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868 The viper on Paul's hand. THE-ACTS. He fireacheh al Rame.

42 And the soldiers counsel was to kill 1 14 Where we found brethren, and were the prisoners, lest any of them should desired to tarry with them seven days : swim out, and escape.

and so we went toward Rome." 43 But the centurion, willing to save 1 15 And from thence when the brethPaul, kept them from their purpose, and ren heard of us, they came to meet ts as commanded that they which could swim, | far as Appii-forum, and the Three tarshould cast themselves first into the sea, || erns : 'whom' when Paul saw, he thankand get to land:

ed God, and took courage.

itis 44 And the rest, some on boards, and - 16 And when we came to Rome, the some on broken pieces of the ship : And centurion delivered the prisoners to the so it came to pass, that they escaped all captain of the guard : but Paul was sufsafe to land.

|| fered to dwell by himself, with a soldier CHAP. XXVIII.

that kept him. 1 Paul is entertained by the barbarians. 17 And it came to pass, that after three

8 He healeth many in the island. 11 days, Paul called the chief of the Jews to They depart towards Rome.

gether. And when they were come toAND) when they were escaped, then gether, he said unto them, Men and brethHi they knew that the island was called ren, though I have committed nothing Melita.

against the people, or customs of our fa2 And the barbarous people shewed us thers, yet was I delivered prisoner from no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans and received us every one, because of the 1 18 Who when they had examined me, present rain, and because of the cold. would have let me go, because there was

3 And when Paul had gathered a no cause of death in me. bundle of sticks, and laid them on the 19 But when the Jews spake against it, I fire, there came a viper out of the heat, I was constrained to appeal umto Cesar; not and fastened on his hand.

ll that I had aught to accuse my nation of 4 And when the barbarians saw the 20 For this cause therefore have I venomuus beast hang on his hand, they called for you, to see you, and to speak said among themselves, No doubt this with you : because that for the hope of man is a murderer, whom, though he || Israel I am bound with this chain. hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suf 21 And they said unto him, We nejfereth not to live.

ther received letters out of Judea con5 And he shook off the beast into the cerning thee, neither any of the brethfire, and felt no harm.

ren that came shewed or spake any harm 6 Howbeit, they looked when he should of thee. have swollen, or fallen down dead sud 22 But we desire to hear of thee, what denly : but after they had looked a great thou thinkest: for as concerning this while, and saw no harın came to him, sect, we know that every where i is they changed their minds, and said that spoken against.' he was a god.

23 And when they had appointed hire 7 In the same quarters were possessions a day, there came many to him into his of the chief man of the island, whose lodging ; to whom he expounded and name was Publius; who received us, and testified the kingdom of God, persuading lodged us three days courteously.

them concerning Jesus, both out of the 8 And it came to pass, that the father law of Moses, and out of the prophets, of Publius lay sick of a fever, and of a | from morning till evening. bloody-flux: to whom Paul entered in, 24 And some believed the things which and prayed, and laid his hands on him, were spoken, and some believed not. and healed him.

25 And when they agreed not among 9 So when this was done, others also themselves, they departed, after that Paul which had diseases in the island, came, had spoken one word, Well spake the and were healed :

Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet untu 10 Who also honoured us with many our fathers, honours; and when we departed, they lad 26 Saying, Go unto this people, and ed us with such things as were necessary. say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not · 11 And after three months we depart- i understand ; and seeing ye shall see, and ed in a ship of Alexandria, which had not perceive. wintered in the isle, whose sign was Cas 27 For the heart of this people is waxtor and Pollux.

ed gross, and their ears are dull of hear· 12 And landing at Syracuse, we tar ing, and their eyes have they closed.; ried there three days.

lest they should see with their eyes, and 13 And from thence we fetched a com hear with their ears, and understand with pass, and came to Rhegium ; and after their heart, and should be converted, and one day the south wind blew, and we | I should heal them. came the next day to Puteoli: .

28 Be it known therefore unto you,

Paul's calling commended. CHAl. I. tus God's anger at sin. 869 that the salvation of God is sent unto the il his own hired house, and received all that Gentiles, and that they will hear it. I came in unto him,?

29 And when he had said these words, L 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and the Jews, departed, and had great reason- | teaching those things which concern the ing among themselves,

Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, 30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in ll nọ man forbidding him.. wororoorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrround THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE, TO THE..

; ROMANS. CHAP I.

God revealed from faith to faith : as it is 1 Paul's calling commended. 16 What written, The just shall live by faith.

his gospel is. 18 God's anger af sin. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed -21 The Gentiles sins.

from heaven against all ungodliness, and DAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called unrighteousness of men, who hold the

I to be an apostle, separated unto the truth in unrighteousness." gospel of God,

19 Because that which may be known 1.2 (Which he had promised afore by 1 of God, is manifest in them for God his prophets in the holy scriptures) hath shewed it unto them.

