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of the flash, good made death unto me? 24 O wretched man that I God forbid. But sin, that it am! who shall deliver me might appear sin, working from the body of this death ? death in me by that which is 25 I thank God,b through good; that sin by the com- Jesus Christ our Lord. So mandment might become ex- then with the mind I myself ceeding sinful.

serve the law of God, but with. 14 For we know that the the flesh the law of sin. law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin.

CHAP. VIII. 15 For that which I do, I 1 Who are free from condemallow not; for what I would, nation. 5, 13 What harın that do I not; but what I cometh of the flesh, 6, 14 hate, that do I.

and what good of the Spi16 If then I do that which rit, 17 and what of being I would not, I consent unto the God's children. law, that it is good.

THERE is, therefore, now 17 Now then it is no more

condemnation to them, I, that do it, but sin that which are in Christ Jesus, who dwelleth in me.

walk not after the flesh, but 18 For I know that in me after the Spirit. (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth 2 For the law of the Spirit no good thing; for to will is of life in Christ Jesus, hath present with me; but how to made me free from the law of perform that which is good, I sin and death. find not.a

2: For what the law could 19 For the good that I would; not do, in that it was weak I do not; but the evil which I through the flesh, God sending would not, that I do.

his own Son in the likeness of 20 Now, if I do that I would sinful flesh, and for sin connot, it is no more I that do it, demned sin in the flesh; but sin that dwelleth in me. 4 That the righteousness of

21. I find then a law, that, the law might be fulfilled in when I would do good, evil is us, who walk not after the present with me.

flesh, but after the Spirit. 22 For I delight in the law 5 For they that are after of God after the inward man. the flesh, do mind the things

23. But I see another law in of the flesh; but they that are my members warring against after the Spirit, the things of the law of my mind, and bring. the Spirit. ing me into captivity to the 6 For to be carnally mindlaw of sin, which is in my ed is death; but to be spiritumembers.

6 I thank God, that I am delivered. a I find not easy:

through Jesus Christ our Lord..

and of the Spirit.

Chap. viii.

Of God's children. ally minded is life and peace; heirs; heirs of God, and joint:

Because the carnal mind heirs with Christ; if so be that is enmity against God; for we suffer with him,that we may it is not subject to the law of be also glorified together. God, neither indeed can be. 18 For I reckon, that the

8 So then they that are in sufferings of this present time the flesh, cannot please God. are not worthy to be compared

9 But ye are not in the flesh, with the glory, which shall be but in the Spirit, if so be that revealed in us. the Spirit of God dwell in you.

19 For the earnest expectaNow, if any man have not the tion of the creature waiteth Spirit of Christ, he is none of for the manifestation of the his.

sons of God. 10 And if Christ be in you,

20 For the creature was the body is dead because of made subject to vanity, not sin; but the Spirit is life be- willingly, but by reason of cause of righteousness. him, who hath subjected the

11 But if the Spirit of him, same in hope; that raised


Jesus from the 21 Because the creature itdead, dwell in you, he that self also shall be delivered raised up Christ from the from the bondage of corrupdead, shall also quicken your tion into the glorions liberty of mortal bodies by his Spirit, the children of God. that dwelleth in you.

22 For we know that the 12 Therefore, brethren, we whole creation groaneth and are debtors, not to the flesh to travaileth in pain together unlive after the flesh.

til now: 13 For if ye live after the 23 And not only they, but flesh

ye shall die: but if ye ourselves also, which have the through the Spirit do mortify first-fruits of the Spirit, even the deeds of the body, ye shall we ourselves groan within ourlive.

selves, waiting for the adop14 For as many as are led tion, to wit, the redemption of by the Spirit of God, they are

our body. the Sons of God.

24 For we are saved by 15 For ye have not receive hope;a but hope that is seen ed the spirit of bondage again is not hope ; for what a man to fear; but ye have received seeth why doth he yet hope for? the Spirit of adoption, where- 25 But if we hope for that by we cry, Abba, Father. we see not, then do we with

16 The Spirit itself beareth patience wait for it. witness with our spirit, that 26 Likewise the Spirit also we are the children of God : helpeth our infirmities; for

17 And if children, then a We are saved in hope.

Of election, g'c.

Romans. God's love to mankind. we know not what we should

33 Who shall separate us pray for as we ought; but the from the love of Christ? shall Spirit itself maketh interces- tribulation, or distress, or persion for us with groanings secution, or famine, or nakedwhich cannot be uttered.

ness, or peril, or sword ? 27 And he that searcheth 35 (As it is written, For thy the hearts knoweth what is sake we are killed all the day the mind of the Spirit, because long; we are accounted as he maketh intercession for the sheep for the slaughter.) saints according to the will of 37 Nay, in all these things God.

we are more than conquerors 28 And we know that all , through him that loved us. things work together for good 38 For I am persuaded, that to them that love God, to them neither death, nor life, nor anwho are the called according gels, nor principalities, nor to his purpose.

powers, nor things present, 29 For whom he did fore- nor things to come, know, he also did predestinate 39 Nor height, nor depth, to be conformed to the image of nor any other creature, shall hisSon, that he might be the first be able to separate us from the born among many brethren. love of God, which is in Christ

30 Moreover, whom he did Jesus our Lord. predestinate, them he also call. ed; and whom he called, them

CHAP. IX. he also justified; and whom he 1 Paul's sorrow for the Jews. justified, them he also glorified. ry All Abraham's seed were

