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Pride Forbidden. 877 ceiving of them be, but life from the dead? | theLord? or whohath been his counsellor?

16 For if the first 'fruit be holy, the 35 Or who hath first given to him, and lump is also holy : and if the root be ho- it shall be recompensed unto him again? ly, so are the branches.

36 For of him, and through him, and 17 And if some of the branches be to him are all things : to whom be glory broken off, and thou, being a wild olive- for ever. Amen. tree, wert graffed in among them, and

CHAP. XII. with them partakest of the root and fat- || Pride forbidden. 6 Several duties enjoinness of the olive-tree;

ed. 19 Revenge specially forbidden. 18 Boast not against the branches.


BESEECH you therefore, brethren, But if thou boast, thou bearest not the by the mercies of God, that ye preroot, but the root thee.

sent your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches acceptable unto God, which is your reawere broken off, that I might be grafled in. sonable service.

20 Well, because of unbelief they were 2 And be not conformed to this world : broken off, and thou standest by faith. but be ye transformed by the renewing Be not high-minded, but fear:

of your mind, that ye may prove what 21 For if God spared not the natural is that good, and acceptable, and perfect branches, lake heed lest he also spare not will of God. thee.

3 For I say, through the grace given 22 Behold therefore the goodness and unto me, to every man that is among severity of God: on them which fell, se- you, not to think of himself more highly verity ; but toward thee, goodness, if than he ought to think ; but to think thou continue in his goodness : otherwise soberly, according as God hath dealt to thou also shalt be cut off.

every man the measure of faith. 23 And they also, if they abide not still 4 For as we have many members in in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God one body, and all members have not the is able to graff them in again.

same office : 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive- 5 So we, being many, are one body in iree which is wild by nature, and wert Christ, and every one members one of graffed contrary to nature into a good another. olive-tree; how much more shall these, 6 Having then gifts differing accordwhich be the natural branches, be graffed ing to the grace that is given to us, into their own olive-tree?

whether prophecy, let us pirophesy ac25 For I would not, brethren, that ye cording to the proportion of faith ; should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest 7 Oi ministry, let us wait on our minisye should be wise in your own conceits) | tering: or he that teacheth, on teaching : that blindness in part is happened to 8 Ör he that exhorteth, on exhortation: Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles he that giveth, let him do it with simplicbe come in.

ity; he that ruleth, with diligence ; he 26 And so all Israel shall be saved : as that shewetha mercy, with cheerfulness. it is written, There shall come out of 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that ungodliness from Jacob:

which is gond. 27 For this is my covenant unto them, 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another when I shall take away their sins. with brotherly love; in honour prefer

28 As concerning the gospel, they are ring one another ; enemies for your sakes : but as touch- i Not slothful in business; fervent in ing the election, they are beloved for the spirit ; serving the Lord; fathers sakes.

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribu29 For the gifts and calling of God are i lation ; continuing instant in prayer; without repentance.

13 Distributing to the necessity of 30 For as ye in times past have not saints ; given to hospitality. believed God, yet have now obtained 14 Bless them which persecute you ; inercy through their unbelief;

bless, and curse not. 31 Even so have these also now not 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, believed, that through your mercy they and weep with them that weep. also may obtain mercy.

16 Be of the same mind one toward 32 For God hath concluded them all | another. Mind not high things, but conin unbelief, that he might have mercy || descend to men of low estate. Be not

wise in your own conceits. 33 () the depth of the riches both of 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. the wisdom and knowledge of God! Provide things honest in the sight of all how unearch ble are his judgments, and his ways past finding out !

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in 94 For whü hath known the mind of " yol, live peaceably with all men.

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878 Of duties of magistrales. ROMANS. Days and meata indiferent.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not your- 1 chambering and wantonness, not in stile sclves, but rather give place unto wrath: and envying. for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I 14 But put fe on the Lord Jesus Christ, will repay, saith the Lord.

and make not provision for the flesh, to 20 Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, fulfil the lusts thereof. feed him ; if he thirst, give hin drink :

CHAP. XIV. for in so doing thou shalt heap coais of 3 Men may not contemn or condemn one fire on his head.

another for things indisjereni, 13 eur 21. Be not overcome of evil, but over- take heed of giving offenee in them. come evil with good.

IM that is weak in the faith receive CHAP: XIII.

ye, but not to doubtful disputations i Of duties to magistrales. 8 Love is the 2 For one believeth that he may eat fulfilling of the law. 11 Againsi glut- all things : another, who is weak, eattony, drurikenness, &c.

eth herbs.

