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1 Corinthians


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									            T H E F I R S T E P I S T L E O F PA U L T H E A P O S T L E T O T H E

             CHAPTER 1                            you saith, I am of Paul; and I of
  1 Paul, called to be an apostle of              Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of
Jesus Christ through the will of God,             Christ.
and Sosthenes our brother,                          13 Is Christ divided? was Paul cru-
  2 Unto the church of God which is               cified for you? or were ye baptized
at Corinth, to them that are sancti-              in the name of Paul?
fied in Christ Jesus, called to be                  14 I thank God that I baptized none
saints, with all that in every place              of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
call upon the name of Jesus Christ                  15 Lest any should say that I had
our Lord, both their's and our's:                 baptized in mine own name.
  3 Grace be unto you, and peace,                   16 And I baptized also the hous e-
from God our Father, and from the                 hold of Stephanas: besides, I know
Lord Jesus Christ.                                not whether I baptized any other.
  4 I thank my God always on your                   17 For Christ sent me not to bapt-
behalf, for the grace of God which is             ize, but to preach the gospel: not
given you by Jesus Christ;                        with wisdom of words, lest the cross
  5 That in every thing ye are                    of Christ should be made of none e f-
enriched by him, in all utterance,                fect.
and in all knowledge;                               18 For the preaching of the cross is
  6 Even as the testimony of Christ               to them that perish foolishness; but
was confirmed in you:                             unto us which are saved it is the
  7 So that ye come behind in no gift;            power of God.
waiting for the coming of our Lord                  19 For it is written, I will destroy
Jesus Christ:                                     the wisdom of the wise, and will
  8 Who shall also confirm you unto               bring to nothing the understanding of
the end, that ye may be blameless in              the prudent.
the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.                   20 Where is the wise? where is the
  9 God is faithful, by whom ye were              scribe? where is the disputer of this
called unto the fellowship of his Son             world? hath not God made foolish
Jesus Christ our Lord.                            the wisdom of this world?
  10 Now I beseech you, brethren, b y               21 For after that in the wisdom of
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,                God the world by wisdom knew not
that ye all speak the same thing, and             God, it pleased God by the foolish-
that there be no divisions among                  ness of preaching to save them that
you; but that ye be perfectly joined              believe.
together in the same mind and in the                22 For the Jews require a sign, and
same judgment.                                    the Greeks seek after wisdom:
  11 For it hath been declared unto                 23 But we preach Christ crucified,
me of you, my brethren, b y them                  unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and
which are of the house of Chloe, that             unto the Greeks foolishness;
there are contentions among you.                    24 But unto them which are called,
  12 Now this I say, that every one of            both Jews and Greeks, Christ the

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power of God, and the wisdom of                6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among
God.                                         them that are perfect: yet not the
  25 Because the foolishness of God          wisdom of this world, nor of the
is wiser than men; and the weakness          princes of this world, that come to
of God is stronger than men.                 nought:
  26 For ye see your calling, bret h-          7 But we speak the wisdom of God
ren, how that not many wise men a f-         in a mystery, even the hidden wis-
ter the flesh, not many mighty, not          dom, which God ordained before the
many noble, are called:                      world unto our glory:
  27 But God hath chosen the foolish           8 Which none of the princes of this
things of the world to confound the          world knew: for had they known it,
wise; and God hath chosen the weak           they would not have crucified the
things of the world to confound the          Lord of glory.
things which are mighty;                       9 But as it is written, Eye hath not
  28 And base things of the world,           seen, nor ear heard, neither have e n-
and things which are despised, hath          tered into the heart of man, the
God chosen, yea, and things which            things which God hath prepared for
are not, to bring to nought things           them that love him.
that are:                                      10 But God hath revealed them unto
  29 That no flesh should glory in his       us by his Spirit: for the Spirit sea r-
presence.                                    cheth all things, yea, the deep things
  30 But of him are ye in Christ Je-         of God.
sus, who of God is made unto us                11 For what man knoweth the
wisdom, and righteousness, and               things of a man, save the spirit of
sanctification, and redemption:              man which is in him? even so the
  31 That, according as it is written,       things of God knoweth no man, but
He that glorieth, let him glory in the       the Spirit of God.
Lord.                                          12 Now we have received, not the
                                             spirit of the world, but the spirit
             CHAPTER 2                       which is of God; that we might know
  1 And I, brethren, when I came to          the things that are freely given to us
you, came not with excellency of             of God.
speech or of wisdom, declaring unto            13 Which things also we speak, not
you the testimony of God.                    in the words which man's wisdom
  2 For I determined not to know any         teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost
thing among you, save Jesus Christ,          teacheth; comparing spiritual things
and him crucified.                           with spiritual.
  3 And I was with you in weakness,            14 But the natural man receiveth
and in fear, and in much trembling.          not the things of the Spirit of God:
  4 And my speech and my preaching           for they are foolishness unto him:
was not with enticing words of man's         neither can he know them, because
wisdom, but in demonstration of the          they are spiritually discerned.
Spirit and of power:                           15 But he that is spiritual judgeth
  5 That your faith should not stand         all things, yet he himself is judged
in the wisdom of men, but in the             of no man.
power of God.                                  16 For who hath known the mind of

