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CHAP. I. 1 Paul commendeth his calling to the Romans, 9 and his desire to
come to them: 16 what his Gospel is, and the righteousness which it showeth : 18 God is angry with all manner of sin : 21 what were the sins of the Gentiles.
A. D. 60. PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, * called to be an apostle, separated unto the Gospel of God,
2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy Scriptures,)
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the d seed of David according to the flesh;
4 And fdeclared ? to be the Son of God with power, & according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead :
CHAP. I. a 1 Cor. i. 1: Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother. 1 Tim. i. 11. According to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. See on Acts, ix. 15.
b See on LUKE, xxiv. 27, and on John, i. 45.
e Rom. iii. 21 : The righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets. do. xvi. 26 : But now is made manifest, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations, Gal. iii. 8: The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 1 Per. i. 10: Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you.
See on Acts, ii. 30. e See on John, i. 14.
f Acts, ii. 22: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.
8 Acts, xiii. 32–34: We declarè unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised
5 By whom we have received h
grace and apostleship, for lobedience to the faith among all nations, for his name :
6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ : 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, 'call
3 to the obedience of faith. A. V. up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. Heb. ix. 14: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 1 Pet. iii. 18: Christbeing put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. Rev. 1. 18: I am he that liveth, and was dead ; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
* Rom. xii. 3 : I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think. do. xv. 15: Brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God. 1 Cor. iii. 10: According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation. do. xv. 10: By the grace of God I am what I am : and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I Taboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Gal. i. 15: But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace. do. ii. 9: When James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship ; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. Eph. iii. 2, 7,8: If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward. Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.
See on Acts, vi. 7. * See on Acts, ix. 16. "Rom. ix. 24. Even us, whom he hath called, pot of the
ed to be saints : mGrace to you and »
8 First, I P thank my God 9 through Jesus Jews only, but also of the Gentiles. 1 Cor. i. 2: To them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints. Phi. iii. 14: I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 1 Thes. iv. 7 : God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 2 do. i. 11: We
pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling. 2 Tim. i. 9: Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling. Heb. iii. 1: Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling.
* In the following places is the same salutation, expressed almost in the same words : 1 Cor.i.3; 2 Cor. i. 2; Gal. i. 3; Eph. i. 2; Phil. i. 2; Col. i. 2; 1 Thes. i. 1; 2 Thes. i. 2; 1 Tim. i. 2; 2 Tim. i. 2; Tit. i. 4. 1 Pet.i. 2: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 2 do.i. 2: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. 2 JOHN, 3: Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father. JUDE, 2: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
n Luke, x. 5: Into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. John, xiv. 27 : Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. do. xx. 19 : The first day of the week-came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
• 1 Pet. v. 10 : The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus.
P Lev. vii. 12: If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil. Ps. xxxiv. 1:1 will bless the LORD at all times : his praise shall continually be in my mouth. do. I. 14, 33 : Offer unto God thanksgiving:--Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me. do. Ixix. 30, 31: I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. do. cvii. 22 : Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing do. cxvi. 17: I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. Isa. lxiii. 7: I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us. I Cor. i. 4: I thank
1 Cor. i. 4: I thank my God always on your behalf. Eph. i. 16 : [1 Paul] cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in myp rayers.
PHI. 1. 3, 4:
you all, that
your * faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy. do. iv. 6 : Be careful for nothing ; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Col. i. 3, 4: We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you. Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints. do. iii. 17 : Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Thes. i. 2: We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers. do. v. 18 : In every thing give thanks. 2 Thes. i. 3: We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all towards each other aboundeth. do. ii. 13 : We are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord. 2 Tim. i. 3: I thank God—that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day. Phile. 4: I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers.
4 Eph. v. 20 : Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. HEB. xiii. 15: By him [Jesus], therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually. 1 Pet. ii. 5 : Ye-offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. do. iv. 11 : That God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ. r Rom. xvi. 19: Your obedience is come abroad unto all
1 Thes. i. 8: In every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad.
• Job, xvi. 19: Behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high. Rom. ix. 1: I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost. · 2 Cor. i. 23 : I call God for a record upon my soul. do. xi. 31 : The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. GAL. 1. 20: Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. Phi. i. 8: God is my record, how greatly I long after you all. 1 Thes. ii. 5, 10: Neither at any time used we flattering words,-God is witness. Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves. do. v. 27 : I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 1 Tim. v. 21 : I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect
my spirito in the Gospel of his Son, that "without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers ;
10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey " by the will of God to come unto you.
11 For I long to see you, that I may * impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
12 That is, that I may be comforted together
in my spirit. John, iv, 23, 24. Phi, iii. 3. A. V.
angels, that thou observe these things. do. vi. 13 : I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus. 2 Tim. ii. 14 : Charging them before the Lord that they strivé not about words to no profit. do. iv. 1: I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
John, iv. 23, 24: The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. Acts, xxvii. 23 : For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve. Phi. iii. 3: We are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit. 2 Tim. i. 3: I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers.
+1 Sam. xii. 23 : God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you. 1 Mac. xii. 11: We therefore, at all times, without ceasing, both in our feasts, and other convenient days, do remember you in the sacrifices which we offer, and in our prayers. I Thés. iii. 10: Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face. See on ver. 8.
Rom. xv. 23, 32: Having a great desire these many years to come unto you. That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
w See on Acts, xviii. 21.
I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ. Eph. iv. 12, 13: For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ : till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. 1 Thes. iii. 2: [We] sent Timotheus-to establish and comfort you concerning your faith.