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Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and if there

be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, 10) namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. "Love

worketh no ill to his neighbour: love therefore is the fulfilment of the law.

And this, knowing the season, that now it is high time for you to awake out of sleep : for now is a salvation 12 nearer to us than when we first believed. "The night is

far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast

off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour 13 of light. "Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in

revelling and drunkenness, not in chambering and wan14 tonness, not in strife and jealousy. "But put ye on the

Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh,

to fulfil the lusts thereof. 14 (1 But him that is weak in faith receive ye, yet not 8 to

(2 doubtful disputations. One man hath faith to eat all 3 things : but he that is weak eateth herbs. "Let not him

that eateth set at nought him that eateth not; and let

not him that eateth not judge him that eateth : for God 4 hath received him. "Who art thou that judgest the 4 ser

vant of another ? to his own lord he standeth or falleth.

Yea, he shall be made to stand; for the Lord hath power 5 to make him stand. "One man esteemeth one day above

another : another esteemeth every day alike. Let each (6 man be fully assured in his own mind. "He that regard

eth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord : and he that eateth, eateth unto the Lord, for he giveth God thanks ;

and he that eateth not, unto the Lord he eateth not, and 7 giveth God thanks. "For none of us liveth to himself. 8 and none dieth to himself. "For whether we live, we live * Or, law ? Or, our salvation nearer than when Cur. 3 Or, for decisions of doubts

* Gr. household-servant.

A. V.-9 [Thou shalt not bear false witness]..briefly comprehended.. saying ; 10 fulfilling ; 11 that.. time.. | our] ; 13 rioting..envying. -CH. XIV. I (the)..but ; 2 (For).. believeth that he may..another, who ; 3 despise.. which ; 4 another man's..master.. holden

up..

... | God | is able; 5 every.. persuaded ; 6 (and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it)..

.to .to ; 7 no man.

unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord : (9)

whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. "For

to this end Christ died, and lived again, that he might be 10 Lord of both the dead and the living. "But thou, why

dost thou judge thy brother ? or thou again, why dost

thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand 11) before the judgement-seat of God. "For it is written,

As I live, saith the Lord, to me every knee shall

bow,

And every tongue shall 'confess to God. 12 "So then each one of us shall give account of himself to

God. 13)

Let us not therefore judge one another any more : but judge ye this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock (14) in his brother's way, or an occasion of falling. "I know,

and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is un

clean of itself: save that to him who accounteth any thing (15) to be unclean, to him it is unclean. "For if because of

meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer in

love. Destroy not with thy meat him for whom Christ 16, 17 died. "Let not then your good be evil spoken of : "for

the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but

righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18 "For he that herein serveth Christ is well-pleasing to (19) God, and approved of men. "So then ? let us follow after

things which make for peace, and things whereby we 20) may edify one another. "Overthrow not for meat's sake

the work of God. All things indeed are clean; howbeit (21 it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. 'It is good

not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do any thing (22) whereby thy brother stumbleth? "The faith which thou 1 Or, give praise ? Many ancient authorities read we follow. 3 Many ancient

authorities add or is offended, or is weak.

A. V.—8 and ; 9 (both].. [and rose).. | revived | ; 10 | Christ | ; 12 every ; 13 to fall ; 14 by..(there)..but..that esteemeth ; 15 | But 1.. be. . with (thy).. now..not charitably; 17 meat..drink ; 18 | in these things ... acceptable ; 19 therefore..(the)..wherewith ; 20 meat destroy..pure ; but ; 21 neither.. [or is offended, or is made weak].

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hast, have thou to thyself before God. Happy is he that 23 judgeth not himself in that which he 'approveth. "But

he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith ; and whatsoever is not of faith is sin?.

Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities (2 of the weak, and not to please ourselves. "Let each one

of us please his neighbour for that which is good, unto 3 edifying. 'For Christ also pleased not himself ; but, as

it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell upon me. "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through pa

tience and through comfort of the scriptures we might 5 have hope. "Now the God of patience and of comfort

grant you to be of the same mind one with another (6) according to Christ Jesus: "that with one accord ye may

with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord 7 Jesus Christ. "Wherefore receive ye one another, even (8 as Christ also received you, to the glory of God. "For I

say that Christ hath been made a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the 9) promises given unto the fathers, 'and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy ; as it is written, Therefore will I *give praise unto thee among the

Gentiles,
And sing unto thy name.
"And again he saith,

Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
11)'And again,
Praise the Lord, all

ye

Gentiles; And let all the peoples praise him. 12 'And again, Isaiah saith,

There shall be the root of Jesse,
Or, putteth to the test Many authorities, some ancient, insert here ch. xvi.

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3 Some ancient authorities read us. * Or, confess

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A. V.-22 (it)..condemneth..(thing)..alloweth ; 23 And.. damned..for.—Ch. xv. I then ; 2 every..(his)..to edification ; 3 even..on; 5 consolation.. likeminded.. toward ; 6 mind (and)..even (the); 7 | us ; 8 Now.. [Jesus]. .was. .to.. made ; 9 For this cause .. || confess | to; 1 laud.. I ye | people ; 12 Esaias..a.

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And he that ariseth to rule over the Gentiles;

On him shall the Gentiles hope. "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of

the Holy Ghost. (14

And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all (15 knowledge, able also to admonish one another. "But I

write the more boldly unto you in some measure, as put

ting you again in remembrance, because of the grace that 16) was given me of God, 'that I should be a minister of

Christ Jesus unto the Gentiles, 'ministering the gospel

of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be (17) made acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. "I

have therefore my glorying in Christ Jesus in things per(18 taining to God.

"For I will not dare to speak of any * things save those which Christ wrought through me, for 19 the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed, "in the

power of signs and wonders, in the power of 8 the Holy Ghost; so that from Jerusalem, and round about even

unto Illyricum, I have “fully preached the gospel of 20 Christ; 'yea, 5 making it my aim so to preach the gospel,

not where Christ was already named, that I might not 21) build upon another man's foundation; "but, as it is written,

They shall see, to whom no tidings of him came,

And they who have not heard shall understand.

Wherefore also I was hindered these many times from 23) coming to you : 'but now, having no more any place in

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these regions, and having these many years a longing to 1 Gr. ministering in sacrifice. ? Gr. of those things which Christ wrought not

through me. 3 Many ancient authorities read the Spirit of God. One reads the Spirit. *Gr. fulfilled. 6 Gr. being ambitious.

A.V.-shall rise.. reign.. in..trust ; 13 through ; 14 (also); 15 Nevertheless, [brethren] ..have written..sort.. mind..is..(to); 16 the..to ; 17 whereof I may glory through.. (those)..(which) pertain; 18 (of those).. (hath) not..by..to make..obedient; 19 Through mighty..by..Spirit of God 1 ; 20 have I strived.. lest.. should ; 21 he was not spoken of.. that ; 22 For which cause. . have been much ; 23 parts.. great desire.

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(24 come unto you, "whensoever I go unto Spain (for I hope

to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first in some measure I shall have

been satisfied with your company)—"but now, I say, I go 26 unto Jerusalem, ministering unto the saints. "For it hath

been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make

a certain contribution for the poor among the saints that 27 are at Jerusalem. "Yea, it hath been their good pleasure;

and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they owe it

to them also to minister unto them in carnal things. 28 "When therefore I have accomplished this, and have

sealed to them this fruit, I will go on by you unto Spain. "And I know that, when I come unto you, I shall come in

the fulness of the blessing of Christ. (30

Now I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, , and by the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with 31 me in your prayers to God for me; "that I may be de

livered from them that are disobedient in Judæa, and that

my ministration which I have for Jerusalem may be ac(32 ceptable to the saints; "that I may come unto you in joy

through the will of God, and together with you find rest.

"Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. (161

I commend unto you Phæbe our sister, who is a 'ser2) vant of the church that is at Cenchreæ : "that ye receive her in the Lord, worthily

of the saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever matter she may have need of she herself also hath been a succourer of many, and of mine own self.

Salute Prisca and Aquila my fellow-workers in Christ (4 Jesus, "who for my life laid down their own necks ; unto

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1 Or, deaconess

A. V.-24 take my journey into.. [I will come to you]..trust.. be somewhat filled ; 25 to minister ; 26 pleased them..which ; 27 pleased them verily.. their duty is; 28 performed ..come..into ; 29 am sure.. - [of the gospel] ; 30 for the..Christ's (sake). .for ; 31 do not believe. .service. .accepted of : 32 with..by..(may).. be refreshed. —CH. XVI. 1 Phebe.. which. .which..Cenchrea ; 2 as becometh..business..hath.. myself ; 3 Greet | Priscilla | ..helpers ; 4 (have).

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