3:1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
3:2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3:3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
3:4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
3:5Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
3:6For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
3:7In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
3:8But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
3:9Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
3:10And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
3:11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
3:12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
3:13Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
3:14And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
3:15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
3:16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
3:17And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
3:18Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
3:19Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
3:20Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
3:21Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
3:22Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
3:23And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
3:24Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
3:25But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
1:1Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
1:2(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
1:3Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
1:4And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
1:5By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
1:6Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
1:7To 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.
1:8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
1:9For 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;
1:10Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
1:11For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
1:12That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
1:13Now 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.
1:14I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
1:15So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
1:16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1:17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
1:18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
1:19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
1:20For 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:
1:21Because 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.
1:22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
1:23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
1:24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
1:25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
1:26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
1:27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
1:28And 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;
1:29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
1:30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
1:31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
1:32Who 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.
2:1Therefore 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.
2:2But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
2:3And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
2:4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
2:5But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
2:6Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
2:7To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
2:8But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
2:9Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
2:10But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
2:11For there is no respect of persons with God.
2:12For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
2:13(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
2:14For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
2:15Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
2:16In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
2:17Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
2:18And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
2:19And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
2:20An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
2:21Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
2:22Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
2:23Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
2:24For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
2:25For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
2:26Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
2:27And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
2:28For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
2:29But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
8:2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
8:3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
8:4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
8:5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
8:6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
8:7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8:8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
8:9But 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.
8:10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
8:11But 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.
8:12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
8:13For 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.
14:1Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
14:2For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
14:3Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
14:4Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
14:5One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
14:6He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
14:7For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
14:8For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
14:9For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
14:10But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
14:11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
14:12So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
14:13Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
14:14I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
14:15But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
14:16Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
14:17For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
14:18For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
14:19Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
14:20For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
14:21It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
14:22Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
14:23And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.