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by faith. time his righteousness; that he 9 Cometh this blessedness then might be just, and the justifier of upon the circumcision only, or him which believeth in Jesus. upon the uncircumcison also? for 27 Where is boasting then? It we say that faith was reckoned to is excluded. By what law? of Abraham for righteousness. works? Nay; but by the law of 10 How was it then reckoned? faith. when he was in circumcision, or
28 Therefore we conclude, that in uncircumcision? Not in cira man is justified by faith without cumcision, but in uncircumcisithe deeds of the law.
29 Is be the God of the Jews 11 And he received the sign of only? is he not also of the Gen-circumcision, a seal of the rightetiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also; ousness of the faith which he had
30 Seeing it is one God which yet being uncircumcised, that he shall justify the circumcision by might be the father of all them faith, and uncircumcision through that believe, though they be not faith. circumcised, that righteousness 31 Do we then make void the might be imputed unto them also; law through faith? God forbid : 12 And the father of circumciyea, we establish the law. sion to them who are not of the CHAP. IV. circumcision only, but who also Righteousness imputed by faith. walk in the steps of that faith of THAT shall we then say, our father Abraham, which be that Abraham, our father bad, being yet uncircumcised. as pertaining to the flesh, hath 13 For the promise that he found? should be the heir of the world, 2 For if Abraham were justifi-was not to Abraham, or to his ed by works, he hath whereof to seed, through the law, but through glory, but not before God. the righteousness of faith.
3 For what saith the scripture? 14 For if they which are of the Abraham believed God, and it law be heirs, faith is made void, was counted unto him for righte-and the promise made of none effect:
4 Now to him that worketh is 15 Because the law worketh the reward not reckoned of grace, wrath; for where no law is, there but of debt: is no transgression.
5 But to him that worketh not, 16 Therefore it is of faith, that but believeth on him that justifi-it might be by grace; to the end eth the ungodly, his faith is coun- the promise might be sure to all ted for righteousness. the seed; not to that only which
6 Even as David also descri-is of the law, but to that also beth the blessedness of the man which is of the faith of Abraham, unto whom Godl imputeth righte-who is the father of us all. ousness without works,
17 (As it is written, I have 7 Saying, Blessed are they made thee a father of many natiwhose iniquities are forgiven, and ons,) before him whom he beliewhose sins are covered. ved, even God, who quickeneth
8 Blessed is the man to whom the dead, and calleth those things the Lord will not impute sin. which benot as though they were:
Reconciliation by Christ.
Chap. v. Sin and death by Adam,
18 Who against hope believed Holy Ghost, which is given unto in hope, that he might become us. the father of many nations; ac- 6 For when we were yet withcording to that which was spoken, out strength, in due time Christ So shall thy seed be. died for the ungodly.
19 And, being not weak in 7 For scarcely for a righteous faith, he considered not his own man will one die; yet peradvenbody now dead, when he was a-ture for a good man some would bout an hundred years old, nei-even dare to die. ther yet the deadness of Sara's 8 But God commendeth his womb: love towards us, in that, while 20 He staggered not at the pro-we were yet sinners, Christ died mise of God through unbelief; for us,
but was strong in faith, giving glo- 9 Much more then, being now ry to God. justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
21 And being fully persuaded, that what he had promised he was able also to perform.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God
22 And therefore it was impu- by the death of his son; much ted to him for righteousness.
23 Now, it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God, through our Lord 24 But for us also, to whom it Jesus Christ, by whom we have shall be imputed, if we believe now received the atonement. on him that raised up Jesus our 12 Wherefore, as by one man, Lord from the dead; sin entered into the world, and 25 Who was delivered for our death by sin; and so death passed offences, and was raised again for upon all men, for that all have sinour justification. ned:
Reconciliation by Christ.
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not impu
HEREFORE, being justi-ted when there is no law.
Tfied by faith, we have peace 14 Nevertheless, death reigned
with God, through our Lord Je-from Adam to Moses, even over sus Christ: them that had not sinned after the
2 By whom also we have access similitude of Adam's transgressiby faith into this grace wherein on, who is the figure of him that we stand, and rejoice in hope of was to come.
the glory of God.
15 But not as the offence, so al3 And not only so, but we glo- so is the free gift. For if, through ry in tribulations also: knowing the offence of one many be dead, that tribulation worketh pati- much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one 4 And patience, experience; man, Jesus Christ, hath aboundand experience, hope led unto many.
$ And hope maketh not asha- 16 And not as it was by one med; because the love of God is that sinned, so is the gift: for the shed abroad in our hearts by the judgment was by one to condem
Of newness of life. nation; but the free gift is of ma-l 6 Knowing this, that our old ny offences unto justification. man is crucified with him, that the 17 For if by one man's offence, body of sin might be destroyed, death reigned by one; much that henceforth we should not more they which receive abun-serve sin. dance of grace, and of the gift of 7 For he that is dead is freed righteousness, shall reign in life from sin. by one, Jesus Christ:)
8 Now, if we be dead with
18 Therefore, as by the offence Christ, we believe that we shall of one, judgment came upon all also live with him :
men to condemnation; even so 9 Knowing that Christ, being by the righteousness of one, the raised from the dead, dieth no free gift came upon all men unto more; death hath no more domijustification of life. nion over him.
19 For as by one man's disobe- 10 For in that he died, he died dience many were made sinners; unto sin once; but in that he liso by the obedience of one shall veth, he liveth unto God. many be made righteous.
