The Enfolded Letter to the Romans

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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16

Chapter 1

1.1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

1.2 Which (Which he had promised before, afore by his prophets, prophets in the holy scriptures, scriptures,)

1.3 Concerning his Son, who Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made to him of the seed of David, David according to the flesh, flesh;

1.4 Who was predestinated And declared to be the Son of God in with power, according to the spirit of sanctification, holiness, by the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead; dead:

1.5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship apostleship, for obedience to the faith, in faith among all nations, for his name; name:

1.6 Among whom are you ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

1.7 To all that are at be in Rome, the beloved of God, called to be saints. saints: Grace to you, you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

1.8 First First, I give thanks to thank my God, God through Jesus Christ, Christ for you all, because that your faith is spoken of in throughout the whole world.

1.9 For God is my witness, whom I serve in with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make a commemoration mention of you; you always in my prayers;

1.10 Always in my prayers making Making request, if by any means now at length I may might have a prosperous journey, journey by the will of God, God to come unto you.

1.11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual grace, gift, to strengthen you: the end ye may be established;

1.12 That is to say, is, that I may be comforted together in you, with you by that which is common to us both, your the mutual faith both of you and mine. me.

1.13 And Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I have often purposed to come unto you, (and have been hindered (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

1.14 To I am debtor both to the Greeks Greeks, and to the barbarians, Barbarians; both to the wise wise, and to the unwise, I am a debtor; unwise.

1.15 So (as So, as much as is in me) me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you also that are at Rome. Rome also.

1.16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

1.17 For therein is the justice righteousness of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, to faith: as it is written: written, The just man liveth shall live by faith.

1.18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice unrighteousness of those men that detain men, who hold the truth of God in injustice: unrighteousness;

1.19 Because that which is may be known of God is manifest in them. For them; for God hath manifested shewed it unto them.

1.20 For the invisible things of him, him from the creation of the world, world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; made, even his eternal power also, and divinity: Godhead; so that they are inexcusable. without excuse:

1.21 Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him not as God, or given thanks; neither were thankful; but became vain in their thoughts, imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

1.22 For professing Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. fools,

1.23 And they changed the glory of the incorruptible uncorruptible God into the likeness of the an image of a made like to corruptible man, and of to birds, and of fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things.

1.24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the desires lusts of their heart, unto uncleanness, own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. between themselves:

1.25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie; lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

1.26 For this cause God delivered gave them up to shameful affections. For unto vile affections: for even their women have changed did change the natural use into that use which is against nature. nature:

1.27 And, in like manner, And likewise also the men also, men, leaving the natural use of the women, have woman, burned in their lusts lust one towards another, toward another; men with men working that which is filthy, unseemly, and receiving in themselves the recompense that recompence of their error which was due to their error. meet.

1.28 And even as they liked did not like to have retain God in their knowledge, God delivered gave them up over to a reprobate sense, mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

1.29 Being filled with all iniquity, malice, unrighteousness, fornication, avarice, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, contention, debate, deceit, malignity, malignity; whisperers,

1.30 Detractors, hateful to Backbiters, haters of God, contumelious, despiteful, proud, haughty, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

1.31 Foolish, dissolute, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, without fidelity, without mercy. implacable, unmerciful:

1.32 Who, having known Who knowing the justice judgment of God, did not understand that they who do which commit such things, things are worthy of death; and death, not only they that do them, the same, but they also that consent to have pleasure in them that do them.

Chapter 2

2.1 Wherefore Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest. For judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself. For thyself; for thou dost that judgest doest the same things which thou judgest. things.

2.2 For But we know are sure that the judgment of God is, is according to truth, truth against them that do which commit such things.

2.3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them who which do such things, and dost doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

2.4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, goodness and patience, forbearance and longsuffering? Knowest thou not, longsuffering; not knowing that the benignity goodness of God leadeth thee to penance? repentance?

2.5 But according to after thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou heart treasurest up to unto thyself wrath, wrath against the day of wrath, wrath and revelation of the just righteous judgment of God. God;

2.6 Who will render to every man according to his works. deeds:

2.7 To them indeed, who according to patience by patient continuance in good work, well doing seek for glory and honour and incorruption, immortality, eternal life:

2.8 But to unto them that are contentious, and who obey do not obey the truth, but give credit to iniquity, wrath obey unrighteousness, indignation and indignation. wrath,

2.9 Tribulation and anguish anguish, upon every soul of man that worketh doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek. Gentile;

2.10 But glory, and honour, and peace peace, to every one man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Gentile:

2.11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

2.12 For whosoever as many as have sinned without the law, law shall also perish without the law; law: and whosoever as many as have sinned in the law, law shall be judged by the law. law;

2.13 For (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

2.14 For when the Gentiles, who which have not the law, do by nature those the things that are of contained in the law; these law, these, having not the law law, are a law to unto themselves:

2.15 Who Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness to them, witness, and their thoughts between themselves accusing, the mean while accusing or also defending else excusing one another, another;)

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

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

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

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

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

2.21 Thou therefore that which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself: thyself? thou that preachest that men a man should not steal, stealest: dost thou steal?

2.22 Thou that sayest, men sayest a man should not commit adultery, committest adultery: dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, committest sacrilege: dost thou commit sacrilege?

2.23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, by transgression of through breaking the law dishonourest God. thou God?

2.24 (For For the name of God through you is blasphemed among the Gentiles, Gentiles through you, as it is written.) written.

