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Chap. ii. the Gentiles' sins. 17 For therein is the righteous-,man, burned in their lust one ness of God revealed from faith to toward another; men with men, faith: as it is written, The just working that which is unseemly, shall live by faith.

and receiving in themselves that 18 For the wrath of God is re- recompence of their error which vealed from heaven, against all was meet. ungodliness and unrighteousness 28 And even as they did not of men, who hold the truth in like to retain God in their knowunrighteousness :

ledge, God gave them over to a 19 Because that which may be reprobate mind, to do those things known of God, is manifest in which are not convenient: them: for God hath shewed it 29 Being filled with all un. unto them.

righteousness, fornication, wick20 For the invisible things of edness, covetousness, malicioushim from the creation of the world ness; fullof envy, murder, debate, are clearly seen, being understood deceit, malignity; whisperers, by the things that are made, even 30 Backbiters, haters of God, his eternal power and Godhead ; despiteful, proud, boasters, inso that they are without excuse : ventors of evil things, disobedi

21 Because that, when they ent to parents, knew God, they glorified bim not 31 Without understanding, coas God, neither were thankful; venant-breakers, without natural but became vain in their imagina-affection, implacable, unmerciful: tions, and their foolish heart was 32 Who, knowing the judgdarkened.

ment of God, that they which 22 Professing themselves to be commit such things are worthy of wise, they became fools; death, not only do the same, but

23 And changed the glory of the have pleasure in them that do incorruptibie God, into an image them. made like to corruptible man, and

CHAP II. to birds and four-footed beasts, Who are justified. and creeping things.

24 Wherefore gave them up to uncleanness through ever thou art that judgest : for the lusts of their own hearts, to wherein thou judgest another, dishonour their own bodies be- thou condemnest thyself; for thou tween themselves :

that judgest doest the same things. 25 Who changed the truth of 2 But we are sure that the judgGod into a lie, and worshipped ment of God is according to truth and served the creature more than against them which commit such the Creator, who is blessed for things. ever. Amen.

3 And thinkest thou this, O 26 For this cause God gave man, that judgest them which do them up unto vile affcctions: for such things, and doest the same, even their women did change the that thou shalt escape the judgnatural use into that which is ment of God? against nature :

4 Or despisest thou the riches 27 And likewise also the men, of his goodness, and forbearance, leaving the natural use of the wo-land long-suffering; not knowing

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No respect of persons.

Romans. How circumcision profiteth. that the goodness of God leadeth Christ, according to my gospel. thee to repentance ?

17 Behold, thou art called a 5 But after thy hardness and im- Jew, and restest in the law, and penitent heart, treasurest up unto makest thy boast of God; thyself wrath against the day of 18 And knowest his will, and wrath and revelation of the righte-approvest the things that are more ous judgment of God;

excellent, being instructed out of 6 Who will render to every the law; man according to his deeds; 19 And art confident that thou

7 To them who, by patient thyself art a guide of the blind, a continuance in well-doing, seek light of them, which are in darkfor glory, and honour, and im- ness, mortality, eternal life:

20 An instructor of the foolish, 8 But unto them that are con- a teacher of babes, which hast the tentious, and donot obey the truth, form of knowledge, and of the but obey unrighteousness, indig-truth in the law. nation and wrath;

21 Thou, therefore, which 9 Tribulation and anguish, up-teachest another, teachest thou on every soul of man that doeth not thyself? thou that preachest evil; of the Jew first, and also of a man sliould not steal, dost thou the Gentile ;

steal ? 10 But glory, honour, and 22 Thou that sayest a man peace, to every man that work-should not commit adultery, dost eth good; to the Jew first, and thou commit adultery? thou that also to the Gentile.

abhorrest idolş, dost thou com11 For there is no respect of mit sacrilege ? persons with God:

23 Thou that makest thy boast 12 For as many as have sinned of the law, through breaking the withoutlaw, shall also perish with law dishonourest thou God? out law; and as many as have sin- 24. For the name of God is ned in the law, shall be judged blasphemed ainong the Gentiles, by the law;

through you, as it is written, 13 (For not the hearers of the 25 For circumcision verily prothe law are just before God, but fiteth, if thou keep the law : but the doers of the law shall be jus-[if thou be a breaker of the law, tified:

thy circumcision is made uncir14 For when the Gentiles, cumcision. which have not the law, do by na

26 Therefore if the uncircumture the things contained in the cision keep the righteousness of law, these, having not the law, the law, shall not his uncircumare a law unto themselves ; cision be counted for circumci:

15 Which shew the work of the sion? law, written in their hearts, their 27 And shall not uncircumci. conscience also bearing witness, sion which is by nature, if it fulfil and their thoughts the mean while the law, judge thee, who by the accusing, or else excusing one letter and circumcision dost transanother ;)

gress the law ? 16 In the day when God shall 28 For he is not a Jew which is judge the secrets of men by Jesuslone outwardly; neither is that

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The Jews' prerogative. Chap. iii.

All are sinners. circumcision, which is outward 12 They are all gone out of the in the flesh:

way, they are together become 29 But he is a Jew which is one unprofitable; there is none that inwardly; and circumcision is doeth good, no, not one. that of the heart, in the spirit, 13 Their throat is an open seand not in the letter; whose praise pulchre; with their tongues they is not of men, but of God. have used deceit; the poison of CHAP. III.

asps is under their lips : None justified by the law. 14 Whose mouth is full of curTHAT advantage then hath sing and bitterness :

the Jew? or what profit 15 Their feet are swift to shed is toere of circumcision ?

blood : 2 Much every way; chiefly, 16 Destruction and misery are because th:t unto them were in their ways; committed the oracles of God. 17 And ihe way of peace have

3 For what if some did not be- they not known; Heve? shall their unbelief make 19 There is no fear of God bethe faith of God without effect? fore their eyes.

4 God forbid : yea, let God be 19 Now we know, that what true, but every man a liar; as it is things soever the law saith, it written, That thou mightest be saith to them who are under the justified in thy sayings, and might-ia'; that erery mouth may be estovercome when thouartjutised. stopped, and all the world may

5 But if our unrighteousness become guilty before God. commend the righteousness of 20 Therefore, by the deeds of God, what shall we say? is God the law, there shall no flesh bejus. unrighteous who taketh ven- tified in his sight: for by the la:v geance ? (I speak as a man ;) is the knowledge of sin.

God forbid: for then how shall 21 But now the righteousness of Gocl judge the world?

God without the law is manifest7 For if the truth of God hath ec!, being witnessed by the law more aboundled through my lie and the prophets : unto his glory, why yet am I also 22 Even the righteousness of judged as a sinner?

Go which is by faith of Jesus 8 And not rather (as we be Christ unto all, and upon all them slanderously reported, and as that believe; for there is no difsome affirm that we say,) Let us ference: do evil that good may come? 23 For all have sinned, and whose dainnation is just. come short of the glory of God;

9 9 What then? are we better 24 Being justified freely by his than their ? No, in no wise: for grace, throust the redemption we have before proved both Jews that is in Christ Jesus : and Gentiles, that they are all un- 25 Whom God hath set forth der sin;

to be a propitiation, through faith 10 As it is written, There is in his bloce, to declare his rightenone righteous, no, not one : ousness for the remission of sins

11 There is none that under-that are past, through the forbearstandeth, there is none that seek-ance of God; eth after God.

26 To declare, I say, at this




by faith. time his righteousness; that he 9 Cometh this blessedness then might be just, and the justifier of upon the circumcision only, or him which believeth in Jesus. upon the uncircumcison also for

27 Where is boasting then ? It we say that faith was reckoned to is excluded. By what law? of Abraham for righteousness. works ? Nay; but by the law of 10 How was it then reckoned? faith.

when he was in circumcision, or 28 Therefore we conclude, that in uncircumcision? Not in cira man is justified by faith without cumcision, but in uncircumcisithe deeds of the law.

29 Is be the God of the Jews 11 And he received the sign of only? is he not also of the Gen-circumcision, a seal of the rightetiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also; ousness of the faith which he had

30 Seeing it is one God which yet being uncircumcised, that he shall justify the circumcision by might be the father of all them faith, and uncircumcision through that believe, though they be not faith.

circumcised, that righteousness 31 Do we then make void the might be imputed unto them also; law through faith? God forbid : 12 And the father of circumci. yea, we establish the law.

sion to them who are not of the CHAP. IV.

circumcision only, but who also Righteousness imputed by faith. walk in the steps of that faith of

HAT shall we then say, our father Abraham, which he

that Abraham, our father bad, being yet uncircumcised. as pertaining to the flesh, hath 13 For the promise that he found?

should be the heir of the world, 2 For if Abraham were justifi- was not to Abraham, or to his ed by works, he hath whereof to seed, through the law, but through glory, but not before God. the righteousness of faith.

3 For what saith the scripture ? 14 For if they which are of the Abraham believed God, and it law be heirs, faith is made void, was counted unto him for righte- and the promise made of none Oilsness.

effect: 4 Now to him that worketh is 15 Because the law worketh the reward not reckoned of grace, wrath; for where no law is, there but of debt :

is no transgression. 5 But to him that worketh not, 16 Therefore it is of faith, that but believeth on him that justifi- it might be by grace; to the end eth the ungodly, his faith is coun- the promise might be sure to all ted for righteousness.

the seed; not to that only which 6 Even as David also descri- is of the law, but to that also beth the blessedness of the man which is of the faith of Abraham, unto whom Gol imputeth righte- who is the father of us all. ousness without works,

17 (As it is written, I have 7 Saying, Blessed are they made thee a father of many natiwhose iniquities are forgiven, and ons,) before him whom lie belie. whose sins are covered. ved, even God, who quickeneth

8 Blessed is the man to whom the dead, and calleth those things the Lord will not impute sin. which benot asthough they were: ':

ry to God.

Reconciliation by Christ. Chap. v. Sin and death by Adam,

18 Who against hope believed Holy Ghost; which is given unto in hope, that he might becomesus. the father of many nations; ac- 6 For when we were yet withcording to that which was spoken, out strength, in due time Christ So shall thy seed be.

died for the ungodly. 19 And, being not weak in 7 For scarcely for a righteous faith, he considered not his own man will one die; yet peradvenbody now dead, when he was a-ture for a good man some would bout an hundred years old, nei- leven dare to die. ther yet the deadness of Sara's 8 But God commendeth his womb:

love towards us, in that, while 20 He staggered not at the pro- we were yet sinners, Christ died mise of God through unbelief; for us. but was strong in faith, giving glo. 9 Much more then, being now

justified by his blood, we shall be 21 And being fully persuaded, saved from wrath through him. that what he had promised he was 10 For if, when we were eneable also to perform.

mies, we were reconciled to God 22 And therefore it was impu- by the death of his son ; much ted to him for righteousness. more, being reconciled, we shall

23 Now, it was not written for be saved by his life. his sake alone, that it was impu- 11 And not only so, but we alted to him;

so joy in God, through our Lord 24 But for us also, to whom it!Jesus Christ, by whom we have shall be imputed, if we believe now received the atonement. on him that raised up Jesus our 12 Wherefore, as by one man, Lord from the dead;

sin entered into the world, and 25 Who was delivered for our cleath by sin; and so death passed offences, and was raised again for upon all men, for that all have sinour justification.

nec: CHAP. V.

13 (For until the law sin was Reconciliation by Christ, in the world: but sin is not impuHEREFORE, being justi- ted when there is no law.

fied by faith, we have peace 14 Nevertheless, death reigned with God, through our Lord Je- from Adam to Moses, even over sus Christ :

them that had not sinned after the 2 By whom also we have access similitudie of Adam's transgressi, by faith into this grace wherein on, who is the figure of him that we stand, and rejoice in hope of was to come. the glory of God.

15 But not as the offence, so al3 And not only so, but we glo- so is the free gift. For if, through ry in tribulations also: knowing the offence of one many be dead, that tribulation worketh pati- much more the grace of God, and ence;

the gift by grace, which is by one 4 And patience, experience ; man, jesus Christ, hạth aboundand experience, hope ;

led unto many: 5 And hope maketh not asha- 16 And not as it was by one med; because the love of God is that sinned, so is the gift: for the shed abroad in our hearts by the judgment was by one to condem,

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