore of this thy 
wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps 
the thought of thine heart may be 
forgiven thee: for I perceive that 
thou art in the gall of bitterness, 
and zz the bond of iniquity. Then 
answered Simon, Pray to the Lord 
for me, that none of these things 
which ye have spoken come upon me. 

5 And they, when they had testi- 


fied and proclaimed the word of the 
Master, returned to Jerusalem, and 
preached the gospel in many villages 
of the Samaritans. 

6 And the angel of the Lord 
spake to Philip, saying, Arise, and 
go toward the south to the way that 
goeth down from Jerusalem to Gaza, 
which is desert. And he arose, and 
went: and, behold, a man of Ethio- 
pia, of great authority under Can- 
dace, queen of the Ethiopians, who 
had the charge of all her treasure, 
and had been to Jerusalem for wor- 
ship, was returning, and, seated in 
his chariot, read from the book of 
Isaiahthe prophet. Then the Spirit 
said to Philip, Go, join thyself to 
this chariot. 

7 And Philip ran thither to Azm, 
and heard him read the prophet 
Isaiah, and said, Understandest thou 
what thou readest? He answered, 
How can I, except some one should 
guide me? And he desired Philip 
to come up and sit with him. The 
place of the scripture which he read 
was this, He was led as a sheep to 
the slaughter ; and like a lamb dumb 
before his shearer, so opened he not 
his mouth: in his humiliation his 
judgment was taken away: and who 
shall declare his generation? for his 
life is taken from the earth. And 
he said to Philip, I pray thee, of 
whom speaketh the prophet this? of 
himself, or of some other man? 
Then Philip began at the same 
scripture, and declared unto him the 
gospel of Jesus. 

8 And as they went on ¢heir way, 
they came to a certain water: and 
the ambassador said, See, here zs 
water; what doth hinder me to be 


baptized ? And he commanded the 
chariot to stand still; and both of 
them went down to the water, and 
Philip baptized him. And when 
they came up, the Spirit of the Lord 
took Philip away: so the ambassador 
saw him no more, but went on his 
way rejoicing. 


Among the Grecian converts, Fesus 
begins to be called “Christ,” and the dts- 
ciples begin to be known as “ Christians.” 
The sympathy and benevolence of the 
Christians for each other. Saul begins to 
be known among the Grecians as Paul, 
and being chosen by them as preacher 
enters upon his ministry. 

OW about that time Herod the 

king stretched forth 4zs hands 

to vex certain of the church. And 

he killed James the brother of John 

with the sword: and because he saw 

it pleased the Jews, he proceeded 
further to take Peter also. 

2 Now they who were scattered 
abroad on account of the persecution 
that began with the martyrdom of 
Stephen, travelled as far as Phenice, 
and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching 
the word to none but to Jews only. 
And some of them were men of Cy- 
prus and Cyrene, who, when they 
were come to Antioch, spake to the 
Grecians also, preaching Jesus the 
_ Master. And the hand of the Lord 
was with them: and a great number 
believed, and turned to the Master. 

3 Then tidings of these things 
came to the ears of the church which 
was in Jerusalem : and they sent forth 
Barnabas, that he should go as far 
as Antioch. Who, when he came, 
and had seen the grace of God, was 


glad, and exhorted them all, that with 
purpose of heart they would cleave 
to the Master. Hewasa good man, 
and full of the Holy Spirit and of 
faith: and many people were added 
to the discipleship of the Master. 

4 Then departed Barnabas to Tar- 
sus, toseek Saul. And when he had 
foundhim, he brought him to An- 
tioch. And it came to pass, that a 
whole year they assembled them- 
selves with the church, and taught 
many people ; and the disciples were 
called Christians first in Antioch. 

5 And in these days came prophets 
from Jerusalem unto Antioch. And 
there stood up one of them named 
Agabus, and signified that there was 
about to be a great famine through- 
out the world (which came to pass 
in the days of Claudius Cesar). So 
the disciples, every man according to 
his ability, determined to send relief 
to the brethren who dwelt in Judza: 
which also they did, and sent it to 
the elders by the hands of Barnabas 
and Saul. 

6 Now there were in the church 
that was at Antioch certain proph- 
ets and teachers: as Barnabas, and 
Simeon that was called Niger, and 
Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who 
had been brought up with Herod the 
tetrarch, and Saul. But asthey min- 
istered to the Lord, and fasted, the 
Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barna- 
bas and Saul for the work whereunto 
I have called them. And when they 
had fasted and prayed, and laid thezr 
hands on them, they sent them away. 

7 Now when Paul and his com- 
pany loosed from Paphos, they came 
to Perga in Pamphylia: and John 
departing from them returned to Je- 



rusalem. But when they departed 
from Perga, they came to Antioch in 
Pisidia, and went into the synagogue 
on the sabbath day, and sat down. 
And after reading of the law and the 
prophets the rulers of the synagogue 
sent to them, saying, Ye men and 
brethren, if ye have any word of ex- 
hortation for the people, say on. 

8 Then Paul stood up, and beck- 
oning with zs hand said, Men of 
Israel, and ye that fear God, give 
audience, . . . When John, before 
his coming, had preached the bap- 
tism of repentance to all the people 
of Israel: and as he fulfilled his 
course, he said, Whom think ye that 
I am? I am not e: behold, there 
cometh one after me, whose shoes of 
his feet 1am not worthy to loose. 

9 Men azd brethren, children of 
the stock of Abraham, and whoso- 
ever among you feareth God, to you 
is the word of this salvation sent: 
for they that dwell at Jerusalem, and 
their rulers, because they recognized 
him not, nor understood the voices of 
the prophets which are read every 
sabbath day, have condemned hzm. 
And though they found nothing de- 
serving of deathin zm, yet desired 
they Pilate that he should be slain. 
And when they had accomplished 
this, they took “zm down from the 
cross, and laid 4zm in a sepulchre. 
But God raised him up, and he was 
seen during many days of them who 
came up with him from Galilee to 
Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses 
to the people. 

10 And we declare to you glad 
tidings, how that the promise which 
was made to the fathers, God hath 
fulfilled the same to us their chil- 

dren, in that he hath raised upJesus ; 
as it is also written in the second 
psalm, Thou art my son, this day 
have I begotten thee. 

11 Be it known to you therefore, 
men and brethren, that through this 
man is announced to you the for- 
giveness of sins: and by him all that 
believe are freed from those things, 
which they could not be freed from 
by the law of Moses. 

12 Beware therefore, lest that come 
upon you which is spoken of in the 
prophets ; Behold, ye despisers : won- 
der, and perish! for I work a work 
in your days, a work which ye shall 
in no wise believe, though a man de- 
clare it to you. 

13 And when the Jews were gone 
out of the synagogue, the Gentiles 
besought that these words might be 
preached to them the next sabbath. 

14 Now when the congregation 
was broken up, many of the Jews 
and devout proselytes followed Paul 
and Barnabas: who, speaking to 
them, persuaded them to continue 
in the grace of God. 


Opposition and persecution begin to be 
awakened against Paul. 
een the next sabbath day came 

almost the whole city together 
to hear the word of God. But when 
the Jews saw the multitudes, they 
were filled with envy, and spake 
against those things which were 
spoken by Paul, contradicting and 

2 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed 
bold, and said, It was necessary that 
the word of God should first have 
been spoken to you: but seeing ye 


put it from you, and judge yourselves 
unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we 
turn to the Gentiles. Forso hath the 
Lord commanded us, saying, I have 
set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, 
that thou shouldest be for salvation 
unto the ends of the earth. 

~ 3 And when the Gentiles heard 
this, they were glad, and glorified 
the word of God. 

4 And the word of God was pub- 
lished throughout all the region. 
But the Jews stirred up the devout 
and honorable women, and the 
chief men of the city, and raised per- 
secution against Paul and Barnabas, 
and expelled them out of their 
coasts. But they shook off the dust 
of their feet against them, and came 
to Iconium. 

5 And the disciples were filled 
with joy, and with the Holy Spirit. 

6 And it came to pass in Iconium 
that they went both together into 
the synagogue of the Jews, and so 
spake, that a great multitude both 
of the Jews and also of the Greeks 
believed. But the unbelieving Jews 
stirred up the Gentiles, and made 
their minds evil affected against the 
brethren. Long time, however, 
abode they speaking boldly, with 
trust in the Lord, who gave testi- 
mony to the word of his grace, 
granting evidences and powers to be 
wrought by their hands. 

7 But the multitude of the city 
was divided: part held with the 
Jews, and part with the apostles. 
And when there was an assault made 
both of the Gentiles, and also of the 
Jews with their rulers, to use them 
despitefully, and to stone them: 
they became aware of 7¢, and fled 


fous yscras and. Werbe;, ‘cities: of 
Lycaonia, and to the region that 
lieth round about: and there they 
preached the gospel. 

8 And the people, when they saw 
the cures that Paul wrought, lifted 
up their voices, saying, in the speech 
of Lycaonia, The gods are come 
down to us in the likeness of men. 
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter ; 
and Paul, Mercurius, because he was 
the chief speaker. And the priest of 
Jupiter, who was before their city, 
brought oxen and garlands to the 
gates, and would have offered sacri- 
fice with the people. 

9 Which when the apostles, Bar- 
nabas and Paul, heard of, they rent 
their clothes, and ran in among the 
people, crying out, Sirs, why do ye 
these things? We also are men of 
like passions with you, and preach 
to you that ye should turn from 
these vanities to the living God, 
who made heaven, and earth, and 
the sea, and all things that are there- 
in. Who in times past suffered all 
nations to walk in their own ways: 
nevertheless left not himself without 
witness, in that he did good, and 
gave us rain from heaven, and fruit- 
ful seasons, filling our hearts with 
food and gladness. 

10 And with these sayings scarce 
restrained they the people, that 
they had not offered sacrifice to 

11 And there came thither certain 
Jews from Antioch and Iconium, 
who persuaded the people, and, hav- 
ing stoned Paul, drew Azim out of the 
city, supposing he had been dead. 
Howbeit, as the disciples stood 
about him, he rose up and came into 


the city: and the next day he de- 
parted with Barnabas to Derbe. 

12 And when they had preached 
the gospel to that city, and had 
taught many, they returned again to 
Lystra, and fo Iconium, and Antioch, 
confirming the souls of the disciples, 
and exhorting them to continue in 
the faith ; and saying that we must 
through many tribulations enter into 
the kingdom of God. 

13 And when they had ordained 
them elders in every church, and had 
prayed with fasting, they commended 
them to the Lord, on whom they 

14 And when they had preached 
the word in Perga, they went down 
into Attalia: and thence sailed to 
Antioch, from whence they had been 
recommended to the grace of God 
for the work which they fulfilled. 
And when they were come, and had 
gathered the church together, they 
. rehearsed all that God had done with 
them, and how he had opened the 
door of faith to the Gentiles. 

15 And there they abode long 
time with the disciples. 


The strife about conformity to ord- 
nances, and how it was settled. 

Ae certain men who came down 
from Judea taught the breth- 
ren, and said, Except ye conform to 
the ordinances of Moses, ye cannot 
be saved. 
2 When therefore Paul and Bar- 
nabas had no small dissension and 
disputation with them, they deter- 


to Jerusalem to the apostles and 
elders about this question. 

3 And being brought on their 
way by the church, they passed 
through Phenice and Samaria, declar- 
ing the conversion of the Gentiles: 
and they caused great joy to all the 

4 And when they were come to 
Jerusalem, they were received of the 
church, and ef the apostles and el- 
ders, and they declared all things that 
God had done through them. 

5 But there rose up certain of the 
sect of the Pharisees who believed, 
saying, That it was needful to com- 
mand ¢hem to keep the law of Moses. 
So the apostles and elders came to- 
gether to consider of this matter. 

6 And when there had been much 
disputing, Peter rose up, and said to 
them, Men aud brethren, ye know 
how that a good while ago God made 
choice among us, that the Gentiles 
by my mouth should hear the word 
of the gospel, and believe. And God, 
who knoweth the hearts, bare them 
witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, 
even as he did to us; and put no 
difference between us and them, puri- 
fying their hearts by faith. 

7 Now therefore why tempt ye 
God, to put a yoke upon the neck of 
the disciples, which neither our fa- 
thers nor we were able to bear? 
But we believe that we shall be saved 
through the grace of the Master, 
Jesus, the same as they. 

8 Then all the multitude kept 
silence, and gave audience to Barna- 
bas and Paul, declaring what God 
had wrought among the Gentiles by 

mined that Paul and Barnabas, and|them. 

certain other of them, should go up 

g And after they had spoken, 


James answered, Men azd brethren, 
hearken to me: Symeon hath de- 
clared how God at the first did visit 
the Gentiles, to make them a people 
for his name. 

10 And to this agree the words of 
the prophets ; as it is written, After 
this I will return, and will build again 
the tabernacle of David, which is 
fallen down; and I will build again 
the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 
that the residue of men might seek 
after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, 
upon whom my name is called, saith 
the Lord, who doeth all these things. 
Known unto God are all his works 
from the beginning of the world. 

11 Wherefore my advice is, that 
we trouble not them, who from among 
the Gentiles are turned to God: but 
that we write to them, that they ab- 
stain from pollutions of idols, and 
from fornication, and from things 
strangled, and from blood. 

12 Then pleased it the apostles 
and elders, with the whole church, 
to send chosen men of their own 
company to Antioch with Paul and 
Barnabas; zamely, Judas surnamed 
Barsabas, and Silas, chief men 
among the brethren. And they 
wrote letters by them after this man- 

13 “The apostles and elders and 
brethren send greeting to the breth- 
ren who are of the Gentiles in An- 
tioch and Syria and Cilicia. Foras- 
much as we have heard, that certain 
who went out from us have troubled 
you with words, subverting your 
souls, saying, Ye must keep the law 
of Moses: to whom we gave no such 
instructions: it seemed good to us, 
being assembled with one accord, to 


send chosen men to you with our 
beloved Barnabas and Paul: men that 
have hazarded their lives for the 
name of our Master, Jesus Christ. 
We have sent therefore Judas and 
Silas, who shall also tell you the same 
things by mouth. For it seemed 
good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, 
to lay upon you no greater burden 
than these necessary things; that 
ye abstain from pollutions of idols, 
and from blood, and from things 
strangled, and from fornication: 
from which if ye keep yourselves, ye 
shall do well. Farewell.”’ 

14 So when they were dismissed, 
they came to Antioch: and when 
they had gathered the multitude to- 
gether, they delivered the epistle: 
which when they had read, they re- 
joiced for the consolation. 

15 And Judas and Silas, being 
prophets also themselves, exhorted 
the brethren with many words, and 
confirmed ¢hem. And after they had 
tarried there a space, they were dis- 
missed in peace from the brethren 
to the apostles. 

16 Paul and Barnabas however 
continued in Antioch, teaching and 
preaching the word of the Lord, with 
many others also. 


Paul and Silas continuing thetr misston- 
ary journey are imprisoned, but by thetr 
midnight songs of praise and subsequent 
teachings convert their jailer and his house- 

Ae a vision appeared to Paul in 

the night ; There stood a man 
of Macedonia, beseeching him, and 
saying, Come over into Macedonia, 
and help us. 




2 And after he had seen the vision, 
immediately we endeavored to go 
into Macedonia, assuredly gathering 
that the Lord had called usto preach 
the gospel to them. Therefore loos- 
ing from Troas, we came with a 
straight course to Samothracia, and 
the next day to Neapolis ; and from 
thence to Philippi, which is the chief 
city of that part of Macedonia, and 
a colony: and we were in that city 
abiding certain days. 

3 And on the sabbath we went 
out of the city by a river side, where 
prayer was wont to be made; and 
we sat down, and spake to the women 
who resorted thither. 

4 And a certain woman named 
Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city 
of Thyatira, who worshipped God, 
heard us: whose heart the Lord 
opened, that she attended to the 
things which were spoken of Paul. 
And when she was baptized, and her 
household, she besought ws, saying, 
If ye have judged me to be faithful 
to the Lord, come into my house, 
and abide there. And she con- 
strained us. 

5 And it came to pass, as we went 
to prayer, a certain damsel of Del- 
phi met us, who brought her masters 
much gain by soothsaying: the same 
followed Paul and us, and cried, 
These men are the servants of the 
most high God, who show to us the 
way of salvation.. And this did she 
many days. But Paul, being an- 
noyed, turned and said, | command 
thee in the name of Jesus Christ to 
be silent. And she ceased her sooth- 
saying from that hour. 

6 And when her masters saw that 
the hope of their gains was gone, 

they caught Paul and Silas, and drew 
them into the marketplace to the 
rulers, and brought them to the 
magistrates, saying, These men, being 
Jews, do exceedingly trouble our 
city, and teach customs which are 
not lawful for us to receive, neither 
to observe, being Romans. 

7 And the multitude rose up to- 
gether against them: and the magis- 
trates stripped off their clothes, 
and commanded to beat them. And 
when they had laid many stripes 
upon them, they cast ‘chem into 
prison, charging the jailer to keep 
them safely: who, having received 
such a charge, thrust them into the 
inner prison, and made their feet 
fast in the stocks. 

8 And at midnight Paul and Silas 
prayed, and sang praises to God: 
and the prisoners were listening to 

g And suddenly there was an 
earthquake, so great that the founda- 
tions of the prison were shaken. 
And immediately all the doors were 
opened, and the prisoners’ hands 
were loosed. 

10 And the overseer of the prison 
awaking out of his sleep, and seeing 
the prison doors open, drew his 
sword, and would have killed him- 
self, supposing that the prisoners 
were fled. 

11 But Paul cried with a loud 
voice, Do thyself no harm: for we 
are all here. Then he called for a 
light, and sprang in, and came trem- 
bling, and fell down before Paul and 
Silas,and brought them out, and said, 
Masters, what must I do to be saved ? 
And they said, Believe on Jesus as 
thy Master, and thou shalt be saved, 

aah Ss ES a 

and thy house. And they spake to 
him the word of God, and to all that 
were in his house. 

12 And he took them the same 
hour of the night, and washed their 
stripes; and was baptized, he and 
all his, straightway. And when he 
had brought them into his house he 
set meat before them, and rejoiced, 
believing in God with all his house. 

13 And when it was day the 
Magistrates sent the serjeants, say- 
ing, Release those men. And the 
keeper of the prison told this to 
Paul, The magistrates have sent to 
release you: now therefore depart, 
and and go in peace. 

14 But Paul said to them, They 
have beaten us openly uncondemned, 
being Romans, and have cast ws into 
prison ; and nowdothey thrust us out 
privily? No, indeed; let them come 
themselves and bring us out. 

15 And the serjeants told these 
words to the magistrates; and they 
feared, when they heard that they 
were Romans. And they came and 
besought them, and brought ¢hem 
out, and desired ¢hem to depart out 
of the city. 

16 And they went out of the 


2 And Paul, as his manner was, 
went in to them, and three sabbath 
days reasoned with them out of the 
scriptures, opening and alleging, that 
it behooved the Messiah to suffer, 
and to rise from the dead ; and this 
Jesus, whom I preach to you, said 
he, is Messiah. 

3 And some of them believed, 
and consorted with Paul and Silas; 
and of the devout Greeks a great 
many, and of the chief women not a 

4 But the Jews who believed not, 
moved with envy, took unto them 
certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, 
and gathered a company, and set all 
the city in an uproar, and assaulted 
the house of Jason, and sought to 
bring them out to the people: and 
when they found them not, they 
drew Jason and certain brethren to 
the rulers of the city, crying, These 
that have turned the world upside 
down are come hither also: whom 
Jason hath received: and these all 
do contrary to the decrees of Cesar, 
saying that there is another king, one 

5 And it troubled the people and 
the rulers of the city, when they 

prison, and entered into the house of |heard these things: but when they 

Lydia: and when they had seen the 
brethren, they comforted them, and 


Driven from place to place Paul and 
Stlas at length come to Athens, where 
Paul makes his famous discourse. 
INO when they had passed 

through Amphipolis and Apol- 
lonia, they came to Thessalonica, 
where was a synagogue of the Jews. 

had taken security of Jason, and of 
the other, they let them go. 

6 And the brethren immediately 
sent away Paul and Silas by night 
to Berea: who coming ¢hither went 
into the synagogue of the Jews. 
These were more noble than those 
in Thessalonica, in that they re- 
ceived the word with all readiness of 
mind, and searched the scriptures 
daily to find out if these things were 

so. Therefore many of them be- 



lieved; also of honorable women| Athens, I perceive that ye are some- 

who were Greeks, and of men not 
a few. 

7 But when the Jews of Thessa- 
lonica had knowledge that the word 
of God was preached of Paul at 
Berea, they came thither also, and 
stirred up the people. And then 
immediately the brethren sent away 
Paul to go as it were to the sea: but 
Silas and Timotheus abode there still. 

8 And they that conducted Paul 
brought him to Athens: and receiv- 
ing a commission for Silas and Timo- 
theus to come to him with all speed, 
they departed. 

9 Nowwhile Paul waited for them 
at Athens, his spirit was aroused in 
him, when he saw the city given over 
to idolatry. Therefore disputed he 
in the synagogue with the Jews, 
and with other devout persons ; also 
in the places of public assembly, 
every day, with them that met him. 

10 Then certain of the Epicurean 
and of the Stoic philosophers en- 
countered him, and some of them 
said, What will this babbler say? 
and others said, He seems to bea 
setter forth of new gods (because he 
preached to them about Jesus and 
the Resurrection). 

11 And they brought him to the 
Areopagus, and said, May we know 
what this new teaching, whereof 
thou speakest, zs? Thou bringest 
certain new things to our ears: we 
would know therefore what they 
mean. (For allthe Athenians and the 
strangers sojourning there spent their 
time in nothing else, but either to 
tell, or to hear something new.) 

12 Then Paul stood in the midst 
of the Areopagus, and said, Men of 

what superstitious: for as I passed 
by, and observed your devotions, I 
found an altar with this inscription, 
Whom therefore ye worship without 
knowing him, ¢hzs one declare I to 
you :— 

13 The God that made the world 
and all things therein, even he who 
is Lord of heaven and earth, does 
not dwell in temples made by hands ; 
neither is he worshipped with men’s 
hands, as though he needed any 
thing, seeing it is he that giveth to 
all life, and breath, and all things. 

14 And he hath made of one blood 
all nations of men to dwell on all the 
face of the earth, and hath deter- 
mined the seasons appointed to each 
of them, and the bounds of their 

15 Therefore they should seek 
God, if haply they might feel after 
him, and find him, though he is not 
far from each one of us; forin him we 
live, and move, and exist ; as certain 
of your own poets have well said, 
We are his offspring. 

16 If then we are the offspring of 
God, we ought not to think that the 
Divinity is like gold, or silver, or 
stone, graven by art and man’s de- 
vice. The times of ignorance God 
overlooked ; but now he commands 
all men everywhere to repent. 

17 He hath appointed a day also, 
in which he will administer judg- 
ment in accordance with righteous- 
ness to the inhabited earth, through 
the influence of this man whom he 
hath anointed; and to all hath he 
given testimony concerning him, by 
raising him up from among the dead. 



Mi. ae 

18 And when they heard of the 
resurrection of the dead, some 
mocked, and others said, We will 
hear thee again of this matter. 

19 So Paul departed from among 
them ; but certain clave to him, and 
believed: among whom were Dio- 
nysius the Areopagite, and a woman 
named Damaris, and others. 


Paul is persecuted in Corinth, and going 
on to Ephesus, arouses great enthusiasm 
among a few disciples of Fohn the Bap- 
ust whom he happens to find there. 

POSTER these things Paul depart- 

ed from Athens, and came to 
Corinth: and found a certain Jew 
named Aquila, born in Pontus, 
lately come from Italy, with his wife, 
Priscilla ; (because that Claudius had 
commanded all Jews to depart from 
Rome:) and he came to them; 
and because he was of the same 
trade, he abode with them, and 
worked : for by their occupation they 
were tentmakers. 

2 And he reasoned in the syna- 
gogue every sabbath, and persuaded 
the Jews and the Greeks. 

3 And when Silas and Timotheus 
were come from Macedonia, Paul 
was pressed in spirit, and testified to 
the Jews that Jesus was Messiah. 
And when they opposed themselves, 
and reviled, he shook zs raiment, 
and said to them, Your blood de up- 
on your own heads; I am clean: 
from henceforth I will go to the Gen- 

4 Then spake the Lord to Paul in 
the night by a vision, Be not afraid, 
but speak on, and be not silent: for 

lay hands on thee to hurt thee: for 
I have much people in this city. 
And he continued ¢here a year and 
six months, teaching the word of 
God among them. 

5 And when Gallio was the depu- 
ty of Achaia, the Jews made insur- 
rection with one accord against Paul, 
and brought him to the judgment 
seat, saying, This fellow persuadeth 
men to worship God contrary to the 

6 And when Paul was now about 
to open 4zs'mouth, Gallio said to the 
Jews, If it were a matter of wrong 
or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, rea- 
son would that I should bear with 
you: but if it be a question of mere 
words and names, and of your law, 
look ye ¢oz¢ ; forI will be no judge of 
such matters. And he drove them 
from the judgment seat. 

7 Then all the Greeks took Sos- 
thenes, the chief ruler of the syna- 
gogue, and beat zm before the 
judgment seat. And Gallio cared 
for none of those things. 

8 And it .-came: to. pass, that, 
while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul 
having passed through the upper 
country came to Ephesus, and found 
certain disciples: and he said to 
them, Did ye receive the Holy Spirit 
when ye believed? And they re- 
plied, Nay, we did not so much as 
hear whether there was a Holy 
Spirit. And he said, Into what 
then were ye baptized? And they 
answered, Into John’s baptism. 

g And Paul said, John baptized 
with the baptism of repentance, say- 
ing to the people, that they should 
believe on him who should come 

I am with thee, and no man shall|after him, that is, on Jesus. 



10 When they heard this, they 
were baptized in the name of the 
Master, Jesus: and when Paul had 
laid his hands upon them, the Holy 
Spirit came on them; and they 
spake with tongues, and prophesied. 
And they were in all about twelve 

11 And Paul entered into the 
synagogue, and spake boldly for the 
space of three months, reasoning and 
persuading as to the things concern- 
ing the kingdom of God. 

12 But when some were hardened 
and disobedient, speaking evil of the 
Way before the multitude, he depart- 
ed from them, and separated the disci- 
ples, reasoning daily in the school of 
Tyrannus. And this continued for 
the space of two years; so that all 
they who dwelt in Asia heard the 
word of the Master, both Jews and 


The riot in Ephesus stirred up against 
Paul by the workmen who made shrines 
for Diana. 

PAG Es. these things were ended, 
Paul purposed, when he had 
passed through Macedonia and 
Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, 
After I have been there, I must also 
see Rome. So he sent into Mace- 
donia two of them that ministered to 
him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he 
himself stayed in Asia for a season. 
2 And the same time there arose 
no small stir about that Way; fora 
certain man named Demetrius, a 
silversmith, who made silver shrines 
for Diana, brought no small gain to 
the craftsmen, whom he called to- 
gether with the workmen of like 

occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know 
that by this craft we have our wealth. 
Moreover ye see and hear, that not 
alone at Ephesus, but almost 
throughout all Asia, this Paul hath 
persuaded and turned away much 
people, saying that they are no gods, 
which are made with hands. So that 
not only this our craft is in danger 
to be set at nought; but also there 
is danger that the temple of the 
great goddess Diana should be de- 
spised, and her magnificence de- 
stroyed, whom all Asia and the 
world worship. 

3 And when they heard this, they 
were full of wrath, and cried out, 
Great zs Diana of the Ephesians. 

4 And the whole city was filled 
with confusion: and having caught 
Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Mace- 
donia, Paul’s companions in travel, 
they rushed with one accord into the 
theatre. And when Paul would have 
entered in to the people, the dis- 
ciples suffered him not. And certain 
of the chief of Asia, who were his 
friends, sent to him, desiring hem 
that he would not adventure himself 
into the theatre. Some therefore 
cried one thing, and some another: 
for the assembly was confused ; and 
the greater part knew not wherefore 
they were come together. 

5 And they drew Alexander out 
of the multitude, the Jews putting 
him forward. And Alexander beck- 
oned with the hand, and would have 
made his defence to the people. But 
when they knew that he was a Jew, 
all with one voice, about the space of 
two hours, cried out, Great zs Diana 
of the Ephesians. 

6 And when the townclerk had 


appeased the people, he said, Men 
of Ephesus, who is there among men 
that does not know that the city of 
the Ephesians is a worshipper of the 
great goddess Diana, and of the 
zwmage which fell down from Jupiter? 
Seeing then that these things cannot 
be denied, ye ought to be quiet, 
and to do nothing rashly. For ye 
have brought hither these men, who 
are neither robbers of temples nor 
yet blasphemers of your goddess. 
Wherefore if Demetrius, and the 
craftsmen who are with him, have 
a complaint against any man, the 
court is open, and there are deputies: 
let them implead one another. But 
if ye enquire any thing concerning 
other matters, it shall be determined 
in a lawful assembly. For we are in 
danger to be called in question for 
this day’s uproar, there being no 
cause whereby we may give an ac- 
count of this concourse. And when 
he had thus spoken, he dismissed the 

7 And after the uproar had ceased, 
Paul called to zm the disciples, and 
embraced them, and departed to go 
into Macedonia. And when he had 
gone over those parts, and had given 
them much exhortation, he came 
into Greece, and there abode three 
months. And when the Jews laid 
wait for him, as he was about to sail 
into Syria, he resolved to return 
through Macedonia. 


An exhibition of Paul's love for those 
who followed his ministry, and of his heroic 
consecration to his work. 

ND from Miletus Paul sent to 
Ephesus, and called the elders 
of the church. 


2 And when they were come to 
him, he said to them, Ye know, from 
the first day that I came into Asia, 
after what manner I have been with 
you at all seasons, serving the Lord 
with humility of mind, and with 
many tears and trials, which befell 
me by the plots of the Jews: and 
how I kept back nothing that was 
profitable, but have instructed you, 
and have taught you both publicly, 
and from house to house, preaching 
both to the Jews, and also to the 
Greeks, repentance toward God, and 
faith toward Jesus Christ, our Master. 

3 And now, behold, I go bound 
in the spirit to Jerusalem, not know- 
ing the things that shall befall me 
there: save that the Holy Spirit 
witnesseth in every city, saying that 
bonds and afflictionsabide me. But 
none of these things move me, 
neither count I my life dear to my- 
self, so that I may finish my course 
with joy, and the ministry, which I 
have received of Jesus, the Master, to 
testify the gospel of the grace of God. 

4. And now, behold, I know that 
ye all, among whom I have gone 
preaching the kingdom of God, shall 
see my face no more. Wherefore I 
take you to record this day, that I 
am pure from the blood of all men. 
For I have not shunned to declare 
to you all the counsel of God. 

5 Take heed therefore to your- 
selves, and to all the flock, over 
which the Holy Spirit hath made 
you overseers, to feed the church of 
the Master, which he purchased with 
his own blood. 

6 For I know this, that after my 
departing shall grievous wolves en- 
ter in among you, not sparing the 
flock : also of your own number shall 


men arise, speaking perverse things, 
to draw away disciples after them. 

7 Therefore watch, and remember, 
that by the space of three years I 
ceased not to warn every one, night 
and day, with tears. 

8 And now, brethren, I commend 
you to God, and to the word of his 
grace, which is able to build you up, 
and to give you an inheritance 
among all them who are sanctified. 

9g I have coveted no man’s silver, 
or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye your- 
selves know, that these hands have 
ministered to my necessities and to 
those that were with me. I have 
showed you all how that laboring ye 
ought to support the weak, and to 
remember the words of Jesus, the 
Master, how he said, It is more 
blessed to give than to receive. 

10 And when he had thus spoken 


saith the Holy Spirit, So shall the 
Jews at Jerusalem bind the man 
that owneth this girdle, and shall 
deliver zm into the hands of the 

13 And when we heard these 
things, both we, and they of that 
place, besought him not to go up 
to Jerusalem. But Paul answered, 
What mean ye to weep and to break 
mine heart? for I am ready not to 
be bound only, but also to die at Je- 
rusalem for the name of Jesus, the 

14 And when he would not be per- 
suaded, we ceased, saying, The will 
of the Lord be done. 


Paul again visits Ferusalem ; to pacify 
the Fewish Christians he conforms to the 
ordinance of purification ; but this does not 

he kneeled down, and prayed with |A7eserve him from their persecutions. 

them all. And they all wept sorely, 
and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed 
him, sorrowing most of all for the 
words which he had spoken, that they 
should see his face no more. And 
they accompanied him to the ship. 

11 And when we had finished our 
course from Tyre, we came to Ptole- 
mais, and saluted the brethren, and 
abode with them one day. And the 
next day we that were of Paul’s com- 
pany departed, and came to Czsarea: 
and we entered into the house of 
Philip the evangelist, who was one of 
the seven ; and abode with him. 

12 And as we tarried there many 
days, there came down from Judxa 
a certain prophet, named Agabus, 
And when he had come to us, he 
took Paul’s girdle, and bound his 
own hands and feet, and said, Thus 

ND after those days we took our 

baggage and went up to Jeru- 

salem. And when we arrived the 
brethren received us gladly. 

2 And the day following Paul went 
in with us to James: and all the el- 
ders were present. And when he had 
saluted them, he declared particu- 
larly what things God had wrought 
among the Gentiles by his ministry. 

3 And when they heard 74, they 
glorified the Lord, and said to him, 
Thou seest, brother, how many thou- 
sands of Jews there are among the 
believers, but they are all zealots for 
ordinances. And they are informed, 
that thou teachest all the Jews who 
are among the Gentiles to forsake 
Moses, saying that they ought not 
to circumcise their children, neither 
to walk after the customs. 




4 What then is to be done? the 
multitude will come together: for 
. they will certainly hear that thou art 
come. Do therefore this that we 
advise thee: We have four men who 
have a vow on them; them take, 
and purify thyself with them, accord- 
ing to the custom: and all will know 
that those things, whereof they were 
informed concerning thee, are false; 
but ¢kat thou thyself also walkest 
orderly, and keepest the ordinances. 
As touching the Gentiles who be- 
lieve, we have written and concluded 
that they are not required to observe 
such things, save only that they 
keep themselves from pollutions of 
idols, and from blood, and from things 
strangled, and from fornication. 

5 Then Paul took the men, and 
having conformed to the custom of 
purification, the next day entered 
into the temple to give notice of the 
accomplishment of the days of puri- 

6 And when the seven days were 
almost ended, the Jews who were of 
Asia, when they saw him in the tem- 
ple, stirred up all the people, and 
laid hands on him, crying out, Men 
of Israel, help : This isthe man, that 
teacheth all mex everywhere against 
the people, and the law, and this 
place: and besides he even brought 
Greeks into the temple, and so pol- 
luted this holy place. For they had 
seen before with him in the city 
Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they 
supposed that Paul had brought into 
the temple. 

7 And all the city was moved, and 
the people ran together: and they 
took Paul, and drew him out of the 
temple: and forthwith the doors 

were shut. And as they went about 
to kill him, tidings came to the chief 
captain of the band, that all Jerusa- 
lem was in an uproar: who immedi- 
ately took soldiers and centurions, 
and ran down to them: and when 
they saw the chief captain and the 
soldiers they left beating of Paul. 

8 Then the chief captain came 
near, and took him, and commanded 
him to be bound with two chains; 
and demanded who he was, and what 
he had done. And some cried one 
thing, some another, among the 
multitude: and when he could not 
know the certainty for the tumult, 
he commanded him to be carried in- 
to the castle. And when he came 
upon the stairs, so it was, that he 
was borne of the soldiers for the vio- 
lence of the people. For the multi- 
tude of the people followed after, 
crying, Away with him. 

g And as Paul was to be led in- 
to the castle, he said to the chief 
captain, May I speak to thee? Who 
said, Canst thou speak Greek? Art 
not thou that Egyptian, who be- 
fore these days madest an uproar, 
and leddest out into the wilderness 
four thousand men that were mur- 
derers? But Paul said, I am a man 
who ama Jew of Tarsus, @ caty in 
Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: 
and, I beseech thee, suffer me to 
speak to the people. 


Paul rehearses the incidents of his con- 
version, and enrages the Jews by proclaim- 
ing himself divinely appointed to preach 
the gospel to the Gentiles. 