2.25 Circumcision profiteth indeed, For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law; law: but if thou be a transgressor breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

2.26 If, then, Therefore if the uncircumcised uncircumcision keep the justices righteousness of the law, shall not this his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

2.27 And shall not that uncircumcision which by nature is uncircumcision, by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision art a transgressor of dost transgress the law?

2.28 For it is not he is not a Jew, who which is so one outwardly; nor neither is that circumcision circumcision, which is outwardly outward in the flesh:

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

Chapter 3

3.1 What advantage then hath the Jew, Jew? or what is the profit is there of circumcision?

3.2 Much every way. First indeed, way: chiefly, because the words of God that unto them were committed to them. the oracles of God.

3.3 For what if some of them have did not believed? believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid.

3.4 But God is true; and forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar, liar; as it is written, That thou mayest mightest be justified in thy words, sayings, and mayest mightest overcome when thou art judged.

3.5 But if our injustice unrighteousness commend the justice righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, unrighteous who executeth wrath? taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)

3.6 (I speak according to man.) God forbid: otherwise for then how shall God judge this the world?

3.7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, lie unto his glory, glory; why yet am I also yet judged as a sinner?

3.8 And not rather rather, (as we are slandered, be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say) let say,) Let us do evil, that there good may come good? come? whose damnation is just.

3.9 What then? Do are we excel them? better than they? No, not so. For in no wise: for we have charged before proved both Jews, Jews and Greeks, Gentiles, that they are all under sin. sin;

3.10 As it is written: written, There is none righteous, no, not any man just. one:

3.11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

3.12 All have turned They are all gone out of the way; way, they are together become unprofitable together: unprofitable; there is none that doth doeth good, there is no, not so much as one.

3.13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have dealt deceitfully. The venom used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips. lips:

3.14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

3.15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:

3.16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:

3.17 And the way of peace they have they not known:

3.18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

3.19 Now we know, know that what things soever the law speaketh, saith, it speaketh saith to them that who are in under the law; law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be made subject to become guilty before God.

3.20 Because Therefore by the works deeds of the law there shall no flesh shall be justified before him. For in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

3.21 But now without the law the justice righteousness of God without the law is made manifest, manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets. prophets;

3.22 Even the justice righteousness of God, God which is by faith of Jesus Christ, Christ unto all and upon all them that believe in him: believe: for there is no distinction: difference:

3.23 For all have sinned, and do need come short of the glory of God. God;

3.24 Being justified freely by his grace, grace through the redemption, redemption that is in Christ Jesus, Jesus:

3.25 Whom God hath proposed set forth to be a propitiation, propitiation through faith in his blood, to the shewing of declare his justice, righteousness for the remission of former sins,

3.26 Through sins that are past, through the forbearance of God, for the shewing of his justice in God;

3.26 To declare, I say, at this time; time his righteousness: that he himself may might be just, and the justifier of him, who is of the faith of Jesus Christ. him which believeth in Jesus.

3.27 Where is then thy boasting? boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of of works? No, Nay: but by the law of faith.

3.28 For Therefore we account conclude that a man to be is justified by faith, faith without the works deeds of the law.

3.29 Is he the God of the Jews only? Is is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also. also:

3.30 For Seeing it is one God, that justifieth which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

3.31 Do we, then, destroy we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: but yea, we establish the law.

Chapter 4

4.1 What shall we say then that Abraham hath found, who is our father according father, as pertaining to the flesh. flesh, hath found?

4.2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, glory; but not before God.

4.3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him counted unto justice. him for righteousness.

4.4 Now to him that worketh, worketh is the reward is not reckoned according to of grace, but according to of debt.

4.5 But to him that worketh not, yet but believeth in on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reputed to justice, according to the purpose of the grace of God. counted for righteousness.

4.6 As Even as David also termeth describeth the blessedness of a the man, to unto whom God reputeth justice imputeth righteousness without works: works,

4.7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

4.8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath will not imputed impute sin.

4.9 This Cometh this blessedness then, doth it remain in then upon the circumcision only, or in upon the uncircumcision also? For for we say that unto Abraham faith was reputed reckoned to justice. Abraham for righteousness.

4.10 How then was it reputed? When then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

4.11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the justice righteousness of the faith, faith which he had, had yet being uncircumcised; uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, being uncircumcised, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also it may be reputed to justice: also:

4.12 And might be the father of circumcision; not circumcision to them only, that who are not of the circumcision, circumcision only, but to them who also that follow walk in the steps of the faithful, that is in the uncircumcision faith of our father Abraham. Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

4.13 For not through the law was promise, that he should be the promise heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, that he should be heir of through the world; law, but through the justice righteousness of faith.

4.14 For if they who which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect. none effect:

4.15 For Because the law worketh wrath. For wrath: for where no law is, there is no law, neither is there transgression.

4.16 Therefore is it is of faith, that according it might be by grace; to grace the end the promise might be firm sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, Abraham; who is the father of us all,

4.17 (As it is written: written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before God, him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead; dead, and calleth those things that are not, which be not as those that are. though they were.

4.18 Who against hope believed in hope; hope, that he might be made become the father of many nations, according to that which was said to him: spoken, So shall thy seed be.

