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are insearchable grace: otherwise work is no more work. olive-tree; how much more shall these,

7 What then Israel hath not obtained which be the natural branches, be gratf. that which he seeketh for ; but the elec- ed into their own olive-tree? lion bath obuained it, and the rest were 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye blinded,

should he ignorant of this mystery, (lest 8 (According as it is written, God hath ye should he wise in your own conceits) given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that blindness in part is happened to Isthru they should not see, and ears that rael, until the fulness of the Gentiles be they should not liear;) unto this day. come in.

9 And David saith, Let their table be 26 And so all Israel shall be saver: as made a snare, and a trap, and a stuum- it is written, There shall coine out of bling block, and a recompenceito them: Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away

10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they ungodliness from Jacob : may not see, and bow down their back 27 For this is my covenant into them, always.

when I shall take away their sins. 11 i say then, Have they stumbled that 23 As concerning the gospel, they are they simuld fall? God forbid: but rather enemies for your sakes: but as touching through their fall salvation is come unto the election, they are beloved for the fathe Gentiles, for to provoke them to jeal thers' sakes. Ousy.

| 29 For the gifts and calling of God are 12 Now, if the full of them he the riches without repentance. of the world, and the diminishing of them 30 For as ve in times past have not be. the riches of the Gentiles; how much lieved Gol, yet lave now obtained niermore their fulness?.

cy through their unbelief; 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inas- 31 Even so have these also now not he much as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, lieved, that through your nercy they also Imagnity mine ottice:

may obtain mercy. 14 If by any means I may provoke to 32 For God liath concluded them all in emulation them which are my flesh, and unbelief, that he might have mercy niight save some of them.

upon all. 15 For if the casting away of them bel 33 O the depth of the riches both of the the reconciling of the world, what shall wisdom and knowledge of God! how the receiving of them be, but life from searchable are liis judgments, and his the dead?

ways past finding out! 16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump 34 For who hath known the mind of the is also holu: and if the root be holy, so Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? are the branches.

| 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it 17 And if some of the branches he shall be recompensed unto him again? broken ott, and thon, being a wild olive- 36 For of him, and through him, and to tree, wert gratfed in among them, and him are all things: to whom be glory for with them partakest of the root and fat- ever. Amen. ness of the olive-tree;

CHAP. XII. 18 Boast not against the branches. But

Pride forbidden. if thou boast, thou bearest not the root;T BESEECII you therefore, brethren, but the root thee.

11 by the mercies of God, that ye present 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acwere broken off, that I might be graff- ceptable unto God, which is your reason. ed in. .

lable service. 20 Well ; because of unbelief they were ? And be not conformed to this world. broken off, and thou standest by faith. but be ye transformed by the renewing Be not high-minded, but fear:

your mind, that ye may prove what is 21 For if God spared not the natural that good, and acceptable, and perfect branches, take heed lest he also spare not will of God. thee.

13 For I say, through the grace given un22 Behold therefore the goodness and to me, to every man that is among you, severity of God: on them which fell, se- not to think of himself more highly than, verity; but toward thee, goodness, if he ought to think ; but to think soberly. thou continue in his goodness : other according as God hath dealt to every man wise thou also shat he cut off wise thou also shat he cut oll:,.

the measure of faith. 23. And they also, if they abide not still 4 For as we have many members in one

hve many member in one in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is body, and all members have not the same able to grauff thein in again.

office: 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive- 5 So we, being mary, are one body is tree which is wild by nature, and wert Christ, and every one members one of graffed contrary to nature into a good another.

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Sundry duties recommended. CHAP. XIII, XIV. Of things indifferent 6 Having then gifts, differing according| 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject to the grace that is given to us, whether not only for wrath, but also for cop prophecy, let us prophesy according to science' sake. the proportion of faith;

| 6 For, for this cause pay ye tribute also 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our minis- for they are God's ministers, attending tering: or he that teacheth, on teaching: continually upon this very thing.

8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation : 17 kender therefore to all their dues : trib he that giveih, let him do it with simpli- ute to whom tribute is due ; custom to city: he that ruleth, with diligence; he whom custom ; fear to whom fear; honthat sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Jour to whom honour.

