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after. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Je-
sus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, hut also my
hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, f)c tl)at is tDiTsllcb
nccbctli not save to masi) l)is feet, but is clean cocrn tx)l)it :
and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray
him : therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every
branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away : and every
branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth

more fruit. Nou) ^c axc clean tl)rougl) tl)c toorb roljicl) J Ijaue
spoken unto nou.

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, tl)at T]OUr sins mar)
be blotccb out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord.

Be it known unto you that through this man is preached
unto you the forgiveness of sins ; and by him all that believe arc

fustificb from oil tilings, from m\)id) m coulb not be |u3ti-
fieb bn tl)c lau) of iHoses.

Arise, and be baptized, anb Ujasl) amax) tl]n sins, calling on
the name of the Lord.

Not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers
of the law sl)aU bc iustifieii.

Therefore bn tl)c bcebs of tl)c law i\)cvc 6l)all no flcsl) bc

fnsti&eii in llis"si3l]t : for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested,
being witnessed by the law and the pi-ophets ; even the righteous-
ness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon
all them that believe; for there is no difference: for all have sin-
ned, and come short of the glory of God ; being justified freely
by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus :
wdioni 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 ; to declare, I say, at
this time his righteousness : that he might be just, and the justi-
fier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Where is boasting then ? It is excluded. By what law ? of
works ? Nay ; but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude
that a man is justifieb bn faitl) U3itl)out tl)e beebs of tijc lau).

Is lie the (jlod of the Jews only i is he not also of the Gen-
tiles ? Yes, of the Gentiles also: seeing it is one God, which
shall justify the circumcision by faith, anb uncircumcisioU
tbvougll faitl). Do we then make void the law through faith ?
God fori lid : vt-a, we establish the law.

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taining to the flesh, hath found ? For if Abraham were justified by
works, he hath whereof to glory ; but not before God. For what
saith the scripture ? Abraham believed God, and it was counted
unto him for riii'hteousness. Now to him that worketh is the re-
ward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that work-
eth not, but believeth on him tl)at iustifictl) tl]e UUgobll}, his
faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth
the blessedness of the man unto whom God iraputeth righteousness
without works, saying. Blessed are they whose iniquities are for-
given, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the mau to whom

the Lord toiU not impute sin.

Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or
upon the uncircumcision also ? For we say that faith was reckoned
to Abraham for righteousness. How was it then reckoned ? when
he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision ? Not in circumcision,
but in uncircumcision. 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 be-
lieve, though they be not circumcised, that righteousness might be
imputed unto them also ; 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 uncir-
cumcised. 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. For if they which are of the
law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none
effect. Because the law worketh wrath : for where no law is,
there is no transgression. 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.

He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through
unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God ; and being
fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to
perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Now it was not written for his sake, alone, that it was imputed to
him ; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe
on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead ; who was

delivered for our offences, anb VDUs raiscb again for onr iusti-
fication.

Therefore being justificii bi] faiti), toe l)aoc peace mil)

©ob, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died

for the ungodly Much more then, being UOU)

lustifieb bn Ijis bloob, we shall be saved from wrath through
hiui. 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. And not only so, but we also joy in God



Romans,

iv. 20-25,

V. 1.



Romans,
V. 6, 9-li.



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Romans,

V. lu-iy.



Rom. viii. 1.



Romans,
viii. 33, 34.



Rom. X. 4.



1 Cor. i. 7, 8.



1 Corinlii.
i. 30 31.



1 Cor.iii. 11.



1 Cor. vi. 11.



1 Corinth.
XV. IC, 17.



Galalians,
ii. 1.V - 21,
iii. 1-24.



throiio^li our Lord Jesus Christ, bj] wjjom tDC \)(1\}C UOO) rccciucb

tl)^ atonement.

And not as it was by one tliat sinned, so is the jjift. For the
jndo-ment was by oiio to condemnation, but tl)C frcc qift is of lUiinil
offences unto jUStitklUion. For if by one man^i oticnce doath
reigiR'd by one; nnich more they wliich receive abundance of
i^raw, anb of tllC gift of rigljtconsncs, sliall roign in life by one,
Jesus Christ. Tiieietbre, as by llie otteiice of one judgment came
upon all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of one
tl)e free gift came upon all men unto iustification of life.

