The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans
AUL, a servant of Jesus Christ,
called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of
1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the
1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was
made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power,
according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from
1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for
obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus
1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to
be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and
the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you
all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole
1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit
in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention
of you always in my prayers;
1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I
might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto
1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you
some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you
by the mutual faith both of you and me.
1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that
oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,)
that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among
1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the
Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the
gospel to you that are at Rome also.
1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for
it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that
believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed
from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by
1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold
the truth in unrighteousness;
1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest
in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation
of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things
that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so
that they are without excuse:
1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified
him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain
in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was
1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became
1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into
an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and
fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness
through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own
bodies between themselves:
1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and
worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who
is blessed for ever. Amen.
1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile
affections: for even their women did change the natural use
into that which is against nature:
1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use
of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with
men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves
that recompence of their error which was meet.
1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in
their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind,
to do those things which are not convenient;
1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication,
wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder,
debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud,
boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without
natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which
commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same,
but have pleasure in them that do them.
[ Romans: Chapter
1: | Verses: 32 | Words: 714 ]
HEREFORE thou art inexcusable, O
man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest
another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest
the same things.
2:2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is
according to truth against them which commit such things.
2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them
which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt
escape the judgment of God?
2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and
forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of
God leadeth thee to repentance?
2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart
treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and
revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
2:6 Who will render to every man according to his
2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing
seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey
the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that
doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that
worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also
perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall
be judged by the law;
2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just
before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do
by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not
the law, are a law unto themselves:
2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their
hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their
thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one
2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men
by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
2:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the
law, and makest thy boast of God,
2:18 And knowest his will, and approvest the
things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the
2:19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of
the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes,
which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the
2:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest
thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal,
dost thou steal?
2:22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery,
dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou
2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through
breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the
Gentiles through you, as it is written.
2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the
law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is
2:26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the
righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be
counted for circumcision?
2:27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if
it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and
circumcision dost transgress the law?
2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly;
neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the
2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and
circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit,
and not in the letter; whose praise is not of
men, but of God.
[ Romans: Chapter
2: | Verses: 29 | Words: 604 ]
HAT advantage then hath the Jew?
or what profit is there of circumcision?
3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were
committed the oracles of God.
3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their
unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a
liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy
sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness
of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh
vengeance? (I speak as a man)
3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the
3:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through
my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a
3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously
reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that
good may come? whose damnation is just.
3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no
wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that
they are all under sin;
3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not
3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none
that seeketh after God.
3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together
become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not
3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with
their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps
is under their lips:
3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and
3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
3:16 Destruction and misery are in their
3:17 And the way of peace have they not known:
3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith,
it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be
stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no
flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the
knowledge of sin.
3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is
manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by
faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe:
for there is no difference:
3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the
redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation
through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for
the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of
3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his
righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him
which believeth in Jesus.
3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By
what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by
faith without the deeds of the law.
3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he
not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify
the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through
3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God
forbid: yea, we establish the law.
[ Romans: Chapter
3: | Verses: 31 | Words: 562 ]
HAT shall we say then that
Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath
whereof to glory; but not before God.
4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God,
and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
4:4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned
of grace, but of debt.
4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him
that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for
4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the
man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose
iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not
4:9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the
circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for
we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for
4:10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in
circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in
4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of
the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being
uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that
believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness
might be imputed unto them also: might be imputed unto them
4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not
of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of
that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being
4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the
world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the
law, but through the righteousness of faith.
4:14 For if they which are of the law be heirs,
faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is,
there is no transgression.
4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might
be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all
the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that
also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us
4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of
many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God,
who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not
as though they were.
4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might
become the father of many nations, according to that which was
spoken, So shall thy seed be.
4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his
own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old,
neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:
4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through
unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
4:21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had
promised, he was able also to perform.
4:22 And therefore it was imputed to him for
4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it
was imputed to him;
4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we
believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised
again for our justification.
[ Romans: Chapter
4: | Verses: 25 | Words: 552 ]
HEREFORE being justified by
faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus
5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace
wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations
also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God
is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given
5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time
Christ died for the ungodly.
5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet
peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we
shall be saved from wrath through him.
5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to
God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we
shall be saved by his life.
5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God
through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the
5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the
world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for
that all have sinned:
5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is
not imputed when there is no law.
5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even
over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's
transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free
gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more
the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one
man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
5:16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so
is the gift: for the judgment was by one to
condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto
5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one;
much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift
of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment
came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the
righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men
unto justification of life.
5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made
sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made
5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might
abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might
grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus
Christ our Lord.
[ Romans: Chapter
5: | Verses: 21 | Words: 480 ]
HAT shall we say then? Shall we
continue in sin, that grace may abound?
6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live
any longer therein?
6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized
into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into
death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the
glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of
6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness
of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of
6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with
him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that
henceforth we should not serve sin.
