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Our resurrection

Chap. XV.

proved by Christ's 32 And the spirits of the pro- 6 After that he was seen of a phets are subject to the prophets. bove five hundred brethren at 33 For God is not the author once, of whom the greater part of confusion, but of peace, as in remain unto this present; but all churches of the saints. some are fallen asleep.

34 Let your women keep si- 7 After that he was seen of lence in the churches: for it is James; then of all the apostles. not permitted unto them to speak; 8 And last of all he was seen of but they are commanded to be un-me also, as of one born out of der obedience, as also saith the law. due time.

35 And if they will learn any 9 For I am the least of the apos1 thing, let them ask their husbands tles, that am not meet to be call at home for it is a shame for wo-ed an apostle, because I persemen to speak in the church. cuted the church of God. 36 What! came the word of 10 But by the grace of God Í God out from you? or came it am what I am and his grace, unto you only? which was bestowed upon me,

37 If any man think him-was not in vain; but I laboured self to be a prophet, or spiritual, more abundantly than they all; let him acknowledge that the things yet not I, but the grace of God that I write unto you are the com- which was with me:

mandments of the Lord.

11 Therefore, whether it were 38 But if any man be igno-I or they, so we preach, and so rant, let him be ignorant. ye believed.

12 Now, if Christ be preached to that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is

39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not speak with tongues.

40 Let all things be done de-no resurrection of the dead?

cently, and in order.


Of Christ's resurrection.

MOREOVER, brethren, I

13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen.

14 And if Christ be not risen, declare unto you the gos-then is our preaching vain, and pel which I preached unto you, your faith is also vain.

which also ye have received, and 15 Yea, and we are found false wherein ye stand; witnesses of God; because we 2 By which also ye are saved, have testified of God, that he raised if ye keep in memory what Iup Christ; whom he raised not preached unto you, unless ye up, if so be that the dead rise not. have believed in vain. 16 For if the dead rise not, then

3 For I delivered unto you first is not Christ raised; of all that which I also received, 17 And if Christ be not raised, how that Christ died for our sins, your faith is vain; ye are yet in according to the scriptures: your sins.

4 And that he was buried, and 18 Then they also which are that he rose again the third day, fallen asleep in Christare perished. according to the scriptures: 19 If in this life only we have 5 And that he was seen of hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

Cephas, then of the twelve.


I. Corinthians.

The manner of the resurrection. 20 But now is Christ risen from|nications corrupt good manners. the dead, and become the first- 34 Awake to righteousness, fruits of them that slept. and sin not; for some have not 21 For since by man came death, the knowledge of God: I speak by man came also the resurrecti-this to your shame.

on of the dead.

35 But some man will say, How 22 For as in Adam all die, even are the dead raised up; and with so in Christ shall all be made alive. what body do they come?

23 But every man in his own 36 Thou fool, that which thou order: Christ the first-fruits, af-sowest is not quickened except it terward they that are Christ's at die:

his coming.

37 And that which thou sow24 Then cometh the end, when he est, thou sowest not that body shall have delivered up the king-that shall be, but bare grain, it dom to God, even the Father: may chance of wheat or of some when he shall have put down all other grain:

rule, and all authority and power. 38 But God giveth it a body as 25 For he must reign, till he it hath pleased him, and to every hath put all enemies under his seed his own body.


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39 All flesh is not the same 26 The last enemy that shall be flesh: but there is one kind of flesh destroyed is death. of men, another of beasts, ano27 For he hath put all things ther of fishes, and another of birds. under his feet. But when he 40 There are also celestial bo saith, all things are put under him, dies, and bodies terrestrial: but it is manifest that he is excepted the glory of the celestial is one, which did put all things under and the glory of the terrestrial is him. another.

28 And when all things shall be 41 There is one glory of the sun, subdued unto him, then shall the and another glory of the moon, Son also himself be subject unto and another glory of the stars, for him that put all things under him, one star differeth from another star that God may be all in all. in glory.

