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Paul kindly treated. THE ACTS, ,

His arrival at Rome. 5 And he shook off the beast and were desired to tarry with into the fire, and felt no harm. them seven days: and so we

6 Howbeit they looked when went toward Rome. he should have swollen, or fall- 15 And from thence, when en down dead suddenly: but the brethren heard of us, they after they had looked a great came to meet us as far as Apwhile, and saw no harm come pii Forum, and the Three Tato him, they changed their verns; whom when Paul saw, minds, and said that he was a he thanked God, and took cou. god.

rage. 7 In the same quarters were

16 And when we came to possessions of the chief man Rome, the centurion delivered of the island, whose name was the prisoners to the captain of Publius; who received us, and the guard : but Paul was suflodged us three days courte fered to dwell by himself with ously.

a soldier that kept him. 8 And it came to pass, that 17 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick after three days Paul called the of a fever and of a bloody flux: chief of the Jews together: and to whom Paul entered in, and when they were come together, prayed, and laid his hands on he said unto them, Men and him, and healed him.

brethren, though I have com9 So when this was done, mitted nothing against the others also, which had diseases people, or customs of our fain the island, came, and were thers, yet was I delivered prishealed :

oner from Jerusalem into the 10 Who also honoured us hands of the Romans: with many honours; and when 18 Who, when they had exwe departed, they laded us amined me, would have let with such things as were ne- me go, because there was no cessary.

cause of death in me. 11 And after three months 19 But when the Jews spake we departed in a ship of Alex. against it, I was constrained andria, which had wintered in to appeal unto Cesar; not that the isle, whose sign was Castor I had aught to accuse my naand Pollux.

tion of. 12 And landing at Syracuse, 20 For this cause therefore we tarried there three days. have I called for you, to see

13 And from thence we fetch- you, and to speak with you: ed a compass, and came to Rhe because that for the hope of gium: and after one day the Israel I am bound with this south wind blew, and we came chain. the next day to Puteoli:

21 And they said unto him, 14 Where we found brethren, We neither received letters He preacheth there

CHAPTER 1. for two whole years. out of Judea concerning thee, I hear, and shall not underneither any of the brethren stand; and seeing ye shall see, that came shewed or spake and not perceive: any harm of thee.

27 For the heart of this peo22 But we desire to hear of ple is waxed gross, and their thee what thou thinkest: for ears are dull of hearing, and as concerning this sect, we their eyes have they closed; know that every where it is lest they should see with their spoken against.


and hear with their ears, 23 And when they had ap- and understand

and understand with their pointed him a day, there came heart, and should be convertmany to him into his lodging; ed, and I should heal them. to whom he expounded and 28 Be it known therefore untestified the kingdom of God, to you, that the salvation of persuading them concerning God is sent unto the Gentiles, Jesus, both out of the law of and that they will hear it. Moses, and out of the prophets, 29 And when he had said from morning till evening. these words, the Jews depart24 And some believed the ed, and had great reasoning things which were spoken, among themselves. and some believed not.

30 And Paul dwelt two 25 And when they agreed whole years in his own hired not ainong themselves, they house, and received all that departed, after that Paul had came in unto him, spoken one word, Well spake 31 Preaching the kingdom of the Holy Ghost by Esaias the God, and teaching those things prophet unto our fathers, which concern the Lord Jesus

26 Saying, Go unto this peo- Christ, with all confidence, no ple, and say, Hearing ye shall man forbidding him.





1 Paul commendeth his calling to the Ro-

9 His desire to come to them. 16
What his gospel is, and the righteousness
which it sheweth. 18 God is angry with
all manner of sin. 21 What were the sins
of the Gentiles.
AUL, a servant of Jesus

Christ, called to be an apos

tle, separated unto the gospel of God,

2 Which he had proinised afore by his prophets in the holy Scriptures,

3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was

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Faith of the Romans. ROMANS,

What the gospel is. made of the seed-of David ac- among you also, even as among cording to the flesh;

other Gentiles. 4 And declared to be the Son 14 I am debtor both to the of God with power, according Greeks, and to the Barbarians; to the spirit of holiness, by the both to the wise, and to the resurrection from the dead: unwise.

5 By whom we have received 15 So, as much as in me is, I grace and apostleship, for obe- am ready to preach the gospel dience to the faith among all to you that are at Rome also. nations, for his name:

16 For I am not ashamed of 6 Among whom are ye also the gospel of Christ: for it is the called of Jesus Christ: the power of God unto salva

7 To all that be in Rome, tion to every one that believ. beloved of God, called to be eth; to the Jew first, and also saints: Grace to you, and to the Greek. peace, from God our Father 17 For therein is the rightand the Lord Jesus Christ. eousness of God revealed from

8 First, I thank my God faith to faith: as it is written, through Jesus Christ for you The just shall live by faith. all, that your faith is spoken 18 For the wrath of God is of throughout the whole world. revealed from heaven against

