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Of things indifferent.
Receiving of the Gentiles.
saith the Lord, every knee shall
give account of himself to God. ties of the weak, and not to please 13 Let us not, therefore, judge ourselves.
one another any more: but judge 2 Let every one of us please his this rather, that no man put a neighbour for his good to edificastumbling-block, or an occasion tion. to fall, in his brother's way.
3 For even Christ pleased not 14 I know, and am persuaded himself; but, as it is written, The by the Lord Jesus, that there is reproaches of them that reproachnothing unclean of itself: but toled thee, fell on me, him that esteemeth any thing to 4 For whatsoever things were be unclean, to him it is unclean. written aforetime, were written
15 But if thy brother be grieved for our learning, that we, through with thy meat, now walkest thou patience and comfort of the scripnot charitably. Destroy not him tures, might have hope. with thy meat, for whom Christ 5 Now, the God of patience and died. consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another, according to Christ Jesus;
6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.
16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
18 For he that in these things serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
19 Let us, therefore, follow af- 8 Now I say, that Jesus Christ ter the things which make for was a minister of the circumcision peace, and things wherewith one for the truth of God, to confirm may edify another. the promises made unto the fa
20 For meat destroy not the thers; work of God. All things indeed 9 And that the Gentiles might are pure; but it is evil for that glorify God for his mercy; as it is man who eateth with offence. written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, 10 And again he saith, Rejoice, or is offended, or is made weak. ye Gentiles, with his people.
22 Hast thou faith? have it tol 11 And again, Praise the Lord, thyself before God. Happy is he all ye Gentiles, and laud him, alí that condemneth not himself in ye people.
that thing which he alloweth. 12 And again Esaias saith,
23 And he that doubteth is There shall be a root of Jesse; damned if he eat, because be cat-and he that shall rise to reign over eth not of faith: for whatsoever is the Gentiles, in him shall the not of faith is sin. Gentiles trust.
Paul excuseth his writing, Chap. xv. and promiseth to see them.
13 Now, the God of hope fill place in these parts, and having a you with all joy and peace in be-great desire these many years to lieving, that ye may abound in come unto you; hope, through the power of the 24 Whensoever I take my Holy Ghost. journey into Spain, I will come 14 And I myself also am per- to you: for I trust to see you in suaded of you, my brethren, that my journey, and to be brought ye also are full of goodness, filled on my way thitherward by you, if with all knowledge, able also to first I be somewhat filled with admonish one another. your company.
15 Nevertheless, 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.
25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor
16 That I should be the minis-saints which are at Jerusalem. ter of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, It hath pleased them verily, ministering the gospel of God, and their debtors they are. For, that the offering-up of the Gentiles if the Gentiles have been made might be acceptable, being sancti- partakers of their spiritual things, fied by the Holy Ghost. their duty is also to minister unto 17 I have, therefore, whereof I them in carnal things. may glory through Jesus Christ 28 When, therefore, I have in those things which pertain to performed this, and have sealed God. to them this fruit, I will come by 18 For I will not dare to speak you into Spain. of any of those things which, 29 And I am sure, that when I Christ hath not wrought by me, come unto you, I shall come in to make the Gentiles obedient, by the fulness of the blessing of the word and deed, gospel of Christ.
19 Through mighty signs and 30 Now, I beseech you, brewonders, by the power of the Spi-thren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's rit of God; so that from Jerusa-sake, and for the love of the Spilem, and round about unto Illyri-rit, that ye strive together with cum, I have fully preached theme in your prayers to God for gospel of Christ.
20 Yea, so have I strived to 31 That I may be delivered preach the gospel, not where from them that do not believe in Christ was named, lest I should Judea; and that my service which build upon another man's founda-I have for Jerusalem may be ac tion: cepted of the saints;
21 But, as it is written, To 32 That I may come unto you whom he was not spoken of, they with joy by the will of God, shall see: and they that have not and may with you be refreshheard shall understand. led.
22 For which cause also I have 33 Now, the God of peace be been much hindered from coming with you all. Amen.
23 But now, having no more
CHAP XVI. Ithe brethren which are with them. Paul's salutations. 15 Salute Philologus and Julia, Commend unto you Phebe Nereus and his sister, and Olymour sister, which is a servant of pas, and all the saints which are the church which is at Cenchrea; with them.
2 That ye receive her in the 16 Salute one another with an Lord, as becometh saints; and holy kiss. The churches of that ye assist her in whatsoever Christ salute you. business she hath need of you: 17 Now I beseech you, brefor she hath been a succourer of thren, mark them which cause many, and of myself also. divisions and offences, contrary 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, to the doctrine which ye have my helpers in Christ Jesus: learned; and avoid them.
4 Who have for my life laid 18 For they that are such serve down their own necks: unto not, our Lord Jesus Christ, but whom not only I give thanks, but their own belly; and by good also all the churches of the Gen-words and fair speeches deceive tiles. the hearts of the simple.
5 Likewise greet the church 19 For your obedience is come that is in their house. Salute my abroad unto all men. I am glad, well-beloved Epenetus, who is therefore, on your behalf; but the first-fruits of Achaia unto yet I would have you wise unto Christ. that which is good, and simple
6 Greet Mary, who bestowed concerning evil. much labour on us.
20 And the God of peace shall 7 Salute Andronicus and Junia bruise Satan under your feet my kinsmen, and my fellow-pri-shortly. The grace of our Lord soners, who are of note among the Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. apostles, who also were in Christ 21 Timotheus my workfellow, before me. and Lucius, and Jason, and 8 Greet Amplias my beloved Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute in the Lord.
