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Romans 1 (Amplified Bible) Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman

n Foun ation

Romans 1

F!"# $%&L, a bon 'er(ant o) *e'u' Chri't +the #e''iah, ca--e to be an apo't-e, +a 'peciame''enger, 'et apart to .preach/ the 0o'pe- +goo ne1', o) an )rom 0o , 2hich 3e promi'e in a (ance .-ong ago/ through 3i' prophet' in the 'acre 4cripture'55 .The 0o'pe-/ regar ing 3i' 4on, 2ho a' to the )-e'h +3i' human nature, 1a' e'cen e )rom 7a(i , %n .a' to 3i' i(ine nature/ accor ing to the 4pirit o) ho-ine'' 1a' open-y .a/ e'ignate the 4on o) 0o in po1er .in a 'triking, triumphant an miracu-ou' manner/ by 3i' re'urrection )rom the ea , e(en *e'u' Chri't our Lor +the #e''iah, the %nointe "ne,8 9t i' through 3im that 1e ha(e recei(e grace +0o :' unmerite )a(or, an .our/ apo't-e'hip to promote obe ience to the )aith an make i'cip-e' )or 3i' name:' 'ake among a-- the nation', %n thi' inc-u e' you, ca--e o) *e'u' Chri't an in(ite .a' you are/ to be-ong to 3im8 To .you then/ a-- 0o :' be-o(e one' in !ome, ca--e to be 'aint' an e'ignate )or a con'ecrate -i)e; 0race an 'piritua- b-e''ing an peace be your' )rom 0o our Father an )rom the Lor *e'u' Chri't8 Fir't, 9 thank my 0o through *e'u' Chri't )or a-- o) you, becau'e .the report o)/ your )aith i' ma e kno1n
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to a-- the 1or- an i'



commen e e(ery1here8

For 0o i' my 1itne'', 2hom 9 'er(e 1ith my .1ho-e/ 'pirit .ren ering prie't-y an 'piritua- 'er(ice/ in .preaching/ the 0o'pe- an .te--ing/ the goo ne1' o) 3i' 4on, ho1 ince''ant-y 9 a-1ay' mention you 1hen at my prayer'8 9 keep p-ea ing that 'omeho1 by 0o :' 1i-- 9 may no1 at -a't pro'per an come to you8 For 9 am yearning to 'ee you, that 9 may impart an 'hare 1ith you 'ome 'piritua- gi)t to 'trengthen an e'tab-i'h you= That i', that 1e may be mutua--y 'trengthene an encourage an com)orte by each other:' )aith, both your' an mine8 9 1ant you to kno1, brethren, that many time' 9 ha(e p-anne an inten e to come to you, though thu' )ar 9 ha(e been hin ere an pre(ente , in or er that 9 might ha(e 'ome )ruit +'ome re'u-t o) my -abor', among you, a' 9 ha(e among the re't o) the 0enti-e'8 >oth to 0reek' an to barbarian' +to the cu-ture an to the uncu-ture ,, both to the 1i'e an the )oo-i'h, 9 ha(e an ob-igation to i'charge an a uty to per)orm an a ebt to pay8 4o, )or my part, 9 am 1i--ing an eager-y rea y to preach the 0o'pe- to you a-'o 1ho are in !ome8 For 9 am not a'hame o) the 0o'pe- +goo ne1', o) Chri't, )or it i' 0o :' po1er 1orking unto 'a-(ation .)or e-i(erance )rom eterna- eath/ to e(eryone 1ho be-ie(e' 1ith a per'ona- tru't an a con)i ent 'urren er an )irm re-iance, to the *e1 )ir't an a-'o to the 0reek,
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For in the 0o'pe- a righteou'ne'' 1hich 0o a'cribe' i' re(ea-e , both 'pringing )rom )aith an -ea ing to )aith . i'c-o'e through the 1ay o) )aith that arou'e' to more )aith/8 %' it i' 1ritten, The man 1ho through )aith i' ?u't an upright 'ha-- -i(e an 'ha-- -i(e by )aith8+%, For 0o :' .ho-y/ 1rath an in ignation are re(ea-e )rom hea(en again't a-- ungo -ine'' an unrighteou'ne'' o) men, 1ho in their 1icke ne'' repre'' an hin er the truth an make it inoperati(e8 For that 1hich i' kno1n about 0o i' e(i ent to them an ma e p-ain in their inner con'ciou'ne'', becau'e 0o .3im'e-)/ ha' 'ho1n it to them8 For e(er 'ince the creation o) the 1or- 3i' in(i'ib-e nature an attribute', that i', 3i' eternapo1er an i(inity, ha(e been ma e inte--igib-e an c-ear-y i'cernib-e in an through the thing' that ha(e been ma e +3i' han i1ork',8 4o .men/ are 1ithout e@cu'e .a-together 1ithout any e)en'e or ?u'ti)ication/,+>, >ecau'e 1hen they kne1 an recogniAe 3im a' 0o , they i not honor an g-ori)y 3im a' 0o or gi(e 3im thank'8 >ut in'tea they became )uti-e an .c/ go -e'' in their thinking .1ith (ain imagining', )oo-i'h rea'oning, an 'tupi 'pecu-ation'/ an their 'en'e-e'' min ' 1ere arkene 8 C-aiming to be 1i'e, they became )oo-' .pro)e''ing to be 'mart, they ma e 'imp-eton' o) them'e-(e'/8 %n by them the g-ory an ma?e'ty an e@ce--ence o) the immorta- 0o 1ere e@change )or an repre'ente by image', re'emb-ing morta- man an bir ' an bea't' an repti-e'8
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There)ore 0o ga(e them up in the -u't' o) their .o1n/ heart' to 'e@ua- impurity, to the i'honoring o) their bo ie' among them'e-(e' .aban oning them to the egra ing po1er o) 'in/, >ecau'e they e@change the truth o) 0o )or a -ie an 1or'hipe an 'er(e the creature rather than the Creator, 2ho i' b-e''e )ore(erB %men +'o be it,8+C, For thi' rea'on 0o ga(e them o(er an aban one them to (i-e a))ection' an egra ing pa''ion'8 For their 1omen e@change their natura)unction )or an unnatura- an abnorma- one, %n the men a-'o turne )rom natura- re-ation' 1ith 1omen an 1ere 'et ab-aAe +burning out, con'ume , 1ith -u't )or one another55men committing 'hame)u- act' 1ith men an 'u))ering in their o1n . / bo ie' an per'ona-itie' the ine(itab-e con'eCuence' an pena-ty o) their 1rong5 oing an going a'tray, 1hich 1a' .their/ )itting retribution8 %n 'o, 'ince they i not 'ee )it to ackno1-e ge 0o or appro(e o) 3im or con'i er 3im 1orth the kno1ing, 0o ga(e them o(er to a ba'e an con emne min to o thing' not proper or ecent but -oath'ome, &nti- they 1ere )i--e +permeate an 'aturate , 1ith e(ery kin o) unrighteou'ne'', iniCuity, gra'ping an co(etou' gree , an ma-ice8 .They 1ere/ )u-- o) en(y an ?ea-ou'y, mur er, 'tri)e, eceit an treachery, i-- 1i-- an crue- 1ay'8 .They 1ere/ 'ecret backbiter' an go''iper', 4-an erer', hate)u- to an hating 0o , )u-- o) in'o-ence, arrogance, .an / boa'ting= in(entor' o) ne1 )orm' o) e(i-, i'obe ient an un uti)u- to parent'8
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.They 1ere/ 1ithout un er'tan ing, con'cience-e'' an )aith-e'', heart-e'' an -o(e-e'' .an / merci-e''8 Though they are )u--y a1are o) 0o :' righteou' ecree that tho'e 1ho o 'uch thing' e'er(e to ie, they not on-y o them them'e-(e' but appro(e an app-au other' 1ho practice them8 Footnotes: a8 !oman' 1;4 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie' in the Ee1 Te'tament8 b8 !oman' 1;8 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie' in the Ee1 Te'tament8 c8 !oman' 1;21 %-e@an er 4outer, $ocket Le@icon o) the 0reek Ee1 Te'tament8 8 !oman' 1;27 2eb'ter:' Ee1 9nternationa7ictionary o))er' thi' a' a e)inition o) F'e-(e'8F Cross references: %8 !oman' 1;17 ; 3ab 2;4 >8 !oman' 1;2< ; $' 19; 154 C8 !oman' 1;25 ; *er 2;11


Romans 3 (Amplified Bible) Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foun ation

Romans 3

T3GE 23%T a (antage remain' to the *e1H .3o1 i' he )a(ore H/ "r 1hat i' the (a-ue or bene)it o)

circumci'ionH #uch in e(ery 1ay8 To begin 1ith, to the *e1' 1ere entru'te the orac-e' +the brie) communication', the intention', the utterance', o) 0o 8+%, 2hat i) 'ome i not be-ie(e an 1ere 1ithout )aithH 7oe' their -ack o) )aith an their )aith-e''ne'' nu--i)y an make ine))ecti(e an (oi the )aith)u-ne'' o) 0o an 3i' )i e-ity .to 3i' 2or /H >y no mean'B Let 0o be )oun true though e(ery human being i' )a-'e an a -iar, a' it i' 1ritten, That Iou may be ?u'ti)ie an 'ho1n to be upright in 1hat Iou 'ay, an pre(ai- 1hen Iou are ?u ge .by 'in)umen/8+>, >ut i) our unrighteou'ne'' thu' e'tab-i'he' an e@hibit' the righteou'ne'' o) 0o , 1hat 'ha-- 1e 'ayH That 0o i' un?u't an 1rong to in)-ict 3i' 1rath upon u' .*e1'/H 9 'peak in a .pure-y/ human 1ay8 >y no mean'B "ther1i'e, ho1 cou- 0o ?u ge the 1or- H >ut .you 'ay/ i) through my )a-'ehoo 0o :' integrity i' magni)ie an a (erti'e an aboun ' to 3i' g-ory, 1hy am 9 'ti-- being ?u ge a' a 'innerH %n 1hy 'hou- 1e not o e(i- that goo may comeH55a' 'ome '-an erou'-y charge u' 1ith teaching8 4uch .)a-'e teaching/ i' ?u't-y con emne by them8 2e-- then, are 1e .*e1'/ 'uperior an better o)) than theyH Eo, not at a--8 2e ha(e a-rea y charge that a-- men, both *e1' an 0reek' +0enti-e',, are un er 'in .heo1n by an 'ub?ect to it' po1er an contro-/8
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%' it i' 1ritten, Eone i' righteou', ?u't an truth)u-

an upright an con'cientiou', no, not one8+C, Eo one un er'tan ' .no one inte--igent-y i'cern' or comprehen '/= no one 'eek' out 0o 8+7, %-- ha(e turne a'i e= together they ha(e gone 1rong an ha(e become unpro)itab-e an 1orth-e''= no one oe' right, not e(en oneB Their throat i' a ya1ning gra(e= they u'e their tongue' to ecei(e +to mi'-ea an to eatreacherou'-y,8 The (enom o) a'p' i' beneath their -ip'8+G,
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Their mouth i' )u-- o) cur'ing an bitterne''8+F, Their )eet are '1i)t to 'he b-oo 8

7e'truction .a' it a'he' them to piece'/ an mi'ery mark their 1ay'8 %n they ha(e no e@perience o) the 1ay o) peace .they kno1 nothing about peace, )or a peace)u- 1ay they o not e(en recogniAe/8+0, There i' no .re(erentia-/ )ear o) 0o be)ore their eye'8+3, Eo1 1e kno1 that 1hate(er the La1 'ay', it 'peak' to tho'e 1ho are un er the La1, 'o that .the murmur' an e@cu'e' o)/ e(ery mouth may be hu'he an a-- the 1or- may be he- accountab-e to 0o 8 For no per'on 1i-- be ?u'ti)ie +ma e righteou', acCuitte , an ?u ge acceptab-e, in 3i' 'ight by ob'er(ing the 1ork' pre'cribe by the La18 For .the rea- )unction o)/ the La1 i' to make men recogniAe an be con'ciou' o) 'in ..a/not mere perception, but an acCuaintance 1ith 'in 1hich 1ork' to1ar repentance, )aith, an ho-y character/8
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>ut no1 the righteou'ne'' o) 0o ha' been

re(ea-e in epen ent-y an a-together apart )rom the La1, a-though actua--y it i' atte'te by the La1 an the $rophet', Eame-y, the righteou'ne'' o) 0o 1hich come' by be-ie(ing 1ith per'ona- tru't an con)i ent re-iance on *e'u' Chri't +the #e''iah,8 .%n it i' meant/ )or a-1ho be-ie(e8 For there i' no i'tinction, 4ince a-- ha(e 'inne an are )a--ing 'hort o) the honor an g-ory .b/1hich 0o be'to1' an recei(e'8 .%--/ are ?u'ti)ie an ma e upright an in right 'tan ing 1ith 0o , )ree-y an gratuitou'-y by 3i' grace +3i' unmerite )a(or an mercy,, through the re emption 1hich i' .pro(i e / in Chri't *e'u', 2hom 0o put )or1ar ..c/be)ore the eye' o) a--/ a' a mercy 'eat an propitiation by 3i' b-oo .the c-ean'ing an -i)e5gi(ing 'acri)ice o) atonement an reconci-iation, to be recei(e / through )aith8 Thi' 1a' to 'ho1 0o :' righteou'ne'', becau'e in 3i' i(ine )orbearance 3e ha pa''e o(er an ignore )ormer 'in' 1ithout puni'hment8 9t 1a' to emon'trate an pro(e at the pre'ent time +. /in the no1 'ea'on, that 3e 3im'e-) i' righteou' an that 3e ?u'ti)ie' an accept' a' righteou' him 1ho ha' .true/ )aith in *e'u'8 Then 1hat become' o) .our/ pri e an .our/ boa'tingH 9t i' e@c-u e +bani'he , ru-e out entire-y,8 "n 1hat princip-eH ."n the princip-e/ o) oing goo ee 'H Eo, but on the princip-e o) )aith8 For 1e ho- that a man i' ?u'ti)ie an ma e upright by )aith in epen ent o) an i'tinct-y apart )rom goo ee ' +1ork' o) the La1,8 .The ob'er(ance o) the La1 ha' nothing to o 1ith ?u'ti)ication8/
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"r i' 0o mere-y .the 0o / o) *e1'H 9' 3e not the 0o o) 0enti-e' a-'oH Ie', o) 0enti-e' a-'o, 4ince it i' one an the 'ame 0o 2ho 1i-- ?u'ti)y the circumci'e by )aith ..e/1hich germinate )rom %braham/ an the uncircumci'e through their .ne1-y acCuire / )aith8 .For it i' the 'ame tru'ting )aith in both ca'e', a )irm-y re-ying )aith in *e'u' Chri't/8 7o 1e then by .thi'/ )aith make the La1 o) no e))ect, o(erthro1 it or make it a ea -etterH Certain-y notB "n the contrary, 1e con)irm an e'tab-i'h an upho- the La18 Footnotes: a8 !oman' 6;2< #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 b8 !oman' 6;26 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 c8 !oman' 6;25 *ohann >enge-, 0nomon Eo(i Te'tamenti8 8 !oman' 6;26 Litera- tran'-ation8 e8 !oman' 6;6< #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 Cross references: %8 !oman' 6;2 ; $' 147;19 >8 !oman' 6;4 ; $' 51;4 C8 !oman' 6;1< ; $' 14;6 78 !oman' 6;11 ; $' 14;2 G8 !oman' 6;16 ; $' 5;9= 14<;6 F8 !oman' 6;14 ; $' 1<;7 08 !oman' 6;17 ; 9'a 59;7, 8 38 !oman' 6;18 ; $' 66;1
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Romans 4 (Amplified Bible) Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foun ation

Romans 4

.>&T/ 9F 'o, 1hat 'ha-- 1e 'ay about %braham, our )ore)ather human-y 'peaking55.1hat i he/ )in outH .3o1 oe' thi' a))ect hi' po'ition, an 1hat 1a' gaine by himH/ For i) %braham 1a' ?u'ti)ie +.a/e'tab-i'he a' ?u't by acCuitta- )rom gui-t, by goo 1ork' .that he i , then/ he ha' groun ' )or boa'ting8 >ut not be)ore 0o B For 1hat oe' the 4cripture 'ayH %braham be-ie(e in +tru'te in, 0o , an it 1a' cre ite to hi' account a' righteou'ne'' +right -i(ing an right 'tan ing 1ith 0o ,8+%, Eo1 to a -aborer, hi' 1age' are not counte a' a )a(or or a gi)t, but a' an ob-igation +'omething o1e to him,8 >ut to one 1ho, not 1orking .by the La1/, tru't' +be-ie(e' )u--y, in 3im 2ho ?u'ti)ie' the ungo -y, hi' )aith i' cre ite to him a' righteou'ne'' +the 'tan ing acceptab-e to 0o ,8 Thu' 7a(i .b/congratu-ate' the man an pronounce' a b-e''ing on him to 1hom 0o cre it' righteou'ne'' apart )rom the 1ork' he oe'; >-e''e an happy an .c/to be en(ie are tho'e 1ho'e iniCuitie' are )orgi(en an 1ho'e 'in' are co(ere up an comp-ete-y burie 8 >-e''e an happy an . /to be en(ie i' the per'on o) 1ho'e 'in the Lor 1i-- take no account nor reckon
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it again't him8+>, 9' thi' b-e''ing +happine'', then meant on-y )or the circumci'e , or a-'o )or the uncircumci'e H 2e 'ay that )aith 1a' cre ite to %braham a' righteou'ne''8 3o1 then 1a' it cre ite .to him/H 2a' it be)ore or a)ter he ha been circumci'e H 9t 1a' not a)ter, but be)ore he 1a' circumci'e 8 3e recei(e the mark o) circumci'ion a' a token or an e(i ence .an / 'ea- o) the righteou'ne'' 1hich he ha by )aith 1hi-e he 1a' 'ti-- uncircumci'e 55.)aith/ 'o that he 1a' to be ma e the )ather o) a-- 1ho .tru-y/ be-ie(e, though 1ithout circumci'ion, an 1ho thu' ha(e righteou'ne'' +right 'tan ing 1ith 0o , impute to them an cre ite to their account, %' 1e-- a' .that he be ma e/ the )ather o) tho'e circumci'e per'on' 1ho are not mere-y circumci'e , but a-'o 1a-k in the 1ay o) that )aith 1hich our )ather %braham ha be)ore he 1a' circumci'e 8 For the promi'e to %braham or hi' po'terity, that he 'hou- inherit the 1or- , i not come through .ob'er(ing the comman ' o)/ the La1 but through the righteou'ne'' o) )aith8+C, 9) it i' the a herent' o) the La1 1ho are to be the heir', then )aith i' ma e )uti-e an empty o) a-meaning an the promi'e .o) 0o / i' ma e (oi +i' annu--e an ha' no po1er,8 For the La1 re'u-t' in . i(ine/ 1rath, but 1here there i' no -a1 there i' no tran'gre''ion .o) it either/8 There)ore, .inheriting/ the promi'e i' the outcome o) )aith an epen ' .entire-y/ on )aith, in or er that it might be gi(en a' an act o) grace +unmerite )a(or,, to make it 'tab-e an (a-i an guarantee to a-- hi'
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e'cen ant'55not on-y to the e(otee' an a herent' o) the La1, but a-'o to tho'e 1ho 'hare the )aith o) %braham, 1ho i' .thu'/ the )ather o) u' a--8 %' it i' 1ritten, 9 ha(e ma e you the )ather o) many nation'8 .3e 1a' appointe our )ather/ in the 'ight o) 0o in 2hom he be-ie(e , 2ho gi(e' -i)e to the ea an 'peak' o) the none@i'tent thing' that .3e ha' )oreto- an promi'e / a' i) they .a-rea y/ e@i'te 8+7, .For %braham, human rea'on )or/ hope being gone, hope in )aith that he 'hou- become the )ather o) many nation', a' he ha been promi'e , 4o .number-e''/ 'ha-- your e'cen ant' be8+G, 3e i not 1eaken in )aith 1hen he con'i ere the .utter/ impotence o) hi' o1n bo y, 1hich 1a' a' goo a' ea becau'e he 1a' about a hun re year' o- , or .1hen he con'i ere / the barrenne'' o) 4arah:' . ea ene / 1omb8+F, Eo unbe-ie) or i'tru't ma e him 1a(er + oubting-y Cue'tion, concerning the promi'e o) 0o , but he gre1 'trong an 1a' empo1ere by )aith a' he ga(e prai'e an g-ory to 0o , Fu--y 'ati')ie an a''ure that 0o 1a' ab-e an mighty to keep 3i' 1or an to o 1hat 3e ha promi'e 8 That i' 1hy hi' )aith 1a' cre ite to him a' righteou'ne'' +right 'tan ing 1ith 0o ,8 >ut .the 1or '/, 9t 1a' cre ite to him, 1ere 1ritten not )or hi' 'ake a-one, >ut .they 1ere 1ritten/ )or our 'ake' too8 .!ighteou'ne'', 'tan ing acceptab-e to 0o / 1i-- be grante an cre ite to u' a-'o 1ho be-ie(e in +tru't
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in, a here to, an re-y on, 0o , 2ho rai'e *e'u' our Lor )rom the ea , 2ho 1a' betraye an put to eath becau'e o) our mi' ee ' an 1a' rai'e to 'ecure our ?u'ti)ication +our .e/acCuitta-,, .making our account ba-ance an ab'o-(ing u' )rom a-- gui-t be)ore 0o /8 Footnotes: a8 !oman' 4;2 3ermann Cremer, >ib-ico5Theo-ogicaLe@icon o) Ee1 Te'tament 0reek8 b8 !oman' 4;6 %-e@an er 4outer, $ocket Le@icon8 c8 !oman' 4;7 %-e@an er 4outer, $ocket Le@icon8 8 !oman' 4;8 %-e@an er 4outer, $ocket Le@icon8 e8 !oman' 4;25 08 %bbott54mith, #anua- 0reek Le@icon o) the Ee1 Te'tament8 Cross references: %8 !oman' 4;6 ; 0en 15;6 >8 !oman' 4;8 ; $' 62;1, 2 C8 !oman' 4;16 ; 0en 17;456= 22;16518 78 !oman' 4;17 ; 0en 17;5 G8 !oman' 4;18 ; 0en 15;5 F8 !oman' 4;19 ; 0en 17;17= 18;11

Romans 5 (Amplified Bible) Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foun ation

Romans 5

T3G!GF"!G, 49ECG 1e are ?u'ti)ie +.a/acCuitte ,

ec-are righteou', an gi(en a right 'tan ing 1ith 0o , through )aith, -et u' .gra'p the )act that 1e/ ha(e .the peace o) reconci-iation to ho- an to .b/ en?oy/ peace 1ith 0o through our Lor *e'u' Chri't +the #e''iah, the %nointe "ne,8 Through 3im a-'o 1e ha(e .our/ acce'' +entrance, intro uction, by )aith into thi' grace +'tate o) 0o :' )a(or, in 1hich 1e .)irm-y an 'a)e-y/ 'tan 8 %n -et u' re?oice an e@u-t in our hope o) e@periencing an en?oying the g-ory o) 0o 8 #oreo(er .-et u' a-'o be )u-- o) ?oy no1B/ -et u' e@u-t an triumph in our troub-e' an re?oice in our 'u))ering', kno1ing that pre''ure an a))-iction an har 'hip pro uce patient an un'1er(ing en urance8 %n en urance +)ortitu e, e(e-op' maturity o) character +appro(e )aith an . /trie integrity,8 %n character .o) thi' 'ort/ pro uce' .the habit o)/ .e/?oy)uan con)i ent hope o) eterna- 'a-(ation8
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4uch hope ne(er i'appoint' or e-u e' or 'hame' u', )or 0o :' -o(e ha' been poure out in our heart' through the 3o-y 4pirit 2ho ha' been gi(en to u'8 2hi-e 1e 1ere yet in 1eakne'' .po1er-e'' to he-p our'e-(e'/, at the )itting time Chri't ie )or +in beha-) o), the ungo -y8 Eo1 it i' an e@traor inary thing )or one to gi(e hi' -i)e e(en )or an upright man, though perhap' )or a nob-e an -o(ab-e an generou' bene)actor 'omeone might e(en are to ie8 >ut 0o 'ho1' an c-ear-y pro(e' 3i' .o1n/ -o(e )or u' by the )act that 1hi-e 1e 1ere 'ti-- 'inner', Chri't +the #e''iah, the %nointe "ne, ie )or u'8
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There)ore, 'ince 1e are no1 ?u'ti)ie +.)/acCuitte ,

