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bow to me, and every tongue || any thing whereby thy brother shall confess to God.
stumbleth, or is offended, or is 12 So then, every one of us made weak. shall give account of himself to
22 Hast thou faith? have it to God.
thyself before God. Happy is he 13 Let us not, therefore, judge that condemneth not himself one another any more: but in that thing which he allow. judge this rather, that no man eth. put a stumbling-block, or an 23 And he that doubteth is occasion to fall, in his brother's damned if he eat, because he way.
eateth not of faith: for whatso14 I know, and am persuaded ever is not of faith is sin. by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but
CHAP. XV. to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 But if thy brother be griev
WE then that are strong ed with thy meat, now walkest ought to bear the infirmities of thou not charitably. Destroy the weak, and not to please ournot him with thy meat, for whom selves. Christ died.
2 Let every one of us please 16 Let not then your good be his neighbour for his good, to evil spoken of:
edification. 17 For the kingdom of God is 3 For even Christ pleased not not meat and drink ; but righte- himself; but, as it is written, ousness, and peace, and joy in The reproaches of them that the Holy Ghost.
reproached thee, fell on me. 18 For he that in these things 4 For whatsoever things were serveth Christ, is acceptable written afore-time, were written to God, and approved of for ourlearning, that we, through
patience and comfort of the scrip19 Let us, therefore, follow tures, might have hope. after the things which make for 5 Now, the God of patience peace, and things wherewith and consolation grant you to be one may edify another.
like minded one toward ano. 20 For meat destroy not the ther, according to Christ Jework of God. All things indeed are pure ; but it is evil for that 6 That ye may with one mind man who eateth with offence. and one mouth glorify God, 21 It is good neither to eat even the Father of our Lord flesh, nor to drink wine, nor Jesus Christ.
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7 Wherefore receive ye one 16 That I should be the mi. another, as Christ also received nister of Jesus Christ to the us, to the glory of God.
Gentiles, ministering the gos8 Now I say that Jesus Christ pel of God, that the offering-up was a minister of the circum- of the Gentiles might be acceptcision for the truth of God, to able, being sanctified by the confirm the promises made unto Holy Ghost. the fathers;
17 I have, therefore, whereof 9 And that the Gentiles might I may glory through Jesus glorify God for his mercy; as Christ in those things which it is written, For this cause Ipertain to God. will confess to thee ainong
the 18 For I will not dare to speak Gentiles, and sing unto thy of any of those things which
Christ hath not wrought by me, 10 And again he saith, Re- to make the Gentiles obedient, joice, ye Gentiles, with his peo- | by word and deed, ple.
19 Through mighty signs and 11 And again, Praise the Lord, wonders, by the power of the all ye Gentiles; and laud him, Spirit of God; so that from all ye people.
Jerusalem, and round about 12 And again Esaias saith, unto Illyricum, I have fully There shall be a root of Jesse ; preached the gospel of Christ. and he that shall rise to reign 20 Yea, so have I strived to over the Gentiles, in him shall preach the gospel, not where the Gentiles trust.
Christ was named, lest I should 13 Now, the God of hope fill build upon another man's founyou with all joy and peace indation: believing, that ye may abound 21 But, as it is written, To in hope, through the power of whom he was not spoken of, the Holy Ghost.
they shall see : and they that 14 And I myself also am per- have not heard, shall undersuaded of you, my brethren, stand. that ye also are full of goodness,
22 For which cause also, I filled with all knowledge, able have been much hindered from also to admonish one ano- coming to you. ther.
23 But now, having no more 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I place in these parts, and havkave written the more boldlying a great desire these many unto you in some sort, as put- years to come unto you; ting you in mind, because of 24 Whensoever í take my the grace that is given to me of journey into Spain, I will come God.
to you: for I trust to see you
in my journey,and to be brought
33 Now the God of peace be on my way thitherward by you,
all. Amen. if first I be somewhat filled with your company.
CHAP. XVI. 25 But now I go unto Jeru
PAUL'S SALUTATIONS. salem to minister unto the saints.
I COMMEND unto you, 26 For it hath pleased them of Phebe, our sister, which is a Macedonia and Achaia, to make servant of the church, which is a certain contribution for the at Cenchrea; poor saints, which are at Jeru- 2 That ye receive her in the salem.
Lord, as becometh saints: and 27 It hath pleased them verily, that ye assist her in whatsoever and their debtors they are. For business she hath need of you; if the Gentiles have been made for she hath been a succourer partakers of their spiritual of many, and of myself also.
3 nister unto them in carnal my helpers in Christ Jesus; things.
4 Who have for my life laid 28 When, therefore, I have | down their own necks : unto performed this, and have sealed whom not only I give thanks, to them this fruit, I will come but also all the churches of the by you into Spain.
