THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
1:1: Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to
be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
1:2: (Which he had promised afore by his prophets
in the holy scriptures,)
1:3: Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
1:4: And declared to be the Son of God with power,
according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from
1:5: By whom we have received grace and apostleship,
for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
1:6: Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus
1:7: To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called
to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and
the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:8: First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ
for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole
1:9: For God is my witness, whom I serve with my
spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention
of you always in my prayers;
1:10: Making request, if by any means now at length
I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto
1:11: For I long to see you, that I may impart
unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
1:12: That is, that I may be comforted together
with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
1:13: Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren,
that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,)
that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other
1:14: I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the
Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
1:15: So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach
the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1:17: For therein is the righteousness of God revealed
from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by
1:18: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the
truth in unrighteousness;
1:19: Because that which may be known of God is
manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
1:20: For the invisible things of him from the
creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that
they are without excuse:
1:21: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified
him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their
imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
1:22: Professing themselves to be wise, they became
1:23: And changed the glory of the uncorruptible
God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds,
and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
1:24: Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness
through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own
bodies between themselves:
1:25: Who changed the truth of God into a lie,
and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator,
who is blessed for ever. Amen.
1:26: For this cause God gave them up unto vile
affections: for even their women did change the natural use into
that which is against nature:
1:27: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural
use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men
with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves
that recompence of their error which was meet.
1:28: And even as they did not like to retain God
in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to
do those things which are not convenient;
1:29: Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication,
wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder,
debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
1:30: Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud,
boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
1:31: Without understanding, covenantbreakers,
without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
1:32: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they
which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the
same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
2:1: Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever
thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou
condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2:2: But we are sure that the judgment of God is
according to truth against them which commit such things.
2:3: And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest
them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt
escape the judgment of God?
2:4: Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness
and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness
of God leadeth thee to repentance?
2:5: But after thy hardness and impenitent heart
treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and
revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
2:6: Who will render to every man according to
2:7: To them who by patient continuance in well
doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
2:8: But unto them that are contentious, and do
not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and
2:9: Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of
man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
2:10: But glory, honour, and peace, to every man
that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
2:11: For there is no respect of persons with God.
2:12: For as many as have sinned without law shall
also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law
shall be judged by the law;
2:13: (For not the hearers of the law are just
before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
2:14: For when the Gentiles, which have not the
law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having
not the law, are a law unto themselves:
2:15: Which shew the work of the law written in
their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their
thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
2:16: In the day when God shall judge the secrets
of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
2:17: Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest
in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
2:18: And knowest his will, and approvest the things
that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
2:19: And art confident that thou thyself art a
guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
2:20: An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of
babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the
2:21: Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest
thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal,
dost thou steal?
2:22: Thou that sayest a man should not commit
adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols,
dost thou commit sacrilege?
2:23: Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through
breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
2:24: For the name of God is blasphemed among the
Gentiles through you, as it is written.
2:25: For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou
keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision
is made uncircumcision.
2:26: Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the
righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted
2:27: And shall not uncircumcision which is by
nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and
circumcision dost transgress the law?
2:28: For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly;
neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
2:29: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and
circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the
letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
3:1: What advantage then hath the Jew? or what
profit is there of circumcision?
3:2: Much every way: chiefly, because that unto
them were committed the oracles of God.
3:3: For what if some did not believe? shall their
unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
3:4: God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every
man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified
in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
3:5: But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness
of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance?
(I speak as a man)
3:6: God forbid: for then how shall God judge the
3:7: For if the truth of God hath more abounded
through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
3:8: And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported,
and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may
come? whose damnation is just.
3:9: What then? are we better than they? No, in
no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that
they are all under sin;
3:10: As it is written, There is none righteous,
no, not one:
3:11: There is none that understandeth, there is
none that seeketh after God.