ma e righteou', an brought into right re-ation'hip 1ith 0o , by Chri't:' b-oo , ho1 much more .certain i' it that/ 1e 'ha-- be 'a(e by 3im )rom the in ignation an 1rath o) 0o 8 For i) 1hi-e 1e 1ere enemie' 1e 1ere reconci-e to 0o through the eath o) 3i' 4on, it i' much more .certain/, no1 that 1e are reconci-e , that 1e 'ha-- be 'a(e + ai-y e-i(ere )rom 'in:' ominion, through 3i' ..g/re'urrection/ -i)e8 Eot on-y 'o, but 1e a-'o re?oice an e@u-ting-y g-ory in 0o .in 3i' -o(e an per)ection/ through our Lor *e'u' Chri't, through 2hom 1e ha(e no1 recei(e an en?oy .our/ reconci-iation8+%, There)ore, a' 'in came into the 1or- through one man, an eath a' the re'u-t o) 'in, 'o eath 'prea to .h/ a-- men, . no one being ab-e to 'top it or to e'cape it' po1er/ becau'e a-- men 'inne 8 .To be 'ure/ 'in 1a' in the 1or- be)ore e(er the La1 1a' gi(en, but 'in i' not charge to men:' account 1here there i' no -a1 .to tran'gre''/8 Iet eath he- '1ay )rom % am to #o'e' .the La1gi(er/, e(en o(er tho'e 1ho i not them'e-(e' tran'gre'' .a po'iti(e comman / a' % am i 8 % am 1a' a type +pre)igure, o) the "ne 2ho 1a' to come .in re(er'e, .i/the )ormer e'tructi(e, the Latter 'a(ing/8+>, >ut 0o :' )ree gi)t i' not at a-- to be compare to the tre'pa'' .3i' grace i' out o) a-- proportion to the )a-- o) man/8 For i) many ie through one man:' )a--ing a1ay +hi' -ap'e, hi' o))en'e,, much more pro)u'e-y i 0o :' grace an the )ree gi)t .that come'/ through the un e'er(e )a(or o) the one #an
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*e'u' Chri't aboun an o(er)-o1 to an )or .the bene)it o)/ many8 Eor i' the )ree gi)t at a-- to be compare to the e))ect o) that one .man:'/ 'in8 For the 'entence .)o--o1ing the tre'pa''/ o) one .man/ brought con emnation, 1herea' the )ree gi)t .)o--o1ing/ many tran'gre''ion' bring' ?u'ti)ication +.?/an act o) righteou'ne'',8 For i) becau'e o) one man:' tre'pa'' +-ap'e, o))en'e, eath reigne through that one, much more 'ure-y 1i-- tho'e 1ho recei(e .0o :'/ o(er)-o1ing grace +unmerite )a(or, an the )ree gi)t o) righteou'ne'' .putting them into right 'tan ing 1ith 3im'e-)/ reign a' king' in -i)e through the one #an *e'u' Chri't +the #e''iah, the %nointe "ne,8 2e-- then, a' one man:' tre'pa'' .one man:' )a-'e 'tep an )a--ing a1ay -e / to con emnation )or a-men, 'o one #an:' act o) righteou'ne'' .-ea '/ to acCuitta- an right 'tan ing 1ith 0o an -i)e )or a-men8 For ?u't a' by one man:' i'obe ience +)ai-ing to hear, .k/hee -e''ne'', an care-e''ne'', the many 1ere con'titute 'inner', 'o by one #an:' obe ience the many 1i-- be con'titute righteou' +ma e acceptab-e to 0o , brought into right 'tan ing 1ith 3im,8 >ut then La1 came in, .on-y/ to e@pan an increa'e the tre'pa'' .making it more apparent an e@citing oppo'ition/8 >ut 1here 'in increa'e an aboun e , grace +0o :' unmerite )a(or, ha' 'urpa''e it an increa'e the more an 'uperaboun e ,
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4o that, .?u't/ a' 'in ha' reigne in eath, .'o/ grace +3i' unearne an un e'er(e )a(or, might reign a-'o through righteou'ne'' +right 'tan ing 1ith 0o , 1hich i''ue' in eterna- -i)e through *e'u' Chri't +the #e''iah, the %nointe "ne, our Lor 8 Footnotes: a8 !oman' 5;1 08 %bbott54mith, #anua- 0reek Le@icon o) the Ee1 Te'tament8 b8 !oman' 5;1 Litera- tran'-ation; Fha(eF or Fho- ,F 'o Fen?oy8F c8 !oman' 5;4 %-e@an er 4outer, $ocket Le@icon8 8 !oman' 5;4 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 e8 !oman' 5;4 *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 )8 !oman' 5;9 08 %bbott54mith, #anua- 0reek Le@icon8 g8 !oman' 5;1< 08 %bbott54mith, #anua- 0reek Le@icon8 h8 !oman' 5;12 *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 i8 !oman' 5;14 *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 ?8 !oman' 5;16 Litera- tran'-ation8 k8 !oman' 5;19 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 Cross references: %8 !oman' 5;11 ; *er 9;24 >8 !oman' 5;14 ; 0en 5;5= 7;22= 7eut 64;5


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23%T 43%LL 1e 'ay .to a-- thi'/H %re 1e to remain in 'in in or er that 0o :' grace +)a(or an mercy, may mu-tip-y an o(er)-o1H Certain-y notB 3o1 can 1e 1ho ie to 'in -i(e in it any -ongerH %re you ignorant o) the )act that a-- o) u' 1ho ha(e been baptiAe into Chri't *e'u' 1ere baptiAe into 3i' eathH 2e 1ere burie there)ore 1ith 3im by the bapti'm into eath, 'o that ?u't a' Chri't 1a' rai'e )rom the ea by the g-oriou' .po1er/ o) the Father, 'o 1e too might .habitua--y/ -i(e an beha(e in ne1ne'' o) -i)e8 For i) 1e ha(e become one 1ith 3im by 'haring a eath -ike 3i', 1e 'ha-- a-'o be .one 1ith 3im in 'haring/ 3i' re'urrection .by a ne1 -i)e -i(e )or 0o /8 2e kno1 that our o- +unrene1e , 'e-) 1a' nai-e to the cro'' 1ith 3im in or er that .our/ bo y .1hich i' the in'trument/ o) 'in might be ma e ine))ecti(e an inacti(e )or e(i-, that 1e might no -onger be the '-a(e' o) 'in8 For 1hen a man ie', he i' )ree +-oo'e , e-i(ere , )rom .the po1er o)/ 'in .among men/8 Eo1 i) 1e ha(e ie 1ith Chri't, 1e be-ie(e that 1e 'ha-- a-'o -i(e 1ith 3im, >ecau'e 1e kno1 that Chri't +the %nointe "ne,, being once rai'e )rom the ea , 1i-- ne(er ie again= eath no -onger ha' po1er o(er 3im8
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For by the eath 3e ie , 3e ie to 'in .en ing 3i' re-ation to it/ once )or a--= an the -i)e that 3e -i(e', 3e i' -i(ing to 0o .in unbroken )e--o1'hip 1ith 3im/8 G(en 'o con'i er your'e-(e' a-'o ea to 'in an your re-ation to it broken, but a-i(e to 0o .-i(ing in unbroken )e--o1'hip 1ith 3im/ in Chri't *e'u'8 Let not 'in there)ore ru-e a' king in your morta+'hort5-i(e , peri'hab-e, bo ie', to make you yie- to it' cra(ing' an be 'ub?ect to it' -u't' an e(ipa''ion'8 7o not continue o))ering or yie- ing your bo i-y member' .an .a/)acu-tie'/ to 'in a' in'trument' +too-', o) 1icke ne''8 >ut o))er an yie- your'e-(e' to 0o a' though you ha(e been rai'e )rom the ea to .perpetua-/ -i)e, an your bo i-y member' .an .b/ )acu-tie'/ to 0o , pre'enting them a' imp-ement' o) righteou'ne''8 For 'in 'ha-- not .any -onger/ e@ert ominion o(er you, 'ince no1 you are not un er La1 .a' '-a(e'/, but un er grace .a' 'ub?ect' o) 0o :' )a(or an mercy/8 2hat then .are 1e to conc-u e/H 4ha-- 1e 'in becau'e 1e -i(e not un er La1 but un er 0o :' )a(or an mercyH Certain-y notB 7o you not kno1 that i) you continua--y 'urren er your'e-(e' to anyone to o hi' 1i--, you are the '-a(e' o) him 1hom you obey, 1hether that be to 'in, 1hich -ea ' to eath, or to obe ience 1hich -ea ' to righteou'ne'' +right oing an right 'tan ing 1ith 0o ,H >ut thank 0o , though you 1ere once '-a(e' o) 'in, you ha(e become obe ient 1ith a-- your heart to
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the 'tan ar o) teaching in 1hich you 1ere in'tructe an to 1hich you 1ere committe 8 %n ha(ing been 'et )ree )rom 'in, you ha(e become the 'er(ant' o) righteou'ne'' +o) con)ormity to the i(ine 1i-- in thought, purpo'e, an action,8 9 am 'peaking in )ami-iar human term' becau'e o) your natura- -imitation'8 For a' you yie- e your bo i-y member' .an .c/)acu-tie'/ a' 'er(ant' to impurity an e(er increa'ing -a1-e''ne'', 'o no1 yie- your bo i-y member' .an . /)acu-tie'/ once )or a-- a' 'er(ant' to righteou'ne'' +right being an oing, .1hich -ea '/ to 'ancti)ication8 For 1hen you 1ere '-a(e' o) 'in, you 1ere )ree in regar to righteou'ne''8 >ut then 1hat bene)it +return, i you get )rom the thing' o) 1hich you are no1 a'hame H .Eone/ )or the en o) tho'e thing' i' eath8 >ut no1 'ince you ha(e been 'et )ree )rom 'in an ha(e become the '-a(e' o) 0o , you ha(e your pre'ent re1ar in ho-ine'' an it' en i' eterna- -i)e8 For the 1age' 1hich 'in pay' i' eath, but the .bounti)u-/ )ree gi)t o) 0o i' eterna- -i)e through +in union 1ith, *e'u' Chri't our Lor 8 Footnotes: a8 !oman' 6;16 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'; 0reek me-e55F$hy'ica-= though 'ome commentator' interpret it to inc-u e the menta- )acu-tie' a' 1e--8F b8 !oman' 6;16 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'; 0reek me-e55F$hy'ica-= though 'ome commentator' interpret it to inc-u e the menta- )acu-tie' a' 1e--8F
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c8 !oman' 6;19 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'; 0reek me-e55F$hy'ica-= though 'ome commentator' interpret it to inc-u e the menta- )acu-tie' a' 1e--8F 8 !oman' 6;19 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'; 0reek me-e55F$hy'ica-= though 'ome commentator' interpret it to inc-u e the menta- )acu-tie' a' 1e--8F Romans (Amplified Bible)

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7" I"& not kno1, brethren55)or 9 am 'peaking to men 1ho are acCuainte 1ith the La155that -egac-aim' ha(e po1er o(er a per'on on-y )or a' -ong a' he i' a-i(eH For .in'tance/ a marrie 1oman i' boun by -a1 to her hu'ban a' -ong a' he -i(e'= but i) her hu'ban ie', 'he i' -oo'e an i'charge )rom the -a1 concerning her hu'ban 8 %ccor ing-y, 'he 1i-- be he- an a u-tere'' i) 'he unite' her'e-) to another man 1hi-e her hu'ban -i(e'8 >ut i) her hu'ban ie', the marriage -a1 no -onger i' bin ing on her .'he i' )ree )rom that -a1/= an i) 'he unite' her'e-) to another man, 'he i' not an a u-tere''8 Like1i'e, my brethren, you ha(e un ergone eath a' to the La1 through the .cruci)ie / bo y o) Chri't, 'o that no1 you may be-ong to %nother, to 3im 2ho 1a' rai'e )rom the ea in or er that 1e may bear )ruit
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)or 0o 8 2hen 1e 1ere -i(ing in the )-e'h +mere phy'ica-i(e',, the 'in)u- pa''ion' that 1ere a1akene an arou'e up by .1hat/ the La1 .make' 'in/ 1ere con'tant-y operating in our natura- po1er' +in our bo i-y organ', .a/in the 'en'iti(e appetite' an 1i--' o) the )-e'h,, 'o that 1e bore )ruit )or eath8 >ut no1 1e are i'charge )rom the La1 an ha(e terminate a-- intercour'e 1ith it, ha(ing ie to 1hat once re'traine an he- u' capti(e8 4o no1 1e 'er(e not un er .obe ience to/ the o- co e o) 1ritten regu-ation', but .un er obe ience to the prompting'/ o) the 4pirit in ne1ne'' .o) -i)e/8 2hat then o 1e conc-u eH 9' the La1 i entica1ith 'inH Certain-y notB Ee(erthe-e'', i) it ha not been )or the La1, 9 'hou- not ha(e recogniAe 'in or ha(e kno1n it' meaning8 .For in'tance/ 9 1ou- not ha(e kno1n about co(etou'ne'' .1ou- ha(e ha no con'ciou'ne'' o) 'in or 'en'e o) gui-t/ i) the La1 ha not .repeate -y/ 'ai , Iou 'ha-- not co(et an ha(e an e(i- e'ire .)or one thing an another/8+%, >ut 'in, )in ing opportunity in the comman ment .to e@pre'' it'e-)/, got a ho- on me an arou'e an 'timu-ate a-- kin ' o) )orbi en e'ire' +-u't, co(etou'ne'',8 For 1ithout the La1 'in i' ea .the 'en'e o) it i' inacti(e an a -i)e-e'' thing/8 "nce 9 1a' a-i(e, but Cuite apart )rom an uncon'ciou' o) the La18 >ut 1hen the comman ment came, 'in -i(e again an 9 ie +1a' 'entence by the La1 to eath,8+>, %n the (ery -ega- or inance 1hich 1a' e'igne an inten e to bring -i)e actua--y pro(e .to mean to
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me/ eath8+C, For 'in, 'eiAing the opportunity an getting a hoon me .by taking it' incenti(e/ )rom the comman ment, begui-e an entrappe an cheate me, an u'ing it .a' a 1eapon/, ki--e me8 The La1 there)ore i' ho-y, an .each/ comman ment i' ho-y an ?u't an goo 8 7i that 1hich i' goo then pro(e )ata- .bringing eath/ to meH Certain-y notB 9t 1a' 'in, 1orking eath in me by u'ing thi' goo thing .a' a 1eapon/, in or er that through the comman ment 'in might be 'ho1n up c-ear-y to be 'in, that the e@treme ma-ignity an immea'urab-e 'in)u-ne'' o) 'in might p-ain-y appear8 2e kno1 that the La1 i' 'piritua-= but 9 am a creature o) the )-e'h .carna-, un'piritua-/, ha(ing been 'o- into '-a(ery un er .the contro- o)/ 'in8 For 9 o not un er'tan my o1n action' .9 am ba))-e , be1i- ere /8 9 o not practice or accomp-i'h 1hat 9 1i'h, but 9 o the (ery thing that 9 -oathe ..b/1hich my mora- in'tinct con emn'/8 Eo1 i) 9 o .habitua--y/ 1hat i' contrary to my e'ire, .that mean' that/ 9 ackno1-e ge an agree that the La1 i' goo +mora--y e@ce--ent, an that 9 take 'i e' 1ith it8 3o1e(er, it i' no -onger 9 1ho o the ee , but the 'in .princip-e/ 1hich i' at home in me an ha' po''e''ion o) me8 For 9 kno1 that nothing goo 1e--' 1ithin me, that i', in my )-e'h8 9 can 1i-- 1hat i' right, but 9 cannot per)orm it8 .9 ha(e the intention an urge to o 1hat i' right, but no po1er to carry it out8/
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For 9 )ai- to practice the goo ee ' 9 e'ire to o, but the e(i- ee ' that 9 o not e'ire to o are 1hat 9 am .e(er/ oing8 Eo1 i) 9 o 1hat 9 o not e'ire to o, it i' no -onger 9 oing it .it i' not my'e-) that act'/, but the 'in .princip-e/ 1hich 1e--' 1ithin me ..c/)i@e an operating in my 'ou-/8 4o 9 )in it to be a -a1 +ru-e o) action o) my being, that 1hen 9 1ant to o 1hat i' right an goo , e(i- i' e(er pre'ent 1ith me an 9 am 'ub?ect to it' in'i'tent eman '8 For 9 en or'e an e-ight in the La1 o) 0o in my inmo't 'e-) .1ith my ne1 nature/8+7, >ut 9 i'cern in my bo i-y member' .. /in the 'en'iti(e appetite' an 1i--' o) the )-e'h/ a i))erent -a1 +ru-e o) action, at 1ar again't the -a1 o) my min +my rea'on, an making me a pri'oner to the -a1 o) 'in that 1e--' in my bo i-y organ' ..e/in the 'en'iti(e appetite' an 1i--' o) the )-e'h/8 " unhappy an pitiab-e an 1retche man that 9 amB 2ho 1i-- re-ea'e an e-i(er me )rom .the 'hack-e' o)/ thi' bo y o) eathH " thank 0o B .3e 1i--B/ through *e'u' Chri't +the %nointe "ne, our Lor B 4o then in ee 9, o) my'e-) 1ith the min an heart, 'er(e the La1 o) 0o , but 1ith the )-e'h the -a1 o) 'in8 Footnotes: a8 !oman' 7;5 #atthe1 3enry, Commentary on the 3o-y >ib-e8 b8 !oman' 7;15 Fre eric 0o et, cite by #ar(in
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Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 c8 !oman' 7;2< *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 8 !oman' 7;26 #atthe1 3enry, Commentary on the 3o-y >ib-e8 e8 !oman' 7;26 #atthe1 3enry, Commentary on the 3o-y >ib-e8 Cross references: %8 !oman' 7;7 ; G@o 2<;17= 7eut 5;21 >8 !oman' 7;9 ; $' 76;22 C8 !oman' 7;1< ; Le( 18;5 78 !oman' 7;22 ; $' 1;2

