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Ground of the Christian* it hope.

ROMANS.

God hath mercy

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these things? d If God be for us, | flesh Christ camey »who is over who can be against us? all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

32 ■ He that spared not his own 6 "Not as though the word of Son, but f delivered him up for | God hath taken none effect. For us all, how shall he not with IPthey are not all Israel, which him also freely give us all things? are of Israel:

33 Who shall lay any thing to i 7 9 Neither, because they arc the charge of God's elect? sit is [ the seed of Abraham, are they God that justitieth. | all children: but, In r Isaac shall

34 llWho is he that condemn

eth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, 'who is even at the right hand of God, kwho also inaketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

30 As it is written, *For thy sake we are killed all the daylong; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 mNay, In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ■ principalities, nor

thy seed be called.

8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but 'the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

9 For this u the word of promise, *At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.

10 And not only this; but when u Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac,

11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of x him that calleth;)

12 It was said unto her, rThc I elder shall serve the II younger.

13 As it is written, «Jacob have

powers, nor things present, nor I loved, but Esau have I hated, things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

CHAPTER IX.

1 Paul is sorry fur the Jews. 7 All the seed of Abraham were not the children of the promise. IS (iod hath mercy upon whom he will. 21 The potter may do with his clay what he list. 25 The ctdlinq of the Gentiles and rejecting of the Jetrs were foretold. ?>2 The. cause why so few Jews embraced the righteousness vf faith.

I"SAY the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

2 •'That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

3 For c I could wish that myself were I accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

4 'Who are Israelites; "to whom pertaineth the adoption, and 'the glory, and sthe I covenants, and h t he giving of the law, and 1 the service of (iod, and 'the promises;

5 'Whoso are the fathers, and mof whom as concerning the

14 What shall we say then? »/» there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

15 For he saith to Moses,b I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

Hi So then it is not of him that willcth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

17 For cthe Scripture saith unto Pharaoh, dEven for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For ewho hath resisted his will?

20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that Ircpliest against God? 'Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

21 Hath not the e potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make hone vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

22 What If God, willing to shew

on whom he will.

ROMANS.

Salvation open to all believers.

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his wrath, and to make his power j Israel is, that they might be

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known, endured with much long
suffering 'the vessels of wrath
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23 And that he might make
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on the vessels of mercy, which
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glory,

'24 Even us, whom he hath
called, "not of the Jews only,
but also of the Gentiles?

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2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

3 For they, being ignorant of b God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own c righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

4 For d Christ is the end of the

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25 As he saith also in Osee, 01 j law for righteousness to every
will call them my people, which
were not my people; and her
beloved, which was not beloved.
2fi PAud it shall come to pass,
that in the place where it was
said unto them, Ye are not my
people; there shall they be call-
ed the children of the living God.

27 Esaias also erieth concerning
Israel, 1 Though the number of
the children of Israel be as the
sand of the sea, ra remnant shall
be saved:

28 For he will finish I the work, and cut it short in righteousness: 1 because it short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

29 And as Esaias said before, 'Except the Lord of Sabaoth

one that believeth.

5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, eThat the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, fSav not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heavenV (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

8 But what saith it? The word
is nigh thee, even in thy mouth,
and in thy heart: that is, the

! word of faith, which we preach;
9 That ''if thou shalt confess

had left us a seed, "we had been with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
as Sodonia, and been made like and shalt believe in thine heart
unto Gomorrah. that God hath raised him from

30 What shall we say then? 'That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, 1 even the righteousness which is of faith.

31 But Israel, 2 which followed after the law of righteousness, •hath not attained to the law of righteousness.

32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For Hliey stumbled at that stumblingstouc;

33 As it is written, c Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstouc and rock of offence: and ^whosoever believeth on him shall not be 1 ashamed.

CHAPTER X.

5 The Scripture eJieweth the difference be-
twixt the riohteoumess of the Iau\ and this
of faith* 11 and that all, both Jew and
Gentile, that Inlicrc, shall not be confound
ed, 18 and that the Gentiles shall receive
the word and believe. 19 Israel wot not
ignorant of these things.

jgRF.THREN, my heart's tie-

the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the Scripture saith, 'Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12 For k there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for 1 the same Lord over all m is rich unto all that call upon him.

13 "For whosoever shall call "upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear P without a preacher?

15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, i How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

10 But they have not all obeyed sire and prayer to God for i the gospel. For Esaias saith,

All Israel not cast off.

ROMANS

The Oentiles cautioned

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•Lord, who hath believed tour I report?

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, "and their words unto the ends of the world.

19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, *I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a y foolish nation I will anger you.

20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, ZI was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. .

21 But to Israel he saith, 'All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

CHAPTER XI.

1 God hath not cast off"all Israel. 7 Some were elected, though the rest were hardened. If! There is hope of their comwrion. 18 The Gentiles may not insult uixm them: 28 for there is a promise of their salvation. '<Xi God's juthjinents are unsearchable.

