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CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 1

1 Paul, an apostle, a servant of God, called of Jesus Christ, and separated to preach the gospel,

1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

2 (Which he had promised before by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 

2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

4 And declared the Son of God with power, by the Spirit according to the truth through the resurrection from the dead; 

4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

5 by whom we have received grace and apostleship, through obedience, and faith in his name, to preach the gospel among all nations; 

5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

6 Among whom ye also are called of Jesus Christ;

6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

7 Wherefore I write to all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called saints; Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ, that you all are steadfast, and your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 

8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

9 For God is my witness, whom I serve, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, that you may be kept through the Spirit, in the gospel of his Son,

9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

10 Making request of you, to remember me in your prayers, I now write unto you, that you will ask him in faith, that if by any means, at length, I may serve you with my labors, and may have a prosperous journey by the will of God, to come unto you. 

10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, that it may be established in you to the end; 

11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

12 That I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. 

12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was hindered hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. 

13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

15 And, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 

15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed through faith on his name; as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men; who love not the truth, but remain in unrighteousness,

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 After that which may be known of God is manifest to them.

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For God hath revealed unto them the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, which are clearly seen; things which are not seen being understood by the things that are made, through his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse; 

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God according to some knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

32 And some who, knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, are inexcusable, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. 

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. 

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 2

1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that thus judgest; for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. 

1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to the gospel. 

16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 3

1 What advantage then hath the Jew over the Gentile? or what profit of circumcision, who is not a Jew from the heart? 

1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

2 But he who is a Jew from the heart, I say hath much every way; chiefly because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. 

2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

5 But if we remain in our unrighteousness and commend the righteousness of God, how dare we say, God is unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man who fears God,) 

5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)

7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, (as it is called of the Jews,) unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? and not received? Because we are slanderously reported? 

7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported,

8 And some affirm that we say, (whose damnation is just,) Let us do evil that good may come. But this is false. 

and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

9 If not so; what then are we better than they? No, in no wise; for we have proved before, that Jews and Gentiles are all under sin. 

9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

20 For by the law is the knowledge of sin; therefore by the deeds of the law shall no flesh be justified in his sight. 

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

24 Therefore being justified only by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; 

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith alone without the deeds of the law. 

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

30 Seeing that God will justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 

30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 4

2 For if Abraham were justified by the law of works, he hath to glory in himself; but not of God. 

2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

4 Now to him who is justified by the law of works, is the reward reckoned, not of grace, but of debt. 

4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

5 But to him that seeketh not to be justified by the law of works, but believeth on him who justifieth not the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 

5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without the law of works,

6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

7 Saying, Blessed are they through faith whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 

7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

16 Therefore ye are justified of faith and works, through grace, to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to them only who are of the law, but to them also who are of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

CHAPTER 5

CHAPTER 5

3 And not only this, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 

3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

13 (For, before the law, sin was in the world; yet sin is not imputed to those who have no law. 

13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. For I say, that through the offense, death reigned over all. 

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

15 But the offense is not as the free gift, for the gift aboundeth. For, if through the offense of one, many be dead; much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, hath abounded by one man, Jesus Christ, unto many. 

15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

16 And not as, by one that sinned, is the gift; for the judgment is by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses unto justification. 

16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

CHAPTER 6

CHAPTER 6

7 For he that is dead to sin is freed from sin.

7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

14 For in so doing sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

17 But God be thanked, that ye are not the servants of sin, for ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh; for as ye have in times past yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. 

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

CHAPTER 7

CHAPTER 7

1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man only as long as he liveth?  

1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

2 For the woman which hath a husband is bound by the law to her husband only as long as he liveth; for if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 

2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sin, which were not according to the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 

5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

6 But now we are delivered from the law wherein we were held, being dead to the law, that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. 

6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

9 For once I was alive without transgression of the law, but when the commandment of Christ came, sin revived, and I died. 

9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

10 And when I believed not the commandment of Christ which came, which was ordained to life, I found it condemned me unto death. 

10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.

11 For sin, taking occasion, denied the commandment, and deceived me; and by it I was slain. 

11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

12 Nevertheless, I found the law to be holy, and the commandment to be holy, and just, and good. 

12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin by that which is good working death in me;  that sin, by the commandment, might become exceeding sinful. 

