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11 nour * go before one another: be not slothful in business : 12 be fervent in spirit: serve the Lord +: rejoice in hope: 13 be patient in affliction : persevere in prayer: contribute

to the necessities of the saints: be given to hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you: bless, and curse them 15 not. Rejoice with those that rejoice, and weep with 16 those that weep. Be of the same mind one toward an

other. Mind not high things, but accommodate your17 selves to what are humble I. Be not wise in your own

conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide 18 what is good in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as 19 much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Be

loved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to

the anger of Gods: for it is written, Vengeance is 20 mine; I will repay,” saith the Lord. If therefore thine

enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink:

for in so doing thou wilt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome by evil; but overcome evil with good. CH, Xu. Let every man be subject to the powers in autho

rity 1l : for there is no power but from God; and the 2 powers which exist are appointed of God. He therefore

who resisteth the power, resisteth the appointment of

God: and those who resist will receive to themselves 3 judgement. For rulers are not a terror to good works,

but to evil. Wouldest thou therefore not be afraid of the power ? do that which is good, and thou wilt have

• Or, in shewing honour prevent one another.

+ “By being fervent in his spirit. But many good critics prefer xasgm; though Mishaelis rejects it. Tr. by Marsh i. 284. Use opportunity wisely, for good purposes, “ Watch the fittest seasons for doing good.” Dr. Wall. See the quotations in Le Clerc on Hammond.” Newcome. Griesbach, in his second edition, admits xaigu (the time) into his text. Wakefield translates the verse, “not backward to diligence, of an active mind, serving yourselves of the opportunity."

be led away with the humble, N. $ “So in Pol. synops, sign. 2. Frid. Schmidii annot. in epist. ad Rom. 8vo. Lipsiæ, 1777. and Dr. Henry Owen. This sense is confirmed by what follows." Newcome. “Give way to the anger of another.Wakefield.

#supreme powers, N. See W.

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4 praise from it. For he is a 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 a minister of

God, an avenger to execute punishment upon him who 5 doeth evil. Wherefore it is necessary that ye be sub

ject, not only because of punishment but also because of 6 conscience. For on this account ye pay tribute also:

for they are God's ministers, attending continually to 7 this matter. Render therefore to all their dues : tribute,

to whom tribute is due ; custom, to whom custom; fear, to whom fear; honour, to whom honour.

Owe no man any thing, but love to one another: for 9 he that loveth another fulfilleth the law. For the com

mandments, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt do no murther, Thou shalt not steal, [Thou shalt not bear false witness,] Thou shalt not covet;" and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in

these words, namely, “ Thou shalt love thy neighbour 10 as thyself.” Love worketh no ill to our neighbour : love

therefore is the fulfilling of the law. 11 And we should do this, knowing the time, that now is

the hour to awake out of sleep: for now our salvation is

nearer than when we believed: the night is far spent, the 12 day approacheth : let us therefore lay aside the works of 13 darkness, and let us put on the attire of light. Let us

walk becomingly, as in the day; not in revellings and

drunkenness, not in debauchery and wantonness, not in 14 strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ;

and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil its desires. Ch. xiv. Now receive to yourselves him that is weak in the 2 faith, but not for doubtful disputings. One believeth

that he may eat all things: but another, who is weak, 3 eateth herbs only. Let not him that eateth, despise him

that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not, judge

him that eateth; for God hath received him to himself. 4 Who art thou that judgest the servant of another ? to his

own master he standeth or falleth. But he shall be esta5 blished: for God is able to establish him. One man

esteemeth one day above another : but another man

esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully per6 suaded in his own mind. He who regardeth the day,

regardeth it to the Lord; and he who regardeth not the day, to the Lord he regardeth it not. 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 7 God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and none 8 dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live to the

Lord ; and whether we die, we die to the Lord: whe9ther we live therefore or die, we are the Lord's. For to

this end Christ [both] died *, and lived again, that he

might have dominion both over the dead and the living t. 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou

despise thy brother? for we shall all stand before the 11 judgement-seat of Christ. For it is written, “ As I live,

saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every 12 tongue shall praise God.” So then every one of us must 13 give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore

judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that

no man put a stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall, in 14 his brother's way. I know, and am persuaded in the

Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself: but if any

man esteem any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 But if thy brother be disquieted because of thy food, thou

no longer walkest according to love. Destroy not him 16 by thy food, for whom Christ died. Let not then your 17 good be evil-spoken of. For the kingdom of God is not

meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy 18 in the holy spirit. For he that in these things serveth

Christ, is well-pleasing to God, and approved by men,

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and rose again, and revived, that, &c. R. T. + authority to raise the dead to life, and to command the obedience of the living. Dr. Taylor,

19 So then let us follow after the things which make for 20 peace, and for the edifying of one another. For a kind

of food, destroy noi the work of God. All things in

deed are pure; but it is evil in that man who eateth so as 21 to cause offence. It is right neither to eat flesh, nor to

drink wine, nor to do any thing by which thy brother 22 stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. Thou hast

faith. Have it with respect to thyself, in the sight of God.

Happy is he who condemneth not himself in that 23 which he alloweth himself to do. But he who doubteth is

condemned if he eat, because he eatcth not from faith :

for whatsoever is not from faith is sin. 25 xvi. * Now unto him that is able to establish you, (ac

cording to the gospel which I tcach, and to my preaching

of Jesus Christ, according to the revealed mystery, which 26 was kept secret under the ancient dispensations, but hath

now been made manifest, and, by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlast

ing God, hath been made known to all the gentiles for 27 their obedience to the faith;) to the only wise God, be

glory, through Jesus Christ, for ever. Amer. CH: xv. Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmitics 2 of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one

of us please his neighbour for his good, to edification. 3 For Christ also pleased not himself ; but, as it is written,

The reproaches of those who reproached thee fell on 4 me.” For whatsoever things were formerly written,

were written for our instruction; that we, through the

patience and comfort arising from + the scriptures, might 5 have hope. Now the God of patience and comfort grant

you to be of the same mind among yourselves, according 6 to the will of Christ Jesus: that with one consent, and

with one mouth, ye may glorify the God and Father

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* In the common copies this doxology is inserted at the conclusion of ch. xvi. but the Alexandrian and most of the other manuscripts introduce it here. Sce Griesbach.

of taught by, N.

7 of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive to your

selves one another; as Christ also hath received you to

himself for the glory of God. 8

Now I say, that Jesus Christ became a minister of the circumcision, for the truth of God, to confirm the pro9 mises made to the fathers : and that the gentiles might

glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, “For this

cause I will praise thee among the gentiles, and sing un10 to thy name.” And again it is said, “ Rejoice, ye gen11 tiles, together with his people.” And again, “ Praise

the Lord, all-ye gentiles ; and laud him, all ye people.” 12 And again Isaiah saith, “ There shall be a root of Jesse :

and he who shall rise to reign over the gentiles, in him 13 the gentiles shall hope.” 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 spirit. 14 And I myself also am persuaded concerning you, my

brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with 15 all knowledge, able to admonish one another also. Ne

vertheless, brethren, I have written to you somewhat

boldly in part, as putting you in mind, on account of 16 the favour which God hath bestowed on me; that I

should be a minister of Jesus Christ to the gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the

gentiles might be well-accepted, being sanctified by the 17 holy spirit. I have therefore whereof I may glory through 18 Jesus Christ, in things relating to God; (for I will not

dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath

not wrought by me ;) concerning the obedience of the 19 gentiles in word and deed, through mighty signs and

wonders, through the power of the spirit of God*; so that

from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum, I have 20 fully preached the gospel of Christ: earnestly striving,

however, to preach the gospel in this manner; not where

* Or, the holy spirit. MSS.

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