for I believe God, that it shall be even as 42. And the soldiers' counsel was to kill it was told me.

the prisoners, lest any of them should swim 26. Howbeit, we must be cast upon a out, and escape. certain island.

43. But the centurion, willing to save 27. But when the fourteenth night was || Paul, kept them from their purpose ; and come, as we were driven up and down in commanded that they which could swim Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed should cast themselves first into the sea, and that they drew near to some country; get to land :

28. And sounded, and found it twenty | 44. And the rest, some on boards, and fathoms : and when they had gone a little some on broken pieces of the ship. And further, they sounded again, and found it so it came to pass, that they escaped all fifteen fathoms.

safe to land. 29. Then fearing lest we should have |

CHAP. XXVIII. fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors || 1 Paul and company entertained by the barbarians: 8 he out of the stern, and wished for the day.

healeth many in the island, &c. 30. And as the shipmen were about to | ND when they were escaped, then flee out of the ship, when they had let down | H they knew that the island was callthe boat into the sea, under colour as led Melita. though they would have cast anchors out

|| 2. And the barbarous people shewed us

no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, 31. Paul said to the centurion and to | and received us every one, because of the the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, | present rain, and because of the cold. ye cannot be saved.

3. And when Paul had gathered a bun32. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes dle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there of the boat, and let her fall off.

came a viper out of the heat, and fastened 33. And while the day was coming on, || on his hand. Paul besought them all to take meat, say || 4. And when the barbarians saw the ve. ing, This day is the fourteenth day that nomous beast hang on his hand, they said ye have tarried, and continued fasting, among themselves, No doubt, this man is a having taken nothing.

| murderer, whom, though he hath escaped 34. Wherefore I pray you to take some the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not meat; for this is for your health: for there 5. And he shook off the beast into the shall not a hair fall from the head of any || fire, and felt no harm. of you.

16. Howbeit they looked when he should 35. And when he had thus spoken, he have swollen, or fallen down dead suddentook bread, and gave thanks to God in pre- || ly: but after they had looked a great while, sence of them all; and when he had bro- and saw no harm come to him, they chanken it, he began to eat.

ged their minds, and said that he was a god. 36. Then were they all of good cheer, I 7. In the same quarters were possessions and they also took some meat.

of the chief man of the island, whose name 37. And we were in all in the ship, two | was Publius; who received us, and lodged hundred threescore and sixteen souls. | us three days courteously.

38. And when they had eaten enough, il 8. And it came to pass, that the father they lightened the ship, and cast out the of Publius lay sick of a fever, and of a wheat into the sea.

bloody flux; to whom Paul entered in, and 39. And when it was day, they knew not || prayed, and laid his hands on him, and the land: but they discovered a certain | healed him. creek with a shore, into the which they | 9. So when this was done, others also, were minded, if it were possible, to thrust which had diseases in the island, came, in the ship.

and were healed : 40. And when they had taken up the an- | 10. Who also honoured us with many chors, they committed themselves unto the | honours; and when we departed, they laded sea, and loosed the rudder-bands, and hoised | us with such things as were necessary. up the mainsail to the wind, and made to | 11. And after three months we departed ward shore.

in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered 41. And falling into a place where two || in the isle,whose sign was Castor and Pollux. seas met, they ran the ship aground; and 12. And landing at Syracuse, we tarried the forepart stuck fast, and remained un- there three days. moveable, but the hinder part was broken 13. And from thence we fetched a comwith the violence of the waves.

Il pass, and came to Rhegium: and after one. day the south wind blew, and we came |know that every where it is spoken against the next day to Puteoli:

23. And when they had appointed him a 14. Where we found brethren, and were day, there came many to him into his lodg. desired to tarry with them seven days: and ing; to whom he expounded and testified the so we went toward Rome.

kingdom of God, persuading them concern15. And from thence, when the brethren ing Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and heard of us, they came to meet us as far out of the prophets, from morning tillevening. as Appii-Forum, and the Three Taverns : 24. And some believed the things which whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, || were spoken, and some believed not. and took courage.

