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44:019:041 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
44:020:001 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the
disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into
44:020:002 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much
exhortation, he came into Greece,
44:020:003 And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for
him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return
44:020:004 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of
the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of
Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.
44:020:005 These going before tarried for us at Troas.
44:020:006 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened
bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we
abode seven days.
44:020:007 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came
together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to
depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
44:020:008 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they
were gathered together.
44:020:009 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus,
being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long
preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the
third loft, and was taken up dead.
44:020:010 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said,
Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
44:020:011 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and
eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he
44:020:012 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little
44:020:013 And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there
intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding
himself to go afoot.
44:020:014 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to
44:020:015 And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against
Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at
Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus.
44:020:016 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would
not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible
for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
44:020:017 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of
44:020:018 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know,
from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I
have been with you at all seasons,
44:020:019 Serving the LORD with all humility of mind, and with many
tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait
of the Jews:
44:020:020 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but
have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house
44:020:021 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks,
repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
44:020:022 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not
knowing the things that shall befall me there:
44:020:023 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that
bonds and afflictions abide me.
44:020:024 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear
unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and
the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to
testify the gospel of the grace of God.
44:020:025 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone
preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
44:020:026 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from
the blood of all men.
44:020:027 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of
44:020:028 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock,
over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed
the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
44:020:029 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves
enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
44:020:030 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse
things, to draw away disciples after them.
44:020:031 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three
years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
44:020:032 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of
his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an
inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
44:020:033 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
44:020:034 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto
my necessities, and to them that were with me.
44:020:035 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought
to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord
Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to
44:020:036 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with
44:020:037 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed
44:020:038 Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they
should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the
44:021:001 And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and
had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and
the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara:
44:021:002 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard,
and set forth.
44:021:003 Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left
hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the
ship was to unlade her burden.
44:021:004 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said
to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to
44:021:005 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went
our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and
children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on
the shore, and prayed.
44:021:006 And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship;
and they returned home again.
44:021:007 And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to
Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one
44:021:008 And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and
came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip
the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with
44:021:009 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did
44:021:010 And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea
a certain prophet, named Agabus.
44:021:011 And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound
his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost,
So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this
girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
44:021:012 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that
place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.
44:021:013 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine
heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at
Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
44:021:014 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The
will of the Lord be done.
44:021:015 And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to
44:021:016 There went with us also certain of the disciples of Caesarea,
and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple,
with whom we should lodge.
44:021:017 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us
44:021:018 And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all
the elders were present.
44:021:019 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what
things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.
44:021:020 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto
him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are
which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:
44:021:021 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews
which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that
they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk
after the customs.
44:021:022 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together:
for they will hear that thou art come.
44:021:023 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which
have a vow on them;
44:021:024 Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges
with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know
that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee,
are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and
keepest the law.
44:021:025 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and
concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they
keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood,
and from strangled, and from fornication.
44:021:026 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself
with them entered into the temple, to signify the
accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an
offering should be offered for every one of them.
44:021:027 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were
of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the
people, and laid hands on him,
44:021:028 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that
teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law,
and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the
temple, and hath polluted this holy place.
44:021:029 (For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an
Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the
44:021:030 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and
they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith
the doors were shut.
44:021:031 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the
chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an
44:021:032 Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down
unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the
soldiers, they left beating of Paul.
44:021:033 Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded
him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and
what he had done.
44:021:034 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude:
and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he
commanded him to be carried into the castle.
44:021:035 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne
of the soldiers for the violence of the people.
44:021:036 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away
44:021:037 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the
chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou
44:021:038 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an
uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men
that were murderers?
44:021:039 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in
Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee,
suffer me to speak unto the people.
44:021:040 And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs,
and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was
made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue,
44:022:001 Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make
now unto you.
44:022:002 (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to
them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)
44:022:003 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in
Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel,
and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the
fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
44:022:004 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and
delivering into prisons both men and women.
44:022:005 As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the
estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto
the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were
there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.
44:022:006 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come
nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from
heaven a great light round about me.
44:022:007 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me,
Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
44:022:008 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am
Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
44:022:009 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were
afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
44:022:010 And I said, What shall I do, LORD? And the Lord said unto me,
Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee
of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
44:022:011 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being
led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into
44:022:012 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a
good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,
44:022:013 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul,
receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
44:022:014 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that
thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and
shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.
44:022:015 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast
seen and heard.
44:022:016 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash
away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
44:022:017 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem,
even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
44:022:018 And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly
out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony
44:022:019 And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in
every synagogue them that believed on thee:
44:022:020 And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was
standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the
raiment of them that slew him.
44:022:021 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence
unto the Gentiles.