6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we
shall also live with him:
6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth
no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in
that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead
indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our
6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body,
that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments
of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as
those that are alive from the dead, and your members as
instruments of righteousness unto God.
6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye
are not under the law, but under grace.
6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under
the law, but under grace? God forbid.
6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves
servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether
of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of
sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine
which was delivered you.
6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the
servants of righteousness.
6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the
infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members
servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so
now yield your members servants to righteousness unto
6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free
6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye
are now ashamed? for the end of those things is
6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become
servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end
6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift
of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our
[ Romans: Chapter
6: | Verses: 23 | Words: 484 ]
NOW ye not, brethren, (for I
speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath
dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
7:2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the
law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the
husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her
7:3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be
married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but
if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she
is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to
the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to
another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that
we should bring forth fruit unto God.
7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins,
which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth
fruit unto death.
7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being
dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of
spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
7:7 What shall we say then? is the law sin? God
forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not
known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought
in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin
7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the
commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
7:10 And the commandment, which was ordained to
life, I found to be unto death.
7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment,
deceived me, and by it slew me.
7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the
commandment holy, and just, and good.
7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God
forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me
by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become
7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am
carnal, sold under sin.
7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would,
that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto
the law that it is good.
7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that
dwelleth in me.
7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,)
dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but
how to perform that which is good I find not.
7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil
which I would not, that I do.
7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that
do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil
is present with me.
7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward
7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring
against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to
the law of sin which is in my members.
7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from
the body of this death?
7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then
with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh
the law of sin.
[ Romans: Chapter
7: | Verses: 25 | Words: 605 ]
HERE is therefore
now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk
not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak
through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of
sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled
in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things
of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of
8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be
spiritually minded is life and peace.
8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against
God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed
8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please
8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if
so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have
not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is
dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of
8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from
the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead
shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that
dwelleth in you.
8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the
flesh, to live after the flesh.
8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but
if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye
8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they
are the sons of God.
8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage
again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption,
whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit,
that we are the children of God:
8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and
joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with
him, that we may be also glorified together.
8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present
time are not worthy to be compared with the glory
which shall be revealed in us.
8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth
for the manifestation of the sons of God.
8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not
willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the
same in hope,
8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered
from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the
children of God.
8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and
travaileth in pain together until now.
8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which
have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan
within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the
redemption of our body.
8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is
not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do
we with patience wait for it.
8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the
Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which
cannot be uttered.
8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what
is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh
intercession for the saints according to the will of
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good
to them that love God, to them who are the called according to
8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate
to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might
be the firstborn among many brethren.
8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also
called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he
justified, them he also glorified.
8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God
be for us, who can be against us?
8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him
up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us
8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's
elect? It is God that justifieth.
8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is
Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even
at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for
8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or
famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all
the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than
conquerors through him that loved us.
8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
nor things to come,
8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is n
Christ Jesus our Lord.
[ Romans: Chapter
8: | Verses: 39 | Words: 903 ]
the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me
witness in the Holy Ghost,
9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in
9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from
Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the
adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of
the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as
concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God
blessed for ever. Amen.
9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none
effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of
9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham,
are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be
9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh,
these are not the children of God: but the children of
the promise are counted for the seed.
9:9 For this is the word of promise, At this time
will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.
9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had
conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
9:11 (For the children being not yet born,
neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God
according to election might stand, not of works, but of him
9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the
9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have
9:14 What shall we say then? Is there
unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I
will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have
9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor
of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this
same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power
in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the
9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have
mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find
fault? For who hath resisted his will?
9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against
God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it,
Why hast thou made me thus?
9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the
same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto
9:22 What if God, willing to shew his
wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much
longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his
glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto
9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only,
but also of the Gentiles?
9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my
people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was
9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place
where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there
shall they be called the children of the living God.
9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the
number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a
remnant shall be saved:
9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it
short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make
upon the earth.
9:29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of
Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been
made like unto Gomorrha.
9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which
followed not after righteousness, have attained to
righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of
righteousness, hath not attained to the law of
9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by
faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they
stumbled at that stumblingstone;
9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a
stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on
him shall not be ashamed.
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RETHREN, my heart's desire and
prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of
God, but not according to knowledge.
10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and
going about to establish their own righteousness, have not
submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for
righteousness to every one that believeth.
10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of
the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by
10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on
this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into
heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to
bring up Christ again from the dead.)
10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee,
even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word
of faith, which we preach;
10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised
him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto
10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on
him shall not be ashamed.
10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the
Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call
10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord
shall be saved.
10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have
not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they
have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as
it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach
the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For
Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and
hearing by the word of God.
10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their
sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of
10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith,
I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no
people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of
them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that
asked not after me.
10:21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have
stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying
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then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am
an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of
11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he
foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he
maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged
down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my
11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have
reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the
knee to the image of Baal.
11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a
remnant according to the election of grace.
11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of
works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of
works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more
11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he
seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest
11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them
the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears
that they should not hear;) unto this day.
11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare,
and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto
11:10 Let their eyes be darkened that they may not see,
and bow down their back alway.