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the Lord, that he may instruct him?           stones, wood, hay, stubble;
But we have the mind of Christ.                 13 Every man's work shall be made
                                              manifest: for the day shall declare it,
             CHAPTER 3                        because it shall be revealed by fire;
  1 And I, brethren, could not speak          and the fire shall try every man's
unto you as unto spiritual, but as u n-       work of what sort it is.
to carnal, even as unto babes in Chr-           14 If any man's work abide which
ist.                                          he hath built thereupon, he shall r e-
  2 I have fed you with milk, and not         ceive a reward.
with meat: for hitherto ye were not             15 If any man's work shall be
able to bear it, neither yet now are          burned, he shall suffer loss: but he
ye able.                                      himself shall be saved; yet so as by
  3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas        fire.
there is among you envying, and                 16 Know ye not that ye are the
strife, and divisions, are ye not ca r-       temple of God, and that the Spirit of
nal, and walk as men?                         God dwelleth in you?
  4 For while one saith, I am of Paul;          17 If any man defile the temple of
and another, I am of Apollos; are ye          God, him shall God destroy; for the
not carnal?                                   temple of God is holy, which temple
  5 Who then is Paul, and who is              ye are.
Apollos, but ministers by whom ye               18 Let no man deceive himself. If
believed, even as the Lord gave to            any man among you seemeth to be
every man?                                    wise in this world, let him become a
  6 I have planted, Apollos watered;          fool, that he may be wise.
but God gave the increase.                      19 For the wisdom of this world is
  7 So then neither is he that planteth       foolishness with God. For it is wri t-
any thing, neither he that watereth;          ten, He taketh the wise in their own
but God that giveth the increase.             craftiness.
  8 Now he that planteth and he that            20 And again, The Lord knoweth
watereth are one: and every man               the thoughts of the wise, that they
shall receive his own reward accor d-         are vain.
ing to his own labour.                          21 Therefore let no man glory in
  9 For we are labourers together             men. For all things are your's;
with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye            22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or
are God's building.                           Cephas, or the world, or life, or
  10 According to the grace of God            death, or things present, or things to
which is given unto me, as a wise             come; all are your's;
masterbuilder, I have laid the fou n-           23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ
dation, and another buildeth thereon.         is God's.
But let every man take heed how he
buildeth thereupon.                                        CHAPTER 4
  11 For other foundation can no man           1 Let a man so account of us, as of
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus         the ministers of Christ, and stewards
Christ.                                       of the mysteries of God.
  12 Now if any man build upon this            2 Moreover it is required in st e-
foundation gold, silver, precious             wards, that a man be found faithful.

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  3 But with me it is a very small            being persecuted, we suffer it:
thing that I should be judged of you,           13 Being defamed, we intreat: we
or of man's judgment: yea, I judge            are made as the filth of the world,
not mine own self.                            and are the offscouring of all things
  4 For I know nothing by myself;             unto this day.
yet am I not hereby justified: but he           14 I write not these things to shame
that judgeth me is the Lord.                  you, but as my beloved sons I warn
  5 Therefore judge nothing before            you.
the time, until the Lord come, who              15 For though ye have ten thousand
both will bring to light the hidden           instructors in Christ, yet have ye not
things of darkness, and will make             many fathers: for in Christ Jesu s I
manifest the counsels of the hearts:          have begotten you through the go s-
and then shall every man have praise          pel.
of God.                                         16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye
  6 And these things, brethren, I have        followers of me.
in a figure transferred to myself and           17 For this cause have I sent unto
to Apollos for your sakes; that ye            you Timotheus, who is my beloved
might learn in us not to think of men         son, and faithful in the Lord, who
above that which is written, that no          shall bring you into remembrance of
one of you be puffed up for one               my ways which be in Christ, as I
against another.                              teach every where in every church.
  7 For who maketh thee to differ               18 Now some are puffed up, as
from another? and what hast thou              though I would not come to you.
that thou didst not receive? now if             19 But I will come to you shortly,
thou didst receive it, why dost thou          if the Lord will, and will know, not
glory, as if thou hadst not received          the speech of them which are puffed
it?                                           up, but the power.
  8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich,           20 For the kingdom of God is not in
ye have reigned as kings without us:          word, but in power.
and I would to God ye did reign, that           21 What will ye? shall I come unto
we also might reign with you.                 you with a rod, or in love, and in the
  9 For I think that God hath set forth       spirit of meekness?
us the apostles last, as it were ap-
pointed to death: for we are made a                        CHAPTER 5
spectacle unto the world, and to an-            1 It is reported commonly that
gels, and to men.                             there is fornication among you, and
  10 We are fools for Christ's sake,          such fornication as is not so much as
but ye are wise in Christ; we are             named among the Gentiles, that one
weak, but ye are strong; ye are ho-           should have his father's wife.
nourable, but we are despised.                  2 And ye are puffed up, and have
  11 Even unto this present hour we           not rather mourned, that he that hath
both hunger, and thirst, and are              done this deed might be taken away
naked, and are buffeted, and have no          from among you.
certain dwellingplace;                          3 For I verily, as absent in body,
  12 And labour, working with our             but present in spirit, have judged a l-
own hands: being reviled, we bless;           ready, as though I were present, con-

