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CHAP. III, IV

Against strife, 8c they would not have crucified the Lord of another buildeth thereon. But let every glory.

man take heed how he buildeth there 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not upon. seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered il For other foundation cin no man lay Into the heart of man, the things which than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. God hath prepared for them that love him. 12 Now if any man build upon this foun

10 But God hath revealed them unto us dation, gold, silver, precious stones, wood, by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all hay, stubble; things, yea, the deep things of God. 13 Every man's work shall be made

11 For what man knoweth the things manifest: for the day shall declare it, of a man, save the spirit of man which is because it shall be revealed by fire; and in him? even so the things of God know- the fire shall try every man's work, of et no man, but the Spirit of God. what sort it is.

12 Now we have received, not the 14 If any man's work abide which he spirit of the world, but the Spirit which hath built thereupon, he shall receive a is of God; that we night know the things reward. that are freely given to us of God. 15 If any man's work shall be burned,

13 Which things also we speak, not in he shall suffer loss : but he himself shall the words which man's wisdom teacheth, be saved; yet so as by fire. but which the Holy Ghost teacheth ; 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple comparing spiritual things with spiritual. of God, and that the Spirit of God dwell

14 But the natural man receiveth not eth in you? the things of the Spirit of God: for they 17 If any man defile the temple of God, are foolishness unto him: neither can he him shall God destroy : for the temple of know thein, because they are spiritually God is holy, which temple ye are. discerned

| 18 Let no inan deceive himself. If any 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all man among you seemeth to be wise in things, yet he himself is judged of no this world, let him become a fool, that he man.

may be wise. 16 For who hath known the mind of 19 For the wisdom of this world is the Lord, that he may instruct hiin? But foolishness with God. For it is written, we have the mind of Christ.

He taketh the wise in their own crafti CHAP. III.

ness. Paul reproveth their dissensions. 20 And again, The Lord knoweth the AND I, brethren, could not speak unto thoughts of the wise, that they are vain A you as unto spiritual, but as unto 21 Therefore let no man glory in men: camal, even as unto babes in Clirist. for all things are yours;

2 I have fed you with milk, and not 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, with meat: for hitherto ye were not able or the world, or life, or death, or things to bear it, neither yet now are ye able present, or things to come; all are yours;

3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas 23 And ye are Christ's: and Christ is there is among you envying, and strife, God's. and divisions, are ye not carnal, and

CHAP. IV. walk as men?

llow to account of ministers. 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul;IT ET a man so account of us, as of the and another, I am of Apollos; are ye U ministers of Christ, and stewards of not carnal ?

the mysteries of God. 5 IV ho then is Paul, and who is Apol- 2 Moreover, it is required in stewards los, but ininisters by whom ye believed, that i inan be found faithful. even as ihe Lord gave to every inan? 3 But with me.it is a very small thing .6 I have planted, Apollos watered: but that I should be judged of you, or of God gave the increase.

man's judgment : yea, I judge not mine 7 Su then, neither is he that plantethlown self. any thing, neither he that waterech :1 4 For I know nothing by myself; yet bui God that giveth the increase.. am I not hereby justitied: but he that

8 Now he that planteth and he that judgeth me is the Lord. watereth are one: and every man shall 5 Therefore judge nothing before the receive his own reward, according to his time, until the Lord come, who both will own labour.

bring to light the hidden things of dark9 For we are labourers together with ness, and will make manifest the counGod: ye are God's husbandry, we are sels of the hearts: and then shall every God's building.

man have praise of God. 10 According to the grace of God which 6 And these things, brethren, I have in

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1. CORINTHIANS. Against going to law. leam in us not to think of men above this deed might be taken away from that which is written, that no one of you among you. . by puffed up for one against another. 3 For I verily, as absent in body, but

7 For who maketh thee to differ from present in spirit, have judged already as another ? and what hast thou that thouthuugh I were present, concerning him didst not receive now if thou didst re- that hath so done this deed, ceive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, hadst not received it ?

when ye are gathered together, and my 8 Now ye are fuli, now ye are rich, ye spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus have reigned as kings without is: and I Christ, would to God ye did reign, that we also 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for might reign with you.

the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit 9 For I think that God hath set forth us may be saved in the day of the Lord the apostles last, as it were appointed to Jesus. death : for we are made a spectacle unto 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye the world, and to angels, and w men. not, that a little leaven leaveneth the

10 We are fixols for Christ's sake, but whule lump? ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we that ye may be a new lump, as ye are are despised.

unleavened. For even Christ our pass 11 Even unto this present hour we both over is sacrificed for us: . nunger, and thirst, and are naked, and 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not are buffeted, and have no certain dwell with old leaveri, neither with the leaven ing-place;

of malice and wickedness; but with tho 12 And labour, working with our own unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. hands. Being reviled, we bless; being 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle, not to persecuted, we suffer it;

company with fornicators: 13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are 10 Yet not altogether with the fomicamade as the filth of the world, and are tors of this world, or with the covetous, the off-scouring of all things unto this or extortioners, or with idolaters : for then day.

must ye needs go out of the world. 14 I write not these things to shame 11 But now I have written unto you you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. not to keep company, if any man that is

15 For though ye have ten thousand called a brother be a fornicator, or covetinstructors in Christ, yet have ye not ous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkmany fathers : for in Christ Jesus I have ard, or an extortioner: with such a one begotten you through the gospel.

no not to eat. 1. Wherefore, I beseech you, be ye 12 For what have I to do to judge them followers of ine.

also that are without ? do not ye judge 17 For this cause have I sent unto you them that are within ? Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and 13 But them that are without God faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you judgeth. Therefore put away from into remembrance of my ways which be among yourselves that wicked person. in Christ as I teach everywhere in

CUAP. VI. every church,

Law with brethren forbidden. 18 Now some are puffed up, as though IN ARE any of you, having å matter would not come to you.

D against another, go to law before the 19 But I will come to you shortly, if the unjust, and not before the saints Lord will, and will know, not the speech 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall of them which are puffed up, but the judge the world? and if the world shall power.

be judged by you, are ye unwortly to 20 For the kingdom of God is not in judge the smallest matters? word, but in power.

13 Know ye not that we shall judge 21 What will ye? shall I come unto angels? How much more, things that you with a rod, or in love, and in the pertain to this life? spirit of meekness?

14 If then ye have judgments of things CHAP. V.

pertaining to this life, set them to judge of the incestuous person. who are least esteemed in the cliurch. IT is reported commonly that there is 5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that

fornication among you, and such for there is not a wise inan among you? no, nication as is not 90 much as named not one that shall be able to judge beamong the Gentiles, that one should have tween his brethren? his father's wife.

6 But brother goeth to law with brother 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not and that before the unbelievers. ther inourned that he that hath donel 7 Now therefore there is mttarla

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CHAP. VII.

of continoncy ainong you, because ye go to law one 5 Defraud ye nct one the other, except with another. Why do ye not rather it be with consent for a tiine, that ye may take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer give yourselves to fasting and prayer; yourselves to be defrauded?

and come together again, that Satan tenpt 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and you not for your incontinency.

16 But I speak this by permission, and I know ye not that the unrighteous not of commandment. shall not inherit the kingdom of God! 7 For I would that all men were eveo Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor as I myself. But every man hath his idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, proper gift of God, one after this manner, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, and another after that.

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunk 8 I say therefore to the unmarried and ards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall widows, It is good for them if they abide Inherit the kingdom of God,

even as 1. 11 And such were sonie of you : but ye 9 But if they cannot contain, let them are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye marry: for it is better to marry than to are justified in the name of the Lord burn. Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 10 And unto the married I command,

12 All things are lawful unto me, but yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife all things are not expedient: all things depart from her hushand : are lawful for me, but I will not be 11 But and if she depart, let her remain brouglit under the power of any. junmarried, or be reconciled to her hus

13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for band : and let not the husband put away meats: but God shall destroy both it and his wife. them. Now the body is not for fornica- 12 But'to the rest speak I, not the Lord, tion, but for the Lord; and the Lord for If any brother bath a wife that believeth the body.

not, and she be pleased to dwell with 14 And God hath both raised up the him, let him not put her away. Lord, and will also raise up us by his 13 And the woman which hath a hus own power.

band that believeth not, and if he be 15 Know ye not, that your bodies are pleased to dwell with her, let her not the inembers of Christ? shall I then take leave him. the inembers of Christ, and make them 14 For the unbelieving husband is sancthe members of a harlot? God forbid. tified by the wife, and the unbelieving

16 What! know ye not that he which wife is sanctified by the husband : else is joined to a harlot is one body? for two, I were your children unclean ; but now saith he, shall be one flesh.

are they holy. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord 15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him is one spirit.

