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Reconciliation by Christ. CHIP. VI.

We must not liuc in sin. 5 And hope maketh not ashamed: be- eousness unto eternal life, by Jesu: Christ, cause the love of God is shed abroad in our Lord. our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is

CHAP. VI. given unto us.

WHAT shall we say then? Shall we 6 For when were yet without

continue in sin, that grace may strength, in due time Christ died for the abound? ungodly.

2 God forbid : how shall we, that are 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will dead to sin, live any longer therein? one die: yet peradventure for a good man 3 Know ye not that so many of us as some would even dare to die.

were baptized into Jesus Christ, were 8 But God commendeth his love toward baptized into his death? us, in that wbile we were yet sinners, 4 Therefore we are buried with him by Christ died for us.

baptism into death; that like as Christ was 9 Much more then, being now justified raised up from the dead by the glory of the by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath Father, even so we also should walk in through him.

newness of life. 10 For if when we were enemies, we 5 For if we have been planted together were reconciled to God by the death of in the likeness of his death, we shall be his Son ; much more, being reconciled, also in the likeness of his resurrection : we shall be saved by his life.

6 Knowing this, that our old man is 11 And not only so, but we also joy in crucified with him, that the body of sin God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by might be destroyed, that henceforth we whom we have now received the atone- should not serve sin. ment.

7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 12 Wherefore as by one man sin entered 8 Now, if we be dead with Christ, we into the world, and death by sin; and so believe that we shall also live with him: death passed upon all men, for that all 9 Knowing that Christ, being raised have sinned.

from the dead, dieth no more ; death hath 13(For until the law, sin was in the no more dominion over him. world: but sin is not imputed when there 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin is no law.

once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from God. Adam to Moses, even over them that had 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves not sinned after the similitude of Adam's to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto transgression, who is the figure of him that God through Jesus Christ our Lord. was to come.

12 Let not sin therefore reign in your 15 But not as the offence, so also is the mortal body, that ye should obey it in the free gift. For if through the offence of one lusts thereof. many be dead, much more the grace of 13 Neither yield ye your members as God, and the gift by grace, which is by one instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto but yield yourselves unto God, as those many.

that are alive from the dead, and your 16 And not as it was by one that sin- members as instruments of righteousness ned, so is the gist. For the judgment was unto God: hy one to condemnation, but the free gift 14 For sin shall not have dominion over iš of many offences unto justification, you: for ye are not under the law, but

17 For if by one man's offence death under grace. reigned by one; much more they which 15 What then? shall we sin, because receive abundance of grace, and of the we are not under the law, but under grace? gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by God forbid. one, Jesus Christ.)

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield 18 Therefore, as by the offence of one yourselves servants to obey, his servants judgment came upon all men to condenina- ye are to whom ye obey ; whether of sin tion, even so by the righteousness of one unto death, or of obedience unto rightthe free gift came upon all men unto justifi-eousness? cation of life.

17 But God be thanked, that ye were 19 For as by one man's disobedience the servants of sin; but ye have obeyed many were made sinners, so by the from the heart that form of doctrine which obedience of one shall many be made was delivered you. righteous.

18 Being then made free from sin, ye 20 Moreover the law entered, that the became the servants of righteousness. offence might abound. But where sin 19 I speak after the manner of men, beabounded, grace did much more abound : cause of the infirmity of your desh: for as

21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, ye have yielded your members servants to even so might grace reign through riglit-uncleanness and io iniquity, unto iniquity;

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The power of the law.

ROMANS. Who are free of condemnation. even so now yield your members servants 15 For that which I do, I allow not: for to righteousness, unto holiness.

what I would, that do I not; but what I 20 For when ye 'were the servants of hate, that do I. sin, ye were free from righteousness. 16 If then I do that which I would not,

2i What fruit had ye then in those things I consent unto the law that it is good. whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, of those things is death.

but sin that dwelleth in me. 22 But now being made free from sin, and 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my become servants to God, ye have your fruit flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. is present with me; but how to perform

23 For the wages of sin is death: but that which is good, I find not. the gift of God is eternal life, through 19 For the good that I would, I do not; Jesus Christ our Lord.

but the evil which I would not, that I do. CHAP. VII.

20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no NOW ye not, brethren, (for I speak more I that doit, but sin that dwelleth in me.

21 I find then a law, that when I would the law hath dominion over a man as long do good, evil is present with me. as he liveth?

22 For I delight in the law of God, after 2 For the woman which hath a husband, the inward man: is bound by the law to her husband so long 23 But I see another law in my menas he liveth ; but if the husband be dead, bers warring against the law of my mind, she is loosed from the law of her husband. and bringing me into captivity to the law

3 So then, if wbile her husband liveth, of sin which is in my members. she be married to another man, she shall 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband deliver me from the body of this death! be dead, she is free from that law; so that 25 I thank God, through Jesus Christ she is no adulteress, though she be married our Lord. So then, with the mind I my. to another man.

self serve the law of God; but with the 4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are be- flesh the law of sin. come dead to the law by the body of Christ;

CHAP. VIII. ye we should bring forth fruit unto God. who walk not after the flesh, but after the

*5 For when we were in the flesh, the Spirit. motions of sins, which were by the law, 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ did work in our members to bring forth Jesus, hath inade me free from the law of fruit unto death :

sin and death. 6 But now we are delivered from the 3 For what the law could not do, in that law, that being dead wherein we were held; it was weak through the flesh, God sending that we should serve in newness of spirit, his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and not in the oldness of the letter. and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? 4 That the righteousness of the law God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after by the law: for I had not known lust, except the flesh, but after the Spirit. the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 5 For they that are after the flesh, do

8 But sin, taking occasion by the com- mind the things of the flesh : but they that mandment, wrought in me all manner of are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. concupiscence. For without the law sin 6 For to be carnally minded is death; was dead.

but to be spiritually minded is life and 9 For I was alive without the law once : peace: but when the commandment came, sin 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity revived, and I died.

against God: for it is not subject to the 10 And the commandment which was law of God, neither indeed can be. ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 8 So then they that are in the flesh

11 For sin, taking occasion by the com- cannot please God. mandment, deceived me, and hy it slew me. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the

12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell commandment holy, and just, and good. in you. Now, if any man bave not the

13 Was then that which is good made Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is it might appear sin, working death in me dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life by that which is good; that sin by the com- because of righteousness. mandment might become exceeding sinful. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised

14 For we know that the law is spiritual: up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he but I am carnal, sold under sin.

that raised up Christ from the dead shall

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Who are saved by hope.

CHAP. IX. Pauls sorrow for the Jews. also quicken your mortal bodies by his them he also justified: and whom he jus. Spirit that dwelleth in you.,

tified, them he also glorified. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors 31 What shall we then say to these things? not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. If God be for us, who can be against us?

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall 32 He that spared not his own Son, but die : but if ye through the Spirit do mor- delivered him up for us all, how shall he tify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. not with him also freely give us all things?

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God, they are the sons of God. of God's elect? It is God that justifieth:

15 For ye have not received the spirit 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is of bondage again to fear; but ye have re- Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen ceived the Spirit of adoption, whereby we again, who is even at the right band of God, cry, Abba, Father.

who also maketh intercession for us. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with 35 Who shall separate us from the love our spirit, that we are the children of God: of Christ ? shall tribulation, or distress, or

17 And if children, then heirs : heirs of persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be peril, or sword? that we suffer with him, that we may be 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are also glorified together.

killed all the day long; we are accounted 18 For I reckon, that the sufferings of as sheep for the slaughter. this present time are not worthy to be com- 37 Nay, in all these things we are more pared with the glory which shall be re-than conquerors, through bim that loved us. vealed in us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither 19 For the earnest expectation of the death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalicreature waiteth for the manifestation of ties, nor powers, nor things present, nor the sons of God.

things to come, 20 For the creature was made subject to 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him creature, shall be able to separate us from who bath subjected the same in hope ; the love of God which is in Christ Jesus

21 Because the creature itself also shall our Lord. be delivered from the bondage of cor

CHAP. IX. ruption, into the glorious liberty of the T

SAY the truth in Christ, I lie not, my children of God.

conscience also bearing me witness in 22 For we know that the whole creation the Holy Ghost, groaneth, and travaileth in pain together 2 That I have great heaviness and conuntil now:

tinual sorrow in my heart. 23And not only they, but ourselves also, 3 For I could wish that myself were acwhich have the first-fruits of the Spirit, cursed from Christ, for my brethren, my even we ourselves groan within ourselves, kinsmen according to the flesh: waiting for the adoption, to wit, the re- 4 Who are Israelites ; to whom pertaindeinption of our body.

eth the adoption, and the glory, and the 24 For we are saved by hope. But hope covenants, and the giving of the law, and that is seen, is not hope : for what a man the service of God, and the promises ; seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom, 25 But if we hope for that we see not, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who then do we with patience wait for it. is over all, God blessed for ever.

Amen. 26 Likewise the Spirit also belpeth our 6 Not as though the word of God hath infirmities: for we know not what we taken none effect. For they are not all should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Israel, which are of Israel : itself maketh intercession for us with 7 Neither, because they are the seed of grornings which cannot be uttered. Abraham, are they all children: but, In

27 And he that searcheth the hearts Isaac shall thy seed be called. knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, be- 8 That is, They which are the children cause he maketh intercession for the saints, of the flesh, these are not the children of according to the will of God.

God; but the children of the promise are 28 And we know that all things work to-counted for the seed. gether for good, to them that love God, to 9 For this is the word of promise, At them who are the called according to his this time will I come, and Sarah shall have purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also 10 And not only this; but when Rebecdid predestinate to be conformed to the ca also had conceived by one, even by our image of his Son, that he might be the first- father Isaac, born among many brethren.

11 (For the children being not yet born, 30 Moreover, whom he did predestinate, neither having done any good or evil, that them be also called: and whom he called, the purpose of God, according to election

a son.

The calling of the Gentiles. ROMANS.

Al Israel not cast off. might stand, not of works, but of him that! 31 But Israel, which followed after the calleth;)

law of righteousness, hath not attained to 12 li was said unto her, The elder shall the law of righteousness. serve the younger.

32 Wherefore? Because they sought it 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, not by faith, but as it were by the works but Esau have I hated.

of the law. For they stumbled at that 14 What shall we say then? Is there stumbling-stone ; unrigbteousness with God? God forbid. 33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in

15 For he saith to Moses, I will have Sion a stumbling-stone, and rock of offence: mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I and whosoever believeth on bim shall not will have compassion on whom I will have be ashamed. compassion.

CHAP. X. 16 So then, it is not of him that willeth, RETHREN, my heart's desire and nor of BRET

prayer to God for Israel is, that they sheweth mercy.

might be saved. 17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, 2 For I bear them record that they hare Even for this same purpose have I raised a zeal of God, but not according to know.' thee up, that I might shew my power in ledge. thee, and that my name might be declared 3 For they, being ignorant of God's throughout all the earth.

righteousness, and going about to establish 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom their own righteousness, hare not subhe will have mercy, and whom he will be mitted themselves unto the righteousness hardeneth.

of God. 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why 4 For Christ is the end of the law for doth he get find fault? for who hath re- righteousness to every one that believeth. sisted his will ?

5 For Moses describeth the righteous20 Nay but, О man, who art thou that ness which is of the law, That the man repliest against God? Shall the thing formed which doeth these things shalllive by them. say to him that formed it, Why hast thou 6 But the righteousness which is of faith made me thus?

speaketh on this wise, Say not in thy 21 Hath not the potter power over the heart, Who shall ascend into heaven?(that clay, of the same lump to make one vessel is, to bring Christ down from above :) unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep!

22. What if God, willing to shew his (that is, to bring up Christ again from the wrath, and to make his power known, en-dead.) dured with much long-suffering the vessels 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh of wrath fitted to destruction :

thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: 23 And that he might make known the that is, the word of faith, which we preach: riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy which he had afore prepared unto glory, mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in

24 Even us, whom he hath called, not thy heart that God hath raised him from of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles! the dead, thou shalt be saved.

25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call 10 For with the beart, man believeth them My, people, which were not my peo- unto righteousness; and with the moulli, ple; and her beloved, which was not confession is made unto salvation. belored.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever 26 And it shall come to pass that in the believeth on him shall not be ashamed. place where it was said unto them, Ye are 12 For there is no difference between not my people ; there shall they be called, the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord The children of the living God. over all, is rich unto all that call upon him.

27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, 13 For whosoever shall call upon the Though the number of the children of Is- name of the Lord shall be saved. rael be as the sand of the sea, a remnant 14 How then shall they call on him in shall be saved :

whom they have not believed? and how 28 For he will finish the work, and cut shall they believe in him of whom they it short in righteousness: because a short bave not heard? and how shall they hear work will the Lord make upon the earth. without a preacher?

29 And as Esaias said before, Except 15 And how shall they preach, except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we they be sent? as it is written, How beautihad been as Sodoma, and been made like ful are the feet of them that preach the unto Gomorrah.

gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of 30 What shall we say then? That the good things ! Gentiles which followed not after right- 16 But they have not all obeyed the eousness, have attained to righteousness, gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath even the righteousness which is of faith : believed our report?

Some elected, some hardened. CHAP. XI.

Against boasting. 17 So then, faith cometh by hearing, and emulation them which are my flesh, and bearing by the word of God.

might save some of them. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes 15 For if the casting away of them be verily, their sound went into all the earth, the reconciling of the world, what sha!! and their words unto the ends of the the receiving of them be, but life from the world.

dead? 19 But I say, Did not Israel know? 16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump First, Moses saith, I will provoke you to is also holy: and if the root be holy, so jealousy by them that are no people, and are the branches. by a foolish nation I will anger you. 17 And if some of the branches be

20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I broken off, and thou, being a wild olivewas found of them that sought me not; I tree, wert graffed in among them, and with was made manifest unto them that asked them partakest of the root and fatness of not after me.

the olive-tree; 21 But to Israel he saith, All day long 18 Boast not against the branches. But I have stretched forth my hands unto a if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, disobedient and gainsaying people. but the root thee. CHAP. XI.

19 Thou wilt say then, The branches I

SAY then, Hath God cast away his were broken off, that I might be graffed in.

people? God forbid. For I also am an 20 Well; because of unbelief they were Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the broken off, and thou standest by faith. tribe of Benjamin.

Be not high-minded, but fear: 2 God hath not cast away his people 21 For if God spared not the natural which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the branches, take heed lest he also spare not scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh thee. intercession to God against Israel, saying, 22 Behold therefore the goodness and

3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, severity of God: on them which fell, seve, and digged down thine altars; and I am rity ; but toward thee, goodness, if thou left alone, and they seek my life. continue in his goodness : otherwise thou

4 But what saith the answer of God unto also shalt be cut off. him ? I have reserved to myself seven 23 And they also, if they abide not still thousand men, who have not bowed the in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God knee to the image of Baal.

is able to graff them in again. 5 Even so then at this present time also 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olivethere is a remnant according to the election tree which is wild by nature, and wert


contrary to nature into a good olive6 And if by grace, then is it no more of tree; how much more shall these, which works: otherwise grace is no more grace. be the natural branches, be graffed into But if it be of works, then is it no more their own olive-tree? grace : otherwise work is no more work. 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye

7 What then? Israel hath not obtained should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest that which he seeketh for; but the election ye should be wise in your own conceits) bath obtained it, and the rest were blinded, that blindness in part is happened to Israel,

8 (According as it is written, God hath until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as they should not see, and ears that they it is written, There shall come out of Sion should not hear ;) unto this day: the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungod

9 And David saith, Let their table be liness from Jacob: made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling- 27 For this is my covenant unto them, block, and a recomperce unto them: when I shall take away their sins.

10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they 28 As concerning the gospel, they are may not see, and bow down their back enemies for your sakes: but as touching always.

the election, they are beloved for the fa111

say then, Have they stumbled that thers' sakes. they should fall? God forbid: but rather 29 For the gifts and calling of God are through their fall salvation is come unto the without repentance. Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. 30 For as ye in times past have not be

12 Now, if the fall of them be the riches lieved God, yet have now obtained mercy of the world, and the diminishing of them through their unbelief; the riches of the Gentiles; how much 31 Even so have these also now not bemore their fulness?

lieved, that through your mercy they also 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inas- may obtain mercy. much as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, 32 For God hath concluded them all in I magnify mine office:

unbelief,that he might have mercy upon all. 14°ir by any means I may provoke tol 33 0 the depth of the riches both of the

of grace,

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