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Chapter 1 Chapter 5 Chapter 9 Chapter 13
Chapter 2 Chapter 6 Chapter 10 Chapter 14
Chapter 3 Chapter 7 Chapter 11 Chapter 15
Chapter 4 Chapter 8 Chapter 12 Chapter 16

 

 

CHAPTER 1

 

1 Paule the seruaunte of Iesus Christ called to be an Apostle, put aparte to preache the Gospel of God,
2 whiche he promised afore by hys Prophetes in the holye scriptures
3 that make mention of hys sonne, the whyche was begotten of the sede of Dauid (as perteininge to the fleshe)
4 and declared to be the sonne of God, wyth power of the holye ghoste that sanctifyeth, sence the tyme that Iesus Christ our Lorde rose againe from death,
5 by whom we haue receyued grace and Apostleshyp, to brynge all maner heathen people vnto the obedience of the fayth that is in his name:
6 of the whyche heathen are ye a parte also, whyche are Iesus Christes by vocation.
7 To all you at Rome beloued of God, and sainctes by callynge Grace be wyth you and peace from God our father, and from our Lorde Iesus Christ.
8 Fyrste verelye I thanke my God thorowe Iesus Christe for you all, because your fayth is publyshed throughout all the worlde.
9 For God is my wytnes, whom I serue wyth my spyryte in the Gospel of hys sonne, that wythout ceasinge I make mencion of you alwayes in my prayers,
10 besechinge that at one tyme or other, a prosperous iorneye (by the wyll of God) myghte fortune me, to come vnto you.
11 For I longe to se you that I myght bestowe amonge you some spyrytuall gyfte, to strength you wyth all,
12 that is that I might haue consolacion together wyth you through the common fayth, whiche both ye and I haue.
13 I woulde that ye shoulde knowe bretherne, howe that I haue often tymes purposed to come vnto you (but haue bene let hitherto) to haue some fruite amonge you, as I haue amonge other of the Gentyls.
14 For I am detter both to the Grekes and to them, whyche are no Grekes, vnto the learned and also vnto şe vnlearned.
15 Lykewyse as much as in me is. I am redy to preache şe Gospel to you of Rome also.
16 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God vnto saluacion to all that beleue, namely to şe Iewe and also to the gentyle.
17 For by it the rightuousnes, which commeth of God is opened from fayth to fayth.
18 As it is written: the iust shal liue by faith. For the wrath of God appeareth from heauen agaynste all vngodlynesse and vnryghtuousnes of men, whiche wythholde the trueth in vnryghtuousnes,
19 saiyng: what maye be knowen of God, that same is manifest amonge them. For God dyd shewe it vnto them.
20 So that his inuisible thinges, that is to saye, hys eternall power and Godhead, are vnderstand & sene by the workes from the creation of the worlde. So that they are wythout excuse,
21 in as muche as when they knewe God, they glorifyed him not as God, neither were thankful, but waxed full of vanities in theyr Imaginations, and their folishe hertes were blinded.
22 When they counted them selues wyse, they became foles,
23 and tourned the glorye of the immortall God, vnto the şe similitude of şe Image of mortall man, and of byrdes, and foure foted beastes, and of serpentes.
24 Wherfore God lykewyse gaue them vp vnto their hertes lustes vnto vncleanes, to defyle theyr owne bodies betwene them selues:
25 whyche turned hys truth vnto a lye, and worshipped and serued the creatures more then the maker, whyche is blessed for euer. Amen.
26 For this cause God gaue them vp vnto shamefull lustes. For euen theyr women dyd chandge the natural vse vnto the vnnaturall.
27 And lykewyse also the men lefte the naturall vse of the woman, and brent in theyr lustes one on another. And man with man wroughte fylthynes, and receiued in them selues the reward of theyr errour, as it was accordinge.
28 And as it semed not good vnto them to be a knowen of God, euen so God deliuered them vp vnto a leud minde, şt they should do those thinges, whiche were not comly,
29 beyng ful of al vnryghtuous doing, of fornicacion, wickednes, couetousnes, maliciousnes, full of enuye, murther, debate, disceite, euyl condicioned, whisperers,
30 backbiters, haters of God, doers of wronge, proude, bosters, bryngers vp of euyll thinges, disobedient to father and mother,
31 wythout vnderstandynge, couenaunt breakers, vnlouinge, truce breakers and mercyles.
32 Whyche men though they knewe the ryghtuousnes of God, howe that they which such thinges commit, are worthy of death, yet not onely do the same, but also haue pleasure in them that do them.

 

CHAPTER 2

 

1 Therfore arte şu inexcusable (O man) whosoeuer thou be that iudgest. For in that same wherin thou iudgest another, thou condemnest thy selfe. For thou that iudgeste doest euen şe same selfe thynges.
2 But we are sure that the iudgement of God is accordynge to trueth agaynst them, which committe suche thinges.
3 Thinkest thou this (O thou man that iudgeste them, whiche do suche thinges) and yet dost euen the very same, that thou shalt escape the iudgement of God?
4 Eyther despysest thou the riches of hys goodnes, pacience and longe sufferaunce? and remembreste not howe that the kindnes of God leadeth the to repentaunce?
5 But thou after thyne harde herte that can not repente, heapeste the together the treasure of wrath againste the daye of vengaunce, when shall be opened the rightuous iudgement of God,
6 whyche wyll rewarde euerye man according to hys dedes:
7 that is to say, prayse, honoure and immortalytye, to them whyche continue in good doynge and seke eternall lyfe.
8 But vnto them that are rebellious and disobey the trueth, and folowe iniquitie, shall come indignacion and wrath,
9 tribulacion and anguishe, vpon the souls of euerye man that doeth euyll: of the Iewe fyrst, and also of the gentyll.
10 To euery man that doth good, shall come prayse, honoure, and peace, to the Iewe fyrst, and also to the gentil.
11 For ther is no parcialitie with God. But whosoeuer hath synned without lawe,
12 shall perishe wythout lawe. And as many as haue synned vnder the lawe, shalbe iudged by the law.
13 For before God they are not ryghtuous whiche heare the lawe: but the doers of the lawe shalbe iustifyed.
14 For yf the Gentyls whiche haue no lawe do of nature the thinges contayned in the lawe: then they hauynge no lawe, are a law vnto them selues,
15 which shew the dedes of the lawe wrytten in theyr hertes: whyle theyr conscience beareth witnes vnto them, and also theyr thoughtes, accusyng one another, or excusynge
16 at the daye when God shall iudge the secretes of men by Iesus Christ accordynge to my Gospell.
17 Beholde, thou art called a Iewe, and trustest in the lawe, and reioysest in God,
18 & knowest hys wyll, and haste experience of good, and bad, in that thou arte infourmed by the lawe,
19 and beleuest that thou thy selfe arte a guyde vnto the blynde, a lyght to them which are in darknes,
20 an infourmer of them whiche lacke discrecyon, a teacher of vnlearned, which haste the ensample of that whiche ought to be knowen, and of the trueth, in the lawe.
21 But thou whiche teachest not another, teacheste not thy selfe. Thou preachest, a man shoulde not steale, and yet thou stealest.
22 Thou sayst, a man shoulde not commyt aduoutrye: and thou breakest wedlocke. Thou abhorreste ymages, and robeste God of hys honoure.
23 Thou reioysest in the lawe and thorow breakynge the law, dishonourest God.
24 For the name of god is euyll spoken of amonge the gentyls thorow you, as it is wrytten.
25 Circumcysyon verelye auayleth, yf thou kepe the lawe. But yf thou breake the lawe, thy circumcysyon is made vncircumcisyon.
26 Therfore yf the vncircumcised kepe the right thynges conteyned in the lawe: shall not hys vncircumcysyon be counted for circumcision?
27 And shall not vncircumcysyon whiche is by nature (yf it kepe the lawe) iudge the, whiche beynge vnder the letter and circumcysyon, doest transgresse the lawe?
28 For he is not a Iewe, whiche is a Iewe outwarde. Neyther is that thynge circumcysyon, whiche is outewarde in the fleshe:
29 but he is a Iewe, which is hyd within, and the circumcisyon of the herte is the true circumcisyon, whiche is in şe spirite & not in the letter, whose prayse is not of men, but of God.

