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The benefit of adoption.
Intercession of the Spirit, the Spirit, the things of the 16 The Spirit itself beareth Spirit.
witness with our spirit, that we 6 For to be carnally minded are the children of God: is death ; but to be spiritually 17 And if children, then minded is life and peace : heirs ; heirs of God, and joint
7 Because the carnal mind heirs with Christ; if so be that is enmity against God; for it is we suffer with him, that we may not subject to the law of God, be also glorified together. neither indeed can be.
18 For I reckon that the 8 So then they that are in sufferings of this present time the flesh cannot please God. are not worthy to be compared
ye are not in the flesh, with the glory which shall be but in the Spirit, if so be that revealed in us. the Spirit of God dwell in you. 19 For the earnest expectaNow if any man have not the tion of the creature waiteth for Spirit of Christ, he is none of the manifestation of the sons of his.
God. 10 And if Christ be in you, 20 For the creature was the body is dead because of sin; made subject to vanity, not but the Spirit is life because of willingly, but by reason of him righteousness.
who hath subjected the same in 11 But if the Spirit of him, hope ; that raised
Jesus from the 21 Because the creature itself dead, dwell in you, he that also shall be delivered from the raised up Christ from the dead bondage of corruption into the shall also quicken your mortal glorious liberty of the children bodies by his Spirit that dwell- of God.
22 For we know that the 12 Therefore, brethren, we whole creation groaneth and are debtors, not to the flesh, to travaileth in pain together until live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the 23 And not only they, but flesh, ye shall die: but if ye ourselves also, which have the through the Spirit do mortify the first-fruits of the Spirit, even deeds of the body, ye shall live. we ourselves groan within our
14 For as many as are led selves, waiting for the adoption, by the Spirit of God, they are to wit, the redemption of our the sons of God.
body. 15 For ye have not received 24 For we are saved by the spirit of bondage again, to hope : but hope that is seen, is fear; but ye have received the not hope; for what a man seeth, Spirit of adoption, whereby we why doth he yet hope for? cry, Abba, Father.
25 But if we hope for that
eth in you.
The grounds and assurance
of a Christian's hope. we see not, then do we with is even at the right hand of patience wait for it,
God, who also maketh interces26 Likewise the Spirit also sion for us. helpeth our infirmities : for we 35 Who shall separate us know not what we should pray from the love of Christ ? shall for as we ought: but the Spirit tribulation, or distress, or perseitself maketh intercession for us cution, or famine, or nakedness, with groanings which cannot be or peril, or sword? uttered.
36 As it is written, For thy 27 And he that searcheth the sake we are killed all the day hearts knoweth what is the mind long ; we are accounted as sheep of the Spirit, because he maketh for the slaughter. intercession for the saints ac- 37 Nay, in all these things cording to the will of God. we are more than conquerors,
28 And we know that all through him that loved us. things work together for good 38 For I am.persuaded, that to them that love God, to them neither death nor. life, who are the called according to angels, nor principalities, nor
powers, nor things present, nor 29 For whom he did fore-things to come, know, he also did predestinate 39 Nor height, nor depth, to be conformed to the image of nor any other creature, shall be his Son, that he might be the able to separate us from the love first-born among many brethren. of God, which is in Christ Jesus
30 Moreover, whom he did our Lord.
SAY the in Christ, justifiedhe also glorified. I lie not, my conscience also
31 What shall we then say bearing me witness in the Holy to these things? If God be for Ghost, us, who can be against us? 2 That I have great heavi
32 He that spared not his ness and continual sorrow in my own Son, but delivered him up heart. for us all, how shall he not with 3 For I could wish that
myhim also freely give us all self were accursed from Christ things?
for my brethren, my kinsmen 33 Who shall lay any thing according to the flesh: to the charge of God's elect? It 4 Who are Israelites ; to whom is God that justifieth.
pertaineth the adoption, and the 34 Who is he that condemn- glory, and the covenants, and the eth? It is Christ that died, yea giving of the law, and the serrather, that is risen again, who vice of God, and the promises ;
God hath mercy
on whom he will. 5 Whose are the fathers, and 16 So then it is not of him of whom, as concerning the that willeth, nor of him that flesh, Christ came, who is over runneth, but of God that shewall, God blessed for ever. Amen. eth mercy.
6 Not as though the word of 17 For the Scripture saith God hath taken none effect. unto Pharaoh, Even for this For they are not all Israel same purpose have I raised thee which are of Israel:
up, that I might shew my 7 Neither, because they are power in thee, and that my the seed of Abraham, are they name might be declared throughall children: but, In Isaac shall out all the earth. thy seed be called.
18 Therefore hath he mercy 8 That is, they which are
on whom he will have mercy, the children of the flesh, these and whom he will he hardeneth. are not the children of God:
19 Thou wilt say then unto but the children of the promise me, Why doth he yet find are counted for the seed.
fault? for who hath resisted his 9 For this is the word of will ? promise, At this time will I 20 Nay but, О man, who art come, and Sarah shall have a
thou that repliest against God?
Shall the thing formed say to 10 And not only this; but him that formed it, Why hast when Rebecca also had con- thou made me thus ? ceived by one, even by our fa
21 Hath not the potter power ther Isaac;
over the clay, of the same lump 11 (For the children being to make one vessel unto honour, not yet born, neither having and another unto dishonour? done any good or evil, that the 22 What if God, willing to purpose of God, according to shew his wrath, and to make election, might stand, not of his power known, endured with works, but of him that calleth;) much long-suffering the vessels
12 It was said unto her, The of wrath fitted to destruction; elder shall serve the younger : 23 And that he might make
13 As it is written, Jacob have known the riches of his glory I loved, but Esau have I hated. on the vessels of mercy, which
14 | What shall we say, he had afore prepared unto then? Is there unrighteousness glory, with God? God forbid.
24 Even us, whom he hath 15 For he saith to Moses, I called, not of the Jews only, will have mercy on whom I will but also of the Gentiles ? have mercy, and I will have 25 As he saith also in Osee, compassion on whom I will have I will call them my people, compassion.
which were not my people;
The Gentiles called.
CHAP. X. The righteousness of faith. and her beloved, which was not
CHAP. X. beloved.
No believer shall be confounded.
26 And it shall come to pass, Bhdesire and prayer to God
that in the place where it was said unto thein, Ye are not my for Israel is, that they might people; there shall they be be saved. called the children of the living 2 For I bear them record, God.
that they have a zeal of God, 27 Esaias also_crieth con- but not according to knowledge. cerning Israel, Though the 3 For they being ignorant of number of the children of Israel God's righteousness, and going be as the sand of the sea, a rem- about to establish their own nant shall be saved.
righteousness, have not submit28 For he will finish the ted themselves unto the rightwork, and cut it short in righteousness of God. eousness: because a short work 4 For Christ is the end of will the Lord make upon the the law for righteousness to earth.
every one that believeth. 29 And as Esaias said before, 5 For Moses describeth the Except the Lord of Sabaoth had righteousness which is of the left us a seed, we had been as law, That the man which Sodoma, and been made like doeth those things shall live by unto Gomorrha.
them. 30 What shall we say then? 6 But the righteousness which That the Gentiles, which folis of faith speaketh on this wise, lowed not after righteousness, Say not in thine heart, Who have attained to righteousness, shall ascend into heaven? (that even the righteousness which is is, to bring Christ down from of faith.
above:) 31 But Israel, which followed 7 Or, who shall descend into after the law of righteousness, the deep? (that is, to bring up hath not attained to the law of Christ again from the dead.) righteousness,
8 But what saith it? The 32. Wherefore ? Because they word is nigh thee, even in thy sought it not by faith, but as it mouth, and in thy heart: that were by the works of the law : is, the word of faith which we for they stumbled at that stum- preach; bling-stone;
9 That if thou shalt confess 33 As it is written, Behold, with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, I lay in Sion a stumbling-stone and shalt believe in thine heart and rock of offence: and whoso- that God hath raised him from ever believeth on him shall not the dead, thou shalt be saved. be ashamed.
10 For with the heart man not obtained that which he
Salvation open to all believers. ROMANS, A remnant of Israel to be saved. believeth unto righteousness ;
20 But Esaias is very bold, and with the mouth confession and saith, I was found of them is made unto salvation.
that sought me not; I was made 11 For the Scripture saith, manifest unto them that asked Whosoever believeth on him not after me. shall not be ashamed.
21 But to Israel he saith, All 12 For there is no difference day long I have stretched forth between the Jew and the Greek: my hands unto a disobedient for the same Lord over all is rich and gainsaying people. unto all that call
CHAP. XI. 13 For whosoever shall call
All Israel not rejected. upon
the name of the Lord shall SAY then, Hath God cast be saved.
away his people? God forbid. 14 How then shall they call For I also am an Israelite, of the on him in whom they have not seed of Abraham, of the tribe of believed? and how shall they Benjamin. believe in him of whom they 2 God hath not cast away have not heard? and how shall his people which he foreknew. they hear without a preacher? Wot ye not what the scripture
15 And how shall they preach, saith of Elias? how he maketh except they be sent as it is intercession to God against Iswritten, How beautiful are the rael, saying, feet of them that preach the 3 Lord, they have killed thy gospel of peace, and bring glad prophets, and digged down thine tidings of good things!
altars; and I am left alone, and 16 But they have not all they seek my life. obeyed the gospel. For Esaias 4 But what saith the answer of saith, Lord, who hath believed God unto him? I have reserved our report?
to myself seven thousand men, 17 So then faith cometh by who have not bowed the knee hearing, and hearing by the to the image of Baal. word of God.
5 Even so then at this present 18 But I say, Have they not time also there is a remnant heard? Yes, verily, their sound according to the election of went into all the earth, and grace. their words unto the ends of 6 And if by grace, then is it the world.
no more of works: otherwise 19 But I say, Did not Israel grace is no more grace. But if know? First Moses saith, I will it be of works, then is it no provoke you to jealousy by them more grace: otherwise work is that are no people, and by no more work. a foolish nation I will anger 7. What then? Israel hath you.