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His voyage and shipwreck, 25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. and so were driven. 26 For the king knoweth of these things, before 18 And we being excecdingly tossed with a whom also I speak freely., For I am persuaded tempest, the next day they lightened the ship; that none of these things are hidden from him ; 19 And the third day we cast out with our own for this thing was not done in a corner. hands the tackling of the ship. 27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets ?| 20 And when ncither sun nor stars in many I know that thou believest.

days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, 28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou all hope that we should be saved was then taken persuadest me to be a Christian.

away. 29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not.21 But after Jong abstinence, Paul stood forth only thou, but also all that hear me this day, in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should were both almost, and altogether such as I am, have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed except these bonds.

from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss. 30 Ånd when he had thus spoken, the king 22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they for there shall be no loss of any man's life that sat with them:

among you, but of the ship 31 And when they were gone aside, they talk- 23 For there stood by me this night the angel of ed between themselves, saying, This man doeth God, whose I am, and whom I serve, nothing worthy of death, or of bonds.

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought 32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man before Cesar: and lo, God hath given thee all might have been sei at liberty, if he had not ap- them that sail with thee. pealed unto Cesar.

25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer : for I be. CHAP. XXVII.

lieve God, that it shall be even as it was told me. Paul shippeth for Rome, Sc.

26 Howbeit, we must be cast upon a certain ND it was determined, that we should island. tain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a as we were driven up and down in Adria, aboui centurion of Augustus' band.

midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew 2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, near to some country; we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of 28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: Asia, one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thes and when they had gone a little further, they salonica, being with 113.

sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms. 3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And 29 Then fearing lest they should have tallen Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself. stern, and wished for the day.

4 And when we had launched from thence, we 30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were of the ship, when they had let down the boat contrary.

into the sea, under colour as though they would 5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cili- have cast anchors out of the foreship, cia and Painphylia, we came to Myra, a city of 31 Paul said to the centurion, and to the sola Lycia.

diers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot 6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alex- be saved. andria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein. 32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the

7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, boat, and let her fall off. and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the 33 and while the day was coming on, Paul be wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, sought them all to take meat, saying, This day over against Salnone:

is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried, and 8 And hardly passing it, came unto a place continued fasting, having taken nothing. which is called, The Fair Hlavens; nigh where- 34 Wherefore I pray you to take some ineat; unto was the city of Lasea.

for this is for your health: for there shall not a 9 Now, when much time was spent, and when hair fall from the head of any of you. sailing was now dangerous, because the fast 35 And when he had thus spoken, he took was now already past, Paul admonished them, bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of

10 And said unto them, Sirs, 1 perceive that them all; and when he had broken it, he began this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, to eat. not only of the lading and ship, but also of our 36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they lives.

also took some meat. 11 Nevertheless, the centurion believed the 37 And we were in all in the ship two hunmaster and the owner of the ship more than ared threescore and sixteen souls. those things which were spoken by Paul. 38 And when they had eaten enough, they

12 And because the haven was not commodi- lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into ous to winter in, the more part advised to de- the sea. part thence also, if by any means they might 39 And when it was day, they knew not the attai'i to Phenice, and there to winter; which is land: but they discovered a certain creek with a haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south- a shore, into the which they were minded, if it West and north-west.

were possible, to thrust in the ship. 13 And when the south wind blew softly, sup- 40 And when they had taken up the anchors, posing that they had obtained their purpose, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete. loosed the rudder-bands, and hoised up the

14 But not long after there arose against it a mainsail to the wind, and made toward sliore. teinpestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

41 And falling into a place where two seas met, 15 And when the ship was caught, and could they ran the ship aground; and the forepart not bear up into the wind, we let her drive. stuck fast, and remained uninoveable, but the

16 And running under a certain island which hinder part was broken with the violence of the is called Clauda, we had much work to come by waves. the boat:

42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the 17 Which when they had taken up, they used prisoners, lest any of them should swjin out helps, undergirding the ship; and fearing lest and escape.

