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17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have them for ensamples: and they are written a reward: but if against my will, a dispen- for our admonition, upon whom the ends of sation of the gospel is committed unto me. thg world are come.
18 What is my reward then ? Verily, that, Wherefore, let him that thinketh when I preach ine gospel, I may make the Seth take heed lest he fall. gospel of Christ withoui charge, ihat I abuse There hath no templation taken you not my power in the gospel.
bul such as is common to man: but God is 19 For though I be free from all men, yet faithful, who will not suffer yot to be tempt. have I made myself servant unto all, that I, ed above that ye are able; but will with the might gain the more.
temptation also make a way lo escape, that 20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, ye may be able to bear it. that I might gain the Jews ; to them that are 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee under the law, as under the law, that I might from idolatry. gain them that are under the law;
15 I speak as 10 wise men; judge ye 21 To them that are without law, as with-snat I say. out law, (being not without law to God, but 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is under the law to Christ,) that I miglit gain it not the communion of the blood of Christ? them that are without law.
the bread which we break, is it not the com22 To the weak became I as weak, that munion of the body of Christ ? I might gain the weak: I ani made all things 17 For we, being many, are one bread, to all men, that I night hy ali means save and one body: for we are all parlakers of
that one bread. 23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that 18 Behold Israel after the flesh. Are nol I might he partaker thereof with you. they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of
24 Know ye not that they which run in a the altar? face run all, but one receiveth the prize ? 19 What say I then? that the idol is any So run, that ye may obtain.
thing? or that which is offered in sacrifice 25 And every man that striveth for the lo idols is any thing? mastery is temperate in all things. Now 20 But I sw, that the things which the they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, we an incorruptible.
and not to God: and I would not that ye 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; should have fellowship with devils. to fight 1, not as one that beateth the air: 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord,
27 But I keep under my body, and bring and the cup of devils : ye cannot be par: t into subjection ; lest that by any means, takers of the Lord's table, and of the table when I have preached to others, I myself of devils. should be a castaway.
22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? CHAP. X.
are we stronger than he ? MI
OREOVER, brethren, I would not that 23 All things are lawful for me, but all
ye should be ignorant, how that all our things are not expedient: all things are lawfathers were under the cloud, and all passed ful for ine, but all things edify not. tirough the sea ;
24 Let no man seek bis own, but every 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the man another's wealth. cloud and in the sea ;
25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, 3 And did all eat the same spiritual mcat; that eat, asking no question for conscience'
4 And did all drink the same spirituai sake : drink: (for they drank of that spiritual Rock 26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the that followed them; and thai Rock was fulness thereof. Christ:)
of them that believe yot bid you 5 But with many of them God was not to a feast, ud ye be disposed to go, whaiso 'well pleased; for they were overthrown in ever is set before you eat, asking no ques the wilderness.
tion for conscience' sake. 6 Now these things were our examples, 28 But if any man say unto you, This is to the intent we should not lust after evil offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat uot for his things, as they also lusted.
sake that shewed it, and for conscierce' 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the them; as it is written, The people sat down fulness thereof. to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as the other: for why is my fiberty judged of some of them committed, and fell in one another man's conscience? day three and twenty thousaad.
30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why ŷ Neither let us tempi Christ, as some of am I evil spoken of for that for which I give them also tempted, and were destroyed of thanks? sei penis.
31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or 10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them whatsoever ye do, do all io the glory of God also murmured, and were destroyed of the 32 Give none offence, neither in the Jews, destroyer.
nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of 11 Now all these things happened unto Gori
33 Even as I please all men in all things, shall I say to you? shall I praise you in aot seeking mine own profit, but the profil this? I praise you not. of many, that they may be saved.
23 For I have received of the Lord diat CHAP. XI.
which also I delivered unto you, That the BEye followers of me, even as I also am Cord Jesus, the same night in which he was
2 Now I praise you, brethren, that 94 And, when he had given thanks, he inember me in all things, and keep the ordi- brake it, and said, Take, eal; this is my bosances, as I delivered them to you. dy, which is broken for you : this do in re
3 But I would have you know, that the membrance of me. head of every mar is Christ; and the head 25 After the same manner also he took the »f the woman is the man; and the head of cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup Christ is God.
is ihe new lestament in my blood : this do 4 Every man praying or prophesying, ha- ye, as ost as ye drink it, in remembrance of ring his head covered, disi:onoureth his head. me. 5 But every woman that prayeth or pro
26 Fer as often as ye eat this bread, and phesieth with her head uncovered, disho- drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death noureth her head: for that is even all ope till he come. as if she were sbaven.