(AND when he had given him 
license, Paul stood on the stairs, 


and beckoned with his hand to the 
people. And when there was made 
a great silence, he spake to them in 
the Hebrew tongue, saying ;— 

2 Men, brethren, and fathers, hear 
my defence which I make now to 
you. I am verilya man whoama 
Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, 
yet brought up in this city at the 
feet of Gamaliel, avd taught accord- 
ing to the perfect manner of the law 
of the fathers, and was zealous tow- 
ard God, as ye all are this day. 
And I persecuted this way unto the 
death, binding and delivering into 
prisons both men and women. As 
also the high priest doth bear me 
witness, and all the estate of the 
elders: from whom also I received 
letters to the brethren, and went to 
Damascus, to bring them who were 
there to Jerusalem, bound, that they 
might be punished. 

3 And it came to pass that, as I 
made my journey, and was come 
nigh to Damascus about noon, sud- 
denly in a vision from heaven a great 
light shone round about me. And I 
fell to the ground, and heard a voice 
saying to me, Saul, Saul, why perse- 
cutest thou me? And I answered, 
Who art thou? And the voice said, 
Iam Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou 
persecutest. And they that were with 
me beheld indeed the light, but they 
heard not the voice of him that 
spake tome. And I said, What shall 
I do, Master? Andthe Master said 
to me, Arise, and go into Damascus; 
and there it shall be told thee of all 
things which are appointed for thee 
to do. 

4 And being led by the hand of 
them that were with me, I came into 


Damascus. And one Ananias, a de- 
vout man according to the law, hav- 
ing a good report of all the Jews 
who dwelt ¢here, came to me, and 
standing by me said to me, Brother 
Saul, receive thy sight. And in that 
very hour I looked upon him. And 
he said, The God of our fathers hath 
chosen thee, that thou shouldest 
know his will, and see that Just One, 
and receive a command from his 
mouth. For thou shalt be his wit- 
ness to all men of that which thou 
hast received. And now why tar- 
riest thou? arise, and be baptized, 
and put away thy sins, calling on the 
name of the Lord. 

5 And it came to pass, that, when 
I was come again to Jerusalem, even 
while I prayed in the temple, I was 
in a trance; and saw him, and he 
said to me, Make haste and get 
quickly out of Jerusalem; for they 
will not receive thy testimony con- 
cerning me. And I said, Master, 
they know that I imprisoned and 
beat in every synagogue them that 
believed on thee: and when the 
blood of thy martyr Stephen was 
shed, I also was standing by, and 
consenting to his death, and kept 
the raiment of them that slew him. 
And he said to me, Depart: for I 
will send thee far hence to the Gen- 

6 And they gave him audience to 
this word, and ¢hen lifted up their 
voices, and said, Away with sucha 
fellow from the earth: for it is not 
fit that he should live. 

7 And as they were crying out, 
and shaking their garments, and 
throwing dust into the air, the chief 
captain commanded him to be 


brought into the castle, and bade 
that he should be examined by 
scourging; that he might know 
wherefore they cried so against him. 

8 On the morrow, because he 
would know the certainty wherefore 
he was accused of the Jews, he 
loosed him from zs bands, and com- 
manded the chief priests and all 
their council to appear, and brought 
Paul down, and set him before them. 

9g And Paul looking earnestly up- 
on the council, said, Men and breth- 
ren, I have ordered my life in all 
good conscience before God until 
this day. 

1o And the high priest Ananias 
commanded them that stood by him 
to smite him on the mouth. 

11 Then said Paul to him, God 
shall smite thee, tou whited wall: 
for sittest thou to judge me after the 
law, and commandest me to be smit- 
ten contrary to the law? 

12 And they that stood by said, 
Revilest thou God’s high priest? 
Then said Paul, I knew not, brethren, 
that he was the high priest, for it is 
written, Thou shalt not speak evil of 
the ruler of thy people. 

13 But when Paul perceived that 
the one part were Sadducees, and 
the other Pharisees, he cried out in 
the council, Men azd brethren, I am 
a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: 
touching the hope of the resurrec- 
tion of the dead I am now on trial. 
And when he had so said, there 
arose a dissension between the Phar- 
isees and the Sadducees: and the 
multitude was divided. For the 
Sadducees say that there is no resur- 
rection, and no angels or spirits: but 
the Pharisees affirm both. 


14 And there arose a great cry: 
and the scribes that were of the 
Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, 
saying, We find no evil in this man: 
but if a spirit or an angel hath 
spoken to him, let us not fight 
against God. 

15 And when there arose a great 
dissension, the chief captain, fearing 
lest Paul should have been pulled in 
pieces of them, commanded the sol- 
diers to go down, and to take him 
by force from among them, and to 
bring 42m into the castle. 

16 And the night following, the 
Master stood by him, and. said, Be 
of good cheer, Paul: for as thou 
hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so 
must thou bear witness also at 


The priests and elders conspire to assas- 
sinate Paul, but the chief officer hearing 
of it sends him by night to Cesarea. 

jee certain of the Jews banded 

together, and bound themselves 
under a curse, saying that they 
would neither eat nor drink till they 
had killed Paul. And they were 
more than forty who made this con- 

2 And they came to the chief 
priests and elders, and said, We have 
bound ourselves under a great curse, 
that we will eat nothing until we 
have slain Paul. Now, therefore, 
ye with the council signify to the 
chief captain that he bring him down 
to you to-morrow, as though ye 
would inquire something more per- 
fectly concerning him: and we, or 
ever he come near, are ready to kill 



-_-_ eee 

3 And when Paul’s sister’s son 
heard of their lying in wait, he went 
and entered into the castle, and told 
Paul. Then Paul called one of the 
centurions to Azm and said, Bring 
this young man to the chief captain : 
for he hath a certain thing to tell 
him. So he took him and brought 
him to the chief captain. 

4 Then the chief captain took him 
by the hand, and went with him 
aside privately, and asked A2m, What 
is that thou hast to tell me? And 
he said, The Jews have agreed to 
desire thee that thou wouldest bring 
down Paul to-morrow into the coun- 
cil, as though they would inquire 
somewhat of him more perfectly. 
But do not yield to them: for there 
lie in wait for him of them more than 
forty men, who have bound them- 
selves with an oath, that they will 
neither eat nor drink till they have 
killed him: and now are they ready, 
looking for a promise from thee. 

5 So the chief captain let the 
young man depart, and charged him, 
See thou tellno man that thou hast 
showed these things to me. And he 
called to Aim two centurions, saying, 
Make ready two hundred soldiers to 
go to Cesarea, and horsemen three- 
score and ten, and spearmen two 
hundred, at the third hour of the 
night ; and provide hem beasts, that 
they may set Paul on, and bring him 
safe to Felix the governor. 

6 And he wrote a letter after this 
manner: Claudius Lysias to the most 
excellent governor Felix sendeth 
greeting. This man was taken of 
the Jews, and would have been killed 
of them: then came I with an army, 
and rescued him, having understood 

that he was a Roman. And when I 
would have known the cause where- 
fore they accused him, I brought him 
forth into their council: whom I 
perceived to be accused of questions 
of their law, but to have nothing 
laid to his charge worthy of death or 
of bonds. And when it was told me 
that the Jews laid wait for the man, 
I sent straightway to thee, and gave 
commandment to his accusers also 
to say before thee what they had 
against him. Farewell. 

7 Then the soldiers, as it was com- 
manded them, took Paul, and brought 
him by night to Antipatris. On the 
morrow they left the horsemen to 
go with him, and returned to the 
castle: who, when they came to 
Ceesarea, and delivered the epistle to 
the governor, presented Paul also 
before him. 

8 And when the governor had 
read the letter, he asked of what prov- 
ince he was. And when he under- 
stood that he was of Cilicia: I will 
hear thee, said he, when thine accus- 
ers are also come. And he com- 
manded him to be kept in Herod’s 
judgment hall. 


Paul's accusation and defence before 
Felix, Festus, and Agrippa, 
ee after five days Ananias the 

high priest descended with 
the elders, and with a certain orator 
named Tertullus, who informed the 
governor against Paul. 

2 And when he was called forth, 
Tertullus began to accuse him, say- 
ing, We have found this man a pes- 
tilent fellow, and a mover of heresies 
among all the Jews throughout the 



world, and a ringleader of the sect 
of the Nazarenes: who also hath 
gone about to profane the temple: 
whom we took, and would have 
judged according to our law. But 
the chief captain Lysias came upon 
us, and with great violence took him 
away out of our hands, commanding 
his accusers to come to thee: by ex- 
amining of whom thyself mayest take 
knowledge of all these things, where- 
of we accuse him. 

3 And the Jews also assented, say- 
ing that these things were so. 

4 Then Paul, after the governor 
had beckoned to him to speak, an- 
swered, Forasmuch as I know that 
thou hast been of many years a judge 
to this nation, I do the more cheer- 
fully answer for myself: because 
thou mayest understand, that there 
are yet but twelve days since I went 
up to Jerusalem to worship. And 
_ they neither found me in the temple, 
nor in the synagogues, nor in the 
city disputing or seeking to inflame 
the people. Neither.can they prove 
the things whereof they now accuse 

5 But this I confess to thee, that 
after the way which they call heresy, 
so worship I the God of my fathers, 
believing the things which are writ- 
ten in the law and in the prophets: 
And having hope toward God, which 
they themselves also entertain, that 
there shall be a resurrection, both of 
the just and unjust. And herein do 
I exercise myself, to have always a 
conscience void of offence toward 
God, and toward men. 

6 Now after many years I came 
to bring alms to my nation, and of- 
ferings. Whereupon certain Jews 

from Asia found me purified in the 
temple, neither with multitude, nor 
with tumult. And they themselves 
ought to have been here before thee, 
if they had ought against me, to 
make their own charges. Or else 
let these who are here say, if they 
found any evil doing in me, while I 
stood before the council, except it 
be for this one expression, that I 
cried standing among them, Touch- 
ing the resurrection of the dead I 
am put on trial before you this day. 

7 And when Felix heard these 
things, having knowledge of ¢hat be- 
lief, he put them off, and said, When 
Lysias the chief captain shall come 
down, I will know the uttermost of 
your matter. And he commanded 
a centurion to keep Paul, and to let 
him have liberty, and that he should 
forbid none of his acquaintance to 
minister or come to him. 

8 And after certain days, when 
Felix came with his wife Drusilla, 
who was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, 
and heard him concerning the faith 
in Christ. And as he reasoned of 
righteousness, temperance, and retri- 
bution, Felix trembled, and said, 
Go thy way for this time; when it 
is more convenient, I will call for 
thee. He hoped also that money 
should have been given him of Paul, 
that he might release him: where- 
fore he sent for him the oftener, and 
conversed with him. 

g But after two years Porcius Fes- 
tus came into Felix’ room: and 
Felix, willing to show the Jews a 
pleasure, left Paul bound. 

10 When Festus had come into 
the province, after three days he 
went up from Cesarea to Jerusalem. 


Then the high priest and the chief 
of the Jews informed him against 
Paul, and besought him, and desired 
favor against him, that he would 
send for him to Jerusalem, and they 
would place men in wait by the way 
to kill him. But Festus answered, 
that Paul should be kept at Czsarea, 
and that he himself would depart 
shortly thither. 

11 Let them therefore, said he, 
who among you are able, go down 
with sme, and accuse this man, if 
there be any wickedness in him. 

12 And when he had tarried 
among them more than ten days, 
he went down to Cesarea; and 
the next day sitting on the judg- 
ment seat commanded Paul to be 

13 And when he had arrived, the 
Jews who came down from Jeru- 
salem stood round about, and laid 
many and_ grievous complaints 
against Paul, which they could not 
prove. To which he answered, 
Neither against the law of the Jews, 
neither against the temple, nor yet 
against Cesar, have I offended any 
thing at all. 

14 But Festus, willing to do the 
Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, 
Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and 
there be judged of these things be- 
fore me? Then said Paul, I stand at 
Cesar’s judgment seat, where I ought 
to be judged: to the Jews have I 
done no wrong, as thou very well 
knowest. ForifI be an offender, or 
have committed any thing worthy of 
death, I refuse not to die: but if 
there be none of these things where- 
of these accuse me, no man may de- 
liver me to them. I appeal to Cesar. 


15 Then Festus, when he had 
conferred with the council, answered, 
Hast thou appealed to Cesar? to 
Cesar shalt thou go. 

16 And after certain days king 
Agrippa and Bernice came to Czs- 
area to salute Festus. And on the 
morrow, when Agrippa was come, 
and Bernice, with great pomp, and 
was entered into the place of hear- 
ing, with the chief captains, and 
principal men of the city, at Festus’ 
commandment Paul was brought 

17 And Festus said, King Agrippa, 
and all men who are here present 
with us, ye see this man, about 
whom all the multitude of the Jews 
have dealt with me, both at Jerusa- 
lem, and aéso here, crying that he 
ought not to live any longer. But 
when I found that he had committed 
nothing worthy of death, and that 
he himself hath appealed to Augus- 
tus, I have determined to send him. 
Of whom I have no certain thing to 
write to my lord. Wherefore I have 
brought him forth before you, and 
specially before thee, O king Agrippa, 
that, after examination had, I might 
have somewhat to write. For it 
seemeth to me unreasonable to send 
a prisoner, and not withal to signify 
the crimes /azd against him. 

18 Then Agrippa said to Paul, 
Thou art permitted to speak for thy- 
self. Then Paul stretched forth the 
hand, and answered for himself: 

19 I think myself happy, king 
Agrippa, because I shall answer for 
myself this day before thee touching 
all the things whereof I am accused 
of the Jews: especially decause J 
know thee to be expert in all cus- 


toms and questions which are among 
the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee 
to hear me patiently. 

20 My manner of life from my 
youth, which was at the first among 
mine own nation at Jerusalem, know 
all the Jews; who knew me from 
the beginning, if they would testify, 
that after the most strict sect of our 
religion I lived a Pharisee. And 
now I stand and am judged for the 
hope of the promise made of God 
to our fathers: to the realization of 
which promise our twelve tribes, in- 
stantly serving God day and night, 
hope to come. For which hope’s 
sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of 
the Jews. Why should it be thought 
a thing incredible, that God should 
raise the dead? 

21 I verily thought with myself, 
that I ought to do many things con- 
trary to the name of Jesus of Naza- 
reth. Which thing I also did in 
Jerusalem: and many of the saints 
did I shut up in prison, having re- 
ceived authority from the chief 
priests ; and when they were put to 
death, 1 gave my voice against them. 
And I punished them oft in every 
synagogue, and compelled them to 
blaspheme; and being exceedingly 
mad against them, I persecuted them 
even to strange cities. 

22 Whereupon as I went to Da- 
mascus with authority and commis- 
sion from the chief priests, at mid- 
day, O king, I saw in the way alight 
from heaven, above the brightness 
of the sun, shining round about me 
and them who journeyed with me. 
And I heard a voice speaking to me, 
and saying in the Hebrew tongue, 
Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou 


me? z¢ zs hard for thee to kick 
against the pricks. And I said, Who 
art thou? And the voice said, I am 
Jesus whom thou persecutest. But 
rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I 
have appeared to thee for this pur- 
pose, to make thee a minister and a 
witness both of these things which 
thou hast seen, and of those things 
which I will reveal to thee. And 
I will deliver thee from the people, 
and from the Gentiles to whom 
now I send thee, to open their eyes, 
and to turn them from darkness to 
light, and from the power of Satan 
to God; that they may receive for- 
giveness of sins, and inheritance 
among them who are sanctified by 
faith that is in me. 
23 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, 
I was not disobedient to the heaven- 
ly vision: but showed first to them 
of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and 
throughout all the coast of Judza, 
and ¢hen to the Gentiles, that they 
should repent and turn to God, and 
do works meet for repentance. For 
these causes the Jews caught me in 
the temple, and went about to kill me. 
24 Having therefore obtained 
help of God, I continue to this day, 
witnessing both to small and great, 
saying none other things than those 
which the prophets and Moses did 
say should come to pass: that the 
Messiah should suffer, and that he 
should be the first that should rise 
up from the dead, and show light 
to the people, and to the Gentiles. 
25 And as he thus spake for him- 
self, Festus said with a loud voice, 
Paul, thou art beside thyself: 
much learning doth make thee mad. 
26 But he said, I am not mad, 



most noble Festus; but speak forth 
the words of truth and soberness. 
For the king knoweth of these things, 
before whom also I speak freely: I 
am persuaded that none of these 
things are hidden from him; for this 
was not done in a corner. King 
Agrippa, believest thou the proph- 
ets? I know that thou believest. 

27 Then Agrippa said to Paul, 
Almost thou persuadest me to be a 

28 And Paul said, I would to God, 
that not only thou, but also all that 
hear me this day, were both almost, 
and altogether such as I am, except 
these bonds. 

29 And when he had thus spoken, 
the king rose up, and the governor, 
and Bernice, and they that sat with 
them: and when they were gone 
aside, they talked between them- 
selves, saying, This man doeth noth- 
ing worthy of death or of bonds. 

30 Then said Agrippa to Festus, 
This man might have been set at 
liberty, if he had not appealed to 

A glimpse of Paul at Rome. 

PAD after three months we de- 

parted in a ship of Alexandria, 
which had wintered in the isle, whose 
sign was Castor and Pollux. Land- 
ing at Syracuse, we tarried there 
three days: and from thence we 
fetched a compass, and came to 
Khegium: and after one day the 
south wind blew, and we came the 
next day to Puteoli: where we found 
brethren, and were desired to tarry 
with them seven days: and so we 
went toward Rome. 

2 And from thence, when the 
brethren heard of us, they came to 
meet us as far as Appii forum, and 
The three taverns: whom when Paul 
saw, he thanked God, and took cour- 

3 And when we came to Rome, 
the centurion delivered the prison- 
ers to the captain of the guard: but 
Paul was suffered to dwell by him- 
self with a soldier that kept him. 

4 And it came to pass, that after 
three days Paul called the chief of 
the Jews together: and when they 
were come together, he said to them, 
Men and brethren, though I have 
committed nothing against the peo- 
ple, or customs of our fathers, yet 
was I delivered prisoner from Jeru- 
salem into the hands of the Romans. 
Who, when they had examined me, 
would have let me go, because there 
was no cause of death in me. But 
when the Jews spake against 7¢, I 
was constrained to appeal to Cesar; 
not that I had ought to accuse my 
nation of. 

5 For this cause therefore have I 
called for you, to see you, and to 
speak with you - because that for the 
hope of Israel I am bound with 
this chain. 

6 And they said to him, We 
neither received letters out of Ju- 
daea concerning thee, neither any of 
the brethren that came showed or 
spake any harm of thee. But we de- 
sire to hear of thee what thou think. 
est: for as concerning this sect, we 
know that everywhere it is spoken 

7 And when they had appointed 
him a day, there came many to him 
into /zs lodging; to whom he ex. 




pounded and testified the king- 
dom of God, persuading them 
concerning Jesus, both out of the 
law of Moses, and out of the proph- 
ets, from morning till evening. 

8 And some believed the things 
which were spoken, and some be- 
lieved not. 

g And when they agreed not 
among themselves, they departed, 
after that Paul had spoken one word, 
Well spake the Holy Spirit by 
Esaias the prophet to our fathers, 
saying, Go to this people, and say, 
Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not 
understand; and seeing ye shall see, 
and not perceive: for the heart of 
_ this people is waxed gross, and their 
ears are dull of hearing, and their 

eyes have they closed; lest they 
should see with their eyes, and hear 
with ¢hezr ears, and understand with 
their heart, and should be converted, 
and I should heal them. 

10 Be it known therefore to you, 
that the salvation of God is sent to 
the Gentiles, and ¢#az¢ they will hear 

11 And when he had said these 
words, the Jews departed, and had 
great discussions among themselves. 

12 And Paul dwelt two whole 
years in his own hired house, and 
received all that came in to him, 
preaching the kingdom of God, and 
teaching those things which concern 
Jesus Christ, the Master, with all 
confidence, no man forbidding him. 




God has revealed himself in nature as 
well asin written records and in the char- 
acters and teachings of holy men. 
Pp a servant of Christ Jesus, 

a called apostle, set apart to 
preach the gospel of God through 
his prophets in the sacred writings, 
even the gospel concerning his son; 
who was born of the lineage of David 
as to the flesh, shown to be the son of 
God with power, and, on account of 
his holiness of spirit, resurrected 
from the realms of the dead, Christ 
Jesus our Master: through whom 
also we received grace and the office 
of an apostle in behalf of his name, 
in order to produce obedience to 
the faith among all nations; among 
whom are ye also, the called of Jesus 
Christ :—To all the beloved of God 
at Rome, called to be holy : Grace 
be to you, and peace, from God 
our father, and from Jesus Christ the 

2 In the first’ place, I thank my 
God through Jesus Christ for all of 
you, that your faith is spoken 
of throughout the whole world. God 
is my witness, whom I serve with 
my spirit in the gospel of his son, 
how constantly I make mention of 
you, always in my prayers suppli- 

cating that, if it be possible, I may 
at last through the will of God be 
favored with an opportunity of 
coming to you. 

3 For I long to see you, that I 
may impart to you some spiritual 
gift, which may be for your confir- 
mation; that is, that I with you 
may be edified, and you also with 
me, through each other’s faith, both 
yours and mine. I would not have 
you ignorant, brethren, that I often 
purposed to come to you, though I 
have been hindered hitherto, for the 
purpose that I might have some 
fruit of my labors among you also, 
as among the other Gentiles: for‘I 
am debtor both to Greeks and Bar- 
barians, both to the wise and the 

4 So, according to my ability, I 
am ready to preach the gospel to 
you also in Rome. I am not asham- 
ed of the gospel; for to every be- 
liever, to the Jew not only, butalsoto 
the Greek, it is the power of God 
unto salvation. Because therein is 
revealed the righteousness which is 
of God from faith to faith; as it is 
written, The righteous shall live by 

5 Moreover, the indignation of 
God is revealed from heaven against 




all impiety and unrighteousness of 
men, who hinder the truth because 
of their unrighteousness. For that 
which may be known of God is re- 
vealed within them; God has re- 
vealed it to them. Ever since the 
creation of the world, his invisible 
attributes, even his eternal power 
and divinity, are clearly seen, being 
revealed in his works, so that all 
are without excuse. 

6 And yet though they knew God, 
they did not glorify him, as God, 
nor were they thankful to him; but 
became perverse in their reasonings, 
and their senseless minds were dark- 

edness, envy, murder, strife, deceit, 
malignity ; they became backbiters, 
slanderers, haters of God, insolent, 
proud, boasters, inventors of mis- 
chief, disobedient to parents, sense- 
less, faithless, without natural affec- 
tion, without pity. 

10 Although knowing the decree 
of God, that they who practise such 
things deserve death, they not 
only do them themselves, but 
even approve of others who do 

God ts a just and impartial judge, and 

ened. Professing to be wise, they |/“%ent belongs to him alone. 

became fools, and for the glory of 
the incorruptible God, they substi- 
tuted images of corruptible man, 
and of birds and four-footed beasts 
and creeping things. 

7 On this account God gave them 
over in the lusts of their hearts to 
impurity, to debase their bodies with 
one another; for they had changed 
the truth of God into a lie, and both 
sought and served created things 
rather than the Creator, who is 
blessed forever. Amen. 

8 On this account also God gave 
them up to vile passions: for even 
their women indulged in unnat- 
ural lust, and in like manner the 
men also: practising that which is 
shameful, and receiving in them- 
selves the due recompense of their 

g And as they did not choose to 
retain God in their knowledge, God 
gave them up to a reprobate mind, 
to do things which are shameful: so 
they became filled with all unright- 
eousness, malice, covetousness, wick- 

HEREFORE thou art with- 

out excuse, O man that judg- 
est, whoever thou art ; forin judging 
another, thou condemnest thyself; 
inasmuch as thou doest the same 
things. But we know that the 
judgment of God against all who 
practise such things is according to 

2 And dost thou suppose, O man, 
who art judging those who do such 
things, and art thyself doing the 
same, that thou wilt escape the 
judgment of God? Dost thou de- 
spise the riches of his goodness and 
forbearance and long-suffering, not 
knowing that the goodness of God 
is designed to lead thee to repent- 
ance ? 

3, According to the hardness and 
impenitence of thy heart, art thou 
treasuring up for thyself indignation 
against the day of indignation and 
of the manifestation of the righteous 
judgment of God. Who will render 
to every one according to his works; 
everlasting life, to those who by pa- 


tient continuance in well-doing seek 
for glory, and honor, and incorrup- 
tion; but to those who are conten- 
tious, who disobey the truth, and 
practise unrighteousness, there will 
be displeasure and indignation. 

4 For tribulation and distress will 
come upon every soul of man whose 
works are evil, upon the Jew as well as 
upon the Greek; but glory, honor, 
and peace, to every one whose works 
are good, to the Jew not only, but 
also to the Greek. 

5 And there is no respect of per- 
sons with God; for as many as have 
transgressed without a written law, 
will also be judged without a writ- 
ten law; and as many as have trans- 
gressed under a written law, will be 
judged by a written law. 

6 And it is not the hearers of a 
law who are righteous before God, 
but the doers of a law will be ac 
counted righteous ;—for when the 
Gentiles, who have no written law, 
do by nature what is required, these, 
having no written law, are a law to 
themselves; since they show that 
what the law requireth is written 
in their hearts, their conscience bear- 
ing witness, and their thoughts in 
turn accusing or defending them. 

7 Thus it is that God shall judge 
the secrets of men, according to the 
gospel of Jesus Christ, which I have 

8 But thou callest thyself a Jew, 
and restest on the written law, and 
makest thy boast before God, that 
thou knowest his will, and approvest 
the things that are more excellent, 
being instructed out of the written 
law! And thou art confident that 
thou thyself art a guide of the blind, 


a light to those who are in darkness. 
an instructor of those who lack wis- 
dom, a teacher of babes! 

9 Having the form of knowledge 
and of the truth in the written 
Law, thou teachest others !—Dost 
thou not also teach thyself? Thou 
who proclaimest that others should 
not steal, dost thou steal? Dost 
thou who forbiddest to commit 
adultery, thyself commit adultery? 
Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou 
rob temples? Thou who boastest 
of the written Law, dost thou dis- 
honor God by breaking that law? 
As it is written, The name of God 
is on account of your inconsisten- 
cies, blasphemed among the Gen. 

10 And conformity to ordinances! 
—these are indeed a benefit to thee, 
if thou keep the law; but if thou 
art a breaker of the law, thy con- 
formity to ordinances is of no ac- 
count. If then he who is without 
ordinances keep the precepts of the 
law, shall not he be accepted of 
God? Yea, those who are without 
ordinances, if they perform the law, 
will even judge thee, who, having a 
written law and ordinances, art a 
breaker of the law. 

11 For he is not a Jew, who is 
one outwardly; nor is that con- 
formity to ordinances, which is out- 
ward, in the flesh: but he is a 
Jew who is one inwardly; and con- 
formity is of the heart, spiritual, not 
literal, the approval of which is not 
of men, but of God. 

12 What then is the advantage of 
the Jew? or what the benefit of 
ordinances? Great, every way; but 
chiefly in that through them were 



communicated the revelations of |all become unprofitable; there is 



All men without exception, are born into 
@ condition of moral imperfection in this 
life, and also are more or less guilty of 
wilfully violating the laws of virtue and 
of duty. . 
HAT if some were unfaith- 
ful? Shall their unfaithfulness 
cause God to be unfaithful? By no 
means! Yea, let God be true, even 
though every man be false; as it is 
written, That thou mayest be justi- 
fied in thy words, and mayest stand 
acquitted when thou art arraigned. 
2 But (it is said) our unrighteous- 
ness serves to display the righteous- 
ness of God. What shall we answer 
to that? Is not God unjust to in- 
flict punishment? (I am speaking as 
men do.) Far be it! for how then 
could God be a judge of the world? 
3 If, through my being un- 
righteous, the truth of God hath 
been more abundantly manifested 
to his glory, why am I still judged as 
a trangressor? And why not say 
(as some slanderously charge us with 
saying), Let us do evil, that good 
may come? 
4 The condemnation of men who 
say such things is just. 
5 What then? Are we better 
than others? By no means: for we 

none righteous, not evenone. Their 
throat is an open sepulchre; with 
their tongues they have practised de- 
ceit. The poison of asps is under 
their lips. Their mouth is full of 
slander and bitterness. Swift are 
their feet to carry revenge; oppres- 
sion and misery are in their ways; 
and the path of peace they have not 
known. There is no fear of God be- | 
fore their eyes. 

7 Now we know that whatever 
the law saith, it saith to those who 
are under the law: that every boast- 
ful mouth may be stopped, and all 
the world acknowledge unworthiness 
before God. 

8 And by ceremonial observances 
no flesh shall be accepted as 
righteous: for these are acknowledg- 
ments of trangression, 

9 But now, in addition to the 
written law, the righteousness which 
is of God (to which the law and the 
prophets bear testimony), yea, the 
righteousness which is of God hath 
been revealed through the faith of 
Jesus Christ, to all and for all be- 

io And there is no distinction; 
for all have transgressed, and come 
short of the glory of God. 

11 But now, by the grace of God 
through the redemption made known 
by Christ Jesus we are freely ac- 

have already brought the charge|counted as righteous. For God set 
both against Jews and Greeks, that| him forth, through confidence in his 

they are all transgressors, 

complete consecration, to be pro- 

6 As it is written: There is none|pitiatory, and to exhibit righteous- 
righteous, no, not one; there is none|ness as seen in the forbearance of 
that understandeth or that diligently |God with respect to passing over the 
seeketh God; they have all turned|transgressions of the past; to ex- 
aside from the right way, they have| hibit his righteousness, I say, at this 



present time, that he might himself 
be righteous, and also account as 
righteous him that hath the faith of 

12 Where then is boasting? It 
is excluded. By what law? of cere- 
monial observances? Nay, but by 
the law of faith; for we reckon that 
a man is accepted as righteous 
through his faith alone, apart from 
his conformity to ordinances. 

13 Do ye think that God is the 
God of Jews only? Is he not the 
God of Gentiles also? Yea, of Gen- 
tiles also... If iso be that. there 
is but one God, then shall he 
accept as righteous oz account of 
their faith, both those who con- 
form to ordinances and those who 
do not. 

14 Do we thus, onaccount of faith, 
make void the ordinances of the law? 
By no means; on the contrary, we 
establish them. 

15 What shall we say, then, about 
Abraham, our ancestor according to 
the flesh? For if he was accounted 
righteous because of his ceremonial 
observances, then had he cause for 
boasting: but not so according to 
the word of God, for what saith the 
scripture ? Abraham believed God, 
and therefore was accounted right- 

16 And David also pronounceth 
blessings upon the man whom God 
accounteth righteous, apart from 
his ceremonial observances, saying, 
Blessed are they whose iniquities 
are forgiven, and whose trans- 
gressions are forgotten. Blessed 
the man whose transgressions the 
Lord will not treasure up against 



In the consecrated life and death of 
Christ Fesus we have a representation of 
the love of God for mankind ; by this also 
we are brought into unity with God, and 
are inspired to renounce tniguity and seek 
for holiness. 

HEREFORE being accepted as 
righteous through faith, we 
have peace with God through Jesus 
Christ our Master: through whom 
also we have been admitted into this 
grace wherein we stand, and rejoice 
in the hope of the glory which God 
will confer. 

2 And not only so, but we rejoice 
in afflictions also, knowing that afflic- 
tion produceth endurance, and en- 
durance proof, and proof hope; and 
hope will not disappoint us, because 
the love of God hath shed it abroad 
in our hearts by the Holy Spirit 
which hath been given to us. 

3 While we were yet without 
strength, and in our transgressions, 
in due season Christ died for us: 
now even fora righteous man hardly 
will one die ; perhaps, however, for 
a benefactor one might even offer to 
die: but God represented his own 
love for us in this manner that, while 
we were yet transgressors, Christ 
died for us. Being now accepted as 
righteous through the faith which 
his death inspired, much more, then, 
shall we, through him, be saved from 

4 Since, if while at enmity we 
were, through the death of his son, 
brought into unity with God, much 
more, having been brought into unity 
with him, shall we be saved through 
his life: and not only saved, but also 
shall we have joy in God through 




Jesus Christ our Master, by means 
of whom we have now been united 
to God. 

5 Moreover, law came in, that the 
knowledge of transgression might 
abound: but where transgression 
abounded, grace abounded much 
more; so that .as_ transgression 
reigned in death, so grace might 
reign through righteousness to ever- 
lasting life, through Jesus Christ our 

6 Shall we say then, Let us con- 
tinue in transgression, that grace 
may abound still more? God for- 
bid! How shall we, who died to 
transgression, live any longer in it? 
Are ye ignorant, that all of us who 
were consecrated to Jesus Christ by 
baptism, were consecrated to his 
death? We then by this consecra- 
tion to his death were buried with 
him ; that as Christ was raised up 
from the dead by the glorious power 
of the Father, so we also might walk 
in newness of life. 

7 For if we have been made com- 
pletely like him in his death, we shall 
be made like him in his resurrection 
also ; knowing this, that our old man 
was crucified with him, in order that 
the body of sin might be destroyed, 
and that we might no longer be in 
slavery to sin; for he that hath died 
hath been set free from sin. 

8 And if we died with Christ, we 
believe that we shall also live with 
him; since we know that Christ, 
having been raised up from the dead, 
dieth no more; death hath dominion 
over him no loriger. For in that he 
died, he died to trangression once 
for all; but in that he liveth, he 
liveth to God. So do ye also con- 

sider yourselves as dead to trans- 
gression, but alive to God through 
Jesus Christ. 

9 Let not then iniquity reign in 
your mortal body, bringing you into 
subjection to its lusts, nor yield your 
members to it as instruments of un- 
righteousness ; but yield yourselves 
to God, as being alive from the 
dead, and your members to God as 
instruments of righteousness; so 
shall transgression no longer hold 
dominion over you; for ye are no 
longer governed by law, but rather 
by love. 

10 What then? Because we are 
no longer governed by law but by 
love, shall we therefore transgress ? 
God forbid! Do ye not know that 
whomever ye choose to obey as a 
master, his bondmen ye are, whether 
of disobedience, whose fruit is death, 
or of obedience, whose fruit is right- 
eousness ? 

Il But thanks be to God that, 
though ye were the slaves of error, 
ye became obedient from the heart 
to that form of teaching which was 
delivered to you: and being made 
free from your wrongdoings, ye be- 
came the servants of righteousness. 

12 On account of the weakness of 
human nature I now speak in a way 
common among men: As ye formerly 
yielded your members to be slaves 
of impurity, and of iniquity, in or- 
der to enjoy iniquity, so now yield 
your members to be servants of 
righteousness, in order that ye may 
become holy. For when ye were 
the slaves of iniquity, ye were not 
the servants of righteousness: and 
what fruit had ye then from those 
things of which ye are now ashamed ? 


For, zndeed, the end of those things 
is death. 

13 But now, having been delivered 
from the slavery of iniquity, and 
having become the servants of God, 
ye have holiness as the fruit, and 
everlasting life as the end. For the 
wages of iniquity is death; but the 
free gift of God is everlasting life, 
through Christ Jesus, our Master. 


The reign of law and the reign of love 
contrasted. Law only reveals the baseness 
of iniquity, love inspires men to hate and 
Jorsake it. Carnal-mindedness tends to 
spiritual corruption and decay ; but spirit- 
ual-mindedness ts life and peace. 

W HEREFORE, my brethren, ye 

are dead to law through the 
death of Christ, that ye might be 
united to him who was raised from 
the dead, and bear fruit unto God. 
{| 2 For when we were in slavery to 
the flesh, the depraved appetites, 
which were kept alive by law, were 
working in our members, to bear 
fruit unto death. But now we are 
delivered from law, having escaped 
from that by which we were enslaved, 
that we might serve in the new life 
of the Spirit, and not in the old way 
of the letter. 

3 What then shall we say? Is 
law the cause of transgression ? God 
forbid! However, I should not have 
been conscious of transgression ex- 
cept by law; for I should not have 
known the baseness of lust, unless 
law had said, Thou shalt not lust. 
But seizing the opportunity, notwith- 
standing my knowledge of the com- 
mandment, base appetites wrought 
in me all manner of impure desires. 


