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& 20. 12. &
22. 12.



i Job 24. 13.

ch. 1. 18.
2Thes3.1.8.



k Amo3 3. 2.
Luke 12.47,
48.

I Pf t. 4. 17.
t Gr. Greek.

I I Pet. 1. 7.



t Gr. Oreelc.

m Deut. 10.

17.

2 Chron. 19.

7.

Job 34. 19.

AcU 10. 34.

Gal. 2. 6.

Ephes. 0. 9.

Col. 3. 25.

1 Pot. 1. 17.



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60.



n Matt. 7.

21.

Jam™ 1.22,

2:1, i>5.

1 John 3. 7.



II Or, tlie

conscience

witncasing

with. tlie7n.

11 Or,

between

themselves.



Eccles. 12.
14.

Matt. 25. 31.
John 12. 48.
ch. 3. 6.

1 Cor. 4. .5.
Kev. 20. 12.
p Jolni 5.22.
Acts 10. 42.
& 17. 31.

2 Tim. 4. 1,
8.

1 Pet. 4. 5.
q ch. 16. 25.
ITim. 1. 11.

2 Tim. 2. a
r Matt. 3. 9.
John 8. 33.
ch. 9. 6, 7.
2Cor. 11.22.
s Mic. 3. 11.
ch. 9. 4.

t Iaai.45.25.

& 4a 2.

Jolin 8. 41.
u Dent. 4. 8.
Ps. 147. 19.
20.

II Or, Iriest
the things
that differ.
X Phil. 1.10.
y Mult. 15.
14. & Z). 16,
17, 19. 24.
John 9. 34,
40, 41.
z ch. 6. 17.
2 Tim. 1.13.
& 3. 5.
a Ps. 50. 16,
&c.
Matt. 23. 3,

&.C.



c ver. 17.



d 2 Sam. 12.

14.

Isai. 52. 5.

Ezek. 36.20.

23.

e GaJ. 5. 3.



f Acts 10.
34, 35.



I Matt. 12.
Il, 42.



h Matt. 3. 9.
John a 39.
ch. 9. 6, 7.
Gal. 6. 15.
Rev. 2. 9.



i 1 Pet. 3. 4.
k Col. 2. 11.
Phil. 3. 3.

1 ch. 7. 6.

2 Cor. 3. 6.
ra ICor. 4.
5,

2Cor.lO. 18.
lThesa.2.4.



whether they be Jews or Gentiles.

13 (For "not the hearers of the law are
just before God, but the doers of the law shall
be justified.

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.

15 Which shew the work of the law writ-
ten in their hearts, || their conscience also
bearing witness, and their thoughts || the
mean while accusing, or else excusing one
another ;)

16 ° In the day when God shall judge the
secrets of men p by Jesus Christ, ") according to

my gospel. -i^

17 Behold, ■■ thou art called a Jew, and
' restest in the law, *and makest thy boast of
God,

18 And "knowest his will, and || '^ appro vest
the things that are more excellent, being in-
structed out of the law,

19 And yart confident that thou thyself
art a guide of the blind, a light of them
which are in darkness,

20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher
of babes, ^ which hast the form of knowledge,
and of the truth in the law :

21 " Thou therefore which teachest an-
other, teachest thou not thyself ? thou that
preachest, a man should not steal, dost thou
steal ?

22 Thou that sayest, a man should not
commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery ?
thou that abhorrest idols, '' dost thou commit
sacrilege ?

23 Thou tha£ " makest thy boast of the
law, through breaking the law dishonourest
thou God?

24 For the name of God is blasphemed
among the Gentiles, through you, as it is
'' written.

25 "For circumcision verily profiteth, if
thou keep the law; but if thou be a breaker
of the law, thy circumcision is made uncir-
cumcision.

26 Therefore, '"if the uncircumcision keep
the righteousness of the law, shall not
his uncircumcision be counted for circum-
cision?

27 And shall not uncircumcision which is
by nature, if it fulfil the la,w, *^judge thee,
who by the letter and circumcision dost
transgress the law?