27 Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unalso be shorn: but if it be a shame for a wo-worthily, shall be guilty of the body and man to be shorn or shaven, let her be co- blood of the Lord. vered.
28 But let a man examine himself, and 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover so let bim eat of that bread, and drink of his head, forasınucli as he is the image and tha! cup. glory of (iod: but the woman is the glory
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unof the man.
worthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to : 8 For the man is not of the woman; but himself, not (liscerning the Lord's body. the woman of the man.
30 For this cause many are weak and 9 Neither was the man created for the sickly among you, and many sleep. woman; but the woman for the man. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we
10 For this cause ought the woman to have should not be judged. power on her head, because of the angels. 32 But when we are judged, we are
11 Nevertheless, neither is the man with chasteved of the Lord, that we should not out the woman, neither the woman without be condeinned with the world. the man, in the Lord.
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye 12 For as the woman is of the man, even come together to eat, tarry one for another. so is the man also by the woman; bul all! 34 And il' any man hunger, let him ear things of God.
at home ; that ye come not together unto con13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that demnation. And the rest will I set in orA woman pray unto God uncovered? der when I come. 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you,
CHAP. XII. that, if a man have long hair, ii is a shame OW, concerning spiritual gifts, breunit, him?
thren, I would not have you ignorant. 16 But if a woman have long hair, it is a 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carglory to her: for her hair is given her for a ried away unto uese dumb idols, creu as covering.
ve were led. 16 but if any man seem to be conten 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, tinus, we have no such custom, reither the ibet 110 man speaking by the spirit of God churches of God.
calleth Jesus accursul; and that no man 17 Now in this that I declare unto you I can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the praise you not, that ye come together not for Holy Ghost. ebac helier, but for the worse.
Now there are diversities of gifts, bill 18 For first of all, when ye come together the same Spirit. in the church, I hear that ibere be divisions 5 An there are differences of administra. ainong you; and I paruly believe it. tions, but the same Lord.
19 For there mesi be also heresies among 6 And there are diversities of operations, you, that they which are approved may be but it is the same God which worketh all in made manifest among you.
all. 20 When ye come together therefore 7 But the inanifestation of the Spirit is into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's given to every man to profit withal. supper.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the 21 For in cating every one taketh before word of wisdom; to another the world of other his own supper: and one is hungry, knowlege liy the same Spirit; and another is drunkeni.
9 To another faith by the saine Spirit ; lo 222 Wbat! have ye not houses to eat and another the gifts of healing by the satile er drink in: or slespise ye the church of Spirit; Gud, ond dame them that have not? What 10 To anotier the working of miracles;
to anotner prophecy; o another discernmg, rily, I am become as sounding orass, or a of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; tinkling symbal, to another the interpretation of tongues : 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy,
11 But all these worketh that one and the and understand all mysteries, and all know self-same Spirit, dividing to every man se ledge; and though I have all faith, so that verally as he will.
I could remove mountains, and have not 12 For as the body is one, and hath ma- charity, I am nothing. ny members, and all the members of that 3 And though I bestow all my goods to one body, being many, are one body; so feed the poor, and though I give my body also is Christ.
to be hurned, and have not charity, it pro13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized fileth me nothing. mto one body, whether we be Jews or Gen- 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kindi cha. viles, whether we be bond or free ; and have rity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, been all made to drink into one Spirit. is not puffed up;
14 For the body is not one inember, buil 5 Both not hehave itself unseemly, seekmany
eth not her own, is not easily provoked, think. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not eth no evil; the hand, I am not of the body; is it there. 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth fore not of the body?
in the truth; 16 And in the ear shall say, Because I 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, em not the eye, I am not of the body; is it hopelli all things, endurrth all things. therefore not of the body?
8 Charity never faileth : but whether there 17 If the whole body were an eye, where be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there were the hearing? if ihe whole were hear- be iongues, they shall cease; whether there ing, where were the smelling?
|be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 18 But now hath God set the members 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy every one of them in the body as it hath in part. pleased him.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, 19 And if they were all one member, then that which is in part shall be done where were the body?
|аи гу. 20 But now are they many members, yet 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, but one body?
