For 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.
to [him] believing
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.
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;
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.
they jointly find good
For there is no respect of persons with God.
a taking on face value
(For not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
they will be made just
Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither [is that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
But 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.
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;
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
it has been written
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
And the way of peace have they not known:
There is no fear of God before their eyes.
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.
he will be made just
Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God.
he was made just
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
it is considered
Blessed [is] the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
he will accredit
How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
he was considered
And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which [he had] being [yet] uncircumcised.
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, [there is] no transgression.
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,
And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:
having been made dead
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
he was intrinsically enabled
Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
he was considered
And not only [so,] but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
And not only [so,] but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
it is accredited
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.
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.
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
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.
What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good.
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.
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
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.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
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.
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope,
And not only [they,] but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit,] the redemption of our body.
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it. ]
we anticipate from
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
in the same manner
he intercedes on behalf
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
he will hand over
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
of witnessing jointly
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel:
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
And not only [this;] but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, [even] by our father Isaac;
(For [the children] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
So then [it is] not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
And it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
they will be called
But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
it has been written
For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
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 they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
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
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.
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,
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to [the image of] Baal.
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
For if God spared not the natural branches, [take heed] lest he also spare not thee.
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
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.
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
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.
Wherefore [ye] must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
you will not testify falsely
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.
He 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.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.
he has been condemned
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
it has been written
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,
Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
belonging to another
But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
it has been written
he was messaged on
they will comprehend
Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
they placed under
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
of pretty speaking
And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.