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prize ? : So run, that ye may obtain. . 16. The cup of blessing which we bless,
25. And every man that striveth for the is it not the communion of the blood of mastery is temperate in all things. Now Christ? The bread which we break, is it they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; not the communion of the body of Christ ? but we an incorruptible.
17. For we, being many, are one bread, 26. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly: and one body; for we are all partakers of so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: that one bread.
27. But I keep under my body, and bring 18. Behold Israel after the flesh: are not it into subjection; lest that by any means, they which eat of the sacrifices partakers when I have preached to others, I myself of the altar ? should be a cast-away.
19. What say I then? That the idol is CHAP. X.
any thing?or that which is offered in sacri1 The Jews had sacraments typical of ours. 6 Christians fice to idols is any thing? must nol lust after evil things : 7 they must avoid idola
20. But I say, that the things which the try; 13 God will in affliction make a way for them lo escape, f.c.
Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, 1. POREOVER, brethren, I would not and not to God: and I would not that ye
that ye should be ignorant, how should have fellowship with devils. that all our fathers were under the cloud, 21. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and all passed through the sea ;
and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers 2. And were all baptized unto Moses in of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. the cloud, and in the sea ;
22. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? 3. And did all eat the same spiritual meat; are we stronger than he ?
4. And did all drink the same spiritual 23. All things are lawful for me, but all drink: (for they drank of that spiritual things are not expedient: all things are Rock that followed them: and that Rock lawful for me, but all things edify not. was Christ.)
24. Let no man seek his own,
but every 5. But with many of them God was not man another's wealth. well pleased; for they were overthrown in 25. Whatsoeveris sold in the shambles, that the wilderness.
eat, asking no question for conscience' sake: 6. Now these things were our examples, 26. For the earth is the Lord's, and the to the intent we should not Just after evil | fulness thereof. things, as they also lusted.
27. If any of them that believe not, bid 7. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; of them; as it is written, The people sat whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. no question for conscience' sake.
8. Neither let us commit fornication, as 28. But if any man say unto you, This some of them committed, and fell in one is offered in sacrifice unto idols; eat not, day, three and twenty thousand.
for his sake that shewed it, and for con9. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some science' sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and of them also tempted, and were destroyed the fulness thereof. of serpents.
29. Conscience, I say, not thine own, 10. Neither murmur ye, as some of them but of the other : for why is my liberty also murmured, and were destroyed of the judged of another man's conscience ? destroyer.
30. For, if I by grace be a partaker, why 11. Now all these things happened unto am I evil spoken of, for that for which 1 thein for ensamples: and they are written give thanks ? for our adınonition, upon whom the ends of 31. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or the world are come.
whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 12. Wherefore let him that thinketh he 32. Givenone offence, neither to the Jews, standeth, take heed lest he fall.
nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 13. There hath no temptation taken you, 33. Even as I please all men in all things, but such as is common to man: but God is not seeking mine own profit, but the profit faithful, who will not suffer you to be of many, that they may be saved. tempted above that you are able; but will
CHAP. XI. with the temptation also make a way to
1 He exhorteth them, 3 and forbiddelh men to pray or proescape, that ye may be able to bear it
phesy with their heads covered, and women with their 14. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee heads uncovered. 23 of the Lord's supper. from idolatry.
ye - 15. I speak as to wise men; judge ye
2. Now I praise you, brethren, that you
what I say.
remember me in all things, and keep the 23. For I have received of the Lord that ordinances, as I delivered them to you. which also 1 delivered unto you, That the
3. But I would have you know, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was head of every man is Christ; and the head betrayed, took bread: of the woman is the man; and the head of 24. And when he had given thanks, he Christ is God.
brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my 4. Every man praying or prophesying, hav- | body, which is broken for you: this do in ing his head covered, dishonoureth his head. I remembrance of me.
5. But every woman that prayeth or 25. After the same manner also he took the prophesieth with her head uncovered, dis- 1 cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is honoureth her head: for that is even all the new testament in my blood: this do ye, one as if she were shaven.
as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 6. Forif the woman be not covered, let her 26. For as often as ye eat this bread, also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a wo- and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's man to be shornorshaven, let her be covered. death, till he come.
