1: Paul, a servant ofJesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the
2: (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in theholy scriptures,)
3: Concerning his Son Jesus Christ ourLord, which was made of the seed of David according to theflesh;
4: And declared to be the Son of God with power,according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from thedead:
5: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, forobedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
7: Toall that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace toyou and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
9: ForGod is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of hisSon, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in myprayers;
10: Making request, if by any means now at lengthI might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come untoyou.
11: For I long to see you, that I may impart unto yousome spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
13: Now I would not haveyou ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come untoyou, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among youalso, even as among other Gentiles.
14: I am debtor both tothe Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to theunwise.
15: So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preachthe gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16: For I am notashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God untosalvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and alsoto the Greek.
17: For therein is the righteousness of Godrevealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall liveby faith.
18: For the wrath of God is revealed from heavenagainst all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold thetruth in unrighteousness;
19: Because that which may beknown of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it untothem.
20: For the invisible things of him from the creationof the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things thatare made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they arewithout excuse:
21: Because that, when they knew God, theyglorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain intheir imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
24: Wherefore God also gave them up touncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonourtheir own bodies between themselves:
25: Who changed thetruth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creaturemore than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
27: And likewise also the men, leaving the naturaluse of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men withmen working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselvesthat recompence of their error which was meet.
28: And evenas they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gavethem over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are notconvenient;
29: Being filled with all unrighteousness,fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy,murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
32: Who knowing thejudgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy ofdeath, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that dothem.
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art thatjudgest: for wherein thou
judgest another, thou condemnest thyself;for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2: But we aresure that the judgment of God is according to truth against themwhich commit such things.
3: And thinkest thou this, O man,that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, thatthou shalt escape the judgment of God?
4: Or despisest thouthe riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; notknowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
6: Who will render to every manaccording to his deeds:
7: To them who by patientcontinuance in well doing seek for glory and honour andimmortality, eternal life:
8: But unto them that arecontentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness,indignation and wrath,
9: Tribulation and anguish, uponevery soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also ofthe Gentile;
10: But glory, honour, and peace, to every manthat worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
12: For asmany as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: andas many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
14: For when theGentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things containedin the law, these, having not the law, are a law untothemselves:
15: Which shew the work of the law written intheir hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and theirthoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing oneanother;)
16: In the day when God shall judge the secrets ofmen by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
17: Behold, thouart called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast ofGod,
18: And knowest his will, and approvest the things thatare more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
19: Andart confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a lightof them which are in darkness,
20: An instructor of thefoolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge andof the truth in the law.
21: Thou therefore which teachestanother, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a manshould not steal, dost thou steal?
22: Thou that sayest aman should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thouthat abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
23: Thouthat makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the lawdishonourest thou God?
24: For the name of God is blasphemedamong the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
25: Forcircumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou bea breaker of the law, thy circumcision is madeuncircumcision.
26: Therefore if the uncircumcision keep therighteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be countedfor circumcision?
27: And shall not uncircumcision which isby nature, if it fulfill the law, judge thee, who by the letter andcircumcision dost transgress the law?
28: For he is not aJew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which isoutward in the flesh:
29: But he is a Jew, which is oneinwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, andnot in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but ofGod.
1: Whatadvantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there ofcircumcision?
2: Much every way: chiefly, because that untothem were committed the oracles of God.
3: For what if somedid not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God withouteffect?
4: God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every mana liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thysayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
5: Butif our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shallwe say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as aman)
6: God forbid: for then how shall God judge theworld?
7: For if the truth of God hath more abounded throughmy lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
9: What then? are we better than they?No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles,that they are all under sin;
10: As it is written, There isnone righteous, no, not one:
11: There is none thatunderstandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
16: Destruction andmisery are in their ways:
17: And the way of peace have theynot known:
18: There is no fear of God before theireyes.
19: Now we know that what things soever the law saith,it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may bestopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
21: But now the righteousness of God without the law ismanifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
23: For all have sinned, and come short of theglory of God;
24: Being justified freely by his gracethrough the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25: Whom Godhath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, todeclare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past,through the forbearance of God;
26: To declare, I say, atthis time his righteousness: that he might be just, and thejustifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
27: Where isboasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but bythe law of faith.
28: Therefore we conclude that a man isjustified by faith without the deeds of the law.
