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you : bless, and curse not. " 2 And be not conformed to this 15 Rejoice with them that do world: but be ye transformed by rejoice, and weep with them that the renewing of your mind, that weep. ye may prove what is that good,! 16 Be of the same mind one to. and acceptable, and perfect will of ward another. Mind not high God.

things, but condescend to men of 3 For I say, through the grace low estate. Be not wise in your given unto me, to every man that own conceits. is among you, not to think of him- 17 Recompense to no man evil self more highly than he ought to for evil. Provide things honest think; but to think soberly, ac- in the sight of all men. cording as God hath dealt to every.. 18 If it be possible, as much as man the measure of faith. lieth in you, live peaceably with

4 For, as we have many mem- all.men. bers in one body, and all mem- 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not bers have not the same office; yourselves, but rather give place

5 So we, being many, are one unto wrath: for it is written, body in Christ, and every one Vengeance is mine; I will repay, members one of another. saith the Lord.

6 Having then gifts differing ac- 20 Therefore, if thine enemy cording to the grace that is given hunger, feed him; if he thirst, to us, whether prophecy, let us give him drink: for in so doing, prophecy according to the propor- thou shalt heap coals of fire on his tion of faith;

headi. 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our 21 Be not overcome of evil, but ministering; or he that teacheth, sovercome evil with good. on teaching;

CHAP. XIII. 8 Or he that exhorteth, on ex- Exhortations to several duties. hortation; he that giveth, let him T ET every soul be subject do it with simplicity; he that ru-L unto the higher powers. For Icth, with diligence; he that there is no power but of God; the sheweth mercy, with cheerful- powers that be, are ordained of 'ness.

God. 9 Let love be without dissimu- 2 Whosoever, therefore, relation. Abhor that which is evil; sisteth the power, resisteth the cleave to that which is good. ordinance of God; and they that · 10 Be kindly affectionate one to resist, shall receive to themselves another, with brotherly love; in damnation. honour preferring one another: 3 For rulers are not a terror to

11 Not slothful in business; good works, but to the evil. fervent in spirit; serving the Wilt thou then not be afraid of Lord;

the power? do that which is 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient good, and thou shalt have praise in tribulation; continuing instant of the same : in prayer;

4 For he is the minister of God 13 Distributing to the necessity to thee for good. But if thou do of saints; given to hospitality. that which is evil, be afraid; for

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Of several duties. Chap. xiv. Days and meats indifferent. for he is the minister of God, al CHAP. XIV. revenger to execute wrath upon Days and meats indifferent, him that doeth evil.

T TIM that is weak in the faith, 5 Wherefore ye must needs be I receive ye, but not to doubtsubject, not only for wrath, but ful disputations. also for conscience sake.

2 For one believeth that he may 6 For, for this cause pay yeseat all things: another. who io tribute also: for they are God's weak, eateth herbs. ministers, attending continually 3 Let not him tha:upon this very thing.

spise him that eateth i si.. done 7 Render, therefore, to all their not him which eatet! dues : tribute to whoin tribute is him that eateth: for C due ; custom to whom custom; ceived him. fear to whom fear; honour tol 4. Who art thou t whom honour.

another man's serva 8 Owe no man any thing, but own master he standet to love one another: for he that yea, he shall be hol loveth another hath fulfilled the God is able to make h Jaw.

15 One man esteem 9 For this, Thou shalt not above another; anothe. commit adultery, Thou shalt not every day alike. Let kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou be fully persuaded i shalt not bear false witness, Thou mind." shalt not covet: and if there be any 6 He that regardlet] other commandment, it is briefly regardleth it unto the own, CE comprehended in this saying, he that regardleth not the day, to namely, Thou shalt love thy the Lord he doth not regard it. neighbour as thyself.

