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We are saved by hope. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions God : for it is not subject to the law of God, neiof sins, which were by the law, did work in our ther indeed can be. Biombers to bring forth fruit unto death: 18 So then they that are in the flesh cannot

6 But now we are delivered from the law, that please God. Peing dead wherein we were held ; that wel 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, would serve in newness of spirit, and not inlif so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. We oldness of the letter.

Now, if any inan have not the Spirit of Christ, 7 What shall we say then ? Is the lawsin ? he is none of his. God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead be the law: for I had not known lust, except the cause of sin; but the Spirit is life because of Jaw had said, Thou shalt not covet.

righteousness. 8 But sin, iaking occasion by the command- in But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus ment, wrought in me all manner of concu- from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up piscence. For without the law sin was dead. Christ from the dead shall also quicken your

9 For I was alive without the law once: but mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in when the commandinent came, sin revived, and you. I died.

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors not to 10 And the commandment which was ordained the flesh, to live after the flesh. to life, I found to be twito death.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: 11 for sin, taking occasion by the command- but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds nient, deceived me, and by it slew me.

of the body, ye shall live. 12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the com- 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, mandiment holy, and just, and good.

they are the sons of God. 13 Was then that which is good inade death 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bonunto me! God forbid. But sin, that it might dage again to fear; but ye have received the appear sin, working death in me by that which Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. is good ; that sin by the commandment might 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our becomie exceeding sinsul.

lepirit, that we are the children of God: 14 For we know that the law is spiritual : but 17 And if children, then heirs : heirs of God, I am carnal, sold under sin.

Jand joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we 15 For that which I do, I allow not: for what suffer with him, that we may be also glorified I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that together. du

| 18 For I reckon, that the sufferings of this pre16 Ir then I do that which I would not, I con- sent tiine are not worthy to be compared with sent unto the law that it is good.

the glory which shall be revealed in us. 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature that dwelleth in me.

waiteth for the inanifestation of the sons of God. 18 For I know that in nie (that is, in my flesh,) 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present not willingly, but by reason of him who hath with me; but how to perform that which is good, subjected the same in hope ; I find not.

| 21 Because the creature itself also shall be de19 For the good that I would, I do not; but the livered from the bondage of corruption, into the evil which I would not, that I do.

glorious liberty of the children of God. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more 22 For we know that the whole creation groan. I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

eth, aud travaileth in pain together until now: 21 I find then a law, that when I would do 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which god, evil is present with me.

have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we our. For I delight in the law of God, after the selves groan within ourselves, waiting for the wiward man:

adoption, lo wit, the redemption of our body. 23 But I see another law in my members war- 24 For we are saved by hope. But hope that ring against the law of my mind, and bringing is seen, is not hope : for what a man seeth, why me into captivity to the law of sin which is in doth he yet hope for ? iny members.

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do 24 O wretched man that I am ! who shall deli-we with patience wait for it. ver me from the body of this death ?.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmi25 I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ties: for we know not what we should pray for so then, with the mind I myself serve the law as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh interof God; but with the flesh the law of sin. cession for us with groanings which cannot be CHAP. VIII.

uttered. Who are free from condeinnation. I | 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth THERE is therefore now no condemnation what is the mind of the Spirit, because he ma

to them which are im Christ Jesus, who walk ketli intercession for the saints, according to the not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

will of God. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ 28 And we know that all things work together Jesus, hath made me free from the law of sin for good, to them that love God, to them who and death.

lare the called according to his purpose. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did preweak through the flesh, God sending his own destinate to be conformed to the image of his Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, Son, that he might be the first-born among many condemned sin in the flesh:

brethren. 4 That the righteousness of the law might be 30 Moreover, whom he did predestinate, then fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but he also called : and whom he called, thiem he after the Spirit.

also justified: and whom he justified, then he 5 For they that are after the flesh, do mind the also gloritien. things of the flesh: but they that are after the 31 What shall we then say to these things ? I Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

God be for us, who can be against us? 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be 32 He that spared not his owii Son, but delivspiritually minded is life and peace :

¡ered him up for us all, how shall he not with him Because the carnal mind is enmity againstlalso freely give us all things?

