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The receiving of the Gentiles.
The success and extensiveness as it is written, For this cause which Christ hath not wrought I will confess to thee among by me, to make the Gentiles the Gentiles, and sing unto thy obedient, by word and deed,
19 Through mighty signs and 10 And again he saith, Re- wonders, by the power of the joice, ye Gentiles, with his Spirit of God: so that from Jepeople.
rusalem, and round about unto 11 And again, Praise the Illyricum, I have fully preached Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud the gospel of Christ. him, all ye people.
20 Yea, so have I strived to 12 And again, Esaias saith, preach the gospel, not where There shall be a root of Jesse, Christ was named, lest I should and he that shall rise to reign build upon another man's founover the Gentiles; in him shall dation: the Gentiles trust.
21 But, as it is written, To 13 Now the God of hope fill whom he was not spoken of, you with all joy, and peace in they shall see: and they that believing, that ye may abound have not heard shall understand. in hope, through the power of 22 For which cause also I the Holy Ghost.
have been much hindered from 14 And I myself also am coming to you. persuaded of you, my brethren, 23 But now having no more that ye also are full of goodness, place in these parts, and having filled with all knowledge, able a great desire these many years also to admonish one another. to come unto you;
15 Nevertheless, brethren, I 24 Whensoever I take my have written the more boldly journey into Spain, I will come unto you in some sort, as putting to you: for I trust to see you you in mind, because of the in my journey, and to be grace that is given to me of God, brought on my way thitherward
16 That I should be the by you, if first I be somewhat minister of Jesus Christ to the filled with your company. Gentiles, ministering the gospel 25 But now I go unto Jerusaof God, that the offering up of lem, to minister unto the saints. the Gentiles might be accept- 26 For it hath pleased them able, being sanctified by the of Macedonia and Achaia to Holy Ghost.
make a certain contribution for 17 I have therefore whereof the poor saints which are at I may glory through Jesus Jerusalem. Christ in those things which 27 It hath pleased them, pertain to God.
verily; and their debtors they 18 For I will not dare to are. For if the Gentiles have speak of
any of those things | been made partakers of their
of Paul's preaching.
Salutations and greetings. spiritual things, their duty is down their own necks: unto also to minister unto them in whom not only I give thanks, carnal things.
but also all the churches of the 28 When, therefore, I have Gentiles. performed this, and have sealed 5 Likewise greet the church to them this fruit, I will come that is in their house. Salute by you into Spain.
my well-beloved Epenetus, who 29 And I am sure that, when is the first-fruits of Achaia I come unto you, I shall come unto Christ. in the fulness of the blessing of 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed the gospel of Christ.
much labour on us. 30 Now I beseech you, bre- 7 Salute Andronicus and thren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's Junia, my kinsmen and my sake, and for the love of the fellow-prisoners, who are of note Spirit, that ye strive together among the apostles ; who also with me in your prayers to God were in Christ before me.
8 Greet Amplias, my beloved 31 That I may be delivered in the Lord. from them that do not believe 9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Judea ; and that my service in Christ; and Stachys my which I have for Jerusalem beloved. may be accepted of the saints ; 10 Salute Apelles, approved
32 That I may come unto in Christ. Salute them which you with joy by the will of are of Aristobulus's household. God, and may with
11 Salute Herodion my kinsrefreshed.
Greet them that be of 33 Now the God of peace be the household of Narcissus, with you all. Amen.
which are in the Lord. CHAP. XVI. .
12 Salute Tryphena and TryPaul's salutations.
phosa, who labour in the Lord. COMMEND unto I
you Salute the beloved Persis, which Phebe our sister, which is laboured much in the Lord. a servant of the church which 13 Salute Rufus, chosen in is at Cenchrea:
the Lord; and his mother and 2 That ye receive her in the mine. Lord, as becometh saints, and 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlethat ye assist her in whatsoever gon, Hermas, Patrobas, Herbusiness she hath need of you : mes, and the brethren which for she hath been a succourer of are with them. many, and of myself also.
15 Salute Philologus, and 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, Julia, Nereus, and his sister, my helpers in Christ Jesus:
and Olympas, and all the saints 4 Who have for my life laid | which are with them.
To avoid divisions :
The apostle's conclusion. 16 Salute one another with 23 Gaius mine host, and of an holy kiss. The churches of the whole church, saluteth you. Christ salute you.
Erastus the chamberlain of the 17 Now I beseech you, bre- city saluteth you, and Quartus thren, mark them which cause a brother. divisions and offences contrary 24 9 The grace of our Lord to the doctrine which ye have Jesus Christ. be with you all. learned; and avoid them.
Amen. 18 For they that are such 25 Now to him that is of serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, power to stablish you according but their own belly; and by to my gospel and the preaching good words and fair speeches of Jesus Christ, (according to deceive the hearts of the simple. the revelation of the mystery,
19 For your obedience is which was kept secret since the come abroad unto all men. I am world began, glad therefore on your behalf; 26 But now is made manifest, but yet I would have you wise and by the scriptures of the unto that which is good, and prophets, according to the comsimple concerning evil
. mandment of the everlasting 20 And the God of peace shall God, made known to all nations bruise Satan under your feet for the obedience of faith;) shortly. The grace of our Lord.
27 To God only wise, be glory, Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. through Jesus Christ, for ever.
21 Timotheus my work-fellow, Amen. and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.
9 Written to the Romans from
Corinthus, and sent by Phebe, 22 I Tertius, who wrote this
servant of the church at Cenepistle, salute
in the Lord. chrea.
The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the
Jesus, called to be saints, with Paul exhorteth to unity. all that in every place call upon PA
AUL, called to be an apo- the name of Jesus Christ our
stle of Jesus Christ through Lord, both theirs and ours: the will of God, and Sosthenes 3 Grace be unto you, and our brother,
peace, from God our Father, and 2 Unto the church of God from the Lord Jesus Christ. which is at Corinth, to them 4 I thank my God always that are sanctified in Christ on your behalf, for the grace of
1 CORINTHIANS, I.
Against strife, dissentions,
and worldly wisdom. God which is given you by | I had baptized in mine own Jesus Christ;
name. 5 That in every thing ye are 16 And I baptized also the enriched by him, in all utterance, household of Stephanas: besides, and in all knowledge;
I know not whether I baptized 6 Even as the testimony of any other. Christ was confirmed in you: 17 For Christ sent me not to
7 So that ye come behind in baptize, but to preach the gospel: no gift; waiting for the coming not with wisdom of words, lest of our Lord Jesus Christ: the cross of Christ should be
8 Who shall also confirm you made of none effect. unto the end, that ye may be 18 For the preaching of the blameless in the day of our Lord cross is to them that perish foolJesus Christ.
ishness; but unto us which are 9 God is faithful, by whom saved it is the power of God. ye were called unto the fellow- 19 For it is written, I will ship of his Son Jesus Christ our destroy the wisdom of the wise, Lord.
and will bring to nothing the un10 Now I beseech you, derstanding of the prudent. brethren, by the name of our 20 Where is the wise? where Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all is the scribe? where is the disspeak the same thing, and that puter of this world? hath not there be no divisions among you; God made foolish the wisdom but that ye be perfectly joined of this world? together in the same mind and 21 For after that, in the in the same judgement. wisdom of God, the world by
11 For it hath been declared wisdom knew not God, it pleasunto me of you, my brethren, by ed God by the foolishness of them which are of the house of preaching to save them that Chloe, that there are contentions believe. among you.
22 For the Jews require a 12 Now this I say, that every sign, and the Greeks seek after one of you saith, I am of Paul; wisdom: and I of Apollos; and I of Ce- 23 But we preach Christ phas; and I of Christ.
crucified, unto the Jews a 13 Is Christ divided? was stumbling-block, and unto the Paul crucified for you? or were Greeks foolishness; ye baptized in the name of 24 But unto them which are Paul ?
called, both Jews and Greeks, 14 I thank God that I bap-Christ the power of God, and tized none of you but Crispus the wisdom of God. and Gaius;
25 Because the foolishness of 15 Lest any should say that I God is wiser than men; and the
Human boasting reproved. 1 CORINTHIANS, Power and manner of Pauls . weakness of God is stronger than preaching was not with enticing men.
words of man's wisdom, but in 26 For ye see your calling, demonstration of the Spirit and brethren, how that not many of power: wise men after the flesh, not 5 That
faith should not many mighty, not many noble, stand in the wisdom of men, but are called:
in the power of God. 27 But God hath chosen the 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom foolish things of the world, to among them that are perfect: confound the wise; and God yet not the wisdom of this world, hath chosen the weak things of nor of the princes of this world, the world, to confound the things that come to nought: which are mighty;
7 But we speak the wisdom 28 And base things of the of God in a mystery, even the world, and things which are hidden wisdom, which God ordespised, hath God chosen, yea, dained before the world unto our and things which are not, to glory: bring to nought things which 8 Which none of the princes are;
of this world knew: for had they 29 That no flesh should glory known it, they would not have in his presence.
crucified the Lord of Glory. 30 But of him are ye in Christ 9 But, as it is written, Eye Jesus, who of God is made unto hath not seen, nor ear heard, us wisdom and righteousness, neither have entered into the and sanctification, and redemp- heart of man, the things which tion:
God hath prepared for them that 31 That, according as it is love him. written, He that glorieth, let 10 But God hath revealed him glory in the Lord. them unto us by his Spirit: for CHAP. II.
the Spirit searcheth all things, The success of Paul's preaching,
yea, the deep things of God. A
ND I, brethren, when I 11 For what man knoweth the
came to you, came not things of a man, save the spirit with excellency of speech or of of man which is in him? even wisdom, declaring unto you the so the things of God knoweth testimony of God:
no man, but the Spirit of God. 2 For I determined not to 12 Now we have received, know any thing among you, save not the spirit of the world, but Jesus Christ, and him crucified. the Spirit which is of God; that
3 And I was with you in we might know the things that weakness, and in fear, and in are freely given to us of God. much trembling.
13 Which things also we 4 And my speech and my speak, not in the words which