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Paul cometh to Rome,

Chap xxviii. and preacheth there.

the island, whose name was Pub-thren, though I have committed lius, who received us, and lodged nothing against the people or cusus three days courteously. toms of our fathers, yet was I de

8 And it came to pass, that the livered prisoner from Jerusalem father of Publius lay sick of a fe- into the hands of the Romans; ver and of a bloody flux: to whom 18 Who, when they had examiPaul entered in, and prayed, and ned me, would have let me go, belaid his hands on him, and healed cause there was no cause of death him.

in me.

9 So when this was done, others 19 But when the Jews spake also which had diseases in the against it, I was constrained to island, came, and were healed; appeal unto Cesar; not that I had 10 Who also honoured us with aught to accuse my nation of. many honours; and, when wel departed, they laded us with such I called for you, to see you, and things as were necessary. to speak with you; because that

20 For this cause therefore have

11 ¶ And after three months for the hope of Israel I am bound we departed in a ship of Alexan-with this chain.

dria, which had wintered in the 21 And they said unto him, isle, whose sign was Castor and We neither received letters out of Pollux. Judea concerning thee, neither

12 And landing at Syracuse, we any of the brethren that came tarried there three days. shewed or spake any harm of

13 And from thence we fetch-thee. ed a compass, and came to Rhe- 22 But we desire to hear of gium and after one day the thee what thou thinkest: for as south wind blew, and we came concerning this sect, we know the next day to Puteoli; that every where it is spoken a

14 Where we found brethren, gainst. and were desired to tarry with 23 T And when they had apthem seven days and so we pointed him a day, there came went toward Rome. many to him into his lodging; to 15 And from thence, when the whom he expounded and testified brethren heard of us, they came the kingdom of God, persuading to meet us as far as Appii Forum, them concerning Jesus, both out and the Three Taverns; whom, of the law of Moses, and out of the when Paul saw, he thanked God, prophets, from morning till evenand took courage.


16 And, when we came to 24 And some believed the Rome, the centurion delivered things which were spoken, and the prisoners to the captain of the some believed not. guard but Paul was suffered to : 25 And when they agreed not dwell by himself with a soldier among themselves, they departed, that kept him. after that Paul had spoken one 17 ¶ And it came to pass, that, word, Well spake the Holy Ghost after three days, Paul called the by Esaias the prophet unto our chief of the Jews together, and, fathers,

when they were come together, 26 Saying, Go unto this people, he said unto them, Men and bre-land say, Hearing ye shall hear,

Paul's calling



and shall not understand; and they will hear it. seeing ye shall see, and not per- 29 And when he had said these ceive. words, the Jews departed, and 27 For the heart of this people had great reasoning among themis waxed gross, and their ears are selves.

dull of hearing, and their eyes 30 T And Paul dwelt two whole have they closed; lest they should years in his own hired house, and see with their eyes, and hear with received all that came in unto their ears, and understand with him,

their heart, and should be con- 31 Preaching the kingdom of verted, and I should heal them. God, and teaching those things

28 Be it known, therefore unto which concern the Lord Jesus you, that the salvation of God is Christ with all confidence, no sent unto the Gentiles, and that man forbidding him.



Paul's calling commended.

I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasAUL, a servant of Jesus ing I make mention of you always Christ, called to be an apostle, in my prayers,


separated unto the gospel of God, 10 Making request, (if by any 2 (Which he had promised a-means now at length I might have fore by his prophets in the holy a prosperous journey by the will scriptures,) of God,) to come unto you. 3 Concerning his Son Jesus 11 For I long to see you, that Christ our Lord, which was I may impart unto you some spimade of the seed of David ac-ritual gift, to the end ye may be cording to the flesh, established;

4 And declared to be the Son of 12 That is, that I may be comGod with power, according to the forted together with you, by the Spirit of holiness, by the resur-mutual faith both of you and me. rection from the dead; 13 Now, I would not have you

5 By whom we have received ignorant, brethren, that oftengrace and apostleship, for obedi- times I purposed to come unto ence to the faith among all nati-you, (but was let hitherto,) that I ons for his name; might have some fruit among you

6 Among whom are ye also the also, even as among other Gentiles. called of Jesus Christ. 14 I am debtor both to the

7 To all that be in Rome, belo-Greeks and to the Barbarians, ved of God, called to be saints: both to the wise and to the unwise. Grace to you, and peace from God 15 So, as much as in me is, I our Father, and the Lord Jesus am ready to preach the gospel to Christ. you that are at Rome also.

