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except they be sent? as it is people which he foreknew. written, How beautiful are the Wot ye not what the scripture feet of them that preach the gos- saith of Elias ? how he maketh pel of peace, and bring glad intercession to God against Istidings of good things!

rael, saying, 16 But they have not all obey- 3 Lord, they have killed thy ed the gospel : for Esaias saith, prophets, and digged down Lord, who hath believed our thine altars ; and I am left report?

alone, and they seek my life? 17 So then, faith cometh by 4 But what saith the answer hearing, and hearing by the of God unto him? I have reword of God.

served to myself seven thousand 18 But I say, Have they not men, who have not bowed the heard ? Yes, verily, their sound knee to the image of Baal. went into all the earth, and their 5 Even so then, at this prewords unto the ends of the sent time also, there is a remworld.

nant according to the election 19 But I say, Did not Israel of grace. know? First, Moses saith, I 6 And if by grace, then is it will provoke you to jealousy by no more of works: otherwise them that are no people, and by grace is no more grace. But if a foolish nation I will anger you. it be of works, then is it no

20 But Esaias is very bold, more grace : otherwise work is and saith, I was found of them no more work. that sought me not; I was made 7 What then? Israel hath not manifest unto them that asked obtained that which he seeketh not after me.

for; but the election hath ob21 But to Israel he saith, Alltained it, and the rest were day long I have stretched forth | blinded my hands unto a disobedient 8 (According as it is written, and gainsaying people.

God hath given them the spirit

of slumber, eyes that they CHAP. XI.

should not see, and ears that they should not hear) unto this day.

9 And David saith, Let their I SAY then, Hath God cast table be made a snare, and a away his people? God forbid. trap, and a stumbling-block, For I also am an Israelite, of and a recompence unto them : the seed of Abraham, of the 10 Let their eyes be darkentribe of Benjamin.

ed, that they may not see, and 2 God hath not cast away his / bow down their back alway.

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11 I say then, Have they || they were broken off, and thou stumbled, that they should fall ? | standest by faith. Be not highGod forbid : but rather through minded, but fear : their fall salvation is come unto 21 For if God spared not the the Gentiles, for to provoke natural branches, take heed lest them to jealousy.

he also spare not thee. 12 Now, if the fall of them be 22 Behold, therefore, the goodthe riches of the world, and the ness and severity of God: on diminishing of them, the riches them which fell, severity ; but of the Gentiles, how much toward thee, goodness, if thou more their fulness?

continue in his goodness: other13 For I speak to you, Gen- wise thou also shalt be cut off. tiles; inasmuch as I am the apos- 23 And they also, if they atle of the Gentiles, I magnify | bide not still in unbelief, shall mine office;

be graffed in: for God is able 14 H by any means I may || to graff them in again. provoke to emulation them 24 For, if thou wert cut out which are my fesh, and might of the olive-tree which is wild save some of them.

by nature, and wert graffed con15 For if the casting away of trary to nature, into a good them be the reconciling of the olive-tree; how much more world, what shall the receiving shall these, which be the natuof them be, but life from the ralbranches, be graffed into dead?

their own olive-tree ? 16 For if the first-fruit be ho- 25 For I would not, brethren, ly, the lump is also holy: and that ye should be ignorant of if the root be holy, so are the this mystery, (lest ye should be branches.

wise in your own conceits,) that 17 And if some of the branch-blindness in part is happened to es be broken off, and thou be- | Israel, until the fulness of the ing a wild olive-tree, wert graff-Gentiles be come in. ed in among them, and with 26 And so all Israel shall be them partakest of the root and saved : as it is written, There fatness of the olive-tree;

shall come out of Sion, the De18 Boast not against the liverer, and shall turn away unbranches : but if thou boast, godliness from Jacob. thou bearest not the root, but 27 For this is my covenant the root thee.

unto them, when I shall take 19 Thou wilt say then, The away their sins. branches were broken off, that 28° As concerning the gospel, I might be graffed in.

they are enemies for your sakes: 20 Well; because of unbelief | but as touching the election,

tain mercy:

They are beloved for the fathers' || formed by the renewing of your sakes.

mind, that ye may prove what 29 For the gifts and calling of is that good, and acceptable, God are without repentance. and perfect will of God.

30 For as ye in times past 3 For I say, through the grace have not believed God, yet have given unto me, to every man now obtained mercy through that is among you, not to think their unbelief;

of himself more highly than he 31 Even so have these also ought to think; but to think now not believed, that through soberly, according as God hath your mercy they also may ob- dealt to every man the measure

of faith. 32 For God hath concluded 4 For as we have many memthem all in unbelief, that hebers in one body, and all memmight have mercy upon all.

bers have not the same office; 33 O the depth of the riches, 5 So we, being many, are one both of the wisdom and know. || body in Christ, and every one ledge of God! how unsearch members one of another. able are his judgments, and his 6 Having then gifts differing ways past finding out!

according to the grace that is 34 For who hath known the given to us, whether prophecy, mind of the Lord ? or who | let us prophesy according to the hath been his counsellor ? proportion of faith ;

35 Or who hath first given to 7 Or ministry, let us wait on him, and it shall be recom- our ministering; or he that pensed unto him again? teacheth, on teaching ;

36 For of him, and through 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhim, and to him, are all things : hortation; he that giveth, let to whom be glory for ever. him do it with simplicity ; he Amen.

that ruleth, with diligence; he

that sheweth mercy, with cheerCHAP. XII.

fulness.