9 Salute Urbane our helper in 22 (I Tertius, who wrote this Christ, and Stachys my beloved. epistle, salute you in the Lord.)
10 Salute Apelles approved in 23 Gaius mine host, and of the Christ. Salute them which are of whole church, saluteth you. EAristobulus' household. rastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.
11 Salute Herodion my kins man. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.
25 Now to him that is of power
12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. to stablish you according to my Salute the beloved Persis, which gospel, and the preaching of Jesus laboured much in the Lord. Christ, (according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest,
24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon,
Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and and by the scriptures of the pro
Saluteth the church.
The gospel plain.
phets, according to the command-through Jesus Christ for ever. ment of the everlasting God, Amen. made known to all nations for the obedience of faith.)
27 To God only wise, be glory
Written to the Romans from Corinthus, and sent by Phebe, servant of the church at Cenchrea.
¶ THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO THE CORINTHIANS.
divisions among you; but that ye Paul encourageth against troubles.be perfectly joined together in the AUL, called to be an apostle same mind, and in the same judgof Jesus Christ, through the ment.
will of God, and Sosthenes our 11 For it hath been declared brother, Junto me of you, my brethren, by 2 Unto the church of God them which are of the house of which is at Corinth, to them that Chloe, that there are contentions are sanctified in Christ Jesus, cal-among you.
led to be saints, with all that in 12 Now this I say, that every every place call upon the name of one of you saith, I am of Paul, Jesus Christ our Lord, both and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, theirs and ours: land I of Christ.
3 Grace be unto you, peace, from God our Father, from the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I thank my God always on 14 I thank God that I baptized your behalf, for the grace of God none of you but Crispus and Gawhich is given you by Jesus ius;
15 Lest any should say, that I 5 That in every thing ye are had baptized in mine own name. enriched by him, in all utterance, 16 And I baptized also the and in all knowledge; household of Stephanas; besides 6 Even as the testimony ofI know not whether I baptized Christ was confirmed in you: any other.
So that ye come behind in no 17 For Christ sent me not to gift; waiting for the coming of our baptize, but to preach the gospel : Lord Jesus Christ: not with wisdom of words, lest 8 Who shall also confirm you the cross of Christ should be made unto the end, that ye may be of none effect. blameless in the day of our Lord 18 For the preaching of the Jesus Christ. cross is to them that perish, fool9 God is faithful, by whom yefishness; but unto us which are were called unto the fellowship of saved, it is the power of God. his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: 19 For it is written, I will de
and 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul and crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
10 Now I beseech you, bre-stroy the wisdom of the wise, and thren, by the name of our Lord will bring to nothing the underJesus Christ, that ye all speak the standing of the prudent. same thing, and that there be no 20 Where is the wise? where
Of Paul's preaching.
Against divisions. CHAP. II.
is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God The success of his preaching.
made foolish the wisdom of this AND I brethren, who with
to you, came not
21 For after that, in the wisdom excellency of speech, or of wisof God, the world by wisdom dom, declaring unto you the tesknew not God, it pleased God by timony of God. the foolishness of preaching to 2 For I determined not to know save them that believe. any thing among you, save Jesus 22 For the Jews require a sign, Christ, and him crucified. and the Greeks seek after wisdom; 3 And I was with you in weak23 But we preach Christ cruci-ness, and in fear, and in much fied, unto the Jews a stumbling trembling. block, and unto the Greeks fool- 4 And my speech, and my ishness; preaching, was not with enticing 24 But unto them which are words of man's wisdom, but in called, both Jews and Greeks, demonstration of the Spirit, and Christ the power of God, and the of power: wisdom of God. 5 That your faith should not 25 Because the foolishness of stand in the wisdom of men, but God is wiser than men; and the in the power of God. weakness of God is stronger than 6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect; yet 26 For ye see your calling, bre-not of the wisdom of this world, thren, how that not many wise nor of the princes of this world, men after the flesh, not many that come to nought; mighty, not many noble, are cal- 7 But we speak the wisdom of led; God in a mystery, even the hidden 27 But God hath chosen the wisdom, which God ordained befoolish things of the world to con- fore the world, unto our glory; found the wise: and God hath 8 Which none of the princes of chosen the weak things of the this world knew; for had they world to confound the things known it, they would not have 'which are mighty; crucified the Lord of glory.
28 And base things of the 9 But as it is written, Eye hath world, and things which are de-not seen, nor ear heard, neither spised, hath God chosen, yea, have entered into the heart of man, and things which are not, to the things which God hath prepabring to nought things that are: red for them that love him. 29 That no flesh should glory 10 But God hath revealed them in his presence. unto us by his Spirit: for the
30 But of him are ye in Christ Spirit searcheth all things, yea, Jesus, who of God is made unto the deep things of God. us wisdom, and righteousness, 11 For what man knoweth the and sanctification, and redempti-things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so, 31 That, according as it is writ-the things of God knoweth no ten, He that glorieth, let him man, but the Spirit of God. glory in the Lord,
12 Now we have received, not