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cerning him that hath so done this            unjust, and not before the saints?
deed,                                           2 Do ye not know that the saints
  4 In the name of our Lord Jesus             shall judge the world? and i f the
Christ, when ye are gathered toget h-         world shall be judged by you, are ye
er, and my spirit, with the power of          unworthy to judge the smallest ma t-
our Lord Jesus Christ,                        ters?
  5 To deliver such an one unto Satan           3 Know ye not that we shall judge
for the destruction of the flesh, that        angels? how much more things that
the spirit may be saved in the day of         pertain to this life?
the Lord Jesus.                                 4 If then ye have judgments of
  6 Your glorying is not good. Know           things pertaining to this life, set
ye not that a little leaven leaveneth         them to judge who are least esteemed
the whole lump?                               in the church.
  7 Purge out therefore the old lea-            5 I speak to your shame. Is it so,
ven, that ye may be a new lump, as            that there is not a wise man among
ye are unleavened. For even Chri st           you? no, not one that shall be able to
our passover is sacrificed for us:            judge between his brethren?
  8 Therefore let us keep the feast,            6 But brother goeth to law with
not with old leaven, neither with the         brother, and that before the unb e-
leaven of malice and wickedness; but          lievers.
with the unleavened bread of sinceri-           7 Now therefore there is utterly a
ty and truth.                                 fault among you, because ye go to
  9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not        law one with another. Why do ye not
to company with fornicators:                  rather take wrong? why do ye not r a-
  10 Yet not altogether with the fo r-        ther suffer yourselves to be de-
nicators of this world, or with the           frauded?
covetous, or extortioners, or with              8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud,
idolaters; for then must ye needs go          and that your brethren.
out of the world.                               9 Know ye not that the unrighteous
  11 But now I have written unto you          shall not inherit the kingdom of
not to keep company, if any man that          God? Be not deceived: neither forni-
is called a brother be a fornicator, or       cators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
covetous, or an idolater, or a railer,        nor effeminate, nor abusers of them-
or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with        selves with mankind,
such an one no not to eat.                      10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor
  12 For what have I to do to judge           drunkards, nor revilers, nor exto r-
them also that are without? do not ye         tioners, shall inherit the kingdom of
judge them that are within?                   God.
  13 But them that are without God              11 And such were some of you: but
judgeth. Therefore put away from              ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
among yourselves that wicked per-             but ye are justified in the name of
son.                                          the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of
                                              our God.
            CHAPTER 6                           12 All things are lawful unto me,
 1 Dare any of you, having a matter           but all things are not expedient: all
against another, go to law before the         things are lawful for me, but I will

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not be brought under the power of            likewise also the husband hath not
any.                                         power of his own body, but the wife.
  13 Meats for the belly, and the bel-         5 Defraud ye not one the other, ex-
ly for meats: but God shall destroy          cept it be with consent for a time,
both it and them. Now the body is            that ye may give yourselves to fas t-
not for fornication, but for the Lord;       ing and prayer; and come together
and the Lord for the body.                   again, that Satan tempt you not for
  14 And God hath both raised up the         your incontinency.
Lord, and will also raise up us by his         6 But I speak this by permission,
own power.                                   and not of commandment.
  15 Know ye not that your bodies              7 For I would that all men were
are the members of Christ? shall I           even as I myself. But every man h ath
then take the members of Christ, and         his proper gift of God, one after this
make them the members of an harlot?          manner, and another after that.
God forbid.                                    8 I say therefore to the unmarried
  16 What? know ye not that he               and widows, It is good for them if
which is joined to an harlot is one          they abide even as I.
body? for two, saith he, shall be one          9 But if they cannot contain, let
flesh.                                       them marry: for it is better to marry
  17 But he that is joined unto the          than to burn.
Lord is one spirit.                            10 And unto the married I com-
  18 Flee fornication. Every sin that        mand, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not
a man doeth is without the body; but         the wife depart from her husband:
he that committeth fornication si n-           11 But and if she depart, let her
neth against his own body.                   remain unmarried, or be reconciled
  19 What? know ye not that your             to her husband: and let not the hus-
body is the temple of the Holy Ghost         band put away his wife.
which is in you, which ye have of              12 But to the rest speak I, not the
God, and ye are not your own?                Lord: If any brother hath a wife that
  20 For ye are bought with a price:         believeth not, and she be pleased to
therefore glorify God in your body,          dwell with him, let him not put her
and in your spirit, which are God's.         away.
                                               13 And the woman which hath an
             CHAPTER 7                       husband that believeth not, and if he
  1 Now concerning the things whe-           be pleased to dwell with her, let her
reof ye wrote unto me: It is good for        not leave him.
a man not to touch a woman.                    14 For the unbelieving husband is
  2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornica-          sanctified by the wife, and the unb e-
tion, let every man have his own             lieving wife is sanctified by the hu s-
wife, and let every woman have her           band: else were your children u n-
own husband.                                 clean; but now are they holy.
  3 Let the husband render unto the            15 But if the unbelieving depart, let
wife due benevolence: and likewise           him depart. A brother or a sister is
also the wife unto the husband.              not under bondage in such cases: but
  4 The wife hath not power of her           God hath called us to peace.
own body, but the husband: and                 16 For what knowest thou, O wife,

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whether thou shalt save thy husband?          that have wives be as though they
or how knowest thou, O man, whet h-           had none;
er thou shalt save thy wife?                   30 And they that weep, as though
  17 But as God hath distributed to           they wept not; and they that rejoice,
every man, as the Lord hath called            as though they rejoiced not; and they
every one, so let him walk. And so            that buy, as though they possessed
ordain I in all churches.                     not;
  18 Is any man called being circu m-          31 And they that use this world, as
cised? let him not become uncircum-           not abusing it: for the fashion of this
cised. Is any called in uncircumc i-          world passeth away.
sion? let him not be circumcised.              32 But I would have you without
  19 Circumcision is nothing, and             carefulness. He that is unmarried c a-
uncircumcision is nothing, but the            reth for the things that belong to the
keeping of the commandments of                Lord, how he may please the Lord:
God.                                           33 But he that is married careth for
  20 Let every man abide in the same          the things that are of the world, how
calling wherein he was called.                he may please his wife.
  21 Art thou called being a servant?          34 There is difference also between
care not for it: but if thou mayest be        a wife and a virgin. The unmarried
made free, use it rather.                     woman careth for the things of the
  22 For he that is called in the Lord,       Lord, that she may be holy both in
being a servant, is the Lord's free-          body and in spirit: but she that is
man: likewise also he that is called,         married careth for the things of the
being free, is Christ's servant.              world, how she may please her hus-
  23 Ye are bought with a price; be           band.
not ye the servants of men.                    35 And this I speak for your own
  24 Brethren, let every man, wherein         profit; not that I may cast a snare
he is called, therein abide with God.         upon you, but for that which is com-
  25 Now concerning virgins I have            ely, and that ye may attend upon the
no commandment of the Lord: yet I             Lord without distraction.
give my judgment, as one that hath             36 But if any man think that he be-
obtained mercy of the Lord to be              haveth himself uncomely toward his
faithful.                                     virgin, if she pass the flower of her
  26 I suppose therefore that this is         age, and need so require, let him do
good for the present distress, I say,         what he will, he sinneth not: let them
that it is good for a man so to be.           marry.
  27 Art thou bound unto a wife?               37 Nevertheless he that standeth
seek not to be loosed. Art thou               stedfast in his heart, having no n e-
loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.          cessity, but hath power over his own
  28 But and if thou marry, thou hast         will, and hath so decreed in his heart
not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she        that he will keep his virgin, doeth
hath not sinned. Nevertheless such            well.
shall have trouble in the flesh: but I         38 So then he that giveth her in
spare you.                                    marriage doeth well; but he that gi-
  29 But this I say, brethren, the time       veth her not in marriage doeth better.
is short: it remaineth, that both they         39 The wife is bound by the law as

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long as her husband liveth; but if her        hast knowledge sit at meat in the
husband be dead, she is at liberty to         idol's temple, shall not the co n-
be married to whom she will; only in          science of him which is weak be e m-
the Lord.                                     boldened to eat those things which
 40 But she is happier if she so ab-          are offered to idols;
ide, after my judgment: and I think            11 And through thy knowledge shall
also that I have the Spirit of God.           the weak brother perish, for whom
                                              Christ died?
              CHAPTER 8                        12 But when ye sin so against the
  1 Now as touching things offered            brethren, and wound their weak co n-
unto idols, we know that we all have          science, ye sin against Christ.
knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up,               13 Wherefore, if meat make my
but charity edifieth.                         brother to offend, I will eat no f lesh
  2 And if any man think that he              while the world standeth, lest I make
knoweth any thing, he knoweth not h-          my brother to offend.
ing yet as he ought to know.
  3 But if any man love God, the                           CHAPTER 9
same is known of him.                           1 Am I not an apostle? am I not
  4 As concerning therefore the eat-          free? have I not seen Jesus Christ
ing of those things that are offered in       our Lord? are not ye my work in the
sacrifice unto idols, we know that an         Lord?
idol is nothing in the world, and that          2 If I be not an apostle unto others,
there is none other God but one.              yet doubtless I am to you: for th e
  5 For though there be that are              seal of mine apostleship are ye in the
called gods, whether in heaven or in          Lord.
earth, (as there be gods many, and              3 Mine answer to them that do ex-
lords many,)                                  amine me is this,
  6 But to us there is but one God,             4 Have we not power to eat and to
the Father, of whom are all things,           drink?
and we in him; and one Lord Jesus               5 Have we not power to lead about
Christ, by whom are all things, and           a sister, a wife, as well as other
we by him.                                    apostles, and as the brethren of the
  7 Howbeit there is not in every man         Lord, and Cephas?
that knowledge: for some with con-              6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not
science of the idol unto this hour eat        we power to forbear working?
it as a thing offered unto an idol; and         7 Who goeth a warfare any time at
their conscience being weak is d e-           his own charges? who planteth a vi-
filed.                                        neyard, and eateth not of the fruit
  8 But meat commendeth us not to             thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and
God: for neither, if we eat, are we           eateth not of the milk of the flock?
the better; neither, if we eat not, are         8 Say I these things as a man? or
we the worse.                                 saith not the law the same also?
  9 But take heed lest by any means             9 For it is written in the law of
this liberty of your's become a stu m-        Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the
blingblock to them that are weak.             mouth of the ox that treadeth out the
  10 For if any man see thee which            corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

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  10 Or saith he it altogether for our         them that are under the law, as under
sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this           the law, that I might gain them that
is written: that he that ploweth               are under the law;
should plow in hope; and that he that            21 To them that are without law, as
thresheth in hope should be partaker           without law, (being not without law
of his hope.                                   to God, but under the law to Christ,)
  11 If we have sown unto you spiri-           that I might gain them that are wit h-
tual things, is it a great thing if we         out law.
shall reap your carnal things?                   22 To the weak became I as weak,
  12 If others be partakers of this            that I might gain the weak: I am
power over you, are not we rather?             made all things to all men, that I
Nevertheless we have not used this             might by all means save some.
power; but suffer all things, lest we            23 And this I do for the gospel's
should hinder the gospel of Christ.            sake, that I might be partaker thereof
  13 Do ye not know that they which            with you.
minister about holy things live of the           24 Know ye not that they which run
things of the temple? and they which           in a race run all, but one receiveth
wait at the altar are partakers with           the prize? So run, that ye may o b-
the altar?                                     tain.
  14 Even so hath the Lord ordained              25 And every man that striveth for
that they which preach the gospel              the mastery is temperate in all
should live of the gospel.                     things. Now they do it to obtain a
  15 But I have used none of these             corruptible crown; but we an inco r-
things: neither have I written these           ruptible.
things, that it should be so done unto           26 I therefore so run, not as uncer-
me: for it were better for me to die,          tainly; so fight I, not as one that be a-
than that any man should make my               teth the air:
glorying void.                                   27 But I keep under my body, and
  16 For though I preach the gospel, I         bring it into subjection: lest that by
have nothing to glory of: for necessi-         any means, when I have preached to
ty is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto           others, I myself should be a cast a-
me, if I preach not the gospel!                way.
  17 For if I do this thing willingly, I
have a reward: but if against my                            CHAPTER 10
will, a dispensation of the gospel is            1 Moreover, brethren, I would not
committed unto me.                             that ye should be ignorant, how that
  18 What is my reward then? Verily            all our fathers were under the cloud,
that, when I preach the gospel, I may          and all passed through the sea;
make the gospel of Christ without                2 And were all baptized unto Moses
charge, that I abuse not my power in           in the cloud and in the sea;
the gospel.                                      3 And did all eat the same spiritual
  19 For though I be free from all             meat;
men, yet have I made myself servant              4 And did all drink the same spiri-
unto all, that I might gain the more.          tual drink: for they drank of that sp i-
  20 And unto the Jews I became as a           ritual Rock that followed them: and
Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to            that Rock was Christ.

