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Of the marriage I. CORINTHIANS, 8.

of virgins. sanctified by the husband: else wife? seek not to be loosed. were your children unclean; Art thou loosed from a wife? but now are they holy. seek not a wife.

15 But if the unbelieving de- 28 But and if thou marry, part, let him depart. A brother thou hast not sinned; and if a or a sister is not under bondage virgin marry, she hath not sinin such cases: but God hath ned. Nevertheless such shall called us to peace. have trouble in the flesh: but

16 For what knowest thou, O I spare you. wife, whether thou shalt save 29 But this I say, brethren, thy husband? or how knowest the time is short: it remainthou, O man, whether thou eth, that both they that have shalt save thy wife? wives be as though they had

17 But as God hath distri- none; buted to every man, as the 30 And they that weep, as Lord hath called every one, so though they wept not; and let him walk. And so ordain they that rejoice, as though I in all churches. they rejoiced not; and they 18 Is any man called being that buy, as though they poscircumcised? let him not be-sessed not;

come uncircumcised. Is any 31 And they that use this called in uncircumcision? let world, as not abusing it: for him not be circumcised. the fashion of this world pass

19 Circumcision is nothing, eth away. and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

without carefulness. He that 32 But I would have you is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: 33 But he that is married 21 Art thou called being a sercareth for the things that are vant? care not for it: but if of the world, how he may thou mayest be made free, use please his wife. 34 There is difference also be22 For he that is called in the tween a wife and a virgin. The Lord, being a servant, is the unmarried woman careth for Lord's freeman: likewise also the things of the Lord, that he that is called, being free, is and in spirit: but she that is she may be holy both in body Christ's servant. 23 Ye are bought with a price; of the world, how she may married careth for the things be not ye the servants of men. please her husband.

it rather.

24 Brethren, let every man, 35 And this I speak for your wherein he is called, therein own profit; not that I may cast abide with God.

a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mer- 36 But if any man think that cy of the Lord to be faithful. he behaveth himself uncomely 26 I suppose therefore that toward his virgin, if she pass this is good for the present dis- the flower of her age, and need tress, I say, that it is good for so require, let him do what he a man so to be. will, he sinneth not: let them 27 Art thou bound unto a marry.

Of eating meats I. CORINTHIANS, 9.

offered to idols. 37 Nevertheless he that stand-some with conscience of the eth stedfast in his heart, having idol unto this hour eat it as a no necessity, but hath power thing offered unto an idol; and over his own will, and hath so their conscience being weak is decreed in his heart that he will defiled. keep his virgin, doeth well. 8 But meat commendeth us 38 So then he that giveth her not to God: for neither, if we in marriage doeth well; but he eat, are we the better; neither, that giveth her not in marriage if we eat not, are we the worse. doeth better. 9 But take heed lest by any 39 The wife is bound by the means this liberty of your's law as long as her husband become a stumblingblock to liveth; but if her husband be them that are weak.

dead, she is at liberty to be 10 For if any man see thee married to whom she will; which hast knowledge sit at only in the Lord.

40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

CHAPTER 8.

NOW as touching things of

fered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols:

11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

12 But when ye sin so against

the brethren, and wound their

weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

CHAPTER 9.

not an apostle? am I

4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are not free? have I not seen offered in sacrifice unto idols, Jesus Christ our Lord? are not we know that an idol is no-ye my work in the Lord? thing in the world, and that 2 If I be not an apostle unto there is none other God but one. others, yet doubtless I am to 5 For though there be that you for the seal of mine aposare called gods, whether in tleship are ye in the Lord. heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) 6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and 5 Have we not power to lead one Lord Jesus Christ, by about a sister, a wife, as well whom are all things, and we as other apostles, and as the by him. brethren of the Lord, and Ce

3 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,

4 Have we not power to eat and to drink?

Howbeit there is not in eve-phas? ry man that knowledge: for 6 Or I only and Barnabas,

Paul's self-denial I. CORINTHIANS, 9. for the gospel. have not we power to forbear 17 For if I do this thing willworking? ingly, I have a reward: but if 7 Who goeth a warfare any against my will, a dispensation time at his own charges? who of the gospel is committed unplanteth a vineyard, and eat- to me. eth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 8 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?