4.19 And he was being not weak in faith; neither did faith, he consider considered not his own body now dead, whereas when he was almost about an hundred years old, nor neither yet the dead womb deadness of Sara. Sarah's womb:

4.20 In He staggered not at the promise also of God he staggered not by distrust; through unbelief; but was strengthened strong in faith, giving glory to God: God;

4.21 Most And being fully knowing, that whatsoever persuaded that, what he has had promised, he is was able also to perform.

4.22 And therefore it was reputed imputed to him unto justice. for righteousness.

4.23 Now it is was not written only for him, his sake alone, that it was reputed imputed to him unto justice, him;

4.24 But also for us, us also, to whom it shall be reputed, imputed, if we believe in him, on him that raised up Jesus Christ, our Lord, Lord from the dead, dead;

4.25 Who was delivered up for our sins, offences, and rose was raised again for our justification.

Chapter 5

5.1 Being Therefore being justified therefore by faith, let us we have peace with God, God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

5.2 By whom also we have access through by faith into this grace, grace wherein we stand, and glory rejoice in the hope of the glory of the sons of God.

5.3 And not only so; so, but we glory also in tribulations, tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

5.4 And patience trial; patience, experience; and trial hope; experience, hope:

5.5 And hope confoundeth not: maketh not ashamed; because the charity love of God is poured forth shed abroad in our hearts, hearts by the Holy Ghost, who Ghost which is given to unto us.

5.6 For why did Christ, when as yet we were weak, according to the time, die yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly? ungodly.

5.7 For scarce scarcely for a just righteous man will one die; die: yet perhaps peradventure for a good man some one would even dare to die.

5.8 But God commendeth his charity towards us; because when as yet love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, according to the time,

5.9 Christ died for us; much us.

5.9 Much more therefore, then, being now justified by his blood, shall we shall be saved from wrath through him.

5.10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; Son, much more, being reconciled, shall we shall be saved by his life.

5.11 And not only so; so, but also we glory also joy in God, God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received reconciliation. the atonement.

5.12 Wherefore Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into this the world, and death by sin death; sin; and so death passed upon all men, in whom for that all have sinned. sinned:

5.13 For (For until the law sin was in the world; world: but sin was is not imputed, imputed when the law was not. there is no law.

5.14 But Nevertheless death reigned from Adam unto to Moses, even over them also who have that had not sinned after the similitude of the transgression of Adam, Adam's transgression, who is a the figure of him who that was to come.

5.15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if by through the offence of one, one many died; be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift, gift by the grace of grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

5.16 And not as it was by one sin, that sinned, so also is the gift. For gift: for the judgment indeed was by one unto condemnation; to condemnation, but grace the free gift is of many offences, offences unto justification.

5.17 For if by one man's offence death reigned through by one; much more they who which receive abundance of grace, grace and of the gift, and gift of justice, righteousness shall reign in life through by one, Jesus Christ. Christ.)

5.18 Therefore, Therefore as by the offence of one, unto one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so also by the justice righteousness of one, unto one the free gift came upon all men to unto justification of life.

5.19 For as by the disobedience of one man, man's disobedience many were made sinners; sinners, so also by the obedience of one, many one shall many be made just. righteous.

5.20 Now Moreover the law entered in, entered, that sin the offence might abound. And But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. abound:

5.21 That as sin hath reigned to death; unto death, even so also grace might grace reign by justice through righteousness unto eternal life everlasting, through by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Chapter 6

6.1 What shall we say, say then? shall Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

6.2 God forbid. For we How shall we, that are dead to sin, how shall we live any longer therein?

6.3 Know you not ye not, that all we, who are so many of us as were baptized in into Jesus Christ Jesus, are were baptized in into his death?

6.4 For Therefore we are buried together with him by baptism into death; death: that like as Christ is risen was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also may should walk in newness of life.

6.5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection. resurrection:

6.6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin may might be destroyed, to the end that henceforth we may should not serve sin no longer. sin.

6.7 For he that is dead is justified freed from sin.

6.8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall live also together live with Christ: him:

6.9 Knowing that Christ rising again being raised from the dead, dead dieth now no more, more; death shall hath no more have dominion over him.

6.10 For in that he died to sin, died, he died once; unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God: God.

6.11 So do you Likewise reckon ye also reckon, that you are dead yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God, in Christ God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

6.12 Let no not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, so as to that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

6.13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of iniquity unrighteousness unto sin; sin: but present yield yourselves to unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of justice righteousness unto God.

6.14 For sin shall not have dominion over you; you: for you ye are not under the law, but under grace.

6.15 What then? Shall shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

6.16 Know you ye not, that to whom you ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you ye are to whom you obey, ye obey; whether it be of sin unto death, or of obedience unto justice. righteousness?

6.17 But thanks God be to God, thanked, that you ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart, unto heart that form of doctrine, into doctrine which you have been delivered. was delivered you.

6.18 Being then freed made free from sin, we have been made ye became the servants of justice. righteousness.

6.19 I speak an human thing, after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh. For flesh: for as you ye have yielded your members servants to serve uncleanness and iniquity, to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to serve justice, righteousness unto sanctification. holiness.

6.20 For when you ye were the servants of sin, you ye were free men to justice. from righteousness.

6.21 What fruit therefore had you ye then in those things, of which you things whereof ye are now ashamed? For for the end of them those things is death.

6.22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you ye have your fruit unto sanctification, holiness, and the end life everlasting. everlasting life.

