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Paul's selfdenial. I. CORINTHIANS.
We must flex it were better for me to die,
CHAPTER X. than that any man should make Cautions against idolatry. my glorying void.
, brethren, I gospel, I have nothing to glory ignorant, how that all our fathof : for necessity is laid upon ers were under the cloud, and me: yea, woe is unto me, if I all passed through the sea; preach not the gospel!
2 And were all baptized unto 17 For if I do this thing will- Moses in the cloud and in the ingly, I have a reward: but if sca; against my will, a dispensation 3 And did all eat the same of the gospel is committed unto spiritual meat; me.
4 And did all drink the same 18 What is my reward then ? spiritual drink; for they drank T'erily that, when I preach the of that spiritual Rock that folgospel, I may make the gospel lowed them: and that Rock of Christ without charge, that was Christ. I abuse not my power in the 5 But with many of them God gospel.
was not well pleased: for they 19 For though I be free from were overthrown in the wil. all men, yet have I made myself derness. servant unto all, that I might 6 Now these things were our gain the more.
examples, to the intent we 20 And unto the Jews I he should not lustafter evil things, came as a Jew, that I might as they also lusted. gain the Jews; to them that are 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as under the law, as under the were some of them; as it is writ. law, that I might gain them ten, The people sat down to eat that are under the law;
and drink, and rose up to play. 21 To them that are without 8 Neither let us commit fornilaw, as without law, (being not cation, as some of them com. without law to God, but under mitted, and tell in one day the law to Christ,) that I might three and twenty thousand. gain them that are without 9 Neither let us tempt Christ, law.
as some of them also tempted, 22 To the weak became l as and were destroyed of serpents. weak, that I might gain the 10 Neither murmur ye, as some weak: I am made all things to of them also murmured, and all men, that I might by all weredestroyed of the destroyer. means save some.
11 Now all these things hap23 And this I do for the gos-pened unto them for ensampel's sake, that I might be par-ples: and they are written for taker thereot with you.
our admonition, upon whom 24 Know ye not that they the ends of the world are come. which run in a race run all, 12 Wherefore let him that but one receiveth the prize i thinketh he standeth take heed So run, that ye may obtain. lest he fall. 25 And every man that striv 13 There hath no temptation eth for the mastery is temper- taken you but such as is comate in all things. Now they do mon to man: but God is faithit to obtain a corruptible crown; ful, who will not suffer you to but we an incorruptible.
be tempted above that ye are 26 I therefore so run, not as able; but will with the temptauncertainly; so fight I, not as tion also make a way to escape, one that beateth the air: that ye may be able to bear it.
27 But I keep under my body, 14 Wherefore, my dearly beand bring it into subjection: loved, flee from idolatry. Jest that by any means, when I .15 I speak as to wise men; have preached to others, I my- judge ye what I say. selr should be a castaway. 16 The cup of blessing which
from idolatry. 1. CORINTHIANS.
On praying. we bless, is it not the commun. 32 Give none offence, neither ion of the blood of Christ? The to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, bread which we break, is it not nor to the church op God : the communion of the body of 33 Even as I please all men in Christ?
all things, not seeking mine own 17 For we being many are one profit, but the profit of many, bread, and one body: for we are that they may be saved. all partakers of that one bread.
CHAPTER XI. 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: Impropricties in worship. are not they which rest of the BE xe followers of me, even as
19 What say I then ? that the 2 Now I praise you, brethren, idol is any thing, or that which that ye remember me in all is offered in sacrifice to idols things, and keep the ordinanis any thing?
ces, as I delivered them to you. 20 But I say, that the things 3 But I would have you know, which the Gentiles sacrifice, that the head of every man is they sacrifice to devils, and not Christ; and the head of the woto God: and I would not that man is the man; and the head ye should have fellowship with of Christ is God. devils.
4 Every man praying or pro21 Ye cannot drink the cup of phesying, having his head covthe Lord, and the cup of devils: ered, dishonoureth his head. ye cannot be partakers of the 5 But every woman that prayLord's table, and of the table of eth or prophesieth with her devils.
head uncovered dishonoureth 22 Do we provoke the Lord to her head: for that is even all jealousy? are we strongerthan he? one
as if she were shaven. 23 All things are lawful for me, 6 For if the woman be not but all things are not expedi- covered, let her also be shorn : ent: all things are lawful for but if it be a shame for a wome, but all things edify not. man to be shorn or shaven, let 21 Let no man seek his own, her be covered. but every man another's wealth. 7 For a man indeed ought not 25 Whatsoever is sold in the to cover his head, forasmuch as shambles, that eat, asking no he is the image and glory of question for conscience' sake: God: but the woman is the glory 26 For the earth is the Lord's, of the man. and the fulness thereof.
