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16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

18 For I know that 'in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing : for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

19 For the good that I would I do not : but the evil which I would not, that I do.

20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

22 For I '"delight in the law of God after the I inward man :

23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into *captivity to the law of sin which is in

my members.

and the Spirit against the flesh : and these are contrary the one to the other : so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. See on Mat. vii. 23.

See on Mat. xv. 19.

w Ps. i. 2: But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

* Rom. ii. 29: He is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart. 2 Cor. iv. 16: Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Eph. iii. 16: To be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. Col. iii. 9, 10: Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him. 1 Pet.iii. 3,4: Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning-But let it be the hidden man of the heart.

y GAL. v. 17: The words under ver. 15. 2 Rom. vi. 13, 19.

a Ps.cxlii. 7 : Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name : the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

24 O wretched man that I am ! who shall deliver me from the body of this death ?8

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

CHAP. VIII. I They that are in Christ, and live according to the Spirit, are free from condemnation : 5,13 What harm cometh of the flesh, 6, 14 and what good of the Spirit, 17 and what of being God's child, 19 whose glorious deliverance all things long for, 29 wus beforehand decreed from God : 38 what can sever us from his love."

THERE is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it

8 this body of death. A. V. 1 Cor. xv. 57 : Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

CHAP. VIII. * John, iii. 18: He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. b Ver. 4. GAL. v. 16, 25: Walk in the Spirit, and ye

shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

See on John, viii. 36. a 1 Cor. xv. 45: The last Adam was made a quickening Spirit. 2 Cor. iji. 6: Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit : for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. e Rom. vii. 24, 25. See on John, viii. 36.

Acts, xiii. 39 : And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Rom. iii. 20 : Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. GAL. iv. 9 : How turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements ? Heb.vii. 18, 19: There is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did ; by the which we draw nigh

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was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh :

4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, h who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

5 For they that are i after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the kthings of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded 3 is death ; but to be spiritually minded“ is life and

peace. 7 Because the carnal minds is enmity against God : for it is not subject to the law of God, "neither indeed can be.

God hath done, sending. We. 2 by a sacrifice for sin. A. V. the minding of the flesh. So ver. 7. A. V. * Gr. the minding of the spirit. A. V. 5 Gr. the minding of the flesh. A. V. unto God. do. x, 1, 2, 4, 10, 14: For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered ? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take

away sins. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

8 2 Cor. v. 21 : He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.

GAL. iii. 13: Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. Ver. 1. 1 Cor. ii. 14. See on John, iii. 6.

Gal. v. 22, 25: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, &c. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Ver. 13; Rom. vi. 21 ; Gal. vi. 8. See on Rom. v. 12. m JAMES, iv. 4: Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

1 Cor. ii. 14: The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God : for they are foolishness unto him : nei

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God odwell in

you. Now if any man have not the P Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of him that ? raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also * quicken your ther can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

• 1 Cor. ii. 16, 17: Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, hin shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. do. vi. 19: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God?' 2 Cor. vi. 16: What agreementhath the temple of God with idols ? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Eph. ii. 21, 22 : In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord : in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. 1 Tim. iii. 15 : That thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the Church of the living God. Heb. iji. 6: Christ as a son over his own house ; whose house are we. 1 Pet. ii. 5: Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house. John, iii. 24 : He that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. do. iv. 13 : Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

P John, ii. 34: God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. GAL. iv. 6 : Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts. Phi. i. 19: I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. i Pet. i. 11: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify. 9 See on Acts, ij. 24. Eph. ii. 5 : Even when we were dead in sins, hath quick

mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13 For if ye 'live after the flesh, ye shall die : but if ye u through the Spirit do 'mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

14 For as many as are wled by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15 For ye have * not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the a Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

6 because of his Spirit. A. V. ened us together with Christ. Rom. vi. 4; 1 Cor. vi. 14; 2 Cor. iv. 14. See on Acts, ii. 24.

*Ps. cxvi. 16: O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid : thou hast loosed my bonds. Rom. vi. 7, 14: For he that is dead is freed froin sin. For sin shall not have dominion over you : for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

+ Ver. 6. See on GAL. yi. 8. u See on 1 Pet. i. 22.

Eph. iv. 22: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. Col. iii. 5: Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is ido. latry.

w Gal. v. 18: If ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

* 1 Cor. ii. 12: Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Heb. ii. 15 : And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

y 2 Tim. 1.7: God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. . 1 John, iv. 18 : There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

2 Isa. lvi.5: Unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters. Jer. iii. 19 : But I said, How shall I put thee

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