I understood as a child, I thought as a child; 21 And ihe eye cannot say unto the hand, but when I became a man, I put awav child I have no need of thee; nor again the head ish things. w the feet, I have no need of you.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; 22 Nay, much more those members of the butiben face to face: now lknow in parı; but body, which seem to be inore feeble, are ne- then shall I know even as also I am known. cessary :
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, 23 And those members of the body, which we these three ; but the greatest of these is chathink to be less honourable, upon these we be- rity. R!ow more abundant honour, and our uncome
CHAP. XIV. ly parts have more abundant comeliness.
24 For our comely parts have no need ; tual gifts, but rather that ye may proout God hath tempered the body together, phesy. having given more abundant honour to that 2 For he that speaketh in an wonen part which lacked:
tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto 25 That there should be no schism in the God: for no inan understandeth hirn; howhody ; but that the members should have the beit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. same care one for another.
3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto 26 And whether one member sufer, all the men to edification, and exhortation, and members suffer with it; or one member be comfort. honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edi njembers in particular.
fieth the church. 28 And God hath set some in the church, 5 I would that ye all spake with longues, first, apostles ; secondarily, prophets ; third- but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is ly, teachers; after that miracles; then gifts he that prophesieth than he that speaketh of healings, helps, governments, diversities or with tongues, except he interprct, that the longues.
church may receive edilying. 29 Are all apostles ? are all prophets ? are 6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you all teachers are all workers of miracles! speaking with longues, what shall I profit
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all you, except I shall speak to you either by respeak with longues ? do all interpret? velation, or by knowledge, or by prophesy.
31 But covei earnestly the best gists: and ing, or by doctrine ? yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. 7 And even things without life giving CHAP. XII.
sound, whether pipe or harp, except they THOUGH I speak with the tongues or give a distinction in the so'mds, how shaliit
8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain 27 If any man speak ir an unknoun sound, who shall prepare bimself to the bat- tongue, let it be by lwo, or at the most by te?
three, and that by course; and let one inter9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the pret. longue words easy to be understood, how 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him shall it be known what is spoken? for ye keep silence in the church; and let lim speak shall speak into the air.
10 himself, and to God. 10 There are, it inay be, so many kinds 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, of voices in the world, and none of ihem is and let the other judge. without siguification.
30 If any thing be revealed to another that 11 Therefore if I know not the meaning sitteth by, let the first lold his peace. of the voice, I shall be unto him that speak 31 For ye may all propbesy one by one, eth a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall that all may learn, and all may be comforted. be a barbarian unto me.
32 And ibe spirits of the prophets are sub12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zeal. ject to the prophets. ous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel 33 For God is not the whor of confusion, to the edifying of the church.
but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an 34 Let your women keep silence in the unknown tongue pray that he may interpret churches: for it is not permitted unto them
14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, to speak; but they are commonded to be unmy spirit
, prayeth, but my understanding is der obedience, as also saith the law. unfruitful.
35 And if they will learn any thing, let 15 What is it then? I will pray with the them ark their husbands at home; for it is a spirit, and I will pray with the understand. shame for women to speak in the church. ing also ; I will sing with the spirit, and 1 36 What! came the word of God out from will sing with the understanding also. you? or caine it unto you only?
16 Ele, when thou shall bless with the 37 If any man think liimself to be a prospirit, how shall he that occupieth the room pher, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of the things that I write unto you are the comibanks, seeing he understandeih not what mandments of the Lord. thou sayest 2
38 But if any man be iguorant, let him be 17 For thon verily givest thanks well, but ignorant. the other is not edifieu.
39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prople. 18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues sy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. more than ve al!:
40 Let all things be done decently, and 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak in order. five words with my understanding, that by
CHAP. XV. ne reine World in tear lakhers also than ten MORE ON ER brethren birlesdare unte
20 Brethren, be not children in understand you, which also ye have received, and whereing: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in ye stand; in understanding be men.
2 By which also ye are saved. if ye keep 21 In the law it is written, With men of in memory what I preached unto you, unless other tongues and other lips will I speak un. ye have believed in vain : to this people; and yet for all that will they 3 For Jelivered unto you first of all that nou hear me, saith the Lord.
which I also received, how that Christ died 22 W'Herefore tongues are for a sign, nct for our sins according to the scriptures ; to them that believe, but to them that be 4 And that he was buried, and that he lieve not : but prophesying serveth not for rose again the third day according to the them that believe not, bui for them which scriptures; believe.