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  5 But with many of them God was                18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are
not well pleased: for they were                not they which eat of the sacrifices
overthrown in the wilderness.                  partakers of the altar?
  6 Now these things were our exam-              19 What say I then? that the idol is
ples, to the intent we should not lust         any thing, or that which is offered in
after evil things, as they also lusted.        sacrifice to idols is any thing?
  7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were             20 But I say, that the things which
some of them; as it is written, The            the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice
people sat down to eat and drink,              to devils, and not to God: and I
and rose up to play.                           would not that ye should have fel-
  8 Neither let us commit fornication,         lowship with devils.
as some of them committed, and fell              21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the
in one day three and twenty tho u-             Lord, and the cup of devils: ye ca n-
sand.                                          not be partakers of the Lord's table,
  9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as            and of the table of devils.
some of them also tempted, and were              22 Do we provoke the Lord to jeal-
destroyed of serpents.                         ousy? are we stronger than he?
  10 Neither murmur ye, as some of               23 All things are lawful for me, but
them also murmured, and were d e-              all things are not expedient: all
stroyed of the destroyer.                      things are lawful for me, but all
  11 Now all these things happened             things edify not.
unto them for ensamples: and they                24 Let no man seek his own, but
are written for our admonition, upon           every man another's wealth.
whom the ends of the world are                   25 Whatsoever is sold in the sham-
come.                                          bles, that eat, asking no question for
  12 Wherefore let him that thinketh           conscience sake:
he standeth take heed lest he fall.              26 For the earth is the Lord's, and
  13 There hath no temptation taken            the fulness thereof.
you but such as is common to man:                27 If any of them that believe not
but God is faithful, who will not suf-         bid you to a feast, and ye be dis-
fer you to be tempted above that ye            posed to go; whatsoever is set before
are able; but will with the temptation         you, eat, asking no question for co n-
also make a way to escape, that ye             science sake.
may be able to bear it.                          28 But if any man say unto you,
  14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved,             This is offered in sacrifice unto
flee from idolatry.                            idols, eat not for his sake that
  15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye          shewed it, and for conscience sake:
what I say.                                    for the earth is the Lord's, and the
  16 The cup of blessing which we              fulness thereof:
bless, is it not the communion of the            29 Conscience, I say, not thine
blood of Christ? The bread which we            own, but of the other: for why is my
break, is it not the communion of the          liberty judged of another man's con-
body of Christ?                                science?
  17 For we being many are one                   30 For if I by grace be a partaker,
bread, and one body: for we are all            why am I evil spoken of for that for
partakers of that one bread.                   which I give thanks?

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 31 Whether therefore ye eat, or             without the woman, neither the
drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to        woman without the man, in the Lord.
the glory of God.                              12 For as the woman is of the man,
 32 Give none offence, neither to the        even so is the man also by the wom-
Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the        an; but all things of God.
church of God:                                 13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely
 33 Even as I please all men in all          that a woman pray unto God unco-
things, not seeking mine own profit,         vered?
but the profit of many, that they may          14 Doth not even nature itself teach
be saved.                                    you, that, if a man have long hair, it
                                             is a shame unto him?
             CHAPTER 11                        15 But if a woman have long hair,
  1 Be ye followers of me, even as I         it is a glory to her: for her hair is
also am of Christ.                           given her for a covering.
  2 Now I praise you, brethren, that           16 But if any man seem to be con-
ye remember me in all things, and            tentious, we have no such custom,
keep the ordinances, as I delivered          neither the churches of God.
them to you.                                   17 Now in this that I declare unto
  3 But I would have you know, that          you I praise you not, that ye come
the head of every man is Christ; and         together not for the better, but for
the head of the woman is the man;            the worse.
and the head of Christ is God.                 18 For first of all, when ye come
  4 Every man praying or prophes y-          together in the church, I hear that
ing, having his head covered, disho-         there be divisions among you; and I
noureth his head.                            partly believe it.
  5 But every woman that prayeth or            19 For there must be also heresies
prophesieth with her head uncovered          among you, that they which are a p-
dishonoureth her head: for that is           proved may be made manifest among
even all one as if she were shaven.          you.
  6 For if the woman be not covered,           20 When ye come together there-
let her also be shorn: but if it be a        fore into one place, this is not to eat
shame for a woman to be shorn or             the Lord's supper.
shaven, let her be covered.                    21 For in eating every one taketh
  7 For a man indeed ought not to            before other his own supper: and one
cover his head, forasmuch as he is           is hungry, and another is drunken.
the image and glory of God: but the            22 What? have ye not houses to eat
woman is the glory of the man.               and to drink in? or despi se ye the
  8 For the man is not of the woman;         church of God, and shame them that
but the woman of the man.                    have not? What shall I say to you?
  9 Neither was the man created for          shall I praise you in this? I praise
the woman; but the woman for the             you not.
man.                                           23 For I have received of the Lord
  10 For this cause ought the woman          that which also I delivered unto you,
to have power on her head because            That the Lord Jesus the same night
of the angels.                               in which he was betrayed took bread:
  11 Nevertheless neither is the man           24 And when he had given thanks,

