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seed received the promise. 16 Abraham 18 Who against hope believed in hope, is the father of all that bclieve. 24 Our that he inight become the father of mafaith also shall be imputed to us for ny nations, according to that which was righteousness.

spoken, So shall thy seed be. WHAT shall we say then that A. W

19 And being not weak in faith, he braham, our father as pertain considered not his own body now dead, ing to the flesh, hath found ?

when he was about an hundred years 2 For if Abraham were justified by old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's works, he hath whereof to glory; but womb: not before God.

20 He staggered not at the promise of 3 For what saith the scripture? A. God through unbelief; but was strong braham believed God, and it was count in faith, giving glory to God; ed unto him for righteousness.

21 And being fully persuaded that, 4 Now to him that worketh is the what he had promised, he was able also reward not reckoned of grace, but of to perform. debt.

22 And therefore it was imputed to 5 But to him that worketh not, but him for righteousness. believeth on him that justifieth the 23 Now it was not written for his sake ungodly, his faith is counted for right-alone, that it was imputed to him; eousness.

21 But for us also, to whom it shall be 6 Even as David also describeth the imputed, if we believe on him that raisblessedness of the man, unto whom God ed up Jesus our Lord from the dead; imputrth righteousness without works, 25 Who was delivered for our of

7 saying, Blessed are they whose in fences, and was raised again for our iquities are forgiven, and whose sius justification. are covered.

CHAP. V. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the 1 Being justified by faith, we have Lord will not impute sin.

peace with God, 2 and joy in our 9 Comcth this blessedness then upon hope, 8 that since we were reconciled the circumcision only, or upon the un- by his Blood, when we were enem 163, circumcision also ? For we say that 10 we shail much more be saved being faith was reckoned to Abraham for reconciled. 12 As sin and death came righteousness.

by Adam, 17 so much more righteous. 10 How was it then reckoned ? when ness and life by Jesus Christ. 20 he was in circumcision, or in uncir. Where sin abounded, grace did super cumcision ? Not in circuincision, but abound. in uncircumcision.


WHEREFORE being justified by 11 And he received the sign of cir- faith, we have peace with God cumcision, a seal of the righteousness through our Lord Jesus Christ : of the faith which he hal yet being un. 2 By whom also we have access by circumcised : that he might be the fa- faith into this grace wherein we stand, ther of all them that believe, though and rejoice in hope of the glory of they be not circumcised; that righteous. God. Hess might be imputed unto them also: 3 And not only so, but we glory in

12 And the father of circumcision to tribulations also knowing that tribu. them who are not of the circumcision lation worketh patience; only, but who also walk in the steps of 4 And patience, experience, and ex. that faith of our father Abraham, which perience, hope : he had being yet uncircuncised.

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; 13 For the promise, that he should be because the love of God is shed abroad the heir of the world, was not to Abra- in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which hain, or to his sced, through the law, but is given unto us. through the righteousness of faith. 6 For when we were yet without

11 For if they which are of the law strength, in due time Christ died for de heirs, faith is made yold, and the the ungodly. promise made of none effect :

7 Forscarcely for a righteous man will 15 Because the law worketh wrath : one die: yet peradventure for a good for where no law is, there is no trans-man some would even dare to die. gression.

8 But God cominendeth his love to 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it ward us, in that, while we were yet mnight be by grace; to the end the prom. sinners, Christ died for us. ise might be sure to all the seed; not 9 Much more then, being now justi. to that only which is of the law, but to fied by his blood, we shall be saved that also which is of the faith of Abra- from wrath through him. ham; who is the father of us all,

10 For if, when we were renies, we 17 (As it is written, I have inade thee were reconciled to God by the death of a father of many natious) before him his Son, much more, being reconciled, whoin he believed, even God, who quick we shall be saved by his life. eneth the dead, and calleth those things 11 And Lot only so, but we also joy which be not as though they were. in God through our Lord Jesus Christ

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that the law hath dominton over a man is no more I that do it, but sin that as long as he liveth ?

dwelleth in me. 2 For the woman which hath an hus. 21 I find then a law, that, when I band is bound by the law to her hus. would do good, evil is present with me. band so long as he liveth; but if the 22 For I delight in the law of God husband be dead, she is loosed from after the inward man: the law of her husband.

23 But I see another law in my mem. 3 So then if, while her husband liveth, bers, warring against the law of my she be married to another man, she mind, and bringing me into captivity to shall be called an adulteress: but if her the law of sin which is in my member. husband be dead, she is free from that 24 O wretched man that I am! who law, so that she is no adulteress, though shall deliver me from the body of this she be married to another man.

death 7 4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ become dead to the law by the body of our Lord. So then with the pind I Christ; that ye should be married to myself serve the law of God; but with another, even to him who is raised from the desh the law of sin. the dead, that we should bring forth

CHAP. VIII. fruit unto God.

1 They that are in Christ, and live ac5 For when we were in the flesh, the cording to the Spirit, are free from conmotions of sins, which were by the demnation. 5, 13 What harm cometr law, did work in our members to bring of the flesh, 6, 14 and what food of forth fruit unto death.

the Spirit : 17 and what of being God's 6 But now we are delivered from the child, 19 whose glorious deliverance all law, that being dead wherein we were things long for, 29 was he forchand deheld ; that we should serve in newness cTeed from God. 38 What can acvET of spirit, and not in the oldness of the ws from his love ? letter.

WHERE therefore now no con 7 What shall we say then ? law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not Christ Jesus, who walk not after the known sin, but by the law: for I had flesh, but after the Spirit. not known Just, except the law had 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in said, Thou shalt not covet.

