The New Testament

Romans


 

1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle,

separated unto the gospel of God, 1:2 (Which he had promised afore by

his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus

Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the

flesh; 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to

the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: 1:5 By whom

we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith

among all nations, for his name: 1:6 Among whom are ye also the called

of Jesus Christ: 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to

be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord

Jesus Christ.

 

1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your

faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

 

1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel

of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my

prayers; 1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might

have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

 

1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual

gift, to the end ye may be established; 1:12 That is, that I may be

comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

 

1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I

purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have

some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

 

1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to

the wise, and to the unwise.

 

1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you

that are at Rome also.

 

1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power

of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first,

and also to the Greek.

 

1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to

faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

 

1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all

ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in

unrighteousness; 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is

manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

 

1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world

are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even

his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 1:21

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God,

neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and

their foolish heart was darkened.

 

1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 1:23 And

changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to

corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping

things.

 

1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts

of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and

served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.

Amen.

 

1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even

their women did change the natural use into that which is against

nature: 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the

woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working

that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of

their error which was meet.

 

1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,

God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are

not convenient; 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness,

fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy,

murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 1:30 Backbiters, haters

of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things,

disobedient to parents, 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers,

without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 1:32 Who knowing

the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of

death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

 

2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that

judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself;

for thou that judgest doest the same things.

 

2:2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth

against them which commit such things.

 

2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such

things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of

God?  2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance

and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee

to repentance?  2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart

treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and

revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 2:6 Who will render to

every man according to his deeds: 2:7 To them who by patient

continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality,

eternal life: 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey

the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 2:9

Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of

the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 2:10 But glory, honour, and

peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to

the Gentile: 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

 

2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without

law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the

doers of the law shall be justified.

 

2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the

things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto

themselves: 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their

hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the

mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 2:16 In the day

when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to

my gospel.

 

2:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest

thy boast of God, 2:18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things

that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; 2:19 And art

confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them

which are in darkness, 2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of

babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

 

2:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself?

thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?  2:22

Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit

adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?  2:23

Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law

dishonourest thou God?  2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among

the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

 

2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if

thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

 

2:26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the

law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?  2:27

And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law,

judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the

law?  2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is

that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 2:29 But he is a

Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in

the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of

God.

 

3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of

circumcision?  3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them

were committed the oracles of God.

 

3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the

faith of God without effect?  3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true,

but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be

justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

 

3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what

shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a

man) 3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?  3:7 For

if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory;

why yet am I also judged as a sinner?  3:8 And not rather, (as we be

slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do

evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

 

3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have

before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 3:11

There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after

God.

 

3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become

unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have

used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 3:14 Whose mouth

is full of cursing and bitterness: 3:15 Their feet are swift to shed

blood: 3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 3:17 And the way

of peace have they not known: 3:18 There is no fear of God before

their eyes.

 

3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to

them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all

the world may become guilty before God.

 

3:20 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.

 

3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested,

being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 3:22 Even the

righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and

upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 3:23 For all

have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 3:24 Being justified

freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his

blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are

past, through the forbearance of God; 3:26 To declare, I say, at this

time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of

him which believeth in Jesus.

 

3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works?

Nay: but by the law of faith.

 

3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without

the deeds of the law.

 

3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles?

Yes, of the Gentiles also: 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall

justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

 

3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we

establish the law.

 

4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to

the flesh, hath found?  4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he

hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

 

4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was

counted unto him for righteousness.

 

4:4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but

of debt.

 

4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth

the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

 

4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto

whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 4:7 Saying, Blessed are

they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

 

4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

 

4:9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon

the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham

for righteousness.

 

4:10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in

uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

 

4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the

righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that

he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not

circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 4:12

And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision

only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father

Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

 

4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not

to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the

righteousness of faith.

 

4:14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void,

and the promise made of none effect: 4:15 Because the law worketh

wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

 

4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end

the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is

of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is

the father of us all, 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a

father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who

quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though

they were.

 

4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the

father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall

thy seed be.

 

4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now

dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness

of Sarah's womb: 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through

unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 4:21 And being

fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to

perform.

 

4:22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

 

4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to

him; 4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe

on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 4:25 Who was

delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our

justification.

 

5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through

our Lord Jesus Christ: 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into

this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

 

5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that

tribulation worketh patience; 5:4 And patience, experience; and

experience, hope: 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of

God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto

us.

 

5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for

the ungodly.

 

5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure

for a good man some would even dare to die.

 

5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet

sinners, Christ died for us.

 

5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be

saved from wrath through him.

 

5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the

death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by

his life.

 

5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus

Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

 

5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by

sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 5:13

(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when

there is no law.

 

5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them

that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who

is the figure of him that was to come.

 

5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through

the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the

gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto

many.

 

5:16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the

judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many

offences unto justification.

 

5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they

which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness

shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)  5:18 Therefore as by the

offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by

the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto

justification of life.

 

5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by

the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

 

5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But

where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 5:21 That as sin hath

reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness

unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may

abound?  6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any

longer therein?  6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized

into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  6:4 Therefore we are

buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised

up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should

walk in newness of life.

 

6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death,

we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6:6 Knowing

this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin

might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

 

6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

 

6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live

with him: 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no

more; death hath no more dominion over him.

 

6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he

liveth, he liveth unto God.

 

6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,

but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should

obey it in the lusts thereof.

 

6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness

unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from

the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

 

6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under

the law, but under grace.

 

6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but

under grace? God forbid.

 

6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey,

his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of

obedience unto righteousness?  6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were

the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of

doctrine which was delivered you.

 

6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of

righteousness.

 

6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your

flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and

to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to

righteousness unto holiness.

 

6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from

righteousness.

 

6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now

ashamed?  for the end of those things is death.

 

6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye

have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

 

6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal

life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,)

how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?  7:2

For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband

so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from

the law of her husband.

 

7:3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another

man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead,

she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be

married to another man.

 

7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the

body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who

is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

 

7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by

the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

 

7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we

were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the

oldness of the letter.

 

7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not

known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law

had said, Thou shalt not covet.

 

7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all

manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

 

7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment

came, sin revived, and I died.

 

7:10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be

unto death.

 

7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by

it slew me.

 

7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just,

and good.

 

7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But

sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is

good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

 

7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold

under sin.

 

7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not;

but what I hate, that do I.

 

7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that

it is good.

 

7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

 

7:18 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.

 

7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would

not, that I do.

 

7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin

that dwelleth in me.

 

7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present

with me.

 

7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 7:23 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.

 

7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of

this death?  7:25 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.

 

8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ

Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me

free from the law of sin and death.

 

8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the

flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and

for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 8:4 That the righteousness of the

law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after

the Spirit.

 

8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh;

but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

 

8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded

is life and peace.

 

8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not

subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

 

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

 

8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the

Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of

Christ, he is none of his.

 

8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the

Spirit is life because of righteousness.

 

8:11 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

mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

 

8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live

after the flesh.

 

8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through

the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

 

8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of

God.

 

8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but

ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

 

8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are

the children of God: 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God,

and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we

may be also glorified together.

 

8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not

worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

 

8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the

manifestation of the sons of God.

 

8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but

by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 8:21 Because the

creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption

into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

 

8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in

pain together until now.

 

8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits

of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for

the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

 

8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for

what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?  8:25 But if we hope for

that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

 

8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not

what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh

intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

 

8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the

Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the

will of God.

 

8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that

love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 

8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be

conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn

among many brethren.

 

8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom

he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also

glorified.

 

8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can

be against us?  8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him

up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all

things?  8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It

is God that justifieth.

 

8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather,

that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also

maketh intercession for us.

 

8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation,

or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or

sword?  8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day

long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

 

8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him

that loved us.

 

8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor

principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to

separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing

me witness in the Holy Ghost, 9:2 That I have great heaviness and

continual sorrow in my heart.

 

9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my

brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: 9:4 Who are Israelites;

to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and

the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; 9:5

Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ

came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

 

9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are

not all Israel, which are of Israel: 9:7 Neither, because they are the

seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed

be called.

 

9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not

the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for

the seed.

 

9:9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and

Sarah shall have a son.

 

9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one,

even by our father Isaac; 9:11 (For the children being not yet born,

neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God

according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that

calleth;) 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the

younger.

 

9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

 

9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God

forbid.

 

9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have

mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

 

9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth,

but of God that sheweth mercy.

 

9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose

have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my

name might be declared throughout all the earth.

 

9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he

will he hardeneth.

 

9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who

hath resisted his will?  9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that

repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed

it, Why hast thou made me thus?  9:21 Hath not the potter power over

the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another

unto dishonour?  9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to

make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of

wrath fitted to destruction: 9:23 And that he might make known the

riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore

prepared unto glory, 9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the

Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?  9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I

will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved,

which was not beloved.

 

9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said

unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the

children of the living God.

 

9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the

children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be

saved: 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in

righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

 

9:29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us

a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.

 

9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not

after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the

righteousness which is of faith.

 

9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath

not attained to the law of righteousness.

 

9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by

the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; 9:33

As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of

offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

 

10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that

they might be saved.

 

10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not

according to knowledge.

 

10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about

to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves

unto the righteousness of God.

 

10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one

that believeth.

 

10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That

the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

 

10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise,

Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to

bring Christ down from above:) 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the

deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)  10:8 But

what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy

heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 10:9 That if thou

shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in

thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be

saved.

 

10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with

the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be

ashamed.

 

10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for

the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

 

10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be

saved.

 

10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?

and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how

shall they hear without a preacher?  10:15 And how shall they preach,

except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of

them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good

things!  10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias

saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?  10:17 So then faith cometh

by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

 

10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went

into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

 

10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will

provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish

nation I will anger you.

 

10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that

sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

 

10:21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my

hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

 

11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also

am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

 

11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not

what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God

against Israel saying, 11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and

digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

 

11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to

myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of

Baal.

 

11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant

according to the election of grace.

 

11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is

no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace:

otherwise work is no more work.

 

11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for;

but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

 

11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of

slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not

hear;) unto this day.

 

11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and

a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: 11:10 Let their eyes be

darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

 

11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God

forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the

Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

 

11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the

diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their

fulness?  11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the

apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 11:14 If by any means

I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save

some of them.

 

11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world,

what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?  11:16

For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root

be holy, so are the branches.

 

11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a

wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest

of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 11:18 Boast not against the

branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root

thee.

 

11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might

be graffed in.

 

11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou

standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: 11:21 For if God

spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not

thee.

 

11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which

fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his

goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

 

11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be

graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.

 

11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by

nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree:

how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed

into their own olive tree?  11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye

should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own

conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the

fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

 

11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall

come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from

Jacob: 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away

their sins.

 

11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but

as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.

 

11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

 

11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now

obtained mercy through their unbelief: 11:31 Even so have these also

now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

 

11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have

mercy upon all.

 

11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of

God!  how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding

out!  11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been

his counsellor?  11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be

recompensed unto him again?  11:36 For of him, and through him, and to

him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

 

12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye

present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,

which is your reasonable service.

 

12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the

renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and

acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is

among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think;

but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the

measure of faith.

 

12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not

the same office: 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and

every one members one of another.

 

12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given

to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion

of faith; 12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that

teacheth, on teaching; 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he

that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with

diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

 

12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil;

cleave to that which is good.

 

12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in

honour preferring one another; 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent

in spirit; serving the Lord; 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in

tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 12:13 Distributing to the

necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

 

12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

 

12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

 

12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things,

but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

 

12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the

sight of all men.

 

12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with

all men.

 

12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place

unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith

the Lord.

 

12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give

him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

 

12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no

power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

 

13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance

of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

 

13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt

thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou

shalt have praise of the same: 13:4 For he is the minister of God to

thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he

beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a

revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

 

13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also

for conscience sake.

 

13:6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's

ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

 

13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is

due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

 

13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth

another hath fulfilled the law.

 

13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill,

Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt

not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly

comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as

thyself.

 

13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the

fulfilling of the law.

 

13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake

out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

 

13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore

cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

 

13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and

drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and

envying.

 

13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for

the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

 

14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful

disputations.

 

14:2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is

weak, eateth herbs.

 

14:3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not

him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

 

14:4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own

master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is

able to make him stand.

 

14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every

day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

 

14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he

that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that

eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that

eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

 

14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

 

14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die,

we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the

Lord's.

 

14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he

might be Lord both of the dead and living.

 

14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at

nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of

Christ.

 

14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall

bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

 

14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

 

14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this

rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his

brother's way.

 

14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is

nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be

unclean, to him it is unclean.

 

14:15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou

not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

 

14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of: 14:17 For the kingdom

of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in

the Holy Ghost.

 

14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God,

and approved of men.

 

14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace,

and things wherewith one may edify another.

 

14:20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are

pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

 

14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any

thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

 

14:22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that

condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

 

14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not

of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

 

15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the

weak, and not to please ourselves.

 

15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to

edification.

 

15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The

reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

 

15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our

learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might

have hope.

 

15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be

likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 15:6 That ye

may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our

Lord Jesus Christ.

 

15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to

the glory of God.

 

15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision

for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is

written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and

sing unto thy name.

 

15:10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

 

15:11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all

ye people.

 

15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he

that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles

trust.

 

15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in

believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy

Ghost.

 

15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also

are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish

one another.

 

15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you

in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is

given to me of God, 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus

Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the

offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by

the Holy Ghost.

 

15:17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in

those things which pertain to God.

 

15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ

hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and

deed, 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the

Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum,

I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

 

15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ

was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: 15:21

But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see:

and they that have not heard shall understand.

 

15:22 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to

you.

 

15:23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great

desire these many years to come unto you; 15:24 Whensoever I take my

journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my

journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be

somewhat filled with your company.

 

15:25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.

 

15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a

certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

 

15:27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if

the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their

duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.

 

15:28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them

this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

 

15:29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the

fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

 

15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake,

and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in

your prayers to God for me; 15:31 That I may be delivered from them

that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for

Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints; 15:32 That I may come unto

you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.

 

15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

 

16:1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the

church which is at Cenchrea: 16:2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as

becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she

hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself

also.

 

16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: 16:4 Who

have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give

thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

 

16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my

well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

 

16:6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.

 

16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners,

who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

 

16:8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.

 

16:9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

 

16:10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of

Aristobulus' household.

 

16:11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household

of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

 

16:12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the

beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.

 

16:13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

 

16:14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the

brethren which are with them.

 

16:15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and

Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.

 

16:16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ

salute you.

 

16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and

offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid

them.

 

16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but

their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the

hearts of the simple.

 

16:19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad

therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that

which is good, and simple concerning evil.

 

16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

 

16:21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater,

my kinsmen, salute you.

 

16:22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.

 

16:23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus

the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.

 

16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

 

16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my

gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation

of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 16:26 But

now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according

to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations

for the obedience of faith: 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through

Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.