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., 8. First, I thank my God through 21 Because that, when they knew Jesus Christ for you all, that your God, they glorified him not as God, faith is spoken of throughout the neither were thankful; but became whole world.

vain in their imaginations, and their, 9 For God is my witness, whom I foolish heart was darkened. serve with my spirit in the gospel of 22 Professing themselves to be his Son, that without ceasing I make wise, they became fools ; mention of you always in myprayers; 23 And changed the glory of the

10 Making request, if by any uncorruptible God into an image means now at length I might have made like to corruptible man, and a prosperous journey by the will of to birds, and four-footed beasts, and God to come unto you.

creeping things. 11 ForIlong to see you, that I may 24 Wherefore God also gave them impart unto you some spiritual gift, up to uncleanness, through the lusts to the end ye may be established; oftheir own hearts, to dishonourtheir

12 That is, that I inay be com own bodies between themselves; forted together with you, by the 25 Who changed the truth of God mutual faith both of you and me. into a lie, and worshipped and served

13 Now, I would not have you the creature more than the Creator, ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes who is blessed for ever. Amen. I purposed to come unto you, (but 26 For this cause God gave them waş let hitherto,) that I might have up unto vile affections ; for even some fruit among you also, even as their women did change the naamong other Gentiles.

tural use into that which is against 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks nature: hogy and to the Barbarians, both to the 27 And likewise also the men, wise and to the unwise.

leaving the natural use of the woman, 15 So, as much as in me is, I am burned in their lust one toward an ready to preach the gospel to you other; men with men working that that are at Rome also.

which is unseemly, and receiving 16 For I am not ashamed of the in themselves that recompence of sospel of Christ: for it is the power their error which was meet. of God unto salvation to every one 28 And even as they did not like that believeth; to the Jew first, and to retain God in their knowledge, also to the Greek.

God gave them over to a reprobate 17 For therein is the righteous-mind, to do those things which are ness of God revealed from faith to not convenient: faith ; as it is written, The just shall 29 Being filled with all unrighlive by faith.

teousness, fornication, wickedness, 18 For the wrath of God is re- covetousness, maliciousness; full of vealed from heaven against all un- envy, murder, debate, deceit, má godliness and unrighteousness of lignity; whisperers, men, who hold the truth in unrigh 30 Backbiters, haters of God, des

piteful, proud, boasters, inventors of 19 Because that which may be evil things, disobedient to parents, known of God,is manifest in them: 31 Without understanding, covefor God hath shewed it unto them. nant-breakers, without natural af

20 For the invisible things of him fection, implacable, unmerciful: from the creation of the world are 32 Who, knowing the judgment clearly seen, being understood by of God, that they which commit the things that are made, even his such things are worthy of death, eternal power and Godhead; so that not only do the same, but have they are without excuse:

pleasure in them that do them.

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self? thou that preachest a mab 7 To them who, by patient con- should not steal, dost thou steal?

22 Thou that sayest a man should

mit adultery? thout that abhorrest 8 But unto them that are con idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

23 Thou that makest thy boast

24 For the name of God is blasevery soul of man that doeth evil; ofphemed among the Gentiles through

25 Forcircumcision verily profitto every inan that worketh good; to eth if thou keep the law: but if thou the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: be a breaker of the law, thy circum- lb

26 Therefore, if the uncircum without law,shall also perish without law, shall not his uncircumcision be

27 And shall not ancircurrcision law are just before God, but the judge thee, who by the letter and doers of the law shall be justified: circumcision dost transgressthe law?

28 For he is not a Jew which is have not the law, do by nature the one outwardly; neither is that cir

CHAP. II.

things contained in the law, these, Of those ho are inexcusable, &c. having not the law, are a law unto desh

9 THI THEREFORE thou art inexcu- themselves;

sable, O man, whosoever thou 15 Which shew the work of the art that judgest: for wherein thou law written in their hearts, their con judgest another, thou condemnest science also bearing witness, and thyself; for thou that judgest does their thoughts the mean while accuthe same things.

sing, or else excusing one another; 2 But we are sure that the judg

16 In the day when God shall ment of God is according to truth judge the secrets of men by Jesus against them which commit such Christ, according to my gospel, things.