3:12: They are all gone out of the way, they are
together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no,
3:13: Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their
tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their
3:14: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
3:15: Their feet are swift to shed blood:
3:16: Destruction and misery are in their ways:
3:17: And the way of peace have they not known:
3:18: There is no fear of God before their eyes.
3:19: Now we know that what things soever the law
saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth
may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
3:20: Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall
no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge
3:21: But now the righteousness of God without
the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
3:22: Even the righteousness of God which is by
faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe:
for there is no difference:
3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the
glory of God;
3:24: Being justified freely by his grace through
the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
3:25: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation
through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the
remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
3:26: To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness:
that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth
3:27: Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By
what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
3:28: Therefore we conclude that a man is justified
by faith without the deeds of the law.
3:29: Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not
also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
3:30: Seeing it is one God, which shall justify
the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
3:31: Do we then make void the law through faith?
God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
4:1: What shall we say then that Abraham our father,
as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
4:2: For if Abraham were justified by works, he
hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
4:3: For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed
God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
4:4: Now to him that worketh is the reward not
reckoned of grace, but of debt.
4:5: But to him that worketh not, but believeth
on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
4:6: Even as David also describeth the blessedness
of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
4:7: Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities
are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
4:8: Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not
4:9: Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision
only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was
reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
4:10: How was it then reckoned? when he was in
circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in
4:11: And he received the sign of circumcision,
a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being
uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe,
though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed
unto them also:
4:12: And the father of circumcision to them who
are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps
of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
4:13: For the promise, that he should be the heir
of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the
law, but through the righteousness of faith.
4:14: For if they which are of the law be heirs,
faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
4:15: Because the law worketh wrath: for where
no law is, there is no transgression.
4:16: Therefore it is of faith, that it might be
by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed;
not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is
of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
4:17: (As it is written, I have made thee a father
of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth
the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they
4:18: Who against hope believed in hope, that he
might become the father of many nations, according to that which
was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
4:19: And being not weak in faith, he considered
not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years
old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:
4:20: He staggered not at the promise of God through
unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
4:21: And being fully persuaded that, what he had
promised, he was able also to perform.
4:22: And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
4:23: Now it was not written for his sake alone,
that it was imputed to him;
4:24: But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed,
if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
4:25: Who was delivered for our offences, and was
raised again for our justification.
5:1: Therefore being justified by faith, we have
peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
5:2: By whom also we have access by faith into
this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory
5:3: And not only so, but we glory in tribulations
also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
5:4: And patience, experience; and experience,
5:5: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love
of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is
given unto us.
5:6: For when we were yet without strength, in
due time Christ died for the ungodly.
5:7: For scarcely for a righteous man will one
die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
5:8: But God commendeth his love toward us, in
that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
5:9: Much more then, being now justified by his
blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
5:10: For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled
to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we
shall be saved by his life.
5:11: And not only so, but we also joy in God through
our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
5:12: Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into
the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men,
for that all have sinned:
5:13: (For until the law sin was in the world:
but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
5:14: Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses,
even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's
transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
5:15: But not as the offence, so also is the free
gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more
the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man,
Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
5:16: And not as it was by one that sinned, so
is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but
the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
5:17: For if by one man's offence death reigned
by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of
the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
5:18: Therefore as by the offence of one judgment
came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness
of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
5:19: For as by one man's disobedience many were
made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
5:20: Moreover the law entered, that the offence
might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
5:21: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even
so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by
Jesus Christ our Lord.
6:1: What shall we say then? Shall we continue
in sin, that grace may abound?
6:2: God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to
sin, live any longer therein?
6:3: Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized
into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
6:4: Therefore we are buried with him by baptism
into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by
the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness
6:5: For if we have been planted together in the
likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his
6:6: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified
with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth
we should not serve sin.
6:7: For he that is dead is freed from sin.
6:8: Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe
that we shall also live with him:
6:9: Knowing that Christ being raised from the
dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
6:10: For in that he died, he died unto sin once:
but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
6:11: Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be
dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ
6:12: Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal
body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
6:13: Neither yield ye your members as instruments
of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as
those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments
of righteousness unto God.
