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Paul commendeth his calling. ROMANS, 1.

The sins of the Gentiles. 24 And some believed the things which were and understand with their heart, and should spoken, and some believed not.

be converted, and I should heal them. 25 And when they agreed not among them- 28 Be it known therefore unto you, that selves, they departed, after that Paul had the salvation of God is sent unto the Genspoken one_word, Well spake the Holy tiles, and that they will hear it. Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our 29. And when he had said these words, fathers,

the Jews departed, and had great reasoning 26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, among themselves. Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not un 30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his derstand; and seeing ye shall see, and not own hired house, and received all that came perceive: 27 For the heart of this people is

31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and teaching those things which concern the their eyes have they closed, lest they should Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, man forbidding him.

of this people is waxed in unto himing the Kingdom




the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to 1 Paul commendeth his calling to the Romans,

the unwise. 9 and his desire to come to them. 16 What 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready his gospel is, and the righteousness which it

to preach the gospel to you that are at sheweth. 18 God is angry with all manner of Rome also. sin. 21 What were the sins of the Gentiles.

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of a servant of Jesus Christ, called to Christ: for it is the power of God unto be an apostle, separated unto the gospel salvation to every one that believeth; to of God,

the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 2 (Which he had promised afore by his 17 For therein is the righteousness of God prophets in the holy scriptures)

revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our The just shall live by faith. Lord, which was made of the seed of David 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from according to the flesh;

heaven against all ungodliness and unright4 And declared to be the Son of God with

eousness of men, who hold the truth in unpower, according to the spirit of holiness, righteousness; by the resurrection from the dead :

19 Because that which may be known of 5 By whom we have received grace and God is manifest in them; for God hath apostleship, for obedience to the faith among shewed it unto them. all nations, for his name:

20 For the invisible things of him from 6 Among whom are ye also the called of the creation of the world are clearly seen, Jesus Christ :

being understood by the things that are 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, made, even his eternal power and Godhead; called to be saints: Grace to you and peace so that they are without excuse: from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus 21 Because that, when they knew God, they Christ.

glorified him not as God, neither were thank8 First, I thank my God through Jesus ful; but became vain in their imaginations, Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken and their foolish heart was darkened. of throughout the whole world.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve became fools,

re with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorthat without ceasing I make mention of you ruptible God into an image made like to always in my prayers ;

corruptible man, and to birds, and four10 Making request, if by any means now footed beasts, and creeping things. at length I might have a prosperous journey 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to by the will of God to come unto you.

uncleanness through the lusts of their own 11 For I long to see you, that I may im- hearts, to dishonour their own bodies bepart unto you some spiritual gift, to the tween themselves : end ye may be established;

25 Who changed the truth of God into a 12 That is, that I may be comforted to- lie, and worshipped and served the creature gether with you by the mutual faith both more than the Creator, who is blessed for of you and me

ever. Amen. 13 Now I would not have you ignorant, 26 For this cause God gave them up unto brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to vile affections: for even their women did come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that change the natural use into that which is I might have some fruit among you also, against nature: even as among other Gentiles.

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to natural use of the woman, burned in their

God's impartial judgment.


The Jews' prerogative. lust one toward another; men with men, many as have sinned in the law shall be working that which is unseemly, and re- judged by the law; ceiving in themselves that recompence of 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just their error which was meet.

before God, but the doers of the law shall 28 And even as they did not like to retain be justified. God in their knowledge, God gave them over 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not to a reprobate mind, to do those things which the law, do by nature the things contained are not convenient;

in the law, these, having not the law, are a 29 Being Alled with all unrighteousness, law unto themselves : fornication, wickedness, covetousness, ma- 15 Which shew the work of the law written liciousness; full of errvy, murder, debate, in their hearts, their conscience also bearing deceit, malignity; whisperers,

witness, and their thoughts the mean while 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, accusing or else excusing one another;) proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, 16 In the day when God shall judge the disobedient to parents,

secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to 31 Without understanding, covenantbreak- my gospel. ers, without natural affection, implacable, 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restunmerciful :

est in the law, and makest thy boast of God, 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, 18 And knowest his will, and approvest that they which commit such things are the things that are more excellent, being worthy of death, not only do the same, but instructed out of the law; have pleasure in them that do them.

