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Paul's speech before Agrippa.

A. D. 62.

q ver. 2, 3, 7.

r ch. 22. 22. ach. 23, 9, 29. & 26. 31.

t ver. 11, 12,


would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

23 And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth.

24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought "not to live any longer.

25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

Agrippa almost a Christian.

a light from heaven, above the brightness of A. D. 62. the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.

14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

m ch. 22. 15.

17 Delivering thee from the people, and
from the Gentiles, "unto whom now I send n ch. 22. 21.

26 07 whom I have no certain thing to
write unto my lord. Wherefore I have 18 To open their eyes, and to turn
brought him. forth before you, and specially them from darkness to light, and from the
before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after ex-power of Satan unto God, that they may
amination had, I might have somewhat to


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4 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

5 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after "the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.

6 And now I stand and am judged for the Deut. 18, 15. 2 Sam. 7. 12. hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:

Ps. 132. 11.
Is. 4. 2. & 7.

14. & 9. 6. &
40. 10.
Jer. 23. 5. &

33. 14. 15. 16.

Ea. 34. 23. & 37. 24. Dan. 9. 24. Mio. 7. 20. ch. 13. 32. Rom. 15, 8. Tit. 2. 13.

d James 1. 1. e Lake 2. 37.

7 Unto which promise dour twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, fhope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?

9 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

10 A Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in 1 Thess. 3. 10. prison, having received authority i from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. 11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blas pheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.

1 Tim. 5. 5. f Phil. 3. 11. g John 16. 2. 1 Tim. 1. 13. A ch. 8, 3, Gal. 1. 13.

í ch. 9. 14, 21. & 22. 5.

k eh. 22. 19. Ich. 9. 3. & 22. 6.

12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way

receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are 'sanctified by faith that is in me.

19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judea, and then to the Gen

o Is. 35. 5. & 42. 7. Luke 1. 79. John 8. 12. 2 Cor. 4. 4. Eph. 1. 18. 1 These, 5. 5. p2 Cor. 6. 14. Eph. 4. 18. & 5.8. Col. 1. 13. 1 Pet. 2. 9, 25.

? Luke 1. 77. Eph. 1. 11. Col. 1. 12.

tiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do "works meet for repentance. 21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. 22 Having therefore obtained help of God, ch. 20. 32. I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

tch, 9, 20, 22. 29. & 11. 26. & 13, & 14. & 16, & 17, & 18, & 19, & 20, & 21. " Matt. 3. 8. z ch. 21. 30, 31.

24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus y Luke 24. 27, 44. said with a loud voice, Paul, d thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.

25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.

ch. 24. 14. & 28. 23. Rom. 3. 21. John 5. 46. a Luke 24. 26, 46.

b1 Cor. 15, 20. Col. 1. 18. Rev. 1. 5.

e Luke 2. 32,

27 King Agrippa, believest thou the proph-d2 Kin. 9. 11. ets? I know that thou believest.

28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. 29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:

31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.

John 10, 20, 1 Cor. 1. 23. & 2. 13, 14. & 4. 10. el Cor. 7. 7.

fch. 23, 9, 29. & 25, 25.

32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he gch. 25. 11. had not appealed unto Cesar.

CHAPTER XXVII. Paul sailing towards Rome, 9 foretelleth the danger of the voyage; 11 but is not believed. 11 They are driven up and down by a tempest; 27 and, after fourteen days, draw near to land. 39 They uffer shipwreck: 43 but all escape safe to land.

Paul sent prisoner to Rome.

A. D. 62. a ch. 25. 12, 25.

b ch. 19. 29.


AND when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.

2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one bAristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. 3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. ech. 21. 23. & And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

28. 16.

Or, Candy.

d The fast was on the

4 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.

6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

7 And when we had sailed slowly many
days, and scarce were come over against
Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sail-
ed under Crete, over against Salmone;
8 And, hardly passing it, came unto a
place which is called the Fair Havens; nigh
whereunto was the city of Lases.

9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, dbecause the fast was now already past, Paul adtenth day of monished them,

the seventh month. Lev, 23, 27, 29.

Or, injury.

Or, beat.

⚫ Jonah 1. 5.

10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.

11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is a haven of Crete, and lieth toward the southwest and northwest.

13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Eurocly


15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

16 And running under certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

The dangers of their voyage.

cheer: for there shall be no loss of any
man's life among you, but of the ship.
23 ƒ For there stood by me this night the
angel of God, whose I am, and whom 1

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be
brought before Cesar: and, lo, God hath
given thee all them that sail with thee.
25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: h for
I believe God, that it shall be even as it
was told me.

