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CH. X. 1 Brethren, the desire indeed of my heart, and my prayer to God for them is, that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal towards God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For being ignorant of God's method of justification, and seeking to establish their own, they have not submitted themselves to the justification of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law, for justification, to every one who believeth. 5 For Moses describeth the justification which is by the law, "That the man who doth these things, shall live in them."
of all is rich unto all who call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.".
14 How therefore shall they call on him, in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him, of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 and how shall they preach, unless they be sent? as it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of peace, who bring glad tidings of good [things]!" 16 But all have not hearkened to the good news: for Isaiah saith, "Lord, who hath believed our report ?" 17 (Faith then indeed cometh from hear
ing; but the report, is through the word of God.)
18 But I say, Have not all heard? Yes, truly; "their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world." 19 But I say, Hath not Israel known this? First, Moses saith, "I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a people, and by a nation void of understanding I will vex you." 20 But Isaiah useth great boldness, and saith, "I was found by those who sought me not: I was
6 But the justification which is by faith speaketh thus: "Say not in thy heart, who will ascend into heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) 7 Or, "Who will descend into the abyss ?" (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart :” (that is, the word of faith which we preach.) 9 For if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 (For with the heart, man believ-made manifest to those who eth to justification; and with the mouth, confession is made to salvation.) 11 For the scripture saith, "Whosoever believeth in him, shall not be ashamed." 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek but the same Lord
asked not after me." 21 But to Israel he saith, "All the day long I have stretched forth my hands to a disobedient and gainsaying people."
CH. XI. 1 I SAY then, Hath God cast off his people? By no means. For I am also an
Israelite; of the race of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God hath not cast off his people whom he foreknew. Know ye not what the scripture saith by Elijah? how he addressed God against Israel, saying, 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, [and] digged down thine altars; and I only am left, and they seek my life." 4 But what saith the answer of God to him? "I have left to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal. 5 In like manner then, at this present time also a part is left, according to the choice of the favour of God. 6 (And if by favour, then it is no more through works; otherwise favour is no more favour.)
7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for but the chosen have obtained it, and the rest have been blinded: 8 as it is written, "God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear," even to this day. 9 And David saith, "Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, aud a recompense to them. 10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see; and bow down their back always."
11 I SAY then, Have they stumbled so as to fall? By no means: but rather, on occasion of their falling off, salvation is come to the gentiles, 10 provoke them to jealousy. 12 Now if their falling off be the
riches of the world, and their failure, the riches of nations; how much more their fulness? 13 (For I speak to you gentiles: and indeed, as I am the apostle of the gentiles, I honour my ministry; 14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh, and may save some of them.) 15 For if the rejecting of them be the reconciling of the world, what will the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16 Now if the first fruits be holy, so likewise is the lump and if the root be holy, so likewise are the branches.
17 And if some of the branches have been broken off, and thou, being a wild olive-tree, have been grafted upon them, and with them have become partak er of the root and the fatness of the olive-tree; boast not against the branches: 18 For why shouldst thou boast; thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19 Thou wilt say then, "The branches have been broken off, that I might be grafted in." 20 Well: because of unbelief, they have been broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear. 21 For if God spared not the natural branches, [perhaps] he may not spare thee. 22 Behold therefore the kindness and severity of God: severity indeed, to those who have fallen; but kindness towards thee, if thou continue to improve that kindness: otherwise, Thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they
ways not to be traced! 34 For
continue not in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if thou hast been cut out of the olive-tree, which is wild by nature, and, contrary to nature, grafted into a good olive-tree; how much more shall these, that are branches by nature, be grafted into their own olivetree? 25 For I would not, breth-therefore, brethren, by the merren, that ye should be ignorant cies of God, that ye present of this mystery, (lest ye be wise your bodies a living, holy, wellin your own conceits,) that pleasing sacrifice to God, for blindness in part hath happened such is your rational religious to Israel, until the fulness of service, 2 and be not conformthe gentiles be come in. 26 ed to this age: but be transformAnd so at length all Israel will ed, by the renewing of [your] be saved: as it is written, "A mind, so that ye may search out deliverer shall come out of what is the good, and wellSion, and shall turn away un-pleasing, and perfect will of godliness from Jacob." 27 And, "This is my covenant with them, when I shall take away their sins."