28 For •'he is not a Jew, which is one out-
wardly ; neither is that circumcision, which is
outward in the flesh :

29 But he is a Jew 'which is one in-
wardly; and ''circumcision is that of the
heart, ' in the spirit, and not in the letter ;
"'whose praise is not of men, but of God. -r

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The Gentiles, Sfc. cannot escape,
CHAP. III.

I The Jews' prerogative : 3 lohich they have not lost :
9 howbeit the law convmceth them also of sin. 20
Therefore no flesh is justified by the law, 28 but all,
without difference, by faith only : 31 a?id yet the law
is not abolished.

WHAT advantage then hath the Jew ?
or what profit is there of circumcision ?

2 Much every way : chiefly, because that
" unto them were committed the oracles of
God.

3 For what if ^ some did not beheve ?
■^ shall their unbelief make the faith of God
without effect?

4 ''God forbid: yea, let «God be true, but
''every man a liar; as it is written, e That
thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and
mightest overcome when thou art judged.

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,)

6 God forbid : for then ' how shall God
judge the world ?

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?

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.

9 What then? are we better than they ?
No, in no wise : for we have before f proved
both Jews and Gentiles, that ' they are all
under sin ;

10 As it is written, ""There is none right-
eous, no, not one :

11 There is none that understandeth, there
is none that seeketh after God.

12 They are all gone out of the way, they
are together become unprofitable : there is
none that doeth good, no, not one.

13 "Their throat is an open sepulchre;
with their tongues they have used deceit ;
° the poison of asps is under their lips :

14 p Whose mouth is full of cursing and
bitterness.

15 1 Their feet are swift to shed blood.

16 Destruction and misery are in their
ways :

17 And the way of peace have they not
known.

18 ■■ There is no fear of God before their
eyes.

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.

20 Therefore ^ by the deeds of the law.



ROMANS. if they heep not the law.

there shall no flesh be justified in his sight
for y by the law is the knowledge of sin. — j

21 But ^ now the righteousness of God
without the law is manifested, ''being wit-
nessed by the law •'and the prophets ;

22 Even the righteousness of God, which
is <=by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and upon
alHhem that believe; for ''there is no differ-
ence :

23 For " all have sinned, and come short
of the glory of God ;

24 Being justified freely *'by his grace,
s through the redemption that is in Christ
Jesus :

25 Whom God hath || set forth ^ to he n
propitiation, through faith ' in his blood, to
declare his righteousness ''for the || remission
of ' sins that are past, through the forbear-
ance of God ;

26 To declare, I say, at this time his right-
eousness : that he might be just, and the
justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

27 ""Where is boasting then? It is ex-
cluded. By what law? of works? Nay; but .
by the law of faith. ■

28 Therefore we conclude, "that a man is
justified by faith without the deeds of the
law.

29 Is he the God of the Jews only ? is he
not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gen-
tiles also :

30 Seeing ojV IS one God which shall jus-
tify the circumcision by faith, and uncircum-
cision through faith.

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



Anno


Anno


DOMINI


DOMINI


60.


60.




y ch. 7. 7.




z Acta 15.




11.




ch.1.17.




Pliil. 3. 9.




Hebr. 11. 4,




&c.




a Jolin5.46.




Acts 26. 22.




b nh. 1. 2.




1 Pet. 1. 10.




e ch. 4.




throughout.




d ch. 10. 12.




Gill. 3. 28.




Col. 3. 11.


a Deut. 4. 7,


e ver. 9.


Pb. 147. 19,


ch. 11. 32.
Gal. 3. 22.


20.




ch. 2. 18. &




9.4.


f ch. 4. 16.


b ch. 10. 16.


Ephes. 2. 8.


Hebr. 4. 2.


Til. 3. 5. 7.


c Numb. 23.


E Matt. 20.
28.


19.


ch. 9. 6. b.


Ephes. 1.7.


11. 29.


Col. 1.14.


