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beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
CHAP. XVI. 40. There are also celestial bodies, and 1 How to proceed for the relief of the brethren. 13 Adnobodies terrestrial: but the glory of the ce
nilions, 19 and salutations, lestia! is one, and the glory of the terres. “NOW concerning the collection for
41. There is one glory of the sun, and the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. another glory of the moon, and another 2. Upon the first day of the week, let glory of the stars; for one star differeth from every one of you lay by him in store, as another star in glory.
God hath prospered him, that there be no 42. So also is the resurrection of the gatherings when I come. dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised 3. And when I come, whomsoever ye shall in incorruption:
approve by your letters, them will I send 43. It is sown in dishonour; it is raised to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. in glory: it is sowu in weakness; it is raised 4. And if it be meet that I go also, they in power:
shall go with me. 44. It is sown a natural body; it is
5. Now I will come unto you, when I raised a spiritual body. There is a natural shall pass through Macedonia : for I do body, and there is a spiritual body. pass through Macedonia.
45. And so it is written, The first man 6. And it may be that I will abide, yea, Adam was made a living soul; the last and winter with you, that ye may bring Adam was made a quickening spirit. me on my journey, whithersoever I go.
46. Howbeit, that was not first, which 7. For I will not see you now by the is spiritual, but that which is natural; and way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, afterward that which is spiritual.
if the Lord permit. 47. The first man is of the earth, earthy : 8. But I will tarry at Ephesus until the second man is the Lord from heaven. Pentecost.
48. As is the earthy, such are they that 9. For a great door and effectual is openare earthy: and as is the heavenly, such ed unto me, and there are many adversaries. are they also that are heavenly.
10. Now if Timotheus come, see that he 49. And as we have borne the image of may be with you without fear: for he workthe earthy, we shall also bear the image eth the work of the Lord, as I also do. i of the heavenly.
11. Let no man therefore despise him: 50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh but conduct him forth in peace, that he and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; may come unto me: for I look for him neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. with the brethren.
51. Behold, I shew you a mystery : 12. As touching our brother Apollos, 1 We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be greatly desired him to come unto you with changed,
the brethren: but his will was not at all to 52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an come at this time; but he will come when eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet he shall have convenient time. shall sound, and the dead shall be raised 13. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, incorruptible, and we shall be changed. quit you like men, be strong: | 53. For this corruptible must put on in- 14. Let all your things be done with corruption, and this mortal must put on im- charity. mortality.
15. I beseech you, brethren, (ye know 54. So when this corruptible shall have the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstput on incorruption, and this mortal shall fruits of Achaia, and that they have addicthave put on immortality, then shall be ed themselves to the ministry of the saints,) brought to pass the saying that is written, 16. That ye submit yourselves unto Death is swallowed up in victory.
such, and to every one that helpeth with 55. O death, where is thy sting? o us, and laboureth. grave, where is thy victory?
17. I am glad of the coming of Stepha56. The sting of death is sin; and the nas and Fortunatus and Achaicus; for strength of sin is the law.
that which was lacking on your part they 57. But thanks be to God, which giveth us have supplied. the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 18. For they have refreshed my spirit
58. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in that are such. the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know 19. The churches of Asia salute you. that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. | Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the
Lord, with the church that is in their house. || 23. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
20. All the brethren greet you. Greet be with you. ye one another with a holy kiss.
24. My love be with you all in Christ 21. The salutation of me Paul, with mine | Jesus. Amen. own hand.
1 The first epistle to the Corinthians was 22. If any man love not the Lord Je- written from Philippi by Stephanas, and sus Christ, let him be Anathema, Maran- Fortunatus, and Achaichus, and Timoatha.
T The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the CORINTHIANS.
dom, but by the grace of God, we have had 3 The apostle encourageth against troubles, 12 shewelh our conversation in the world, and more
the sincerity of his preaching, 15 and excuseth his not abundantly to you-ward. coming to them.
