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20 And the God of peace shall bruise Sa-Ilish you according to my gospel, and the lan under your feet shortly. The grace of preaching of Jesus Chrisi, (according to the our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen, revelation of the mystery, which was kept
21 Timotheus my work-fellow, and Lu- secret since the world began, cius, and Jasol, and Sosipater, my kins 26. But now is made manifest, and by the inen, salute you.
scriptures of the prophets, according to the 221 Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute commandment of the everlasting Gou, made you in the Lord.
known to all nations for the obedience of 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole faith ;) church, saluteth you. Erastus, the chamber. 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jain of the city, saluteth you, and Quartus Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. a brother.
24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ Written to the Romans from Corinthus, be with
unul sent by Phebe, servant of the church 25 Now, to him that is of power to stab al Cenchrea.
The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the CORINTHIANS.
17 for Christ sent me not to bapti'e, but PA AUL, called to he an aposile of Jesus to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of
Christ, through the will of God, and words, lest the cross of Christ should be Sosthenes our brother,
made of none cffect. 2 Unto the church of God which is at Co 18 For the preaching of the cross is ta rinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ them that perish foolishness; but unto ug Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in which are saved it is the power of God. every place call upon the name of Jesus 19 For it is written, I will destroy the Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours : wisdom of the wise, and will bring to no.
3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God thing the understanding of the prudent. our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 20 Where is the wise? where is the
4 I thank my God always on your be- scrive? where is the disputer of this world? half, for the grace of God which is given hath n God made foolish the wisdom of you by Jesus Christ;
this world? 5 That in every thing ye are enriched by 21 For after that, in the wisdom of God, nim, in all utterance, and in all knowledge"; the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleas
6 Ezen as the testimony of Christ was ed God by the foolishness of preaching to confirmed in you :
save them that believe. 7 So that ye come bebind in no gift; 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the waiung for the coming of our Lord Jesus Crocks seck alier wisdom. Christ :
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto 8 Who shall also confirm you unto the the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the end, thu ue muy be blameless in the day of Greeks foolishness; our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 24 But unto them wbich are called, both 9 God is faithtul, boy whom ye were Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, called unto the fellowship of his son Jesus and the wisdom of God. Chri: our Lord.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser 10 Now, I beseech you, brethren, by the than men; and the weakness of God is name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all stronger than men. speak the same ibing, and thut there be no 26 For ye see your calling, brethreu, how divisions among you ; but that ye be per- that not many wise men after he flesh, not fertly joined togeiher in the same mind, and many mighiy, jiet many noble, are culled : is the same judginent.
27 But God hath chosen tbe foolish things 11 For it bath been declared unto me of of the world to confound the wise ; and God rou, my brethren, ly them which are of the hath chosen the weak things of the world w house of Chloe, ibai there are contentions conlound the things which are nighty; among you.
28 And base things of the world, and 12 Now this I say, that every one of you things which are despised, batli God chosen, saith, I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, aod you, and things which are not, to bring to I of Cephas, and I of Cbrisi.
nought things tha are; 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified 29 That no fiesh should glory in bis prefor you ? or were ye baptized in the name of sence. Pau?
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who 14 I thank God that I baptized none of of God is made unto us wisdom, and righte. you, but Crispus and Gaius;
ousness, and sanctification, and redemption; 15 Lest any should say that I had bapti 31 That, according as it is writteni, He zed in mine own name.
that glorieti, let him glory in the Lord. 16 And I baptized also the household of
CHAP. II. Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized anv other.
came not with excellency of speech of
of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimo 7 So then, neither is he that planteth any ny of God:
thing, neither he that watereib; but God 2 For I determined not to know any that giveth the increase. thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and 8 Now he that planteth and he that wa hini crucified.
tereth are one ; and every man shall receive 3 And I was with you in weakness, and his own reward, according to his own latour in le' r, and in much trembling.
9 For we are labourers together with 4 And my speech and my preaching wus God: ye are God's husbandry; ye ure God's not with enticing words of man's wisdom, building. but in demonstration of the Spirit and on 10 According to the grace of God whicle power;
is given unto me, as a wise master-builder, 5 That your faith should not stand in the I have laid the foundation, and another wisdom of men, but in the power of God. buildeth thereon. But let every man take
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them heed how he buildeth thereupon. that are perfect; yet not the wisdom of this 11 For other foundation can no man lay world, nor of the princes of this world, that than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. come to nought;
12 Now if any man build upon this four7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a dation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God hay, stubble ; ordained before the world unto our glory; 13 Every man's work shall be made ma.