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The calling of the Gentiles. 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and God's elect? It is God that justifieth:

to make his power knowni, endured with much 34 Who is he that condenineth? It is Christ long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to dethat died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is struction : even at the right hand of God, who also maketh 23 And that he might make known the riches intercession for us.

for his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he 35 Who shallseparate us from the love of Christ ?| had a fore prepared unto glory, shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? Jews only, but also of the Gentiles ?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed 25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for My people, which were not my people; and her the slaughter.

beloved, which was not beloved. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place conquerors, through him that loved us..

where it was said unto them, Ye are not my 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor people; there shall they be called, The children life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, of the living God. nor things présent, nor things to come,'

1 27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though 39 Nor leight, nor depth, nor any other creature, the number of the children of Israel be as the shall be able to separate us from the love of God sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved : which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short

in righteousness: because a short work will the Paul's sorrow for the Jeros, fc. I SAY the truth in Christ, I lie not, my con- 29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord

I science also bearing me witness in the Holy of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Ghost,

Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrah. 2 That I have great heaviness and continuall 30 What shall we say then ? That the Gentiles sorrow in my heart.

which followed not after righteousness, have at3 For I could wish that myself were accursed ltained to righteousness, even the righteousness from Christ, for my brethren, my kinsmen ac- which is of faith: cording to the flesh :

31 But Israel, which followed after the law of 4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth righteousness, hath not attained to the law of the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, Irighteousness. I and the giving of the law, and the service of God, 32 Wherefore ? Because they sought it not by and the promises;

faith, but as it were by the works of the law. 5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom, as con. For they stumbled at that stumbling-stone; cerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, 33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stum. God blessed for ever. Amen.

bling-stone, and rock or offence: and whosoever 6 Not as though the word of God hath taken believeth on him shall not be ashamed. none effect. For they are not all Israel, which

CHAP. X. are of Israel:

Righteousness of the law, and of faith. 7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abra- DRETUREN, my heart's desire and prayer to hani, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall D God for Israel is, that they night be saved. thy seed be called.

| 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal 8 That is, They which are the children of the of God, but not according to knowledge. flesh, these are not the children of God; but the 3 For they, being ignorant of God's righteouschildren of the promise are counted for the seed. ness, and going about to establish their own

9 For this is the word of prounise, At this time righteousness, have not submitted theinselves will I come, and Sarah shall have a son. unto the righteousness of God.

10 And not only this, but when Rebecca also 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteoushad conceived by one, even by our father Isaac,lness to every one that believeth.

11 (For the children being not yet born, neither 5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which having done any good or evil, that the purpose is of the law, That the man which doeth those of God, according to election might stand, not things shall live by them. of works, bill of him that calleth :)

| 6 But the righteousness which is of faith speak12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve eth on this wise, Say not in thy heart, Who shall the younger.!

ascend into heaven ? (that is, to bring Christ 13 Ásit is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau down from above :) have I hated.

17 Or, Who shall descend into the deep ? (that 14 What shall we say then ? Is there unright-is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) eousness with God ? God forbid.

| 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, 15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the whom I will have mercy, and I will have com- word of faith, which we preach: passion on whom I will have compassion. | 9 That is thou shalt confess with thy mouth the

16 So then, it is not of him that willeth, nor or Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that him that runneth, butof God thatsheweth inercy. God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt

17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even be saved. for this samie purpose have I raised thee up, that 10 For with the heart, man believeth unto I might shew my power in thee, and that my righteousness; and with the mouth, confession name might be declared throughout all the earth. is inade unto salvation.

18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will Il For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. lon luim shall not be ashamed.

19 Thou will say then unto me, Why doth hel 12 For there is no difference between the Jew yet find fault? for who liath resisted his will ? and the Greek: for the same Lord over all, is

20 Nay, but, o man, who art thou that repliestrich unto all that call upon him. against God? Shall the thing formea say to him! 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of that formed it, Why hast thou made ine thus ?the Lord shall be saved.