9 Let love be without dissimulation. 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that one another : for he that loveth another which is good.

hath fulfilled the law. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adulwith brotherly love; in lionour preferring tery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not one another;

steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 11 Not slothful in business ; fervent in Thou shalt not covet ; and if there be spirit; serving the Lord;

any other commandment, it is briefly 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribula-comprehended in this saying, namely, tion à continuing instant in prayer; Thou shalt love thy neighbour' as thyself. 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: given to hospitality.

therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 14 Bless them which persecute you;/ 11 And that, knowing the time, that now bless, and curse not.

it is high time to awake out of sleep : for 15 Rejoice with them that do rejuice, and now is our salvation nearer than when weep with them that weep.

we believed. 16 Be of the same mind one toward an- 12 The night is far spent, the day is at other. Mind not high things, but con- hand: let us therefore cast off the works descend to men of low estate. Be not of darkness, and let us put on the armour wise in your own conceits..

of light. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day : Provide things honest in the sight of all not in rioting and drunkenness, not in men.

chambering and wantonness, not in strife 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in and envying. you, live peaceably with all men.

14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not your- and make not provision for the flesh, to selves, but rather give place unto wrath: fulfil the lusts thereof. for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I

CHAP. XIV. will repay, saith the Lord.

Not to condemn one another, &c. 20 Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, LTIM that is weak in the finith receive feed him; if he thirst, give him drink :LL ye, but not to doubtful disputa for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire tions. on his head.

2 For one believeth that he may eat al 21 Be not overcome of evil, but over-things; another, who is weak, eateth come evil with good.

herbs. CIIAP. XIII.

3 Let not him that eateth, despise him Obedience to magistrates. that eateth not; and let not lim which I ET every soul be subject unto the eateth hot, judge him that eatethi: for God U higher powers. For there is no hath received him. power but of God: the powers that be, 4 Who art thou that judgest another are ordained of God.

man's servant to his own master he 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the standeth or falleth: yea, he shall be puwer, resisteth the ordinance of God: holden up: for God is able to inake him and they that resist shall receive to them- stand. selves dainnation.

| 5 One man esteemeth one day above 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, another : another esteemeth every day but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be alike. Let every inan be fully persuaded afraid of the power? do that which is good, in his own mind. and thou shalt have praise of the same: ? 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth

4 For he is the minister of God to thee it unto the Lord : and he that regardeth for good. But if thou do that which is not the day, to the Lord he doth not reevil, be afraid ; för he beareth not the gard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, sword in vain: for he is the minister of for he giveth God thanks; and he that God, a revenger to execute wrath upon leateth not, to the Lord he eateti not, and him that docth evil.

Igiveth God thanks.


The acceptance


of the Gentiles 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and 4 For whatsoever things were written no inan dieth to himself.

aforetime, were written for our learning, 8 For whether we live, we live unto the that we through patience and confort of Lord ; and whether we die, we die unto the scriptures might have hope the Lord : whether we live therefore, or 5 Now the God of patience and consodie, we are the Lord's.

lation grant you to be like-minded one 9 For to this end Christ both died, and toward another according to Christ Jesus: rise, and revived, that he might be Lord 6 That ye may with one mind and one both of the dead and living.

mouth glorify God, even the Father of 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? our Lord Jesus Christ. or why dost thou set at nought thy 7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as brother ? for we shall all stand before the Christ also received us, to the glory of judgment-seat of Christ.

God. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and minister of the circumcision for the truth every tongue shall confess to God. of God, to confirm the promises made

12 So then every one of us shall give unto the fathers: account of himself to God.

| 9. And that the Gentiles might glorify 13 Let us not therefore judge, one an- God for his mercy; as it is written, For other any more : but judge this rather, this cause I will confess to thee among that no man put a stumbling-block, or an the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. occasion to fall in his brother's way. 10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye

14 I know, and am persuaded by the Gentiles, with his people. Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye of itself: but to hin that esteemeth any Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 12 And again Esaias saith, There shall

15 But if thy brother be grieved with be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise thy meat, now walkest thou not charita- to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall bly. Destroy not him with thy meat, the Gentiles trust. for whom Christ died.

13 Now the God of hope fill you with 16 Let not then your good be evil all joy and peace in believing, that ye spoken of:

may abound in hope, through the power 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat of the Holy Ghost. and drink, but righteulisness, and peace, 14 And I myself also am persuaded of and joy in the Holy Ghost.

you, my brethren, that ye also are full of 18 För lie that in these things serveth goodness, filled with all knowledge, able Christ, is acceptable to God, and ap- also to admonish one another. proved of men.