9 For God is my witness, all ungodliness and unrightwhom I serve with my spiriteousness of men, who hold the in the gospel of his Son, that truth in unrighteousness; without ceasing I make men- 19 Because that which may tion of you always in my pray- be known of God is manifest

in them; for God hath shewed 10 Making request, if by any it unto them. means now at length I might 20 For the invisible things of have a prosperous journey by him from the creation of the the will of God to come unto world are clearly seen, being you.

understood by the things that 11 For I long to see you, that are made, even his eternal pow. I may impart unto you some er and Godhead; so that they spiritual gift, to the end ye are without excuse: may be established;

21 Because that, when they 12 That is, that I may be com- knew God, they glorified him forted together with you by the not as God, neither were thankmutual faith both of you and me. ful; but became vain in their

13 Now I would not have you imaginations, and their foolish ignorant, brethren, that often- heart was darkened.

I you, (but was let hitherto,) be wise, they became fools, that I might have some fruit 23 And changed the glory of


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change the natural use into THEREFORE thou art in

The corruption

of the Gentiles.
the uncorruptible God into an 31 Without understanding,
image made like to corruptible covenant-breakers, without na-
man, and to birds, and four- tural affection, implacable, un.
footed beasts, and creeping merciful:

32 Who, knowing the judg. 24 Wherefore God also gave ment of God, that they which them up to uncleanness, through commit such things are worthy the lusts of their own hearts, to of death, not only do the same, dishonour their own bodies be- but have pleasure in them tween themselves :

that do them.
25 Who changed the truth
of God into a lie, and worship-

ped and served the creature 1 They that sin, though they condemn at in

others, cannot excuse themselves, 6 and much more than the Creator, who is

less escape the judgment of God, 9 whether blessed for ever. Amen.

they be Jews or Gentiles. 14 The Gentiles 26 For this cause God gave

cannot escape, 17 nor yet the Jews, 25

whom their circumcision shall not profit, them up unto vile affections: if they keep not the law. their women

did "HEREFORE thou art in.

excusable, O man, whosothat which is against nature: ever thou art that judgest: for

27 And likewise also the wherein thou judgest another, men, leaving the natural use thou condemnest thyself; for of the woman, burned in their thou that judgest doest' the lust one toward another; men same things. with men working that which 2 But we are sure that the is unseemly, and receiving in judgment of God is according themselves that recompense of to truth against them which their error which was meet. commit such things. 28 And even as they did not 3 And thinkest thou this, O like to retain God in their man, that judgest them which knowledge, God gave them do such things, and doest the over to a reprobate mind, to do same, that thou shalt escape those things which are not con- the judgment of God? venient;

4 Ör despisest thou the riches 29 Being filled with all un- of his goodness and forbearance righteousness, fornication, wick and longsuffering; not knowedness,covetousness, malicious- ing that the goodness of God ness; full of envy, murder, de- leadeth thee to repentance? bate, deceit, malignity ; whis- 5 But, after thy hardness and perers,

impenitent heart, treasurest up 30 Backbiters, haters of God, unto thyself wrath against the despiteful, proud, boasters, in- day of wrath and revelation ventors of evil things, disobe- of the righteous judgment of dient to parents,

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is impartial. 6 Who will render to every | by Jesus Christ according to man according to his deeds:

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

God, 8 But unto them that are 18 And knowest his will, contentious, and do not obey and approvest the things that the truth, but obey unrigh- are more excellent, being inteousness, indignation and structed out of the law; wrath,

19 And art confident that 9 Tribulation and anguish, thou thyself art a guide of the upon every soul of man that blind, a light of them which doeth evil; of the Jew first, are in darkness, and also of the Gentile;

20 An instructor of the fool. 10 But glory, honour, and ish, a teacher of babes, which peace, to every man that hast the form of knowledge worketh good; to the Jew first, and of the truth in the law. and also to the Gentile :

21 Thou therefore which 11 For there is no respect teachest another, teachest thou of persons with God.

not thyself? thou that preach12 For as many as have sin. est a man should not steal, ned without law shall also pe- dost thou steal ? rish without law; and as many 22 Thou that sayest a man as have sinned in the law shall should not commit adultery, be judged by the law;

dost thou commit adultery? 13 (For not the hearers of the thou that abhorrest idols, dost law are just before God, but thou commit sacrilege ? the doers of the law shall be 23 Thou that makest thy justified.

boast of the law, through break14 For when the Gentiles, ing the law dishonourest thou which have not the law, do God? by nature the things contain- 24 For the name of God is ed in the law, these, having blasphemed among the Gennot the law, are a law unto tiles through you, as it is writthemselves :

ten. 15 Which shew the work of 25 For circumcision verily the law written in their hearts, profiteth, if thou keep the law: their conscience also bearing but if thou be a breaker of the witness, and their thoughts the law, thy circumcision is made mean while accusing or else uncircumcision. excusing one another ;)

26 Therefore, if the uncir. 16 In the day when God cumcision keep the righteous. shall judge the secrets of men ness of the law, shall not his

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