For a.s by one man's di.Miljeilii'nce many were made sinners, so by

the obedience of one sljill mauii be m.ibe rigljteous-

There is therefore now no conbcmatioil to them wliich are
in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the tiesh, but after the spirit.

llllio GJiail Ian anijtl)ing to tl)e cl)irge of (5ob's elect?

3t is lJ3ob tl)at justiftetl). NVIkj is he that condemneth i it is
Clirist that dit'd, yea latlier, that is risen again, who is even at the
right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Chiist is tl)C exib of tl)e iaoj for righteousness to every one
that believeth.

Ye come behind in no u'ift ; waitinfj fur the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ; who shall also confirm you unto the end, tl)at

ge man be bhxmeU'SS in tl)e b.in of our l!orb Jfesus (5l)ri5t.

Of hiin are ye in Chiist Jesu.s, who of God is made unto us
wisdom, anb rigl)teousness, and sanctification, and redemption :
that, accoiding as it is wiitten, lie that glorieth, let him glory in
the Lord.

Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, n3l)icl)

is Jesus (Cljrist.

Such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sancti-
fied, but ye are justiliicb in the name of the Loid Jesus, and by
the Spii'it of our God.

If the dead lise not, then is not Christ raised, "^ub if (Tljiist

be not raiscb,nour faitl) is uain; j)e axe jiet in nour sins.

We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but
by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ,

t!)at roe might be jnstifteii bn tlie fiitl] of (Tlirist, anb not bij
tl)c works of tl)e [aw : for bn tlje works of tl)e lau) sl)all no
flesl) be jnstiiieb. I>nt if, while we seek to be justified by Christ,
we omsclves also are found sinner.s, is therefore Christ the minister
of sin ? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I
destroyed, I make myself a transgre.s.sor. For I througli the law
am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am cruciHi'd
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ine : and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live bv the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do
not frustrate the G:rare of God : for if vigljlCOUGUCSS COmC bl)

tl)c ItUD, tljeu CI)ri5t is bcab in uaiu.

O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should
not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been
evidently set forth, crucitied among you ? This only would I learn
of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the
hearing of faith ? Are ye so foolish ? having begun in the Spirit,
aie ye now made perfect by the flesh ? Have ye sufl'ered so many
things in vain ? if it be yet in vain. He therefore that ministeretii
to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by
the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith ? Even as Abra-
ham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
Know ye therefore, that they which are of faith, the same are the
children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God
xaonih justifn tl)C l)Catl)CU tljrougl) filitl), preached before the
gusjiel unto Abraham, saying, la thee shall all nations be blessed.

So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abra-
ham.

£ov as maun as arc of tl)c roorks of tl)c laui, arc nnbcr tl)c
CUVSC : for it is written, Cursed is every one that contiuueth not in
all thinti's which are written in the book of the law to do them.
But thai no man is justifled by the law iu the sight of God, it is
evident : for. The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of
faith : but. The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ
hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse
for us: for it is» written. Cursed is everyone that hano-eth on a
tree : that the blessing of Abraham inio-ht come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ ; that we might receive the promise of the
Spirit through faith.

Brethren, I speak after the mannev of men ; Though it be but
a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disaniuilleth or
ad<]etli thereto. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises
made. He sjiith not. And to seeds, as of many ; but as of one.
And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say. That the cove-
nant that was conflrmed before of God in Christ, the law, which
Avas four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it
should make the promise of none eflect. For if the inheritance be
of the law, it is no more of promise : but God gave it to Abraham
by proniise. Wherefore then serveth the law ? It was added be-
cause of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the pro-
mise was made ; and it was oidaiaed by angels in the hand of a
mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one ; but God is
one.

Is the law then against the promises of God ? God forbid :

for if tl)crc l)ab been a lau) giucn tul)icl) coulb l)ai)c giucn lite,

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Gal. V. 1-4.



Eph. i. G, 7.



Eph. ii. 8, 9.



Ephesians,
ii. 1:J-19.



Phil. iii. 3-9.



ture liath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faitli of
Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before failh
came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which
should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our school-
master to bring us unto Christ, tljiU U3C miigl)! bc jltstificb bn

fiiitl).

Stand fast therefore in il)e libcrtij tDl)crcu)itI) (TljriGt l)nt!)

inabc us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bond-
age. Ueliold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised
Clirist shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man
that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Christ
is become of no etfect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by
the law ; ye are fallen from grace.

