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God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and
four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, through
the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between
themselves: tDl)o cljiiugcb tl)c triitl) of (Pob iitto a lie, anb
U)orsl)ippcii anb scrucb tl)c crcntuvc more tl)an ll)c Creator,

who is blessed forever. Amen And even as they

bib not like to retain (5ob in tl)cir knomlebge, God gave them

over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not conve-
nient: being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wicked-
ness, covetousness, maliciousness ; full of envy, murder debate, de-
ceit, malignity ; whisperers, backbiters, liaters of God, despiteful,
proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection,
implacable, unmerciful : who, knoujing tl)e iubgmcnt of (Sob,
that they which commit such things are worthy of death ; not only
do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Unto them that are contentious, and bo not obeil tl)e truti),
but obey unrighteousness ; indignation and wrath, ....

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 ; (for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but
the doers of the law shall be justified. 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 \ava unto tljemselnes.
AVhich shew the word of tl)C laiM uDritten in tl)eir l)eart5, their
conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the meanwhile
accusing, or else excusing one another.)

The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through
you, as it is written. For circumcision verily profiteth, if tl)OU

keep tl)c lau); but if thou be a breaker of tlje hiro, thy circum-
cision is made uncircumcision.

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one : there is
none tl)at uuberstanbetli, there is none tl)at seekcti) after ^o^i.

They are all gone ont of tl)C UJan, they are together become un-
profitable : tirere is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat
is an open sepulchre ; with their tongues they have used deceit ;
the poison of asps is under their lips : whose mouth is full of curs-
ing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood. Destruction
and misery are in their ways : and the way of peace |)atic tl)Cg

not knoujn. (Tlicrc is no fear of (5ob before tl)eir c^iCB.

Bv the deeds of the law there shall no tiesh be justified in his

sight: "for bj} tl)C hiu) is tl)c knorolebge of sin.

All have sinned, and come sl)Ort of tl)C glorg of ®ob.

Rom. ii. 8.

ii. l-J-i5.

ii. 24, 25.

iii. 10-18.

Rom. iii. 20.

Rom. iii. 23.



Rom. iv. 15.

Y. 13, 14.

V. 19, 20,

Rom. \i. IG,

vii. 7-13.

viii. 5-7.

X. 20, 21.

Rom. xiv. 14,

1 Cor. XV. 56,

The law woiketli wrath : for tDl)Crc 110 lutO is, tl)Crc is 1X0


Until the law, sin was in the world : but siu is UOt imputcb
toljcn tl)Cl"C is no laUJ. Nevertheless, deatli reigned from Adam
to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude
of Adam's transgression.

By one man's biSObcbicitCC many were made sinners. . .

. . . . Moreover the law entered t\)al tl)e offciUC iniol)!

abounb. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.

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 obebicitCC unto righteousness ?

What shall we say then 1 Is the law sin ? God forbid. Nfltl,

3 l)ab not knoton sin, but bn tl)c iaxo : for I had not known

lust, except the law had said, Thou slialt not covet. But sin, taking
occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of con-
cupiscence, for U)itl}ont tl)c lara, sin toas licab. For I was
alive without the law once: but luljcn tl)c commnnbtncut camc,

sin rcwiucb, a\lb 3 bicb. And the commandment which was
ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking OCCtlsion
bg tl)C COmmanbmcnt, deceived me, and by it slew me. Where-
fore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and

Was then that which is good made death unto me ? God for-
bid. But sin, tl)nt it migl)t apiicar sin, working death in me by
that which is good ; that sin by the commandment might become
exceeding sinful.

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. For to
be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life
and peace: because tl)c Carnal minb is cnmitn against ©ob :

for it is not subject to tl)C laU) of (5ob, neillier iirdeed can be.

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.
l?ut to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands
unto a bisobcbicnt ^md gainsaying people.

I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is
nothing unclean of itself: but tO l)im tl)at CStCCmcti) unntljiug tO

be unclean, to Ijim it is unclean All things

iiidf.d are pure; but it is mil for tl)at man tolio catcll) tnitl)

offence And he tliat doubteth is danuicd if lie

eat, because he eateth not of faith : for U)l)atSOeiicr is not of fait!)

is sin.

The sting of death is sin; and tl)e Strengtl) of sin is tl)C



If anj' mail loue UOt tl)C tovls 3CSU0 Cl)rist, let him be
Anathema, Maran-atha.

Seeing that we have such hope, we use great plainness of
speech : and not as Moses, which put a vail over his fiico, tliat the
children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which
is abolished : but tl)cir llliubs UJCrc blinbcb : for until this day
remaineth the same vail untaken awa}' in the reading of the old
testament ; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this
day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Neverthe-
less tDl}en it sljall turn to tl)c Corb, tl)c yail sljall be taken

If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost : in whom
the god of this world |)atl) bUubcb tl)C iiiiiibs of tl)cm U)l)icl)
bclicyc not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is
the image of God, should shine unto them.

It is written, Cursed is every one tl)al contiuuctl) UOt iu all

tilings u)l)icl) arc torittcn in tl)c book of tl)c lau) to ho tl)cin.

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and
sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of
this world, according to the pi-inee of the power of the air, the
spirit that now worketh in tl)C i:l)ilbrcn of i)isobci)icncC : among
whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of
our flesh, fulftUing tl)c bcsiiTS of l\]c flcsl] luib of tl)c m'uib.

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye heiH-efi)rth
walk not as other (irentiles walk, in tlie vanity of their mind, Ijaoing

tl)c nnbcrstanbing barkcncb, being alicnatcb from tl)c life of
(6ob tijrougl) tlic ignorance tl)at is in tl)em, because of tl)e

blindness of tl)eir l)eart : who, being past feeling, have given
themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with

You, that were sometime alicnatcb anb cncmics in ponr

tninb by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.

Mortify your members which are upon the earth ; fornication,
uncleanness, inordinate aftection, evil concupiscence, and covetous-
ness, which is idolatry : for whicli things' sake the wrath of God
Cometh on tl)C cl)ilbren of bisobebicncc.

The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty
angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them tljat knoiD not
Q5ob, anb tl)at oben not tl)e gospel of onr £orb Jesus Cbvist.

They received not the love of tlie truth, that they might be
saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie : that they all might be damned tDlj0
bclieneb not tlje trntl}, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

L'nto the pure all things are pure : but unto them that are
defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure ; but even their mind and

1 Cor. xvi. 3-2.

2 Corinth.
iii. l'J-l(5.


Gal. iii. 10.

Eph. ii. 1-3.

iv. 17-19.

Col. i. 21.

Col. iii. 5, 6.

2 Thessalou.
i. 7, 8.

2 Tliessalou.
ii. 10-12.

i. 15, 16.



Titus, iii. 3.

Heb. ii. 1-3.

iii. 1-2, 13.

iii. Id, 19.

X. 26-29.

Heb. xii. 25.

ii. 10, 11.

iv. 17.

1 Peler,
iv. 17.

2 Peler, ii. 1,

2 Peter,

ii. SO, 21.

conscience is defiled. The}'^ profess that thej'^ know God ; but in
works tl)CD bcun l)im, being abominable, and disobedient, and
unto every good work reprobate.

We ourselves also were sometimes foolish, bisobcbicut, de-
ceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy,
hateful, and hating one another.

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things
which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every tvailS-
qrcssion and bisobcbiciUC received a just recompense of reward;
how shall we escape, if u)c ucglect 50 great siiluation.

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in aiiv of you an evil heart
of unbelief, in lic^jartiug from tl)C liuing C5ob. But exhort one
another daily, while it is called To-day ; lest any of you be hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin.

To whom sware he that they sliould not enter into his rest, bttt
to tlicm lljat biiicneb not? So we see that they could not enter
in because of unbcHcf.

Jff xoc sin VDilfulIji after tl)at toe Ijauc rccciweb tlie knoinl-

ebgc of tl]C triltl), there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a
certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which
shall devour the adversaries.

He that bcspiscb iHoscs' IciVO, died without mercy under
two or three witnesses : of how much sorer punishment, suppose
ye, shall he be thought worthy, who liath trobbcn unber foOt ll]e

Son of (53ob, anb IjatI) conntcb tl]e bloob of tl)e covenant,
tolieretDitl) Ik teas sanctitieii, an nnljoln tl)ing, anb IjatI) bone
bespitc nnto tl)e Spirit of grace'?

See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped
not who refused him that spake on earth, mncl) more sljall not WC
escape, if me turn amajifrom I)im tl)at speaUetl] from l]eaucn.

AVhosoever shall keep the whole law, anb llCt offcnb in one
point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, 1)() not n)iinnit adul-
tery ; said also. Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet
if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of tl)'? lam.

To him that knometl) to bo goob, anb boet!) it not, to

him it is sin.

The time is come that judgment must begin at the house of
God : and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that
obcn not t^e gospel of (Sob.

There were false prophets among the people, even as tliere
.shall be false teachers ainong you, who privily shall bring in damn-
able heresies, cvcM benjiing tlje Corb tl)at bongljt tijcm, and

bring upon themselves swift destruction.

If after tliey liave escaped the pollutions of the world through




1 John, ii. 4.

1 John,
ii. l.'J, ili.

the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again
entangled tlierein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them
than the heginning. For it \)ab bccit better for tl)cm ITOt tO \)iWC

knou3n tl)c toay of rigljtcousncss, tl)an, after tljen linuc luioron
it, to turn from tl)e Ijolji connitaubmcut bclincrcb unto tl)cm.
God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that
we have fellowship with him, and rDalk ill barkllCSS, ^ve lie, and
do not the truth.

