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LE higher powers.
Duties to magistrates. wisdom and knowledge of God! how un- 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in scarchable are his judgments, and his you, live peaceably with all men. ways past finding out !
19 Dearly beloved, arenge not your34 For who hath known the mind of the selves, but rather give place unto wrath : Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will
35 Or who hath first given to him, and repay, saith the Lord. it shall
be recompensed unto bim again ? 20 Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, 36 For of him, and through him, and to feed him; if he thirst, give him drink : him are all things: to whom be glory for for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire ever. Amen.
on his head. CHAP. XII.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but orer. the mercies of God, that
CĚAP. XIII. your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, ac- ET every soul be subject unto the ceptable unto God, which is your reasona
For there is no ble service.
power but of God: the powers that be, 2 And be not conformed to this world : are ordained of God. but be ye transforined by the renewing of 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the your mind, that ye may prove what is that power, resisteth the ordinance of God: good, and acceptable, and perfect will of and they that resist shall receive to themGod.
selves damnation. 3 For I say, through the grace given 3 For rulers are not a terror to good unto me, to every man that is among you, works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not not to think of himself more highly than be afraid of the power? do that whichis good, he ought to think ; but to think soberly, and thou shalt have praise of the same : according as God hath dealt to every man 4 For he is the minister of God to tbee the measure of faith.)
for good. But if thou do that which is 4 For as we have many members in one evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the hody, and all members have not the same sword in vain : for he is the minister of office:
God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him 5 So we, being many, are one body in that doeth evil. Christ, and every one members one of 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, another.
not only for wrath, but also for conscience 6 Having then gifts, differing according sake. to the grace that is given to us, whether 6 For, for this cause pay ye tribute also: prophecy, let us prophesy according to the for they are God's ministers, attending proportion of faith
continually upon this very thing. 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our mi- 7 Render Therefore to all their dues : nistering: or he that teacheth, on teaching: tribute to whom tribute is due ; custom to
8. Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation : whom custom ; fear to whom fear; bobe that giveth, let him do it with simplici- nour to whom honour. ty: he that ruleth, with diligence; he that 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. another : for he that loveth another bath
9 Let love be without dissimulation. fulblled the law. Abhor that which is evil ; cleave to that 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adul. which is good.
tery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not 10 Belindly affectioned one to another steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, with brotherly love; in honour preferring Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any one another;
other commandment, it is briefly compre11 Not slothful in business ; fervent in hended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt spirit'; serving the Lord;
love thy neighbour as thyself. 12 Rejoicing in hope ; patient in tribu- 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: lation continuing instant in prayer;. therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; 11 And that, knowing the time, that nok given to hospitality.
it is high time to awake out of sleep: for 14 Bless them which persecute you ; now is our salvation nearer than when we bless, and curse not.
believed. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, 12 The night is far spent, the day is at and weep with them that weep.
hand: let us therefore cast off the works of 16 Be of the same mind one toward darkness, and let us put on the armour of another. Mind not high things, but con- light. descend to men of low estate. Be not 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day: wise in your own conceits.
not in rioting and drunkenpess, not in 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. chambering and wantonness, not in strue Provide things honest in the sightof all men.land envying.
Days and meats indifferent. CHAP. XIV, XV. Study the happiness of others.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, 19 Let us therefore follow afterthe things and make not provision for the flesh, to which make for peace, and things wherefulfil the lusts thereof.
with one may edify another. CHAP. XIV.
