Saint Paul's Letters

Saint Paul's Letters is in New Testament.

First Letter to the Ephesians

First Letter to the Ephesians 1

First Letter to the Ephesians 1:18

NIV. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,.

First Letter to the Ephesians 1:19

NIV. and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength.

John Evelyn's Diary 17 October 1686. 17 Oct 1686. Dr. Patrick, Dean of Peterborough (60), preached at Covent Garden Church on Ephes. v. 18, 19, showing the custom of the primitive saints in serving God with hymns, and their frequent use of them upon all occasions: touching the profane way of mirth and intemperance of this ungodly age. Afterward I visited my Lord Chief Justice of Ireland (53), with whom I had long and private discourse concerning the miserable condition that kingdom was like to be in, if Tyrconnel's (56) counsel should prevail at Court.

First Letter to the Ephesians Chapter 3 Verses 26 and 27

NIV. 26 "In your anger do not sin" Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

John Evelyn's Diary 02 April 1649. 02 Apr 1649. To London, and inventoried my movables that had hitherto been dispersed for fear of plundering: wrote into France, touching my sudden resolutions of coming over to them. On the 8th, again heard an excellent discourse from Archbishop Usher (68), on Ephes. 4, v. 26-27.

My Italian collection being now arrived, came Moulins, the great chirurgeon, to see and admire the Tables of Veins and Arteries, which I purchased and caused to be drawn out of several human bodies at Padua.

First Letter to the Romans

First Letter to the Romans Chapter 1

First Letter to the Romans Chapter 1 Verse 18

NIV. The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,.

John Evelyn's Diary 27 February 1687. 27 Feb 1687. Mr. Chetwin preached at Whitehall on Rom. i. 18, a very quaint, neat discourse of Moral righteousness.

First Letter to the Romans Chapter 6

First Letter to the Romans Chapter 6 Verse 3

NIV. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?.

John Evelyn's Diary 30 March 1675. 30 Mar 1675. Dr. Allestree (53) preached on Romans, vi. 3, the necessity of those who are baptized to die to sin; a very excellent discourse from an excellent preacher.

First Letter to the Romans Chapter 6 Verse 19

NIV. I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.

KJB. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

First Letter to the Romans Chapter 15

First Letter to the Romans Chapter 15 Verse 2

NIV. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

John Evelyn's Diary 24 February 1665. 24 Feb 1665. Dr. Fell (39), Canon of Christ Church, preached before the King (34), on 15 ch. Romans, v. 2, a very formal discourse, and in blank verse, according to his manner; however, he is a good man. Mr. Philips, preceptor to my son, went to be with the Earl of Pembroke's (44) son, my Lord Herbert (24).

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II

First Letter to the Corinthians

First Letter to the Corinthians Chapter 6

First Letter to the Corinthians Chapter 6 Verse 20

KJV. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

BEB. For a payment has been made for you: let God be honoured in your body.

WEB. For you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

Second Letter to the Corinthians Chapter 5

Second Letter to the Corinthians Chapter 5 Verse 20

NIV. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

KJB. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Diary of Samuel Pepys 09 August 1663. 09 Aug 1663. Lord's Day. Up, and leaving my brother John (22) to go somewhere else, I to church, and heard Mr. Mills (who is lately returned out of the country, and it seems was fetched in by many of the parishioners, with great state,) preach upon the authority of the ministers, upon these words, "We are therefore embassadors of Christ". Wherein, among other high expressions, he said, that such a learned man used to say, that if a minister of the word and an angell should meet him together, he would salute the minister first; which methought was a little too high.

This day I begun to make use of the silver pen (Mr. Coventry (35) did give me) in writing of this sermon, taking only the heads of it in Latin, which I shall, I think, continue to do.

So home and at my office reading my vowes, and so to Sir W. Batten (62) to dinner, being invited and sent for, and being willing to hear how they left things at Portsmouth, which I found but ill enough, and are mightily for a Commissioner to be at seat there to keep the yard in order.