26 Howbeit iwe must be cast upon a certain island.

27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;

28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,

31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat; for this is for your health: for kthere shall not a hair fall from the head of any of you.

35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all; and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen "souls. 38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.

40 And when they had taken up the an17 Which when they had taken up, they chors, they committed themselves unto the used helps, undergirding the ship; and, sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and fearing lest they should fall into the quick-hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and sands, strake sail, and so were driven. 18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

21 But after long abstinence, Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

22 And now I exhort you to be of good

made toward shore.

41 And falling into a place where two seas met, "they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:

44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it.

A. D. 62.

fch. 23. 11. g Dan. 6. 16. Rom. 1. 9. 2 Tim. 1. 3.

A Luke 1. 45. Rom. 4. 20,


2 Tim. 1. 12. i ch. 28. 1.

1 Kin. 1. 52. Matt. 10, 30. Luke 12. 7. & 21. 18. 11 Sam. 9. 13. Matt. 15.36. Mark 8. 6. John 6. 11. 1 Tim. 4. 3,4.

mch. 2. 41. & 7. 14. Rom. 13. 1. 1 Pet, 3. 20.

Or, cut the anchors, they left them in the sea, f.

n2 Cor. 11.25.

Paul is kindly treated.

A. D. 62.

o ver. 22.

a ch. 27. 26.

b Rom. 1. 14. 1 Cor. 14. 11. Col. 3. 11.

Mark 16, 18. Luke 10. 19.

d ch. 14. 11.

e James 5. 14, 15. fMark 6. 5. & 7. 32. & 16. 18. Luke 4. 40. ch. 19. 11,12. 1 Cor. 12. 9, 28.

g Matt. 15. 6. 1 Tim. 5. 17. 63.


He preacheth in Rome. came to pass, that they escaped all safe | turion delivered the prisoners to the cap- A. D. 63. to land. tain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept h ch. 24. 25. &


Paul is kindly entertained by the barbarous peo

ple of Melita. 3 A viper fasteneth on his hand without harm. 8 He healeth many who had diseases 11 His journey to Rome. 17 He declareth to the Jews the cause of his coming, and persuadeth them concerning Jesus. 24 Some believe. 30 Paul preacheth two whole years in his own hired

house at Rome.

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2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.

4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. 5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

6 Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and d said that he was a god. 7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of 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 ƒ laid his hands on him, and healed him.

9 So when 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 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pol


12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.

13 And from thence we fetched 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 cen


17 And it came to pass, that after three

27. 3.

days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against ich. 24. 12, the people, or customs of our fathers, yet k 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.

13. & 25. 8. k ch. 21. 33.

ch. 22. 21. & 24. 10. & 25. 8. & 26. 31.

19 But when the Jews spake against it, "I was constrained to appeal unto Cesar; mch. 25. 11. 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.

n ch. 26. 6. 7. o chỉ 26, 29. Eph. 3. 1. & 4. 1. & 6, 20, 2 Tim. 1. 16. & 2. 9. Philem. 10, 13.

p Luke 2. 34. ch. 24. 5, 11. 1 Pet. 2. 12. & 4. 14.

22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest for as concerning this sect, we know that every where Pit is spoken against. 23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodg ing; 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 morningSee on ch. till evening.

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, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,

26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:

27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent "unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

2 Luke 24. 27. ch. 17. 3. & 19. 8.

26. 6, 22.

ch. 14. 4. & 17. 4. & 19.


t Is. 6. 9.
Jer. 5. 21.
Ez. 12. 2.
Matt. 13, 14,


Mark 4. 12.
Luke 8. 10.

John 12. 40.
Rom. 11. 8.

u Matt. 21.41, 43.

ch. 13. 46,47. & 18. 6. & 22. 21. & 26. 17, 18. Rom. 11. 11.


ch. 4. 31. Eph. 6. 19.

A. D. 60.

a Acts 22. 21. 1 Cor. 1. 1. Gal. 1. 1.

1 Tim. 1. 11. 2 Tim. 1. 11. bActs 9. 15. & 13. 2.

Gal. 1. 15.

c Acts 26. 6.
Tit. 1. 2.
dch. 3. 21. &
Gal. 3. 8.

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e Matt. 1.6, 16.

