A (11a) And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised;
B (11b) that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
C (12-16a) And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace;
D (16b) 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; who is the father of us all,
E (17a) (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,)
F (17b) before him whom he believed,
G (17c) even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
F’ (18a) Who against hope believed in hope,
E’ (18b) that he might become the father of many nations,
D’ (18c) according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
C’ (19-21) 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 Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
B’ (22-24a) And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed,
A’ (24b-25) if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
A (13) Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.
B (14) I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
C (15) But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
D (16-17) Let not then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
E (18) For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
D’ (19) Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
C’ (20) For meat destroy not the work of God.
B’ (20b) All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
A’ (21) It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.