He that saith, I know him, ai\b kccpell) not l)is commanb-

nicntS, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
3f nnn mnn lone t!]e roorlb, tije lone of tl)c i^ntljcr is not in

l)ini. For all that is in the world, the lust of the tlesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of tl)C i^fltljcr, but
is of the woi-ld.

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law : for sin

is tl)c transgression of tl)c laro.

lie that bclicocti) not ©ob, Ijatl) mabc l)im a liar, be-
cause he beHeveth not the record that God gave of his Son.

If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death,
he shall ask, and he shall o-ive him life for them that sin not unto
death. There is a sin unto death : I do not sa}' that he shall pray for
it. '!^U unrigl)tCOUSncsS is sin : and there is a sin not unto death.

Whosoever transgrcsscti), anb abibcti) not in tl)c boctrine

of Qlljrist, hath not God.

There are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of
old ordained to this condemnatios, ungodly men, turning the grace
of our God into lasciviousness, and bcnijing tl}C onln £orb Q5ob,

anb our £orb 5csns Clirist. I ^vili tlierofore put you in re-
membrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having
saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed
tl)cm tl}at belicucb not.

Unto the angel of the church of Ephesu^;, write, . . . .
. . I have somewhat against thee, bcrausc tljOU l)ast left tl)D
first loue. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and
repent, and bo tl)e first lOTrks ; or else I will come unto thee quickly,
and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Unto the angel of tlie church of the Laodiceans, write, . . .
. . I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot : I would
thou wert cold or hot. So then bccause tl)ou art lukcmarm,

anb neitl]er COlb nor l)Ot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.

®l)e fearful, anb unbelieuing, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all
liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and

1 John, iii. 4.
1 John, V. 10.

1 John,
V. 16, 17.

2 John, 9.
Jude, 4, ."i.


iii. 14-10.

Rev. xxi, 8.


iii. 14 - 20.

Smjiittatinii nf |im

Gen. iii. 1-6. j Now the Serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field

which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman,
Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden ?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit
of the trees of the garden : but of the fruit of the tree which is
in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it,
neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto
the woman. Ye shall not surely die : for God doth know, that in
the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened ; and ye
shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food,
and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to
make one wise ; she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat ; and
gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat

And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast

done this, tl]Ou art curecb above all cattle, anb above eticrn

beast of tlje tielii : upon tl)ij belln sljalt tijon go, anb bust

I sl)alt tl)ou eat all tl)e bans of tl)n life : anb 3 luill ^jut enmitn

jbetincen tl)ee anb the rooman, anb between tl)n seeb anb Ijer

jseeb : it sljall bruise tl)n Ijeab, and tliou slialt bniise his heel.

Unto the woman he said, 3 coill Qreatlji multipln tl)r| sor-
'rotu anb tlin conception; in sorrow tl)ou sljalt bring fortl)
;cl)ilbren: anb tl)r) besire sljall be to tljn i)U5banb, anb \)c
sljall rule oner tl)ce.

And unto Adam he said. Because thou hast hearkened unto
the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I com-
niamled thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it : curseb is tl)C
grounb for tl)n sake; in sorrotu sl)aU tl)ou eat of it all tl)e
bans of tl)n Bfe ; tborns also anb tl)istles sliall it bring
forll) to tl)ee; anb tl)OU sl)alt eat tl)e l)erb of tl)e tielb : in
tlie sweat of tl)n face sl)alt tljou eat breab, till tl)OU return
unto tl)e grounif; for out of it wast tl)on taken: for bust
tl}ou art, anb unto bust sljalt tl)ou return.

And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the
mother of all livinir.

Gen. vi. 5-7. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the

earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was



only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had
made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And
the Lord said, I will destroy man \vh(^ni I have created from the

face of the earth ; boti) malt a\ib bcast, awh t\}c crccpinig tiling,

anb i[]C fouils of tl)C uir : for it repenteth me that I have made

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month,
the seventeenth day of the month, the same day Avere all the foun-
tains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven
were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and

forty nights And the waters prevailed, and were

increased greatly upon the earth : and the ark went upon the
face of the watei-s. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon
the earth : and all the hiofh hills that were under the whole heaven
were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail : and
the mountains were covered.

And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, botl] of fotol,
anb of cattle, anb of beast, anb of encrri creeping tl)ing tl)at

creepetl) upon tl)e cartl), and every man : all in whose nostrils
was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And
every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of
the ground, both man, anh cattle, anb tl)C creeping tl)ings, anb

tl)e fotol of tl)C l)eatien; and they were destroyed from the earth :
and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the

And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vine-
yard : and he drank of the wine, and was drunken ; and he was
uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw
the nakedness of his fathei-, and told his two brethren without.
And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both
their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of
their father : and their faces were backward, and they saw not their
father's nakedness.