3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our 20 For the invisible things of him from Lord, which was made of the seed of the creation of the world are clearly seen, David according to the flesh. .. being understood by the things that are : 4 And declared to be the Son of God made, even his eternal power and Godwith power, according to the spirit of ho- || head ; so that they are without excuse : Jiress, by the resurrection from the dead: 21 Because that when they knew God, * 5 By whom we have received grace they glorified him not as God, neither were and apostleship for obedience to the faith thankful,but becamevain in their inaginaamong all nations for his name :

tions, and their foolish heart was darkened. 6 Among whom are ye also the called 22 Professing theinselves to be wise, of Jesus Christ :

they became fools ; ; ; 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of 23 And changed the glory of the un; God, called to be saints : Grace to you, corruptible God into an image made like and peace from God our Father, and the to corruptible man, and, to birds, and Lord Jesus Christ.

four-footed beasts, and creeping things. 2-8 First, I thank my God through Jesus | 24 Wherefore God also gave them up Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken to uncleanness, through the lusts of their of throughout the whole world.

own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies -- 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve between themselves : with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, 25 Who changed the truth of Gol into that without ceasing I make mention of a lie, and worshipped and served the creayou always in my prayers,

ture more than the Creator, who is bless10 Making request(if by any means now lied for ever. Amen. at length I might have a prosperous jour 26 For this cause God gave them, up ney by the will of God) to come unto you. unto vile affections. For even their wo

11 For I long to see you, that I may men did change the natural use into that impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the | which is against nature : end ye may be established ;

27 And likewise also the men, leaving 12 That is, that I may be comforted the natural use of the woman, burned in together with you, by the mutual faith their lust one towards another; men with both of you and me..

men working that which is unseemly, · 13 Now I would not have you ignorant, and receiving in themselves that recombrethren, that oftentimes I purposed to pense of their errour which was meet. come unto you (but was let hitherto) that 28 And even as they did not like to I might have some fruit among you also, retain God in their knowledge, God gave even as among other Gentiles.

them over to a reprobate mind, to do 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, || those things which are not convenient; and to the barbarians, both to the wise, 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, and to the unwise.

fornication, wickedness, covetousness, ma15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready liciousness ; full of envy, murder, debate, to preach the gospel to you that are at deceit, malignity ; whisperers, Rome also.

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despite16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel || ful, proud, boasters, inventers of evil of Christ : for it is the power of God un- || things, disobedient to parents, to salvation to every one that believeth ; | 81 Without understanding, covenantto the Jew first, and also to the Greek. breakers, without natural affection, im

17 For therein is the righteousness of placable, unmerciful:

870 Who are justified.

ROMANS. How circumcision prorfieth 32 Who, knowing the judgment of God, i est the things that are more excellent, that they which commit such things are being instructed out of the law, worthy of death ; not only do the same, 19 And art confident that thou thyself but have pleasure in them that do them. || art a guide of the blind, a light of them CHAP. II.

which are in darkness, They that condemn sin in others, and yet 20 An instructer of the foolish, a teach

sin, are inexcusable, whether Jews or er of babes, which hast the form of knowt Gentiles.

| edge, and of the truth in the law : THEREFORE thou art inexcusable, 21 Thou therefore which teachest an

1 O man, whosoever thou art, that other, teachest thou not thyself? thou that judgest : for wherein thou judgest an- || preachest a man should not steal, dost other, thou condemnest thyself; for thou thou steal? that judgest, doest the same things.

22 Thou that sayest a man should not 2 But we are sure that the judgment of commit adultery, dost thou commit adulGod is according to truth, against them tery thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou which commit such things.

commit sacrilege? - 3 And thinkest thou this, () man, that || 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the judgest them which do such things, and law, through' breaking the law dishondoest the same, that thou shalt escape | Ourest thou God? the judgment of God?

