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time his righteousness; that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 Where is boasting then It is excluded. By what law of works: Nay; but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude, that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

On 29 Is he the God of the Jews

only? is he not also of the Gentiles 2 Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing it is one God which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith ? God forbid : yea, we establish the law. CHAP. IV. Righteousness imputed by faith. - HAT shall we then say, that Abraham, our father as pertaining to the flesh, hath found 2 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture ? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteOtisneSS. 4. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt : 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom

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9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcison also for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision: Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcisi

11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a scal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised, that righteousness might be imputed unto them also; 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he Bad, being yet uncircumcised. 13 For the promise that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. 16. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth

the Lord will not impute sin.

the dead, and calleth those things which benot asthough they were: . . . Reconciliation by Christ.

18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 19 And, being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb x, 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. 21 And being fully persuaded, that what he had promised he was able also to perform. \ 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. 23 Now, it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24. But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25 Who was delivered for our offencC3, and was raised again for our justification. CHAP. V.

Reconciliation by Christ. Hi'.Hi.FORE, being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patithee; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope ; 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the

Chap. v. Sin and *ith by Adam.

Holy Ghost, which is given unto tlS. o 6 For when we were yet withut strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his son; much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. 12 Wherefore, as by one man, sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgressi: on, who is the figure of him that WaS to COme. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if, through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condem

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nation; but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man's offence, death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ:) 18 Therefore, as by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners; so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover, the law entered, that the offence might abound: but where sin abounded, grace did much more abound; 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our

Lord. CHAP. VI. Of newness of life. YHAT shall we say then Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound 3 2 God forbid : how shall we that are dead to sin live any longer therein : 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death 2 4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that, like as Christ was raised up from the dead by theglory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the like

Romans.

of life. 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now, if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him : 9 Knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once ; but in that he liveth, heliveth unto God. 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12 Let not sin, therefore, reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof: 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you : for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but undergrace : God forbid. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servantsye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness : 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin; but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doćtrine which was delivered you.

ness of his resurrection:

18 Being then made free from

Death the wages of sin.

sin, ye became the servants of
righteousness.
19 I speak after the manner of
men, because of the infirmity of
your flesh : for as ye have yield-
ed your members servants to un-
cleanness and to iniquity, unto
iniquity; even so now yield your
members servants to righteous-
ness, unto holiness.
20 For when ye were the ser-
vants of sin, ye were free from
righteousness. -
21 What fruit had ye then in
those things whereof ye are now
ashamed : for the end of those
things is death. -
22 But now, being made free
from sin, and become servants to
God, ye have your fruit unto ho-
liness, and the end everlasting life.
23 For the wagesofsin is death:
but the gift of God is eternal life,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
CHAP. VII.
The law is not sin.
NOW ye not, brethren,
(for I speak to them that
know the law,) how that the law
hath dominion over a man as long
as he liveth 2
2 For the woman which hath
an husband is bound by the law
to her husband so long as he li-
veth : but if the husband be dead,
she is loosed from the law of her
husband.
3 So then, if while her hus-
band liveth, she be married to a-
mother man, she shall be called
an adultress: but if her husband
be dead, she is free from that law;
so that she is no adultress, though
she be married to another man.
4. Wherefore, my brethren, ye
also are become dead to the law
by the body of Christ; that ye
should be married to another, even

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that we should bring forth fruit
unto God.
5 For, when we were in theflesh,
the motions of sins, which were
by the law, did work in our mem-
bers to bring forth fruit, unto
death.
6 But now we are delivered
from the law, that being dead
wherein we were held; that we
should serve in newness of spirit,
and not in the oldness of the letter.
7 What shall we say then Is
the law sin : God forbid. Nay,
I had not known sin but by the
law: for I had not known lust,
except the law had said, Thou,
shalt not covet.
8 But sin, taking occasion by
the commandment, wrought in
me all manner of concupiscence.
For without the law sin was dead.
9 For I was alive without the
law once: but when the com-
mandment came, sin revived,
and I died.
10. And the commandment
which was ordained to life, I found
to be unto death.
11 For sin, taking occasion by
the commandment, deceived me,
and by it slew me.
12 Wherefore the law is holy,
and the commandment holy, and
just, and good.
13 Was then that which is
good made death unto me : God
forbid. But sin, that it mightap-
pear sin, working death in me by
that which is good; that sin by
the commandment might become
exceeding sinful. -
14 For we know that the law is
spiritual: but I am carnal, sold
under sin.
15 For that which I do I allow
not : for what I would, that do H
not; but what I hate, that do I.

to him who is raised from the dead,

16 If then I do that which I

The law holy and just.

would not, I consent unto the law, that it is good. 17 Now then, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing : for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good, I find not. 19 For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 Now, if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me: 22 For I delight in the law of God, after the inward man: 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death : 25 I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. CHAP. VIII. JWorks of the flesh and spirit. 'HERE is, therefore, now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me frce from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not dó, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own

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and for sin condemned sin in the tlesh; 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh: but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. . . 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace: 7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then, they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now, if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin: but the Spirit is life because of righteOllSneSS. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. * * * , 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to sear: but ye have received the Spirit of

Son in the likeness of sinful flesh,

adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

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