A viper fres on Paul's hand.


He preacheth at Roms. 43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kepy guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himthem from their purpose, and commanded that self, with a soldier that kept him. they which could

swim, should cast themselves 17 And it came to pass, that after three days first into the sea, and get to land:

Paul called the chief of the Jews together. And 44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on when they were come together, he said unto broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to them, Men and brethren, though I have compass, that they cscaped all safe to land. mitted nothing against the people, or customs CHẤP. XXVII.

of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Paul in the island of Malta.

Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans: Amewhen there is there was aplied thenich ND when they were escaped, then they. 18 Who when they had examined me, would

have let me go, because there was no cause of 2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little death in me. kindness: for tey kindled a fire, and received 19 But when the Jews spake against it, I was us every one, because of the present rain, and constrained to appeal unto Cesar; not thai I had because of the cold.

aught to accuse ny nation of. 3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of 20 For this cause therefore have I called for sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a you, to see you, and to speak with you : because viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. That for the hope of Israel I am bound with tliis

4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous chain. beast bang on liis hand, they said among them- ?1 Arid they said unto him, We neither receive selves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, ed letters oui of Judea concerning thee, neither though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance any of the brethren that came shewed or spake suffereth not to live.

any harın of thee. 5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and 22 But we desire to hear of thee, what thou felt no harın.

lininkcst: for as concerning this sect, we know 6 Howbcit, they looked when he should have that every where it is spoken against. swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but 23 And when they had appointed him a day, anter they had looked a great while, and saw no there came many to him into his loilging: io harm come to him, they changed their minds, whom he expounded and testified the kingdom and said that he was a god.

of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, boch 7 In the same quarters were possessions of the out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, chief man of the island, whose name was Pub- froin morning till evening. lius; who received us, and lodged us three days 24 And some believed the things which wero courteously.

spoken, and some believed not. 8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius 25 And when they agreed not among themselves, lay sick of a fever, and of a bloody-flus: 10 they departed, after that raw had spoken one whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the hands on him, and liealed hiin.

prophet unto our fathers, 9 So when this was done, others also which had 20 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Ilear. diseases in the island, came, and were healed: ing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and 10 Who also honoured us with many honours ; seeing ye shall see, and not perceive. and when we departed, they laded us with suchi, 27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, things as were necessary.

and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes !! And after three months we departed in a have they closed; lest they should see with ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the their eyes, and hcar with their ears, and underIsle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. stand with their heart, and should be converted, 12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there and I should heal them. three days.

28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the 13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and came to Rhegium : and after one day the south that they will hear it. wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli: 29 And when he had said these words, the

14 Where we found brethren, and were desired Jews departed, and had grcat reasoning anong lo larry with theni seven days; and so we went themselves. toward Rome.

30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own 15 And from thence, when the brethren heard hired house, and received all that came in unto of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii-forum, him, and The Three Taverns; whoin when Paul saw, 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teachhe thanked God, and took courage.

ing those things which concern the Lord Jesus 16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion Christ, with ali contidence, no man forbidding delivered the prisoners to the captain of the him.

1 The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the ROMANS.

7 to all that be in Roine, beloved of God, called Paul commendeth his calling, &c. to be saints: Grace to you, and peace from God PANL; servant of Jesus Christ,

called to be our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ 2 (Wirich he had promised atore by his pro- for you all, that your faith is spoken of througisphets in the holy scriptures,)

out the whole world. 3 Concerning his son Jesus Christ our Lord, 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with which was inade of the seed of David according my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without to the flesh;

ceasing I make mention of you always in my 4 And declared to be the Son of God with prayers. power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by 10 Making request (if by any means now at The resurrection from the dead :

length I might have a prosperous journey by the 5 By whoin we have received grace and apos- will of God) w come unto you, tleship, for obedience to the faith among au na- 11 For I long to sce you, that I may impart untions, for his name:

to you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be 6 Among whom arc ye also the called of Jesus established ; Caris:

19 That is, that I may be comforted together

The corruption of the Gentile world. CHAP. II.