Jdepart. A brother or a sister is not under 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a bondage in such cases ; but God hath man doeth, is without the body; but he called us to peace. that coinmitteth fornication, sinneth 16 For what knowest thou, O wife, against his own hody.

whether thou shalt save thy husband ? 19 What! know ye not that your body or how knowest thou, O man, whether Is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is thou shalt save thy wife? in you, which ye have of God, and ye 17 But as God hath distributed to every ure not your own?

man, as the Lord hath called every one, 20 For ye are bought with a price : so let hin walk. And so ordain I in alí therefore glorify God in your body, and churches, in your spirit, which are God's.

| 18 Is any man called being circumCHAP. VII.

cised ? let him not become uncircumcised The use of marriage.

lis any called in uncircumcision ? let hiin NOW concerning the things whereof not be circumcised. N ye wrote unto me: It is good for a: 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncirman not to touch a woman.

cumcision is nothing, but the keeping of 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let the commandments of God. • every man have his own wife, and let 20 Let every man abide in the same every woman have her own husband. calling wherein he was called.

3 Let the husband render unto the wife 21 Art thou called being a servant ? due benevolence: and likewise also the care not for it; but it thou mayest be wife unto the husband.

made free, use it rather. 4 The wife hath not power of her own 22 For he that is called in the Lord, body, but the husband : and likewise being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: also the husband hath not power of his likewise also he that is called, beiny Aun haduhut the wife.

tiee, is Christ's servant.

of marriage. ' 1. CORINTHIANS.

Concerning idols 23 Ye are bought with a price ; be not| 40 But she is happier if she so abide, ye the servants of men.

after my judgment : and I think also 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he that I have the Spirit of God. is called, therein abide with God.

CHAP. VIII. 25 Now concerning virgins, I have no Of eating meats offered to idols. commandment of the Lord: yet I give N OW, as touching things offered unto my judgment as one that hath obtained idols, we know that we all have mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but 26 I suppose therefore that this is good charity edifieth. for the present distress; I say, that it is 2 And if any man think that he knoweth good for a man so to be.

any thing,' he knoweth nothing yet as 27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek he ought to know. not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a 3 But if any man love God, the sana wife ? seek not a wife.

is known of him. 28 Put and if thou marry, thou hast not 4 As concerning therefore the eating of sinned: and if a virgin marry she hath those things that are offered in sacrifice not sinned. Nevertheless, such shall have unto idols, we know that an idol is trouble in the flesh; but I spare you, nothing in the world, and that there is

29 But this I say, brethren, The time none other God but one. . is short. It remainetlı, that both they 5 For though there be that are called that have wives, be as though they had gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as none;

there be gods many, and lords many ;) 30 And they that weep, as thongh they 6 But to us there is but one God, the wept not; and they that rejoice, as though Father, of whom are all things, and we they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as in liim; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by though they possessed not;

whom are all things, and we by him. 31 And they that use this world, as not 7 Slowbeit, there is not in every man abusing it. For the fashion of this world that knowledge: for some with conpasseth away.

science of the idol unto this hour eat it 39 32 But I would have you without care- a thing offered into an idol: and their fulness. He that is unmarried, careth for conscience, being weak, is defiled. the things that belong to the Lord, low 8 But meat commendeth us not to God: he may please the Lord :

for neither if we eat are we the better ; 33 But he that is married, careth for neither if we eat not, are we the worse. the things that are of the world, how he 9 But take heed lest by any means this may please his wife.

liberty of yours become a stumbling-blcck 34 There is difference also between a to them that are weak. wife and a virgin. The unmarried wo- I For if any man see thee, which hast man careth for the things of the Lord knowledge, sit at meat in the idol's that she inay be holy, both in body and temple, shall not the conscience of him in spirit: but she that is married, careth which is weak be emboldened to eat for the things of the world, how she may those things which are offered to idols; please her husband.

| 11 And through thy knowledge shall 35 And this I speak for your own profit ; the weak brother perish, for whom not that I niay cast a snare upon you, Clirist died ? but for that which is comely, and that 12 But wher ye sin so against the ye may attend upon the J.ord without brethren, and wound their weak condistraction.

science, ye sin against Christ. 36 But if any man think that he behaveth 13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother hiniself uncomely toward his virgin, if to offend, I will eat no flesh while the she pass the flower of her age, and need world standeth, lest I make my brother so require, let him do what he will, he to offend. Binneth not: let them marry.