8 For the man is not of the wo27 If any of them that believe man; but the woman of the man. not bid you to a feast, and ye 9 Neither was the man created be disposed to go; whatsoever for the woman; but the woman is set before you, eat, asking no for the man. question for conscience' sake. 10 For this cause ought the wo28 But if any man say unto you, man to have power on her head This is offered in sacrifice unto because of the angels. idols, eat not for his sake that 11 Nevertheless neither is the shewed it, and for conscience' man without the woman, neisake: for the earth is the Lord's, ther the woman without the and the fulness thereof:
man, in the Lord. 29 Conscience, I say, not thine 12 For as the woman is of the own, but of the other : for why man, even so is the man also by is my liberty judged of another the woman; butal things of God. man's conscience ?
13 Judge in yourselves: is it 30 For if I by grace be a par-comely that a woman pray unto taker, why am I evil spoken of God uncovered? for that for which I give thanks? 14 Doth not even nature itself
31 Whether therefore ye eat, teach you, that, if a man have or drink, or whatsoever ye do, long hair,
it is a shameunto him, do all to the glory of God. 15 But if a woman have long
The Lord's supper. I. CORINTHIANS. Of spiritual gifts. hair, it is a glory to her: for her not discerning the Lord's hair is given her for a covering. body:
16 But if any man seem to be con 30 For this cause many are tentious, we have no such custom, weak and sickly among you, neither the churches of God. and many sleep.
17 Now in this that I declare 31 For if we would judge our unto you I praise you not, that selves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, yer come together not for the better, but for the worse. we are chastened of the Lord, 18 For first ot all, when ye come that we should not be con together in the church, I hear that demned with the world. there be divisions among you; and 33 Wherefore, my brethren, I partly believe it.
when ye come together to eat, 19 For there must be also here- tarry one for another. sies among you, that they which 31 And if any man hunger, let are approved may be made man-him eat at home; that ye come ifest among you.
not together unto condemna20 When ye come together tion. And the rest will I set in therefore into one place, this is order when I come. not to eat the Lord's supper.
CHAPTER XIT. 21 For in eating every one The exercise of spiritual gifts. taketh before other his own
gifts, another is drunken.
have you ignorant. 22 What! have ye not houses 2 Ye know that ye were Gento eat and to drink in? or despise tiles, carried away unto these yethe church of God, and shame dumb idols, even as ye were led. them that have not? What shall 3 Wherefore I give you to unI say to you ? shall I praise you derstand, that no man speaking in this? I praise you not.
by the Spirit of God calleth Je23 For I have received of the sus accursed: and that no man Lord that which also I deliv: can say that Jesus is the Lord, ered unto you, That the Lord but by the Holy Ghost. Jesus, the same night in which 4 Now there are diversities of he was betrayed, took bread : gifts, but the same Spirit.
24 And when he had given 5 And there are differences of adthanks, he brake it, and said, ministrations, but the same Lord. Take, eat; this is my body. 6 And there are diversities of which is broken for you: this operations, but it is the same do in remembrance of me. : God which worketh all in all. 25 After the same manner also 7 But the manifestation of the he took the cup, when he had Spirit is given to every man to supped, saying, This cup is the profit withal. new testament in my blood: 8 For to one is given by the this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, Spirit the word of wisdom; to in remembrance of me.
another the word of knowledge 26 For as often as ye eat this by the same Spirit; bread, and drink this cup, ye do 9 To another faith by the same shew the Lord'sdeath till hecome. Spirit; to another the gifts of 27 Wherefore whosoever shall healing by the same Spirit; eat this bread, and drink this 10 To another the working of cup of the Lord, unworthily, miracles; to another prophecy; shall be guilty of the body and to another discerning of spirits; blood of the Lord.
to another divers kinds of 28 But let a man examine him- tongues; to another the inter self, and so let him eat of that pretation of tongues: bread, and drink of that cup. 11 But all these worketh that 29 For he thateateth and drink one and the seltsame Spirit, dieth unworthily, eateth and viding to every man severally drinketh damnation to himself, as he will,
Diversity of gifts I. CORINTHIANS. among Christians.
12 For as the body is one, and 28 And God hath set some in hath many members, and all the church, first apostles, secon. the members of that one body, darily prophets, thirdly teachbeing many, are one body: 80 ers, after that miracles, then also is Christ.
gifts of healings, helps, govern13 For by one Spirit are we all ments, diversities of tongues. baptized into one body, whether 29 Are all apostles? are all prowe be Jews or Gentiles, whether phets ? are all teachers ? are all webe bond or free; and have been workers of miracles? all made to drink into one Spirit. 30 Have all the gifts of heal14 For the body is not one ing I do all
speak with tongues ? member, but many.
do all interpret ? 15 If the foot shall say, Because 31 But covet earnestly the best I am not the hand, I am not of gifts: and yet shew I unto you the body; is it therefore not of a more excellent way. the body?
