10 »He has described a circle on the face of the waters, at the boundary between light and darkness.
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1 ([Psalm of David]) The fool says in his heart: »There is no God (Jehovah) (Psalm 10:4).« They are corrupt. They do disgusting things. No one does good things.
7 »He stretches out the northern sky over empty space, and hangs the earth upon nothing.
10 »I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’
1 What then is the superiority of the Jew? What is the benefit of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. First they were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 For what? If some have not believed, will their unbelief make the faith of God of no effect? 4 Certainly not! But let God be true, and every man false. It is written: So that you should be proved righteous in your words and should overcome when you are judged. 5 If our unrighteousness defines God’s righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? God is not unrighteous when he vents his anger is he? I speak in human terms. 6 Not at all! For how will God judge the world? 7 But what if my untruth serves God’s glory by making his truth stand out more clearly? Why should I be condemned as a sinner? 8 Why not say, »Let us do evil so that good may come?« Some people have insulted me by accusing me of saying this very thing! They should be condemned and they will be. 9 Are we Jews in any better condition than the people of the nations? Not at all! I have already shown that Jews and the people of the nations are all under the power of sin. 10 The Scriptures say: »There is no one who is righteous, 11 »There is no one who has insight. No one seeks God! 12 »All have turned away from God; they have all done wrong. No one does what is right, not even one.« (Psalm 53:3) 13 »Their throat is an open grave. They have practiced deceit with their tongues. The poison of snakes is under their lips.« (Psalm 5:9) 14 »Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.« (Psalm 10:7)
5 If we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we shall be in the likeness of his resurrection. 6 We know this that our old self was impaled with him that the body of sin might be destroyed, that we should no longer be in bondage to sin. 7 He who has died is freed from sin. 8 If we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. 9 We know that Christ being raised from the dead died no more; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death that he died, he died with reference to sin once. But the life that he lives, he lives to God. 11 Consider yourselves to be dead with reference to sin, but alive with reference to God through Christ Jesus. 12 Let no sin rule in your mortal body, that you should obey the lustful desires. 13 Also do not present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness. Present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness for God. 14 Sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? God forbid! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient servants you are his (voluntary) servants because you obey him? This could be obedience to sin with death in view or obedience to righteousness with holiness in view? 17 But thanks to God, that you were the servants of sin yet you became obedient from the heart to the teachings delivered to you. 18 After being made free from sin, you became servants of righteousness. 19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. You once presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to sin. Now you present your members as servants to righteousness and sanctification (purification) (holiness). 20 When you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 You are now ashamed of the fruit you had at that time. For the results of these things is death. 22 Now you are free from sin and are servants to God. You have your fruit in holiness, and the end everlasting (eternal) life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift from God is everlasting life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Do you not know, for I speak to men who know the law, that the law has dominion (jurisdiction) over a man as long as he lives? 2 Law binds the married woman to her husband while he lives. But if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband. 3 So then if, while the husband lives, she is joined to another man, she will be called an adulteress. If the husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she is joined to another man. 4 Brothers, you also died to the law through the body of Christ; that you should be joined to another, even to him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit to God. 5 When we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were through the law, worked in our members to bring forth fruit to death. 6 We have been discharged (released) from the law. We have died to that by which we were held. So we serve in newness of the Spirit, and not in oldness of the letter. 7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid! I had not known sin except through the law. For I had not known coveting except the law had said: You should not covet. 8 But sin, finding occasion, worked out in me through the commandment all manner of coveting. Apart from the law sin is dead. 9 I was alive apart from the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10 The commandment, which was to life, this I found to be to death. 11 For sin, finding occasion, through the commandment deceived me, and through it killed me. 12 The law is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good. 13 Did that which is good become death to me? God forbid! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good. This way sin might be shown to be sin. Through the commandment sin could be recognized. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual. But I am fleshly and sold under sin. 15 I do not understand what I am doing. For what I want to do I do not do. What I hate, I do. 16 But if what I do not want to do, I do, I consent to the law that it is right. 17 Now then it is no longer I that do it, but the sin that dwells in me. 18 I know that good does not live in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. 19 I do not do the good I want to do. Instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do. 20 If I do what I do not want to do, this means that I am no longer the one who does it. Instead, it is the sin that lives in me. 21 I find that this law is at work. When I want to do what is good, what is evil is the only choice I have. 22 My inner person delights in the law of God. 23 However I see a different law at work in my body. This law fights against the law that my mind approves of. It makes me a prisoner to the law of sin that is at work in my body. 24 Miserable man that I am! Who will rescue me from the body undergoing this death? 25 Thanks to God, through our Lord Jesus Christ! So then I can serve God’s law only with my mind, while my human nature serves the law of sin.