11 Likewise reckon ye also 20 Moreover, the law entered, yourselves to be dead indeed unthat the offence might abound to sin, but alive unto God through but where sin abounded, grace Jesus Christ our Lord.
did much more abound;
12 Let not sin, therefore, reign
21 That as sin hath reigned un-in your mortal body, that ye to death, even so might grace should obey it in the lusts thereof: reign through righteousness unto 13 Neither yield ye your memeternal life, by Jesus Christ our bers as instruments of unrighteLord.
ousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto
that grace may abound?
14 For sin shall not have domi2 God forbid: how shall we nion over you: for ye are not unthat are dead to sin live any longer der the law, but under grace. therein? 15 What then? shall we sin,
3 Know ye not, that so many because we are not under the of us as were baptized into Jesus law, but under grace? God forbid. Christ, were baptized into his 16 Know ye not, that to whom death? ye yield yourselves servants to
4 Therefore we are buried with obey, his servants ye are to whom him by baptism into death; that, ye obey; whether of sin unto like as Christ was raised up from death, or of obedience unto rightethe dead by the glory of the Father, ousness? even so we also should walk in 17 But God be thanked, that newness of life. ye were the servants of sin; but 5 For if we have been planted ye have obeyed from the heart together in the likeness of his that form of doctrine which was death, we shall be also in the like- delivered you.
ness of his resurrection :
18 Being then made free from
Death the wages of sin.
The law is not sin. sin, ye became the servants of that we should bring forth fruit righteousness. unto God.
19 I speak after the manner of 5 For, when we were in the flesh, men, because of the infirmity of the motions of sins, which were your flesh for as ye have yield-by the law, did work in our memed your members servants to un-bers to bring forth fruit unto cleanness and to iniquity, unto death. iniquity; even so now yield your 6 But now we are delivered members servants to righteous- from the law, that being dead ness, unto holiness. wherein we were held; that we 20 For when ye were the ser- should serve in newness of spirit, vants of sin, ye were free from and not in the oldness of the letter. righteousness. 7 What shall we say then? Is 21 What fruit had ye then in the law sin? God forbid. Nay, those things whereof ye are now I had not known sin but by the ashamed? for the end of those law: for I had not known lust, things is death. except the law had said, Thou 22 But now, being made free shalt not covet. from sin, and become servants to 8 But sin, taking occasion by God, ye have your fruit unto ho-the commandment, wrought in liness, and the end everlasting life. me all manner of concupiscence. 23 For the wages of sin is death: For without the law sin was dead. but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. CHAP. VII.
The law is not sin.
KNOW ye not, brethren,
9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
(for I speak to them that which was ordained to life, I found know the law,) how that the law to be unto death.
hath dominion over a man as long 11 For sin, taking occasion by as he liveth? the commandment, deceived me,
2 For the woman which hathland by it slew me.
an husband is bound by the law 12 Wherefore the law is holy, to her husband so long as he li- and the commandment holy, and veth but if the husband be dead, just, and good.
she is loosed from the law of her 13 Was then that which is husband. good made death unto me? God
3 So then, if while ber hus-forbid. But sin, that it might apband liveth, she be married to a-pear sin, working death in me by nother man, she shall be called that which is good; that sin by an adultress: but if her husband the commandment might become be dead, she is free from that law; exceeding sinful.
so that she is no adultress, though 14 For we know that the law is she be married to another man. spiritual: but I am carnal, sold 4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye under sin.
also are become dead to the law 15 For that which I do I allow by the body of Christ; that ye not; for what I would, that do I should be married to another, even 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. Romans.
The flesh and spirit. would not, I consent unto the law, and for sin condemned sin in the that it is good. desh;
17 Now then, it is no more I 4 That the righteousness of the that do it, but sin that dwelleth law might be fulfilled in us, who in me. walk not after the flesh, but after 18 For I know that in me (that the Spirit. is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good 5 For they that are after the thing for to will is present with flesh do mind the things of the me; but how to perform that flesh: but they that are after the which is good, I find not. Spirit the things of the Spirit. 19 For the good that I would, 6 For to be carnally minded is I do not; but the evil which I death; but to be spiritually mindwould not, that I do. ed is life and peace:
7 Because the carnal mind is
20 Now, if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but enmity against God; for it is not sin that dwelleth in me. subject to the law of God, neither
21 I find then a law, that when indeed can be.
I would do good, evil is present with me:
22 For I delight in the law of God, after the inward man:
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 23 But I see another law in my Spirit of God dwell in you. Now, members, warring against the law if any man have not the Spirit of of my mind, and bringing me Christ, he is none of his.
into captivity to the law of sin, 10 And if Christ be in you, the which is in my members. body is dead because of sin: but 24 O wretched man that I am! the Spirit is life because of rightewho shall deliver me from the bo-lousness.
dy of this death?
11 But if the Spirit of him that 25 I thank God, through Jesus raised up Jesus from the dead Christ our Lord. So then, with dwell in you, he that raised up the mind I myself serve the law Christ from the dead shall also of God; but with the flesh the quicken your mortal bodies by law of sin. his Spirit that dwelleth in you. CHAP. VIII. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are Works of the flesh and spirit. debtors, not to the flesh, to live no the flesh.
THERE is, therefore, now no after For if ye live after the flesh,
condemnation which 13
are in Christ Jesus, who walk ye shall die: but if ye through the not after the flesh, but after the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the Spirit. body, ye shall live.
2 For the law of the Spirit of 14 For as many as are led by life in Christ Jesus hath made the Spirit of God, they are the nie free from the law of sin and sons of God. death.
15 For ye have not received
3 For what the law could not the spirit of bondage again to fear: do, in that it was weak through but ye have received the Spirit of the flesh, God, sending his own adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, Father.