Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
it works together
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.
Whose [are] the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ [came,] who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
it is considered
For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
it might be messaged throughout
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
[What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
he might make known
But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
to [him] believing
But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down [from above:])
Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
they will name-claim
they will believe
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.
of inhabited world
And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but [rather] through their fall salvation [is come] unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural [branches,] be graffed into their own olive tree?
of natural olive
For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.
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.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
[Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
to brotherly love
leading by example
[Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
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.
For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to [fulfil] the lusts [thereof. ]
Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, [but] not to doubtful disputations.
For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Let every one of us please [his] neighbour for [his] good to edification.
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
it was fore-written
it was fore-written
Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises [made] unto the fathers:
to have be(come)
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
joyfully accepted with foresight
For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
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. ]
But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which [I have] for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
of those discordant
joyfully accepted with foresight
Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men.] I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
of being made conspicuous
of being made known
To God only wise, [be] glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
he was put on public display
Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom,] which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
I am thoroughly judged
I thoroughly judge
And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and [to] Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think [of men] above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
it has been written
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him.
For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
it will be built
But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
What is my reward then? [Verily] that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
they have become
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Now in this that I declare [unto you] I praise [you] not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
you come together
What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise [you] not.
And when he had given thanks, he brake [it,] and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink [it,] in remembrance of me.
in the same manner
Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
you might come together
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
it shall be known
Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying [serveth] not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.
What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace [which was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.
it has been written
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
it will be(come)
having been written
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by [your] letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
I might arrive
I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
we are near-called
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver [us; ]
Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift [bestowed] upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.
Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God;
Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm [your] love toward him.
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who [is] sufficient for these things?
But if the ministration of death, written [and] engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which [glory] was to be done away:
And not as Moses, [which] put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: