The Epistles of Paul in Modern English: A Paraphrase ...

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C. Scribner's sons, 1898 - Bible - 329 pages
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Page 283 - ... useless disputes about words which can only result in harm to the hearers. Make an effort to show your God that you are a well tested worker, one who has no need of being ashamed and who teaches the truth as it ought to be taught. But avoid irreverent and empty discussions. For those who engage in them will go further and further in their impiety. And their teaching will spread like an eating ulcer. Such men are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who, so far as the truth is concerned, have missed their...
Page 68 - ... the practical problems which must arise every- day in a mixed church like that of Corinth. " If a Jew becomes a Christian," says Paul, " let him be content to be a Christian Jew. Not nationality, but obedience to God, determines Christian character. Christianity does not purpose to break up national and social distinctions. If a slave is converted, let it not trouble him that he is a slave ; let him use his position as a slave in a Christian way, and not seek to become free on the ground that...
Page 233 - May peace be to all the brethren, and love, with faith, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Page 144 - The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.
Page 147 - Romans as one obligated to the will of Christ, commissioned by a divine call and specially set apart to the work of spreading the Gospel which God has given to man — a message whose truths were heralded in advance by divinely inspired men in writings which, by reason of their origin and contents, are sacred, because they bear witness to the Messiah, who was, indeed, in his earthly manifestation a descendant of David, but who, in his spiritual and essential life, was proven to be God's son by a...
Page 318 - Abraham, notwithstanding his advanced age, a posterity as countless as the stars in the sky or the sands on the sea-shore.
Page 211 - ... having caused those portions of Scripture to be read to him which had formerly been his chief consolation, he found them so again. He fervently commended his soul to his Saviour. A friend, who came to visit him, was commissioned to communicate to his numerous friends the Apostolical benediction : " Grace and peace be with you, from God our Father, and from Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Page 257 - ... special, and a list of reference-books for further study are given in connection with the text, consisting of a paraphrase of the original in modern style. As a sample of this, see the rendering given to the saying in 1 Timothy ii., 15, about the woman being "saved through childbearing...
Page 264 - Do not entertain a charge against an elder unless it is supported by the testimony of two or three witnesses. But when they do wrong expose them to the world as a warning to the rest. I solemnly charge you, before God and Christ Jesus and the chosen angels, to observe these directions without prejudice and without partiality. Do not be hasty in laying your hands on any one, nor be a sharer in other...
Page 147 - PAUL, address you Romans as one obligated to the will of Christ, commissioned by a divine call and specially set apart to the work of spreading the gospel which God has given to man, — a...

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