6.23 For the wages of sin is death. But death; but the grace gift of God, God is eternal life everlasting, in Christ through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Chapter 7

7.1 Know you ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man, man as long as it he liveth?

7.2 For the woman that which hath an husband, whilst her husband liveth is bound to by the law. But if law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

7.3 Therefore, whilst So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress, if she be with another man: adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is delivered free from the law of her husband; that law; so that she is not an no adulteress, if though she be with married to another man.

7.4 Therefore, Wherefore, my brethren, you ye also are become dead to the law, law by the body of Christ; that you may belong ye should be married to another, even to him who is risen again raised from the dead, that we may should bring forth fruit to unto God.

7.5 For when we were in the flesh, the passions motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members, members to bring forth fruit unto death.

7.6 But now we are loosed delivered from the law of death, law, that being dead wherein we were detained; so held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

7.7 What shall we say, say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. But Nay, I do had not know known sin, but by the law; law: for I had not known concupiscence, if lust, except the law did not say: had said, Thou shalt not covet.

7.8 But sin sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

7.9 And For I lived some time was alive without the law. But law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

7.10 And I died. And the commandment that commandment, which was ordained to life, the same was I found to be unto death to me. death.

7.11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, seduced deceived me, and by it killed slew me.

7.12 Wherefore the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

7.13 Was that then that which is good, good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it may might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good, wrought death in me; good; that sin, sin by the commandment, commandment might become sinful above measure. exceeding sinful.

7.14 For we know that the law is spiritual; spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

7.15 For that which I work, do I understand not. For allow not: for what I do not would, that good which do I will; not; but the evil which what I hate, that I do. do I.

7.16 If then I do that which I will would not, I consent to unto the law, law that it is good.

7.17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

7.18 For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is to say, me (that is, in my flesh, that which is good. For flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will, will is present with me; but how to accomplish perform that which is good, good I find not.

7.19 For the good which that I will, would I do not; not: but the evil which I will would not, that I do.

7.20 Now if I do that which I will would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

7.21 I find then a law, that that, when I have a will to would do good, evil is present with me.

7.22 For I am delighted with delight in the law of God, according to God after the inward man:

7.23 But I see another law in my members, fighting warring against the law of my mind, and captivating bringing me in into captivity to the law of sin, that sin which is in my members.

7.24 Unhappy O wretched man that I am, am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

7.25 The grace of God, by I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore, I myself, So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh, flesh the law of sin.

Chapter 8

8.1 There is now therefore now no condemnation to them that which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to after the flesh. flesh, but after the Spirit.

8.2 For the law of the spirit Spirit of life, life in Christ Jesus, Jesus hath delivered made me free from the law of sin and of death.

8.3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh; flesh, God sending his own Son, Son in the likeness of sinful flesh flesh, and of for sin, hath condemned sin in the flesh; flesh:

8.4 That the justification righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to after the flesh, but according to after the spirit. Spirit.

8.5 For they that are according to after the flesh, flesh do mind the things that are of the flesh; but they that are according to after the spirit, mind Spirit the things that are of the spirit. Spirit.

8.6 For the wisdom of the flesh to be carnally minded is death; but the wisdom of the spirit to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

8.7 Because the wisdom of the flesh carnal mind is an enemy to God; enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be.

8.8 And So then they who that are in the flesh, flesh cannot please God.

8.9 But you ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, 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.

8.10 And if Christ be in you, the body indeed is dead, dead because of sin; but the spirit liveth, Spirit is life because of justification. righteousness.

8.11 And But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead, dead dwell in you; you, he that raised up Jesus Christ from the dead, dead shall quicken also quicken your mortal bodies, because of bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

8.12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to after the flesh.

8.13 For if you ye live according to after the flesh, you ye shall die: but if by ye through the Spirit you do mortify the deeds of the flesh, you body, ye shall live.

8.14 For whosoever as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

8.15 For you ye have not received the spirit of bondage again in to fear; but you ye have received the spirit of adoption Spirit of sons, adoption, whereby we cry: Abba (Father). cry, Abba, Father.

8.16 For the The Spirit himself giveth testimony to itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the sons children of God. God:

8.17 And if sons, heirs also; children, then heirs; heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs joint-heirs with Christ: yet so, Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him. together.

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

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

8.20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, who hath subjected the same in hope: hope,

8.21 Because the creature also itself also shall be delivered from the servitude bondage of corruption, corruption into the glorious liberty of the glory of the children of God.

8.22 For we know that every creature the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain, even till pain together until now.

8.23 And not only it, they, but ourselves also, who which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

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

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

8.26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity. For infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; ought: but the Spirit himself asketh itself maketh intercession for us with unspeakable groanings. groanings which cannot be uttered.

8.27 And he that searcheth the hearts, hearts knoweth what is the Spirit desireth; mind of the Spirit, because he asketh maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

8.28 And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, for good to such as, according them that love God, to his purpose, them who are the called according to be saints. his purpose.

8.29 For whom he foreknew, did foreknow, he also predestinated did predestinate to be made conformable conformed to the image of his Son; Son, that he might be the firstborn amongst among many brethren.

8.30 And Moreover whom he predestinated, did predestinate, them he also called. And called: and whom he called, them he also justified. And justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

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

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

8.33 Who shall accuse against lay any thing to the elect charge of God? God's elect? It is God that justifieth.

8.34 Who is he that shall condemn? condemneth? It is Christ Jesus that died, yea rather, that is risen also again; again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

8.35 Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? shall tribulation, or distress? distress, or famine? persecution, or nakedness? famine, or danger? nakedness, or persecution? peril, or the sword?

