10 He has described a boundary upon the face of the waters, to the confines of light and darkness.
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1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt. They have done abominable works. There is none that does good.
7 He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth upon nothing.
10 declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure,
1 What then is the advantage of the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? 2 Much every way. First, because they were indeed entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the assurance of God ineffective? 4 May it not happen! But let it come to pass God is true, but every man a liar, as it is written, That thou may ever be justified in thy words, and may prevail when thou are criticized. 5 But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what will we say? Is God unrighteous inflicting wrath? (I speak according to a man.) 6 May it not happen! Otherwise how will God judge the world? 7 For if by my lie, the truth of God abounded to his glory, why am I also still judged as sinful, 8 and not (as we are slandered, and as some affirm us to say) that we may do evil so that good things may come (whose condemnation is just)? 9 What then? Are we better? Not at all. For we already charged both Jews and Greeks to all be under sin, 10 as it is written, There is no righteous man, not even one. 11 There is no man who understands. There is no man who seeks God. 12 All turned away. Together they became useless. There is not a man who does goodness; there is not as much as one. 13 Their throat is an open grave. With their tongues they deceive. The poison of asps is under their lips, 14 whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood. 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways, 17 and the way of peace they have not known. 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 Now we know that as many things as the law says, it says to those in the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become accountable to God. 20 Because from works of law no flesh will be made right before him, for through law is knowledge of sin. 21 But now a righteousness of God has been manifested independent of law, being witnessed by the law and the prophets. 22 And the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ is for all and upon all those who believe, for there is no distinction. 23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, 24 being made righteous freely by his grace, through the redemption in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth an expiatory sacrifice through faith in his blood, for proof of his justice, because of the passing over of the sins that have formerly occurred 26 (in the forbearance of God), for proof of his justice at the present time, for him to be righteous, and who makes the man from Jesus' faith righteous. 27 Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what law, of works? No, but by a law of faith. 28 We therefore consider a man to be made righteous by faith independent of works of law. 29 Or is God of Jews only and not also of Gentiles? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since God is one, who will make the man of circumcision righteous from faith, and the man of uncircumcision through faith. 31 Do we then make law void through faith? May it not happen! Instead, we establish law.
1 What then will we say Abraham, our father according to flesh, to have found? 2 For if Abraham was made righteous from works, he has a boast, but not before God. 3 For what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness. 4 Now to the man being employed, the wage is not reckoned according to grace, but according to obligation. 5 But to the man not being employed, but who believes in him who makes the impious man righteous, his faith is reckoned for righteousness. 6 Just as David also tells the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness independent of works, 7 saying, Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is a man to whom the Lord does, no, not impute sin. 9 Is this blessedness therefore upon men of circumcision, or also upon men of uncircumcision? For we say, Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How then was it reckoned? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, as a seal of the righteousness of his faith during uncircumcision, for him to be father of all those who believe during uncircumcision (for righteousness to also be imputed to them), 12 and father of those of circumcision, to those not only of circumcision, but also to those who march in the steps of faith--of that during the uncircumcision of our father Abraham. 13 For the promise to Abraham or to his seed, for him to be heir of the world, was not through law, but through a righteousness of faith. 14 For if those from law are heirs, faith has been made void, and the promise has been made useless. 15 For the law works wrath. For where there is no law, neither is there transgression. 16 Because of this it is from faith, so that it is according to grace, in order for the promise to be sure to all the seed, not only to the seed from the law, but also to the seed from the faith of Abraham, who is father of us all 17 (as it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations), before him whom he believed, of God who makes the dead alive, and who calls things not existing, as existing. 18 Who, against hope, believed in hope, in order for him to become father of many nations according to that which was spoken, So thy seed will be. 19 And not being weak in faith he did not regard his body, which was now deadened (being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. 20 And he did not waver in unbelief at the promise of God, but became strong in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully assured that what he promised, he was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was reckoned to him for righteousness. 23 Now it was not written because of him alone that it was imputed to him, 24 but also because of us to whom it is going to be imputed, to those who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 who was delivered up for our offences, and was raised up for our justification.
1 Therefore having been made righteous from faith, we have peace toward God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith for this grace in which we stand, and we take pride in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we also take pride in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, 4 and perseverance, character, and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit that was given to us. 6 For while we were yet weak, in due time Christ died for the impious. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will some man die, indeed perhaps for the good man some man would even dare to die. 8 But God commends his love toward us, that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, now having been made righteous by his blood, we will be saved from the wrath through him. 10 For if, while being enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more having been reconciled we will be saved by his life. 11 And not only so, but also taking pride in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. 12 Because of this, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, so also death passed to all men, in that all sinned. 13 For until law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who did not sin in the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is a type of the coming man. 15 But in this way also, the gift is not as the transgression. For if by the trespass of the one man the many died, much more the grace of God, and the gift in grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abounded for the many. 16 And the gift is not as through one man who sinned, for indeed the judgment from one man was for condemnation, but the gift from many offenses is for righteousness. 17 For if, by the offense of the one man, death reigned through the one man, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. 18 So then, as through an offense of one man was for condemnation for all men, so also through a righteousness of one man was for justification of life for all men. 19 For as through the one man's disobedience the many were led sinful, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be led righteous. 20 And the law entered so that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace was more abundant, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign, through righteousness, for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 What will we say then? We continue in sin so that grace may abound? 2 May it not happen! How will we who died to sin, still live in it? 3 Or are ye ignorant that as many as were immersed into Christ Jesus were immersed into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him through the immersion into death, so that as Christ was raised up from the dead through the glory of the Father, so also we may walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have become co-planted in the likeness of his death, then we will also be of the resurrection. 6 Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, so that the body of sin might be inactivated, no longer to enslave us to sin. 7 For he who has died has been made righteous away from sin. 8 And if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him. 10 For that he died, he died to sin once, but that he lives, he lives to God. 11 So also ye, reckon yourselves to be indeed dead to sin, but living to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body in order to obey it, in its lusts. 13 And do not present your body-parts as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God, as living out of the dead, and your body-parts as instruments of righteousness to God, 14 for sin will not have dominion over you. For ye are not under law, but under grace. 15 What then? May we sin, because we are not under law but under grace? May it not happen! 16 Know ye not, that to what ye present yourselves as bondmen for obedience, ye are bondmen to what ye obey, whether of sin for death, or of obedience for righteousness? 17 But thanks to God, that ye were bondmen of sin, but ye obeyed from the heart a model of doctrine for which ye were delivered. 18 And having been set free from sin, ye were made servile to righteousness 19 (I speak man-like because of the weakness of your flesh). For as ye presented your body-parts servile to uncleanness, and to lawlessness for lawlessness, so now present your body-parts servile to righteousness for sanctification. 20 For when ye were bondmen of sin, ye were uninhibited by righteousness. 21 What fruit therefore did ye have then, of which things ye are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now having been made free from sin, and having become servile to God, ye have your fruit for sanctification, and the end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Or are ye ignorant, brothers (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law has dominion over the man for as long a time as he lives? 2 For the woman under authority to the living husband has been bound by law, but if the husband should die, she has been released from the law of the husband. 3 So then, of the living husband, she will be called an adulteress if she becomes to another man, but if the husband should die, she is free from the law, for her not to be an adulteress having become to another man. 4 Therefore, my brothers, ye also became dead to the law through the body of Christ in order for ye to become to another, to him who was raised from the dead, so that we would bear fruit to God. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the passions of the sins were working in our body-parts (through the law) in order to bear fruit to death. 6 But now we have been released from the law, having died to what we were held, so as for us to serve in newness of spirit, and not in oldness of a document. 7 What will we say then? The law is sin? May it not happen! Yet I did not know sin except through law. For likewise I would not have known lust, if the law did not say, Thou shall not covet. 8 But sin, having taken opportunity through the commandment, wrought in me every evil desire, for apart from law sin is dead. 9 And I was alive once apart from law, but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10 And I found to me, the commandment being for life, this is for death. 11 For sin, having taken opportunity through the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me. 12 So the law is indeed holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. 13 Has therefore what is good become death to me? May it not happen! Instead, it is sin, so that it might be revealed, sin working death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment sin might become sinful to extreme. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, having been sold under sin. 15 For I do not understand what I do, for I do not do this that I want, but what I hate, this I do. 16 But if I do this that I do not want, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 But now I no longer perform it, but the sin dwelling in me. 18 For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh, for to will is present in me, but to do the good, I find not. 19 For I do not do good that I want, instead, wrong that I do not want, this I do. 20 But if I do this that I do not want, I no longer perform it, but sin dwelling in me. 21 Consequently I find the law in my wanting to do good, that evil is present in me. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inner man, 23 but I see a different law in my body-parts, warring against the law of my mind, and taking me captive in the law of sin, which is in my body-parts. 24 I am a wretched man. Who will rescue me out of the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, I of myself in the mind indeed serve a law of God, but in the flesh a law of sin.
1 Consequently nothing is condemnation now to those in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to flesh but according to Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus freed me from the law of sin and of death. 3 For the impotence of the law, in that it was weak because of the flesh, God, having sent his own Son in a form of flesh of sin, and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the justice of the law might be fulfilled in us, those who walk not according to flesh, but according to Spirit. 5 For those who are according to flesh think about the things of the flesh, but those according to Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mentality of the flesh is death, but the mentality of the Spirit is life and peace. 7 Because the mentality of the flesh is enmity against God, for it is not submissive to the law of God, for neither is it able. 8 And those who are in flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in flesh but in Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if any man does not have the Spirit of Christ, this man is not of him. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is indeed dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up the Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit that dwells in you. 12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh to live according to flesh. 13 For if ye live according to flesh, ye are going to die, but if in spirit ye kill the deeds of the body, ye will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For ye did not receive a spirit of bondage again for fear, but ye received a spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself testifies with our spirit, that we are children of God. 17 And if children, also heirs, heirs indeed of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer jointly, so that we may also be glorified jointly. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not comparable to the glory that is going to be revealed for us. 19 For the eager expectation of the creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was made subject to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it in hope. 21 Because the creation itself will also be freed from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation is groaning and travailing together until now. 23 And not only so, but also ourselves who have the first fruit of the Spirit. And we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved to hope. But hope that is seen is not hope. For what is seen, why also hope for that? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait through patience. 26 And likewise also the Spirit helps our weaknesses, for we know not what we would pray for as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. 27 And he who searches the hearts knows what is the mentality of the Spirit, because he appeals to God for the sanctified. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, who are the called according to purpose. 29 Because whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be of similar nature of the form of his Son, in order for him to be the firstborn son among many brothers. 30 And whom he predestined, these he also called, and whom he called, these he also made righteous, and whom he made righteous, these he also glorified. 31 What then will we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not even spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how will he not also give us all things with him? 33 Who will accuse against the chosen of God? God is he who makes righteous. 34 Who is he who will condemn? It is Christ who died, but more, who also was raised up, who also is at the right hand of God, who also appeals for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or restriction, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Just as it is written, For thy sake we are killed the whole day long. We are considered as sheep of slaughter. 37 But in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor heavenly agents, nor principal positions, nor powers, nor things that have come, nor things that are coming, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 I say the truth in Christ, I do not lie, my conscience testifying to me in the Holy Spirit, 2 that great distress is in me, and unceasing sorrow in my heart. 3 For I wished I myself to be accursed from the Christ, for my brothers, my kinsmen according to flesh, 4 who are Israelites, of whom is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the lawgiving, and the divine service, and the promises, 5 of whom are the fathers, and from whom (according to flesh) is the Christ, God who is over all is blessed into the ages. Truly. 6 But it is not as that the word of God has failed. For all those from Israel, these are not Israel, 7 nor, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children, rather, In Isaac a seed will be called for thee. 8 That is, the children of the flesh, these are not children of God, instead, the children of the promise are reckoned for seed. 9 For this is the word of promise: At this time I will come, and there will be a son by Sarah. 10 And not only so, but also Rebecca having bed from one man, our father Isaac 11 (for not yet having been born, nor having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to selection might remain, not from works, but from him who calls), 12 it was said to her, The older will serve the younger. 13 As it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I regarded inferior. 14 What will we say then? Is there injustice from God? May it not happen! 15 For he says to Moses, I will be merciful to whom I may be merciful, and I will be compassionate to whomever I may be compassionate. 16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who is merciful. 17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh, For this same thing I raised thee up, that I might display in thee my power, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. 18 So then he is merciful to whom he will, and whom he will he hardens. 19 Thou will say to me therefore, Why does he still find fault? For who has resisted his purpose? 20 Rather, O man, who are thou answering back to God? No, will the thing formed say to him who formed it, Why did thou make me this way? 21 Or has the potter no right over the clay, from the same lump certainly to make this vessel for esteem, and that for disesteem? 22 And if God, wanting to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 and that he might make known the wealth of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he previously prepared for glory, 24 even us whom he called, not only from Jews but also from Gentiles. 25 As also he says in Hosea, I will call those not my people, my people, and her who was not beloved, beloved. 26 And it will be in the place where it was said to them, Ye are not my people, there they will be called, sons of the living God. 27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, If the number of the sons of Israel may be as the sand of the sea, the remnant will be saved. 28 Since he is completing and finishing quickly a matter in righteousness, because a matter that has been cut short upon the earth, Lord will perform. 29 And just as Isaiah has foretold, Unless Lord of hosts had left us a seed, we would have become as Sodom, and would have been made like Gomorrah. 30 What will we say then? That the Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness from faith. 31 But Israel who pursued a law of righteousness, did not arrive to a law of righteousness. 32 Why? Because it was not from faith but as from works of law. For they stumbled at the stone of stumbling, 33 just as it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense. And every man who believes in him will not be shamed.
10 But the day of Lord will come as a thief in the night, during which the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the elements, being intensely hot, will be disintegrated, and the earth and the works in it will be destroyed by fire.
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days. And also after that, when the sons of God came to the daughters of men, and they bore sons to them, the same were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.
5 And LORD will create over the whole habitation of mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night, for over all the glory, a covering.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image--after our likeness--and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that
2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
22 [It is] he who sits above the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in,
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light, and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good. And God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9 And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and he called the gathering together of the waters Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, [and] fruit trees bearing fruit according to their kind (in which is the seed of them) upon the earth. And it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed according to their kind, and trees bearing fruit in which is the seed of it, according to their kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years. 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth. And it was so. 16 And God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, also the stars. 17 And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created the great sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth. 23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth according to their kind. And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kind, and the cattle according to their kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image--after our likeness--and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that 27 And God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves upo 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. To you it shall be for food, 30 and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to everything that creeps upon the earth in which there is life, for food--every green herb. And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork.