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Righteousness of the Chap. x. law, and that of faith. law; for they stumbled at that ry 'Or, who shall descend instumbling-stone;j
to the deep? (that is, to bring 33 As it is written, Behold up Christ again from the dead:) I lay in Sion a stumbling-stone 8 But what saith it? The and rock of offence; and who- word is nigh thee, even in thy soever believeth on him shall mouth, and in thy heart; that not be ashamed.
is, the word of faith, which CHAP. X.
we preach; 1 The difference of the righ- 9 That if thou shalt con
teousness of the law and that fess with thy mouth the Lord of faith. 11 No believer Jesus, and shalt believe in shall be confounded, whether thine heart, that God hath Jew or Gentile.
raised him from the dead, thou BRETHREN, my heart's shalt be saved. desire and prayer to God for Is- 10 For with the heart man rael is,that they might be saved. believeth unto righteousness, 2 For I bear them record, that and with the mouth confession they have a zeal of God, but is made unto salvation. not according to knowledge. 11 For the scripture saith,
3 For they, being ignorant Whosoever believeth on him of God's righteousness, and go- shall not be ashamed. ing about to establish their 12 For there is no differown righteousness, have not ence between the Jew and the submitted themselves unto the Greek; for the same Lord righteousness of God.
over all is rich unto all that 4 For Christ is the end of call upon
him. the law for righteousness to 13 For whosoever shall call every one that believeth. upon the name of the Lord
5 For Moses describeth the shall be saved. righteousness which is of the 14 How then shall they call law, That the man which doeth on him in whom they have not those things shall live by them. believed ? And how shall they
6 But the righteousness believe in him of whom they which is of faith speaketh on have not heard? and how shall this wise, Say not in thine they hear without a preacher ? heart, Who shall ascend in- 15 And how shall they to heaven? (that is, to bring preach, except they be sent? Christ down from above :) as it is written, How beauti
ful are the feet of them that ; They stumbled at that stumblingo preach the Gospel of peace, stone, i.e. the Jews stumbled at Jesus and bring glad tidings of good ed him to be a great temporal mon- things! arch, whereas they found him only 16 But they have not all a teacher of religion.
obeyed the Gospel; for Esaias
Who shall be saved. Romans. All Israel not cast off. saith, Lord, who hath belier- 3 Lord, they have killed ed our report?
thy prophets, and digged down 17 So then, faith cometh by thine altars; and I am left hearing, and hearing by the alone, and they seek my life. word of God.
4 But what saith the answer 18 But I say, Have they not of God unto him: I have reheard ? Yes, verily, iheir served to myself seven thousound went into all the earth, sand men, who have not bowand their words unto the ends ed the knee to the image of of the world.
Baal. 19 But I say, Did not Israel 5 Even so then, at this preknow ? First, Moses saith, I sent time also there is a remwill provoke you to jealousy nant according to the election by them that are no people, of grace. and by a foolish nation I will 6 And if by grace, then is it anger you.
no more of works; otherwise 20 But Esaias is very bold, grace is no more grace. But and saith, I was found of them if it be of works, then it is no that sought me not; I was grace ;
otherwise work made manifest unto them that is no more work. asked not after me.
en What then? Israel hath 21 But to Israel he saith, not obtained that which he All day long I have stretched seeketh for; but the election forth my hands unto a diso- hath obtained it, and the rest bedient and gainsaying people. were blinded,c
8 (According as it is writСНАР. XI.
ten,d God hath given them the 1 God hath not cast off all is- spirit of slumber, eyes that
rael. 7 Some were elected, they should not see, and ears though the rest were harden- that they should not hear) un. ed. 18 The Gentiles may to this day. not boast.
9 And David saith,e Let I SAY then, Hath God cast their table be made a spare, away his people? God for- and a trap, and a stumbling bid.' For I also am an Israel. block, and a recompense unto ite, of the seed of Abraham, of them : the tribe of Benjamin.
10 Let their eyes be dark2 God hath not cast away ened, that they may not see, his people which he foreknew. and bow down their back alVot ye not a what the scrip- way. ture saith of Elias Pb how he maketh intercession to God
• Were blinded by their own evil against Israel, saying,
d As it is written, Isaiah xxix. 10, a Wot
ge not, know ye not ! Elias, Elijah. (1 Kings xix. 14.) e David saitb, Ps. Ixix. 22, 23.
and vi. 9.
must not boast. 11 I say then, Have they thou standest by faith. Be not stumbled that they should high-minded, but fear: fall? God forbid; but rather 21 For if God spared not through their fall salvation is the natural branches, take heed come unto the Gentiles, for to lest he also spare not thee. provoke them to jealousy. 22 Behold, therefore, the
12 Now, if the fall of them goodness and severity of God; be the riches of the world, and on them which fell, severity; the diminishing of them the but toward thee, goodness, if riches of the Gentiles; how thou continue in his goodness; much more their fulness? otherwise thou also shalt be -- 13 For I speak to you, Gen- cut off. tiles, in as much as I am the 23 And they also, if they apostle of the Gentiles, I mag. abide not still in unbelief, shaft nify mine office;
be graffed in; for God is able 14 If by any means I may to graff them in again. provoke to emulation them 24 For if thou wert cut out which are my flesh, and might of the olive-tree, which is wild save some of them.
by nature, and wert graffed 15 For if the casting away contrary to nature into a good of them be the reconciling of olive-tree; how much more the world, what shall the re- shall these, which be the naceiving of them be, but life tural branches, be graffed into from the dead?