29 Else what shall they do 42 So also is the resurrection which are baptized for the dead, of the dead: it is sown in corruptif the dead rise not at all? why ion, it is raised in incorruption: are they then baptized for the 43 It is sown in dishonour, it dead? is raised in glory; it is sown in

30 And why stand we in jeopar-weakness, it is raised in power; dy every hour? 44 It is sown a natural body, 31 I protest by your rejoicing it is raised a spiritual body. which I have in Christ Jesus our There is a natural body, and there Lord, I die daily. is a spiritual body.

32 If after the manner of men I 45 And so it is written, The have fought with beasts at Ephe-first man Adam was made a lisus, what advantageth it me if the ving soul, the last Adam was dead rise not? let us eat and drink, made a quickening spirit. for to-morrow we die. 46 Howbeit that was 33 Benot deceived; evil commu-first which is spiritual, but that


The change at the last day. Chap. xvi. Of relieving our brethren. which is natural; and afterward Of relieving our brethren.

that is

at which is spiritus of the earth, Nection concerning the col

earthy; the second man is the have given order to the churches Lord from heaven. of Galatia, even so do ye.

48 As is the earthy, such are 2 Upon the first day of the week, they also that are earthy; and as let every one of you lay by him in is the heavenly, such are they al-store as God hath prospered him, so that are heavenly. that there be no gatherings when

49 And as we have borne the I come. image of the earthy, we shall also 3 And when I come, whomsobear the image of the heavenly. ever ye shall approve by your let

50 Now this I say, brethren, ters, them will I send to bring that flesh and blood cannot inhe-your liberality unto Jerusalem. rit the kingdom of God; neither 4 And if it be meet that I go doth corruption inherit incorrup-also, they shall go with me. 5 Now I will come unto you,


51 Behold, I shew you a mys-when I shall pass through Macetery; we shall not all sleep, but donia: (for I do pass through we shall all be changed, Macedonia :)

52 In a moment, in the twink- 6 And it may be, that I will aling of an eye, at the last trump; bide, yea, and winter with you, for the trumpet shall sound, and that ye may bring me on my jourthe dead shall be raised incorrup-ney whithersoever I go. tible, and we shall be changed. 7 For I will not see you now 53 For this corruptible must by the way; but I trust to tarry a put on incorruption, and this mor- while with you, if the Lord permit. tal must put on immortality. 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus

54 So when this corruptible until Pentecost. shall have put on incorruption, 9 For a great door and effectuand this mortal shall have put on al is opened unto me, and there immortality, then shall be brought are many adversaries,

to pass the saying that is writ- 10 Now, if Timotheus come, ten, Death is swallowed up in vic-see that he may be with you tory. without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

55 O death! where is thy sting? O grave! where is thy victory? 11 Let no man, therefore, de56 The sting of death is sin; spise him; but conduct him forth and the strength of sin is the law in peace, that he may come unto 57 But thanks be to God, which me: for I look for him with the giveth us the victory through our brethren.

Lord Jesus Christ.

12 As touching our brother A58 Therefore, my beloved bre-pollos, I greatly desired him to thren, be ye stedfast, unmovea-come unto you with the brethren: ble, always abounding in the work but his will was not at all to come of the Lord, forasmuch as ye atthis time; but he will come when know that your labour is not in he shall have convenient time. vain in the Lord. 13 Watch ye, stand fast in the Ifaith, quit you like men, bestrong,


II. Corinthians.

Paul encourageth against troubles. 14 Let all your things be done you much in the Lord, with the with charity, church that is in their house. 15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye 20 All the brethren greet you. know the house of Stephanas, Greet ye one another with an hothat it is the first-fruits of Achaia, ly kiss,

and that they have addicted them- 21 The salutation of me Paul selves to the ministry of the saints,) with mine own hand,

16 That ye submit yourselves 22 If any man love not the Lord unto such; and to every one that Jesus Christ, let him be Anathehelpeth with us, and laboureth, ma, Maranatha,

17 I am glad of the coming of 23 The grace of our Lord JeStephanas, and Fortunatus, and sus Christ be with you. Achaicus; for that which was lack-24 My love be with you all in ing on your part they have sup-Christ Jesus, Amen, plied.

18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours; therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.j 19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute

The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Phillippi, by Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, and Timotheus.



CHAP. I. vation, which is effectual in the Encouragement against troubles. enduring of the same sufferings. AUL, an apostle of Jesus which we also suffer; or whether Christ, by the will of God, we be comforted, it is for your and Timothy our brother, unto consolation and salvation. the church of God which is at 7 And our hope of you is stedCorinth, with all the saints which fast, knowing, that as ye are parare in all Achaia; takers of the sufferings, so shall 2 Grace be to you, and peace, ye be also of the consolation, from God our Father, and from 8 For we would not brethren, the Lord Jesus Christ. have you ignorant of our trouble 3 Blessed be God, even the Fa- which came to us in Asia, that ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, the we were pressed out of measure, Father of mercies, and the God above strength, insomuch that we of all comfort, despaired even of life:

4 Who comforteth us in all our 9 But we had the sentence of tribulation, that we may be able death in ourselves, that we should to comfort them which are in any not trust in ourselves, but in God, trouble, by the comfort where- which raiseth the dead; with we ourselves are comforted 10 Who delivered us from so of God, great a death, and doth deliver; 5 For as the sufferings of Christ in whom we trust that he will yet abound in us, so our consolation deliver us; also aboundeth by Christ,

11 Ye also helping together by 6 And whether we be afflicted, prayer for us, that, for the gift it is for your consolation and sal-bestowed upon us by the means of

He excuseth his long absence. Chap. ii. His success in preaching.

many persons, thanks may be gi- 22 Who hath also sealed us, ven by many on our behalf. and given the earnest of the Spi

12 For our rejoicing is this, the rit in our hearts. testimony of our conscience, that 23 Moreover, I call God for a in simplicity and godly sincerity, record upon my soul, that to spare not with fleshly wisdom, but by you, I came not as yet unto Cothe grace of God, we have had rinth.

our conversation in the world, 24 Not for that we have domiand more abundantly to you-ward. nion over your faith, but are help13 For we write none other ers of your joy: for by faith ye things unto you than what ye read stand. or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the


Paul's success in preaching.
UT I determined

As also ye have acknow.B myself, the led this with


14 that I would ledged us in part, that we are come again to you in heaviness. your rejoicing, even as ye also 2 For if I make you sorry, who are ours, in the day of the Lord is he then that maketh me glad, Jesus. but the same which is made sorry 15 And in this confidence I was by me? minded to come unto you before, 3 And I wrote this same unto that ye might have a second be-you, lest, when I came, I should nefit; have sorrow from them of whom 16 And to pass by you into I ought to rejoice; having confiMacedonia, and to come again dence in you all, that my joy is out of Macedonia unto you, and the joy of you all. of you to be brought on my way + For out of much affliction and toward Judea. anguish of heart, I wrote unto 17 When I, therefore, was you with many tears; not that thus minded, did I use lightness? ye should be grieved, but that ye or the things that I purpose, do might know the love which I have I purpose according to the flesh, more abundantly unto you. that with me there should be yea, 5 But if any have caused grief, yea, and nay, nay? he hath not grieved me, but in 18 But as God is true, our part; that I may not overcharge word toward you was not yea and you all.


6 Sufficient to such a man is 19 For the Son of God, Jesus this punishment which was inflictChrist, who was preached among ed of many.

you by us, even by me, and Syl- 7 So that contrariwise, ye ought vanus, and Timotheus, was not rather to forgive him, and comyea and nay, but in him was fort him, lest perhaps such an one should be swallowed up with 20 For all the promises of God over-much sorrow. in him are yea, and in him amen, unto the glory of God by us.


21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;

8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.

9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the

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