21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of 14 How then shall they call on him in whom the sanc lump to make one vessel unto honour, they nave not believed ? and how shall they and anoiher unto dishonour ?

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Believers shall be saved.


Promise of salvation to Israel and how shall they hear without a preacher ?| 18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou

15 And how shall they preach, except they be boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root sent ! as it is written, How beautiful are the feet thee. of uremn that preach the gospei of peace, and bring| 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broglad tidings of good things!

ken oft, that I might be graffed in. 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our re-off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highport?

minded, but fear: 17 So thesfaith cometh by hearing, and hear-| 21 For if God spared not the natural branches. ing by the word of God.

take heed Icst he also spare not thiee. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity their sound went into all the earth, and their of God: on them which fell, severity ; but towords unto the ends of the world.

ward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his 19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First, Mo-goodness : otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. ses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unthat are no people, and by a foolish nation I will belief, shall be graffed in : for God is able to anger you

graff them in again. 20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was! 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive-tree found of them that sought me not; I was made which is wild by nature, and wert graffed conmanifest unto them that asked not afer Ine. trary to nature into a good olive-tree; how much

21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have more shall these, which be the natural branches. stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and be grated into their own olive-tree? gainsaying people.

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be | CHAP, XI.

ignorant of this mystery, (lest ye should be wise God hath not cast of all Israel, fc. in your own conceits) that blindness in part is 1 SAY Then, Hath God cast away his people ? happened to Israel, until the fulness of the GenI God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the tiles be come in. seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is writ

2 God hath not cast away his people which he ten, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer.. foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: of Elias ? how he maketh intercession to God 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I against Israel, saying,

shall take away their sins. 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and dig. 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies ged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and for your sakes: but as touching the election, they seek my life.

Ithey are beloved for the fathers' sakes. 4 But what saith the answer of God unto him ? 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, repentance. who have not bowed the knee to the image of 30 For as ye in times past have not believed Baal.

God, yet have now obtained mercy through their 5 Even so then at this present time also there unbelief; is a remnant according to the election of grace. 31 Even so have these also now not believed,

6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: that through your mercy they also may obtain otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be mercy. of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbework is no more work.

lief, that he might have mercy upon all. 7 What then ? Israel hath not obtained that 33 0 the depth of the riches both of the wisdom which he seeketh for; but the election hath ob-jand knowledge of God! how unsearchable aro tained it, and the rest were blinded,

his judgments, and his ways past finding out ! 8 (According as it is written, God hath given 34 For who liath known the mind of the Lord 1 them the spirit of sluniber, eyes that they should or who hath been his counsellor ? not see, and ears that they should not hear ;) 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall unto this day.

be reconipensed unto him again? 9 And David saith, Let their table be made a 36 For of him, and through him, and to him are enare, and a trap, and a stumbling-block, and a all things : to whom be glory for ever. Amen. recompence unto them:

CHAP. xii. 10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may God to le praised for his mercies. not sce, and bow down their back always. I BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the

11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they 1 mercies of God, that ye present your bodies should fall? God forbid: but rather through a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, which is your reasonable service. for to provoke them to jealousy.

| 2 And be not conformed to this world : but be 12 Now, if the fall of them be the riches of the ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, world, and the diminishing of them the riches of that ye may prove what is that good, and acthe Gentiles; how much more their fulness? ceptable, and perfect will of God.

