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Eficacy of divine grace.

ROMANS, 8.

The Christian's hope. being God's child, 19 whose glorious deliver. 22 For we know that the whole creation ance all things long for, 29 was beforehand groaneth and travaileth in pain together decreed from God. 38 What can sever us until now. from his love?

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, no

which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even tion to them which are in Christ Jesus, we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting who walk not after the flesh, but after the for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of Spirit.

our body. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ 24 For we are saved by hope: but hope Jesus hath made me free from the law of that is seen is not hope: for what a man sin and death.

seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 3 For what the law could not do, in that 25 But if we hope for that we see not, then it was weak through the flesh, God sending do we with patience wait for it. his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, 26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our inand for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: firmities : for we know not what we should

4 That the righteousness of the law might pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itsell be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the maketh intercession for us with groanings flesh, but after the Spirit.

which cannot be uttered. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knowthe things of the flesh; but they that are eth what is the mind of the Spirit, because after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. he maketh intercession for the saints ac

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but cording to the will of God. to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 28 And we know that all things work togc

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity a- ther for good to them that love God, to them gainst God: for it is not subject to the law who are the called according to his purpose. of God, neither indeed can be.

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot predestinate to be conformed to the image please God.

of his Son, that he might be the firstborn 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the among many brethren. Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit them he also called : and whom he called, of Christ, he is none of his.

them he also justified: and whom he justi10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead fied, them he also glorified. because of sin; but the Spirit is life because 31 What shall we then say to these things? of righteousness.

If God be for us, who can be against us? 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up 32 He that spared not his own Son, but Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that delivered him up for us all, how shall he raised up Christ from the dead shall also not with him also freely give us all things? quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge that dwelleth in you.

of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall again, who is even at the right hand of God, die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify who also maketh intercession for us. the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

35 Who shall separate us from the love 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or God, they are the sons of God.

persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or 15 For ye have not received the spirit of peril, or sword ? bondage again to fear; but ye have receiv- 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are ed the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, killed all the day long; we are accounted Abba, Father.

as sheep for the slaughter. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with 37 Nay, in all these things we are more our spirit, that we are the children of God: than conquerors through him that loved us.

17 And if children, then heirs ; heirs of 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor that we suffer with him, that we may be also powers, nor things present, nor things to glorified together.

come, 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other present time are not worthy to be compared creature, shall be able to separate us from with

the glory which shall be revealed in us. the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus 19 For the earnest expectation of the crea

our Lord. ture waiteth for the manifestation of the

CHAPTER 9. sons of God.

1 Paul is sorry for the Jews. 7 All the seed of 20 For the creature was made subject to

Abraham were not the children of the provanity, not willingly, but by reason of him

mise.

18 God hath mercy upon whom he who hath subjected the same in hope,

will. 21 The potter may do with his clay 21 Because the creature itself also shall be

what he list. 25 The calling the Gentiles

and rejecting of the Jews were foretold. 32 delivered from the bondage of corruption in- The cause why so few Jews embraced the to the glorious liberty of the children of God. righteousness of faith.

God hath mercy

ROMANS, 9.

upon whom he will, SAY the truth in Christ, I lie not, my I

23 And that he might make known the conscience also bearing me witness in riches of his glory, on the vessels of mercy, the Holy Ghost,

which he had afore prepared unto glory, 2 That I have great heaviness and conti- 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of nual sorrow in my heart.

the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles ? 3 For I could wish that myself were ac- 25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them cursed from Christ for my brethren, my my people, which were not my people; and kinsmen according to the flesh :

her beloved, which was not beloved. 4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the the adoption, and the glory, and the cove- place where it was said unto them, Ye are nants, and the giving of the law, and the not my people; there shall they be called service of God, and the promises ;

the children of the living God. 5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as 27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, concerning the flesh Christ came, who is Though the number of the children of Isover all, God blessed for ever. Amen. rael be as the sand of the sea, a remnant

6 Not as though the word of God hath shall be saved: taken none effect. For they are not all 28 For he will finish the work, and cut Israel, which are of Israel :

it short in righteousness: because a short 7 Neither, because they are the seed of work will the Lord make upon the earth. Abraham, are they all children: but, In 29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Isaac shall thy seed be called.

Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had 8 That is, They which are the children of been as Sodoma, and been made like unto the flesh, these are not the children of God: Gomorrha. but the children of the promise are counted 30 What shall we say then? That the Genfor the seed.

tiles, which followed not after righteousness, 9 For this is the word of promise, At this have attained to righteousness, even tho tiine will I come, and Sarah shall have a son. righteousness which is of faith. f'site

10 And not only this; but when Rebecca 31 But Israel, which followed after the law also had conceived by one, even by our fa- of righteousness, hath not attained to the ther Isaac;

law of righteousness. 11 (For the children being not yet born, 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by neither having done any good or evil, that faith, but as it were by the works of the law. the purpose of God according to eléction For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; might stand, not of works, but of him that 33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion calleth ;)

a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and 12 It was said unto her, The elder shall whosoever believeth on him shall not be serve the younger.

ashamed. 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but

CHAPTER 10. Esau have I hated.

5 The scripture sheweth the difference betwixt 14 What shall we say then? Is there un- the righteousness of the law, and this of righteousness with God? God forbid.

faith, 11 and that all, both Jew and Gentile, 15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy that believe, shall not be confounded, 18 and on whom I will have mercy, and I will have that the Gentiles shall receive the word and compassion on whom I will have compassion. believe. 19 Israel was not ignorant of these 16 So then it is not of him that willeth,

things. nor of him that runneth, but of God that RETHREN, my heart's desire and prayer sheweth mercy.

17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, saved. Even for this same purpose have I raised 2 For I bear them record that they have a thee up, that I might shew my power in zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. thee, and that my name might be declared 3 For they being ignorant of God's rightthroughout all the earth.

eousness, and going about to establish their 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he own righteousness, have not submitted them, will have mercy, and whom he will he hard- selves unto the righteousness of God. eneth.

4 For Christ is the end of the law for right19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth eousness to every one that believeth. he yet find fault? For who hath resisted 5 For Moses describeth the righteousness his will ?

which is of the law, That the man which 20 Nay but, О man, who art thou that re- doeth those things shall live by them. T. pliest against God? Shall the thing formed 6 But the righteousness which is of faith say to him that formed it, Why hast thou speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, made me thus ?

Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to 21 Hath not the potter power over the bring Christ down from above :). clay, of the same lump to make one vessel 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? unto

honour, and another unto dishonour ? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, dead.) and to make his power known, endured with 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fit- thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: ted to destruction:

that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

God hath not

ROMANS, 11.

cast of all Israel. 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in otherwise work is no more work. thine heart that God hath raised him from 7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that the dead, thou shalt be saved.

which he seeketh for; but the election hath 10 For with the heart man believeth unto obtained it, and the rest were blinded righteousness; and with the mouth confes- 8 (According as it is written, God hath sion is made unto salvation.

given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever be- they should not see, and ears that they should lieveth on bim shall not be ashamed.

not hear;) unto this day. 12 For there is no difference between the 9 And David saith, Let their table be mado Jew and the Greek : for the same Lord over a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, all is rich unto all that call upon him.

and a recompence unto them: 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name 10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they of the Lord shall be saved.

may not see, and bow down their back 14 How then shall they call on him in alway. whom they have not believed ? and how 11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they shall they believe in him of whom they have should fall? God forbid: but rather through not heard? and how shall they hear without their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, a preacher ?

for to provoke them to jealousy. 15 And how shall they preach, except they 12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of be sent ? as it is written, How beautiful are the world, and the diminishing of them the the feet of them that preach the gospel of riches of the Gentiles; how much more their peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! fulness?

16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magreport?

nify mine office: 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and 14 If by any means I may provoke to emuhearing by the word of God.

lation them which are my flesh, and might 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes save some of them. verily, their sound went into all the earth, 15 For if the casting away of them be and their words unto the ends of the world. the reconciling of the world, what shall

19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First the receiving of them be, but life from the Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy dead? by them that are no people, and by a foolish 16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is nation I will anger you.

also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the 20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was

branches. found of them that sought me not; I was 17 And if some of the branches be broken made manifest unto them that asked not off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert after me.

graffed in among them, and with them 21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I partakest of the root and fatness of the have stretched forth my hands unto a dis

olive tree; obedient and gainsaying people.

