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Deut. xxx. 14.

Is... xxviii. 16.

c. iii. 22. Eph. ii. 14.

Joel, ii. 32.

Is... lii. 7.

“the deep?” that is, to bring up Christ to us again, from the dead : 8 but what saith it? “The “word is nigh thee, even in thy “mouth, and in thy heart,” 9 that is, the word of the faith which we preach; namely, 10 That if thou wilt confess with thy mouth the word,"That “Jesus is Lord;” and wilt believe in thine heart, “That God “ hath raised him from the “ dead,” thou wilt be saved: 11 for, with the heart man believeth to justification; and with the mouth he maketh confession to salvation: 12 for the scripture saith, “Whosoever believeth on him, “shall not be ashamed :” 13 for, there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the same Lord of all, is rich to all that call upon him; 14 for, “whosoever shall call “upon the name of the Lord, “shall be saved.” 15 But, how shall they call on him, in whom they have not believed 2 and, how shall they believe in him, of whom they have not heard? and, how shall they hear, without a preacher? 16 and how shall they preach unless those be sent, according as it is written, “How “beautiful are the feet of them “ that bring glad tidings of “good things 7"

17 yet, all have not obeyed the gospel; for Isaiah saith, “Lord, who hath believed our Is. Hii. 1. “report?”

18 faith, then, cometh from hearing; and hearing, by the word of Christ.

19 But I say, Have they not heard it 2 Yes, verily, “Their “sound hath gone out into all Ps. Xix. 4. “ the land, and their words to “ the ends of the earth :”

20 but, I say again, Hath not Israel known it 2 yes, verily, for first, Moses saith, “I will Deut. xxxii. “rouse you to emulation, by them that are no nation; I “will provoke you, by a nation “without understanding:”

21 but Isaiah speaketh still more boldly, and saith, “I was is lov. 1, 2. “found by those who sought “me not; I was made mani“fest to those who asked not “ for me :”

22 whereas, of Israel he saith, “All the day long I have “stretched out my hands to “a disobedient, and cavilling “ people.”

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knew: know ye not what the scripture saith of Elijah? where he appealeth to God against Israel, saying, 3 “Lord, they have killed “ thy prophets, and pulled “ down thine altars; and I “am left alone, and they seek “my life:” 4 but, what saith the answer of God to him? “I have left “for myself seven thousand “men, who have not bowed “ the knee to Baal :” 5 and so, also, at this present time there is a remnant, according to the choice of grace: 6 and if it be by grace, it is not by works, for then the grace would become no longer a grace; but, if it be by works, then it is not grace, since the work is not a grace. 7 What, then, is the truth 2 that Israel hath not obtained that which he sought, but that the chosen remnant hath obtained it; and the rest are blinded, according as it is written, 8 “God hath given them the “spirit of slumber; eyes that “they should not see, and ears “that they should not hear,” even to this day: 9 and David saith, “Let their “ table be made a snare, and “a trap, and a stumbling“block, and a retribution to “ them : 10 “let their eyes be dark

“ened, that they may not see;

“ and bow thou down alway

“ their back.” 11 I say then, Have they

stumbled, that they should fall? Luke, ii. 32.

God forbid! but that, through their stumbling, salvation might come to the Gentiles, to rouse them also to emulation. 12 But, if their stumbling is the riches of the world, and their diminution the riches of the Gentiles; how much more will be their fulness 2 for I now speak to you that are Gentiles: 13 inasmuch, then, as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my office; if I may, by any means, rouse to emulation them who are my flesh, and save some of them : 14 for, if the casting them away, is the reconciliation of the world, what will be the receiving them again, but life from the dead? 15 for, if the first-fruit was holy, the heap also is holy: and if the root was holy, so also are the branches: 16 and if some of the branches have been broken off, and thou, who art a wild olive, hast been grafted in among them, and art made a joint-partaker of the root and the fatness of the olive-tree; 17 boast not against the branches: but, if thou boast, remember, that thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

I Kgs. xix. 10, 14.

Ib. v. 18.

c. iv. 4.

c. ix. 29.

is. vi. 9; and xxix. 10.

Ps. lxix. 22.

c. vii. 1.

