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among many brethren : 30 a holy spirit, (my conscience moreover, whom he foreordain- bearing me joint witness) 2 that ed, those he also called ; and I have great sorrow and conti. whom he called, those he also nual grief in my heart, s (for justified, and whom he justified, I also formerly boasted myself those he also glorified.

to be an alien from Christ,) for 31 What shall we say, there the sake of my brethren, my fore, to these things? If God be kinsmen according to the flesh; for us, who can be against us? | 4 who are Israelites; whose is 32 He who spared not his own the adoption, and the glory, Son, but delivered him up for and the covenants, and the givus all, how will he not, with ing of the law, and the service him, also freely give us all of the temple, and the promises ; things ? 33 Who shall lay any 5 whose are the fathers, and thing to the charge of God's of whom, by natural descent, chosen people? Shall God who Christ came. God, who is over justifieth ? 34 Who is he that all, be blessed to the ages. condemneth? Shall Christ who Amen. died ; yea, rather, who is (also] 6 But it is not to be suppos. risen; who is [also] at the righted that the word of God hath hand of God; who also inter- failed. For they who spring cedeth for us; shall he also con. from Israel are not all true Is demn us?

raelites: 7 nor, because they are 35 Who shall separate us the offspring of Abraham, are from the love of Christ ? shall | they all the children of promise: affliction, or distress, or persebut, “ In Isaac, thine offspring cution, or famine, or naked shall be called.” 8 That is, they ness, or danger, or the sword? who are children of the flesh, 36 (As it is written, “ For thy they are not the children of sake we are killed all the day God: but the children of the long; are accounted as promise are counted for the offsheep for the slaughter.") 57 spring. 9 For this is the word of Nay, in all these things we are promise,

“ At this time I will more than conquerors, through come, and Sarah shall have a hini who loved us. 38 For I am

10 And not only this ; persuaded, that neither death, but Rebecca also had the word nor life, nor angels, nor prin- of promise, when she had concipalities, nor - powers, nor ceived twins by one, even by our things present, nor things to father Isaac : 11 for the children

nor height, nor being not yet born, nor having depth, nor any other created done anything good or evil, being, will be able to separate that the purpose of God, acus from the love of God, which cording to his choice, might is in Christ Jesus, our Lord. stand, (not of works, but of Him

Ch. IX. 1 I SAY the truth in who calleth,) 12 it was said Christ, I lie not, but I speak in to her, “ The elder shall serve



come, 39


the younger.” 13 As it is not from among the Jews only, written, “ I loved Jacob, and I but from among the gentiles hated Esau.”

also? 25 As he saith also in 14 What shall we say then? Hosea, “I will call those my Is there unrighteousness with people, who

were not my God ? By no means. 15 For he people: and her beloved, who said to Moses, “ I will have was not beloved : 26 and it shall mercy on whom I will have come to pass that, in the place mercy; and I will have com- where it was said to them, passion on whom I will have are not my people, there they compassion.” 16 So then it is shall be called ihe sons of the not of him that willeth, nor of living God.” him that runneth, but of God 27 Isaiah also crieth out conwho showeth mercy.

17 For cerning Israel, “ Though the the scripture saith to Pharaoh, number of the sons of Israel be “On this account I have pre- as the sand of the sea, a remserved thee, that I might show nant only shall be preserved. 28 my power in thee, and that my For he is closing the account, name might be proclaimed and cutting it short in rightethroughout all the earth.” 18 ousness : because the Lord will So then he hath mercy on make a short account in the whom he will; and whom he land,” 29 And as Isaiah hath will, he hardeneth.

foretold, “ Unless the Lord of 19 Thou wilt therefore say hosts had left us a seed, we had to me; Why doth he still blame been as Sodom, and had been u8? for who resisteth his will ? made like Gomorrah.” 20 [Nay, but,] O man, who art Thou that answerest again to 30 What shall we say then ? God ? Shall the thing formed That the nations, who followed say to him who formed it, Why not after justification, have athast thou made me thus? 21 tained to justification; that justiHath not the potter power over fication, however, which is by the clay, to make of the same faith: 31 but Israel, who follump one vessel to honour, and lowed after a law of justificaanother to dishonour ?

tion, hath not attained to the 22 What now if God, willing law (of justification.] 32 Why? to show his wrath, and to make because they have not sought it his power known, have endured by faith, but as if it were by with much long-suffering the works [of the law : for] they vessels of wrath fitted to de- have struck against the stone struction : 23 and have received of stumbling; 33 as it is written, us, that he might make known 6 Behold I lay in Sion a stone the riches of his glory on the of stumbling, and a rock of vessels of mercy, whom he be offence: and yet [whosoever] fore designed for glory; 24 believeth in him shall not be even on us whom he hath called, ashamed.”

Ch. X. 1 Brethren, the de- , of all is rich unto all who call sire indeed of my heart, and upon him. 13 For whosoever my prayer to God for them is, shall call on the name of the that they may be saved. 2 For Lord, shall be saved." I bear them witness that they 14 How therefore shall they have a zeal towards God, but call on him, in whom they have not according to knowledge. 3 not believed ? and how shall For being ignorant of God's they believe in him, of whom method of justification, and seek they have not heard ? and how ing to establish their own, they shall they hear without a have not submitted themselves preacher ? 15 and how shall to the justification of God. 4 they preach, unless they be For Christ is the end of the law, sent? as it is written, “ How for justification, to every one beautiful are the feet of those who believeth. 5 For Moses who bring glad tidings of peace, describeth the justification who bring glad tidings of good which is by the law, “ That the [things]!" 16 But all have not man who doth these things, hearkened to the good news: for shall live in them."

Isaiah saith, “ Lord, who hath 6 But the justification which believed our report ?" 17 (Faith is by faith speaketh thus : “Say then indeed cometh from hearnot in thy heart, who will ing; but the report, is through ascend into heaven?” (that is, the word of God.) to bring Christ down from 18 But I say, Have not all above :) 7 Or, “ Who will de- heard? Yes, truly; "their sound scend into the abyss ?" (that is, hath gone forth into all the to bring up Christ again from earth, and their words to the the dead.) 8 But what saith it? ends of the world.”. 19 But I The word is nigh thee, even in say, Hath not Israel known thy mouth, and in thy heart :" this ? First, Moses saith, “I will (that is,' the word of faith provoke you to jealousy by which we preach.) 9 For if those who are not a people, and thou shalt confess with thy by a nation void of understandmouth the Lord Jesus, and ing I will vex you.” 20 But shalt believe in thy heart that Isaiah useth great boldness, and God hath raised him from the saith, “I was found by those dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 who sought me not: I (For with the heart, man believ- inade manifest to those, who eth to justification ; and with asked not after me.” 21 But to the mouth, confession is made Israel he saith, “ All the day to salvation.) 11 For the scrip- long I have stretched forth my ture saith, " Whosoever be hands to a disobedient and lieveth in him, shall not be gainsaying people." ashamed.” 12 For there is no Ch. XI. 1 I say then, Hath difference between the Jew and God cast off his people? By the Greek : but the same Lord no means. For I am also an


Israelite; of the race of Abra- | riches of the world, and their ham, of the tribe of Benjamin. failure, the riches of nations; 2 God hath not cast off his how much more their fulness? people whom he foreknew. 13 (For I speak to you genKnow ye not what the scripture tiles : and indeed, as I am the saith by Elijah ? how he ad apostle of the gentiles, I hodressed God against Israel, say. Dur my ministry; 14 if by any ing, 3 “ Lord, they have killed means I may provoke to jeathy prophets, [and] digged lousy those who are my flesh, down thine altars; and I only and may save some of them.) am left, and they seek my life." 15 For if the rejecting of them 4 But what saith the answer of be the reconciling of the world, God to him? “I have left to what will the receiving of them myself seven thousand men, be, but life from the dead ? 16 who have not bowed the knee to Now if the first fruits be holy, Baal. 5 In like manner then, so likewise is the lump: and if at this present time also a part the root be holy, so likewise are is left, according to the choice the branches. of the favour of God. 6 (And if 17 And if some of the branches by favour, then it is no more have been broken off, and thou, through works; otherwise fa- being a wild olive-tree, have vour is no more favour.) been grafted upon them, and

7 What then? Israel hath with them have become partaknot obtained that which he seek- er of the root and the fatness of eth for: but the chosen have the olive-tree; boast not against obtained it, and the rest have the branches : 18 For why been blinded : 8 as it is written, shouldst thou boast; thou bearest “God hath given them the spi- not the root, but the root thee. rit of slumber, eyes that they 19 Thou wilt say then, “The should not see, and ears that branches have been broken off, they should not hear,” even to that I might be grafted in." 20 this day. 9 And David saith, Well : because of unbelief, they “ Let their table be made a have been broken off, and thou snare, and a trap, and a stumb- standest by faith. Be not highling block, aud a recompense minded, but fear. 21 For if to them. 10 Let their eyes be God spared not the natural darkened, that they may not branches, (perhaps] he may not see; and bow down their back spare thee. 22 Behold therealways."

fore the kindness and severity 11 I SAY then, Have_they of God: severity indeed, to stumbled so as to fall ? By no I those who have fallen; but means : but rather, on occa- | kindness towards thee, if thou sion of their falling off, salva- continue to improve that kind. tion is come to the gentiles, to ness : otherwise, Thou also provoke them to jealousy. 12 shalt be cut off. Now if their falling off be the 23 And they also, if they

continue not in unbelief, shall ways not to be traced ! 34 For be grafted in : for God is able who hath known the mind of to graft them in again. 24 For the Lord ? or who hath been if thou hast been cut out of the his counsellor ? 35 Or who hath olive-tree, which is wild by na- first given to him; and it shall ture, and, contrary to nature, be given to him again ? 36 For grafted into a good olive-tree; in him, and through him, and to how much more shall these, him, are all things. To him be that are branches by nature, be glory to the ages. Amen. grafted into their own olive CH. XII. 1 I BESEECH you, tree? 25 For I would not, breth- therefore, brethren, by the merren, that ye should be ignorant cies of God, that ye present of this mystery, (lest ye be wise your bodies a living, holy, wellin your own conceits,) that pleasing sacrifice to God, for blindness in part hath happened such is your rational religious to Israel, until the fulness of service, 2 and be not conformthe gentiles be come in. 26 ed to this age: but be transformAnd so at length all Israel willed, by the renewing of [your] be saved: as it is written, “A mind, so that ye may search out deliverer shall come out of what is the good, and wellSion, and shall turn away un- pleasing, and perfect will of godliness from Jacob.” 27 And, God. “This is my covenant with 3 For I say, by the favour them, when I shall take away bestowed on me, to every one their sins."

that is among you, not to think 28 In relation to the gospel, of himself more highly than he they are enemies on your ac- ought to think; but to think count: but in relation to the soberly, according as God hath choice of God, they are objects dealt to every one his measure of love on account of the fathers. of faith. 4 For as we have many 29 But the free gifts, and the members in one body, and all choice of God, are unchanged. the members have not the same 30 For as ye, though formerly office; 5 so we, being many, without faith in God, have now one body in Christ, and obtained mercy though their un every one members one of an. belief; 31 so they also now be-other. lieve not, because of the mercy 6 Now having free gifts, difshown to you, that they like- fering according to the favour wise may be objects of mercy. bestowed on us, whether pro32 For God hath included all phecy, let us prophecy according together in unbelief, that he to the proportion of our faith; might have mercy upon all. 7 or ministry, let us attend on 33 O the depth of the riches our ministry; or he who teach. both of the wisdom and know- eth, on teaching; 8 (or] he who ledge of God! how unsearch- exhorteth, on exhortation. He able are his judgments, and his who giveth, let him do it with


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