ISAY then, »nath God east away his people? God forbid. For bI also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

2 God hath not east away his people whiche he foreknew. Wot ye not what the Scripture saith tof Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

3 d Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? 0I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

5 f Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

6 And sif by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

7 What then? "Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were I blinded

8 (According as it is written, 'God hath given them the spirit of 1 slumber, keyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

9 And David saith, 'Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompense unto them:

10 mLet their eyes be darkened, that they may not 6ee, and bow down their back ahvay.

11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall ? God forbid: but rather "through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

12 Now if the fall of them b< the riches of the world, and the I diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?

13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as °I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and Pmight save some of them.

15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

10 For if ithe flrstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

17 And if some of the branches be broken off, 'and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in I among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

18 'Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.

20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. » Be not highminded, but fear:

21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: or, them which fell, severity; but

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not to insult the Jews.

ROMANS.

An exhortation to holiness.

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toward thee, goodness, y if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise zthou also shalt be cut off.

23 And they also, Mf they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graff them in again.

24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree; how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be bwise in your own conceits, that c I blindness in part is happened to Israel, Juntil the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, 0 There shall come out of Siou the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

27 'For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your Bakes: but as touching the election, they are s beloved for the fathers' sakes.

29 For the gifts and calling of God are » without repentance.

30 For as ye 1 in times past have not I believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:

31 Even so have these also now not I believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

32 For k God hath I concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! 'how unsearchable are his judgments, and mhis ways past finding out!

34 » For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or "who hath been his counsellor?

35 Or Pwho hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?

36 For off him, and through him, and to him, are all things: 'to twhom be glory for ever. Amen.

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CHAPTER XII.

1 Gchfs merries must move us to please God. 3 man must think too well of himself, 6 but attend every one on that calling wherein he is placed. 9 Love, and many other duties, are required of us. 19 Revenge is ppecially Jorbidden.

BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye "present your bodies da living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And ebe not conformed to this world: but 'be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may «prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.

3 For I say, b through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, 1 not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think t soberly, according as God hath dealt k to every man the measure of faith.

4 For I as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

5 So m we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

6 "Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether P prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or 9he that teach- eth, on teaching;

8 Or ' he that exhortcth, on exhortation: I he that I giveth, let him do it I with simplicity; * he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, "with cheerfulness.

9 1 Let love be without dissimulation, y Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

10 'Be kindly affectioned one to another I with brotherly love; •in honour preferring one another;

11 Not slothful in business ; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord:

12 "Rejoicing in hope; "patient 1 in tribulation; dcontinuing in- I■ H'"b!\3.,. stant in prayer; I iPei.1.22.*

13 "Distributing to the neces- [ fit,*"1

J Or. in the love of the brethren. "Phil. 2. 3 1 Pet 5. 5. 5 Luke 10.2". eli. 5. 2. <fe 15. 13. Plot. 3. 1. & 4. 4. 1 Tlieaa. 3. Ifi. Heb. 3.6. lPel.4.13. cLuke2l.19. I Tun. 6.11. Heb.10.36. JklfbL James 1.4. & 5.7. 1 Pet. 2.19,20. A Luke 18.1. Acta 2.42. Sl 12. 5. Eph. 6. 18. Col. 4.2. I Theaa. 5. 17. e 1 Cor. 16. 1. 2 Cor. 9. 1.12. Heb. 6. 10. * 13. 16. ] John 3.17.

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ction to magistrates.

ROMANS.

Directions against

sity of saints; 'given to hospitality.

14 s Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

15 h Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16 'Be of the same mind one toward another. kMind not high things, but I condescend to men of low estate. 'Be not wise in your own conceits.

17 "> Recompense to no man evil for evil. n Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, "live peaceably with all men.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, i Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

30 'Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

CHAPTER XIII.

1 Subjection, and many other duties, we owe to the magistrates, 8 Lore id the fulfilling of the tnir. 11 fJluttony and drunkenness, and the icorks afttartness, are out of sea son in the tune of the gospel.

LET every soul "be subject unto the higher powers. For "■there is no power but of God: the powers that be are I ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth cthe power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Jdo that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do

ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

7 s Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for 11 he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

9 For this, 'Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, kThou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore 'love is the fulfilling of t he law.

11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time mto awake out of sleep': for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: "let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and 0 let us put on the armour of light.

13 PLet us walk I honestly, as in the day; 1 not in rioting and drunkenness, 'not in chambering and wantonness, 'not in strife and envying:

14 But'1 put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and " make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

CHAPTER XIV.

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contemn nor condemn one the mjs indifferent: I.'l but take ft pire Jio offence in them: 15 apostle proveth unlaKJ'nl by

that Ms weak in the faith receive ye, but I not to doubtful disputations.

2 For one believeth that he b may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

3 Let not him that eateth dethat which is evil, be afraid; for spise him that eateth not; and he beareth not the sword in vain: clct not him which eateth not for he is the minister of God, a judge him that eateth: for God revenger to execute wrath upon hath received him.

him that doeth evil. I 4 A Who art thou that jndgest

5 Wherefore ye ye must needs be . another man's servant? to his subject, not only for wrath, fbut own master he standeth or fallalso for conscience' sake. j eth; yea, he shall be holden up:

6 For, for this cause pay ye Mb- for God is able to make him ute also: for they are God's I stand.

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