their own olive-tree ? 16 For if the first-fruit be 25 For I would not, breth holy, the lump is also holy; ren, that ye should be ignorant and if the root be holy, so are of this mystery, (lest ye should the branches.
be wise in your own conceits,) 17 And if some of the branch- that blindness in part is hapes be broken off, and thou, be- pened to Israel, until the ful. ing a wild olive-tree, wert ness of the Gentiles be come in. graffed in among them, and 26 And so all Israel shall with them partakest of the be saved as it is written, f root and fatness of the olive- There shall come out of Sion
the Deliverer, and shall turn 18 Boast not against the away ungodliness from Jacob. branches; but if thou boast, 27 For
this is my covenant thou bearest not the root, but unto them, when I shall take the root thee.
away their sins. 19 Thou wilt say then, The 28 As concerning the Gospel, branches were broken off, that they are enemies for your sakes ; I might be graffed in.
but as touching the election, 20 Well; becanse of unbelief they were broken off, and f As it is written, Isa. lix. 20,
God's judgments unsearch. Romans. able. Love recommended. they are beloved for the fa- ceptable unto God, which is thers' sakes.
your reasonable service. 29 For the gifts & calling of 2 And be not conformed to God are without repentance.go this world ; but be transformed
30 For as ye in times past by the renewing of your mind, have not believed God, yet have that ye may prove what is that now obtained merey through good, and acceptable, and pertheir unbelief;
fect will of God. 31 Even so have these also 3 For I say,through the grace now not believed, that through given unto me, to every man your mercy they may obtain that is among you, not to think mercy.
of himself more highly than he 32 For God hath concluded ought to think ; but to think them all in unbelief, that he soberly, according as God hath might have mercy upon all. dealt to every man the mea
33 0 the depth of the riches sure of faith. both of the wisdom and knowl. 4 For as we have many memedge of God! how unsearcha- bers in one body, and all ble are his judgments, and his bers have not the same office ; ways past finding out!
5 So we, being many, are 34 For who hath known the one body in Christ, and every mind of the Lord? or who hath one members one of another. been his counsellor?
6 Having then gifts differ35 Or who hath first given ing according to the grace
that to him, and it shall be recom- is given to us, whether prophepensed unto him again? cy, let us prophesy according
36 For of him, and through to the proportion of faith ; him, and to him, are all things; 7 Or ministry, let us wait on to whom be glory for ever. our ministering; or he that Amen.
teacheth, on teaching;
8 Or he that exhorteth, on CHAP. XII.
exhortation; he that giveth, i God's mercies must move us let him do it with simplicity;
to please God. 19 Revenge is he that raleth, with diligence specially forbidden.
he that sheweth
mercy, I BESEECH you, there- cheerfulness. fore, brethren, by the mercies of 9 Let love be without disGod, that ye present your
bod- simulation. Abhor that which ies a living sacrifice, holy, ac- is evil; cleave to that which
is good. g The gifts and calling, &c. Of the blessings, which God bestowed on
10 Be kindly affectioned one Abraham and his seed, and his calling,
to another with brotherly love; or making them his people, God wil in honour preferring one anonot repente
Love the fulfilling
of the law, fc. 11 Not slothful in business; 21 Be not overcome of evil, fervent in spirit; serving the but overcome evil with good. Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope ; pa
CHAP. XIII. tient in tribulation ; continu- 1 Of duties to magistrates. 8 ing instant in prayer;
Love is the fulfilling of the 13 Distributing to the ne- law. 11 Against gluttony, cessity of saints; given to hos- drunkenness, and the works pitality.
of darkness. 14 Bless them which perse- LET every soul be subject cute you; Bless, and curse not. unto the higher powers; for
15 Rejoice with them that there is no power but of God; do rejoice, and weep with them the powers that be, are ordain
ed of God. 16 Be of the same mind one 2 Whosoever, therefore, retoward another. Mind not sisteth the power, resisteth the high things, but condescend to ordinance of God; and they men of low estate. Be not that resist shall receive to wise in your own conceits. themselves damnation;
17 Recompense to no man 3 For rulers are not a terevil for evil. Provide things ror to good works, but to the honest in the sight of all men. evil. Wilt thou then not be
18 If it be possible, as much afraid of the power? Do that as lieth in you, live peaceably which is good, and thou shalt with all men.
have praise of the same : 19 Dearly beloved, avenge 4 For he is the minister of not yourselves, but rather give God to thee for good. But if place unto wrath za for it is thou do that which is evil, be written, Vengeance is mine; afraid; for he beareth not the I will repay, saith the Lord. sword in vain ; for he is the
20 Therefore, if thine ene- minister of God, a revenger to my langer, feed him; if he execute wrath upon him, that thirst, give him drink; for in doeth evil. so doing thou shalt heap coals 5 Wherefore ye must needs of fire on his head.b
be subject, not only for wrath, 4. Rather give place unto wrath, but also for conscience sake. yield to the wrath of your enemies,
6 For, for this cause pay without opposing it, or leave them to ye tribute also; for they are the wrath of God, whose prerogative God's ministers, attending conalone it is, to repay.
tinually upon this very thing. 6. Thou shalt beap coals of fire on bis kead; for in so doing, thou wilt sof
✓ Render, therefore, to all ten him by thy kindness, and make
their dues; tribute, to whom him lay down the enmity, which he
tribute is due; custom, to bears to thee.
whom custom ; fear, to whoin fear; honour, to whom honour.