8 First, I thank my God through 16 For I am not ashamed of Jesus Christ for you all, that your the gospel of Christ: for it is faith is spoken of throughout the the power of God unto salvation whole world. to every one that believeth; to the 9 For Godis my witness, whom Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Paul describeth

Chap. ii.

the Gentiles' sins. 17 For therein is the righteous-man, burned in their lust one ness of God revealed from faith to toward another; men with men, faith as it is written, The just working that which is unseemly, shall live by faith. and receiving in themselves that

18 For the wrath of God is re-recompence of their error which vealed from heaven, against all was meet. ungodliness and unrighteousness 28 And even as they did not of men, who hold the truth in like to retain God in their knowunrighteousness: ledge, God gave them over to a 19 Because that which may be reprobate mind, to do those things known of God, is manifest in which are not convenient: them for God hath shewed it 29 Being filled with all ununto them. righteousness, fornication, wick20 For the invisible things of edness, covetousness, malicioushim from the creation of the world ness; full of envy, murder, debate, are clearly seen, being understood deceit, malignity; whisperers, by the things that are made, even 30 Backbiters, haters of God, his eternal power and Godhead; despiteful, proud, boasters, inso that they are without excuse: ventors of evil things, disobedi21 Because that, when they ent to parents,

knew God, they glorified him not 31 Without understanding, coas God, neither were thankful; venant-breakers, without natural but became vain in their imagina-affection, implacable, unmerciful: tions, and their foolish heart was 32 Who, knowing the judgdarkened. ment of God, that they which 22 Professing themselves to be commit such things are worthy of wise, they became fools; death, not only do the same, but 23 And changed the glory of the have pleasure in them that do incorruptible God, into an image them. made like to corruptible man, and to birds and four-footed beasts,

Who are justified.

creeping thingGod also gave Texcusable, man, who so

them up to uncleanness through ever thou art that judgest: for the lusts of their own hearts, to wherein thou judgest another, dishonour their own bodies be-thou condemnest thyself; for thou tween themselves : that judgest doest the same things.

25 Who changed the truth of 2 But we are sure that the judgGod into a lie, and worshipped ment of God is according to truth and served the creature more than against them which commit such the Creator, who is blessed for things. ever. Amen.

3 And thinkest thou this, O 26 For this cause God gave man, that judgest them which do them up unto vile affections: for such things, and doest the same, even their women did change the that thou shalt escape the judgnatural use into that which is ment of God?

against nature:

4 Or despisest thou the riches 27 And likewise also the men, of his goodness, and forbearance, leaving the natural use of the wo-land long-suffering; not knowing

No respect of persons.

Romans. How circumcision profiteth.

that the goodness of God leadeth Christ, according to my gospel. thee to repentance? 17 Behold, thou art called a 5 But after thy hardness and im-Jew, and restest in the law, and penitent heart, treasurest up unto makest thy boast of God; thyself wrath against the day of 18 And knowest his will, and wrath and revelation of the righte-approvest the things that are more ous judgment of God; excellent, being instructed out of

6 Who will render to every the law; man according to his deeds;

19 And art confident that thou 7 To them who, by patient thyself art a guide of the blind, a continuance in well-doing, seek light of them, which are in darkfor glory, and honour, and im-ness, mortality, eternal life:

20 An instructor of the foolish,

8 But unto them that are con- a teacher of babes, which hast the tentious, and do not obey the truth, form of knowledge, and of the but obey unrighteousness, indig-truth in the law.

nation and wrath;

21 Thou, therefore, which 9 Tribulation and anguish, up-teachest another, teachest thou on every soul of man that doeth not thyself? thou that preachest evil; of the Jew first, and also of a man should not steal, dost thou the Gentile steal?