And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger
son had done unto him. And he said, Curseb be Canaan ; a

scrinint of seruants sl)aU \)c be unto l)is bretl)ren. And he

said, I'.iessed be the Lord Cxod of Shem ; anb (Canaan 5l)all be
l)is SCruant. God shall enlarge .Japheth, and he shall dwell in

the tents of Shem ; anb Canaan sljall be l)is scruant.

And it came to pass, that, when Abi-am was come into Egypt,
the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. The
princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pha-
raoh : and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

And he entreated Abram well for her sake : and he had
sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants,
and she-asses, and camels.


vii. 11, ii,


ix. 20-27.

xu. 14-17.



Gen. XX. 1-7.

xlix. 1-7.

vli. 14-a5.

And the Lord plagued Pharaoli aitb l)is IjOUSC with great
plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south coun-
try, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister : and
Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. But God came to
Abimeleeh in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art
but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken : for she is
a man's wife. But Abimelech had not come near her : and he

said. Lord, toilt lliou sluu nlso a rigI)tcons nation? Said he

not unto me. She is my sister ^ and she, even she herself said, He
is my brother : in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my
hands have I done this. And God said unto him in a dream, Yea,
I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart ; for I also
withheld thee from sinning against me : therefore suffered I thee
not to touch her. Now therefore restore the man his wife ; for he
is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live : and
if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, tl)OU

iwib all tijat arc tt)inc.

And Jacob called unto his sons, and said. Gather youi'selves
together, that I may tell you tl)at lDl)icl) sl)all befall JIOU in t\)C
last bags. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob ;
and hearken unto Israel your father.

Reuben, thou art my tirst-born, my might, and the beginning
of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of
power; unstable as water, tl)On sl)alt"not CXCCi; because thou
wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it : he went up
to my couch.

Simeon and Levi are brethren ; instruments of cruelty are in
their habitations. O my soul, come not thou into their secret ;
unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united ! for in their
anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a

wall. (JTurseb be tl)cir anger, for it loas tierce : anh tl)eir
rurati), for it voas crncl: 3 toill bimbe tl)cm in Jacob, anii
scatter tl)em in Israel.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened,
he refuseth to let the people go. Get thee unto Pharaoh in the
lo, lie goeth out unto the water, and thou shalt stand by

morning ;

the ri\

brink acfainst he come : and the I'od which

was turned
slialt say

to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand. And thou
unto him. The Lord God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee,
saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilder-
ness: and behold, hitherto ll)on wouldest not hear. Thus saith the
Lord, Li this thou shalt know that I am the Lord : behold, I will
smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are
in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. And the fish that



is in the river shall die, and the river sliall stink : ailb tl)C QJgSP^'

ians sljall loatl]C to brink of tijc ujutcr of tl)c viucr.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy
rod, and stretch out thine hand upOU tl)e IDlUCVS of Qrgiipt, WpOU

tl)cir streams, i\\ion tl)cir riucrs, anh upon tl)cir polibs, anh
njjon all tl]cir pools of tuatcr, tl)at tlicn mnr) become bloob:
anil tl)at tl)erc man be bloob tl)rongl]ont all tl}c lanb of
(Egnpt, botl) in wes5"cls of rooob, anb in nessels of stone.

And Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lord commanded ; and
he lifted up the rod and smote the waters that weie in the river, in
the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants ; and all the
waters that were in the river were tuined to blood. And the fish
that was in the river died; and the river staidv, anb i\)C (!!gnpt-

ians ronlb not brink of tl)e roater of tl)e riner; anb "tt) ore
roas bloob tljrongljont all tl)e lanb of Qrgnpt.

And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments:
and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto
them ; as the Lord had said. And Pharaoh turned and went into
his house, neither did he set his heart to this also. QVnb all t\)C
(Tgnptians biggcb ronnb abont tl^c riner for tuater to brink;
forlljcn coulb'not brink of tl)e toatcr of tl)e riocr.

/Vnd seven days were fulfilled after that the Lord had smitten
the rivei'.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say
unto liim, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go that they may
serve me. And if tl)OU refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite
all thy borders with frogs : and the river shall bring forth fi'Ogs
abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into
thy bed-chamber, and upon thy bed, anb into tljC l)OnSC of tl)n

scrnants, anb npon t!}n people, a\ib into tljinc oncns, anb

into tl)n knecbing trongl)S : and the frogs shall come up both on

thee, anb npon tl)n people, anb npon all tl)n sernants.

And the Lord s[)ake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch fourth
thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over
the ponds, and cause fiogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.

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