24 For the name of God is blasphemed 4'Or despisest thou the riches of his among the Gentiles, through you, as it is goodness, and forbearance, and long-fuf- l written. fering ; not knowing that the goodness of 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if God leadeth thee to repentance ?

thou keep the law ; but if thou be a ,5 But after thy hardness and impenitent breaker of the law, thy circumcisioe is heart, treasurest up unto thyself wrath a- made uncircumcision. gainst the day of wrath, and revelation of 1 26 Therefore, if the uncircumcision the righteous judgment of God;

keep the righteousness of the law, shall 6 Who will render to every man ac- | not his uncircumcision be counted for circording to his deeds :

cumcision ? 7 To them who by patient continuance 27 And shall not uncircumcision which in well-doing, seek for glory, and honour, || is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge and immortality ; eternal life :

thee, who by the letter and circumcision 8 But unto them that are contentious, l dost transgress the law ? and do not obey the truth, but obey un- 1 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one righteousness; indignation and wrath: outwardly ; neither is that circumcision,

9 Tribulation and anguish upon every which is outward in the flesh : soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew | 29 But he is a Jew which is one in first, and also of the Gentile ;

wardly ; and circumcision is that of the 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; every man that worketh good, to the Jew whose praise is not of men, but of God. first, and also to the Gentile;

CHAP. III. 11 For there is no respect of persons 1 The Jews prerogative, 20 Wone justiwith God.

fied by the latu, bul all by faith.'. 12 For as many as have sinned without W HAT advantage then hath the Jew? law, shall also perish without law; and VV or what profit is there of circumas many as have sinned in the law, shall || cision ? be judged by the law,

2 Much every way: chiefly, because 13 (For not the hearers of the law are that unto them were committed the orajust before God, but the doers of the law il cles of God. . shall be justified.

3 For what if some did not believe 14 For when the Gentiles, which have shall their uubelief thake the faith of God not the law, do by nature the things con- || without effect ? tained in the law, these having not the 4. God forbid : vea, let God be true, law, are a law unto themselves. Il but every man a liar ; as it is written,

15 Which shew the work of the law That thou mightest be justified in thy say. written in their hearts, their conscience ings, and mightest overcome when thou also bearing witness, and their thoughts art judged. the mean while accusing, or else excusing 5 But if our unrighteousness commend one another)

the righteousness of God, what shall we 16 In the day when Gx shall judge say? 1. God unrighteous who taketh vetthe secrets of men by Jesus Christ, ac geance ? (I speak as a man.) cording to my gospel.

o God forbid : for then how shall God 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and rest- ll judge the world? est in the law,and makest thy boast of God, T 7 For if the truth of God hath more

18 And knowest his will, and approv- labounded through my lie unto his glory :

None justified by the lau. CHAP. IV. Abraham, father of believers. 871 why yet am I also judged as a sinner? | 30 Seeing it is one God which shall

8 And not rather (as we be slander- justify the circumcision by faith, and unously reported, and as some affirm that circumcision through faith. we say) Let us do evil, that good may 1 31 Do we then make void the law come? whose damnation is just.

through faith? God förbid : yea, wę 9 What then? are we better than they? establish the law. No, in no wise : for we have before prov.

CHAP. IV. ed both Jews and Gentiles, that they are 1 Abrahan's faith was imputed to him all under sin ;

for righteousness, 24 and so shall ours. righteous, no, not one :

|WV ham our father, as pertaining to 11 There is none that understandeth, the flesh, hath found? there is none that seeketh after God. 2 For if Abraham were justified by

12 They are all gone out of the way, works, he hath whereof to glory, but they are together become unprofitable : not before God. there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abra

13 Their throat is an open sepulchre ; ham believed God, and it was counted with their tongues they have used deceit; unto him for righteousness. the poison of asps is under their lips : 4 Now to him that worketh, is the re

14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and || ward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. bitterness.

15 Their feet are swift to shed blood. lieveth on him that justifieth the ungodly,

16 Destruction and misery are in their his faith is counted for righteousness. ways :

6 Even as David also describeth the * 17 And the way of peace have they || blessedness of the man unto whom God not known.

imputeth righteousness without works, 18 There is no fear of God before → Saying, Blessed are they whose intheir eyes.

liquities are forgiven, and whose sins are 19 Now we know that what things so- || covered. ever the law saith, it saith to them who 8 Blessed is the man to whom the are under the law: that every mouth Lord will not impute sin. may be stopped, and all the world may 9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the become guilty before God.

circumscision only, or upon the uncircum20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, cision also ? For we say that faith was there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 10 How was it then reckoned? when he

21 But now the righteousness of God was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision ? without the law is manifested, being wit-1 Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. nessed by the law and the prophets ; 11 And he received the sign of circum

22 Even the righteousness of God, cision, a seal of the righteousness of the which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto faith which he had yet being uncircumall, and upon all them that believe ; for cised : that he might be the father of all there is no difference:

them that believe, though they be not. 23 For all have sinned, and come short circumcised, that righteousness might of the glory of God;

be imputed unto them also; . . 24 Being justified freely by his grace, 12 And the father of circumcision' to through the redemption that is in Jesus them who are not of the circumcision Christ :

only, but who also walk in the steps of 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a that faith of our father Abraham, which propitiation, through faith in his blood, he had being yet uncircumcised. to declare his righteousness for the re- ! 13 For the promise that he should be mission of sins that are past, through the || the heir of the world was not to Abraforbearance of God;

| ham, or to his seed, through the law, 26 To declare, I say, at this time his but through the righteousness of faith righteousness: that he might be just, ! 14 For if they which are of the law be and the justifier of him which believeth | heirs, faith is made void, and the promin Jesus.

ise made of none effect. 27 Where is boasting then ? It is ex 15 Because the law worketh wrath : for cluded. By what law ? of works? Nay; ! where no law is, there is no transgression. but by the law of faith.