20 For meat destroy not the work of IM that is weak in the faith receive God. All things indeed are pure ; but it ye,
but not to doubtful disputations. is evil for that man who eateth with offence. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to things; another, who is weak, eateth herbs. drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy
3 Let not him that ealeth, despise him brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is. that eateth not; and let not him which eat-made weak. eth not, judge him that eateth : for God 22 Mast thou faith? have it to thyself hath received him.
before God. Happy is he that condemneth 4 Who art thou that judgest another not himself in that thing which he alloweth. man's servant? to his own master he stand- 23 And he that doubteth is damned if etb or falleth: yea, he shall be holden up : he eat, because he eateth not of faith : for for God is able to make him stand. whatsoever is not of faith is sin. 5 One man esteemeth one day above
V the infirmities of the weak, and in his own mind.
pot to please ourselves. 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth 2 Let every one of us please his neighit unto the Lord : and he that regardeth pour for his good to edification. not the day, to the Lord he doth not re- 3 For even Christ pleased not himself;
He that eateth, eateth to thejbut, as it is written, The reproaches of Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he them that reproached thee fell on me. that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, 4 For whatsoever things were written and giveth God thanks.
Haforetime, were written for our learning, 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and mat we through patience and comfort of 1/10 no man dieth to himself.
Uhe scriptures might have hope. 8 For :vhether we live, we live unto the 5 Now the God of patience and consoLord; and whether we die, we die unto lation grant you to be like-minded one tothe Lord: whether we live therefore, orward another according to Christ Jesus : die, we are the Lord's.
6 That ye may with one mind and one 9 For to this end Christ both died, and mouth glorify God, even the Father of our rose, and revived, that he might be Lord Lord Jesus Christ. both of the dead and living.
7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? Christ also received us to the glory of God. or why dost ihou set at nought thy brother? 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a mifor we shall all stand before the judgment- nister of the circumcision for the truth of seat of Christ.
God, to confirm the promises made unto 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the the fathers : Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and 9 And that the Gentiles might glorify every tongue shall confess to God.
God for his mercy; as it is written, For 12 So then every one of us shall give this cause I will confess to thee among the account of himself to God.
Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. 13 Let us not therefore judge one ano- 10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye ther any more : but judge this rather, that Gentiles, with bis people. no man put a stumbling-block, or an oc- 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye casion to fall in his brother's way. Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
14 I know, and am persuaded by the 12 And again Esaias saith, There shall Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to of itself: but to him that esteemeth any reign over the Gentiles ; in him shall the thing to be unclean, to bim it is unclean. Gentiles trust.
15 But if thy brother be grieved with 13 Now the God of hope fill thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. all joy and peace in believing, that ye may Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom a bound in hope, through the power of the Christ died.
Holy Ghost. 16 Let not then your good be evil 14 And I myself also am persuaded of spoken of:
you, my brethren, that ye also are full of 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat goodness, filled with all knowledge, able and drink, but righteousness, and peace, lalso to admonish one another. and joy in the Holy Ghost.
15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have writ. 18 For he that in these things serveth ten the more boldly unto you in some sort. Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved as putting you in mind, because of the
Igrace that is given to me of God,
The church at Jerusalem relieved. ROMANS. Caution against decisions. 16 That I should be the minister of Je
CHAP. XVI. sus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the T COMMEND unto you Phebe our sister, gospel of God, that the offering up of the which is a servant of the church which Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanc- is at Cenchrea: tified by the Holy Ghost.
2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as 17 I have therefore whereof I may glory becometh saints, and that ye assist ber in through Jesus Christ, in those things which whatsoever business she hath need of you: pertain to God.
for she hath been a succourer of many, 18 For I will not dare to speak of any and of myself also. of those things which Christ hath not 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my helpwrought by me, to make the Gentilts obe-ers in Christ Jesus: dient, by word and deed,
4 Who have for my life laid down their 19 Through mighty signs and wonders, own necks: unto whom not only I give by the power of the Spirit of God; so that thanks, but also all the churches of the from Jerusalem, and round about unto Il. Gentiles. lyricum, I have fully preached the gospel 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their of Christ.
house. Salute my well-beloved Epenetus, 20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the who is the first-fruits of Achaia unto Christ. gespela hot where Christ was named, lest 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much la
should build upon another man's founda- bour on us. tion:
7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my 21 But as it is written, To whom he was kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who not spoken of, they shall see: and they are of note among the apostles, who also that have not heard shall understand. were in Christ before me.
