Page images
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors]

2

From the Epistle of Paul to the ROMANS.
CHAP. II.

and immortality, eternal life:

8 But unto them that are THerefore thou art in contentious, and do not obey

excufable, Oman, the truth, but obey unrighwhosoever thou art that teousness, indignation and judgest: for wherein thou wrath, judgest another, thou con- 9

Tribulation and anguish demneft thyself; for thou upon every foul of man that that judgelt doeft the same doeth evil, of the Jew first, things.

and also of the Gentile; 2 But we are sure that the 10 But glory, honour, and judgement of God is accord peace, to every man that ing to truth against them worketh good, to the Jew which commit such things. first, and also to the Gentile :

3 And thinkest thou this, 11 For there is no respect O man, that judgest them of persons with God. which do such things, and 12 For as many as have doeft the same, that thou finnad without law, shall also shalt escape the judgement perish without law : and as of God?

many as have finned in the 4. Or despisest thou the law, shall be judged by the riches of his goodness and law; forbearance and long-suffer- 13 (For not the hearers of ing, not knowing that the the law are just before God, goodness of God leadeth thee. but the doers of the law shall to repentance ?

be justified. 5 But after thy hardness 14 For when the Gentiles, and impenitent heart trea- which have not the law, do surest up unto thyself wrath by nature the things conagainst the day of wrath, and tained in the law, these, havrevelation of the righteous ing not the law, are a law judgement of God;

unto themselves : 6 Who will render to every 15 Which shew the work man according to his deeds of the law written in their

7 To them who by patient hearts, their conscience also continuance in well doing bearing witness, and their seek for glory and honour thoughts the mean while

accusing

4

are

accusing or else excusing is written. one another ;)

25 For circumcifion verily 16 In the day when God profiteth, if thou keep the shall judge the secrets of men law: but if thou be a breaker by Jesus Christ according to of the law, thy circumcifion my gospel.

is made uncircumcision. 17 Behold, thou art called 26 Therefore if the uncira Jew, and resteft in the cumcision keep the rightelaw, and makest thy boast of ousness of the law, Thall not God,

his uncircumcision be count18 And knoweft his will, ed for circumcision? and approvest the things that 27 And shall not uncir

more excellent, being cumcision which is by nainstructed out of the law; ture, if it fulfil the law, judge

19 And art confident that thee, who by the letter and thou thyself art a guide of the circumcision dost transgress blind, á light of them which the law ? are in darkness,

28 For he is not a Jew 20 An instructor of the which is one outwardly ; foolish, a teacher of babes, neither is that circumcision which hast the form of know- which is , outward in the ledge and of the truth in the flesh: law.

29 But he is a Jew which 21 Thou therefore which is one inwardly: and cirteachest another, teachest cumcision is that of the heart, thou not thyself? thou that in the spirit, and not in the preachest a man should not letter ; whose praife is not of steal, dost thou steal?

men, but of God. 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery,

CHAP. VIII. doft thou commit adultery. THERE is therefore now thou that abhorrest idols, doft no condemnation to them thou commit facrilege? which are in Christ Jesus,

23 Thou that makest thy who walk not after the flesh, boalt of the law, through but after the Spirit. breaking the law, dilao- 2 For the law of the Spirit noureft thou God ?

of life in Christ Jesus hatla 24 For the name of God made me free from the law is blafphemed ainong the of fin and death. Gentiles through you, as it 3 For what the law could

not

F 2

not do, in that it was weak | dead shall also quicken your
through the flesh, God send mortal bodies by his Spirit
ing his own Son in the like- that dwelleth in you.
nefs of finful Aesh, and for 12 Therefore, brethren,
fin, condemned fin in the we are debtors not to the
flesh :

flesh to live after the Aesh.
4 That the righteoufness 13 | For if ye live after
of the law might be fulfilled the flesh, ye shalt die : but if
in us, who walk not after the ye through the Spirit do
flesh, but after the Spirit. mortify the deeds of the

59 For they that are after body, ye shall live. the flesh do mind the things 14 6 For as many as are of the flesh; but they - that led by the Spirit of God, are after the Spirit the things they are the fons of God. of the Spirit.

15 For ye have not re6 For to be carnally mind-ceived the spirit of bondage ed is death; but to be fpiri- again to fear; but ye have tually' minded is life and received the Spirit of adoppeace.

tion, whereby we cry, Abba, 7 Because the carnal mind Father. is enmity againft God : for 16 The Spirit itself bearit is not subject to the law eth witness with our spirit, of God, neither indeed can that we are the children of be.

God: 8 So then they that are in 17 And if children, theny the flesh cannot please God. heirs; heirs of God, and

9. But ye are not in the joint heirs with Chrift: if Aesh, but in the Spirit, if fo To be that we suffer with him, be that the Spirit of God that we may be alo-glorified dwell in yoủ. - Now if any together. man have not the Spirit of 18 For I reckon that the Christ, he is none of his. fufferings of this present time

10 And if Christ be in are not worthy to be compared you, the body is dead be- with the glory which shall be cause of fin, but the Spirit is revealed in us. life because of righteousness. 19 For the earnest ex

11 But if the Spirit of him pectation of the creature that raised up Jesus from the waiteth for the manifestation dead dwell in you, he that of the fons of God. raised up Chrift from the 20 For the creature was

made

.

made fubject to vanity, not for the saints according to willingly, but by reason of the will of God. him who hath subjected the 28 And we know that all fame in hope,

things work together for 2.1 Because the creature good to them that love God, itself also shall be delivered to them who are the called from the bondage of cor- according to his purpose. ruption into the glorious li- 29 For whom he did fore. berty of the children of God. "know, he also did predesti22 For we k

know thai the nate to be conformed to the whole creation groaneth and image of his Son, that he travaileth in pain together might be the first-born until now.

among many brethren. 23 And not only they, but 30 Moreover whom he did ourselves also, which have the predestinate, them he also first-fruits of the Spirit, even called : and whom he called, we ourselves groan within them he also justified: 'and ourselves, waiting for the whom he justified, them he adoption, to wit, the re- also glorified. demption of our body,

31 What shall we then say 24 For we are faved by to these things! If God be hope. But hope that is seen for us, who can be against us? is not hope: for what a man 32 He that spared not his seeth why doth he yet hope own Son, but delivered him for?

up for us all, how shall he 25 But if we hope for that not with him also freely give we see not, then do we with us all things? patience wait for it.

33 Who shall lay any thing 26 Likewise the Spirit also to the charge of God's elect? helpeth our infirmities. For It is God that justifieth. we know not what we should 34 Who is he that conpray for as we ought: but demneth? It is Christ that the Spirit itself maketh in- died, yea, rather that is risen tercession for us with groan-again, who is even at the ings which cannot be ut- right hand of God, who also tered.

maketh intercession for us. 27 And he' that searcheth 35 Who shall separate us the hearts knoweth what is from the love of Christ ? Mall the mind of the Spirit, be- tribulation, or distress, or cause he maketh intercession persecution, or famine, or

naked

F 3

thy

nakedness, or peril, orsword? Jberly according as God hath 36 As it is written, For dealt to every man the mea

fake we are killed all the sure of faith. day long : we are accounted 4 For as we have many as Theep for the slaughter. members in one body, and

37 Nay, in all these things all members have not the we are more than conquerors fame office : through him that loved us. 5 So we, being many, are

38 For I am persuaded that one body in Chrift, and every neither death, nor life, nor one members one of another. angels, nor principalities, nor 6 4 Having then gifts difpowers, nor things present, fering according to the grace nor things to come, that is given to us, whether

39 Nor height, nor depth, prophecy, let us prophesy acnor any other creature thali cording to the proportion of be able to separate us from faith; the love of God which is in 7 Or ministry, let us wait Christ Jefus our Lord. on our miniftering; or he

that teacheth, on teaching; Chap. XII.

8 Or he that exhorteth, on

exhortation : he that giveth, Beseech you "therefore, let him do it with simplicity ,

brethren, by the mereies he that ruleth, with diligence; of God, that ye present your he that sheweth mercy, with bodies a living facrifice, holy, cheerfulness. acceptable unto God, which 9 Let love be without is your reasonable service.

disimulation. Abhor that 2 And be not conformed which is evil; cleave to that to this world: but be ye which is good. transformed by the renew- 10 Be kindly affectioned ing of your mind, that ye one to another with bromay prove what is that good, therly love; in honour preand acceptable, and perfect ferring one another

r; will of God.

II Not Nothful in busi3 For I'say, through the ness; fervent in spirit; fervgrace given unto me, to ing the Lord; every man that is among

12 Rejoicing in hope ; you, not to think of himself patient in tribulation; conmore highly than he ought tinuing instant in prayer ; to think ; but to think To- 13 Distributing to the ne

ceflity

I

« PreviousContinue »