He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, io Love worketh no ill to his for he giveth God thanks; and he neighbour: therefore, love is the that eateth not, to the Lord he fulfilling of the law.

eateth not, and giveth God 11 And that, knowing the time, thanks. that now it is high time to awake 7 For none of us liveth to himout of sleep: for now is our salva- self, and no man dieth to himself. tion nearer than when we believ- 8 For whether we live, we live ed.

unto the Lord; and whether we 12 The night is far spent, the die, we die unto the Lord: wheday is at hand: let us, therefore, ther we live, therefore, or die, cast off the works of darkness, and we are the Lord's. let us put on the armour of light. 9 For to this end Christ both

13 Let us walk honestly as in died, and rose, and revived, that the day; notin rioting and drunk- he might be Lord both of the dead enness, not in chambering and and living. wantonness, not in strife and en- 10 But why cost thou judge thy vying:

brother? or why dost thou set at * 14. But put ye cn the Lord Jesus nought thy brother? for we shall Christ, and make not provision all stand before the judgment-seat for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts of Christ. thereof.

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Of things indifferent. Romans. Receiving of the Gentiles. saith the Lord, every knee shall

CHAP. XV. bow to me, and every tongue shall The receiving of the Gentiles. confess to God.

ITAE then that are strong 12 So then, every one of us shall VV ought to bear the infirmi. give account of himself to God. ties of the weak, and not to please

13 Let us not, therefore, judige ourselves. one another any more: but jucice 2 Let every one of us please his this rather, that no man put a neighbour for his good to edificastumbling-block, or an occasion tion. to fall, in his brother's way. I 3 For even Christ pleased not

14 I know, and am persuaded himself; but, as it is written, The by the Lord Jesus, that there is reproaches of them that reproachnothing unclean of itself: but to cd thee, fell on me, him that esteemeth any thing to 4 For whatsoever things were be unclean, to him it is unclean. written aforetime, were written

15 But if thy brother be grieved for our learning, that we, through with thy meat, now walkest thou patience and comfort of the scrip. not charitably. Destroy not him tures, might have hope. with thy meat, for whom Christ 5 Now, the God of patience and died.

consolation grant you to be like16 Let not then your good be minded one toward another, ac. evil spoken of:

cording to Christ Jesus; 17 For the kingdom of God is 6 That ye may with one mind not meat and drink; but righte- and one mouth glorify God!, even ousness, and peace, and joy in the the Father of our Lord Jesus Holy Ghost.

Christ. 18 For he that in these things! 7 Wherefore receive ye one sorveth Christ, is acceptable to another, as Christ also received God, and approved of men. us, to the glory of God.

19 Let us, therefore, follow af- 8 Now I say, that Jesus Christ ter the things which make for was a minister of the circumcision peace, and things wherewith one for the truth of God, to confirm may edify another.

the promises made unto the fa. 20 For meat destroy not the thers; work of God. All things indeed 9 And that the Gentiles might are pure; but it is evil for that glorify God for his mercy; as it is man who eateth with offence. written, For this cause I will con

21 It is good neither to eat flesh, sess to thee among the Gentiles, nor to drink wine, nor any thing and sing unto thy name. whereby thy brother stumbleth, 10 Andagain he saith, Rejoice, or is offended, or is made weak. ye Gentiles, with his people.

22 Hast thou faith? have it to 11 And again, Praise the Lord, thyself before God. Happy is he all ye Gentiles, and laud him, ali that condemneth not himself in ye people. that thing which he alloweth. [ 12 And again Esaias saith,.

23 And he that doubteth is There shall be a root of Jesse; damned if he eat, because be cat- and he that shall rise to reign over eth not of faith: for whatsoever is the Gentiles, in him shall the not of faith is sin.

JGentiles trust.

16 This me of God. grace that Macedonit hath pleasee saints.

Paul excuseth his writing, Chap. xv. and promiseth to see them.

13 Now, the God of hope fill place in these parts, and having a you with all joy and peace in be- great desire these many years to lieving, that ye may abound in come unto you; hope, through the power of the 24 Whensoever I take my Holy Ghost.

ljourney into Spain, I will come 14 And I myself also am per- to you: for I trust to see you in suaded of you, my brethren, that my journey, and to be brought ye also are full of goodness, filled on my way thitherward by you, if with all knowledge, able also to first I be somewhat filled with admonish one another.