22 For which cause also I have been 8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. much hindered from coming to you. 9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ,
23 But now having no more place in and Stachys my beloved. these parts, and having a great desire 10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. these many years to come unto you; Salute them which are of Aristobulus'
24 Whensoever I take my journey into household. Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to 11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet see you in my journey, and to be brought them that be of the household of Narcissus, on my way thitherward by you, if first I which are in the Lord. be somewhat filled with your company.
12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who 25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved minister unto the saints.
Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. 26 For it hath pleased them of Mace- 13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, donia and Achaia to make a certain con- and his mother and mine. tribution for the poor saints which are at 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Jerusalem.
Patrohas, Hermes, and the brethren which 27 It hath pleased them verily; and are with them. their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, have been made partakers of their spiritual and his sister, and Olympas, and all the things, their duty is also to minister unto saints which are with them. them in carnal things.
16 Salute one another with a boly 28 When therefore I have performed kiss. The churches of Christ salute you. this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark will come by you into Spain.
them which cause divisions and offences, 29 And I am sure that when I come contrary to the doctrine which ye bare unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the learned; and avoid them. blessing of the gospel of Christ.
18 Fór they that are such serve not our 30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for and by good words and fair speeches de the love of the Spirit, that ye strive to-ceive the hearts of the simple. gether with me in your prayers to God 19 Foryourobedience is come abroadun
to all men. I am glad therefore on your be31 That I may be delivered from them half: butyet I would have you wise unto that that do not believe in Judea; and that my which is good, and simple concerning evil. service which I have for Jerusalem, may 20 And the God of peace shall bruise he accepted of the saints ;
Satan under your feet shortly. The grace 32 That I may come unto you with joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. by the will of God, and may with you be Amen. refreshed.
21 Timotheus my work-fellow, and 33 Now the God of peace be with you Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater my,kins. all. Amen.
men, salute you.
Paul reproves the church
CHAP. I. at Corinth for their disunion, 22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, which was kept secret since the world salute you in the Lord.
began, 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole 26 But now is made manifest, and by church, saluteth you. Erastus the cham- the scriptures of the prophets, according berlain of the city saluteth you, and Quar- to the commandment of the everlasting tus a brother.
God, made known to all nations for the 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ obedience of faith : be with you all. Amen.
27 To God only wise, be glory through 25 Now to him that is of power to Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. establish you according to my gospel, I Written to the Romans from Corinand the preaching of Jesus Christ, ac- thus, and sent by Phebe servant of the cording to the revelation of the mystery, church at Cenchrea.
1 The First Epistle of PAUL,the Apostle, to the
15 Lest any should say that I had bapPAChristcathough the man of God, and AUL, called to be an apostle of Jesus tized in mine own name.
16 And I baptized also the household of Sosthenes our brother,
Stephanas; tesides, I know not whether 2 Unto the church of God which is at I baptized any other. Corinth, to them that are sanctified in 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom that in every place call upon the name of of words, lest the cross of Christ should Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and be made of none effect.
18 For the preaching of the cross is to 3 Grace be unto you, and peace from them that perish, foolishness; but unto us God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus which are saved, it is the power of God. Christ.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the 4 I thank my God always on your be- wisdom of the wise, and will bring to half, for the grace of God which is given nothing the understanding of the pruyou by Jesus Christ;
dent. 5 That in every thing ye are enriched 20 Where is the wise? where is the by him, in all utterance, and in all know-scribe? where is the disputer of this world? ledge;
hath not God made foolish the wisdom of 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was this world? confirmed in you:
21 For after that in the wisdom of God 7 So that ye come behind in no gift; the world by wisdom knew not God, it waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus pleased God by the foolishness of preachChrist:
ing to save them that believe. 8 Who shall also confirm you unto the 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the end, that ye may be blameless in the day Greeks seek after wisdom: of our Lord Jesus Christ.
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Greeks foolishness; Christ our Lord.