13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, am the apostle of the Gentilcs, I magnify mine to every man that is among you, not to think of office

himself more highly than he ought to think; 14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt them which are my flesh, and might save some to every mian the measure of faith. of them.

| 4 For as we have many members in one body, 15 l'or if the casting away of them be the re- and all members have not the same office: conciling of the world, what shall the receiving 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, of them ic, but life from the dead ?

and every one members one of another. '16 For if the first fruit be holy, the hump is also 6 Having then gifts, differing according to the koly: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. grace that is given io us, whether prophecy, let

v And if some of the branches be broken oft, us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; and thou, being a wild olive-tree, wert graftled 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering! in among them, anot with them partakest of the or he that teacheth, on teaching: Xoot and fatness of the olive-tree:

18 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation : be that

Lode, &re. required of us. CHAP. XIII, XIV, AV. Caution against stumbling-blocks giveth, let him do it with simplicity: he that ru- make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the leth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, lusts thereof. with cheerfulness.

CHAP. XIV. 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor Not to condern one another, &c. that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. TIM that is weak in the faith receive ye, but

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with 1 not to doubtful disputations. brotherly love; in honour preferring one ano- 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things; ther;

Janother, who is weak, eateth herbs. 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; 3 Let not him that eateth, despise him that catserving the Lord;

eth not; and let not him which eateth not, judge 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; him that eaterh: for God hath received him. continuing instant in prayer;

4 Who art thou that judgest another man's 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given servant ? to his own master he standeth or fall. to hospitality.

eth: yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able 14 Bless them which persecute you ; bless, and to make him stand. curse not.

| 5 One man esteemeth one day above another : 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep another esteemeth every day alike. Let every with them that weep.

Iman be fully persuaded in his own mind. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto Mind not high things, but condescend to men of the Lord: and he that regardeth not the day, to low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth,

17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Pro-eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks vide things honest in the sight of all men and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, not, and giveth God thanks. live peaceably with all men.

' 7 for none of us liveth to himself, and no man 19 Dearly bcloved, avenge not yourselves, but dieth to himself. rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, 8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whe

20 Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed bim; ther we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou 9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

and revived, that he might be Lord both of the 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil dead and living. with good.

10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or CHAP. XIII.

why dost thou set at nought thy brother ? for we Of subjection to magistrates.

shall all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ. LET every soul be subject unto the higher 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord,

powers. For there is no power but of God: every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue the powers that be, are ordained of God.

shall confess to God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, re- 12 So then every one of us shall give account sisteth the ordinance of God: and they that re of himself to God. sist shall receive to themselves damnation. 13 Let us not therefore judge one another any

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but more : but judge this rather, that no nian put a to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the stunbling-block, or an occasion to fall in his power ? do that which is good, and thou shalt bro:her's way. have praise of the same:

| 14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: good. But if thou do that which is evil, be but to him that esteeineth any thing to be unafraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain : clean, to him it is unclean. for he is the minister of God, a revenger to er- 15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, ecute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not 5 Wherefore we must nceds be subject, not only him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. for wrath, but also for conscience sake. | 16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

6 For, for this cause pay ye tribute also: for 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and they are God's ministers, attending continually drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in upon this very thing.

the Holy Ghost. 7 Render therefore to all their dues : tribute to 18 For he that in these things serveth Christ, is whom tribute is due ; custom to whom custom; acceptable to God, and approved of men. foar to whom fear; honour to whom honour. 19 Let us therefore follow after the things which

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one ano- make for peace, and things wherewith one may ther: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled cdify another. the law.

| 20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that Thou shall not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou man who eateth with offence. shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not! 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink covet; and if there be any other commandment, wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumit is briefly comprehended in this saying, name-bleth, or is offended, or is made weak. ly, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: there-God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself fore love is the fulfilling of the law.

l'in that thing which he alloweth. 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is 23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, high tiine to awake out of sleep: for now is our because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever salvation nearer than when we believed. is not of faith is sin. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand:

CHAP. XV. Jet us therelore cast off the works of darkness, The strong must bear with the weak. and let us put on the armour of light.

TE then that are strong ought to bear tho 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in infirmities of the weak. and not to please rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and ourselves. wantonness, not in strife and envying.

| 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour fog 14 But pui ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and his good to editication.

arify God for . COMMENT unto you Phebechich is at Cen

We must imitate Christ.

