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even us, whom he hath called, not only out of the Jews, but out of the Gentiles? As also he saith in Hosea, "I will call her which was not my people, my people; and her which was not beloved, beloved. And it shall be in the place where it was said unto them, ye are not my people; there shall they be called the sons of the living God."



There is one body, and one spirit, even as ye have been called to one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God, and father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.







that all may be one; as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee, that these also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And I have given them the glory, which thou hast given me; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

For as we have in one body many members, but the members, though many, have not the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one reciprocally members of each other.


For as the body is one, and hath many members, but all the members of that one body, though many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we all have been baptised into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free men; and we have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. read more.
If the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it, on this account, not of the body? And if the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it not therefore of the body? If the whole body were eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God placed the members, every one of them in the body, as he hath chosen. But if the whole were one member, where were the body? But now the members indeed are many, but the body one. Nor can the eye say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Yea, much more the members of the body, which appear to be more feeble, are necessary: and those parts which we esteem as the more dishonourable of the body, on them we bestow more abundant honour, and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered together the body, giving more abundant honour to that part which lacked: that there might be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And if one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; and if one member be exalted, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

For ye are all the sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptised into Christ, have been invested with Christ. There is no more Jew or Gentile, there is no more slave or freeman, there is no more male or female: but ye are all one in Christ Jesus.


For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of separation, destroying the enmity in his flesh, even the law of precepts, in ordinances, that he might from the two create in himself one new man, making peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby; read more.
and coming, hath preached peace to you who were afar off, and to those who were nigh: for through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. So then ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

in whom the whole building exactly cemented together groweth into a holy temple in the Lord:


for the perfecting the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edification of the body of Christ: until we all attain in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a state of complete manhood, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:








And when his disciples came, they said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables? And he answered and said unto them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

But when they were alone, those who were about him with the twelve, asked him the meaning of the parable. And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are without, all things are in parables:

Then his disciples asked him, saying. What might this parable mean? And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables: that seeing they may not perceive, and hearing may not comprehend.

Then he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was begirt. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and he saith to him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to him, What I am doing thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. read more.
Peter saith to him, Thou shalt never wash my feet: no, never. Jesus answered him, Except I wash thee, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith to him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

FOR this cause [am] I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, if so be, that ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you: that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote unto you before briefly; read more.
wherein when ye read, ye may be able to perceive my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it hath been now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be co-heirs, and of the same body, and sharers with them of his promise in Christ by the Gospel:



Then the Lord said to him, Arise, go into the street called Strait, and inquire at the house of Judas for one named Saul a man of Tarsus: for, behold, he is praying, and hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming to him, and laying his hand upon him, that he may recover his sight. But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how many evils he hath inflicted on thy saints at Jerusalem: read more.
and here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call upon thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go: for this man is an elect vessel for me, to bear my name before nations, and kings, and the children of Israel:

In which pursuits, even as I was going to Damascus with authority and a commission from the chief priests, at midday, O king, I saw on the road a light from heaven, beyond the splendour of the sun, shining around myself and those who were travelling with me. And as we were all fallen prostrate on the earth, I heard a voice speaking to me, and saving in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is difficult for thee to kick against the goads. read more.
Then I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he replied, I am Jesus whom thou art persecuting. Notwithstanding, arise, and stand on thy feet: for to this end have I appeared to thee, to ordain thee both a minister and a witness of the things which thou hast seen, and of those which I will shew thee; delivering thee both from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send thee, to open their eyes, to convert them from darkness to light, and from the dominion of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins, and an inheritance with those who are sanctified by faith which is in me.