CHAPTER XIII. 16 And if the ear shall say, Be- The nature and excellence of charity. of the body, is it therefore not
THOUGH I speak with the
tongues of men and of angels, of the body!
and have not charity, I am be17 If the whole body were an come as sounding brass, or a eye, where were the hearing? tinkling cymbal. If the whole were hearing ? 2 And though I have the gift of where were the smelling? prophecy, and understand all 18 But now hath God set the mysteries, and all knowledge ; members every one of them in and though I have all faith, so the body, as it hath pleased him. that I could remove mountains, 19 And if they were all one and have not charity, I am member, where were the body! nothing. 20 But now are thcy many 3 And though I bestow all my members, yet but one body. goods to feed the poor, and though
21 And the eye cannot say give my body to be burned, and unto the hand, I have no need have not charity, it profiteth me of thee: nor again the head to nothing. the feet, I have no need of you. 4 Charity suffereth long, and is
22 Nay, much more those mem- kind; charity envieth not, charbers of the body, which seem to be ity vaunteth not itself, is not more feeble, are necessary: puffed up,
23 And those members of the 6 Doth not behave itself unbody, which we think to be less seemly, seeketh not her own, is honourable, upon these we be- not easily provoked, thinketh stow more abundant honour; no evil; and our uncomely parts have 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, more abundant comeliness. but rejoiceth in the truth; 24 For our comely parts have 7 Beareth all things, believeth no need: but God hath tem- all things, hopeth all things, enpered the body together, having dureth all things. given more abundant honour to 8 Charity never faileth: but that part which lacked : whether there be prophecies,
25 That there should be no they shall fail; whether there schism in the body; but that be tongues, they shall cease; the members should have the whether there be knowledge, it same care one for another.
shall vanish away. 26 And whether one member 9 For we know in part, and we suffer, all the members suffer prophesy in part. with it; or one member be hon 10 But when that which is oured, all the members rejoice perfect is come, then that which with it.
is in part shall be done away. 27 Now ye arethe body of Christ, 11 When I was a child, I spako and members in particular. as a child, I understood as a
Preference of charity. I. CORINTHIANS, The gift of prophecy. child, I thought as a child: but 11 Therefore if I know not the when I became a man, I put meaning of the voice, I shall be away childish things.
unto him that speaketh a bar12 for now we see through a barian, and he that speaketh glass, darkly ; but then face to shall be a barbarian unto me. face: now I know in part; but 12 Even 80 ye, forasmuch as then shall I know even as also I ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, am known.
seek that ye may excel to the 13 And now abideth faith, hope, edifying of the church. charity, these three ; but the 13 Wheretore let him that greatest of these is charity. speaketh in an unknown tongue CHAPTER XIV.
pray that he may interpret. Prophecy commended. 14 For if I pray in an unknown desire spiritual gifts, but ra- my understanding is unfruitful. ther that ye may prophesy.
15 What is it then? I will pray 2 For he that speaketh in an with the spirit, and I will pray unknown tongue speaketh not with the understanding also: 1 unto men, but unto God : for will sing with the spirit, and I no man understandeth him; will sing with the understand howbeit in the spirit he speaking also. ethinysteries.
16 Else, when thou shalt bless 3 But he that prophesiethspeakwith the spirit, how shall he that eth unto men to editication, and occupieth the room of the unexhortation, and comfort. learned say Amen at thy giving 4 He that speaketh in an un- of thanks, seeing he underknown tongue edifieth himself; standeth not what thou sayest? but he that prophesieth edifieth 17 For thou verily givest thanks the church.
well, but the other is not edified. 5 I would that ye all spake with 18 I thank my God, I speak tongues, but rather that ye pro- with tongues more than ye all: phesied for greater is he that 19 Yet in the church I had prophesieth than he that speak- rather speak five words with eth with tongues, except he in my understanding, that by my terpret, that the church may voice I might teach others also, receive edifying.
than ten thousand words in an 6 Now, brethren, if I come unknown tongue. unto you speaking with tongues, 20 Brethren, be not children what shall I profit you, except I in understanding: how beit in shall speak to you either by malice be ye children, but in revelation, or by knowledge, or understanding be men. by prophesying, or by doctrine ? 21 In the law it is written, 1 And even things without lite With men of other tongues and giving sound, whether pipe or other lips will I speak unto this harp, except they give à dis- people ; and yet for all that will tinction in the sounds, how they not hear me, saith the Lord. shall it be known what is piped 22 Wherefore tongues are for or harped ?
a sign, not to them that believe, 8 For if the trumpet give an but to them that believe not: uncertain sound, who shall pre- but prophesying serveth not for pare himself to the battle? them that believe not, but for 9 So likewise ye, except ye them which believe. utter by the tongue words easy 23 If therefore the whole church to be understood, how shall it be come together into one place, be known what is spoken' for and all speak with tongues, and ye shall speak into the air. there come in those that are un10 There are, it may be, so learned, or unbelievers, will many kinds of voices in the they not say that ye are mad? world, and none of them is 24 But if all prophesy, and there without signification.
come in one that believeth not,