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Chap. viii.

by hope. 16 The Spirit itself beareth of the Spirit, because he maketh witness with our spirit, that we intercession for the saints accordare the children of God: ing to the will of God. 17 And if children, then heirs; 28 And we know that all things heirs of God, and joint heirs with work together for good to them Christ if so be that we suffer that love God, to them who are with him, that we may be also the called according to his purpose. glorified together. 29 For whom he did foreknow,

18 For I reckon that the suffer- he also did predestinate to be conings of this present time, are not formed to the image of his Son, worthy to be compared with the that he might be the first-born aglory which shall be revealed in us. mong many brethren.

19 For the earnest expectation 30 Moreover, whom he did of the creature waiteth for the predestinate, them he also called; manifestation of the sons of God. and whom he called, them he also

20 For the creature was made justified; and whom he justified, subject to vanity, not willingly, them he also glorified.

but by reason of him who hath 31 What shall we then say to subjected the same in hope: these things? if God be for us, 21 Because the creature itself who can be against us?

also shall be delivered from the 32 He that spared not his own bondage of corruption, into the Son, but delivered him up for us glorious liberty of the children of all, how shall he not with him alGod. so freely give us all things? 22 For we know that the whole 33 Who shall lay any thing to creation groaneth and travaileth the charge of God's elect? It is in pain together until now. God that justifieth;

23 And not only they, but our- 34 Who is he that condemneth? selves also, which have the first-It is Christ that died, yea, rather fruits of the Spirit, even we our- that is risen again, who is even selves groan within ourselves, at the right hand of God, who alwaiting for the adoption, to wit, so maketh intercession for us. the redemption of our body.

35 Who shall separate us from 24 For we are saved by hope. the love of Christ? shall tribulatiBut hope that is seen is not hope: on, or distress, or persecution, or for what a man seeth, why doth famine, or nakedness, or peril, he yet hope for? or sword?

25 But if we hope for that we 36 (As it is written, For thy see not, then do we with patience sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the

wait for it.

26 Likewise the Spirit also slaughter.) helpeth our infirmities: for we 37 Nay, in all these things we know not what we should pray are more than conquerors, for as we ought; but the Spirit through him that loved us. itself maketh intercession for us 38 For I am persuaded, that with groanings which cannot be neither death, nor life, nor angels, uttered. nor principalities, nor powers, 27 And he that searcheth the nor things present, nor things to hearts knoweth what is the mind come,



on whom he will.

God hath mercy 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor of him that calleth,) other creature, shall be able 12 It was said unto her, The to separate us from the love of elder shall serve the younger. God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with

Paul's sorrow for the Jews. SAY the truth in Christ, I lie God? God forbid. not, my conscience also bear- 15 For he saith to Moses, I ing me witness in the Holy Ghost, will have mercy on whom I will 2 That I have great heaviness have mercy, and I will have comand continual sorrow in my heart. passion on whom I will have com3 For I could wish that myself passion.

were accursed from Christ, for my 16 So then, it is not of him that brethren, my kinsmen according willeth, nor of him that runneth, to the flesh: but of God that sheweth mercy.

4 Who are Israelites; to whom 17 For the scripture saith unto pertaineth the adoption, and the Pharaoh, Even for this same purglory, and the covenants, and the pose have I raised thee up, that giving of the law, and the service I might shew my power in thee, of God, and the promises; and that my name might be de5 Whose are the fathers, and clared throughout all the earth. of whom, as concerning the flesh, 18 Therefore hath he mercy on Christ came, who is over all, God whom he will have mercy, and blessed for ever. Amen. whom he will, he hardeneth.

6 Not as though the word of 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, God hath taken none effect. For Why doth he yet find fault? for they are not all Israel which are who hath resisted his will?

of Israel: 20 Nay but, O man, who art 7 Neither, because they are the thou that repliest against God? seed of Abraham, are they all chil-Shall the thing formed say to dren: but, in Isaac shall thy seed him that formed it, Why hast be called; thou made me thus?