6:14: For sin shall not have dominion over you:
for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
6:15: What then? shall we sin, because we are not
under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
6:16: Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves
servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether
of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
6:17: But God be thanked, that ye were the servants
of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine
which was delivered you.
6:18: Being then made free from sin, ye became
the servants of righteousness.
6:19: I speak after the manner of men because of
the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members
servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so
now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
6:20: For when ye were the servants of sin, ye
were free from righteousness.
6:21: What fruit had ye then in those things whereof
ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
6:22: But now being made free from sin, and become
servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end
6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift
of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
7:1: Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them
that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man
as long as he liveth?
7:2: For the woman which hath an husband is bound
by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband
be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
7:3: So then if, while her husband liveth, she
be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress:
but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that
she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
7:4: Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become
dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married
to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should
bring forth fruit unto God.
7:5: For when we were in the flesh, the motions
of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring
forth fruit unto death.
7:6: But now we are delivered from the law, that
being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness
of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
7:7: What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God
forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not
known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
7:8: But sin, taking occasion by the commandment,
wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law
sin was dead.
7:9: For I was alive without the law once: but
when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
7:10: And the commandment, which was ordained to
life, I found to be unto death.
7:11: For sin, taking occasion by the commandment,
deceived me, and by it slew me.
7:12: Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment
holy, and just, and good.
7:13: Was then that which is good made death unto
me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death
in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might
become exceeding sinful.
7:14: For we know that the law is spiritual: but
I am carnal, sold under sin.
7:15: For that which I do I allow not: for what
I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
7:16: If then I do that which I would not, I consent
unto the law that it is good.
7:17: Now then it is no more I that do it, but
sin that dwelleth in me.
7:18: For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,)
dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how
to perform that which is good I find not.
7:19: For the good that I would I do not: but the
evil which I would not, that I do.
7:20: Now if I do that I would not, it is no more
I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
7:21: I find then a law, that, when I would do
good, evil is present with me.
7:22: For I delight in the law of God after the
7:23: But I see another law in my members, warring
against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to
the law of sin which is in my members.
7:24: O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver
me from the body of this death?
7:25: I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with
the flesh the law of sin.
8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation to
them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh,
but after the Spirit.
8:2: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ
Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
8:3: For what the law could not do, in that it
was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness
of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
8:4: That the righteousness of the law might be
fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
8:5: For they that are after the flesh do mind
the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the
things of the Spirit.
8:6: For to be carnally minded is death; but to
be spiritually minded is life and peace.
8:7: Because the carnal mind is enmity against
God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can
8:8: So then they that are in the flesh cannot
8:9: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit,
if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have
not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
8:10: And if Christ be in you, the body is dead
because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
8:11: But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus
from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the
dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that
dwelleth in you.
8:12: Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not
to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
8:13: For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall
die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the
body, ye shall live.
8:14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
they are the sons of God.
8:15: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage
again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby
we cry, Abba, Father.
8:16: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our
spirit, that we are the children of God:
8:17: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God,
and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him,
that we may be also glorified together.
8:18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this
present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which
shall be revealed in us.
8:19: For the earnest expectation of the creature
waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
8:20: For the creature was made subject to vanity,
not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same
8:21: Because the creature itself also shall be
delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty
of the children of God.
8:22: For we know that the whole creation groaneth
and travaileth in pain together until now.
8:23: And not only they, but ourselves also, which
have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within
ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of
8:24: For we are saved by hope: but hope that is
seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
8:25: But if we hope for that we see not, then
do we with patience wait for it.
8:26: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit
itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot
8:27: And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth
what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession
for the saints according to the will of God.
8:28: And we know that all things work together
for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according
to his purpose.
8:29: For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate
to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the
firstborn among many brethren.
8:30: Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he
also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom
he justified, them he also glorified.
8:31: What shall we then say to these things? If
God be for us, who can be against us?