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he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this         even as ye were led.
is my body, which is broken for you:             3 Wherefore I give you to under-
this do in remembrance of me.                  stand, that no man speaking by the
  25 After the same manner also he             Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed:
took the cup, when he had supped,              and that no man can say that Jesus is
saying, This cup is the new test a-            the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
ment in my blood: this do ye, as oft             4 Now there are diversities of gifts,
as ye drink it, in remembrance of              but the same Spirit.
me.                                              5 And there are differences of ad-
  26 For as often as ye eat this bread,        ministrations, but the same Lord.
and drink this cup, ye do shew the               6 And there are diversities of o p-
Lord's death till he come.                     erations, but it is the same God
  27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat             which worketh all in all.
this bread, and drink this cup of the            7 But the manifestation of the Spi-
Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of           rit is given to every man to profit
the body and blood of the Lord.                withal.
  28 But let a man examine himself,              8 For to one is given by the Spirit
and so let him eat of that bread, and          the word of wisdom; to another the
drink of that cup.                             word of knowledge by the same Spi-
  29 For he that eateth and drinketh           rit;
unworthily, eateth and drinketh dam-             9 To another faith by the same Sp i-
nation to himself, not discerning the          rit; to another the gifts of healing by
Lord's body.                                   the same Spirit;
  30 For this cause many are weak                10 To another the working of mi-
and sickly among you, and many                 racles; to another prophecy; to
sleep.                                         another discerning of spirits; to
  31 For if we would judge ourselves,          another divers kinds of tongues; to
we should not be judged.                       another the interpretation of tongues:
  32 But when we are judged, we are              11 But all these worketh that one
chastened of the Lord, that we                 and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to
should not be condemned with the               every man severally as he will.
world.                                           12 For as the body is one, and hath
  33 Wherefore, my brethren, when              many members, and all the members
ye come together to eat, tarry one for         of that one body, being many, are
another.                                       one body: so also is Christ.
  34 And if any man hunger, let him              13 For by one Spirit are we all bap-
eat at home; that ye come not t o-             tized into one body, whether we be
gether unto condemnation. And the              Jews or Gentiles, whether we be
rest will I set in order when I come.          bond or free; and have been all made
                                               to drink into one Spirit.
            CHAPTER 12                           14 For the body is not one member,
 1 Now concerning spiritual gifts,             but many.
brethren, I would not have you ign o-            15 If the foot shall say, Because I
rant.                                          am not the hand, I am not of the
 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles,              body; is it therefore not of the body?
carried away unto these dumb idols,              16 And if the ear shall say, Because

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I am not the eye, I am not of the             tongues.
body; is it therefore not of the body?         29 Are all apostles? are all proph-
  17 If the whole body were an eye,           ets? are all teachers? are all workers
where were the hearing? If the whole          of miracles?
were hearing, where were the smel-             30 Have all the gifts of healing? do
ling?                                         all speak with tongues? do all inte rp-
  18 But now hath God set the mem-            ret?
bers every one of them in the body,            31 But covet earnestly the best
as it hath pleased him.                       gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more
  19 And if they were all one mem-            excellent way.
ber, where were the body?
  20 But now are they many mem-                            CHAPTER 13
bers, yet but one body.                         1 Though I speak with the tongues
  21 And the eye cannot say unto the          of men and of angels, and have not
hand, I have no need of thee: nor             charity, I am become as sounding
again the head to the feet, I have no         brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
need of you.                                    2 And though I have the gift of
  22 Nay, much more those members             prophecy, and understand all myst e-
of the body, which seem to be more            ries, and all knowledge; and though I
feeble, are necessary:                        have all faith, so that I could remove
  23 And those members of the body,           mountains, and have not charity, I
which we think to be less honour a-           am nothing.
ble, upon these we bestow more ab-              3 And though I bestow all my goods
undant honour; and our uncomely               to feed the poor, and though I give
parts have more abundant comeli-              my body to be burned, and have not
ness.                                         charity, it profiteth me nothing.
  24 For our comely parts have no               4 Charity suffereth long, and is
need: but God hath tempered the               kind; charity envieth not; charity
body together, having given more              vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
abundant honour to that part which              5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,
lacked:                                       seeketh not her own, is not easily
  25 That there should be no schism           provoked, thinketh no evil;
in the body; but that the members               6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but re-
should have the same care one for             joiceth in the truth;
another.                                        7 Beareth all things, believeth all
  26 And whether one member suffer,           things, hopeth all things, endureth
all the members suffer with it; or one        all things.
member be honoured, all the mem-                8 Charity never faileth: but whether
bers rejoice with it.                         there be prophecies, they shall fail;
  27 Now ye are the body of Christ,           whether there be tongues, they shall
and members in particular.                    cease; whether there be knowledge,
  28 And God hath set some in the             it shall vanish away.
church, first apostles, secondarily             9 For we know in part, and we
prophets, thirdly teachers, after that        prophesy in part.
miracles, then gifts of healings,               10 But when that which is perfect
helps, governments, diversities of            is come, then that which is in part

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shall be done away.                            tain sound, who shall prepare him-
  11 When I was a child, I spake as a          self to the battle?
child, I understood as a child, I                9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by
thought as a child: but when I b e-            the tongue words easy to be unde rs-
came a man, I put away childish                tood, how shall it be known what is
things.                                        spoken? for ye shall speak into the
  12 For now we see through a glass,           air.
darkly; but then face to face: now I             10 There are, it may be, so many
know in part; but then shall I know            kinds of voices in the world, and
even as also I am known.                       none of them is without significa-
  13 And now abideth faith, hope,              tion.
charity, these three; but the greatest           11 Therefore if I know not the
of these is charity.                           meaning of the voice, I shall be unto
             CHAPTER 14                        him that speaketh a barbarian, and he
  1 Follow after charity, and desire           that speaketh shall be a barbarian
spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may        unto me.
prophesy.                                        12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are
  2 For he that speaketh in an un-             zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that
known tongue speaketh not unto                 ye may excel to the edifying of the
men, but unto God: for no man un-              church.
derstandeth him; howbeit in the spi-             13 Wherefore let him that speaketh
rit he speaketh mysteries.                     in an unknown tongue pray that he
  3 But he that prophesieth speaketh           may interpret.
unto men to edification, and exhorta-            14 For if I pray in an unknown ton-
tion, and comfort.                             gue, my spirit prayeth, but my u n-
  4 He that speaketh in an unknown             derstanding is unfruitful.
tongue edifieth himself; but he that             15 What is it then? I will pray with
prophesieth edifieth the church.               the spirit, and I will pray with the
  5 I would that ye all spake with             understanding also: I will sing with
tongues, but rather that ye proph e-           the spirit, and I will sing with the
sied: for greater is he that prophe-           understanding also.
sieth than he that speaketh with to n-           16 Else when thou shalt bless with
gues, except he interpret, that the            the spirit, how shall he that occ u-
church may receive edifying.                   pieth the room of the unlearned say
  6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you          Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing
speaking with tongues, what shall I            he understandeth not what thou
profit you, except I shall speak to            sayest?
you either by revelation, or by kno w-           17 For thou verily givest thanks
ledge, or by prophesying, or by do c-          well, but the other is not edified.
trine?                                           18 I thank my God, I speak with
  7 And even things without life gi v-         tongues more than ye all:
ing sound, whether pipe or harp, ex-             19 Yet in the church I had rather
cept they give a distinction in th e           speak five words with my under-
sounds, how shall it be known what             standing, that by my voice I might
is piped or harped?                            teach others also, than ten thousand
  8 For if the trumpet give an uncer-          words in an unknown tongue.