19 And art confident that thou thyself art

a guide of the blind, a light of them which CHAPTER 2.

are in darkness, 1 They that sin, though they condemn it in

20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher others, cannot excuse themselves, 6 and much

of babes, which hast the form of knowledge less escape the judgment of God, 9 whether and of the truth in the law. they be "Jews or Gentiles. 14 The Gentiles 21 Thou therefore which teachest another, cannot escape, 17 nor yet the Jews, 25 whom teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachtheir circumcision shall not profit, if they est a man should not stea!, dost thou steal ? keep not thc law.

22 Thou that sayest a man should not TI THEREFORE thou art inexcusable, O commit adultery, dost thou commit adul

man, whosoever thou art that judgest: tery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou for wherein thou judgest another, thou con- commit sacrilege? demnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, the same things.

through breaking the law dishonourest thou 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God? God is according to truth against them 24 For the name of God is blasphemed which commit such things.

among the Gentiles through you, as it is 3. And thinkest thou this, Oman, that written. judgest them which do such things, and 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if doest the same, that thou shalt escape the thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker judgment of God?

of the law, thy circumcision is made uncir4 Or despisest thou the riches of his good- cumcision. ness and forbearance and longsuffering; not 26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the knowing that the goodness of God leadeth righteousness of the law, shall not his uncirthee to repentance ?

cumcision be counted for circumcision ? 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent 27 And shall not uncircumcision which is heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath a- by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, gainst the day of wrath and revelation of who by the letter and circumcision dost the righteous judgment of God;

transgress the law? 6 Who will render to every man according 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outto his deeds:

wardly; neither is that circumcision, which 7 To them who by patient continuance in is outward in the flesh: well doing seek for glory and honour and 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly ; immortality, eternal life:

and circumcision is that of the heart, in the 8 But unto them that are contentious, spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is and do not obey the truth, but obey un- not of men, but of God. In righteousness, indignation and wrath, 15 sules CHAPTER 3. 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul

1 The Jews' prerogative: 3 which they have not of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and

lost: 9 howbeit the law convinceth them also also of the Gentile;

of sin: 20 therefore no flesh is justified by the 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every tau, 28 but aii, without difference, by faith man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and only: 31 and yet the law is not abolished. also to the Gentile :

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2 Much every way: chiefly, because that un12 For as many as have sinned without to them were committed the oracles of God. law shall also perish without law: and as 3 For what if some did not believe? shall

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Abraham's faith imputed


to him for righteousness. their unbelief make the faith of God with- 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he out effect?

not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gen4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but tiles also: every man a liar; as it is written, That thou 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify mightest be justified in thy sayings, and the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision mightest overcome when thou art judged. through faith.

5 But if our unrighteousness commend the 31 Do we then make void the law through righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. God unrighteous who taketh vengeance ? (I

CHAPTER 4. speak as a man) 6 God forbid : for then how shall God

1 Abraham's faith was imputed to him for right.

eousness, 10 before he was circumcised. 13 judge the world ?

By faith only he and his seed received the 7 For if the truth of God hath more a

promise. 16 Abraham is the father of all that bounded through my lie unto his glory; believe. 24 Our faith also shall be imputed why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

to us for righteousness. reported, and as some affirm that we say

father, as pertaining the flesh Let us do evil, that good may come? whose bath found? damnation is just.

2 For if Abraham were justified by works, 9 What then? are we better than they? No, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. in no wise: for we have before proved both 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; believed God, and it was counted unto him

10 As it is written, There is none righteous, for righteousness. no, not one:

4 Now to him that worketh is the reward 11 There is none that understandeth, there not reckoned of grace, but of debt. is none that seeketh after God.

5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth 12 They are all gone out of the way, they on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is are together become unprofitable; there is counted for righteousness. none that doeth good, no, not one.