4 Now, apart from law, iniquity zs 
dead. I once lived apart from law; 
but when the commandment came, 
iniquity revived, and I died; and 
the commandment, which zas unto 
life, this I found zo de unto death: 
because my impure desires, finding 
an opportunity, through the com- 
mandment beguiled me, and through 
it slew me. And yet law is holy, 
and the commandment holy, and 
righteous and good. 

5 Did then that which is good be- 
come death to me? Far be it! but 
iniquity was made manifest as iniqui- 
ty,working death to me notwithstand- 
ing my knowledge of that which is 
good; in order that through my 
knowledge of the commandment in- 
iquity might appear exceedingly 

6 We know that law is spiritual ; 
but I was unspiritual, a slave sold to 
transgression. ForI knew not what 
I did: and I did not what I wished 
to do, but I did what I hated. Now 
if I do what I would not, I assent to 
law that it is good. 

7 However, it was no longer I 
that did it, but the evil that was 
in me: for I know that in me, that 
is, in my flesh, there is not any 
good thing; because to desire was 
present with me, but not to perform 
that which is good. So the good 
that I wished to do, I did not; but 
the evil which I wished not to do, 
that I did. 

8 Now if I do what I would not, 
it isno more I that do it, but the 
evil that isin me. So then I found 
that there was a law in me, that 
when I would do good, evil was 
present: for I delighted in the law of 


God, as to the inward man; but I 
perceived another law in my mem- 
bers warring against the law of my 
mind, and bringing me into captivity 
to the law of wrong which was in 
my members. 

9 Then I cried out, O wretched 
man that I am! Who will deliver 
me from this body of death? Thanks 
be to God, who hath delivered me 
through Jesus Christ the Master. 

10 So it was that I, the same per- 
son, with the mind served the law of 
God, but with the flesh the law of 

11 But now there is no longer con- 
demnation to those who believe in 
Christ Jesus; for (speaking of my- 
self) the law of the Spirit of life set 
me free, through belief in Christ 
Jesus, from the law of transgression 
and death. What law could not do, 
in that it was weak through the 
weakness of human nature, God hath 
done; who, on account of trangres- 
sion sent his son in the likeness of 
erring human nature, and passed 
sentence of condemnation on carnal 

12 So now what is required by 
law may be accomplished in us, who 
walk not according to carnality but 
according to the Spirit; for they 
who walk according to carnality have 
their mind on carnal things, but 
they who walk according to the 
Spirit have their mind on the things 
of the Spirit. 

13 Now, to be carnally minded is 
death, but to be spiritually minded 
is life and peace; because the carnal 
mind is at enmity with God, and 
doth not submit itself to the law of 
God, neither indeed canit. So then 


they who are carnally minded can- 
not please God. 

14 But ye are not carnally mind- 
ed, but spiritually minded, if indeed 
the Spirit of God abideth in you. 

15 Now if any one hath not the 
Spirit of God, he belongs not to 
him. But if the Spirit that was in 
Christ be in you, the body of sin is 
dead, and the spirit is alive because 
of righteousness. 

16 And if the Spirit of him who 
raised up Jesus from the dead dwell- 
eth in you, he who raised him up 
will also raise you up, because of his 
Spirit that dwelleth in you. 

17 So then, brethren, we are debt- 
ors not to the flesh, to live accord- 
ing to the flesh; for if we live 
according to the flesh, we are sure 
to die; but if by the Spirit we do 
mortify the lusts of the body, we 
shall live. 


God’s true children are those who are 
spiritually minded ; for them there Zs 
peace and hope ; and moreover, whatever 
their afflictions, all things will result in 
their good. 
we many as are led by the Spirit 

of God, they are sons of God. 
For we did not receive the spirit of 
bondage so as to be again in fear; 
but we received the spirit of adopted 
children, whereby we cry, Abba, 
Father! The Spirit itself beareth 
witness with our spirit, that we are 
children of God: and if children 
then heirs; heirs of God, and fellow- 
heirs with Christ; if indeed we are 
suffering with him, that we may also 
be glorified with him. 

2 I esteem the sufferings of the 


present time as of no account, when 
compared with the glory which is 
about to be revealed tous. For the 
earnest expectation of all creation is 
waiting for the glorification of the 
sons of God: inasmuch as creation 
was made imperfect (not of itself, 
but by him who created it) in an- 
ticipation that it also in like manner 
should be set free from the bondage 
of imperfection, and brought into 
the same glorification, even that of 
the children of God. 

3 For we know that all creation is 
together groaning and suffering the 
pains of labor, up to this time; and 
not only so, but also we ourselves, 
having received the firstfruits of the 
Spirit, even we groan within our- 
selves, waiting for redemption from 
carnality, and for the adoption of 

4 Weare saved only by hope; but 
hope which is seen is not hope; 
how can a man hope for that which 
he seeth? But if we hope for that 
which we do not see, then do we 
with patience wait for it. 

5 In like manner the Spirit also 
helpeth our infirmities, inasmuch as 
we know not what to ask for as we 
ought: but the Spirit inspires us 
with aspirations which cannot be ex- 
pressed in words: and he that 
searcheth the heart, knoweth, 
through the Spirit, what is in the 
mind, because it inspires us to that 
which is holy, according to the will 
of God. 

6 Moreover, we know that all 
things work together for good to 
those wha love God, to those who 
walk according to his purpose. 

7 What then shall we say to these 


things? If God is for us, who can be 
against us? He who delivered not 
his own son from death, but for our 
sakes yielded him up, how shall he 
not also with him freely give us all 

8 And who shall bring any charge 
against the chosen of God? God it 
is who accepteth them as righteous ; 
who shall condemn them? Christ it 
is who died, yea rather, who rose 
again, and is at the right hand of 
God, who also maketh intercession 
for us. 

9 What then shall separate us 
from the love revealed in Christ for 
us? Shall affliction or distress or 
persecution or famine or nakedness 
or peril or sword? (As it is written, 
For thy sake we are killed all the day 
long ; we are accounted as sheep for 

10 Nay, in all these things we are 
more than conquerors, through him 
that loved us; for I am persuaded, 
that neither death nor life, nor angels 
nor principalities nor powers, nor 
things present nor things to come, 
nor height nor depth nor any created 
thing, will be able to separate us 
from the love of God, revealed to us 
in Christ Jesus our Master. 


All righteous persons among the Gen- 
tiles as well asamong the Fews are the 
spiritual offspring of Abraham, and the 
accepted children of God. 

I SPEAK truth in Christ, I do not 

lie, my conscience bearing witness 
with me in the Holy Spirit, that I 
have great grief and unceasing an- 
guish in my heart; yea, that I could 
even wish myself rejected and cast 


away from Christ, if thereby I might 
save my brethren, my kinsmen as to 
the flesh; the Israelites, / mean, 
whom God adopted as sons. 

2 For to them were revealed the 
glory and the covenants, and the 
law, and the worship, and the prom- 
ises; to them belongalso the fathers, 
from whom, according to descent, 
was Christ. 

3 He who is over all, is God ; let 
him be blessed forever! Amen. 

4 And yet the word of God hath 
not failed; for not all that are 
descended from Israel are Israelites: 
nor because they are descendants 
of Abraham are they all children 
of Abraham. That is, not only the 
children by natural descent are chil- 
dren of God, but all to whom the 
promise is made are accounted his 

5 What then shall we say? Is 
God unjust Zo account as his offspring 
those who are not the descendants of 
Abraham? Far be it! For he 
saith in Moses, On whom I have 
mercy to him will I show my mercy, 
and on whom I have compassion to 
him will 1 manifest my compassion. 
So then, it is not of him that choos- 
eth, nor of him that striveth, but of 
- God who showeth mercy. 

6 Again, the scripture saith to 
Pharaoh, For this very purpose did 
I make thee king, that through thee 
I might manifest my power, so that 
my name might be made known in 
all the earth. Thus he exalteth 
whom he will, and whom he will he 
debaseth. Thou wilt reply to me, 
Why then doth he find fault? for 
who resisteth his will? 

7 But, O man, who art thou that 


thus answerest to God? Shall the 
thing that is wrought say to the 
workman, Why hast thou made me 
thus? Hath not the potter a right 
out of the same lump of clay to 
make one vessel more honorable 
than another? What if God endured 
with much patience vessels of wrath 
adapted to destruction, in order to 
show his indignation and to make 
known his power; in order also 
to make known the riches of his 
glory upon vessels of mercy pre- 
pared for glory, even us, whom he 
hath called not only from among the 
Jews, but also from among the 

8 As he also saith in Hosea, I will 
call that my people, which before 
was not known as my people; and 
her beloved, that before was not 
known as beloved; and it shall be, 
that in the place where it was said 
to them, Ye are not my people, there 
shall they be called sons of the liv- 
ing God. 

g For God is accomplishing his 
word and speedily fulfilling it in 
righteousness; fora speedily fulfilled 
word will the Lord execute upon 
the earth. 

10 What then shall we say? That 
the Gentiles, who did not strive 
after righteousness, obtained right- 
eousness? Yea, but a righteousness 
which is by faith; while Israel, who 
strove after a law of righteousness, 
did not attain to it. Why? Because 
they did not strive for it by faith, 
but by ceremonial observances :—for 
they stumbled against that stum- 

11 But, brethren, my heart’s desire 
and my prayer to God for them is, 


that they may be saved. 
them witness that they have a zeal 
for God, but it is not according to 
knowledge. For being ignorant of 
God’s righteousness, and endeavor- 
ing to establish a righteousness of 
their own, they have not submit- 
ted themselves to God’s righteous- 
ness. Now Christ is the fulfilment 
of the ceremontal law, so that every 
one that believeth in him may obtain 

12 And there is no difference be- 
tween Jew and Greek; for one and 
the same Lord is over all, rich in 
mercy to all that call upon him; and 
every one who calleth upon him 
shall obtain salvation. 

13 But how 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 ? 
and how shall men preach, unless 
they are sent forth? As it is writ- 
ten, How beautiful are the feet of 
those who preach the gospel of 
peace, who bring glad tidings of 
good things! 

14 But they did not all hearken to 
the glad tidings. Then Isaiah saith, 
Lord, who hath believed our report? 
Nevertheless, belief cometh of hear- 
ing, even of hearing that which is 
spoken of God. 


Fews and Gentiles alike live in God, 
and none but the disobedient and unholy 
does he reject. 

I SAY then, Did the Israelites 

stumble in order to be cast 
away? God forbid! But by their 
stumbling salvation is come to the 

I bear 


Gentiles to excite them to emula- 
tion ; and if their stumbling is the 
riches of the world, and of the Gen- 
tiles, how much greater will the 
riches of their restoration be? 

2 Iam now speaking to you that 
are Gentiles; inasmuch as I am 
the apostle of the Gentiles, I mag- 
nify my office, that I may, if pos- 
sible, excite to emulation those who 
are my kindred according to the 
flesh, and may restore some of them. 
For if the rejection of them is the 
reconciliation of the world, what will 
the restoration of them be, but life 
from the dead? 

3 If the first portion of the dough 
is holy, will not also the lump be 
holy? And if the root is holy, will 
not also the branches be holy? If 
then some of the branches have been 
broken off, and thou, a wild olive, 
hast been grafted in among them, 
and become a partaker with them of 
the root and fatness of the olive 
tree, do not boast, for thou dost not 
bear the root, but the root thee. 

4 Thou wilt answer, The branches 
then were broken off, in order that 
I might be grafted in. Well, be it so. 
But on account of their unbelief they 
were broken off, and thou abidest on 
account of thy faith. 

5 Be not high-minded then, but 
fear; for if God spared not the natu- 
ral branches, take care lest he spare 
not thee. Consider the severity as 
well as the goodness of God ;—se- 
verity toward those who fell; but 
toward thee goodness, if thou con. 
tinue in his goodness; otherwise 
thou also shalt be rejected. 

6 And also they, if they do not 
persist in their unbelief, will be 



grafted in again; for God is able to 
graft them in; for if thou hast been 
cut off from an olive tree wild by 
nature, and hast against thy nature 
been ingrafted into a good olive tree, 
how much more shall these, the nat- 
ural branches, be ingrafted into their 
own olive-stock? _ 

7 For lest ye should be wise in 
your own conceits, I would not 
have you ignorant of this mystery, 
that blindness hath to some ex- 
tent come upon Israel, until the 
gathering in of the Gentiles shall be 
accomplished; after that shall all 
Israel be saved. As it is written, 
There shall come out of Zion the 
Deliverer; he shall turn away ungod- 
liness from Jacob; and this will be 
my covenant with them, when I 
shall have taken away their sins. 

8 In regard to the gospel then, 
they are enemies to it, because they 
hate you; but in regard to God’s 
favor, they are still beloved of him 
for the fathers’ sake; for in respect 
to his gifts and appointments, there 
is no change of purpose with God. 

9 Yein times past were disobedi- 
ent to God, but have now obtained 
mercy through their unbelief; so they 
too, though now disobedient, shall 
also obtain mercy through the mercy 
shown to you: for God permitted all 
to become disobedient in order that 
he might show mercy to all. 

10 O the depth of the riches, both 
of the wisdom and of the knowledge 
of God! How unsearchable are his 
purposes, and his ways past finding 
out! Who hath known the mind of 
the Lord? or who hath been made his 
counsellor? Who first gave to him, 
so as to merit areward? For from 

him, and through him, and to him 
are all things; to whom be the glory 
forever! Amen. 

Entire self-consecration, humility, and 
unfeigned love enjoined. 

I BESEECH you therefore, breth- 
ren, by the mercies of God, to 
present your bodies a living sacrifice, 
holy, well-pleasing to God, which is 
your reasonable service. And do 
not conform yourselves to the fash- 
ion of this world,but rather be trans- 
formed by the renewal of your mind, 
that ye may learn by experience the 
will of God; what is good, and well- 
pleasing, and perfect in his sight. 

2 Through the grace given to me 
I warn every one among you, not to 
think of himself more highly than 
he ought to think, but to think so- 
berly, according to the measure of 
faith which God hath imparted to 
each. Even as in one body we have 
many members, and the members 
have not all the same office, so we, 
though many, form one body in 
Christ, and each of us is a member 
of it in common with the rest. 

3 Having then gifts which differ 
according to the grace which hath 
been bestowed upon us, if we have 
the gift of speaking, let us speak ac- 
cording to the measure of our faith; 
or if we have the gift of service, let 
us serve; or of teaching, let us teach; 
or of directing others, let us do it 
with diligence ; or of advising, let us 
do it with simplicity; or of giving, 
let us do it generously; or of presid- 
ing over others, let us do it faith- 
fully; or of doing deeds of mercy, let 
us do them with cheerfulness. 




4 Let love be unfeigned. Abhor 
evil, cling to the good. 

5 Be affectionate to one another; 
love as brethren; in honor, give each 
other the preference. 

6 Be not deficient in zeal, but be 
fervent in spirit and in the service 
of the Lord; rejoice in hope; be 
patient in affliction; persevere in 

7 Relieve the wants of the breth- 
ren; be given to hospitality; bless 
those who persecute you; bless, and 
curse not. 

8 Rejoice with those who rejoice; 
weep with those who weep; be of a 
common mind among yourselves. 

9 Set not your desires on lofty 
things, but content yourselves with 
what is humble; and be not wise in 
your own conceits. 

10 Render to no one evil for evil, 
but have regard to what is honorable 
in the sight of all; and if it be pos- 
sible, so far as dependeth on you, 
live in peace with all men. 

11 Dearly beloved, be not revenge- 
ful, but rather subdue and put away 
your wrath. Even as it is written, 
Retribution belongeth to me; I will 
repay, saith the Lord. But, if thy 
enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, 
give him drink. Be not overcome 
by evil, but overcome evil with good. 


All forms of civil government are prov- 
idential, therefore men should be submts- 
sive to lawful authority; and toward 
all should be just and pure. 

ics every one submit to the gov- 

ernment that is over him; for 
there is no form of government 
which is not providential; all gov- 

ernments which exist have been ap. 
pointed by God; he therefore that 
rebelleth against the government re- 
belleth against what God hath ap- 
pointed. And they who are rebel- 
lious will bring upon themselves 
punishment; for governments are 
not a terror to the good, but to the 

2 Wouldst thou then not be 
afraid of the government? Do that 
which is good, and thou wilt have 
praise, and the government shall be- 
come God’s servant to thee for good. 
But if thou doest evil, be afraid; for 
they who bear the sword bear it not 
in vain; they too are God’s servants, 
avengers to inflict wrath upon him 
that doeth evil. 

3 It is necessary therefore to be 
loyal to your government, not only 
through fear of punishment, but also 
for your conscience’ sake. 

4 And for the same reason pay 
tribute also; for they who collect 
these are also God’s servants, attend- 
ing continually to this special busi- 
ness. Render to all what is due to 
them: tribute, to whom tribute is 
due; custom, to whom custom is 
due; fear, to whom fear is due; 
honor, to whom honor is due. 

5 Owe no man any thing but 
brotherly love; for he that loveth 
others hath fulfilled the law; for 
these, Thou shalt not commit adul- 
try, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt 
not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and 
all the other commandments, are 
summed up in this precept, Thou 
shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 
Love worketh no ill to one’s neigh- 
bor; therefore love is the fulfilling of 
the law. 



6 And now, since we know these 
things, it is already high time for us 
to awake out of sleep; for our salva- 
tion is nearer than we first believed ; 
the night is far spent, the day is at 
hand; let us then throw off the 
works of darkness, and put on the 
armor of light. 

7 Let us walk becomingly, as in 
the day; not in revelling and drunk- 
enness, not in lewdness and wanton- 
ness, not in strife and envy, but let 
us be imbued wth the spirit of Jesus 
Christ the Master, and think no 
longer about satisfying the lusts of 
the flesh. 


Toleration and charity to be exercised 
toward all, because God alone ts judge, 
and each man’s conscience ts his own judg- 

IM that is weak in his faith re- 
ceive with sympathy, and do 
not pass judgment on his opinions. 
One man thinks that he can eat 
every kind of food; another, who is 
sickly, can eat nothing but herbs; 
let not him who can eat every thing, 
despise him who can eat but a few 
things; and let not him who can eat 
but a few things, judge him that eat- 
eth every thing: for God accepts 
them both. 

2 Moreover, who art thou that 
judgest the servant of another? To 
his own master he standeth or fall- 
eth; yea, he shall be assisted to 
stand, for the Lord is able. 

3 One man esteems one day as 
more sacred than another; another 
man esteems every day alike: let 
each be fully convinced in his own 
mind. He that regardeth the day 
rightly, regardeth it in honor of the 

Master; and he that regardeth it not 
in honor of the Master, he doth not 
rightly regard it. 

4 Also he that eateth rightly, eat- 
eth in remembranee of the Master, 
and giveth thanks to God; and he 
that doth not eat in remembrance of 
the Master, and giveth not thanks to 
God, he doth not eat rightly. 

5 None of us liveth to himself, 
and none dieth to himself. If we 
live, we live to the Lord; if we die, 
we die to the Lord; whether we live 
or die therefore, we are the Lord’s. 

6 Why then dost thou judge thy 
brother? Or thou again, why dost 
thou set at nought thy brother? 
For we shall all stand before the 
judgment-seat of God; as it is writ- 
ten, As I live, saith the Lord, to me 
every knee shall bow, and every 
tongue shall give praise to God. 

7 So then, as every one of us will 
give account of himself to God, let 
us no longer judge each other; but 
let this rather be our judgment, not 
to put a stumbling-block, or an occa- 
sion to fall, in a brother’s way. 

8 I know, and am persuaded in 
Jesus the Master, that no kind of 
food is unclean in itself; but to him 
that thinketh it unclean, to him it is 
unclean: now, if on account of thy 
food thy brother is made to stumble, 
thou art no longer walking accord- 
ing to love. 

9 Do not with thy food injure him 
for whom Christ was willing even to 
die. Let not the freedom which we 
enjoy be made a stumbling-block to 
others; for the kingdom of God con- 
sists not in eating and in drinking, 
but in righteousness, and peace, and 
joy through the Holy Spirit. 



10 And he who in this matter of 
self-sacrifice followeth the example 
of Christ is well-pleasing to God, and 
approved by men: so then let us 
strive to promote peace, and the edi- 
fication of each other; and not for 
the sake of food undo the work of 

11 All things indeed are pure; 
but that which is pure becomes evil 
to him who useth it in such a way as 
to be an occasion of stumbling to 
another. It is better neither to eat 
flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do 
any other thing whereby thy brother 
stumbleth, or is put in danger of fall- 
ing, or is made weak. 

12 So it is that we who are strong 
ought to bear the infirmities of the 
weak, and not merely please our- 
selves; each one of us should please 
his neighbor, so as to promote what 
is good, for mutual edification. 

Christ did not seek his own pleasure, 
but, as it is written, The reproaches 
of them who reproached thee fell on 

13 Whatever things were written 
aforetime, were written for our in- 
struction; that we through the pa- 
tience and the consolation of the 
scriptures might have hope. 

14 And now, may the God of pa- 
tience and consolation grant that 
you may be of the same mind one 
with another, according to Christ 
Jesus; that with one accord ye may 
with one mouth glorify God, the 
Father of Jesus Christ our Master. 
Help one another, even as Christ 
helped you, to the glory of God. 

15 And may the God of hope fill 
you with all joy and peace in believ- 
ing, that ye may abound in hope, 
through the power of the Holy 


Sectartanism and party rivalries in re- 
ligion condemned ; worldly wisdom shown 
to be of less account than consecrated lives, 
and simple faith in God. 

AUL, a chosen apostle of Christ 
Jesus, by the approval of God, 
and Sosthenes the brother, to the 
congregation of God which is at 
Corinth, consecrated to Christ Jesus, 
and appointed to be holy; also to 
all in every place who are called by 
the name of Jesus Christ, our Mas- 
ter and theirs, grace be to you, and 
peace, from God our Father, and 

from Jesus Christ our Master. 
2 I beseech you, brethren, by the 

name of our Master Jesus Christ, 
that ye all remain united, and that 
there be no separations among you, 
but that ye be perfectly joined to- 
gether in the same mind and in the 
same spirit; for I have been in- 
formed that there are dissensions 
among you. 

3 What I mean is this, that all of 
you are saying, one, I am a disciple 
of Paul; another, I am a disciple 
of Apollos; another, I am a disci- 
ple of Cephas; and another, I am 
a disciple of Christ. What then? 
Is Christ divided? Was Paul cruci- 
fied for you? Or were ye baptized 
into the name of Paul? I thank 



God that I baptized none of you, 
save Crispus and Gaius; lest any 
man should say that ye were bap- 
tized into my name. And I bap- 
tized also the household of Stepha- 
nas: besides, I know not whether I 
baptized any other. 

4 Christ sent me not to baptize, 
but to preach the gospel; not with 
wisdom of speech, lest the cross of 
Christ should be made of no effect. 
For the preaching of the cross is to 
those who are perishing, foolishness ; 
but to us who are being saved, it is 
the power of God. As it is written, 
I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, 
and will bring to nought the discern- 
ment of the discerning. 

5 Where now are the wise men, 
the scribes, the disputers of the 
world? Hath not God made their 
wisdom to appear foolish? For 
since the world by its wisdom knew 
not God, it pleased God, in his wis- 
dom, by the simplicity of preaching 
to illuminate those who believe. 

6 The Jews ask for signs, and the 
Greeks seek for profound knowledge, 
but we preach Christ crucified; to 
the Jews he is a stumbling-block, 
and to the Greeks foolishness, but to 
those who are called, both Jews and 
Greeks, he is the power of God, and 
the wisdom of God. So it is that 
the foolishness of God is wiser than 
men; and the weakness of God is 
stronger than men. 

7 For consider, brethren, who they 
are that have accepted Christ; not 
many wise men after the fashion 
of the world, not many mighty, 
not many noble. So it is that God 
hath chosen the foolish things of 
the world, to put to shame the 

'wise; and the weak things of the 

world hath he chosen, to put to 
shame the things which are strong; 
and the mean things of the world, 
and the things which are despised, 
yea, and the things which are es- 
teemed of no account, hath God ap- 
pointed, to bring to nought things 
that are; that no flesh might boast 
before God. 

8 And so it is that we are in 
Christ Jesus, who was chosen by 
God to become to us wisdom, and 
righteousness, and __ sanctification, 
and redemption. According, then, 
as it is written, so let it be, He that 
glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 


The higher truths of God can only be 
revealed through the Divine Spirit to those 
who are spiritually minded ; and spiritual 
babes must not expect to understand those 
truths which only spiritual manhood ts 
competent to receive. 

ae. I, brethren, when I came to 
you, came not with eloquence 
of speech, or of wisdom, to declare 
to you the testimony of God; for 
I resolved not to know any thing 
among you, save Jesus Christ, and 
him crucified. I was with you in 
weakness, and in fear, and in much 
trembling; and my speech and my 
preaching were not in persuasive 
words of wisdom, but in demon- 
stration of the Spirit, and of power; 
and this, in order that your faith 
might not rest on the wisdom of 
men, but on the power of God. 

2 But to the wise we do speak 
wisdom; not indeed the wisdom of 
the age, nor of the rulers of the age, 
which amounts to nothing: but we 



en eee 

speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, 
even the hidden wisdom, which God, 
before the age began, appointed for 
our glory. This is the wisdom which 
none of the rulers of this age com- 
prehended ; for had they compre- 
hended it, they would not have 
crucified the glorious Master who re- 
vealed it. 

3 But as it is written: Eye hath 
not seen, ear hath not heard, and it 
hath not entered into the mind of 
man to comprehend the great things 
which God hath prepared for those 
that love him; for God by his Spirit 
hath revealed them to us; and the 
Spirit searcheth all things, even the 
depths of. God. 

4 For who among men knoweth 
even the secrets of a man, but the 
spirit of the man which is in him? 
even so the things of God knoweth 
no one but the Spirit of God. 

5 We did not receive the spirit of 
worldly wisdom in order to know the 
things that have been revealed to us 
by the grace of God; but we re- 
ceived the Spirit of God; and the 
things thereby revealed we also 
speak, not in words taught by man’s 
wisdom, but in words taught by the 
Spirit, connecting what is spiritual 
with what is spiritual. 

6 For the man of unspiritualized 
mind cannot receive the things of 
the Spirit of God; they are foolish- 
ness to him, and he cannot under- 
stand them; because they must be 
spiritually discerned. But he that is 
spiritually minded understandeth all 
these things, even though he himself 
is understood by no one; for who 
hath known the mind of the Lord, 
to be instructed by him? We have 

the spiritual mind which was in 

7 On this account, brethren, I was 
not able to speak to you as to spir- 
itual men, but as to those who are 
not spiritual, even as to babes in 
Christ ; so I fed you with milk, in- 
stead of meat, because ye were not 
then able to bear it. 

8 Nor indeed are ye even now 
able to bear it; for ye are yet un- 
spiritual; while there is among you 
rivalry and strife, are ye not unspir- 
itual, walking after the manner of 
worldly-minded men? For while 
one is saying, I am a disciple of 
Paul; and another, I am a disci- 
ple of Apollos; are ye not like com- 
mon men ? 

9 Who then is Apollos? and what 
is Paul? Servants through whom ye 
believed; and that according to the 
wisdom which the Lord gave to each 
of us? I planted, Apollos watered ; 
but it was God who gave the growth. 

10 So then, neither he that plant- 
eth nor he that watereth is any thing, 
but God that giveth the growth: 
also he that planteth and he that 
watereth are one; and each will re- 
ceive his own reward, according to 
his own labor. For we are God’s 
fellow-laborers, and ye are God’s 
tilled land. 


Those who receive the teachings and in- 
sptrations of the Divine Spirit are thereby 
made temples of God ; therefore every one 
should seek to be holy, humble, and Sull of 
loving self-sacrifice toward others. 

OW ye are God’s building. Ac- 

cording to the grace of God 
bestowed on me, I, as a skilful mas- 


ter-builder, laid the foundation; and 
another buildeth thereon: but let 
every one take heed how he build- 
eth; for a different foundation is no 
man strong enough to lay than that 
which I have already put in place, 
that is, Christ Jesus. 

2 But if any one build upon this 
foundation with gold, silver, precious 
stones, wood, hay, stubble, the work 
of every one will be made manifest ; 
for the day will show it; because it 
will be tried by fire; and the fire it- 
self will prove what kind of work it 
is. If the work which any one hath 
built thereon remaineth, he will re- 
ceive reward ; if any one’s work shall 
be consumed, he will lose the reward, 
but he himself will be saved, yet as 
one saved by escaping through fire. 

3 Know then that ye are God’s 
temple, and that the Spirit of God 
dwelleth in you? If any one de- 
faceth the temple of God, God will 
deface him; for the temple of God 
is holy, and such are ye. 

4 Let no one deceive himself; if 
any one thinketh himself wise among 
you in this age, let him become as a 
fool, in order that he may become 
truly wise; for the wisdom of this 
world is foolishness with God ;as it 
is written: He taketh the wise in 
their craftiness; and again: The 
Lord knoweth the reasonings of the 
wise, that they are vain. So then, 
let no one be too confident of the 
wisdom of men. 

5 All things are yours; whether 
Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the 
world, or life, or death, or things 
present, or things to come,—all are 
yours; and ye are of Christ, and 
Christ is of God. Let us be considered 


then, as only servants of Christ, and 
stewards of God’s mysteries. 

6 But it is required of stewards, 
that they should be found faithful. 
However, with me it is a very 
small thing that I should be judged 
as to my faithfulness by you, or by 
any human tribunal; nay, I do not 
even judge myself; for though I 
may be conscious to myself of noth- 
ing wrong, yet not by this am I 
cleared of blame; for he that judg- 
eth me is the Lord. 

7 So then judge nothing prema- 
turely, duc wait for the Lord, who 
will both bring to light the hidden 
things of darkness, and make mani- 
fest the purposes of men’s hearts; 
and then shall every one have his 
just praise from God. 

8 These things, brethren, I have 
transferred in a figurative language 
to myself and Apollos for your sakes, 
that through us ye may learn not to 
esteem yourselves too highly; and 
that no one of you may exalt him- 
self over another. For who maketh 
thee to differ from another? And 
what hast thou that thou didst not 
receive? And if thou didst receive 
it, why dost thou boast, as if thou 
hadst not received it ? 

9 Already ye think ye are full! 
already ye think ye are rich! already 
ye have become kings as ye think, 
and that without our help! I would 
indeed ye were kings, that we also 
might reign with you; for God, as it 
appears, hath set forth us the apos- 
tles as the very lowest of men. Sen- 
tenced to death, we are made a spec- 
tacle to the age, both before angels 
and men. We are fools for Christ’s 
sake, but ye think ye are wise in 


Christ ; we are weak, but ye think 
ye are strong; ye are in honor, but 
we are despised. Even to this very 
hour we both hunger, and thirst, and 
are naked, and are buffeted, and have 
no certain dwelling-place, and labor, 
working with our own hands; being 
reviled, we bless; being persecuted, 
we endure it; being slandered, we 
exhort; we have become as the filth 
of the world, the offscouring of all 
things until now. 

10 I do not write these things to 
shame you, but to admonish you as 
my beloved children: for though ye 
should have ten thousand teachers 
in Christ, yet have ye not many 
fathers; I begot you in Christ Jesus, 
through the gospel; I exhort you 
therefore, be ye followers of me. 


Only those who strive to be pure in heart 
and life should be admitted to, or retained 
zn, the church of God on earth; for the 
church ts designed to be a brotherhood of 
those who are seeking to be holy, and to 
Slorify God both in body and in spirit. 
One ye not that a little leaven 

leaveneth the whole lump? 
Cleanse out therefore the old leaven, 
that ye may be a new lump. 

2 I wrote to you in my letter, not 
to keep company with fornicators; 
certainly not meaning the fornica- 
tors, or the covetous and extortion- 
ers, or idolaters, of the world in gen- 
eral; for to do this it would be 
necessary to go out of the world. 
But this is what I meant, not to 
keep 7x your company any one who 
calls himself a brother, and yet is a 
fornicator, or covetous, or an idola- 
ter, or a reviler, ora drunkard, or an 


extortioner ; with such a one do not 
even eat. 

3 What have I to do with judging 
those who are without? Judge ye, 
those who are among yourselves; 
and those who are without, God will 
judge: put away bad men from 
among you. 

4 Doth any one of you, who hath 
a matter of law against another, pre- 
sume to bring it for settlement be- 
fore the unrighteous, and not before 
the righteous? Do ye not know, 
that righteous men shall judge the 
world? Andif the world is judged 
by you, are ye unworthy to judge in 
causes of the least importance? 
Know ye not that we shall judge 
angels, much more matters of this 
present life? 

5 If then ye have any causes re- 
lating to this life, why do ye set men 
to judge who are of no repute in the 
congregation? I speak this to your 
shame. Is it so, that there is nota 
wise man among you, not one that 
is able to judge between his breth- 
ren? Brother going to law with 
brother, and that before unbelievers! 
This is altogether an evil among you, 
that ye have law-suits against each 
other. Why do ye not rather sub- 
mit to wrong? Why doye not rather 
allow yourselves to be defrauded ? 

6 But ye yourselves wrong, and 
defraud, and that too your own 
brethren! Do ye not know that 
wrongdoers shall have no place in 
the kingdom of God? Do not be 
deceived; neither fornicators, nor 
idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the 
effeminate, nor abusers of themselves 
with mankind, nor thieves, nor the 
covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, 



nor extortioners, shall have any place 
in the kingdom of God. 

7 And such were some of you: but 
ye were washed, and made holy, and 
accepted as righteous in the name 
of Jesus the Master, and the Spirit 
of our God. 

8 All things are permitted to me, 
but all things are not profitable; all 
things are permitted to me, but 1 
will not be made the slave of any 
thing. Meats are for the stomach, 
and the stomach for meats; but God 
will bring them both to anend. The 
body is not designed for sensual 
gratifications, but for the Lord, and 
the Lord for it. And as through his 
power God raised up the Master, so 
will he in like manner raise us up. 

g Know ye not that your body is 
consecrated to Christ? Shall I then 
take that which is consecrated to 
Christ, and give it away to a harlot ? 
God forbid! Do ye not know that 
he who is connected with a harlot is 
one body with her? But he that is 
connected with the Lord is one spirit 
with him. Flee then from sensual 
gratifications ; forall other sins which 
aman may commit, are apart from 
the body; but he that is sensual, 
sinneth against his own body. 

10 Do ye not know that your body 
is atemple of the Holy Spirit which 
is in you, which ye have received 
from God? And that yeare not your 
own, but are bought with a price? 
Therefore glorify God in your body. 

11 Knowledge puffeth up, but love 
buildeth up. If any one think that 
he knoweth any thing, he knoweth 
nothing yet, as he ought to know; 
but if any one love God, the same is 
known by him. 


Teachers of religion have aright to re- 
ceive needful material sustenance from those 
whom they serve ; and yet rather than com- 
promise their liberty as truth-speakers, 
they should refuse either to claim or to re- 
cetve tt. 

Ms Tonotfree?) Am] inotean 

apostle? Have I not seen 

Jesus our Master? Are not ye my 

work in the Lord? If Iam not an 

apostle to others, yet surely I am to 

you; and ye are the seal of my 
apostleship in the Lord. 

2 This is my answer to those who 
question me. Have not we a right 
to eat and drink ? Who ever serveth 
as a soldier at his own charges? Who 
planteth a vineyard without eating 
its fruit? Or who tendeth a flock 
and doth not eat of the milk of the 
flock ? 

3 And it is not on man’s authority 
alone that I am saying this, for it is 
written in the law of Moses, Thou 
shalt not muzzle an ox while tread- 
ing out grain. Isit for oxen only that 
God careth? Or doth he not say it 
also on our account? On our ac- 

count, no doubt, it was also written, 
that he who plougheth might plough 
in hope, and that he who thrasheth 
should do it in the hope of partaking. 

4 If we have sown to you spiritual 
things, is it a great obligation on our 
part if we reap from you things need- 
ful for the body? If others possess 
this right in relation to you, do not 
we still more? Nevertheless we have 
not used this right, but have sub- 
mitted to all things, that we might 
occasion no hindrance to the gospel 
of Christ. 

5 Do ye not know, that they 


who minister in the offerings of the 
temple live from the temple? and 
they who serve at the altar share 
with the altar? In like manner also 
both the Lord ordained that they 
who preach the gospel should obtain 
their livelihood from the gospel. 

6 But I have claimed no right of 
this kind: neither do I write this 
now, that any thing should thus be 
done for me; for it were better for 
me to perish for want of bread, than 
that any one should deprive me of 
that in which I glory. 

7 In preaching the gospel, I have 
nothing to boast of; for I am under 
a necessity to do it: yea, woe is 
me, if I preach not the gospel! If I 
do it willingly I have a reward; but 
if unwillingly, I simply fulfil a stew- 
ardship. What then is my reward ? 
It is that, when I preach the gospel, 
I make the gospel free of charge, in 
that I do not use to the full, my right 
as a preacher ; so being free from all 
men, I make myself a servant to all, 
that I may gain the more. 

8 Among the Jews, I conform to 
the customs of a Jew, that I may 
gain Jews; among those under the 
law, I conform to the customs of 
the law, not being myself under it, 
that I may gain those who are under 
it; to those without the law, I live 
as without the law, being not law- 
less before God, but under the law of 
Christ, that I may gain those who 
have nolaw. To the weak I become 
weak, that I may gain the weak; I 
conform to the customs of all men, 
that I may by all means win some: 
And all this I do for the sake of the 
gospel, that others may with me be 
partakers of it. 


9 Know ye not, that of those who 
run in the race-course all run, but 
one receiveth the prize? So run 
that ye may win. And every one 
who contendeth in the games is ab- 
stemious in all his habits: they, how- 
ever, do these things to obtain a 
perishable crown; but we seek an 

10 I therefore so run, not as one 
uncertain; I so fight, not as one 
striking the air; but I keep my body 
under and bring it into subjection, 
lest perchance, when I have been a 
herald to others, I should myself be 
rejected for my own shortcomings. 


Instructions concerning the proper and 
profitable observance of the memorial sup- 
per of Fesus. 

WHETHER therefore ye eat or 

drink or whatever ye do, do 
all to the glory of God; giving no 
occasion of stumbling either to Jews, 
or to Greeks, or to the church of 
God. I strive to please a// in all 
things, not seeking mine own advan- 
tage, but that of the many, that they 
may be saved. Follow my example 
as I follow that of Christ. 

2 All things are permitted, but all 
things are not profitable; all things 
are permitted, but all things do not 
edify. Let no one seek his own 
pleasure, but the good of others. 

3 But in this charge I commend 
you not. For inthe first place, when 
ye come together in the meetings of 
the congregation, I hear that there 
are divisions among you; and I partly 
believe it; for there must needs be 
parties among you, that they who 
are approved may become manifest. 



'4 And again I hear that when ye 
come together in the same place, 
there is no proper eating of the Mas- 
ter’s supper; for before any distri- 
bution is made, every one begins to 
eat his own supper, and one eats to 
excess, and another drinks to excess. 
What ! have ye not your own houses 
to eat and drinkin? Or haveye no 
regard for the church of God? 
Those who have nothing to eat and 
drink, will ye put them to shame? 
What shall I say to you about this? 
Shall I commend you? I do not 
commend you. 

5 For I received concerning the 
Master, what I also delivered to you, 
that the same night in which he was 
betrayed, he took a loaf, and when 
he had given thanks, he broke it, and 
said, This is my body, which is for 
you ; this do in remembrance of me. 
In like manner also the cup, when 
he had supped, saying, This cup is 
the new covenant, in my blood ; this 
do, as oft as ye drink, in remem- 
brance of me. 

6 Now therefore as often as ye 
partake of the bread, and of the cup, 
ye keep in remembrance the Master’s 
death, till his coming ; whoever then 
eateth this bread or drinketh this 
cup in an unworthy manner will be 
guilty of dishonoring the body and 
the blood of the Master. 

7 So let every one examine him- 
self, and thus let him eat of the 
bread, and drink of the cup; for he 
that eateth and drinketh, eateth and 
drinketh condemnation to himself, 
unless he discerns the body of the 

8 Wherefore, my brethren, when 
ye assemble to eat the memorial sup- 

per, wait for one another ; andif any 

one is hungry, let him eat at home; 
that ye may not come together to 
condemnation. And concerning the 
rest I will give directions when I 

Co-operation taught and illustrated, in 
the sense of common sympathy, helpfulness, 
and love. 

N OW concerning spiritual endow- 

ments, brethren, I would not 
have you ignorant; for ye know that 
when ye were Gentiles, ye were 
carried away to dumb idols, as ye 
happened to be led. 

2 I wish you to understand that 
no one speaking by the Spirit of God 
saith, Accursed be Jesus; and that 
no one can accept Jesus as Master, 
but by the Holy Spirit. 

3 But there are diversities of gifts, 
though but one Spirit; and there are 
diversities of services, though but 
one Lord; and there are diversities 
of operations, but it is the same God 
who worketh all things in all: for the 
manifestation of the Spirit is given to 
each one for the good of all the rest. 

4. That is, to one is given by the 
Spirit the word of wisdom, to an- 
other the word of knowledge, to an- 
other faith, to another gifts of heal- 
ing, to another the working of won- 
ders, to another prophecy, to another 
spiritual discrimination, to another 
the gift of speaking divers languages, 
to another the gift of translating 
languages; but all of these are opera- 
tions of one and the self-same Spirit, 
which bestows its gifts upon each 
one as it will. 

5 Even as the body is one, and 


hath many members, and all the 
members of the body, though many, 
are yet one, so are we one in Christ ; 
for in one Spirit we are all joined 
by baptism into a common body, 
whether Jews or Greeks, whether 
slaves or freemen; and were all made 
to partake of one Spirit. 

6 Now, the body is not one mem- 
ber, but many. If the foot should 
say, Because I am not a hand, I am 
not a part of the body, would it for 
this reason not be a part of the body? 
And if the ear should say, Because I 
am not an eye, 1am not a part of 
the body, would it for this reason not 
be a part of the body? If the whole 
body were an eye, where would be 
the hearing ? If the whole were hear- 
ing, where would be the smelling? 

7 But as it is, God hath set the 
members every one of them in the 
body, as it pleased him. If they 
were all one member, where would 
be the body? But now there are, 
indeed, many members, but one 
body ; so that the eye cannot say to 
the hand, I have no need of thee; 
nor the head to the feet, I have no 
need of you. 

8 Nay, still more, those members 
of the body which seem to be weak, 
are necessary ; and what we thinkto 
be less honorable parts of the body, 
upon these we bestow more abun- 
dant honor, in order that our un- 
seemly parts may have more seemli- 
ness; while our seemly parts have 
honor enough already. 

g God so put the body together, as 
to give special honor to that part 
which lacked, that there might be no 
division in the body, but that the 
members should have the same care 


one for another ; so that if one mem- 
ber should suffer, all the members 
might suffer with it; or if one mem- 
ber should be honored, all the mem- 
bers might rejoice with it. 

10 Nowwe are the body of Christ, 
and members individually; God ap- 
pointed some of us in the church 
to be apostles, others preachers, 
others teachers, others wonder-work- 
ers, others healers of the sick, others 
helpers, others to govern, others to 
speak languages. 

11 Are: all apostles? Are call 
preachers? Are all teachers? Are 
all wonder-workers? Have all the 
gifts of healing? Do all speak divers 
languages? Do all interpret? 

12 Desire earnestly the best of 
these gifts, but now I am going to 
show you by far the most excellent 

Faith, hope, and love, the substance of 
all desirable spiritual gifts: but love is 
greatest of all. 

‘T HOUGH I speak with the 
tongues of men and of angels, 
and have not love, I am become as 
sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 
2 Though I have the gift of prophe- 
cy, and understand all mysteries 
and all knowledge, and though I 
have all faith, soas to remove moun- 
tains, and have not love, I am noth- 

3 Though I bestow all my goods 
to feed the poor, and though I give 
up my body that I may be burned, 
and have not love, it profiteth me 

4 Love suffereth long, is kind, en- 
vieth not, vaunteth not herself, is 


not puffed up, doth not behave her- 
self unseemly, seeketh not her own, 
is not easily provoked, maketh no 
account of an injury, rejoiceth not 
at iniquity but rejoiceth in the 
truth, beareth all things, believeth 
all things, hopeth all things, endureth 
all things. 

5 Love never faileth ; but whether 
there are prophesyings, they will 
come to an end; whether tongues, 
they will cease ; whether knowledge, 
it will be done away. 

6 For we know in part, and proph- 
esy in part; but when that which 
is perfect is come, that which is in 
part will be done away. 

7 When I was a child, I spoke as 
a child, I had the feelings of a child, 
I thought as a child; but since I 
have become a man, I have put 
away childish things. 

8 Now we see as in a mirror, ob- 
scurely, but then we shall see face to 
face; now we know in part, then we 
shall know fully, even as we also are 
now fully known. 

g And now there abideth these 
three: faith, hope, love; and the 
greatest of all is love. 

Zustructions as to public religtous teach- 
ings, or exhortations ; they should be 
earnest, clear, comprehensible, and at the 
same time wise and sincere. 
RIVE to possess love. 

2 Desire earnestly spiritual en- 
dowments, but especially that of 
speaking to edification; for he that 
speaketh in unintelligible language 
may be speaking to God, but not to 
men: no oneunderstandeth him, even 
though in the Spirit he may be utter- 
ing mysteries. 


3 But he that speaketh to edifica- 
tion, gzveth to men instruction, ex- 
hortation, and comfort: he that speak- 
eth in an unintelligible language may 
edify himself; but he that speaketh 
in simple words edifieth the church. 

4 Now, brethren, if I come to you 
speaking unintelligible words, what 
shall I profit you? What shall I 
profit you unless I speak to you 
either by interpretation, or by knowl- 
edge, or by preaching, or by instruc- 
tion ? 

5 Even things without life that 
give sound, whether pipe or harp, 
if they make no distinction in the 
sounds, how shall that be known 
which is piped or harped? And if 
the trumpet give an uncertain sound, 
who will prepare himself for the 
battle? So also ye, unless ye utter 
by the tongue words easy to be un- 
derstood, how shall that be known 
which is spoken? For ye will be 
speaking into the air. 

6 There are indeed many kinds of 
languages in the world, and not one: 
is without meaning; but if I know 
not the meaning of the language, 
to him that speaketh it I shall be as 
a foreigner, and he that speaketh 
will be as a foreigner to me. 

7 Since, then, ye are eager to pos- 
sess spiritual endowments, be earnest 
to abound in them to the edifi- 
cation’ of “the: ‘church; and Tet 
him that speaketh in unintelligible 
language pray that he may speak in- 

8 Now, if I pray in words which I 
do not understand, my spirit per- 
chance prayeth, but my understand- 
ing is unfruitful. What shall I do 
then? I will pray with the spirit, 


and I will pray with the understand- 
ing also ; I will sing with the spirit, 
and I will sing with the understand- 
ing also. 

g Otherwise, how shall he that 
occupieth the place of the unlearned 
say the Amen at thy giving of thanks, 
since he understandeth not what 
thou art saying? For thou mayest 
indeed give thanks well; but the 
other is not edified. 

10 I thank God that I speak 
foreign languages: and this more 
than ye all; yet in the church I 
would rather speak five words under- 
standingly, that I might thereby in- 
struct others, than ten thousand 
words in an unintelligible tongue. 

11 Brethren, be not children in 
understanding; in malice be children 
but in understanding be men. 

12 If therefore the whole church 
be assembled in one place, and all 
are speaking in unintelligible words, 
and there come in those who are 
unlearned, or unbelievers, will they 
not say that ye are mad ? 

13 But if all speak with words 
easy to be understood, and there 
come in one that is an unbeliever, 
or unlearned, he will be convinced 
by all; he will be searched through 
by all; the secrets of his heart will 
become manifest; and so, falling 
down on his face, he will worship 
God, and report that God is indeed 
within you. : 

14 How is it then, brethren? 
When ye come together let every 
one of you have a psalm, or a lesson 
of instruction, or an exhortation, or 
a word that hath an interpretation: 
and so let all things be done to 


15 One by one ye can all speak, 
that all may learn, and all may be 
comforted; but remember that the 
spirits of prophets are under subjec- 
tion ; for God is not a God of confu- 
sion, but of peace. 

16 If any one thinketh himself to 
be a prophet, or spiritual, let him 
know surely that the directions I am 
writing to you are the Lord’s; but 
if any one be ignorant, let him be 

17 Wherefore, brethren, desire 
earnestly to speak to edification, 
and let all things be done decently, 
and in order. 

The resurrection, or reappearance of 

Jesus from the dead, and its suggestions 
as to immortality. 

M OREOVER, brethren, I declare 
anew the gospel which I 
preached to you, which also ye re- 
ceived, and wherein ye stand ; by 
which also ye are saved, so long as ye 
hold fast the same teaching ; other- 
wise ye have believed it in vain. 

2 For I delivered to you first of 
all what I also received, that on ac- 
count of our transgressions Christ 
died, according as it is written; and 
that he was buried, and that he reap- 
peared from the dead on the third 
day, according as it is written ; and 
that he appeared to Cephas, then 
to the twelve, then to more than 
five hundred brethren at once, of 
whom the greater part are still living, 
but some have fallen asleep. And 
after that, he appeared again to 
James, then again to all the apostles ; 
and last of all, as to one born out of 
due time, he appeared also to me. 



3 For I am the least of the|Christ as a firstfruit, then they that 
apostles, one not worthy to be called | are Christ’s. 

an apostle, because I persecuted the 
congregation of God; nevertheless 
by the grace of God I am what I am. 
And his grace which was bestowed 
upon me was not in vain, for I 
have labored more abundantly than 
they all; yet not I, but the grace of 
God which was with me 

4 Whether, then, it were I or they 
to whom Christ reappeared, thus we 
preach, and thus ye believe. But if 
Christ be preached that he hath 
reappeared from the dead, how is it 
that some among you say, that 
there is no resurrection of the dead? 
If there be no resurrection of the 
dead, then Christ did not rise; and 
if Christ did not rise, then is our 
preaching vain, and vain also is your 

5 And we are also found false 
witnesses concerning God; because 
we testified concerning God that he 
raised up Christ, whom he did not 
raise up, if so be that the dead do 
not rise. For if the dead rise not, 
then Christ hath not risen; and if 
Christ hath not risen, in vain is your 
faith, ye are yet in your transgres- 
sions; and also they that have fallen 
asleep in Christ have perished. 

6 If only in the present life we 
have hope in Christ, then of all men, 
we are most miserable. 

7 But now hath Christ been raised 
from the dead, as the firstfruits of 
them that have fallen asleep. By 
man came death, by man also the 
resurrection of the dead. For as in 
Adam all die, so also in Christ 
shall all be made alive. 

8 But each in his own order: 

9 Then in the end, he shall deliver 
up the kingdom to God, even the 
Father; when he shall have abolished 
all rule and all authority and power. 

10 But he must reign, till he 
hath put all his enemies under his 
feet. The last enemy that shall be 
abolished is death. 

11 And when all things have been 
subjected to him, then shall the 
son also himself be subjected, that 
God may be all in all. 

12 I protest by that glorying in 
you, brethren, which I have in 
Christ Jesus our Master; I die daily. 
If after the manner of men I fought 
with beasts at Ephesus, what doth it 
profit me? 

13 If the dead are not raised, 
let us eat and drink, for to-morrow 
we die. But be not deceived: Evil 
company doth corrupt good man- 

14 Awake up righteously, and 
transgress not; for some have no 
knowledge of God: I speak ¢hzs to 
move you to shame. 


The resurrection is spiritual survival, 
or, a rising up of the spirit from the power 
of death, 
ie some one will say, How are 

the dead raised up ? With what 
kind of a body do they appear? 
Thou foolish one! that which thou 
sowest is not brought to life unless it 
die; and not the body that is to be, 
dost thou sow, but a simple grain, 
of wheat, perhaps, or of some of 
the other kinds of grains; and God 
provideth it a body such as he 



pleaseth, and to each seed its own 

2 There are heavenly bodies, even 
as there are earthly bodies; but the 
glory of the heavenly is one, and the 
glory of the earthly is another; even 
as there is one glory of the sun, and 
another glory of the moon, and an- 
other glory of the stars; and among 
the stars one differeth from an- 
other in its glory; so is it in the 
resurrection of the dead. 

3 They are. sown in corruption, 
they are raised in incorruption; 
they are sown in dishonor, they are 
raised in glory; they are sown in 
weakness, they are raised in power; 
they are sown as animal bodies, they 
are raised as spiritual bodies. 

4 If there is an animal body, there 
is also a spiritual body; the spirit- 
ual, however, is not first, but the 
animal ; and afterward the spiritual. 

5 The first condition of man is of 
the earth, earthy ; the second is from 
heaven: as the earthy is perishable, 
so also are they that are earthy; 
as the heavenly is enduring, so 
also are they that are heavenly ; and 
as we have borne the image of the 
earthy, so also shall we bear the 
image of the heavenly. 

6 Now this I affirm, brethren, that 
flesh and blood cannot inherit the 
kingdom of God, neither doth corrup- 
tion inherit incorruption ; this corrup- 
tible must put on incorruption, and 
this mortal must put on immortality. 

7 So when this corruptible shall 
have put on incorruption, and this 
mortal shall have put on immortality, 
then will be brought to pass that 
which is written: Death is swallowed 
up in victory. 

8 Where, O death, is thy sting? 
and, Where is thy victory? The 
sting of death is transgression ; and 
the law gives it power. But thanks 
be to God who giveth us the victory, 
through Jesus Christ our Master. 

9 Therefore, beloved brethren, 
be steadfast, immovable, always 
abounding in the work of the Lord, 
since ye know that your labor is not 
in vain. 

10 Watch ye, stand fast in the 
faith, quit you like men, be strong. 


How the true benefactor of men re- 
jotces in their. joys, and is distressed in 
their sorrows. 

BLESSED be the God and Father 

of Jesus Christ our Master, 
the Father of mercies, and God of 
all comfort, who comforteth us in 
all our distress; that we also may 
be able to comfort those who are in 
any distress by the same comfort as 
that wherewith we ourselves are 
comforted by God. 

2 For asthe same sufferings which 
Christ endured abound in us, so 
through Christ doth our comfort also 
abound to others. 

3 And whether we are distressed, 
it is for your comfort and salvation, 
the power of which is manifest in 
enabling you to bear patiently the 
same sufferings which we also bear, 
and our hope is steadfast in your be- 
half; or whether we are comforted, 
it also is for your comfort and 
salvation; for we know that as ye 
are sharers in the sufferings, so also 
ye will be sharers in the comfort. 

4 And our glorying is this, the 
testimony of our conscience, that we 


have conducted ourselves in the 
world, and especially toward you, in 
simplicity, and in the sincerity which 
is of God; not according to worldly 
wisdom, but according to the grace 
of God. And I trust ye will ac- 
knowledge even to the end, as also 
ye have already acknowledged in 
part, that we are your glorying, as 
ye also are ours, in the day of Jesus 
Christ our Master. 

5 Now he who maketh us with 
you steadfast in the Anointed, and 
hath anointed us also, is God; he 
also hath sealed us, and hath given 
the Spirit as a pledge in our hearts. 

6 Out of much distress and an- 
guish of heart I write to you with 
many tears, not that ye should be 
made sotrowful, but that ye might 
know the exceeding love which I 
have for you. 

7 If any one hath caused grief, he 
hath caused it not to me alone, but 
in a measure (not to be too severe 
on him) to all of you. Sufficient for 
such a one is this. punishment, that 
he hath caused grief to many; so 
that instead of greater punishment 
ye ought rather to forgive, and con- 
sole him, lest perchance he should be 
swallowed up with over-much: sor- 

8 Wherefore I beseech you to 
confirm your love toward him; to 
whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive 
also; and what I have forgiven for 
your sakes, I forgave it in the name 
of Christ. 

9g Let not the Evil One gain an 
advantage over us, and let us not be 
ignorant of his devices. 


Christ, and manifesteth through us 
the blessedness of the knowledge 
of him in every place. We are to 
God a sweet savor of Christ, both 
among those who are being saved, 
and among those who are perishing ; 
to the latter we are indeed the 
savor of death, producing death; 
but to the former, the savor of life, 
producing life. 

11 Who is sufficient for these 
things? Let us not be as the many, 
who make merchandise from the 
word of God; but as from sincerity, 
as from God, as in the sight of God, 
even as Christ spake, so let us speak. 


The Divine Spirit, communicating with 
the soul of man, ts true revelation, granted 
to all who will receive tt ; but on account 
of increase in wisdom, the letter of revela- 
tion ts always perishing, while the spirit 
both remains alive and gives life. 

HALL we begin again to recom- 

mend ourselves? Do we need, 

like some others, letters of recom- 
mendation to you, or from you? 

2 Ye are our letter, written in our 
hearts, known and read by all men; 
since, by means of our service, ye are 
manifestly shown to be a letter of 
Christ, written not with ink, but with 
the Spirit of the living God; not 
on tablets of stone, but on the more 
sensitive tablets of the heart. 

3 Such confidence as this we have 
through Christ toward God; not 
that we are able unassisted to think 
of any thing, as from ourselves; for 
our ability is from God; who also 

1o But thanks be to God, who] enabled us to be ministers of a new 
maketh us always to triumph through] covenant, which is not of the letter, 



but of the spirit; for the letter kill- 
eth, but the spirit giveth life. 

4 Now, if the ministration of death 
was so glorious when engraved in 
letters on stones, that the children 
of Israel could not steadfastly look 
into the face of Moses on account of 
the brightness of his countenance, 
(which written ministration was only 
temporary, and designed to pass 
away,) shall not the ministration of 
the Spirit be even more glorious? 
If the ministration of condemnation 
had glory, shall not the ministration 
of righteousness exceed in glory? 

5 Thus, even that which was once 
glorious hath ceased to be glorious, 
on account of the glory by which it 
is now exceeded; for if that which 
was to be superseded was glorious, 
much more glorious is that which is 
to endure. 

6 Having therefore such hope, we 
use great plainness of speech, and do 
not as Moses did; for he put a veil 
over his face, that the children of 
Israel might not clearly see the end 
of that which was to be superseded. 
So it was that their understandings 
were blinded; and until this day, 
when the old covenant is read, the 
same veil remaineth, since it is not 
revealed to them that the law is 
superseded by the gospel of Christ. 
Even till this day, when Moses is 
tread, there lieth a veil upon their 
heart; but whenever they turn to 
the Lord, the veil is removed; for 
the Lord is a Spirit; and where the 
Spirit of the Lord is, there is lib- 

7 But we all, by the Spirit of the 
_Lord, look with unveiled face; and 
beholding as in a mirror the glory of 

the Lord, we are changed into the 
same image from glory to glory. 

8 Therefore, having this gospel, 
through the favor we received, we 
are no longer faint-hearted; having 
renounced the dishonesty and shame 
of hidden things, we no longer walk 
in craftiness, nor adulterate the word 
of God, but by speaking the truth 
we commend ourselves to the con- 
science of every man, as in the sight 
of God. 

9g And if our gospel is veiled, it is 
veiled to them that perish; the God 
of this world having blinded their 
understandings, so that they, being 
unbelievers, cannot behold the light 
of the gospel of the glory of Christ, 
who is the semblance of God. 

10 And we do not proclaim our- 
selves as the Master, but Christ 
Jesus, and ourselves your bond-ser- 
vants on Jesus’ account; for God, 
that said, Out of darkness light shall 
shine, even he, through the person 
of Christ, hath shined in our hearts 
with the illumination of his own 
knowledge and glory. 


Death is only the spirit’s change of ha-- 
biliment and surroundings ; those whose 
present lives have been self-sacrificing, 
courageous, devout, and pure, may desire 
rather than fear tt, as a departure to better 
compantonships and to a brighter home. 

UT we have this treasure in 
earthen vessels, that the ex- 
ceeding greatness of the power may 
be of God, and not of us; for we are 
troubled on every side, yet not dis- 
turbed; we are perplexed, but not 
in despair; we are persecuted, but 
not forsaken; we are cast down, but 



not destroyed. Continually we bear 
about in the body the death of Jesus, 
that the life also of Jesus may be 
manifested through us. 

2 For we who are alive are unceas- 
ingly delivered up to death for Jesus’ 
sake, that the life also of Jesus may 
be revealed in us; thus it is that 
death worketh in us, in order to pro- 
duce life in you. 

3 But we have the same spirit of 
faith as he had who wrote, I believ- 
ed, and therefore I spoke. We also 

believe, and therefore speak; know- 
ing that he who raised up Jesus will 
raise up us also with Jesus, and will 
present us with you. 

4 For all that we do, we do for 
your sakes: that grace, being multi- 
plied through the many, may cause 
thanksgiving to abound to the glory 
of God. 

5 On this account we are not 
faint-hearted; but though our out- 
ward man is perishing, yet is the in- 
ward man renewed day by day. And 
our light affliction, which is but for 
a moment, is working out for us, in 
a higher and still higher degree, an 
everlasting weight of glory; while 
we look not at things seen, but at 
things unseen; for the things which 
are seen are but for atime; but the 
things which are unseen are everlast- 

6 And we know that, if our earth- 
ly tent, in which we now tabernacle, 
be destroyed, we have a building 
provided by God, a house not made 
with hands, everlasting, in the 
heavens. While we remain in this, 
we groan, earnestly desiring to be 
clothed upon with our habitation 
which is from heaven; for, indeed, 

when we have put off our present 
habitation, we shall not be found 

7 So while in this habitation we 
groan, being burdened; not that we 
desire to be unclothed, but to be 
clothed upon, that mortality may be 
swallowed up by life. 

8 Now he that hath created us 
with this very longing is God; who 
also hath given to us the Spirit as a 
pledge of its fulfilment. 

g We have courage, therefore, al- 
ways, and know that while we are at 
home in the body, we are absent 
from the Lord; for we walk by faith, 
not by sight. We have courage, I 
say, and would be pleased rather to 
depart from the body, in order to be 
at home with the Lord. 

10 However, we also strive that, 
whether at home or absent, we may 
be approved by him; for before the 
tribunal of Christ we must all be 
made manifest in judgment, that 
each one may receive the things 
done in his body, according to what 
he did, whether good or bad. 

11 Knowing therefore the judg- 
ments of the Lord, we persuade 
men; but before God we are already 
made manifest, and I trust also are 
made manifest. before your con- 


As Christ sought to reconcile men to 
God, so all true followers of Christ will 
seek to do ; and this, as he did, wtth com- 
plete consecration, even to yielding up life 
itself, if need be, in testimony to the truth. 
VW E are not again commending 

ourselves to you, but giving 
you occasion to glory on our behalf; 



that ye may have somewhat to an- 
swer those who glory in outward ap- 
pearance, and not in heart. 
whether we be beside ourselves, it is 
in zeal for God; or whether we are 
in our sound mind, it is in zeal for 
you ; for the love of Christ constrain- 
eth us. 

2 Because we thus judged, that if 
one died for all, then all were dead; 
also that he died for all in order 
that they, awakened to the new life, 
should no longer live to themselves, 
but to him who died for their sakes, 
and lived again. 

3 So that we henceforth should 
know no man in a mere bodily sense; 
and if we have known Christ in this 
sense, now let us no longer know 
him thus, because, if any one is in 
Christ, he is a new creation; the old 
things have passed away; behold, 
all things have become new. 

4 And all things are from God, 
who reconciled us to himself through 
Christ, and gave to us the gospel of 
reconciliation; seeing that through 
Christ, God was reconciling the 
world to himself, not exacting pun- 
ishment for every one of our tres- 
passes, but committing to us the 
reconciling word. 

5 We, then, are ambassadors for 
Christ ; as though God were entreat- 
ing you by us, in the name of Christ 
we entreat you, Be reconciled to 
God. For him, who knew no trans- 
gression, he permitted to suffer as a 
transgressor for our sakes, that we 
might become God’s righteousness 
through him. 

6 As fellow-workers, then, with 
him, we exhort you that ye receive 
not the grace of God in vain; and 


give no occasion for stumbling in 
any thing, that the gospel may not 
be blamed. 

7 Let us, as servants of God, rec- 
ommend ourselves in all things; in 
much endurance, in afflictions, in ne- 
cessities, in distresses, in stripes, in 
imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, 
in watchings, in fastings; in pure- 
ness, in knowledge, in long-suffering, 
in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in 
love unfeigned, in the word of truth; 
in the power of God, by the weapons 
of righteousness on the right hand 
and on the left, through honor and 
dishonor, through evil report and 
good report; as deceivers, and yet 
true; as unknown, and yet well 
known; as dying, and behold, we 
yet live; as chastened, yet not kill- 
ed ; as sorrowful, yet always rejoic- 
ing; as poor, yet making many rich ; 
as having nothing, yet possessing all 

8 Our mouth is open to you, our 
heart is enlarged. Ye have not a 
narrow place in my. heart, even 
though ye may have a narrow place 
for me in yours: in return, then, I 
speak to you as children, let your 
hearts be enlarged for me. 

9 Be not strangely yoked with the 
ungodly; for what fellowship hath 
righteousness with unrighteousness ? 
What communion hath light with 
darkness? What concord hath Christ 
with Belial? What sympathy is 
there between a believer and an infi- 

10 What agreement also hath the 
temple of God with idols? For ye 
are the temple of the living God; as 
God said: I will dwell among them, 
and walk among them; and I will be. 



their God, and they shall be my 

11 Wherefore come out from the 
midst of them, and be separated, 
saith the Lord, and touch not un- 
clean things; then will I receive you, 
and will be to you a father, and ye 
shall be my sons and daughters, saith 
the Lord Almighty. 

12 In view of these promises, be- 
loved, let us cleanse ourselves from 
all pollution of flesh and spirit, per- 
fecting holiness in the fear of God. 


Livery true benefactor of men faithfully 
rebukes error and wrong ; and also opposes 
selfishness by calling upon men to gener- 
ously share with those about them whatever 
blessings they enjoy. 
po me into your hearts; 

for I have wronged no one, I 
have corrupted no one, I have de- 
frauded no one. Ido not say this 
to reproach you; for as I have said 
before, it is in my heart both to live 
and die for you. _ 

2 My confidence in you is great, 
and great is my glorying on your ac- 
count; I am filled with comfort, I 
overflow with joy even in the midst 
of all my trouble. 

3 When I had come into Macedo- 
nia, my flesh had no rest, but I was 
troubled on every side; without were 
fightings, within were fears. But 
God, that comforteth those who are 
brought low,comforted me; not only 
by the coming of Titus, but also by 
the comfort which he communicated 
from you, when he told me of your 
earnest desire, your mourning, your 
zeal in my behalf; so that I rejoiced 
the more. 

4 For though by the letter which 
I wrote I caused you sorrow, I do 
not regret it now, though at first I 
did regret it; for I perceive that the 
sorrow was but for a short time. I 
rejoice, not that ye were made sor- 
rowful, but that your sorrow pro- 
duced repentance; for the sorrow 
which ye felt had respect to God, 
and not to any injury received from 

5 For sorrow before God worketh 
repentance to salvation never to be 
regretted; but the sorrow of the 
world worketh death. And behold 
in this very thing, in which your 
sorrow had respect to God, what 
earnestness it wrought in you; yea, 
what clearing of yourselves; yea, 
what indignation; yea, what fear; 
yea, what longing desire; yea, what 
zeal; yea, what readiness to suffer 
punishment ! 

6 Moreover, brethren, I make 
known to you the grace of God 
which hath been bestowed upon the 
congregations of Macedonia; how 
that, notwithstanding great trials of 
distress, their deep poverty increased 
the riches of their liberality and the 
abundance of their joy. I bear them 
witness that according to their 
power, and beyond their power, 
they gave; and that of their own ac- 
cord, even begging of us with much 
entreaty the favor of sharing in the 
ministration to the saints; and this, 
not because we expected it, but of 
themselves they gave, first, as to the 
Lord, and then as to us by the will 
of God. 

7 Now inasmuch as ye abound in 
all other things, in faith, and utter- 
ance, and knowledge, and earnest- 


ness, and in your love to us, see to 
it that ye abound also in this exer- 
cise of liberality; I do not say it by 
way of command, but on account of 
the earnestness of others, and to 
prove the genuineness of your love. 
For ye know the graciousness of 
Jesus Christ our Master, that though 
he was rich, yet for our sakes he be- 
came poor, that we through his pov- 
erty might be rich. 

8 Therefore, as there was a readi- 
ness to will on your part, so let there 
now bea performance also, according 
to that which ye possess ; for if there 
be first the willing mind, it isaccepted 
according to what a man hath, not 
according to what he hath not. 

9 And it is not that others may be 
eased, and you burdened, but to 
make an equality; at the present 
season your abundance meeting 
their deficiency, that their abun- 
dance may at another time meet your 
deficiency ; that there may be equal- 
ity ; as it is written: He that gath- 
ered much, had nothing over; and 
he that gathered little, had no lack. 

10 And this also I will say: He 
that soweth sparingly, shall reap 
also sparingly; and he that soweth 
bountifully, shall reap also bounti- 
fully. Each one as he purposeth in 
his heart, so let him give; not grudg- 
ingly, or of necessity; for God lov- 
eth a cheerful giver. 

11 And God is able to make every 
blessing abound toward you, in order 
that ye, having always a sufficiency 
in every thing, may also abound to 
every good work; even as it is writ- 
ten: He dispersed abroad, he gave 
to the poor; his righteousness re- 
maineth for ever. 


12 Now, he that ministereth seed 
to the sower, and bread for food, 
will supply and multiply your seed 
sown, and increase the fruits of your 
righteousness ; that ye may be en- 
riched in every thing to all liberality, 
which worketh through us thanks- 
giving to God, 

13 For the ministration of this 
service not only supplieth the wants 
of the saints, but also overfloweth 
through many to the praise of God. 
By the proof afforded through such 
ministrations men will glorify God 
both for your obedience to your pro- 
fession in regard to the gospel of 
Christ, and also for the liberality of 
your contribution in regard to them 
and in regard to all. At the same 
time they will long for you, and 
offer supplication in your behalf, on 
account of the exceeding gracious- 
ness of God which is exhibited in 

14 Thanks be to God, for his un- 
speakable gift. 


Goodness of heart, greatness of mind, 
and usefulness of life, indicate a man's 
worth, whatever physical or material 
deficiencies may accompany them. 

New I Paul myself beseech you 

by the meekness and gentle- 
ness of Christ: I who in your pres- 
ence am indeed humble, but being 
absent am bold toward you. 

2 For though we live in the body 
we do not war according to the body. 
The weapons of our warfare are 
not carnal, but mighty before God 
to the casting down of strongholds; 
—casting down vain reasonings, and 
every high thing that exalts itself 


against the knowledge of God, and 
bringing every thought captive to 
the obedience of Christ. 

3 Ye look at outward appear- 
ances! If any man boasteth that 
he belongs to Christ, let him consider 
this again with himself, that even as 
he belongs to Christ, so also do we. 
For though I should boast some- 
what overmuch concerning my au- 
thority (which the Lord gave for 
building you up, and not for casting 
you down), I shall not be put to 

4 Hisletters, they say, are weighty 
and strong; but his bodily presence 
is weak, and hisspeech of no account. 
Let such understand this, that what 
I am in word by letters when I am 
absent, such am I also in deed when 
I am present. 

5 I am not bold enough to num- 
ber or compare myself with certain 
that commend themselves: for they, 
measuring themselves by themselves, 
and comparing themselves with one 
another, are not wise. 

6 I will not boast of myself ac- 
cording to my measure, but accord- 
ing to the rule of measurement 
which God hath delivered to us,—a 
measure by which you also should 
measure yourselves. And I stretch 
not myself beyond this measure, in 
order to reach your approbation ; for 
I seek your approbation only in 
preaching the gospel of Christ. 

7 Neither do I go beyond this 
measure, in esteeming the labors of 
other men; but I have hope, when 
your faith is increased, that my in- 
fluence will through you be still fur- 
ther extended, so that I may preach 
the gospel in the regions beyond. 


8 Not he that commendeth him- 
self is approved, but he whom the 
Lord commendeth. Yet I would 
that ye could bear with me in a 
little folly! I entreat you to bear 
with me; for I am jealous over you 
with a godly jealousy ; inasmuch as 
I espoused you to one husband, to 
present you as a pure virgin to 
Christ; and I am afraid, lest by some 
means your minds should be cor- 
rupted from single-heartedness tow- 
ard Christ. 

g Though I am rude in speech, 
yet Iam not destitute of knowledge; 
and this knowledge did I in every 
respect manifest to you in all things. 

