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tongue shall confess to God.

damned if he eat, because he

12 So then every one of used teth not of faith: for whatso

shall give account of himself to God. 13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. 14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy irot him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. 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 after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one imay edify another. 20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with of. fence. 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stum§, or is offended, or is made weak.

22 Hast thou faith 1 have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

23 And he ot doubteth is

ever is not of faith is sin.

CHAP. XV. 1 The strong ought to bear with the weak ... 2 We may not please ourselves, 7 but receive one another, as Christ also received us, &c.

E then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. 3 Foreven Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. 4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. 5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded 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. 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: 9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. 10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his peo

ple. 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. 12 And i. Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. 13 Now,the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, ão the power of the Holy Ghost. 14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. 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, 16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might, be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. 17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ, in those things which pertain to God. 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, 19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the spirit of Go ; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the §§ l of Christ. 20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should

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have been much hindered from coming to you. 23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you ; 24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought. on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company. 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 saints which are at JerulSaleIll. 27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they arc. #. if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. 28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain. 29 And I am sure that when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. 30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spir

it, that yestrive o: with me in your prayers to God for me;

31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judea ; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem, may be accepted of the saints;

32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, | may with you be refreshed.

33 Now the God of peace be with you all. A men.

CHAP. XVI.

1 Paul sendeth salutations to many, 25 and endeth with praise and thanks io God.

I COMMEND unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cench rea: 2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also. 3. Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my helpers in Christ Jesus: 4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epenetus, who is the first-fruits of Achaia unto Christ. 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us. 7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. 8 Greet Amplius my beloved in the Lord. 9 Salute Urbane, our helper in

10. Salute Appelles approved and the brethren which are with them. 11 Salute Herodian my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord. 12 Salute Tryphena and Try§: who labour in the Lord. alute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. 13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and Inline. 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon. Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household. 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them. 16 Salute one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you. 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences, contrary

to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ but their own belly; and b good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is food, and simple concerning evil.

20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

21 Timotheus my work-fel

Christ, and Stachys my beloved."low, and flucius, and Jason, and

Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute to the revelation of the mystery,

you. 22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 25 Now to him that is of wer to establish 3. according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according

which was ke world began, 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 for the obedience of faith: 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. T Written to the Romans from Corinthus, and sent by Phebe servant of the church at

pt secret since the

Cenchrea.

TIThe First Epistleof PAUL,the Apostleto the CORINTHIANS.

CHAP. I.

1 Paul, after salutation and thanksgiving, 10 exhorteth to unity, 11 and reproveth their dissensions....26 , to take away boasting, rejecteth the wisdom of the wise.

PAHL, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2 Unto the church of God

no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our

which is at Corinth, to them that Lord

are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours : 3 Grace be unto you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ: 5"That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; § Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you : 7 So that ye come behind in

Orol. 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name .# our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of P. saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos ; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

13 Is Christ divided ?

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Paul crucified for you ! or were {. baptized in the name of aul ?

14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius: i5 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own maine. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas; besides I know not whether I baptize any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gos*I: not with wisdom of words s: the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will des§ the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise 1 where is the scribe where is the disputer of this world! hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world! 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

22 For, the Jews require a sign and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumb

ling-block, and unto the Greeksled

foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of

God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called: 27. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28. And base things of the world, and things which are des: pised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are: , 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made untous wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

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A. ND I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech, or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimpy of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything amongyou, save Jesus Christ, and him crucifi

3. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

4 And my speech and my

preaching was not with enticing words of man'swidom. but in

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