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The benefit of adoption. ROMANS, Intercession of the Spirit. the Spirit, the things of the 16 The Spirit itself beareth Spirit.

witness with our spirit, that we 6 For to be carnally minded are the children of God: is death; but to be spiritually 17 And if children, then heirs: minded is life and peace: heirs of God, and joint-heirs

7 Because the carnal mind with Christ; if so be that we is enmity against God: for it is suffer with him, that we may be not subject to the law of God, also glorified together. neither indeed can be.

18 For I reckon, that the 8 So then they that are in the sufferings of this present time flesh cannot please God. are not worthy to be compared

9 But ye are not in the flesh, with the glory which shall be but in the Spirit, if so be that revealed in us. the Spirit of God dwell in you. 19 For the earnest expectaNow, if any man have not the tion of the creature waiteth for Spirit of Christ, he is none of the manifestation of the sons of his.

God. 10 And if Christ be in you, 20 For the creature was the body is dead because of sin;made subject to vanity, not but the Spirit is life because of willingly, but by reason of him righteousness.

who hath subjected the same in 11 But if the Spirit of him hope; . that raised up Jesus from the 21 Because the creature itself dead dwell in you, he that also shall be delivered from the raised up Christ from the dead bondage of corruption, into the shall also quicken your mortal glorious liberty of the children bodies by his Spirit that dwell- of God. eth in you.

1 22 For we know that the 12 Therefore, brethren, we whole creation groaneth, and are debtors not to the flesh, to travaileth in pain together until live after the flesh.

now: 13 For if ye live after the flesh, 23 And not only they, but ye shall die : but if ye through ourselves also, which have the The Spirit do mortify the deeds first-fruits of the Spirit, even of the body, ye shall live. we ourselves groan within our

14 For as many as are led selves, waiting for the adoption, by the Spirit of God, they are to wit, the redemption of our the sons of God.

body. 15 For ye have not received 24 For we are saved by hope. the Spirit of bondage again to But hope that is seen, is not fear; but ye have received the hope: for what a man seeth, Spirit of adoption, whereby we why doth he yet hope for ? cry, Abba, Father.

| 25 But if we hope for that The grounds and assurance CHAP. IX. of a Christian's hope. we see not, then do we with is even at the right hand of God, patience wait for it.

who also maketh intercession 26 Likewise the Spirit also for us... helpeth our infirmities: for wel 35 Who shall separate us know not what we should pray from the love of Christ ? shall for as we ought : but the Spirit tribulation, or distress, or perseitself maketh intercession for us cution, or famine, or nakedness, with groanings which cannot be or peril, or sword ? uttered.

36 As it is written, For thy 27 And he that searcheth the sake we are killed all the day hearts knoweth what is the mind long; we are accounted as sheep of the Spirit, because he maketh for the slaughter. intercession for the saints, ac- 37 Nay, in all these things cording to the will of God. we are more than conquerors,

28 And we know that all through him that loved us. things work together for good, 38 For I'am persuaded, that to them that love God, to them neither death, nor life, nor who are the called according to angels, nor principalities, nor his purpose.

powers, nor things present, nor 29 For whom he did fore-things to come, know, he also did predestinate 39 Nor height, nor depth, to be conformed to the image of nor any other creature, shall be bis Son, that he might be the able to separate us from the love first-born among many brethren. of God which is in Christ Jesus

30 Moreover, whom he did our Lord. predestinate, them he also call

CHAP. IX. ed: and whom he called, them Paul's sorrow for the Jows. he also justified: and whom he T SAY the truth in Christ, justified, them he also glorified. I lie not, my conscience also

31 What shall we then say to bearing me witness in the Holy these things ? If God be for us, Ghost, who can be against us? I 2 That I have great heavi

32 He that spared not his ness and continual sorrow in my own Son, but delivered him up heart. for us all, how shall he not with 3 For I could wish that myhim also freely give us all self were accursed from Christ, things?

for my brethren, my kinsmen 33 Who shall lay any thing to according to the flesh: the charge of God's elect? It 4 Who are Israelites; to whom is God that justifieth :

pertaineth the adoption, and the 34 Who is he that condemn-glory, and the covenants, and the eth?. It is Christ that died, yea giving of the law, and the serrather, that is risen again, who vice of God, and the promises;


God hath mercy


on whom he will. 5 Whose are the fathers, and! 16 So then, it is not of him of whom, as concerning the that willeth, nor of him that runflesh, Christ came, who is over neth, but of God that sheweth all, God blessed for ever. Amen. mercy.

6 Not as though the word of 17 For the scripture saith God hath taken none effect. unto Pharaoh, Even for this For they are not all Israel, same purpose have I raised thee which are of Israel :

lup, that I might shew my pow7 Neither, because they are er in thee, and that my name the seed of Abraham, are they might be declared throughout all children: but, In Isaac shall all the earth. thy seed be called.

1 18 Therefore hath he mercy 8 That is, They which are on whom he will have mercy, and the children of the flesh, these whom he will he hardeneth. are not the children of God; 19 Thou wilt say then unto but the children of the promise me, Why doth he yet find are counted for the seed. fault? for who hath resisted his

9 For this is the word of will ? promise, At this time will I 20 Nay but, О man, who ar: come, and Sarah shall have a thou that repliest against God? son.

Shall the thing formed say to 10 And not only this; but him that formed it, Why hast when Rebecca also had con- thou made me thus ? ceived by one, even by our fa- 21 Hath not the potter power ther Isaac,

over the clay, of the same lump 11 (For the children being not to make one vessel unto honour, yet born, neither having done and another unto dishonour? any good or evil, that the pur- 22 What if God, willing to pose of God, according to elec-shew his wrath, and to make his tion might stand, not of works, power known, endured with but of him that calleth ;) much long-suffering the vessels

12 It was said unto her, The of wrath fitted to destruction: elder shall serve the younger. 23 And that he might make

13 As it is written, Jacob have known the riches of his glory I loved, but Esau have I hated. on the vessels of mercy, which

14 What shall we say then ? he had afore prepared unto Is there unrighteousness with glory, God? God forbid.

[ 24 Even us, whom he hath 15 For he saith to Moses, I called, not of the Jews only, will have mercy on whom I will but also of the Gentiles ? have mercy, and I will have 25 As he saith also in Osee, compassion on whom I will have I will call them My people, compassion.

which were not my people;

as the sand of the of Israel be God or they, being knowledge

The Gentiles called.

CHAP. X. The righteousness of faith. and her beloved, which was not]. CHAP. X. beloved.

No believer shall be confounded. 26 And it shall come to pass, DRETHREN, my heart's that in the place where it was D desire and prayer to God said unto them, Ye are not my for Israel is, that they might be people; there shall they be saved. called, The children of the living 2 For I bear them record God.

that they have a zeal of God, 27 Esaias also crieth con- but not according to knowledge cerning Israel, Though the num-l 3 For they, being ignorant of ber of the children of Israel be God's righteousness, and going as the sand of the sea, a rem- about to establish their own nant shall be saved :

righteousness, have not submit28 For he will finish the ted themselves unto the rightwork, and cut it short in right- eousness of God. eousness: because a short work 4 For Christ is the end of the will the Lord make upon the law for righteousness to every earth.

one that believeth. 29 And as Esaias said before, 5 For Moses describeth the Except the Lord of Sabaoth righteousness which is of the had left us a seed, we had been law, That the man which as Sodoma, and been made like doeth these things shall live by unto Gomorrah.

them. 30 What shall we say then? 6 But the righteousness which That the Gentiles which fol- is of faith speaketh on this wise, lowed not after righteousness, Say not in thy heart, Who have attained to righteousness, shall ascend into heaven? (that even the righteousness which is is, to bring Christ down from of faith:

above :) 31 But Israel, which followed 7 Or, Who shall descend into after the law of righteousness, the deep? (that is, to bring up hath not attained to the law of Christ again from the dead.) righteousness.

18 But what saith it? The 32 Wherefore? Because they word is nigh thee, even in thy sought it not by faith, but as it mouth, and in thy heart: that were by the works of the law. is, the word of faith, which we For they stumbled at that stum- preach: bling-stone;

I 9 That if thou shalt confess 33 As it is written, Behold, with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, I lay in Sion a stumbling-stone, and shalt believe in thy heart and rock of offence: and who- that God hath raised him from soever believeth on him shall the dead, thou shalt be saved. not be ashamed.

| 10 For with the heart, man

Salvation open to all believers. ROMANS, A remnant of Israel to be saved. believeth unto righteousness ;| 20 But Esaias is very bold, and with the mouth, confession and saith, I was found of them is made unto salvation

that sought me not; I was made 11 For the scripture saith, manifest unto them that asked Whosoever believeth on him not after me. shall not be ashamed. 121 But to Israel he saith, All

12 For there is no difference day long I have stretched forth between the Jew and the Greek: my hands unto a disobedient for the same Lord over all, is and gainsaying people. rich unto all that call upon him.

CHAP. XI. 13 For whosoever shall call All Israel not rejected. upon the name of the Lord shall I SAY then, Hath God cast be saved.

(1 away his people? God forbid. 14 How then shall they call For I also am an Israelite, of on him in whom they have not the seed of Abraham, of the believed ? and how shall they tribe of Benjamin. believe in him of whom they 2 God hath not cast away have not heard ? and how shall his people which he foreknew. they hear without a preacher? Wot ye not what the scripture

15 And how shall they preach, saith of Elias ? how he maketh except they be sent? as it is intercession to God against Iswritten, How beautiful are the rael, saying, feet of them that preach the 3 Lord, they have killed thy gospel of peace, and bring glad prophets, and digged down thine tidings of good things! altars; and I am left alone, and -:16 But they have not all they seek my life. obeyed the gospel. For Esaias 4 But what saith the answer of saith, Lord, who hath believed God unto him? I have reserved our report?

: to myself seven thousand men, '17 So then, faith cometh by who have not bowed the knee hearing, and hearing by the to the image of Baal. word of God.

15 Even so then at this present 18 But I say, Have they not time also there is a remnant heard? Yes verily, their sound according to the election of went into all the earth, and grace. their words, unto the ends of the 6 And if by grace, then is it world.

no more of works : otherwise 19 But I say, Did not Israel grace is no more grace. But if know? First, Moses saith, I it be of works, then is it no more will provoke you to jealousy by grace: otherwise work is no them that are no people, and more work. by a foolish nation I will anger 7 What then? Israel hath you.

not obtained that which he

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