15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have writ19 Let us therefore follow after the ten the morf boldly unto you in soine things which make for peace, and things sort, as putting you in inind, because wherewith one may edify another of the grace that is given to me of God,

2. For meat destroy not the work of God. 16 That I should be the minister of All things indeed are pure; but it is Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering evil for that man who eateth with offence. the gospel of God, that the offering up of

21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to the Gentiles might be acceptable, being drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy sanctified by the Holy Ghost. brother stunbleth, ur is offended, or is 17 I have therefore whereof I may made weak.

glory through Jesus Christ, in those things 22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself which pertain to God. before God. Happy is he that con- 18 For I will not dare to speak of any demneth not himself in that thing which lof those things which Christ hath not he alloweth.

wrought by me, to make the Gentiles 23 And he that doubteth is damned if obedient, by word and deed, be eat, because he eateth not of faithı: 19 Through mighty signs and wonders, for whatever is not of faith is sin. ly the power of the Spirit of God; so CHAP. XV.

that from Jerusalem, and mund about The strung must bear with the weak. unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the W E then that are strong ought to bear gospel of Christ.

V the infirmities of the weak, and not 20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the lo Jease ourselves.

gospel, not where Christ. was named, 2 Let every one of us please his neigh- lest I should build upon another man's bir for his good to edification.

foundation : 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; 21 But as it is written, To whom he hui, as it is written, Tue reproaches of wis not spoken of, they shall see: and tl.em that reproached thee fell oil me they that have not heard shall understand

The apostle concludes , CHAP. XVI.

with salutations, 8c 22 For which cause also I have been 8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord much hindered from coming to you. | 9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ

23 But now having no more place in and Stachys my beloved. these parts, and having a great desire to Salute Apelles approved in Christ. these many years to come unto you; Salute them which are of Aristobulus

24 Whensoever I take my journey into household. Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to 11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. sce you in my journey, and to be brought Greet them that be of the household of on my way thitherward by you, if first Narcissus, which are in the Lord. be somewhat filled with your company. 12 Salute Tryphena aud Tryphosa, who

25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved minister unto the saints.

Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. 26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia 13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and Achaia to make a certain contribution and his mother and mine.

for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, • 27 It hath pleased them verily; and Patrobas, Herines, and the brethren

their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles which are with them. ! have been inade partakers of their spirit- 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus. ual things, their duty is also to minister and his sister, and Olympas, and all the unto them in carnal things.

saints which are with them. 28. When therefore I have performed 16 Salute one another with a holy kiss. thus, and have sealed to them this fruit, I T'he churches of Christ salute you. will come by you into Spain.

| 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark 29 And I am sure that when I come them which cause divisions and offences, unto you, I shall come in the fulness of contrary to the Joctrine which ye have the blessing of the gospel of Christ. i learned; and avoid them.

30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for 18 For they that are such serve not our the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly ; love of the Spirit, that ye strive together and by good words and fair speeches with me in your prayers to God for me ; deceive the hearts of the simple.

31 That I may be delivered from thein 19 For your obedience is come abroad that do not believe in Judea ; and that unto all men. I am glad therefore on iny service which I have for Jerusalem, your behalf: but yet I would have you may be accepted of the saints;

wise unto that which is good, and simple 32 That I may come unto you with joy concerning evil. by the will of God, and may with you! 29 And the God of peace shall bruise be refreshed.

Satan under your feet shortly. The 33 Now the God of peace be with you grace of our Lord Jesus Chrisi be with ail. Amen.

vou. Amen. CHAP. XVI.

| 21 Timotheus my work -fellow, and Salutations and praise. Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my TCOMMEND unto you Phebe our sister, kinsmen, salute you. I which is a servant of the church which 22 | Tertius, who wrote this epistle, is at Cenchrea:

salute you in the Lord. 2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as 23 Gaius inine lost, and of the whole becometh saints, and that ye assist her church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamin whatsoever business she hath need of berlain of the city saluteth you, and you : for she hath been a succourer of Quartus a brother many, and of myself also.