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  20 Brethren, be not children in u n-          hold his peace.
derstanding: howbeit in malice be ye              31 For ye may all prophesy one by
children, but in understanding be               one, that all may learn, and all may
men.                                            be comforted.
  21 In the law it is written, With               32 And the spirits of the prophets
men of other tongues and other lips             are subject to the prophets.
will I speak unto this people; and yet            33 For God is not the author of
for all that will they not hear me,             confusion, but of peace, as in all
saith the Lord.                                 churches of the saints.
  22 Wherefore tongues are for a                  34 Let your women keep silence in
sign, not to them that believe, but to          the churches: for it is not permitted
them that believe not: but prophes y-           unto them to speak; but they are
ing serveth not for them that believe           commanded to be under obedience,
not, but for them which believe.                as also saith the law.
  23 If therefore the whole church be             35 And if they will learn any thing,
come together into one place, and all           let them ask their husbands at home:
speak with tongues, and there come              for it is a shame for women to speak
in those that are unlearned, or unbe-           in the church.
lievers, will they not say that ye are            36 What? came the word of God out
mad?                                            from you? or came it unto you only?
  24 But if all prophesy, and there               37 If any man think himself to be a
come in one that believeth not, or              prophet, or spiritual, let him a c-
one unlearned, he is convinced of               knowledge that the things that I
all, he is judged of all:                       write unto you are the comman d-
  25 And thus are the secrets of his            ments of the Lord.
heart made manifest; and so falling               38 But if any man be ignorant, let
down on his face he will worship                him be ignorant.
God, and report that God is in you of             39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to
a truth.                                        prophesy, and forbid not to speak
  26 How is it then, brethren? when             with tongues.
ye come together, every one of you                40 Let all things be done decently
hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a           and in order.
tongue, hath a revelation, hath an in-
terpretation. Let all things be done                        CHAPTER 15
unto edifying.                                    1 Moreover, brethren, I declare u n-
  27 If any man speak in an unknown             to you the gospel which I preached
tongue, let it be by two, or at the             unto you, which also ye have r e-
most by three, and that by course;              ceived, and wherein ye stand;
and let one interpret.                            2 By which also ye are saved, if ye
  28 But if there be no interpreter, let        keep in memory what I preached un-
him keep silence in the church; and             to you, unless ye have believed in
let him speak to himself, and to God.           vain.
  29 Let the prophets speak two or                3 For I delivered unto you first of
three, and let the other judge.                 all that which I also received, how
  30 If any thing be revealed to                that Christ died for our sins accord-
another that sitteth by, let the first          ing to the scriptures;

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  4 And that he was buried, and that           asleep in Christ are perished.
he rose again the third day according            19 If in this life only we have hope
to the scriptures:                             in Christ, we are of all men most m i-
  5 And that he was seen of Cephas,            serable.
then of the twelve:                              20 But now is Christ risen from the
  6 After that, he was seen of above           dead, and become the firstfruits of
five hundred brethren at once; of              them that slept.
whom the greater part remain unto                21 For since by man came death, by
this present, but some are fallen as-          man came also the resurrection of
leep.                                          the dead.
  7 After that, he was seen of James;            22 For as in Adam all die, even so
then of all the apostles.                      in Christ shall all be made alive.
  8 And last of all he was seen of me            23 But every man in his own order:
also, as of one born out of due time.          Christ the firstfruits; afterward they
  9 For I am the least of the apostles,        that are Christ's at his coming.
that am not meet to be called an                 24 Then cometh the end, when he
apostle, because I persecuted the              shall have delivered up the kingdom
church of God.                                 to God, even the Father; when he
  10 But by the grace of God I am              shall have put down all rule and all
what I am: and his grace which was             authority and power.
bestowed upon me was not in vain;                25 For he must reign, till he hath
but I laboured more abundantly than            put all enemies under his feet.
they all: yet not I, but the grace of            26 The last enemy that shall be de-
God which was with me.                         stroyed is death.
  11 Therefore whether it were I or              27 For he hath put all things under
they, so we preach, and so ye b e-             his feet. But when he saith all things
lieved.                                        are put under him, it is manifest that
  12 Now if Christ be preached that            he is excepted, which did put all
he rose from the dead, how say some            things under him.
among you that there is no resurre c-            28 And when all things shall be
tion of the dead?                              subdued unto him, then shall the Son
  13 But if there be no resurrection           also himself be subject unto him that
of the dead, then is Christ not risen:         put all things under him, that God
  14 And if Christ be not risen, then          may be all in all.
is our preaching vain, and your faith            29 Else what shall they do which
is also vain.                                  are baptized for the dead, if the dead
  15 Yea, and we are found false wit-          rise not at all? why are they then
nesses of God; because we have te s-           baptized for the dead?
tified of God that he raised up Ch r-            30 And why stand we in jeopardy
ist: whom he raised not up, if so be           every hour?
that the dead rise not.                          31 I protest by your rejoicing which
  16 For if the dead rise not, then is         I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die
not Christ raised:                             daily.
  17 And if Christ be not raised, your           32 If after the manner of men I
faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.        have fought with beasts at Ephesus,
  18 Then they also which are fallen           what advantageth it me, if the dead

