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30 Seeing it is one God which || for we say that faith was reckshall justify the circumcision oned to Abraham for righteousby faith, and uncircumcision ness. through faith.

10 How was it then reckoned? 31 Do we then make void the when he was in circumcision, law through faith? God forbid; or in uncircumcision ? Not in yea, we establish the law.

circumcision, but in uncircum

cision. CHAP. IV.

11 And he received the sign

of circumcision, a seal of the ABRAHAM'S FAITH AC

righteousness of the faith which

be bad, yet being uncircumcisWHAT shall we then say, ed; that he might be the father that Abraham our father, as of all them that believe, though pertaining to the flesh, hath they be not circumcised, that found?

righteousness might be imputed 2 For if Abraham were justi- unto them also; fied by works, he hath whereof 12 And the father of circumto glory, but not before God. cision to them who are not of

3 For what saith the scripture the circumcision only; but who Abraham believed God, and it also walk in the steps of that was counted unto him for right- faith of our father Abraham, eousness.

which he had, being yet uncir4 Now to him that worketh, ll cumcised. is the reward not reckoned of 13 For the promise that he grace, but of debt.

should be the heir of the world, 5 But to him that worketh not, I was not to Abraham, or to his but believeth on him that justi- seed, through the law, but fieth the ungodly, his faith is through the righteousness of counted for righteousness. faith.

6 Even as David also describ- 14 For if they which are of eth the blessedness of the man, the law, be heirs, faith is made unto whom God imputeth right-void, and the promise made of eousness without works,

none effect: 7 Saying, Blessed are they 15 Because the law worketh whose iniquities are forgiven, wrath: for where no law is, and whose sins are covered. there is no transgression.

8 Blessed is the man to whom 16 Therefore it is of faith, that the Lord will not impute sin. it might be by grace; to the end

9 Cometh this blessedness then the promise might be sure to all upon the circumcision only, or the seed; not to that only which upon the uncircumcision also ? is of the law, but to that also

SIN AND DEATH CAME BY

ADAM.

which is of the faith of Abra

CHAP. V. ham, who is the father of us all.

17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many na- THEREFORE, being justitions,) before him whom he fied by faith, we have peace believed, even God, who quick with God, through our Lord eneth the dead, and calleth those Jesus Christ: things which be not as though 2 By whom also we have acthey were:

cess by faith into this grace 18 Who against hope believ- wherein we stand, and rejoice in ed in hope, that he might be hope of the glory of God. come the father of many na- 3 And not only so, but we glotions; according to that which ry in tribulations also ; knowwas spoken, So shall thy seeding that tribulation worketh be.

patience; 19 And, being not weak in 4 And patience, experience; faith, he considered not his own and experience, hope: body now dead, when he was 5 And hope maketh not ashamabout an hundred years old, ed; because the love of God is neither yet the deadness of Sa- shed abroad in our hearts by ra's womb :

the Holy Ghost, which is given 20 He staggered not at the pro- unto us. mise of God through unbelief; 6 For when we were yet withbut was strong in faith, giving out strength, in due tinie, Christ glory to God.

died for the ungodly. 21 And being fully persuaded, 7 For scarcely for a righteous that what he had promised, he man will one die; yet peradvenwas able also to perform. ture for a good man some would

22 And therefore it was im- even dare to die. puted to him for righteous- 8 But God commendeth his

love toward us, in that, while 23 Now, it was not written for we were yet sinners, Christ his sake alone, that it was im- died for us. puted to him;

9 Much more then, being now 24 But for us also, to whom it justified by his blood, we shall shall be imputed, if we believe be saved from wrath through on him that raised up Jesus our him. Lord from the dead;

.10 For if, when we were ene25 Who was delivered for our mies, we were reconciled to offences, and was raised again God by the death of his Son; for our justification.

much more, being reconciled,

ness.

we shall be saved by his life. on all men to condemnation;

11 And not only so, but we even so by the righteousness of also joy in God through our one, the free gift came upon all Lord Jesus Christ, by whom men unto justification of life. we have now received the atone- 19 For as by one man's disoment.

bedience, many were made sin12 Wherefore, as by one man, ners; so, by the obedience of sin entered into the world, and one, shall many be made rightdeath by sin; and so death pass

pass- || eous. ed upon all men, for that all 20 Moreover, the law entered, have sinned:

that the offence might abound; 13 (For until the law, sin was but where sin abounded, grace in the world : but sin is not im- did much more abound; puted when there is no law.) 21 That as sin hath reigned 1 14 Nevertheless, death reigned unto death, even so might grace from Adam to Moses, even reign through righteousness over them that had not sinned unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ after the similitude of Adam's | our Lord. transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

CHAP. VI. 15 But not as the offence, so

DYING TO SIN. also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one, ma- WHAT shall we say then ? ny be dead, much more the Shall we continue in sin, that grace of God, and the gift by grace may abound? grace, which is by one man,

2 God forbid : how shall we, Jesus Christ, hath abounded that are dead to sin, live any unto many:

longer therein 16 And not as it was by one 3 Know ye not, that so many that sinned, so is the gift: for of us as were baptized into the judgment was by one to Jesus Christ, were baptized incondemnation ; but the free gift to his death? is of many offences unto justi- 4 Therefore we are buried fication.

with him by baptism into death; 17 For if by one man's offence, that, like as Christ was raised death reigned by one; much up from the dead by the glory more they which receive abun- of the Father, even so we also dance of grace, and of the gifts should walk in newness of life. of righteousness, shall reign in 5 For if we have been planted life by one, Jesus Christ:) together in the likeness of his · 18 Therefore, as by the of death, we shall be also in the fence of one, judgment came up- | likeness of his resurrection:

VOL. IV.

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6 Knowing this, that our old || whom ye obey; whether of sin man is crucified with him, that unto death, or of obedience unthe body of sin might be des. to righteousness? troyed, that henceforth 17 But God be thanked, that should not serve sin.

ye were the servants of sin: but 7 For he that is dead is freed ye have obeyed from the heart from sin.

that form of doctrine which was 8 Now, if we be dead with delivered you. Christ, we believe that we shall 18 Being then made free from also live with him:

sin, ye became the servants of 9 Knowing that Christ, being righteousness. raised from the dead, dieth no 19 I speak after the manner of more; death hath no more do- men, because of the infirmity of minion over him.

your flesh: for as ye have yield10 For in that he died, he died | ed your members servants to unto sin once; but in that he uncleanness and to iniquity, liveth, he liveth unto God. unto iniquity ; even so now

11 Likewise reckon ye also yield your members servants to yourselves to be dead indeed righteousness, unto holiness. unto sin, but alive unto God 20 For when ye were the serthrough Jesus Christ our Lord. vants of sin, ye were free from

12 Let not sin, therefore, reign righteousness. in your mortal body, that ye 21 What fruit had ye then in should obey it in the lusts those things whereof ye are now thereof:

ashamed? for the end of those 13 Neither yield ye your mem- things is death. bers as instruments of unright- 22 But now, being made free eousness unto sin: but yield from sin, and become servants yourselves unto God, as those to God, ye have your fruit unthat are alive from the dead, and to holiness, and the end everyour members as instruments lasting life. of righteousness unto God. 23 For the wages of sin is

14 For sin shall not have do- death : but the gift of God is minion over you : for ye are not eternal life, through Jesus Christ under the law, but under grace. our Lord.

. 15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the

CHAP. VII. law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 Know ye not, that to whom KNOW ye not, brethren, (for ye yield yourselves servants to I speak to them that know the obey, his servants ye are to law,) how that the law hath do

THE LAW NOT SIN.

minion over a man as long as he || in me all manner of concupisliveth?

cence. For without the law, , 2 For the woman which hath sin was dead. an husband is bound by the 9 For I was alive without the law to ber husband so long as law once: but when the comhe liveth: but if the husband mandment came, sin revived, be dead, she is loosed from the and I died. law of ber husband,

10 And the commandment 3 So then, if while her hus- which was ordained to life, I band liveth, she be married to found to be unto death. another man, she shall be called 11 For sin, taking occasion by an adulteress: but if her hus. the commandment, deceived band be dead, she is free from me, and by it slew me. that law; so that she is no adul- 12 Wherefore the law is holy, teress, though she be married and the commandment holy, to another man.

and just, and good. 4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye 13 Was then that which is also are become dead to the good made death unto me? God law by the body of Christ; that forbid. But sin, that it might ye should be married to another, appear sin, working death in me even to him who is raised from by that which is good, that sin the dead, that we should bring by the commandment might beforth fruit unto God.

come exceeding sinful. · 5 For when we were in the 14 For we know that the law is flesh, the motions of sins, which | spiritual: but I am carnal, sold were by the law, did work in | under sin. our members to bring forth 15 For that which I do, I allow fruit unto death.

not: for what I would, that do 6 But now we are delivered | I not; but what I hate, that from the law, that being dead do I. wherein we were held; that we 16 If then I do that which I should serve in newness of would not, I consent unto the spirit, and not in the oldness of law that it is good. the letter.

17 Now then, it is no more 7 What shall we say then? Is I that do it, but sin that dwellthe law sin? God forbid. Nay, eth in me. I had not known sin but by the 18 For I know, that in me law; for I had not known lust, || (that is in my flesh) dwelleth no except the law had said, Thou | good thing: for to will is preshalt not covet.

sent with me; but how to per8 But sin, taking occasion by form that which is good, I find the commandment, wrought || not.

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