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eth good; to the Jew first, and 22 Thou that sayest, A man also to the Gentile;

should not commit adultery, dost 11 For there is no respect of thou commit adultery? thou persons with God.

that abhorrest idols, dost thou 12 For as many as have sin- commit sacrilege? ned without law, shall also per- 23 Thou that makest thy boast ish without law: and as many of the law, through breaking the as have sinned in the law, shall law dishonourest thou God? be judged by the law,

24 For the name of God is 13(For not the hearers of the blasphemed among the Gentiles, law are just before God, but the through you, as is it written. doers of the law shall be justifi- 25 For circumcision verily ed.

profiteth, if thou keep the law; 14 For when the Gentiles, but if thou be a breaker of the which have not the law, do by law, thy circumcision is made nature the things contained in uncircumcision. the law, these having not the 26 Therefore, if the uncirlaw, are a law unto themselves. cumcision keep the righteous

15 Which shew the work of ness of the law, shall not his unthe law written in their hearts, circumcision be counted for cirtheir conscience also bearing cumcision! witness, and their thoughts the 27 And shall not uncircummean while accusing, or else ex- cision which is by nature, if it cusing one another ;)

fulfil the law, judge thee, who 16 In the day when God shall by the letter and circumcision judge the secrets of men by Je- dost transgress the law ? sus Christ, according to my 28 For he is not a Jew, which gospel.

is one outwardly; neither is that 17 Behold, thou art called a circumcision, which is outward Jew, and restest in the law, and in the flesh : makest thy boast of God.

29 But he is a Jew which is 18 And knowest his will, one inwardly; and circumcision and approvest the things that is that of the heart, in the spirit, are more excellent, being in- and not in the letter; whose structed out of the law, praise is not of men, but of God. 19 And art confident that

CHAP. III. thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are

1 The Jews' prerogative not made void by

the unbelief of some....20 None justifieth in darkness,

by the law, but all by God's grace through 20 An instructer of the fool-! faith in Christ, without difference, &c. ish, a teacher of babes, which WHAT advantage, then

the of the truth in the law : profit is there of circumcision ?

21 Thou therefore which 2 Much every way: chiefly, teachest another, teachest thou because that unto them were not thyself? thou that preachest, committed the oracles of God. A man should not steal, dost 3 For what if some did not thou steal !

believe! shall their unbelice

make the faith of God without 17 And the way of peace have effect?

they not known. 4. God forbid : yea, let God 13 There is no fear of God be true, but every man a liar; as before their eyes. it is written, That thou might- 19 Now we know that what est be justified in thy sayings, things soever the law saith, it and mighest overcome when saith to them who are under the thou art judged.

law : that every mouth may be 5 But if our unrighteousness stopped, and all the world may commend the righteousness of become guilty before God. God, what shall we say? Is God 20 Therefore by the deeds of unrighteous who taketh ven- the law, there shall no flesh geance? (I speak as a man,) be justified in his sight: for by

6 God forbid: for then how the law is the knowledge of sin. shall God judge the world? 21 But now the righteousness

7 For if the truth of God of God without the law is manihath more abounded through my fested, being witnessed by the lie unto his glory ; why yet am law and the prophets; I also judged as a sinner? 22 Even the righteousness of

8 And not rather (as we be God, which is by faith of Jesus slanderously reported, and as Christ unto all and upon all some affirm that we say) Let us them that believe ; for there is do evil, that good may come ! no difference : whose damnation is just.

23 For all have sinned, and 9 What then ? Are we better come short of the glory of than they ? No, in no wise: for we God; have before proved both Jews 24 Being justified freely by and Gentiles, that they are all his grace, through the redempunder sin ;

tion that is in Christ Jesus : 10 As it is written, There is 25 Whom God hath set forth none righteous, no, not one : to be a propitiation, through faith

11 There is none that under- in his blood, to declare his rightstandeth, there is none that seek-eousness for the remission of sins eth after God.

that are past, through the for12 They are all gone out of bearance of God; the way, they are together be- 26 To declare, I say, at this come unprofitable: there is none time his righteousness: that he that doeth good, no, not one.

might be just, and the justifier 13 Their throat is an open of him which believeth in Jesus. sepulchre; with their tongues

27 Where is boasting then? they have used deceit; the poi- It is excluded. By what law ? son of asps is under their lips: of works? Nay ; but by the law

14 Whose mouth is full of of faith. cursing and bitterness.

28 Therefore we conclude, 15 Their feet are swift to shed that a man is justified by faith, blood.

without the deeds of the law. 16 Destruction and misery 29 Is he the god of the Jews are in their ways:

only? is he not also of the Gen

tiles! Yes, of the Gentiles also : in circumcision, but in uneir

30 Seeing it is one God which cumcision. shall justify the circumcision 11 And he received the sign by faith, and uncircumcision of circumcision, a seal of the through faith.

righteousness of the faith which 31 Do we then make void the he had yet being uncircumcised: law through faith? God forbid : that he might be the father of all yea, we establish the law. them that believe, though they CHAP. IV.

be not circumcised, that right1 Abraham justified by faith : 18 his faith eousness might be imputed unto recorded for the sake of those who be- them also ; lieve.

12 And the father of cir. WHAT shall we then say cumcision

to them who are not that Abraham, our father, of the circumcision only, but as pertaining to the flesh, hath who also walk in the steps of found?

that faith of our father Abra2 For if Abraham were jus- ham, which he had being yet tified by works, he bath where- uncircumcised. of to glory, but not before God. 13 For the promise that he

3 For what saith the scrip-should be the heir of the world ture? Abraham believed God, was not to Abraham, or to his and it was counted unto him seed, through the law, but for righteousness.

through the righteousness of 4 Now to him that worketh, faith. is the reward not reckoned of 14 For if they which are of grace, but of debt.

the law be heirs, faith is made 5 But to him that worketh void, and the promise made of not, but believeth on him that none effect. justifieth the ungodly, his faith 15 Because the law worketh is counted for righteousness. wrath : for where no law is

6 Even as David also describ- there is no transgression. eth the blessedness of the man 16 Therefore it is of faith, unto whom God imputeth right- that it might be by grace; to eousness without works, the end the promise might be

7 Saying, Blessed are they sure to all the seed: not to that whose iniquities are forgiven, only which is of the law, but to and whose sins are covered. that also which is of the faith

8 Blessed is the man to whom of Abraham, who is the father the Lord will not impute sin. of us all,

9 Cometh this blessedness 17 (As it is written, I have then upon the circumcision only, made thee a father of many naor upon the uncircumcision also? tions) before him whom he beFor we say that faith was reck- lieved, even God, who quickoned to Abraham for righteous- eneth the dead, and calleth ness.

those things which be not, as 10 How was it then reckon- though they were. ed? when he was in circumcis- 18 Who against hope believion, or in uncircumcision ? Notled in hope, that he might be

come the father of many nations; God is shed abroad in our hearts according to that which was by the Holy Ghost which is givspoken, So shall thy seed be. en unto us.

19 And being not weak in 6 For when we were yet faith, he considered not his own without strength, in due time body now dead, when he was Christ died for the ungodly. about a hundred years old, nei- 7 For scarcely for a righteous ther yet the deadness of Sarah's man will one die: yet peradwomb.

venture for a good man some 20 He staggered not at the would even dare to die. promise of God through unbe- 8 But God commendeth his lief; but was strong in faith, giv- love toward us, in that while we ing glory to

were yet sinners, Christ died 21 And being fully persuaded, for us. that what he had promised, he

9 Much more then, being was able also to perform. now justified by his blood, we

22 And therefore it was im- shall be saved from wrath puted to him for righteousness. through him.

23 Now, it was not written 10 For if when we were enfor his sake alone, that it was emies, we were reconciled to imputed to him ;

God by the death of his Son; 24 But for us also, to whom much more, being reconciled, it shall be imputed, if we be- we shall be saved by his life. lieve on him that raised up Je- 11 And not only so, but we sus our Lord from the dead. also joy in God, through our

25 Who was delivered for our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom offences, and was raised again we have now received the for our justification

atonement. CHAP. V.

12 Wherefore as by one man 1 Being justified by faith, we have peace with sin entered into the world, and God...

12 Sin and death came by Adam, death by sin; and so death pass17 righteousness and life by Jesus Christ. ed upon all men, for that all TH THEREFORE being justifi-have sinned.

ed by faith, we have peace 13 (For until the law, sin was with God, through our Lord Je- in the world: but sin is not imsus Christ:

puted when there is no law. 2 By whom also we have 14 Nevertheless, death reignaccess by faith into this graceed from Adam to Moses, even wherein we stand, and rejoice over them that had not sinned in hope of the glory of God. after the similitude of Adam's

3 And not only so, but we transgression, who is the figure glory in tribulations also; know- of him that was to come. ing that tribulation worketh pa- 15 But not as the offence, so tience;

also is the free gift. For if 4 And patience, experience; through the offence of one many and experience, hope : be dead, much more the grace

5 And hope maketh not of God, and the gift by grace, ashamed: because the love of which is hy one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded into with bim by bapuism into death : many.

that like as Christ was raised 16 And not as it was by one up from the dead by the glory of that sinned, so is the gift. For the Father, even so we also the judgment was by one to should walk in newness of condemnation, but the free gift life. is of many offences unto justi- 5 For if we have been plantfication.

ed together in the likeness of 17 For if by one man's offence his death, we shall be also in death reigned by one; much the likeness of his resurrecmore they which receive abun- tion : dance of grace, and of the gift 6 Knowing this, that our old of righteousness, shall reign in man is crucified with him, that life by one, Jesus Christ.) the body of sin might be des

18 Therefore, as by the of- troyed, that henceforth we fence of one judgment came upon should not serve sin. all men to condemnation, even 7 For he that is dead is freed so by the righteousness of one from sin. the free gift came upon all men 8 Now, if we be dead with unto justification of life. Christ, we believe that we shall

19 For as by one man's dis- also live with him : obedience many were made sin- 9 Knowing that Christ, beners, so by the obedience of one ing raised from the dead, dieth shall many be made righteous. no more; death hath no more

20 Moreover the law entered, dominion over him. that the offence might abound. 10 For in that he died, he But where sin abounded, grace died unto sin once: but in that did much more abound: he liveth, he liveth unto God.

21 That as sin hath reigned 11 Likewise reckon ye also unto death, even so might grace yourselves to be dead 'indeed reign through righteousness un- unto sin, but alive unto God to eternal life, by Jesus Christ through Jesus Christ our Lord. our Lord.

12 Let not sin therefore reign CHAP. VI.

in your mortal body, that ye 1 We must not live in sin, 2 for we are dead should obey it in the lusts there

unto it; 12 nor let sin reign in us....21 of. The end and wages of sin is death, &c. 13 Neither yield ye your memTHAT shall we say then? bers as instruments of unright

Shall we continue in sin, eousness unto sin: but yield yourthat grace may abound? selves unto God, as those that

2 God forbid : how shall we, are alive from the dead, and that are dead to sin, live any lon- your members as instruments of

righteousness unto God: 3 Know ye not that so many 14 For sin shall not have of us as were baptized into Jesus dominion over you: for ye are Christ, were baptized into his not under the law, but under death!

grace. 4 Therefore we are buried 15 What then ? Shall we sin,

ger therein ?

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