13. For we write none other things unto 1. AUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by you, than what ye read or acknowledge;
the will of God, and Timothy our and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to brother, unto the church of God which is the end; at Corinth, with all the saints which are 14. As also ye have acknowledged us in in all Achaia :
part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye 2. Grace be to you, and peace, from God | also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus. our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 15. And in this confidence I was minded
3. Blessed be God, even the Father of || to come unto you before, that ye might our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mer- have a second benefit; cies, and the God of all comfort;
16. And to pass by you into Macedonia, 4.Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, || and to come again out of Macedonia unto that we may be able to comfort them which you, and of you to be brought on my way are in any trouble, by the comfort where toward Judea. with we ourselves are comforted of God. 17. When I therefore was thus minded,
5. For as the sufferings of Christ abound did I use lightness? or the things that I in us, so our consolation also aboundeth purpose, do I purpose according to the by Christ.
Hesh, that with me there should be yea, 6. And whether we be afflicted, it is for
yea, and nay, nay? your consolation and salvation, which is
18. But as God is true, our word toward effectual in the enduring of the same suf- you was not yea and nay. ferings which we also suffer: or whether 19. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, we be comforted, it is for your consola- || who was preached among you by us, even tion and salvation.
by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was 7. And our hope of you is steadfast, know- | not yea and nay, but in him was yea. ing, that as ye are partakers of the suffer
20. For all the promises of God in him ings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory 8. For we would not, brethren, have of God by us. you ignorant of our trouble which came
21. Now he which establisheth us with to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; measure, above strength, insomuch that
22. Who hath also sealed us, and given we despaired even of life:
the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 9. But we had the sentence of death in
23. Moreover I call God for a record ourselves, that we should not trust in our upon my soul, that, to spare you, I came selves, but in God, which raiseth the dead: not as yet unto Corinth.
10. Who delivered us from so great a 24. Not for that we have dominion over death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for that he will yet deliver us :
by faith ye stand. 11. Ye also helping together by prayer
CHAP. Il. for us, that for the gift
bestowed upon us by|1 The reasons of Paul's not coming unto them. 6 Of the the means of many persons, thanks may
ercommunicated person. be given by many on our behalf.
1. UT I determined this with myself,
mony of our conscience, that in simplicity in heaviness. and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wis- 2. For if I make you sorry, who is he
then that maketh me glad, but the same 2. Ye are our epistle, written in our which is made sorry by me?
hearts, known and read of all men: 3. And I wrote this same unto you, lest, 3. Forasmuch as ye are manifestly dewhen I came, I should have sorrow from them clared to be the epistle of Christ ministered of whom I ought to rejoice; having confi- || by us, written not with ink, but with the dence in you all,that my joy is the joyof you all. Spirit of the living God; not in tables of
4. For out of much affliction and an- stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart. guish of heart I wrote unto you with many 4. And such trust have we through Christ tears; not that ye should be grieved, but to God-ward : that ye might know the love which I have 5. Not that we are sufficient of our more abundantly unto you.
selves to think any thing, as of ourselves; 5. But if any have caused grief, he hath but our sufficiency is of God; not grieved me, but in part: that I may not 6. Who also hath made us able ministers overcharge you all.
of the new testament; not of the letter, but 6. Sufficient to such a man is this pun of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the ishment, which was inflicted of many. spirit giveth life.
7. So that contrariwise ye ought rather 7. But if the ministration of death, wri to forgive him, and comfort him, lest per- ten and engraven in stones, was glorious, haps such a one should be swallowed up so that the children of Israel could not with overmuch sorrow.
steadfastly behold the face of Moses for 8. Wherefore I beseech you, that ye | the glory of his countenance; which glory would confirm your love toward him. was to be done away;
9. For to this end also did I write, that 8. How shall not the ministration of I might know the proof of you, whether ye the Spirit be rather glorious ? be obedient in all things.