8.36 (As As it is written: written, For thy sake we are put to death killed all the day long. We long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.) slaughter.

8.37 But Nay, in all these things we overcome, because of are more than conquerors through him that hath loved us.

8.38 For I am sure persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might,

8.39 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.

Chapter 9

9.1 I speak say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost: Ghost,

9.2 That I have great sadness, heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

9.3 For I wished could wish that myself to be an anathema were accursed from Christ, Christ for my brethren, who are my kinsmen according to the flesh, flesh:

9.4 Who are Israelites, Israelites; to whom belongeth pertaineth the adoption as of children, adoption, and the glory, and the testament, covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises: promises;

9.5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom is Christ, according to as concerning the flesh, flesh Christ came, who is over all things, all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

9.6 Not as though the word of God hath miscarried. taken none effect. For all they are not Israelites that all Israel, which are of Israel:

9.7 Neither are all Neither, because they that are the seed of Abraham, children; but in are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called: called.

9.8 That is to say, not they that is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; God: but they, that are the children of the promise, promise are accounted counted for the seed.

9.9 For this is the word of promise: According to promise, At this time will I come; come, and Sara Sarah shall have a son.

9.10 And not only she. But this; but when Rebecca also had conceived at once, of Isaac by one, even by our father. father Isaac;

9.11 For when (For the children were being not yet born, nor had neither having done any good or evil (that evil, that the purpose of God, God according to election, election might stand,)

9.12 Not stand, not of works, but of him that calleth, it calleth;)

9.12 It was said to her: unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

9.13 As it is written: written, Jacob I have I loved, but Esau I have I hated.

9.14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

9.15 For he saith to Moses: Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy; mercy, and I will shew mercy to have compassion on whom I will shew mercy. have compassion.

9.16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

9.17 For the scripture saith to Pharao: To unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee, thee up, that I may might shew my power in thee, and that my name may might be declared throughout all the earth.

9.18 Therefore he hath he mercy on whom he will; will have mercy, and whom he will, will he hardeneth.

9.19 Thou wilt say therefore to me: then unto me, Why doth he then yet find fault? for For who resisteth hath resisted his will?

9.20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it: it, Why hast thou made me thus?

9.21 Or hath Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump, lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

9.22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much patience longsuffering the vessels of wrath, wrath fitted for destruction, to destruction:

9.23 That And that he might shew make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he hath had afore prepared unto glory? glory,

9.24 Even us, whom also he hath called, nor only not of the Jews, Jews only, but also of the Gentiles. Gentiles?

9.25 As in Osee he saith: saith also in Osee, I will call that which was not them my people, which were not my people; and her that was not beloved, beloved; and her that had which was not obtained mercy, one that hath obtained mercy. beloved.

9.26 And it shall be, come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You Ye are not my people; there they shall they be called the sons children of the living God.

9.27 And Isaias Esaias also crieth out concerning Israel: If Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved. saved:

9.28 For he shall will finish his word, the work, and cut it short in justice; righteousness: because a short word shall work will the Lord make upon the earth.

9.29 And as Isaias foretold: Unless Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been made as Sodom, Sodoma, and we had been made like unto Gomorrha.

9.30 What then shall we say? say then? That the Gentiles, who which followed not after justice, righteousness, have attained to justice, righteousness, even the justice that righteousness which is of faith.

9.31 But Israel, by following which followed after the law of justice, is righteousness, hath not come unto attained to the law of justice. righteousness.

9.32 Why so? Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of works. the law. For they stumbled at the stumblingstone. that stumblingstone;

9.33 As it is written: Behold written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and a rock of scandal; offence: and whosoever believeth in on him shall not be confounded. ashamed.

Chapter 10

10.1 Brethren, the will of my heart, indeed, heart's desire and my prayer to God, is God for them unto salvation. Israel is, that they might be saved.

10.2 For I bear them witness, record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

10.3 For they, not knowing the justice they being ignorant of God, God's righteousness, and seeking going about to establish their own, own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to unto the justice righteousness of God.

10.4 For Christ is the end of the law is Christ, unto justice for righteousness to every one that believeth.

10.5 For Moses wrote, that describeth the justice righteousness which is of the law, That the man that shall do it, which doeth those things shall live by it. them.

10.6 But the justice righteousness which is of faith, faith speaketh thus: on this wise, Say not in thy thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? that (that is, to bring Christ down; down from above:)

10.7 Or who Or, Who shall descend into the deep? that (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead. dead.)

10.8 But what saith the scripture? it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart. This is heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach. preach;

10.9 For That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy thine heart that God hath raised him up from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10.10 For, For with the heart, we believe heart man believeth unto justice; but, righteousness; and with the mouth, mouth confession is made unto salvation.

10.11 For the scripture saith: saith, Whosoever believeth in him, on him shall not be confounded. ashamed.

10.12 For there is no distinction of difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same is Lord over all, all is rich unto all that call upon him.

10.13 Fro For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, Lord shall be saved.

10.14 How then shall they call on him, him in whom they have not believed? Or and how shall they believe him, in him of whom they have not heard? And and how shall they hear, hear without a preacher?

10.15 And how shall they preach unless preach, except they be sent, sent? as it is written: written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, of them that and bring glad tidings of good things!