9 Let love be without dissimuLOVE REQUIRED.

lation. Abhor that which is I BESEECH

you,

therefore, evil: cleave to that which is brethren, by the mercies of good. God, that ye present your bo- 10 Be kindly affectioned one to dies a living sacrifice, holy, ac- another with brotherly love; in ceptable unto God, which is honour preferring one another : your reasonable service.

11 Not slothful in business; 2 And be not conformed to fervent in spirit; serving the this world : but be ye trans- Lord;

that weep:

men.

12 Rejoicing in hope ; patient unto the higher powers. For in tribulation; continuing in there is no power but of God; stant in prayer ;

the powers that be, are ordain13 Distributing to the neces- ed of God. sity of saints; given to hospi. 2 Whosoever, therefore, retality.

sisteth the power, resisteth the 14 Bless them which perse- ordinance of God; and they cute you : bless, and curse that resist, shall receive to them. not.

selves damnation : 15 Rejoice with them that do 3 For rulers are not a terror rejoice, and weep with them to good works, but to the evil,

Wilt thou then not be afraid of 16 Be of the same mind one the power ? do that which is toward another. Mind not high good, and thou shalt have praise things, but condescend to men

of the same : of low estate. Be not wise in 4 For he is the minister of God your own conceits.

to thee for good. But if thou do 17 Recompense to no man that which is evil, be afraid ; evil for evil, Provide things for he beareth not the sword in honest in the sight of allvain : for he is the minister of

God, a revenger to execute wrath 18 If it be possible, as much upon him that doeth evil. as lieth in you, live peaceably 5 Wherefore ye must needs with all men.

be subject, not only for wrath, 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not but also for conscience sake. yourselves, but rather give 6 For, for this cause pay ye place unto wrath : for it is writ- tribute also : for they are God's ten, Vengeance is mine ; I will ministers, attending continually repay, saith the LORD.

upon this very thing. 20 Therefore, if thine enemy 7 Render, therefore, to all their hunger, feed him; if he thirst, dues : tribute to whom tribute give him drink : for in so do- | is due; custom to whom cus. ing, thou shalt heap coals of fire tom; fear to whom fear; ho. on his head.

nour to whom honour. 21 Be not overcome of evil, 8 Owe no man any thing, but but overcome evil with good. to love one another: for he that

loveth another hath fulfilled the CHAP. XIII.

law.

9 For this, Thou shalt not commit aduitery, Thou shalt

not kill, Thou shalt not steal, LET every soul be subject Thou shalt not bear false wit

LOVE IS THE FULFILLING

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ness, Thou shalt not covet : 1 let not him which eateth not, and if there be any other com- judge him that eateth: for God mandment, it is briefly compre- hath received him. hended in this saying, namely,

4. Who art thou that judgest Thou shalt love thy neighbour another man's servant? to his as thyself.

own master he standeth or fall10 Love worketh no ill to his eth; yea, he shall be holden neighbour : therefore, love is up for God is able to make the fulfilling of the law.

him stand. 11 And that, knowing the 5 One man esteemeth one day time, that now it is high time above another; another esteemto awake out of sleep: for now eth every day alike. Let every is our salvation nearer than when man be fully persuaded in his we believed.

own mind. 12 The night is far spent, the 6 He that regardeth the day, day is at hand : let us, therefore regardeth it unto the Lord; and cast off the works of darkness, he that regardeth not the day, and let us put on the armour of to the Lord he doth not regard light.

it. He that eateth, eateth to the 13 Let us walk honestly as in Lord, for he giveth God thanks; the day; not in rioting and and he that eateth not, to the drunkenness, not in chamber. Lord he eateth not, and giveth ing and wantonness, not in strife God thanks. and envying:

7 For none of us liveth to 14 But put ye on the Lord himself, and no man dieth to Jesus Christ, and make not himself. provision for the flesh, to fulfil 8 For whether we live, we live the lusts thereof.

unto the Lord; and whether

we die, we die unto the Lord : CHAP. XIV.

whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived,

that he might be Lord both of HIM that is weak in the the dead and living. faith, receive ye, but not to 10 But why dost thou judge doubtful disputations.

thy brother? or why dost thou 2 For one believeth that he set at nought thy brother ? for may eat all things: another, we shall all stand before the who is weak, eateth herbs. judgment-scat of Christ.

3 Let not him that eateth, de- 11 For it is written, As I live, spise him that eateth not; and saith the Lord, every knee shall

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