For I address myself to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am indeed the apostle of the Gentiles, I exalt my ministry:

For ye have heard of my former manner of life, when I professed Judaism, that in the most outrageous manner I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: and signalized myself in Judaism above many of those of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly a zealot for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who selected me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, read more.
to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach the glad tidings of him to the nations, immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood,

FOR this cause [am] I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, if so be, that ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you: that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote unto you before briefly; read more.
wherein when ye read, ye may be able to perceive my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it hath been now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be co-heirs, and of the same body, and sharers with them of his promise in Christ by the Gospel: of which I am made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God, which was given unto me by the effectual working of his power. To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;





For as many of you as have been baptised into Christ, have been invested with Christ. There is no more Jew or Gentile, there is no more slave or freeman, there is no more male or female: but ye are all one in Christ Jesus. But if ye are Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

The same spirit beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. But if children, then heirs; heirs indeed of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be we suffer with him, that we may also together with him be glorified.

So we also, when we were infants, were in bondage under the first elementary principles of the world: but when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth his Son born of a woman, born under the law, that he might redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. read more.
But because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father! Therefore thou art no more a slave, but a son, and if a son, an heir also of God through Christ.

at the dispensation of the fulness of the appointed times to gather together under one head all things in Christ, whether they be things in heaven or things in earth, in him: in whom also we have obtained our inheritance, predestinated according to the purpose of him who effectually worketh all things according to the counsel of his own will:

For this cause we also from the day we heard it have not ceased praying for you, and beseeching God that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ye may walk worthy of the Lord, well pleasing him in all things, in every good work fruitful, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joy; read more.
giving thanks to God, even the Father, who hath made us meet for a portion in the inheritance of the saints in light;

For we ourselves also in time past were thoughtless, disobedient, erroneous, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But even then the kindness and love of God our Saviour to man shone forth, not for works of righteousness which we had done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and by renovation of the Holy Spirit; read more.
which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that justified by his grace, we might become heirs in hope of eternal life.


And when his disciples came, they said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables? And he answered and said unto them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

But when they were alone, those who were about him with the twelve, asked him the meaning of the parable. And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are without, all things are in parables:

Then his disciples asked him, saying. What might this parable mean? And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables: that seeing they may not perceive, and hearing may not comprehend.

Then he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was begirt. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and he saith to him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to him, What I am doing thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. read more.
Peter saith to him, Thou shalt never wash my feet: no, never. Jesus answered him, Except I wash thee, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith to him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

FOR this cause [am] I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, if so be, that ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you: that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote unto you before briefly; read more.
wherein when ye read, ye may be able to perceive my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it hath been now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be co-heirs, and of the same body, and sharers with them of his promise in Christ by the Gospel:


But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God: neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not indeed all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. read more.
For that which is corruptible must put on incorruption, and that which is mortal must put on immortality. So when that which is corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and that which is mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying which is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.


But we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are destroying themselves: but we speak the wisdom of God, which had been hid in mystery, which God predestined before the worlds were, for our glory: which none of the rulers of this world have known: for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Now to him that is able to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, agreeable to the revelation of the mystery; which was concealed from all former ages, but is now made manifest, and by the prophetical scriptures, according to the commandment of the eternal God, notified to all the Gentiles to bring them to the obedience of faith:

FOR this cause [am] I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, if so be, that ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you: that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote unto you before briefly; read more.
wherein when ye read, ye may be able to perceive my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it hath been now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be co-heirs, and of the same body, and sharers with them of his promise in Christ by the Gospel: of which I am made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God, which was given unto me by the effectual working of his power. To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what the communication of that mystery means, which was hid from the beginning in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

but that in the days of the blast of the seventh angel, when he shall sound, then shall the mystery of God be completed, as he spake by his own servants the prophets.