24 But unto them which are called, 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye of God, and the wisdom of God. all speak the same thing, and that there be 25 Because the foolishness of God is no divisions among you; but that ye be wiser than men; and the weakness of God perfectly joined together in the same is stronger than men. inind, and in the same judgment.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, 11 For it hath been declared unto me how that not many wise men after the of you, my brethren, by them which are flesh, not niany mighty, not many noble of the house of Chloe, that there are con- are called: tentions among you.
27 But God hath chosen the foolish 12 Now this I say, that every one of things of the world to confound the wise ; you saiti, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos ; and God hath chosen the weak things of and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. the world to confound the things wbich are
13 is Christ divided? was Paul cruci- mighty; fied for you? or were ye baptized in the 28 And base things of the world, and name of Paul?
things which are despised, hath God 14 I thank God that I baptized none of chosen, yea, and things which are not, to you, but Crispus and Gaius;
Ibring to nought things tirat are :
A came hoe with excellency of speech, as men
The wise counsel of God. I. CORINTHIANS. How to account of ministers.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, you as unto spiritual, but as unto who of God is made unto us wisdom, and carnal, even as unto babes in Chris! righteousness, and sanctification, and re- 2 I have fed you with milk, and not demption :
with meat: for hitherto ye were not able 31 That, according as it is written, He to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 3 For ye are yet carnal : for whereas CHAP. Ir.
there is among you envying, and strife, NDI, brethren, when I came to yon, and divisions, are ye not camal, and walk or of wisdom, declaring unto you the 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; testimony of God.
and another, I am of Apollos; are ye got 2 For I determined not to know any carnal? thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, bim crucified.
but ministers by whom ye believed, even 3 And I was with you in weakness, and as the Lord gave to every man? in fear, and in much trembling.
6 I have planted, Apollos watered: but 4 And my speech and my preaching was God gave the increase. not with enticing words of man's wisdom, 7 So then, neither is he that planteth but in demonstration of the Spirit, and of any thing, neither be that watereth: bat power:
God that giveth the increase. 5 That your faith should not stand in 8 Now he that planteth and he that the wisdom of men, but in the power of watereth are one: and every man shall God.
receive bis own reward, according to his 6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom among own labour. them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom 9 For we are labourers together with of this world, nor of the princes of this God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are world, that come to nought:
God's building. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in 10 According to the grace of God which a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which is given unto me, as a wise master-builder, God ordained before the world unto our I have laid the foundation, and another glory:
buildeth thereon. But let every man take 8 Which none of the princes of this heed how he buildeth thereupon. world knew : for had they known it, they 11 For other foundation can no man lay would not have crucified the Lord of glory. than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, 12 Now if any man build upon this nor ear heard, neither have entered into foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, the heart of man, the things which God wood, hay, stubble; hath prepared for them that love him. 13 Every man's work shall be made
10 But God hath revealed them unto us manifest: for the day shall declare it, beby his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all cause it shall be revealed by fire; and the things, yea, the deep things of God. fire shall try every man's work, of wbat
11 For what man knoweth the things sort it is. of a man, save the spirit of man which is 14 If any man's work abide which be in him? even so the things of God knoweth bath built thereupon, be shall receive a no man, but the Spirit of God.
reward. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit 15 If any man's work shall be burned, of the world, but the Spirit which is of he shall suffer loss : but he himself shall God; that we might know the things that be saved; yet so as by fire. are freely given to us of God.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple 13 Which things also we speak, not in of God, and that the Spirit of God dwellthe worls which man's wisdom teacheth, eth in you? but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; com- 17 If any man defile the temple of God, paring •piritual things with spiritual. him shall God destroy : for the temple of
14 But the natural man receiveth not God is holy, which temple ye are. the things of the Spirit of God: for they 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any are foolishness unto him: neither can he man among you seemeth to be wise in this know them, because they are spiritually world, let him become a fool, that he may discerned.
be wise. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all 19 For the wisdom of this world is fool. things, yet he himself is judged of no man..ishness with God. For it is written, He
16 For who hath known the mind of the taketh the wise in their own craftiness. Lord, that he may instruct him? But we 20 And again, The Lord knoweth the bave the mind of Christ.
thoughts of the wise, that they are vain