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CHAP. X.

Whosoever believeth on hiin 1 Paul's prayer for Israel, who are misled shall not be ashamed. by blind zeal.

: 12 For there is no difference RRETHREN,my heart's de- between the Jew and the Greek : D sire and prayer to God for for the same Lord over all, is Israel is, that they might be rich unto all that call upon him. saved.

i 13 For whosoever shall call 2 For I bear them record upon the name of the Lord that they have a zeal of God, shall be saved. but not according to knowl- 14 How then shall they call edge.

on him in whom they have not 3 For they, being ignorant believed ? and how shall they of God's righteousness, and believe in him of whom they going about to establish their have not heard ? and how shall own righteousness, have not they hear without a preacher ? submitted themselves unto the 15 And how shall they preachi, righteousness of God.

except they be sent ? as it is 4 For Christ is the end of the written, How beautiful are the law for righteousness to every feet of them that preach the one that believeth.

gospel of peace, and bring glad 5 For Moses describeth the tidings of good things ! righteousness which is of the 16 But they have not all law, That the man which doeth obeyed the gospel. For Esaias those things shall live by them. saith, Lord, who hath believed

6 But the righteousness which our report? is of faith speaketh on this wise,. 17 So then, faith cometh by Say not in thy heart, Who shall hearing, and hearing by the ascend into heaven ? (that is, word of God. to bring Christ down from 18 But I say, Have they not above:)

heard ! Yes verily, their sound 7 Or, Who shall descend went into all the earth, and into the deep ? (that is, to bring their words into the ends of the up Christ again from the dead.) world.

8 But what saith it? The 19 But I say, Did not Israel word is nigh thee, even in thy know? First, Moses saith, I will mouth, and in thy heart : that provoke you to jealousy by is, the word of faith which we them that are no people, and preach:

by a foolish nation I will anger 9 That if thou shalt confess you. with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, 20 But Esaias is very bold, and shalt believe in thy heart and saith, I was found of them that God hath raised him from that sought me not; I was made the dead, thou shalt be saved. manifest unto them that asked

10 For with the heart, man not after me. believeth unto righteousness ; 21 But to Israel he saith, All and with the mouth, confession day long I have stretched forth is inade unto salvation.

my hands unto a disobedient 11 For the scripture saith, and gainsaying people.

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CHAP. XI.

10 Let their eyes be darken1 A remnant of Israel saved by grace : the ed, that they may not see, and blindness of the rest prophesied of ....17 bow down their back always. The Gentiles may not boast against them. 11 I say then, Have they I SAY then, Hath God cast stumbled that they should fall?

away his people? God for- God forbid : but rather through bid. For I also am an Israelite, their fall salvation is come unto of the seed of Abraham, of the the Gentiles, for to provoke . tribe of Benjamin.

them to jealousy. 2 God hath not cast away 12 Now, if the fall of them his people which he foreknew. be the riches of the world, and Wot ye not what the scripture the diminishing of them the saith of Elias ? how he maketh riches of the Gentiles; how much intercession to God against more their fulness? Is this Israel, saying,

13 For I speak to you Gen3 Lord, they have killed thy tiles, inasmuch as I am the aposprophets, and digged down thine tle of the Gentiles, I magnify altars; and I am left alone, and mine office : they seek my life...

14 If by any means I way 34 But what saith the answer provoke to emulation them which of God unto him ? I have re- are my flesh, and might sare served to myself seven thousand some of them. : men, who have not bowed the 15 For if the casting away of knee to the image of Baal. them be the reconciling of the

5 Even so then at this present world, what shall the receiving time also there is a remnant ac- of them be, but life from the cording to the election of grace. dead ?! a od

6 And if by grace, then is it 16 For if the first fruit be hopo more of works: otherwise ly, the lump is also holy: and it brace is no more grace. But if the root be holy, so are the it be of works, then is it no more branches. sila grace : otherwise work is no 17 And if some of the branmore work.

ches be broken off, and thou, I7 What then? Israel hath being a wild olive-tree, wert not obtained that which he grafted in among them, and seeketh for; but the election with them partakest of the root hath obtained it, and the rest and fatness of the olive-tree; were blinded, som

18 Boast not against the bran8 (According as it is written, ches. But if thou boast, thou God hath given them the spirit bearest not the root, but the of slumber, eyes that they should root thee. i ava: D not see, and ears that they 19 Thou wilt say then, The should not hear;) unto this branches were broken off, that I day. T

i m Sumight be graffed in.! 19 And David saith, Let their ž0 Well; because of unbelief table be made a snare, and a they were broken off, and thou trap, and a stumbling-block, and standest by faith. Be not higha recompense into them: horsminded but fear : 11 907 : $!

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21 For if God spared not the 31 Even so have these also natural branches, take heed lest now not believed, that through. he also spare not thee. your mercy they also may ob

22 Behold therefore the good- tain mercy. ness and severity of God: on 32 For God hath concluded them which fell, severity ; but them all in unbelief, that he toward thee, goodness, if thou might have mercy upon all. : continue in his goodness : oth- 33 0 the depth of the riches er wise tbou also shalt be cut both of the wisdom and knowl. *; off.

edge of God! how unsearcha23 And they also, if they abide ble are his judgments, and his not still in unbelief,shall be graff- ways past finding out! ed in: for God is able to graff 34 For who hath known the them in again.

mind of the Lord ? or who hath 24 For if thou wert cut out of been his counsellor ? the olive-tree which is wild by 35 Or who hath first given to nature, and wert graffed contra- him, and it shall be recompensed ry to nature into a good olive- unto him again? tree; how much more shall 36 For of him, and through these, which be the natural him, and to him are all things: branches, be graffed into their to whom be glory for ever. own olive-tree?

Amen. • 25 For I would not, brethren, CHAP. XII. that ye should be ignorant of this 1 Holiness and conformity to God's will en..

joined....6 Gifts to be used for the common

benefit....9 Sundry practical duties recom. in your own conceits) that blind- mended....19 Revenge specially forbidden. ness in part is happened to Israel, T BESEECH you therefore, until the fulness of the Gentiles brethren, by the mercies of be come in.

God, that ye present your bodies 26 And so all Israel shall be a living sacrifice, holy, acceptasaved : as it is written, There ble unto God, which is your reashall come out of Sion the De- sonable service. liverer, and shall turn away un- 2 And be not conformed to godliness from Jacob: this world : but be ye transform

27 For this is my covenanted by the renewing of your unto them, when I shall take mind, that ye may prove what is away their sins.

that good, and acceptable, and 28 As concerning the gospel, perfect will of God. they are enemies for your sakes : 3 For I say, through the grace but as touching the election, they given unto me, to every man that are beloved for the fathers' is among you, not to think of sakes.

himself more highly than he 29 For the gifts and calling ought to think; but to think so· of God are without repentance. berly, according as God hath

30 For as ye in times past have dealt to every man the measure not believed God, yet have now of faith. obtained mercy through their 4 For as we have many memunbelief;

bers in one body, and all mem

bers have not the same of-| 18 If it be possible, as much fice :

las lieth in you, live peaceably 5 So we, heing many, are one with all men. body in Christ, and every one 19 Dearly beloved, avenge members one of another. not yourselves, but rather give

6 Having then gifts, differing place unto wrath : forit is writaccording to the grace that is ten, Vengeance is mine; I will given to us, whether prophecy, repay, saith the Lord. let us prophecy according to the 20 Therefore, if thine enemy proportion of faith ;

hunger, feed him; if he thirst, Ý Or ministry, let us wait on give him drink: for in so doing our ministering: or he that thou shalt heap coals of fire on teacheth, on teaching:

his head. .8 Or he that exhorteth, on 21 Be not overcome of evil, exhortation : he that giveth, let but overcome evil with good. him do it with simplicity : he

CHAP. XIII. that ruleth, with diligence; he 1 Of subjection to magistrates....8 Love is that sheweth mercy, with cheer

Cohen a debt we always owe, and virtually con

taineth the whole law. 11 Against ğlutte fulness.

ny, &c. 9 Let love be without dissimu-IT ET every soul be subject lation. Abhor that which is evil; I unto the higher powers. cleave to that which is good. For there is no power but of

10 Be kindly affectioned one God: the powers that be, are to another with brotherly love ; ordained of God. in honour preferring one anoth- 2 Whosoever therefore resister;

eth the power, resisteth the oríl Not slothful in business ; dinance of God : and they that fervent in spirit; serving the resist shall receive to themselves Lord;

damnation. 12 Rejoicing in hope ; patient 3 For rulers are not a terror in tribulation; continuing in-to good works, but to the evil: slant in prayer;

Wilt thou then not be afraid of 13 Distributing to the necessi- the power ? do that which is ty of saints; given to hospitali- good, and thou shalt have praise ty.

of the same : 14 Bless them which perse- 4 For he is the minister of cute you ; bless, and curse not. God to thee for good. But if

15 Rejoice with them that do thou do that which is evil, be rejoice, and weep with them that afraid ; for he beareth not the weep.

sword in vain : for he is the min16 Be of the same mind one ister of God, a revenger to exe

high things, but condescend to evil. men of low estate. Be not 5 Wherefore ye must needs wise in your own conceits. be subject, not only for wrath,

17 Recompense to no man but also for conscience' sake, evil for evil. Provide things 6 For, for this cause pay ye honest in the sight of all men. tribute also : for they are God's

ministers, attending continually 2 For one believeth that he upon this very thing.

may eat all things ; another, who 7 Render therefore to all their is weak, eateth herbs. dues : tribute to whom tribute 3 Let not him that eateth, desis due; custom to whom cus- pise him that eateth not; and let tom; fear to whom fear; hon- not him which eateth not, judge our to whom honour.

him that eateth : for God hath 8 Oweno man any thing, but received him. to love one another : for he that 4 Who art thou that judgest loveth another hath fulfilled the another man's servant ? to his law,

own master he standeth or fall9 For this, Thou shalt not eth. Yea, he shall be holden up: commit adultery, Thou shalt not for God is able to make him kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou stand. shalt not bear false witness, 5 One man esteemeth one day Thou shalt not covet; and if above another : another esteemthere be any other commandment, eth every day alike. Let every it is briefly comprehended in this man be fully persuaded in his saying, namely, Thou shalt love own mind. ' thy neighbour as thyself. 16 He that regardeth the day,

10 Love worketh no ill to his regardeth it unto the Lord : and neighbour: therefore love is the he that regardeth not the day, to fulfilling of the law. .

the Lord he doth not regard it. 11 And that, knowing the He that eateth, eateth to the time, that now it is high time to Lord, for he giveth God thanks; awake out of sleep: for now is and he that eateth not, to the our salvation nearer than when Lord he eateth not, and giveth we believed.

God thanks. 12 The night is far spent, the 7 For none of us liveth to day is at hand: let us therefore himself, and no man dieth to cast off the works of darkness, hiniself. and let us put on the armour of 8 For whether we live, we

live unto the Lord; and whether 13 Let us walk honestly, as we die, we die unto the Lord : in the day: not in rioting and whether we live therefore, or die, drunkenness, not in chamber- we are the Lord's. ing and wantonness, not in strife 9 For to this end Christ both and envying,

died, and rose, and revived, that 14 But put ye on the Lord Je- he might be Lord both of the sus Christ, and make not provis-dead and living. ion for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts 10 But why dost thou judge thereof.

thy brother? or why dost thou CHAP. XIV.

set at nought thy brother? for we 1 How to treat a weak brother, and not to cen- shall all stand before the judgsure one another for things indifferent, &c. ment-seat of Christ. LTIM that is weak in the faith 11 For it is written, As I 11 receive ye, but not to doubt- live, saith the Lord, every knee sul disputations.

shall bow to me, and every

light.

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