18 Boast not against the branches. But if CHAPTER 11.

thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but 1 God hath not cast off all Israel. 7 Some were

the root thec. elected, though the rest were hardened. 16

19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were There is hope of their conversion. 18 The

broken off, that I might be graffed in. Gentiles may not insult upon them: 26 for 20 Well; because of unbelief they were there is a promise of their salvation. 33 God's broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be judgments are unsearchable.

not highminded, but fear:

21 For if God spared not the natural ple? God forbid. For I also am an Israel- branches, take heed lest he also spare not ite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of

thee. Benjamin.

22 Behold therefore the goodness and 2 God hath not cast away his people which severity of God: on them which fell, sehe foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture verity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession continue in his goodness : otherwise thou to God against Israel, saying,

also shalt be cut off. 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and 23 And they also, if they abide not still in digged down thine altars; and I am left unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able alone, and they seek my life.

to graff them in again. 4 But what saith the answer of God unto 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive him? I have reserved to myself seven thou- tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted sand men, who have not bowed the knee to contrary to nature into a good olive tree: the image of Baal.

how much more shall these, which be the 5 Even so then at this present time also natural branches, be graffed into their own there is a remnant according to the election olive tree? of grace.

25 For I would not, brethren, that yo 6 And if by grace, then is it no more of should be ignorant of this mystery, lest, ye works: otherwise grace is no more grace. should be wise in your own conceits; that

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Exhortation to holiness.

ROMANS, 11. Of subjection to magistrates. blindness in part is happened to Israel, until hor that which is evil; cleave to that which the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

is good. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another is written, There shall come out of Sion the with brotherly love; in honour preferring Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness one another; from Jacob:

11 Not slothful in business ; fervent in 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when spirit; serving the Lord; I shall take away their sins.

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribula28 As concerning the gospel, they are ene tion; continuing instant in prayer; mies for your sakes: but as touching the elec- 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; tion,

they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. given to hospitality. 29 For the gifts and calling of God are with- 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, out repentance.

and curse not. 30 For as ye in times past have not believed 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and God, yet have now obtained mercy through weep with them that weep. their unbelief:

16 Be of the same mind one toward an31 Even so have these also now not believed, other. Mind not high things, but condethat through your mercy they also may obtain scend to men of low estate. Be not wise in inercy.

your own conceits. 32 For God hath concluded them all in un- 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Probelief, that he might have mercy upon all. vide things honest in the sight of all men.

33 0 the depth of the riches both of the 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, wisdom and knowledge of God! how un- live peaceably with all men. searchable are his judgments, and his ways 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, past finding out!

but rather give place unto wrath: for it is 34 For who hath known the mind of the written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, Lord ? or who hath been his counsellor? saith the Lord.

35 Or who hath first given to him, and it 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed shall be recompensed unto him again? him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in

36 For of him, and through him, and to so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on him, are all things: to whom be glory for his head. ever. Amen.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome

evil with good. CHAPTER 12. 1 God's mercies must move us to please God.

CHAPTER 13. 3 No man must think too well of himself, 6 1 Subjection, and many other duties, we owe but attend every one on that calling wherein to the magistrates. 8 Love is the fulfilling of he is placed. 9 Love, and many other duties, the law. 11 Gluttony and drunkenness, and are required of us. 19 Revenge is specially the works of darkness, are out of season in forbidden.

the time of the gospel. BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by ET every soul be subject unto the higher the mercies of God, that ye present your

For there is no power but of bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable un- God: the powers that be are ordained of God. to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power,

2 And be not conformed to this world: but resisteth the ordinance of God: and they he ye transformed by the renewing of your that resist shall receive to themselves danimind, that ye may prove what is that good, nation. and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works,

3 For I say, through the grace given unto but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid me, to every man that is among you, not to of the power? do that which is good, and think of himself more highly than he ought thou shalt have praise of the same: to think; but to think soberly, according as 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for God hath dealt to every man the measure of good. But if thou do that which is evil, be faith.

afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: 4 For as we have many members in one for he is the minister of God, a revenger to body, and all members have not the same execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. office:

5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. and every one members one of another.