1 Those who live through (in union with) (because of) Jesus Christ have no condemnation. [They do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.] 2 The law of the Spirit gives us life through (with) (because of) Christ Jesus. It has set me free from the law of sin and death. 3 God did what the Law could not do, because human nature was weak. He sent his own son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering and do away with sin. So he condemned sin in sinful human nature. 4 God did this so that the righteous requirements of the Law might be fully satisfied in us who live according to the Spirit, and not according to human nature. 5 They who live according to flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh. They who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 The mind of sinful flesh (fleshly thought) means death; but the mind influenced by the Spirit gives life and peace. 7 This is because the mind of the flesh is hostile toward God. It is not subject to the law of God for it cannot be. 8 Those influenced by the sinful flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in flesh but in Spirit, if indeed God’s Spirit dwells in you. If any one does not have the Spirit of Christ he does not belong to him. 10 If Christ is with you, the body is dead on account of sin, but the Spirit is life on account of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from among the dead dwells with you, he who raised Christ from among the dead shall also make your mortal bodies alive. This is on account of his Spirit that dwells with you. 12 So then, brothers we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to flesh (human nature), 13 for if you live according to flesh, you are about to die. If by the Spirit, you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you have not received a spirit of bondage again causing fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Father, Father! (Chaldee: Abba, meaning father). 16 The Spirit itself (Greek:autos ho pneuma) (itself the Spirit) bears witness with our spirit (mind and heart), that we are children of God. 17 If children, then heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ. If indeed we suffer with him we may also be glorified with him. 18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation is waiting for the manifestation (revelation) (disclosure) of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subject to corruption, not by it’s own will but by reason of the one who subjected it on the basis of hope. 21 The creation will also be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and is in pain together until now. 23 We also, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption and the release from our bodies by ransom. 24 We are saved by this hope. But hope that is seen is not hope. For does a man hope for what he sees? 25 If we hope for what we do not see, do we have patience to wait for it? 26 Likewise the Spirit also helps our weaknesses. We do not know what we should pray for, as we should. The Spirit [of God] makes intercession with groaning that cannot be spoken. 27 So he who searches the hearts knows what is the inclination (purpose) (mind-set) of the Spirit [of God], because the Spirit makes intercession for the holy ones according to the will of God. 28 We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. 29 Those he first recognized, he ordained in advance that they be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 He ordained in advance the ones he called. He declared righteous the ones he called. He also glorified those he declared righteous. 31 What shall we then say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He that did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, will he not with him freely give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against the ones God has chosen? It is God who justifies (makes righteous). 34 Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 It is written: »For your sake we are put to death all day long. We are considered as sheep for the slaughter.« (Psalm 44:22) 37 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 angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Ephesians 6:12)
1 I tell the truth in Christ. I do not lie! My conscience bears witness with me in Holy Spirit. 2 I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. 3 I could wish that I were accursed (separated) (banned) (excommunicated) from Christ for the good of (in behalf of) my countrymen and brothers (the Jews). 4 They are Israelites and the adoption belongs to them. They have the glory of the covenants. The law was given to them along with the service and promises. 5 The forefathers belong to them from whom came the Christ according to the flesh. God who is over all is blessed forever. Amen. 6 It is not as if the word of God failed. Not all who come from Israel are really Israel. 7 It is not because they are Abraham’s that they are all children, but: »What will be called ‘your seed’ will be through Isaac.« (Genesis 21:12) 8 That is, the children of the flesh are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as seed. 9 The word of promise: »According to this time I will come and Sarah will have a son.« 10 Not only that, but Rebecca conceived by Isaac our father. 11 When they had not yet been born nor performed anything good or vile, so the purpose of God regarding the choosing would continue without dependence on works but on the One who calls. 12 She was told: »The older will serve the younger.« 13 It is written: »I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau.« 14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice with God? There is not! 15 He says to Moses, »I will show mercy to the one I choose to show mercy, and I will feel compassion for the one I choose to feel compassion.« 16 So then it does not depend on mans will or effort, but on God who shows mercy. 17 The scripture says to Pharaoh: »For this reason I have raised you up, that I might through you, show my power and declare my name in all the earth.« 18 He shows mercy to the one he chooses, and he allows others to be stubborn. 19 You say to me: »Why does he yet find fault? Who resists his purpose (will)?« 20 Yes, but you, O man, who are you to answer back to God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it: »Why have you made me this way?