11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should
fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall
salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them
11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of
the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the
Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the
apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them
which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
11:15 For if the casting away of them be the
reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of
them be, but life from the dead?
11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump
is also holy: and if the root be holy, so
are the branches.
11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and
thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and
with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive
11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast,
thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off,
that I might be grafted in.
11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off,
and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches,
take heed lest he also spare not thee.
11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God:
on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if
thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt
be cut off.
11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in
unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in
11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which
is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a
good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the
natural branches, be grafted into their own olive
11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be
ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own
conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until
the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is
written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall
turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I
shall take away their sins.
11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies
for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are
beloved for the fathers' sakes.
11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are
11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet
have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that
through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that
he might have mercy upon all.
11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and
knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments,
and his ways past finding out!
11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who
hath been his counsellor?
11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be
recompensed unto him again?
11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him,
are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
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11: | Verses: 36 | Words: 818 ]
beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto
God, which is your reasonable service.
12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of
12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to
every man that is among you, not to think of himself
more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly,
according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of
12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all
members have not the same office:
12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ,
and every one members one of another.
12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace
that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy
according to the proportion of faith;
12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our
ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that
giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth,
with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor
that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with
brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit;
serving the Lord;
12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer;
12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to
12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse
12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with
them that weep.
12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another.
Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be
not wise in your own conceits.
12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things
honest in the sight of all men.
12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live
peaceably with all men.
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but
rather give place unto wrath: for it is written,
Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he
thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals
of fire on his head.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with
[ Romans: Chapter
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ET every soul be subject unto the
higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers
that be are ordained of God.
13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth
the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to
13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to
the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that
which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But
if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not
the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to
execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only
for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
13:6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they
are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very
13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom
tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom
fear; honour to whom honour.
13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for
he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou
shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false
witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other
commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore
love is the fulfilling of the law.
13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is
high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our
salvation nearer than when we believed.
13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us
therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the
armour of light.
13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in
rioting and drunkeness, not in chambering and wantonness, not
in strife and envying.
13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not
provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
[ Romans: Chapter
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IM that is weak in the faith
receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
14:2 For one believeth that he may eat all things:
another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
14:3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth
not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth:
for God hath received him.
14:4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to
his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden
up: for God is able to make him stand.
14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another
esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully
persuaded in his own mind.
14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto
the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he
doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord,
for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord
he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. and giveth God
14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth
14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and
whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live
therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and
revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost
thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before
the judgment seat of Christ.
14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the
Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall
confess to God.
14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of
himself to God.
14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more:
but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an
occasion to fall in his brother's way.
14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that
there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that
esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is
14:15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy
meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy
meat, for whom Christ died.
14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but
righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ
is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which
make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
14:20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things
indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who
eateth with offence.
14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to
drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth,
or is offended, or is made weak.
14:22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before
God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that
thing which he alloweth.
14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because
he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of
faith is sin.
[ Romans: Chapter
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E then that are strong ought to
bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please
15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for
his good to edification.
15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is
written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on
15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were
written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort
of the scriptures might have hope.
15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you
to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ
15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth
glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also
received us to the glory of God.
15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the
circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises
made unto the fathers:
15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for
his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will
confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
15:10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his
15:11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and
laud him, all ye people.
15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of
Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in
him shall the Gentiles trust.
15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and
peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the
power of the Holy Ghost.
15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my
brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all
knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more
boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because
of the grace that is given to me of God,
15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to
the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering
up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the
15:17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus
Christ in those things which pertain to God.
15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those
things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the
Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of
the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto
Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not
where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's
15:21 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken
of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall
15:22 For which cause also I have been much hindered
from coming to you.
15:23 But now having no more place in these parts, and
having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
15:24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will
come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be
brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat
filled with your company.
15:25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the
15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia
to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at
15:27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors
they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their
spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in
15:28 When therefore I have performed this, and have
sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
15:29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall
come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of
15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus
Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive
together with me in your prayers to God for me;
15:31 That I may be delivered from them that do not
believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for
Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
15:32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of
God, and may with you be refreshed.
15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all.
[ Romans: Chapter
15: | Verses: 33 | Words: 742 ]
commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the
church which is at Cenchrea:
16:2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh
saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath
need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of
16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ
16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks:
unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of
16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their
house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits
of Achaia unto Christ.
16:6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my
fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also
were in Christ before me.
16:8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.
16:9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my
16:10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them
which are of Aristobulus' household.
16:11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of
the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.
16:12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the
Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the
16:13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother
16:14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas,
Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
16:15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his
sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with
16:16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches
of Christ salute you.
16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause
divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have
learned; and avoid them.
16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus
Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair
speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
16:19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all
men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would
have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning
16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your
feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
16:21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason,
and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.
16:22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute
you in the Lord.
16:23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth
you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and
Quartus a brother.
16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
you all. Amen.
16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you
according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept
secret since the world began,
16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of
the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting
God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus
Christ for ever. Amen.