25. And when they agreed not among 16. And when we came to Rome, the cen- | themselves, they departed, after that Paul turion delivered the prisoners to the captain had spoken one word; Well spake the of the guard : but Paul was suffered to dwell || Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto by himself, with a soldier that kept him. I our fathers,

17. And it came to pass, that after three | 26. Saying, Go unto this people, and say, days Paul called the chief of the Jews tv-| Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not under. gether: and when they were come toge- |stand; and seeing ye shall see, and not ther, he said unto them, Men and brethren, perceive: though I have committed nothing against || : 27. For the heart of this people is waxed the people, or customs of our fathers, yet | gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem | their eyes have they closed; lest they should · into the hands of the Romans :

see with their eyes, and hear with their 18. Who, when they had examined me, ears, and understand with their heart, and would have let me go, because there was should be converted, and I should heal no cause of death in me.

them. 19. But when the Jews spake against it, || 28. Be it known therefore unto you, that I was constrained to appeal imto Cæsar ; || the salvation of God is sent unto the Gennot that I had aught to accuse my nation of. || tiles, and that they will hear it.

20. For this cause therefore have I call- | 29. And when he had said these words, ed for you, to see you, and to speak with || the Jews departed, and had great reasonyou : because that for the hope of Israel I || ing among themselves. am bound with this chain.

30. And Paul dwelt two whole years in 21. And they said unto him, We neither his own hired house, and received all that received letters out of Judea concerning || came in unto him, thee, neither any of the brethren that came, 31. Preaching the kingdom of God, and shewed or spake any harm of thee. | teaching those things which concern the

22. But we desire to hear of thee what thou | Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we man forbidding him.

I The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the ROMANS.

| 6. Among whom are ye also the called 1 Paul commendeth to the Romans his calling: 16 he || sheweth that the gospel is for the justification of all

1. of Jesus Christ:

us: men through faith.

7. To all that be in Rome, beloved of 1. DAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, call- God, called to be saints: Grace to you, and

I ed to be an apostle, separated unto peace, from God our Father, and the Lord the gospel of God,

Jesus Christ. 2. Which he had promised afore by his 8. First, I thank my God through Jesus prophets in the holy scriptures,)

Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken 3. Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our of throughout the whole world. Lord, which was made of the seed of Da- || 9. For God is my witness, whom I serve vid according to the flesh;

with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that 4. And declared to be the Son of God || without ceasing I make mention of you alwith power, according to the Spirit of ho- || ways in my prayers; liness, by the resurrection from the dead: 10. Making request (if by any means

5. By whom we have received grace || now at length I might have a prosperous and apostleship for obedience to the faith journey by the will of God,) to come unto among all nations, for his name:

| you..

vida, which ning his Scriptures

end you that you by the

11. For I long to see you, that I may || their lust one toward another; men with impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the men working that which is unseemly, and end you may be established;

receiving in themselves that recompense 12. That is, that I may be comforted of their error which was meet.. together with you by the mutual faith both 28. And even as they did not like to reof you and me.

|| tain God in their knowledge, God gave 13. Now I would not have you ignorant, them over to a reprobate mind, to do those brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to things which are not convenient; come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that 1 29. Being filled with all unrighteousness, I might have some fruit among you also, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maeven as among other Gentiles.

| liciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, 14. I am debtor both to the Greeks, and deceit, malignity ; whisperers, to the Barbarians, both to the wise, and to 30. Backbiters, haters of God, despitethe unwise.

ful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, 15. So, as much as in me is, I am ready disobedient to parents, to preach the gospel to you that are at. 31. Without understanding, covenantRome also.

breakers, without natural affection, impla16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel cable, unmerciful : of Christ: for it is the power of God unto 32. Who knowing the judgment of God, salvation to every one that believeth; to that they which commit such things are the Jew first, and also to the Greek. worthy of death, not only do the same, but

17. For therein is the righteousness of have pleasure in them that do them. God revealed from faith to faith: as it is

CHAP. II. written, The just shall live by faith.

1 They who condemn sin in others, and do the like them. 18. For the wrath of God is revealed gelves, are inexcusable, whether Jews or Gentiles. 17 from heaven against all ungodliness and The Jews, sinning against boasted light, doubly guilty. unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth || 1. THEREFORE thou art inexcusain unrighteousness.

