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The advantages and extent

of justification by faith. much more, being reconciled,

we shall be saved by his life. 1 Being justified by faith, we have peace with

God, 2 and joy in our hope, 8 that since 11 And not only so, but we we were reconciled by his blood, when we were enemies, 10 we shall much more be also joy in God, through our saved being reconciled. 12 As sin and death Lord Jesus Christ, by whom came by Adam, 17 so much more righteous

we have now received the ness and life by Jesus Christ. 20 Where sin abounded, grace did superabound.

atonement. WHEREFORE being justiTHE

12 Wherefore as by one man fied by faith, we have peace sin entered into the world, and with God, through our Lord death by sin; and so death Jesus Christ:

passed upon all men, for that 2 By whom also we have ac- all have sinned : cess by faith into this grace 13 (For until the law, sin was wherein we stand, and rejoice in the world: but sin is not imin hope of the glory of God. puted when there is no law.

3 And not only so, but we | 14 Nevertheless, death reignglory in tribulations also; know-led from Adam to Moses, even ing that tribulation worketh over them that had not sinned patience :

after the similitude of Adam's 4 And patience, experience; transgression, who is the figure and experience, hope :

of him that was to come. 5 And hope maketh not 15 But not as the offence, so ashamed : because the love of also is the free gift. For if God is shed abroad in our hearts through the offence of one by the Holy Ghost which is many be dead, much more the given unto us.

grace of God, and the gift by 6 For when we were yet with grace, which is by one man, out strength, in due time Christ Jesus Christ, hath abounded died for the ungodly.

unto many. 7 For scarcely for a righteous 16 And not as it was by one man will one die : yet perad- that sinned, so is the gift. For venture for a good man some the judgment was by one to would even dare to die.

condemnation, but the free gift 8 But God commendeth his is of many offences unto justilove toward us, in that while fication. we were yet sinners, Christ died 17 For if by one man's of

fence death reigned by one ; 9 Much more then, being now much more they which receive justified by his blood, we shall abundance of grace, and of the be saved from wrath through gift of righteousness, shall reign him.

in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 10 For if when we were 18 Therefore, as by the of enemies, we were reconciled to fence of one judgment came God by the death of his Son ; l upon all men to condemnation,

for us.




of sin.

Though justified by grace,


we may not live in sin. even so by the righteousness of stroyed, that henceforth one the free gift came upon all should not serve sin. men unto justification of life. 7 For he that is dead is freed

19 For as by one man's dis- from sin. obedience many were made sin- 8 Now, if we be dead with ners, so by the obedience of one Christ, we believe that we shall shall many be made righteous. also live with him :

20 Moreover the law entered, 9 Knowing that Christ, being that the offence might abound. raised from the dead, dieth no But where sin abounded, grace more ; death hath no more dodid much more abound:

minion over him. 21 That as sin hath reigned 10 For in that he died, he unto death, even so might grace died unto sin once: but in that reign through righteousness un- he liveth, he liveth unto God. to eternal life, by Jesus Christ 11 Likewise reckon ye also our Lord.

yourselves to be dead indeed

unto sin, but alive unto God 1 We may not live in sin, 2 for we are dead through Jesus Christ our Lord. unto it, 3 as appeareth by aur baptism. 12 Let not sin reign any more, 18 because we 12 Let not sin therefore reign have yielded ourselves to the service of righte: in your mortal body, that ye usness, 23 and for that death is the wages

should obey it in the lusts WHA

CHAT shall we say then thereof.

Shall we continue in sin, 13 Neither yield ye your that grace may abound ? members as instruments of un

2 God forbid: how shall we, righteousness unto sin : but that are dead to sin, live any yield yourselves unto God, as longer therein ?

those that are alive from the 3 Know ye not that so many dead, and your members as inof us as were baptized into Je- struments of righteousness unto sus Christ, were baptized into God: his death?

14 For sin shall not have do4 Therefore we are buried minion over you: for ye are not with him by baptism into death: under the law, but under

grace. that like as Christ was raised 15 What then? shall we sin, up from the dead by the glory because we are not under the of the Father, even so we also law, but under grace? God forshould walk in newness of life. bid.

5 For if we have been plant- 16 Know ye not, that to whom ed together in the likeness of ye yield yourselves servants to his death, we shall be also in obey, his servants ye are to the likeness of his resurrection : whom ye obey; whether of sin

6 Knowing this, that our old unto death, or of obedience unman is crucified with him, that to righteousness ? the body of sin might be de- 17 But God be thanked, that

delivered you.

Death the wages of sin.


The law is not sin. ye were the servants of sin; but he liveth; but if the husband ye have obeyed from the heart be dead, she is loosed from the that form of doctrine which was law of her husband.

3 So then, if while her hus18 Being then made free from band liveth, she be married to sin, ye became the servants of another man, she shall be called righteousness.

an adulteress: but if her hus19 I speak after the manner band be dead, she is free from of men, because of the infirmity that law; so that she is no adulof your flesh: for as ye have teress, though she be married yielded your members servants to another man. to uncleanness and to iniquity, 4 Wherefore, my brethren, unto iniquity; even so now yield ye also are become dead to the your members servants to righ- law by the body of Christ ; teousness, unto moliness. that ye should be married to

20 For when ye were the ser- another, even to him who is raisvants of sin, ye were free from ed from the dead, that we should righteousness.

bring forth fruit unto God. 21 What fruit had ye then 5 For when we were in the in those things whereof ye are flesh, the motions of sins, which now ashamed? for the end of were by the law, did work in those things is death.

our members to bring forth fruit 22 But now being made free unto death : from sin, and become servants 6 But now we are delivered to God, ye have your fruit unto from the law, that being dead holiness, and the end everlast- wherein we were held ; that we ing life.

should serve in newness of spir23 For the wages of sin is it, and not in the oldness of death : but the gift of God is the letter. eternal life, through Jesus Christ 7 What shall we say then? our Lord.