Jews and Gentiles all under sin with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me. according to truth, against them which commit

13 Now I would not have you ignorant, bre- such things. thren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unro 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest you (but was let hitherio) that I might have them which do such things, and doest the same, some fruit among you also, even as among other that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Gentiles.

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the and forbicarance, and long-suffering; not knowBarbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. ing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to

15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach repentance ? the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day Christ : for it is the power of God unto salva- of wrath, and revelation of the righteous judg. tion to every one that believeth; to the Jew ment of God; first, and also to the Greek.

6 Who will render to every man according to 17 For therein is the righteousness of God re-his deeds : vealed from faith to faith: as it is written, 7 To them who by patient continuance in well. The just shall live by faith.

doing, seek for glory, and honour, and immor18 For the wrath of God is revealed from hea- tality ; eternal life: ven against all ungodliness, and unrighweousness & Bui unto them that are contentious, and do of men, who hold the truth in unrighteous- not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness; ness.

indignation and wrath, 19 Because that which may be known of God, 9 Ttribulation and anguish, upon every sow of is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it man that doeth evil; of the Jew first, and also unto them.

of the Gentile; 20 For the invisible things of him from the 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man creation of the world are clearly seen, being un- that worketh good; to the Jew first, and also to derstood by the things that are made, even lus the Gentile; eternal power and Godhead; so that they are 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. without excuse:

12 For as many as have sinned without law, 21 Because that when they knew God, they shall also perish without law: and as many as glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the but became vain in their imaginations, and their law, foolish heart was darkened.

13 (For not the hearers of the law are just 22 Processing themselves to be wise, they be-before God, but the doers of the law shall be came tools;

justified. 23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the God into an image made like to corruptible man, law, do by nature the things contained in the and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creep-law, these having not the law, are a law unto ing things.

themselves. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to un- 15 Which shew the work of the law written cleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, in their hearts, their conscience also bearing to dishonour their own bodies between them- witness, and their thoughts the mean while acselves :

cusing, or else excising one another;). 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, 16 in the day when God shall judge the secrets and worshipped and served the creature more or men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vilu in the law, and makest thy boast of God, affections. For even their womeu did change the 18 And knowest his will, and approvest the natural use into that which is against nature: things that are more excellent, being instructed

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the na- out of the law, tural use of the woman, burned in their lust one 19 And art confident that thou thyself art a toward another; men with men working that guide of the blind, a light of them which are which is unseenly, and receiving in themselves in darkness, that recompence of their error which was mcet.. 20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of

28 And even as they did not like to retain God babes, which hast the form of kiiowledge, and in their knowledge, God gave them over to a re- of the truth in the law: probate inind, to do those things which are not A Thou therefore which teachest another, convenient:

teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachést, 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornica- a man should not steal, dost thou steal? lion, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness 22 Thou that sayest, a man should not commit full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity : adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that whisperers,

abhorresi idols, dost thou commit sacrilege ? 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to through breaking the law dishonourest thou parents,

God ? 31 Without understanding, covenant-breakers, 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among without natural affection, implacable, unier- the Gentiles, through you, as it is written. ciful :

25 For circuincision verily profitet, if thou 32 Who, knowing the judgment of God, that keep the law; but if thou be a brcaker of uie they which commit such things are worthy of law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. death; not only do the same, but have pleasure 26 Therefore, if the uncircumcision keep the in them that do them.

righteousness of the law, shall not his uncirCHAP. II.

cumcision be counted for circumcision ? The Jews that sin inexcusable, &c. 27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by THEREFORE thou art inexcusable, O man, nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the in thou judgest another, thou condemnest thy- 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outward. self, for thou that judgest, doest the same things. ly; neither is that circumcision, which is oui. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is ward in the flesh:


No man is justified by the lar.


Justification by faith 29 But he is a Jew which is one inwardly:/ 30 Seeing it is one God which shall justify and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spi- the circunicision by faith, and uncircumcision ril, and an in the letter; whose praise is not of through faith. men, but of God.