« (Isaiah 45:9) 21 Or does the potter not have authority over the clay? Can he make out of the same lump one vessel to honor, and another for common use? (Jeremiah 18:6) 22 If God decided to show his wrath and make his power known, endured with much long-suffering vessels of wrath fit for destruction. 23 In that way he could make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy that he had prepared in advance for glory. 24 We are the ones he has also called, not only from among the Jews, but also from among the nations. 25 He says also in Hosea: »Those who are not my people I will call my people. And she who is not loved I will call loved.« 26 In the place where it was said to them: »You are not my people, they will be called Sons of the living God.« (Hosea 2:23) 27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: »Should the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, the remnant shall be saved. 28 »He is bringing the matter to an end, and cutting it short in righteousness. Jehovah will make an accounting on the earth.« (Isaiah 10:22) 29 Just as Isaiah said earlier: »Unless Jehovah of Hosts had left a seed to us, we should have become like Sodom, and Gomorrah.« (Isaiah 1:9) 30 What shall we say? The nations did not pursue righteousness. Yet they have attained to righteousness, the righteousness that is based on the principle of faith. 31 But Israel, pursuing after a law of righteousness, has not attained to that law. 32 Why? It is because it was not based on the principle of faith, but on that of works. They have stumbled at the stumbling stone. 33 It is written: »Behold, I place in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence and he that believes on him will not be ashamed.« (Isaiah 8:14)
15 »Their feet are swift to shed blood.« (Proverbs 1:15) 16 »Destruction and misery are in their ways.« (Isaiah 59:7) 17 »They have not known the way of peace.« (Isaiah 59:7, 8) 18 There is no respect (reverence) for God before their eyes. (Psalm 36:1) 19 We know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those under the law. Every mouth may be stopped and the entire world may become liable to God for punishment. 20 No flesh will be justified before God by works of the law. Knowledge of sin comes from the law. 21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets. 22 God makes people righteous through their active faith in Jesus Christ. God does this to all who believe in Christ, because there is no difference at all. 23 For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God 24 being justified freely by his grace (as a gift) through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 25 God displayed Christ publicly as propitiation (atonement) by his blood through faith. It demonstrated his righteousness. It was through the forbearance of God that he passed by the sins that had taken place before. 26 It showed his righteousness at this present season that he might himself be righteous, and the justifier of he who has faith in Jesus. 27 Where is the boasting? It is excluded. Is it by law? Is it by works? No, it is by a principle of faith. 28 We reason therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. 29 Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the nations also? Yes, of the nations also. 30 If God is one he will justify the circumcised by faith, and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we nullify the law through faith? No we do not! In fact, we establish (continue) (stand by) (uphold) the law.
1 What shall we say about Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 If Abraham was declared righteous by works, he could boast, but not to God. 3 For what does the scriptures say? »Abraham believed Jehovah, and it was counted to him as righteousness.« (Genesis 15:6) 4 The pay is counted to the man who works. It is not as grace but as a debt. 5 He who does not work but believes in him who justifies (absolves) the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6 David also pronounces blessing on the man, to whom God counts righteousness apart from works, 7 saying: »Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 »Blessed is the man to whom, Jehovah will not impute sin.« (Psalm 32:2) 9 Is this blessing then pronounced upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say: »To Abraham his faith was counted for righteousness.« 10 How then was it counted? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision: 11 He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith that he had while he was not circumcised. That way he could be the father of all those who believe, though they are not circumcised, that righteousness might be counted to them. 12 The father of circumcision to those who not only are circumcised, but who also walk in the steps of faith of our father Abraham that he had when he was not circumcised. 13 The promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world was not through the law but through righteousness by faith. 14 If those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect. 15 The law produces wrath (violent passion) (indignation). But where there is no law there is no sin. 16 For this reason it is by faith that it may be according to grace (divine influence) (loving-kindness). The promise may be sure to all descendants! This is not only to that which is of the law, but to that also which is by the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. 17 It is written: »I have made you a father of many nations.« [This was] in the presence of God, the one in whom he believed. He gives life to the dead, and calls into being that which does not exist. 18 In hope against hope Abraham believed that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken: »So your descendants will be.« 19 Not being weak in faith he considered his own body now as good as dead (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 Yet, he looked to the promise of God. He did not waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith. He gave the glory to God! 21 He was fully assured that what he had promised, he was able to perform. 22 »It was counted to him as righteousness.« 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was counted to him. 24 It is also for our sake, to whom it shall be counted, who believe in him that raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification (acquittal).
1 We are justified (acquitted) (made righteous) by faith. And we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 We have access to grace (God’s favor) by faith through him. This is where we stand. We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we also rejoice in our tribulations knowing that tribulation produces endurance. 4 Tribulation produces an approved condition and an approved condition produces hope. 5 Hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts. It comes through Holy Spirit, which is God’s gift to us. 6 While we were yet weak, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die. Perhaps for the good man some one would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates (commends) his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more, now justified by his blood, we will be saved from the wrath of God through him. 10 While we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son. Being reconciled, we will be saved by his life. 11 We also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation (restoration) (atonement) (divine favor). 12 Therefore, through one-man sin entered into the world, and death through sin. So death passed to all men, for all have sinned. 13 Until the law sin was in the world. Sin is not imputed (put on account) when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even for those who had not sinned after the likeness of Adam’s transgression. Adam is in some ways like Christ who came later. 15 But the two are not the same, because God’s gift (spiritual endowment) is not like Adam’s sin. It is true that many people died because of the sin of that one man. But God’s grace is much greater, and so is his gift to so many people through the loving-kindness of the one man, Jesus Christ. 16 And there is a difference between God’s gift (spiritual endowment) and the sin of one man. After the one sin, came the guilty judgment; but after so many sins, comes the undeserved gift of righteousness. 17 It was by the transgression of the one that death ruled as king through that one. Even more so shall those who receive the abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, rule as kings in life by the one, Jesus Christ. 18 The result of one trespass was condemnation for all men. The result of righteousness was justification (acquittal), which brings life for all men. 19 Through the disobedience of one man many have been made sinners. Yet through the obedience of one man many will be made righteous. 20 The law came that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased God’s loving kindness increased even more. 21 And what for? Just as sin reigned in death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to everlasting life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. We died to sin! How could we any longer live in it? 3 Or are you ignorant to the fact that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death. Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, that we might walk in the newness of life.
10 The day of Jehovah will come as a thief. The heavens will pass away with a great noise. The elements shall be dissolved with intense heat. And the earth and the works in it will be burned up (destroyed). (Joel 2:31) (Zephaniah 1:14)
4 The NEPHILIM were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God had sexual intercourse with the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
4 In your sight a thousand years are like a single day, like yesterday, already past like an hour in the night.
14 Then God said: »Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. Let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years.
5 Then Jehovah will create over the entire area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night. A canopy (shelter) will be over all as the glory (honor).
26 Then God said: »Let us make man in our image, in our likeness. Let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.«
2 The earth was without form and empty. Darkness covered the deep water. The Spirit of God hovered over the waters.
22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and empty. Darkness covered the deep water. The Spirit of God hovered over the waters. 3 Then God said: »Let there be light!« And there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good. God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day. He called the darkness night. There was evening and there was morning, one day. 6 Then God said: »Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters. Let it separate the waters from the waters.« 7 God made the expanse. He separated the waters that were below the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. It was so. 8 God called the expanse heaven. There was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9 Then God said: »Let the waters below the atmosphere be gathered into one place. Let the dry land appear.« It was so. 10 God called the dry land earth. The gathering of the waters He called seas. God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said: »Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them.« It was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind. God saw that it was good. 13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14 Then God said: »Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. Let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years. 15 »Let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.« It was so. 16 God made the two great lights. The sun was to govern the day. The moon was to govern the night. He made the stars also. 17 He placed the lights in the sky to shine on the earth. 18 The lights were to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20 God said: »Let the waters be filled with many kinds of living beings, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky.« 21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves in the waters after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said: »Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.« 23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 24 God said: »Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.« It was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds. He made the livestock according to their kinds and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said: »Let us make man in our image, in our likeness. Let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.« 27 God created man in his own image. In the image of God he created him. He created male and female. 28 God blessed them and said to them: »Be fruitful and increase in number. Fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and dominate the birds of the air. Have dominion over every living creature that moves on the ground.« 29 Then God said: »I give you every plant that bears seed on the face of the entire earth. I also give you every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 »Also every beast of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground; everything that has the breath of life in it, I give every green plant for food.« It was so. 31 God saw all that he had made. It was very good. There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.
1 ([Psalm of David]) The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky displays what his hands have made.