29: Is hethe God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, ofthe Gentiles also:
30: Seeing it is one God, which shalljustify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision throughfaith.
31: Do we then make void the law through faith? Godforbid: yea, we establish the law.
1: What shall we say then that Abrahamour father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath
2: Forif Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; butnot before God.
3: For what saith the scripture? Abrahambelieved God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
5: But to him that worketh not, but believethon him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted forrighteousness.
6: Even as David also describeth theblessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousnesswithout works,
7: Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquitiesare forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8: Blessed is theman to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
9: Cometh thisblessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon theuncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abrahamfor righteousness.
10: How was it then reckoned? when he wasin circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but inuncircumcision.
11: And he received the sign ofcircumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he hadyet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all themthat believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousnessmight be imputed unto them also:
12: And the father ofcircumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but whoalso walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, whichhe had being yet uncircumcised.
13: For the promise, that heshould be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to hisseed, through the law, but through the righteousness offaith.
14: For if they which are of the law be heirs, faithis made void, and the promise made of none effect:
16: Therefore it is of faith, that itmight be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all theseed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also whichis of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
19: And being not weak in faith, heconsidered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundredyears old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:
20: Hestaggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but wasstrong in faith, giving glory to God;
21: And being fullypersuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also toperform.
22: And therefore it was imputed to him forrighteousness.
23: Now it was not written for his sakealone, that it was imputed to him;
24: But for us also, towhom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesusour Lord from the dead;
25: Who was delivered for ouroffences, and was raised again for ourjustification.
1: Therefore being justified by faith, wehave peace with God through our Lord Jesus
2: Bywhom 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 workethpatience;
4: And patience, experience; and experience,hope:
5: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love ofGod is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is givenunto us.
6: For when we were yet without strength, in duetime Christ died for the ungodly.
7: For scarcely for arighteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man somewould even dare to die.
8: But God commendeth his lovetoward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died forus.
9: Much more then, being now justified by his blood, weshall be saved from wrath through him.
10: For if, when wewere enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son,much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
13: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sinis not imputed when there is no law.
14: Nevertheless deathreigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinnedafter the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure ofhim that was to come.
15: But not as the offence, so also isthe free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, muchmore the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man,Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16: And not as it wasby one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one tocondemnation, but the free gift is of many offences untojustification.
17: For if by one man's offence death reignedby one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of thegift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, JesusChrist.)
18: Therefore as by the offence of one judgmentcame upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness ofone the free gift came upon all men unto justification oflife.
19: For as by one man's disobedience many were madesinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be maderighteous.
20: Moreover the law entered, that the offencemight abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much moreabound:
21: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even somight grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by JesusChrist our Lord.
1: What shall we say then? Shall wecontinue in sin, that grace may abound?
2: God forbid. Howshall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
4: Therefore we areburied with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ wasraised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we alsoshould walk in newness of life.
5: For if we have beenplanted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also inthe likeness of his resurrection:
6: Knowing this, that ourold man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might bedestroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7: Forhe that is dead is freed from sin.
8: Now if we be dead withChrist, we believe that we shall also live with him:
10: For in that hedied, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth untoGod.
11: Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be deadindeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ ourLord.
12: Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body,that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13: Neitheryield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin:but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from thedead, and your members as instruments of righteousness untoGod.
14: For sin shall not have dominion over you: for yeare not under the law, but under grace.
15: What then? shallwe sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? Godforbid.
16: Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselvesservants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether ofsin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17: ButGod be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye haveobeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was deliveredyou.
18: Being then made free from sin, ye became theservants of righteousness.
19: I speak after the manner ofmen because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yieldedyour members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity;even so now yield your members servants to righteousness untoholiness.
20: For when ye were the servants of sin, ye werefree from righteousness.
21: What fruit had ye then in thosethings whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things isdeath.
22: But now being made free from sin, and becomeservants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the endeverlasting life.
23: For the wages of sin is death; but thegift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ ourLord.
Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,)how that the law hath
dominion over a man as long as heliveth?
2: For the woman which hath an husband is bound bythe law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband bedead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
3: So thenif, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, sheshall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she isfree from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she bemarried to another man.
4: Wherefore, my brethren, ye alsoare become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should bemarried to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, thatwe should bring forth fruit unto God.
5: For when we were inthe flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work inour members to bring forth fruit unto death.
6: But now weare delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held;that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldnessof the letter.
7: What shall we say then? Is the law sin?God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had notknown lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
10: And the commandment,which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
12: Wherefore the law is holy, and thecommandment holy, and just, and good.
13: Was then thatwhich is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that itmight appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; thatsin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
15: For that which I do I allow not: for what Iwould, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
16: Ifthen I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it isgood.
17: Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin thatdwelleth in me.
18: For I know that in me (that is, in myflesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; buthow to perform that which is good I find not.
19: For thegood that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that Ido.
20: Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I thatdo it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
21: I find then a law,that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
22: ForI delight in the law of God after the inward man:
23: But Isee another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind,and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in mymembers.
24: O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver mefrom the body of this death?
25: I thank God through JesusChrist our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law ofGod; but with the flesh the law of sin.
1: There is therefore now nocondemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who
walk not afterthe flesh, but after the Spirit.
2: For the law of theSpirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law ofsin and death.
3: For what the law could not do, in that itwas weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likenessof sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
5: For theythat are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but theythat are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6: Forto be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded islife and peace.
7: Because the carnal mind is enmity againstGod: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed canbe.
8: So then they that are in the flesh cannot pleaseGod.
9: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, ifso be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have notthe Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10: And if Christbe in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is lifebecause of righteousness.
11: But if the Spirit of him thatraised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised upChrist from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by hisSpirit that dwelleth in you.
12: Therefore, brethren, we aredebtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13: Forif ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through theSpirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
15: For ye have not received the spirit of bondageagain to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, wherebywe cry, Abba, Father.
16: The Spirit itself beareth witnesswith our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17: And ifchildren, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; ifso be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorifiedtogether.
18: For I reckon that the sufferings of thispresent time are not worthy to be compared with the glory whichshall be revealed in us.
19: For the earnest expectation ofthe creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons ofGod.
20: For the creature was made subject to vanity, notwillingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same inhope,
21: Because the creature itself also shall bedelivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious libertyof the children of God.
22: For we know that the wholecreation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
24: For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen isnot hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
26: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth ourinfirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought:but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groaningswhich cannot be uttered.
27: And he that searcheth thehearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makethintercession for the saints according to the will of God.
29: For whom he did foreknow, he also didpredestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he mightbe the firstborn among many brethren.
30: Moreover whom hedid predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them healso justified: and whom he justified, them he alsoglorified.
31: What shall we then say to these things? IfGod be for us, who can be against us?
32: He that spared nothis own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not withhim also freely give us all things?
33: Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God thatjustifieth.
34: Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ thatdied, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the righthand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35: Whoshall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, ordistress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, orsword?
36: As it is written, For thy sake we are killed allthe day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
38: For I am persuaded, that neitherdeath, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, northings present, nor things to come,
39: Nor height, nordepth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us fromthe love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1: I say the truth inChrist, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in
2: That I have great heaviness and continualsorrow in my heart.
3: For I could wish that myself wereaccursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to theflesh:
4: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth theadoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of thelaw, and the service of God, and the promises;
5: Whose arethe fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, whois over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
6: Not as thoughthe word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not allIsrael, which are of Israel:
7: Neither, because they arethe seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thyseed be called.
8: That is, They which are the children ofthe flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children ofthe promise are counted for the seed.
9: For this is theword of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have ason.
10: And not only this; but when Rebecca also hadconceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
11: (For thechildren being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil,that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not ofworks, but of him that calleth;)
12: It was said unto her,The elder shall serve the younger.
13: As it is written,Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
14: What shall wesay then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
16: So then it is not of him that willeth, norof him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
17: Forthe scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose haveI raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that myname might be declared throughout all the earth.
19: Thou wilt say then unto me, Whydoth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
21: Hath not the potter power over the clay, of thesame lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another untodishonour?
22: What if God, willing to shew his wrath, andto make his power known, endured with much longsuffering thevessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
23: And that hemight make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy,which he had afore prepared unto glory,
24: Even us, whom hehath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
27: Esaias also criethconcerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel beas the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
28: For hewill finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because ashort work will the Lord make upon the earth.
29: And asEsaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed,we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
31: But Israel, whichfollowed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to thelaw of righteousness.
32: Wherefore? Because they sought itnot by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For theystumbled at that stumblingstone;
33: As it is written,Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: andwhosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
1: Brethren, my heart'sdesire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might
2: For I bear them record that they have a zeal ofGod, but not according to knowledge.
3: For they beingignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish theirown righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto therighteousness of God.
4: For Christ is the end of the lawfor righteousness to every one that believeth.
5: For Mosesdescribeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the manwhich doeth those things shall live by them.
6: But therighteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not inthine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bringChrist down from above:)
7: Or, Who shall descend into thedeep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth theLord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raisedhim from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10: For with theheart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouthconfession is made unto salvation.
11: For the scripturesaith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
14: How then shall they call on him in whom they havenot believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they havenot heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
16: Butthey have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, whohath believed our report?
17: So then faith cometh byhearing, and hearing by the word of God.
18: But I say, Havethey 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 tojealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I willanger you.
20: But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I wasfound of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto themthat asked not after me.
21: But to Israel he saith, All daylong I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient andgainsaying people.
1: I say then, Hath God cast away hispeople? God forbid. For I also am an
Israelite, of the seed ofAbraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2: God hath not cast awayhis people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saithof Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel,saying,
3: Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and diggeddown thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek mylife.
4: But what saith the answer of God unto him? I havereserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the kneeto the image of Baal.
5: Even so then at this present timealso there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
7: What then? Israel hathnot obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hathobtained it, and the rest were blinded
8: (According as itis written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes thatthey should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto thisday.
9: And David saith, Let their table be made a snare,and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompence untothem:
10: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see,and bow down their back always.
11: I say then, Have theystumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather throughtheir fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke themto jealousy.
12: Now if the fall of them be the riches ofthe world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles;how much more their fullness?
13: For I speak to youGentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnifymine office:
14: If by any means I may provoke to emulationthem which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
16: For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is alsoholy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
17: Andif some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olivetree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of theroot and fatness of the olive tree;
18: Boast not againstthe branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but theroot thee.
19: Thou wilt say then, The branches were brokenoff, that I might be graffed in.
20: Well; because ofunbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be nothighminded, but fear:
21: For if God spared not the naturalbranches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22: Beholdtherefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell,severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in hisgoodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23: And theyalso, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: forGod is able to graff them in again.
24: For if thou wert cutout of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffedcontrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shallthese, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their ownolive tree?
25: For I would not, brethren, that ye should beignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your ownconceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until thefullness of the Gentiles be come in.
26: And so all Israelshall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion theDeliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
28: As concerning the gospel, they are enemiesfor your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved forthe fathers' sakes.
29: For the gifts and calling of God arewithout repentance.
30: For as ye in times past have notbelieved God, yet have now obtained mercy through theirunbelief:
31: Even so have these also now not believed, thatthrough your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
32: For Godhath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy uponall.
33: O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom andknowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his wayspast finding out!
34: For who hath known the mind of theLord? or who hath been his counseller?
35: Or who hath firstgiven to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
1: I beseech you therefore, brethren,by the mercies of God, that ye present your
bodies a livingsacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonableservice.
2: And be not conformed to this world: but be yetransformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what isthat good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3: ForI say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is amongyou, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think;but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man themeasure of faith.
4: For as we have many members in onebody, and all members have not the same office:
5: So we,being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one ofanother.
6: Having then gifts differing according to thegrace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesyaccording to the proportion of faith;
7: Or ministry, let uswait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
9: Let love be withoutdissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which isgood.
10: Be kindly affectioned one to another withbrotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
11: Notslothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
13: Distributing to the necessity of saints;given to hospitality.
14: Bless them which persecute you:bless, and curse not.
15: Rejoice with them that do rejoice,and weep with them that weep.
16: Be of the same mind onetoward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of lowestate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17: Recompense tono man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of allmen.
18: If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, livepeaceably with all men.
19: Dearly beloved, avenge notyourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written,Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
21: Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil withgood.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there isno power but of God: the
powers that be are ordained of God.
3: For rulers are not a terror to good works, butto the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do thatwhich is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
5: Wherefore ye must needs besubject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
8: Owe no man any thing, but to love one another:for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9: Forthis, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thoushalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt notcovet; and if there be any other commandment, it is brieflycomprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbouras thyself.
10: Love worketh no ill to his neighbour:therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
11: And that,knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
13: Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not inrioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not instrife and envying.
14: But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the luststhereof.
Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtfuldisputations.
2: For one believeth that he may eat allthings: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
3: Let not himthat eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him whicheateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
5: One man esteemeth one dayabove another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man befully persuaded in his own mind.
6: He that regardeth theday, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day,to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to theLord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lordhe eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
7: For none of usliveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
8: Forwhether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we dieunto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are theLord's.
9: For to this end Christ both died, and rose, andrevived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
11: For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord,every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess toGod.
12: So then every one of us shall give account ofhimself to God.
13: Let us not therefore judge one anotherany more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblockor an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
14: I know, andam persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean ofitself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to himit is unclean.
15: But if thy brother be grieved with thymeat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thymeat, for whom Christ died.
16: Let not then your good beevil spoken of:
17: For the kingdom of God is not meat anddrink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the HolyGhost.
18: For he that in these things serveth Christ isacceptable to God, and approved of men.
19: Let us thereforefollow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewithone may edify another.
20: For meat destroy not the work ofGod. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man whoeateth with offence.
21: It is good neither to eat flesh,nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, oris offended, or is made weak.
22: Hast thou faith? have itto thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself inthat thing which he alloweth.
23: And he that doubteth isdamned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever isnot of faith is sin.
1: We then that are strong ought tobear the infirmities of the weak, and not to
2: Let every one of us please his neighbour forhis good to edification.
3: For even Christ pleased nothimself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them thatreproached thee fell on me.
4: For whatsoever things werewritten aforetime were written for our learning, that we throughpatience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
7: Wherefore receive ye oneanother, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
9: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for hismercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to theeamong the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
10: And again hesaith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
11: And again,Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all yepeople.
12: And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a rootof Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in himshall the Gentiles trust.
13: Now the God of hope fill youwith all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope,through the power of the Holy Ghost.
14: And I myself alsoam persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full ofgoodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish oneanother.
15: Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the moreboldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because ofthe grace that is given to me of God,
16: That I should bethe minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering thegospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might beacceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
17: I havetherefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those thingswhich pertain to God.
18: For I will not dare to speak ofany of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to makethe Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
19: Through mightysigns and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that fromJerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preachedthe gospel of Christ.
20: Yea, so have I strived to preachthe gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build uponanother man's foundation:
21: But as it is written, To whomhe was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heardshall understand.
22: For which cause also I have been muchhindered from coming to you.
23: But now having no moreplace in these parts, and having a great desire these many years tocome 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 bebrought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filledwith your company.
25: But now I go unto Jerusalem tominister unto the saints.
26: For it hath pleased them ofMacedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poorsaints which are at Jerusalem.
27: It hath pleased themverily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have beenmade partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also tominister unto them in carnal things.
28: When therefore Ihave performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I willcome by you into Spain.
29: And I am sure that, when I comeunto you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospelof Christ.
30: Now I beseech you, brethren, for the LordJesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strivetogether with me in your prayers to God for me;
31: That Imay be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and thatmy service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of thesaints;
32: That I may come unto you with joy by the will ofGod, and may with you be refreshed.
33: Now the God of peacebe with you all. Amen.
1: I commend unto you Phebe our sister,which is a servant of the church which is at
3: GreetPriscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
4: Who havefor my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I givethanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
6: Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
8: Greet Amplias my beloved in theLord.
9: Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys mybeloved.
10: Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute themwhich are of Aristobulus' household.
11: Salute Herodion mykinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, whichare in the Lord.
12: Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, wholabour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured muchin the Lord.
13: Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and hismother and mine.
14: Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas,Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
16: Saluteone another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ saluteyou.
17: Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which causedivisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye havelearned; and avoid them.
18: For they that are such servenot our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good wordsand fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
19: Foryour obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore onyour behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good,and simple concerning evil.
20: And the God of peace shallbruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord JesusChrist be with you. Amen.
21: Timotheus my workfellow, andLucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.
23: Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, salutethyou. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartusa brother.
24: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be withyou all. Amen.
25: Now to him that is of power to stablishyou according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ,according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secretsince the world began,
26: But now is made manifest, and bythe scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of theeverlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience offaith:
27: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christfor ever. Amen.