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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 have they not known :

18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

19 Now we know that what things soever the * law saith, it saith to them who are under the law : that every mouth may be stopped, and * all the world may become guilty before God.?

subject to the judgment of God. A. V.

pent; adders' poison is under their lips. JAMES, iii. 8: The tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

• Ps. x. 7: His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud : under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

P PRO. i. 16: Their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Is A. lix. 7,8: Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood : their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths : whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

4 Ps. xxxvi. 1 : The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

John, x. 34: Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law? do. xv. 25: But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

• Job, v. 16: So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth. Ps. cvii. 42 : The righteous shall see it, and rejoice : and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. Ezek. xvi. 63 : That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God. Rom. i. 20 : For 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. do, ii. 1.

Ver. 9, 23. Rom. ii. 2.


20 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.

21 But now the wrighteousness of God without the law is manifested, * being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets ;

22 Even the righteousness of God which is * by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is a no difference:

23 For ball have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

24 Being justified freely by his grace

Tit. iii. 5 : Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. See on Acts, xiii. 39.

Rom. vii. 7 : I had not known sin, but by the law : for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

w See on Rom. i. 17.

* John, v. 46: For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me : for he wrote of me. Acts, xxvi. 22: Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come.

y See on Rom. i. 2.
2 See Rom. iv. throughout.
a See on Acts, x. 35.

Ver. 9, 19. ECCLES. vii. 20: For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. Rom. xi. 32: God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. Gal. iii. 22: The Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Isa. lv. l : Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. John, iii. 16: God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. 1 Tim. ii. 6: Who gave himself a ransont for all.

d Rom. iv. 16: Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace. Eph. ii. 8: By grace are ye saved through faith ; and that not of yourselves : it is the gift of God. Tit. i. 11 : The


o through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus :

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a 'propitiation through faith 5 in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the bremission of i sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

8 before ordained. A. V. 9 passing over. A. V. grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. do. iii. 5, 7: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

e MAT. xx. 28: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Eph. i. 7: In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins. Col. i. 14: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. 1 Tim. ii. 6: Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Heb. ix. 12: Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 1 Pet. i. 18, 19 : Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

'Lev. xvi. 15: Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat. 2 Cor. v. 18: All things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ. 1John, ii. 2: He is the propitiation for our sins : and not for our's only, but also for the sins of the whole world. do. iv. 10 : [God] sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

& Col. i. 20: Having made peace through the blood of his cross.

h 1 Tim. i. 15: This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. See on Acts, xiii. 38, 39.

· Acts, xvii. 30: The times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent. Heb. ix. 15: And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which

28. To derlare, I say, this time his righteonneas : " that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

27 Where is boasting thenEis exciuded. By what law of works lay: but by the law of Baith.

24 Therefore we conclude that a man is juslifier by faith without the deeds of the law.

29 *It he the God of the Jews only is he not also of the Gentiles: Yes, of the Gentiles also:

30 Seking it is one God, which shall justify the dromcision by faith, and uncircumcision thrinigh faith

31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid : yea, we establish the law.

CHAP. IV. I Amahun : faith was imputed to him for righteszness, 10 before he

wuz cireumrized: 13 by faith only he and his kat received the Jarmize : 16 Alnahuan is the father of all that belieze : 24 ur faith alen shall be imputed to us for righteousness.

WHAT shall we then say that · Abraham, our father as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? are called might receive the promise of eternal inherit

Hee Acts, xiii. 28, 39.

Rom.ii. 17, 23. do. iv. 2. 1 Cor. i. 29, 31 : That no flesh should glory in his presence. He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. Eru. ii. 9: Not of works, lest any man should boost.

** Ver. 20-22. See on Acts, xiii. 38, 39. + See on ACT%, x. 35.

" Gal. iii. 8, 20: And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. Mee on Acts, X. 35.

Ilk. X. 16 : This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.

CHAP. IV. * Jsa.li.2: Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you. Mat. iii. 9: And think not to say within your

unto you,

2 For if Abraham were “justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

3 For what saith the Scripture ? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

4 Now to him that I worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace,' but of debt.

5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth ethe ungodly, his 'faith is counted for righteousness.

6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 2

7 Saying, 3 Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

1 favour. Co. Ma. Cr. Gen. 2 without works of the law. Wi. selves, We have Abraham to our father : for I


that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. John, viii. 33, 39 : They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 2 Cor. xi. 22: Are they Hebrews ? so am I. Are they Israelites ? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham ? so am I.

Rom. iii. 20, 27, 28. cGen. xv. 6: He believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness. Gal. iii. 6: Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. JAMES, ii. 23 : The Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness.

d Rom. xi. 6: If by grace, then is it no more of works : otherwise grace is no more grace.

But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

e Jos. xxiv. 2 : And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.

# HAB. ii. 4: Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him : but the just shall live by his faith.

8 Ps. xxxii. 1,2 : Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whor the Lord imputeth not iniquity.

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