8:32: He that spared not his own Son, but delivered
him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give
us all things?
8:33: Who shall lay any thing to the charge of
God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
8:34: Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that
died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right
hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
8:35: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or
nakedness, or peril, or sword?
8:36: As it is written, For thy sake we are killed
all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
8:37: Nay, in all these things we are more than
conquerors through him that loved us.
8:38: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor
life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
nor things to come,
8:39: Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in
Christ Jesus our Lord.
9:1: I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience
also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
9:2: That I have great heaviness and continual
sorrow in my heart.
9:3: For I could wish that myself were accursed
from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
9:4: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the
adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of
the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
9:5: Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning
the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever.
9:6: Not as though the word of God hath taken none
effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
9:7: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham,
are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
9:8: That is, They which are the children of the
flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of
the promise are counted for the seed.
9:9: For this is the word of promise, At this time
will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
9:10: And not only this; but when Rebecca also
had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
9:11: (For the children being not yet born, neither
having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according
to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
9:12: It was said unto her, The elder shall serve
9:13: As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but
Esau have I hated.
9:14: What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness
with God? God forbid.
9:15: For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy
on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom
I will have compassion.
9:16: So then it is not of him that willeth, nor
of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
9:17: For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even
for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew
my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout
all the earth.
9:18: Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have
mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
9:19: Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet
find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
9:20: Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest
against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it,
Why hast thou made me thus?
9:21: Hath not the potter power over the clay,
of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto
9:22: What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and
to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels
of wrath fitted to destruction:
9:23: And that he might make known the riches of
his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared
9:24: Even us, whom he hath called, not of the
Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
9:25: As he saith also in Osee, I will call them
my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was
9:26: And it shall come to pass, that in the place
where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall
they be called the children of the living God.
9:27: Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though
the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea,
a remnant shall be saved:
9:28: For he will finish the work, and cut it short
in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon
9:29: And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord
of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been
made like unto Gomorrha.
9:30: What shall we say then? That the Gentiles,
which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness,
even the righteousness which is of faith.
9:31: But Israel, which followed after the law
of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
9:32: Wherefore? Because they sought it not by
faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled
at that stumblingstone;
9:33: As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a
stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on
him shall not be ashamed.
10:1: Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to
God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
10:2: For I bear them record that they have a zeal
of God, but not according to knowledge.
10:3: For they being ignorant of God's righteousness,
and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not
submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
10:4: For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness
to every one that believeth.
10:5: For Moses describeth the righteousness which
is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live
10:6: But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh
on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven?
(that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
10:7: Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that
is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
10:8: But what saith it? The word is nigh thee,
even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith,
which we preach;
10:9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth
the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath
raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10:10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
10:11: For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth
on him shall not be ashamed.
10:12: For there is no difference between the Jew
and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that
call upon him.
10:13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved.
10:14: How then shall they call on him in whom
they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom
they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
10:15: And how shall they preach, except they be
sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that
preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
10:16: But they have not all obeyed the gospel.
For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
10:17: So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing
by the word of God.
10:18: But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily,
their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the
ends of the world.
10:19: But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses
saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people,
and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
10:20: But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was
found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them
that asked not after me.
10:21: But to Israel he saith, All day long I have
stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
11:1: I say then, Hath God cast away his people?
God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham,
of the tribe of Benjamin.
11:2: God hath not cast away his people which he
foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he
maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
11:3: Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and
digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my
11:4: But what saith the answer of God unto him?
I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed
the knee to the image of Baal.
11:5: Even so then at this present time also there
is a remnant according to the election of grace.
11:6: And if by grace, then is it no more of works:
otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then
is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
11:7: What then? Israel hath not obtained that
which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the
rest were blinded
11:8: (According as it is written, God hath given
them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and
ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
11:9: And David saith, Let their table be made
a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto
11:10: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may
not see, and bow down their back alway.
11:11: I say then, Have they stumbled that they
should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation
is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
11:12: Now if the fall of them be the riches of
the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles;
how much more their fulness?
11:13: For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as
I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
11:14: If by any means I may provoke to emulation
them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
11:15: For if the casting away of them be the reconciling
of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from
11:16: For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump
is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
11:17: And if some of the branches be broken off,
and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them,
and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
11:18: Boast not against the branches. But if thou
boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
11:19: Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken
off, that I might be graffed in.
11:20: Well; because of unbelief they were broken
off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
11:21: For if God spared not the natural branches,
take heed lest he also spare not thee.
11:22: Behold therefore the goodness and severity
of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness,
if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be
11:23: And they also, if they abide not still in
unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in
11:24: For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree
which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into
a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural
branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
11:25: For I would not, brethren, that ye should
be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own
conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until
the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
11:26: And so all Israel shall be saved: as it
is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall
turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
11:27: For this is my covenant unto them, when
I shall take away their sins.
11:28: As concerning the gospel, they are enemies
for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved
for the fathers' sakes.
11:29: For the gifts and calling of God are without
11:30: For as ye in times past have not believed
God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
11:31: Even so have these also now not believed,
that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
11:32: For God hath concluded them all in unbelief,
that he might have mercy upon all.
11:33: O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom
and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and
his ways past finding out!
11:34: For who hath known the mind of the Lord?
or who hath been his counsellor?
11:35: Or who hath first given to him, and it shall
be recompensed unto him again?
11:36: For of him, and through him, and to him,
are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
12:1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the
mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
12:2: And be not conformed to this world: but be
ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
12:3: For I say, through the grace given unto me,
to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly
than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God
hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
12:4: For as we have many members in one body,
and all members have not the same office:
12:5: So we, being many, are one body in Christ,
and every one members one of another.
12:6: Having then gifts differing according to
the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy
according to the proportion of faith;
12:7: Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering:
or he that teacheth, on teaching;
12:8: Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he
that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with
diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
12:9: Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor
that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
12:10: Be kindly affectioned one to another with
brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
12:11: Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit;
serving the Lord;
12:12: Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer;
12:13: Distributing to the necessity of saints;
given to hospitality.
12:14: Bless them which persecute you: bless, and
12:15: Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep
with them that weep.
12:16: Be of the same mind one toward another.
Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be
not wise in your own conceits.
12:17: Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide
things honest in the sight of all men.
12:18: If it be possible, as much as lieth in you,
live peaceably with all men.
12:19: Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but
rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is
mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
12:20: Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him;
if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap
coals of fire on his head.
12:21: Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil
13:1: Let every soul be subject unto the higher
powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are
ordained of God.
13:2: Whosoever therefore resisteth the power,
resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive
to themselves damnation.
13:3: For rulers are not a terror to good works,
but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do
that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
13:4: For he is the minister of God to thee for
good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth
not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger
to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
13:5: Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only
for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
13:6: For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for
they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very
13:7: Render therefore to all their dues: tribute
to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear;
honour to whom honour.
13:8: Owe no man any thing, but to love one another:
for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
13:9: For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery,
Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear
false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other
commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
13:10: Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore
love is the fulfilling of the law.
13:11: And that, knowing the time, that now it
is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer
than when we believed.
13:12: The night is far spent, the day is at hand:
let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put
on the armour of light.
13:13: Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not
in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness,
not in strife and envying.
13:14: But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and
make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
14:1: Him that is weak in the faith receive ye,
but not to doubtful disputations.
14:2: For one believeth that he may eat all things:
another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
14:3: Let not him that eateth despise him that
eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth:
for God hath received him.
14:4: Who art thou that judgest another man's servant?
to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden
up: for God is able to make him stand.
14:5: One man esteemeth one day above another:
another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded
in his own mind.
14:6: He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto
the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth
not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth
God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not,
and giveth God thanks.
14:7: For none of us liveth to himself, and no
man dieth to himself.