10 Havel committed an offence in 
abasing myself that ye might be ex- 
alted, in that I preached to you the 
gospel of God without charge? I 
robbed other congregations, taking 
wages of them, in order to serve you 
freely ; and when I was among you, 
and in want, I was a charge to no 
one. The brethren, when they came 
from Macedonia, supplied my wants; 
so that in every thing I kept myself 
from being burdensome to you, and 
so will I keep myself. 

11 In whatsoever any one is bold, 
(I speak in folly,) I am as bold as 
they. Arethey Hebrews? Soaml. 
Are they Israelites? SoamI. Are 
they Abraham’s offspring? So am 
I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I 
speak as beside myself,) Iam more; 
in labors more abundant, in stripes 
above measure, in prisons more fre- 
quently, in deaths often; of the Jews 
five times I received forty stripes 
save one; thrice I was beaten with 
rods, once I was stoned, thrice I 
suffered shipwreck, a night and a day 


I spent in the deep; in journeyings 
often ; in perils of rivers, in perils of 
robbers, in perils from my country- 
men, in perils from the heathen, in 
perils in the city, in perils in the 
wilderness, in perils in the sea, in 
perilsamong false brethren ; in weari- 
ness and painfulness, in watchings 
often, in hunger and thirst, in fast- 
ings often, in cold and nakedness ; 
and besides all these troubles, there 
are those which press upon me every 
day,—my anxiety for all the congre- 

12 Who are weak, without causing 
me to suffer with them in their 
weakness? who is in danger of stum- 
bling, and I donot burn? If I must 
glory, I will glory even in these 
things for which I am reproached. 

13 But it is not necessary for me 
to glory in reproaches alone; I can 
speak also of visions, and of revela- 
tions from the Lord. 

14 1 know a man in Christ, four- 
teen years ago,—whether in the body 
or out of the body, I know not; God 
knoweth,—such a one caught up 
even to the third heaven. And I 
know such a man,—whether in the 
body or without the body, I know 
not; God knoweth,—that he was 
caught up into paradise, and heard 
unspeakable words, which it is not 
lawful fora man to utter. Of such 
a one will I glory; but of myself I 


will not glory, except in my infirmi- 

15 And that I might not be too 
much lifted up by the abundance of 
the revelations, there was given to 
me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger 
of evil, to buffet me, that I might 
not be too much lifted up. In re- 
spect to this I besought the Lord 
thrice, that it might depart from me; 
and he said to me, My grace is suffi- 
cient for thee; for thy strength is 
made perfect in weakness. 

16 Most gladly therefore will I 
rather glory in my infirmities, that 
the strength which was in Christ 
may be in me also. With Christ as 
my example I even take pleasure in 
infirmities, in reproaches, in necessi- 
ties, in persecutions, in distresses! 
for when I am weak, then am I 

17 Behold, I am ready tocome to 
you this third time, but I will not 
be burdensome to you; forI seek 
not yours, but you. Even as chil- 
dren ought not to lay up for the 
parents, but the parents for the chil- 
dren: so will I very gladly spend 
and be spent for your souls; though 
the more I love you, the less I am 

18 Finally, 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. 





Paul claims consistency in his teachings 
concerning Christ, asserts that they were 
his own convictions spiritually communt- 
cated to him by Fesus himself, and not 
traditionally or indirectly received ; re- 
bukes dissimulation for the sake of secur- 
ing popular favor ; and declares that, not 
by ceremonial piety, but by the faith that 
Christ Fesus taught, men are to be ac- 
cepted as righteous. 

Eo an apostle, (not from men, 

nor through man, but from God 
the Father, through Jesus Christ 
who was raised from the dead,) and 
the brethren who are with me, tothe 
congregations of Galatia: Grace be to 
you and peace from God the Father; 
and from Jesus Christ our Master, 
who on account of our transgressions 
gave himself, that he might deliver 
us from the evils of the present 
world, according to the will of God 
our Father; to whom be the glory 
for ever and ever!’ Amen. 

2 1 marvel that ye are so soon 
turning from him that called you in 
the grace of Christ, to another gospel ; 
but there is no other gospel; only 
there are certain persons who are 
troubling you, and seeking to change 
entirely the gospel of Christ. But 
even if I or one whose eloquence 
causes him to seem like an angel 
from heaven should proclaim to you 
a gospel contrary to that which we 
proclaimed at first, let it be rejected. 
As I have said before, so I now say 
again, If any one proclaim to you a 
gospel contrary to that which ye at 
first received, let it be rejected. 

3 In saying thisdo I seek the fa- 
vor of men, or of God? Am TI en- 
deavoring to please men? If I were, 
I should not be the servant of Christ. 
For I assure you, brethren, that the 
gospel which was proclaimed by me 
was not according to the traditions 
of men: for I did not receive it from 
men, nor was I taught it by any man, 
but it was revealed to me by Jesus 

4 Ye have heard of my conduct 
formerly in Judaism ; how that be- 
yond measure I persecuted the con- 
gregation of God; and was destroy- 
ing it, and made progress in Judaism 
beyond many of the same age with 
me in my nation, being more exceed- 
ingly zealous for the traditions of the 

5 But when he who set me apart 
from my very birth, and called me 
through his grace, was pleased to re- 
veal in me his son, that I might pub- 
lish the glad tidings of him among 
the Gentiles, immediately I conferred 
not with flesh and blood, neither did 
I go up to Jerusalem to those who 
were apostles before me, but I went 
away into Arabia, and returned 
again to Damascus. 

6 Then, after three years, I went 
up to Jerusalem to become ac- 
quainted with Cephas, and stayed 
with him fifteen days ; but no other of 
the apostles did I see, save James the 
brother of the Master. (As to this 
that Iam writing to you, behold, 
before God, I do not deceive.) Af- 
terward I came into the regions of 
Syria and Cilicia; and I was un- 



known in person to the congrega- 
tions of Judza, which were called 
after Christ, they only having heard 

James, he used to eat with the Gen- 
tiles; but when they came, he with- 
drew, and separated himself, in order 

that he who was once ¢heir_persecu-| to secure the favor of the Jews. And 

tor was now preaching the faith which 
he once was destroying; and they 
glorified God in me. 

7 Fourteen years after that I went 
up again by revelation to Jerusalem, 
that I might communicate to them 
that gospel which I was preaching 
among the Gentiles; but privately 
to those who were of reputation I 
communicated it, lest by any means 
I should run, or had run, in vain. 

8 But false brethren were stealthily 
brought in, who crept in to spy out 
our liberty, which we have in Christ 
Jesus, that they might bring us back 
into bondage ; to whom not even for 
an hour did I yield the subjection 
which they required. 

9 However, those who were re- 
puted to be somewhat—whatever 
they were, it matters not to me, 
God accepteth no man’s person, 
—those in reputation communicated 
nothing new. On the contrary, when 
they saw that I was intrusted with the 
gospel to the Gentiles, as Peter was 
with that to the Jews, and when they 
knew the grace that was given to me, 
James, and Cephas, and John, who 
were reputed to be pillars, gave to 
me and Barnabas the right hand of 
fellowship, that we should go to the 
Gentiles, and they to the Jews; only 
they wished us to remember the 
poor; which very thing I also was 
earnest to do. 

10 But when Cephas came to An- 
tioch, I withstood him to the face 
and rebuked him as he deserved ; for 
before certain persons came from 

others also dissembled with him ; so 
that even Barnabas was carried away 
with their dissimulation. 

11 But when I saw that they were 
not walking uprightly according to 
the truth of the gospel, I said to 
Cephas in the presence of all, If thou, 
a Jew, hast ceased to observe the 
customs of the Jews, and livest like 
a Gentile, how is it that thou com- 
pellest the Gentiles to keep the cus- 
toms of the Jews? 

12 We, although Jews in descent, 
and not of the disobedient Gentiles, 
yet understand that a man is not ac- 
cepted as righteous by the cere- 
montial observances of the law, but 
by the faith which was in Christ 
Jesus. We also have believed in 
Christ Jesus, that we might be ac- 
cepted as righteous by the faith 
which was in him, and not by the 
ceremontal observances of the law; for 
by ceremonial observances shall no 
flesh be accepted as righteous. 

13 But if, while seeking to be ac- 
cepted as righteous in Christ, we dis- 
cover for the first time that we our- 
selves are transgressors, is Christ on 
that account the cause of our trans- 
gressions? By nomeans! But if I 
build up again the superstitions which 
I pulled down, I make myself a trans- 
gressor; for I through the law died 
to the ordinances of the law, that I 
might live to God. 

14 I have been crucified with 
Christ, and no longer do I live, but 
Christ liveth in me; and the life 
which I now live in the flesh I live 



by faith in the son of God, who 
loved me, and gave himself for me. 

Bea. do notureject the grace of 
God; for if righteousness comes 
through the ceremonial observances of 
the law, then did Christ die for 


Those reproved who substitute the letter 
Jor the spirit, or ceremonial observances 
Jor that faith which produces purity in 
heart and life. Those who have received 
the Spirit are no longer slaves or servants 
of God, but sons ; and in this freedomand 
holy relationship should stand. 

FOOLISH Galatians, who be- 

witched you? before whose 
eyes Jesus Christ, the crucified one, 
was plainly set forth! This only I 
desire to learn from you: Was it 
from the ceremontai observances of the 
law that ye received the Spirit, or 
by the gospel of faith ? 

2 Are ye so foolish? Having be- 
gun with the spirit, do ye now end 
with the letter? Have ye suffered 
so much in vain ? for indeed it seems 
to be in vain. Did he, then, who 
communicated to you of the Spirit, 
and wrought wonders among you, do 
it by the ceremonies of the law, or 
by the preaching of faith ? 

3 Are, then, the observances of the 
law in opposition to the promises of 
God? Bynomeans! For if a law 
had been given which was able to 
give life, righteousness would indeed 
have been by the observances of that 
law; but the scriptures include all 
as under transgression, in order that 
the blessing promised through faith 
in Jesus Christ may be given to all 
those who believe. 

4 But before this faith came, we 
were kept in ward under the law, 
and were in ignorance of the faith 
which was to be revealed; so that 
the law was as a schoolmaster, to 
lead us to Christ; but now faith hav- 
ing come, we are no longer under a 

5 Now are we all sons of God 
through faith in Christ Jesus; no 
longer is there either Jew or Greek, 
bond or free, male or female; for 
we are all one in Christ Jesus. 

6 Moreover, I say, that an heir, so 
long as he is a child, differeth in no 
respect from a bond-servant, though 
he may be lord of all; but he is under 
guardians and stewards, until the 
time appointed by the father. 

7 So also we, when we were chil- 
dren, were in bondage under the 
rudiments of the world; but when 
the fulness of time came, God sent 
forth his son, born of a woman 
under the law, to redeem those who 
also were under the law, that we 
might know that we also are adopted 
as sons. 

8 And to convince us that we are 
sons, God sent forth the Spirit of 
sonship into our hearts, crying, 
Abba, Father! So then we are no 
longer bond-servants, but sons ; and 
if sons, then heirs through God. 

g Andat that time, when ye knew 
not God as your Father, ye were in 
bondage to those ordinances which 
in their nature are ungodly; but 
now, after having known God as your 
Father, or rather having been claimed 
by him as sons, how is it that ye are 
looking back to the weak and beg- 
garly rudiments, desiring to return to 
slavery ? 



eRe, ad eS Ae or ee Ee Pees ei ae eae Lee Es i 

10 Ye observe days, and months, 
and seasons, and years! I am afraid 
of you, lest I may have bestowed 
upon you labor in vain. 

11 My children, with whom I am 
again in travail until Christ be formed 
in you,—I could wish indeed to be 
present with you now, and to change 
my tone, for I am in perplexity about 

12 Tell me, ye that desire to be 
enslaved again to the law, do ye not 
understand the law? For it is writ- 
ten, that Abraham had two sons; 
the one by the bondwoman, the other 
bythe freewoman. But the one by the 
bondwoman was born after the flesh ; 
while the one by the freewoman 
was through the promise. Which 
things are written allegorically, for 
these women are two covenants; the 
one from mount Sinai, who beareth 
children into bondage; and she cor- 
responds to the Jerusalem now ex- 
isting, for she is in bondage with her 

13 But the Jerusalem that is above 
js free, and she is our mother; as 
it is written: Rejoice, thou barren 
that bearest not; break forth and 
cry, thou that travailest not; for 
many are the children of the free- 
woman, rather than of her who is in 

14 Ye, brethren, as Isaac was, are 
children of a promise; but as it was 
then, he that was born after the flesh 
persecuted him that was born 
through the Spirit, so it is now. But 
what saith the scripture? Cast out 

as we are not children of a bond- 
woman, but of the freewoman, let 
us stand firm in the freedom with 
which Christ made us free, and not 
again be entangled in the yoke of 

16 Behold, I Paul say to you, that 
if ye submit to ordinances Christ 
will profit you nothing; ye are en- 
tirely separated from Christ if ye 
seek to obtain righteousness through 
the observances of the law; yea, ye 
have fallen away from grace. 

17 For we through the Spirit by 
faith steadfastly wait forthe hope of 
righteousness ; knowing that in Christ 
Jesus neither conformity nor non- 
conformity to ceremonial observ- 
ances availeth any thing; but faith 
working by love. 


Those who do not walk according to the 
leadings of the Spirit may be known by the 
carnality or moral impurities of thetr lives. 
Not formal piety, or professions, or re- 
ligious ceremonies are acceptable to God, 
but pure hearts, as manifest in thoughts 
and lives that are pure. 

VY E, brethren, are called to liberty ; 

only use not your liberty for 
an occasion to the flesh, but by your 
love serve one another. 

2 For the whole law is fulfilled in 
one commandment, even in this: 
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as 
thyself. But if ye bite and devour 
one another, beware lest ye be con- 

3 I say then, Walk by the Spirit, 

the bondwoman and her son; for the|and ye will not fulfil the desires of 
son of the bondwoman shall not be|the flesh. For the flesh hath desires 
heir with the son of the freewoman.|against the Spirit, and the Spirit 

15 So then, brethren, inasmuch! against the flesh; and these oppose 


one another, so that ye find it diffi- 
cult to do the things that ye would. 
But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are 
no longer enslaved to the law. 

4 Now the works of the flesh 
are evident; such as fornication, 
uncleanness, wantonness, idolatry, 
sorcery, hatreds, strife, rivalry, out- 
bursts of wrath, cabals, divisions, 
factions, envyings, drunkenness, 
revellings, and things like these; of 
which I tell you beforehand, as I 
also told you in time past, that they 
who practise such things shall not 
inherit the kingdom of God. 

Be but the fruit of the Spirit. is 
love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kind- 
ness, goodness, faithfulness, meek- 
ness, temperance; against such 
things as these there is no law. 

6 And they who belong to Christ 
Jesus have crucified the flesh with its 
passions and lusts. So then if we 
live by the Spirit, let us also walk by 
the Spirit: and let us not be vain- 
glorious, provoking one another, and 
envying one another. 

7 But, brethren, ifany man among 
you should be detected in a fault, do 
ye who are more spiritual seek to 
restore such a one in the spirit of 
meekness ; considering that thou thy- 
self also might have been tempted. 

8 Bear ye one another’s burdens, 
and thus fulfil the law of Christ; for 
if a man thinketh himself to be some 
great one, then he is nobody, and 
deceiveth himself. 

9 Let each one put to the test his 
own work, and then will he have his 
ground for rejoicing in himself alone, 
and not in his superiority over 
another; for every one must be 
judged according to his own works. 


10 Let him that is taught in the 
word join with the teacher in all good 

11 Be not deceived; God is not 
mocked; whatever a man soweth, 
that shall he also reap; 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. 

12 Let us not be weary in well- 
doing; for in due season we shall 
reap, if we faint not. 

13 As we have opportunity, let us 
do good to everybody, especially to 
those who belong to our own house- 
hold of faith. 

14 Those who desire to make a 
fair show in the flesh, are constraining 
you to conform to ordinances; but 
they do it that they may escape from 
persecution for the cross of Christ. 

15 For not even do they who 
themselves conform to ordinances 
keep the law; only they desire to 
have you conform in order to gain 
praise from men. 

16 But God forbid that I should 
seek praise, save in the cross of Jesus 
Christ our Master; through whom 
the world is crucified to me, and I 
to the world. For neither is con- 
formity to ordinances any thing, nor 
is nonconformity any thing, but a 
new creature. 

17 Now to as many as walk by 
this rule, and to the Israel of God, 
upon them be peace and mercy. 

18 Henceforth let no one trouble 
me; for I bear branded upon my 
body the marks of Jesus. 

19 Brethren, the grace of Jesus 
Christ our Master be with your 
spirit. Amen. 





Through the agency of Fesus all parts- 
tion walls between man and man are to be 
broken down, and the whole human family 
brought to be partakers of the same Spirit; 
thus all shall become fellow-citizens not 
only, but also common members of the 
household of Gow. 

Dee an apostle of Christ Jesus 
by the will of God, to the 
saints, and believers in Christ Jesus: 
Grace be to you, and peace, from 
God our Father, and from Jesus 
Christ our Master. 

2 Blessed be God, the Father of 
Jesus Christ our Master, who has 
blessed us with every spiritual bless- 
ing in the heavenly regions through 
Christ ; according as he chose us in 
him, before the foundation of the 
world, that we should be holy and 
blameless before him. Having also 
in love appointed us to be as sons 
adopted for himself, through Jesus 
Christ, according to the good pleas- 
ure of his will, to the praise and 
glory of his grace, which he freely 
bestowed on us in the beloved: 
through whom, by reason of his 
death on the cross all have redemp- 
tion and the forgiveness of our tres- 
passes, according to the fulness of 
his grace, which he caused to abound 
toward us, in all wisdom and _ under- 

3 He also has made known to us 
the mystery of his will (according to 
his good pleasure which he purposed 
in himself), with reference to the dis- 
pensation of the fulness of the times; 

that is, his purpose through Christ 
to gather for himself into one, all 
things ;—things which are in the 
heavens, and things on the earth, 
even through him, by whom we also 
have obtained the inheritance. 

4 For according to the purpose of 
him who worketh all things after the 
counsel of his own will, we were 
chosen, that we should be to the 
praise of his glory; we who have 
already placed our hope in the Mes- 
siah. And ye also, after having 
heard the word of truth, the glad 
tidings of salvation; I say, ye also, 
having believed in him, were sealed 
with the Holy Spirit that was prom- 
ised, which is a pledge of our son 
ship until the redemption of God’s 
own possession, to the praise of his 

5 For this cause I also, having 
heard of your faith in Jesus the 
Master, and of your love to ail the 
saints, do not cease to give thanks 
for you, making mention of you in 
my prayers; that the God of Jesus 
Christ our Master, the Father of 
glory, would give to you the spirit 
of wisdom and revelation in the full 
knowledge of him; that the eyes of 
your mind may be enlightened, so 
that ye may know what is the hope 
of your calling, and what the riches 
of the glory of the inheritance which 
he hath given among the saints, and 
what the exceeding greatness of his 
power toward us who believe. 

6 For, by the working of his 
mighty power, he wrought through 



Christ ; and also raised him from the 
dead; and seated him at his own 
right hand in the heavenly regions, 
far above all rule, and authority, and 
government,and dominion,and every 
name that is named, not only in this 
age, but also in the ages which are 
to come. And he subjected all 
things to him, and appointed him to 
be head over all in the congregation, 
which is his body, and which is also 
the fulness of him, who filleth all 
with all. 

7 Moreover, dy the workings of 
his mighty power he also raised us 
up, who were dead through tres- 
passes and sins, in which we once 
walked according to the course of 
this world, according to the prince 
of the powers of the air, the spirit 
that is now working in the sons of 
disobedience. Among such as these 
even we all had our way of life in 
times past in the lusts of our flesh, 
fulfilling the desires of the flesh and 
of the thoughts, and were by nature 
children of indignation, even as 

8 But God, whois rich in mercy, 
on account of his great love where- 
with he loved us even when we were 
dead in trespasses, gave to us life 
with Christ,—by grace have we been 
saved,—and raised us up with him, 
and caused us to sit with him in the 
heavenly regions, that he might in 
the ages to come display the exceed- 
ing riches of his grace in his kindness 
toward us who are in Christ Jesus. 

9 For by grace have we been 
saved, through faith; and it is not 
of ourselves ; it isin the gift of God; 
not because of our works, lest any 
one should boast; inasmuch as we 

ourselves are his workmanship, cre- 
ated in Christ Jesus for good works, 
which God before appointed that we 
should perform. 

10 Wherefore remember, that in 
time past ye, Gentiles in the flesh, 
were without Christ; being aliens 
from the commonwealth of Israel 
and strangers to the covenants of 
the promise, having no hope, and 
without Godin the world. But now, 
through Christ Jesus, even through 
his death, ye, who formerly were 
afar off, have been brought nigh. 

11 For it is he who is our peace, 
who made both Jews and Gentiles 
one, and broke down the middle 
wall of partition that separated us, 
that is, the enmity ; having abolish- 
ed the law of commandments con- 
tained in ordinances; that he might 
create of the two one new man in 
himself, thus making peace, and 
might reconcile both to God in one 
body by the cross, having slain on it 
the enmity. 

12 And he came and brought the 
glad tidings of peace to you who 
were afar off, and of peace to those 
that were near; for through him we 
all have access in the same Spirit to 
the Father. 

1350, then ye. are’ no 
strangers and foreigners, but are 
fellow-citizens with the saints, and 
members of the household of God; 
and are built upon the foundation of 
the apostles and prophets, Christ 
Jesus himself being the chief corner: 
stone; in whom all the building, 
fitly framed together, is growing 
into a holy temple in the Lord; in 
whom ye also are built together into 
a dwelling-place of God in the Spirit. 





Every true follower of Christ aspires 
to be perfect in wisdom and virtue; in 
order to this, all rivalry, hatred, anger 
and moral impurities must be striven 
against and overcome. 
ie other generations was not made 

known to the sons of men, as it 
hath now been made known to the 
holy apostles and prophets by the 
Spirit, that the Gentiles are fellow- 
heirs of the same body, and par- 
takers with us of the same promise. 
But xow hath it been made known in 
Christ Jesus through the gospel, of 
which I became a minister according 
to the gift of the grace of God, and 
the effectual working of his power. 

2 To me, who am less than the 
least of all saints, was this grace 
given, to make known among the 
Gentiles the glad tidings of the un- 
searchable riches of Christ: that all 
men might see what is the dispensa- 
tion of the mystery, which hath 
been hidden for ages in God, but 
which he accomplished in Christ 
Jesus our Master, by whom we have 
boldness and access in confidence, 
through the faith that was in him. 

3 For this cause I bend my knees 
to the Father, from whom every 
family in heaven and on earth re- 
ceiveth its name, that he would grant 
you, according to the riches of his 
glory, to be strengthened with might 
by his Spirit, in the inner man; and 
that the faith of Christ may dwell in 
your hearts, so that being rooted 
and grounded in love, ye may be 
able to comprehend, with all the 
saints, what is its breadth, and 
length, and depth, and height: and 
to know the love of Christ, which 

passeth knowledge, and may be filled 
unto all the fulness of God. 

4 To him that is able to do ex- 
ceeding abundantly above all that 
we ask or think, according to the 
power that worketh in us, to him be 
glory in the congregation of Christ 
Jesus throughout all generations, 
for ever and ever. Amen. 

5 I exhort you, therefore, I the 
prisoner of the Lord, to walk worthi- 
ly of the calling with which ye were 
called, with all humility and meek- 
ness, with long-suffering; bearing 
with one another in love, endeavoring 
to keep the unity of the Spirit in the 
bond of peace. 

6 There is one body, and one 
Spirit, even as ye were called in one 
hope of your calling; one Master, 
one faith, one baptism, one God and 
Father of all, who is over all, and 
through all, and in all. 

7 But to each one of us was given 
grace according to the measure of 
the gift of Christ; some. tempe 
apostles, some to be prophets, some 
to be evangelists, and some to be 
pastors and teachers; for the per- 
fecting of the saints for the work of 
ministration, for the building up of 
the body of Christ ; till we all attain 
to the unity of the faith and of the 
knowledge of the son of God, to 
full-grown manhood, even to the 
measure of the stature of the fulness 
of Christ. 

8 So then let us no longer be chil- 
dren, tossed to and fro and borne 
about by every wind of doctrine, 
through the dishonest tricks of men, 
and their cunning in the wily arts of 
error. But cleaving to truth in love, 
let us grow up in all things unto 



him who is the head, even Christ; 
from whom the whole body (well put 
together and compacted by means of 
every supplying joint) is, according 
to the working of each part in its 
proportion, building itself up in love. 

9 This therefore I say, and charge 
you in the Lord, that ye no longer 
walk as other Gentiles walk in the 
vanity of their mind, having their 
understanding darkened, being alien- 
ated from the life of God on account 
of their ignorance and the hardness 
of their hearts. Who, being past 
feeling, have given themselves up to 
wantonness, to work all uncleanness 
in greediness. 

10 But not so did ye learn Christ, 

if indeed ye heard and were taught 
of him, according to the truth. But, 
as to your former way of life, ye 
were taught that ye should put off 
the old man, which is corrupt accord- 
ing to deceitful lusts, and should 
be renewed in the spirit of your 
mind; putting on the new man, 
which is created according to God 
in righteousness, and holiness, and 
11 Wherefore having put away 
falsehood, speak truth every one 
with his neighbor; for we are 
members one of another. 

12 Be angry, and sin not; let not 
the sun go down upon your wrath; 
and do not give place to the Evil 

13 Let him that stole steal no 
more, but rather let him labor, work- 
ing with his hands at that which is 
honorable, that he may have to give 
to him that is in need. 

14 Let no foul language proceed 
out of your mouth, but whatever is 


good for edification, as the need 
may be, that it may benefit the 
hearers. And grieve not the Holy 
Spirit of God, whereby ye were 
sealed unto the day of redemption. 

15 Let all bitterness, and wrath, 
and anger, and clamor, and evil- 
speaking, be put away from you, 
with all malice; and be kind to one 
another, tender-hearted, forgiving 
one another, even as God in Christ 
forgiveth you. 

16 Be therefore imitators of God, 
as beloved children; and walk in 
love, as Christ also loved you, and 
gave himself for you, as an offering 
and a sacrifice of sweet odor to God. 


Precepts of morality and religton, to be 
observed by all who profess to follow 

Bee fornication, and all unclean- 

ness, or covetousness, let it not 
even be named among you, as be- 
cometh saints, neither obscenity, nor 
foolish talking, nor indecent jesting, 
which are not becoming ; but rather 
giving of thanks. 

2 For of this we are sure, that 
no fornicator, nor unclean person, 
nor covetous man, (who is an idola- 
ter,) hath an inheritance in the king- 
dom of Christ and of God. Let no 
one with vain words entice you to do 
these things; for because of them 
the indignation of God cometh upon 
the children of disobedience. 

3 Be not therefore partakers with 
them; for though ye were once in 
darkness, now are ye light in the 
Lord. Walk as children of light; for 
the fruit of light is goodness, and 
righteousness, and truth. 


4 Make proof of what is accepta- 
ble to the Lord; and have no com- 
panionship with the unfruitful work- 
ers of darkness, but rather rebuke 
them ; for the things which they doin 
secret, it is a shame even to speak of. 

5 But all things are made mani- 
fest by the light, and whatever mak- 
eth manifest is light; wherefore 
awake thou that sleepest, and arise 
from the dead, and Christ will give 
thee light. 

6 See, then, that ye walk circum- 
spectly; not as fools, but as wise 
men; making good use of your Op- 
portunities, because the days are 
evil; be not unwise, but understand 
what the will of the Lord is. 

7 And be not drunk with wine, 

in which is dissoluteness; but be 
filled with the Spirit, speaking to 
one another in psalms, and hymns, 
and spiritual songs, singing and 
making melody in your heart to the 
i 8 Give thanks always for all things 
to God the Father, in the name of 
Jesus Christ our Master, submitting 
yourselves one to another, according 
to the commandment of Christ. 

9 Wives, submit yourselves to your 
husbands, as in the Lord; for even 
as Christ is the head of the congre- 
gation, so is the husband of the wife ; 
and as the congregation yields the 
Supremacy in all things to Christ, so 
let wives yield to their husbands. 

10 Husbands, love your Wives, as 
Christ also loved the congregation, 
and gave himself for it, that he 
might sanctify and cleanse it in the 
word, as by the washing of water ; 
and might present it to himself, 
glorious, having no spot or wrinkle, 



or any such thing, but holy and 
without blemish. 

11 In like manner husbands ought 
to love their wives as their own 
bodies, for he that loveth his wife 
loveth himself: and no one ever yet 
hated his own flesh, but nourisheth 
and cherisheth it; even so Christ 
nourisheth and  cherisheth the 
church; for we are members of his 
body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 

12 For this cause shall a man 
leave his father and mother, and 
shall cleave to his wife; and the 
twain shall become one flesh. This 
mystery is great: but I speak in re- 
gard of Christ and of the congrega- 
tion. Nevertheless do ye also sever- 
ally love each one his own wife even 
as himself; and Zt the wife see that 
she reverence her husband. 

13 Children, obey your parents in 
the Lord; for this is right. Honor 
thy father and mother; which is the 
first commandment with a promise; 
that it may be well with thee, and 
thou mayest live long on the earth. 

14 And, ye fathers, stir not up the 
anger of your children, but bring 
them up in the discipline and in- 
struction of the Lord. 

1§ Servants, obey those who are 
your masters according to the flesh, 
with carefulness and respect, in sin- 
gleness of heart, as though serving 
Christ; not with eye-service, as men- 
pleasers, but as servants of Christ, 
doing the will of God from the 
heart; doing service cheerfully, as 
to the Lord, and not to men; know- 
ing that whatever good each one 
shall have done, for that shall he re- 
ceive praise from the Lord, whether 
he be bondman or free. 



ae ee ee 
16 And, ye masters, do the same/the preparation of the gospel of 

things to your servants, forbearing 
to threaten them; knowing that both 
they and you have a Master in 
heaven, and that there is no respect 
of persons with him. 

17 Finally, be strong in the Lord, 
and in the power of his might. Put 
on the whole armor of God, that ye 
may be able to stand against the 
wiles of evil; for our wrestling is 
not against flesh and blood, but 
against principalities, against powers, 
against the world-rulers of this dark- 
ness, against the spiritual hosts of 
evil in the heavenly regions. 

18 Wherefore take up the whole 
armor of God, that ye may be able 
to withstand in the evil day; and 
having done all, to stand. 

I9 Stand therefore, having girded 
your loins with truth, and having 
put on the breast plate of righteous- 
ness, and having shod your feet with 

Tribulations endured for truth’s sake 
always result both in the advancement of 
truth, and in the ennoblement of those 
who, in spite of tribulations, advocate or 
defend tt. 
ee and Timothy, servants of 
Christ Jesus, to all the saints 
in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, 
with the overseers and deacons: 
Grace to you and peace from God 
our Father, and from Jesus Christ 
the Master. 
2 I thank my God in all my re- 
membrance of you, always in every 

peace; taking up, in addition to all, 
the shield of faith, by which ye will 
be able to quench all the fiery darts 
of the Evil One. 

20 And receive the helmet of sal- 
vation, and the sword of the Spirit, 
which is the word of God; praying 
with all prayer and entreaty at all 
times in the Spirit. And watching 
to this end with all perseverance and 
entreaty for all the saints; and for 
me, that utterance may be given me 
in the opening of my mouth, to 
make known with boldness the mys- 
tery of the gospel, in behalf of which 
I am an ambassador in chains; that 
I may speak it boldly, as I ought to 

21 Peace be to the brethren, and 
love with faith, from God the Father, 
and from Jesus Christ the Master. 
Grace be with all those who love 
Jesus Christ our Master in sincerity. 


prayer of mine for you all, praying 
with joy because of your fellowship 
in the defence of the gospel from 
the first day until now. 

3 Iam confident of this very thing, 
that he who began in you a good 
work, will perfect it, until the day of 
Christ Jesus. And it is natural for 
me to think this of you, because I 
have you in my heart; both in my 
persecutions, and in the defence and 
confirmation of the gospel, all of you 
are sharers of the favor bestowed on 

4 For God is my witness how 



SA rs ates es OP te eA EAI eee ee ee 

much I long for you all in the tender 
affections of Christ Jesus, praying 
that your love may abound yet more 
and more in knowledge and in all 
discernment. And that ye may ap- 
prove the things that are most ex- 
cellent, in order that ye may be pure 
and without offence against the day 
of Christ, being filled with the fruit 
of righteousness which is through 
Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise 
of God. 

5 But I wish you to know, breth- 
ren, that my tribulations have re- 
sulted in the furtherance of the gos- 
pel; so that even my bonds have 
become known in connection with 
Christ in the whole camp of the im- 
perial guards, and to all the rest. 

6 Moreover, the great part of the 
brethren have been emboldened in 
the Lord by my bonds, and are much 
more courageous to proclaim the 
gospel without fear. I confess that 
some of them indeed proclaim Christ 
from envy and strife; but some also 
from good-will. They who are of 
love proclaim Christ, because they 
know that I am set for the defence 
of the gospel ; but they who are of a 
factious spirit proclaim him with no 
pure intent, thinking to add affliction 
to my bonds. 

7 What then? Notwithstanding 
whether it be in pretence or whether 
it be in sincerity that Christ is pro- 
claimed, therein do I rejoice, yea, 
and will rejoice. 

8 And I know that through your 
supplications this will turn out to my 
salvation, and to the increase of the 
Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to 
my earnest expectation and hope; so 
that in nothing shall I be put to 

shame, but with all boldness, as 
always, so also now, will I magnify 
Christ in my body, whether by life, 
or by death. 

9 Living, to me, means the service 
of Christ ; and to die is gain. So long 
as I continue in the flesh, this, the 
service of Christ, is the object of all 
my labor; but as to my choice, I 
cannot say; for Iam heldina strait 
by the two, having a desire to depart, 
and be with Christ, which is by 
farthe better; nevertheless, to abide 
in the flesh is more needful for your 
sake. And being persuaded of this, 
I know that I shall abide and continue 
with you all for your advancement 
and joy in the faith, that your 
glorying of me, in the cause of Christ 
Jesus, may be more abundant. 

to Only conduct yourselves in a 
manner worthy of the gospel of 
Christ, that whether I come to you, 
or whether I remain absent, I may 
hear of your affairs, and know that 
ye stand fast in one spirit, with one 
soul striving together for the faith of 
the gospel. 

11 And be in nothing terrified by 
your adversaries; for your tribula- 
tions, which to them are evident to- 
kens of perdition, are to you tokens 
of salvation; and that from God ; for 
to you it is given in behalf of Christ, 
not only to believe in him, but also 
in his behalf to suffer. 

12 If then there is any exhor- 
tation in Christ, if any encourage- 
ment from love, if any partaking of 
the Spirit, if any tenderness and com- . 
passion, make my joy full, that ye be 
of the same mind, having the same 
love, with union of soul cherishing 
one mind; doing nothing in the 



spirit of faction, or in the spirit of 
vainglory, but in humility esteeming 
others as better than yourselves ; 
looking each of you not to his own 
interest alone, but also each to the 
interest of others. 

13 Yea, let this same mind be in 
you which was in Christ Jesus ; who, 
being created in the likeness of God, 
yet did not consider it a thing to be 
aspired to, to appear to be on an 
equality with God; but he made 
himself of no reputation, taking the 
position of a servant, and becoming 
like unto his fellow-men. 

14 So, appearing simply as a man, 
he humbled himself tothe dutzes which 
appertained to him, and was obedient 
unto death, even the death of the 
cross; on which account God also 
highly exalted him, and gave him a 
name which is above every name. 

15 For, tothe name of Jesus, every 
knee, both of those who are in 
heaven, and those on earth, and 
those under the earth, shall bow; 
and every tongue shall acknowledge 
that Jesus Christ is Master, to the 
glory of God the Father. 


Salvation from transgression and its 
dire results, can only be secured by great 
and continued personal efforts. The right- 
eousness of God, which was exhibited in 
Christ, ts the righteousness which all must 
laboriously seek. 