24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my helpers be with you all. Amen. or Christ Jesus:

| 25 Now to him that is of power to - 4 Who have for my life laid down establish you according to my gospel, and their own necks: unto whom not only I the preaching of Jesus Christ, according give thanks, but also all the churches of to the revelation of the mystery, which the Gentiles.

was hept secret since the world began, 5 Likewise greet the church that is in 26 But now is made manifest, and by their house. Salute my well-beloved the scriptures of the prophets, according Epenetus, who is the first-fruits of Achaia to the cominandment of the everlasting unto Christ.

God, made known to all nations for the 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much obedience of faith : labour on us.

27 To God only wise, be glory through 7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who | Written to the Romans from Co are of note aniong the apostles, who also rintys, and sent by Phebe servant were in Christ before me.

''e church at Cenchrea.

I The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the CORINTHIANS CHAP. I.

world? hath not God made foolish the Paul echorteth to unity.

wisdom of this world? DAUL. called to be an apostle of Jesus! 2 For after that in the LChrist through the will of God, and the world by wisdorn knew not God, it Sosthenes our brother, .

pleased God by the foolishness of preach2 Unto the church of God which is at Co-ing to save them that believe. rinth, to thein that are sanctified in Christ 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Jesus, called to be saints, with all that Greeks seek after wisdom: in every place call upon the name of Jesus 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto

3 Grace be unto you, and peace from the Greeks foolishness; God our Father, and from the Lord 24 But unto thein which are called, Jesus Christ.

both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power 4 I thank my God always on your of God, and the wisdom of God. sebalf, for the grace of God which is given 25 Because the foolishness of God you by Jesus Christ;

wiser than men ; and the weakness of 5 That in every thing ye are enriched God is stronger than men. ny him, in all utterance, and in all 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, knowledge;

how that not many wise men after the 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was flesh, not many mighty, not many noble confirmed in you:

are called : 7 So that ye come behind in no gift ; 27 But God hath chosen the foolish waiting for the coming of our Lord things of the world to confound the wise : Jesus Christ :

and God hath chosen the weak things Who shall also confirm you unto the of the world to confound the things which end, that ye may be blameless in the day are mighty; of our Lord Jesus Christ.

| 28 And base things of the world, and 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were things which are despised, hath God called unto the fellowship of his son chosen, yea, and things which are not, Jesus Christ our Lord.

to bring to nought things that are: 10 Now I beseecil you, brethren, by the 29 That no flesh should glory in his name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye presence. all speak the same thing, and that there 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, he no divisions among you; but that ye who of God is made unto us wisdom, be perfectly joined together in the same and righteousness, and sanctification, and mind, and in the same judgment. Tredemption :

11 For it hath been declared unto me! 31 That, according as it is written, H of you, my brethren, by them which are that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord! of the house of Chloe, that there are con

CHAP. II. tentions among you.

The success of Paul's preaching. 12 Now this I say, that every one of AND I, brethren, when I came to you, you saith, I am of Paul ; and I of Apollos; A came not with excellency of speech, and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. lor of wisdom, declaring unto you the

13 Is Christ divíded? was Paul crucified testimony of God. for you ? or were ye baptized in the name 2 For I determined not to know any of Paul ? '

thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and 14. I thank God that I baptized none of him crucified. you, but Crispus and Gaius ;

13 And I was with you in weakness, 15 Lest any should say that I had bap- and in fear, and in much trembling. tized in mine own name.

1 4 And my speech and my preaching 16 And I baptized also the household of roas not with enticing words of man's Stephanas; besides, I know not whether wisdom, but in deinoristration of the I haptized any other.

Spirit, and of power: 1 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, 5 That your faith should not stand in the but to preach the gospel : not with wis- wisdom of men, but in the power of God. dom of words, lest the cross of Christ 6 Howheit, we speak wisdon among should be made of none effect.

them that are perfect: yet not the wise 18 For the preaching of the cross is to dom of this world, nor of the princes of them that perish, foolishness; but unto us this world, that come to bought : which are saved, it is the power of God. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in

19 For it is written, I will destroy the a mystery, even the hidden wisdor wisdom of the wise, and will bring to which God ordained before the world nothing the understanding of the prudent. unto our glory; .

20 Where is the wise? where is the 8 Which none of the princes of this Erribe? where is the disputer of this world knew : for had they know it


doma be made of none eithe cross is to demorld, that come to hom of God in

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