your company. 15 Nevertheless, brethren, Il 25 But now I go unto Jerusahave written the more boldly unto lem to minister unto the saints. you in some sort, as putting you 26 For it hath pleased them of in mind, because of the grace that Macedonia and Achaia to make a

certain contribution for the poor 16 That I should be the minis- saints which are at Jerusalem. ter of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, 27 It hath pleased them verily, ministering the gospel of God, and their debtors they are. For, that the offering-up of the Gentiles if the Gentiles have been made might be acceptable, being sancti- partakers of their spiritual things, fied by the Holy Ghost

their duty is also to minister unto 17 I have, therefore, whereof Ithem in carnal things. . may glory through Jesus Christ 28 When, therefore, I have in those things which pertain to performed this, and have sealed God.

to them this fruit, I will come by 18 For I will not dare to speak you into Spain. of any of those things which 29 And I am sure, that when I Christ hath not wrought by me, come unto you, I shall come in to make the Gentiles obedient, by the fulness of the blessing of the word and deed,

gospel of Christ. 19 Through mighty signs and 30 Now, I beseech you, brewonders, by the power of the Spi-thren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's rit of God; so that from Jerusa- sake, and for the love of the Spilem, and round about unto Illyri-rit, that ye strive together with cum, I have fully preached the me in your prayers to God for gospel of Christ...

me;

. .. 20 Yea, so have I strived to 31 That I may be delivered preach the gospel, not where from them that do not believe in Christ was named, lest I should Judea; and that my service which build upon another man's founda- I have for Jerusalem may be action:

cepted of the saints; 21 But, as it is written, Tol 32 That I may come unto you whom he was not spoken of, they with joy by the will of God, shall see: and they that have not and may with you be refreshheard shall understand... leci.

22 For which cause also I have 33 Now, the God of peace be been much hindered from coming with you all. Amen. to you.

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and salutatioris. . CHAP XVI. Ithe brethren which are with them.

Paul's salutations. Wha 15 Salute Philologus and Julia, I Commend unto you Phebe Nereus and his sister, and Olymo I our sister, which is a servant of pas, and all the saints which are the church which is at Cenchrea; with them.

2 That ye receive her in the 16 Salute one another with an Lord, as becometh saints; and holy kiss. The churches of that ye assist her in whatsoever Christ salute you. business she hath need of you :/ 17 Now I beseech you, brefor she hath been a succourer of thren, mark them which cause many, and of myself also. divisions and offences, contrary

3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, to the doctrine which ye have my helpers in Christ Jesus: learned; and avoid them.

4 Who have for my life laid 18 For they that are such serve down their own necks: unto not our Lord Jesus Christ, but whom not only I give thanks, but their own belly; and by good also all the churches of the Gen-words and fair speeches deceive tiles.

the hearts of the simple. 5 Likewise greet the church 19 For your obedience is come that is in their house. Salute my abroad unto all men. I am glad, well-beloved Epenetus, who is therefore, on your behalf; but the first-fruits of Achaia unto yet I would have you wise unto Christ.

Ithat which is good, and simple 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed concerning evil. much labour on us.

20 And the God of peace shall 7 Salute Andronicus and Junia bruise Satan under your feet my kinsmen, and my fellow-pri- shortly. The grace of our Lord soners, who are of note among the Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. apostles, who also were in Christ 21 Timotheus my workfellow, before me.

and Lucius, and Jason, and 8 Greet Amplias my beloved Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute in the Lord.

you. 9 Salute Urbane our helper in 22 (I Tertius, who wrote this Christ, and Stachys my beloved. epistle, salute you in the Lord.)

10 Salute Apelles approved in 23 Gaius mine host, and of the Christ. Salute them which are of whole church, saluteth you. EAristobulus' housebold.

"rastus the chamberlain of the city 11 Salute Herodion my kins- saluteth you, and Quartus a broman. Greet them that be of the ther. household of Narcissus, which are 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus in the Lord.

Christ be with you all. Amen. 12 Salute Tryphena and Try- 25 Now to him that is of power phosa, who labour in the Lord. to stablish you according to my Salute the beloved Persis, which gospel, and the preaching of Jesus laboured much in the Lord. Christ, (according to the revela

13 Salute Rufus chosen in the tion of the mystery, which was Lord, and his mother and mine. kept secret since the world began,

14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, 26 But now is made manifest, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and and by the scriptures of the pro.

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