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pute sin.

Of Abraham's
Chap. iv.

faith. man unto whom God imputeth braham, which he had being righteousness without works, yet uncircumcised.

7 Saying, Blessed are they 13 For the promise, that he whose iniquities are forgiven, should be the heir of the world, and whose sins are covered. was not to Abraham, or to his

8 Blessed is the man to seed, through the law, but whom the Lord will not im- through the righteousness of

faith. 9 Cometh this blessedness 14 For if they, which are then

upon the circumcision of the law be heirs, faith is only, or upon the uncircumci- made void, and the promise sion also la for we say that made of none effect. faith was reckoned to Abra- 15 Because the law workham for righteousness. eth wrath; for where no law

10 How was it then reck- is, there is no transgression. oned? when he was in circum- 16 Therefore it is of faith, cision, or in uncircumcision that it might be by grace; to Not in cireumcision, but in un- the end the promise might be circumcision.

sure to all the seed; not to that 11 And he received the sign only which is of the law, but of circumcision, a seal of the to that also which is of the righteousness of the faith faith of Abraham, who is the which he had, yet being uncir. father of us all, cumcised; that he might be 17 (As it is written, I have the father of all them that be- made thee a father of many lieve, though they be not cir- nations, before him, whom he elmeised; that righteousness believed, even God, who quickmight be imputed to them also; eneth the dead, and calletli

12 And the father of cir- those things which be not, as eumcision to them, who are though they were: not of the circumcision only, 18 Who against hope bebut who also walk in the steps lieved in hope, that he might of that faith of our father A- become the father of many na

a It should be remembered that tions; according to that which the word circumcision here means the Jews, & uncircumcision, the Gentiles, bCalleth, or speaketh of those things that is, all nations except the Jews which do not yet exist, as though they The apostle is here showing, that the now really existed; for the promise blessedness of pardon and forgive- to Abraham that he should be the ness of sins, comes upon, or is exs father of many nations, was made tended to the Gentiles, as well as the when he was 100 and Sarah 90 years Jews, and for this reason; because of age, and as yet they had no child; Abraham's faith was accounted to but Abraham believed God that it him for righteousness, before he was should be, even according to that, circumciseda

which was spoken.

Jastification by faith. Romans.

Reconciliation was spoken,So shallthy seed be. glory, in tribulations also;

19 And, being not weak in knowing that tribulation workfaith, he considered not his eth patience; own body now dead, when he 4 And patience, experience; was about an hundred years and experience, hope ; old, neither yet the deadness 5 And hope maketh not a. of Sarah's womb.

shamed; because the love of 20 He staggered not at the God is shed abroad in our promise of God through unbe- hearts by the Holy Ghost, lief; but was strong in faith, which is given unto us. giving glory to God


6 For when we were yet 21 And being fully per- without strength, in due time suaded that what he had Christ died for the ungodly. promised he was able also to 7 For scarcely for a rightperform.

eous man will one die; yet per22 And therefore it was im- adventure for a good man some puted to him for righteousness. would even dare to die.

23 Now, it was not written 3 But God commendeth his for his sake alone that it was love toward us, in that, while imputed to him ;

we were yet sinners, Christ 24 But for us also, to whom died for us. it shall be imputed, if we be- 9 Much more then, being lieve on him, that raised up now justified by his blood, we Jesus our Lord from the dead; shall be saved from wrath

25 Who was delivered for through him. our offences, and was raised 10 For if, when we were again for our justification. enemies, we were reconciled to CHAP. V.

God by the death of his Son; 1 Being justified by faith, we much more, being reconciled,

have peace with God. 12 Sin we shall be saved by his life. and death came by Adam, 17 11 And not only so, but we righteousness and life by also joy in God through our Christ.

Lord Jesus Christ, by whom THEREFORE, being juswe have now received the atified by faith, we have peace

tonement.b with God through our Lord 12 Wherefore, as by one Jesus Christ :

man sin entered into the world, 2 By whom also we have and death by sin; and so death access by faith into his grace a passed upon all men, for that wherein we stand, & rejoice in all have sinned: hope of the glory of God. . 13 (For until the law sin

3 And not only so, but we was in the world; but sin is a Into this gracious covenant of par- b Atonement, a state of reconciliadon and salvation by Jesus Christ, tion,and salvation, through the media wherein we stand.

ation, merits, and death of Christa

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by Christ.

Chap. vi.

Of living in sin. not imputed when there is no reign in life by one, Jesus law.

Christ :) 14 Nevertheless, death reign- 18 Therefore, as by the ed from Adam to Moses, even offence of one judgment came over them that had not sinned upon all men to condemnation; after the similitude of Adam's even so by the righteousness transgression,c who is the fig; of one the free gift came upon ure of him that was to come.d all men unto justification of

15 But not as the offence so life.e also is the free gift. For if 19 For as by one man's dis. through the offence of one ma, obedience many were made ny be dead; much more the sinners; so by the obedience grace of God, and the gift by of one shall many be made grace, which is by one man, righteous. Jesus Christ, hath abounded

20 Moreover, the law enterunto inany.

ed that the offence might a: 16 And not as it was by one bound; but where sin aboundthat sinned so is the gift ; for ed, grace did much more athe judgment was by one to bound; condemnation, but the free gift 21 That as sin hath reignis of many offences unto jus- ed.unto death, even so might tification.

