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11. I say then, Have they stumbled that 28. As concerning the gospel, they are they should fall ? God forbid : but rather | enemies for your sake: but as touching the through their fall salvation is come unto the election, they are beloved for the fathers' Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. ||sakes.
12. Now if the fall of them be the riches 29. For the gifts and calling of God are of the world, and the diminishing of them without repentance. the riches of the Gentiles; how much more 30. For as ye in times past have not betheir fulness?
lieved God, yet have now obtained mercy 13. For I speak to you Gentiles, inas- through their unbelief; much as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I 31. Even so have these also now not bemagnify mine office:
lieved, that through your mercy they also 14. If by any
means 1 may provoke to may obtain mercy. emulation them which are my flesh, and 32. For God hath concluded them all in might save some of them.
unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. 15. For if the casting away of them be the 33. O the depth of the riches both of the reconciling of the world, what shall the re. wisdom and knowledge of God! How unceiving of them be, but life from the dead?searchable are his judgments, and his ways
16. For if the first-fruit be holy, the lump | past finding out ! is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are 34. For who hath known the mind of the the branches.
Lord ? or who hath been his counsellor ? 17. And if some of the branches be broken 35. Or who hath first given to him, and off, and thou, being a wild olive-tree, wert it shall be recompensed unto him again? graffed in among them, and with them parta- 36. For of him, and through him, and to kest of the root and fatness of the olive-tree; him, are all things: to whom be glory for
18. Boast not against the branches. But ever. Amen. if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but
CHAP. XII. the root thee.
1 Holiness and conformity to God's will enjoined. 6 Gifts 19. Thou wilt say then, The branches to be used for the common benefite 9 Sundry practiwere broken off, that I might be graffed in. cal duties recommended, 19 Revenge specially forbidden.
20. Well; because of unbelief they were | 1. BESEECH you therefore, brethren, i broken off; and thou standest by faith. Be by the mercies of God, that ye prenot high-minded, but fear:
sent your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, 21. For if God spared not the natural acceptable unto God, which is your reabranches, take heed lest he also spare not sonable service. thee.
2. And be not conformed to this world: but 22. Behold therefore the goodness and be ye transformed by the renewing of your severity of God: on them which fell, seve-mind, that ye may prove what is that good, rity; but toward thee, goodness; if thou and acceptable, and perfect will of God. continue in his goodness: otherwise thou 3. For I say, through the grace given also shalt be cut off.
unto me, to every man that is among you, 23. And they also, if they abide not still not to think of himself more highly than he in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is ought to think ; but to think soberly, acable to graff them in again.
cording as God hath dealt to every man 24. For if thou wert cut out of the olive-the measure of faith. tree which is wild by nature, and wert graff- 4. For as we have many members in ed contrary to nature into a good olive-tree; one body, and all members have not the how much more shall these, which be the same office: natural branches, be graffed into their own 5. So we, being many, are one body in olive-tree ?
Christ, and every one members one of an25. For I would not, brethren, that ye other. should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye 6. Having thon gifts differing according should be wise in your own conceits; that to the grace that is given to us, whether blindness in part is happened to Israel, until prophecy, let us prophesy according to the the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
proportion of faith ; 26. And so all Israel shall be saved : as 7. Or ministry, let us wait on our minisit is written, There shall come out of Siontering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungod- 8. Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: liness from Jacob:
he that giveth, let him do it with simpli27. For this is my covenant unto them, || city; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that when I shall take away their sins.
sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. U
19. Let love be without dissimulation. 7. Render therefore to all their dues; triAbhor that which is evil; cleave to that bute to whom tribute is due ; custom to which is good.
whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour 10. Be kindly affectioned one to another to whom honour. with brotherly love; in honour preferring 8. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another;
one another: for he that loveth another, 11, Not slothful in business; fervent in hath fulfilled the law. spirit; serving the Lord;
9. For this, Thou shalt not commit adul12. Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribu- tery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not lation; continuing instant in prayer; steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
13. Distributing to the necessity of Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any saints; given to hospitality.
other commandment, it is briefly compre14. Bless them which persecute you :hended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt bless, and curse not.
love thy neighbour as thyself. 15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, 10. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: and weep with them that weep.
therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 16. Be of the same mind one toward 11. And that, knowing the time, that now another. Mind not high things, but con- it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now descend to men of low estate. Be not wise is our salvation nearer than when we bein your own conceits.
lieved. 17. Recompense to no man evil for evil. 12. The night is far spent, the day is at Provide things honest in the sight of all men. hand: let us therefore cast off the works of
18. If it be possible, as much as lieth in darkness, and let us put on the armour of you, live peaceably with all men.
light. 19. Dearly beloved, avenge not your- 13. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; selves; but rather give place unto wrath: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will chambering and wantonness, not in strife repay, saith the Lord.
and envying. 20. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed 14. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, him; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so do- and make not provision for the flesh, to fuling thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. fil the lusts thereof. 21. Be not overcome of evil, but over
CHAP. XIV. come evil with good.
How to treat a weak brother, and not to censure one anCHAP. XIII.
other for things indifferent, &-c.
1. 1 Of subjection lo magistrates. 8 Love is a debt we al
IM that is weak in the faith receive ways owe, and virtually containeth the whole law. 11
ye, but not to doubtful disputations. Against gluttony, &c.
2. For one believeth that he may eat all 1.
LEhichvery soul be subject runto the things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. power but of God: the powers that be are that eateth not; and let not him which eatordained of God.
eth not judge him that eateth: for God! 2. Whosoever therefore resisteth the hath received him. power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and 4. Who art thou that judgest another they that resist shall receive to themselves man's servant ? to his own master he standdamnation.
eth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden 3. For rulers are not a terror to good up: for God is able to make him stand. works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not 5. One man esteemeth one day abore be afraid of the power? Do that which is another: another esteemneth every day alike. good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: Let every man be fully persuaded in his
4. For he is the minister of God to thee own mind. for good. But if thou do that which is evil, 6. He that regardeth the day, regardeth be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not vain : for he is the minister of God, a reven- | the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. ger to execute wrath upon him that doeth He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he evil.
giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, 5. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God only for wrath, but also for conscience'sake. thanks.
6. For, for this cause pay you tribute also: 7. For none of us liveth to himself, and for they are God's ministers, attending con- no man dieth to himself. tinually upon this very thing.
8. For whether we live, we live unto the
1 Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the 3. For even Christ pleased not himself; Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we but, as it is written, The reproaches of are the Lord's.
them that reproached thee fell on me. 9. For to this end Christ both died, and 4. For whatsoever things were written rose, and revived, that he might be Lord aforetime were written for our learning, both of the dead and living.
that we through patience and comfort of 10. But why dost thou judge thy bro- the scriptures might have hope. ther? Or why dost thou set at nought thy 5. Now the God of patience and consobrother? for we shall all stand before the lation grant you to be like-minded one to judgment-seat of Christ.
ward another, according to Christ Jesus: Jl. For it is written, As I live, saith the
6. That ye may with one mind and one Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and mouth glorify God, even the Father of our every tongue shall confess to God.
Lord Jesus Christ. 12. So then every one of us shall give ac- 7. Wherefore receive ye one another, as count of himself to God.
Christ also received us, to the glory of God. 13. Let us not therefore judge one an- 8. Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minisother any more: but judge this rather, that ter of the circumcision for the truth of God, no man put a stumbling-block or an occa- to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: sion to fall in his brother's way.
9. And that the Gentiles might glorify 14. I know, and am persuaded by the God for his mercy, as it is written, For Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean this cause I will confess to thee among of itself: but to him that esteemeth any the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 10. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye
15. But if thy brother be grieved with Gentiles, with his people. thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. 11. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. Christ died.
12. And again, Esaias saith, There shall 16. Let not then your good be evil spo- be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to ken of:
reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the ! 17. For the kingdom of God is not meat Gentiles trust.
and drink; but righteousness, and peace, 13. Now the God of hope fill you with i and joy in the Holy Ghost.
all joy and peace in believing, that ye may 18. For he that in these things servethabound in hope, through the power of the Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved Holy Ghost. of men.
14. And I myself also am persuaded of 19. Let us therefore follow after the you, my brethren, that ye also are full of things which make for peace, and things goodness, filled with all knowledge, able wherewith one may edify another.
also to admonish one another. 20. For meat destroy not the work of 15. Nevertheless, brethren, I have writGod. All things indeed are pure; but it is ten the more boldly unto you in some sort, evil for that man who eateth with offence. as putting you in mind, because of the
21. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to grace that is given to me of God, drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy bro- 16. That I should be the minister of ther stumbleth, or is offended, or is made Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering weak.
the gospel of God, that the offering up of 22. Hast thou faith? have it to thyself the Gentiles might be acceptable, being before God. Happy is he that condemneth sanctified by the Holy Ghost. not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 17. I have therefore whereof I may
23. And he that doubteth is damned if glory through Jesus Christ in those things he eat, because he eateth not of faith : for which pertain to God. whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
18. For I will not dare to speak of any CHAP. XV.
of those things which Christ hath not 1 The strong qught to bear with the weak. 2 We may not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obeplease ourselves, 7 bul receive one another, as Christ also dient, by word and deed, received us, foc.
19. Through mighty signs and wonders, 1. TE then that are strong ought to by the power of the Spirit of God; so that
bear the infirmities of the weak, from Jerusalem, and round about unto Iland not to please ourselves.
lyricum, I have fully preached the gospel 2. Let every one of us please his neigh- of Christ. bour for his good to edification.
20. Yea, so have 1 strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I 1 own necks: unto whom not only I give should build upon another man's foun- thanks, but also all the churches of the dation:
Gentiles. 21. But, as it is written, To whom he 5. Likewise greet the church that isin their was not spoken of, they shall see: and they house. Salute my well-beloved Epenetus, that have not heard shall understand. who is the first fruits of Achaja unto Christ.
22. For which cause also I have been 6. Greet Mary; who bestowed much much hindered from coming to you.
labour on us. 23. But now having no more place in 7. Salute Andronicus and Junia, my these parts, and having a great desire these kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who are many years to come unto you;
of note among the apostles; who also were 24. Whensoever I take my journey into in Christ before me. Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see 8. Greet Amplias, my beloved in the you in my journey, and to be brought on Lord. my way thitberward by you, if first I be 9. Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, somewhat filled with your company, and Stachys my beloved.
25. But now I go unto Jerusalem, to 10. Salute Apelles, approved in Christ. minister unto the saints.
Salute them which are of Aristobulus' 26. For it hath pleased them of Mace-household. donia and Achaia to make a certain con- 11. Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet tribution for the poor saints which are at them that be of the household of Narcissus, Jerusalem.
which are in the Lord. 27. It hath pleased them verily; and 12. Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved have been made partakers of their spiritual Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. things, their duty is also to minister unto 13. Salute Rufus, chosen in the Lord; them in carnal things.
and his mother and mine. 28. When, therefore, I have performed 14. Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, this, and have sealed to them this fruit, 1Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which will come by you into Spain.
are with them. 29. And I am sure that, when I come 15. Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the and his sister, and Olympas, and all the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
saints which are with them. 30. Now I beseech you, brethren, for 16. Salute one another with a holy kiss. the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the The churches of Christ salute you. love of the Spirit, that ye strive together 17. Now I beseech you, brethren, mark with me in your prayers to God for me; them which cause divisions and offences,
31. That I may be delivered from them contrary to the doctrine which ye bave that do not believe in Judea ; and that my learned; and avoid them. service which I have for Jerusalem may 18. For they that are such serve not our be accepted of the saints;
Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; 32. That I may come unto you with joy and by good words and fair speeches de by the will of God, and may with you be ceive the hearts of the simple. refreshed.