O then, my beloved, as ye always 
obeyed, not as in my presence 
only, but now much more in my 
absence, work out your own salvation 
with fear and trembling; for it is God 
who worketh in you both to will and 
to do according to his good pleasure. 

2 Do all things without murmur- 
ings and doubts; that ye may be 
blameless and pure, children of God, 
without rebuke, in the midst ‘of a 
crooked and perverse generation; 
among whom ye shine as luminaries 
in the world, holding forth the word 
of life. 

3 But if Iam even sacrificed, as an 
offering and a ministration for your 
faith, I rejoice, and rejoice with you 
all; for the same reason do ye also 
rejoice, and rejoice with me. 

4 So, my brethren, rejoice in the 
Lord; to repeat the same things to 
you, to me is not burdensome, and 
for you it is safe. 

5 Beware of the dogs, the evil 
workmen who preach the necessity 
of conformity to ordinances. We are 
the conformists, even we who wor- 
ship by the Spirit of God, and glory 
in Christ Jesus, having no confidence 
in the ordinances of the flesh. 

6 But if any man thinketh that he 
hath reason for boasting in the flesh, 
I more than all: circumcised the 
eighth day, of the race of Israel, of 
the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of 
the Hebrews; as to the law, a Phari- 
see; as to zeal, persecuting the 
church; as tothe righteousness which 
isin the law, blameless. But all these 
things which once were gain to me, 
now for the sake of Christ I have 
counted but loss. 

7 Nay more, I count all things 
to be loss for the excellency of 
the knowledge of Christ Jesus my 
Master; for whom I have already 
suffered the loss of all things, and 
count them as refuse, that I may 
gain Christ, and be found in him, not 
having the self-righteousness of the 



law, but that which comes through 
faith in Christ, even the righteous- 
ness which is from God. 

8 And that I may know him, and 
the power of his resurrection, and 
the fellowship of his sufferings, while 
‘becoming like him in his death, if by 
any means I may attain to the resur- 
rection of the dead. 

9 For I have not yet attained, 
neither have I yet been made per- 
fect; but I press on, if I may also 
lay hold of that for which I was 
laid hold of by Christ. Brethren, I 
do not reckon myself to have laid 
hold of it; but one thing I do, for- 
getting the things that are behind, 
and stretching forth to the things 
that are before, I press toward the 
mark for the prize of the heavenly 
calling of God in Christ Jesus. 

10 Let us, therefore, as many as 
desire to be perfect, be of this mind; 
but if ye have a different mind in 
any thing, even this will God 
reveal to you; nevertheless, where- 
to we have reached, in that let us 

11 Brethren, be ye followers to- 
gether of me, and mark those who 
walk not according to our example; 
for many walk, of whom I told you 
often, and now tell you even weep- 
ing, that they are enemies to the 
cross of Christ; whose end is de- 
struction, whose God is their belly, 
whose glory is in their shame, and 
whose mind is on earthly things. 

12 But the country of which we 
are citizens is heaven, whence also 
we follow the Saviour, Jesus Christ 
the Master. 

13 He will transform the body of 
our humiliation so that it shall be 

conformed to the body of his glory, 
according to the working of the 
power with which he is able to sub- 
due all things to himself. 

14 Therefore, my brethren, belov- 
ed and longed for, my joy and crown, 
so stand fast in the Lord, beloved. 
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I 
will say it, rejoice. Let your mod- 
eration be known to all men. The 
Lord is at hand. 

15 Be anxious about nothing, but 
in every thing by prayer and suppli- 
cation with thanksgiving let your re- 
quests be made known to God; and 
the peace of God, which passeth 
all understanding, will keep your 
hearts and your minds in Christ 

16 Finally, brethren, whatever 
things are true, whatever things are 
honorable, whatever things are right, 
whatever things are pure, whatever 
things are lovely, whatever things 
are of good report, if there be any 
virtue, and if there be any praise, 
think on these things. 

17 The things which ye learned, 
and received, and heard, and saw in 
me, these do; and the God of peace. 
will be with you. 

18 I have learned, in whatever 
state I am, therewith to be content.. 
I know how to be abased, and I 
know also how to abound; in every 
thing and in all things I have been 
well taught, both to be full and to. 
be hungry, both to abound and to: 
be in want; I can do all things in 
him who strengtheneth me. 

19 Now to God, our Father, be: 
glory for ever. Amen. 

20 The grace of Jesus Christ the. 
Master be with your spirit. 





Livery true philanthropist seeks, even as 
aid Christ Fesus, by love, sympathy, and 
consecrated labors to reconcile or to unite 
all mankind to God. 

AUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus 

through the will of God, and 
Timothy our brother, to the saints 
and faithful brethren in Christ at 
Colosse; Grace to you and peace 
from God our Father. 

2 We give thanks to God, the 
Father of Jesus Christ our Master, 
praying always for you, since we 
knew of your faith in Christ Jesus, 
and of the love which ye have to all 
the holy, on account of the hope 
which is laid up for you in the 
heavens. Of which hope ye heard 
before in the truth of the gospel, 
which has come to you, as it has 
come to all the world ; and which is 
bearing fruit and growing, as it doth 
also in you, from the day ye heard 
it, and knew the grace of God in 

3 On this account we also, from 
the day we heard of it, cease not to 
pray for you, and to ask that ye may 
be filled with the knowledge of his 
will in all wisdom and spiritual un- 
derstanding; that ye may walk 
worthily of the Lord so as to please 
him in all things, bearing fruit in 
every good work, and increasing in 
the knowledge of God; and that 
ye may be endued with all power 
according to the might of his glory 
to all patience and long-suffering 
with joy. 

4 Moreover, we give thanks to the 
Father, who enabled us to share 
with the saints in the inheritance of 
light, having rescued us from the 
empire of darkness, and transferred 
us into the kingdom of his beloved 
Son ; through whom we have our re- 
demption, and the forgiveness of our 

5 For he is an image of the in- 
visible God, the firstborn of all crea- 
tion; in him were all things created, 
in the heavens and upon the earth, 
things visible and things invisible, 
whether thrones or dominions or 
principalities or powers ; all things 
have been created through him, and 
unto him ; and he is before all things, 
and in him all things consist. And 
he is the head of the body, chat is, 
of the congregation, who is the be- 
ginning, the firstborn from the dead; 
that in all things he might have the 

6 For God was pleased that in 
him all the fulness should dwell; 
and that by him who through the 
blood of his cross declared peace, 
by him, I say, God was pleased to 
reconcile all things to himself, 
whether things on earth, or those in 
the heavens. 

7 And you, that were once alien- 
ated, and enemies in your mind 
through wicked works, now hath he 
in the body of his flesh through 
his death reconciled, that he might 
present you holy and blameless and 
irreproachable in his sight. There-. 
fore continue ye in the faith, 
grounded and settled; and be not 



Poa Or ease eve acca I UNITY SPM ire Dookie ape RK I Gah PL os a 

moved away from the hope of the 
gospel, which ye heard. 

8 Now I rejoice in my sufferings 
for you, and fill up in my flesh on be- 
half of his body, which is the congre- 
gation, that which is wanting of the 
afflictions of Christ; of whom I be- 
came a minister, according to the 
stewardship which God entrusted 
to me, for you, to fulfil the word of 
God, the mystery which hath been 
hidden for ages and generations, 
but hath been now revealed to his 
saints. . 

9 To whom it was the will of 
God to make known what is the 
riches of the glory of this mystery 
among the Gentiles, which is Christ 
in you, the hope of glory; whom 
we preach, warning every man, and 
teaching every man in all wisdom, 
that we may present every man per- 
fect in Christ ; to which end I also 
am laboring, striving earnestly 
through his working, which worketh 
within me mightily. 


Of the Divine fulness that was in 
Christ, we also should partake ; and thus, 
like him, be raised up above the world, from 
the power of transgression and death into 
enduring spiritual life. 

phe I am absent in body, 
yet in the spirit I am with you, 
rejoicing and beholding your order, 
and the steadfastness of your faith in 
Christ. As therefore ye have re- 
ceived Christ Jesus the Master, walk 
in him, rooted and built up in him, 
and established in the faith, as ye 
have been taught, abounding therein 

with thanksgiving. 
2 Beware lest there be some one 

who shall make a prey of you 
through philosophy and vain deceit, 
according to the tradition of men, 
according to the rudiments of the 
world, and not according to Christ. 
For in him dwelleth the complete 
measure of the Godhead in bodily 
form, and ye are made full in him, 
who is the head of all principality 
and power. 

3 And with him, through faith in 
the working of God, who raised him 
from the dead, were ye also raised to 
life; and to you who were dead in 
your trespasses and the lusts of 
your flesh, hath he given life together 
with him, having forgiven us all our 
trespasses. He hath blotted out the 
handwriting in ordinances that was 
against us, which was opposed to us, 
and hath taken it out of the way, 
and nailed it to the cross. 

4 Let no one then call you to ac- 
count about food or drink, or a feast- 
day, or a new moon, or sabbaths; 
which are a shadow of the things 
to come, but the substance is in 

5 Let no one defraud you of the 
prize, desiring you to prostrate your- 
selves and worship angels ; for they in- 
trude into things which they have not 
seen, being puffed up without reason 
by the carnal mind, instead of hold- 
ing fast the Head, from which 
the whole body, supported and 
compacted by means of the joints 
and ligaments, groweth with an in- 
crease wrought by God. 

6 If ye died with Christ to the 
rudiments of the world, why, as still 
living in the world, do ye subject 
yourselves to such ordinances, as 
“Handle not, Taste not, Touch 

eee Nae SY ee ee 

not, the things which are to perish 
with the using,” according to the 
commandments and teachings of 
men; these things have indeed a 
show of wisdom in will-worship and 
humiliation and severity to the body ; 
but for the subjugation of the flesh 
they are not of any value. 

7 If, then, ye were raised togeth- 
er with Christ, seek the things that 
are above, where Christ is, seated on 
the right hand of God. Set your 
mind on the things above, not on 
things on the earth; for ye are dead 
to the earth, and your life is hidden 
with Christ in God ; when Christ, our 
life, shall be manifested, then will 
we also be manifested with him in 

8 Put to death, therefore, your 
carnal passions, such as fornication, 
uncleanness, lust, evil desire, and 
covetousness (which is idolatry); on 
account of which things cometh the 
indignation of God. In which things 
ye also once walked, when ye lived 
in them; but now put ye away all 
these ; as also such things as anger, 
wrath, malice, evil-speaking, obscene 
language out of your mouth. 

9 Lie not one to another, seeing 
that ye have put off the old man 
with his deeds, and have put on the 
new man, who is renewed unto 
knowledge after the image of him 
that created him; where there is 
no Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor 
uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, 
bondman, freeman ; but Christ is all, 
and in all. 

10 Clothe yourselves, therefore, as 
the chosen of God, holy and beloved, 
with compassionate affections, kind- 
ness, lowliness of mind, meekness, 


long-suffering; bearing with each 
other, and forgiving each other, if 
any one have a complaint against an- 
other; even as Christ freely forgave, 
so do ye also freely forgive. 

11 And over all these things put 
on the robe of love, which is the 
bond of perfectness; and let the 
peace of Christ, to which ye were 
called in one body, rule in your 
hearts ; and be ye thankful. 

12 Let the word of Christ dwell 
in you richly ; in all wisdom teaching 
and admonishing one another with 
psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, 
in grace singing in your hearts to 
God. And whatever ye do, in 
word or deed, do all in the name of 
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to 
God the Father, through him. 

13 Wives, submit yourselves to 
your husbands, as it is fit in the 
Lord. Husbands, love your wives, 
and be not bitter against them. 

14 Children, obey your parents in 
all things; for this is well-pleasing in 
the Lord. Fathers, provoke not 
your children, lest they be discour- 

15 Servants, obey in all things 
those who are your masters accord- 
ing to the flesh, not with eye-service, 
as men-pleasers, but in singleness of 
heart, fearing the Lord. 

16 Whatever yedo, doit from the 
heart, as to the Lord, and not to 
men, knowing that it is from the 
Lord that ye will receive the recom- 
pense of the inheritance. Ye serve 
the Master, Christ. 

17 He that doeth wrong, shall re- 
ceive back the wrong which he hath 
done; and there is no respect of per- 


18 Masters, deal out to your 
servants justice and equity, knowing 
that ye also have a master in heaven. 

Ig Persevere in prayer, being 
watchful therein with thanksgiving ; 
praying at the same time for us also, 
that God may open to us a door for 
the word, to speak the mystery of 
Christ, for the sake of which I am also 



The plainness and truthfulness of teach- 
ing which all faithful and wise instructors 
will be constrained to use. 

WES yourselves know, brethren, 

that our coming among you 
hath not been in vain; but we were 
bold in our God to speak to you the 
gospel of God in much conflict. For 
our teaching is not from error, nor 
from impurity, nor in guile; but as 
we have been regarded by God as 
worthy to be intrusted with the 
gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing 
men, but God, who trieth our hearts. 

2 And neither at any time did we 
use flattering words, as ye know, nor 
a cloak of covetousness, God is wit- 
ness; nor from men sought we glory, 
either from you or from others. 

3 And we were gentle in the midst 
of you, even as a nurse cherisheth 
her own children ;- so having a strong 
affection for you, we were willing to 
impart to you, not only the gospel of 
God, but also our own souls, because 
ye became dear to us. For ye re- 
member, brethren, our labor and toil, 
how laboring night and day, that we 
might not be burdensome to any of 


in bonds; that I may speak it, as I 
ought to speak. 

20 Walk in wisdom toward them 
that are without, redeeming the 

21 Let your speech be always 
with grace, seasoned with salt, that 
ye may know how ye ought to 
answer every one. 


you, we preached to you the gospel of 

4 Ye are witnesses, and so is God, 
how holily, and righteously, and un- 
blamably we conducted ourselves 
toward you that believe ; as ye know 
how we exhorted, and encouraged, 
and charged every one of you, asa 
father doth his children, that ye 
should walk in a manner worthy of 
God, who is calling you to his own 
kingdom and glory. 

5 And for this cause we also thank 
God without ceasing, that when ye 
received the word of God which ye 
heard from us, ye received it not as 
the word of men, but, as it is intruth, 
the word of God, which also is 
powerfully working in you that 

6 For ye, brethren, became imita- 
tors of the congregations of God 
which are in Judza in Christ Jesus: 
for ye also suffered the same things 
from your own countrymen, as they 
have from the Jews; who both killed 
Jesus the Master, and the prophets, 
and drove us out, and sought not 
to please God, but set themselves 
against all men, hindering us from 




speaking for the salvation of the 
Gentiles. Thus do they fill up their 
sins always; and on this account 
the indignation of God is come upon 
them to the uttermost. 

7 But we, brethren, having been 
bereaved of you for a short time, 
separated in body, not in heart, used 
the greater endeavors with much 
earnestness to see your face. For 
what is our hope, or joy, or crown of 
glorying? Is it not even ye, in the 
presence of Jesus our Master at his 
coming? For yeare our glory and joy. 

8 May God himself, our Father, 
and Jesus our Master, direct our 
way to you ; andthe Lord make you 
to increase and abound in love 
toward one another and toward all, 
even as we do in love toward you. 

g Furthermore then, brethren, we 
beseech you, and exhort you in Jesus 
the Master, that, as ye received from 
us how ye ought to walk and to 
please God, even as ye are walking, 
so abound ye still more, for this is 
the will of God, even your sanctifica- 

10 Abstain from fornication; let 
every one of you know how to pro- 
cure for himself his own companion 
in purity and honor, not in the pas- 
sion of lust, as do the Gentiles who 
know not God. 

Ir Let no one go beyona and 
overreach his brother in any matter; 
because the Lord is the avenger in 
respect to all these things, as wealso 
told you before and solemnly testi- 
fied. God did not call us to live in 
_uncleanness, but in purity; and he 
that rejecteth God’s call, rejecteth 
not man, but God, who also gave to 
us his Holy Spirit. 

12 Concerning brotherly love there 
is no need of writing to you; for ye 
yourselves are taught of God tolove 
one another; but we exhort you, 
brethren, to abound in love still 

13 Study to be quiet, and to do 
your own business, and to work with 
your own hands, as we commanded 
you; that ye may walk becomingly 
toward those without, and may have 
need of nothing. 


Death ts but a falling off of the body, and 
a rising up of the soul ; for this transfor- 
mation all should be in constant readiness. 
But we would not have you ig- 

norant, brethren, concerning 
those who have fallen asleep, that ye 
may not sorrow, as others do, who 
have no hope. For if we believe that 
Jesus died and reappeared, then will 
God, with Jesus, also restore those 
who have fallen asleep. 

2 So, then, comfort one another 
with these words; but concerning 
times and seasons there is no need of 
writing to you; for ye yourselves 
know full well, that the day of the 
Lord so cometh as a thief in the 
night. When they are saying, Peace 
and safety, then doth sudden de- 
struction come upon them, as travail 
upon a woman with child; and they 
shall not escape. 

3 But ye, brethren, are not in dark- 
ness, that the day should overtake 
you as a thief; for ye all are sons of 
light, and sons of the day; we are 
not of the night, nor of darkness, 

4 So, then, let us not sleep, as oth- 
ers do, but let us watch and be sober; 
for they that sleep, sleep in the night; 


and they that are drunken, are drunk- 
en in the night. 

5 But let us, as we are of the day, 
be sober, putting on the breastplate 
of faith and love, and as a helmet, the 
hope of salvation; for God did not 
appoint us to wrath, but to obtain 
salvation through Jesus Christ our 
Master, who died for us, that, whether 
in life or in death, we should be 
alive together with him. Where- 
fore, encourage one another, and 
edify one another, as indeed ye are 

6 And we beseech you, brethren, 
to know those who labor among you, 
and preside over you in the Lord, 
and admonish you, and to esteem 
them very highly in love for their 
work’s sake. Be at peace among 

7 Moreover we exhort you, breth- 
ren, admonish the unruly, comfort 
the feeble-minded, support the weak, 
be forbearing to all. 

8 See that none render evil for 
evil to any one; but ever follow 
that which is good, both toward one 
another and toward all. 

9g Be always joyful. Pray with- 
out ceasing, and in every thing give 
thanks ; for this isthe will of God in 
Christ Jesus in regard to you. 

Io Quench not the Spirit; de- 
spise not prophesyings, but prove all 
things ; hold fast that which is good; 
abstain from every form of evil. 

11 And may the God of peace 
himself sanctify you wholly; and 
may your spirit, and soul, and body, 
be preserved entire, and without 
blame; to the coming of Jesus Christ 
our Master; faithful is he who calleth 
you, who also will do it. 


12 Finally, brethren, pray for us, 
that the word of the Lord may run 
and be glorified, even as it is with 
you; and that we may be delivered 
from unreasonable and wicked men; 
for all have not faith. But faithful 
is the Lord, who will establish you, 
and guard you from evil; and in the 
Lord we have confidence concerning 
you, that ye both do and will do the 
things which we command. May 
the Lord direct your hearts to the 
love of God, and to perseverance in 
the cause of Christ. 

13, Now we charge you, brethren, 
in the name of the Master, Jesus — 
Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves 
from every brother that walketh 
disorderly, and not after the tra- 
dition which they received of us. 
For ye know how ye ought to follow 
us, inasmuch as we behaved not our- 
selves disorderly among you, neither 
did we eat any man’s bread for 
nought, but were working with labor 
and travail night and day, that we 
might not be burdensome to any of 
you; not because we had not au- 
thority to do otherwise, but to make 
ourselves an example to you, that ye 
should follow us. 

14 When we were with you, this 
we commanded you: If any one 
will not work, neither let him eat. 
Now we hear of some who walk 
among you disorderly, working not 
at all, but are busybodies; such we 
charge and exhort in the name of 
Jesus Christ the Master, that with 
quietness they work, and eat their 
own bread. But ye, brethren, be not 
weary in well-doing. And if any 
one obey not our word, mark that 

Iman; and keep no company with 


him, that he may be shamed; yet 


15 Nowthe Lord of peace himself 

count him not as an enemy, but ad-| give you peace always in every way; 

monish him as a brother. 

the Lord be with you all. 



God's true service ts the service of love ; 
only the rebellious and impure need the 
compulsions of law. 
| bela an apostle of Christ Jesus, 

through the command of God, 
our Saviour, and of Christ Jesus, 
our hope, to Timothy, my true child 
in the faith: Grace, mercy, peace, 
from God the Father and from Christ 
Jesus our Master. 

2 I besought thee, when I set out 
for Macedonia, to remain still in 
Ephesus, that thou mightest charge 
certain persons not to teach other 
doctrine, nor to give heed to fables 
and endless genealogies, which oc- 
casion disputes rather than promote 
God’s dispensation, which is in faith ; 
so do. 

3 For the end of the command- 
ment is love, out of a pure heart and 
a good conscience and faith un- 
feigned ; from which some swerving 
turned aside to vain babbling, de- 
siring to be teachers of the law, 
understanding neither what they say, 
nor whereof they affirm. 

4 We know that the law is good, 
if a man use it lawfully; but we also 
know that it is not designed for 
righteous men, but for the lawless 
and unruly, for the ungodly and sin- 
ful, for the unholy and profane, for 
murderers of fathers and murderers 

of mothers, for man-slayers, for forni- 
cators, for them that defile them- 
selves with mankind, for men-stealers, 
for liars, for perjured persons, and 
for all others who do the things which 
are contrary to the sound teaching 
of the glorious gospel of the blessed 
God which was committed to my 

5 And I thank him who gave me 
strength, Christ Jesus our Master, 
that he accounted me faithful, put- 
ting me into the ministry, though 
formerly I was a blasphemer, and a 
persecutor, andadoer of outrage; but 
I obtained mercy, because I did it 
ignorantly, in unbelief. And the: 
grace of Christ Jesus the Master was: 
exceedingly abundant toward me- 
with faith and love. True is the: 
saying, and worthy of all acceptance,. 
that Christ Jesus came into the world 
to save transgressors, of whom I am 
chief. But to this end I obtained 
mercy, that through me especially 
Christ Jesus might show forth all his 
long-suffering, asan example to those 
who should hereafter believe in him 
to life everlasting. To the King 
eternal—the imperishable, invisible, 
only God—be honor and glory for 
ever and ever. Amen. 

6 This charge I commit to thee, 
my child Timothy, in accordance 
with the directions of the prophets 


before given to thee, that thou mayest 
war the good warfare, having faith, 
and a good conscience, which some 
thrusting away made shipwreck con- 
cerning the faith. 

7 First of all, then, I exhort that 
supplications, prayers, intercessions, 
and giving of thanks be made for all 
men; for kings, and all that are in 
authority; that we may lead a quiet 
and tranquil life in all godliness and 
propriety. For this is good and ac- 
ceptable in the sight of God our 
Saviour, whose will is that all men 
should be saved, and come to the 
knowledge of the truth. 

8 There is one God, and between 
God and men one mediator, the 
man Christ Jesus, who gave himself 
a ransom for all; to this truth, testi- 
mony was to be borne in its own 
due time, and for this end I was 
appointed a herald and an apostle, 
(I speak the truth, I lie not,) to be 
even to the Gentiles a teacher in 
faith and truth. 

9 I desire, then, that men pray in 
every place, lifting up holy hands, 
without impatience or doubt. 


Some instructions as to what should be 
the character and what the teachings of a 

minister of Christ. 
pe a man desire the office of an 
overseer in the church, he desir- 
eth a good work;. but an overseer 
must be blameless, the husband of 
one wife, sober, discreet, orderly, 
hospitable, apt in teaching; not 
given to wine, not retaliating, but 
inclined to forbearance, not quarrel- 
some, not a lover of money; presid- 
ing well over his own house, hav- 


ing his children in subjection with 
all propriety ;—for if a man knoweth 
not how to preside over his own 
house, how shall he preside over the 
church of God?—not newly con- 
verted, lest being puffed up with 
pride he fall into condemnation; 
moreover, he must also have a good 
report from them that are without, 
lest he fall into reproach and the 
snare of the evil one. 

2 Deacons, in like manner, must 
be grave, not double-tongued, not 
given to much wine, not greedy of 
base gain, holding the mystery of 
the faith in a pure conscience. And 
let these also first be proved, and if 
they are without reproach, then let 
them serve as deacons. The women 
who serve in this office, in like man- 
ner, must be grave, not slanderers, 
sober, faithful in all things. Also 
let deacons be the husbands of one 
wife, ruling their children and their 
own houses well. 

3 These things write I to thee, 
that thou mayest know how thou 
oughtest to conduct thyself in the 
house of God, which is the congre- 
gation of the living God, the pillar 
and foundation of the truth. 

4 And confessedly great is the 
mystery of godliness, as revealed by 
him who was manifest in the flesh, 
justified by the Spirit, seen by kis 
messengers, proclaimed among the 
Gentiles, believed on in the world, 
received in glory. 

5 But the Spirit saith expressly, 
that in the latter times some will 
depart from this faith, giving heed 
to seducing spirits and teachings of 
demons, through the hypocrisy of 
speakers of lies, who bear a brand on 


their own conscience; forbidding to 
Marry, and commanding to abstain 
from food which God created to be 
received with thanksgiving, for 
those who believe and know the 

6 Now we know that every thing 
which God has created is good, and 
that nothing is to be refused, but 
_ rather is to be received with thanks- 
giving ; for that by the word of God 
and by prayer it is sanctified. 

7 If thou lay these things before 
the brethren, thou wilt be a good 
minister of Christ Jesus, nourished 
in the words of the faith, and of the 
good teaching, with which thou art 
well acquainted. 

8 But avoid profane traditions, 
and old wives’ fables, and exercise 
thyself unto godliness; for bodily 
observances are profitable for little ; 
but godliness is profitable for all 
things, having promise both of the 
life that now is, and of that which is 
to come. True is this saying, and 
worthy of the acceptance of all; and 
with reference to it we both labor 
and suffer reproach, because we have 
placed our hope in the living God, 
who is the Saviour of all men, espe- 
cially of those that believe. 

9 These things command and 
teach. Let no one reject thee 
because of thy youth, but become 
an example to the believers, in word, 
in behavior, in love, in faith, in 
purity. Give attention to reading, 
to exhortation, to teaching; neglect 
not the gift that is inthee: meditate 
on these things, give thyself wholly 
to them ; that thy progress may be 
manifest to all. Give heed to thy- 
self, and to thy teaching; continue 


in them ; for in doing this thou wilt 
save both thyself and them that hear 

10 Do not sharply rebuke anaged 
man, but exhort him as a father; 
the younger men, as brethren; the 
elder women, as mothers; the young- 
er, as sisters, with all purity. 

11 Honor as widows those that 
are widows indeed; and if any 
widow have children or grandchil- 
dren, let them learn first to show 
piety to their own family, and to re- 
quite their parents ; for this is accep- 
table before God. 

12 Now she that is a widow 
indeed, and left alone, hath set her 
hope on God, and continueth in sup- 
plications and prayers night and day; 
but she that giveth herself up to 
pleasure is dead while she liveth. 

13 Also that they may be blame- 
less, enjoin this, that if any one 
provideth not for his own, and espe- 
cially for those of his own house, he 
hath denied the faith, and is worse 
than an unbeliever. 

14 Let not a widow be put on the 
relief list, for public maintenance, if 
she be less than sixty years old, hav- 
ing been the wife of one husband, 
well reported of for good work, hav- 
ing brought up children, lodged 
strangers, ministered to the saints, 
relieved the afflicted, and diligently 
followed every good work. 

15 But younger widows refuse; 
for they learn to be idle, going 
about from house to house ; and not 
only idle, but tattlers also, and busy- 
bodies, speaking things which they 
ought not; I desire, therefore, that 
such marry, bear children, guide the 
house, and give no occasion to the 



enemies of the congregation to speak 

16 Let the elders that rule well be 
counted worthy of double honor; 
especially they who labor in the 
word and in teaching. For the 
scripture saith, Thou shalt not muz- 
zle the ox while he is treading out 
the grain; and, The laborer is 
worthy of his wages. 

17 Against an overseer in the 
church receive not an accusation 
without two or three witnesses ; but 
those that are convicted of trans- 
gression rebuke openly, that the rest 
may be warned. 

18 I charge thee before God and 
Christ Jesus and the chosen minis- 
ters, that thou observe these things 
without prejudging; do nothing with 
partiality; lay hands hastily on no 
one ; be nota partaker in other men’s 
sins; keep thyself pure. No longer 
drink water only, but use also a little 
wine for thy stomach’s sake and thy 
frequent infirmities. 

19 Some men’s transgressions are 
openly manifest, going before them 
to judgment ; while other men keep 
them secret; but judgment shall 
follow. In like manner also the 
good works of some are openly 
manifest; and others do them in 
secret; nevertheless they cannot be 



The simple teachings of Fesus concern- 
ing godliness, contentment, purity and love, 
are fundamental truths, and should be 
assented to by all. 

1% any one teacheth other teach- 
ings, and assenteth not to sound 
words, the words of Jesus Christ our 

Master, and his teaching which is 
according to godliness, such a one 
is puffed up with pride, knowing 
nothing, but doting about questions 
and strifes of words, from which 
come envy, strife, railings, evil 
surmisings, incessant disputings of 
men corrupted in their minds, and 
destitute of the truth. 

2 There are those who suppose 
that godliness is a source of gain; 
godliness with contentment is, in it- 
self, great gain. But as we brought 
nothing into the world, it is certain 
we can carry nothing out; therefore 
having food and raiment, let us there- 
with be content. 

3 But they who desire to be rich 
fall into temptation and a snare, and 
into many foolish and hurtful lusts, 
which drown men in destruction and 
perdition ; for the love of money is 
a root of all evils, and some coveting 
it have strayed away from the faith, 
and have pierced themselves through 
with many pangs. 

4 But do thou, O man of God, 
flee these things; and seek rather 
for righteousness, godliness, faith, 
love, patience, meekness; fight the 
good fight of faith, lay hold on ever- 
lasting life, to which thou wast call- 
ed, and for which thou didst profess 
the good profession before many 

5 Icharge thee before God, who 

|giveth life to all things, and before 

Christ Jesus, who under Pontius 
Pilate testified the good profession, 
that thou keep the commandment 
without spot, without reproach, until 
the appearing of Jesus Christ our 

6 For at the appointed time he 


shall be made manifest, dy Hz who 
is the blessed and only Potentate, 
King of kings, and Lord of lords, 
who only hath incorruption, dwelling 
in light unapproachable, whom no 
man hath seen, or can see; to whom 
be honor and power everlasting. 
Amen. ; 

7 Charge those who are rich in this 

world that they be not high-minded, | 

nor place their hope in uncertain 
riches, but in God, who giveth us 
abundantly all things to enjoy ; that 
they do good, that they be rich in 
good works, liberal in imparting, 
willing to communicate, laying up in 
store for themselves a good founda- 
tion against the time to come, that 
they may lay hold on the true life. 
8 O Timothy, keep that which is 
committed to thy trust, avoiding the 
profane babblings, and oppositions of 
the falsely-called knowledge ; which 
some professing, have erred concern- 
ing the faith. Grace be with thee. 
g I thank God, whom I serve from 
my forefathers with pure conscience, 
that without ceasing I have remem- 
brance of thee in my prayers night 
and day, longing to see thee, being 
mindful of thy tears, that I may be 
filled with joy. When I call to re- 
membrance the unfeigned faith which 
dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, 
and thy mother Eunice, I am per- 
suaded that it dwelleth in thee also. 
10 For which cause I remind thee 
to stir up the gift of God, which is 
in thee, as signified by the laying on 
of my hands; for God gave us not 
the spirit of cowardice, but of power, 
and of love, and of admonition. 
11 Be not then ashamed of the 
testimony of our Master, nor of me 


his prisoner; but endure hardship 
with me forthe gospel through the 
power of God, who hath saved us, 
and called us with a holy calling ; not 
according to our works did he call 
us, but according to his own purpose 
and the grace which was given us in 
Christ Jesus. For his purpose was 
before the world began, but now is 
it made manifest by the appearing 
of our Saviour, Christ Jesus, who 
abolished death, and brought life and 
immortality to light through the 
gospel, for which I was appointed a 
herald, and an apostle, and a teacher 
of the Gentiles. 

12 For which cause I suffer all 
these things, and am not ashamed; 
for I know in whom I have believed, 
and am persuaded that he is able to 
keep that which he hath committed 
to me unto that day. 

13 Hold the pattern of sound 
words, which thou heardest from me, 
in faith and love which are in Christ 
Jesus; the good trust committed to 
thee keep through the Holy Spirit 
which dwelleth in us. 

14 The Lord give mercy to the 
house of Onesiphorus, because he 
often refreshed me, and was not 
ashamed of my bonds; but on the 
contrary, when he arrived at Rome, 
he sought me out very diligently, 
and found me. The Lord grant to 
him that he may find mercy in that 


Not to ease are Christ's followers called, 
but to struggle, service, and entire self-con- 

Ap HOU, therefore, my child, be 

strong in the grace that is in 


Christ Jesus; and the things which 
thou didst hear from me before many 
witnesses, the same commit thou to 
faithful men, such as will be able to 
teach others also. 

2 Endure hardship with me as a 
good soldier of Christ Jesus. Now 
every one serving as a soldier en- 
tangleth not himself with the affairs 
of life, because he desireth to please 
him who chose him to be a soldier. 

3 Isuffer hardship even unto bonds 
as an evil-doer; but the word of God 
is not bound. I endure all things 
for the sake of the chosen, that they 
may also obtain the salvation which 
is in Christ Jesus, with everlasting 
glory. - . 

4 True is the saying: If we died 
with him, we shall also live with him ; 
if we suffer with him, we shall also 
reign with him; but if we deny him, 
he also will deny us. Though we 
may be faithless, he remaineth faith- 
ful; for he cannot deny himself. 

5 Of these things put them in re- 
membrance, charging them before 
the Lord not to carry on a strife of 
words, to no useful purpose, but 
rather to the subverting of the hear- 

6 Study to present thyself ap- 
proved unto God, a workman not 
ashamed, rightly dividing the word 
of truth; but the profane babblings 
shun, for they will go on to a higher 
degree of ungodliness, and their word 
will eat as doth a canker. 

7 Nevertheless God’s firm founda- 
ation standeth having this seal: The 
Lord knoweth them that are his; 
and, Let every one that nameth the 
name of the Lord depart from in- 



8 In a great house there are not 
only vessels of gold and of silver, but 
also wooden and earthen ones; and 
some for honor, and some for dis- 
honor; if then any one shall purge 
himself from iniquity, he will be a 
vessel for honor, hallowed, useful for 
the householder, prepared for every 
good work. 

9 Therefore flee youthful lusts, 
and follow righteousness, faith, love, 
peace, with those who call on the 
Lord out of a pure heart. 

10 And avoid foolish and ignorant 
questionings, knowing that they gen- 
der quarrels; but a servant of the 
Lord must not quarrel; rather should 
he be gentle to all, apt in teaching, pa- 
tient of wrong; in meekness admon- 
ishing those that oppose themselves; 
if haply God may give them repent- 
ance to attain the full knowledge of 
the truth, and that they may awake to 
their senses out of the snare of the 
Evil One, by whom they have been 
taken captive to do his will. 

11 For know this, that in the last 
days grievous times will come, in 
which men will be lovers of them 
selves, lovers of money, boasters, 
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to 
parents, unthankful, unholy, without 
natural affection, implacable, slan 
derers, incontinent, fierce, withou 
love for what is good, betrayers, 
headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleas- 
ure rather than lovers of God; hav- 
ing a form of godliness, but denying 
the power thereof. 

12 These are they who creep into 
houses, and lead captive silly women 
laden with sins, led away by divers 
lusts; these are they who are forever 
learning, and yet are never able to 



come to the knowledge of the truth; 
from such as these turn away. 

13 But thou art well acquainted 
with my teaching, manner of life, 
purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, 
patience, persecutions, sufferings ; 
what things came upon me, what 
persecutions I endured ; and yet, 
out of them all the Lord delivered 
me. Yea, and all that desire to live 
godly in Christ Jesus will suffer per- 

14 But evil men and impostors will 
wax worse and worse, deceiving and 
being deceived. 

15 But do thou continue in the 
things which thou didst learn and 
wast assured of, knowing from what 
teachers thou didst learn them, and 
that from a child thou hast known the 
Sacred Writings, which are able to 
make thee wise unto salvation, 
through the faith which is in Christ 

16 All Sacred Writings are inspired 
by God, and are profitable for teach- 
ing, for reproof, for correction, for 
discipline in righteousness ; that the 
man of God may be perfect, thor- 
oughly furnished unto every good 

17 I charge thee before God, and 
before Christ Jesus, who, by his ap- 
pearing and his kingdom, will judge 
the living and the dead, preach the 
word, be urgent in season, out of 

season, confute, rebuke, exhort with 
all long-suffering and teaching. 

18 For the time will come, when 
they will not endure sound teaching, 
but will procure for themselves teach- 
ers after their own fancy; because 
they will have itching ears; so they 
will turn away their ears from the 
truth, and turn aside to fables. But 
be thou watchful in all things, endure 
hardship, do the work of an evangel- 
ist, fully accomplish thy ministry. 

19 As for me, I am already about 
to be offered as a sacrifice, and the 
time of my departure is at hand. I 
have fought the good fight, I have fin- 
ished my course, I have kept the faith; 
henceforth there is laid up for me 
the crown of righteousness, which the 
Lord, the righteous Judge, will give 
to me at that day; and not to me 
only,but to all those who have loved 
his appearing. 

20 At my first defence no one 
came forward with me, but all for- 
sook me; may it not be laid to their 
charge! But the Lord stood by me, 
and strengthened me, that the preach- 
ing might be fully accomplished by 
me, and that all the Gentiles might 
hear; and I was delivered out of the 
lion’s mouth. 

21 The Lord will deliver me from 
every evil deed, and preserve me 
unto his heavenly kingdom; to whom 
be the glory for everand ever. Amen. 




Sound doctrine consists tn teaching the 
practical virtues ; such as sobriety, temper- 
ance, humility, self-sacrifice, love, and holt- 

AUL, a servant of God, and an 
apostle of Christ Jesus, for the 
faith of God’s chosen, and for the 
knowledge of the truth which is 
according to godliness, in hope of 
everlasting life; to Titus, true child 
after the common faith: Grace and 
peace from God the Father and 
Christ Jesus our Saviour. 

2 For this cause I left thee behind 
in Crete, that thou shouldest set in 
order the things that are wanting, 
and appoint overseers in every city, 
as I directed thee; but let them be 
without reproach, the husband of 
one wife, having believing children, 
that are not accused of dissoluteness, 
or unruly. 

3 For an overseer in the church 
must be without reproach, as God’s 
steward; not self-willed, not soon 
angry, not given to wine, not a 
striker, not greedy of base gain, but 
hospitable, a lover of what is good, 
discreet, just, holy, temperate, hold- 
ing fast the sure word according to 
what he was taught, that he may be 
able by sound teaching both to ex- 
hort, and to refute the gainsayers. 

4 For there are many unruly vain 
talkers and deceivers, especially they 
who teach ordinances ; whose teach- 
ings should be confuted, since they 
overturn whole houses, promulgating 
false doctrines for the sake of base 

5 One of themselves, even a proph- 
et of their own, said: The Cretans 
are always liars, evil beasts, slothful 
gluttons. Which testimony is true; 
therefore rebuke them sharply, that 
they may be sound in the faith, not 
giving heed to Jewish fables, and 
commandments of men who turn 
away from the truth. 

6 To the pure all things are pure: 
but to the defiled and unbelieving 
nothing is pure, and even their minds 
and consciences become defiled. 

7 They profess that they know 
God, but by their works they deny 
him, being abominable and disobedi- 
ent, and for every good work repro- 

8 But do thou speak the things 
which become sound doctrine :—that 
aged men be sober, grave, discreet, 
established in faith, in love, in 
patience. That aged women like- 
wise be in behavior as becometh 
holiness, not false accusers, not en- 
slaved to much wine, teachers of 
what is good, that they may teach 
the young women to love their hus- 
bands, to love their children, to be 
discreet, chaste, workers at home, 
good, in subjection to their own hus- 
bands, that the word of God be not 

9g The younger men likewise ex- 
hort to be sober-minded ; and in all 
things show thyself a pattern of 
good works, in teaching showing un- 
corruptness, gravity, sound speech 
that cannot be condemned ; that he 
that is opposed to us may be put to 




shame, having no evil thing to say 
of us. 

10 Exhort servants to be in sub- 
jection to their masters, in all things 
to be well-pleasing to them, not con- 
tradicting, not purloining, but show- 
ing all good faith; that they may 
adorn the doctrine of God our 
Saviour in all things. 

It For the grace of God, that 
bringeth salvation to all men, was 
manifested, teaching us that, deny- 
ing ungodliness and worldly lusts, 
we should live soberly, righteously, 
and godly, in the present world; 
looking for the blessed hope, and 
manifestation of the glory of the 
great God, and of our Saviour Jesus 
Christ who gave himself for us, that 
he might redeem us from all iniquity, 
and purify to himself a people to be 
his own, zealous in good works. 

12 These things speak and exhort, 
and rebuke with all authority. Let 
no one despise thee. 

13 And put them in mind to sub- 
mit themselves to governments and 
authorities, to obey magistrates, to 
be ready for every good work, to 
speak evil of no one, to be averse to 
strife, to forbear, to show meekness 
to all men. 

14 For we ourselves also were 
once foolish, disobedient, going 

astray, slaves to divers lusts and 
pleasures, living in malice and envy, 
hateful, hating one another. But 
when the kindness and love of God 
our Saviour for men appeared, not 
on account of the works of righteous- 
ness which we did, but according to 
his mercy he saved us; by the wash- 
ing of regeneration, and by the re- 
newing of the Holy Spirit, which he 
poured out upon us richly through 
Jesus Christ; that being justified by 
his grace, we might become heirs 
according to the hope of everlasting 

15 These things I desire that thou 
affirm earnestly, that they who have 
believed in God may be careful to 
practise good works. For good 
works are profitable to men; but 
foolish questions, and genealogies, 
and strifes, and contentions about 
the law avoid; for they are un- 
profitable and vain; and a man that 
stirs up such divisions, after a first 
and second admonition, avoid him: 
knowing that he that doeth such 
things is utterly perverted, and trans- 
gresseth, being self-condemned. 

16 Let those then who belong to 
us learn to maintain good works for 
profitable uses, in order that they 
may not be unfruitful. Grace be 
with you all 





Jesus as son of God and brother of all 
men, having lived and died to teach and 
promulgate this relationship, has thereby 
rendered himself worthy of the highest 
gratitude and praise from all mankind. 

OD, who at different times and 
in different ways spoke of old 
to the fathers by the prophets, hath 
in these latter times spoken to us by 
a son, whom above all the others, he 
hath appointed as his heir, and 
through whom, he even made the 
ages; who (being a brightness of ‘his 
glory, and an impress of the sub- 
stance of him who upholdeth all 
things by the word of his power), 
when he had accomplished a cleans- 
ing of transgressions, sat down on 
the right hand of the Majesty on 
high; and has become so superior 
to the angels, that he has inherited 
even a more excellent name than 
they. For of which of the angels is 
it written: Thou art my son, I this 
day have begotten thee? and again: 
I will be to him a Father, and he 
shall be to me a son? 

2 Therefore we ought to give the 
more earnest heed to the things 
which we have heard, lest haply we 
let them slip; for if the word spoken 
through angels proved steadfast, and 
every transgression and disobedience 
received a just retribution, how shall 
we escape, if we neglect this great 
salvation? What at the first was 
spoken by the Master, was afterward 
confirmed to us through those who 
heard him; God also bearing them 


witness, with signs and wonders, and 
divers manifestations, and gifts of 
the Holy Spirit, according to his 
will ? 

3 Not to angels did he commit 
the subjection of the world, of which 
we are speaking; for one in a certain 
place bore testimony, saying, What 
is man, that thou art mindful of 
him, or the son of man, that thou 
carest for hime Thou madest him a 
little lower than the angels; thou 
crownedst him with glory and honor; 
thou didst put all things in subjec- 
tion under his feet. 

4 Now, inasmuch as he hath com- 
mitted the subjection of all things 
to man, he hath left nothing that is 
not to be put under him; however, 
not yet do we see all things brought 
into subjection; but we do see one 
who “was made a little lower than 
the angels,’ even Jesus, crowned 
with glory and honor on account of 
the death which he suffered, having 
by the grace of God tasted death in 
behalf of all mankind. 

5 For it was the wisdom of him 
to whom are all things, and through 
whom are all things, in bringing 
many sons to glory, to make the 
author of their salvation perfect 
through sufferings. 

6 Now both he that maketh holy 
and they who are being made holy, — 
are all of one family; for which 
cause he, the Master, is not ashamed 
to call them brethren; saying, I will 
declare thy name to my brethren, in 
the midst of the congregation will I 



sing praise to thee; and again, I will 
put my trust in him; and again, Be- 
hold, I, and the children whom God 
gave me. 

7 Forasmuch then as children are 
partakers of a common flesh and 
blood, he also was a partaker in like 
manner of the same, that through 
death he might reduce to nothing 
him who had the power of death, 
that is, the Evil One, and might de- 
liver those who, through fear of 
death, were all their lifetime subject 
to bondage. 

8 Surely then he is not the helper 
of angels, but he is the helper of the 
offspring of Abraham; on which ac- 
count it was right for him to become 
in all respects like his brethren, that 
he, as a high-priest who maketh an 
offering for the sins of the people, 
might be merciful and faithful in 
things pertaining to God. For in 
that he himself hath suffered, being 
tempted, he is able to help those 
who are tempted. 

g Wherefore, holy brethren, par- 
takers of a heavenly calling, consider 
Jesus, the apostle and high-priest of 
our profession; who was faithful to 
him that appointed him over all the 
household of God, even as Moses 
also was faithful. But he hath been 
counted worthy of more glory than 
Moses, even as greater than the 
household is he who established it; 
for every household is established by 
some one. But he who established 
_ all things is God. Moses indeed was 
faithful over all the household of 
God, as a servant, that he might 
bear witness of those things which 
afterward were to be spoken; but 
Christ as a son was faithful over 

God’s household, whose household 
are we, if we hold fast the confidence 
and joyousness of our hope. 

10 Wherefore, as the Holy Spirit 
saith ; To-day, if ye hear his voice, 
harden not your hearts, as in the 
provocation, in the days of the 
temptation in the wilderness; when 
your fathers tempted me, proved me, 
and saw my works. 

11 Brethren, take heed lest there 
be in any one of you such an evil 
heart of unbelief, in departing from 
the living God; but exhort one an- 
other daily, as long as it is called 
to-day, that none of you may be 
hardened through the deceitfulness 
of transgression. 

12 For we have become partakers 
of Christ, if we hold fast our first 
confidence firm to the end. 


The glad tidings of a blessed immortality 
to those who love and practise holiness hav- 
ing been more clearly revealed by Fesus 
than by any other teacher, he therefore ts 
worthy to be called the high-priest of God 
to men. 

een then as a promise is 

still left us, of entering into his 
rest, let us take heed lest any one of 
us should fail of obtaining it. For 
to us were the glad tidings address- 
ed, the same as to them; but the 
word did not profit them, not being 
mixed with faith in those who heard 
it; but we who believed do enter 
into rest. 

2 Since then it still remained for 
some to enter in, and they to whom 
the glad tidings were first brought 
did not enter in because of disobedi- 
ence, he again appointed a time, say- 



ing in David, as he had said before, 
To-day (after so long a time), to- 
day, if ye hear his voice, harden not 
your hearts. 

3 There remaineth therefore a rest 
to the people of God. Let us then 
give diligence to enter into that rest, 
that no one may fall, as a like ex- 
ample of disobedience. 

4 For the word of God is living, 
and powerful, and sharper than any 
two-edged sword, piercing even to 
the dividing asunder of soul and 
spirit, of joints and marrow, and is a 
discerner of the thoughts and intents 
of the heart; for there is no creature 
that is not manifest in his sight ; but 
all things are naked and laid open to 
the eyes of him with whom we have 
to do. 

5 Since, then, we have Jesus, a 
son of God, as a great high-priest, 
who has passed through the heavens, 
let us hold fast our profession; for 
our high-priest is not one who can- 
not be touched with the feeling of 
our infirmities, but, though without 
transgression, he was in all points 
tempted as we are. 

6 Let us therefore come boldly to 
the throne of grace, being assured 
that we shall obtain mercy, and find 
grace to help in time of need. 

7 Every high-priest, being taken 
from among men, is appointed by 
men in things pertaining to God, 
that he may offer gifts and sacrifices 
for transgressions. And he is able 
to be forbearing toward the ignorant 
and the erring, because he himself is 
also compassed with infirmity ; and by 
reason of this infirmity he must offer 
sacrifice for himself, as well as for 
the people. Also no one taketh this 

honor upon himself, but only when 
called by God, as Aaron was called ; 
so Christ did not glorify himseif to 
be made a high-priest, but he was 
called by him who said, Thou art my 
son, I this day have begotten thee; 
and in another place it is written, 
Thou art a priest for ever, after the 
order of Melchizedek. 

8 So Jesus, in the days of his 
flesh (when he had offered up pray- 
ers and supplications, with strong 
crying and tears, to him that was 
able to save him from death, and 
was heard by reason of his godly 
reverence), though a son, yet learned 
his obedience from what he suffered ; 
and being made perfect became the 
occasion of everlasting salvation to 
all who follow him. 

9 As to his being appointed by 
God as high-priest after the order of 
Melchizedek, of this we have much 
to say; but it is hard to be explain- 
ed, inasmuch as ye are dull of hear- 
ing; for while by this time ye ought 
to be teachers, ye still have need 
that some one should teach you over 
again even the first elements of the 
oracles of God; nay, ye are still such 
as have need of milk, instead of solid 
food. For every one that feedeth 
on milk is unacquainted with the 
word of righteousness; he is yet a 
babe; but solid food belongs to 
those who are of full age, who by 
use have their senses exercised to 
discern both good and evil. 

10 Leave, then, the first elements 
of the teachings of Christ, and go on 
to perfection; not laying again the 
foundation of repentance from dead 
ceremonies, but from faith toward 
God, through the teachings of bap- 


tisms, and of the laying on of hands, 
and of resurrection of the dead, and 
of everlasting judgment. 

Ir And this we will do, God help- 
ing us; for those who have once been 
enlightened, and have received the 
heavenly gift, and have been made 
partakers of the Holy Spirit, and 
have tasted the good word of God, 
and the powers of the world to 
come, and afterward have fallen back 
into dead ceremonies, it is impossible 
for them to be again renewed to re- 
pentance; because they crucify to 
themselves the son of God afresh, 
and put him to open shame. Even 
as the earth, which hath drunk in 
the rain that cometh often upon it, 
and hath borne plants useful to those 
for whose sake it is tilled, receiveth 
blessing from God; but afterward 
bearing thorns and briers (whose end 
is to be burned), it is disapproved, 
and is near to being accursed. 

12 But, beloved, of you we are 
persuaded better things, even things 
that are connected with salvation, 
though we do thus admonish you; 
for God is not unjust so as to forget 
your work, and the love which ye 
_ showed toward his name, in that ye 
ministered and are still ministering 
to the saints. 

13 But we earnestly desire that 
every one of you may show the same 
diligence with regard tothe full assur- 
ance of your hope even to the end; 
that ye may not become slothful, 
but followers of those who through 
faith and patience inherit the prom- 

14 For we have strong encourage- 
ment, who have fled for refuge, to 
lay hold upon the hope set before 


us; which hope we have as an anchor 
of the soul, sure and steadfast, and 
which entereth within the veil; 
where as forerunner for us Jesus 
hath entered, having become a high- 
priest for ever, after the order of 


Christianity an advance upon Fudaism, 
inasmuch as direct faith or confidence in the 
mercy of God has been substituted for cere- 
montal observances ; and the law of right- 
cousness ts revealed to each individual mind 
and heart, instead of through oracles, 
priests, or written codes. 

F perfection had been by the Le- 
vitical priesthood, under which 
the people received the law, what 
further need was there that a differ- 
ent priest should arise after the 
order of Melchizedek, and not be 
called after the order of Aaron? 

2 Now when the priesthood is 
changed, there takes place of neces- 
sity a change of the law; but he of 
whom these things are spoken be- 
longed to another tribe, of which no 
one had given attendance at the 
altar; for it is well known that our 
Master sprang out of Judah, in re- 
gard to which tribe Moses spake 
nothing concerning priests. 

3 If, then, after the order of Mel- 
chizedek there hath arisen a different 
priest, who hath been chosen, not 
according to the law of a carnal com- 
mandment, but according to the 
power of an endless life, so is it still 
more abundantly evident that, on 
the one hand there has taken place 
an annulling of the commandment 
which went before, on account of its 
weakness and unprofitableness, (for 




the law perfected nothing,) and on 
the other it is evident that there has 
been the bringing in of a better 
hope, by which we draw near to 

4 In this respect, too, hath Jesus 
become the surety of a better cove- 
nant. The Levitical priesthood has 
indeed had many priests, because 
they have been prevented from con- 
tinuing by reason of death; but he, 
because he abideth ever, hath an un- 
changeable priesthood; on which 
account he is able to be an everlast- 
ing Saviour of all those who ap- 
proach God through him, since he 
ever liveth to make intercession for 
them. . : 

5 Such a high-priest also it is fit- 
ting for us to have; one who is holy, 
harmless, undefiled, separate from 
sinners, exalted higher than the 
heavens; who hath not necessity, as 
other high-priests have, to offer up 
sacrifice daily, first for his own trans- 
gressions, and then for the trans- 
gressions of the people; for this he 
did once for all, when he offered up 

6 Moreover, the law appointeth 
men as high-priests, who have in- 
firmity; but the word of the cove- 
nant, which came after the law, ap- 
pointeth a son, who has been made 
perfect for ever. 

7 Now the principal thing con- 
cerning that of which we are speak- 
ing is this: We have a high-priest, 
who sat down on the right hand of 
the throne of the Majesty in the 
heavens; aminister of the sanctuary, 
and of the true tabernacle, which 
the Lord pitched, not man. 

8 And he also hath obtained a 

more excellent ministry, in propor- 
tion as he is the mediator of a better 
covenant, which hath béen establish- 
ed upon better promises ; for if that 
first covenant had been faultless, 
then a place would not have been 
sought for a second. 

g But, finding fault with that first 
covenant, it is written: Behold, the 
days are coming, saith the Lord, 
when I will make with the house of 
Israel and with the house of Judah 
a new covenant; not according to 
the covenant which I made with 
their fathers, in the day when I took 
them by the hand, to bring them 
out of the land of Egypt. But this 
is the covenant that I will make with 
the house of Israel after those days, 
saith the Lord: I will put my laws 
into their mind, and on their hearts 
will I write them; and I will be to 
them a God, and they shall be to me 
a people. And they shall no longer 
be saying every one to his fellow- 
citizen, and every one to his brother, 
Do ye know the Lord? for all shall 
know me, from the least to the 
greatest; and I will be merciful to 
their unrighteousness, and _ their 
transgressions and their iniquities I 
will remember no more. 

10 Now inasmuch as it is said, ‘‘a 
new covenant,” the first must have 
become old; but that which has be- 
come old, and worn out with age, it 
is fitting that it should vanish away. 

11 So, then, Christ having appear- 
ed, as high-priest of the better things 
which were to come, and passing 
through the greater and more per- 
fect tabernacle, not made with hands, 
entered once for all into the sanctu- 
ary; not indeed with the blood of 



goats and calves, but with his own transgressions, but ¢o proclaim sal- 

blood, hath he obtained for us ever- 
lasting redemption. 

12 For if the blood of goats and 
bulls, and the ashes of a_ heifer 
sprinkling those who have been de- 

vation to those who are waiting for 


Onder the new covenant which Fesus 

filed, cleansed in the purifications of | proclaimed, a higher standard of moral 

the flesh, how much more shall the 
blood of Christ, who by his everlast- 
ing sferet offered himself without 
spot to God, cleanse our conscience 
with reference to dead ceremonies, 
and lead us to the worship of the 
living God! 

13 Under the law almost all things 

were purified with blood, and with- 

out shedding of blood there was no 
pardon; these were copies of the 
heavenly things; and it was neces- 
sary that they should thus be puri- 
fied; but the heavenly things them. 
selves are purified with sacrifices 
better than these. 

14 For Christ did not enter into a 
sanctuary made with hands, which is 
only a copy of the true one, but into 
heaven itself, now to appear in the 
very presence of God on our behalf; 
not indeed to make an offering of 
himself many times, (as the high- 
priest entereth into the holy place 
every year with blood of others,) for 
then must he have suffered many 
times since the foundation of the 
world; but now once in the consum- 
mation of the ages he hath appeared, 
to put away transgression by offer- 
ing himself as a sacrifice. 

15 And as it is appointed to men 
once to die, and after that the judg- 
ment; so also Christ having once 
offered himself up to bear the trans- 
gressions of many, the second time 
will appear, ot as an offering for 

purity and of humane consecrations is 

required of all ; and,as an encouragement 
thereto, confident faith in the attainment of 
eternal blessedness ts presented. 

AVING therefore, brethren, 
boldness for entrance into the 
sanctuary by a new and living way, 
which Jesus by his blood conse- 
crated for us, even through the veil 
of his flesh: and having a great 
priest over the house of God, let us 
draw near with a true heart in full 
assurance of faith, having our hearts 
sprinkled from an evil conscience, 
and our bodies washed with pure 
2 Let us hold fast the profession 
of our hope without wavering, for 
he is faithful who promised ; and let 
us consider one another, to excite to 
love and to good works; not forsak- 
ing the assembling of ourselves to- 
gether, as the custom of some is, 
but exhorting one another; and so 
much the more, as we see the time 

3 Now if we transgress willingly 
after we have received the knowl- 
edge of the truth, there no longer 
remaineth a sacrifice for our trans- 
gressions; but a certain fearful an- 
ticipation of judgment, and of that 
flery indignation which will con- 

sume all adversaries. 

4 He that set at nought the law 
of Moses died without mercy under 

two or three witnesses; how much 



heavier punishment, think ye, will 
he deserve, who hath trodden un- 
der foot the son of God, hath count- 
ed the blood of the covenant where- 
with he was cleansed an unholy 
thing, and hath done despite to the 
Spirit of grace ? 

5 For we know him of whom it 
is written, To me judgment and re- 
compense belong; and again, The 
Lord will judge his people. It is a 
fearful thing to fall beneath the 
judgments of the living God. 

6 But call to remembrance the 
former days, in which, after ye were 
enlightened, ye endured a great 
struggle with sufferings; partly, 
while ye were made a gazing-stock 
both by reproaches and afflictions ; 
and partly, while ye became partak- 
ers with those that were so used. 

7 For ye sympathized with those 
in bonds, and even took joyfully 
the plundering of your goods, be- 
ing confident that ye had for your- 
selves a better and an enduring sub- 

8 Now, therefore, cast not away 
your confidence, which hath great 
sxeward; for ye have need of endur- 
ance; that, after ye have done the 
will of God, ye may receive what is 

9 Yet a very little while, and he 

“that is to come will come, and will 
not tarry. 

to As it is written, The righteous 
man shall live by faith; but if he 
draw back, my soul hath no pleas- 
ure in him. We are not of those 
who draw back unto perdition; but 
of those who have faith to the saving 
of the soul. 

11 Now faith is an assurance of 

ean a Sa Se 

things hoped for, a conviction of 
things not seen. 

12 By faith the fathers obtained a 
good reputation. 

13 By faith we perceive that the 
worlds were framed by the word 
of God, so that that which is seen 
hath not been made out of things 
which appear. 

14 By faith Abel offered to Goda 
more excellent offering than did 
Cain, through which he received 
assurance of righteousness, inasmuch 
as God accepted his gifts; and here- 
by Abel, though dead, yet speaketh. 

15 By faith Enoch was taken 
away without the sufferings of 
death; he was not found, because 
God had taken him away; but be- 
fore his removal he had the assur- 
ance that he pleased God. 

16 But it is impossible to please 
God without faith, for he that com- 
eth to him must believe that he is, 
and that he is a rewarder of those 
who diligently seek him. 

17 By faith, Noah being warned 
of God concerning things not yet 
seen, moved with fear, prepared a 
floating vessel for the preservation of 
his family ; by which he condemned 
those who reviled him, and became 
heir of the righteousness which is 
according to faith. 

18 By faith Abraham, when called 
to go forth to a place which he 
was afterward to receive for an in- 
heritance, obeyed, and went forth, 
not knowing whither he was going; 
and by faith he sojourned in the 
land of the promise, as in a foreign 
country, dwelling in tents with Isaac — 
and Jacob, the heirs with him of the 
same promise; for he was looking 


for the city which hath foundations, 
whose maker and builder is God. 

19 These all died in faith, not 
having received the promised bless- 
ings, but having seen them from 
afar, and greeted them, and having 
confessed that they were strangers 
and sojourners on the earth; they 
who confess such things show 
plainly that they are seeking a 

20 And if indeed they were mind- 
ful of that from which they came 
out, they had opportunity to re- 
turn; but now they desire a better 
country, that is, a heavenly; on 
which account God is not ashamed 
to be called their God, and hath pre- 
pared for them a city. 

21 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob 
and Esau even concerning things to 

22 By faith Jacob, when dying, 
blessed each of the sons of Joseph; 
and worshipped, leaning upon the 
top of his staff. 

23 By faith Joseph, when dying, 
predicted the emancipation of the 
children of Israel; and gave direc- 
tions concerning the transportation 
of his bones. 

24 By faith Moses, when born, was 
hidden three months by his parents, 
because they saw that he was a child 
of promise; so they regarded not 
the decree of the king. 

25 By faith Moses, when he was 
come to years, refused to be called 
son of Pharoah’s daughter, choosing 
rather to suffer affliction with the 
people of God, than to enjoy the 
pleasures of wickedness for a season ; 
esteeming the reproach of the chosen 
people greater riches than the treas- 


ures of Egypt; for he looked to the 
recompense of reward; so by faith 
he forsook Egypt, not fearing the 
wrath of the king; for he endured, 
as seeing him who is invisible. 

26 And what more shall I say? 
Time would fail me should I at- 
tempt to tell of Gideon, of Barak, of 
Samson, of Jephthah, of David, of 
Samuel, and of the prophets; who 
through faith subdued kingdoms, 
wrought righteousness, obtained 
promised blessings, stopped the 
mouths of lions, quenched the power 
of fire, escaped the edge of the 
sword, out of weakness were made 
strong, became mighty in war, put 
to flight the armies of the aliens; 

27 Women received back those 
condemned to death as by a resur- 
rection ; but others endured tortures, 
not accepting deliverance, that they 
might obtain a better resurrection ; 
and others had trial of mockings and 
scourgings, and also of bonds and 
imprisonment; they were stoned, 
they were sawn asunder, were 
tempted, were slain with the sword; 
they went about in sheep-skins and 
goat-skins, being destitute, afflicted, 
tormented, of whom the world was 
not worthy; they wandered in des- 
erts and mountains, and caves and 
the clefts of the earth. 

28 These all, by faith, obtained a 
good report; but received not the 
expected blessing, because God had 
provided some better thing for our 
sake; that they without us might 
not be made perfect. 

29 Therefore, inasmuch as we are 
surrounded by so great a cloud of 
witnesses, let us lay aside every 
weight, and the transgression which 



doth easily beset us, and let us run 
with perseverance the race that is set 
before us, looking to the author and 
perfecter of the faith, Jesus, who for 
the joy that was set before him en- 
dured the cross, despising the shame, 
and is set down at the right hand of 
the throne of God. 


Livery faithful advocate of righteous- 
ness must meet with oppositions, persecu- 
tions and various discouragements ; but 
these are the disciplines of life, and, if pa- 
tiently endured, will develop nobleness and 
Joy tn the end. 

ONSIDER him also that en- 
dured such oppositions of the 
wicked against himself, lest ye faint 
in your souls, and become weary. 
Not yet have ye resisted, as did he, 
unto blood, striving against wrong. 

2 And have ye forgotten the ex- 
hortation, which reasoneth with you 
as with sons? My son, regard not 
lightly the discipline of the Lord, 
neither be weary of his reproof; for 
whom the Lord loveth, he disciplines ; 
even as a father the son in whom he 

3 It is discipline that ye are called 
upon to endure; God is dealing with 
you as with sons; and what son is 
he, whom the father doth not disci- 
pline? If ye are without discipline, 
of which all have been made partak- 
ers, then are ye not sons. 

4 Furthermore, we were disciplined 
by the fathers of our flesh, and we 
gave them reverence; shall we not 
much more be in subjection to the 
Father of spirits, and live? 

5 For they indeed, for a few days 
disciplined us, according as it seemed 

good to them; but he for our bene- 
fit, that we may become partakers of 
his holiness. 

6 Now all discipline for the pres- 
ent indeed seemeth to be not joyous, 
but grievous; nevertheless afterward 
it yieldeth the peaceful fruit of right- 
eousness to those who have been 
rightly exercised thereby. 

7 So, then, lift up the hands which 
hang down, and the feeble knees; 
and make straight paths for your 
feet, that the lame may not be turned 
out of the way, but may rather be 

8 Follow peace with all men, and 
holiness, without which no one will 
see the Lord ; looking diligently lest 
any one come short of the grace of 
God; lest any root of bitterness 
springing up trouble you, and many 
be thereby defiled. 

g Lest there be any fornicator; 
or lest there be any profane person 
as Esau, who for one meal sold even 
his birthright; ye know that when 
he afterward wished to receive the 
blessing, he was rejected, and found 
no opportunity for regaining his 
birthright, though he sought it ear- 
nestly and with tears. 

10 Ye have not come to a mount 
that can be touched, burning with 
fire; nor to blackness, and darkness, 
and tempest, and the sound of a 
trumpet ; nor to the commandments 
of words, which commandments they 
who heard, entreated that no more 
should be spoken to them; for they 
could not bear that which was com- 

manded; and so terrible was the — 

revelation, that even Moses said, I 
exceedingly fear and tremble. 
Ir But ye have come to Mount 


Zion, the city of the living God, the 
heavenly Jerusalem ; and to myriads 
of angels, who are the general assem- 
bly and congregation of those en- 
rolled in heaven as the first-born; and 
to God the Judge of all; and to the 
spirits of righteous men made perfect ; 
and to Jesus the mediator of a new 
covenant ; and to a sprinkling with 
that blood which speaketh something 
better than the blood of Abel. 

12 So, then, see to it that ye re- 
fuse not him who is speaking ; for if 
they did not escape, who refused him 
who spake his will on earth, much 
more shall not we, if we turn away 
from him who is speaking from 
heaven; whose voice then shook the 
earth; but now, as he hath said, Once 
more will I shake, not the earth only, 
but also the heavens. 

13 Wherefore, as we are receiving 
a kingdom which cannot be shaken, 
let us have grace, whereby we may 
serve God acceptably, with reverence 
and with godly fear. 


Various precepts of fraternity and 

ives brotherly love continue; do 

not forget to entertain stran- 
gers, for thereby some have enter- 
tained angels unawares. 

2 Remember those in bonds, as 
bound with them ; those in distress, 
as being yourselves also in distress. 

3 Let marriage in all respects be 
honored and undefiled; but fornica- 
tors and adulterers God will judge. 

4 Let your disposition be without 
covetousness, and be content with 
what ye have ; for he hath said, I will 
mever leave thee, nor forsake thee. 

5 With boldness let us say, The 


Lord is my helper, I will not fear. 
What can man do to me? 

6 Remember your leaders, who 
communicate to you the word of 
God ; and considering well the end 
of their manner of life, be obedient 
to their faith. 

7 Jesus Christ is yesterday and to- 
day and for ever the same ; therefore 
be not carried aside with various and 
strange teachings; for it is good 
that the heart be established with 
grace, not with ordinances, in which 
those who walked were not profited. 

8 Here we have no abiding city, 
but are seeking that which is to come. 

9 Therefore, through him, let us 
offer up a sacrifice of praise to God 
continually, that is, the fruit of lips 
giving thanks to his name. 

10 But works of kindness and 
liberality forget not; for with such 
sacrifices God is well pleased. 

11 Obey your leaders, and submit 
yourselves to them ; for they keep 
watch in behalf of your souls, as 
those who must give an account; 
that they may do this with joy, and 
not with grief. 

12 Pray for us; for we are per- 
suaded that we have a good con- 
science, desiring in all things to con- 
duct ourselves well. 

13 Now may the God of peace, 
who, through the blood of an ever- . 
lasting covenant, brought up from 
the dead the great Shepherd of the 
sheep, even our Master Jesus, make 
you perfect in every good work, 
to do his will ; accomplishing in you, 
through Christ Jesus, that which 
is well-pleasing in his sight. 

14 To whom be glory for ever and 
ever. Amen. 

153 Grace be with you all. Amen, 





Though temptations to evil proceed from 
the lusts of the body, and not from God, 
yet if resisted and overcome they will result 
an greater tranquillity and ina higher per- 
Section of character. 

AMES, a servant of God and of 

Jesus Christ the Master, to the 

twelve tribes which are scattered 
abroad, greeting. 

2. Count it all joy, my brethren, 
when ye fall into various tempta- 
tions ; knowing that the trying of 
your faith worketh endurance. 

3 But let endurance have a perfect 
work, that ye may be complete and 
entire, lacking nothing. 

4 If any one of you is deficient in 
wisdom, let him seek it from God, 
who bestoweth upon all liberally, 
and upbraideth not ; and it will be 
given him. 

5 But let him seek in faith, noth- 
ing doubting ; for he that doubteth 
is like a wave of the sea driven by 
the wind and tossed; let not that 
man think that he shall obtain any 
thing from the Lord,—a double- 
. minded man, unstable in all his ways. 

6 Let the brother of low degree 
glory when he is exalted, but the 
rich, when he is humiliated; for as 
the flower of the grass his riches 
shall pass away; the sun rose with 
its burning heat, and withered the 
grass, and its flower fell off, and the 
beauty of its appearance perished ; 
so also will the rich man wither 
and fade in his ways. 

7 Blessed is the man that endur- | 

eth temptation; for when he is 
approved, he will receive the crown 
of life, which He promised to them 
that love him. 

8 Let no one, when he is tempted, 
say, Iam tempted by God; for God 
cannot be tempted with evil, and he 
tempteth no one; every one is 
tempted, when by his own lust he is 
enticed and led away; then lust, 
having conceived, bringeth forth 
transgression; and_ transgression, 
when completed, bringeth forth 

9 Do not err, my beloved breth- 
ren; every good gift and every per- 
fect gift is from above, coming down 
from the Father of lights, with 
whom is no change, nor shadow of 

10 Of his own free will he begot 
us through the word of truth, that 
we might be a kind of firstfruits in 
his spiritual creation; therefore, let 
every one be swift to hear, but 
slow to speak, and slow to wrath ; 
for the wrath of man worketh not 
the righteousness of God; also, put 
off all filthiness, and wicked excess, 
and receive with meekness the im- 
planted word, which is able to save 
your souls, 

11 Be doers of the word, and 
not hearers only, deceiving your- 
selves, for if any one is a hearer 
of the word, and not a doer, he is 
like a man beholding his natural face 
in a glass; for he beholds himself, 
and goes away, and immediately 
forgets what manner of man he was. 

12 But he who looks into the per. 



fect law of liberty, and remains 
there, being not a forgetful hearer, 
but a doer of the word, this man will 
be blessed in his deeds. 

13 If any one thinks that he is 
religious, and bridles not his tongue, 
he deceives his own heart, and his 
religion is vain. __ 

14 Pure religion and undefiled be- 
fore God, the Father, is this: To 
visit the fatherless and widows in 
their affliction, and to keep one’s self 
unspotted from the world. 


Respect of persons on account of their 
material possessions rebuked; also the 
boasting of fatth when the life ts not de- 

Y brethren, hold not the faith 
of our glorious Master, Jesus 
Christ, with respect of persons; for 
if there come into your assembly a 
man with a gold ring, in splendid 
apparel, and there come in also a 
poor man in vile raiment, and. ye 
have respect to him that weareth the 
splendid apparel, and say, Sit thou 
here in a good place, and say to the 
poor man, Stand thou there, or, Sit 
under my footstool, are ye not then 
partial among yourselves, and with 
evil, thoughts have not ye become 

2 Hearken, my beloved brethren. 
Did not God choose the poor of this 
world to become rich in faith, and 
heirs of the kingdom which he prom- 
ised to them that love him? Will 
ye then despise the poor man? 