44:022:022 And they gave him audience unto this word, and then lifted up
their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the
earth: for it is not fit that he should live.
44:022:023 And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw
dust into the air,
44:022:024 The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle,
and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he
might know wherefore they cried so against him.
44:022:025 And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the
centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man
that is a Roman, and uncondemned?
44:022:026 When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief
captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a
44:022:027 Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art
thou a Roman? He said, Yea.
44:022:028 And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I
this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.
44:022:029 Then straightway they departed from him which should have
examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he
knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
44:022:030 On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty
wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his
bands, and commanded the chief priests and all their council
to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.
44:023:001 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and
brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until
44:023:002 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him
to smite him on the mouth.
44:023:003 Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited
wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and
commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
44:023:004 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest?
44:023:005 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high
priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the
ruler of thy people.
44:023:006 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and
the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and
brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope
and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
44:023:007 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the
Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.
44:023:008 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither
angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
44:023:009 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the
Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in
this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let
us not fight against God.
44:023:010 And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain,
fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them,
commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force
from among them, and to bring him into the castle.
44:023:011 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of
good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in
Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
44:023:012 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and
bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither
eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.
44:023:013 And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy.
44:023:014 And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We
have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat
nothing until we have slain Paul.
44:023:015 Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain
that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would
enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or
ever he come near, are ready to kill him.
44:023:016 And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he
went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.
44:023:017 Then Paul called one of the centurions unto him, and said,
Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a
certain thing to tell him.
44:023:018 So he took him, and brought him to the chief captain, and
said, Paul the prisoner called me unto him, and prayed me to
bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say unto
44:023:019 Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him
aside privately, and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell
44:023:020 And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee that thou
wouldest bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though
they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly.
44:023:021 But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him
of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with
an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have
killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from
44:023:022 So the chief captain then let the young man depart, and
charged him, See thou tell no man that thou hast shewed these
things to me.
44:023:023 And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two
hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore
and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the
44:023:024 And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring
him safe unto Felix the governor.
44:023:025 And he wrote a letter after this manner:
44:023:026 Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix sendeth
44:023:027 This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of
them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having
understood that he was a Roman.
44:023:028 And when I would have known the cause wherefore they accused
him, I brought him forth into their council:
44:023:029 Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but
to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of
44:023:030 And when it was told me how that the Jews laid wait for the
man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his
accusers also to say before thee what they had against him.
44:023:031 Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and
brought him by night to Antipatris.
44:023:032 On the morrow they left the horsemen to go with him, and
returned to the castle:
44:023:033 Who, when they came to Caesarea and delivered the epistle to
the governor, presented Paul also before him.
44:023:034 And when the governor had read the letter, he asked of what
province he was. And when he understood that he was of
44:023:035 I will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers are also come.
And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall.
44:024:001 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the
elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who
informed the governor against Paul.
44:024:002 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him,
saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that
very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,
44:024:003 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with
44:024:004 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I
pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few
44:024:005 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of
sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a
ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:
44:024:006 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took,
and would have judged according to our law.
44:024:007 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great
violence took him away out of our hands,
44:024:008 Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of
whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things,
whereof we accuse him.
44:024:009 And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
44:024:010 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to
speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of
many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully
answer for myself:
44:024:011 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but
twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.
44:024:012 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any
man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues,
nor in the city:
44:024:013 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
44:024:014 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they
call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all
things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
44:024:015 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow,
that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the
just and unjust.
44:024:016 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience
void to offence toward God, and toward men.
44:024:017 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and
44:024:018 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the
temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.
44:024:019 Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they
had ought against me.
44:024:020 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil
doing in me, while I stood before the council,
44:024:021 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among
them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in
question by you this day.
44:024:022 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect
knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias
the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost
of your matter.
44:024:023 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have
liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to
minister or come unto him.
44:024:024 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife
Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him
concerning the faith in Christ.
44:024:025 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment
to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this
time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
44:024:026 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul,
that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the
oftener, and communed with him.
44:024:027 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and
Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
44:025:001 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days
he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.
44:025:002 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him
against Paul, and besought him,
44:025:003 And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to
Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.
44:025:004 But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and
that he himself would depart shortly thither.
44:025:005 Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down
with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in
44:025:006 And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went
down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment
seat commanded Paul to be brought.
44:025:007 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem
stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints
against Paul, which they could not prove.
44:025:008 While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the
Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have
I offended any thing at all.
44:025:009 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul,
and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of
these things before me?
44:025:010 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I
ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou
very well knowest.
44:025:011 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of
death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these
things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto
them. I appeal unto Caesar.
44:025:012 Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered,
Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go.
44:025:013 And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto
Caesarea to salute Festus.
44:025:014 And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul's
cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in
bonds by Felix:
44:025:015 About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the
elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment
44:025:016 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to
deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have
the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for
himself concerning the crime laid against him.
44:025:017 Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on
the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man
to be brought forth.
44:025:018 Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none
accusation of such things as I supposed:
44:025:019 But had certain questions against him of their own
superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul
affirmed to be alive.
44:025:020 And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him
whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these
44:025:021 But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of
Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to
44:025:022 Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man
myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.
44:025:023 And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with
great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with
the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus'
commandment Paul was brought forth.
44:025:024 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here
present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude
of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also
here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
44:025:025 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of
death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have
determined to send him.
44:025:026 Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord.
Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially
before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I
might have somewhat to write.
44:025:027 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not
withal to signify the crimes laid against him.
44:026:001 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for
thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for
44:026:002 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for
myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I
am accused of the Jews:
44:026:003 Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and
questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee
to hear me patiently.
44:026:004 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among
mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
44:026:005 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that
after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a
44:026:006 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made
of God, unto our fathers:
44:026:007 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God
day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king
Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
44:026:008 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God
should raise the dead?
44:026:009 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things
contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
44:026:010 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints
did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the
chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my
voice against them.
44:026:011 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them
to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I
persecuted them even unto strange cities.
44:026:012 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission
from the chief priests,
44:026:013 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above
the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them
which journeyed with me.
44:026:014 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice
speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul,
why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against
44:026:015 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom
44:026:016 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto
thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness
both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things
in the which I will appear unto thee;
44:026:017 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto
whom now I send thee,
44:026:018 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive
forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are
sanctified by faith that is in me.
44:026:019 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the
44:026:020 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and
throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles,
that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for
44:026:021 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went
about to kill me.
44:026:022 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this
day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other
things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should
44:026:023 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first
that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the
people, and to the Gentiles.
44:026:024 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud
voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make
44:026:025 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth
the words of truth and soberness.
44:026:026 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak
freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are
hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
44:026:027 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou
44:026:028 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a
44:026:029 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also
all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether
such as I am, except these bonds.
44:026:030 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the
governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:
44:026:031 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves,
saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
44:026:032 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at
liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.
44:027:001 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy,
they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named
Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.
44:027:002 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning
to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian
of Thessalonica, being with us.
44:027:003 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously
entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to
44:027:004 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus,
because the winds were contrary.
44:027:005 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia,
we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.
44:027:006 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing
into Italy; and he put us therein.
44:027:007 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come
over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed
under Crete, over against Salmone;
44:027:008 And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The
fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.
44:027:009 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now
dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul
44:027:010 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be
with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship,
but also of our lives.
44:027:011 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner
of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.
44:027:012 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the
more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they
might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an
haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north
44:027:013 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had
obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by
44:027:014 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind,
44:027:015 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the
wind, we let her drive.
44:027:016 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we
had much work to come by the boat:
44:027:017 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding
the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the
quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.
44:027:018 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day
they lightened the ship;
44:027:019 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling
of the ship.
44:027:020 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no
small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was
then taken away.
44:027:021 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of
them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and
not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and
44:027:022 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be
no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship.
44:027:023 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am,
and whom I serve,
44:027:024 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar:
and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
44:027:025 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it
shall be even as it was told me.
44:027:026 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.
44:027:027 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up
and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they
drew near to some country;
44:027:028 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had
gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it
44:027:029 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast
four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
44:027:030 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when
they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as
though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,
44:027:031 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these
abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
44:027:032 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her
44:027:033 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to
take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have
tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.
44:027:034 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your
health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any
44:027:035 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to
God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he
began to eat.
44:027:036 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some
44:027:037 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and
44:027:038 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and
cast out the wheat into the sea.
44:027:039 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they
discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they
were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.
44:027:040 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed
themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and
hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.
44:027:041 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship
aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable,
but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.
44:027:042 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any
of them should swim out, and escape.
44:027:043 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their
purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast
themselves first into the sea, and get to land:
44:027:044 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the
ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to
44:028:001 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was
44:028:002 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for
they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the
present rain, and because of the cold.
44:028:003 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them
on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened
on his hand.
44:028:004 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his
hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a
murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance
suffereth not to live.
44:028:005 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
44:028:006 Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen
down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while,
and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and
said that he was a god.
44:028:007 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the
island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us
three days courteously.
44:028:008 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a
fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and
prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.
44:028:009 So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the
island, came, and were healed:
44:028:010 Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed,
they laded us with such things as were necessary.
44:028:011 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria,
which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and
44:028:012 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.
44:028:013 And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and
after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to
44:028:014 Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them
seven days: and so we went toward Rome.
44:028:015 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to
meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom
when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.
44:028:016 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the
prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered
to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.
44:028:017 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the
chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together,
he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed
nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was
I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the
44:028:018 Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because
there was no cause of death in me.
44:028:019 But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to
appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation
44:028:020 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you,
and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I
am bound with this chain.
44:028:021 And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of
Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came
shewed or spake any harm of thee.
44:028:022 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as
concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken
44:028:023 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him
into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the
kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of
the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till
44:028:024 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some
44:028:025 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed,
after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost
by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
44:028:026 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear,
and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not
44:028:027 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears
are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest
they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and
understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I
should heal them.
44:028:028 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is
sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
44:028:029 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had
great reasoning among themselves.
44:028:030 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and
received all that came in unto him,
44:028:031 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which
concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man
Book 45 Romans
45:001:001 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle,
separated unto the gospel of God,
45:001:002 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy
45:001:003 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of
the seed of David according to the flesh;
45:001:004 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the
spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
45:001:005 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience
to the faith among all nations, for his name:
45:001:006 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
45:001:007 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
45:001:008 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that
your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
45:001:009 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;
45:001:010 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a
prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
45:001:011 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some
spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
45:001:012 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the
mutual faith both of you and me.
45:001:013 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 other
45:001:014 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to
the wise, and to the unwise.
45:001:015 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to
you that are at Rome also.
45:001:016 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.
45:001:017 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to
faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
45:001:018 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all
ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in
45:001:019 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them;
for God hath shewed it unto them.
45:001:020 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
45:001:021 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 darkened.
45:001:022 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
45:001:023 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.
45:001:024 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the
lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies
45:001:025 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and
served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for
45:001:026 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even
their women did change the natural use into that which is
45:001:027 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.
45:001:028 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;
45:001:029 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication,
wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder,
debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
45:001:030 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters,
inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
45:001:031 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural
affection, implacable, unmerciful:
45:001:032 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.
45:002:001 Therefore 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.
45:002:002 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth
against them which commit such things.
45:002:003 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?
45:002:004 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance
and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God
leadeth thee to repentance?
45:002:005 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;
45:002:006 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
45:002:007 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for
glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
45:002:008 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth,
but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
45:002:009 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth
evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
45:002:010 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good,
to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
45:002:011 For there is no respect of persons with God.
45:002:012 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;
45:002:013 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the
doers of the law shall be justified.
45:002:014 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:
45:002:015 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 another;)
45:002:016 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus
Christ according to my gospel.
45:002:017 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and
makest thy boast of God,
45:002:018 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more
excellent, being instructed out of the law;
45:002:019 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind,
a light of them which are in darkness,
45:002:020 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast
the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
45:002:021 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not
thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou
45:002:022 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou
commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit
45:002:023 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the
law dishonourest thou God?
45:002:024 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through
you, as it is written.
45:002:025 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but
if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made
45:002:026 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the
law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
45:002:027 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?
45:002:028 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that
circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
45:002:029 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.
45:003:001 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of
45:003:002 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed
the oracles of God.
45:003:003 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make
the faith of God without effect?
45:003:004 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.
45:003:005 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God,
what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I
speak as a man)
45:003:006 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
45:003:007 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto
his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
45:003:008 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.
45:003:009 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we
have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all
45:003:010 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
45:003:011 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh
45:003:012 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become
unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
45:003:013 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they
have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
45:003:014 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
45:003:015 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
45:003:016 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
45:003:017 And the way of peace have they not known:
45:003:018 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
45:003:019 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.
45:003:020 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be
justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of
45:003:021 But now the righteousness of God without the law is
manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
45:003:022 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus
Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is
45:003:023 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
45:003:024 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption
that is in Christ Jesus:
45:003:025 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 God;
45:003:026 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he
might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in
45:003:027 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works?
Nay: but by the law of faith.
45:003:028 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without
the deeds of the law.
45:003:029 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the
Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
45:003:030 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by
faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
45:003:031 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea,
we establish the law.
45:004:001 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining
to the flesh, hath found?
45:004:002 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to
glory; but not before God.
45:004:003 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was
counted unto him for righteousness.
45:004:004 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace,
but of debt.
45:004:005 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that
justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for
45:004:006 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto
whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
45:004:007 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and
whose sins are covered.
45:004:008 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
45:004:009 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or
upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was
reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
45:004:010 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in
uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
45:004:011 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:
45:004:012 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 yet
45:004:013 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.
45:004:014 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void,
and the promise made of none effect:
45:004:015 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is
45:004:016 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 all,
45:004:017 (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
45:004:018 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.
45:004:019 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:
45:004:020 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but
was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
45:004:021 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was
able also to perform.
45:004:022 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
45:004:023 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed
45:004:024 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on
him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
45:004:025 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for
45:005:001 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ:
45:005:002 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein
we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
45:005:003 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing
that tribulation worketh patience;
45:005:004 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
45:005:005 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed
abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
45:005:006 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died
for the ungodly.
45:005:007 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet
peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
45:005:008 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us.
45:005:009 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be
saved from wrath through him.
45:005:010 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.
45:005:011 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus
Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
45:005:012 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
45:005:013 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not
imputed when there is no law.
45:005:014 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.
45:005:015 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.
45:005:016 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 justification.
45:005:017 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.)
45:005:018 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.
45:005:019 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by
the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
45:005:020 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But
where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
45:005:021 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our
45:006:001 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace
45:006:002 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any
45:006:003 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus
Christ were baptized into his death?
45:006:004 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 life.
45:006:005 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his
death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
45:006:006 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not
45:006:007 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
45:006:008 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also
live with him:
45:006:009 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more;
death hath no more dominion over him.
45:006:010 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he
liveth, he liveth unto God.
45:006:011 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,
but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
45:006:012 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye
should obey it in the lusts thereof.
45:006:013 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.
45:006:014 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under
the law, but under grace.
45:006:015 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but
under grace? God forbid.
45:006:016 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?
45:006:017 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye
have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was
45:006:018 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of
45:006:019 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 holiness.
45:006:020 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from
45:006:021 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now
ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
45:006:022 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God,
ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting
45:006:023 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
45:007:001 Know 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
45:007:002 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 husband.
45:007:003 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.
45:007:004 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.
45:007:005 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
45:007:006 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.
45:007:007 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.
45:007:008 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all
manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
45:007:009 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment
came, sin revived, and I died.
45:007:010 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be
45:007:011 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and
by it slew me.
45:007:012 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just,
45:007:013 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
45:007:014 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold
45:007:015 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I
not; but what I hate, that do I.
45:007:016 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law
that it is good.
45:007:017 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in
45:007:018 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.
45:007:019 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would
not, that I do.
45:007:020 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but
sin that dwelleth in me.
45:007:021 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present
45:007:022 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
45:007:023 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.
45:007:024 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body
of this death?
45:007:025 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
45:008:001 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the
45:008:002 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me
free from the law of sin and death.
45:008:003 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:
45:008:004 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
45:008:005 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the
flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the
45:008:006 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually
minded is life and peace.
45:008:007 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not
subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
45:008:008 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
45:008:009 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.
45:008:010 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but
the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
45:008:011 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
45:008:012 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live
after the flesh.
45:008:013 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye
through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall
45:008:014 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons
45:008:015 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear;
but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry,
45:008:016 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are
the children of God:
45:008:017 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.
45:008:018 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not
worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed
45:008:019 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.
45:008:020 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly,
but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
45:008:021 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the
bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the
children of God.
45:008:022 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in
pain together until now.
45:008:023 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
45:008:024 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?
45:008:025 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience
wait for it.
45:008:026 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
45:008:027 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 God.
45:008:028 And we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are the called according to his
45:008:029 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.
45:008:030 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.
45:008:031 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who
can be against us?
45:008:032 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us
all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
45:008:033 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is
God that justifieth.
45:008:034 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 us.
45:008:035 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or
nakedness, or peril, or sword?
45:008:036 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long;
we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
45:008:037 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through
him that loved us.
45:008:038 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things
45:008:039 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able
to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus
45:009:001 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also
bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
45:009:002 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
45:009:003 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my
brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
45:009:004 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;
45:009:005 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh
Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
45:009:006 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they
are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
45:009:007 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all
children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
45:009:008 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.
45:009:009 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and
Sarah shall have a son.
45:009:010 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one,
even by our father Isaac;
45:009:011 (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 that calleth;)
45:009:012 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
45:009:013 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
45:009:014 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God
45:009:015 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
45:009:016 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that
runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
45:009:017 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
45:009:018 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom
he will he hardeneth.
45:009:019 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For
who hath resisted his will?
45:009:020 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
45:009:021 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to
make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
45:009:022 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:
45:009:023 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the
vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
45:009:024 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also
of the Gentiles?
45:009:025 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which
were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
45:009:026 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.
45:009:027 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the
children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall
45:009:028 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in
righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon
45:009:029 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
45:009:030 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not
after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the
righteousness which is of faith.
45:009:031 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness,
hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
45:009:032 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were
by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that