ROMANS. Paul sendeth greetings to many 3 For even Christ pleased not himself. but, as 28 When therefore I have performed this, and It is written, The reproaches of them that re- have scaled to them this fruit, I will conie by proached thee fell on me.

you into Spain. 4 For whatsoever things were written afore. 29 And I am sure that when I come unto you, time, were written for our learning, that we shall come in the fulness of the blessing of through patience and comfort of the scriptures the gospel of Christ. might have hope.

30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord 5 Now the God of patience and consolation Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the grant you to be like-minded one toward another Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your according to Christ Jesus :

pravers to Go. for me: 6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth 31 That I may be delivered from them that do glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus not believe in Judea ; and that my service which I Christ.

have for Jerusalem, may be accepted of the saints; 7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ 32 That I may come unto you with joy by the also received us, to the glory of God. . will of God, and may with you be refreshed.

8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of 33 Now the God of peace be with vou all. the circumcision for the truth or God, to con- Amen. firm the promises made unto the fathers :

CHAP. XVI, 9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for!

Salutations and praise, rc. his niercy; as it is written, For this cause I will I COMMEND unto you Phebe our sister, which confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing I is a servant of the church which is at Cenunto thy name.

chrea: 10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, 2 Thal yo receive her in the Lord, as becometh with his people.

saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever busi1) And again, Praise the Lo

s:/ness she hath need of you : for she hath been a and land him, all ye people.

succourer of many, and of myself also. 12 And again Esaias saith, There shall be a 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my helpers in root of Jesse, and lie that shall rise to reign over Christ Jesus: the Gentiles; in hiin shall the Gentiles trist. 4 Who have for my life laid down their own

13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, bus and peace in believing, ihal ye may abound in also all the churches of the Gentiles. hope, through the power of the lloly Ghost. | 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their

14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, iny house. Salute my well-beloved Epenetus, who brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled is the first-fruits of Achaia unto Christ. with all knowledge, able also to admonish one 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us. another.

17 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the and my fellow-prisoners, who are or note among more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. you in mind, because of the grace that is given 8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. to me of God.

| 9 Salute Urbane, our helpcr in Christ, and 16 That I Siould be the minister of Jesus Christ Stachys my beloved. to the Gentiles, ministering we gospel of God, 10 Salute A pelles approved in Christ. Salute that the offering up of the Gen:iles might be ac-them which are of Aristobulus' household. ceptable, being sanctificd by the Holy Ghost. Il Salute Herodion my kinsnian. Greet them

17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through that be of the household of Narcissus, which are Jesus Christ, in those things which pertain to in the Lord. God.

| 12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to laboured much in the Lord. make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, 13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his

19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the Inother and mine. power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jeru- 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patroönlem, and round about unto Illyricuin, I have bas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with fully preached the gospel of Christ.

them. 20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and not where Christ was named, lest I should build his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which upon another man's foundation :

21 But as it is written, To whom he was not 16 Salute one another with a holy kiss. The spoken of, they shall see: and they that have churches of Christ salute you. not heard shall understand.

| 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them 22 For which cause also I have been much hin- which cause divisions and offences, contrary to dered from coming to you.

the doctrine which ye have learned ; and avoid 23 But now having no more place in these them. parts, and having a great desire these many| 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord years to come unto you;

Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good 24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of I will come to yout: for I irust to see you in my the simple. Journey, and to be brought on my way thither- 19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all ward by you, ir first I be somewhat filled with men. I am glad therefore on your behalf : but your company.

yet I would have you wise unto that which is 25 But now go unto Jerusalem to minister good, and simple concerning evil. unto the saints.

120 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan 26 For it haih pleased them of Macedonia and under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Achaia to make a certain contribution for the Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

1 21 Tiinotheus my work-fellow, and Lucius, and 27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debt-Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsinen, salute you. ors they are. For if the Gentiles have been madel 22 ( Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is you in the Lord. aleo w juinister unto them in carnal things. I 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church,

spoken of, they shallen.. To whom he was no fare with them."ympas, and all the saintuis,

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