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Some elected, some hardened.


Against boasting. 17 So then, faith cometh by hearing, and emulation them which are my flesh, and hearing by the word of God. might save some of them.

18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes 15 For if the casting away of them be verily, their sound went into all the earth, the reconciling of the world, what shall and their words unto the ends of the the receiving of them be, but life from the world. dead?

19 But I say, Did not Israel know? 16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump First, Moses saith, I will provoke you to is also holy and if the root be holy, so jealousy by them that are no people, and are the branches. by a foolish nation I will anger you.

20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people. CHAP. XI.


SAY then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

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

2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh thee. intercession to God against Israel, saying, 22 Behold therefore the goodness and 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, severity of God: on them which fell, seve and digged down thine altars; and I am rity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou left alone, and they seek my life. continue in his goodness: otherwise thou 4 But what saith the answer of God unto also shalt be cut off. him? 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 election of grace.



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 olivetree; how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive-tree?

6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace otherwise work is no more work. 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye 7 What then? Israel hath not obtained should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest that which he seeketh for; but the election ye should be wise in your own conceits) bath obtained it, and the rest were blinded, that blindness in part ishappened to Israel, 8 (According as it is written, God hath until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as they should not see, and ears that they it is written, There shall come out of Sion should not hear;) unto this day. the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto 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 that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. 12 Now, if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?

13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

14 If by any means I may provoke to

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 believed 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 in unbelief,that he might have mercy upon all. 330 the depth of the riches both of the

Pride forbidden.


Duties to magistrates.
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in

wisdom and knowledge of God! how un-
searchable are his judgments, and his you, live peaceably with all men.
ways past finding out!

34 For who hath known the mind of 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.


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.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20 Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


LET every soul be subject unto the higher powers.

For there is no power but of God; the powers that be, are ordained of God.

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the your mind, that ye may prove what is that power, resisteth the ordinance of God: good, and acceptable, and perfect will of and they that resist shall receive to themGod. selves damnation.

3 For I say, through the grace given 3 For rulers are not a terror to good unto me, to every man that is among you, works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not not to think of himself more highly than be afraid of the power? do that whichis good, he ought to think; but to think soberly, and thou shalt have praise of the same: according as God hath dealt to every man 4 For he is the minister of God to thee the measure of faith. J for good. But if thou do that which is 4 For as we have many members in one evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the body, and all members have not the same sword in vain: for he is the minister of office: God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience* sake.

6 Having then gifts, differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether 6 For, for this cause pay ye tribute also: prophecy, let us prophesy according to the for they are God's ministers, attending proportion of faith; continually upon this very thing.

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our mi- 7 Render therefore to all their dues: nistering or he that teacheth, on teaching: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: whom custom; fear to whom fear; bohe that giveth, let him do it with simplici-nour to whom honour. ty: 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 to hospitality.

14 Bless them which persecute you; bless, and curse not.

15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of 16 Be of the same mind one toward darkness, and let us put on the armour of another. Mind not high things, but con- light.

descend to men of low estate. Be not 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day: wise in your own conceits. not in rioting and drunkenness, not in

17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. chambering and wantonness, not in strue Provide thing's honest in the sight of all men. and envying.

Days and meats indifferent.

CHAP. XIV, XV. Study the happiness of others.

19 Let us therefore follow afterthe things

14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. fulfil the lusts thereof. 20 For meat destroy not the work of CHAP. XIV.

HIM that is weak


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but not to doubtful disputations. is evil for that man who eateth with offence. 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things; another, who is weak, eateth herbs. drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy 3 Let not him that eateth, despise him brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is. that eateth not; and let not him which eat-made weak. eth not, judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth 4 Who art thou that judgest another not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 23 And he that doubteth is damned if man's servant? to his own master he stand

eth or falleth: yea, he shall be holden up: he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. for God is able to make him stand.

5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.


6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.



E then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and

hot to please ourselves.

2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.

3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of he scriptures might have hope.

5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a mi

7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? Christ also received us,to the glory of God. or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment-nister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto seat of Christ. the fathers:

11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. 12 And again Esaias saith, There shall 14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to of itself: but to him that esteemeth any reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. Gentiles trust. 15 But if thy brother be grieved with

13 Now the God of hope fill you with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. all joy and peace in believing, that ye may Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Christ died.

14 And I myself also am persuaded of 16 Let not then your good be evil you, my brethren, that ye also are full of spoken of: 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat goodness, filled with all knowledge, able and drink, but righteousness, and peace, also to admonish one another. 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have writand joy in the Holy Ghost. 18 For he that in these things serveth ten the more boldly unto you in some sort. Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God, of men.


The church at Jerusalem relieved. ROMANS.

16 That I should be the minister of Je-l sus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanc- is tified by the Holy Ghost.

Caution against divisions.


COMMEND unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which at Cenchrea:

2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as 17 I have therefore whereof I may glory becometh saints, and that ye assist her in through Jesus Christ, in those things which whatsoever business she hath need of you: pertain to God. for she hath been a succourer of many,

18 For I will not dare to speak of any and of myself also. of those things which Christ hath not 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my helpwrought by me, to make the Gentiles obe-ers in Christ Jesus: dient, by word and deed,

4 Who have for my life laid down their 19 Through mighty signs and wonders, own necks: unto whom not only I give by the power of the Spirit of God; so that thanks, but also all the churches of the from Jerusalem, and round about unto Il-Gentiles. lyricum, I have fully preached the gospel 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their of Christ. house. Salute my well-beloved Epenetus, who is the first-fruits of Achaia unto Christ. 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much la7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my

20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest should build upon another man's founda-bour on us.


21 But as it is written, To whom he was kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.

22 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.

23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;

24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company. 25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.

26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. 9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.

13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.

27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, have been made partakers of their spiritual and his sister, and Olympas, and all the things, their duty is also to minister unto saints which are with them. them in carnal things.

16 Salute one another with a holy

28 When therefore I have performed kiss. The churches of Christ salute you. this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences, 29 And I am sure that when I come contrary to the doctrine which ye have unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the learned; and avoid them. blessing of the gospel of Christ. 18 For they that are such serve not our

30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for and by good words and fair speeches dethe love of the Spirit, that ye strive to-ceive the hearts of the simple. gether with me in your prayers to God 19 Foryour obedience is come abroad unfor me; to all men. I am glad therefore on your be31 That I may be delivered from them half: but yet I would have you wise unto that that do not believe in Judea; and that my which is good, and simple concerning evil. service which I have for Jerusalem, may 20 And the God of peace shall bruise he accepted of the saints; Satan under your feet shortly. The grace 32 That I may come unto you with joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.

33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.


21 Timotheus my work-fellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater my, kinsmen, salute you.

Paul reproves the church


at Corinth for their disunion, 22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, which was kept secret since the world salute you in the Lord. began,

23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole 26 But now is made manifest, and by church, saluteth you. Erastus the cham- the scriptures of the prophets, according berlain of the city saluteth you, and Quar- to the commandment of the everlasting tus a brother. God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, I

27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Written to the Romans from Corin-
thus, and sent by Phebe servant of the
church at Cenchrea.

1 The First Epistle of PAUL,the Apostle, to the


PAUL, called to be an apostle of Jesus
Christ through the will of God, and

Sosthenes our brother,

15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.

16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas; besides, I know not whether baptized any other.

2 Unto the church of God which is at I Corinth, to them that are sanctified in 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom that in every place call upon the name of of words, lest the cross of Christ should Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and be made of none effect.


3 Grace be unto you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God.

19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

5 That in every thing ye are enriched 20 Where is the wise? where is the by him, in all utterance, and in all know-scribe? where is the disputer of this world? ledge; hath not God made foolish the wisdom of

6 Even as the testimony of Christ was this world? confirmed in you:

7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same inind, and in the same judgment.

21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, 11 For it hath been declared unto me how that not many wise men after the of you, my brethren, by them which are flesh, not many mighty, not many noble of the house of Chloe, that there are con- are called: tentions among you.

27 But God hath chosen the foolish 12 Now this I say, that every one of things of the world to confound the wise; you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and God hath chosen the weak things of and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. the world to confound the things which are

13 Is Christ divided? was Paul cruci-mighty; fied for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God 14 I thank God that I baptized none of chosen, yea, and things which are not, to you, but Crispus and Gaius; bring to nought things that are:

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