13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

14 For we know that the commandment is spiritual; but when I was under the law, I was yet canal, sold under sin. 

14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

15 But now I am spiritual; for that which I am commanded to do, I do; and that which I am commanded not to allow, I allow not. 

15 For that which I do I allow not:

16 For what I know is not right, I would not do; for that which is sin, I hate. 

for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

17 If then I do not that which I would not allow, I consent unto the law, that it is good; and I am not condemned. 

16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

18 Now then, it is no more I that do sin; but I seek to subdue that sin which dwelleth in me. 

17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

19 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing; for to will is present with me, but to perform that which is good I find not, only in Christ. 

18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

20 For the good that I would have done when under the law, I find not to be good; therefore, I do it not. 

19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

21 But the evil which I would not do under the law, I find to be good; that, I do. 

 

22 Now if I do that, through the assistance of Christ, I would not do under the law, I am not under the law; and it is no more that I seek to do wrong, but to subdue sin that dwelleth in me. 

20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

23 I find then that under the law, that when I would do good evil was present with me; for I delight in the law of God after the inward man. 

21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

24 And now I see another law, even the commandment of Christ, and it is imprinted in my mind. 

23 But I see another law

25 But my members are warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 

in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

26 And if I subdue not the sin which is in me, but with the flesh serve the law of sin; O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 

24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

27 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord, then, that so with the mind I myself serve the law of God. 

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. 

CHAPTER 8

CHAPTER 8

8 So then they that are after the flesh cannot please God.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 But ye are not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10 And if Christ be in you, though the body shall die because of sin, yet the Spirit is life, because of righteousness. 

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 And if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead, dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, unto sin, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live unto Christ. 

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be named with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

20 For the creature was made subject to tribulation not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected it in hope; 

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then with patience we do wait for it. 

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

29 For him whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to his own image, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover, him whom he did predestinate, him he also called; and him whom he called, him he also sanctified; and him whom he sanctified, him he also glorified. 

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can prevail against us? 

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

CHAPTER 9

CHAPTER 9

3 (For once I could have wished that myself were accursed from Christ,) for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh; 

3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

4 Who are Israelites; of whom are the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God,

4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God,

5 And the promises which are made unto the fathers; and of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ was, who is God over all, blessed forever.  Amen. 

and the promises;

5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

7 Neither, because they are all children of Abraham, are they the see; but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 

7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

10 And not only Sarah; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, our father Isaac,

10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

32 Wherefore they stumbled at that stumbling stone, not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law; 

32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

CHAPTER 10

CHAPTER 10

16 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

17 But I say, have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. 

18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

18 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 

16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

19 But I say, Did not Israel know? Now Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. 

19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

CHAPTER 11

CHAPTER 11

2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh complaint to God against Israel, saying,

2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which they seek for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. 

7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

15 For if the casting away of them is the reconciling of the world, what shall the restoring of them be, but life from the dead? 

15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

18 Boast not against the branches, for thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 

18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

19 For if thou boast, thou wilt say, The branches were broken off, that we might be grafted in. 

19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.

26 And then all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob; 

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

CHAPTER 12

CHAPTER 12

2 And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God is. 

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil and cleave to that which is good. 

9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

CHAPTER 13

CHAPTER 13

1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power in the church but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God. 

1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves punishment. 

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil be afraid; for he beareth not the rod in vain; for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

6 For, for this cause pay ye your consecrations also unto them; for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 

6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

7 But first, render to all their dues, according to custom, tribute to whom tribute, custom to whom custom, that your consecrations may be done in fear of him to whom fear belongs, and in honor of him to whom honor belongs. 

7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

8 Therefore owe no man anything, but to love one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to gratify the lusts thereof. 

14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

CHAPTER 14

CHAPTER 14

11 For I live, saith the Lord, as it is written. And every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall swear to God. 

11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, thou walkest not charitably if thou eatest. Therefore destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. 

15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

23 And he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because it is not of faith; for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. 

23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

CHAPTER 15

CHAPTER 15

5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according as was Christ Jesus; 

5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

24 When I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you; for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled through your prayers. 

24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company.

CHAPTER 16

CHAPTER 16

10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' church. 

10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the church of Narcissus, which are in the Lord. 

11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

16 Salute one another with a holy salutation. The churches of Christ salute you.

16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to the gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,