31 Do we then make void the law through CHAP. III.

faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. The Jers' prerogatide, &c.


? or Of Abraham's faith, &c.. what profit is there of circumcision ? Much every way: chiefly, because thai un WHAT shall we then say that Abraham, our

father as pertaining to the flesh, hath thern were coinmitted the oracles of God. found ?

3 for what is some did not believe ? shall their 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he unbelief make the faith of God without effect ? hath whereof to glory, but not before God.

4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every 3 For what saith the scripture ? Abraham beman a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest lieved God, and it was counted unto him for be justified in thy sayings, and mightest over- righteousness. come when thou art judged.

4 Now to him that worketh, is the reward not 5 But if our unrightenusness commend the right- reckoned of grace, but of debt. cousness of God, what shall we say? Is God 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth unrighteous who taketh vengeance ? (1 speak as on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is a man,)

counted for righteousness. 6 God forbid : for then how shall God judge 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedthe world?

ness of the man unto whom God imputeth 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded righteousness without works, through my lie unto his glory; why yet am 11 7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities also judged as a sinner?

are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 and not rather (as we be slanderously re- 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will ported, and as some affirın that we say) Let us not impute sin. do evil, that good may come? whose damna. 9 Comieth this blessedness then upon the cirlion is just.

cumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision 9 What then ? are we better than they? No, also ? For we say that faith was reckoned to in no wise: for we have before proved both Abraham for righteousness. Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin ;l. 10 llow was it then reckoned ? when he was 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, in circumcision, or in uncircumcision ? Not in no, not one:

circumcision, but in uncircumcision. II There is none that understandeth, there is 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a none that seeketh after God.

seal of the righteousness of the faith which ha 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be ingether become unprofitable: there is none that the father of all them that believe, though they doeili good, no, not one.

be not circumcised, that righteousness might be 13. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with imputed unto them also; their longues they have used deceit; the poison 12 And the father of circumcision to them who of asps is under their lips:

are not of the circumcision only, but who also 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitter- walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraness.

ham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood.

13 For the proznise that he should be the heir J6 Destruction and misery are in their ways: of the world was not to Abraham, or to his seed, 17 And the way of peace have they not known. through the law, but through the righteousness 19. There is no fear of God before their eyes. of faith. 19 Now we know that what things soever the 14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, law saith, it saith to them who are under the faith is made void, and the promise made of Jaw: that every mouth may be stopped, and all none effect. the world may become guilty before God. 15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, there no law is, there is no transgression. shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by the law is the knowledge of sin.

grace; to the end the promise might be sure to 21 But now the righteousness of God without all the seed: not to that only which is of the the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law, but to that also which is of the faith of law and the prophets;

Abraham, who is the father of us all, 22 Even the righteousness of God, which is by 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and upon all them of many nations) before him whom he believed, that believe; for there is no difference: even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth

23 For all have sinned, and coine short of the those things which be not, as though they were. glory of God;

18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he 24 Being justified freely by his grace, through might become the father of many nations; acthe redeinption that is in Christ Jesus: cording to that which was spoken, So shall thy

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitia- seed be. tion, through faith in his blood, to declare his 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered righteousness for the remission of sins that are not his own body now dead, when he was about past, through the forbearance of God; a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteous- of Sarah's womb. ness: that he might be just, and the justifier of 20 He staggered not at the promise of God him which believeth in Jesus.

through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. glory to God; By what law ? of works ? Nay; but by the law 21 And being fully persuaded, that what he of faith.

had promised, he was able also to perform. 28 Therefore we conclude, that a man is justi- 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for fied by faith without the deeds of the law. righteousness. 29 18 he the God of the Jews only? is he not 23 Now, it was not written for his sake alone, also of the Gentiles ? Yes of the Gentiles also :(that it was imputed to him;

Reconciliation by Christ.