6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for 6 Having then gifts differing according to they are God's ministers, attending continuthe grace that is given to us, whether pro- ally upon this very thing. phecy, let us prophesy according to the pro

7 Render therefore to all their dues : triportion of faith;

bute to whom tribute is due; custom to 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our minister- whom custom ; fear to whom fear; honour ing: or he that teacheth, on teaching ;

to whom honour. 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation : 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; another: for he that loveth another hath he that ruleth, with diligence; he that shew- fulfilled the law. eth mercy, with cheerfulness.

9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adul- 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Ab- tery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not

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Directions against

ROMANS, 15.

uncharitable judgment. steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, man put a stumblingblock or an occasion Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any to fall in his brother's way. other commandment, it is briefly compre- 14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord hended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itlove thy neighbour as thyself.

self: but to him that esteemeth any thing 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour : to be unclean, to him it is unclean. therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy

11 And that, knowing the time, that now it meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Deis high time to awake out of sleep: for now stroy not him with thy neat, for whom is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Christ died.

12 The night is far spent, the day is at 16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of: hand: let us therefore cast off the works 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat of darkness, and let us put on the armour and drink; but righteousness, and peace, of light

and joy in the Holy Ghost. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in 18 For he that in these things serveth Christ rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering is acceptable to God, and approved of men. and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 19 Let us therefore follow after the things

14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, which make for peace, and things wherewith and make not provision for the flesh, to one may edify another. fulfil the lusts thereof.

20 For meat destroy not the work of God. CHAPTER 14.

All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for 3 Men may not contemn nor condemn one the

that man who eateth with offence, other for things indifferent: 13 but take heed 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink that they give no offence in them: 15 for wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother that the apostle proveth unlawful by many stumbleth, or is offended, ot is made weak. reasons.

22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself beIM that is weak in the faith receive ye, fore God. Happy is he that condemneth not

himself in that thing which he alloweth. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all 23 And he that doubteth is damned if he things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. eat, because he eateth not of faith: for what

3 Let not him that eateth despise him that soever is not of faith is sin. eateth not; and let not him which eateth

CHAPTER 15. not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

1 The strong must bear with the weak. 2 We

may not please ourselves, 3 for Christ did not 4 Who art thou that judgest another man's 80, 7 but receive one the other, as Christ did servant? to his own master he standeth or us all, 8 both Jews 9 and Gentiles. 15 Paul falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God excuseth his writing, 28 and promiseth to see is able to make him stand.

them, 30 and requesteth their prayers. man esteemeth one day above an

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Let every man be fully persuaded in his please ourselves. own mind.

2 Let every one of us please his neighbour 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it for his good to edification.' unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. but, as it is written, The reproaches of them He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he that reproached thee fell on me. giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, 4 For whatsoever things were written aforeto the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God time were written for our learning, that we thanks.

through patience and comfort of the scrip7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no tures might have hope. man dieth to himself.

5 Now the God of patience and consolation 8 For whether we live, we live unto the grant you to be likeminded one, toward anLord; and whether we die, we die unto the other according to Christ Jesus: Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we 6 That ye may with one mind and ono are the Lord's.

mouth glorify God, even the Father of our 9 For to this end Christ both died, and Lord Jesus Christ. rose, and revived, that he might be Lord 7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as both of the dead and living.

Christ also received us to the glory of God. 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister or why dost thou set at nought thy bro- of the circumcision for the truth of God, to ther? for we shall all stand before the judg-confirm the promises made unto the fathers: ment seat of Christ.

9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the for his mercy; as it is written, For this Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every cause I will confess to thee among the Gentongue shall confess to God.

tiles, and sing unto thy name. 12 So then every one of us shall give ac- 10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, count of himself to God.

with his people. 13 Let us not therefore judge one another 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Genany more: but judge this rather, that no tiles; and laud bim, all ye people,

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