Most Popular Bible Verses in Romans

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Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?

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What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?

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For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

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For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,

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But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,

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For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.

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But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God?

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for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God's purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls,

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How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

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always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you.

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that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.

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Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

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Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

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Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!

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I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles.

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First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.

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Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.

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Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;

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because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.

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For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery--so that you will not be wise in your own estimation--that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;

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For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;

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For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,

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Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.

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Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God;

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What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;

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But what does it say? "THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART"--that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,

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For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.

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I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea;

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For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

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I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit,

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So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.

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But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.

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May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?

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What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET."

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Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?

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Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past,

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But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,

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I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

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What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found?

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And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,

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And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.

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May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, "THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED."

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Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?

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and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, "THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB."

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So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.

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One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind.

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Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.

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So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.

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For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.

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For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.

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For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.

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For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves,

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Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

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So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh--

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But it is not as though the word of God has failed For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel;

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Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.

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But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.

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Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?

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For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."

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For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

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Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this--not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way.

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which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,

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For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.

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But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?

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and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

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For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

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for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

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For this, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."

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and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

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For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope

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But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.

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But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed,

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Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

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and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

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Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due.

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If the first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are too.

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What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!

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But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,

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(as it is written, "A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU") in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

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For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection,

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For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law;

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Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.

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But if you bear the name "Jew" and rely upon the Law and boast in God,

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it was said to her, "THE OLDER WILL SERVE THE YOUNGER."

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I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous.

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and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me;

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For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

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for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.

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"BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT."

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slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

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for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

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For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

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You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."

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For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed,

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for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either.

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do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.

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Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith Do not be conceited, but fear;

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but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.

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"WHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS";

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Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say, "FAITH WAS CREDITED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."

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in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

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"THIS IS MY COVENANT WITH THEM, WHEN I TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS."

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From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;

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but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

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There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek,

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For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?

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How then was it credited? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised;

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Timothy my fellow worker greets you, and so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.

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The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification.

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so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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but as it is written, "THEY WHO HAD NO NEWS OF HIM SHALL SEE, AND THEY WHO HAVE NOT HEARD SHALL UNDERSTAND."

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But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good.

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AND THE PATH OF PEACE THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN."

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Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.

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but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you

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"THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES."

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And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

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As He says also in Hosea, "I WILL CALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, 'MY PEOPLE,' AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, 'BELOVED.'"

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So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.

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whenever I go to Spain--for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while--

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and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;

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And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.

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The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.

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and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had while uncircumcised.

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and know His will and approve the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law,

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Gaius, host to me and to the whole church, greets you Erastus, the city treasurer greets you, and Quartus, the brother.

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God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel?

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[The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.]

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I, Tertius, who write this letter, greet you in the Lord.

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Therefore, when I have finished this, and have put my seal on this fruit of theirs, I will go on by way of you to Spain.

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For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,

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"LET THEIR EYES BE DARKENED TO SEE NOT, AND BEND THEIR BACKS FOREVER."

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and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

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For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

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you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal?

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For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

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You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

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Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense.

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But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.

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So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

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And he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you who though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a transgressor of the Law?

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"Lord, THEY HAVE KILLED YOUR PROPHETS, THEY HAVE TORN DOWN YOUR ALTARS, AND I ALONE AM LEFT, AND THEY ARE SEEKING MY LIFE."

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if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;

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You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?

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For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified;

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Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah's womb;

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And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,

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For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

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even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles.

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And David says, "LET THEIR TABLE BECOME A SNARE AND A TRAP, AND A STUMBLING BLOCK AND A RETRIBUTION TO THEM.

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So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.

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Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him,

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But what is the divine response to him? "I HAVE KEPT for Myself SEVEN THOUSAND MEN WHO HAVE NOT BOWED THE KNEE TO BAAL."

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Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,

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Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, "THOUGH THE NUMBER OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL BE LIKE THE SAND OF THE SEA, IT IS THE REMNANT THAT WILL BE SAVED;

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For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you;

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but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,

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Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.

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that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart.

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Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.

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I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

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And just as Isaiah foretold, "UNLESS THE LORD OF SABAOTH HAD LEFT TO US A POSTERITY, WE WOULD HAVE BECOME LIKE SODOM, AND WOULD HAVE RESEMBLED GOMORRAH."

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nor are they all children because they are Abraham's descendants, but: "THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED."

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That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants.

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"AND IT SHALL BE THAT IN THE PLACE WHERE IT WAS SAID TO THEM, 'YOU ARE NOT MY PEOPLE,' THERE THEY SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF THE LIVING GOD."

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but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.

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But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have; "THEIR VOICE HAS GONE OUT INTO ALL THE EARTH, AND THEIR WORDS TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD."

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However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?"

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FOR THE LORD WILL EXECUTE HIS WORD ON THE EARTH, THOROUGHLY AND QUICKLY."

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For this is the word of promise: "AT THIS TIME I WILL COME, AND SARAH SHALL HAVE A SON."

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Greet Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners, who are outstanding among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

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For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established;

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Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.

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For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?

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so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

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One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.

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But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.

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for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.

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But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.

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For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

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And Isaiah is very bold and says, "I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO DID NOT SEEK ME, I BECAME MANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME."

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For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband.

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Where then is boasting? It is excluded By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.

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But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says, "I WILL MAKE YOU JEALOUS BY THAT WHICH IS NOT A NATION, BY A NATION WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WILL I ANGER YOU."

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But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: "DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, 'WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN?' (that is, to bring Christ down),

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What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

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for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

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What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be!

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Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,

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But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree,

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And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac;

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For not knowing about God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

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Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

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On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it?

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And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

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For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness.

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who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,

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For it is written, "AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD."

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in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,

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For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh,

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Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

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For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself;

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For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;

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and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

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For He says to Moses, "I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION."

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Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake.

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Just as it is written, "JACOB I LOVED, BUT ESAU I HATED."

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Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

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But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.

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so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy.

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that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints;

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For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,

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and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them,

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In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, "SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE."

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For if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer walking according to love Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.

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"BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED.

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and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

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Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,

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nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.

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just as it is written, "BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."

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In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God's gracious choice.

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and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

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But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead.

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I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.

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and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, "THEREFORE I WILL GIVE PRAISE TO YOU AMONG THE GENTILES, AND I WILL SING TO YOUR NAME."

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For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.

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I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him who thinks anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

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I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.

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You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?"

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but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

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and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

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for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.

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For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die.

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Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God's kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.

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so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Just as it is written, "FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG; WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED."

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For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR?

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for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation.

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Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

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but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.

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The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him.

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But as for Israel He says, "ALL THE DAY LONG I HAVE STRETCHED OUT MY HANDS TO A DISOBEDIENT AND OBSTINATE PEOPLE."

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For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "FOR THIS VERY PURPOSE I RAISED YOU UP, TO DEMONSTRATE MY POWER IN YOU, AND THAT MY NAME MIGHT BE PROCLAIMED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE EARTH."

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For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all.

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knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him.

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So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.

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that you receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and that you help her in whatever matter she may have need of you; for she herself has also been a helper of many, and of myself as well.

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For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "THE REPROACHES OF THOSE WHO REPROACHED YOU FELL ON ME."

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I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died;

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What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;

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Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? May it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death through that which is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.

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But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

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What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?

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I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.

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ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE."

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or 'WHO WILL DESCEND INTO THE ABYSS?' (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead)."

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Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN?

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And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), "Let us do evil that good may come"? Their condemnation is just.

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For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

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Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.

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also greet the church that is in their house Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia.

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But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.)

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just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

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He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God.

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For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.

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Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?

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For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

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For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

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Again Isaiah says, "THERE SHALL COME THE ROOT OF JESSE, AND HE WHO ARISES TO RULE OVER THE GENTILES, IN HIM SHALL THE GENTILES HOPE."

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Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,

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Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;

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But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me from God,

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but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith;

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who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles;

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Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you.

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Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Greet Persis the beloved, who has worked hard in the Lord.

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so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company.

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Greet Rufus, a choice man in the Lord, also his mother and mine.

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Again he says, "REJOICE, O GENTILES, WITH HIS PEOPLE."

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And again, "PRAISE THE LORD ALL YOU GENTILES, AND LET ALL THE PEOPLES PRAISE HIM."

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Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

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Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.

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Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.

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Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

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Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the brethren with them.

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Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.