16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might 28 Therefore we conclude, that a man be by grace; to the end the promise might is justified by faith without the deeds l be sure to all the seed, not to that only of the law.

which is of the law, but to that also 29 Is he the God of the Jews only ? is which is of the faith of Abraham, who he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the is the father of us all; . Gentiles also :

4 17 (As it is written, I have made thee

872 Reconciliation by Christ. ROMANS. Sin and death came by Adam a father of many nations) before him || 12 Wherefore as by one man sig whom he believed, even God, who quick- entered into the world, and death by sin ; eneth the dead, and calleth those things and so death passed upon all inen, for which be not, as though they were that all have sinned.

18 Who agaiøst hupe believed in hope, 13 For until the law, sin was in the that he might become the father of ma- || world : but sin is not imputed when there ny nations; according to that which was is no law. spoken, So shall thy seed be.

14 Nevertheless, death reigned from * 19 And being not weak in faith, he | Adam to Moses, even over them that considered not his own body now dead, had not sinned after the similitude of Adwhen he was about an hundred years old, || am's transgression, who is the figure of neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb. | him that was to come.

20 He staggered not at the promise of 15 But not as the offence, so also is the God through unbelief; but was strong free gift. For if through the offence of in faith, giving glory to God;

one many be dead, much more the grace 21 And being fully persuaded, that of Gol, and the gift by grace, colách iz what he had promised, he was able also by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded to perform,

unto many. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him # 16 And not as it was by one that sinfor righteousness.

med, so is the gift. For the judgment was 23 Now it was not written for his sake by one to condemnation, but the free gift alone, that it was imputed to him ; is of many offences unto justification

24 But for us also, to whom it shall be | 17 For if by one man's offence death imputed, if we believe on him that raised reigned by one ; much more they which up Jesus our Lord from the dead, receive abundance of grace, and of the

25 Who was delivered for our offences, gift of righteousness, shall reigo in life by and was raised again for our justification. one, Jesus Christ. CHAP. V.

18 Therefore, as by the offence of one 1 Being justified by faith, we have peace judgment came upon all men to condem

with God. 12 Sin and death came by Ad- l nation, even so by the righteousness of am, 17 righteousness and life by Christ. ll one the free gift came upon all men unto THEREFORE being justified by faith, justification of life.

1 we have peace with God, through 19 For as by one man's disobedience our Lord Jesus Christ:

1 many were made sinners, so by the 2 By whom also we have access by obedience of one shall many be made faith into this grace wherein we stand, | righteous. and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the

3 And not only so, but we glory in trib- l offence might abound. But where sin aulations also; knowing that tribulation bounded, grace did much more abound : worketh patience;

21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, 4 And patience, experience; and ex | even so might grace reign through rightperience, hope:

eousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ 5 And hope maketh not ashamed, be- our Lord.

CHAP. VI. our hearts, by the Holy Ghost which is 1 We must not live in sin, 12 nor let sitt given unto us.

reignin us. 23 Death is the wages of sin 6 For when we were vet without | W HAT shall we say then? Shall we strength, in due time Christ died for the VV continue in sin, that grace may ungoclly.

abound? 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will || 2 God forbid : how shall we, that are one die: yet peradventure for a good man dead to sin, live any longer therein? some would even dare to die.

3 Know ye not, that so many of us as & But God commendeth his love to were baptized into Jesus Christ, were wards us, in that while we were yet' sin- baptized into his death? ners, Christ died for us.

4 Therefore we are buried with him 9 Much more then, being now justified by baptism into death: that like as by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath Christ was raised up from the dead by through him.

the glory of the Father, even so we also 10 For if when we were enemies, we should walk in newness of life. were reconciled to God by the death of 5 For if we have been planted together his Son ; much more, being reconciled, in the likeness of his death, we shall be we shall be saved by his life.

also in the likeness of his resurrection : 11 And not only so, but we also joy in 6 Knowing this, that our old man is God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by crucified with him, that the body of sin whom we have now received the atone- || might be destroyed, that henceforth we ment.

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