6 Even as David also describeth the bless13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with edness of the man, unto whom God imputeth their tongues they have used deceit; the righteousness without works, poison of asps is under their lips :

Ť Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. bitterness:

8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:

will not impute sin. 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the 17. And the way of peace have they not circumcision only, or upon the uncircumciknown:

sion also ? for we say that faith was reckoned 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. to Abraham for righteousness. 19 Now we know that what things soever the 10 How was it then reckoned? when he was law saith, it saith to them who are under the in circumcision, or in uncircumcision ? Not law: that every mouth may be stopped, and in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. all the world may become guilty before God. 11 And he received the sign of circum

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there cision, a seal of the righteousness of the shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: the law is the knowledge of sin.

that he might be the father of all them that 21 But now the righteousness of God with- believe, though they be not circumcised; out the law is manifested, being witnessed that righteousness might be imputed unto by the law and the prophets;

them also: : 22 Even the righteousness of God which is 12 And the father of circumcision to them by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all who are not of the circumcision only, but them that believe: for there is no difference: who also walk in the steps of that faith of

23 For all have sinned, and come short of our father Abraham, which he had being the glory of God;

yet uncircumcised. 24 Being justified freely by his grace through 13 For the promise, that he should be the the redemption that is in Christ Jesus : heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a pro- to his seed, through the law, but through pitiation through faith in his blood, to de- the righteousness of faith. clare his righteousness for the remission of 14 For if they which are of the law be sins that are past, through the forbearance heirs, faith is made void, and the promise of God;

made of none effect: 26 To declare, I say, at this time his right- 15 Because the law worketh wrath : for eousness: that he might be just, and the where no law is, there is no transgression. justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might 27 Where 18 boasting then? It is excluded. be by grace; to the end the promise might By what law? of works? Nay: but by the be sure to all the seed; not to that only law of faith.

which is of the law, but to that also which 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is jus- is of the faith of Abraham; who is the fatified by faith without the deeds of the law. ther of us all,

The advantages of


justification by faith. 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a into the world, and death by sin; and 80 father of many nations,) before him whom death passed upon all men, for that all have he believed, even God, who quickeneth the sinned : dead, and calleth those things which be not 13 (For until the law sin was in the world : as though they were.

but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam that he might become the father of many to Moses, even over them that had not sinned nations, according to that which was spo- after the similitude of Adam's transgression, ken, So sball thy seed be.

who is the figure of him that was to come. 19 And being not weak in faith, he con- 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free sidered not his own body now dead, when gift. For if through the offence of one many he was about an hundred years old, neither be dead, much more the grace of God, and yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:

the gift by grace, which is by one man, Je20 He staggered not at the promise of God sus Christ, hath abounded unto many. through unbelief; but was strong in faith, 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, giving glory to God;

80 is the gift: for the judgment was by one 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he to condemnation, but the free gift is of had promised, he was able also to perform. many offences unto justification. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him 17 For if by one man's offence death reignfor righteousness.

an ed by one; much more they which receive 23 Now it was not written for his sake abundance of grace and of the gift of rightalone, that it was imputed to him;

eousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be Christ.) imputed, if we believe on him that raised 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgup Jesus our Lord from the dead;

ment came upon all men to condemnation; 25 Who was delivered for our offences, and even so by the righteousness of one the free was raised again for our justification.

gift came upon all men unto justification

of life. CHAPTER 5.

19 For as by one man's disobedience many 1 Being Justified by faith, we have peace with God, 2 and joy in our hope, 8 that sith we

were made sinners, so by the obedience of were reconciled by his blood, when we were

one shall many be made righteous. enemies, 10 we shall much more be saved be- 20 Moreover the law entered, that the

ing reconciled. 12 A8 sin and death came by offence might abound. But where sin a: Adam, 17 so much more righteousness and bounded, grace did much more abound:

life by Jesus Christ. 20 Where sin abounded, 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even grace did superabound.

so might grace reign through righteousness T THEREFORE being justified by faith, we unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. have peace with God through our Lord

1. CHAPTER 6. Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith

1 We may not live in sin, 2 for we are dead

unto it, 3 as appeareth by our baptism. 12 into this grace wherein we stand, and re- Let not sin reign any more, 18 because we joice in hope of the glory of God.

have yielded ourselves to the service of right3 And not only 80, but we glory in tri- eousness, 23 and for that death is the wages bulations also : knowing that tribulation of sin. worketh

HAT shall we say then? we conence, hope:

2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because to sin, live any longer therein? the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized

6 For when we were yet without strength, into his death? in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

4 Therefore we are buried with him by 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will baptism into death: that like as Christ was one die: yet peradventure for a good man raised up from the dead by the glory of the some would even dare to die.