2 Tim. 2. 13.


Tim. 2. 6.


d Job 40. 8.


Hebr. 9. 12.


e John 3. 33.


1 PeL 1. 18,


f Ps. 02. 9.


9.


&1IB. 11.


1 Or, fore-


gPB.51.4. •


ordain cd. ■




h Lev. 16.




5.




John 2. 2.




& 4. 10.




i Col. 1. 20.




k Acts 13.




38. 39.




1 Tim. 1. 15.


hell. 6. 19.


II Or,
passing


Gal. 3. 13.




over.




1 Acts 17.


i Gen. 18.

25.

Job 8. 3. &

34. 17.


30.

Hebr. 9. 15.


m ch. 2. 17,
23. Si. 4. 2.


1 Cor. 1. 29,




31.




Ephes. 2. 9.




n Acta 13.




38, 39.




ver. 20, 21,




32.




ch. 8. 3.




Gal. 2. 16.


kch.5.20.




& 6. 1, 15.






ch. 10. 12,




13.


t Gr.


Gal. 3. 8,


cltarsed.


-20, 28.


ch.l.28,&c.




& 2. 1. &c.


.


1 ver. 23.




Gal. 3. 22.




m Ps. 14. 1.




2,3.&53. 1.




n Pb. 5. 9.




Jer. &. 16.






a Isai. 51.2.




Matt. 3. 9.


Ps. 140. 3.


John 8. 33,




39.


p Ps. 10. 7.


2 Cor. 11.22.




b ch. 3. 20,


qProv. 1.16.


27,28.


Isai.59.7,8.






c Gen. 15. 6.




Gal. 3. 6.




Jamea 2. 23.


r Ps. 36. 1.




s John 10.




34. & 15. 25.




t Job 5. 16.


a ch. 11. 6.


Ps. 107. 42.




Ezek. 16.63.




ch. 1. 20. &




2.1.




u ver. 9, 23.




ch. 2. 2.




II Or,


e Josh. 24. 2.


subject to




the judg-
ment of Ood.






X Pb. 143. 2.




Acts 13. 39.




Gal. 2. 16. &




3.11.




Ephes. 2. 8,
Tit. 3. 5.







CHAP. IV.

1 Abraham's faith was imputed to him for righteousness,
10 before he was circumcised. 13 By faith only he
and his seed received the promise. 16 Abraham is the
father of all that believe. 24 Our faith also shall be
imputed to us for righteousness.

WHAT shall we then say that "" Abra-
ham, our father as pertaining to the
flesh, hath found?

2 For if Abraham were ''justified by
works, he hath whereof to glory, but not be-
fore God.

3 For what saith the scripture ? "Abraham
beheved God, and it was counted unto him
for righteousness.

4 Now ''to him that worketh^is the reward
not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

5 But to him' that worketh not, but be-
lieveth on him that justifieth « the ungodly,
his faith is counted for righteousness.

6 Even as David also describeth the bless-
edness of the man unto whom God imputeth
righteousness without works,

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By faith Abraham received the promise.

7 Saying, ""Blessed are they whose iniqui-
ties are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

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

-^ 9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the
circumcision only, or upon the uncircum-
cision also ? For we say that faith was reck-
oned to Abraham for righteousness.

10 How was it then reckoned ? when he
was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision?
Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

11 And she received the sign of circum-
cision, 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 ;

12 And the fathef of circumcision to them
who aa-e 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.

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,

14 For ^ if they which are of the law he
heirs, faith is made void, and the promise
made of none effect.

15 Because 'the law worketh wrath : for
where no law is, there is no transgression.

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,

17 (As it is written, pI have made thee a
father of many nations) || before him whom
he believed, even God, iwho quickeneth the
dead, and calleth those "^things which be not,
as though they were.

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.

19 And being not weak in faith, 'he con-
sidered not his own body now dead, when he
was about an hundred years old, neither yet
the deadness of Sarah's womb.

