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the island, whose name was Publius, who received us, and lodged us three days courteously. 8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and i. his hands on him, and healed lilil. 9 Sowhen this was done, others also which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed; 10 Who also honoured us with many honours; and, when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary. 11 T And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. 12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days. 13 And from thence we setched a compass, and came to Rhegium : and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli; 14 Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome. 15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum, and the Three Taverns; whom, when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage. 16 And, when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him. 17 || And it came to pass, that, after three days, Paul called the chief of the Jews together, and, when they were come together, he said unto them, McH and bre
thren, though I have committed nothing against the people or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans; 18 Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death. in me. 19 But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Cesar; not that I had aught to accuse my nation of. 20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you; because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. 21 And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee. - 22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against. 23 T And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evenling. 24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. 25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Wellspake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, 26 Saying, Gounto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear,
ROM CHAP. I. Paul's calling commended. AUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh, 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurre&tion from the dead; 5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name; 6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ. 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Graceto you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First, I thank my Godthrough Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 9 For Godis my witness, whom
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven, against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness: 19 Because that which may be known of God, is manifest in them : for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified bim not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools; 23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God, into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature : - 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the wo
man, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men, working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which WaS meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient: 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who, knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do
them. CHAP II. JWho are justified. HEß artin. excusable, O man, whoso
ever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnestthyself; for thou thatjudgest doest the same things.
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God :
4. Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance,
and long-suffering; not knowing: Morespect of persons.
that the goodness of God leadeth ee to repentance 2 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds; 7 To them who, by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and honour, and immortality, eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and donotobey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath; 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil; of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good; to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile. 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 Fór as many as have sinned withoutlaw, shall also perish withoutlaw; and as many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified: 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves; 15 Which shew the work of the law, written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing, or else excusing one another;) 16 In the day when God shall
Romans. How circumcisionproftieth.
Christ, according to my gospel. 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God; 18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; 19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them, which are in darkneSS, 20 An instrućtor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge, and of the truth in the law. 21 Thou, therefore, which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thout steal * 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege : 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? 24, For the name of God is blasphemed almong the Gentiles, through you, as it is written, 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law; but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. 26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness o the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision ? - 27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law 28 For he is not a Jew which is
judge the secrets of men by Jesus
One outward; neither is that
The jews’ prerogative.
circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and notin the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. CHAP. III. Mone justified by the law. HAT advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision ? 2 Much every way; chicfly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. 3 For what if some did not believe 2 shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4 God forbid : yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightestovercome when thouartjudged. 5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say ? is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance : (1 speak as a man;) God forbid : for then how shall God judge the world? 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lic unto his glory, why yet am I also judged as a sinner : 8 And not rather (as we be slanderously reported, and as scine affirm that we say,) Let us do evil that good may come? whose damnation is just. 9 What then are we better than they : No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; , 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of
asps is under their lips:
14. Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitteriless: 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood : 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways; 17 And the way of peace have they not known : 19 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 Now we know, that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the Íaw; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore, by the deeds of the law, there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the lay is the knowledge of sin, 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnesscd by the law and the prophets: 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference : 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus : t 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blocq, to declare his righteousness for the remission of six is . that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this