3 Is it not the rich who oppress 
you? Is it not they who drag you 
before the judgment-seats ? Is it not 

they who blaspheme the worthy 
name by which ye are called? 
4 If indeed ye fulfil the royal law, 
according to the scripture, ‘‘ Thou 
shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,” 
ye do well; butif ye have respect to 
persons, ye commit a wrong, and are 
convicted by the law as transgres- 

5 Whoever shall keep the whole 

law, with the exception of one part, 
which he violates, he violates all ; be- 
cause he who said, Do not commit 
adultery, also said, Do not kill. So 
then if thou commit no adultery, yet 
if thou kill, hast thou not become a 
violator of the law? 

6 So speak, and so do, as they 
that shall be judged by the law of 
liberty: to him that showed no 
mercy, judgment shall be without 
mercy ; for mercy is glorified as su- 
perior to judgment. 

7 What doth it profit, my breth- 
ren, if any one say that he hath 
faith, and have not works? Can his 
faith save him? If a brother or sister 
be naked, and destitute of daily food, 
and one of you say to them, Depart 
in peace, be warmed and be filled, 
notwithstanding ye give them not 
the things needful for the body, 
what doth it profit? So also faith, 
if it hath not works, is dead in 

8 Yea, we may speak thus, Hast 
thou faith? I have works; show me 
thy faith without works, and I will 
show thee my faith by my works. 
Dost thou reply, I believe that God 
is one; thou doest well; the demons 
also believe, and tremble. 

9 Know then, O vain man. that 
faith without works is dead; even 



as body without spirit is dead, so 
also is faith without works. 

flow the tongue ts an index of the heart ; 
so that pure speech indicates inward purity ; 
while uncharitable, deceitful, and impure 
words indicate that there is a fountain of 
bitterness within. 

Y brethren, do not all seek to 

be masters, knowing that thus 

ye shall be brought into great confu- 

sion; for where there are many mas- 
ters, all are offended. 

2 Now if any one offend not in 
his speech, the same is a perfect man, 
able to bridle the whole body also; 
even as when we put the bits into the 
horses’ mouths, that they may obey 
us, we turn about also their whole 

3 Behold also the ships, which, 
though they are so great, and driven 
by fierce winds, are yet turned about 
with a very small rudder, whitherso- 
ever the steersman chooseth; even 
so is the tongue a little member but 
capable of great things. 

4 Behold, how great a conflagra- 
tion a little fire kindleth! So is the 
tongue; it is a fire, a world of iniqui- 
ty ; among our members it is that 
which defileth the whole body, and 
setteth on fire the wheel of life, and 
is itself set on fire by hell. 

5 Every kind of beasts and of 
birds, of creeping things and things 
in the sea, is tamed and hath been 
tamed by mankind; but the tongue 
can no man tame; it is a restless 
evil, full of deadly poison. 

6 Therewith bless we the Lord 
and Father, and therewith curse we 
men, who have been made after the 

likeness of God; so it is that, out 
of the same mouth, proceed bless- 
ing and cursing. Brethren, these 
things ought not so to be. 

7 Doth a fountain from the same 
opening send forth sweet water and 
bitter? Can a fig-tree, my brethren, 
bear olives? Can a vine bear figs? 
Can salt water yield fresh ? 

8 Who among you is wise and en- 
dued with knowledge? let him show 
out of a good course of conduct his 
works in the meekness of wisdom. 

9 But if ye have bitter rivalry and 
strife in your hearts, boast not, and 
do not lie against the truth; for such 
wisdom is not that which descendeth 
from above, but is earthly, sensual, 
devilish ; and where such rivalry and 
strife are, there are confusion and ev- 
ery evil work. 

10 But the wisdom which descend- 
eth from above is first pure, then 
peaceable, gentle, easy to be en- 
treated, full of mercy and good fruits, 
without partiality, without hypoc- 

11 Now, by those who seek peace, 
the fruit of righteousness is sown in 
peace ; but rivalry and contentions 
among you, whence come they? 
Come they not hence even from the 
lusts that are at war in your mem- 
bers ? 

12 Ye lust, and have not; ye de- 
stroy, and earnestly covet, but do 
not obtain; ye strive and struggle, 
yet receive not, because ye ask not; 
or, if ye ask, ye ask amiss, that ye 
may consume that which ye ask for 
upon your lusts; therefore ye receive 

13 Do ye not know that worldly 
lusts are at enmity with God? who- 



ever therefore chooseth the lusts of 
the world, becometh God’s enemy. 

14 Submit yourselves then to 
God; resist evil, and it will depart 
from you; draw nigh to God, and he 
will draw nigh to you. 

I5 Ye transgressors cleanse your 
hands, and purify your hearts ye 
double-minded ; be afflicted for your 
transgressions, and mourn, and weep; 
let your laughter be turned into 
mourning, and your joy into heavi- 
ness; thus humble yourselves in the 
sight of the Lord, and he will exalt 

16 Brethren, speak not against 
one another; for he that speaketh 
against his brother, or judgeth his 
brother, speaketh against the law, 
and judgeth the law; but if thou 
_ judge the law, thou art not a doer of 
the law, but a judge. 

17 One is the Lawgiver and Judge, 
even He who is able to save, and to 
destroy; but who art thou, that 
judgest thy neighbor? 

18 Therefore to him that knoweth 
how to do good, and doeth it not, 
to him this is transgression. 


The foolish think only of the profits and 
pleasures of this life; but the wise live 
with reference to immortality, and labor 
chiefly for enduring acquisitions. 

OME now, ye that say, To-day 

| and to-morrow we will go into 

such a city, and spend a year there in 

traffic, and so acquire wealth;  in- 

stead of saying, If the Lord will, we 
shall live and do this and that. 

2 So it is that ye glory in your 
projects; but all such glorying is 
vain; because ye know not what will 

be on the morrow: for what is your 
life? It iseven as a vapor that ap- 
peareth for a little time, and then 
vanisheth away. 

3 Ye rich men, come now, weep 
and bewail the miseries that are com- 
ing upon you; for your riches are cor- 
rupted, your garments are become 
moth-eaten, your gold and silver are 
rusted, and the rust of it will be a 
witness against you, and will eat 
your flesh as fire ; because ye have 
heaped up earthly treasures as your 
last good. 

4 Behold the reward of the labor- 
ers who reaped your fields, which ye 
fraudulently kept back, now crieth 
out against you; and the cries of 
those who reaped have entered into 
the ears of the Lord of hosts. 

5 Ye have lived in luxury on the 
earth, and have been given to pleas- 
ure ; ye have pampered your hearts 
as in a day of slaughter; ye have 
condemned, ye have consumed the 
just man, and he did not resist you. 

6 But, brethren, be ye patient, 
until the presence of the Lord; even 
as the husbandman waiteth for the 
precious fruit of the earth, and is 
patient about it, until it hath received 
the early and latter rain, so be ye 
also patient, and fortify your cour- 
age; for the presence of the Lord 
draweth nigh. 

7 Behold, the Judge standeth at 
the door. Brethren, judge not each 
other, that ye be not judged. 

8 Take the prophets, who spake in 
the name of the Lord, for an example 
of affliction, and of patience; those 
who endured, we count happy. 

g Ye also have heard of the pa- 
tience of Job, and know from his ex- 



ample, that, in the end, the Lord is 
very pitiful, and of tender mercy. 

10 But above all things, my breth- 
ren, avoid profanity; do not swear, 
either by heaven, or by the earth, or 
by any other oath; but let your yea 
be yea, and your nay, nay; so shall 
ye not fall into condemnation. 

11 Isany among you afflicted ? let 
him pray. Is any cheerful? let him 
sing praise. Is any sick among you? 
let him call to him the elders of the 
congregation, and let them pray for 
him, administering to him remedies 
in. the name of the Lord. 

12 The prayer of faith will save the 

sick, and the Lord will raise him up; 
and if he have committed offences, 
they shall be forgiven him. 

13 Confess your faults to one 
another, and pray for one another, 
that ye may be forgiven; for the 
earnest prayer of a righteous man 
availeth much. 

14 Brethren, ifany one among you 
be led astray from the truth, and one 
turn him back, let him know that he 
who turneth a transgressor from the 
error of his way will preserve a soul 
from death, and cover a multitude of 



The new faith and hope of the gospel 
having been received, those who have re- 
cetved it should thereby be brought into a 
new life of purity and of consecration to 

LESSED be God, the Father of 
Jesus Christ our Master, who, 
according to his abundant mercy, 
begot us again into a living hope 
through the reappearance of Jesus 
Christ from the dead; to an inheri- 
tance imperishable, and undefiled, 
and unfading, reserved in the heavens 
for us, who are guarded by the power 
of God through faith unto a salvation 
ready to be revealed in these latter 

2 Herein we greatly rejoice,(though 
now forashort time, if need be, made 
sorrowful by manifold trials,) that the 
proof of your faith, much more pre- 
cious than gold which perisheth, but 

is tried with fire, may be found unto 
praise and glory and honor at the 
manifestation of Jesus Christ. 

3 Whom, having not seen, ye love; 
in whom, though now you see him 
not, yet believing, ye rejoice with 
joy unspeakable and full of glory, 
receiving the end of your faith, even” 
the salvation of your souls. 

4 Concerning which salvation the 
prophets, who prophesied of the 
grace which was to come, sought 
earnestly and searched earnestly; 
searching what or what manner of 
time the Messianic spirit which was 
in them signified, when it testified 
beforehand the sufferings to come 
upon the Messiah, and the glories 
that were to follow. 

5 To which prophets it was re- 
vealed that not to themselves, but to 
future ages, they were ministering 
the things which now have been an- 



nounced by them that have brought 
_ to you the gospel by the Holy Spirit 
sent forth from heaven; which things 
angels desire to look into. 

6 Wherefore gird up the loins of 
your mind, be sober, and hope un- 
_doubtingly for the grace that isto be 
brought to you at the manifestation 
of Jesus Christ; as children of obe- 
dience, not conforming yourselves to 
the former lusts of your ignorance; 
but as he who called you is holy, be 
ye also holy in all your conduct ; for 
it is written, Ye shall be holy, for I 
am holy. 

7 And if ye call him Father, who, 
without respect of persons, judgeth 
according to each one’s work, pass 
the time of your sojourning here in 
reverence; knowing that not with 
perishable things, silver or gold, were 
ye redeemed from your vain manner 
of life received by tradition from 
your fathers, but with the precious 
blood of Christ, as of a lamb without 
blemish and without spot. 

8 Who indeed was foreknown be- 
fore the foundation of the world, but 
manifested in these last times for 
you, who through him have faith in 
God, who raised him from the dead 
and gave him glory; so that your 
faith and hope are in God. 

9g Seeing ye have purified your 
souls in obeying the truth unto un- 
feigned brotherly love, love one an- 
other from the heart, fervently ; being 
born again, not of perishable seed, but 
of imperishable, through the word 
of God,which liveth and abideth. 

10 Because, All flesh is as grass, 
and all its glory as the flower of 
grass; the grass withereth, and its 
flower falleth off; but the word of 

the Lord abideth for ever ; and this is 
the word which was preached to you. 

11 Laying aside therefore all mal- 
ice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, 
and envies, and all slander, as new- 
born babes, desire the spiritual pure 
milk, that ye may grow thereby to 
salvation ; if indeed ye have tasted 
that the Lord is gracious. 

12 To whom coming, as to a liv- 
ing stone, rejected indeed by men, 
but in the sight of God chosen Zo be 
honored: be ye yourselves also, as 
living stones, built into a spiritual 
house; built into a holy priesthood, 
to offer up spiritual sacrifices, accept- 
able to God through Jesus Christ. 

13 It is written in the scriptures: 
Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner- 
stone, chosen, honored; and he that 
believeth in him shall not be put to 

14 To you therefore who believe, 
is the honor revealed; but to the 
disobedient, e zs the stone which 
the builders rejected, and a stone of 
stumbling, a rock of offence. 

15 But ye are a chosen genera- 
tion, a royal priesthood, a holy na- 
tion, a people for a possession, that 
ye may show forth the praises of 
him who called you out of darkness 
into his wonderful light; who once 
were not a people, but now are the 
people of God; who once had not 
obtained mercy, but now have ob- 
tained mercy. 


Various precepts with regard to that 
pure and peaceable conduct of life which 
is proper for those who consider themselves 
the children of God. 

Beye, I exhort you, as so- 
journers and strangers, to ab- 



stain from fleshly lusts, which war 
against the soul; having your man- 
ner of life among the Gentiles hon- 
orable; that, whereas they now 
speak against you as evil-doers, they 
may by your good works, which 
they behold, glorify God in the day 
of visitation. 

2 Submit yourselves therefore to 
every human institution for the 
Lord’s sake; whether to the ruler 
as supreme, or to governors, as 
being appointed by him for the pun- 
ishment of evil-doers, and the praise 
of those who do well. 

3 For so is the will of God, that 
with well-doing ye may put to si- 
lence the ignorance of foolish men; 
as free, and not using your freedom 
for a cloak of wickedness, but as ser- 
vants of God. 

4 Respect all men; love the 
brotherhood ; reverence God; honor 
the ruler. 

5 Servants, be subject to your 
masters with all respect, not only to 
the good and considerate, but also 
to the perverse; for this is accepta- 
ble, if any one on account of a sense 
of duty to God endureth hardships, 
suffering wongfully. 

6 And what glory is it, if, when 
for your faults ye are punished, ye 
shall take it patiently ? but if, when 
ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take 
it patiently, that is glory; and that 
is acceptable with God. 

7 For to this ye were called; be- 
cause even Christ suffered for us, 
leaving us an example, that we 
should follow his steps; who com- 
mitted no wrong, neither was guile 
found in his mouth; who, when he 

he suffered did not threaten, but 
committed himself to him that 
judgeth righteously; who himself 
suffered on account of our trans- 
gressions in his own body on the 
cross, that we also might die to our 
transgressions, and live to righteous- 

8 And with his stripes ye were 
healed. For ye were going astray 
like sheep; but now have ye re- 
turned to the Shepherd and Bishop 
of your souls. 

g In like manner, ye wives, be in 
subjection to your husbands; that 
even those who obey not the word, 
may, without the word, be won, 
when they behold your chaste be- 
havior coupled with reverence. 
Whose adorning, let it not be the 
outward adornment of braiding the 
hair, and of wearing golden orna- 
ments, or of putting on apparel; 
but the hidden adornment of 
the heart, in that which is 
imperishable, even the ornament 
of a meek and quiet spirit, 
which is in the sight of God of great 

10 Dwell likewise, O husband, 
with thy wife according to knowl- 
edge, as with the weaker vessel, giv- 
ing her honor as being heir with thee 
of the grace of life; to the end 
that your expectations be not in 

It Finally, be all of one mind, 
have fellow-feeling, love as brethren, 
be compassionate, be humble; not 
rendering evil for evil, or railing for 
railing; but, on the contrary, bless- 
ing the evil-doer; because for this 
end ye were called, that ye might 

was reviled, reviled not again; when! inherit blessing. 


12 He that would love life, and 
see good days, let him refrain his 
tongue from evil, and his lips from 
speaking guile; let him turn away 
from evil, and do good; let him 
seek peace, and pursue it; for the 
eyes of the Lord are upon the right- 
eous, and his ears are toward their 
supplication; but the face of the 
Lord is turned away from those who 
do evil. 

13, Who is he that shall harm you, 
if ye are followers of that which is 
good? If ye suffer for righteous- 
ness’ sake, happy are ye; therefore 
be not afraid at their terrors, nor 

14 Sanctify in your hearts Christ 
as your master; and so be ready al- 
ways to give, in reply to every one 
that asketh you, a reason for the 
hope that is in you; but gzve z¢ with 
meekness and reverence, having a 
good conscience, so that wherein ye 
are evil spoken of, they may be 
ashamed that falsely accuse your 
good conduct in Christ. 

15 For it is good, if it be the will| 

of God, that ye suffer for well-doing, 
not for evil-doing; even as Christ 
also once suffered for transgressions, 
the righteous one for the un- 
righteous, that he might bring us 
to God, being put to death in the 
flesh, but made alive in the spirit. 

16 Christ then having suffered in 
the flesh, do ye also strengthen 
yourselves with the same experience. 
For he that suffereth in the flesh 
ceaseth from sin; so do ye no lon- 
ger live the remaining time in the 
flesh after the lusts of men, but 
after the will of God. 

17 Sufficient is the time past to 


have wrought the will of the Gen- 
tiles, when ye walked in lascivious- 
ness, lusts, excess of wine, revel- 
lings, carousings, and abominable 
idolatries; and now are they aston- 
ished that ye run no longer with 
them into the same excess of riot; 
therefore they speak evil of you; 
but they shall give account to him 
that is ready to oN the living and 
the dead. 

18 For to this end Ms the gospel 
preached also to those who were 
dead in transgressions, that they 
might indeed be condemned accord- 
ing to men in the flesh, and might 
be made alive according to God in 
the spirit. 

19 But the end of all things is at 
hand; be ye therefore sober, and 
watch unto prayer ; above all things, 
have fervent love among yourselves ; 
for love covereth a multitude of er- 

20 Be hospitable to one another 
without grudging; according as each 
one hath received, let him minister 
of the same to others, so shall ye be 
good stewards of the manifold grace 
of God. 

21 If any one speak, let him speak 
as uttering the oracles of God ; if any 
minister, let him do it as from the 
ability which God giveth ; that in all 
things through Jesus Christ, glory 
may be given to God, to whom be 
the praise and the dominion for ever 
and ever. Amen. 

Continuation of moral and devout pre- 
B ELOVED, be not surprised at the 
fiery trial which is taking place 


among you to prove you, as though 
a strange thing were befalling you; 
but, in so far as ye share in Christ’s 
sufferings, rejoice; that also at the 
manifestation of his glory ye may re- 
joice with exceeding joy. 

2 If ye are reproached for the 
name of Christ, happy are ye; for the 
Spirit of glory and of God resteth 
upon you; but let none of you suffer 
as a murderer, or athief, or an evil- 
doer, or as abusybody in other men’s 

3 If as a Christian any man suf- 
fer, let him not be ashamed, but let 
him glorify God onthisaccount; for 
the time is come for judgment to be- 
gin at the house of God; but if it be- 
gin with us, what will be the end of 
those who obey not the gospel of 
God? If the righteous scarcely is 
saved, where shall the ungodly and 
the sinner appear ? 

4 Wherefore let those who suffer 
according to the will of God commit 
the keeping of their souls to him in 
well-doing, as to a faithful Creator. 

§ The elders among you, I, who 
am. alse a fellow-elder and a witness 
of the sufferings of Christ, who am 
also a sharer in the glory that is to be 
revealed, even I exhort you tend the 
flock of God which is among you, 
overseeing it, not by constraint, but 
willingly ; not for base gain, but with 
ready mind; not as lording it over 
your allotted charge, but being ex- 
amples to the flock; and when the 
chief Shepherd shall appear, ye will 
receive the crown of glory that fad- 
eth not away. 

6 In like manner, ye younger 
men, submit yourselves to the elder; 
and all of you be clothed with hu- 


mility toward each other; for God 
resisteth the proud, but giveth grace 
to the humble. 

7 Humble yourselves therefore 
under the mighty hand of God, that 
he may exalt you in due time ; cast- 
ing all your care upon him, because 
he careth for you. 

8 Be sober, be watchful; your 
adversary, the evil one, as a roaring 
lion, walketh about, seeking whom 
he may devour; whom resist, stead- 
fast in the faith, knowing that the 
same sufferings are being accom- 
plished in your brethren in the 

g But the God of all grace, who 
called you to his everlasting glory 
in Christ Jesus, will, after ye have 
suffered a while, himself make you 
perfect, establish, strengthen, settle 
you. To him be the dominion for 
ever. Amen. 

10 Inasmuch as Divine power hath 
given to us all things that pertain 
to life and godliness, through the 
knowledge of him who called us by 
his own glory and goodness; through 
which also he hath given us ex- 
ceedingly great and precious prom- 
ises, that by these we may become 
partakers of the Divine nature, hav- 
ing escaped from the corruption that 
is in the world through lust ;— 

11 Even for this very reason, giving 
all diligence, add to your faith virt- 
ue, and to virtue knowledge, and to 
knowledge self-control, and to self- 
control endurance, and to endurance 
godliness, and to godliness brotherly 
kindness, and to brotherly kindness 

12 If these things are in you and 
abound, they will make you neither 


inactive nor unfruitful in gaining the 
full knowledge of Jesus Christ our 
Master; but he that lacketh these 
things is blind, and cannot see afar 
off, and hath forgotten that he was 
purged from his old iniquities. 

13 Wherefore brethren give dili- 
gence to make your calling and elec- 
tion sure; if ye do these things, ye 
will never fall; for in this way the 
entrance will be richly furnished 
you into the everlasting kingdom 
of Jesus Christ our Master and Sav- 

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that 
ye look for these things, be diligent 
that ye may be found without 


spot and blameless before him in 

15 But forget not, beloved, this one 
thing, that one day is with the Lord 
as a thousand years, and a thousand 
years as one day. The Lord is not 
tardy concerning his promise, assome 
men count tardiness ; but is long-suf- 
fering toward you, not willing that 
any should perish, but that all should 
come to repentance. 

16 Seeing that all these things are 
thus to be dissolved, what manner of 
persons ought ye to be in holy con- 
duct and godliness, looking for and 
hastening the coming of the day of 
God ! 



Lf we are brethren of Christ and chil- 
dren of God, the life, light, and righteous- 
ness of Christ and of God will also be 
in us. 

HAT which was from the first, 

which we have heard, which 
we have seen with our eyes, which 
we looked upon, and our hands 
handled, concerning the word of 
life,—and the life was manifested, 
and we have seen it, and bear wit- 
ness, and announce to you the ever- 
lasting life, which was with the 
Father, and was manifested to us,— 
that which we have seen and heard 
we announce to you, that ye also 
may have fellowship with us; and 
truly our fellowship is with the 
Father, and with his son Jesus 

2 These things we write to you, 
that your joy may be full. 

3 And this is the message which 
we have heard from him, and an- 
nounce to you, that God is light, 
and in him is no darkness at all. 

4 If we walk in the darkness, 
and say that we have fellowship 
with him, we speak not the truth; 
but if we walk in the light, as he is 
in the light, then we have fellowship 
one with another, and the blood of 
Jesus his son will cleanse us from 
all our transgressions. 

5 If we say that we have no 
transgressions, we deceive ourselves, 
and the truth is not in us; but if 
we confess our transgressions, he is 
faithful and righteous to forgive us, 
and to cleanse us from all unright- 

6 My children, these things I 
write to you, that ye may not trans. 
gress; if any one have transgressed, 
we have a helper with the Father, 



Jesus Christ the righteous: and he 
is a propitiation for our transgres- 
sions ; and not for ours only, but also 
for the whole world. 

7 Hereby we are assured that we 
know him, if we keep his command- 
ments; he that saith, I know him, 
and keepeth not his commandments, 
deceiveth himself, and the truth is 
not in him. 

8 But whoever keepeth his word, 
truly in him is the love of God 
perfected; and hereby we know 
that we are in him. Therefore he that 
saith he abideth in him ought him- 
self also to walk, even as Jesus 

9 Beloved, I have written no new 
commandment to you, but an old 
commandment, which ye have had 
from the beginning; the old com- 
mandment is the word which ye 
have already heard ; but a new com- 
mandment I will write to you, even 
of things which are true in him, and 
in you ; because the darkness is pass- 
ing away, and the true light is now 
beginning to shine. 

10 He that saith he is in the light, 
and hateth his brother, is in the 
darkness until now; he that loveth 
his brother abideth in the light, and 
there is no occasion of stumbling in 
him ; but he that hateth his brother 
is in the darkness, and walketh in 
the darkness, and knoweth not 
whither he goeth, because the dark- 
ness hath blinded his eyes. 

11 I write to you, my children, 
because your transgressions have 
been forgiven you for his name’s 
sake; I write to you, fathers, be- 
cause ye know him that was from 
the beginning ; I write to you, young 

men, because ye have overcome the 
evil one. 

12 I have written to you, my 
children, because ye know the 
Father; I have written to you, 
fathers, because ye know him that 
was from the beginning; I have 
written to you, young men, because 
ye are strong, and the word of God 
abideth in you, and ye have over- 
come the evil one. 

13 Love not the world, nor the 
things in the world; if any one 
loveth the world, the love of the 
Father is not in him: because such 
things as the lust of the flesh, and 
the lust of the eyes, and the pride of 
life, are not of the Father, but are 

14 The world is passing away, 
and the lust thereof; but he that 
doeth the will of God abideth for 

15 Behold what manner of love 
the Father hath bestowed upon 
us, that we should be called children 
of God! For this cause the world 
knoweth us not, because it knew 
him not. 

16 Beloved, now are we children 
of God, and it hath not yet been 
manifested what we shall be, but 
we know that, when it shall be mani- 
fested, we shall be like him ; because - 
we shall see him as he is. 

17 And every one that hath this 
hope purifieth himself, even as God 
himself is pure; for whoever com- 
mitteth sin transgresseth thereby 
the law; for sin is a transgression of 
the law. 

18 And ye know him, even Jesus, 
that was manifested to take away 
transgressions, that in him was no 


transgression. Whoever abideth in 
him transgresseth not; whoever 
transgresseth hath not seen him, 
nor known him. 

19 My children, let no one deceive 
you ; he that doeth righteousness is 
righteous, even as he is righteous; 
but he that transgresseth is of the 
evil one, who hath transgressed 
from the beginning. For this pur- 
pose the son of God was manifested, 
that he might destroy the works of 
the evil one. 

20 Whoever hath been born of 
God doth not live in transgression, 
because the seed abideth in him; he 
cannot live in transgression, because 
he hath been born of God. In this 
are manifested the children of God 
and the children of the evil one; 
whoever doeth not righteousness, 
and loveth not his brother is not of 

21 This is the message that ye 
have heard from the beginning, that 
we should love one another; not as 
Cain, who was of the evil one, and 
slew his brother. And wherefore 
did he slay him? Because his own 
works were evil, and his brother’s 

22 Wonder not, brethren, if the 
world hateth you. We know that 
we have passed out of death into 
life, because we love the brethren; 
he that loveth not abideth in death. 

Love the evidence of discipleship to Christ, 
and of sonship to God. 
EREIN we behold love, even 
in him who laid down his life 
for us; we in like manner ought to 
lay down our lives for the brethren, 


But whoever hath this world’s 
goods, and seeth his brother having 
need, and shutteth up his compas- 
sion from him, how dwelleth the love 
of God in him? 

2 My children, let us not love in 
words, nor in tongue, but in deed and 
in truth. And hereby we know that 
we are of the truth, and shall assure 
our hearts before him ; because if our 
heart condemn us, God is greater than 
our heart, and knoweth all things. 

3 Beloved, if our heart condemn 
us not, we have confidence toward 
God; and whatever we ask, we re- 
ceive of him, because we keep his 
commandments, and do the things 
that are pleasing in his sight. 

4 And this is his commandment, 
that, believing in the name of his 
son, Jesus Christ, we should love one 
another, even as Jesus also command- 
ed us. He that keepeth his com- 
mandments, abideth in him, and he 
also in him; and hereby we know that 
he abideth in us, by the Spirit, which 
he gave us. 

5 Believe not every spirit, beloved, 
but prove the spirits, whether they 
are of God; because many false 
prophets have gone forth into the 
world. Hereby ye may know the 
Spirit of God: Every spirit that ac- 
knowledgeth that Jesus Christ hath 
come in the flesh, is of God; and ev- 
ery spirit that doth not acknowledge 
Jesus, is not of God, but is that 
spirit of Antichrist, which ye have 
heard is to come; and even now it 
is already in the world. 

6 Ye are of God, my children, and 
have overcome the world, because 
greater is he that is in you, than he 
that is in the world. 

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7 Beloved, let us love one anoth- 
er; for love is from God, and every 
one that loveth hath been born of 
God, and knoweth God; he that lov- 
eth not hath not known God; for 
God is love. 

8 In this was manifested the love 
of God in regard to us, that God 
sent his only begotten son into the 
world, that we through him might 
live; not because we loved God, but 
because he loved us, did he send his 
son to bea propitiation for our trans- 

9 Beloved, if God so loved us, we 
also ought to love one another. No 
one hath ever seen God; but if we 
love one another, God dwelleth in 
us, and his love is perfected in us. 

10 Hereby we know that we dwell 
in him, and he in us, because he 
hath given us of his Spirit. We have 
seen and bear witness, that the 
Father hath sent the son, to be the 
Saviour of the world ; whoever ac- 
knowledgeth that Jesus is son of 


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God, God dwelleth in him, and he in 

tr And we have known and be- 
lieved the love that God hath in re- 
gard to us. God is love; and he 
that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, 
and God in him. 

12 Herein hath love been perfect- 
ed with us, that we have no fear for 
the day of judgment ; because as He 
is love, so do we live in this world 
without fear. There is no fear in 
love, but perfect love casteth out 
fear; because fear hath torment ; 
and he that feareth is not made per- 
fect in love. 

13 We love Him, because He first 
loved us. 

14 If any one saith, I love God, 
and hateth his brother, he is a liar; 
for he that loveth not his brother, 
whom he hath seen, how can he love 
God, whom he hath not seen? And 
this instruction we have from Jesus, 
that he who loveth God loveth also 
his brother. 


The message to the seven churches. 

| AM the Alpha and the Omega 

saith the Lord God, he who is and 
who was, and who is to come, the 

2 I, John, your brother, and com- 
panion in the affliction and kingdom 
and endurance of Jesus, was in the 
isle that is called Patmos, on account 
of the word of God, and the testi- 
mony of Jesus. I was in the Spirit 

hind me a loud voice, as of a trum- 
pet, saying: What thou seest, write 
in a book, and send it to theseven 
churches ; to Ephesus, and to Smyr- 
na, and to Pergamos, and to Thy- 
atira, and to Sardis, and to Philadel- 
phia, and to Laodicea. 

3 To the messenger of the church 
in Ephesus write: I know thy works, 
and thy labor, and thy endurance, and 
that thou canst not bear evil men; 
for thou didst try those who say they 
are apostles, and are not, and didst 

onthe Lord’s day, and I heard be-| find them false; and thou hast en- 


durance, and hast borne on account 
of my name, and hast not become 
weary. But I have this against thee, 
that thou hast left thy first love. 
Remember, therefore, whence thou 
hast fallen, and repent, and do the 
first works; or else I will come to 
thee, and will remove thy candlestick 
out of its place, unless thou repent. 
He that hath an ear, let him hear 
what the Spirit saith tothe churches. 
To him that overcometh I will give 
to eat of the tree of life, which is in 
the paradise of God. 

4 And to the messenger of the 
church in Smyrna write: I know thy 
affliction and poverty, (but thou art 
rich,) and the blasphemy of those 
who profess to be Jews when they are 
not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 
Fear not the things which thou art 
about to suffer ; for now, behold, the 
evil one is about to cast some of you 
into prison, that ye may betried; and 
ye will have tribulation, but be thou 
faithful unto death, and I will give 
thee the crown of life. He that hath 
an ear let him hear what the Spirit 
saith to the churches. He that over- 
cometh shall not be hurt by the sec- 
ond death. 

5 And to the messenger of the 
church in Pergamos write: I know 
where thou dwellest, where the 
throne of Satan is; and thou holdest 
fast my name, and hast not denied 
my faith. But I have a few things 
against thee; thou hast among thee 
them that hold the teaching of Ba- 
laam, who taught Balak to put a 
stumbling-block in the way of the 
sons of Israel, and to eat the sacri- 
fices of idols, and to commit fornica- 

tion. Repent therefore; or else I 


will come tothee quickly, and will 
make war with them with the sword 
of my mouth. He that hath an ear 
let him hear what the Spirit saith to 
the churches. To him that overcom- 
eth, I will give of the hidden manna, 
and will give him a white stone, and 
on the stone a new name written, 
which no one knoweth but he that 
receiveth it. 

6 And to the messenger of the 
church in Thyatira write : I know thy 
works, and love, and faith, and ser- 
vice, and thy endurance, and that 
thy last works are more than the first. 
But I have this against thee, that 
thou sufferest Jezebel to continue as 
thy wife; for she calleth herself a 
prophetess, and teacheth and seduc- 
eth my servants to commit fornica- 
tion, and to eat the sacrifices of idols. 
And I gave her time to repent, but 
she will not repent of her fornica- 
tion; therefore, behold, I will cast 
her and those who together with her 
commit adultery into great distress, 
unless they repent of their deeds ;, 
and all the churches shall know that: 
I am he who searcheth the reins and’ 
hearts; and I will give to every one of 
you according to your works, But to 
the rest of you who are in Thyatira,’ 
as many as have not this evil teach- 
ing, and have not known “the 
depths” of Satan, of which I speak, 
upon you I place no other burden; 
but that which ye have, hold fast till 
I, scome.) He that: hath, an vear 
let him hear what the Spirit saith to 
the churches. 

7 And to the messenger of the 
church in Sardis write: I know thy 
works, that thou hast a name that 
thou livest, and art dead. Be watch- 



ful, and strengthen the remaining|I am about to spue thee out of my 

things, that are ready to die; for I 
have not found thy works perfect be- 
fore my God. Remember, therefore, 
how thou hast received and heard, 
and keep those things and repent ; 
but if thou shalt not watch, I will 
come as a thief, and thou shalt not 
know at what hour I will come upon 
thee. But thou hast a few names in 
Sardis which have not defiled their 
garments; and they shall walk with 
me-in white, for they are worthy. 
He that overcometh, the same shall 
be clothed in white garments; and I 
will not blot out his name from the 
book of life, and I will acknowledge 
his name before my Father, and be- 
fore his angels. He that hath an ear, 
let him hear what the Spirit saith to 
the churches. 

8 And to the messenger of the 
church in Philadelphia write : I know 
thy works ; behold, I have set before 
thee an open door, which no onecan 
shut ; for thou hadst but little power, 
and yet hast kept my word, and hast 
not denied my name. Because thou 
hast kept my injunction of endur- 
ance, I also will keep thee in the 
hour of temptation, which is about to 
come upon the whole world, to 
try those who dwell upon the 
earth. I come quickly; hold fast 
that which thou hast, that no one 
may take thy crown. He that hath 
an ear, let him hear what the Spirit 
saith to the churches. 

g And to the messenger of the 
church in Laodicea write: I know 
thy works, that thou art neither cold 
nor hot; I would thou wert cold or 
hot. So then, because thou art 
lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, 

mouth. Thou sayest, I am rich, and 
have gotten wealth, and have need 
of nothing, and knowest not that 
thou art wretched, and pitiable, and 
poor, and blind, and naked ; I advise 
thee to buy of me gold refined by 
fire, that thou mayest be rich; and 
white garments, that thou mayest be 
clothed, and that the shame of thy 
nakedness may not be made mani- 
fest; and eye-salve to anoint thine 
eyes, that thou mayest see. As many 
as I love, I rebukeand chasten. Be 
zealous therefore, and repent. Be- 
hold, I stand at the door, and knock; 
ifany one hear my voice, and open 
the door, I will come in to him, and 
will sup with him, and he with me. 
He that overcometh, I will give to 
him to sit with me on my throne, 
even as I also overcame, and sat 
down with my Father on his throne. 
He that hath an ear, let him hear 
what the Spirit saith to the churches. 


A*bision of the blessedness of those who, 
by lives of purity and self-sacrifice, have 
become worthy to receive the jinal appro- 
bation of God. 

FTER these things I saw, and 

lo! a great multitude, which no 
one could number, out of every na- 
tion and all tribes and peoples and 
tongues, standing before the throne 
and before the Lamb, clothed in 
white robes, and palms in their 
hands; and they cry with a loud 
voice, saying, Salvation is unto God, 
who sitteth upon the throne, and 
unto the Lamb. 

2 And all the messengers were 
standing around the throne and the 



elders, (and the four living creatures,) 
and they fell before the throne on 
their faces, and worshipped God, 
saying, Amen; the blessing, and the 
glory, and the wisdom, and the 
thanksgiving, and the honor, and 
the power, and the might, be to our 
God, for ever and ever. 

3 And one of the elders answered, 
saying to me, These wh