20 He staggered not at the promise of
' God through unbeUef; but was strong in

faith, giving glory to God ;

21 And being fully persuaded, that what
he had promised, " he was able also to perform.

22 And therefore it was imputed to him
for righteousness.

23 Now ''it was not written for his sake
alone, that it was imputed to him ,



CHAP. V.



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CO.



fPa. 32. 1,2.



r Gon. 17.



h Luko 19.

9.

ver. 12, 16.

Gal. 3. 7.



i Gen. 17. 4,

&c.

Gal. 3. 29.



lch.3.20.&
5. 13, 20. &
7.8, 10,11.

1 Cor. 15. 56.

2 Cor. 3. 7. 9.
Gal. 3. 10,
19.

1 John 3. 4.
m ch. 3. 24.
n Gal. 3. 22



oIsni..')1.2.
ch. 3. a.



p Gen. 17. 5.

II Or,

tike unto

kirn,

a ch. 8. 11.

Ephes. 2. 1,

r'ch. 9. 26.
1 Cor. 1. 28.
1 Pet. 2. 10.



s Gen. 15. 5.

t Gen. 17.
17. & 19. 11.
Nebr. 11. 11,
12.



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DOMINI



u Ps. 115. 3.
Luke 1. 37,

riebr. 11. 19.



xch. 15.4.
1 Cor. 10. 6,
11.



y ACU2.24.
& 13.30.

z Isai. 53.
5, 6.

cli. 3. 25. &
.').«.& 8.32.
2 Cor. 5. 21.
Gnl. 1. 4.
1 Pot. 2. 24.
b. 3. 18.
llobr. 9. 28.
a 1 Cor. 15.
17.
1 Pot. 1. 21.



a Isoi. 32.

17.

John 16. 33.

ch. 3. 28, 30.

b Ephes. 2.

14.

Col. 1. 20.

c John 10. 9.

& 14. 0.

Ephes. 2. 18.

& 3. 12.

Hebr. 10. 19.

d 1 Cor. 15.

1.

e Hebr. 3. 6.

r Matt. 5. 11,

12.

Acts 5. 41.

2 Cor. 12.10.

Phil. 2. 17.

James 1. 2,

12.

1 Pet. 3. 14.

e Jamea 1.

h James 1>

12.

i Phil. 1. 20.

k 2 Cor. 1.

22.

Gal. 4. 6.

EJilieB. 1.13,



II O.,.
according to
t/te time.
Gal. 4. 4.
1 vcr. 8.
ch.4. 25.



m John 15.

13.

1 Pet. 3. IB.

1 John 3. 16.

& 4. 9, 10.



n ch. 3. 25.
Ephes. 2. 13.
Hebr. 9. 14.
1 John 1. 7.

ch. 1. 18.

1 Thess. 1.
10.

pch. 8.32.
q 2 Cor. 5.
18, 19.
Ephes, 2. 16.
Col. 1. 20,
21.

r John 5. 26.
& 14. 19.

2 Cor. 4. 10,
11.

8 ch. 2. 17.
&. 3. 29. 30.
Gal. 4. 9.
II Or, „.
reconcilia-
tion,
ver. 10.
2 Cor. 5. 18.
19.

t Gen. 3. 6.
1 Cor. 15.21.
n Gen. 2. 17.
ch. 6. 23.
1 Cor. 15.21.
U Or,
tn whom.
X ch. 4. 15.
1 John 3. 4.



yl Cor. 1.5.
21, 22, 45.



The advantages of justification by faith.

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,

25 ^ Who was delivered for our offences,
and "was raised again for our justification.

CHAP. V.

I Being justified by ,faith, we have peace with God,
2 and joy in our hope, 8 that since we were reconciled
by his blood, when we were enemies, 10 loe shall much
more be saved being reconciled. 12 As sin and death
came by Adam, 17 so much mure righteousness and life
by Jesus Christ. 20 Where sin abounded, grace did
superabound.

THEREFORE -being justified by faith,
we have ^ peace with God, through our
Lord Jesus Christ :

2 •= By whom also we have access by faith
into this grace "^ wherein we stand, and " re-
joice in hope of the glory of God.