9. For if the ministration of condemna10. To whom ye forgive any thing, I || tion be glory, much more doth the ministraforgive also: for if I forgave any thing, totion of righteousness exceed in glory: whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave 10. For even that which was made gloI it, in the person of Christ;
rious had no glory in this respect, by reason 11. Lest Satan should get an advantage of the glory that excelleth. of us : for we are not ignorant of his devices. 11. For if that which is done away was
12. Furthermore, when I came to Troas 'glorious, much more that which remaineth to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was is glorious. opened unto me of the Lord,
12. Seeing then that we have such hope, 13. I had no rest in my spirit, because I we use great plainness of speech: found not Titus my brother: but taking my 13. And not as Moses, which put a veil leave of them, I went from thence into over his face, that the children of Israel Macedonia.
could not steadfastly look to the end of 14. Now thanks be unto God, which al- | that which is abolished: ways causeth us to triumph in Christ, and 14. But their minds were blinded; for maketh manifest the savour of his know- until this day remaineth the same veil unledge by us in every place.
taken away in the reading of the old testa15. For we are unto God a sweet savour | ment: which veil is done away in Christ
. of Christ, in them that are saved, and in 15. But even unto this day, wben Moses them that perish:
is read, the veil is upon their heart. 16. To the one we are the savour of death 16. Nevertheless, when it shall turn to unto death ; and to the other the savour of the Lord, the veil shall be taken away. life unto life. And who is sufficient for 17. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where these things?
the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.. 17. For we are not as many,
18. But we all, with open face beholding rupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are but as of God, in the sight of God, speak changed into the same image from glory to we in Christ.
glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV. He sheweth that their gifts and graces were a sufficient | 1 Paul's unwearied diligence and seal in preaching: 1 his commendation of his ministry.
troubles for the same. 1. O we begin again to commend our | 1.
epistles of commendation to you, or letters cy, we faint not; of commendation from you?
2. But have renounced the hidden things
of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, 1. OR we know, that if our earthly nor handling the word of God deceitfully;
house of this tabernacle were disbut by manifestation of the truth,commend || solved, we have a building of God, a house ing ourselves to every man's conscience in not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. the sight of God.
2. For in this we groan, earnestly de3. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to siring to be clothed upon with our house them that are lost :
which is from heaven: 4. In whom the god of this world hath 3. If so be that being clothed we shall blinded the minds of them which believe not be found naked. not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of 4. For we that are in this tabernacle do Christ, who is the image of God, should | groan, being burdened: not for that we shine unto them.
would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that 5. For we preach not ourselves, but mortality might be swallowed up of life. Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your 5. Now he that hath wrought us for the servants for Jesus' sake.
self-same thing, is God, who also hath 6. For God, who commanded the light to given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. shine out of darkness, hath shined in our 6. Therefore we are always confident, hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of knowing that, while we are at home in the the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.body, we are absent from the Lord :
7. But we have this treasure in earthen 7. (For we walk by faith, not by sight :) vessels, that the excellency of the power 8. We are confident, I say, and willing may be of God, and not of us.
rather to be absent from the body, and to 8. We are troubled on every side, yet not be present with the Lord. distressed ; we are perplexed, but not in de- 9. Wherefore welabour, that whether pre-' spair;
sent or absent, we may be accepted of him. 9. Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast 10. Forwe must all appear before the judg.. down, but not destroyed ;
ment-seat of Christ; that every one may re10. Always bearing about in the body the ceive the things done in his body, according to dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11. Knowing therefore the terror of the
11. For we which live are always deli- Lord, we persuade men; but we are made vered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the manifest unto God, and I trust also are life also of Jesus might be made manifest | made manifest in your consciences. in our mortal flesh.
12. For we commend not ourselves again 12. So then death worketh in us, but unto you, but give you occasion to glory on
our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to 13. We having the same spirit of faith, answer them which glory in appearance, according as it is written, I believed, and and not in heart. therefore have I spoken; we also believe, 13. For whether we be beside ourselves, and therefore speak;
it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is 14. Knowing that he which raised up for your cause. | the Lord Jesus, shall raise up us also by 14. For the love of Christ constraineth Jesus, and shall present us with you. us; because we thus judge, that if one died
15. For all things are for your sakes, || for all, then were all dead: that the abundant grace might, through the 15. And that he died for all, that they thanksgiving of many, redound to the glory which live should not henceforth live unto of God.
themselves, but unto him which died for 16. For which cause we faint not; but them, and rose again. though our outward man perish, yet the in- 16. Wherefore henceforth know we no ward man is renewed day by day. man after the flesh: yea, though we have
17. For our light affliction, which is but known Christ after the flesh, yet now hencefor a moment, worketh for us a far more forth know we him no more. exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 17. Therefore if any man be in Christ,
18. While we look not at the things which || he is a new creature: old things are passed are seen, but at the things which are not seen: away; behold, all things are become new. for the things which are seen are temporal; 18. And all things are of God, who hath but the things which are not seen are eternal. | reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, CHAP. V.
and hath given to us the ministry of recon
ciliation ; Paul, in assured hope of immortal glory, labourelh to approve himself to Christ, &c.