 

CHAPTER 3

 

1 What preferment then hathe the Iewe? other what auauntageth circumcysyon?
2 Surelye verye muche. Fyrste vnto them was commytted the word of God.
3 What then though some of them dyd not beleue? shall theyr vnbelefe make the promes of God withoute effecte?
4 God forbyd. Let God be true and all men lyars, as it is wrytten: That thou myghtest be iustifyed in thy saiynge, and shouldest ouercome when thou art iudged.
5 If our vnryghtuousnes make the ryghtuousnes of God more excellent: what shall we saye? Is God vnrightuous which taketh vengeaunce? I speake after the maner of men,
6 God forbyd. For how then shall God iudge the worlde?
7 Yf the veritie of God appeare more excellent thorow my lye, vnto hys praise why am I hence forth iudged as a synner?
8 & saye not rather (as men euyl speake of vs, and as some affyrme that we saye) let vs do euyll that good maye come thereof. Whose damnacyon is iuste.
9 What saye we then? Are we better then daye? No, in no wyse. For we haue alreadye proued, howe that both Iewes and Gentyls are all vnder synne:
10 as it is wrytten: There is none righteous, no not one:
11 there is none that vnderstandeth, there is none that seketh after God,
12 they are all gone out of the waye, they are all made vnprofytable, there is none that doeth good, no not one.
13 Theyr throte is an open sepulchre, with theyr tonges they haue disceyued, the poyson of aspes is vnder their lippes.
14 Whose mouthes are full of curssyng and bytternes.
15 Theyr fete are swyfte to sheed bloude.
16 Destruccyon and wretchednes are in theyr wayes.
17 And the way of peace they haue not knowen.
18 There is no feare of God before theyr eyes.
19 Yea and we knowe that whatsoeuer şe law sayeth, he saith it to them which are vnder the lawe. That all mouthes maye be stopped, and all the world be subdued to God,
20 because that by the dedes of the lawe, shall no fleshe be iustifyed in the syght of God. For by the lawe commeth the knoweledge of synne.
21 Nowe verelye is the ryghteousnes that commeth of God, declared withoute the fulfyllynge of lawe, hauynge wytnes yet of şe lawe and of the Prophetes.
22 The ryghteousnes no doubte whiche is good before God commeth by the fayth of Christe, vnto all and vpon all that beleue. There is no difference:
23 for al haue sinned, and lacke the prayse that is of valoure before God,
24 but are iustifyed frelye by hys grace thorowe the redempcion that is in Christe Iesus,
25 whome God hath made a seate of mercye thorowe fayth in hys bloude, to shewe şe rightuousnes whiche before hym is of valoure, in that he forgeueth the synnes that are passed, whiche God dyd suffer
26 to shewe at thys time the ryghteousnes that is alowed of hym that he myghte be counted iuste, and iustifyar of hym which beleueth on Iesus.
27 Where is then thy reioysynge? It is excluded. By what lawe? by the lawe of workes? Naye, but by the lawe of faythe.
28 For we suppose that a man is iustified by fayth withoute the dedes of the lawe.
29 Is he şe God of Iewes onely? Is he not also the God of the gentyls? Yes, euen of the gentyls also.
30 For it is God onelye which iustifyeth circumcysyon whiche is of fayth, and vncircumcysyon thorowe fayth.
31 Do we then destroye the lawe thorowe fayth? God forbyd. But we rather mayntayne the lawe.

 

CHAPTER 4

 

1 What shall we saye then, that Abraham oure father as pertaynyng to the fleshe, dyd fynde?
2 Yf Abraham were iustifyed by dedes, then hath he wherein to reioyce but not with god.
3 For what sayth the scripture? Abraham beleued God, and it was counted vnto hym for ryghteousnes.
4 To hym that worketh, is the rewarde not reckened of fauoure: but of dutye.
5 To hym that worketh not, but beleueth on hym that iustifyeth the vngodly, is hys fayth counted for ryghteousnes.
6 Euen as Dauid descrybeth the blessedfulnes of the man vnto whome God ascrybeth ryghteousnes withoute dedes.
7 Blessed are they, whose vnryghteousnes are forgeuen, and whose synnes are couered.
8 Blessed is that man to whome the Lord imputeth not synne.
9 Came thys blessednes then vpon the circumcysed or vpon the vncircumcysed? We say verelye how that fayth was rekened to Abraham for ryghtuousnes.
10 Howe was it rekened: in şe tyme of circumcysyon? or in the tyme before he was circumcysed? Not in tyme of circumcisyon: but when he was yet vncircumcysed.
11 And he receyued the sygne of circumcysyon, as a seale of the ryghtuousnes whiche is by fayth, whiche fayth he had yet beynge vncyrcumcysed: that he shoulde be the father of all them that beleue, thoughe they be not circumcysed, that ryghtuousnes myght be imputed to them also:
12 and that he myghte be the father of the circumcysed, not because they are circumcysed only: but because they walke also in the steppes of that faythe that was in oure father Abraham before the tyme of circumcysyon.
13 For the promes that he shoulde be şe heyre of the worlde, was not geuen to Abraham or to hys sede thorowe the lawe: but thorow the ryghtuousnesse which commeth of fayth.
14 For yf they whiche are of the lawe, be heyres, then is fayth but vayne, and the promes of none effecte.
15 Because the lawe causeth wrath. For where no lawe is, there is no transgressyon.
16 Therfore by fayth is the inheritaunce geuen, that it myght come of fauoure: and the promes myghte be sure to all the seed. Not to them onelye, which are of the lawe: but also to them whiche are of the fayth of Abraham, which is the father of vs all.
17 As it is written: I haue made the a father to manye nacyons, euen before God whome thou haste beleued, whiche quickeneth the deade, and called those thinges whiche be not, as thoughe they were.
18 Whiche Abraham contrary to hope, beleued in hope that he shoulde be the father of manye nacyons, accordynge to that whiche was spoken.
19 So shall thy seed be. And he fainted not in the fayth, nor yet consydered hys owne bodye which was now dead, euen when he was almost an hondred year olde: neyther yet that Sara was past chylde bearynge.
20 He stackered not at the promes of God thorowe vnbelefe: but was made stronge in the fayth and gaue honoure to God,
21 full certifyed, that what he had promysed, that he was able to make good.
22 And therfore was it reckened to hym for ryghteousnes.
23 It is not wryten for hym only, that it was reckened for hym for ryghteousnes: but also rekened to hym for ryghtuousnes:
24 but also for vs, to whom ye shalbe counted for rightuousnes, so we beleue on hym that raysed vp Iesus oure Lorde from death.
25 Whiche was deliuered for oure synnes and rose agayne for to iustifye vs.

