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19 For the good that I would, || flesh, and for sin, condemned I do not: but the evil which I sin in the flesh; would not, that I do.

4 That the righteousness of 20 Now, if I do that I would the law might be fulfilled in us, not, it is no more I that do it, who walk not after the flesh, but sin that dwelleth in me. but after the Spirit.

21 I find then a law, that when 5 For they that are after the I would do good, evil is present flesh, do mind the things of the with me.

flesh; but they that are after the 22 For I delight in the law of Spirit, the things of the Spirit. God, after the inward man: 6 For to be carnally minded,

23 But I see another law in my is death; but to be spiritually
members, warring against the minded, is life and peace:
law of my mind, and bringing 7 Because the carnal mind is
me into captivity to the law of enmity against God; for it is

my members.

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not subject to the law of God, 24 O wretched man that I am! | neither indeed can be. who shall deliver me from the 8 So then, they that are in the body of this death?

flesh cannot please God. 25 I thank God through Jesus 9 But ye are not in the flesh, Christ our Lord. So then, with but in the Spirit, if so be that the mind I myself serve the law the Spirit of God dwell in you. . of God, but with the flesh the Now, if any man have not the law of sin.

Spirit of Christ, he is none of

his. CHAP. VIII.

10 And if Christ be in you,

the body is dead because of sin: WHAT FREES FROM CONDEM

but the Spirit is life because of NATION.

righteousness. THERE is therefore now no 11 But if the Spirit of him condemnation to them which that raised up Jesus from the are in Christ Jesus, who walk i dead, dwell in you, he that raisnot after the flesh, but after the ed up Christ from the dead, Spirit.

shall also quicken your mortal 2 For the law of the Spirit of bodies by his Spirit that dwelllife in Christ Jesus hath made eth in

you. me free from the law of sin and 12 Therefore, brethren, we are death.

debtors, not to the flesh, to live 3 For what the law could not after the flesh. do, in that it was weak through 13 For if ye live after the flesh, the flesh, God, sending his own ye shall die: but if ye, through Son in the likeness of sinful | the Spirit, do mortify the deeds

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of the body, ye shall live. selves, waiting for the adoption,

14 For as many as are led to wit, the redemption of our by the Spirit of God, they are body. the sons of God.

24 For we are saved by hope. 15 For ye have not received But hope that is seen is not the spirit of bondage again to hope: for what a man seeth, fear: but ye have received the why doth he yet hope for? Spirit of adoption, whereby we 25 But if we hope for that we cry, Abba, Father.

see not, then do we with pa16 The Spirit itself beareth tience wait for it. witness with our spirit, that we 26 Likewise the Spirit also are the children of God: helpeth our infirmities: for we

17 And if children, then heirs; know not what we should pray heirs of God, and joint-heirs for as we ought; but the Spirit with Christ; if so be that we itself maketh intercession for us suffer with him, that we may be with groanings which cannot be also glorified together.

uttered. 18 For I reckon, that the suf- 27 And he that searcheth the ferings of this present time, are hearts, knoweth what is the not worthy to be compared with mind of the Spirit, because he the glory which shall be reveal maketh intercession for the ed in us.

saints, according to the will of 19 For the earnest expectation God. of the creature waiteth for the 28 And we know that all manifestation of the sons of things work together for good, God.

to them that love God, to them 20 For the creature was made who are the called, according to subject to vanity, not willingly, his purpose. but by reason of him who hath 29 For whom he did foreknow, subjected the same in hope: he also did predestinate to be con

21 Because the creature itself formed to the image of his Son, also shall be delivered from the that he might be the first-born bondage of corruption, into the among many brethren. glorious liberty of the children 30 Moreover, whom he did of God.

predestinate, them he also call22 For we know that the whole ed; and whom he called, them creation groaneth, and travail. he also justified; and whom he eth in pain together until now. justified, them he also glorified.

23 And not only they, but our- 31 What shall we then say to selves also, which have the first these things? if God be for us, fruits of the Spirit, even we who can be against us? ourselves groan within our- 32 He that spared not his own

for us.

Son, but delivered him up for l ing me witness in the Holy us all, how shall he not with Ghost, him also freely give us all 2 That I have great heaviness things?

and continual sorrow in my any thing heart.

It is God that justifieth;

were accursed from Christ, for 34 Who is he that condem- my brethren, my kinsmen acneth? It is Christ that died, yea, cording to the flesh: rather that is risen again, who 4 Who are Israelites; to whom is even at the right hand of God, pertaineth the adoption, and the who also maketh intercession glory, and the covenants, and

the giving of the law, and the 35 Who shall separate us from service of God, and the prothe love of Christ? shall tribula- mises; tion, or distress, or persecution, 5 Whose are the fathers, and or famine, or nakedness, or of whom, as concerning the peril, or sword ?

flesh, Christ came, who is over 36 (As it is written, For thy | all, God blessed for ever. Amen. sake we are killed all the day 6 Not as though the word of long; we are accounted as God hath taken none effect. sheep for the slaughter.) For they are not all Israel, which

37 Nay, in all these things are of Israel; we are more than conquerors, 7 Neither, because they are the through him that loved us. seed of Abraham, are they all

38 For I am persuaded, that children: but, In Isaac shall thy neither death, nor life, nor an- seed be called : gels, nor principalities, nor pow- 8 That is, They which are the ers, nor things present, nor children of the flesh, these are things to come,

not the children of God: but 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor the children of the promise are any other creature, shall be able counted for the seed. to separate us from the love of 9 For this is the word of proGod, which is in Christ Jesus mise, At this time will I come, our Lord.

and Sarah shall have a son.

10 And not only this; but CHAP. IX.

when Rebecca also had con

ceived by one, even by our CALLING OF THE GEN

father Isaac,

11 (For the children being not I SAY the truth in Christ, 1 yet born, neither having done lie not, my conscience also bcar- any good or evil, that the pur.

TILES.

eth mercy,

pose of God, according to elec- nour, and another unto dishotion, might stand, not of works, nour? but of him that calleth,)

22 What if God, willing to 12 It was said unto her, The shew his wrath, and to make elder shall serve the younger. his power known, endured with

13 As it is written, Jacob much long-suffering the veshave I loved, but Esau have I sels of wrath fitted to destruchated.

tion: 14 What shall we say then ? 23 And that he might make Is there unrighteousness with known the riches of his glory God? God forbid.

on the vessels of mercy, which 15 For he saith to Moses, he had afore prepared unto glowill have mercy on whom I will ry, have mercy, and I will have 24 Even us, whom he hath compassion on whom I will have called, not of the Jews only, but compassion.

also of the Gentiles ? 16 So then, it is not of him 25 As he saith also in Osee, that willeth, nor of him that I will call them My people, runneth, but of God that shew- which were not my people ;

and her Beloved, which was not 17 For the scripture saith unto beloved. Pharaoh, Even for this same 26 And it shall come to pass, purpose have I raised thee up, that in the place where it was that I might shew my power in said unto them, Ye are not my thee, and that my name might people; there shall they be call. be declared throughout all the ed, The children of the living earth.

God. 18 Therefore hath he mercy

27 Esaias also crieth concernon whom he will have mercy, ing Israel, Though the number and whom he will, he harden- of the children of Israel be as eth.

the sand of the sea, a remnant 19 Thou wilt say then unto shall be saved : me, Why doth he yet find fault? 28 For he will finish the work, for who hath resisted his will ? and cut it short in righteous

20 Nay but, О man, who artness ; because a short work thou that repliest against God? will the Lord make upon the Shall the thing formed say to earth. him that formed it, Why hast 29 And as Esaias said before, thou made me thus ?

Except the Lord of Sabaoth 21 Hath not the potter power had left us a seed, we had been over the clay, of the same lump | as Sodom, and been made like. to make one vessel unto 'ho unto Gomorrha.

preach :

30 What shall we say then? | those things shall live by them. That the Gentiles, which fol- 6 But the righteousness which lowed not after righteousness, is of faith speaketh on this wise, have attained to righteousness, Say not in thine heart, Who even the righteousness which is shall ascend into heaven ? (that of faith;

is, to bring Christ down from 31 But Israel, which followed above ;) after the law of righteousness, 7 Or, Who shall descend inhath not attained to the law of to the deep? (that is, to bring righteousness.

up Christ again from the dead :) 32 Wherefore ? Because they 8 But what saith it? The sought it not by faith, but as it word is nigh thee, even in thy were by the works of the law : mouth, and in thy heart; that for they stumbled at that stumb- is, the word of faith, which we ling-stone ;

33 As it is written, Behold, I 9 That if thou shalt confess lay in Sion a stumbling-stone, with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and rock of offence: and who and shalt believe in thine heart, soever believeth on him shall that God hath raised him from not be ashamed.

the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man CHAP. X.

believeth unto righteousness, PAUL'S PRAYER FOR ISRAEL.

and with the mouth confession BRETHREN, my heart's is made unto salvation. desire and prayer to God for 11 For the scripture saith, Israel is, that they might be Whosoever believeth on him saved.

shall not be ashamed. 2 For I bear them record, that 12 For there is no difference they have a zeal of God, but between the Jew and the Greek: not according to knowledge. for the same Lord over all is

3 For they, being ignorant of rich unto all that call upon God's righteousness, and go- him. ing about to establish their own 13 For whosoever shall call righteousness, have not sub- upon the name of the Lord, mitted themselves unto the

the shall be saved. righteousness of God.

14 How then shall they call # For Christ is the end of the on him in whom they have not law for righteousness to every believed ? and how shall they one that believeth.

believe in him of whom they 5 For Moses describeth the have not heard ? and how shall righteousness which is of the they hear without a preacher ? law, That the man which doeth 15 And how shall they preach

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