If ye patiently endure correction, God carries himself towards you as his children: for who is the son whom the father doth not correct? If then ye are without correction, of which all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not children. If then we have had the fathers of our flesh for correctors, and reverenced them; shall we not much more be under subjection to the Father of spirits, and live? read more.
For they indeed for a few days as seemed proper to themselves corrected us; but he for our own advantage, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

FOR this cause [am] I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, if so be, that ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you: that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote unto you before briefly; read more.
wherein when ye read, ye may be able to perceive my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it hath been now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be co-heirs, and of the same body, and sharers with them of his promise in Christ by the Gospel:

I SAY then, Hath God rejected his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Know ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession with God against Israel, saying, "Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I only am left, and they seek my life." read more.
But what saith the oracle of God to him? "I have left to myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal." So then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. But if by grace, it is no more by works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if by works, it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then is the result? Israel hath not obtained that which it seeketh; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded, as it is written, "God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear; unto this present day." And David saith, "Let their table be for a snare, and for a trap, and for a stumbling-block, and for a recompence unto them: let their eyes be blinded, that they may not see, and bow down their back continually." I say then, Have they stumbled so as to fall? God forbid: but by their stumbling salvation is come to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy. For if their stumbling is the riches of the world, and their diminution the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? For I address myself to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am indeed the apostle of the Gentiles, I exalt my ministry: if by any means I might provoke to jealousy my flesh, and save some of them. For if the rejection of them is the reconciliation of the world, what shall their recovery be, but life from the dead? Now if the first fruits be holy, so is the mass: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. But if some of the branches have been broken off, and thou though a wild olive hast been grafted in among them, and become a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as unto wise men: judge ye what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? read more.
For we, though many, are one loaf, one body; for we all partake of that one loaf. Behold Israel after the flesh. Are not they who eat of the sacrifices partakers with the altar?

For this cause we also from the day we heard it have not ceased praying for you, and beseeching God that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ye may walk worthy of the Lord, well pleasing him in all things, in every good work fruitful, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joy; read more.
giving thanks to God, even the Father, who hath made us meet for a portion in the inheritance of the saints in light; who hath plucked us out from the dominion of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of his love: in whom we have redemption through his blood, and forgiveness of sins.

LET as many slaves as are under the yoke account their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and the doctrine be not blasphemed. But they who have believing masters, let them not think less of them, because they are brethren; but serve them the rather, because they are faithful and beloved, who have equally partaken of the benefit. These things teach and enjoin.

Beloved, be not amazed at the fiery trial among you which is to bring you to the test, as though something strange happened to you; but as ye share in the sufferings of Christ rejoice, that at the revelation of his glory also ye may hail him with exultations. If ye suffer reproach for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: by them indeed he is blasphemed, but by you he is glorified.

SIMON Peter, the servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained with us the same precious faith by the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: grace unto you and peace be multiplied through the knowledge of God, even Jesus our Lord, as his divine power hath freely given us all things tending to life and godliness, through the acknowledgment of him who hath called us to glory and fortitude: read more.
whereby superlatively great and precious promises are freely given to us: that by these ye might become partakers of a divine nature, having fled far away from the corruption that is in the world through inordinate concupiscence.??5 And for this very purpose employing the greatest diligence, lead up in the train of your faith courage; and with courage intelligence;



PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,





Now to him that is able to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, agreeable to the revelation of the mystery; which was concealed from all former ages, but is now made manifest, and by the prophetical scriptures, according to the commandment of the eternal God, notified to all the Gentiles to bring them to the obedience of faith:

FOR this cause [am] I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, if so be, that ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you: that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote unto you before briefly; read more.
wherein when ye read, ye may be able to perceive my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it hath been now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be co-heirs, and of the same body, and sharers with them of his promise in Christ by the Gospel: of which I am made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God, which was given unto me by the effectual working of his power. To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what the communication of that mystery means, which was hid from the beginning in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Concerning which salvation the prophets eagerly sought and diligently inquired, who prophesied of the grace which is come to you: investigating to what time and to what conjuncture the Spirit of Christ in them pointed, when predicting the sufferings coming upon Christ, and the glories subsequent thereto. To whom it was revealed, that not for themselves, but for us were their ministrations employed in the things which are now declared unto you by those who have preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; on which things the angels bending forwards eagerly desire to gaze.