Thence in the afternoon with my Lady Batten, leading her through the streets by the hand to St. Dunstan's Church, hard by us (where by Mrs. Russell's means we were set well), and heard an excellent sermon of one Mr. Gifford, the parson there, upon "Remember Lot's wife".

So from thence walked back to Mrs. Russell's, and there drank and sat talking a great while. Among other things talked of young Dawes (19) that married the great fortune, who it seems has a Baronet's patent given him, and is now Sir Thos. Dawes1, and a very fine bred man they say he is.

Thence home, and my brother being abroad I walked to my uncle Wight's and there staid, though with little pleasure, and supped, there being the husband of Mrs. Anne Wight, who it seems is lately married to one Mr. Bentley, a Norwich factor.

Home, and staid up a good while examining Will in his Latin below, and my brother along with him in his Greeke, and so to prayers and to bed.

This afternoon I was amused at the tune set to the Psalm by the Clerke of the parish, and thought at first that he was out, but I find him to be a good songster, and the parish could sing it very well, and was a good tune. But I wonder that there should be a tune in the Psalms that I never heard of.

1. Not clear why Pepy's refers to him as Thomas when he was John Dawes 1st Baronet 1644-1671 (19).

Before 23 Jun 1686 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of William Coventry 1628-1686.

Galatians

First Letter to the Thessalonians

Diary of Henry Machyn April 1559. 07 Apr 1559. The vij day of Aprell was browth unto [saint Thomas] of Acurs in Chepe from lytyll sant Barthellmuw [in] Lothbere masteres ...., and ther was a gret compene of pepull, ij and ij together, and nodur prest nor clarke, the nuw prychers in ther gowne lyke ley[-men,] nodur syngyng nor sayhyng tyll they cam [to the grave,] and a-for she was pute into the grayff a [collect] in Englys, and then put in-to the grayff, and after [took some] heythe [earth] and caste yt on the corse, and red a thynge ... for the sam, and contenent cast the heth in-to the [grave], and contenent red the pystyll of sant Poll to the Stesselonyans the (blank) chapter, and after thay song pater-noster in Englys, boyth prychers and odur, and [women,] of a nuw fassyon, and after on of them whent in-to the pulpytt and mad a sermon.

Thessalonians I Chapter 3

Thessalonians I Chapter 3 Verse 6

NIV. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.

John Evelyn's Diary 22 February 1678. 22 Feb 1678. Dr. Pierce preached at Whitehall, on 2 Thessalonians iii. 6, against our late schismatics, in a rational discourse, but a little over-sharp, and not at all proper for the auditory there.

Thessalonians I Chapter 4

Thessalonians I Chapter 4 Verse 11

and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,.

Colossians

Colossians 2

Colossians 2 Verses 14 and 15

NIV. 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

John Evelyn's Diary 23 February 1673. 23 Feb 1673. The Bishop of Chichester (59) preached before the King (42) on Coloss. II 14, 15, admirably well, as he can do nothing but what is well.

Before 1684. Circle of Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Peter Gunning Bishop 1614-1684. Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II

Colossians 3

Colossians 3 Verse 2

NIV. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

John Evelyn's Diary 28 January 1655. 28 Jan 1655. A stranger preached from Colossians iii. 2, inciting our affections to the obtaining heavenly things. I understood afterward that this man had been both chaplain and lieutenant to Admiral Penn (33), using both swords; whether ordained or not I cannot say; into such times were we fallen!

Colossians 3 Verse 10

NIV. and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

John Evelyn's Diary 15 November 1674. 15 Nov 1674. The anniversary of my baptism: I first heard that famous and excellent preacher, Dr. Burnet (31), author of the "History of the Reformation" on Colossians iii. 10, with such flow of eloquence and fullness of matter, as showed him to be a person o£ extraordinary parts.

