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eth good; to the Jew first, and 22 Thou that sayest, A man

- also to the Gentile; should not commit adultery, dost 11 For there is no respect of thou commit adultery' thou persons with God. that abhorrest idols, dost thou

12 For as many as have sin-commit sacrilege? ned without law, shall also per- 23Thou that makest thy boast ish without law: and as many of the law, through breaking the as have sinned in the law, j law dishonourest thou God? be judged by the law, 24 For the name of God is 13 (For not the hearers of the blasphemed among the Gentiles, law are just before God, but the through you, as is it written. doers o the law shall be justifi- 25 For circumcision verily ed. profiteth, if thou keep the law; 14 For when the Gentiles, but if thou be a breaker of the which have not the law, do by law, thy circumcision is made nature the things contained in uncircumcision. the law, these having not the 26 Therefore, if the uncirlaw, are a law unto themselves. cumcision keep the righteous15 Which shew the work of ness of the law, shall not his unthe law written in their hearts, circumcision be counted for cirtheir conscience also bearing cumcision? witness, and their thoughts the 27 And shall not uncircummean while accusing, or else ex- cision which is by nature, if it cusing one another;) fulfil the law, judge thee, who 16 In the day when God shall by the letter and circumcision judge the secrets of men by Je-dost transgress the law " sus Christ, according to my 28 For he is not a Jew, which gospel. is one outwardly; neither is that 17 Behold, thou art called a circumcision, which is outward Jew, and restest in the law, and in the flesh : makest thy boast of God. 29 But he is a Jew which is 18 And knowest his will, one inwardly; and circumcision and approvest the things that is that of the heart, in the spirit, are more excellent, being in- and not in the letter; whose structed out of the law, praise is not of men, but of God. 19 And art confident that CHAP. III thou, thyself art a guide of the * . .... blind, a light of them which are 'o'; In darkness, by the law, but all by God's grace through 20 An instructer of the fool-' faith in Christ, without difference, &c. ish, a teacher of babes, which HAT advantage then hast the form of knowledge, and hath the Jew! or what of the truth in the law : profit is there of circumcision ? 21 Thou, therefore which 2 Much every way: chiefly, teachest another, teachest thou because that unto them were not thyself! thou that preachest, committed the oracles of God. A man should not steal, dost 3 For what if some did not thou steal believe' shall their unbelies

make the faith of God without effect 2 4 God forbid : yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mighest overcome when thou art judged. 5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance! (I speak as a man,) 6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world ! 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet all] also judged as a sinner! 8 And not rather (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say) Let us do evil, that good may come ! whose damnation is just. 9 What then Are we better

than they ! No, in no wise: for we God

have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one : 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together .

, 17 And the way of peace have they not known. o 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law : that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe ; for there is no difference : 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of

O61 ; 24 Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this

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come unprofitable: there is none|time his righteousness: that he

that doeth good, no, not one. might be just, and the justifier 13 Their throat is an open of him which believethin Jesus,

sepulchre; with their tongues 27 Where is boasting then!

they have used deceit: the poi- It is excluded. By what law "

son of asps is under their lips: of works! Nay; but by the law 14 Whose mouth is full of of faith.

cursing and bitterness. 28 Therefore we conclude, 15 Their feet are swift to shed that a man is justified by faith

blood. 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:

without the deeds of the law. 29 Is he the god of the Jews only is he not also of the Gen

tiles ' Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing it is one God which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. o we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

CHAP. IV.

1 Abraham justified by faith: 18 his faith recorded for the sake of those who believe.

W HAT shall we then say that Abraham, our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found ! 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God. 3 #or what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. 9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also! For we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousneSS. 10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision ? Not

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in circumcision, but in uneircumcision. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised, that righteousness might be imputed unto them also ; 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. 13 For the promise that he should be the heir of the world was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect. 15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is there is no transgression. 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be 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, who is the father of us all, 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not, as though they were. . 18 Who against hope believed in hope. that he might hecoine the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

19 And being not weak in

faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb. 20 He o not at the romise of God through unbeief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded, that what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. 23 Now, it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him ; 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification

CHAP. W.

1 Being justified by faith, we have peace with God... 12 Sin and death came by Adam, 17 righteousness and life by Jesus Christ.

T HEREFORE being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and *...*. hope : 5 And hope maketh not ashamed: because the love of

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'God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. 6 For when, we were yet thout strength, in due time hrist died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11 And not only so, but we also jo in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the at Onement. 12. Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. 13 (For until the law, sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus

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Christ, hath abounded unto, many.

16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift. For the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

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

18. Therefore, as by the of: fence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came .# all men unto justification of life.

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

20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound :

21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.

CHAP. VI.

1 We must not live in sin, 2 for we are dead unto it; 12 nor let sin reign in us....21 The end and wages of sin is death, &c.

HAT shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound ! 2 God forbid: how shall we, that are dead to sin, live any lon. ger therein 3 Know ye not that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death ! 4 Therefore we are buried

with him by baptism into death : that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also old walk in newness of 110. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection : 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now, if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him : 9 Knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through jesus Čhrist our Lori. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye ould obey it in ois. thereOI. 13 Neither yieldye your members as instruments of unrighteousness untosin; but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God: 4 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under . ace.

15 What then Shall we sin,

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