Christ Jesus hath made me free from 8 But sin, taking occasion by the the law of sin and death. commandment, wrought in me all 3 For what the law could not do, in manner of concnpiscence. For without that it was weak through the flesh, God the law sin was dead.

sending his own Son in the likeness of 9 For I was alive without the law sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sig once : but when the commandment in the flesh: came, sin revived, and I died.

4 That the righteousness of the law 10 And the commandment, which was might be fulfilled in us, who walk not ordained to life, I found to be unto death. after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

11 For sin, taking occasion by the 5 For they that are after the flesh do commandment, deceived me, and by it mind the things of the flesh; but they slew me.

that are after the Spirit the things of 12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the the Spirit. commandment holy, and just, and good. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; 13 Was then that which is good inade but to be spiritually minded is life and death unto me? God forbid. But sin, peace. that it might appear sin, working death 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity in me by that which is good ; that sin against God : for it is not subject to the by the commandment might become law of God, neither indeed can be. exceeding sinful.

8 So then they that are in the flesh 14 For we know that the law is spir- cannot please God. itual : but I am carnal, sold under sin. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in 15 For that which I do I allow not: the Spirit, il so be that the Spirit of for what I would, that do I not; but God dwell in you. Now if any man what I hate, that do I.

have not the Spirit of Christ, he is 16 If then I do that which I would not, none of his. I consent unto the law that it is good. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body 17 Now then it is no more I that do is dead because of sin; but the Spirit it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

is life because of righteousness. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised my flesh), dwelleth no good thing: for up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, to will is present with me; but how to he that raised up Christ from the dead perform that which is good I find not. shall also quicken your mortal bodies

19 For the good that I would I do by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. not: but the evil which I would not, 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, that I do.

not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it 13 For if ye live alles the flesh, ye

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becca also had conceived by one, even 30 What shall we say then ? That by our father Isaac;

the Gentiles, which followed not after il (For the children being not yet born, righteousness, have attained to right. neither having done any good or evil, eousness, even the righteousness which that the purpose of God according to is of faith. election inight stand, not of works, but 31 But Israel, which followed after of him that calleth);

the law of righteousness, hath not at 12 It was said unto her, The elder tained to the law of righteousness. shall serve the younger.

32 Wherefore? Because they sought 13 As it is written, Jacob have I it not by faith, but as it were by the loved, but Esau have I hated.

works of the law. For they stumbled 14 What shall we say then? Is there at that stumbling-stone; unrighteousness with God? God forbid. 33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in

15 For he saith to Moses, I will have Sion a stumbling-stone and rock of
mercy on whom I will have mercy, offence : and whosoever believeth og
and I will have compassion on whom I him shall not be ashamed.
will have compassion.

16 So then it is not of him that will 5 The scripture sheweth the difference
eth, nor of him that runneth, but of betwixt the righteousness of the law,
God that sheweth mercy.

and this of faith, ll and that all, both 17 For the scripture saith unto Pha- Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not raoh, Even for this same purpose have be confounded, 18 and that the GenI raised thee up, that I might shew my tiles shall receive the word and believe. power in thee, and that my name might 19 Israel was not ignorant of these be declared throughout all the earth. things.

18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom PRETHREN, my heart's desire and he will have mercy, and whom he will prayer to God for Israel is, that

B! he hardeneth.

they might be saved. 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why 2 For I bear them record that they doth he yet find fault ? for who hath have a zeal of God, but not according resisted his will ?

to knowledge. 20 Nay but, o man, who art thou that 3 For they being ignorant of God's repliest against God ? Shall the thing righteousness, and going about to es. formed say to him that formed it, Why tablish their own righteousness, have hast thou made me thus ?

not submitted themselves into the 21 Hath not the potter power over righteousness of God. the clay, of the same lump to make 4 For Christ is the end of the law one vessel unto honour, and another for righteousness to every one that beunto dishonour ?

lieveth. 22 What if God, willing to shew his 5 For Moses describeth the righteouswrath, and to make his power known, ness which is of the law, That the man endured with much long-suffering the which doeth those things shall live by vessels of wrath fitted to destruction : them.

23 And that he might make known 6 But the righteousness which is of the riches of his glory on the vessels raith speaketh on this wise, Say not of mercy, which he had afore prepared in thine heart, Who shall ascend into unto glory,

heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down 24 Even us, whom he hath called, from above): not of the Jews only, but also of the 7 Or, Who shall descend into the Gentiles ?

deep ? (that is, to bring up Christ again 25 As he saith also in Osee, I will from the dead). call them my people, which were not 8 But what saith it? The word is My people ; and her beloved, which nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in was not beloved.

thy heart: that is, the word of faith, 26 And it shall come to pass, that in which we preach; the place where it was said unto them, 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy Ye are not my people; there shall they mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe be called the children of The living God. in thine heart that God hath raised hiin

27 Esains also crieth concerning Is- from the dead, thou shalt be saved. rael, Though the number of the chil- 10 For with the heart man believeth dren of Israel be as the sand of the sea, unto righteousness; and with the mouth a remnant shall be saved :

confession is made unto salvation. 28 For he will finish the work, and 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever cut it short in righteousness: because believeth on him shall not be ashamed. a short work will the Lord make upon

12 For there is no difference between the earth.

the Jew and the Greek : for the same 29 And as Esaias said before, Except Lord over all is rich unto all that call the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, upon him. we had been as Sodoma, and been i3 For whosoever shall call upon the made like unto Gomorrah.

name of the Lord shall be saved.

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