Death the wages of nn. 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be im-ilized into Jesus Christ, werc baptized into his puted, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus death? vur Lord from the dead,

4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptisin 25 Who was delivered for our offences, and into death: that like as Christ was raised up was raised again for our justification. from the dead by the glory of the Father, eveis CHAP. V.

so we also should walk in newness of life. Justification by faith, &c.

5 For if we have been planted together in the THERE bere being justified by faith, we likeness of his death, we shall be also in tảe like

peace with God, . Jesus Christ :

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified 2 By whom also we have access by faith into with him, that the body of sin might be destroythis grace wherein we stand; and rejoice in cd, that henceforth we should not serve sin. hope of the glory of God.

7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations 8 Now, if we be dead with Christ, we believe also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience; that we shall also live with him: 4 And patience, experience; and experience, 9 Knowing that Christ, being raised from the hope:

dead, dieth no more; death hath no more do5 And hope maketh not ashamed: because the minion over him. love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once : Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be due time Christ died for the ungodly.

dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through 7 For scarcely for a rightcous man will one Jesus Christ our Lord. die: yel peradventure for a good man some 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal would even dare to die.

body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 8 But God coinnendeth his love toward us, in 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruthat while we were yet sinners, Christdied for us. ments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield

9 Much more then, being now justified by his yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from blood, we shall be saved from wrath through ihe dead, and your members as instruments of him.

righteousness unto God : 10 For is when we were enemies, we were re- 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: conciled to God by the death of his Son; much for ye are not under the law, but under grace. inore, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his 15 What then ? shall we sin, because we aro life.

not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 11 Aud not only so, but we also joy in God, 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield your through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we selves servants to obey, his servants ye are lo have now received the atonement.

whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or 12 Wherefore as by one man sin entered into of obedience unto rigliteousness ? the world, and death hy sin; and so death passed 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the serupon all men, for that all have sinned:

vants of sin; but ye have obeyed from the heart i3 (For until the law, sin was in the world: but that form of doctrine which was delivered you. sin is not imputed when there is no law. 18 Being then made free from sin, ye becanie

14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to the servants of righteousness. Moses, even over them that had not sumed after 19! speak after the manner of men, because of the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the intirinity of your flesh: for as ye have yieldthe figure of him that was to come.

ed your members servants to uncleanness and 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. to iniquity, unto iniquity; even so now yield For if through the offence of one many bc dead, your members servants to righteousness, unto much more the grace of God, and the gift by holiness. grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath 20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye abounded unto many.

were free from righteousness. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so i8 21 What fruit had ye then in those things the gift. For the judgment was by one to con- whereof ye are now ashamed ? for the end of demnation, but the free gift is of many offences those things is death. unto justification.

22 But now being made free from sin, and be. 17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by come servants to God, ye have your fruit unto one; much more they which receive abundance holiness, and the end everlasting life. of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall 23 For the wages of sin is death: but the gift reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

or God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ wur 18 Therefore, as by the offence of one judgment Lord. came upon all men to condemnation, even so by

CHAP. VII. the righteousness of one the free gifi came upon The law hath power only during life. all men unto justification of life.

NOW ye not, brethren, (for I speak to thern 19 For as by one inan's disobedience many were made sinners, so hy the obedience of one shall dominion over a nian as long as he liveth ? niany be made righteous.

2 For the woman which hath a husband, is 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence bound by the law to her husband so long as he might abound. But where sin abounded, grace liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is looscd did much more abound:

from the law of her husband. 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even 3 So then, if while her husband veth, she be so might grace reign through righteousness unto married to another man, she shall be called au eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is CHAP. VI.

free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, We may not live in sin, &c.

though she be married to another man. W" THAT shall we say then? Shall we continue 4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become in sin, that grace may abound ?

dead to the law by the body of Christ ; that yo 2 God forbid : how shall we, that are dead to should be married to another, even to him who sin, live any longer therein ?

is raised from the dead, that we should bring 3 Know ye not that so many of us as were bap- forth fruit unto God

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