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lie, 16 and worshipped and served the creature more than" the Creator, who is blessed 18 for ever. Amen.19
26 For this cause God gave them up unto "vile affections : for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature :
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 *And even as they did not like 20 to retain God in their knowledge, 2i God gave them over to a reprobate mind, 22 to do those things which are not convenient ;23
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, 24 covetousness, maliciousness ; full of envy, murder, debate 25 deceit, malignity;26 whisperers,
10 falsehood. Br. 17 rather. A. V. 18 to be praised. Cr. Bi. 19 So let it be. Pu. 20 were not solicitous. Dod. 21 to have God in knowledge. Ham. to acknowledge. A.V. 22 a mind void of judgment. A. V. 23 not fit. Pu. 24 spite. Pu. 23 contention. Rh. 26 depravity. Pu.
deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand ? Jer. x. 14: Every man is brutish in his knowledge : every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. do. xiii. 25 : This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from me, saith the LORD; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood. Amos, ii. 4: Their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked.
w Lev. xviii. 22, 23 : The words under ver. 24. Eph. v. 12 : It is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. Judë, 10: What they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
* Wisp. xiv. 22, 23, &c: Moreover this was not enough for them, that they erred in the knowledge of God; but whereas they lived in the great war of ignorance, those so great plagues called they peace. For whilst they slew their children in sacrifices, or used secret ceremonies, &c.
30 Backbiters, haters of God, 27 despiteful,28 proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, 29 implacable, unmerciful :
32 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 30 that do them.
CHAP. Il in others, cannot whether they though the cape the jud cannot escarpe, if they k hes, 6 and mustes: 14 the Gence shall not proju
1 They that sin, though they condemn it in others, cannot excuse them
selves, 6 and much less escape the judgment of God, 9 whether they be Jews or Gentiles : 14 the Gentiles cannot escape, 17 nor yet the Jews, 25 whom their circumcision shall not profit, if they keep not the law.
THEREFORE thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou bjudgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
29 unsociable. A. V.
37 despisers of God. Co. 28 contentious. Ham. 30 consent with them. A. V.
y Eph. v.4: Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. See on 2 Cor. xii. 20.
2 Rom. ii. 2.
a Rom. vi. 21: What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed ? for the end of those things is death,
bPs. 1. 18: When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Hos, vii.3: They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
CHAP. II. a Rom. i. 20.
2 Sam. xii. 5-7; And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die : and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity, And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. John, viii. 9 : And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, begin
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God ?
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his good
ning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. See on Mat. vii. 1, 2.
c Eccles. viii. 11: Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
* Exod. xxxiv. 6: And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth. ISA. xxx. 18: Therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon yoų. JONAH, iv. 2: And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I Aed before unto Tarshish : for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil. 2 ESDR. vii. 64: He is patient, and long suffereth those that have sinned, as his creatures. Rom, iii. 25 : Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in bis blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God. do. ix. 23: That he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy. do. x. 12: The same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. Eph. 1.7: In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. do. ii. 4, 7: But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. do. iii. 8, 16: That I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. Phi. iv. 19; My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Col. i. 27 : To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, 1 Pet. iii. 20 : Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing. 2 Pęt, iii. 9, 15: The Lord--is longsuffering to
posels of mercji upon him... the forgive 7 : But
ness' and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance ?
5 But after thy Shardness and impenitent heart & treasurest? up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will 'render to every man according to his deeds :
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life :
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not mobey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
lovingkindness. Co. 'heapest. Cr. Bi. Rh. us-ward. Account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation.
e See on Mat. iv. 17.
$ Deut. xxxii. 34: Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures ? Amos, iii. 10 : They know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces. JAMES, v. 3: Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Eccles, xii. 14: For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
See on Mat. xvi. 27.
Mat. xxiv. 13: He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Job, xxiv. 13: They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof. I Tim. vi, 3, 4: If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh enry, strife, railings, eril surmisings. 2 Tin, iii. 8: Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth : men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
Rox.i. 18. 2 Thes. i. 8: Taking vengeance on them that
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every "soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile ;3
10 But P glory, honour, and a peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile :
11 For there is 'no respect of persons 5 with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law : and as many as have sinned 'in the law shall be judged by the law;
13 (For "not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the
sGr. Greek. A.V. Gr. Greek. A. V. spartiality. Ma. know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
* Ezek. xviii. 4: The soul that sinneth, it shall die.
° Amos, iii. 2: You only have I known of all the families of the earth : therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. Luke, xii. 47, 48: That servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. 1 Pet. iv. 17. The time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God?
P1 Pet. i. 7: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
Ps. xxxvii. 37: Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright : for the end of that man is peace.
See on Acts, x. 34. s Rom. iii. 2.
+ LUKE, xii. 47 : The words under ver. 9. John, v. 45: There is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
" See on Mat. vii. 21, 24.