9 Which none of the princes of this world nifest: for ihe day shall declare it, because knew: for had they known it, they would it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire no! have crucified ine Lord of glory. shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
9 But, as i: is written, Eye liath not seen, 14 If any man's work abide which he hath nor ear heard, neither have entered into the built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. heart of man, the things which God hath 15 If any man's work shall be burned, be prepared for them that love him
stall suffer loss : but he himself sball be 10 But God hath revealed them unto us saved ; yet so as hy fire. by bis Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all 16 Know ye not ihat ye are the temple el things, yea, the deep things of God. God, and liwt the Spirit of God dwelleth in
11 for what man knoweth the things of you? a man, save the spirit of man which is in 17 If any man defle the temple of God, him ? even so the things of God knoweth no him shall God destroy. for the temple of God man, but the Spirit of God.
is holy, which temple ye are. 12 Now we have received not the spirit 718 Let no man deccíve bimself
. If any man of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; Among you seemeth to be wise in this world, that we miglit know the things that are free- let him become a fool, that he may be wise iy given to us of God.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolish. 13 Which things also we speak, not in ness wiib God: for it is written, He taketh the words which man's wisdom teacheth, the wise in their own crafticess. but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; com 20 And again, The Lord knoweth the paring spiritual things with spiritual. thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the 21 Therefore let no man glory in men things the Spirit of God: for they are for all things are yours; foolisbness unto him; neither can he know 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, them, because they are spiritually discerned. or the world, or life, or death, or things pre
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all sent, or things to come, all are yours; things, yet he himself is judged of no inan. 23 And ye are Christ's ; and Christ i
18 For who hath known the mind of the God's. Loril, that he may instruct him? But we
CHAP. IV. have the mind of Christ.
ET a man so account of us as of the mi CHAP. III.
nisters of Christ, and slewards of the you as unto spiritual, but as unto car 2 Moreover, it is required in stewards, that bal, eren as unto labes in Christ.
a inan be found faithill. 2 I have fed you with milk, and vot with 3 But with ine it is a very small thing tha meat: for hitherto ye were uot able to bear I should be judged of you, or of man's judg il, neither yet now are ye alle.
ment; yea, I judge not mine own self; 3 For ye ice yet carnal: for whereas 4 For I know nothing by myself; set am there is among you envying, and strife, and di- I not liereby justified: bui he that judget visions, are ve noi carnal, and walk as pien? me is the Lord.
4 For wbile one saith, I am of Paul; and 5 Therefore judge nothing before the tinie, another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? until the Lord come, who both will bring to
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, light the bidden things of darkness, and will but ministers ivy whom ye believed, dien as male manifest the counsels of the hearts, the Lord gave to every man?
and then shall every man have praise of God. 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but 6 And these things, brethren, I have in a God gave the increase."
figure transferred to myself and to Apollo
for your sakes; that ye might learn in us the destruction of the flesh, that the spi not to think of men above that which is writ. rit may be saved in the day of the Lord ten, that no one of you be puffed up for one Jesus. against another.
6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye 7 For who maketh thee to differ from vr- not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole other and what hast thou that thou didst not lump? receive? now, if thou didst receive i, why 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that dost thou glory,asisthouhadst not received il? ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.
& Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have for even Christ our passover is sacrificed reigned as kings without us; and I would 10 for us : God did reign, that we also might reign 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with
old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice 9 For I think that God hath set forth us and wickedness; but with the unleavened the apostles last, as it were appointed to breed of sincerity and truth. death: for we are made a spectacle unto the 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to world, and to angels, and to men. company with fornicators:
10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but 10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators wise in Christ : we are weak, but ye are of this world, or with the covetous, or exstrong: ye are honourable, but we are de- tortioners, or with idolaters; for then must spised.
ye needs go out of the world. 11 Even unto this present hour we both 11 But now I have written unto you not hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are to keep company, if any man that is called buffered, and have no certain dwelling-place; a brother be a fornicator, or cuvelous, or an
12 And labour, working with our own idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an exhands : being reviled, we bless; being per- tortioner; with such an one no not to eat. secuted, we suffer it ;
12 For what bave I to do to judge them 13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are also that are without ? do not ye judge them made as the filih of the world, and are the that are within ? off-scouring of all things unto this day. 13 But them that are without God judgeth
14 I write not these things to shame you, There fore put away from among yourselves but, as my beloved sons, I warn you.
that wicked person. 15 For though ye have ten thousand in
CHAP. VI. Structers in Christ, yet have seen many DARE any of you, having the matter fathers : have begotten you through the gospel.
lunjust, and not before the saints ? 16 Wherefore, I'bescech you, be ye fol 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall lowers of me.
judge the world and if the world shall be 17 For this cause have I sent unto you Ti- judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the motheus, who is my beloved son, and faith- smallest matters? ful ia the Lori, who shall bring you into re 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels ? membrance of my ways which be in Christ, how much more things that pertain to this as I teach every where in every church. life?
18 Now some are puffed up, as though 4 Ilthen ye have judgments of things per. I would not come to you.
taining to this life, set them to judge who 19 But I will come to you shortly, if the ore least esteemed in the church. Lord will, and will know, not the speech of 51 speak to your shame. Is it so, that there them which are puftod up, but the power. is not a wise man among you ? no, not one 20 For the kingdom of God is noi in word, that shall be able to judge between nis
brethren? 21. What will ye? shall I come unto you 6 But brother gocth 10 law with brother, withi a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of and iba: before the unbelievers. meekness?
7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault CHAP. V.
among you, because ye go to law one with IT
nication among you, and such fornication why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be as is not so much as named among ille Gen- defranded? tiles, that one should have his father's wile. 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and
2 And ye are pufied up, and have not rather that your brethren. mourned, that he thai hath done this deed 9 know ye not that the unrighteous shali might be taker away from among you. nct inherit the kingdom of God? Be not de
3 For I verily, as 'absent in lods, but pre-ceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor sent in spirit, have judged already, as though adulterers, nor effeminare, nor abusers of I were present. concerning hien that hath so themselves with manhind, done this deed,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunk. 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 'ards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall in. when ye are gathered together, and my spi- herit the kingdom of God. rit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, | And such were some of you: but je To deliver such an gue unto Satan for are washed. but ycare sanctified. but ye are
but in power.
festified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and, 12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord, by the Spirit of our God.
If any brother hath a wife that believeth 12 All things are lawful unto me, but all not, and if she be pleased to dwell with him, things are nut expedient: all things are law- let him not put her away. ful for me, but I will not be brought under 13 And the woman which hath an bugant the power of any.
that believeth not, and it be be pleased to 13 Meats for the helly, and the belly for dwell with her, let her not leare nim. meats : but God shall destroy both it and 11 For the unbelieving husband is caur them. Now the body is not for forsication, sified by the wife, and the unbelieving wise but for the Lord, and the Lord for the boily. is sanciitied by the husban: else were your
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, children unclean; hu! now are they holy. and will also raise up us by his own power. 15 But if the unbelieving depart, lei him
15 Know ye imot that your bodies are the depart. A brother or a sister is not under members of Christ ? shall I then take the bondage in such cases : but God hath called members of Christ, and make them the mem- us to peace. bers of an harlot? God forbid.
16 For what knowest thou, O wila, whe16 What! know ye not that he illich is ther thou shali save th: husband. Ur bou joined to an harlot is one body? for two hnowest thou, O man, whether thou shall (saith be) shall be one flesh.
save thy wile 17 Bui he that is joined unto the Lord is
17 But as God hath distributed to every one spirit.
mall, as the Lord hath called every one, so le 18 Flec fornication. Every sin that a nan lim s alk: and so ordan Iin all churches, docth is without the body : but he that com 18 Is any man called being circumcise! mineth fornication simeth against his own let him noi become uncircumcised: is any body.
called in ancircumcision: let bim not becoine 19 What! know ye not that you: ody is circuncised. the temple of the Holy Ghost rhich is in 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumyou, which ye have of God, ani ye are not cision is nothing, but the keeping of the
cominandments on God. 20 For ye are bough, with a price: therc 20 Let every man abide in the same callfore glorify God in your body, and in your sing wherein he was called. spirit, which are God's.
21 Art thou called being a servant ? care CHAP. VII.
not for it ; but is thou mayest be inade free, TOW, concerning the things whereof ye use it rather.
wrote unto me: It is good for a man 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being not to touch a woman.
a servant, is the Lord's free man: likewise 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let alen he that is called, being free, is Christ's every man have his own wise, and let every servant. woman bave her own husband.
23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye 3 Let the husband render into the wise the servants of men. due benevolence: and likewise also the wife 24 Brethren, let every inan, wherein he is unto the husband.
called, therein abide with God. 4 The wise hath not power of her own bo 23 Now concerning virgins, I have no dy, but the husband: and likewis also the commandment of the Lord: yet ligive my husband hath pot power of his own body, lj:idgment, as one that hath oblained mercy but the wife.
of the Lord to be faithful. 5 Defraud ye not one the other, excep: il 26 I suppose therefore that this is good for be with consent for a time, that ye may give the present distress; I say, that it is good for yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come a man so to be. together again, that Satan lempe you not 27 Art thou houn: unto a wise? seek not for your incontiner.y.
10 lie looseu. Art thou loosed from a wife; 6 But I speak chis by permission, and not seek not a wise. of commandment.
28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not 7 For I would that all men were even as sinned; and if a virgiu marry, she hath not I myself: but every man hath his proper giftsinned: nevertheless such shall have trou of God, one after this inanner, and another ble in the flesh; but I spare you. after that.
29 But this I say, brethren, the time is 8 I say therefore to the unmarried and short it remaineth, that both they that hare widaws, It is gooil for them if they abide wives be as though they had none; even as I.
30 And they that weep, as though they 9 But if they cannot contain, let them mar- wept not; and they that rejoice, as though ry: for it is better to inarry than to burn. they rejoiced not; and they thai buy, as
10 Anil unto the married I command, set though they possessed not; pot I, bưi the Lord, Let 101 the wife depart 31 And they that use this world, as not from her husband :
abusing it: for the fashion of this world 11 But and if she depart, let hier remain passeih away. unmarried, or be reconciled to her lusband : 32 But I wouid have you without careful. and let not wie husband put away his wise. Hs what is unmarried careth for the
things that belong to the Lord, how he may 10 For if any man sce thee which hast please the Lord:
knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, 33 But he that is married careth for the shall not the conscience of bin which is things that are of the world, how he way weak be emboldened to eat those things please his wife
which are offered to idols. 34 There is difference also between it fe 11 And through thy knowledge shall the and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth weak brother perish, Icr whom Christ died? for the things of the Lord, that she may be 12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, holy both in body and in spirit: but she that and wound their weak conscience, yc sin is married careth for the things of the world, against Christ. how she may please her husband.
13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother 35 And this I speak for your own profit; to offend, I will eat no flesh while ihe world not that I may cast a snare upon you, but standeth, les: I make my brother w offend. for that which is comely, and that ye
CHAP. IX. attend upon the Lord wiihout distraction M I not an apostle ? am I not free? have
36 But if any man think that he behaveth I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord; are himself unconiely toward his virgin, if she not ye my work in the Lord ? pass the flower of ner age, and need so re 2'If I be not an apostle unto others, yet quire, let him do what he will, he sinneth doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine not; let them marry.
apostleship are ye in the Lord. 37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast 3 Mine answer to them that do examine in his heart, having no necessity, but hath me is this ; power over his own will, and hath so de 4 Have we not power to eat and to drink? creed in his heart that he will keep his vir 5 Have we not power to lead about a sis. gin, doeth well.
ter, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as 38 So then he that giveth her in marriage the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas. doeth well; but he that giveth her not in 6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we marriage doeth beller.
power to forbear working ? 39 The wife is bound by the law as long 7 Who gocth a warfare any time at his.. as her husband liveth ; but if her husband own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and be dead, she is at liberty to be married to cateth not of the fruit thereof? or who foedwhom she will; only in the Lord.
eth a Rock, and eateth not of the milk of the 40 But she is happier if she so abide, after flock? my judgment: and I think also that I have 8 Say ) these things as a man or saith the Spirit of God.
not the law the same also ? CHAP. VITI.
9 For it is written in the law of Moses, TOW, as touching things oftered unto Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox
idols, we know that we all have know-that treadeth out the corn. Doth God tale ledge. Knowledge pufleth up, but charity care for oxen ? ediheth.
10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? 2 And if any man think that he knoweth For our sales, no doubt, this is written; any thing, he knoweth nothing yel as he that he that ploweth should plow in hope: ought to know.
and that he that thrasheth in hope should be 3 But if any man love God, the same is partaker of his hope. known of him.
11 If we have sown unto you spiritual 4 As concerning therefore the eating of things, is it a great thing if we shall reap those things that are offered in sacrifice un- your carnal things ? to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in 12 IT obers he partakers of this power the world, and that there is none other God over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless but one.
we have not used this power; but suffer all 5 For though there be that are called gods,'things, lest we should hinder the gospel of whether in neaven or in earth, (as there he Christ. gods nany, and lords many,)
13 Do ye not know, that they which mi. 6 But to us there is but one God, the Fa-'nister about holy things live of the things of ther, of whom are all things, and we in linn; the temple ? and they which wait at the aland one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom ure tar are partakers with the altar? all things, and we by him.
| 14 Even so hath the Lord ordained, that 7 Howbeit there is not in every man that they which preach the gospel should live of knowledge: for some, with conscience of the the gospel. idol unto this bour, eat it as a thing offered: 15 But I have used none of these things; unto an idol; and their conscience being neither have I written these things, that it weak is defiled.
should be so done unto me: for it vere bet. 8 Bul meat commendeth us not to God : ter for me to die, than that any man should for neither, if we eat, are we the better; make my glorying void. neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. 16 For though I preach the gospel, I have
9 But take heed, lest by any means this noti.ing to glory of: for necessity is laid upliberty of yours become a stumblingblock lo on me, yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not thein that are weak.