Romans 1

  1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, 
    separated unto the gospel of God, 
  2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy 
  3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the 
    seed of David according to the flesh; 
  4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the 
    spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: 
  5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to 
    the faith among all nations, for his name: 
  6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: 
  7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace 
    to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 
  8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your 
    faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 
  9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel 
    of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in 
    my prayers; 
 10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a 
    prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. 
 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual 
    gift, to the end ye may be established; 
 12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual 
    faith both of you and me. 
 13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I 
    purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might 
    have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. 
 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the 
    wise, and to the unwise. 
 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you 
    that are at Rome also. 
 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power 
    of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew 
    first, and also to the Greek. 
 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to 
    faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 
 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all 
    ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in 
 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for 
    God hath shewed it unto them. 
 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are 
    clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even 
    his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 
 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, 
    neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and 
    their foolish heart was darkened. 
 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 
 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made 
    like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and 
    creeping things. 
 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts 
    of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between 
 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served 
    the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 
 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even 
    their women did change the natural use into that which is against 
 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, 
    burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that 
    which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of 
    their error which was meet. 
 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, 
    God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which 
    are not convenient; 
 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, 
    covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, 
    malignity; whisperers, 
 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors 
    of evil things, disobedient to parents, 
 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural 
    affection, implacable, unmerciful: 
 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such 
    things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have 
    pleasure in them that do them. 

    Romans 2

  1 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. 
  2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth 
    against them which commit such things. 
  3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such 
    things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of 
  4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and 
    longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee 
    to repentance? 
  5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto 
    thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the 
    righteous judgment of God; 
  6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 
  7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory 
    and honour and immortality, eternal life: 
  8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but 
    obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 
  9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, 
    of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 
 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to 
    the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 
 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 
 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without 
    law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the 
 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers 
    of the law shall be justified. 
 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the 
    things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law 
    unto themselves: 
 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their 
    conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while 
    accusing or else excusing one another;) 
 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ 
    according to my gospel. 
 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest 
    thy boast of God, 
 18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more 
    excellent, being instructed out of the law; 
 19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a 
    light of them which are in darkness, 
 20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the 
    form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. 
 21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? 
    thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? 
 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou 
    commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit 
 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law 
    dishonourest thou God? 
 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, 
    as it is written. 
 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if 
    thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made 
 26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, 
    shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 
 27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the 
    law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost 
    transgress the law? 
 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that 
    circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 
 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that 
    of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise 
    is not of men, but of God. 

    Romans 3 

  1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of 
  2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the 
    oracles of God. 
  3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the 
    faith of God without effect? 
  4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is 
    written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and 
    mightest overcome when thou art judged. 
  5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what 
    shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as 
    a man) 
  6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? 
  7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his 
    glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 
  8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some 
    affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose 
    damnation is just. 
  9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have 
    before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 
 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 
 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after 
 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become 
    unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 
 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have 
    used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 
 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 
 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 
 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 
 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 
 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 
 19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to 
    them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and 
    all the world may become guilty before God. 
 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be 
    justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 
 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, 
    being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 
 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ 
    unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no 
 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 
 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is 
    in Christ Jesus: 
 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his 
    blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that 
    are past, through the forbearance of God; 
 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might 
    be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 
 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? 
    Nay: but by the law of faith. 
 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the 
    deeds of the law. 
 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? 
    Yes, of the Gentiles also: 
 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by 
    faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 
 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we 
    establish the law. 

    Romans 4 

  1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to 
    the flesh, hath found? 
  2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; 
    but not before God. 
  3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was 
    counted unto him for righteousness. 
  4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but 
    of debt. 
  5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth 
    the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 
  6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto 
    whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 
  7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose 
    sins are covered. 
  8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. 
  9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon 
    the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to 
    Abraham for righteousness. 
 10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in 
    uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 
 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the 
    righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: 
    that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they 
    be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them 
 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the 
    circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of 
    our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. 
 13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not 
    to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the 
    righteousness of faith. 
 14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and 
    the promise made of none effect: 
 15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no 
 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end 
    the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which 
    is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; 
    who is the father of us all, 
 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) 
    before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, 
    and calleth those things which be not as though they were. 
 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father 
    of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy 
    seed be. 
 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now 
    dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the 
    deadness of Sara's womb: 
 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was 
    strong in faith, giving glory to God; 
 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able 
    also to perform. 
 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. 
 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to 
 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him 
    that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 
 25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our 