18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

9 For it is written in the law 19 For though I be free from of Moses, Thou shalt not muz- all men, yet have I made my zle the mouth of the ox that self servant unto all, that I treadeth out the corn. Doth might gain the more. God take care for oxen?

10 Or saith he it altogether 20 And unto the Jews I befor our sakes? For our sakes, came as a Jew, that I might no doubt, this is written: that gain the Jews; to them that he that ploweth should plow in are under the law, as under hope; and that he that thresh- the law, that I might gain them eth in hope should be partaker that are under the law;

of his hope.

21 To them that are without 11 If we have sown unto you law, as without law, (being not spiritual things, is it a great without law to God, but under thing if we shall reap your the law to Christ,) that I might carnal things? gain them that are without

means save some.

12 If others be partakers of law. this power over you, are not 22 To the weak became 1 as we rather? Nevertheless we weak, that I might gain the have not used this power; but weak: I am made all things suffer all things, lest we should to all men, that I might by all hinder the gospel of Christ. 13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with

the altar?

14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. 24. Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, So run, that ye may obtain. but one receiveth the prize?

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is tempe15 But I have used none of rate in all things. Now they these things: neither have I do it to obtain a corruptible written these things, that it crown; but we an incorrupshould be so done unto me: tible. for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.

16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Immorality. I. CORINTHIANS, 10.

CHAPTER 10.

Idolatry.

ful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the tempta

MOREOVER, brethren, Ition also make a way to escape,

would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

3 Ánd did all eat the same spiritual meat;

4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

that ye may be able to bear it.
14 Wherefore, my dearly be-
loved, flee from idolatry.
15 I speak as to wise men;
judge ye what I say.

16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

6 Now these things were our 19 What say I then? that the examples, to the intent we idol is any thing, or that which should not lust after evil is offered in sacrifice to idols is things, as they also lusted. any thing? 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them com- 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of mitted, and fell in one day the Lord, and the cup of devils: three and twenty thousand. ye cannot be partakers of the 9 Neither let us tempt Christ, Lord's table, and of the table as some of them also tempted, of devils. and were destroyed of serpents.

10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful 11 Now all these things hap- for me, but all things edify not. pened unto them for ensam- 24 Let no man seek his own, ples: and they are written for but every man another's our admonition, upon whom wealth. the ends of the world are come. 25 Whatsoever is sold in the 12 Wherefore let him that shambles, that eat, asking no thinketh he standeth take heed question for conscience sake: lest he fall. 26 For the earth is the Lord's, 13 There hath no temptation and the fulness thereof. taken you but such as is com-1 27 If any of them that believe mon to man: but God is faith-not bid you to a feast, and ye

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"Do all to the I. CORINTHIANS, 11. glory of God."

be disposed to go; whatsoever woman to be shorn or shaven, is set before you, eat, asking no let her be covered.

question for conscience sake. 7 For a man indeed ought 28 But if any man say unto not to cover his head, forasyou, This is offered in sacrifice much as he is the image and unto idols, eat not for his sake glory of God: but the woman that shewed it, and for con- is the glory of the man. science sake: for the earth is 8 For the man is not of the the Lord's, and the fulness woman; but the woman of the thereof:

29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another

man's conscience?

30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

CHAPTER 11.

man.

9Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless neither is the ther the woman without the man without the woman, neiman, in the Lord.

12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God. 13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? 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

BEye followers of me, even hair, it is a glory to her for as I am Christ. her hair is given her for a 2 Now I praise you, brethren, covering.

that ye remember me in all 16 But if any man seem to be things, and keep the ordin-contentious, we have no such ances, as I delivered them to custom, neither the churches of God.

you.

3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is 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 4 Every man praying or pro- come together in the church, phesying, having his head co- I hear that there be divisions vered, dishonoureth his head. among you; and I partly be5 But every woman that pray-lieve it.

eth or prophesieth with her 19 For there must be also head uncovered dishonoureth heresies among you, that they her head: for that is even all which are approved may be one as if she were shaven. made manifest among you. 6 For if the woman be not 20 When ye come together covered, let her also be shorn: therefore into one place, this is but if it be a shame for a not to eat the Lord's supper.

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