5. And that he was seen of Cephas, then 23 If therefore the whole church be come of the twelve: together into one place, and all speak with 6 After that he was seen of above fiv? tongues, and there come in those that arenn hundred břethren at once; of whom ble learned, or unbelievers, will they not say greater part remain unto this present, but that ye are mad?
some are fallen asleep. 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in 7 After that he was seen of James; then one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he all the apostles. is convinced of all, he is judged of all; 8 And last of all he was seen of me also,
25 And thus are the secrets of his heart'as of one born ont of due time. made manifest; and so, falling down on his 9 For I am the least of the apostles, that face, le will worship God, and report illat am not meet to be called an apostle, because God is in you of a truth.
I persecuted the church of God. 26 How is it then, brethren? when ye 10 But hy the grace of God I am what I come together, every one of you hatha ; and his grace which wus bestoured npon psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath ink was not in vain; bu l laboured more a revelation, hath an interpretation. Lut ailfabundantly than they all : yet not I, but this hings be done unto edit ying.
grace of God which was with me
11 Therefore, whether it were I or they, est not that body that shall be, hui bare grain, Bu we preach, and so ye believed. it may chance of wheat, or of some other
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose grain : from the dead, how say some among you 38 But God giveth it a body as it hath plea. that there is no resurrection of the deads sed him, and in every seed his own tindy.
13 But if there be no resurrection of the 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: there dead, then is Christ not risen.
is one kind of flesh of men, another Hesh of 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. 10 There are also celestial bodies, and bo.
15 Yca, and we are found false witnesses dies terrestriai: but the glory of the celestial of God; because we have testified of God is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is anthat he raised up Christ: whom he raised other. not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 4) There is one glory of the sun, and an
16 For if the dead rise vot, then is not other glory of the moon, and another glory Christ raised;
of the stars; for one star diileresh from an. 17. And if Christ be not raised, your faith other star in glory. is vain ; ye are yet in your sins.
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. 18 Then they also which wre fallen asleep it is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorin Christ are perished.
ruption: 19 If in this life only we have hope in 43 It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. glory: it is sown in weakness, it is raised in
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, power : and become the firsi-fruits of them that slept. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a
21 For since by man cume death, by man spiritual bocly. There is a natural body, Cume also the resurrection of the dead. and there is a spiritual body.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in 45 And so it is written, The first man Christ shall all be made alive.
Adam was made a living soul, the last 23 But every man in his swn order: Christ Adam uus made a quickening spirit. the first-fruits ; afterward they that are 46 Howbeit that was not first which is Christ's at his coming.
spiritual, but that which is natural; and al24 Then cometh the end, when he shall terward that which is spiritual. have delivered up the kingdom to God, even 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy, the Father, when he shall have put down the second man is the Lord from heaven. all rule, and all authority and power. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also
25 For le must reigū, till he hath put all that are earthy; and as is the heavenly, enemies under his feet.
suck are they also that are heavenly. 26 The last enemy Thut shall be destroyed 49 And as we have borne the image of the 89 death.
earthy, we shall also bear the image of the 27 For he hatli put all things under bis heavenly: feel. But when he saith, all things are put 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh under him, it is manifest that he is excepied and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of which did put all things under him. God; neither doth corruption inherit incor
28. And when all things shall be subdued ruption. unto him, then shall the Son also himsell be 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery ; We suliject unto him that put all things under shall not all sleep, but we shall all be hill, that God may be all in all.
changed, 29 Else what shall they do which are bap 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an tized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? eye, at the last trump; (for the trumpet shali why are they then baptized for the dead? sound ;) and the dead shall be raised incor.
30 And why stand we in jeopardy every ruptible, and we shall be changed. hour?
53 For this corruptible must put on in31 ! protest by your rejoicing which I corruption, and this mortal must put on imhave in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. mortality.
3? Ifafier the manner of inen I have $ So when this corruptible shall have pu fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advan- on incorruption, and this mortal shall have tageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat pat on immortality, then shall be brought to and drink; for to-morrow we die.
pass the saying ihat is written, Death is 33 Be not deceived ; evil communications syallowed up in victory. corrupt good manners.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, 3+ Awake to righteousness, and sin not; where is thy victory? for some have not the knowledge of God: 1 56(She sting of death is sin; and the speak this to your shame.
Strcurgth of sin is the law. 35 But some man will say, How are the 57 But thanks be to God which giveth us dead raised up? and with what body do ljey the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. come?
:59 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye 36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest iskiot stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in quickenerl, except it die.
the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know 17 And that which