3 Let not him that eateth, despise him higher powers. For there is no that eateth not; and let not him which power but of God: the powers that be, I eateth not, judge him that cateth : for are ordained of God.

God hath received him. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the 4 Who art thou that judgest: ancier power, resisteth the ordinance of God: man's servant? to his own masterhe standand they that resist shall receive to them- eth or falleth : Jea, he shall be bolden up: selves dainnatios).

for God is able to make him stand. 3 Fur rulers are not a terror to good 5 One man esteemeth one day above works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then another : another esteemeth every dar not be afraid of the power ; do that alike. Let every man te fully persuaded which is good, and thou shalt have praise in his own mind. of the same:

6 He that regardeth the day, regardleth 4 For he is the minister of God to thee it unto the Lord : and he that regardezh for good. But if thou do that which is not the day, to the Lord he doth nac evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the sword in vain : for he is the minister of Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and God, a revenger to execute wrath upon li he that cateth not, to the Lord he eateth him that doeth evil,

not, and giveth God thanks. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and not only for wrath, but also for con- no man dieth to himself. science sake.

8 For whether we live, we live into 8 For, for this cause pay ve tribute also: the Lord; and whether we die, we die for they are God's ministers, attending | unto the Lord : whether we live therecontinually upon this very thing.

fore, or die, we are the Lord's. 7 Render therefore to all their dues : 9 For to this end Christ both dicet, tribute to wliom tribute is due ; custom and rose, and revived, that he might be to whom custom ; fear to whom fear; Lord both of the dead and living honour to whom honour:

10 But why dost thou judge thy broth8 (we no man any thing, but to love er or why dost thou set at nought thy one another: for he that loveth another brother? for we shall all stand before hath fulfilled the law,

the judgment-seat of Christ. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adul- 11 For it is written, 18 I live, saith the tery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt net Lord, every knee shall now lo me, and steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, every tongue shall confess to God. Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any 12 So then every one of us shall gire other commandment, it is briefly com- account of himself to God. prelend in this saying, namely, Thou 13 Let us not therefore judge one anshalt love thy neighbour as thyself. other any more : but judge this rather,

10 Love worketh no ill to his neigh- that no man put a stumbling-block, or an buur: therefore love is the fulfilling of occasion to fall in las brother's way. the law.

14 I know, and am persuaded by the 11 And that, knowing the time, that Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean now it is high time to awake out of sleep : 1 of itself: but to him that esteemeth any for now is our salvation nearer than when thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. we believed.

15 But if tlıy brother be grieved with 12 The night is far spent, the day is at thy meat, now walkest thou not charitahand: let us therefore cast off the works | bly. Destroy not lim with thy meai, of darkness, and let us put on the armour for whoin Christ died. of light.

16 Let not then your good be evil 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; spoken of : not in rioting and dronkenness, not in 17 For los kingde m of God is not meat

70 avúil giving ojence. CHAP. XV.

We must imitate Christ. 879 and drink, but righteousness, and peace, , may abound in hope, through the power and joy in the Holy Ghost.

of the Holy Ghost. 18 For he that in these things serveth 14 And' I myself also am persuaded of Christ, is acceptable to God, and approv- you, my brethren, that ye also are full of ed of inen.

goodiness, filled with all knowledge, able 19 Let us therefore follow after the | also to admonish one another. things which make for peace, and things 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have writwherewith one may edily another. ten the more bollly unto you in some

20 For meat destroy not the work of sort, as putting you in mind, because of God. All things indeed are pure; but the grace that is given to me of God, it is evil for that man who eateth with 16 Tint I shonld be ihe niinister of Jeoffence.

sus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the 21 It is good neither to cat flesh, nor gospel of Gre, that the offering up of the to drink wine, nor any thing whereby Geulles noivht le acceptable, being sancthy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or tified by the lioly Gilost. is made weak.

17 I have therefore whereof I may 22 Hast thou faith ? have it to thyself | glory, through Jesus Christ, in those things before Ged. Happy is he that condemn- which pertanto Guil. eth not bimself in that thing which he 18 For I will not care to speak of any alloweth.

of those things which Christ hath net 23 And he that donbteth is damned if i wrought by me, to make the Gentiles he eat, because he eateth not of faith : obedient, by word and deed, for whatscever is not of faith is sin.

