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our Christian hope. know not what we should pray from the love of Christ? shall for as we ought: but the Spirit tribulation, or distress, or perseitself maketh intercession for cution, or famine, or nakedness, us with groanings which can- or peril, or sword? not be uttered.

36 As it is written, For thy 27 And he that searcheth the sake we are killed all the day hearts knoweth what is the long; we are accounted as sheep mind of the Spirit, because he for the slaughter. maketh intercession for the 37 Nay, in all these things saints, according to the will of we are more than conquerors, God.

through him that loved us. 28 And we know that all 38 For I am persuaded, that things work together for good, neither death, nor life, nor anto them that love God, to them gels, nor principalities, nor powwho are the called according to ers, nor things present, nor his purpose.

things to come, 29 For whom he did foreknow, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor he also did predestinate to be any other creature, shall be able conformed to the image of his to separate us from the love of Son, that he might be the first-God which is in Christ Jesus born among many brethren. our Lord.

30 Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also call-1 Paul is sorry for the Jews. 7 All the seed ed: and whom he called, them of Abraham were not the children of the prom

18 God hath mercy upon whom he he also justified: and whom he

will. 21 The potter may do with his clay justified, them he also glorified. what he list. 25 The calling of the Gentiles 31 What shall we then say

and rejecting of the Jews were foretold.

32 The cause why so few Jews embraced the to these things? If God be for

righteousness of faith. us, who can be against us? SAY the truth in Christ, I

32 He that spared not his lie not, my conscience also own Son, but delivered him up bearing me witness in the Holy for us all, how shall he not Ghost, with him also freely give us all 2 That I have great heaviness things ?

and continual sorrow in myheart. to

3 For I could wish that my the charge of God's elect? It self were accursed from Christ, is God that justifieth :

for my brethren, my kinsmen 34 Who is he that condemn- according to the flesh : eth? It is Christ that died, yea 4 Who are Israelites; to rather, that is risen again, wḥo whom pertaineth the adoption, is even at the right hand of and the glory, and the coveGod, who also maketh interces- nants, and the giving of the sion for us.

law, and the service of God. 35 Who shall separate us I and the

and the promises ;



God hath mercy


on whom he wili.

yet find

5 Whose are the fathers, and that willeth, nor of him that of whom, as concerning the flesh, runneth, but of God that shew Christ came, who is over all, eth mercy, God blessed for ever. Amen. 17 For the scripture saith un

6 Not as though the word of to Pharaoh, Even for this same God hath taken none effect. purpose have I raised thee

up, For they are not all Israel, that I might shew my power in which are of Israel :

thee, and that my name might ✓ Neither, because they are be declared throughout all the the seed of Abraham, are they earth. all children : but, In Isaac shall 18 Therefore hath he mercy thy seed be called.

on whom he will have mercy, 8 That is, They which are and whom he will he hardeneth. the children of the flesh, these 19 Thou wilt say then unto are not the children of God; me, Why doth he but the children of the promise fault? for who hath resisted are counted for the seed.

his will ? 9 For this is the word of prom- 20 Nay but, О man, who art ise, At this time will I come, thou that repliest against God? and Sarah shall have a son. Shall the thing formed say to

10 And not only this; but him that formed it, Why hast when Rebecca also had conceiv- thou made me thus? ed by one, even by our father

21 Hath not the potter power Isaac,

over the clay, of the same lump 11 (For the children being to make one vessel unto honour, not yet born, neither having and another unto dishonour ? purpose of God, according to shew his wrath, and to make election might stand, not of his power known, endured with works, but of him that calleth;) much long-suffering the vessels

12 It was said unto her, The of wrath fitted to destruction: elder shall serve the younger. 23 And that he might make

13 As it is written, Jacob known the riches of his glory have I loved, but Esau have I on the vessels of mercy, which hated.

, 14 What shall we say then? 24 Even us, whom he hath Is there unrighteousness with called, not of the Jews only, but God? God forbid.

also of the Gentiles? 15 For he saith to Moses, I 25 As he saith also in Osee, will have mercy on whom I will I will call them My people, have mercy, and I will have which were not my people; and compassion on whom I will have her beloved, which was not becompassion.

loved. 16 So then, it is not of him 26 And it shall come to pass,

done any good or evil, that the 22 What if God, willing to BRETHREN,

The Gentiles called.

ROMANS. Israel misled by a blind zeal, that in the place where it was RETHREN, my heart's said unto them, Ye are not my desire and prayer to God people; there shall they be called, for Israel is, that they might be The children of the living God. saved.

27 Esaias also crieth concern- 2 For I bear them record that ing Israel, Though the number they have a zeal of God, but of the children of Israel be as not according to knowledge. the sand of the sea, a remnant 3 For they, being ignorant of shall be saved :

God's righteousness, and going 28 For he will finish the work, about to establish their own and cut it short in righteous righteousness, have not submitness: because a short work will ted themselves unto the righthe Lord make upon the earth. teousness of God.

