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CH AP. XI. Of the Lord's supper. 887 23 All things are lawful for me, but all 10 For this cause ought the woman to things are not expedient : all things are have power on her head, because of the lawful for me, but all things edify not. angels.

24 Let no man seek his own, but every il Nevertheless, neither is the man man another's wealth.

without the woman, neither the woman 25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, without the man in the Lord. that eat, asking no question for conscience 12 For as the woman is of the man, sake:

even so is the man also by the woman ; 26 For the earth is the Lord's, and but all things of God. the fulness thereof.

13 Judge in yourselves : Is it comely that 27 If any of them that believe not bid

a woman pray unto God uncovered? you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; 14. Doth not even nature itself teach whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking you, that if a man have long hair, it is no question for conscience sake.

a shame unto him? 28 But if any man say unto you, This 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not a glory to her : for her hair is given her for his sake that shewed it, and for con- for a covering science sake : for the earth is the Lord's, 16 But if any man seem to be contenand the fulness thereof:

tious, we have no such custom, neither 29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, the churches of God. but of the other : for why is my liberty 17 Now in this that I declare unto you, judged of another man's conscience ? I praise you not, that ye come together

30 For if I by grace be a partaker, not for the better, but for the worse. why am I evil spoken of for that for 18 For first of all, when ye come towhich I give thanks ?

gether in the churchi, I hear that there 31 Whether therefore ye eat or drink, be divisions among you; and I partly beor whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory | lieve it. of God.

19 For there must be also heresies a32 Give none offence, neither to the

mong you, that they which are approved Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the may be made manifest among you. church of God:

20 When ye come together therefore 33 Even as I please all men in all things, into one place, this is not to eat the not seeking mine own profit, but the prof Lord's supper. it of many, that they may be saved. 21 For in eating every

ne taketh beCHAP. XI.

fore other his own supper : and one is 1 Of covering heads in praying. 21 of hungry, and another is drunken.

pirofaning the Lord's supper. 23 The 27 What? have ye not houses to eat

apostle's account of the institution of it. and to drink in? or despise ye the church BE me followers of me, even as I also of God, and shame them that have not?

2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye | you in this? I praise you not. remember me in all things, and keep the 23 For I have received of the Lord, ordinances, as I delivered them to you. that which also I delivered unto you,

3 But I would have you know, that That the Lord Jesus, the same night in the head of every man is Christ; and the || which he was betrayed, took bread : head of the woman is the man ; and the 24 And when he had given thanks, head of Christ is God.

he brake it, and said, Take, eat : this is 4 Every man praying or prophesying, my body, which is broken for you : this having his head covered, dishonoureth do in remembrance of me. his head.

25 After the same manner also he took 5 But every woman that prayeth or the cup, when he had supped, saying, prophesieth with her head uncovered, dis- | This cup is the new testament in my honoureth her head : for that is even all blood ; this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, one as if she were shaven.

in remembrance of me. 6 For if the woman be not covered, 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame and drink this cup, ye do shew the for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let Lord's death till he come. her be covered.

27 Wherefore, whosoever shalleat this 7 For a man indeed ought not to cov- bread, and drink this cup of the Lord er his head, forasmuch as he is the image unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and glory of God: but the woman is the and blood of the Lord. glory of the man.

28 But let a man examine himself, 8 For the man is not of the woman, and so let him eat of that bread, and but the woman of the man.

drink of that cup. 9 Neither was the man created for the 29 For he that eateth and drinketh woman, but the woman for the man. unworthily, eateth and drinketh dam

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888 Diversity of sfiiritual gifts. I. CORINTHIANS. The naturaland tistical tidy. nation to himself, not discerning the not the liand, I am not of the body; is Lord's body.

it therefore not of the body 30 For this cause many are weak and 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I sickly among you, and many sleep. am not the eye, I am not of the body ; s

31 For if we would judge ourselves, it therefore not of the body? we should not be judged.

17 If the whole body rere an eye, 32 But when we are judged, we are where were the hearing? If the whole chastened of the Lord, that we should not were hearing, where were the smelling? be condemned with the world.

-18 But now hath God set the members 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye every one of them in the body, as it hath come together to eat, tarry one for an- pleased him. other.

19 Agd if they were all one member, 34 And if any man hunger, let him where were the body? eat at home: that ye come not together 20 But now are they many members unto condemnation. And the rest will I yet bat one body. set in order when I come.

21 And the eye cannot say unto the CHAP. XII.

hand, I have no need of thee : nor again 1 Spiritual gifts are diverse, 7 yet all to the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

pirofit wiihal ; 12 Christians, as the 22 Nay, much more those members of members of the body natural, are one. the body, which seem to be more feeble, COW concerning, spiritual gifts, are necessary :

23 And those members of the body,

which we think to be less honourable, 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, car- upon these we bestow more abundant ried away unto these dumb idols, even honour; and our uncomely parts have as ye were led.

more abundeat comeliness. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, 24 For our comely parts have no need : that no man speaking by the Spirit of but God hath tempered the boy togethGod, calleth Jesus accursed: and inat no er, having given more abundant honour man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but to that part which lacked : by the Holy Ghost.

25 That there should be no schism in 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the body ; but that the members should the same Spirit.

have the same care one for another. 5 And there are differences of adminis- 26 And whether one member suffer, trations, but the same Lord.

all the member's suffer with it; or one 6 And there are diversities of opera-member be honoured, all the members tions, but it is the same God which rejoice with it. worketh all in all.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit members in particular. is given to every man to profit withal. 28 And God hath set some in the

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the church, first apostles, secondarily prophword of wisdom ; to another, the word of ets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, knowledge by the same Spirit ;

then gifts of healings, helps, governments, 9 To another, faith by the same Spirit ; || diversities of tongues. to another, the gifts of healing by the 29 Areallapostles are all prophets? are same Spirit ;

all teachers ? are all workers of miracles? 10 To another, the working of mira- 30 Hare all the gifts of healing do all cles ; to another, prophecy; to another, I speak with tongues? do all interpret? discerning of spirits ; to another, divers 31 But cover earnestly the best gifts kinds of tongues; to another, the inter- | And yet shew I unto you a more excelpretation of tongues : 11 But all these worketh that one and

CHAP. XIII. the self-same Spirit, dividing to every 1 All gifts, how excellent sorver, are man severally as he will.

nothing worth without charity. 4 The 12 For as the body is one, and hath praises thereof. many members, and all the members of THE

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, bo of men and of angels, and have not dy : so also is Christ.

charity, I am become as sounding brass, 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptiz- or a tinkling cymbal. ed into one body, whether we be Jews 2 And though I have the gift of prophor Gentiles, whether we be bond or free;eçy, and understand all mysteries, and and have been all made to drink into one all knowledge ; and though I have all Spirit.

faith, so that I could remove mountains, 14 For the body is not one member, and have not charity, I am nothing. but many.

3 And though I bestow all my goods 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am | to feed the poor, and though I give in

lent way.

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Charity praised.

CHAP. XIV. Prophecy commended. 889 body to be burned, and have not charity, || tain sound, who shall prepare himself to it profiteth me nothing.

the battle? 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind ; 9 So likewise ye, except ve utter by charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not the tongue words easy to be understood, itself, is not puffed up,

how shill it be known what is spoken? 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, for ye shall speak into the air. seeketh not her own, is not easily pro- 10 There are, it may be, so many voked, thinketh no evil ;

sinds of voices in the world, and none 6 Rejoicech not in iniquity, but re- of them is without signification. joiceth in the truth;

11 Therefore, if I know not the mean7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, ing of the voice, I shall be unto him that hopeth all things, endureth all things. peaketh a barbarian, and he that speak

8 Charity never faileth : but whether | eth shall be a barbarian unto me. there be prophecies, they shall fail; wheth- 12 Even so ye, for as much as ye are er there be tongues, they shall cease ; zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may whether there be knowledge, it shall van- excel to the edifying of the church.

13 Wherefore, let him that speaketh 9. For we know in part, and we proph- | in an unknown tongue, pray that he may esy in part.

interpret. 10 But when that which is perfect i: 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, come, then that which is in part shall be my spirit praieth, but my understand

ing is unfrui ful. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a 15 What is it then? I will


with child, I understood as a child, I thought the spirit, and I will pray with the unas a child : but when I became a man, 1 derstanding also : 1 will sing with the put away childish things.

spirit, and I will sing with the understand12 Für now we see through a glass, darkly ; but then face to face : now I 16 Else, when thou shalt bless with the know' in part ; but then shall I know spirit, how shall he that occupieth the even as also I am known.

room of the unlearned say Amen at thy 13 And now abideth faith, hope, char- giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth ity, these three; but thegreatest of these not what thou sayest? is charity.

17 For thou verily givest thanks well, CHAP. XIV.

but the other is not editied. 1 Prophecy is commended, 2, 3, 4 and pre- 18 I thank my God, I speak with ferred before spcaking with tongues. tongues more than ye all :

19 Yet in the church I had rather speak spiritual sifis, but rather that ye may five words with my understanding, that by prophesy:

my voice I might teach others also, than ten 2 For he that speaketh in an unknorun thousand words in an unknown tongue. tongue, speiketh not unto men, but un- 20 Brethren, be not children in underto God : for no man understandeth him ; | standing : howbeit, in malice be ye chilhowbeit in the spirit he speaketh mys- dren, but in understanding be men. teries.

21 In the law it is written, With men of 3 But he that prophesieth, speaketh other tongues and other lips will I spek unto men tv edification, and exhortation, unto this people; and yet for all that will and comfort.

they not hear me, saith the Lord. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, tongue edifieth himself ; but he that not to them that believe, but to them that prophesixth editieth the church.

elieve not : but prophesying servith 51 would thai ye all spake wiili tongues, not for them that believe not, but for but rather that ye prophesied : for great them which believe er is he that prophesieih than he that 23 If thuet re the whole church be speaketh with tongries, except he inter- come together into one place, and all pret, that the church inay recciie edi pe: k with tongues, and there come iu fying

11:0, e that are unk arned, or unbevevers, 6°Now, brethren, if I come unto you will they pot say thai ye are mad? speaking with tongues, what shall I pref- 24 Bit if ill prophesy, and there come it you, except I shall speak to you either in one that believeth not, or one umle trnby reveianu, or by knowledge, er bied, he is convinced of all, he is judged prophesying, or by doctrine ?

fall : 7 And even things without life giving 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart sound, whether pipeerhap, exc p: they made mitest; and fullmg down on give a diszincii ni ihe sounds, how shall i nis fice, he wail worship God, and report it be known what is riperto

charpeu ? thai Gid is in your of such 8 For if the trumpet give an uncer- 26 Tlow is it then, brethren ? when *

890 Of Christ's resurrection. I. CORINTHIANS. Of our

our resurrection. come together, every one of you hath a 6 After that he was scen of above five psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hundred brethren at once ; of whom the hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. greater part remain unto this present, Let all things be done to edifying. but some are fallen asleep.

27 If any man speak in an unknown 7 After that he was seen of James ; tongue, let it be by two, or at the most then of all the apostles. by three, and that by course ; and let 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, one interpret.

as of one born out of due time. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let 9 For I am the least of the apostles, that him keep silence in the church ; and let am not meet to be called an apostle, behim speak to himself, and to God. cause I persecuted the church of God.

29 Let the prophets speak two or three, 10 But by the grace of God I am what I and let the other judge.

am: and his grace which wasbestowed up30 If any thing be revealed to another on me, was not in vain; but I laboured more that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. abundantly than they all : yet not I, but

31 For ye may all prophesy cne by the grace of God which was with me. one, that all may learn, and all may be 11 Therefore whether it were I or they', comforted.

so we preach, and so ye believed. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are 12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose subject to the prophets.

from the dead, how say some among you 33 For God is not the author of confu- that there is no resurrection of the dead ? sion, but of peace, as in all churches of 13 But if there be no resurrection of the saints.

the dead, then is Christ not risen: 34 Let your women keep silence in 14 And if Christ be not risen, then in the churches ; for it is not permitted our preaching vain, and your faith is also unto them to speak : but they, are com- vain. manded to be under obedience, as also 15 Yea, and we are found false witsaith the law.

nesses of God; because we have testified 35 And if they will learn any thing, of God that he raised up Clirist: whom let them ask their husbands at home; he raised not up, if so be that the dead for it is a shame for women to speak in rise not. the church.

16 For if tire dead rise not, then is not 36 What ? came the word of God out Christ raised : from you? or came it unto you only ? 17 And if Christ be not raised, your

37 If any man think himself to be a faith is vain ; ye are yet in your sins. prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowl- 18 Then they also which are fallen aedge that the things that I write unto | sleep in Christ are perished. you are the commandments of the Lord. 19 If in this life only we have hope in

38 But if any man be ignorant, let him Christ, we are of all men most miserable, be ignorant.

20 But now is Christ risen from the 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet toproph- | dead, and become the first-fruits of them esy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. that slept.

40 Let all things be done decently, and 21 For since by man came death, by in order.

man came also the resurrection of thedead. CHAP. XV.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in 3 By Christ's resurrection, 12 he proveth Christ shall all be made alive.

the necessity ofour resurrection. 21 The 23 But every man in his own order: fruit, 35 and manner thereof, 51 and Christ the first-fruits; afterward they thai of the change of them that shall be a- are Christ's at his coming. live then.

24 Then cometh the end, when he shall

to you the gospel which I preached even the Father; when he shall have put into yoli, which also ye have received, | down all rule, and all authority, and power. and wherein ye stand ;

25 For he must reign, till he hath put 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep all enemies under his feet. in memory what I preached unto you, 26 The last enemy that shall be deunless ye have believed in vain.

stroyed is death. 3 For I delivered unto you first of 27 For he hath put all things under his all, that which I also received, how that feet But when he saith, all things are put Christ died for our sins according to the under him, it is manifest that he is exceper scriptures ;

ed which did put all things under him. 4. And that he was buried, and that 28 And when all things shall be subduhe rose again tire third day according to ed unto him, then shall the Son also hinnthe scriptures:

self be subject unto him that put all 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, I things under him, that God may be all then eithe twelve :

in all

The manner of our resurrection. CHAP. XVI. Of our victory over death. 891

29 Else what shall they do, which are God; neither doth corruption inherit baptized for the dead, if the dead rise incorruption. not at all? why are they then baptized 51 Bohold, I shew you a mystery ; for the dead?

We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be 30 And why stand we in jeopardy changed, every hour

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of 31 ! protest by your rejoicing which I an eye, at the last trump: for the trumphave in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. I et sall sound, and the dead shall be

32 If after the manner of men I have raised incorruptible, and we shall be fought with beasts at Epliesus, what ad- | changed. vantageth it me, if the dead rise not let 53 For this corruptible must put on us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die. incorruption, and this mortal must put

33 Be not deceived: Evil communica- on immortality. tions corrupt good manners.

54 So when this corruptible shall have 34 Awake to righteousness, and sin put on incorruption, and this mortal shall not; for some have not the knowledge | have put on immortality, then shall be of God. I speak this to your shame. brought to pass the saying that is written,

35 But some man will say, How are Death is swallowed up in victory: the dead raised up? and with what body

Sting? O do they come?

grave, where is thy victory? 36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest 56 The sting of death is sin; and the is not quickened except it die :

strength of sin is the law. 37 And that which thou sowest, thou 57 But thanks be to God, which givsowest not that body, that shall be, but eth us the victory, through our Lord bare grain; it may chance of wheat, or Jesus Christ. of some other grain :

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, 38 But God giveth it a body as it hath || be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always apleased him, and to every seed his own bounding in the work of the Lord, forbody.

asmuch as ye know that your labour is 39 All flesh is not the same flesh; but not in vain in the Lord. there is one kind of Aest of men, another

CHAP. XVI. flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and an- 1 The brethren's wants must be relieved. other of birds.

10 Timothy commended. 13 Friendly 40 There are also celestial bodies, and admonitions, 16 and salutations. bodies terrestrial : but the glory of the W concerning the collection for celestial is one, and the glory of the ter- the saints, as I have given order to restrial is another.

the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and 2 Upon the first day of the week let another glory of the moon, and another | every one of you lay by him in store, as glory of the stars ; for one star differeth | God hath prospered him, that there be no from another star in glory.

gatherings when I come. 42 So also is the resurrection of the 3 And when I come, whomsoever ye dead. It is sown in corruption, it is shall approve by your letters, them will raised in incorruption,

I send to bring your liberality unto Je43 It is sown in dishonour, it is raised rusalem. in glory: it is sown in weakness, it is 4 And if it be meet that I go also, they raised in power :

shall 44 It is sown a natural body, it is rais- 5 Now I will come unto you, when I ed 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 ; | way; but I trust to tarry a while with and afterward that which is spiritual. you, 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 also 9 For a great door 'and effectual is that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, opened unto me, and there are many adsuch are they also that are heavenly. versaries.

49 And as we have borne the image of 10 Now if Timotheos come, see that the earthy, we shall also bear the image he may be with you without fear : for of the heavenly.

he worketh the work of the Lord, as I 50 Now this I cay, brethren, that flesh also do. and blood cannot inherit the kingilom of 11 Let no man therefore clespise him:

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