Luke 1. 32.
Acts 2. 30.
2 Tim. 2. 8.

fJohn 1. 14.
Gal. 4. 4.
+ Gr. determ

7 Acts 13, 33. h Heb. 9. 14.

i ch. 12. 3.

1 Cor. 15. 10. Gal. 1. 15. Eph. 3. 8. Or, to the obedience of faith. k Acts 6. 7. ch. 16. 26.

1 Acts 9. 15. m ch. 9. 24. 1 Cor. 1. 2. 1 Thess. 4, 7. n 1 Cor. 1. 3. 2 Cor. 1. 2. Gal. 1. 3.

o 1 Cor. 1. 4. Phil. 1. 3.

Col. 1. 3, 4.

Philem. 4.



CHAPTER I. Paul's call to the apostleship, and salutation to the saints in Rome. 8 His prayer for them, 11 and desire to see them. 16 The gospel the power of God unto salvation. 18 The Gentiles are under condemnation. 21 Their wickedness.

PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

2 Which he had promised afore dby 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 resurrection from the dead: 5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for kobedience 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: "Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that Pyour faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey "by the will of God to come unto you. 11 For I long to see you, that I may im part unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by "the mutual faith both of you and me.

13 Now I would not have you ignorant, 1 Thess. 1. 2. brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but " was let hitherto,) that I might have some 6 fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

p ch. 16. 19.

1 Thess. 1. 8. 9 ch. 9. 1.

2 Cor. 1. 23,
Phil. 1. 8.
1 Thess. 2. 5.

r Acts 27. 23.
2 Tim. 1. 3.
Or, in my

John 4. 23. Phil. 3. 3. 81 Thess.3.10.

t ch. 15. 23,32. I Theas, 3.10. u James 4. 15. ch. 15. 29.

Or, in you.

y Tit. 1. 4.

2 Pet. 1. 1.

z ch. 15. 23.

a Acts 16. 7.

1 Thess, 2.18.

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b Phil. 4. 17. Or, in you, el Cor. 9. 16. d Ps. 40. 9, 10. Mark 8.38. 2 Tim. 1. 8. el Cor. 1. 18. & 15, 2. fLuke 2. 30, 31, 32. & 24. 47. Acta 3. 26. & 13. 26, 46, ch. 2. 9. g ch. 3. 21. h Hab. 2. 4. John 3. 36, Gal. 3. 11. Phil. 3. 9. Heb. 10. 38. i Acts 17.30. Eph. 5. 6. Col. 3. 6. Acts 14. 17. Or, to them. John 1. 9.

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23 And changed the glory of the uncor ruptible PGod into an image made like top Deut. 4. 16. corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted 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 'be

tween 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 woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense 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. CHAPTER II.

He that sinneth cannot excuse himself, 3 nor escape the judgment of God; 6 who will render to every man according to his deeds. 12 The Gentiles will be judged by the law written in their hearts. 17 The greater privileges of the Jews will increase their guilt, if they keep not the law. THEREFORE thou art inexcusable, O

Tman, whosoever thou art that judgest 6 for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

& c.

Pă. 106. 20. Is. 40. 18, 25. Jer. 2. IL Ea. 8. 10. Acts 17. 29. 9 Ps. 81. 12. Acts 7. 42. Eph. 4.18.19. 2 Thess. 2.11. 12.

r1 Cor. 6. 18. 1 Thess. 4. 4. 1 Pet. 4. 3. Lev. 18, 22.

t1 Thess. 1. 9. 1 John 5, 20. u Is. 44. 20. Jer. 10, 14. & 13. 25.

Am. 2. 4.
Or, rather.
Lev. 18. 22,

Eph. 5. 12.
Jude 10.
Or, to ac
Or, a mind
void of judg


y Eph. 5. 4. Or, unencia. ble.

ch. 2. 2. a ch. 6. 21.

Or, consent

with them.

& Ps. 50, 18. Hos. 7. 3.

a ch. 1. 20.

62 Sam. 12. 5. 6.7. Matt, 7. 1. 2. John 8. 9.

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ness and forbearance and longsuffering; f not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

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

Jer. 17. 10.& immortality, eternal life:

32. 19.

Matt. 16. 27.
ch. 14. 12.
1 Cor. 3. 8.
2 Cor. 5. 10.
Rev. 2, 23, &
20. 12. & 22,

i Job 21. 13.

ch. 1. 18.
2 Thess. 1. 8,
k Am. 3. 2.
Luke 12. 47,

1 Pet. 4. 17.
+ Gr. Greek.

! 1 Pet. 1. 7.

