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9 But I say, Did not Israel and a stumbling-block, and a réw? First, Moses saith, I will compense unto them: voke you to jealousy by them 10 Let their eyes be darkened, t are no people, and by a foolish that they may not see, and bow rion I will anger vou.
down their back alway. 20 But Esaias is very bold, and 11 I say then, Have they stumth, I was found of them that bled that they should fall? God ught me not; I was made mani- forbid: but rather through their st unto them that asked not after fall salvation is come unto the
Gentiles, for to provoke them to 21 But to Israel he saith, All dayl jealousy. ng I have stretched forth myld 12 Now, if the fall of them be inds unto a disobedient and gain the riches of the world, and the ying people.
diminishing of them the riches of * CHAP. XI. . the Gentiles; how much more [ SAY then, Hath God cast away their fulness ?" L his people? God forbid. For 1 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, Iso am an Israelite, of the seed inasmuch as I am the apostle of the f Abraham, of the tribe of Ben-Gentiles, I magnify mine office: min.
14 If by any means I may pro2 God hath not cast away his voke to emulation them which are jeople which he foreknew. Wot my flesh, and might save some of re not what the scripture saith of them. Clias ? how he maketh interces- 15 For if the casting away of ion to God against Israel, saying, them be the reconciling of the
3 Lord, they have killed thy world, what shall the receiving of prophets, and digged down thine them be, but life from the dead? altars; and I am left alone, and 16 For if the first fruit be holy, they seek my life.
the lump is also holy : and if the c4 But what saith the answer of root be holy, so are the branches. God unto him? I have reserved to d 17 And if some of the branches myself seven thousand men, who be broken off, and thou, being a have not bowed the knee to the wild olive-tree, wert grafted in image of Baal.
among them, and with them part 5 Even so then at this present takest of the root and fatness of time also there is a remuant ac- the olive-tree ; cording to the election of grace. 18 Boast not against the brancht 6 And if by grace, then is it no es. But if thou boast, thou bearmore of works: otherwise grace is est not the root, but the root thee. no more grace. But if it be of 19 Thou wilt say then, The works, then is it no more grace. branches were broken off, that I otherwise work is no more work. might be grafted in. t7 What then? Israel hath 'not p 20 Well; because of unbelief obtained that which he seeketh they were broken off, and thou for ; but the election hath obtain- standest by faith. Be not highed it ; and the rest were blinded, minded, but fear: a 8 (According as it is written, 21 For if God spared not the God hath given them the spirit of natural branches, take heed lest he slumber, eyes that they should not also spare not thee. see, and ears that they should not t 22 Behold therefore the goodhear ;) unto this day.
ness and severity of God: on them a 9 And David saith, Let their ta- which fell, severity ; but toward ble be made a snare, and a trap, thee, goodness, if thou continue in
his goodness: otherwise thou also him, and it shall be recompense! shalt be cut off.
unto him again? 6 23 And they also, if they abide t 36 For of him, and through hira, not still in unbelief, shall be graft- and to him are all things: to whom ed in: for God is able to grant them be glory for ever. Amen. in again.
CHAP. XII. 24 For if thou wert cut out of d T BESEECH you therefore the olive-tree which is wild by na- 1 brethren by the mercies d ture, and wert grafted contrary to God, that ye present your bodies nature into a good olive-tree; how a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable much more shall these, which be unto God, which is your reasonable the natural branches, be grafted service. into their own olive-tree ?
p 2 And be not conformed to this 25 For I would not, brethren, world: but be ye transformed by that ye should be ignorant of this the renewing of your mind, that mystery, (lest ye should be wise in ye may prove what is that good, your own conceits) that blindness and acceptable, and perfect w in part is happened to Israel, until] of God. the fulness of the Gentiles be d 3 For I say, through the grave come in.
given unto me, to every man that 26 And so all Israel shall be is among you, not to think of his saved: As it is written, There shall self inore highly than he ought to come out of Sion the Deliverer, think ; but to think soberly, ar and shall turn away ungodliness cording as God hath dealt to every from Jacob:
man the measure of faith. 27 For this is my covenant unto 4 For as we have many memthem, when I shall take away bers in one body, and all members their sins.
have not the same office: t 28 As concerning the gospel, they 5 So we, being many, are one are enemies for your sakes: but as body in Christ, and every one touching the election, they are be-members one of another. loved for the fathers sakes. d 6 Having then gifts, differing act 29 For the gifts and calling of cording to the grace that is gives God are without repentance. to us, whether prophecy, let us
30 For as ye in times past have prophesy according to the propornot believed God, yet have now tion of faith ; obtained mercy through their un- 7 Or ministry, let us inait on our belief:
ministering: or he that teacheth, 31 Even so have these also now on teaching: not believed, that through your 8 Or he that exhorteth, on es mercy they also may obtain mercy. hortation: he that giveth, let him
32 For God hath concluded do it with simplicity: he that them all in unbelief, that he might ruleth, with diligence ; he tha: have mercy upon all.
sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. t 33 O the depth of the riches d 9 Let love be without dissimuboth of the wisdom and knowledge lation. Abhor that which is evil; of God! how unsearchable are his cleave to that which is good. judgments, and his ways past find- d 10 Be kindly affectioned one to ing out !
| another with brotherly love ; in 34 For who hath known the honour preferring one another; mind of the Lord ? or who hath d 11 Not slothful in business ; fer. been his counsellor ?
vent in spirit; serving the Lord : 35 Or who hath first given told 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in
bulation ; continuing instant in subject, not only for wrath, but 'ayer ;
also for conscience' sake. 13 Distributing to the necessity d 6 For, for this cause pay ye trisaints ; given to hospitality. bute also: for they are God's mi14 Bless them which persecute nisters, attending continually upon bu; bless, and curse not. this very thing.
15' Rejoice with them that dold 7 Render therefore to all their joice, and weep with them that dues: tribute to whom tribute is
due ; custom to whom custom ; 16 Be of the same mind one fear to whom fear; honour to ward another. Mind not high- whom honour. rings, but condescend to men of d 8 Owe no man any thing, but to yw estate. Be not wise in your love one another, for he that lov. wn conceits.
eth another hath fulfilled the law. | 17 Recompense to no man evil! 9 For this, Thou shalt not coinor evil. Provide things honest in mit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, he sight of all men.
Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt (* 18 If it be possible, as much as not bear false witness, Thou shalt ieth in you, live peaceably with not covet; and if there be any other ull men.
commandment, it is briefly com1 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not prehended in this saying, namely, Tourselves, but rather give place Thou shalt love thy neighbour as unto wrath: for it is written, Ven-thy self. geance is mine; I will repay, saith|t 10 Love worketh no ill to his the Lord.
neighbour: therefore love is the 20 Therefore, if thine enemy fulflling of the law. hunger, feed him; if he thirst, givel 11 And that, knowing the time, him drink: for in so doing thou that now it is high time to awake shalt heap coals of fire on his head. out of sleep: for now is our salva. d 21 Be not overcome of evil, but tion nearer, than when we believed. overcome evil with good.
d 12 The night is far spent, the day CHAP. XIII.
1 is at hand: let us therefore cast off dT ET every soul be subject un- the works of darkness, and let us
1 to the higher powers. For put on the armour of light. there is no power but of God: the P 13 Let us walk honestly, as in powers that be, are ordained of God. the day ; not in rioting and drunk.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth enness, not in chambering and wanthe power, resisteth the ordinance tonness, not in strife and envying. of God: and they that resist shall 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus receive to themselves damnation. Christ, and make not provision for d. 3 For rulers are not a terror to the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. good works, but to the evil. Wilt|
CHAP. XIV.. thou then not be afraid of the pow-d TTIM that is weak in the er ? do that which is good, and thou 11 faith receive ye, but not shalt have praise of the same: to doubtful disputations.
4 For he is the minister of God 2 For one believeth that he may to thee for good. But if thou do eat all things ; another, who is that which is evil, be afraid ; for weak, eateth herbs. he beareth not the sword in vain:p 3 Let not him that eateth, defor he is the minister of God, a re- spise hirn that eateth not; and let venger to execute wrath upon him not him which eateth not, judge that doeth evil.
him that eateth: for God hath re. - 5 Wherefore ye must needs beceived him.
p 4 Who art thou that judgest| 16 Let not then you good be another man's servant? to his own evil spoken of: master he standeth or falleth : yea, t 17 For the kingdom of God is he shall be holden up: for God is not meat and drink, but righteous able to make him stand.
ss, and peace, and joy in 5 One man esteemeth one day Holy Ghost. above another: another esteemeth 18 For he that in these thin's every day alike. Let every man be serveth Christ, is acceptable to fully persuaded in his own mind. God, and approved of men.