    Romans 5 

  1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through 
    our Lord Jesus Christ: 
  2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we 
    stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 
  3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that 
    tribulation worketh patience; 
  4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 
  5 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. 
  6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for 
    the ungodly. 
  7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure 
    for a good man some would even dare to die. 
  8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet 
    sinners, Christ died for us. 
  9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be 
    saved from wrath through him. 
 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the 
    death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved 
    by his life. 
 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus 
    Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. 
 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by 
    sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 
 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed 
    when there is no law. 
 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that 
    had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who 
    is the figure of him that was to come. 
 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through 
    the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and 
    the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath 
    abounded unto many. 
 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the 
    judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many 
    offences unto justification. 
 17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they 
    which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness 
    shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 
 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to 
    condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift 
    came upon all men unto justification of life. 
 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the 
    obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 
 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where 
    sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 
 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign 
    through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. 

    Romans 6 

  1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may 
  2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer 
  3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ 
    were baptized into his death? 
  4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like 
    as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, 
    even so we also should walk in newness of life. 
  5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, 
    we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 
  6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the 
    body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not 
    serve sin. 
  7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 
  8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live 
    with him: 
  9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; 
    death hath no more dominion over him. 
 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, 
    he liveth unto God. 
 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but 
    alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should 
    obey it in the lusts thereof. 
 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness 
    unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive 
    from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness 
    unto God. 
 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the 
    law, but under grace. 
 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but 
    under grace? God forbid. 
 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, 
    his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or 
    of obedience unto righteousness? 
 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have 
    obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered 
 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of 
 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your 
    flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness 
    and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members 
    servants to righteousness unto holiness. 
 20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from 
 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? 
    for the end of those things is death. 
 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye 
    have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 
 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life 
    through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

    Romans 7 

  1 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 liveth? 
  2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her 
    husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is 
    loosed from the law of her husband. 
  3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another 
    man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be 
    dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, 
    though she be married to another man. 
  4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the 
    body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him 
    who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto 
  5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by 
    the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 
  6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we 
    were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in 
    the oldness of the letter. 
  7 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. 
  8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all 
    manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. 
  9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment 
    came, sin revived, and I died. 
 10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be 
    unto death. 
 11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by 
    it slew me. 
 12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and 
 13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But 
    sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which 
    is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding 
 14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under 
 15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; 
    but what I hate, that do I. 
 16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that 
    it is good. 
 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 
 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good 
    thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that 
    which is good I find not. 
 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would 
    not, that I do. 
 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin 
    that dwelleth in me. 
 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present 
    with me. 
 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 
 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my 
    mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in 
    my members. 
 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of 
    this death? 
 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I 
    myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. 

    Romans 8 

  1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ 
    Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 
  2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me 
    free from the law of sin and death. 
  3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the 
    flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, 
    and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 
  4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who 
    walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 
  5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; 
    but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 
  6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded 
    is life and peace. 
  7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not 
    subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 
  8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 
  9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the 
    Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of 
    Christ, he is none of his. 
 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the 
    Spirit is life because of righteousness. 
 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell 
    in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken 
    your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 
 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live 
    after the flesh. 
 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through 
    the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 
 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of 
 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but 
    ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, 
 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the 
    children of God: 
 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with 
    Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also 
    glorified together. 
 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not 
    worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in 
 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the 
    manifestation of the sons of God. 
 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by 
    reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 
 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the 
    bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of 
 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in 
    pain together until now. 
 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits 
    of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting 
    for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. 
 24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for 
    what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 
 25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait 
    for it. 
 26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not 
    what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh 
    intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 
 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the 
    Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to 
    the will of God. 
 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that 
    love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 
 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed 
    to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many 
 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom 
    he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he 
    also glorified. 
 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can 
    be against us? 
 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, 
    how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 
 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God 
    that justifieth. 
 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, 
    that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who 
    also maketh intercession for us. 
 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, 
    or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or 
 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we 
    are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 
 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him 
    that loved us. 
 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor 
    principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to 
 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to 
    separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our 

    Romans 9 

  1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing 
    me witness in the Holy Ghost, 
  2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. 
  3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my 
    brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: 
  4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the 
    glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the 
    service of God, and the promises; 
  5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ 
    came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. 
  6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are 
    not all Israel, which are of Israel: 
  7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all 
    children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 
  8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not 
    the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted 
    for the seed. 
  9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and 
    Sara shall have a son. 
 10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, 
    even by our father Isaac; 
 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good 
    or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might 
    stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) 
 12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 
 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. 
 14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God 
 15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have 
    mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 
 16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, 
    but of God that sheweth mercy. 
 17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose 
    have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and 
    that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. 
 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he 
    will he hardeneth. 
 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who 
    hath resisted his will? 
 20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the 
    thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me 
 21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make 
    one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 
 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power 
    known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted 
    to destruction: 
 23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the 
    vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 
 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of 
    the Gentiles? 
 25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were 
    not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 
 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said 
    unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the 
    children of the living God. 
 27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the 
    children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be 
 28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: 
    because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. 
 29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us 
    a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. 
 30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not 
    after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the 
    righteousness which is of faith. 
 31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath 
    not attained to the law of righteousness. 
 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by 
    the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; 
 33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock 
    of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 

    Romans 10 

  1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that 
    they might be saved. 
  2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not 
    according to knowledge. 
  3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to 
    establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves 
    unto the righteousness of God. 
  4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one 
    that believeth. 
  5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That 
    the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 
  6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say 
    not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to 
    bring Christ down from above:) 
  7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ 
    again from the dead.) 
  8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and 
    in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 
  9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and 
    shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the 
    dead, thou shalt be saved. 
 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the 
    mouth confession is made unto salvation. 
 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be 
 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the 
    same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 
 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 
 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? 
    and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and 
    how shall they hear without a preacher? 
 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, 
    How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of 
    peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 
 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, 
    who hath believed our report? 
 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 
 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into 
    all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. 
 19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke 
    you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish 
    nation I will anger you. 
 20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that 
    sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after 
 21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my 
    hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people. 

    Romans 11 

  1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also 
    am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 
  2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not 
    what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to 
    God against Israel, saying, 
  3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; 
    and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 
  4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to 
    myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the 
    image of Baal. 
  5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant 
    according to the election of grace. 
  6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is 
    no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: 
    otherwise work is no more work. 
  7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but 
    the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded 
  8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of 
    slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should 
    not hear;) unto this day. 
  9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and 
    a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: 
 10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down 
    their back alway. 
 11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: 
    but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, 
    for to provoke them to jealousy. 
 12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the 
    diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more 
    their fulness? 
 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the 
    Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 
 14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my 
    flesh, and might save some of them. 
 15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, 
    what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 
 16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the 
    root be holy, so are the branches. 
 17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild 
    olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of 
    the root and fatness of the olive tree; 
 18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest 
    not the root, but the root thee. 
 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be 
    graffed in. 
 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest 
    by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: 
 21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also 
    spare not thee. 
 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which 
    fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his 
    goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 
 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be 
    graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. 
 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by 
    nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive 
    tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be 
    graffed into their own olive tree? 
 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this 
    mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that 
    blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the 
    Gentiles be come in. 
 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall 
    come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness 
    from Jacob: 
 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their 
 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as 
    touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. 
 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. 
 30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now 
    obtained mercy through their unbelief: 
 31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy 
    they also may obtain mercy. 
 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have 
    mercy upon all. 
 33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! 
    how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 
 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his 
 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto 
    him again? 
 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom 
    be glory for ever. Amen. 

    Romans 12 

  1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye 
    present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, 
    which is your reasonable service. 
  2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the 
    renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and 
    acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 
  3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is 
    among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to 
    think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every 
    man the measure of faith. 
  4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not 
    the same office: 
  5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members 
    one of another. 
  6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given 
    to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the 
    proportion of faith; 
  7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, 
    on teaching; 
  8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do 
    it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that 
    sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 
  9 Let 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 preferring one another; 
 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 
 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in 
 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 
 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 
 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 
 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but 
    condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 
 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the 
    sight of all men. 
 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with 
    all men. 
 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto 
    wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith 
    the Lord. 
 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him 
    drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 
 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.    

    Romans 13 

  1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no 
    power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 
  2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance 
    of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves 
  3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt 
    thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and 
    thou shalt have praise of the same: 
  4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do 
    that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in 
    vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath 
    upon him that doeth evil. 
  5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also 
    for conscience sake. 
  6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's 
    ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 
  7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is 
    due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom 
  8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth 
    another hath fulfilled the law. 
  9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, 
    Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou 
    shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is 
    briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy 
    neighbour as thyself. 
 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the 
    fulfilling of the law. 
 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out 
    of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 
 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast 
    off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 
 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and 
    drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and 
 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for 
    the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. 

    Romans 14 

  1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful 
  2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is 
    weak, eateth herbs. 
  3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not 
    him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received 
  4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master 
    he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is 
    able to make him stand. 
  5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every 
    day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 
  6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that 
    regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that 
    eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that 
    eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 
  7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 
  8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we 
    die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the 
  9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he 
    might be Lord both of the dead and living. 
 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at 
    nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment 
    seat of Christ. 
 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow 
    to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 
 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 
 13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this 
    rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in 
    his brother's way. 
 14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing 
    unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be 
    unclean, to him it is unclean. 
 15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not 
    charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. 
 16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of: 
 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, 
    and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 
 18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, 
    and approved of men. 
 19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and 
    things wherewith one may edify another. 
 20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; 
    but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. 
 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing 
    whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. 
 22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that 
    condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 
 23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of 
    faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. 

    Romans 15 

  1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, 
    and not to please ourselves. 
  2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to 
  3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The 
    reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. 
  4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our 
    learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures 
    might have hope. 
  5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded 
    one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 
  6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the 
    Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
  7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to 
    the glory of God. 
  8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for 
    the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: 
  9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is 
    written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, 
    and sing unto thy name. 
 10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. 
 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye 
 12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he 
    that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the 
    Gentiles trust. 
 13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, 
    that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. 
 14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also 
    are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to 
    admonish one another. 
 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in 
    some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is 
    given to me of God, 
 16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, 
    ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the 
    Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. 
 17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those 
    things which pertain to God. 
 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ 
    hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and 
 19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of 
    God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I 
    have fully preached the gospel of Christ. 
 20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was 
    named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: 
 21 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall 
    see: and they that have not heard shall understand. 
 22 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you. 
 23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great 
    desire these many years to come unto you; 
 24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I 
    trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way 
    thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your 
 25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. 
 26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain 
    contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. 
 27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if 
    the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, 
    their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. 
 28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this 
    fruit, I will come by you into Spain. 
 29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the 
    fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. 
 30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and 
    for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in 
    your prayers to God for me; 
 31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; 
    and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of 
    the saints; 
 32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with 
    you be refreshed. 
 33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. 

    Romans 16

  1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the 
    church which is at Cenchrea: 
  2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye 
    assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she 
    hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also. 
  3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: 
  4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only 
    I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. 
  5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my 
    wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto 
  6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us. 
  7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, 
    who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before 
  8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. 
  9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. 
 10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of 
    Aristobulus' household. 
 11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of 
    Narcissus, which are in the Lord. 
 12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the 
    beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord. 
 13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. 
 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the 
    brethren which are with them. 
 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, 
    and all the saints which are with them. 
 16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ 
    salute you. 
 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and 
    offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid 
 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their 
    own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts 
    of the simple. 
 19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad 
    therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that 
    which is good, and simple concerning evil. 
 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. 
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. 
 21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my 
    kinsmen, salute you. 
 22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. 
 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus 
    the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. 
 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 
 25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my 
    gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the 
    revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world 
 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, 
    according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to 
    all nations for the obedience of faith: 
 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. 
    [Written to the Romans from Corinthus, and sent by Phebe servant 
    of the church at Cenchrea.]