CHAP. IX. 37 Nevertheless, he that standeth stead! Ministers ought to live by the gospel. fast in his heart, having no necessity, AM I not an apostle ? am I not free! but hath power over his own will, and have I not seen Jesus Christ our hath so decreer in his heart that he will Lord ? are not ye my work in the Lord ? keep his virgin, doeth well.

2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet 33 So then he wat giveth her in mar- doubtless I am to you: for the seal of riage doeth well; but he that giveth her mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. not in marriage doeth better.

| 3 Mine answer to them that do examine 39 The wife is bound by the law as me is this; long as her husband liveth ; but if her hus- 4 Have we not power to eat and to hand be dead, she is at liberty to be mar- drink? ned to whom she will: only in the Lord. 5 Have we not power to lead about ..

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| CHAP 3.

The Jews' sacraments sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, without law, (being not without law to and as the brethren of the Lord, and God, but under the law to Christ,) that I Cephas ?

miglit gain them that are without law. 6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we 22 To the weak becane I as weak, power to forhear working?

that I might gain the weak: I am made 7 Who goeth a warfare at any time at all things to all men, that I might by all his own charges? who planteth a vine- means save some. yord, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? 23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not that I may be partaker thereof with you, of the milk of the flock?

| 24 Know ye not, that they whicla run 8. Say I these things as a man? or saith in a race, run all, but one receiveth the not the law the same also ?

prize ? So run, that ye may obtain. 9 For it is written in the law of Moses, 25 And every man that striveth for the Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the mastery is temperate in all things. Now ex that treadeth out the corn. Doth God they do it to obtain a corruptible crown take care for oxen?

but we an incorruptible. 10 Or saith he it altogether for cur 26 I therefore so run, not as uncerlakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is tainly; so fight I, not as one that written : that he that plongheth should beateth the air: plough in hope ; and that he that 27 But I keep under my body, and Ihresheth in hope should be partaker of bring it into subjection : lest that by any his hope.

means when I have preached to others, il If we have sown unto you spiritual I myself should be a cast-away things, is it a great thing if we shall reap

CHAP. X. your carnal things ?

Of the Jeros' sacraments. 12 If others be partakers of this power M ORÉOVER, brethren, I would not over you, are not we rather? Never- U that ye should be ignorant how theless we have not used this power: that all our fathers were under the cloud, but suffer all things, lest we should and all passed through the sea; ainder the gospel of Christ.

2 And were all baptized unto Moses in 13 Do ye not know that they which the cloud and in the sea; minister about holy things live of the 3 And did all eat the same spiritual things of the temple, and they which meat;

1 wait at the altar are partakers with the 4 And did all drink the same spiritual altar?

Idrink: (For they drank of that spiritual 14 Even so hath the Lord ordained Rock that followed them : and that Rock that they which preach the gospel should was Christ.) live of the gospel.

| 5 But witi many of them God was not 15 But I have used none of these well pleased : for they were overthrown things: neither have I written these in the wilderness. things, that it should be so done unto 6 Now these things were our examples, me: for it were better for me to die, to the intent we should not lust after evil than that any man should make iny things, as they also lusted. ylorying void.

| 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some 16 For though I preach the gospel, I of them: as it is written, The penplo mve nothing to glory of: for necessity sat down to eat and drink, and rose up As laid upon me, yea, wo is unto me, if to play. I preach not the gospel!

8 Neither let us commit fornication, as 17 For if I do this thing willingly, Ileome of them committed, and feli in one have a reward: but if against my will, Iday three and twenty thousand. a dispensation of the gospel is coniinitted 9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as so me unto me.

Jof them also tempted, and were destrcyed · 18 What is, my reward then? Verily of serpents. that, when I preach the gwpel, I may 10 Neither murmur ye, as soine of them make the gospel of Christ without charge, also murinured, and were destroyed of that I abuse not ny power in the gospel. the destroyer.

19 For though I be free from all men, 11 Now all these things happenerl unto yet have I made myself servant unto all, them for ensamples: and they are written that I might gain the more.

for our admonition. upon whom the ends 20 And unto the Jew3 I became as a lof the wurid are conne. Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to) 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he them that are under the law, as understandeth, take heed lest he fall. the law, that I might gain them that are 13 There hath no temptation taken you under the law;

buit such as is common to man : but Goul 21 Tn them that ara without law, as is faithful, who will not sutter you to be

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