19. For your obedience is come abroad 33. Now the God of peace be with you unto all men. I am glad therefore on your all. Amen.
behalf: but yet I would have you wise CHAP. XVI.
unto that which is good, and simple con1 Paul sendeth salutations to many, 25 and endelh with cerning evil. praise and thanks to God.
20. And the God of peace shall bruise 1. COMMEND unto you Phebe our Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of
sister, which is a servant of the our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. church which is at Cencbrea:
21. Timotheus my work-fellow, and Lu2. That ye receive her in the Lord, ascius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsbecometh saints, and that ye assist her in men, salute you. whatsoever business she hath need of you: 22. I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, for she hath been a succourer of many, salute you in the Lord. and of myself also.
23. Gajus my host, and of the whole 3. Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my help- church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamers in Christ Jesus :
berlain of the city saluteth you, and Quar4. Who have for my life laid down their I tus a brother.
24. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ || to the commandment of the everlasting be with you all. Amen.
God, made known to all nations for the 25. Now to him that is of power to es- obedience of faith ;) tablish you according to my gospel, and 27. To God only wise, be glory, through the preaching of Jesus Christ, (according || Jesus Christ, for ever Amen. to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
I Written to the Romans from Corinthus, 26. But now is made manifest, and by and sent by Phebe, servant of the church the scriptures of the prophets, according of Cenchrea.
| The First Epistle of PAUL the Apostle, to the CORINTHIANS.
15. Lest any should say that I had bapi Paul, after salutation and thanksgiving, 10 exhorteth tized in mine own name.
to unity, 11 and reproveth their dissensions. 26 God, 16. And I baptized also the household
to take away boasting, rejecteth the wisdom of the wise. of Stephanas: besides, I know not whe1. AUL, called to be an apostle of Jesus ther I baptized any other.
Christ, through the will of God, and 17. For Christ sent me not to baptize, Sosthenes our brother,
but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom 2. Unto the church of God which is at of words, lest the cross of Christ should be Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ made of none effect. Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in 18. For the preaching of the cross is to every place call upon the name of Jesus them that perish foolishness; but unto us Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: which are saved it is the
of God. 3. Grace be unto you,and peace, from God 19. For it is written, I will destroy the our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I wisdom of the wise, and will bring to no
4. I thank my God always on your be- | thing the understanding of the prudent. hall, for the grace of God which is given 20. Where is the wise? where is the scribe! you by Jesus Christ;
where is the disputer of this world? hath not 5. That in every thing ye are enriched by God made foolish the wisdom of this world ? him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge ; 21. For after that, in the wisdom of God,
6. Even as the testimony of Christ was the world by wisdom knew not God, it confirmed in you:
pleased God by the foolishness of preach7. So that ye come behind in no gift; wait- | ing to save them that believe. ing for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
22. For the Jews require a sign, and the ? 8. Who shall also confirm you unto the Greeks seek after wisdom : end, that ye may be blameless in the day 23. But we preach Christ crucified, unto of our Lord Jesus Christ.
the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the 9. God is faithful, by whom ye were | Greeks foolishness; called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus 24. But unto them which are called, Christ our Lord.
both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power 10. Now I beseech you, brethren, by of God, and the wisdom of God. the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that 25. Because the foolishness of God is ye all speak the same thing, and that there wiser than men; and the weakness of God be no divisions among you; but that ye || is stronger than men. be perfectly joined together in the same 26. For ye see your calling, brethren, mind, and in the same judgment.
how that not many wise men after the flesh, 11. For it hath been declared unto menot many mighty, not many noble,are called: of you, my brethren, by them which are
27. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the house of Chloe, that there are con- | of the world, to confound the wise; and God tentions among you.
hath chosen the weak things of the world, 12. Now this I say, that every one of to confound the things which are mighty; you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; 28. And base things of the world, and and I of Cepbas, and I of Christ.
things which are despised, hath God cho13. Is Christ divided ? Was Paul cru- sen, yea, and things which are not, to bring cified for you? Or were ye baptized in to nought things that are ; the name of Paul ?
29. That no flesh should glory in his 14. I thank God that I baptized none || presence. of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who