1 ble, O man, whosoever thou art that 19. Because that which may be known || judgest : for wherein thou judgest another, of God is manifest in them; for God hath thou condemnest thyself; for thou that shewed it unto them.

judgest, doest the same things. 20. For the invisible things of him from 2. But we are sure that the judgment of the creation of the world are clearly seen, God is according to truth, against them being understood by the things that are which commit such things. made, even his eternal power and God 3. And thinkest thou this, O man, that head; so that they are without excuse. I judgest them which do such things, and · 21. Because that, when they knew God, doest the same, that thou shalt escape the they glorified him not as God, neither were judgment of God ? thankful, but became vain in their imagina- 4. Or despisest thou the riches of his tions, and their foolish heart was darkened : goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffer

22. Professing themselves to be wise, ing ; not knowing that the goodness of God they became fools,

leadeth thee to repentance ? 23. And changed the glory of the incor 15. But after thy hardness and impenitent ruptible God into an image made like to heart, treasurest up unto thyself wrath corruptible man, and to birds, and four- | against the day of wrath, and revelation footed beasts, and creeping things. of the righteous judgment of God;

24. Wherefore God also gave them up | 6. Who will render to every man acto uncleanness through the lusts of their cording to his deeds: own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies 17. To them, who, by patient continubetween themselves:

| ance in well-doing, seek for glory and ho25. Who changed the truth of God into nour and immortality, eternal life: a lie, and worshipped and served the crea 8. But unto them that are contentious, ture more than the Creator, who is blessed and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighfor ever. Amen.

teousness; indignation and wrath, 26. For this cause God gave them up 9. Tribulation and anguish, upon every unto vile affections : for even their women | soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, did change the natural use into that which and also of the Gentile; is against nature:

10. But glory, honour, and peace, to 27. And likewise also the men, leaving | every man that worketh good, to the Jew the natural use of the woman, burned in ll first, and also to the Gentile :

11. For there is no respect of persons 29. But he is a Jew, which is one in. with God.

wardly; and circumcision is that of the 12. For as many as have sinned without heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; law, shall also perish without law : and as whose praise is not of men, but of God. many as have sinned in the law, shall be

CHAP. III. judged by the law;

|| 1 The Jews' prerogative not made void by the unbelief of 13. (For not the hearers of the law are some. 20 None justified by the law, but all by God's i just before God, but the doers of the law grace through fauh in Christ without difference, &c. shall be justified.

VHAT advantage then hath the 14. For when the Gentiles, which have

Jew ? Or what profit is there of not the law, do by nature the things con- circumcision ? tained in the law, these, having not the 2. Much every way: chiefly, because law, are a law unto themselves :

that unto them were committed the ora15. Which shew the work of the law cles of God. written in their hearts, their conscience 3. For what, if some did not believe? also bearing witness, and their thoughts Shall their unbelief make the faith of God the meanwhile accusing, or else excusing | without effect ? one another ;)

4. God forbid : yea, let God be true, but 16. In the day when God shall judge the every man a liar; as it is written, That secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and to my gospel.

mightest overcome when thou art judged. 17. Behold, thou art called a Jew, and rest- | 5. But if our unrighteousness commend est in the law, and makest thy boast of God, the righteousness of God, what shall we

18. And knowest his will, and approvest say ? Is God unrighteous who taketh venthe things that are more excellent, being geance ? (I speak as a man.) instructed out of the law,

6. God forbid : for then how shall God 19. And art confident that thou thyself | judge the world ? art a guide of the blind, a light of them 7. For if the truth of God hath more which are in darkness,

abounded through my lie unto his glory, 20. An instructor of the foolish, a teacher why yet am I also judged as a sinner? of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law :

ously reported, and as some affirm that we 21. Thou therefore which teachest an- say,) Let us do evil, that good may come ?

teachest thou not thyself ? thou that || whose damnation is just. preachest, a man should not steal, dost 9. What then ? are we better than they? thou steal ?

No, in no wise : for we have before proved 22. Thou that sayest, a man should not both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all commit adultery, dost thou commit adul- || under sin; tery ? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou 10. As it is written, There is none rightcommit sacrilege ?

eous, no, not one: 23. Thou that makest thy boast of the 1. There is none that understandeth, law, through breaking the law dishonour- there is none that seeketh after God. est thou God?

12. They are all gone out of the way, 24. For the name of God is blasphemed | they are together become unprofitable ; among the Gentiles through you, as it is there is none that doeth good, no, not one. written.