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T3G!GF"!G, .there i'/ no1 no con emnation +no a ?u ging gui-ty o) 1rong, )or tho'e 1ho are in Chri't *e'u', 1ho -i(e .an / 1a-k not a)ter the ictate' o) the )-e'h, but a)ter the ictate' o) the 4pirit8+%, For the -a1 o) the 4pirit o) -i)e .1hich i'/ in Chri't *e'u' .the -a1 o) our ne1 being/ ha' )ree me )rom the -a1 o) 'in an o) eath8 For 0o ha' one 1hat the La1 cou- not o, .it' po1er/ being 1eakene by the )-e'h ..a/the entire nature o) man 1ithout the 3o-y 4pirit/8 4en ing 3i' o1n 4on in the gui'e o) 'in)u- )-e'h an a' an o))ering )or 'in, .0o / con emne 'in in the )-e'h ..b/'ub ue ,
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o(ercame, .c/ epri(e it o) it' po1er o(er a-- 1ho accept that 'acri)ice/,+>, 4o that the righteou' an ?u't reCuirement o) the La1 might be )u--y met in u' 1ho -i(e an mo(e not in the 1ay' o) the )-e'h but in the 1ay' o) the 4pirit .our -i(e' go(erne not by the 'tan ar ' an accor ing to the ictate' o) the )-e'h, but contro--e by the 3o-y 4pirit/8 For tho'e 1ho are accor ing to the )-e'h an are contro--e by it' unho-y e'ire' 'et their min ' on an . / pur'ue tho'e thing' 1hich grati)y the )-e'h, but tho'e 1ho are accor ing to the 4pirit an are contro--e by the e'ire' o) the 4pirit 'et their min ' on an .e/'eek tho'e thing' 1hich grati)y the .3o-y/ 4pirit8 Eo1 the min o) the )-e'h .1hich i' 'en'e an rea'on 1ithout the 3o-y 4pirit/ i' eath . eath that .)/ compri'e' a-- the mi'erie' ari'ing )rom 'in, both here an herea)ter/8 >ut the min o) the .3o-y/ 4pirit i' -i)e an .'ou-/ peace .both no1 an )ore(er/8 .That i'/ becau'e the min o) the )-e'h .1ith it' carna- thought' an purpo'e'/ i' ho'ti-e to 0o , )or it oe' not 'ubmit it'e-) to 0o :' La1= in ee it cannot8 4o then tho'e 1ho are -i(ing the -i)e o) the )-e'h .catering to the appetite' an impu-'e' o) their carnanature/ cannot p-ea'e or 'ati')y 0o , or be acceptab-e to 3im8 >ut you are not -i(ing the -i)e o) the )-e'h, you are -i(ing the -i)e o) the 4pirit, i) the .3o-y/ 4pirit o) 0o .rea--y/ 1e--' 1ithin you . irect' an contro-' you/8 >ut i) anyone oe' not po''e'' the .3o-y/ 4pirit o) Chri't, he i' none o) 3i' .he oe' not be-ong to Chri't, i' not tru-y a chi- o) 0o /8+C,
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>ut i) Chri't -i(e' in you, .then a-though/ your .natura-/ bo y i' ea by rea'on o) 'in an gui-t, the 'pirit i' a-i(e becau'e o) .the/ righteou'ne'' .that 3e impute' to you/8 %n i) the 4pirit o) 3im 2ho rai'e up *e'u' )rom the ea 1e--' in you, .then/ 3e 2ho rai'e up Chri't *e'u' )rom the ea 1i-- a-'o re'tore to -i)e your morta- +'hort5-i(e , peri'hab-e, bo ie' through 3i' 4pirit 2ho 1e--' in you8 4o then, brethren, 1e are ebtor', but not to the )-e'h .1e are not ob-igate to our carna- nature/, to -i(e .a -i)e ru-e by the 'tan ar ' 'et up by the ictate'/ o) the )-e'h8 For i) you -i(e accor ing to .the ictate' o)/ the )-e'h, you 1i-- 'ure-y ie8 >ut i) through the po1er o) the .3o-y/ 4pirit you are .habitua--y/ putting to eath +making e@tinct, ea ening, the .e(i-/ ee ' prompte by the bo y, you 'ha-- .rea--y an genuine-y/ -i(e )ore(er8 For a-- 1ho are -e by the 4pirit o) 0o are 'on' o) 0o 8 For .the 4pirit 1hich/ you ha(e no1 recei(e .i'/ not a 'pirit o) '-a(ery to put you once more in bon age to )ear, but you ha(e recei(e the 4pirit o) a option .the 4pirit pro ucing 'on'hip/ in .the b-i'' o)/ 1hich 1e cry, %bba +Father,B FatherB The 4pirit 3im'e-) .thu'/ te'ti)ie' together 1ith our o1n 'pirit, .a''uring u'/ that 1e are chi- ren o) 0o 8 %n i) 1e are .3i'/ chi- ren, then 1e are .3i'/ heir' a-'o; heir' o) 0o an )e--o1 heir' 1ith Chri't .'haring 3i' inheritance 1ith 3im/= on-y 1e mu't
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'hare 3i' 'u))ering i) 1e are to 'hare 3i' g-ory8 .>ut 1hat o) thatH/ For 9 con'i er that the 'u))ering' o) thi' pre'ent time +thi' pre'ent -i)e, are not 1orth being compare 1ith the g-ory that i' about to be re(ea-e to u' an in u' an .g/)or u' an .h/ con)erre on u'B For .e(en the 1ho-e/ creation +a-- nature, 1ait' e@pectant-y an -ong' earne't-y )or 0o :' 'on' to be ma e kno1n .1ait' )or the re(ea-ing, the i'c-o'ing o) their 'on'hip/8 For the creation +nature, 1a' 'ub?ecte to .i/)rai-ty +to )uti-ity, con emne to )ru'tration,, not becau'e o) 'ome intentiona- )au-t on it' part, but by the 1i-- o) 3im 2ho 'o 'ub?ecte it55.yet/ 1ith the hope+7, That nature +creation, it'e-) 1i-- be 'et )ree )rom it' bon age to ecay an corruption .an gain an entrance/ into the g-oriou' )ree om o) 0o :' chi- ren8 2e kno1 that the 1ho-e creation .o) irrationacreature'/ ha' been moaning together in the pain' o) -abor unti- no18+G, %n not on-y the creation, but 1e our'e-(e' too, 1ho ha(e an en?oy the )ir't)ruit' o) the .3o-y/ 4pirit .a )oreta'te o) the b-i'')u- thing' to come/ groan in1ar -y a' 1e 1ait )or the re emption o) our bo ie' .)rom 'en'ua-ity an the gra(e, 1hich 1i-- re(ea-/ our a option +our mani)e'tation a' 0o :' 'on',8 For in .thi'/ hope 1e 1ere 'a(e 8 >ut hope .the ob?ect o)/ 1hich i' 'een i' not hope8 For ho1 can one hope )or 1hat he a-rea y 'ee'H >ut i) 1e hope )or 1hat i' 'ti-- un'een by u', 1e 1ait )or it 1ith patience an compo'ure8
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4o too the .3o-y/ 4pirit come' to our ai an bear' u' up in our 1eakne''= )or 1e o not kno1 1hat prayer to o))er nor ho1 to o))er it 1orthi-y a' 1e ought, but the 4pirit 3im'e-) goe' to meet our 'upp-ication an p-ea ' in our beha-) 1ith un'peakab-e yearning' an groaning' too eep )or utterance8 %n 3e 2ho 'earche' the heart' o) men kno1' 1hat i' in the min o) the .3o-y/ 4pirit .1hat 3i' intent i'/, becau'e the 4pirit interce e' an p-ea ' .be)ore 0o / in beha-) o) the 'aint' accor ing to an in harmony 1ith 0o :' 1i--8+F, 2e are a''ure an kno1 that ..?/0o being a partner in their -abor/ a-- thing' 1ork together an are .)itting into a p-an/ )or goo to an )or tho'e 1ho -o(e 0o an are ca--e accor ing to .3i'/ e'ign an purpo'e8 For tho'e 1hom 3e )orekne1 .o) 1hom 3e 1a' a1are an .-/-o(e be)orehan /, 3e a-'o e'tine )rom the beginning .)oreor aining them/ to be mo- e into the image o) 3i' 4on .an 'hare in1ar -y 3i' -ikene''/, that 3e might become the )ir'tborn among many brethren8
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%n tho'e 1hom 3e thu' )oreor aine , 3e a-'o ca--e = an tho'e 1hom 3e ca--e , 3e a-'o ?u'ti)ie +acCuitte , ma e righteou', putting them into right 'tan ing 1ith 3im'e-),8 %n tho'e 1hom 3e ?u'ti)ie , 3e a-'o g-ori)ie .rai'ing them to a hea(en-y ignity an con ition or 'tate o) being/8 2hat then 'ha-- 1e 'ay to .a--/ thi'H 9) 0o i' )or u', 1ho .can be/ again't u'H .2ho can be our )oe, i) 0o i' on our 'i eH/+0,
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3e 1ho i not 1ithho- or 'pare .e(en/ 3i' o1n