7. For a man indeed ought not to coverhis 27. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this head, foras much as he is the image and glory bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unof God: but the womanisthe glory of the man.worthily, shall be guilty of the body and
8. For the man is not of the woman; blood of the Lord. but the woman of the man.
28. But let a man examine himself, and so 9. Neither was the man created for the let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. woman, but the woman for the man.
29. For he that eateth and drinketh un10. For this cause ought the woman to have worthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to power on her head, because of the angels. himsell, not discerning the Lord's body.
11. Nevertheless, neither is the man 30. For this cause many are weak and without the woman, neither the woman sickly among you, and many sleep. without the man, in the Lord.
31. For if we would judge ourselves, we 12. For as the woman is of the man, should not be judged. even so is the man also by the woman; 32. But when we are judged, we are but all things of God.
chastened of the Lord, that we should not 13. Judge in yourselves: is it comely be condemned with the world.
33. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye 14. Doth not even nature itself teach come together to eat, tarry one for another
. you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a 34. And if any man hunger, let him eat shame unto him ?
at home; that ye come not together unto 15. But if a woman have long hair, it is condemnation. And the rest will I set in a glory to her: for her hair is given her for order when I come. a covering.
CHAP. XII. 16. But if any man seem to be conten-| 1 Spiritual gifts are diverse, 7 yet to profit wilhal, 8 and tious, we have no such custom, neither the
to that end are all diversely bestowed of God for the churches of God.
general good. 1. OW
thren. for the better, but for the worse.
2. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, car18. For first of all, when ye come toge-ried away unto these dumb idols, even as ther in the church, I hear that there be di- ye were led. visions among you; and I partly believe it. 3. Wherefore I give you to understand, that
19. For there must be also heresies among no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, callyou, that they which are approved may be eth Jesus accursed; and that no man can say made manifest among you.
that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. 20. When ye come together therefore into 4. Now there are diversities of gifts, but one place, thisis not to eat the Lord's supper. the same Spirit.
21. For in eating, every one taketh be- 5. And there are differences of adminisfore other his own supper: and one is hun-| trations, but the same Lord. gry, and another is drunken.
6. And there are diversities of opera 22. What! have ye not houses to eat | tions; but it is the same God, which work.) and to drink in? or despise ye the churcheth all in all. of God, and shame them that have not? 7. But the manifestation of the Spirit is What shall I say to you ? shall I praise I given to every man to profit withal. you in this! I praise you not.
8. For to one is given, by the Spirit, the
that a woman pray unto God uncoveredbe
word of wisdom; to another the word of 27. Now ye are the body of Christ, and knowledge, by the same Spirit;
members in particular. 9. To another faith, by the same Spirit; 28. And God hath set some in the church; to another the gifts of healing, by the same first, apostles; secondarily, prophets; thirdly, Spirit;
teachers; after that, miracles; then gifts of 10. To another the working of miracles; healings, helps, governments, diversities to another prophecy; to another discerning of tongues. of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; 29. Are all apostles ? are all prophets ? to another the interpretation of tongues : Areallteachers? areallworkers of miracles?
11. But all these worketh that one and 30. Have all the gifts of healing? Do all the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man speak with tongues? do all interpret ? severally as he will.
31. But covet earnestly the best gifts: and 12. For as the body is one, and hath yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. many members, and all the members of
CHAP. XIII. that one body, being many, are one body ; || 1 All gifts, however excellent, are nothing without charity: so also is Christ.
4 the praise thereof; 13. For by one Spirit are we all baptized 1. THOUGH I speak with the tongues.
The men and Peangers, and have not
, into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have charity, I am become as sounding brass, or been all made to drink into one Spirit.
a tinkling cymbal. 14. For the body is not one member,
2. And though I have the gift of pro
phecy, and understand all mysteries, and 15. If the foot shall say, Because I am all knowledge; and though I have all faith, not the hand, I am not of the body; is it so that I could remove mountains, and therefore not of the body?
have not charity, I am nothing. 16. And if the ear shall say, Because 1
3. And though I bestow all my goods to am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it feed the poor, and though I give my body therefore not of the body?
to be burned, and have not charity, it pro17. If the whole body were an eye, where fiteth me nothing. were the hearing ? If the whole were hear
4. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; ing, where were the smelling?
charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not 18. But now hath God set the members, itself, is not puffed up; every one of them in the body, as it hath eth not her own, is not easily provoked,
5. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seekpleased him.
0 19. And if they were all one member, thinketh no evil; where were the body?
6. Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth 20. But ,
w are they many members, in the truth; yet but one body.
7. Beareth all things, believeth all things, 21. And the eye cannot say unto the hopeth all things, endureth all things. hand, I have no need of thee: nor again,
8. Charity never faileth: but whether the head to the feet, I have no need of you. there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether
22. Nay, much more, those members of there be tongues, they shall cease; whether the body, which seem to be more feeble, there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9. For we know in part, and we pro- ; are necessary :
23. And those members of the body, which phesy in part ; we think to be less honourable, upon these
10. But when that which is perfect is come, we bestow more abundant honour; and our then that which isin part shall be done away. uncomely parts have more abundant come
1. When I was a child, I spake as a liness.
child, I understood as a child, I thought as 24. For our comely parts have no need : a child; but when I became a man, I put but God hath tempered the body together, away childish things. having given more abundant honour to that 12. For now we see through a glass, part which lacked :
darkly; but then face to face:now I know 25. That there should be no schism in in part; but then shall I know even as also the body; but that the members should have
I am known. the same care one for another.
13. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, 26. And whether one member suffer, all these three; but the greatestofthese ischarity. i.
CHAP. XIV. the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice 1 Prophecy commended, 2, 3, 4 and preferred before speak
ing with longues, 34 Women forbidden to speak in the with it.
OLLOW after charity, and desire
18. I thank my God, I speak with tongues spiritual gifts; but rather that ye more than ye al] : may prophesy.
19. Yet in the church I bad rather speak 2. For he that speaketh in an unknown five words with my understanding, that by tongue, speaketh not unto men, but unto my voice I might teach others also, than ten God: for no man understandeth him; how-thousand words in an unknoen tongue. beit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 20. Brethren, be not children in under.
3. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto standing: how beit, in malice be ye childmen to edification, and exhortation, and ren, but in understanding be men. comfort.
21. In the law it is written, With men 4. He that speaketh in an unknown of other tongues and other lips will I speak tongue edifieth himself; but he that pro- unto this people;, and yet for all that will phesieth edifieth the church.
they not hear me, saith the Lord. 5. I would that ye all spake with tongues, 22. Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not but rather that ye prophesied: for greater to them that believe, but to them that believe is he that prophesieth than he that speak- | not: but prophesying serveth not for them eth with tongues, except he interpret, that that believe not, but for them which believe. the church may receive edifying.
23. If therefore the whole church be 6. Now, brethren, if I come unto you come together into one place, and all speaking with tongues, what shall I profit | speak with tongues, and there come in you, except I shall speak to you, either by those that are unlearned or unbelievers, will revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophe- they not say that ye are mad? sying, or by doctrine ?
24. But if all prophesy, and there come 7. And even things without life giving in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, sound, whether pipe or harp, except they he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: give a distinction in the sounds, how shall 25. And thus are the secrets of his heart it be known what is piped or harped ? made manifest; and so, falling down on his
8. For if the trumpet give an uncertain face, he will worship God, and report that sound, who shall prepare himself to the God is in you of a truth. battle?
26. How is it then, brethren ? when ye 9. So likewise you, except ye utter by the come together, every one of you hatha tongue words easy to be understood, how psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath shall it be known what is spoken? for a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let ye shall speak into the air.
all things be done unto edifying. 10. There are, it may be, so many kinds 27. If any man speak in an unknoun of voices in the world, and none of them tongue,let it be by two,or at the most by three, is without signification.
and that by course; and let one interpret
. 11. Therefore if I know not the mean- 28. But if there be no interpreter, let ing of the voice, I shall be unto him that him keep silence in the church; and let speaketh a barbarian; and he that speak- him speak to himself, and to God. eth shall be a barbarian unto me.
29. Let the prophets speak two or three, 12. Even so ye, for as much as ye are and let the other judge. zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may 30. If any thing be revealed to another excel to the edifying of the church. that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.
13. Wherefore, let him that speaketh in an 31. For ye may all prophesy one by one, unknown tongue, pray that he may interpret. that all may learn,and all may be comforted.