3 And not only so, but ""we glory in tri-
bulations also ; e knowing that tribulation
worketh patience ;

4 "^And patience, experience; and expe-
rience, hope :

5 ' And hope maketh not ashamed : ^ be-
cause the love of God is shed abroad in our
hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given
unto us.

6 For when we were yet without strength,

II in due time 'Christ died for the ungodly.

7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one
die : yet peradventure for a good man some
would even dare to die.

8 But ™ God commendeth his love toward
us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ
died for us.

9 Much more then, being now justified
° by his blood, we shall be saved "from wrath
through him.

10 For Pif when we were enemies, iwe
were reconciled to God by the death of his
Son ; much more, being reconciled, we shall
be saved 'by his life.

11 And not oply so, but we also =joy in
God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by
whom we have now received the || atonement.

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 :

13 (For until the law, sin was in the
world: but ''sin is not imputed when there
is no law.

14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam
to Moses, even over them that had not sin-
ned after the similitude of Adam's transgres-
sion, y who is the figure of him that was to
come.

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

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We may not live in sin.

many be dead, much more the grace of God,
and the gift by grace, which is by one
man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded ^utito
many.

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. .

17 For if II by one man's offence death
reigned by one ; much more they which re-
ceive abundance of grace, and of the gift of
righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus
Christ.)

18 Therefore, as || by the offence of one
judgment came upon all men to condemna-
tion, even so || by the righteousness of one
the free gift came ^ upon all men unto justi-
fication of life.

19 For as by one man's disobedience many
were made sinners, so by the obedience of one
shall many be made righteous.

20 Moreover ''the law entered, that the
offence might abound. But where sin abound-
ed, grace" did much "more abound :

21 That as sin hath reigned unto death,
even so might grace reign through righteous-
ness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our
Lord.

CHAP. VI.

I We may not live in sin, 2 for we are dead unto it, 3
as appeareth by our baptism. 12 Let not sin reign any
more, 18 because we have yielded ourselves to the ser-
vice of righteousness, 23 and for that death is the
wages of sin.

WHAT shall we say then ? ■'Shall we
continue in sin, that grace may
abound ?

2 God forbid : how shall we, that are
'' dead to sin, live any longer therein ?

3 Know ye not that "= so many of us as

II were baptized into Jesus Christ, ''were bap-
tized into his death?

4 Therefore we are "buried with him by
baptism into death: that ^like a:s Christ was
raised up from the dead by.&the glory of the
Father, '•even so we also should walk in
newness of hfe.

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 Knowing this, that ■'our old man is cru-
cified with him, that 'the body of sin might
be destroyed, that henceforth we should not
serve sin.

7 For "-he that is dead is f freed from sin.

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

9 Knowing that " Christ, being raised from
the dead, dieth no more ; death hath no more
dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, p he died unto sin



ROMANS.



Anno


Anno


DOM INI


DOMINI


60.


60.


z Isai. 53.
11.


Q Luke 20.
38.


Matt. 20. 28.


r ver. 2.
s Gal. 2. 19.


&:26.28.




I Va. 19. 13.




& 119. 133.


II Or,
l/y one of-
fence.


u ch. 7. 5.
Col. 3. 5.
James 4. 1.




tGr.




arms, or,




weapovs.




X ch. 12 1.




1 Pet. 2. 24.




&4. 2.


II Or,
by one of-
fence.


y ch. 7. 4, 6.
&8. 2.
Gal. 5. 18.


II Or,




by one righ-




tCDutiness.




a John 12.


7. 1 Cor. 9.


:t2.


21.


Hebr. 2. 9.






a Matt. 6.




24.




John 8. 34.




2 Pet. 2. 19.


h John 15.




oo




ch'. 3. 20. &




4. 15. & 7. 8.




Gal. 3. 19,




23. «
c Luke 7.




47.




1 Tim. 1. 14.






h2Tim. 1.




13.




tGr.




whereto ye




weredelixer-




ed.




c John 8. 32.




1 Cor. 7. 22.




Gal. 5. 1.




1 Pot.-2. 16.


a ch. 3. 8.




ver. 15.






dJohn8.34.




t Gr.




toriRkteons-


b ver. 11.


nc.is.


ch. 7. 4.
Gal. 2. 19. &


e ch. 7. 5.


6.14.


f ch. 1. 32.


c Col. 3, 3.




1 Pel. 2. 24.




II Or, are.
A 1 Cor. 15.






29.


g John 8. 32.


e Col. 2. 12.




fch.8. 11.




1 Cor. 6. 14.




2 Cor. 1X4.




c John 2.
11. & 11.40.






h Gal. 6. 15.


h Gen. 2. 17.


Eplie3.4.22,


ch. .'i. 12.


23, 24.


Jamea 1. 1.^.


Col. 3. 10.


i ch. 2. 7. &


i Phil. 3. 10,
11.


5. 17,21.
1 Pet. 1. 4.


k Gal. 2. 20.




& 5. 24. &




r>. 14.




Ephe8.4.22.




Col, 3. 5, 9.




1 Col. 2. 11.




ml Pet. 4.1.




t Gr.
jvstXcd.






n 2 Tim. 2.




11.






a 1 Cor. 7.




39.


Rev. 1. 18.




h%':^


b Malt 5.
22



Death is the wages of sin.

once : but in that he liveth, ihe liveth unto
God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to
be ^dead indeed unto sin, but ^ alive unto
God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

12 'Let not sin therefore reign in your
mortal body, that ye should obey it in the
lusts thereof.

13 Neither yield ye your "members as f in-
struments 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:

14 For ysin shall not have dominion over
you : for ye are not under the law, but under
grace.

15 What then ? shall we sin, ^ because we
are not under the law, but under grace ?
God forbid. *

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?

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the
servants of sin ; but ye have obeyed from the
heart '' that form of doctrine f which was
delivered you.

18 Being then "made free from sin, ye
became the servants of righteousness.

19 I speak after the manner of men, be-
cause 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.

20 For when ye were ■'the servants of sin,
ye were free f from righteousness.

21 "What fruit had ye then in those things
whereof ye are now ashamed? for ^the end
of those things is death.

22 But now s being made free from sin,
and become servants to God, ye have your
fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting
life.

23 For '■ the wages of sin is death : but
'the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus
Christ our Lord.

CHAP. vn.

1 No law hath power over a man longer than helivetn
4 But we are dead to the law. . 7 Yet is not the law
sin, I'Q but holy, just, good, 16 as I acknoicledge, who
am grieved because I cannot keep it.

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 ?

2 For nhe woman whichhathanhusband,
is bound by the law to her husband so long
as he liveth i but if the husband be dead, she
is loosed from the law of her husband.

3 So then, •'if while her husband liveth,
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The law is not sin.

slie 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.

4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are
become "dead to the law by the body of
Christ; that ye should be married to an-
other, even to him who is raised from the
dead, that we should "^ bring forth fruit unto
God.

5 For when we were in the flesh, the
t motions of sins, which were by the law,
*did work in our m'embers ''to bring forth
fruit unto death :

6 But now we are delivered from the law,
II that being dead wherein we were held ; that
we should serve sin newness of spirit, and not
in the oldness of the letter.

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
II lust, except the law had said, ' Thou shalt
not covet.

8 But ^ sin, taking occasion by the com-
mandment, wrought in me all manner of
concupiscence. For 'without the law sin
was dead.

9 For I was alive without the law once :
but when the commandment came, sin re-
vived, and I died.

10 And the commandment "which was
ordained to life, I found to he unto death.

11 For sin, taking occasion by the com-
mandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

12 Wherefore ° the law is holy, and the
commandment holy, and just, and good.

13 Was then that which is good made
death unto me ? God forbid. But sin, that
't might appear sin, working death in me by



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