Being her Majesty's (44) birthday, the Court was exceeding splendid in clothes and jewels, to the height of excess.

Around 1675 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of Gilbert Burnet Bishop of Salisbury 1643-1715. Before 1687 Pieter Borsseler Painter 1634-1687. Portrait of Gilbert Burnet Bishop of Salisbury 1643-1715. Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II

Philipians

Philipians Chapter 1

Philipians Chapter 1 Verse 21

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Philipians Chapter 1 Verse 22

If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!

Philipians Chapter 2

Philipians Chapter 2 Verse 5

KJB. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

ESV. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,.

John Evelyn's Diary 18 March 1683. 18 Mar 1683. I went to hear Dr. Horneck (42) preach at the Savoy Church, on Phil. II 5. He was a German born, a most pathetic preacher, a person of a saint-like life, and hath written an excellent treatise on Consideration.

Philipians Chapter 4

Philipians Chapter 4 Verse 8

NIV. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.

John Evelyn's Diary 29 July 1677. 29 Jul 1677. Mr. Bohun, my Son's (22) late tutor, preached at Abinger, on Phil., iv. 8, very elegantly and practically.

First Letter to Timothy

First Letter to Timothy Chapter 2 Verse 3

KJB. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

John Evelyn's Diary 17 March 1686. 17 Mar 1686. I went to my house in the country, refusing to be present at what was to passe at the Privy Seale the next day. In the morning Dr. Tenison (49) preached an incomparable discourse at Whitehall, on 2 Timothy 3, 4.

First Letter to Timothy Chapter 2 Verse 4

KJB. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

John Evelyn's Diary 17 March 1686. 17 Mar 1686. I went to my house in the country, refusing to be present at what was to passe at the Privy Seale the next day. In the morning Dr. Tenison (49) preached an incomparable discourse at Whitehall, on 2 Timothy 3, 4.

First Letter to Timothy Chapter 2 Verse 16

NIV. Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

John Evelyn's Diary 01 January 1687. 01 Jan 1687. Mr. Wake (29) preached at St. Martin's on 1 Tim. iii. 16, concerning the mystery of godliness. He wrote excellently, in answer to the Bishop of Meaux.

Before 1737 Thomas Gibson Painter 1680-1751. Portrait of William Wake Archbishop of Canterbury 1657-1737.

First Letter to Timothy Chapter 2 Verse 24

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,.

First Letter to Timothy Chapter 6

First Letter to Timothy Chapter 6 Verse 6

NIV. But godliness with contentment is great gain.

John Evelyn's Diary 15 September 1672. 15 Sep 1672. Dr. Duport, Greek Professor of Cambridge, preached before the King (42), on 1 Timothy vi. 6. No great preacher, but a very worthy and learned man.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II

Second Letter to Timothy

Second Letter to Timothy Chapter 3

Second Letter to Timothy Chapter 3 Verse 5

NIV. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Second Letter to Timothy Chapter 3 Verse 16

NIV. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,.

First Letter to the Hebrews

Hebrews Chapter 4

Hebrews Chapter 4 Verse 13

NIV. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

John Evelyn's Diary 09 March 1690. 09 Mar 1690. Preached at Whitehall Dr. Burnet (46), late Bishop of Sarum, on Heb. iv. 13, anatomically describing the texture of the eye; and that, as it received such innumerable sorts of spies through so very small a passage to the brain, and that without the least confusion or trouble, and accordingly judged and reflected on them; so God who made this sensory, did with the greatest ease and at once see all that was done through the vast universe, even to the very thought as well as action. This similitude he continued with much perspicuity and aptness; and applied it accordingly, for the admonishing us how uprightly we ought to live and behave ourselves before such an all-seeing Deity; and how we were to conceive of other his attributes, which we could have no idea of than by comparing them by what we were able to conceive of the nature and power of things, which were the objects of our senses; and therefore it was that in Scripture we attribute those actions and affections of God by the same of man, not as adequately or in any proportion like them, but as the only expedient to make some resemblance of his divine perfections; as when the Scripture says, "God will remember the sins of the penitent no more:" not as if God could forget anything, but as intimating he would pass by such penitents and receive them to mercy.