29 And as Esaias said before, 4 For Christ is the end of the Except the Lord of Sabaoth law for righteousness to every had left us a seed, we had been one that believeth. &S Sodoma, and been made like 5 For Moses describeth the unto Gomorrah.

righteousness which is of the 30 What shall we say then? law, That the man which doeth That the Gentiles which fol- those things shall live by them, lowed not after righteousness, 6 But the righteousness which have attained to righteousness, is of faith speaketh on this wise, even the righteousness which is Say not in thine heart, Who of faith:

shall ascend into heaven? (that 31 But Israel, which followed is, to bring Christ down from after the law of righteousness, above :) hath not attained to the law of 7 Or, Who shall descend inrighteousness.

to the deep? (that is, to bring 32 Wherefore ? Because they up Christ again from the dead.) sought it not by faith, but as it 8 But what saith it? The were by the works of the law. word is nigh thee, even in thy For they stumbled at that mouth, and in thy heart : that stumbling-stone;

is, the word of faith, which we 33 As it is written, Behold, preach: I lay in Sion a stumbling-stone,

9 That if thou shalt confess and rock of offence: and who with thy mouth the Lord Jesoever believeth on him shall sus, and shalt believe in thine not be ashamed.

heart that God hath raised him

from the dead, thou shalt be 5 The scripture sheweth the difference betwixt saved. the righteousness of the laro, and this of faith, 10 For with the heart, man 1ị and that all, both Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not be confounded, 18 and that believeth unto righteousness ; the Gentiles shall receive the word and be and with the mouth, confession

19 Israel was not ignorant of these things.

is made unto salvation.





to all believers. CHAP. XI. A remnant of Israel to be saved. 11 For the scripture saith, made manifest unto them that Whosoever believeth on him asked not after me. shall not be ashamed.

21 But to Israel he saith, All 12 For there is no difference day long I have stretched forth between the Jew and the Greek: my hands unto a disobedient for the same Lord over all, is and gainsaying people. rich unto all that call upon

CHAP. XI. him.

1 God hath not cast of all Israel. 7 Some 13 For whosoever shall call

were elected, though the rest were hardened. upon the name of the Lord 16 There is hope of their conversion. 18 shall be saved.

The Gentiles may not insult upon them : 26

for there is a promise of their salvation. 33 14 How then shall they call

God's judgments are unsearchable. on him in whom they have not I SAY then, Hath God cast believed ? and how shall they away his people? God for believe in him of whom they bid. For I also am an Israelite, have not heard? and how shall of the seed of Abraham, of the they hear without a preacher? tribe of Benjamin. 15 And how shall they preach,

2 God hath not cast away his except they be sent ? as it is people which he foreknew. Wot written, Hów beautiful are the ye not what the scripture saith feet of them that preach the of Elias ? how he maketh ingospel of peace, and bring glad tercession to God against Israel, tidings of good things!

saying, 16 But they have not all 3 Lord, they have killed thy obeyed the gospel

. For Esaias prophets, and digged down thine saith, Lord, who hath believed altars ; and I am left alone, and our report?

they seek my life. 17 So then, faith cometh by 4 But what saith the answer hearing, and hearing by the of God unto him? I have reword of God.

served to myself seven thousand 18 But I say, Have they not men, who have not bowed the heard? Yes verily, their sound knee to the image of Baal. went into all the earth, and 5 Even so then at this present their words unto the ends of the time also there is a remnant world.

according to the election of 19 But I say, Did not Israel grace. know? First, Moses saith, I 6 And if by grace, then is it will provoke you to jealousy by no more of works : otherwise them that are no people, and by grace is no more grace. But if a foolish nation I will anger it bs of works, then" is it no you

more grace: otherwise work is 20 But Esaias is very bold, no more work. and saith, I was found of them 7 What then? Israel hath that sought me not; I was not obtained that which he


The admission of the Gentiles

into the church of Christ. seeketh for ; but the election | be broken off, and thou, being hath obtained it, and the rest a wild olive-tree, wert graffed were blinded,

in among them, and with them 8 (According as it is written, partakest of the root and fatness God hath given them the spir- of the olive-tree; it of slumber, eyes that they 18 Boast not against the should not see, and ears that branches. But if thou boast, they should not hear;) unto this thou bearest not the root, but day.

the root thee. 9 And David saith, Let their 19 Thou wilt say then, The table be made a snare, and a l branches were broken off, that trap, and a stumbling-block, and I might be graffed in. a recompense unto them:

20 Well; because of unbelief 10 Let their eyes be darkened, they were broken off, and thou that they may not see, and bow standest by faith. Be not highdown their back always. minded, but fear:

11 I say then, Have they 21 For if God spared not the stumbled that they should fall? natural branches, take heed lest God forbid : but rather through he also spare not thee. their fall salvation is come unto 22 Behold therefore the goodthe Gentiles, for to provoke them ness and severity of God: on to jealousy:

them which fell, severity; but 12 Now, if the fall of them be toward thee, goodness, if thou the riches of the world, and the continue in his goodness : other diminishing of them the riches wise thou also shalt be cut off. of the Gentiles; how much 23 And they also, if they abide more their fulness?

not still in unbelief, shall be 13 For I speak to you Gen- graffed in: for God is able to tiles, inasmuch as I am the graff them in again. apostle of the Gentiles, I mag- 24 For if thou wert cut out of nify mine office:

the olive-tree which is wild by 14 If by any means I may pro- nature, and wert graffed convoke to emulation them which trary to nature into a good are my flesh, and might save olive-tree; how much more shall some of them

these, which be the natural 15 For if the casting away of branches, be graffed into their them be the reconciling of the own olive-tree? world, what shall the receiving of 25 For I would not, brethren, them be, but life from the dead? that ye should be ignorant of

16 For if the first fruit be this mystery, (lest ye should be holy, the lump is also holy : and wise in your own conceits) that if the root be holy, so are the blindness in part is happened branches.

to Israel, until the fulness of 17 And if some of the branches the Gentiles be come in,

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