+ Gr. Greek.

m Deut. 10.

2 Chr. 19, 7.
Job 34. 19.
Acts 10. 34.
Gal. 2. 6.
Eph. 6.9.
Col. 3. 25.

1 Pet. 1. 17.

n Matt. 7. 21.
James 1. 22,
23. 25.

1 John 3. 7.
¡Or, the con-
Acience wit-
nessing with

Or, between
o Ece. 12. 14.
Matt. 25. 31.
John 12. 48.
ch 3. 6.
1 Cor, 4. 5.
Rev. 20. 12.
p John 5. 22.
Acts 10, 42,
& 17, 31.

2 Tim. 4. 1,8.
1 Pet. 4. 5.

9 ch. 16. 25.
1 Tim. I. 11.
2 Tim. 2. 8.
Matt. 3. 9,
John 8. 33.
ch. 9. 6, 7.

2 Cor. 11. 22.
Mic. 3. 11.
ch. 9. 4.

t Is. 45, 25, &
48. 2.
John 8. 41.
Deut. 4. 8.
Ps. 147. 19,

8 But unto them that are contentious, and i do not obey 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 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law; and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

13 (For "not the hearers of 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 judge the secrets of men Pby Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and "restest in the law, tand 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 instructor 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 thou 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 among the Gentiles through you, as it is d written.

25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made un


Or, triest the things that differ. Phil. 1. 10. y Matt. 15, 14. & 2. 16, 17, 19. 24. John 9. 34, 40. 41. sch, 6. 17. 2 Tim. &c. & Mal. 3. 8. 20, 23. Gal. 5.

26 Therefore, fif the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision ?

1. 13. & 3. 5. a Ps. 50, 16, &c. Matt. 23. 3. over. 17. d2 Sam. 12. 14. Is. 52. 5. Ez. 36. 3. f Acts 10, 34, 35,

Objections stated and answered.

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 one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

A. D. 60.

9 Matt. 12. 41, 42.

h Matt. 3. 9. John 8. 39. ch. 9. 6. 7. Gal. 6. 15, Rev. 2. 9.

29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, il Pet. 3. 4. in the spirit, and not in the letter;" whose praise is not of men, but of God.

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2 Much every way: chiefly, because that "unto them were committed the oracles of God.

3 For what if bsome did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

k Phil. 3. 3. Col. 2. 11.

I ch. 7. 6.

2 Cor. 3. 6.

m 1 Cor. 4. 5. 2 Cor. 10. 18. 1 Thess. 2. 4.

a Deut.4. 7.8. Ps.147.19.20. ch.2. 18. & 9.


b ch. 10. 16. Heb. 4. 2. eNum.23. 19. ch. 9. 6. & 11. 29.

2 Tim. 2. 13.

4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but fevery man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy say-dJob 40. 8. ings, and mightest overcome when thou art e John 3. 33/ judged. f Ps. 62, 9, & 116. 11.

5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Ps. 51. 4. Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? I speak as a man;

6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 8 And not rather, as we be slanderously reported, and as some 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

15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their


17 And the way of peace have they not known:

18 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 law: that tevery 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 law is the knowledge of sin.

21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, "being witnessed by the law band the prophets;

22 Even the righteousness of God which is

h ch. 6. 19. Gal. 3. 15.

i Gen. 18. 25. Job 8. 3. & 34. 17.

keh. 5. 20. &

6. 1. 15.

Gr. charged, ch. 1. 28, &c. & 2. 1, &c. I ver. 23. Gal. 3, 22.

Ps. 14. 1, 2, 3. & 53. 1. n Ps. 5. 9. Jer. 5. 16.

o Ps. 140. 3.

p Ps. 10. 7.

? Prov. 1. 16. Is, 59. 7, 8. Ps. 36. 1. John 10, 34. & 15. 25. Job 5. 16. Pa. 107. 42. Ea. 16. 63. ch. 1. 20, & 2. 1.

u ver. 9. 23. ch. 2. 2. Or. subjec to the judg ment of God. e Pa. 143. 2. Acts 13.39. Gal. 2. 16. & 3. 11. Eph. 2. 8, 9. Tit. 3. 5.

y ch. 7. 7.

2 Acts 15. 11. ch. 1. 17. Phil. 3. 9. Heb. 11. 4.

a John 5. 46.

Acts 26. 22 b ch. 1. 2.

1 Pet. 1. 10.

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