Father, even so we also should walk in new8 But God commendeth his love toward ness of life. us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ 5 For if we have been planted together in died for us.

the likeness of his death, we shall be also in 9 Much more then, being now justified by the likeness of his resurrection : his blood, we shall be saved from wrath 6 Knowing this, that our old man is cruthrough him.

cified with him, that the body of sin might 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were be destroyed, that henceforth we should not reconciled to God by the death of his Son, serve sin. much more, being reconciled, we shall be 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. saved by his life.

8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we be11 And not only so, but we also joy in God lieve that we shall also live with him: through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from have now received the atonement.

the dead dieth no more; death hath no 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered more dominion over him.

workena patience,' experience; and experi- W Hinte sinabin, thay grace may abounder

The law of sin

in our members. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: that ye should be married to another, even but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. to him who is raised from the dead, that we

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to should bring forth fruit unto God. be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God 5 For when we were in the flesh, the mothrough Jesus Christ our Lord.

tions of sins, which were by the law, did 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your work in our members to bring forth fruit mortal body, that ye should obey it in the unto death. lusts thereof.

6 But now we are delivered from the law, 13 Neither yield ye your members as in- that being dead wherein we were held ; that struments of unrighteousness unto sin: but we should serve in newness of spirit, and yield yourselves unto God, as those that are not in the oldness of the letter. alive from the dead, and your members as 7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? instruments of righteousness unto God. God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but

14 For sin shall not have dominion over by the law: for I had not known lust, except you: for ye are not under the law, but the law had said, Thou shalt not covet...17 under grace.

8 But sin, taking occasion by the com15 What then? shall we sin, because we mandment, wrought in me all manner of are not under the law, but under grace ? concupiscence. For without the law sin was God forbid.

dead. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield 9 For I was alive without the law once: yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye but when the commandment came, sin re- • are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto vived, and I died. death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 10 And the commandment, which was or

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the dained to life, I found to be unto death. servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from 11 For sin, taking occasion by the comthe heart that form of doctrine which was mandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. delivered you.

12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the com18 Being then made free from sin, ye be- mandment holy, and just, and good. came the servants of righteousness.

13 Was, then that which is good made 19 I speak after the manner of men be- death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that cause of the infirmity of your flesh: for as it might appear sin, working death in me ye have yielded your members servants to by that which is good; that sin by the comuncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity ; mandment might

become exceeding sinful even so now yield your members servants to 14 For we know that the law is spiritual: righteousness unto holiness.

but I am carnal, sold under sin. 20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye 15 For that which I do I allow not: for were free from righteousness.

what I would, that do I not; but what I 21 What fruit had ye then in those things hate, that do Í. whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end 16 If then I do that which I would not, I of those things is death.

consent unto the law that it is good. 22. But now being made free from sin, 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, and become servants to God, ye have your

but sin that dwelleth in me. fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my life.

flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the present with me; but how to perform that gift of God is eternal life through Jesus which is good I find not. Christ our Lord.

19 For the good that I would I do not: CHAPTER 7.

but the evil which I would not, that I do. 1 No law hath power over a man longer than

20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no he liveth. 4 But we are dead to the law. 7

more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. Yet is not the law sin, 12 but holy, just, good, 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do 16 as I acknowledge, who am grieved because good, evil is present with me. I cannot keep it.

22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

mena them that know the law, how that the 23. But I see another law in my members, law hath dominion over a man as long as warring against the law of my mind, and he liveth ? TTT

bringing me into captivity to the law of sin 2 For the woman which hath an husband which is in my members. is bound by the law to her husband so long 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall as he liveth ; but if the husband be dead, deliver me from the body of this death? she is loosed from the law of her husband. 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our

3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve be married to another man, she shall be the law of God; but with the flesh the law called an adulteress: but if her husband be of sin, dead, she is free from that law; so that she

CHAPTER 8. is no adulteress, though she bé married to another man.

1 They that are in Christ, and live according

to the Spirit, are free from condemnation. 4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are be- 5, 13 What harm cometh of the flesh, 6, 14 come dead to the law by the body of Christ; and what good of the Spirit: 17 and what of

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