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3 us' please his neighbour for his good, to edification. For Christ also pleased not himself; but, as it is written, "The 4 reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on me. For whatsoever things were formerly written, were written for our instruction; that we, through the patience and comfort 5 arising from the scriptures, might have hope. Now the God of patience and comfort grant you to be of the same mind among yourselves, according to the will of Christ Je6 sus: that with one consent, and with one mouth, ye may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Wherefore receive to yourselves one another; as Christ also hath received you* to himself for the glory of God.


Now I say, that [Jesus] Christ became a minister of the circumcision, for the truth of God, to confirm the promises 9 made to the fathers: and that the gentiles might glorify God

for his mercy; as it is written, "For this cause I will praise 10 thee among the gentiles, and sing unto thy name." And again it is said, "Rejoice, ye gentiles, together with his 11 people." And again, “Praise the Lord, all ye gentiles; 12 and laud him all ye people." And again Isaiah saith, "There shall be a root of Jessè: and he who shall rise to reign over the gentiles, in him the gentiles shall hope." 13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, in believing; that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the holy spirit.


And I myself also am persuaded concerning you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all know15 ledge, able to admonish one another also. Nevertheless, brethren, I have written to you somewhat boldly in part, as putting you in mind, on account of the favour which God 16 hath bestowed on me; that I should be a minister of Jesus Christ to the gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the gentiles might be well-accepted, being

"therefore," R. T. 2" formerly written," R.T. 3 taught by, N. 4 "us," 5" to admonish others." Mss.


17 sanctified by the holy spirit. I have therefore whereof

I may glory through Jesus Christ, in things relating to 18 God; (for I will not dare to speak of any of those things

which Christ hath not wrought by me ;) concerning the obe19 dience of the gentiles in word and deed, through mighty

signs and wonders, through the power of the holy spirit'; so that from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum, I 20 have fully preached the gospel of Christ: earnestly striv

ing, however, to preach the gospel in this manner; not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's 21 foundation; but, as it is written, "Those to whom he had

not been spoken of, shall see: and those that had not heard, 22 shall understand." On which account also, I have been 23 often hindered from coming to you: but now, having no


longer place for preaching in these parts, and having a 24 great desire for these many years to come unto you; whensoever I go into Spain I trust to see you as I pass on, and to be conducted by you on my way thitherward, when I have 25 been first partly filled with your company. But now I am 26 going to Jerusalem, that I may minister to the saints. For

it hath pleased those of Macedonia and Achaia to make some contribution for the poor saints that are in Jerusalem. 27 It hath pleased them indeed, and they are debtors to the Jews: for if these have made the gentiles partakers of their spiritual things, the gentiles ought also to minister to them 28 in worldly things. When therefore I have performed this,

and have consigned to them this fruit of love, I will come 29 by you into Spain. And I know that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of Christ.

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love which is the fruit of the spirit, that ye strive 31 together with me in your prayers to God for me; that I


1 "spirit of God;" R. T. Gr. ambitiously. 3 Or, "business in these parts," N. m. 4 I will come to you; for I trust, &c. R. T. 5 of the gospel of Christ, R. T. and Newcome.


be delivered from those in Judea who believe not; and [that] my ministry at Jerusalem may be well-accepted by 32 the saints; that I may come to you with joy, by the will 33 of God; and may be refreshed together with you. Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

CH. XVI. Now I commend to you Phebè our sister, who is a 2 deaconess of the church which is at Cenchrea: that ye receive her in the Lord, as is worthy of saints, and that ye help her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for 3 she hath been an assistant of many, and of myself also. Sa

lute Priscas' and Aquila, my fellow-labourers in Christ 4 Jesus: (who for my life have laid down their own necks:


to whom not I only give thanks, but all the churches also of 5 the gentiles:) salute likewise the church which assembleth in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epænetus, who is 6 the first-fruits of Asia3 to Christ. Salute Mary, who hath 7 laboured much for us. Salute Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen and my fellow-prisoners, who are well known among the apostles; who also were in Christ before me. 8 Salute Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. Salute Urbanus, 9 our fellow-labourer in Christ; and Stachys, my beloved. 10 Salute Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Salute those 11 that are of Aristobulus's household. Salute. Herodian, my

kinsman. Salute those of Narcissus's household, that are in 12 the Lord. Salute Tryphena, and Tryphosa, who labour in

the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, who hath laboured 13 much in the Lord. Salute Rufus who is chosen in the Lord; 14 and his mother and mine. Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren that are with 15 them. Salute Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, 16 and Olympas, and all the saints that are with them. Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ salute you.

'Priscilla, R.T. Or, congregation, N. m. 3 of Achaia, R. TI
you, Mss.

4 for

Now I beseech you, brethren, to mark those who raise divisions and causes of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine 18 which ye have learned; and avoid them. For those that are such, serve not our Lord' Christ, but their own belly; and, by good words, and fair speeches, deceive the hearts 19 of the innocent. For your obedience hath come abroad unto all men. I rejoice therefore on your account: but yet


I would have you wise concerning that which is good, and 20 simple concerning that which is evil. Now the God of peace will quickly bruise Satan * under your feet. The favour of 21 our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Timothy, my fellowlabourer, and Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kins22 men, salute you. I Tertius, the scribe of this epistle, salute 23 you in the Lord. Gaius, mine host, and the host of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus, the treasurer of the city, and 24 Quartus, a brother, salute you. The favour of our Lord Amen.

Jesus Christ be with you all t.



Jesus Christ, R. T. and N. 2 Amen, R. T. 3" The epistle to the Romans was written from Corinth, by Phoebe a deaconess of the church at Cenchrea." R. T.

"Bad men, the instruments of Satan. The persecuting Jews. See Le Clerc on Hammond: and Whitby." Newcome.

+q. d. May you all enjoy the blessings of the gospel. See 2 Cor. iv. 15; vi. 1. After this verse in the received text follows the doxology which in Griesbach's text and in this version is annexed to ch. xiv.




1 PAUL, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will

2 of God, and Sosthenes our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those that are sanctified through Christ Jesus, called and holy1, and to all that in every place are called by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both 3 their Lord, I say, and ours: favour be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.


I thank my God always on your account, for the favour 5 of God which is given you through Jesus Christ: for ye have been enriched by him in every thing, in all utterance, 6 and in all knowledge; according as the testimony concern7 ing Christ was confirmed among you: so that ye are infe

rior in no gift; looking for the manifestation of our Lord 8 Jesus Christ: who will also establish you irreproachable to 9 the end, even in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom ye have been called into a fellowship with his son Jesus Christ our Lord.


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 mind, and in the same judge

I called to be saints, N. 2 for his favour, N. Or, the very liberal gift which is bestowed upon you. See 2 Cor. viii. 1; ix. 14. Sn. 3 Gr. schisms.

* See Mr. Lindsey's Second Address, p. 273. “call on," N. See also Joseph, Antiq. Jud, c. 18. § 3. vol. ii. p. 802. edit. Hudson.

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