4on but ga(e 3im up )or u' a--, 1i-- 3e not a-'o 1ith 3im )ree-y an graciou'-y gi(e u' a-- .other/ thing'H 2ho 'ha-- bring any charge again't 0o :' e-ect .1hen it i'/ 0o 2ho ?u'ti)ie' .that i', 2ho put' u' in right re-ation to 3im'e-)H 2ho 'ha-- come )or1ar an accu'e or impeach tho'e 1hom 0o ha' cho'enH 2i-0o , 2ho acCuit' u'H/ 2ho i' there to con emn .u'/H 2i-- Chri't *e'u' +the #e''iah,, 2ho ie , or rather 2ho 1a' rai'e )rom the ea , 2ho i' at the right han o) 0o actua--y p-ea ing a' 3e interce e' )or u'H 2ho 'ha-- e(er 'eparate u' )rom Chri't:' -o(eH 4ha-- 'u))ering an a))-iction an tribu-ationH "r ca-amity an i'tre''H "r per'ecution or hunger or e'titution or peri- or '1or H G(en a' it i' 1ritten, For Thy 'ake 1e are put to eath a-- the ay -ong= 1e are regar e an counte a' 'heep )or the '-aughter8+3, Iet ami a-- the'e thing' 1e are more than conCueror' .m/an gain a 'urpa''ing (ictory through 3im 2ho -o(e u'8 For 9 am per'ua e beyon oubt +am 'ure, that neither eath nor -i)e, nor ange-' nor principa-itie', nor thing' .n/impen ing an threatening nor thing' to come, nor po1er', Eor height nor epth, nor anything e-'e in a-creation 1i-- be ab-e to 'eparate u' )rom the -o(e o) 0o 1hich i' in Chri't *e'u' our Lor 8 Footnotes: a8 !oman' 8;6 $hi-ip #e-anchthon, cite by #ar(in
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Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 b8 !oman' 8;6 *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 c8 !oman' 8;6 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 8 !oman' 8;5 *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 e8 !oman' 8;5 *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 )8 !oman' 8;6 *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 g8 !oman' 8;18 Char-e' >8 2i--iam', The Ee1 Te'tament; % Tran'-ation in the Language o) the $eop-e8 h8 !oman' 8;18 *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 i8 !oman' 8;2< *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 ?8 !oman' 8;28 4ome manu'cript' rea , F0o 1ork' a-- thing' 1ith them8F k8 !oman' 8;29 38%828 #eyer, cite by #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 -8 !oman' 8;29 *ohn #urray, The 4o(ereignty o) 0o 8 m8 !oman' 8;67 *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 n8 !oman' 8;68 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 The -itera- tran'-ation i' F'tan ing in 'ight8F Cross references: %8 !oman' 8;1 ; *ohn 6;18 >8 !oman' 8;6 ; Le( 7;67 C8 !oman' 8;9 ; !om 8;14 78 !oman' 8;2< ; Gcc- 1;2 G8 !oman' 8;22 ; *er 12;4, 11 F8 !oman' 8;27 ; $' 169;1, 2

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!oman' 8;61 ; $' 118;6 !oman' 8;66 ; $' 44;22

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9 %# 'peaking the truth in Chri't8 9 am not -ying= my con'cience .en-ightene an prompte / by the 3o-y 4pirit bearing 1itne'' 1ith me That 9 ha(e bitter grie) an ince''ant angui'h in my heart8 For 9 cou- 1i'h that 9 my'e-) 1ere accur'e an cut o)) an bani'he )rom Chri't )or the 'ake o) my brethren an in'tea o) them, my natura- kin'men an my )e--o1 countrymen8+%, For they are 9'rae-ite', an to them be-ong 0o :' a option .a' a nation/ an the g-oriou' $re'ence +4hekinah,8 2ith them 1ere the 'pecia- co(enant' ma e, to them 1a' the La1 gi(en8 To them .the temp-e/ 1or'hip 1a' re(ea-e an .0o :' o1n/ promi'e' announce 8+>, To them be-ong the patriarch', an a' )ar a' 3i' natura- e'cent 1a' concerne , )rom them i' the Chri't, 2ho i' e@a-te an 'upreme o(er a--, 0o , b-e''e )ore(erB %men +'o -et it be,8 3o1e(er, it i' not a' though 0o :' 2or ha )ai-e .coming to nothing/8 For it i' not e(erybo y 1ho i' a e'cen ant o) *acob +9'rae-, 1ho be-ong' to .the true/
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9'rae-8 %n they are not a-- the chi- ren o) %braham becau'e they are by b-oo hi' e'cen ant'8 Eo, .the promi'e 1a'/ Iour e'cen ant' 1i-- be ca--e an counte through the -ine o) 9'aac .though %braham ha an o- er 'on/8+C, That i' to 'ay, it i' not the chi- ren o) the bo y .o) %braham/ 1ho are ma e 0o :' chi- ren, but it i' the o))'pring to 1hom the promi'e app-ie' that 'ha-- be counte .a' %braham:' true/ e'cen ant'8 For thi' i' 1hat the promi'e 'ai , %bout thi' time .ne@t year/ 1i-- 9 return an 4arah 'ha-- ha(e a 'on8+7, %n not on-y that, but thi' too; !ebecca concei(e .t1o 'on' un er e@act-y the 'ame circum'tance'/ by our )ore)ather 9'aac, %n the chi- ren 1ere yet unborn an ha 'o )ar one nothing either goo or e(i-8 G(en 'o, in or er )urther to carry out 0o :' purpo'e o) 'e-ection +e-ection, choice,, 1hich epen ' not on 1ork' or 1hat men can o, but on 3im 2ho ca--' .them/, 9t 1a' 'ai to her that the e- er .'on/ 'hou'er(e the younger .'on/8+G, %' it i' 1ritten, *acob ha(e 9 -o(e , but G'au ha(e 9 hate +he- in .a/re-ati(e i'regar in compari'on 1ith #y )ee-ing )or *acob,8+F, 2hat 'ha-- 1e conc-u e thenH 9' there in?u'tice upon 0o :' partH Certain-y notB For 3e 'ay' to #o'e', 9 1i-- ha(e mercy on 1hom 9 1i-- ha(e mercy an 9 1i-- ha(e compa''ion +pity, on 1hom 9 1i-- ha(e compa''ion8+0,
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4o then .0o :' gi)t/ i' not a Cue'tion o) human

1i-- an human e))ort, but o) 0o :' mercy8 .9t epen ' not on one:' o1n 1i--ingne'' nor on hi' 'trenuou' e@ertion a' in running a race, but on 0o :' ha(ing mercy on him8/ For the 4cripture 'ay' to $haraoh, 9 ha(e rai'e you up )or thi' (ery purpo'e o) i'p-aying #y po1er in . ea-ing 1ith/ you, 'o that #y name may be proc-aime the 1ho-e 1or- o(er8 4o then 3e ha' mercy on 1home(er 3e 1i--' +choo'e', an 3e har en' +make' 'tubborn an unyie- ing the heart o), 1home(er 3e 1i--'8 Iou 1i-- 'ay to me, 2hy then oe' 3e 'ti-- )in )au-t an b-ame u' .)or 'inning/H For 1ho can re'i't an 1ith'tan 3i' 1i--H >ut 1ho are you, a mere man, to criticiAe an contra ict an an'1er back to 0o H 2i-- 1hat i' )orme 'ay to him that )orme it, 2hy ha(e you ma e me thu'H+3, 3a' the potter no right o(er the c-ay, to make out o) the 'ame ma'' +-ump, one (e''e- )or beauty an i'tinction an honorab-e u'e, an another )or meniaor ignob-e an i'honorab-e u'eH 2hat i) 0o , a-though )u--y inten ing to 'ho1 .the a1)u-ne'' o)/ 3i' 1rath an to make kno1n 3i' po1er an authority, ha' to-erate 1ith much patience the (e''e-' +ob?ect', o) .3i'/ anger 1hich are ripe )or e'tructionH+9, %n .1hat i)/ 3e thu' purpo'e' to make kno1n an 'ho1 the 1ea-th o) 3i' g-ory in . ea-ing 1ith/ the (e''e-' +ob?ect', o) 3i' mercy 1hich 3e ha' prepare be)orehan )or g-ory,
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G(en inc-u ing our'e-(e' 1hom 3e ha' ca--e , not

on-y )rom among the *e1' but a-'o )rom among the 0enti-e' +heathen,H *u't a' 3e 'ay' in 3o'ea, Tho'e 1ho 1ere not #y peop-e 9 1i-- ca-- #y peop-e, an her 1ho 1a' not be-o(e .9 1i-- ca--/ #y be-o(e 8+*, %n it 'ha-- be that in the (ery p-ace 1here it 1a' 'ai to them, Iou are not #y peop-e, they 'ha-- be ca--e 'on' o) the -i(ing 0o 8+J, %n 9'aiah ca--' out +'o-emn-y crie' a-ou , o(er 9'rae-; Though the number o) the 'on' o) 9'rae- be -ike the 'an o) the 'ea, on-y the remnant +a 'ma-- part o) them, 1i-- be 'a(e ..b/)rom per ition, con emnation, ?u gment/B For the Lor 1i-- e@ecute 3i' 'entence upon the earth .3e 1i-- conc-u e an c-o'e 3i' account 1ith men comp-ete-y an 1ithout e-ay/, rigorou'-y cutting it 'hort in 3i' ?u'tice8+L, 9t i' a' 9'aiah pre icte , 9) the Lor o) ho't' ha not -e)t u' a 'ee .)rom 1hich to propagate e'cen ant'/, 1e .9'rae-/ 1ou- ha(e )are -ike 4o om an ha(e been ma e -ike 0omorrah8+#, 2hat 'ha-- 1e 'ay thenH That 0enti-e' 1ho i not )o--o1 a)ter righteou'ne'' .1ho i not 'eek 'a-(ation by right re-ation'hip to 0o / ha(e attaine it by )aith .a righteou'ne'' impute by 0o , ba'e on an pro uce by )aith/, 2herea' 9'rae-, though e(er in pur'uit o) a -a1 .)or the 'ecuring/ o) righteou'ne'' +right 'tan ing 1ith 0o ,, actua--y i not 'uccee in )u-)i--ing the La18+E, For 1hat rea'onH >ecau'e .they pur'ue it/ not through )aith, re-ying .in'tea / on the merit o) their 1ork' .they i not epen on )aith but on 1hat they
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couo/8 They ha(e 'tumb-e o(er the 4tumb-ing +", 4tone8 %' it i' 1ritten, >eho- 9 am -aying in Kion a 4tone that 1i-- make men 'tumb-e, a !ock that 1i-- make them )a--= but he 1ho be-ie(e' in 3im .1ho a here' to, tru't' in, an re-ie' on 3im/ 'ha-- not be put to 'hame nor be i'appointe in hi' e@pectation'8+$, Footnotes: a8 !oman' 9;16 08 %bbott54mith, #anua- 0reek Le@icon8 b8 !oman' 9;27 3ermann Cremer, >ib-ico5 Theo-ogica- Le@icon8 Cross references: %8 !oman' 9;6 ; G@o 62;62 >8 !oman' 9;4 ; G@o 4;22= 3o' 11;1 C8 !oman' 9;7 ; 0en 21;9512 78 !oman' 9;9 ; 0en 18;1< G8 !oman' 9;12 ; 0en 25;21526 F8 !oman' 9;16 ; #a- 1;2, 6 08 !oman' 9;15 ; G@o 66;19 38 !oman' 9;2< ; 9'a 29;16= 45;9 98 !oman' 9;22 ; $ro( 16;4 *8 !oman' 9;25 ; 3o' 2;26 J8 !oman' 9;26 ; 3o' 1;1< L8 !oman' 9;28 ; 9'a 1<;22, 26 #8 !oman' 9;29 ; 9'a 1;9 E8 !oman' 9;61 ; 9'a 51;1 "8 !oman' 9;62 ; 9'a 8;14= 28;16 $8 !oman' 9;66 ; 9'a 28;16

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>!GT3!GE, .1ith a--/ my heart:' e'ire an goo 1i-)or .9'rae-/, 9 -ong an pray to 0o that they may be 'a(e 8 9 bear them 1itne'' that they ha(e a .certain/ Aeaan enthu'ia'm )or 0o , but it i' not en-ightene an accor ing to .correct an (ita-/ kno1-e ge8 For being ignorant o) the righteou'ne'' that 0o a'cribe' .1hich make' one acceptab-e to 3im in 1or , thought, an ee / an 'eeking to e'tab-i'h a righteou'ne'' +a mean' o) 'a-(ation, o) their o1n, they i not obey or 'ubmit them'e-(e' to 0o :' righteou'ne''8 For Chri't i' the en o) the La1 .the -imit at 1hich it cea'e' to be, )or the La1 -ea ' up to 3im 2ho i' the )u-)i--ment o) it' type', an in 3im the purpo'e 1hich it 1a' e'igne to accomp-i'h i' )u-)i--e 8 That i', the purpo'e o) the La1 i' )u-)i--e in 3im/ a' the mean' o) righteou'ne'' +right re-ation'hip to 0o , )or e(eryone 1ho tru't' in an a here' to an re-ie' on 3im8 For #o'e' 1rite' that the man 1ho .can/ practice the righteou'ne'' +per)ect con)ormity to 0o :' 1i--, 1hich i' ba'e on the La1 .1ith a-- it' intricate eman '/ 'ha-- -i(e by it8+%, >ut the righteou'ne'' ba'e on )aith .impute by 0o an bringing right re-ation'hip 1ith 3im/ 'ay', 7o
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not 'ay in your heart, 2ho 1i-- a'cen into 3ea(enH that i', to bring Chri't o1n= "r 1ho 1i-- e'cen into the aby''H that i', to bring Chri't up )rom the ea .a' i) 1e cou- be 'a(e by our o1n e))ort'/8+>, >ut 1hat oe' it 'ayH The 2or +0o :' me''age in Chri't, i' near you, on your -ip' an in your heart= that i', the 2or +the me''age, the ba'i' an ob?ect, o) )aith 1hich 1e preach,+C, >ecau'e i) you ackno1-e ge an con)e'' 1ith your -ip' that *e'u' i' Lor an in your heart be-ie(e +a here to, tru't in, an re-y on the truth, that 0o rai'e 3im )rom the ea , you 1i-- be 'a(e 8 For 1ith the heart a per'on be-ie(e' +a here' to, tru't' in, an re-ie' on Chri't, an 'o i' ?u'ti)ie + ec-are righteou', acceptab-e to 0o ,, an 1ith the mouth he con)e''e' + ec-are' open-y an 'peak' out )ree-y hi' )aith, an con)irm' .hi'/ 'a-(ation8 The 4cripture 'ay', Eo man 1ho be-ie(e' in 3im .1ho a here' to, re-ie' on, an tru't' in 3im/ 1i-.e(er/ be put to 'hame or be i'appointe 8+7, .Eo one/ )or there i' no i'tinction bet1een *e1 an 0reek8 The 'ame Lor i' Lor o(er a-- .o) u'/ an 3e generou'-y be'to1' 3i' riche' upon a-- 1ho ca-upon 3im .in )aith/8 For e(eryone 1ho ca--' upon the name o) the Lor .in(oking 3im a' Lor / 1i-- be 'a(e 8+G, >ut ho1 are peop-e to ca-- upon 3im 2hom they ha(e not be-ie(e .in 2hom they ha(e no )aith, on 2hom they ha(e no re-iance/H %n ho1 are they to be-ie(e in 3im .a here to, tru't in, an re-y upon 3im/ o) 2hom they ha(e ne(er hear H %n ho1 are they to
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hear 1ithout a preacherH %n ho1 can men .be e@pecte to/ preach un-e'' they are 'entH %' it i' 1ritten, 3o1 beauti)u- are the )eet o) tho'e 1ho bring g-a ti ing'B .3o1 1e-come i' the coming o) tho'e 1ho preach the goo ne1' o) 3i' goo thing'B/+F, >ut they ha(e not a-- hee e the 0o'pe-= )or 9'aiah 'ay', Lor , 1ho ha' be-ie(e +ha )aith in, 1hat he ha' hear )rom u'H+0, 4o )aith come' by hearing .1hat i' to- /, an 1hat i' hear come' by the preaching .o) the me''age that came )rom the -ip'/ o) Chri't +the #e''iah 3im'e-),8 >ut 9 a'k, 3a(e they not hear H 9n ee they ha(e= .)or the 4cripture 'ay'/ Their (oice .that o) nature bearing 0o :' me''age/ ha' gone out to a-- the earth, an their 1or ' to the )ar boun ' o) the 1or- 8
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%gain 9 a'k, 7i 9'rae- not un er'tan H .7i the *e1' ha(e no 1arning that the 0o'pe- 1a' to go )orth to the 0enti-e', to a-- the earthH/ Fir't, there i' #o'e' 1ho 'ay', 9 1i-- make you ?ea-ou' o) tho'e 1ho are not a nation= 1ith a )oo-i'h nation 9 1i-- make you angry8+9, Then 9'aiah i' 'o bo- a' to 'ay, 9 ha(e been )oun by tho'e 1ho i not 'eek #e= 9 ha(e 'ho1n +re(ea-e , #y'e-) to tho'e 1ho i not .con'ciou'-y/ a'k )or #e8+*, >ut o) 9'rae- he 'ay', %-- ay -ong 9 ha(e 'tretche out #y han ' to a peop-e unyie- ing an i'obe ient an 'e-)51i--e .to a )au-t)in ing, contrary, an contra icting peop-e/8+J,
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Romans 11

