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tongue shall confess to God. damned if he eat, because he
12 So then every one of us eateth not of faith: for whatsoshall give account of himself to ever is not of faith is sin. God.
CHAP. XV. 13 Let us not therefore judge 1 The strong ought to bear with the weak one another any more: but judge receive one another, as Christ also rethis rather, that no man put a ceived us, &c. stumbling:block, or an occasion WE thenthat are strong
to 14 I know, and am persuaded ties of the weak, and not to please by the Lord Jesus, that there is ourselves. nothing unclean of itself: but to 2 Let every one of us please him that esteemeth any thing to his neighbour for his good to edibe unclean, to him it is unclean. fication.
15 But if thy brother be griev- 3 For even Christ pleased not ed with thy meat, now walkest himself; but, as it is written, The thou not charitably. Destroy reproaches of them that rehot him with thy meat, for whom proached thee fell on me. Christ died.
4 For whatsoever things were 16 Let not then your good be written aforetime, were written evil spoken of:
for our learning, that we through 17 For the kingdom of God is patience and comfort of the not meat and drink, but right- scriptures might have hope. eousness and peace, and joy in 5 Now the God of patience the Holy Ghost.
and consolation grant you to be 18 For he that in these things like-minded one toward another serveth Christ, is acceptable to according to Christ Jesus: God, and approved of men. 6 That ye may with one mind
19 Let us therefore follow af- and one mouth glorify God, even ter the things which make for the Father of our Lord Jesus peace, and things wherewith one Christ. inay edify another.
7 Wherefore receive ye one 20 For meat destroy not the another, as Christ also received work of God. All things in- us, to the glory of God. deed are pure; but it is evil for 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ that man who eateth with of- was a minister of the circumcisfence.
ion for the truth of God, to con21 It is good neither to eat firm the promises made unto the flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any fathers : thing whereby thy brother stum- 9 And that the Gentiles might bleth, or is offended, or is made glorify God for his mercy, as it weak.
is written, For this cause I will 22 Hast thou faith? have it confess to thee among the Gento thyself before God. Happy tiles, and sing unto thy name. is he that condemneth not him- 10 And again he saith, Reself in that thing which he al-joice, ye Gentiles, with his peoloweth.
ple. 23 And he that doubteth is 11 And again, · Praise the
Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud build upon another man's founhim, all ye people.
dation : 12 And again Esaias saith, 21 But as it is written, To There shall be a root of Jesse, whom he was not spoken of, and be that shall rise to reign they shall see: and they that over the Gentiles; in him shall have not heard shall underthe Gentiles trust.
stand. 13 Now the God of hope fill 22 For which cause also I you with all joy and peace in be- have been much hindered from lieving, that ye may abound in coming to you. hope, through the power of the 23 But now having no more Holy Ghost.
place in these parts, and having 14 And I myself also am per- a great desire these many years suaded of you, my brethren, that to come unto you; ye also are full of goodness, fill- 24 Whensoever I take my ed with all knowledge, able also journey into Spain, I will come to admonish one another. to you; for I trust to see you in
15 Nevertheless, brethren, I my journey, and to be brought have written the more boldly on my way thitherward by you, unto you in some sort, as putting if first I be somewhat filled with you in mind, because of the grace your company. that is given to me of God, 25 But now I go unto Je
16 That I should be the min-rusalem to minister unto the ister of Jesus Christ to the Gen-saints. tiles, ministering the gospel of 26 For it hath pleased them God, that the offering up of the of Macedonia and Achaia to Gentiles might be acceptable, make a certain contribution for being sanctified by the Holy the poor saints which are at JeGhost.
rusalem. 17 I have therefore whereof 27 It hath pleased them veriI may glory through Jesus ly; and their debtors they are." Christ, in those things which For if the Gentiles have been pertain to God.
made partakers of their spiritual 18 For I will not dare to things, their duty is also to minspeak of any of those things ister unto them in carnal things. which Christ hath not wrought 28 When therefore I have by me,
to make the Gen- performed this, and have sealed tiles obedient, by word and to them this fruit, I will come by deed,
you into Spain. 19 Through mighty signs 29 And I am sure that when and wonders, by the power of I come unto you, I shall come the spirit of God; so that from in the fulness of the blessing of Jerusalem, and round about unto the gospel of Christ. Illyricum, I have fully preached 30 Now I beseech you, breththe gospel of Christ.
ren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's 20 Yea, so have I strived to sake, and for the love of the Spirpreach the gospel, not where it, that ye strive together with me Christ was named, lest I should in your prayers to God for me ;
31 That I may be delivered 10 Salute Appelles approved from them that do not believe in and the brethren which are with Judea ; and that my service them. which I have for Jerusalem, 11 Salute Herodian my kinsmay be accepted
of the man. Greet them that be of the saints;
household of Narcissus, which 32 That I may come unto are in the Lord. you with joy by the will of God, 12 Salute Tryphena and Tryand may with you be refresh- phosa, who labour in the Lord. ed.
Salute the beloved Persis, which 33 Now the God of peace be laboured much in the Lord. with you all. Amen.
13 Salute Rufus chosen in CHAP. XVI.
the Lord, and his mother and I l'aul sendeth salutations to many, 25 and mine. endeth with praise and thanks to God. 14 Salute Asyncritus, PhleCOMMEND unto you Phe-gon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes,
be our sister, which is a ser- in Christ. Salute them which vant of the church which is at are of Aristobulus' household. Cenchrea:
15 Salute Philologus, and 2 That ye receive her in the Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Lord, as becometh saints, and Olympas, and all the saints that ye assist her in whatsoever which are with them. business she hath need of you: 16 Salute one another with a for she hath been a succourer of holy kiss. The churches of many, and of myself also.
Christ salute you. 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, 17 Now I beseech you, brethmy helpers in Christ Jesus:
ren, mark them which cause 4 Who have for my life laid divisions and offences, contrary down their own necks : unto to the doctrine which ye have whom not only I give thanks, learned ; and avoid them. but also all the churches of the 18 For they that are such Gentiles.
serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 Likewise greet the church but their own belly; and by good that is in their house. Salute my words and fair speeches deceive well-beloved Epenetus, who is the hearts of the simple. the first-fruits of Achaia unto 19 For your obedience is Christ.
come abroad unto all men. I 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed am glad therefore on your bemuch labour on us.
half: but yet I would have you 7 Salute Andronicus and Ju- wise unto that which is good, nia, my kinsmen, and my fellow- and simple concerning evil. prisoners, who are of note among
20 And the God of peace the apostles, who also were in shall bruise Satan under your Christ before me.
feet shortly. The grace of our 8 Greet Amplius my beloved Lord Jesus Christ be with you. in the Lord.
Amen. 9 Salute Urbane, our helper in 21 Timotheus my work-felChrist, and Stachys my beloved. low, and Lucius, and Jason, and
Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute to the revelation of the mystery, you.
which was kept secret since the 22 I Tertius, who wrote this world began, epistle, salute you in the Lord. 26 But now is made manifest,
23 Gaius mine host, and of and by the scriptures of the the whole church, saluteth you. prophets, according to the comErastus the chamberlain of the mandment of the everlasting city saluteth you, and Quartus God, made known to all nations a brother.
for the obedience of faith : 24 The grace of our Lord 27 To God only wise, be Jesus Christ be with you all. glory through Jesus Christ for Amen.
Amen. 25 Now to him that is of 1 Written to the Romans from power to establish you accord- Corinthus, and sent by Phebe ing to my gospel, and the preach- servant of the church at ing of Jesus Christ, according| Cerchrea.
1 The First Epistle of PAUL,the Apostle to the CORINTHIANS. CHAP. I.
no gift ;, waiting for the coming 1 Paul, after salutation and thanksgiving, 10 of our Lord Jesus Christ : exhorteth to unity, 11 and reproveth their 8 Who shall also confirm you dissensions....26 God, to take away boasting, rejecteth the wisdom of the wise. unto the end, that ye may be PAUL, called to be an apos- blameless in the day of our Lord
tle of Jesus Christ through Jesus Christ. the will of God, and Sosthenes 9 God is faithful, by whom ye pur brother,
were called unto the fellowship 2 Unto the church of God of his Son Jesus Christ our which is at Corinth, to them that Lord. are sanctified in Christ Jesus, 10 Now I beseech you, brethcalled to be saints, with all that ren, by the name of our Lord in every place call upon the Jesus Christ, that ye all speak name of Jesus Christ our Lord, the same thing, and that there both theirs and ours :
be no divisions among you; but 3 Grace be unto you, and that ye be perfectly joined togethpeace from God our Father, and er in the same mind, and in the from the Lord Jesus Christ. same judgment.
4 I thank my God always on 11 For it hath been declared your behalf, for the grace of God unto me of you, my brethren, which is given you by Jesus by them which are of the house Christ :
of Chloe, that there are conten5 That in every thing ye are tions among you. enriched by him, in all utter
12 Now this I say, that every ance, and in all knowledge; one of you saith, I am of Paul;
6 Even as the testimony of and I of Apollos; and I of CeChrist was confirmed in you : phas; and I of Christ.
7 So that ye come hehind in 13 Is Christ divided !
Paul crucified for you! or were God is wiser than men; and the ye baptized in the name of weakness of God is stronger Paul !
than men. 14 I thank God that I baptiz- 26 For ye see your calling, ed none of you, but Crispus and brethren, how that not many Gaius;
wise men after the flesh, not 15 Lest any should say that many mighty, not many noble I had baptized in mine own are called : name.
27 But God hath chosen the 16 And I baptized also the foolish things of the world to household of Stephanas; besides, confound the wise ; and God I know not whether I baptized hath chosen the weak things of any other.
the world to confound the things 17 For Christ sent me not to which are mighty; baptize, but to preach the gos- 28 And base things of the pel: not with wisdom of words, world, and things which are deslest the cross of Christ should pised, hath God chosen, yea, and be made of none effect. things which are not, to bring to
18 For the preaching of the naught things that are: cross is to them that perish, fool- 29 That no flesh should glory ishness; but unto us which are in his presence. saved, it is the power of God. 30 But of him are ye in
19 For it is written, I will des-Christ Jesus, who of God is troy the wisdom of the wise, and made unto us wisdom, and rightwill bring to nothing the under- eousness, and sanctification, and standing of the prudent. redemption:
20 Where is the wise? where 31 That, according as it is is the scribe? where is the dis- written, He that glorieth, let puter of this world! hath not him glory in the Lord. God made foolish the wisdom
CHAP. II. of this world?
1 How Paul preached the gospel ; 6 which 21 For after that in the wis- is God's wise counsel for men's salvadom of God the world by wis- tion. dom knew not God, it pleased A NDIbrethren, when
to ing to save them that believe. excellency of speech, or of wis
22 For the Jews require a dom, declaring unto you the tessign, and the Greeks seek after timony of God. wisdom :
2 For I determined not to 23 But we preach Christ cru- know any thing among you, save cified, unto the Jews a stumb- Jesus Christ, and him crucifiling-block, and unto the Greeks ed. foolishness;
3 And I was with you in 24 But unto them which are weakness, and in fear, and in called, both Jews and Greeks, much trembling. Christ the power of God, and 4 And my speech and my the wisdom of God.
preaching was not with enticing 25 Because the foolishness of lwords of man's wisdom, but in