10.16 But all do they have not obey all obeyed the gospel. For Isaias saith: Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

10.17 Faith So then faith cometh by hearing; hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. God.

10.18 But I say: say, Have they not heard? Yes, Yes verily, their sound hath gone forth went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the whole world.

10.19 But I say: Hath say, Did not Israel known? First, know? First Moses saith: saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that which is not a nation; are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

10.20 But Isaias Esaias is very bold, and saith: saith, I was found by of them that did not seek me: sought me not; I appeared openly to was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

10.21 But to Israel he saith: saith, All the day long have I spread have stretched forth my hands to unto a people that believeth not, disobedient and contradicteth me. gainsaying people.

Chapter 11

11.1 I say then: then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

11.2 God hath not cast away his people, people which he foreknew. Know you Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias; Elias? how he calleth on maketh intercession to God against Israel? Israel saying,

11.3 Lord, they have slain killed thy prophets, they have dug and digged down thy thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

11.4 But what saith the divine answer to of God unto him? I have left me reserved to myself seven thousand men, that who have not bowed their knees the knee to the image of Baal.

11.5 Even so then at this present time also, also there is a remnant saved according to the election of grace.

11.6 And if by grace, it then is not now by it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

11.7 What then? That which Israel sought, he hath not obtained: obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it; it, and the rest have been were blinded.

11.8 As (According as it is written: written, God hath given them the spirit of insensibility; slumber, eyes that they should not see; see, and ears that they should not hear, until hear;) unto this present day.

11.9 And David saith: saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompense recompence unto them. them:

11.10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see: see, and bow down their back always. alway.

11.11 I say then, have Have they so stumbled, stumbled that they should fall? God forbid. But by forbid: but rather through their offence, fall salvation is come to unto the Gentiles, that they may be emulous of them. for to provoke them to jealousy.

11.12 Now if the offence fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminution diminishing of them, them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more the fulness of them? their fulness?

11.13 For I say speak to you, Gentiles: as long indeed you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I will honour my ministry, magnify mine office:

11.14 If, If by any means, means I may provoke to emulation them who which are my flesh, and may might save some of them.

11.15 For if the loss casting away of them be the reconciliation reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

11.16 For if the firstfruit be holy, so is the lump also: is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

11.17 And if some of the branches be broken, broken off, and thou, being a wild olive, art ingrafted olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and art made partaker with them partakest of the root, root and of the fatness of the olive tree, tree;

11.18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

11.19 Thou wilt say then: then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted graffed in.

11.20 Well: Well; because of unbelief they were broken off. But off, and thou standest by faith: be faith. Be not highminded, but fear. fear:

11.21 For if God hath not spared not the natural branches, fear take heed lest perhaps he also spare not thee.

11.22 See then Behold therefore the goodness and the severity of God: towards on them indeed that are fallen, the which fell, severity; but towards toward thee, the goodness of God, goodness, if thou abide continue in goodness, his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

11.23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted graffed in: for God is able to graft graff them in again.

11.24 For if thou wert cut out of the wild olive tree, tree which is natural to thee; and, wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature, were grafted nature into the a good olive tree; tree: how much more shall they that are these, which be the natural branches, be grafted graffed into their own olive tree?

11.25 For I would not have you ignorant, not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest you lest ye should be wise in your own conceits), conceits; that blindness in part has is happened in to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles should be come in.

11.26 And so all Israel should shall be saved, saved: as it is written: written, There shall come out of Sion, he that shall deliver, Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. Jacob:

11.27 And For this is to them my covenant: covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

11.28 As concerning the gospel, indeed, they are enemies for your sake: sakes: but as touching the election, they are most dear beloved for the sake of the fathers. father's sakes.

11.29 For the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance.

11.30 For as you also ye in times past did have not believe believed God, but now yet have now obtained mercy, mercy through their unbelief; unbelief:

11.31 So Even so have these also now have not believed, for your mercy, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

11.32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he may might have mercy on upon all.

11.33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible how unsearchable are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways! ways past finding out!

11.34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or or who hath been his counsellor?

11.35 Or who hath first given to him, and recompense it shall be made him? recompensed unto him again?

11.36 For of him, and by through him, and in to him, are all things: to him whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Chapter 12

12.1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy mercies of God, that you ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

12.2 And be not conformed to this world; world: but be reformed in ye transformed by the newness renewing of your mind, that you ye may prove what is the that good, and the acceptable, and the perfect perfect, will of God.

12.3 For I say, by through the grace that is given unto me, to all every man that are is among you, not to be think of himself more wise highly than it behoveth he ought to be wise, think; but to be wise unto sobriety, and think soberly, according as God hath divided dealt to every one man the measure of faith.

12.4 For as in one body we have many members, but members in one body, and all the members have not the same office:

12.5 So we we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

12.6 And having different gifts, Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, either whether prophecy, to be used let us prophesy according to the rule proportion of faith;

12.7 Or ministry, in ministering; let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, in doctrine; on teaching;

12.8 He Or he that exhorteth, in exhorting; on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

12.9 Let love be without dissimulation. Hating Abhor that which is evil, cleaving evil; cleave to that which is good.

12.10 Loving Be kindly affectioned one to another with the charity of brotherhood, with brotherly love; in honour preventing preferring one another. another;

12.11 In carefulness not slothful. In spirit fervent. Serving Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. Lord;

12.12 Rejoicing in hope. Patient hope; patient in tribulation. Instant tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. prayer;

12.13 Communicating Distributing to the necessities necessity of the saints. Pursuing saints; given to hospitality.

12.14 Bless them that which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

12.15 Rejoice with them that rejoice; do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

12.16 Being Be of one the same mind one towards toward another. Not minding Mind not high things, but consenting condescend to the humble. men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

12.17 To Recompense to no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God, but also Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

12.18 If it be possible, as much as is lieth in you, have peace live peaceably with all men.

12.19 Revenge Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but rather give place unto wrath, wrath: for it is written: Revenge written, Vengeance is mind, mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

12.20 But Therefore if thy thine enemy be hungry, give him to eat; hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink. For, drink: for in so doing this, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon on his head.