9 %4J then; 3a' 0o tota--y re?ecte an i'o1ne 3i' peop-eH ") cour'e notB 2hy, 9 my'e-) am an 9'rae-ite, a e'cen ant o) %braham, a member o) the tribe o) >en?aminB .9 4am8 12;22= *er8 61;67= 66;245 26= $hi-8 6;58/ Eo, 0o ha' not re?ecte an i'o1ne 3i' peop-e .1ho'e e'tiny/ 3e ha marke out an appointe an )orekno1n )rom the beginning8 7o you not kno1 1hat the 4cripture 'ay' o) G-i?ah, ho1 he p-ea ' 1ith 0o again't 9'rae-H+%,

Lor , they ha(e ki--e Iour prophet'= they ha(e emo-i'he Iour a-tar', an 9 a-one am -e)t, an they 'eek my -i)e8 >ut 1hat i' 0o :' rep-y to himH 9 ha(e kept )or #y'e-) 'e(en thou'an men 1ho ha(e not bo1e the knee to >aa-B .9 Jing' 19;188/ 4o too at the pre'ent time there i' a remnant +a 'ma-- be-ie(ing minority,, 'e-ecte +cho'en, by grace +by 0o :' unmerite )a(or an graciou'ne'',8 >ut i) it i' by grace +3i' unmerite )a(or an graciou'ne'',, it i' no -onger con itione on 1ork' or anything men ha(e one8 "ther1i'e, grace 1ou- no -onger be grace .it 1ou- be meaning-e''/8 2hat then .'ha-- 1e conc-u e/H 9'rae- )ai-e to obtain 1hat it 'ought .0o :' )a(or by obe ience to the La1/8 "n-y the e-ect +tho'e cho'en )e1, obtaine it, 1hi-e the re't o) them became ca--ou'-y in i))erent +b-in e , har ene , an ma e in'en'ib-e to it,8 %' it i' 1ritten, 0o ga(e them a 'pirit +an attitu e, o) 'tupor, eye' that 'hou- not 'ee an ear' that 'hou- not hear, .that ha' continue / o1n to thi' (ery ay8+>, %n 7a(i 'ay', Let their tab-e +their )ea'ting, banCueting, become a 'nare an a trap, a pit)a-- an a .a/ ?u't retribution ..b/reboun ing -ike a boomerang upon them/=+C, Let their eye' be arkene + imme , 'o that they cannot 'ee, an make them ben their back .'tooping beneath their bur en/ )ore(er8+7, 4o 9 a'k, 3a(e they 'tumb-e 'o a' to )a-- .to their utter 'piritua- ruin, irretrie(ab-y/H >y no mean'B >ut through their )a-'e 'tep an tran'gre''ion 'a-(ation
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.ha' come/ to the 0enti-e', 'o a' to arou'e 9'rae- .to 'ee an )ee- 1hat they )or)eite / an 'o to make them ?ea-ou'8 Eo1 i) their 'tumb-ing +their -ap'e, their tran'gre''ion, ha' 'o enriche the 1or- .at -arge/, an i) .9'rae-:'/ )ai-ure mean' 'uch riche' )or the 0enti-e', think 1hat an enrichment an greater a (antage 1i-- )o--o1 their )u-- rein'tatementB >ut no1 9 am 'peaking to you 1ho are 0enti-e'8 9na'much then a' 9 am an apo't-e to the 0enti-e', 9 -ay great 'tre'' on my mini'try an magni)y my o))ice, 9n the hope o) making my )e--o1 *e1' ?ea-ou' .in or er to 'tir them up to imitate, copy, an appropriate/, an thu' managing to 'a(e 'ome o) them8 For i) their re?ection an e@c-u'ion )rom the bene)it' o) 'a-(ation 1ere .o(erru-e / )or the reconci-iation o) a 1or- to 0o , 1hat 1i-- their acceptance an a mi''ion meanH .9t 1i-- be nothing 'hort o)/ -i)e )rom the ea B Eo1 i) the )ir't han )u- o) ough o))ere a' the )ir't)ruit' .%braham an the patriarch'/ i' con'ecrate +ho-y,, 'o i' the 1ho-e ma'' .the nation o) 9'rae-/= an i) the root .%braham/ i' con'ecrate +ho-y,, 'o are the branche'8+G, >ut i) 'ome o) the branche' 1ere broken o)), 1hi-e you, a 1i- o-i(e 'hoot, 1ere gra)te in among them to 'hare the richne'' .o) the root an 'ap/ o) the o-i(e tree, 7o not boa't o(er the branche' an pri e your'e-) at their e@pen'e8 9) you o boa't an )ee- 'uperior, remember it i' not you that 'upport the root, but the
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root .that 'upport'/ you8 Iou 1i-- 'ay then, >ranche' 1ere broken +prune , o)) 'o that 9 might be gra)te inB That i' true8 >ut they 1ere broken +prune , o)) becau'e o) their unbe-ie) +their -ack o) rea- )aith,, an you are e'tab-i'he through )aith .becau'e you o be-ie(e/8 4o o not become prou an conceite , but rather 'tan in a1e an be re(erent-y a)rai 8 For i) 0o i not 'pare the natura- branche' .becau'e o) unbe-ie)/, neither 1i-- 3e 'pare you .i) you are gui-ty o) the 'ame o))en'e/8 Then note an appreciate the graciou' kin ne'' an the 'e(erity o) 0o ; 'e(erity to1ar tho'e 1ho ha(e )a--en, but 0o :' graciou' kin ne'' to you55 pro(i e you continue in 3i' grace an abi e in 3i' kin ne''= other1i'e you too 1i-- be cut o)) +prune a1ay,8 %n e(en tho'e other' .the )a--en branche', *e1'/, i) they o not per'i't in .c-inging to/ their unbe-ie), 1i-be gra)te in, )or 0o ha' the po1er to gra)t them in again8 For i) you ha(e been cut )rom 1hat i' by nature a 1i- o-i(e tree, an again't nature gra)te into a cu-ti(ate o-i(e tree, ho1 much ea'ier 1i-- it be to gra)t the'e natura- .branche'/ back on .the origina- parent 'tock o)/ their o1n o-i(e tree8 Le't you be 'e-)5opinionate +1i'e in your o1n conceit',, 9 o not 1ant you to mi'' thi' hi en truth an my'tery, brethren; a har ening +in'en'ibi-ity, ha' .temporari-y/ be)a--en a part o) 9'rae- .to -a't/ unti- the .c/ )u-- number o) the ingathering o) the 0enti-e' ha' come in,
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%n 'o a-- 9'rae- 1i-- be 'a(e 8 %' it i' 1ritten, The 7e-i(erer 1i-- come )rom Kion, 3e 1i-- bani'h ungo -ine'' )rom *acob8+F, %n thi' 1i-- be #y co(enant +#y agreement, 1ith them 1hen 9 'ha-- take a1ay their 'in'8+0, From the point o) (ie1 o) the 0o'pe- +goo ne1',, they .the *e1', at pre'ent/ are enemie' .o) 0o /, 1hich i' )or your a (antage an bene)it8 >ut )rom the point o) (ie1 o) 0o :' choice +o) e-ection, o) i(ine 'e-ection,, they are 'ti-- the be-o(e + ear to 3im, )or the 'ake o) their )ore)ather'8 For 0o :' gi)t' an 3i' ca-- are irre(ocab-e8 .3e ne(er 1ith ra1' them 1hen once they are gi(en, an 3e oe' not change 3i' min about tho'e to 1hom 3e gi(e' 3i' grace or to 1hom 3e 'en ' 3i' ca--8/ *u't a' you 1ere once i'obe ient an rebe--iou' to1ar 0o but no1 ha(e obtaine .3i'/ mercy, through their i'obe ience, 4o they a-'o no1 are being i'obe ient .1hen you are recei(ing mercy/, that they in turn may one ay, through the mercy you are en?oying, a-'o recei(e mercy .that they may 'hare the mercy 1hich ha' been 'ho1n to you55through you a' me''enger' o) the 0o'pe- to them/8 For 0o ha' con'igne +penne up, a-- men to i'obe ience, on-y that 3e may ha(e mercy on them a-- .a-ike/8 "h, the epth o) the riche' an 1i' om an kno1-e ge o) 0o B 3o1 un)athomab-e +in'crutab-e, un'earchab-e, are 3i' ?u gment' +3i' eci'ion',B %n ho1 untraceab-e +my'teriou', un i'co(erab-e, are 3i' 1ay' +3i' metho ', 3i' path',B
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For 1ho ha' kno1n the min o) the Lor an 1ho ha' un er'too 3i' thought', or 1ho ha' .e(er/ been 3i' coun'e-orH+3, "r 1ho ha' )ir't gi(en 0o anything that he might be pai back or that he cou- c-aim a recompen'eH For )rom 3im an through 3im an to 3im are a-thing'8 .For a-- thing' originate 1ith 3im an come )rom 3im= a-- thing' -i(e through 3im, an a-- thing' center in an ten to con'ummate an to en in 3im8/ To 3im be g-ory )ore(erB %men +'o be it,8 Footnotes: a8 !oman' 11;9 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 b8 !oman' 11;9 Litera- tran'-ation; Fa return, a recompen'e8F c8 !oman' 11;25 *o'eph Thayer, % 0reek5Gng-i'h Le@icon8 Cross references: %8 !oman' 11;2 ; $' 94;14= 9 Jing' 19 >8 !oman' 11;8 ; 7eut 29;4= 9'a 29;1< C8 !oman' 11;9 ; $' 69;22 78 !oman' 11;1< ; $' 69;26 G8 !oman' 11;16 ; Eum 15;19521 F8 !oman' 11;26 ; 9'a 59;2<, 21 08 !oman' 11;27 ; 9'a 27;9= *er 61;66 38 !oman' 11;64 ; 9'a 4<;16, 14
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9 %$$G%L to you there)ore, brethren, an beg o) you in (ie1 o) .a--/ the mercie' o) 0o , to make a eci'i(e e ication o) your bo ie' .pre'enting a-- your member' an )acu-tie'/ a' a -i(ing 'acri)ice, ho-y + e(ote , con'ecrate , an 1e-- p-ea'ing to 0o , 1hich i' your rea'onab-e +rationa-, inte--igent, 'er(ice an 'piritua- 1or'hip8 7o not be con)orme to thi' 1or- +thi' age,, .)a'hione a)ter an a apte to it' e@terna-, 'uper)iciacu'tom'/, but be tran')orme +change , by the .entire/ rene1a- o) your min .by it' ne1 i ea-' an it' ne1 attitu e/, 'o that you may pro(e .)or your'e-(e'/ 1hat i' the goo an acceptab-e an per)ect 1i-- o) 0o , e(en the thing 1hich i' goo an acceptab-e an per)ect .in 3i' 'ight )or you/8 For by the grace +unmerite )a(or o) 0o , gi(en to me 9 1arn e(eryone among you not to e'timate an think o) him'e-) more high-y than he ought .not to ha(e an e@aggerate opinion o) hi' o1n importance/, but to rate hi' abi-ity 1ith 'ober ?u gment, each accor ing to the egree o) )aith apportione by 0o to him8 For a' in one phy'ica- bo y 1e ha(e many part' +organ', member', an a-- o) the'e part' o not ha(e the 'ame )unction or u'e, 4o 1e, numerou' a' 1e are, are one bo y in Chri't +the #e''iah, an in i(i ua--y 1e are part' one o) another .mutua--y epen ent on one another/8 3a(ing gi)t' +)acu-tie', ta-ent', Cua-itie', that i))er accor ing to the grace gi(en u', -et u' u'e them; .3e
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1ho'e gi)t i'/ prophecy, .-et him prophe'y/ accor ing to the proportion o) hi' )aith= .3e 1ho'e gi)t i'/ practica- 'er(ice, -et him gi(e him'e-) to 'er(ing= he 1ho teache', to hi' teaching= 3e 1ho e@hort' +encourage',, to hi' e@hortation= he 1ho contribute', -et him o it in 'imp-icity an -ibera-ity= he 1ho gi(e' ai an 'uperinten ', 1ith Aeaan 'ing-ene'' o) min = he 1ho oe' act' o) mercy, 1ith genuine cheer)u-ne'' an ?oy)u- eagerne''8 .Let your/ -o(e be 'incere +a rea- thing,= hate 1hat i' e(i- .-oathe a-- ungo -ine'', turn in horror )rom 1icke ne''/, but ho- )a't to that 1hich i' goo 8 Lo(e one another 1ith brother-y a))ection .a' member' o) one )ami-y/, gi(ing prece ence an 'ho1ing honor to one another8 Ee(er -ag in Aea- an in earne't en ea(or= be ag-o1 an burning 1ith the 4pirit, 'er(ing the Lor 8 !e?oice an e@u-t in hope= be 'tea )a't an patient in 'u))ering an tribu-ation= be con'tant in prayer8 Contribute to the nee ' o) 0o :' peop-e .'haring in the nece''itie' o) the 'aint'/= pur'ue the practice o) ho'pita-ity8 >-e'' tho'e 1ho per'ecute you .1ho are crue- in their attitu e to1ar you/= b-e'' an o not cur'e them8 !e?oice 1ith tho'e 1ho re?oice .'haring other': ?oy/, an 1eep 1ith tho'e 1ho 1eep .'haring other': grie)/8 Li(e in harmony 1ith one another= o not be haughty +'nobbi'h, high5min e , e@c-u'i(e,, but
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rea i-y a ?u't your'e-) to .peop-e, thing'/ an gi(e your'e-(e' to humb-e ta'k'8 Ee(er o(ere'timate your'e-) or be 1i'e in your o1n conceit'8+%, !epay no one e(i- )or e(i-, but take thought )or 1hat i' hone't an proper an nob-e .aiming to be abo(e reproach/ in the 'ight o) e(eryone8+>, 9) po''ib-e, a' )ar a' it epen ' on you, -i(e at peace 1ith e(eryone8 >e-o(e , ne(er a(enge your'e-(e', but -ea(e the 1ay open )or .0o :'/ 1rath= )or it i' 1ritten, Dengeance i' #ine, 9 1i-- repay +reCuite,, 'ay' the Lor 8+C, >ut i) your enemy i' hungry, )ee him= i) he i' thir'ty, gi(e him rink= )or by 'o oing you 1i-- heap burning coa-' upon hi' hea 8+7, 7o not -et your'e-) be o(ercome by e(i-, but o(ercome +ma'ter, e(i- 1ith goo 8 Cross references: %8 >8 C8 78 !oman' !oman' !oman' !oman' 12;16 12;17 12;19 12;2< ; ; ; ; $ro( 6;7 $ro( 2<;22 7eut 62;65 $ro( 25;21,22
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Romans 13

LGT GDG!I per'on be -oya--y 'ub?ect to the go(erning +ci(i-, authoritie'8 For there i' no authority e@cept )rom 0o .by 3i' permi''ion, 3i' 'anction/, an tho'e that e@i't o 'o by 0o :' appointment8+%, There)ore he 1ho re'i't' an 'et' him'e-) up again't the authoritie' re'i't' 1hat 0o ha' appointe an arrange .in i(ine or er/8 %n tho'e 1ho re'i't 1i-- bring o1n ?u gment upon them'e-(e' .recei(ing the pena-ty ue them/8 For ci(i- authoritie' are not a terror to .peop-e o)/ goo con uct, but to .tho'e o)/ ba beha(ior8 2ouyou ha(e no rea o) him 1ho i' in authorityH Then o 1hat i' right an you 1i-- recei(e hi' appro(a- an commen ation8 For he i' 0o :' 'er(ant )or your goo 8 >ut i) you o 1rong, .you 'hourea him an / be a)rai , )or he oe' not bear an 1ear the '1or )or nothing8 3e i' 0o :' 'er(ant to e@ecute 3i' 1rath +puni'hment, (engeance, on the 1rong oer8 There)ore one mu't be 'ub?ect, not on-y to a(oi 0o :' 1rath an e'cape puni'hment, but a-'o a' a matter o) princip-e an )or the 'ake o) con'cience8 For thi' 'ame rea'on you pay ta@e', )or .the ci(iauthoritie'/ are o))icia- 'er(ant' un er 0o , e(oting them'e-(e' to atten ing to thi' (ery 'er(ice8 !en er to a-- men their ue'8 .$ay/ ta@e' to 1hom ta@e' are ue, re(enue to 1hom re(enue i' ue, re'pect to 1hom re'pect i' ue, an honor to 1hom honor i' ue8 Jeep out o) ebt an o1e no man anything, e@cept to -o(e one another= )or he 1ho -o(e' hi' neighbor
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.1ho practice' -o(ing other'/ ha' )u-)i--e the La1 .re-ating to one:' )e--o1men, meeting a-- it' reCuirement'/8 The comman ment', Iou 'ha-- not commit a u-tery, Iou 'ha-- not ki--, Iou 'ha-- not 'tea-, Iou 'ha-- not co(et +ha(e an e(i- e'ire,, an any other comman ment, are 'umme up in the 'ing-e comman , Iou 'ha-- -o(e your neighbor a' .you o/ your'e-)8+>, Lo(e oe' no 1rong to one:' neighbor .it ne(er hurt' anybo y/8 There)ore -o(e meet' a-- the reCuirement' an i' the )u-)i--ing o) the La18 >e'i e' thi' you kno1 1hat .a critica-/ hour thi' i', ho1 it i' high time no1 )or you to 1ake up out o) your '-eep +rou'e to rea-ity,8 For 'a-(ation +)inae-i(erance, i' nearer to u' no1 than 1hen 1e )ir't be-ie(e +a here to, tru'te in, an re-ie on Chri't, the #e''iah,8 The night i' )ar gone an the ay i' a-mo't here8 Let u' then rop +)-ing a1ay, the 1ork' an ee ' o) arkne'' an put on the .)u--/ armor o) -ight8 Let u' -i(e an con uct our'e-(e' honorab-y an becoming-y a' in the .open -ight o)/ ay, not in re(e-ing +carou'ing, an runkenne'', not in immora-ity an ebauchery +'en'ua-ity an -icentiou'ne'',, not in Cuarre-ing an ?ea-ou'y8 >ut c-othe your'e-) 1ith the Lor *e'u' Chri't +the #e''iah,, an make no pro(i'ion )or .in u-ging/ the )-e'h .put a 'top to thinking about the e(i- cra(ing' o) your phy'ica- nature/ to .grati)y it'/ e'ire' +-u't',8 Cross references:
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!oman' 16;1 ; $ro( 8;15 !oman' 16;9 ; G@o 2<;16517= Le( 19;18

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Romans 14

%4 F"! the man 1ho i' a 1eak be-ie(er, 1e-come him .into your )e--o1'hip/, but not to criticiAe hi' opinion' or pa'' ?u gment on hi' 'crup-e' or perp-e@ him 1ith i'cu''ion'8 "ne .man:' )aith permit' him to/ be-ie(e he may eat anything, 1hi-e a 1eaker one .-imit' hi'/ eating to (egetab-e'8 Let not him 1ho eat' -ook o1n on or e'pi'e him 1ho ab'tain', an -et not him 1ho ab'tain' criticiAe an pa'' ?u gment on him 1ho eat'= )or 0o ha' accepte an 1e-come him8 2ho are you to pa'' ?u gment on an cen'ure another:' hou'eho- 'er(antH 9t i' be)ore hi' o1n ma'ter that he 'tan ' or )a--'8 %n he 'ha-- 'tan an be uphe- , )or the #a'ter +the Lor , i' mighty to 'upport him an make him 'tan 8 "ne man e'teem' one ay a' better than another, 1hi-e another man e'teem' a-- ay' a-ike .'acre /8 Let e(eryone be )u--y con(ince +'ati')ie , in hi' o1n min 8
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3e 1ho ob'er(e' the ay, ob'er(e' it in honor o)

the Lor 8 3e a-'o 1ho eat', eat' in honor o) the Lor , 'ince he gi(e' thank' to 0o = 1hi-e he 1ho ab'tain', ab'tain' in honor o) the Lor an gi(e' thank' to 0o 8 Eone o) u' -i(e' to him'e-) .but to the Lor /, an none o) u' ie' to him'e-) .but to the Lor , )or/ 9) 1e -i(e, 1e -i(e to the Lor , an i) 1e ie, 1e ie to the Lor 8 4o then, 1hether 1e -i(e or 1e ie, 1e be-ong to the Lor 8 For Chri't ie an -i(e again )or thi' (ery purpo'e, that 3e might be Lor both o) the ea an o) the -i(ing8 2hy o you criticiAe an pa'' ?u gment on your brotherH "r you, 1hy o you -ook o1n upon or e'pi'e your brotherH For 1e 'ha-- a-- 'tan be)ore the ?u gment 'eat o) 0o 8 For it i' 1ritten, %' 9 -i(e, 'ay' the Lor , e(ery knee 'ha-- bo1 to #e, an e(ery tongue 'ha-- con)e'' to 0o .ackno1-e ge 3im to 3i' honor an to 3i' prai'e/8+%, %n 'o each o) u' 'ha-- gi(e an account o) him'e-) .gi(e an an'1er in re)erence to ?u gment/ to 0o 8 Then -et u' no more criticiAe an b-ame an pa'' ?u gment on one another, but rather eci e an en ea(or ne(er to put a 'tumb-ing b-ock or an ob'tac-e or a hin rance in the 1ay o) a brother8 9 kno1 an am con(ince +per'ua e , a' one in the Lor *e'u', that nothing i' .)orbi en a'/ e''entia--y unc-ean + e)i-e an unho-y in it'e-),8 >ut .none the -e''/ it i' unc-ean + e)i-e an unho-y, to anyone 1ho think' it i' unc-ean8
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>ut i) your brother i' being paine or hi' )ee-ing'

hurt or i) he i' being in?ure by 1hat you eat, .then/ you are no -onger 1a-king in -o(e8 .Iou ha(e cea'e to be -i(ing an con ucting your'e-) by the 'tan ar o) -o(e to1ar him8/ 7o not -et 1hat you eat hurt or cau'e the ruin o) one )or 1hom Chri't ie B 7o not there)ore -et 1hat 'eem' goo to you be con'i ere an e(i- thing .by 'omeone e-'e/8 .9n other 1or ', o not gi(e occa'ion )or other' to criticiAe that 1hich i' ?u'ti)iab-e )or you8/ .%)ter a--/ the king om o) 0o i' not a matter o) .getting the/ )oo an rink .one -ike'/, but in'tea it i' righteou'ne'' +that 'tate 1hich make' a per'on acceptab-e to 0o , an .heart/ peace an ?oy in the 3o-y 4pirit8 3e 1ho 'er(e' Chri't in thi' 1ay i' acceptab-e an p-ea'ing to 0o an i' appro(e by men8 4o -et u' then e)inite-y aim )or an eager-y pur'ue 1hat make' )or harmony an )or mutuaupbui- ing +e i)ication an e(e-opment, o) one another8 Iou mu't not, )or the 'ake o) )oo , un o an break o1n an e'troy the 1ork o) 0o B G(erything i' in ee .ceremonia--y/ c-ean an pure, but it i' 1rong )or anyone to hurt the con'cience o) other' or to make them )a-- by 1hat he eat'8 The right thing i' to eat no meat or rink no 1ine .at a--/, or . o anything e-'e/ i) it make' your brother 'tumb-e or hurt' hi' con'cience or o))en ' or 1eaken' him8 Iour per'ona- con(iction' .on 'uch matter'/55 e@erci'e .them/ a' in 0o :' pre'ence, keeping them to your'e-) .'tri(ing on-y to kno1 the truth an obey 3i'
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1i--/8 >-e''e +happy, .a/to be en(ie , i' he 1ho ha' no rea'on to ?u ge him'e-) )or 1hat he appro(e' .1ho oe' not con(ict him'e-) by 1hat he choo'e' to o/8 >ut the man 1ho ha' oubt' +mi'gi(ing', an unea'y con'cience, about eating, an then eat' .perhap' becau'e o) you/, 'tan ' con emne .be)ore 0o /, becau'e he i' not true to hi' con(iction' an he oe' not act )rom )aith8 For 1hate(er oe' not originate an procee )rom )aith i' 'in .1hate(er i' one 1ithout a con(iction o) it' appro(a- by 0o i' 'in)u-/8 Footnotes: a8 !oman' 14;22 %-e@an er 4outer, $ocket Le@icon8 Cross references: %8 !oman' 14;11 ; 9'a 45;26

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Romans 15

2G 23" are 'trong .in our con(iction' an o) robu't )aith/ ought to bear 1ith the )ai-ing' an the )rai-tie' an the ten er 'crup-e' o) the 1eak= .1e ought to he-p carry the oubt' an Cua-m' o) other'/ an not to p-ea'e our'e-(e'8 Let each one o) u' make it a practice to p-ea'e +make happy, hi' neighbor )or hi' goo an )or hi'

true 1e-)are, to e i)y him .to 'trengthen him an buihim up 'piritua--y/8 For Chri't i not p-ea'e 3im'e-) .ga(e no thought to 3i' o1n intere't'/= but, a' it i' 1ritten, The reproache' an abu'e' o) tho'e 1ho reproache an abu'e you )e-- on #e8+%, For 1hate(er 1a' thu' 1ritten in )ormer ay' 1a' 1ritten )or our in'truction, that by .our 'tea )a't an patient/ en urance an the encouragement . ra1n/ )rom the 4cripture' 1e might ho- )a't to an cheri'h hope8 Eo1 may the 0o 2ho gi(e' the po1er o) patient en urance +'tea )a'tne'', an 2ho 'upp-ie' encouragement, grant you to -i(e in 'uch mutuaharmony an 'uch )u-- 'ympathy 1ith one another, in accor 1ith Chri't *e'u', That together you may .unanimou'-y/ 1ith unite heart' an one (oice, prai'e an g-ori)y the 0o an Father o) our Lor *e'u' Chri't +the #e''iah,8 2e-come an recei(e .to your heart'/ one another, then, e(en a' Chri't ha' 1e-come an recei(e you, )or the g-ory o) 0o 8 For 9 te-- you that Chri't +the #e''iah, became a 'er(ant an a mini'ter to the circumci'e +the *e1', in or er to 'ho1 0o :' truth)u-ne'' an hone'ty by con)irming +(eri)ying, the promi'e' .gi(en/ to our )ather', %n .a-'o in or er/ that the 0enti-e' +nation', might g-ori)y 0o )or 3i' mercy .not co(enante / to them8 %' it i' 1ritten, There)ore 9 1i-- prai'e Iou among the 0enti-e' an 'ing prai'e' to Iour name8+>,
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%gain it i' 'ai , !e?oice +e@u-t,, " 0enti-e', a-ong

1ith 3i' .o1n/ peop-e=+C, %n again, $rai'e the Lor , a-- you 0enti-e', an -et a-- the peop-e' prai'e 3imB+7, %n )urther 9'aiah 'ay', There 'ha-- be a .a/4prout )rom the !oot o) *e''e, 3e 2ho ri'e' to ru-e o(er the 0enti-e'= in 3im 'ha-- the 0enti-e' hope8+G, #ay the 0o o) your hope 'o )i-- you 1ith a-- ?oy an peace in be-ie(ing .through the e@perience o) your )aith/ that by the po1er o) the 3o-y 4pirit you may aboun an be o(er)-o1ing +bubb-ing o(er, 1ith hope8 $er'ona--y 9 am 'ati')ie about you, my brethren, that you your'e-(e' are rich in goo ne'', amp-y )i--e 1ith a-- .'piritua-/ kno1-e ge an competent to a moni'h an coun'e- an in'truct one another a-'o8 4ti-- on 'ome point' 9 ha(e 1ritten to you the more bo- -y an unre'er(e -y by 1ay o) remin er8 .9 ha(e one 'o/ becau'e o) the grace +the unmerite )a(or, be'to1e on me by 0o 9n making me a mini'ter o) Chri't *e'u' to the 0enti-e'8 9 act in the prie't-y 'er(ice o) the 0o'pe- +the goo ne1', o) 0o , in or er that the 'acri)icia- o))ering o) the 0enti-e' may be acceptab-e .to 0o /, con'ecrate an ma e ho-y by the 3o-y 4pirit8 9n Chri't *e'u', then, 9 ha(e -egitimate rea'on to g-ory +e@u-t, in my 1ork )or 0o .in 1hat through Chri't *e'u' 9 ha(e accomp-i'he concerning the thing' o) 0o /8 For .o) cour'e/ 9 1i-- not (enture +pre'ume, to 'peak thu' o) any 1ork e@cept 1hat Chri't ha' actua--y one through me .a' an in'trument in 3i' han '/ to 1in obe ience )rom the 0enti-e', by 1or an ee ,
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.G(en a' my preaching ha' been accompanie / 1ith the po1er o) 'ign' an 1on er', .an a-- o) it/ by the po1er o) the 3o-y 4pirit8 .The re'u-t i'/ that 'tarting )rom *eru'a-em an a' )ar roun a' 9--yricum, 9 ha(e )u--y preache the 0o'pe- .)aith)u--y e@ecuting, accomp-i'hing, carrying out to the )u-- the goo ne1'/ o) Chri't +the #e''iah, in it' entirety8 Thu' my ambition ha' been to preach the 0o'pe-, not 1here Chri't:' name ha' a-rea y been kno1n, -e't 9 bui- on another man:' )oun ation= >ut .in'tea 9 1ou- act on the princip-e/ a' it i' 1ritten, They 'ha-- 'ee 1ho ha(e ne(er been to- o) 3im, an they 'ha-- un er'tan 1ho ha(e ne(er hear .o) 3im/8+F, Thi' .ambition/ i' the rea'on 1hy 9 ha(e 'o )reCuent-y been hin ere )rom coming to (i'it you8 >ut no1 'ince 9 ha(e no )urther opportunity )or 1ork in the'e region', an 'ince 9 ha(e -onge )or .b/ enough year' to come to you, 9 hope to 'ee you in pa''ing .through !ome/ a' 9 go .on my inten e trip/ to 4pain, an to be ai e on my ?ourney there by you, a)ter 9 ha(e en?oye your company )or a -itt-e 1hi-e8 For the pre'ent, ho1e(er, 9 am going to *eru'a-em to bring ai +re-ie), )or the 'aint' +0o :' peop-e there,8 For it ha' been the goo p-ea'ure o) #ace onia an %chaia to make 'ome contribution )or the poor among the 'aint' o) *eru'a-em8 They 1ere p-ea'e to o it= an 'ure-y they are in ebt to them, )or i) the'e 0enti-e' ha(e come to 'hare in their .the *eru'a-em *e1':/ 'piritua- b-e''ing', then they ought a-'o to be o) 'er(ice to them in materia27 26 25 24 26 22 21 2<


b-e''ing'8 2hen there)ore 9 ha(e comp-ete thi' mi''ion an ha(e e-i(ere to them .at *eru'a-em/ 1hat ha' been rai'e , 9 'ha-- go on by 1ay o) you to 4pain8 %n 9 kno1 that 1hen 9 o come to you, 9 'ha-come in the abun ant b-e''ing o) the 0o'pe- o) Chri't8 9 appea- to you .9 entreat you/, brethren, )or the 'ake o) our Lor *e'u' Chri't an by the -o(e .gi(en by/ the 4pirit, to unite 1ith me in earne't 1re't-ing in prayer to 0o in my beha-)8 .$ray/ that 9 may be e-i(ere +re'cue , )rom the unbe-ie(er' in *u ea an that my mi''ion o) re-ie) to *eru'a-em may be acceptab-e an graciou'-y recei(e by the 'aint' +0o :' peop-e there,, 4o that by 0o :' 1i-- 9 may 'ub'eCuent-y come to you 1ith ?oy +1ith a happy heart, an be re)re'he .by the inter(a- o) re't/ in your company8 #ay .our/ peace5gi(ing 0o be 1ith you a--B %men +'o be it,8 Footnotes: a8 !oman' 15;12 08 %bbott54mith, #anua- 0reek Le@icon8 b8 !oman' 15;26 #ar(in Dincent, 2or 4tu ie'8 Cross references: %8 !oman' 15;6 ; $' 69;9 >8 !oman' 15;9 ; $' 18;49 C8 !oman' 15;1< ; 7eut 62;46 78 !oman' 15;11 ; $' 117;1 G8 !oman' 15;12 ; 9'a 11;1, 1<= !e( 5;5= 22;16 F8 !oman' 15;21 ; 9'a 52;15
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Romans 16

E"2 9 intro uce an commen to you our 'i'ter $hoebe, a eacone'' o) the church at Cenchreae, That you may recei(e her in the Lor .1ith a Chri'tian 1e-come/, a' 'aint' +0o :' peop-e, ought to recei(e one another8 %n he-p her in 1hate(er matter 'he may reCuire a''i'tance )rom you, )or 'he ha' been a he-per o) many inc-u ing my'e-) .'hie- ing u' )rom 'u))ering/8 0i(e my greeting' to $ri'ca an %Cui-a, my )e--o1 1orker' in Chri't *e'u', 2ho ri'ke their -i(e' .en angering their (ery neck'/ )or my -i)e8 To them not on-y 9 but a-'o a-- the churche' among the 0enti-e' gi(e thank'8 .!emember me/ a-'o to the church .that meet'/ in their hou'e8 0reet my be-o(e Gpaenetu', 1ho 1a' a )ir't)ruit +)ir't con(ert, to Chri't in %'ia8
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0reet #ary, 1ho ha' 1orke 'o har among you8

!emember me to %n ronicu' an *unia', my tribakin'men an once my )e--o1 pri'oner'8 They are men he- in high e'teem among the apo't-e', 1ho a-'o 1ere in Chri't be)ore 9 1a'8 !emember me to %mp-iatu', my be-o(e in the Lor 8
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4a-ute &rbanu', our )e--o1 1orker in Chri't, an

my ear 4tachy'8 0reet %pe--e', that one trie an appro(e in Chri't +the #e''iah,8 !emember me to tho'e 1ho be-ong to the hou'eho- o) %ri'tobu-u'8 0reet my triba- kin'man 3ero ion, an tho'e in the Lor 1ho be-ong to the hou'eho- o) Earci''u'8 4a-ute tho'e 1orker' in the Lor , Tryphaena an Trypho'a8 0reet my ear $er'i', 1ho ha' 1orke 'o har in the Lor 8 !emember me to !u)u', eminent in the Lor , a-'o to hi' mother .1ho ha' been/ a mother to me a' 1e--8 0reet %'yncritu', $h-egon, 3erme', $atroba', 3erma', an the brethren 1ho are 1ith them8 0reet $hi-o-ogu', *u-ia, Eereu' an hi' 'i'ter, an "-ympa', an a-- the 'aint' 1ho are 1ith them8 0reet one another 1ith a ho-y +con'ecrate , ki''8 %-- the churche' o) Chri't +the #e''iah, 1i'h to be remembere to you8 9 appea- to you, brethren, to be on your guar concerning tho'e 1ho create i''en'ion' an i))icu-tie' an cau'e i(i'ion', in oppo'ition to the octrine +the teaching, 1hich you ha(e been taught8 .9 1arn you to turn a'i e )rom them, to/ a(oi them8 For 'uch per'on' o not 'er(e our Lor Chri't but their o1n appetite' an ba'e e'ire', an by ingratiating an )-attering 'peech, they begui-e the heart' o) the un'u'pecting an 'imp-emin e .peop-e/8 For 1hi-e your -oya-ty an obe ience i' kno1n to a--, 'o that 9 re?oice o(er you, 9 1ou- ha(e you 1e-(er'e an 1i'e a' to 1hat i' goo an innocent an
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gui-e-e'' a' to 1hat i' e(i-8 %n the 0o o) peace 1i-- 'oon cru'h 4atan un er your )eet8 The grace o) our Lor *e'u' Chri't +the #e''iah, be 1ith you8 Timothy, my )e--o1 1orker, 1i'he' to be remembere to you, a' o Luciu' an *a'on an 4o'ipater, my triba- kin'men8 9, Tertiu', the 1riter o) thi' -etter, greet you in the Lor 8 0aiu', 1ho i' ho't to me an to the 1ho-e church here, greet' you8 4o o Gra'tu', the city trea'urer, an our brother Luartu'8 The grace o) our Lor *e'u' Chri't +the #e''iah, be 1ith you a--8 %men +'o be it,8 Eo1 to 3im 2ho i' ab-e to 'trengthen you in the )aith 1hich i' in accor ance 1ith my 0o'pe- an the preaching o) +concerning, *e'u' Chri't +the #e''iah,, accor ing to the re(e-ation +the un(ei-ing, o) the my'tery o) the p-an o) re emption 1hich 1a' kept in 'i-ence an 'ecret )or -ong age', >ut i' no1 i'c-o'e an through the prophetic 4cripture' i' ma e kno1n to a-- nation', accor ing to the comman o) the eterna- 0o , .to 1in them/ to obe ience to the )aith, To .the/ on-y 1i'e 0o be g-ory )ore(ermore through *e'u' Chri't +the %nointe "ne,B %men +'o be it,8
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