grace reign through righteous17 For if, by one man's of- ness unto eternal life, by Jesus fence, death reigned by one; Christ our Lord.. much more they which receive

CHAP. VI. abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall 1 We must not live in sin, 2

for we are dead unto it, 12

nor let sin reign in us. 23 6 Tbey, that bad not sinned after the Death is the wages of sin. similitude of Adam's transgression, are WHAT'shall we say, then? supposed to be infants and idiots, who, though subject to death, are e By justification of life, which is not capable of actually sinning like here said to come upon all, we are Adam.

not to understand pardon and future dThe likeness, on account of which felicity, for then the impenitently Adam is called a figure or type of wicked would receive the reward of Christ, who was to come, consists in the righteous which is contrary to the their communicating to mankind express declaration of scripture; but what peculiarly belonged to them; we are to understand by it the senfor as Adam communicated sin and tence of God, by which Adam and deatb, so Christ communicated rigbo his posterity were suffered to live teousness & life; and as Adam was the awhile here on earth, and by which father of the

first or natural life, which after death, they will all be raised all enjoy, so Christ is the author of from the dead at the last day, to re-the second or future. life, which all ceive the award of their deeds, whe: shall regain at the resurrection. ther they be good or bad.

grace may abound?

ye are

Death is the wages

of siit. Shall we continue in sin, that unto sin, but alive wto God

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 2 God forbid : how shall we 12 Let not sin, therefore, that are dead to sin live any reign in your mortal body, that longer therein Pa

ye should obey it in the lusts 3 Know ye not, that so ma- thereof: ny of us as were baptized in

13 Neither yield ye your to Jesus Christ, were baptized members as instruments of uninto his death?

righteousness unto sin; but 4 Therefore we are buried yield yourselves unto God, as with him by baptism into those that are alive from the death; that like as Christ dead, and your members as inwas raised up from the dead struments of righteousness unby the glory of the Father, e- to God. ven so we also should walk in 14 For sin shall not have newness of life.

dominion over you ;

for 5 For if we have been plant- not under the law, but under ed together in the likeness of grace. his death, we shall be also in 16 What then? shall we sin, the likeness of his resurrection: because we are not under the

6 Knowing this, that our law, but under grace ? God old man is crucified with him, forbid. that the body of sin might be 16 Know ye not, that to destroyed, that henceforth we whom ye yield yourselves sershould not serve sin.

vants to obey; his servants 7 For he that is dead is ye are to whom ye obey; freed from sin.

whether of sin unto death, or of 8 Now, if we be dead with ebedience unto righteousness? Christ, we believe that we 17 But God be thanked that shall also live with him: ye were the servants of sin ;b

9 Knowing that Christ, be- but ye have obeyed from the ing raised from the dead, dieth heart that form of doctrine, no more; death hath no more which was delivered you. dominion over him.

18 Being then made free 10 For in that he died, he from sin, ye became the serdied unto sin once; but in that vants of righteousness. he liveth, he liveth unto God. 19 I speak after the man11 Likewise reckon ye

al- ner of men,

because of the in-so yourselves to be dead indeed firmity of your flesh; for as

a How shall we, who are exposed ye have yielded your members to both temporal and spiritual death

servants to uncleanness, and in consequence of sin, expect by con- 6 But thanks be to God, that altinuing in it, to obtain everlasting though ye were the servants of sing life?

yst ye haye obeyed, &cs

ye are

to God, ye

fruit un

Of the power of the law : Chap. vii. the holiness thereof : to iniquity unto iniquity; even 4 Wherefore, my brethren, so now yield your members ye also are become dead to the servants to righteousness unto law by the body of Christ; holiness.


should be married to 20 For when ye were the another, even to him who is servants of sin, ye were free raised from the dead, that we from righteousness.

should bring forth fruit unto 21. What fruit had then God. in those things whereof

5 For when we were in the now ashamed ? for the end of flesh, the motions of sins, which those things is death.

were by the law, did work in 22 But now being made free our members to bring forth from sin, and become servants fruit unto death.


6 But now we are delivered to holiness, and the end ever- from the law, that being dead lasting life.

wherein we were held ; that 23 For the wages of sin is we should serve in newness of death; but the gift of God is spirit, and not in the oldness eternal life through Jesus of the letter. Christ our Lord.

7 What shall we say then ? CHAP. VII.

Is the law sin? God forbid. 1 No law hath power over a Nay, I had not known sin but

man longer than he liveth. by the law; for I had not v The law is not sin, 12 but known lust, except the law had holy, just, and good. said, Thou shalt not covet.

KNOW ye not, brethren, 8 But sin, taking occasion (for I speak to them that know by the commandment, wrought the law,) how that the law in 'me all manner of concupishath dominion over a man as

For without the law long as he liveth ?

sin was dead. 2 For the woman which 9 For I was alive without bath an husband is bound by the law once : but when the the law to her husband so long commandment came, sin reas he liveth; but if the husband vived, and I died. be dead she is loosed from the 10 And the commandment, law of her husband.

which was ordained to life, I 3 So then, if while her hus- found to be unto death. band liveth she be married to 11 For sin, taking occasion another man, she shall be eall- by the commandment, deceive ed an adulteress; but if her ed me, and by it slew me. husband be dead, she is free 12 Wherefore the law is from that law; so that she is holy, and the commandment po adulteress, though she be holy, and just, and good. married to another man.

13 Was then that which is


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