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hath no more dominion over him.
yield yourselves servants to obey, his
ove have yielded your members servants
Death is the avages of sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him :
9 Knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more ; death
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once : but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin : but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your mcmbers as instruments of righteousness unto God: 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you : for ye are not under the law, but under grace. . . 15 What then 2 shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace 2 God forbid. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye
servants ye are to whom ye obey;
whether of sin unto death, or of obedi
ence unto righteousness 2. 17 But God be thanked, that ye were
CHAP. v11. How far the flower of the law is. 873
so long as he liveth ; but if the husband be dead, she is looscd from the law of her husband. 3 So then, if while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress : but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. 4. Wherefore, my brethren, ye alsoare become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to. another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit. unto God. - 5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sons, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death : 6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held ; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. 7 What shall we sav then 2 Is the law sin o God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law : for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 8 But sin, taking cccasion by the com
mandment, wrought in me all manner of
the servants cf sin ; but ye have obeyed
from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19 I speak after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh : for as
| that it might appear sin, working death
in me by that which is good ; that sin by the commandnient might becomiie Coceeding sinfu'. 14 For we know that the law is spirituai : but I am carnal, sold unler sin. 15 l'or that which I do, I allow not : for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do 1. 16 lot then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that u is good. 17 Now then it is no mole I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good, I find not. 19 For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, thout I do. 20 Novo if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 s find then a law, that when I
bers warring against the law of my olind, and bringing me into captivity to the law
of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretchedman that I am! whoshall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God ; but with the flesh the law of sin. CHAP. VIII. 1 JWho are free from condemnation. 5, 13 JPhat harm corneth of the firsh, 6, 14 and what good of the Shirit, 17 and what of being God's children. HE R1, is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life, in
creature waiteth for the manifestations: the sons of God.
£0 For the creature was made shiect to vanity, not willingly, but by reasud him who hath subjected the same inhope: 21 Because the creature itselfalso hall be delivered from the bondage of to ! ruption, into the glorious liberty of the | children of God.
22 For we know that the whole clea
Christ Jesus, hath made ine free from the tion groaneth, and uavalleth in paint
law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God also, which have the first-fruits dio
sending his own Son in the Jikeness of
5 For they that are after the flesh, do
mind the things of the flesh : but they
gether until now :
Paul's sorrow for the Jews.
God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword 2 36. As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day king; we are ac- || counted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved
S. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angelo, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. l CHAP. IX. 1 Paul's sorrow for the Jews. 7.4ll .4braham's seed were not the children of the firomise. 25 The culling of the Goitiles, and rejection of the Jews. SAY the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, 2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. 3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ, for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: 4 Who are Israelites; to whom fuertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; 5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. 6 Not as thorigin the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel : 7 Neither because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8 That is, They which are the children cof the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. 9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a SOh. 10 And not only this ; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac, 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God, according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth) 12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hat, fl. 14 What shall we say then? Is there oright ousness with G d? God forbid.
The calling of the Gentiles. 875 15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 16 So then, it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. 17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my o. in thee, and that my name night je declared throughout all the earth. 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault 2 for who hath resisted his will 2 20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God 2 shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus 2 21 Hath not the potter power over the clay cf the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering the
vessels of wrath fitted to destruction :
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24 Even us who, he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles, 25 As he saith also in Osee, I will eople, which were not my people; and her Beloved, which was not beloved. 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people ; there shall they be called. The children of the living God. 27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be savcd : 28 For he will fini.h the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. 29 And as F.saias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a sced, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. 30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith : 31 13ut Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling-stone; 33 A, it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling-stone, and reck of ot
876 All Israel not cast off.
fence: and whosoever believeth a him
shall not be ashamed.
- * . , CHAP, X.
1 The difference of the righteousness of the law, and that of faith, 11 JVo be. liever shall be confounded, whether ./*7t, or (, entile.
prayer to God for Israelis, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they, being ignorantof God's right edusness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. § For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which docth these things shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness which is of faith speakesh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascendinto heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above : ) 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead. 8 But what saith it 2 The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach: 9 That if thou shot confess with thy ymouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness ; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believetin on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all, is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoeyer shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed 2 and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher 2 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent 2 as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the pel of peace, and bring glad tidings of things ' - 16 Honey have not all obeyed the spel . For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath É...a our report 2 17 So then, faith comeo by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. . . 18 But I say, Have they not heard 2 Yes verily, their sound went into all the carth, and their words unto the ends of the world. | 19 Put I say, Did not Israel know? Tirst,
...Against boasting Moses saith, I will provoke you to jeal ousy by them that are no people, and b, a foolish nation I will anger you. 20 But Esaiasis very bold, and saith." was found cf them that sought me not;l was made manifest untothem thatase not after me. 21 But to Israel he saith, All day im: I have o forth my hands unloa disobedient and gainsayin le, §§ peop
1 God hath not cast off all Israel T &r overe elected, therest were hardened 1. The Gentiles may not insult usanthem SAY then, Hath Godcastawayhisper ple? God forbid. For I also amaakraelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot we not what the scripture saith of Elias? i. he make!}. intercession to God against Israel, saying, 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and lam left alone, and they seek my life. 4 But what saith the answer of Gol unto him 2 I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the to tion of grace. 6 And if by grace, thenisit no mored works: otherwise grace is no more grace, But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. 7 What then? Israel hath not (blah. ed that which he seeketh for; but thee. lection hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded * 8 (According as it is written, Godhall given them the spirit of slumber, eyestul they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. | "g Ani Dujiai, Let their tablek made a snare,and a trap, and a stumblin; | block, and a recompense unto them: | 10 Let their eyes be darkened,thatthey may not see, and bow down their backal. Wav. II Isay then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid; but rather through their fall salvationis comeunode Gentises, for to provoke them to jealo. 12 Now if the fall of them àe the rich, es of the world, and the diminishigi them the riches of the Geniles; how much more their fulness 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, in a much as I am the apostle of the Geir tiles, I magnify mine office: 14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my lesh, aid might save some of them. iš For if the casting away ofthemërthe reconciling of the world, what shall thero
ceiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy : and if the root be holy, so are the branches. 17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olivetree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive-tree; 18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear: 21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity ; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olivetree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive-tree ; how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive-tree ? 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest ye should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as
it is written, There shall come out of |
Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes : but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers sakes. 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. 30 For as ye in times past have not beiieved God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief; 31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God hath concluded them all
the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. CHAP. XII. * 3Pridesorbidden. 6 Several duties enjoined. 19 Revenge oftecially forbidden. BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world : but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and ico, and perfect will of §. 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man 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 man the measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office : 5 So we, being many, are one body in | Christ, and every one members one of another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us firofthesy according to the proportion of faith; 7 Gr ministry, set us wait on our ministering: or he that teachelh, on teaching: 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence ; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. . 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit ; serving the Lord ; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given jojo. 14 Bless them which persecute you ; bless, and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all into it.
18 If it be possible, as much as liethin voo, live peaceably with all men.