6 He that regardeth the day, d 19 Let us therefore follow after regardeth it unto the Lord: and the things which make for peace, he that regardeth not the day, to and things wherewith one may the Lord he doth not regard it. edify another. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, 20 For meat destroy not the for he giveth God thanks; and he work of God. All things indes that eateth not, to the Lord he eat- are pure; but it 2s evil for that pe eth not, and giveth God thanks. who eateth with offence de 7 For none of us liveth to him- 21 It is good neither to eat is. self, and no man dieth to himself. nor to drink wine, nor any thing e 8 For whether we live, we live whereby thy brother stumbleth, unto the Lord; and whether we is offended, or is made weak. die, we die unto the Lord: whether 22 Hast thou faith ? hare il to we live therefore, or die, we are thyself before God. Happy is be the Lord's.
that condemneth not himself in t 9 For to this end Christ both that thing which he alloweth. died, and rose, and revived, that 23 And he that doubteth is damehe might be Lord both of the dead ed if he eat, because he eateti sa and living.
of faith: for whatsoever is not a t 10 But why dost thou judge thy faith is sin. brother ? or why dost thou set at
CHAP. XV. nought thy brother? for we shallW E then that are strong ought all stand before the judgment-seat! VV to bear the infirmities of the of Christ.
weak, and not to please ourselves 11 For it is written, As I live, d 2 Let every one of us please saith the Lord, every knee shall neighbour for his good to editbow to me, and every tongue shall cation. confess to God.
3 For even Christ pleased not t 12 So then every one of us shall himself; but, as it is written, The give account of himself to God. reproaches of them that reproachp 13 Let us not therefore judge ed thee fell on me. one another any more: but judge 4 For whatsoever things were this rather, that no man put a written aforetime, were written stumbling-block, or an occasion to for our learning, that we through fall in his brother's way.
Ipatience and comfort of the scrip 14 I know, and am persuaded tures might have hope. by the Lord Jesus, that there is 6 5 Now the God of patience and nothing unclean of itself: but to consolation grant you to be likehim that esteemeth any thing to minded one toward another acbe unclean, to him it is unclean. cording to Christ Jesus: e 15 But if thy brother be grieved 6 That ye may with one mind with thy meat,now walkest thou not and one mouth glorify God, even charitably. Destroy not him with the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. thy meat, for whom Christ died. 187 Wherefore receive ye one an
ler, as Christ also received us, to cum, I have fully preached the glory of God.
gospel of Christ. Now I say that Jesus Christ 20 Yea, so have I strived to is a minister of the circumcision preach the gospel, not where Christ
the truth of God, to confirm the was named, lest I should build up. omises made unto the fathers: on another man's foundation :
9 And that the Gentiles might 21 But as it is written, To whom orify God for his mercy; as it is he was not spoken of, they shall ritten, For this cause I will con- see: and they that have not heard
SS to thee among the Gentiles, shall understand. nd sing unto thy name. 122 For which cause also I have
10 And again he saith, Rejoice, been much hindered from coming e Gentiles, with his people. to you.
11 And again, Praise the Lord,' 23 But now having no more 11. ye Gentiles ; and laud him, all place in these parts, and having a le people.
great desire these many years to 1 12 Ånd again Esaias saith, There come unto you; shall be a root of Jesse, and he that g 24 Whensoever I take my jourshall rise to reign over the Gen-ney into Spain, I will come to you: tiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. for I trust to see you in my jour6 13 Now the God of hope fill ney, and to be brought on my way you with all joy and peace in be- thitherward by you, if first I be lieving, that ye may abound in somewhat filled with your company. hope, through the power of the g 25 But now I go unto Jerusalem Holy Ghost.
to minister unto the saints. 14 And I myself also am per- 26 For it hath pleased them of suaded of you, my brethren, that Macedonia and Achaia to make a ye also are full of goodness, filled certain contribution for the poor with all knowledge, able also to saints which are at Jerusalem. admonish one another.
| 27 It hath pleased them verily ; 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have and their debtors they are. For written the more boldly unto you if the Gentiles have been made in some sort, as putting you in partakers of their spiritual things, mind, because of the grace that is their duty is also to minister unto given to me of God,
them in carnal things. i 16 That I should be the minister 28 When therefore I have perof Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, mi- formed this, and have sealed to nistering the gospel of God, that them this fruit, I will come by you the offering up of the Gentiles into Spain. might be acceptable, being sancti. d 29 And I am sure that when I ficd by the Holy Ghost.
come unto you, I shall come in the 17 I have therefore whereof I fulness of the blessing of the gos. may glory through Jesus Christ, in pel of Christ. those things which pertain to God. ē 30 Now I beseech you, brethren, t 18 For I will not dare to speak for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, of any of those things which Christ and for the love of the Spirit, that hath not wrought by me, to make ve strive together with me in your the Gentiles obedient, by word prayers to God for me ; and deed,
g 31 That I may be delivered from g 19 Through mighty signs and them that do not believe in Judea; wonders, by the power of the Spi- and that my service which I have rit of God; so that from Jerusa-, for Jerusalem, may be accepted of lem, and round about unto Illyri-| the saints;