14. For if I pray in an unknown tongue, 32. And the spirits of the prophets are my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is subject to the prophets. unfruitful.
33. For God is not the author of confusion, 15. What is it then? I will pray with the but of peace, as in all churches of the saints
. spirit, and I will pray with the understand- 34. Let your women keep silence in the ing also : I will sing with the spirit, and I churches: for it is not permitted unto them will sing with the understanding also. to speak; but they are commanded to be un
16. Else, when thou shalt bless with the der obedience, as also saith the law. spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room 35. And if they will learn any thing, let of the unlearned, say Amen at thy giving of them ask their husbands at home: for it is thanks, seeing he understandeth not what a shame for women to speak in the church. thou sayest?
36. What! came the word of God out 17. For thou verily givest thanks well, from you? or came it unto you only ? but the other is not edified.
37. If any man think himself to be a pro
phet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that 17. And if Christ be not raised, your faith the things that I write unto you are the is vain ; ye are yet in your sins. commandments of the Lord.
18. Then they also which are fallen 38. But if any man be ignorant, let him asleep in Christ, are perished. be ignorant.
19. If in this life only we have hope in 39. Wherefore, brethren, covet to pro- Christ, we are of all men most miserable. phesy, and forbid not to speak with Longues.
and become the first-fruits of them 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 the dead. CHAP. XV.
22. For as in Adam all die, even so in 3 By Christ's resurrection the apostle inferreth the neces
Christ shall all be made alive. sity of our resurrection. 23 Christ the first-fruits. 35 23. But every man in his own order: The manner of the resurrection, &c.
Christ the first-fruits ; afterward they that 1. TOREOVER, brethren, I declare are Christ's, at his coming.
unto you the gospel which I 24. Then cometh the end, when he shall preached unto you, which also ye have re- have delivered up the kingdom to God, ceived, and wherein ye stand:
even the Father; when he shall have put 2. By which also ye are saved, if ye down all rule, and all authority and power. keep in memory what I preached unto you, 25. For he must reign, till he hath put unless
all enemies under bis feet. 3. For I delivered unto you first of all that 26. The last enemy that shall be dewhich I also received, how that Christ died stroyed is death. for our sins, according to the scriptures; 27. For he hath put all things under his
4. And that he was buried, and that he feet. But when he saith, All things are rose again the third day, according to the put under him; it is manifest, that he is ex. scriptures :
cepted, which did put all things under him, 5. And that he was seen of Cephas, then 28. And when all things shall be subdued of the twelve:
unto him, then shall the Son also himself 6. After that, he was seen of above five be subject unto him that put all things hundred brethren at once; of whom the under him, that God may be all in all. greater part remain unto this present, but 29. Else what shall they do, which are bapsome are fallen asleep.
tized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? 7. After that, he was seen of James ;| Why are they then baptized for the dead? then of all the apostles.
30. And why stand we in jeopardy every 8. And last of all he was seen of me hour ? also, as of one born out of due time.
31. I protest by your rejoicing which 1 9. For I am the least of the apostles, have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. that am not meet to be called an apostle, 32. If after the manner of men I have because I persecuted the church of God. fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advan
10. But by the grace of God I am what tageth it me, if the dead rise not ? Let us I am: and his grace which was bestowed eat and drink, for to
morrow we die. upon me was not in vain; but I laboured 33. Be not deceived: evil communicamore abundantly than they all : yet not I, tions corrupt good manners. but the grace of God which was with me. 34. Awake to righteousness, and sin not;]
11. Therefore whether it were I or they, || for some have not the knowledge of God: so we preach, and so ye believed.
I speak this to your shame. 12. Now if Christ be preached, that he rose 35. But some man will say, How from the dead, how say some among you, the dead raised up? and with what body that there is no resurrection of the dead ? do they come ?
13. But if there be no resurrection of 36. "Thou fool! that which thou sowest, the dead, then is Christ not risen: is not quickened, except it die:
14. And if Christ be not risen, then is our 37. And that which thou sowest, thou preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. sowest not that body that shall be, but
15. Yea, and we are found false wit- bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of nesses of God; because we have testified some other grain : of God that he raised up Christ : whom he 38. But God giveth it a body as it bath raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
16. For if the dead rise not, then is not 39. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there Cbrist raised:
is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of