8 That is, They which are the 21 Hath not the potter power children of the flesh, these are over the clay, of the same lump, not the children of God: but the to make one vessel unto honour, children of the promise are count- and another unto dishonour?

ed for the seed.

22 What if God, willing to shew 9 For this is the word of pro-bis wrath, and to make his power mise, At this time will I come, known, endured with much longand Sara shall have a son. suffering the vessels of wrath fitted

10 And not only this, but when to destruction: Rebecca also had conceived by 23 And that he might make one, even by our father Isaac, known the riches of his glory on

11 (For the children being not the vessels of mercy, which he yet born, neither having done had afore prepared unto glory, any good or evil, that the purpose 24 Even us, whom he hath of God, according to election called, not of the Jews only, but might stand, not of works, but also of the Gentiles?


Calling of the Gentiles.

Chap. x. Believers shall be saved.

25 As he saith also in Osee, Ithey have a zeal of God, but not will call them My people, which according to knowledge. were not my people; and her Be- 3 For they, being ignorant of loved, which was not beloved. God's righteousness, and going

26 And it shall come to pass, about to establish their own rightthat, in the place where it wasjeousness, have not submitted said unto them, Ye are not my themselves unto the righteousness people; there shall they be called, of God.

The children of the living God. 4 For Christ is the end of the 27 Esaias also crieth concern-law for righteousness to every one ing Israel, Though the number that believeth. of the children of Israel be as the 5 For Moses describeth the sand of the sca, a remnant shall righteousness which is of the law, be saved: That the man which doeth those 28 For he will finish the work, things shall live by them. and cut it short in righteousness; 6 But the righteousness which because a short work will the is of faith speaketh on this wise, Lord make upon the earth. Say not in thine heart, Who shall

29 And as Esaias said before, ascend into heaven? (that is, to Except the Lord of Sabaoth had bring Ch. ist down from above;) left us a seed, we had been as 7 Or, Who shall descend into Sodoma, and been made like un-the deep? (that is, to bring up to Gomorrha. Christ again from the dead :)

30 What shall we say then? 8 But what saith it? The word That the Gentiles, which follow-is nigh thee, cven in thy mouth, ed not after righteousness, have and in thy heart; that is, the attained to righteousness, even word of faith, which we preach; the righteousness which is of 9 That if thou shalt confess faith; with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,


31 But Israel, which followed and shalt believe in thine heart, after the law of righteousness, that God hath raised him from the hath not attained to the law of dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man be32 Wherefore? Because they lieveth unto righteousness, and sought it not by faith, but as it with the mouth confession is were by the works of the law made unto salvation. for they stumbled at that stumbling-stone;

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall

33 As it is written, Behold, Inot be ashamed.

lay in Sion a stumbling-stone, and 12 For there is no difference berock of offence: and whosoever tween the Jew and the Greek: believeth on him shall not be for the same Lord over all, is rich ashamed. unto all that call upon him.


13 For whosoever shall call upNo believer shall be confounded. on the name of the Lord, shall DRETHREN, my heart's de-be saved.

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sire and prayer to God for 14 How then shall they call on Israel is, that they might be saved. him in whom they have not belie2 For I bear them record, that ved? and how shall they believe

Not all Israel rejected,


some were elected. in him of whom they have notjaltars; and I am left alone, and heard? and how shall they hear they seek my life.

without a preacher?

4 But what saith the answer of

15 And how shall they preach God unto him? I have reserved except they be sent? as it is writ-to myself seven thousand men, ten, How beautiful are the feet of who have not bowed the knee to them that preach the gospel of the image of Baal.

peace, and bring glad tidings of 5 Even so then, at this present good things! time also there is a remnant ac16 But they have not all obey-cording to the election of grace. ed the gospel: for Esaias saith, 6 And if by grace, then is it no Lord, who hath believed our re-more of works: otherwise grace port? is no more grace. But if it be of

17 So then, faith cometh by works, then it is no more grace: hearing, and hearing by the word otherwise work is no more of God. work.

