DAY 122 Romans 1-3, Proverbs 16

ROMANS
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Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
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(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
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Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
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And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
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By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
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Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
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To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
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For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
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Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
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For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
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That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
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Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
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I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
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So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
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For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
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For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
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For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
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Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
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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:
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Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
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Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
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And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
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Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
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Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
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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:
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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.
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And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
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Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
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Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
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Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
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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 that do them.
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Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
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But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
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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?
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Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
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But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
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Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
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To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
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But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
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Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
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But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
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For there is no respect of persons with God.
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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;
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(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
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For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
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Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
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In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
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Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
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And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
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And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
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An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
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Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
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Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
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Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
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For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
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For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
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Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
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And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
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For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
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But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
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What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
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Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
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For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
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God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
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But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
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God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
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For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
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And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
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What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
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As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
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There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
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They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
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Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
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Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
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Their feet are swift to shed blood:
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Destruction and misery are in their ways:
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And the way of peace have they not known:
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There is no fear of God before their eyes.
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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.
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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.
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But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
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Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
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For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
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Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
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Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
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To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
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Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
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Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
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Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
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Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
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Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

PROVERBS
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The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
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All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
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Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
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The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
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Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
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By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
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When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
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Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
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A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
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A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
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A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.
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It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
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Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
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The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
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In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
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How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
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The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
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Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
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Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
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He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
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The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
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Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
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The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
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Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
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There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
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He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
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An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
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A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
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A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
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He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
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The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
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He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
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The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

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