31 What shall we then say not the children of the promto these things ? If God be for ise. 25 The calling of the us, who can be against us ? Gentiles, and rejection of the

32 He that spared not his own Jews. Son,but delivered him


I SAY the truth in Christ, all, how shall he not with him I lie not, my conscience also also freely give us all things ? bearing me witness in the Ho

33 Who shall lay any thing ly Ghost, to the charge of God's elect? 2 That I have great heaviIt is God that justifieth ; ness and continual sorrow in

3+ Who is he that condemn- my heart. eth Pb It is Christ that died, 3 For I could wish that my. yea rather, that is risen again, self were accursed a from who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh inter

a Accursed; this word might with cession for us.

propriety be translated separated ; &

the verse be thus rendered : For I 6 Who is be that condemneth ? since could wish myself separated, or cut it is Christ that died, or rather is off by death, from the visible church risen and maketh intercession for us. of Christ, instead of my brethren the

for us

Of Abraham's seed.

Chap. ix.

The Gentiles called. Christ for my brethren, my not yet born, neither having kinsmen according to the flesh: done any good or evil, that the

4 Who are Israelites; to purpose of God according to whom pertaineth the adoption, election might stand not of and the glory, and the cove- works, but of him that calleth,) nants, and the giving of the 12 It was said unto her, The law, and the service of God, elder shall serve the younger. and the promises ;

13 As it is written, Jacob 5 Whose are the fathers, have I loved, but Esau have I and of whork, as concerning hated. the flesh, Christ came, who is 14 What shall we say then ? over all, God blessed for ever. Is there unrighteousness with Amen.

God ? God forbid. 6 Not as though the word 15 For he saith to Moses, I of God hath taken none effect will have mercy on whom I For they are not all Israel, will have mercy, and I wi!! which are of Israel ;

have compassion on whom I Neither, because they are will have compassion. the seed of Abraham, are they 16 So then it is not of him all children; but, in Isaac that willeth, nor of him that shall thy seed be called : runneth, but of God that shew

8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these 17 For the scripture saith are not the children of God; unto Pharaoh, Even for this but the children of the promise same purpose have I raisare counted for the seed.

ed thee up,

that I might 9 For this is the word of shew my power in thee, and promise, At this time will I that my name might be declarcome, and Sarah shall have a

ed throughout all the earth.

18 Therefore hath he mer. 10 And not only this; but cy on whom he will have merwhen Rebecca also had con- cy, and whom he will he hardceived by one, even by our fa- eneth.b ther Isaac,

6 He bardenetb ; This and the like 11 (For the children being expressions in the Bible may be un

derstood to mean only, that God, by Jews. This strong expression was exercising patience and long-sufferdrawn from St. Paul, by the con- ing towards persons or nations, alsideration, that the Jews, a people lows them an opportunity to harden so long favoured with distinguished themselves. Thus God by his merprivileges, of which some are men- cy and forbearance only can ever be tioned in the 4th and sth verses, said to harden the hearts of men... were, for their unbelief and obstina. The 22d verse not only justifies, but cy, about to be visited with heavy proves the correctness of this exjudgments, and to be rejected of God. planation.

eth mercy


The Jews rejected. Romans. Christ the end of the law.

19 Thou wilt say then unto not my people; there shall me, Why doth he yet find they. be called the children of fault ? for who hath resisted the living God. his will ?

27 Esaias e also crieth con20 Nay but, 0 man, who cerning Israel, Though the art thou that repliest against number of the children of IsGod ? shall the thing formed rael be as the sand of the sea, say to him that formed it, a remnant shall be saved: Why hast thou made me thus 28 For he will finish the

21 Hath not the potter work, and cut it short in rightpower over the clay, of the


a short same lump to make one ves- work will the Lord make upsel unto honour, and another on the earth. unto dishonour ?

29 And, as Esaias said be22 What if God, willing to fore,

f Except the Lord of sabshew his wrath, and to make aothg had left us a seed, we his power known, endured had been as Sodoma, and been with much long-suffering the made like unto Gomorrha.h vessels of wrath fitted to des- 30 What shall we say then? truction;

That the Gentiles, which fol23 And that he might make lowed not after righteousness,i known the riches of his glory have attained to righteouson the vessels of mercy, which ness, even the righteousness he had afore prepared unto which is of faith : glory,

31 But Israel, which fol24 Even us whom he hath lowed after the law of rightcalled, not of the Jews only, cousness, hath not attained to but also of the Gentiles ? the law of righteousness.

25 As he saith also in Osee,c 32 Wherefore ? Because I will call them my people,d they sought it not by faith, but which were not my people; as it were by the works of the and her Beloved, which was not beloved. 26 And it shall come to

e Esaias, Isaiah x. 22.

of Esaias, Isaiah i.9. pass, that in the place where

g Sabaoth, hosts.

The original it was said unto them, Ye are Hebrew word signifies sun, moon,

and stars, and also the angels. Osee, Hosea i. 10 & 11, 23.

b Sodoma and Gomorrba: see Matt. d Gall them my people, I will call

Being as Sodom and Gothe Gentiles my people, which were morrha means, wholly destroyed. formerly not my people,&c. St. Paul is i Which followed not after righhere showing, that according to the teousness : i.e. the Gentiles, who forprophecies in the Old Testament, the merly had no knowledge of Christ, Gentiles were to be admitted to the or expectation of pardon & salvation privileges of the church of Christ. by him,

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