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42 And the soldiers counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape. 43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose, and commanded that they which could swim, ‘...o. themselves first into the sea, and get to land: 44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken flieces of the ship : And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land. CHAP. XXVIII. 1 Faul is entertained by the barbarians. 8. He healeth many in the island. 11 Zhey defiart towards Rome. NI) when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the resent rain, and because of the cold. 3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. 5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. 6 Howbeit, they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that

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14 Where wesoundbrethren, andwett desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome. 15 And from thence when the broth. ren heard of us, they came to meetuss far as Appii-forum, and the Three to: erus : whom when Paul saw, he thank. ed God, and took courage. 3 16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to to captain of the guard : but Paul wass: fered to dwell by himself, with a sort that kept him. 17 And it came topass, that afterthre days, Paul called the chief of the Jews to gether. And when they were come to gether, he said unto them, Menandbrethren, though I have committed to against the people, or customsofom fl. thers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans 18 Who when they had examined mt, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me. 19 But when the Jews spake againstill was constrained to appeal unto Cesar;to that I had aught to accuse my nation of 20 For this cause to: have called for you, to see you, and to speak with you : because that for the hopet Israel I am bound with this chain, 21 And they said unto him, West; ther received letters out of Judea concerning thee, neither any of the brethrenthat came shewed or spake any harm of thee, 22 But we desire to hear of thee, who thou thinkest: for as concerning the sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

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7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously. |

8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever, and of a

23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded at testified the kingdom of God, persuadio them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets

bloody-flux: to whom Paul entered in, and lo and laid his hands on him, and healed him. 9 So when this was done, others also which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed: 10 Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed,they laded us with such things as were necessary. 11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. 12 And landing at Syracuse, we taroried there three days. 13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and game to Rhegium : and after

from morning till evening. .. 24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. 25 And when they agreed not amo themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the

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our fathers, 26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shallm; understand; and seeing ye shallsee, and not perceive. 27 For the heart of this people is wax. ed gross, and their ears are dull of hear ing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

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CHAP I. 1 Paul's calling commended. 16 JWhat his gosfiel is. 18 God's anger at sin. 21 The Gentiles sins, AUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures) 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh. 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: 5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name: 6. Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: | 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. - 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, - l 10 Making request(if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey o will of God) to come unto you. 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established ; : 12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me. | 13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you (but was let hitherto) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the barbarians, both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ : for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth ; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17 For therein is the righteousness of

God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness. 19 Because that which may be known of God, is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful,but became vain intheir imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing theimselves., to be wise, they became fools: 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and, to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them. to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themsehyes: , 25 Who changed the truth of God into alie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them, up unto vile affections. For even their wo— men did change the natural use into that which is against nature : 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one towards another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselyes that recompense of their errour which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness,covetousness,maliciousness ; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity ; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventers of evil things, disobedient to parents, Covenant

31. Without understanding, co breakers, without natural ction, inplacable, unmerciful: * *

870 Who are justified. 32 Who, knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death ; not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. CHAP. II. They that condemn sin in others, and yet sin, are inexcusable, whether Jews or Gentises. HEREFORE thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art, that judgest : for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest, doest the same things. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth, against them which commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4. Or despisest, thou the riches of his o and forbearance, and long-fufe

ring ; not knowing that the goodness of |

God leadeth thee to repentance 2 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasurest up unto thyself wrathagainst the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and honour, and immortality ; eternal life : 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness ; indignation and wrath : 9 Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile; 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without law, shall also perish without law : and as many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law, is (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. - 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things conJaimed in the law, these having not the


How circumcisionfrusts, est the things that are more excellen, being instructed out of the law, 19 And art confident that thoutol art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, 20 An instructer of the foolish, attath. er of babes, which hast the form ofkow. edge, and of the truth in the law: 21 Thou therefore which teachts; it. other, teachestthou not thyself? thouth: preachest a man should not steal, do thou steal? 22 Thou that sayest a man should so commit adultery, dost thou commit adol. tery thou that abhorrestidols, dest thou commit sacrilege? 23 Thou that makest thy boasts the law, through breaking the law down. ourest thou God? 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles, through you, as its | written. 25 For circumcision verily profileth, if thou keep the law ; but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. 26. Therefore, if the uncircumcism keep the righteousness of the law, stal not his uncircumcision be counted for dr cumcision ? 27 And shall not uncircumcision with is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judg: thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? 28 For he is not a Jew, which is of | outwardly; neither is that circumcisin, | which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew which is one in. wardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God CHAP. III. . . . . 1 The Jews frerogative. 20. Wome.just Jied by the said, but alloy faith. W *HAT advantage then hall the Jew! or what profit is there of circulo cision 2 2 Much every way: chiefly, becaus that unto them were committed the Ofacles of God. 3 For what if some did not believe: shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect 2 4 God forbid.: yea, let Godbe true,

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1: Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restestin the law,and o, boast of God, 18 And knowest his will, and approv

but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thys). ings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged, 5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takethver geance 2 (I speak as a man.) 6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory.

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to why yet am I also judged as a sinner * * 8 And not rather (as we be slanderto ously reported, and as some affirm that - we say) Let us do evil, that good may come?' whose damnation is just of 9 What then? are we better than they 2 in No, in no wise: for we have before provo, ed both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin ; 10 As it is written, There is none - righteous, no, not one : 11 There is none that understandeth, ... there is none that seeketh after God. - 12 They are all gone out of the way, - they are together become unprofitable : there is none that doeth good, no, not one. s: 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; 4, with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: o, 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and ... bitterness. 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood. ... 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways : 17 And the way of peace have they not known. 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 Now we know that what things soare under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. * 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin, * 21. But now the righteousness of God * without the law is manifested, being witincssed by the law and the prophets; * 22 Even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and upon all them that believe ; for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

24 Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus

Christ : 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a pro itiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27. Where is boasting then It is excluded. By what law 2 of works 2 Nay; but by the law of faith. 28 "Therefore we conclude, that a man

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.30 Seeing it is one God which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith 2 God forbid : yea, we establish the law. | CHAP. IV. | 1 .45raham's faith was imsiuted to him. for righteousness, 24 and so shall ours. W HAT shall we then say that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereaf to glory, but | not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh, is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. 9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumscision only, or upon the uncircum|cision also 2 For we say that faith was |reckoned to Abraham för righteousness. 10 How was it then reckoned 2 when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision 2 Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised, that righteousness might | be imputed unto them also ; 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had o: !set uncircumcised. 13 For the promise that he should be || the heir of the world was not to Abra|ham, or to his seed, through the law, | but through the righteousness of faith. | 14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and tile promise made of none effect. | 13 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who | is the father of us all; * 17 (As it is written, I have made thee

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872 Reconciliation by Christ. ROMANS. Sin and death came by Man

a father of many nations) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not, as though they were. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of mamy nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb, 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded, that what he had promised, he was able also to perform, 32 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him ; 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. CHAP. V. 1 Being justified by faith, we have feace quith God. 12 Sin and death came hy. Adam, 17 rightoness and lift by Christ, T HEREFORE being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also ; knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in

our hearts, by the Holy Ghost which is

given unto us. 6 For when we were yet without o in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

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God, through cur Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atoneminent,

| 12 Wherefore as by one man so entered into the world, and deathbysh; and so death passed upon all men, is that all have sinned. 13 For until the law, sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed whenth: is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned sm Adam to Moses, even over them tal had not sinned after the similituded Ak am's transgression, who is the figured him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so alsoi to free gift. For if through the offenced one many be dead, much more the so of God, and the gift by grace, whichi, by one man, Jesus Christ, hathabonded unto many, 16 And not as it was by one that so ned, so is the gift. For the judgmento by one to condemnation, but the free of is of many offences unto justification, 17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they who receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in list of one, Jesus Christ. 18 Therefore, as by the offence im: judgment came upon all men to c nation, even so by the righteousnes & one the free gift same upon all menuo justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedienct many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be mad: righteous. 30 Moreover the law entereo, that the offence might abound. But where sno bounded, grace did much more alomo 21 That as sin hath reigned unto, even so might grace reign throughio. eousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Cho t

our Lord. CHAP. VI. 1 IVe must not live in sin, 12 nor let in reigninus. 23 Death is the wagesofo HAT shall we say then? Shall wo continue in sin, that grace mas abound 2 2 God forbid; how shall we, that at dead to sin, live any longer therein' 5. Know ye not, that so many cius" were baptized into Jesus Christ, wo baptized into his death --- * * 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like, | Christ" was raised up from the dead!" the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have beenplanted in the likeness of his death, we slalo also in the likeness of his resurrection',

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