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From the Epistle of Paul to the ROMAN S.

Chap. II.

THerefore 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 judgement 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 judgement of God?

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering, net knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance r

5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart trea. surest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteous judgement 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 lise:

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 sirst, 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;

13 (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 contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness,. and their thoughts the mean while

accusing accusing or else excusing one another;)

16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,

18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law, dislaoaourest thou God?

24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through yeu, *s it

is written.

25 For circumcision verily pronteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it sulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?

28 For he is not a Jew which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:

29 But he is a Jew which is one inwardly: and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter ; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

CrtAP. VIII. . CT'HERE 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 Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

3 For what the law could F 2 not not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God fending his own Son in the likenese of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: •

4 That the righteousness of the law might be sulsilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

5 q For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed ean be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

gj.But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that ^the . Spirit of God dwell in you. ' 'Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he. is none of his.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the

dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit' that dwelleth in you.

12 Therefore,* brethren^, we are debtors not to the> flesh to live after the flesh. . f For if ye live after the fleshy ye shalt die: but if ye 'through the Spirit domortify the deeds of the' body, ye shall live.

14 For as many as are' led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15' For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit,, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then'' heirs; heirs of God, and: joint heirs with Christ: if so be that we suffer with himy that we may be aHb.glorisied together.

i& For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

.19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature was
made

made subject to vanity, not 'willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,, .

2J Because ,the: creat^e itself also shall be delivered, from the bondage of corruption into the glorious .liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the. •whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the sirst-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to. ,wit, the re

. demption of our body..

2,4. For we are saved by hope. .But hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth why doth he yet hope for?

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our insirmities. For we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that fearcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession

for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, ,to them who are the called according to his purpose.

'29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the sirst-borst among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called : and whom he called, them he also justisied: and whom he justisied, them he also glorisied. '•'

31 What shall we then say to these things i If God be for us,, who can be against us?

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justisieth.

34 Who is he that condemned? It is Christ that died, yea, rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ ? Jhall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or samine, or

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nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long: we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor ajigels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, jior 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.

Chap. XII.

IBeseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrisice, 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 acceptable, and perfect will of God.

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 so

berly according as God hath dealt to every'man the measure of saith.: ''•

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 f Having then gifts dif-' fering according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of saith;

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; pr he that teacheth, 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 cheersulness.

9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evii; cleave to that which is good.

10 Be kindly affectioned. one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

11 Not slothsul in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

13 Distributing to the ne

cessity

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