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of the Resk and spirit.


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. Biembers to bring forth fruit unto death : 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot

6 But now we are delivered from the law, that please God. Teing dead wherein we were held; that we ! But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, should serve in newness of spirit, and not ir ir 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 law sin ? 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 law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

righteousness. 8 But sin, taking 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 fesh, to live after the flesh. to life, I found lo be inito 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, niandment lioly, 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 become exceeding sinful.

Siril, 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.

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

18 For I reckon, that the sufferings of this pre16 If then I do that which lowould not, I con- sent line 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 earuest expectation of the creature that dwelleth in me.

waiteth for the inanisestation 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, dwellelli no good thing: for to will is present not willingly, but by reason of him who haih with me; but how to perform that which is good, subjected the same in hope ; I find nol.

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 groanI that do it, but sin that dwelleth in une. eth, and 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. W For I delight in the law of God, after the selves groan within ourselves, waiting for the inward man:

adoption, lo wit, the redemption of our body. 23 But I sec 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 inio 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 infirmi. 25 I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ties: for we know not what we should pray for Bo 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 condemnation. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth THERE is therefore now. no condemnation what is the mind of the Spirit

, because he mato them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk keth 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.

are 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 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 fiesh:

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

also justified: and whoin he justified, them he 5 For they that are after the flesh, do mind the also glorities. things of the flesh: but they that are after the 31 What shall we then say to these things? If 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 own Son, but delivspiritually minded is life and peace:

ered him up for us all, how shall he not with him 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against also freely give us all things ?

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The love of Christ.


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 known, 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 land of God, who also maketh 23 And that he might make known the riches intercession for us.

of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he 35 Whoshall separate us from the love of Christ ? had afore 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,'

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 CHAP. IX.

in righteousness: because a short work will the Paul's sorrow for the Jetos, &c. Lord make upon the earth. I

SAY the truth in Christ, I lie not, my con- 29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord

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

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

which followed not alter righteousness, have at3 For I could wish that myself were accursed tained 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, righteousness. 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 šion a stun. 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 neither, because they are the seed of Abra: BR for Israenys

, that they might be saved.

Righteousness of the law, and of faith. ham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall 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. Nesli, 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 proinise, 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 (saac, ne to every one that believeth. J1 (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 doelb 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.

7 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 nighi 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 willech, nor or Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that him that runneth, butof God thatsleweth inercy. God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt 17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even be saved. for this same 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 ihe mouth, confession name might be declared throughout all the earth. is inade unto salvation. 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. on inim shall not be ashamed. 19 Thou wilt sny then unto me, Why doch lie 12 For there is no difference between the Jew yet find fault? for who hath resisted his will ? and the Greek: for the same Lord over all, is

20 Nay but, О man, who art thou that repliest rich 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 porter power over the clay, of 14, How then shall they call on him in whom the samuc 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 feel thee.
of liiem that preach the gospei of peace, and bring 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were bro-
glad tidings of good things

ken off, 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 high-

minded, but fear: 17 80 thes, faith 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 thee. 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

ignorant of this mystery, (lest ye should be wise God hath not cast of all Israel, &c. 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 Gen

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 lie 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.

they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. 4 But whai 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, ihen is it no more grace: otherwise 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbe work 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- and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are 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 ? 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 ars snare, 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 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 irem which are my flesh, and might save some to every nian the measure of faith. of thera.

4 For as we have many menibers 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 be, but life from the dead ?

and every one members one of another. 16 For if the first fruit be holy, the kimp 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 propliecy, let 17 And if some of the branches be broken off, us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; and thon, being a wild olive-tree, wert graffed 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: in among them, and with them parlakest of the or he that teacheth, on teaching: ront and fatness of the olive-tree;

8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation : be that

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Love, fe. 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 condemn one another, &c. that mich is evite cleave to that wholnis gonda H'Mothat is weak in the faiths receive ye, but brotherly love; in honour preferring one ano- 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things ; ther;

another, 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 eateth: 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 fallto 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.

man 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 beloved, 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.

, 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-Jof himself to God. bist shall receive to themselves damnation. 13 Let us noi therefore judge one another any

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but!more: but judge this rather, that no man 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 brocher'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, Le but to him that esteeineth any thing to be uuafraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain : clean, to bin it is unclean. for he is the minister of God, a revenger to ex- 15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, ecute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

now walkest thou charitably. Destroy not 5 Wherefore ye 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, aitending continually drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in upon this very thing.

the Holy Ghost. 1 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 edify 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 shall 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 stunit 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.

'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 : Tor 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 therefore cast off the works of darkness, The strong must bear with the weak. and let us put on the armour of light.

E then that are strong ought to bear tho rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and ourselves. wantonness, not in strife and envying.

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

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We must imitate Christ.

ROMANS. Paul sendeth greetings to many 3 For even Christ pleased not himself, but, asl. 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 whatsvever things were written afore 29 And I am sure that when I come unto you, time, were written for our learning, that we I 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 3 Now the God of patience and consolation Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the grant you to be like-minded onc toward another Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your according to Christ Jesus :

prayers to God 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 Jerusalern, 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 maile unto the fathers :

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

Salutations and praise, arc. , I COMERT END erreny on Prebevolucrister, which confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing is a servant of the church which is at Cenunto thy name.

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

saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever busi11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; ness she hath need of you: for she hath been a and laud. 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 hion shall the Gentiles trilst. 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, ihat ye may abound in also all the churches of theĠentiles. 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, my 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 kuowledge, able also to admonish one 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us. another.

7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the and my fellow-prisoners, who are of 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 Gentiles might be ac-them which are of Aristobulus' household. ceptable, being sanctificd by the Holy Ghost. 11 Salute Herodion my kinsnian. Greet them 17 1 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, lo 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, Patrosulem, 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:

are with them, 21 But as it is written, To whom he was not 16 Salute one another with a holy kiss. The spoken or, 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 lake my journey into Spain, words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of I will come to yon: for I irust to see you iii iny the simple. journey, and to be brought on my way thither. 19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all ward by you, if 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 Jerusalemn to minister good, and simple concerning evil. unto the saints.

20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan 26 For it bath 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 Jerusalemi.

21 Timotheus my work-fellow, and Lucius, and 27 lt hath pleased them verily; and their debt- Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsinen, salute you. ors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made 22 ! Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute purtakers of their spiritual things, their duty is you in the Lord. Slao to suiuister unto them in carnal things. 23 Gaius inine host, and of the whole church,

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