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15 Because the law worketh wrath : for where no law is, there is no transgression.
16 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 ; P who is the father of us all,
17 (As it is written, 'I have made thee a
do. iii. 18: If the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise : but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
m John, xv. 22 : If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin : but now they have no cloke for their sin. Rom. iii. 20 : By the law is the knowledge of sin. do. v. 13, 20 : Sin is not imputed when there is no law. The law entered, that the offence might abound. do. vii. 8, 10, 11: Sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. 1 Cor. xv. 56: The strength of sin is the law. 2 Cor. iii. 7,9: But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away : for if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory; Gal. iii. 10, 19, 23: For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. Wherefore then serveth the law ? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made.-Before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 1 John, iii. 4: Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law : for sin is the transgression of the law. do. v. 17: All unrighteousness is sin. n See on Rom. iii. 24.
Gal. iii. 22: But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
PIsa. li. 2: The words under ver. 1. Rom. ix. 8: 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.
4 Gen. xvii. 5: Neither shall thy name any more be called
father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those "things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might 5 become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19 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 :
like unto him. A. V.
s should. Ham. Whit.
Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham ; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
Rom. viii. 11: He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Eph. ii. 1,5: And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins ; even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by grace ye are saved.
* Rom. ix. 26: 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. I Cor. i. 28 : And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are. 1 PET. ii. 10 : Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God; which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Gen. xv. 5: Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them : and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
u Gen. xvii. 17: Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old ? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? do. xviii. 11: Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. HEB. xi. 11, 12: Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, "he
able also to perform.
22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him ;
24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that Y raised
Jesus our Lord from the dead ;6
25 Who was delivered for our offences,
6 from death. Ma.
Gen. xviii. 14: Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. Ps. cxv. 3: Our God is in the heavens : he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. LUKE, i. 37, 45: With God nothing shall be impossible. And blessed is she that believed : for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. HEB. xi. 19: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
w Rom. xv. 4: Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 1 Cor. ix. 10: For our sakes, no doubt, this is written. do. x. 6, 11: Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples : and they are written for our admonition. 2 Tim. iii. 16: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
* Acts, ii. 39 : For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
y See on Acts, ii. 24.
z Isa. liii. 5, 6: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of
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
u 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.
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.
e Ísa. 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 ransom for all.
. 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. ii. 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, i. 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.
b 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