3 For I say, by the favour bestowed on me, to every one that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every one his measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the same office; 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
28 In relation to the gospel, they are enemies on your account: but in relation to the choice of God, they are objects of love on account of the fathers. 29 But the free gifts, and the choice of God, are unchanged. 30 For as ye, though formerly without faith in God, have now obtained mercy though their unbelief; 31 so they also now believe not, because of the mercy 6 Now having free gifts, difshown to you, that they like-fering according to the favour wise may be objects of mercy. bestowed on us, whether pro32 For God hath included all phecy, let us prophecy according together in unbelief, that he to the proportion of our faith; might have mercy upon all. 7 or ministry, let us attend on 33 O the depth of the riches our ministry; or he who teachboth of the wisdom and know-eth, on teaching; 8 [or] he who ledge of God! how unsearch-exhorteth, on exhortation. able are his judgments, and his who giveth, let him do it with
liberality; he who presideth, authority: for there is no powwith diligence; he who showether but from God; and those pity, with cheerfulness.
which exist are placed under God. 2 He therefore who resisteth the power, resisteth the appointment of God; and those who resist will receive to themselves condemnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Wouldst thou therefore not be afraid of
9 Let love be without dissimulation: abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good: 10 in brotherly kindness be tenderly affectioned one to another: in showing honour prefer one another: 11 be not slothful in business: be of an active mind: rendering true the power? do that which is service in the time: 12 rejoic-good, and thou wilt have praise ing in hope: patient in affliction: persevering in prayer: 13 contributing to the necessities of the saints: seeking occasions for hospitality.
from it. 4 For he is a minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid: for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is a mi
5 Wherefore it is necessary that ye be subject, not only be cause of punishment, but also because of conscience. 6 For on this account ye pay tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually to this matter. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute, to whom tribute is due; custom, to whom custom; fear, to whom fear; honour, to whom honour:
14 Bless those who persecute nister of God, an avenger [to you: bless, and curse not. 15 Re-execute wrath] upon him who joice with those who rejoice, and doth evil. weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind one towards another: mind not high things, but accommodate yourselves to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no one evil for evil. Be attentive to what is good in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to the wrath of God: for it is written, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay," saith the Lord. 20 If therefore thine enemy hunger," Thou shalt not commit adulfeed him; if he thirst, give him drink for in so doing thou wilt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome by evil; but overcome evil with good.
CH. XIII. 1 LET every man be subject to the powers in
8 Owe no one any thing, excepting this, to love one another: for he who loveth another fulfilleth the law. 9 For instance,
tery, Thou shalt not commit murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet ;" and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in these words, namely, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." 10 Love worketh no ill to our
neighbour: love therefore is the He who eateth, eateth to the fulfilling of the law. Lord; for he giveth God thanks: and he who eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 7 For no one of us liveth to himself, and no one dieth to himself; 8 but whether we live, we live to the Lord: and whether we die, we die to the Lord: whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ [both] died, and lived again, that he might have dominion both over the dead and the living.
11 And we should do this, knowing the time, that already it is the hour to awake out of sleep: (for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed: 12 the night is far spent, the day approacheth:) let us therefore lay aside the works of darkness, and let us put on the attire of light. 13 Let us walk becomingly, as in the day; not in revelings and drunkenness, not in debauchery and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ; and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil its desires.
10 But why dost thou condemn thy brother? or why dost thou despise thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, "As I live, saith the
CH. XIV. 1 NOW receive to yourselves him who is weak in the faith; but not for doubt-Lord, every knee shall bow to ful disputings. 2 One believeth me, and every tongue shall that he may eat all things: but praise God." 12 So then every another, who is weak, eateth one of us must give account of herbs. 3 Let not him who eateth, himself to God. 13 Let us not despise him who eateth not; and therefore condemn one another let not him who eateth not, con- any more: but judge this rather, demn him who eateth; for God that no one put a stumblinghath received him to himself. 4 block, or an occasion to fall, in Who art thou that condemnest a brother's way. 14 I know, the servant of another? to his and am persuaded in the Lord own master he standeth or fall- Jesus, that nothing is unclean eth. But he shall be establish-in itself: but if any one esteem ed; for God is able to establish him.
5 One man esteemeth one day above another: while another man esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 [He who regardeth the day, regardeth it to the Lord; and he who regardeth not the day to the Lord he regardeth it not.]
any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 But if thy brother be disquieted becaus of thy food, thou no longer walkest according to love. Destroy not him by thy food, for whom Christ died.
16 Let not then your good be evil-spoken of. 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness,