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Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the ROMANS.
the will of God, to come unto you.
11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established:
Paul's calling commended.
AUL a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
2 Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by
14 I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians, both to the wise and to the
15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness:
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest
The apostle describeth the
corruption of the Gentiles. in them; for God hath shewed | and receiving in themselves that it unto them. recompence of their error which was meet.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead: so that they are without excuse.
21 Because that, when they 29 Being filled with all unknew God, they glorified him righteousness, fornication, wicknot as God, neither were thankedness, covetousness, maliciousful, but became vain in their ness; full of envy, murder, imaginations, and their foolish debate, deceit, malignity; whisheart was darkened:
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one towards another; men with men working that which is unseemly,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more
than the Creator, who is blessed Tinexcusable, O man, who
HEREFORE thou art
soever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest, doest the same things.
2 But we are sure that the judgement of God is according to truth, against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this,
32 Who knowing the judgement of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
God's impartial judgement.
O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgement of God?
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them, who, by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile:
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile;
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without law, shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law;
13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but
the doers of the law shall be justified.
Doers of the law justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15 "Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing, or else excusing one another;)
16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law:
21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest, A man should not steal, dost thou steal?
22 Thou that sayest, A man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through break
The Jews' prerogative.
All are sinners.
ing the law dishonourest thou | true, but every man a liar; as it God? is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest 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 am I 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 have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made
26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumci
27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
HAT advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
3 For what, if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
4. God forbid: yea, let God be
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 become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness;
Jews as well as Gentiles
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith
18 There is no fear of God without the deeds of the law.
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.
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
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
are all under sin.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay; but by the law of faith.
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 time, his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
them that believe: for there isfied by works, he hath whereof no difference: to glory; but not before God.
3 For 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.
29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. CHAP. IV.
Righteousness imputed by faith.
W that Abraham, our father
as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
2 For if Abraham were justi
6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
7 Saying, Blessed are they