18 But I say, Have they not 7 What then? Israel hath not heard? Yes, verily, their sound obtained that which he seeketh went into all the earth, and their for; but the election hath obtainwords unto the ends of the ed it, and the rest were blinded; world. 8 (According as it is written,

19 But I say, Did not Israel God hath given them the spirit of know? First, Moses saith, I will slumber, eyes that they should provoke you to jealousy by them not see, and ears that they should that are no people, and by a fool-not hear) unto this day.

ish nation I will anger you.

9 And David saith, Let their 20 But Esaias is very bold, and table be made a snare, and a saith, I was found of them that trap, and a stumbling-block, and sought me not; I was made ma-a recompence unto them: nifest unto them that asked not af ter me.

10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

11 I say then, Have they stum

21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gain-bled that they should fall? God saying people.


Not all Israel rejected.

forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them

SAY then, Hath God cast to jealousy.


12 Now, if the fall of them be

For I also am an Israelite, of the the riches of the world, and the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of diminishing of them the riches of Benjamin. the Gentiles, how much more

2 God hath not cast away his their fulness? people which he foreknew. Wot 13 For I speak to you, Genye not what the scripture saith of tiles; inasmuch as I am the aposElias? how he maketh intercessi-tle of the Gentiles, I magnify on to God against Israel, saying, mine office;

3 Lord, they have killed thy 14 If by any means I may proprophets, and digged down thine voke to emulation them which are

The Gentiles cautioned

Chap, xii.

not to insult the Jews. my flesh, and might save some of ness in part is happened to Israel, them. until the fulness of the Gentiles be 15 For if the casting away of come in. them be the reconciling of the 26 And so all Israel shall be saworld, what shall the receiving of ved; as it is written, There shall them be, but life from the dead? come out of Sion the Deliverer, 16 For if the first-fruit be holy, and shall turn away ungodliness the lump is also holy; and if the from Jacob.

root be holy, so are the branches. 27 For this is my covenant unto 17 And if some of the branches them, when I shall take away be broken off, and thou, being a their sins.

wild olive-tree, wert grafted in 28 As concerning the gospel, among them, and with them par- they are enemies for your sakes: takest of the root and fatness of but as touching the election, they the olive-tree; are beloved for the fathers' sakes.

18 Boast not against the branch- 29 For the gifts and calling of es: but if thou boast, thou bear-God are without repentance, est not the root, but the root thee. 30 For as ye in times past have 19 Thou wilt say then, The not believed God, yet have now branches were broken off, that I obtained mercy through their unmight be graffed in. belief;

20 Well; because of unbelief 31 Even so have these also now they were broken off, and thou not believed, that through your standest by faith. Be not high-mercy they also may obtain merminded, but fear:


21 For if God spared not the 32 For God hath concluded natural branches, take heed lest he them all in unbelief, that he might also spare not thee. have mercy upon all.

22 Behold, therefore, the good- 33 O the depth of the riches ness and severity of God: on them both of the wisdom and knowwhich fell, severity; but toward ledge of God! how unsearchable thee, goodness, if thou continue are his judgments, and his ways in his goodness: otherwise thou past finding out!

also shalt be cut off.

23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graff ed in for God is able to graff them in again.

34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor ?

35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed 24 For if thou wert cut out of the unto him again?

olive-tree which is wild by nature, 36 For of him, and through and wert graffed contrary to na- him, and to him, are all things: ture into a good olive-tree; how to whom be glory for ever. Amen. much more shall these which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive-tree?


CHAP. XII. Pride forbidden. BESEECH you, therefore, 25 For I would not, brethren, brethren, by the mercies of that ye should be ignorant of this God, that ye present your bodies mystery, (lest ye should be wise a living sacrifice, holy, acceptain your own conceits,) that blind-ble unto God, which is your

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