Gentiles. 29 And I am sure, that when 5 Likewise greet the church I come unto you, I shall come that is in their house. Salute in the fulness of the blessing of my well-beloved Epenetus, who the gospel of Christ.
is the first-fruits of Achaia unto 30 Now I beseech you, bre- || Christ. thren, for the Lord Jesus 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed Christ's sake, and for the love much labour on us. of the Spirit, that ye strive to. 7 Salute Andronicus and Junia gether with me in your prayers my kinsmen, and my fellowto God for me;
prisoners, who are of note 31 That I may be delivered among the apostles, who also from them that do not believe were in Christ before me. in Judea; and that my service 8 Greet Amplias, my beloved which I have for Jerusalem, in the Lord. may be accepted of the saints; 9 Salute Urbane, our helper in
32 That I may come unto you Christ,and Stachys, my beloved. with joy by the will of God, 10 Salute Apelles approved in and may with you be refresh- Christ. Salute them which are ed.
of Aristobulus' household.
11 Salute Herodion my kins- 20 And the God of peace shall man. Greet them that be of the bruise Satan under your feet household of Narcissus, which shortly. The grace of our Lord are in the Lord.
Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. 12 Salute Tryphena and Try. 21 Timotheus my work-felphosa, who labour in the Lord. low, and Lucius, and Jason, Salute the beloved Persis, which and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salaboured much in the Lord.
lute you. 13 Salute Rufus chosen in the 22 (I Tertius, who wrote this Lord, and his mother, and mine. epistle, salute you in the Lord.)
14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, 23 Gaius mine host, and of Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the whole church, saluteth you. the brethren which are with Erastus the chamberlain of the them.
city, saluteth you, and Quartus 15 Salute Philologus, and Ju- a brother. lia, Nereus, and his sister, and 24 The grace of our Lord JeOlympas, and all the saints sus Christ be with you all. which are with them.
Amen. 16 Salute one another with an 25 Now to him that is of powholy kiss.
The churches of er to stablish you according to Christ salute you.
my gospel, and the preaching 17 Now I beseech you, bre- of Jesus Christ, (according to thren, mark them which cause the revelation of the mystery, divisions and offences, contrary which was kept secret since the to the doctrine which ye have world began, learned: and avoid them.
26 But now is made manifest, 18 For they that are such and by the scriptures of the proserve not our Lord Jesus Christ, phets, according to the combut their own belly ; and by mandment of the everlasting good words and fair speeches, God, made known to all nations, deceive the hearts of the sim- for the obedience of faith,) ple.
27 To God only wise, be glory 19 For your obedience is come through Jesus Christ for ever. abroad unto all men. I am glad, Amen. therefore, on your behalf : but Written to the Romans from yet I would have you wise unto Corinthus, and sent by Phebe, that which is good, and simple servant of the church at Cen. concerning evil.
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE,
TO THE CORINTHIANS.
THE WISDOM OF GOD.
of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
10 Now I beseech you, brePAUL, called to be an apos-thren, by the name of our Lord tie of Jesus Christ through the Jesus Christ, that ye all speak will of God, and Sosthenes our the same thing, and that there brother,
be no divisions among you; 2 Unto the church of God but that ye be perfectly joined which is at Corinth, to them together in the same mind, and that are sanctified in Christ Je- || in the same judgment. sus, called to be saints, with all 11 For it hath been declared that in every place call upon the unto me of you, my brethren, name of Jesus Christ our Lord, by them which are of the house both theirs and ours:
of Chloe, that there are conten3 Grace be unto you, and | tions among you. peace from God our Father, and 12 Now this I say, that every from the Lord Jesus Christ. one of you saith, I am of Paul,
4 I thank my God always on and I of Apollos, and I of Ceyour behalf, for the grace of phas, and I of Christ. God which is given you by Je
13 Is Christ divided ? was sus Christ;
Paul crucified for you? or were 5 That in every thing ye are ye baptized in the name of enriched by him, in all utter- | Paul? ance, and in all knowledge : 14 I thank God that I baptiz
6 Even as the testimony of ed none of you, but Crispus Christ was confirmed in you: and Gaius:
7 So that ye come behind in 15 Lest any should say, that I no gift; waiting for the coming had baptized in mine own name. of our Lord Jesus Christ : 16 And I baptized also the
8 Who shall also confirm you household of Stephanas: beunto the end, that ye may be sides, I know not whether I blameless in the day of our baptized any other. Lord Jesus Christ.
17 For Christ sent me not 9 God is faithful, by whom yeto baptize, but to preach the were called unto the fellowship gospel : not with wisdom of