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CHAP. II.

upon every soul of man that

doeth evil; of the Jew first, and WHO ARE JUSTIFIED.

also of the Gentile. THEREFORE, thou art in- || 10 But glory, honour, and excusable, Oman, whosoever peace, to every man that worketh thou art, that judgest : for good; to the Jew first, and also wherein thou judgest another, || to the Gentile. thou condemnest thyself; for || 11 For there is no respect of thou that judgest doest the same persons with God. things.

12 For as many as have sinned 2 But we are sure that the || without law, shall also perish judgment of God is according without law; and as many as to truth against them which have sinned in the law, shall be commit such things..

judged by the law; 3 And thinkest thou this, o 13 (For not the hearers of the man, that judgest them which | law are just before God, but do such things, and doest the || the doers of the law shall be same, that thou shalt escape the justified : judgment of God?

14 For when the Gentiles, (4 Or despisest thou the riches which have not the law, do by of his goodness, and forbear nature the things contained in ance, and long suffering; not || the law, these, having not the knowing that the goodness of law, are a law unto themGod leadeth thee to repent- || selves; ance ?

15 Which shew the work of 5. But after thy hardness and the law written in their hearts, impenitent heart, treasurest up their conscience also bearing unto thyself wrath against the witness, and their thoughts the day of wrath and revelation | mean while accusing or else exof the righteous judgment of cusing one another ;) God ;

16 In the day when God shall 6 Who will render to every | judge the secrets of men by man according to his deeds; Jesus Christ, according to my

7 To them who, by patient gospel. continuance in well-doing, seek 17 Behold, thou art called a for glory, and honour, and im- | Jew, and restest in the law, and mortality, eternal life:

makest thy boast of God, 8 But unto them that are con 18 And knowest bis will, and tentious, and do not obey the approvest the things that are truth, but obey unrighteous- | more excellent, being instructness, indignation and wrath ; ed out of the law;

9 Tribulation and anguish, |19 And art confident that thou

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thyself art a guide of the blind, that circumcision which is outa light of them which are in | ward in ihe flesh : darkness,

| 29 But he is a Jew which is 20 An instructor of the fool || one inwardly; and circumciish, a teacher of babes, which sion is that of the heart, in the hast the form of knowledge, and spirit, and not in the letter ; of the truth in the law.

whose praise is not of men, but · 21 Thou, therefore, which of God. teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest

CHAP. III. a man should not steal, dost thou steal ?

FAITH. 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, WHAT advantage then hath dost thou commit adultery ? the Jew? or what profit is there thou that abhorrest idols, dost of circumcision ? thou commit sacrilege ?

2 Much every way; chiefly, 23 Thou that makest thy boast because that unto them were of the law, through breaking committed the oracles of God. the law dishonourest thou 3 For what if some did not God ?

believe ? shall their unbelief 24 For the name of God is make the faith of God without blasphemed among the Gen- ||effect ? tiles through you, as it is writ 4 God forbid: yea, let God ten.

be true, but every man a liar; 25 For circumcision verily as it is written, That thou mightprofiteth, if thou keep the law: est be justified in thy sayings, but if thou be a breaker of the and mightest overcome when law, thy circumcision is made thou art judged. uncircumcision.

|| 5 But if our unrighteousness 26 Therefore if the uncircum- commend the righteousness of cision keep the righteousness God, what shall we say ? Is of the law, shall not his uncir. God unrighteous who taketh cumcision be counted for cir- vengeance ? (I speak as a cumcision ?

man,) 27 And shall not uncircumci- 6 God forbid : for then, how sion which is by nature, if it shall God judge the world ? fulfil the law, judge thee, who 7 For if the truth of God hath by the letter and circumcision more abounded through my lie dost transgress the law ? unto his glory, why yet am I

28 For he is not a Jew which also judged as a sinner? is one outwardly; neither is || 8 And not rather, (as we be

not a Jew which unto his glory. whough my lie

that seeks themst, unto 'S by faith

slanderously reported, and as || 20 Therefore by the deeds of some affirm that we say,) Let the law, there shall no flesh be us do evil, that good may come? justified in his sight: for by whose damnation is just. the law is the knowledge of

9 What then? are we better sin. than they? No, in no wise : for 21 But now the righteousness we have before proved both Jews of God without the law is maand Gentiles, thet they are all nifested, being witnessed by the under sin;

law, and the prophets : 10 As it is written, There 22 Even the righteousness of is none righteous, no, notGod, which is by faith of Jesus one :

Christ, unto all, and upon all 11 There is none that under them that believe; for there is standeth, there is none that seek || no difference: eth after God.

23 For all have sinned, and 12 They are all gone out of corne short of the glory of the way, they are together be God; come unprofitable ; there is || 24 Being justified freely by none that docth good, no, not his grace, through the redempone.

|| tion that is in Christ Jesus : 13 Their throat is an open se- 25 Whom God hath set forth pulchre ; with their tongues to be a propitiation through they have used deceit; the poi faith in his blood, to declare his son of asps is under their righteousness for the remission lips :

of sins that are past, through the 14 Whose mouth is full of forbearance of God; cursing and bitterness:

| 26 To declare, I say, at this 15 Their feet are swift to shed time his righteousness; that blood:

he might be just, and the justi16 Destruction and misery are fier of him which believeth in in their ways ;

Jesus. 17 And the way of peace have || 27 Where is boasting then ? they not known:

It is excluded. By what law? 18 There is no fear of God be- of works? Nay; but by the fore their eyes.

law of faith. . 19 Now we know, that what 28 Therefore we conclude, things soever the law saith, it that a man is justified by faith, -saith to them who are under without the deeds of the law. the law ; that every mouth may 29 Is be the God of the Jews be stopped, and all the world only? is be not also of the may becoine guilty before Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles God :

also ;

30 Seeing it is one God which || for we say that faith was reckshall justify the circumcision oned to Abraham for righteousby faith, and uncircumcision ness. through faith.

10 How was it then reckoned? 31 Do we then make void the when he was in circumcision, law through faith? God forbid; || or in uncircumcision ? Not in yea, we establish the law. circumcision, but in uncircum

cision. CHAP. IV.

11 And he received the sign

of circumcision, a seal of the ABRAHAM'S FAITH AC-,

righteousness of the faith which CEPTABLE.

be had, yet being uncircumcis. WHAT shall we then say, || ed; that he might be the father that Abraham our father, as of all them that believe, though pertaining to the flesh, hath || they be not circumcised, that found ?

righteousness might be imputed 2 For if Abraham were justi- || unto them also ; fied by works, he hath whereof 12 And the father of circumto glory, but not before God. cision to them who are not of

3 For what saith the scripture the circumcision only; but who Abraham believed God, and it also walk in the steps of that was counted unto him for right- | faith of our father Abraham, eousness.

which he bad, being yet uncir4 Now to him that worketh, || cumcised. is the reward not reckoned of 13 For the promise that he grace, but of debt.

should be the heir of the world, 5 But to him that worketh not, was not to Abraham, or to his but believeth on him that justi- seed, through the law, but fieth the ungodly, his faith is through the righteousness of counted for righteousness. faith.

6 Even as David also describ- |14 For if they which are of eth the blessedness of the man, the law, be heirs, faith is made unto whom God imputeth right- || void, and the promise made of eousness without works, none effect:

7 Saying, Blessed are they 15 Because the law worketh whose iniquities are forgiven, || wrath: for where no law is, and whose sins are covered. there is no transgression.

8 Blessed is the man to whom || 16 Therefore it is of faith, that the Lord will not impute sin. | it might be by grace; to the end

9 Cometh this blessedness then the promise might be sure to all upon the circumcision only, or the seed; not to that only which upon the uncircumcision also ? is of the law, but to that also

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slanderously reported, and as || 20 Therefore by the deeds of some affirm that we say,) Let the law, there shall no flesh be us do evil, that good may come? | justified in his sight: for by whose damnation is just. | the law is the knowledge of

9 What then ? are we better sin. than they? No, in no wise : for 21 But now the righteousness we have before proved both Jews of God without the law is maand Gentiles, thet they are all nifested, being witnessed by the under sin;

law, and the prophets : 10 As it is written, There 22 Even the righteousness of is none righteous, no, notGod, which is by faith of Jesus one :

|| Christ, unto all, and upon all 11 There is none that under- || them that believe ; for there is standeth, there is none that seek- no difference: eth after God.

23 For all have sinned, and 12 They are all gone out of come short of the glory of the way, they are together be-God; come unprofitable ; there is 24 · Being justified freely by none that doeth good, no, not his grace, through the redempone.

tion that is in Christ Jesus : 13 Their throat is an open se 25 Whom God hath set forth pulchre ; with their tongues to be a propitiation through they have used deceit; the poi faith in his blood, to declare his son of asps is under their righteousness for the remission lips :

of sins that are past, through the 14 Whose mouth is full of forbearance of God; cursing and bitterness:

26 To declare, I say, at this 15 Their feet are swift to shed time his righteousness; that blood:

he might be just, and the justi16 Destruction and misery are fier of him which believeth in in their ways;

Jesus. 17 And the way of peace have 27 Where is boasting then ? they not known:

It is excluded. By what law ? 18 There is no fear of God be- of works? Nay; but by the fore their eyes.

law of faith. 19 Now we know, that what 28 Therefore we conclude, things soever the law saith, it that a man is justified by faith, saith to them who are under without the deeds of the law. the law ; that every mouth may 29 Is be the God of the Jews be stopped, and all the world only? is be not also of the may becoine guilty before Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles God :

also ;

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