14:8: For whether we live, we live unto the Lord;
and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore,
or die, we are the Lord's.
14:9: For to this end Christ both died, and rose,
and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
14:10: But why dost thou judge thy brother? or
why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand
before the judgment seat of Christ.
14:11: For it is written, As I live, saith the
Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess
14:12: So then every one of us shall give account
of himself to God.
14:13: Let us not therefore judge one another any
more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock
or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
14:14: I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus,
that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth
any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
14:15: But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat,
now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat,
for whom Christ died.
14:16: Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
14:17: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
14:18: For he that in these things serveth Christ
is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
14:19: Let us therefore follow after the things
which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
14:20: For meat destroy not the work of God. All
things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth
14:21: It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to
drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is
offended, or is made weak.
14:22: Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before
God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which
14:23: And he that doubteth is damned if he eat,
because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith
15:1: We then that are strong ought to bear the
infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
15:2: Let every one of us please his neighbour
for his good to edification.
15:3: For even Christ pleased not himself; but,
as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee
fell on me.
15:4: For whatsoever things were written aforetime
were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort
of the scriptures might have hope.
15:5: Now the God of patience and consolation grant
you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
15:6: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify
God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:7: Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ
also received us to the glory of God.
15:8: Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister
of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises
made unto the fathers:
15:9: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for
his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to
thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
15:10: And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles,
with his people.
15:11: And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles;
and laud him, all ye people.
15:12: And again, Esaias saith, There shall be
a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles;
in him shall the Gentiles trust.
15:13: Now the God of hope fill you with all joy
and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the
power of the Holy Ghost.
15:14: And I myself also am persuaded of you, my
brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge,
able also to admonish one another.
15:15: Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the
more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because
of the grace that is given to me of God,
15:16: That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ
to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering
up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the
15:17: I have therefore whereof I may glory through
Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
15:18: For I will not dare to speak of any of those
things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles
obedient, by word and deed,
15:19: Through mighty signs and wonders, by the
power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round
about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
15:20: Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel,
not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's
15:21: But as it is written, To whom he was not
spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall
15:22: For which cause also I have been much hindered
from coming to you.
15:23: But now having no more place in these parts,
and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
15:24: Whensoever I take my journey into Spain,
I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and
to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat
filled with your company.
15:25: But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister
unto the saints.
15:26: For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and
Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which
are at Jerusalem.
15:27: It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors
they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their
spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in
15:28: When therefore I have performed this, and
have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
15:29: And I am sure that, when I come unto you,
I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
15:30: Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord
Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive
together with me in your prayers to God for me;
15:31: That I may be delivered from them that do
not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem
may be accepted of the saints;
15:32: That I may come unto you with joy by the
will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
15:33: Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
16:1: I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which
is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
16:2: That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh
saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath
need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself
16:3: Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in
16:4: Who have for my life laid down their own
necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches
of the Gentiles.
16:5: Likewise greet the church that is in their
house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits
of Achaia unto Christ.
16:6: Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
16:7: Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen,
and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who
also were in Christ before me.
16:8: Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.
16:9: Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and
Stachys my beloved.
16:10: Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute
them which are of Aristobulus' household.
16:11: Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that
be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.
16:12: Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour
in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in
16:13: Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his
mother and mine.
16:14: Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas,
Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
16:15: Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and
his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.
16:16: Salute one another with an holy kiss. The
churches of Christ salute you.
16:17: Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which
cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye
have learned; and avoid them.
16:18: For they that are such serve not our Lord
Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair
speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
16:19: For your obedience is come abroad unto all
men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have
you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
16:20: And the God of peace shall bruise Satan
under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be
with you. Amen.
16:21: Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and
Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.
16:22: I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute
you in the Lord.
16:23: Gaius mine host, and of the whole church,
saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you,
and Quartus a brother.
16:24: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
you all. Amen.
16:25: Now to him that is of power to stablish
you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret
since the world began,
16:26: But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures
of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting
God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
16:27: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus
Christ for ever. Amen.