Is the law sin? God forbid.

Nay, I had not known sin, but I No law hath power over a man longer than by

by the

the law: for I had not 1 Yet is not the law sin, 12 but holy, jensele said, Thou shalt not covet. he liveth. But we are dead to the law. known lust, except the law had good, 16 as I acknowledge, who am grieved because I cannot keep it.

8 But sin, taking occasion by NOW ye not, brethren, the commandment, wrought in

(for I speak to them that me all manner of concupiscence. know the law) how that the For without the law sin was law hath dominion over a man dead. as long as he liveth ?

9 For I was alive without the 2 For the woman which hath law once: but when the coman husband, is bound by the mandment came, sin revived, law to her husband so long as I and I died.


38 What

The law of sin


in our members. 10 And the commandment

22 For I delight in the law of which was ordained to life, I God, after the inward man: found to be unto death.

23 But I see another law in 11 For sin, taking occasion my members warring against by the commandment, deceived the law of my mind, and bringme, and by it slew me.

ing me into captivity to the law 12 Wherefore the law is holy, of sin which is in my members. and the commandment holy, 24 O wretched man that I and just, and good.

am! who shall deliver me from 13 Was then that which is the body of this death? good made death unto me? 25 I thank God, through JeGod forbid. But sin, that it sus Christ our Lord. So then, might appear sin, working death with the mind I myself serve in me by that which is good; the law of God; but with the that sin by the commandment flesh the law of sin. might become exceeding sinful.

CHAP. VIII. 14 For we know that the law

1 They that are in Christ, and live according is spiritual: but I am carnal, to the Spirit, are free from condemnation, sold under sin.

5, 13 What harm cometh of the flesh, 6, 14

and what good of the Spirit : 17 and what 15 For that which I do, I of being God's child, 19 whose glorious

deliverance all things long for, 29 was allow not: for what I would,

beforehand decreed from God. that do I not; but what I hate, can sever us from his love? that do I.

THERE is therefore now 16 If then I do that which I

no condemnation to them would not, I consent unto the which are in Christ Jesus, who law that it is good.

walk not after the flesh, but 17 Now then it is no more I after the Spirit. that do it, but sin that dwelleth 2 For the law of the Spirit of

life in Christ Jesus, hath made 18 For I know that in me

that in me me free from the law of sin and (that is, in my flesh), dwelleth death. no good thing: for to will is 3 For what the law could not present with me; but how to do, in that it was weak through perform that which is good, I the flesh, God sending his own find not.

Son in the likeness of sinful 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 not, it is no more I that do it, us, who walk not after the flesh, but sin that dwelleth in me. but after the Spirit.

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

flesh: but they that are after

in me.

The efficacy

of divine grace. the Spirit, the things of the witness with our spirit, that we Spirit.

are the children of God: 6 For to be carnally minded 17 And if children, then is death; but to be spiritually heirs : heirs of God, and jointminded is life and peace. heirs with Christ; if so be that

7 Because the carnal mind is we suffer with him, that we may enmity against God: for it is be also glorified together. not subject to the law of God, 18 For I reckon, that the sufneither indeed can be.

ferings of this present time are 8 So then they that are in the not worthy to be compared with flesh cannot please God. the glory which shall be reveal

9 But ye are not in the flesh, ed in us. but in the Spirit, if so be that 19 For the earnest expectathe Spirit of God dwell in you. tion of the creature waiteth for Now, if any man have not the the manifestation of the sons of Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. God.

1o And if Christ be in you, 20 For the creature was made the body is dead because of sin; subject to vanity, not willingly, but the Spirit is life because of but by reason of him who hath righteousness.

subjected the same in hope; 11 But if the Spirit of him 21 Because the creature itself that raised up Jesus from the also shall be delivered from the dead dwell in you, he that rais- bondage of corruption, into the ed up Christ' from the dead glorious liberty of the children shall also quicken your mortal of God. bodies by his Spirit that dwell- 22 For we know that the

whole creation groaneth, and 12 Therefore, brethren, we are travaileth in pain together undebtors not to the flesh, to live til now: after the flesh.

23 And not only they, but our13 For if ye live after the selves also, which have the firstflesh, ye shall die : but if ye fruits of the Spirit, even we ourthrough the Spirit do mortify selves groan within ourselves, the deeds of the body, ye shall waiting for the adoption, to wit, live.

the redemption of our body, 14 For as many as are led by 24 For we are saved by hope. the Spirit of God, they are the But hope that is seen, is not sons of God.

hope : for what a man seeth, 15 For ye have not received why doth he yet hope for? the spirit of bondage again to 2

25 But if we hope for that we fear; but ye have received the see not, then do we with paSpirit of adoption, whereby we tience wait for it. cry, Abba, Father.

26 Likewise the Spirit also 16 The Spirit itself beareth helpeth our infirmities : for we

eth in you.

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