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Of sacrifices.

I. Corinthians.

Of covering the head.

20 But I say, that the things profit, but the profit of many, which the Gentiles sacrifice, they that they may be saved.

sacrifice to devils, and not to God:


and I would not that ye should Of Profaning the Lord’s supper.

have fellowship with devils.

21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils;

Eye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren,

ye cannot be partakers of the that ye remember me in all things, Lord's table and of the table of and keep the ordinances, as Ide:


22 Do we provoke the Lord to

livered them to you.
3 But I would have you know,

jealousy? are we stronger than he?|that the head of every man is 23 All things are lawful for me, Christ; and the head of the wo

but all things are not expedient;|man is the man; and the head of

all things are lawful for me, but Christ is God.

all things edify not.

4. Every manpraying or prophe

24 Let no man seek his own, sying, having his head covered,

but every man another's wealth. ry

25 Whatsoever is sold in the

dishonoureth his head.
5 But every woman that pray-

shambles, that eat, asking moleth or prophesieth with her head

uestion for conscience' sake Q y


dishonoureth her

26 For the earth is the Lord's, head : for that is even all one as

and the fulness thereof,

27 If any of them that believe

if she were shaven.
6 For if the woman be not co-

not, bid you to a feast, and ye bevered, let her also be shorn: but disposcq to go; whatsoever is set if it be a shame for a woman to be before you, eat, asking no questi-|shorn or shaven, let her be cover

on for conscience’ sake.

28 But if any man say unto you,

7 For a man indeed ought not

This is offered in sacrifice untoto cover his head, forasmuch as he

idols, eat not, for his sake that is the image and glory of God: shewed it, and for conscience' but the woman is the glory of the sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, man. 8 For the man is not of the wo– 29 Conscience, I say, not thine|man; but the woman of the man.

and the fulness thereof.

own, but of the other: for why

9 Neither was the man created

is my liberty judged of another for the woman; but the woman

man's conscience?

30 For if I by grace be a parta

for the man.
10 For this cause ought the wo-

ker, why am I evil spoken of forman to have power on her head

that for which I give thanks :

31 Whether, therefore, ye eat,

because of the angels.
11 Nevertheless, neither is the

or drink, or whatsoever ye do, man without the woman, neither

do all to the glory of God.

the woman without the man, in

32 Give none offence, neither the Lord. to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, 12 For as the woman is of the

nor to the church of God.

man, even so is the man also by

33 Even as I please all men in the woman; but all things of God.

all things, not seeking mine own

13 Judge in yourselves: is it Of profaning the comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered 2 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him : 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have nosuch custom, neither the churches of God. 17 Now, in this that I declare unto you, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For, first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved, may be made manifest among you. 20 When ye come together, therefore, into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper. 21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken, 22 What! have ye not houses to eat and to drink in 2 or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you ? shall I praise you in this I praise you not. 23 For o have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread: 24 And, when he had givoli thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of me.

25 After the same manner also

he took the cup, when he had sup

ped, saying, This cup is the new

Chap. xii.

Lord's supper.

testament in my blood: this do.
ye, as oft as ye drink it, in re-
membrance of me.
26 For as often as ye eat this
bread, and drink this cup, ye do
shew the Lord’s death till he come.
27 Wherefore, whosoever shall
eat this bread and drink this cup
of the Lord unworthily, shall be
guilty of the body and blood of
the Lord.
28 But let a man examine him-
self, and so let him eat of that
bread, and drink of that cup.
29 For he that eateth and drink-
eth unworthily, eateth and drink-
eth damnation to himself, not dis-
cerning the Lord's body.
30 For this cause many are:
weak and sickly among you, and
many sleep.
31 For if we would judge our-
selves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we
are chastened of the Lord, that
we should not be condemned with
the world.
33 Wherefore, my brethren,
when ye come together to eat, tar-
ry one for another.
34 And if any man hunger, let
him eat at home; that ye come
not together unto condemnation.
And the rest will I set in Crder
when I come.
JDiversity of spiritual gifts.
No. concerning spiritual
gifts, brethren, I would not
have you ignorant.
2 Ye know that ye were Gen-
tiles, carried away unto these
dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to un-
derstand, that no man speaking
by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus
accursed; and that no man can
say that Jesus is the Lord but by
the Holy Ghost,

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Spiritual gifts 4 Now, there are diversities of goo, but the same Spirit. * * *d there are differences of ostrations, but the same to , nd there are diversities of to oios, but it is the same God o, vo: key ali in all. ; : ... it t e :nanifestation of the * is given to every man to jo, withai s For to one is given by the ! or it the word of wisdom ; to a1, her the word of knowledge by to same Soirit; 9 to another faith by the same S, irit; to another the gifts of heali.; by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to anotherdivers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is notone member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body ? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body ?

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I. Corinthians.

are divers.

eye, where were the hearing if the whole were hearing, where were the smelling 2 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body ? . 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, l have no need of thee; nor again, the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary. 23 And those members of the body which we think to be less. honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comelinéss. 24 For our cömely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given moreabundant honour to that part which lacked: 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets are all teachers ? are all workers of miracles : 30 Have all the gifts of healing *.

17 If the whole body were an

Excellency of charity. Chap. xiii. xiv.

do all speak with tongues: do all interpret : 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

CHAP. XIII. The{{#" of Charity. HOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my jo. to feed the poor, and though give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. * 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puf. ed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly; seeketh not her own; is not easily provoked; thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth notin iniquity, but rejoicethin the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth : but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether therebetongues, they shall cease; whether there be łonowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we Trophesy in part. 10. But when that which is perfe&t is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 41 When I was a child, I spake

Prophecy commended.

I thought as a child: but when I thecame a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but

|then shall I know even as also I

am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity. CHAP. XIV. Prophecy commended. OLLOW after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him ; howbeit, in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 3 Buthe that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself: but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth, than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. 6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine : 7 And even things without life. giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinétion in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare,

as achild, I understood as a child,

himself to the battle :

Of speaking with tongues, I. Corinthians.

9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken 2 for ye shall speak into the air. 10 There are, it may be, so Imany kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without sig. nification. 11 Therefore, if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. 13 Wherefore, let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue, pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is it then : I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also; will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 16 Else, when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that Occupieth the room of the unlearned say, Amen, at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? 17 For thou verily givestthanks well, but the other is not edified. 18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than you all: 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown

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and of prophecy. 21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not; but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. 23 If therefore, the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he isjudged of all : . 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. 26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doćtrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edisy1I]3. 27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31 For ye may all prophesy One by one, that all may learn, and

derstanding be men.

|all may be comforted.

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