12.21 Be not overcome by of evil, but overcome evil by with good.

Chapter 13

13.1 Let every soul be subject to unto the higher powers: for powers. For there is no power but from of God: and those the powers that are, be are ordained of God.

13.2 Therefore he that Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God. And God: and they that resist, purchase resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

13.3 For princes rulers are not a terror to the good work, works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do do that which is good: good, and thou shalt have praise from of the same. same:

13.4 For he is God's the minister of God to thee, thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, fear: be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain. For vain: for he is God's minister: an avenger the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doth doeth evil.

13.5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject of necessity, subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience' conscience sake.

13.6 For therefore also you for this cause pay tribute. For ye tribute also: for they are the ministers of God, serving unto God's ministers, attending continually upon this purpose. very thing.

13.7 Render therefore to all men their dues. Tribute, dues: tribute to whom tribute is due: custom, due; custom to whom custom: fear, custom; fear to whom fear: honour, fear; honour to whom honour.

13.8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another. For another: for he that loveth his neighbour, another hath fulfilled the law.

13.9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery: adultery, Thou shalt not kill: kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness: witness, Thou shalt not covet: covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is comprised briefly comprehended in this word, saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

13.10 The love of our neighbour Love worketh no evil. Love ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

13.11 And that that, knowing the season; time, that now it is now the hour for us high time to rise from sleep. For awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation is nearer than when we believed.

13.12 The night is passed, and far spent, the day is at hand. Let hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

13.13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day: day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, wantonness, not in contention strife and envy: envying.

13.14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh in its concupiscences. flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Chapter 14

14.1 Now him Him that is weak in faith, take unto you: the faith receive ye, but not in disputes about thoughts. to doubtful disputations.

14.2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: but he that another, who is weak, let him eat eateth herbs.

14.3 Let not him that eateth, eateth despise him that eateth not: not; and he that eateth not, let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth. For eateth: for God hath taken him to received him.

14.4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? To to his own lord master he standeth or falleth. And Yea, he shall stand: be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

14.5 For One man esteemeth one judgeth between day and day: and above another: another judgeth esteemeth every day: let day alike. Let every man abound be fully persuaded in his own sense. mind.

14.6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord. And Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord: Lord, for he giveth thanks to God. And God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth thanks to God. God thanks.

14.7 For none of us liveth to himself; himself, and no man dieth to himself.

14.8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or and whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Therefore, Lord: whether we live, live therefore, or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

14.9 For to this end Christ died both died, and rose again; rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

14.10 But thou, why judgest dost thou judge thy brother? or thou, why dost thou despise set at nought thy brother? For for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

14.11 For it is written: written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

14.12 Therefore So then every one of us shall render give account of himself to God for himself. God.

14.13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more. But more: but judge this rather, that you no man put not a stumblingblock or a scandal an occasion to fall in your his brother's way.

14.14 I know, and am confident in persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that nothing there is nothing unclean of itself; itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

14.15 For if, because of thy meat, But if thy brother be grieved, thou grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not now according to charity. charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

14.16 Let not then our your good be evil spoken of. of:

14.17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but justice, righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

14.18 For he that in this these things serveth Christ, pleaseth Christ is acceptable to God, and is approved of men.

14.19 Therefore let Let us therefore follow after the things that are of peace; which make for peace, and keep the things that are of edification wherewith one towards may edify another.

14.20 Destroy For meat destroy not the work of God for meat. God. All things indeed are clean: pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

14.21 It is good not neither to eat flesh, and not nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or scandalized, or is made weak.

14.22 Hast thou faith? Have have it to thyself before God. Blessed Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

14.23 But And he that discerneth, doubteth is damned if he eat, is condemned; because he eateth not of faith. For all that faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

Chapter 15

15.1 Now we We then that are stronger, strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

15.2 Let every one of you us please his neighbour unto good, for his good to edification.

15.3 For even Christ did pleased not please himself, but himself; but, as it is written: written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee, thee fell upon on me.

15.4 For what whatsoever things soever were written, written aforetime were written for our learning: learning, that we through patience and the comfort of the scriptures, we scriptures might have hope.

15.5 Now the God of patience and of comfort consolation grant you to be of one mind likeminded one towards another, toward another according to Jesus Christ: Christ Jesus:

15.6 That ye may with one mind, mind and with one mouth, you may mouth glorify God and God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15.7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also hath received you unto us to the honour glory of God.

15.8 For Now I say that Christ Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers. fathers:

15.9 But And that the Gentiles are to might glorify God for his mercy, mercy; as it is written: Therefore will written, For this cause I will confess to thee, O Lord, thee among the Gentiles, and will sing to unto thy name.