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rise not? let us eat and drink; for to         ing spirit.
morrow we die.                                   46 Howbeit that was not first which
  33 Be not deceived: evil communi-            is spiritual, but that which is natural;
cations corrupt good manners.                  and afterward that which is spiritual.
  34 Awake to righteousness, and sin             47 The first man is of the earth,
not; for some have not the know-               earthy: the second man is the Lord
ledge of God: I speak this to your             from heaven.
shame.                                           48 As is the earthy, such are they
  35 But some man will say, How are            also that are earthy: and as is the
the dead raised up? and with what              heavenly, such are they also that are
body do they come?                             heavenly.
  36 Thou fool, that which thou sow-             49 And as we have borne the image
est is not quickened, except it die:           of the earthy, we shall also bear the
  37 And that which thou sowest,               image of the heavenly.
thou sowest not that body that shall             50 Now this I say, brethren, that
be, but bare grain, it may chance of           flesh and blood cannot inherit the
wheat, or of some other grain:                 kingdom of God; neither doth co r-
  38 But God giveth it a body as it            ruption inherit incorruption.
hath pleased him, and to every seed              51 Behold, I shew you a mystery;
his own body.                                  We shall not all sleep, but we shall
  39 All flesh is not the same flesh:          all be changed,
but there is one kind of flesh of men,           52 In a moment, in the twinkling of
another flesh of beasts, another of            an eye, at the last trump: for the
fishes, and another of birds.                  trumpet shall sound, and the dead
  40 There are also celestial bodies,          shall be raised incorruptible, and we
and bodies terrestrial: but the glory          shall be changed.
of the celestial is one, and the glory           53 For this corruptible must put on
of the terrestrial is another.                 incorruption, and this mortal must
  41 There is one glory of the sun,            put on immortality.
and another glory of the moon, and               54 So when this corruptible shall
another glory of the stars: for one            have put on incorruption, and this
star differeth from another star in            mortal shall have put on immortality,
glory.                                         then shall be brought to pass the sa y-
  42 So also is the resurrection of the        ing that is written, Death is swal-
dead. It is sown in corruption; it is          lowed up in victory.
raised in incorruption:                          55 O death, where is thy sting? O
  43 It is sown in dishonour; it is            grave, where is thy victory?
raised in glory: it is sown in wea k-            56 The sting of death is sin; and the
ness; it is raised in power:                   strength of sin is the law.
  44 It is sown a natural body; it is            57 But thanks be to God, which gi-
raised a spiritual body. There is a            veth us the victory through our Lord
natural body, and there is a spiritual         Jesus Christ.
body.                                            58 Therefore, my beloved brethren,
  45 And so it is written, The first           be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always
man Adam was made a living soul;               abounding in the work of the Lord,
the last Adam was made a quicken-              forasmuch as ye know that your l a-

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bour is not in vain in the Lord.                13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith,
                                              quit you like men, be strong.
             CHAPTER 16                         14 Let all your things be done with
  1 Now concerning the collection             charity.
for the saints, as I have given order           15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye
to the churches of Galatia, even so           know the house of Stephanas, that it
do ye.                                        is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that
  2 Upon the first day of the week let        they have addicted themselves to the
every one of you lay by him in store,         ministry of the saints,)
as God hath prospered him, that                 16 That ye submit yourselves unto
there be no gatherings when I come.           such, and to every one that helpeth
  3 And when I come, whomsoever ye            with us, and laboureth.
shall approve by your letters, them             17 I am glad of the coming of St e-
will I send to bring your liberality          phanas and Fortunatus and Ach aicus:
unto Jerusalem.                               for that which was lacking on your
  4 And if it be meet that I go also,         part they have supplied.
they shall go with me.                          18 For they have refreshed my sp i-
  5 Now I will come unto you, when I          rit and your's: therefore acknowledge
shall pass through Macedonia: for I           ye them that are such.
do pass through Macedonia.                      19 The churches of Asia salute you.
  6 And it may be that I will abide,          Aquila and Priscilla salute you much
yea, and winter with you, that ye             in the Lord, with the church that is
may bring me on my journey wh i-              in their house.
thersoever I go.                                20 All the brethren greet you. Greet
  7 For I will not see you now by the         ye one another with an holy kiss.
way; but I trust to tarry a while with          21 The salutation of me Paul with
you, if the Lord permit.                      mine own hand.
  8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until           22 If any man love not the Lord J e-
Pentecost.                                    sus Christ, let him be Anathema M a-
  9 For a great door and effectual is         ranatha.
opened unto me, and there are many              23 The grace of our Lord Jesus
adversaries.                                  Christ be with you.
  10 Now if Timotheus come, see that            24 My love be with you all in Chr-
he may be with you without fear: for          ist Jesus. Amen.
he worketh the work of the Lord, as I           ¶ The first epistle to the Corin-
also do.                                        thians was written from Philippi
  11 Let no man therefore despise               by Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and
him: but conduct him forth in peace,            Achaicus, and Timotheus.
that he may come unto me: for I look
for him with the brethren.
  12 As touching our brother Apollos,
I greatly desired him to come unto
you with the brethren: but his will
was not at all to come at this time;
but he will come when he shall have
convenient time.


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