19. To wit, that God was in Christ, recon.
life in you.
WE hene se workers together with spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
ciling the world unto himself, not imputing | be their God, and they shall be my people
. their trespasses unto them; and hath com- 17. Wherefore come out from among them, mitted unto us the word of reconciliation and be ye separate,saith the Lord, and touch
20. Now then we are ambassadors for not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, Christ; as though God did beseech you by 18. And will be a Father unto you, and us, we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye re- ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith conciled to God.
the Lord Almighty. 21. For he hath made him to be sin for
CHAP. VII. us, who knew no sin; that we might be 1 He erhorleth 10 purity of life, 3 and sheweth the source made the righteousness of God in him.
of his comfort in afflictions. CHAP. VI.
1. AVING therefore these promises, 1 Paul's sufferings and patience in the ministry. 14 Er
dearly beloved, let us cleanse our hortation to avoid idolaters, &c.
selves from all filthiness of the flesh and! 1. E 1
us ceive not the grace of God in vain. man, we have corrupted no man, we have
2. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a defrauded no man. time accepted, and in the day of salvation 3. I speak not this to condemn you; for have I succoured thee: behold, now is the I have said before, that ye are in our hearts accepted time; behold, now is the day of to die and live with you. salvation.)
4. Great is my boldness of speech to3. Giving no offence in any thing, that ward you, great is my glorying of you: I the ministry be not blamed:
am filled with comfort, I am exceeding 4. But in all things approving ourselves, joyful in all our tribulation. as the ministers of God', in much patience, 5. For, when we were come into Macein afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, donia, our flesh had no rest, but we were
5. In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, || troubled on every side; without were fight in labours, in watchings, in fastings; ings, within were fears. í 6. By pureness, by knowledge, by long. 6. Nevertheless God, that comforteth suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, those that are cast down, comforted us by by love unfeigned,
the coming of Titus; 7. By the word of truth, by the power 7. And not by his coming only, but by of God, by the armour of righteousness on the consolation wherewith he was comfortthe right hand and on the left,
ed in you, when he told us your earnest de8. By honour and dishonour,by evil report sire, your mourning, your fervent mind toand good report: as deceivers, and yet true; ward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
9. As unknown, and yet well known; as 8. For though I made you sorry with a letdying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, ter, 1 do not repent, though I did repent : for and not killed ;
I perceive that the same epistle hath made 10. As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; you sorry, though it were but for a season. as poor, yet making many rich; as having 9. Now I rejoice,not that ye were made sornothing, and yet possessing all things. ry,but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye
11. Öye Corinthians, our mouth is open were made sorry, after a godly manner, that unto you, our heart is enlarged.
ye might receive damage by us in nothing. 12. Ye are not straitened in us, but ye 10. For godly sorrow worketh repentare straitened in your own bowels. ance to salvation not to be repented of: but
13. Now for a recompense in the same, the sorrow of the world worketh death. (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also 11. For behold this self-same thing, that enlarged.
ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what care14. Be ye not unequally yoked together fulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearwith unbelievers : for what fellowship hath ing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, righteousness with unrighteousness! And yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, what communion hath light with darkness ? vea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all
15. And what concord hath Christ with things ye have approved yourselves to be Belial ?' or what part hath he that believ- clear in this matter. eth with an infidel?
12. Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, 16. And what agreement hath the temple I did it not for his cause that had done the of God with idols ? For
ye are the temple wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, of the living God; as God hath said, I will but that our care for you in the sight of God dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will I might appear unto you.