13. Their throat is an open sepulchre: 25. For circumcision verily profiteth, if | with their tongues they have used deceit; thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker the poison of asps is under their lips: of the law, thy circumcision is made un 14. Whose mouth is full of cursing and circumcision.

bitterness : 26. Therefore if the uncircumcision keep 15. Their feet are swift to shed blood: the righteousness of the law,shall not his un- || 16. Destruction and misery are in their circumcision be counted for circumcision ? | ways: .

27. And shall not uncircumcision which 17. And the way of peace have they not is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, known : who by the letter and circumcision dost | 18. There is no fear of God before their

eyes. 28. For he is not a Jew, which is one 19. Now, we know that what things sooutwardly; neither is that circumcision, | ever the law saith, it saith to them who are which is outward in the flesh:

ll under the law; that every mouth may be

stopped, and all the world may become l 8. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord guilty before God.

ll will not impute sin. 20. Therefore by the deeds of the law | 9. Cometh this blessedness then upon the there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: || circumcision only, or upon the uncircumfor by the law is the knowledge of sin. | cision also ? For we say that faith was

21. But now the righteousness of God reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. without the law is manifested, being wit- 10. How was it then reckoned ? When nessed by the law and the prophets; he was in circumcision, or in uncircumci

22. Even the righteousness of God, which sion ? Not in circumcision, but in unciris by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon cumcision. all them that believe: for there is no differ- | 11. And he received the sign of circumence:

cision, a seal of the righteousness of the 23. For all have sinned, and come short || faith which he had, yet being uncircumof the glory of God;

cised; that he might be the father of all 24. Being justified freely by his grace them that believe, though they be not cirthrough the redemption that is in Christ cumcised ; that righteousness might be imJesus :

puted unto them also : 25. Whom God hath set forth to be a pro T 12. And the father of circumcision to pitiation through faith in his blood, to de them who are not of the circumcision only, clare his righteousness for the remission of but who also walk in the steps of that faith sins that are past, through the forbearance of our father Abraham, which he had, beof God;

ing yet uncircumcised. 26. To declare, I say, at this time, his! 13. For the promise, that he should be righteousness: that he might be just, and the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. | or to his seed, through the law, but through

27. Where is boasting then? It is ex- | the righteousness of faith. cluded. By what law ? Of works ? Nay: | 14. For if they which are of the law be but by the law of faith.

heirs, faith is made void, and the promise 28. Therefore we conclude that a man is made of none effect: justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 15. Because the law worketh wrath : for

29. Is he the God of the Jews only? Is where no law is, there is no transgression. he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the | 16. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be Gentiles also:

by grace; to the end the promise might be 30. Seeing it is one God, which shall jus- ! sure to all the seed; not to that only which tify the circumcision by faith, and uncir is of the law, but to that also which is of cumcision through faith.

the faith of Abraham, who is the father of 31. Dowe then make void the law through us all, faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. | 17. (As it is written, I have made thee a CHAP. IV.

father of many nations,) before him whom 1 Abraham justified by failh: 18 his faith recorded for the | he believed, even God, who quickeneth the sake of those who believe.

dead, and calleth those things which be not 1. W HAT shall we say then, that as though they were.

Abraham, our father as pertain- | 18. Who against hope believed in hope, ing to the flesh, hath found ?

that he might become the father of many 2. Forif Abraham were justified by works, nations, according to that which was spohe hath whereof to glory; but not before God. ken, So shall thy seed be.

3. For what saith the scripture ? Abra I 19. And being not weak in faith, he conham believed God, and it was counted unto sidered not his own body now dead, when him for righteousness.

he was about a hundred years old, neither 4. Now to him that worketh is the re yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: ward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 20. He staggered not at the promise of

5. But to him that worketh not, but be- God through unbelief; but was strong in lieveth on him that justifieth the ungodly, faith, giving glory to God; his faith is counted for righteousness.

21. And being fully persuaded that what 6. Even as David also describeth the he had promised, he was able also to perblessedness of the man unto whom God | form. imputeth righteousness without works, 22. And therefore it was imputed to him

7. Saying, Blessed are they whose iniqui- for righteousness. ties are forgiven, and whose sins are co-|| 23. Now it was not written for his sake vered.

ll alone, that it was imputed to him;

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