 

CHAPTER 5

 

1 Because therfore that we are iustifyed by fayeth we are at peace wyth God thorowe oure Lorde Iesus Christe
2 by whom we haue a waye in thorowe fayeth vnto thys grace where in we stande & reioye in hope of the prayse that shalbe geuen of God.
3 Nether do we so only: but also we reioice in tribulacion. For we know that tribulation bryngeth pacience,
4 pacience bringeth experience, experience bringeth hope.
5 And hope maketh not ashamed, for şe loue of God is sheed abroade in our hertes by the holye ghost, which he is geuen vnto vs.
6 For when we were yet weake accordyng to the tyme: Christ died for vs whiche were vngodly.
7 Yet scrace will anye man dye for a ryghtuouse man. Parauenture for a good man durst a man dye.
8 But God setteth out his loue şt he hath to vs, seing şt whil we wer yet sinners, Christ died for vs.
9 Much more then now (seing we are iustified in hys bloud) shall we be saued from wrath thorowe hym.
10 For yf when we were enemyes, we were reconciled to God by the death of hys sonne muche more, seynge we are reconciled, we shall be preserued by his lyfe.
11 Not only so, but we also ioy in god by the means of oure Lorde Iesus Christ, by whom we haue receiued the attonment.
12 Wherfore as by one man synne entred into the worlde, and death by the means of synne:
13 And so death went ouer all men, in so much that al men synned. For euen vnto the tyme of the lawe was synne in the worlde, but sinne was not regarded, as long as there was no lawe:
14 neuerthelesse death reygned from Adam to Moyses, euen ouer them also that synned not, with lyke transgression as did Adam: whyche is the similytude of hym that is to come.
15 But the gyfte is not lyke as the synne. For yf thorowe the synne of one, manye be dead: muche more plentuous vpon manye was the grace of God and gyfte by grace: Which grace was geuen by one man Iesus Christe.
16 And the gyfte is not ouer one that sinned. For damnacion came of one synne vnto condemnation but the gyfte came to iustify from many synnes.
17 For if by şe synne of one death reygned by the meanes of one: muche more shall they whiche receyue aboundaunce of grace & of the gyfte of ryghtuousnes reigne in life by the meanes of one (that is to saye) Iesus Christe.
18 Lykewyse then as by the synne of one, condemnacion came on al men: euen so by the iustifiyng of one commeth the ryghtuousnes that bryngeth lyfe vpon al men.
19 For as by one mans disobedience many became synners: so by the obedience of one, shall manye be made ryghtuouse.
20 But the law in the meane tyme entred in, that sinne should encreace. Neuerthelater where aboundaunce of synne was, there was more plentuousnes of grace,
21 that as synne had reygned vnto death, euen so myght grace raygne thorow rightuousnes vnto eternall lyfe, by the helpe of Iesus Christe.

 

CHAPTER 6

 

1 What shall we saye then? Shal we continue in synne, that there maye be aboundaunce of grace?
2 God forbide. How shal we that are deade as touchynge synne, lyue any lenger therin?
3 Remembre ye not şt al we which are baptised in the name of Iesus Christe, are baptised to dye wyth hym?
4 We are buried wyth hym by baptisme, for to dye that lykewyse as Christe was raysed vp from death by the glorye of the father: euen so we also shoulde walke in a newe lyfe.
5 For yf we be grafted in deathe lyke vnto hym: euen so muste we be in the resurrection.
6 Thys we muste remember, that oure olde man is crucified wyth hym also, that şe bodye of synne myght vtterlye be destroyed, that hence forthe we should not be seruauntes of synne.
7 For he that is dead is iustifyed from synne.
8 Wherefore yf we be deade wyth Christe, we beleue that we shall lyue with hym:
9 remembrynge that Christe ones raysed from death, dieth no more, death hath nomore power ouer hym.
10 For as touchynge that he dyed, he died concernynge synne, ones. And as touchinge that he liueth, he liueth vnto God.
11 Lyke wyse ymagyne ye also, that ye are dead concernynge synne: but are a lyue vnto God thorowe Iesus Christe oure Lorde.
12 Lette not synne reygne therefore in youre mortall bodyes, şt ye shoulde thereunto obey in the lustes of yt.
13 Neyther geue ye youre members as instrumentes of vnrightuousnes vnto sinne: but geue yourselues vnto god, as they that are aliue from death. And geue your membres as instrumentes of ryghtuousnes vnto God,
14 Let not synne haue power ouer you. For ye are not vnder the lawe, but vnder grace.
15 What then? Shall we synne, because we are not vnder şe lawe: but vnder grace? God forbyd.
16 Remember ye not howe that to whomsoeuer ye commit your selues as seruauntes to obey, hys seruauntes ye are to whom ye obey: whether it be of synne vnto death, or of obedience vnto rightuousnes?
17 God be thanked şt though ye were ones the seruauntes of synne ye haue yet obeyed with herte vnto the forme of doctrine wherunto ye were delyuered.
18 Ye are then made fre from sinne, & are become the seruauntes of rightuousnes.
19 I will speake grossely because of the infirmitie of youre fleshe. As ye haue geuen your members seruauntes to vnclennes and to iniquitie: from iniquitie vnto iniquitie: euen so now geue your membres seruauntes vnto rightuousnes, that ye may be sanctifyed.
20 For when ye were şe seruauntes of synne, ye were not vnder rightuousnes.
21 What fruit had ye then in those thynges, where of ye are nowe ashamed. For the ende of those thynges is deathe.
22 But nowe are ye deliuered from synne, and made the seruauntes of God, and haue youre fruyte that ye shoulde be sanctified, & the ende euerlastynge lyfe.
23 For the rewarde of sinne is death: but eternal lyfe is the gyfte of God, thorow Iesus Christ oure Lorde.

 

CHAPTER 7

 

1 Remembre ye not brethren (I speake to them that knowe the lawe) howe that the lawe hath power ouer a man as longe as yt endureth?
2 For the woman whiche is in subiection to a man, is bounde by the lawe to the man as longe as he liueth. If the man be dead, she is lowsed from the lawe of the man.
3 So then if whyle şe man liueth the completh her selfe wyth an other man, she shall be counted a wedlocke breaker. But yf şe man be dead, she is fre from the law, so şt she is no wedlocke breaker, though she couple her selfe wyth an other man.
4 Euen so ye my brethren, are dead concerning the lawe by the bodye of Christ, that ye shoulde be coupled to another (I meane to hym that is risen agayne from death) that we shoulde brynge forth fruite vnto God.
5 For when we were in the fleshe the lustes of synne whych were sterred vp by the law reygned in oure membres, to brynge forthe fruyte vnto deathe.
6 But nowe are we deliuered from the lawe, & dead from that where vnto we were in bondage, that we should serue in a newe conuersacion of the spirite, and not in the olde conuersacion of the letter.
7 What shall we saye then? Is the lawe synne? God forbid: but I knewe not what synne meante but by the law. For I had not knowne what luste had meant, except the lawe had sayed, thou shalte, not lust.
8 But synne toke an occasion by the meanes of the commaundement, and wrought in me al maner of concupiscence. For without the lawe, synne was dead.
9 I ones liued without lawe. But when the commaundemente came, synne reuyued, & I was deade.
10 And the verye same commaundemente which was ordeyned vnto lyfe, was founde to be vnto me an occasion of death,
11 for synne toke occasion by the meanes of the commaundement and so disceyued me, and by the selfe commaundemente slewe me.
12 Wherfore the lawe is holye and the commaundement holy, iuste and good.
13 Was that then whiche is good, made death vnto me? God forbid. Naye, synne was death vnto me, that yt might appere, howe that synne by şe meanes of that which is good, had wrought death in me: that sinne which is vnder şe commaundemente, myghte be out of measure synfull.
14 For we knowe şt the lawe is spirituall but I am carnal, sold vnder synne,
15 because I wote not what I do. For what. I would do, that I do not: but what I hate, that do I.
16 Yf I do nowe that which I would not. I graunt to the lawe şt it is good.
17 So then now, yt is not I that do yt, but sinne that dwelleth in me.
18 For I knowe that in me (that is to saye in my fleshe) dwelleth no good thynge. To wyll is present wyth me: but I fynde no meanes to performe that whiche is good.
19 For I doo not the good thynge whyche I woulde: but that euyll do I which I woulde not.
20 Finallye, if I do that I woulde not, then is yt not I that do it, but synne that dwelleth in me, doeth it.
21 I fynde then by the lawe that when I woulde do good, euyll is present with me.
22 I delite the lawe of God, concernynge the inner man.
23 But I se another lawe in my membres rebellynge agaynst the lawe of my mynde and subduynge me vnto şe lawe of synne whyche is in my membres.
24 O wretched man that I am: who shall deliuer me frome this bodye of deathe?
25 I thanke God thorowe Iesus Christe oure Lorde. So then I my selfe in my mynde serue the law of God, & in my flesh the lawe of synne.

 

CHAPTER 8

 

1 There is then no damnation to them which are in Christ Iesu, which walke not after the flesh: but after şe spirite.
2 For the law of the spirite that bringeth lyfe through lyfe through Iesus Christe, hath delyuered me from the lawe of synne & death.
3 For what the lawe coulde not do in as much as it was weake because of the fleshe: that performed God, and sente hys sonne in the similitude of synfull fleshe,
4 and by synne dampned synne in the fleshe: that the ryghtuousnes requyred of the law myghte be fulfylled in vs, which walke not after the flesh but after the spirite.
5 For they that are carnally, are carnally mynded. But they that are spirituall, are ghostly minded.
6 To be carnally mynded is death. But to be spiritually minded is lyfe and peace.
7 Because that the fleshlye minde is enemy agaynste God: for it is not obediente to the lawe of eyther can be.
8 So then they that are geuen to the fleshe, can not please God.
9 But ye are not geuen to the fleshe, but to the spirite yf so be şt the spirite of God dwell in you. Yf there be any man şt hath not the spirite of Christ, the same is none of hys.
10 Yf Christe be in you, the bodye is deade because of synne: but the spirite is lyfe for ryghtuousnes sake.
11 Wherfore yf the spirit of him that raysed vp Iesus frome deathe dwell in you, euen he şt raysed vp Christe from death shall quicken your mortall bodyes, because that his spirite dwelleth in you.
12 Therfore brethren we are nowe detters not to the fleshe,
13 to lyue after the fleshe. For yf ye liue after the, fleshe, ye muste dye. But if ye mortifye the dedes of the bodye, by the helpe of şe spirite, ye shall liue.
14 For as many as are led by the spirite of God:
15 they are the sonnes of God. For ye haue not receiued the spirite of bondage to feare anye more: but ye haue receiued the spirite of adoption, where by we crye Abba father.
16 The same spirite certifieth oure spirite that we are the sonnes of God.
17 Yf we be sonnes, we are also heyres, the heyres I meane of God, and heyres annexed with Christe yf so be that we suffer together, that we maye be glorified together.
18 For I suppose that the afflictions of thys lyfe are not worthy of the glory which shall be shewed vpon vs.
19 Also the feruente desyre of the creatures abydeth lokynge when the sonnes of God shal appere,
20 because şe creatures are subdued to vanitie agaynst their wyl but for his will which subdueth them in hope.
21 For the verye creatures shall be deliuered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious libertye of the sonnes of God.
22 For we knowe şt euerye creature groneth with vs also & traueyleth in payne euen vnto this tyme.
23 Not they onely, but euen we also which haue the fyrst fruytes of the spirite, mourne in oure selues and wayte for the (adoption) & luke for şe deliueraunce of oure bodyes.
24 For we are saued by hope, But hope that is sene is no hope. For howe can a man hope for that which he seyth?
25 But and yf we hope for that we se not, then do we with pacience abyde for yt.
26 Lykewyse the spirite also helpeth our infirmityes. For we knowe not what to desyre as we ought: but şe spirite maketh intercession mightelye for vs wyth gronynges whiche can not be expressed with tonge.
27 And he that searcheth the hertes knoweth what is the meanynge of the spirite: for he maketh intercession for the sayntes accordinge to the pleasure of God.
28 For we knowe that all thynges worke for the beste vnto them that loue God, whyche also are called of purpose.
29 For those which he knewe before he also ordeyned before, that they shoulde be like fashioned vnto the shape of hys sonne that he myght be the fyrste begotten sonne amonge manye brethren.
30 More ouer whiche he appointed before, them he also called. And which he called, them also he iustified, whiche he iustified, them he also glorifyed.
31 What shall we then say vnto these thynges? yf God be on oure syde: who can be agaynste vs?
32 whyche spared not his owne sonne but gaue hym for vs all: how shall he not wyth hym geue vs all thynges also?
33 Who shall laye anye thynge to the charg of Goddes chosen? It is God that iustifieth
34 who then shall condempne? It is Christe whyche is dead, ye rather which is rysen agayne, which is also on the right hande of God, and maketh intercession for vs.
35 Who shall seperate vs from the loue of God shall tribulation? or anguyshe? or persecution? othere honger? other nakednesse? other peryll? other swearde?
36 As it is wrytten: For thy sake are we killed al day longe, and are counted as shepe appointed to be slayne.
37 Neuerthelesse in all these thynges we ouercome stronglye thorowe hys helpe that loued vs.
38 Yea and I am sure that neyther death, neither life, neyther angels, nor rule, neythere power, neythere thinges presente, neyther thynges to come,
39 neyther heyght, neyther loweth, neyther any other creature? shall be able to depart vs from the lowe of God, shewed in Christ Iesu our Lord.

 

CHAPTER 9

 

1 I say the trueth in Christe and lye not, in that where of my conscience beareth me wytnes in the holy goste,
2 that I haue great heauines and continuall sorowe in my hert.
3 For I haue wyshed my selfe to be cursed from Christ, for my brethren and my kynsmen (as pertaynynge to the fleshe)
4 whiche are the Israelites. To whom pertayneth the adoption, and the glory, and the couenauntes, & şe lawe that was geuen, & the seruice of God, & şe promises:
5 whose also are the fathers & they of whom (as concerninge the flesh) Christe came, whiche is God ouer al thynges blessed for euer. Amen.
6 I speake not these thinges as though the wordes of God had taken none effect. For they are not al Israelites whiche came of Israell,
7 neither are they al chyldren strayght way, because they are the seede of Abraham. But in Isaac shall thy seede be called:
8 that is to saye, they whiche are the chyldren of the fleshe, are not the chyldren of God. But the chyldren of promise are counted the seede.
9 For this is a worde of promyse, aboute this tyme wyll I come, and Sara shall haue a sonne.
10 Neither was it so with her onely: but also when Rebecca was wyth childe by one, I meane by oure father Isaac,
11 yer the children were borne, when they had neither done good nor bad: that the purpose of God whiche is by election, might stand, it was sayed vnto her, not by the reason of workes, but by grace of the caller:
12 the elder shall serue the yonger.
13 As it is wrytten: Iacob loued, but Esau he hated.
14 What shall we saye then? is there any vnrightuousnes with God? God forbid.
15 For he sayth to Moyses: I will shewe mercy to whom I shewe mercy: and wyll haue compassion
16 on whom I will haue compassion. So lyeth it not then in a mans wil or cunnynge, but in the mercy of God.
17 For the scripture sayeth vnto Pharao. Euen for this same purpose haue I sterred the vp, to shewe my power on the and that my name myghte be declared thorowout al the worlde.
18 So hath he mercie on whom he wyll, and whom he wyll, he maketh harde herted.
19 Thou wylt saye then vnto me: why then blameth he vs yet? For who can resist hys wyll?
20 But O man, what arte thou whiche disputeste wyth God? Shall the worke saye to the workeman, why haste thou made me on thys fashion?
21 Hath not the potter power ouer the clay euen of the same lumpe to make one vessell vnto honoure, and another vnto dishonoure?
22 Euen so God wyllynge to shewe his wrath, and to make his power knowen, suffered wyth longe pacience the vessels of wrath, ordeined to damnacion,
23 that he myght declare şe riches of his glory on the vesseles of mercye, whiche he had prepared vnto glorye:
24 that is to saye, vs whom he called, not of the Iewes only, but also of the gentils.
25 As he sayeth in Osee I wyll call them my people which were not my people: and her beloued which was not beloued.
26 And it shall come to passe in the place where it was sayed vnto them, ye are not my people: that there shalbe called the children of the liuinge God.
27 But Esayas cryeth concernynge Israell, thoughe the nomber of the chyldren of Israel be as the sande of the sea, yet shall a remnaunt be saued.
28 He fynysheth the worde verely, and maketh it shorte in ryghtuousnes. For a short worde wyll God make on earth.
29 And as Esayas sayed before. Excepte the Lorde of Sabaoth had left vs seede, we had bene made as Zodoma, and had ben lykened to Gomorra.
30 What shall we saye then? We saye that the Gentyles which folowed not ryghteousnes haue ouertaken ryghtuousnes: I meane the ryghtuousnes whiche cometh of faythe.
31 But Israell whiche folowed the lawe of rightuousnes, coulde not attayne vnto the lawe of ryghtuousnes.
32 And wherfore? Because they sought it not by fayth: but as it were by the workes of the lawe. For they haue stombled at the stomblynge stone.
33 As it is wrytten. Beholde I put in Syon a stomblyng stone, and a rocke which shall make men faule. And none that beleue on hym, shalbe a shamed.

 

CHAPTER 10

 

1 Bretherne, my hertes desyre, and prayer to God for Israell is şt they myghte be saued.
2 For I beare them recorde that they haue a feruent mynde to Godwarde, but not accordynge to knoweledge.
3 For they are ignoraunte of the ryghteousnes whiche is alowed before God, and go aboute to stablish theyr owne ryghtuousnes, and therfore are not obediente vnto the ryghtuousnes whiche is of valoure before God.
4 For Christe is şe ende of the lawe, to iustifye all that beleue.
5 Moyses descrybeth the ryghtuousnes whiche cometh of the lawe, howe that the man which doeth the thynges of the lawe, shal liue therein.
6 But the ryghtuousnes which cometh of fayth, speaketh on thys wyse. Saye not in thyne herte who shall ascende into heauen? (şt is nothyng els, but to fetch Christ doune)
7 Other who shall descende into the depe? (that is nothynge els, but to fetche vp Christe from death).
8 But what sayeth the scripture? The worde is nye the, euen in thy mouth & in thyne herte. Thys worde is the word of faith which we preache.
9 For yf thou shalt knoweledge with thy mouthe that Iesus is the Lorde, and shalte beleue with thyne herte that God raysed hym vp from death, thou shalte be safe.
10 For the beliefe of the herte iustifyeth: and to knoweledge with the mouth, maketh a man safe.
11 For the scripture sayth whosoeuer beleueth on hym, shall not be ashamed.
12 There is no difference betwene şe Iewe, & the gentyll. For one is Lorde of all whiche is ryche vnto all that call on hym.
13 For whosoeuer shall call on the name of the Lorde, shalbe safe.
14 But how shall they call on hym, on whom they beleued not? howe shall they beleue no hym of whom they haue not hearde? howe shall they heare withoute a preacher?
15 And howe shall they preache except they be sent? As it is wrytten: howe beautyfull are the fete of them whiche brynge glad tydynges of peace, and bryng glad tydynges of good thynges.
16 But they haue not all obeyed to the Gospell. For Esayas sayeth: Lorde, who shal beleue oure saiynges?
17 So then fayth cometh by the worde of God.
18 But I axe. Haue they not hearde? No doubte, theyr sounde went out into all landes, and theyr wordes into the endes of the worlde.
19 But I demaund, whether Israel dyd knowe or not? Fyrste Moyses sayth: I will prouoke you for to enuye, by them that are no people, and by a folyshe nacyon I will anger you.
20 Esayas after that is bolde and sayth: I am founde of the, that soughte me not, & haue appeared to them that axed not after me.
21 And agaynste Israell he sayth: All daye long haue I stretched forth my handes vnto a people şt beleueth not, but speaketh agaynste me.

 

CHAPTER 11

 

1 I saye then: hath God cast away hys people? God forbyd. For euen I verelye am an Israelite, of the sede of Abraham, and of the trybe of Beniamin,
2 GOD hath not caste awaye hys people whiche he knewe before. Eyther wote ye not what the scripture sayth by the mouth of Helyas, how he maketh intercessyon to God agaynst Israel, saiynge:
3 Lorde they haue killed thy prophetes and dygged downe thyne alters: and I am lefte onelye, and they seke my lyfe?
4 But what sayth the aunswere of God to hym agayne? I haue reserued vnto me seuen thousande men whiche haue not bowed the knee to Baal.
5 Euen so at thys tyme is there a remnaunte left thorow the election of grace.
6 Yf it be of grace, then is it not of workes. For then were grace no more grace. Yf it be of workes, then is it no more grace. For then were deseruynge no lenger deseruynge.
7 What then? Israell hath not obtayned şt, that he soughte. No but the electyon hath obtayned it. The remnaunte are blynded,
8 accordynge as it is wrytten. God hath geuen them şe spirite of vnquyetnes: eyes that they should not se, and eares that they shoulde not heare euen vnto thys daye.
9 And Dauyd sayth: Let theyr table be made a snare to take them wyth all, and an occasyon to fall, and a reward vnto them.
10 Let theyr eyes be blynded that they se not: and euer bowe doune theyr backes.
11 I saye then: Haue they therfore stombled, that they shoulde but falle onelye? God forbyd: but thorowe theyr fall is saluacyon happened vnto the gentyles for to prouoke them withall.
12 Wherfore yf the fall of them, be the ryches of the worlde: and the minyshynge of them the ryches of the gentyles: Howe much more shoulde it be so, yf they all beleued?
13 I speake to you gentyls, in as much as I am şe Apostle of the gentyls: I wil magnify myne offyce,
14 that I myght prouoke them which are my fleshe, and myght saue some of them.
15 For yf the castynge awaye of them, be the reconcilinge of the worlde: what shall the receyuing of them be but lyfe agayne from death?
16 For yf one piece be holye, the whole heape is holy & yf the rose be holy, şe braunches are holy also.
17 Thoughe some of the braunches be broken of, and thou beynge a wylde olyue tree, arte grafte in among them, and made partaker of the rote and fatnes of the olyue tree,
18 bost not thy selfe agaynst the braunches. For yf thou boste thy selfe, remember that thou bearest not the rote, but the rote the.
19 Thou wylte saye then: the braunches are broken of, that I might be grafte in.
20 Thou sayeste well: because of vnbelefe they are broken of, & thou standest stedfaste in faythe.
21 Be not hye mynded, but feare seyng that God spared not the naturall braunches, leste happlye he also spare not the.
22 Beholde the kyndnes and rigorousnes of God on them which fell, rygorousnes: but towardes the kyndnes, yf thou contynue in hys kyndnes. Or els thou shalte be hewen of,
23 and yf they byde not styll in vnbelefe, shalbe graffed in agayne. For God is of power to graffe them in agayn.
24 For yf thou wast cut out of a naturall wylde olyue tree, and waste graffed contrary to nature into a true olyue tre, howe muche more shall the naturall braunches be graffed into theyr owne olyue tree agayne.
25 I woulde not that thys secrete shoulde be hyd from you my brethren (leste ye should be wyse in youre owne conceptes) that partelye blyndenes is happened in Israell, vntyll the fulnes of the gentyls be come in:
26 and so al Israel shalbe saued. As it is wrytten: There shal come oute of Syon he that doeth delyuer, and shall turne away the vngodlynes of Iacob.
27 And this is my couenaunte vnto them, when I shall take awaye theyr synnes.
28 As concernynge the Gospell, they are ennemyes for youre sakes: but as touchynge the eleccyon, they are beloued for the fathers sakes.
29 For verelye the giftes and callyng of god are suche, that it cannot repente hym of them,
30 for loke as ye in time passed, haue not beleued God, yet haue nowe obtayned mercy thorow theyr vnbelefe:
31 euen so nowe haue they not beleued the mercye whiche is happened vnto you, that they also maye obtayne mercy.
32 God hath wrapped all nacyons in vnbelefe, that he myght haue mercye on all.
33 O the deapnes of the abundaunte wysedome and knoweledge of God: howe vnsearcheable are his iudgementes, and hys wayes paste fyndynge out?
34 For who hath knoweth the mynde of the Lord? Or who was his counseller?
35 Other who hath geuen vnto hym fyrst that he myghte be recompensed agayne?
36 For of hym, and thorowe hym, and for hym, are all thynges. To hym be glorye for euer. Amen

 

CHAPTER 12

 

1 I beseche you therfore brethren, by the mercyfulnes of God, şt ye make your bodyes a quicke sacrifyce holye and acceptable vnto God, which is youre reasonable seruynge of God:
2 And fashyon not youre selues lyke vnto thys worlde. But be ye chaunged in youre shape, by the renuynge of youre wyttes, that ye may fele what thynge that good, that acceptable, and perfect wyll of God is.
3 For I say (thorowe the grace that vnto me geuen is) to euery man among you, that no man esteme of hym selfe more then it becommeth hym to esteme: but that he discretelye iudge of hym selfe, accordynge as GOD hath dealt to euery man the measure of fayth.
4 As we haue many members in one bodye, & all members haue not one offyce:
5 so we beyng many, are one body in Christ & euery man (amonge our selues) one anothers members.
6 Seynge that we haue dyuers gyftes, accordynge to the grace that is geuen vnto vs: yf any man haue the gyft of prophesy, let him haue it that it be agreyng vnto the fayth.
7 Let hym that hath an offyce, wayte on hys office. Let hym that teacheth, take hede to hys doctryne.
8 Let hym that exhorteth, geue attendaunce to hys exhortacyon. Yf any man geue, let hym do it with singlenes. Let him that ruleth do it with diligence. Yf anye man shew mercy let hym do it with cherfulnes.
9 Let loue be without dissimulacyon. Hate that whiche is euyll, and cleaue vnto şt which is good.
10 Be kynde one to another with brotherlye loue. In geuynge honoure, go one before another.
11 Let not the busynes whiche ye haue in hande, be tedyous to you. Be feruente in the spirite. Applye youre selues to the time.
12 Reioyce in hope. Be pacyent in trybulacyon. Contynue in prayer.
13 Distribute vnto the necessitie of the Saynctes, and be diligente to harboure.
14 Blesse them whiche persecute you: blesse, but cursse not.
15 Be merye with them that are merye. Wepe with them that wepe.
16 Be of lyke affeccyon one towardes an other. Be not hyghe mynded, but make youre selues equall to them of the lower sorte. Be not wyse in youre owne opinions.
17 Recompence to no man euyll for euyll. Prouyde afore hande thynges honest in the syght of all men.
18 If it be possyble, how be it of your part, haue peace with all men.
19 Derely beloued auenge not youre selues, but geue roume vnto the wrathe of God. For it is wrytten: vengeaunce is myne, and I wyll rewarde sayeth şe Lorde.
20 Therfore yf thyne enemye hunger, feede hym: yf he thurste, geue hym drinke, for in so doyng thou shalt heape coles of fyre on hys head.
21 Be not ouercome of euyl: But ouercome euil with goodnesse.

 

CHAPTER 13

 

1 Let euery soule submit him selfe vnto the authoritie of the hygher powers. For there is no power but of God.
2 The powers that be are ordeyned of God. Whosoeuer therfore resisteth power, resisteth the ordinaunce of GOD. And they that resiste, shall receyue to them selfe damnacyon.
3 For rulars are not to be feared for good workes, but for euyll. Wylte thou be wyth oute feare of the power? Do well then: and so shalte thou be praysed of the same.
4 For he is the minister of GOD, for thy welth. But and yf thou do euyll, then feare: for he beareth not a swearde for noughte, but is the minister of God, to take vengeaunce on them that do euyll.
5 Wherfore ye muste nedes obeye, not for feare of vengeaunce onelye, but also because of conscience.
6 And euen for thys cause paye ye trybute. For they are Goddes ministers, seruynge for the same purpose.
7 Geue to euerye man therfore hys dutye: Tribute to whom trybute belongeth: Custome to whom custome is due: feare to whome feare belongeth: Honoure to whom honoure pertayneth.
8 Owe nothynge to anye man: but to loue one another. For he that loueth another, fulfylleth the lawe.
9 For these commaundementes Thou shalte not commyt aduoutrye: Thou shalte not kyll: Thou shalt not steale: Thou shalte not beare false wytnesse: Thou shalte not desyre: and so forth (yf there be anye other commaundente) they are all comprehended in thys saiynge: Loue thyne neyghboure as thy selfe.
10 Loue hurteth not hys neyghbour. Therfore is loue the fulfyllynge of the lawe.
11 Thys also we knowe, I meane the season, howe that it is tyme, that we should now awake oute of slepe. For nowe is oure saluacyon nearer, then when we beleued.
12 The night is passed, and the day is come ny. Let vs therfore caste awaye the dedes of darcknes, & let vs put on the Armoure of lyghte.
13 Let vs walke honestlye as it were in the daye lyght: not in eatynge and drynkynge: neyther in chamburynge and wantonnes, neyther in stryfe & enuiynge:
14 but put ye on the Lorde Iesus Christ. And make not prouysyon for the fleshe, to fulfyll the lustes of it.

 

CHAPTER 14

 

1 Hym that is weake in şe fayth, receyue vnto you, not in disputynge and troublyng hys conscience.
2 One beleued that he maye eate all thynge. Another whiche is weake, eateth herbes.
3 Let not hym that eateth, dispyse hym that eateth not. And let not hym whiche eateth not, iudge him that eateth. For God hath receyued hym,
4 What arte thou, that iudgeste another mans seruaunte? Whether he stande or fall that pertayneth vnto hys mayster: yea he shall stande. For God is able to make him stande.
5 Thys man putteth difference betwene day and daye. Another man counted all dayes a lyke. Se that no man wauer in hys owne meanynge.
6 He that obserueth one daye more then another, doth it for the Lordes pleasure. And he that obserueth not one day more then another, doeth it to please the Lorde also. He that eateth, doeth it to please the Lorde, for he geueth God thankes.
7 And he that eateth not, eateth not to please the Lorde with all, & geueth God thankes.
8 For none of vs lyueth his owne seruaunt: neyther doeth anye of vs dye hys owne seruaunte. Yf we lyue, we lyue to be at the Lordes wyll. And yf we dye, we dye at the Lordes wyll. Whether we lyue therfore or dye, we are the Lordes.
9 For Christe therfore dyed, and rose agayne, and reuyued that he myght be Lord both of dead & quicke.
10 But why doest thou then iudge thy brother? Other why doeste thou despyse thy brother? We shall all be brought before the iudgement seate of Christe.
11 For it is wrytten: as truelye as I lyue sayth the Lorde: all knees shall bowe to me, and all tonges shall geue a knowledge to God.
12 So shall euery one of vs, geue accomptes of hym selfe to GOD.
13 Let vs not therfore iudge one another anye more. But iudge thys rather, that no man put a stumblynge blocke or an occasyon to falle in hys brothers waye.
14 For I knowe and am ful certifyed in the Lorde Iesus, that there is nothynge comen of it selfe, but vnto hym that iudgeth it to be commen: to hym is it comen.
15 Yf thy brother be greued with thy meat, now walkest thou not charytablye. Destroye not him with thy meate, for whome Christ dyed.
16 Cause not youre treasure to be euyll spoken of.
17 For the kyngedome of God is not meate and drynke, but ryghtuousnes, peace, & ioye in the holye ghoste.
18 For whosoeuer in these thynges serueth Christe, pleaseth well God, & is commendeth of men.
19 Let vs folowe those thynges which make for peace, and thynges wherewith one maye edifye another.
20 Destroye not the worke of God for a lytell meates sake. All thynges are pure: but it is euyll for that man, whiche eateth with hurte of hys conscience.
21 It is good neyther to eate flesh, neyther to drynke wyne neyther anye thynge whereby thy brother stombleth, eyther falleth, or is made weake.
22 Haste thou faythe? haue it wyth thy selfe before GOD. Happye is he that condempneth not hym selfe in that thynge whiche he aloweth.
23 For he that maketh conscience, is dampned yf he eate, because he doeth it not of faythe. For whatsoeuer is not of faythe, that same is synne.

 

CHAPTER 15

 

1 We whiche are strong, ought to beare the fraylnes of them whiche are weake, and not to stande in our owne conceptes.
2 Let euery man please his neyghboure vnto his wealth and edifiynge.
3 For Christe pleased not hym selfe, but as it is writen: The rebukes of them whiche rebuke the, fell on me.
4 Whatsoeuer thynges are wrytten afore tyme, are wrytten for oure learnyng, that we thorowe pacyence and comforte of the scrypture myght haue hope.
5 The God of pacience and consolatyon, geue vnto euery one of you, that ye be lyke mynded one towardes another after the ensample of Christe Iesu,
6 that ye all agreynge together, maye with one mouthe prayse God the father of oure Lorde Iesus,
7 Wherfore receyue ye on another, as Christe receyued vs, to the prayse of God.
8 And I saye that Iesu Christ was a mynyster of the circumcysyon for the trueth of God is to confyrme the promyses made vnto the fathers.
9 And let the Gentyles prayse God for hys mercye, as it is written: For thys cause I wyll prayse the amonge the Gentyles, & sing in thy name.
10 And agayne he sayth: reioyse ye Gentyles with his people.
11 And agayn. Prayse the Lorde all ye gentyles, and laude hym all nacyons.
12 And in another place Esayas saith: there shalbe the rote of Iesse, and he that shall ryse to reygne ouer the Gentyles: in hym shal the Gentyles truste.
13 The God of hope fil you with all ioye, and peace in beleuynge, that ye maye be ryche in hope thorowe the power of the holye ghoste.
14 I my selfe am full certifyed of you my brethren. that ye your selues are full of goodnes and fylled with all knoweledge, and are able to exhorte one another.
15 Neuerthelesse brethren I haue some what boldelye wrytten vnto you, as one that putteth you in remembraunce thorowe the grace that is geuen me of God,
16 that I should be the minister of Iesu Christe amonge the Gentyles, and should minister şe glad tydynges of God, that şe gentils myghte be an acceptable offerynge, sanctifyed by the holye ghoste.
17 I haue therfore where of I maye reioyce in Christe Iesu, in those thynges which partayne to God.
18 For I dare not speake of anye of those thynges whiche Christe hath not wrought by me, to make the gentyls obedient, with worde and dede,
19 in myghty sygnes and wonders, by the power of the spirite of God: so that from Hierusalem and the coastes rounde about vnto Illiricum, I haue fylled al countreys with the glad tydynges of Christe.
20 So haue I enforced my selfe to preache the Gospell, not where Christe was named, leste I shoulde haue buylt on another mannes foundacyon:
21 but as it is wrytten: To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see, and they şt heard not, shall vnderstande.
22 For thys cause I haue ben ofte let to come vnto you:
23 but nowe seyng I haue no more to do in these countreys, & also haue ben desyrous manye yeares to come vnto you,
24 when I shall take my iorneye into Spayne, I wyll come to you. I truste to set you in my iourneye, and to be broughte on my way thytherwarde by you after that I haue somwhat enioyed you.
25 Now go I vnto Hierusalem, and ministre vnto the saynctes.
26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certayne distribution vpon the pore saynctes, whiche are at Hierusalem.
27 It hath pleased them verely, and theyr detters are they. For yf the gentyles be made partakers of theyr spirituall thynges, theyr dutye is to ministre vnto them in carnall thynges.
28 When I haue perfourmed thys, and haue broughte them thys frute sealed. I wyll come backe agayne by you into Spayne.
29 And I am sure when I come, that I shall come with aboundaunce of the blessinge of the Gospell of Christe.
30 I beseche you brethren for oure Lorde Iesus Christes sake, and for the loue of the spyryte, that ye healpe me in my busynes, with your prayers to God for me,
31 that I maye be delyuered from them whiche beleue not in Iewry, and that thys my seruyce, whiche I haue to Hierusalem, maye be accepted of the saynctes,
32 that I maye come vnto you wyth ioye, by the wyll of God, and maye with you be refreshed.
33 The God of peace be with you. Amen.

 

CHAPTER 16

 

1 I commende vnto you Phebe our syster (whiche is a minister of the congregacion of Cenchrea)
2 that ye receyue her in the Lorde as it becommeth saynctes, & şt ye assiste her in whatsoeuer busynes she neadeth of youre ayde. For she hath suckered many, & myne owne selfe also.
3 Grete Prisca & Aquyla my helpers in Christe Iesu,
4 whiche haue for my lyfe layde doune theyr owne neckes. Vnto which not I onlye geue thankes, but also şe congregacyon of the gentyls.
5 Lykewyse grete all the companye that is in her house. Salute my welbeloued Epenetos, whiche is the fyrst frute amonge them of Achaia.
6 Grete Marye whiche bestowed much laboure on vs.
7 Salute Andronicus and Iunia my cosyns, whiche were prysoners with me also, which are well taken among the Apostles, and were in christ before me.
8 Grete Amplias my beloued in the Lorde.
9 Salute Vrban oure helper in Christ, & Stachys my beloued.
10 Salute Appelles approued in Christ. Salute them whiche are of Aristobolus housholde.
11 Salute Herodion my kynsman. Grete them of the houshold of Narcissus whiche are in the Lorde.
12 Salute Tryphena and Triphosa, whiche women dyd laboure in the Lorde. Salute the beloued Persis, which laboured in the Lorde.
13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lorde, and hys mother and myne.
14 Grete Asincritus, Phlegon, Herman, Patrobas, Hermen, and the brethren whiche are with them.
15 Salute Philologus & Iulia, Nereus and hys syster, and Olympha, and all the saynctes whiche are with them.
16 Salute one another with an holye kysse. The congregacyons of Christe salute you.
17 I beseche you brethren, marke them which cause diuisyon, and geue occasyons of euyl, contrary to the doctryue which ye haue learned: and auoyd them.
18 For they that are such, serue not the Lorde Iesus Christ: but theyr owne bellyes, and with swete preachynges & flatterynge wordes deceyue the hertes of the innocentes.
19 For youre obedience extendeth to all men I am glad no doubte of you. But yet I woulde haue you wyse vnto that whiche is good, and to be innocent as concernyng euill.
20 The God of peace treade Sathan vnder your fete shortelye. The grace of oure Lorde Iesu Christe be with you.
21 Timotheus my worcke felowe and Lucyos and Iason and Sosipater my kynsmen, salute you.
22 I Tertius salute you, whiche wrote thys Epistle in the Lorde.
23 Gayus myne hoste and the hoste of all the congregacion, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlayne of the citie saluteth you. And Quartus a brother, saluteth you.
24 The grace of oure Lorde Iesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
25 To hym that is of power to stablysh you, accordynge to my Gospell and preachinge of Iesus Christe, in vtterynge of the mysterye whiche was kepte secrete sence the worlde began,
26 but nowe is opened by the scriptures of prophesye, at the commaundemente of şe euerlastynge God, to stere vp obedience to the fayth publyshed among all nacions:
27 To the same God, which alone is wyse, be all prayse thorowe Iesus Christe for euer. AMEN.