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do those things which are not do such things, and doest the convenient;
same, that thou shalt escape 29 Being filled with all the judgment of God? unrighteousness, fornication, 4Or despisest thou the riches wickedness, covetousness, of his goodness and forbearmaliciousness; full of envy, ance and longsuffering; not murder, debate, deceit, ma- knowing that the goodness lignity; whisperers,
of God leadeth thee to re30 Backbiters, haters of pentance? God, despiteful, proud, boast 5 But, after thy hardness ers, inventors of evil things, and impenitent heart, treasdisobedient to parents, urest up unto thyself wrath
31 Without understanding, against the day of wrath and covenant-breakers, without revelation of the righteous natural affection, implacable, judgment of God; unmerciful:
6 Who will render to every • 32 Who, knowing the judg- man according to his deeds: ment of God, that they which ry To them who by patient commit such things are wor- continuance in well doing thy of death, not only do the seek for glory and honour same, but have pleasure in and immortality, eternal life: them that do them.
8 But unto them that are CHAPTER II.
contentious, and do not obey 1 They that sin, though they condemn the truth, but obey unright
it in others, cannot excuse them- eousness, indignation and selves, 6 and much less escape the judgment of God, 9 whether they be
wrath, Jews or Gentiles. 14 The Gentiles 9 Tribulation and anguish, cannot escape, 17 nor yet the Jews, 25 whom their circumcision shaii upon every soul of man that not profit, if they keep not the law. doeth evil; of the Jew first, WHEREFORE thou art in- and also of the Gentile;
excusable, ( man, who 10 But glory, honour, and soever thou art that judgest: peace, to every man that for wherein thou judgest worketh good; to the Jew another, thou condemnest first, and also to the Gentile: thyself; for thou that judgest 11 For there is no respect of doest the same things.
persons with God. 2 But we are sure that the 12 For as many as have sinjudgment of God is accord- ned without law shall also ing to truth against them perish without law; and as which commit such things. many as have sinned in the
3 And thinkest thou this, o law shall be judged by the man, that judgest them which law;
-13 (For not the hearers of dost thou commit adultery ? the law are just before God, thou that abhorrest idols, but the doers of the law shall dost thou commit sacrilege ? be justified.
23 Thou that makest thy 14 For when the Gentiles, boast of the law, through which have not the law, do breaking the law dishonourby nature the things contain- est thou God? ed in the law, these, having 24 For the name of God is not the law, are a law unto blasphemed among the Genthemselves :
tiles through you, as it is 15 Which shew the work of written. the law written in their hearts, 25 For circumcision verily their conscience also bearing profiteth, if thou keep the witness, and their thoughts law: but if thou be a breaker the mean while accusing or of the law, thy circumcision else excusing one another;) is made uncircumcision.
16 In the day when God 26 Therefore, if the uncirshall judge the secrets of cumcision keep the rightmen by Jesus Christ accord- eousness of the law, shall not ing to my gospel.
his uncircumcision be count17 Behold, thou art called a ed for circumcision? Jew, and restest in the law, 27 And shall not uncircumand makest thy boast of God, cision which is by nature, if it
18 And knowest his will, fulfil the law, judge thee, who and approvest the things that by the letter and circumcision are more excellent, being in- dost transgress the law ? structed out of the law; 28 For he is not a Jew, 19 And art confident that which is one outwardly ; thou thyself art a guide of neither is that circumcision, the blind, a light of them which is outward in the flesh: which are in darkness, 29 But he is a Jew, which is 20 An instructor of the fool- one inwardly; and circumish, a teacher of babes, which cision is that of the heart, in hast the form of knowledge the spirit, and not in the letand of the truth in the law. ter ; whose praise is not of 21 Thou therefore which men, but of God. teachest another, teachest CHAPTER III. thou not thyself ? thou that 1 The Jews prerogative: 3 which they preachest a man should not have not lost: 9 howbeit the law consteal, dost thou steal ?
fore no flesh is justified by the law, 22 Thou that sayest a man
28 but all, without difference, by
faith only : 31 and yet the law is not should not commit adultery, abolished.
vinceth them also of sin: 20 there
WHAT advantage then
11 There is none that unhath the Jew? or what derstandeth, there is none profit is there of circumcision that seeketh after God. 2 Much every way: chiefly, 12 They are all gone out of because that unto them were the way, they are together committed the oracles of God. become unprofitable; there
3 For what if some did not is none that doeth good, no, believe? shall their unbelief not one. make the faith of God with 13 Their throat is an open out effect?
sepulchre; with their tongues 4 God forbid: yea, let God they have used deceit; the be true, but every man a liar; poison of asps is under their as it is written, That thou lips: mightest be justified in thy 14 Whose mouth is full of sayings, and mightest over- cursing and bitterness : come when thou art judged. 15 Their feet are swift to
5 But if our unrighteousness shed blood: commend the righteousness 16 Destruction and misery of God, what shall we say? are in their ways: Is God unrighteous who tak 17 And the way of peace eth vengeance? (I speak as have they not known: a man)
18 There is no fear of God 6 God forbid : for then how before their eyes. shall God judge the world? 19 Now we know that what 7 For if the truth of God things soever the law saith, hath more abounded through it saith to them who are unmy lie unto his glory; why der the law: that every mouth yet am I also judged as a may be stopped, and all the sinner?
world may become guilty be8 And not rather, (as we be fore God. slanderously reported, and as 20 Therefore by the deeds some affirm that we say,) Let of the law there shall no flesh us do evil, that good "may be justified in his sight: for come? whose damnation is by the law is the knowledge just.
of sin. 9 What then? are we better 21 But now the righteousthan they? No, in no wise: ness of God without the law for we have before proved is manifested, being witnessboth Jews and Gentiles, that ed by the law and the prophthey are all under sin;
10 As it is written, There is 22 Even the righteousness none righteous, no, not one : /of God which is by faith of
Jesus Christ unto all and up CHAPTER IV. on all them that believe ; for 1 Abraham's faith was imputed to him there is no difference:
for righteousness, 10 before he was
circumcised. 13 By faith only he 23 For all have sinned, and and his seed received the promise. 16 come short of the glory of
Abraham is the father of all that believe. 24 Our faith also shall be imputed to us for righteousness.
4. Being justified freely. W that Abraham our fa
by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ ther, as pertaining to the Jesus:
flesh, hatli found? 25 Whom God hath set forth 2 For if Abraham were justto be a propitiation through ified by works, he hath faith in his blood, to declare whereof to glory ; but not his righteousness for the re- before God. mission of sins that are past, 3 For what saith the Scripthrough the forbearance of ture? Abraham believed God, God;
and it was counted unto him 26 To declare, I say, at this for righteousness. time his righteousness: that 4 Now to him that worketh he might be just, and the is the reward not reckoned of justifier of him which be- grace, but of debt. lieveth in Jesus.
5 But to him that worketh 27 Where is boasting then? not, but believeth on him It is excluded. By what that justifieth the ungodly, law ? of works ? Nay; but his faith is counted for rightby the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude 6 Even as David also dethat a man is justified by scribeth the blessedness of faith without the deeds of the man, unto whom God the law.
imputeth righteousness with29 Is he the God of the Jews out works, only? is he not also of the 7 Saying, Blessed are they Gentiles? Yes, of the Gen- whose iniquities are forgiven, tiles also:
and whose sins are covered. 30 Seeing it is one God, 8 Blessed is the man to whom which shall. justify the cir- the Lord will not impute sin. cumcision by faith, and un 9 Cometh this blessedness circumcision through faith. then upon the circumcision 31 Do we then make void only, or upon the uncircumthe law through faith? God cision also ? for we say that forbid: yea, we establish the faith was reckoned to Abralaw.
ham for righteousness.
10 How was it then reck- | the faith of Abraham; who oned ? when he was in cir- is the father of us all, cumcision, or in uncircum 17 (As it is written, I have cision ? Not in circumcision, made thee a father of many but in uncircumcision. nations,) before him whom
11 And he received the he believed, even God, who sign of circumcision, a seal of quickeneth the dead, and callthe righteousness of the faith eth those things which be not which he had yet being un- as though they were: circumcised : that he might 18 Who against hope believe be the father of all them that ed in hope, that he might bebelieve, though they be not come the father of many nacircumcised; that righteous- tions, according to that which ness might be imputed unto was spoken, So shall thy seed them also:
be. 12 And the father of cir 19 And being not weak in cumcision to them who are faith, he considered not his not of the circumcision only, own body now dead, when but who also walk in the he was about a hundred years steps of that faith of our old, neither yet the deadness father Abraham, which he of Sarah's womb: had being yet uncircum 20 He staggered not at the cised.
promise of God through un13 For the promise, that he belief; but was strong in faith, should be the heir of the giving glory to God; world, was not to Abraham, 21 And being fully persuador to his seed, through the ed, that what he had promlaw, but through the right- ised, he was able also to pereousness of faith.
form. 14 For if they which are of 22 And therefore it was imthe law be heirs, faith is made puted to him for righteousvoid, and the promise made ness. of none effect:
23 Now it was not written 15 Because the law worketh for his sake alone, that it was wrath: for where no law is, imputed to him; there is no transgression. 24 But for us also, to whom it
16 Therefore it is of faith, shall be imputed, if we believe that it might be by grace; to on him that raised up Jesus the end the promise might be our Lord from the dead; sure to all the seed; not to 25 Who' was delivered for that only which is of the law, our offences, and was raised but to that also which is of again for our justification.