To the pi-aise of the glory of his grace, whei-ein he hath made
us accepted in the Beloved. : in whom we have redemption tl)VOUgl)
l)ig bloob, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his
grace.

By grace are ye saved, through faith ; and that not of your-
selves : it is the gift of God : not of iDOrks, lest any man should
boast.

But now, in Christ Jesus, ye, who sometimes were f;ir off", are
mnbe nigl) bn tl)C blooii of (Cljrist. For he is our peace, who
hath matle both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of
partition between us ; having abolished in his flesh the enmity,
even the law of commandments contained in ordinances : for to
make in himself of twain one new man, so malsing peace ; awh
that \)c migl]t reconcile boti) unto (5ob in one bobn bn tlje

cross, having slain the enmitv thereby : and came and preached
peace to you which weie afar ofl", and to them that were nigh. For
through him we both have access by one S})ii-it unto the Father.

Xou) therefore ne are no more strangers anb foreigners,
but fellou)-citi?ens ioitl) tl)c saints, anb of tl)e I)ouscI)o1l) of
(Sob.

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the Spirit,
and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any
other man thinketh that he "hath whereof lie might trust in the
flesh, I more : circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel,
of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews ; as touching
tlie law, a Pharisee ; concerning zeal, persecuting the church ;
touching the righteousness whicli is in the law, blameless. r)Ut
what tilings were gain to me, those T counted loss for Christ. Yea
donblK^ss, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the
knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord : for whom I have suflered
the loss of ;ill things, and do count tln'in Imt dung, that I may win

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ncs5 it)l)ic!) is of tl)c lau), but tljiit ioi)icl) is tl)rougl) tl)c faitl)
of (STIjrist, llie lighteousness which is of God by faith.

In Avhom we have redemption tI)l'OUCll) l)is bloob, even the

forgivene.->s of sins It i)leasecl the Father that in

liiiu sliould all fulness dwell ; and, having made peace through the
blood of his cross, bn l)im to reconcile all things nnto Ijimscif,

by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
And you, that were sometime ahenated and enemies in your mind
by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled, in the body of his
flesh throngli deatli, to prcscnt non l)oln, anh nnbliimablc, a\\b
unrcproiniblc, in Ijis sigl)t.

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk
ye in him ; rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith,
as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain de-
ceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world,
and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the
Godhead bodily, '^nb TIC arc complctc in l)im, which is the
head of all 2)rincipality and power.

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of

your flesh, |)atl) l)c qnickcncb together wit!) l)im, Ijnmng for-

qincn noil all trespasses : blotting out the hand-writing of or-
dinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took
it out of the way, nailing it to his cross.

Not bn roorks of rigljteonsness u)l)icl) tuc Ijauc bone, but

according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration,
and renewing of the Holy Ghost ; which he shed on us abundantly,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being jUStifiCL) bn l)is
grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal
life.

Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by
a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is
to say, not of this building ; neither by the blood of goats and
calves, but by his own blood, he entered in once into tlie holy

place, Ijauing obtaincb eternal rebemption for ns. For if the
blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling
the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh : how much
more slvall the blood of Christ, wlio through the eternal Spirit of-
fered himself without spot to God, purge nonr conscience from
beab XDOrks to serve the living God?

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many ; and
unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time roitl)-

ont sin nnto saluation.

For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not
the very image of the tilings, can never with those sacrifices which
they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto



Colossians,
i. 14, 10 - 2-2.



Col. ii. G-IO.



Col. ii. 13, 14.



Titus,
iii. 5-7.



Hebrews,
ix. U-14.



Hebrews,

ix. it*, and

X. 1-lt*.



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Heb. X.22.



Hebrews,
xiii. 11, 12.



1 Peter,
iii. 20, 21.



2 Peler, i. 9.



I John, I. 7.



perfect. For tlien would tliej^ not have ceased to be offered ? be-
cause that the woi-shippers once purged should have had no more
conscience of sins, liut in those sacrifices there is a remembrance
again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the
blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore,
when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering
thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me : in burnt-
(jfferings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said
I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to
do thy will, O God. Above, when he said. Sacrifice and offering
and burnt-oft'erings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither
hadst pleasure therein ; which are offered by the law ; then said
he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first,
that he may establish the second. ]3y the which will we are sanc-
tified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for
all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering
oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins ;

bin tljiG man, after l)c Ijab offcrcb one sacrifice for sins, for-
eucr sat hoxon on l\)c rigl)! \]a\\b of (5ob; from henceforth ex-
p<'rting till his enemies be made liis footstool, i^or bll OllC offer-
ing l)c l)atl) pcrfectcb foreucr tliem l\)at arc sanctified.

Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us : for after
that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with
them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their
hearts, and in their minds will I write them, and their sins and
iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of

these is, tljere is no more offering for sin.

Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith,

l)auing our hearts sprinkleb from an euil conscience, and our

bodies washed with [lure water.

The bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the
sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
Wliorefore Jesus also, tl}at l)e migl)t sanctifji tl)c people roiti)

l)is OtDtl bloob, sutt'ered without the gate.

Once the lon" - sufferinir of God waited in the days of Noah,

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while the ark was a preparing, wherein i'ew, that is, eight souls,
were saved by water. The like figure whereunto, even bajitisin,
<lnth also now save us. (not tl]e putting aujan of ll)e filtl) of the
flcsli, but tl)c ansmer of a gooii conscience tow.irii ^o'ij,} by
llic resurrection of Jesus (£l)ri5t.

lie that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar
off, ami hatli forgotten tljat l)e ujas purgeb from l)is olb sins.

If we walk in the light, as he is in the light — we have fel-
lowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us

our sins, anh to clcuusc US from all nnrigl)tconsncs5.

I write unto you, little children, because Jiour sius (ive

forgbcn iiott for Ijis name's sake.

Ye know that he was manifested to take aiMajl our sius ;

and in him is no sin.

Little children, let no man deceiv'e you : he that doeth right-
eousness is rigljtCOUS, even as he is rigliteous.

This is he that came by water aub bloob, even Jesus Christ ;
not bri U3atcr ouln, hut tin ui.Ucr anh bloob. And it is the
Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there
are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and
the Holy Ghost : and these three are one. And there are three
that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, (i\ib tl)C
bloob : and these three agree in one.

Unto him that loved us, anb ujasljctr US from our sins

in l)is OUJU bloob ; to him be glory forever and

ever. Amen.

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take
the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, a\ib
Ijast rcbccmcb us to Q3ob bn tl]t1 bloob out of every kindred,
and tongue, and people, and nation.

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar
the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the
testimony which they held : and they cried with a loud voice, say-
ing. How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and
avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ?

^nb rDl)itc robes were giocn unto eucrg one of lliem;

and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little
season, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, that
should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man
could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and
tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, cIotl)cb

roitl) tDl}ite robes, and palms in their hands And

one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which
are arrayed in white robes ? and whence came they ? And I said
unto him. Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they
which came out of great tribulation, anb Ijitue tDasl)eb tijcir

robes, anii mabe tl]em roljite in tlje bloob of tl)el)amb.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come
salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the
power of his Christ : f<:)r the accuser of our brethren is cast down
which accused them before our God day and night, ^nb tijeg



1 John, i
1 Juliii, ii. \-2.
1 John, iii. 5.
1 John, iii. 7.



1 John,
V. (i-S.



Rev. i. 5, 6.



Rev. V. 9.



Revelation,
vi. 9-11.



Revelation,
vii. 9, 13, 14.



Revelation,
xii. 10, U.



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Revelation,
xxii. 1-3.



oncrcamc I)im bn tl)c bloob of tlie £amb, ant bn tl)e roorb
of tl)Cir ICStimonn: and they loved not their lives unto the
death.

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as
crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamh. Tn
the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was
there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and
yielded her fi-uit every month : and the leaves of the tree were for
the healing of the nations.



^nb tl)crc si) ail be no more cnrse.



XXVI.



Iiinrtifirntinn.



As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness : Ijf sl)nU

be 0'atisficb toljcu 3 aroaUc, voitl] tl)n likeness.

The King's daughter is all glovioiIS Uiitljiu : her clothing is
of wrought gold.

Create in mc a cleon l)cart, (D (5ob : ^^nd renew a right

spirit within me.

®llon art all fair, inn lone ; tl)ere is no spot in tl}ee.

In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and
glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely
for them that are escaped of Israel. And it shall come to pass,
that he that is left in Zion, and he that reraaineth in Jerusalem,
sl}all be callcb l)0ln, even every one that is written among the
livino- in Jerusalem : when the Lord shall have washed away the
filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of
Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and
by the spirit of burning.

Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion ; put on thy



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