17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, and restest in the law, and makest that judgest them which do such thy boast of God, things, and doest the same, that thou 18 And knowest his will

, and shalt escape the judgment of God? approvest the things that are inore

4 Or despise-t thou the riches of excellent, being instructed out of his goodness, and forbearance, and the law; long-suffering; not knowing that the 19 And art confident that thou goodness of God leadeththee to thyself art a guide of the blind, a light repentance ?

of them which are in darkness, 5 But, after thy hardness and im

20 An instructor of the foolisha penitent heart, treasurest up unto a teacher of babes, which hast the thyself wrath against the day of form of knowledge, and of the truth wrath and revelation of the righ- in the law. teous judgment of God;

21 Thou, therefore, which teach6 Who will render to every man est another, teachest thou not thye according to his deeds; tinuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and honour, and immortality; not commit adultery, dost thou com eternal life;

no tentious, and do not obey the truth, tion, and wrath,

dishonourest thou God? o Tribulation and anguish, upon the Jew first, and also of the Gentile: you, as it is written. 10 But glory, honour, and peace,

there 11 For there is no respect of per-cision is made uncircumcision. sons with God. and as many as have sinned in counted for circumcision?

aft the law,shall be judged by the law;

13 (For not the hearers of the which is by nature, if it fulfil the .aw 14 Fo. when the Gentiles, which

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cumcision, which is outward in the pulchre; with their tongues they flesh:

have used deceit; the poison of 29 But he is a Jew which is one asps is under their lips : inwardly : and circumcision is that 14 Whose mouth is full of curof the heart, in the spirit, and not sing and bitterness : in the letter: whose praise is not 15 Their feet are swift to shed of men, but of God.

blood : CHAP. III.

16 Destruction and misery are in The Jew's prerogative, &c. WHAT THAT advantage then hath 17 And the way of peace have

the Jew? or what profit is they not known: there of circumcision?

18 There is no fear of God be. 2 Much every way: chiefly, be- fore their eyes. cause that unto them were com 19 Now we know, that what mitted the oracles of God. things soever the law saith, it saith

3 For what if some did not be to them who are under the law; lieve? shall their unbelief make the that every mouth may be stopped, faith of God without effect? and all the world may become guilty

4 God forbid : yea, let God be before God. true, but every

man a liar; as it is 20 Therefore by the deeds of the written, That thou mightest be jus- law, there shall no flesh be justified tified in thy sayings, and mightest in his sight: for by the law is the overcome when thou art judged. knowledge of sin.

5 But if our unrighteousness com 21 But now the righteousness of mend the righteousness of God, God without the law is manifested, what shall we say? Is God unrigh- being witnessed by the law and the teous who taketh vengeance? (I prophets ; speak as a man,)

22 Even the righteousness of God, 6 God forbid: for then how shall which is by faith of Jesus Christ unGod judge the world?

to all and upon all them that believe; 7 For if the truth of God hath for there is no difference: more abounded through my lie 23 For all have sinned, and come unto his glory, why yet am I also short of the glory of God; judged as a sinner?

24 Being justified freely by his 8 And not rather, as we be slan- grace, through the redemption that derously reported, and as some af- is in Christ Jesus: firm that we say,) Let us do evil, 25 Whom God hath set forth to that good may come? whose dam- be a propitiation through faith in

his blood, to declare his righteous. 9. What then? are we better than ness for the remission of sins that they? No, in no wise : for we have are past, through the forbearance before

proved both Jews and Gen- of God; tiles, that they are all under sin ; 26 To declare, I say, at this time

10 As it is written, There is none his righteousness; that he might be righteous, no, not one:

just, and the justifier of him which 11 There is none that under believeth in Jesus. standeth, there is none that seeketh 27 Where is boasting then? It is after God.

excluded. By what law? of works? 12 They are all gone out of the Nay; but by the law of faith. way, they are together become un 28 Therefore we conclude, that profitable; there is none that doeth a man is justified by faith without good, no, not one.

the deeds of the law. 13 Their throat is an open se

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only? is he not also of the Gentiles? | sion to them who are not of the cirYes, of the Gentiles also: cumcision only, but who also walk

so Seeingitisone God which shall in the steps of that faith of our fajustify the circumcision by faith, and ther Abraham, which he had being uncircumcision through faith. yet uncircumcised.

31 Do we then make void the law 13 For the promise, that he should through faith ? God forbid: yea, we be the heir of the world, was not establish the law.

to Abraham, or to his seed, through CHAP. IV.

the law, but through the righteousOf Abraham's faith, &c. ness of faith.