2 Cor. iii. 16.

The Gentile brethren.

c. ii. 27, 28; ix. 7.

Is... lix. 20.

18 Wilt thou, then, say, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in 2 19 True, because of unbelief they were broken off; but thou standest only by belief: 20 be not highminded; but fear, that, if God spared not the natural branches, he may not spare thee. 21 Behold, then, the goodness and the severity of God: to them that fell, severity; but to thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness; since thou also mayest be cut off; 22 and they also, if they continue not in unbelief, will be grafted in; for God is able to graft them in again: 23 for, if thou wert cut off from the olive-tree, which by its nature is wild, and wert grafted into a good olive-tree, contrary to thy nature; how much rather shall those, who are the natural branches, be grafted again into their own olive-tree ? 24 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest ye be mindful only of yourselves;) that blindness hath befallen Israel, in part, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in : 25 and so, all who are Israel will be saved: as it is written, “Out of Sion shall come the “Deliverer, who will turn away “ungodliness from Jacob:

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1 Cor. vi. 20.

1 Cor. xii. 4.

mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, as the service of your reason: 2 and be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind; that ye may prove, what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 For, I say to every one that is among you, through the grace given to me, not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each the measure of faith: 4 for, as we have many members in one body, but all the members have not the same operation; 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and all, severally, members of each other: 6 and, having gifts differing in each, according to the grace that is given to us, if it be prophecy, let us prophesy according to our proportion of faith; 7 or, if ministry, let us so attend to our ministry; or, he who teacheth, to teaching; or, he who exhorteth, to exhortation: 8 let him who giveth, give with simplicity; him who ruleth, rule with diligence; him who sheweth mercy, do it with cheerfulness.

9 Let your love be without dissimulation: abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love; in honour, promoting one another:

11 not backward in diligence;

fervent in spirit, as serving the Col. iii. 23.

Lord : 12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; persevering in prayer: 13 imparting to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you, bless, but curse not: 15 rejoice with those that rejoice, and weep with those that weep; having the same mind, one toward another: 16 regard not high things only, but condescend to such as are lowly: be not mindful only of your own concerns: 17 render to no one, evil for evil: be provident to do what is right, in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, so far at least as lieth in you, be in peace with all men: 19 not avenging yourselves, my beloved; but, give place to wrath, for it is written, “Wen“geance belongeth to me; I “ will repay,” saith the Lord : 20 if, therefore, thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for, even

Tim. ii. 2.
Pet. ii. 13.

in so doing, thou wilt, as it were, heap coals of fire on his head : 21 be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good.

CHAPTER XIII.

ET every soul be in subjection to the supreme authorities: for, there is no authority but from God; the authorities that are, have been ordained by God: 2 so that, he who resisteth the authority, resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist, will receive to themselves condemnation: 3 for, rulers are not a terror to a good, but to an evil work: 4 wilt thou, then, not fear the authority? do that which is good, and thou wilt have praise from the same; for, he is a minister of God to thee, for good : 5 but, if thou do that which is evil, fear him, for he beareth not the sword in vain; for he is a minister of God, an avenger to execute wrath on him that doeth evil. 6 Wherefore, it is necessary that ye be under subjection, not only for the sake of wrath, but also for that of conscience: 7 for, for this cause also ye pay them tribute; for they are ministers of God, attending continually to this very thing:

8 render to all of them their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due ; tax to whom tax; reverence to whom reverence; honour to whom honour. 9 Ye owe no one any thing, but to love one another; for, he who loveth another, hath fulfilled the law : 10 for, the commandment, “Thou shalt not commit adul“tery, Thou shalt not kill, “Thou shalt not steal, Thou “shalt not covet,” and every other commandment, is briefly summed up in this, “Thou “shalt love thy neighbour as “thyself:” 11 love, worketh no ill to its neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilment of the law. 12 And do ye this, knowing the season, that it is now time for us to awake out of sleep; for now, our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 13 The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us, therefore, cast from us the works of darkness, and put on us the armour of light: 14 let us walk becomingly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and jealousy: 15 but, put ye on Christ Jesus; and make not provision for the lusts of the flesh.

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