I dined at the Bishop of St. Asaph's (62), Almoner to the new Queen (27), with the famous lawyer Sir George Mackenzie (54) (late Lord Advocate of Scotland), against whom both the Bishop (62) and myself had written and published books, but now most friendly reconciled. He related to us many particulars of Scotland, the present sad condition of it, the inveterate hatred which the Presbyterians show to the family of the Stuarts, and the exceeding tyranny of those bigots who acknowledge no superior on earth, in civil or divine matters, maintaining that the people only have the right of government; their implacable hatred to the Episcopal Order and Church of England. He observed that the first Presbyterian dissents from our discipline were introduced by the Jesuits' order, about the 20 of Queen Elizabeth, a famous Jesuit among them feigning himself a Protestant, and who was the first who began to pray extempore, and brought in that which they since called, and are still so fond of, praying by the Spirit. This Jesuit remained many years before he was discovered, afterward died in Scotland, where he was buried at ... having yet on his. Monument, "Rosa inter spinas"..

Around 1675 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of Gilbert Burnet Bishop of Salisbury 1643-1715. Before 1687 Pieter Borsseler Painter 1634-1687. Portrait of Gilbert Burnet Bishop of Salisbury 1643-1715. Around 1676 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Mary Stewart II Queen England Scotland and Ireland 1662-1694. Around 1686 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of Mary Stewart II Queen England Scotland and Ireland 1662-1694.

Hebrews Chapter 4 Verse 14

NIV. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

John Evelyn's Diary 16 March 1673. 16 Mar 1673. Dr. Pearson (60), Bishop of Chester, preached on Hebrews ix. 14; a most incomparable sermon from one of the most learned divines of our nation. I dined at my Lord Arlington's (55) with the Duke (23) and Duchess of Monmouth (22); she is one of the wisest and craftiest of her sex, and has much wit. Here was also the learned Isaac Vossius (55).

During Lent there is constantly the most excellent preaching by the most eminent bishops and divines of the nation.

Around 1676 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Henry Bennet 1st Earl Arlington 1618-1685 wearing his Garter Robes. Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Henry Bennet 1st Earl Arlington 1618-1685. Around 1670. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of James Scott 1st Duke Monmouth 1st Duke Buccleuch 1649-1685.

Hebrews Chapter 8

Hebrews Chapter 8 Verse 12

NIV. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."

KJB. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."

Hebrews Chapter 12

Hebrews Chapter 12 Verse 15

KJB. Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;.

ESV. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no "root of bitterness" springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;.

John Evelyn's Diary 07 March 1684. 07 Mar 1684. Dr. Meggot, Deane of Winchester, preached an incomparable sermon, (the King (53) being now gone to Newmarket,) on 12 Heb. 15. shewing and pathetically pressing the care we ought to have least we come short of the grace of God. Afterwards I went to visite Dr. Tenison (47) at Kensington, whither he was retired to refresh after he had ben sick of the smallpox.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II

Epistle of James

James Chapter 2

James Chapter 2 Verse 12

NIV. Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom,.

ESV. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty.

KJV. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

John Evelyn's Diary 26 October 1684. 26 Oct 1684. Dr. Goodman (59) preach'd before the King (54) on 2 James 12 concerning the law of liberty: an excellent discourse and in good method. He is author of "The Prodigal Son", a treatise worth reading, and another of the old Religion.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II

James Chapter 3

James Chapter 3 Verse 17

NIV. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

John Evelyn's Diary 25 January 1680. 25 Jan 1680. Dr. Cave (42), author of "Primitive Christianity", etc., a pious and learned man, preached at Whitehall to the household, on James iii. 17, concerning the duty of grace and charity.