THAT shall then say 14 For if are of the taining to the flesh, hath found? the promise made of none effect

For if Abraham were justified 15 Because the law worketh by works, he hath whereof to glory, wrath : for where no law is, there but not before God.

is no transgression. 3 For what saith the scripture ? 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it Abraham believed God, and it was might be by grace; to the end the procounted unto him for righteousness. mise mightbe sure to all the seed:not

4 Now to him that worketh, is to that only which is of the law, but the reward not reckoned of grace, to that also which is of the faith of but of debt.

Abraham, who is the father of us all; 5 But to him that worketh not, 17 (As it is written, I have made but believeth on him that justifieth thee a father of many nations,) be. the ungodly, his faith is counted for fore him whom he believed, even righteousness.

God, who quickeneth the dead, and 6 Even as David also describeth calleth those things which be not the blessedness of the man unto as though they were: whom God imputeth righteousness · 18 Who against hope believed in without works,

hope, that he might become the 7 Saying, Blessed are they whose father of many nations; according iniquities are forgiven, and whose to that which was spoken, So shai sins are covered.

thy seed be. 8 Blessed is the man to whom 19 And, being not weak in faith, the Lord will not impute sin. he considered not his own body

9 Cometh this blessedness then now dead, when he was about a upon the circumcision only, or upon hundred years old, neither yet the the uncircumcision also ? for we say deadness of Sara's womb. that faith was reckoned to Abraham 20 Hestaggered not at the promise for righteousness.

of God through unbelief; but was 10 How was it then reckoned ? strong in faith, giving glory to God; when he was in circumcision, or in 21 And being fully persuaded uncircumcision ? Not in circumci- that what he had promised he was sion, but in uncircumcision. able also to perform. : 11 And he received the sign of 22 And therefore it was imputed circumcision, a seal of the righteous to him for righteousnese. ness of the faith which he had 23 Now, it was not written for being uncircumcised; that he might his sake alone, that it was imputed be the father of all them that be- to him; lieve, though they be not circum 24 But for us also, to whom it cised; that righteousness might be shall be imputed, if we believe on imputed unto them also;

him that raised up Jesus our Lord 12 And the father of circumci- from the dead;

25. Who was delivered for our the figure of him that was to come. offences, and was raised again for 15 But not as the offence, so also our justification.

is the free gift. For if through the CHAP. V.

offence of one many be dead; much Justification by faith, &c. more the grace of God, and the gift WHEREFORE, being justified by grace, which is by one man, Jesus

by God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 16 And not as it was by one that

2 By whom also we have access sinned so is the gift: for the judgby faith into this grace wherein we ment was by ore to condemnation, stand, and rejoice in hope of the but the free is of many offences glory of God.

unto justification. 3 And not only 80, but we glory 17 For is, by one man's offence, in tribulations also: knowing that death reigned by one; much more tribulation worketh patience; they which receive abundance of

4 And patience, experience; and grace, and of the gift of righteousexperience, hope:

ness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; Christ :) because the love of God is shed 18 Therefore, as by the offence sa abroad in our hearts by the Holy of one judgment came upon all men Ghost which is given unto us.

to condemnation; even so by the 6. For when we were yet without righteousness of one the free gif strength, in due time Christ died came upon all men unto justification for the ungodly.

of iife. 7 For scarcely for a righteous 19 For as by one man's disobe. man will one die ; yet peradventure dience many were made sinners; so for a good man some would even by the obedience of one shall many dare to die.

be made righteous. 8 But God commendeth his love 20 Moreover, the law entered, i toward us, in that, while we were that the offence might abound: but yet sinners, Christ died for us. where sin abounded, grace did much

9 Much more then, being now more abound; justified by his blood, we shall be 21 That as sin hath reigned unto saved from wrath through him. death, 'even so might grace reign

10 For if, when we were enemies, through righteousness unto eternal We were reconciled to God by the life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. deathof his Son;muchmore,beingre

CHAP. VI. · conciled, we shall be saved by his

life. The danger of living in sin, &c. 11 And not only so, but we also THAT shall we say then ? Shall Christ, by whom we have now re- máy abound? ceived the atonement.

2 God forbid : how shall we that 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin are dead to sin live any longer entered into the world, and death therein ? by sin; and so death passed upon 3 Know ye not, that so many of us all men, for that all have sinned:

as were baptized into Jesus Christ g

18 (For until the law, sin was in were baptized into his death? the world: but sin is not imputed 4 Therefore we are buried with when there is no law,

him by baptism into death; that 14 Nevertheless death reigned like as Christ was raised up fromı from Adamto Moses, evenover them the dead by the glory of the Father, that had not sinned after the simili- even so we also should walk in new tude of Adam's transgression, who is ness of life.

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