15.10 And again he saith: saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

15.11 And again: again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and magnify laud him, all ye people.

15.12 And again Isaias saith: again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse; Jesse, and he that shall rise up to rule reign over the Gentiles, Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles shall hope. trust.

15.13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing; believing, that you ye may abound in hope, and in through the power of the Holy Ghost.

15.14 And I myself also, my brethren, also am assured persuaded of you, my brethren, that you ye also are full of love, replenished goodness, filled with all knowledge, so that you are able also to admonish one another.

15.15 But Nevertheless, brethren, I have written to you, brethren, the more boldly unto you in some sort, as it were putting you in mind: mind, because of the grace which that is given to me from God. of God,

15.16 That I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among Christ to the Gentiles; sanctifying Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the oblation offering up of the Gentiles may might be made acceptable and acceptable, being sanctified in by the Holy Ghost.

15.17 I have therefore whereof I may glory in Christ through Jesus towards Christ in those things which pertain to God.

15.18 For I dare will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ worketh hath not wrought by me, for the obedience of to make the Gentiles, Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

15.19 By the virtue of Through mighty signs and wonders, in by the power of the Holy Ghost, Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem Jerusalem, and round about as far as unto Illyricum, I have replenished fully preached the gospel of Christ.

15.20 And I have Yea, so preached this have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation. foundation:

15.21 But as it is written: They to written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see, see: and they that have not heard shall understand.

15.22 For which cause also I was hindered very have been much hindered from coming to you, and have been kept away till now. you.

15.23 But now having no more place in these countries, parts, and having a great desire these many years past to come unto you, you;

15.24 When Whensoever I shall begin to take my journey into Spain, I hope that as I pass, will come to you: for I shall trust to see you, you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thither thitherward by you, if first, in part, first I shall have enjoyed you: be somewhat filled with your company.

15.25 But now I shall go to Jerusalem, unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.

15.26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor of the saints that which are in at Jerusalem.

15.27 For it It hath pleased them; them verily; and they are their debtors. debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they ought their duty is also in carnal things to minister to them. unto them in carnal things.

15.28 When therefore I shall have accomplished performed this, and consigned have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

15.29 And I know, that am sure that, when I come to unto you, I shall come in the abundance fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

15.30 Now I beseech you therefore, you, brethren, through our for the Lord Jesus Christ, Christ's sake, and by for the charity love of the Holy Ghost, Spirit, that you help ye strive together with me in your prayers for me to God, God for me;

15.31 That I may be delivered from the unbelievers them that are do not believe in Judea, Judaea; and that the oblation of my service which I have for Jerusalem may be acceptable in Jerusalem to accepted of the saints. saints;

15.32 That I may come to unto you with joy, joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed with you. you be refreshed.

15.33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Chapter 16

16.1 And I commend to unto you Phebe, Phebe our sister, who which is in the ministry a servant of the church, that church which is in Cenchrae: at Cenchrea:

16.2 That you ye receive her in the Lord Lord, as becometh saints; saints, and that you ye assist her in whatsoever business she shall have hath need of you. For you: for she also hath assisted been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

16.3 Salute Prisca Greet Priscilla and Aquila, Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus, Jesus:

16.4 (Who Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to unto whom not I only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles,) Gentiles.

16.5 And Likewise greet the church which that is in their house. Salute Epenetus, my beloved: well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Asia in Achaia unto Christ.

16.6 Salute Greet Mary, who hath laboured bestowed much among you. labour on us.

16.7 Salute Andronicus and Junias, Junia, my kinsmen kinsmen, and fellow prisoners: my fellow-prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

16.8 Salute Ampliatus, most Greet Amplias my beloved to me in the Lord.

16.9 Salute Urbanus, Urbane, our helper in Christ Jesus, Christ, and Stachys, Stachys my beloved.

16.10 Salute Apelles, Apelles approved in Christ.

16.11 Salute them that which are of Aristobulus' household.

16.11 Salute Herodian, Herodion my kinsman. Salute Greet them that are be of Narcissus' household, who the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

16.12 Salute Tryphaena Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute Persis, the dearly beloved, who hath much beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.

16.13 Salute Rufus, elect Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

16.14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren that which are with them.

16.15 Salute Philologus Philologus, and Julia, Nereus Nereus, and his sister, and Olympias; Olympas, and all the saints that which are with them.

16.16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. All the The churches of Christ salute you.

16.17 Now I beseech you, brethren, to mark them who make dissensions which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which you ye have learned, learned; and avoid them.

16.18 For they that are such, such serve not Christ our Lord, Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by pleasing speeches and good words, seduce words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the innocent. simple.

16.19 For your obedience is published in every place. come abroad unto all men. I rejoice am glad therefore in you. But on your behalf: but yet I would have you to be wise in unto that which is good, and simple in concerning evil.

16.20 And the God of peace crush shall bruise Satan under your feet speedily. shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

16.21 Timothy, Timotheus my fellow labourer, saluteth you, workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen. kinsmen, salute you.

16.22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.

16.23 Caius, my Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus, Erastus the treasurer chamberlain of the city, city saluteth you, and Quartus, Quartus a brother.

16.24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

16.25 Now to him that is able of power to establish you, stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret from eternity, since the world began,

16.26 (Which But now is made manifest manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the precept commandment of the eternal everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith,) known among all nations; faith:

16.27 To God the only wise, through Jesus Christ, to whom be honour and glory through Jesus Christ for ever and ever. Amen.