19 Through mighty signs and wonders, CHAP. XV.

by the power of the Spirit of God ; so 1 The strong must bear with the wrak. 2 | that from Jerusalem, and round about

We may not please ourselves : 7 but re- unto Illyricum, I have fully preached ceive one another, as Christ did us all. | the gospel of Christ. WI

E then that are strong ought to 20 Yea, so have I strived to preach

bear the infirmities of the weak, I the gosped, not where Christ was named! and not to please ourselves.

iest I should build upon another man's 2 Let every one of us please his foundation : neighbour für his good to edification, 21 But as it is written, To whom he was

3 For even Christ pleased not hintself ; not spoken of, they shall see: and they but, is it is written, The reproaches of that have not heard shall understand. them that reproached thee full on me. 29 For which cause also I have been

4 For whatsoever things were written much hindered from coming to yout. a foreliine, were written for our learning, 23 But now having no more place in that we through patience and comfort of these parts, and having a great desire the scriptures might have hope.

these many years to come unto you ; 5 Now the God of patience and conso- 24 Whensoever I take my journey into lation grant you to be like-minded one to Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to ward another according to Chust Jesus : see you in my journey, and to be brougit

6 That ye may with onc mind and on my way thitherward by you, if first i one mouth glorify God, even the Father be somewhat filled with your company. of our Lord Jesus Christ.

25 But now I go unto Jerusalem ta 7 Wherefore receive ye one anoth- minister unto the saints. er, as Christ also received us to the glo- 26 For it hath pleased them of Mace.

donia and Achaia to make a certain 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a contri'ntion for the poor saints which minister of the circumcision for the truth are at Jerusalem. of Guil, to confirun the promises maule 27 It hath pleased them verily; and unto the fathers :

their debtors they are. For if the Gene 9 And that the Gentiles miglit glorify tiles have been made partakers of their God for his mercy; as it is written, for I spiritual things, their daty is also to minthis cause I will cofess to thee among ister unto them in carnal things. the Gentiles, and sing unto the banke. 28 When therefore I have performed

10. And again he suitli, Rejuice, ye this, and have sealed to them this fruit, Gentiles, with his people.

I will come by you into Spain. 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye 29 And I am sure that when I come Gentiles; and laud liim, ali se people. unto you, I shall come in the fulness of

12 And again Esaiis suh, Tegall, the blessing of the gospel of Christ. le a rotor Jesse, and he lli: t shali rie to 30 Now i beseech yni, brethren, for the reign over the Gentilis ; in him shali the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for ibe forms Ceniles trust.

Istine Spirit, that ye strive together with 1.3 Now the Grid of hrne fill yo'l with we in your pravers to God tur me ; all joy and feare ii: scivning that ye :' 5? Tha: Inayla de'ivered for th:13?

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380 The greelings of Paul. I. CORINTHIANS.

His thanks to God. that do not believe in Judea ; and that 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Her* my service which I have for Jerusalem, | mas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the breth may be accepted of the sainis;

ren which are with them. S2 That I may come unto you with 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nere joy by the will of God, and may with us, and his sister, and Olympas, and all you be refreshed.

the saints which are with them. 33 Now the God of peace be with you 16 Salute one another with an holy kiss, all. Amen.

The churches of Christ salute you.

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark i Paul sendeth greeting to many, 21 and them which cause divisions and offences,

endeth with praise and thanks to God. contrary to the doctrine which ye have I learnelor and avoid them,

ter, which is a servant of the church 18 For they that are such serve not which is at Cenchrea :

our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own bel2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as ly; and by good words and fair speeches becometh saints, and that ye assist her in deceive the hearts of the simple. whatsoever business she hath need of you : 19 For your obedience is come abroad for she hath been a succourer of many, unto all men. I am glad therefore on your and of myself also.

behalf: but yet I would have you wise 3 Greec Priscilla and Aquila my help- unto that which is good, and simple coners in Christ Jesus :

cerning evil. 4 Who have for my life laid down their 20 And tlie God of peace shall bruise Saown necks : unto whom not only I give tan under your feet shortly. The grace of thanks, but also all the churches of the our Lord Jesus Christ be with yoq. Amen. Gentiles.

21 Timotheus my work-fellow, ard 5 Likewise greet the church that is in Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater ny their house. Salute my well-beloved E- kinsmen, salute you. penetus, who is the first-fruits of Achaia 22 i Tertius, who wrote this epistle, unto Christ.

salute you in the Lord. 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole labour on us.

church, saluteth you. Erastus the cham7 Salute Andronicus and Junia my berlain of the city saluteth you, and kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who . Quartus a brother. ale of note among the apostles, who also 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ were in Christ before me.

be with you all. Amen. 8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the 25 Now to him that is of power to staty Lord.

lish you according to my gospel, and 9 S Jute Urbane, our helper in Christ, the preachmg of Jesus Christ, according and Stachys my beloved.

to the revelation of the mystery, which 10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. was kept secret since the world began, Salute them which are of Aristobulus' 26 But now is made manifest, and by H0103chold.

che scriptures of the prophets, accordine 11 Salute Herodionomy kinsman. Greet to the commandment of the everlasting thein that be of the household of Narcis- God, made known to all nations for the 118, which are in the Lord.

obedience of faith : 12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who 27 To God only wise, be glory through babour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. "Vritten to the Romans from Coria

13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, thus, and sent by Phebe servant ! and his mother and mine.

the church at Cenchrea.



Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that 1dftersalu!ation und ihanksgiving, 10 in every place call upon the name of Jesus it cxhorteth to unity, 12 and repruveth | Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours. hoir dissensims. 18 God destroyeih 3 Grace be into you, and peace from the coisdon of the wise.

Goal our Father, and from the Lord Jesus DALL, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ.

4 I thank my God always on your Sosthenes our brother,

behalf, for the grace of God wluch is 2 Unto the church of God which is at given you by Jesus Christ; Corinth, to them that are sanctitied in 5 That in every thing ye are enrichPaul exhorteth to unily.

CHAP. II. Power of his preaching. 881 ed by him, in all utterance, and in all 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, knowledge ;

how that not many wise men after the 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was Resh, not many mighty, not many noble confirmed in you:

are called : 7 So that ye come behind in no gift ; 27 But God hath chosen the foolish waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus i things of the world to confound the wise; Christ :

and God hath chosen the weak things of 8 Who shall also confirm you unto the the world to confound the things which end, that ye may be blameless in the day are mighty; of our Lord Jesus Christ.

28 And base things of the world, and 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were things which are despised, hath God choscallecl unto the fellowship of his Son Je- en, yea, and things which are not, to sus Christ our Lord.

bring to nought things that are : 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by 29 That no flesh should, glory in his the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that presence. ye all speak the same thing, and that there 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, be no divisions among you ; but that ye | who of God is made unto us wisdom, be perfectly joined together in the same and righteousness, and sanctification, and mind, and in the same judgment. redemption :

11 For it hath been declared unto me 31 That, according as it is written, He of you, my brethren, by them which are that glorieth, let him

glory in the Lord. of the house of Chloe, that there are con

CHAP. II. tentions among you.

Paul declareth that his preaching far 12 Now this I say, that every one of excelleth all human wisdom. you saith, I am of Paul ; and I of Apol- A А

ND I, brethren, when I came to los ; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. you, came not with excellency of

13 Is Christ divided? was Paul cruci- 1 speech, or of wisdom, declaring unto fied for you? or were ye baptized in the you the testimony of God. name of Paul ?

2 For I determined not to know any 14 I thank God that I baptized none thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and of you, but Crispus and Gaius ;

him crucified. 15 Lest any should say that I had bap- -3 And I was with you in weakness, tized in mine own name.

and in fear, and in much trembling. 16 And I baptized also the household 4 And my speech and my preaching of Stephanas; besides, I know not whether was not with enticing words of man's I baptized any other.

wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spi17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, rit, and of power : but to preach the gospel : not with wis. 5 That your faith should not stand in the dom of words, lest the cross of Christ wisdom of men, but in the power of God. should be made of none effect.

6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom among 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that are perfect : yet not the wisthem that perish, foolishness; but unto dom of this world, nor of the princes of us which are saved, it is the power of this world, that come to nought: God.

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in 19 For it is written, I will destroy the a mystery, even the hidden svisdom which wisdom of the wise, and will bring to no- God ordained before the world unto our thing the understanding of the prudent. glory : 1

20 Where is the wise? where is the 8 Which none of the princes of this scribe ? where is the disputer of this world knew: for had they known it, they world ? hath not God made foolish the would not have crucified the Lord of wisdom of this world?

glory, 21 For after that in the wisdom of God 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not secn, the world by wisdom knew not God, it nor ear heard, neither have entered into pleased God by the foolishness of preach- the heart of man, the things which God ing to save them that believe.

hath prepared for them that love him. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and 10 But God hath revealed them unto the Greeks seck after wisdom :

us by his Spirit ; for the Spirit searcheth 23 But we preach Christ crucified, un- all things, yea, the deep things of God. to the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto 11 For what man knoweth the things the Greeks foolishness;

of a man, save the spirit of man which 24 But unto thein which are called, both is in him ? even so the things of God Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. God, and the wisdom of God.

12 Now we have received, not the spi25 Because the foolishness of God is rit of the world, but the Spirit which is of wiser than men ; and the weakness of God; that we might know the things that God is stronger than men.

are freely given to us of Gal.

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