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10 But glory, honour, and 22 Thou that sayest a man peace, to every man that work-should not commit adultery, dost eth good; to the Jew first, and thou commit adultery? thou that also to the Gentile. abhorrest idols, dost thou com

11 For there is no respect of mit sacrilege? persons with God.

23 Thou that makest thy boast 12 Fór as many as have sinned of the law, through breaking the withoutlaw, shall also perish with-law dishonourest thou God? out law; and as many as have sin- 24 For the name of God is ned in the law, shall be judged blasphemed ainong the Gentiles, by the law; through you, as it is written, 13 (For not the hearers of the 25 For circumcision verily prothe law are just before God, but fiteth, if thou keep the law: but the doers of the law shall be jus-if thou be a breaker of the law, tified: thy circumcision is made uncir

14 For when the Gentiles, cumcision. which have not the law, do by na- 26 Therefore if the uncircumture the things contained in the cision keep the righteousness of law, these, having not the law, the law, shall not his uncircumare a law unto themselves; cision be counted for circumci

15 Which shew the work of the sion? law, written in their hearts, their 27 And shall not uncircumciconscience also bearing witness, sion which is by nature, if it fulfil and their thoughts the mean while the law, judge thee, who by the accusing, or else excusing one letter and circumcision dost transanother ;) gress the law?

16 In the day when God shall 28 For he is not a Jew which is judge the secrets of men by Jesuslone outwardly; neither is that


Chap. iii.

The Jews' prerogative. All are sinners. circumcision, which is outward 12 They are all gone out of the in the flesh: way, they are together become 29 But he is a Jew which is one unprofitable; there is none that inwardly; and circumcision is doeth good, no, not one. that of the heart, in the spirit, 13 Their throat is an open seand not in the letter; whose praise pulchre; with their tongues they is not of men, but of God.


None justified by the law.
advantage then hath
the Jew? or what profit


is there of circumcision?

have used deceit; the poison of

asps is under their lips :

14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:

16 Destruction and misery are

2 Much every way; chiefly, because that unto them were in their ways; committed the oracles of God.

17 And the way of peace have

3 For what if some did not be-they not known; Hieve? shall their unbelief make! 19 There is no fear of God bethe faith of God without effect? fore their eyes. 4 God forbid: yea, let God be 19 Now we know, that what true, but every man a liar; as it is things soever the law saith, it written, That thou mightest be saith to them who are under the justified in thy sayings, and might-law; that every mouth may be estovercome when thou artjudged. stopped, and all the world may 5 But if our unrighteousness become guilty before God. commend the righteousness of 20 Therefore, by the deeds of God, what shall we say? is God the law, there shall no flesh be jusunrighteous who taketh ven-tified in his sight: for by the law geance? (I speak as a man ;) is the knowledge of sin. God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifest7 For if the truth of God hathed, being witnessed by the law more abounded through my lie and the prophets :

unto his glory, why yet am I also 22 Even the righteousness of judged as a sinner? God which is by faith of Jesus

8 And not rather (as we be Christ unto all, and upon all them slanderously reported, and as that believe; for there is no difsome affirm that we say,) Let us ference:

do evil that good may come? 23 For all have sinned, and whose damnation is just. come short of the glory of God;

9 What then? are we better 24 Being justified freely by his than they? No, in no wise for grace, through the redemption we have before proved both Jews that is in Christ Jesus: and Gentiles, that they are all un- 25 Whom God hath set forth der sin; to be a propitiation, through faith 10 As it is written, There is in his blood, to declare his righte none righteous, no, not one: ousness for the remission of sins 11 There is none that under-that are past, through the forbearstandeth, there is none that seek-ance of God; eth after God.

26 To declare, I say, at this

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