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Manner of resurrection. things under him, that God 42 So also is the resurrection may be all in all. of the dead. It is sown in cor29 Else what shall they do ruption; it is raised in incorwhich are baptized for the ruption:

dead, if the dead rise not at 43 It is sown in dishonour; all? why are they then bap- it is raised in glory : it is sown tized for the dead? in weakness; it is raised in

30 And why stand we in jeo-power: pardy 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 There is a natural body, and our Lord, I die daily. there is a spiritual body.

45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow 46 Howbeit that was not first we die. which is spiritual, but that 33 Be not deceived; evil which is natural; and aftercommunications corrupt good ward that which is spiritual.


34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are 35 But some man will say, they also that are earthy: and How are the dead raised up? as is the heavenly, such are and with what body do they they also that are heavenly.


49 And as we have borne the

36 Thou fool, that which thou image of the earthy, we shall Bowest is not quickened, except also bear the image of the heavenly.

it die :

37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:

38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 39 All flesh is not the same 52 In a moment, in the twinkflesh: but there is one kind of ling of an eye, at the last flesh of men, another flesh of trump: for the trumpet shall beasts, another of fishes, and sound, and the dead shall be another of birds. raised incorruptible, and we

40 There are also celestial shall be changed. bodies, and bodies terrestrial: 53 For this corruptible must but the glory of the celestial is put on incorruption, and this. one, and the glory of the ter-mortal must put on immor. restrial is another.


41 There is one glory of the 54 So when this corruptible sun, and another glory of the shall have put on incorruption, moon, and another glory of the and this mortal shall have put stars: for one star differeth on immortality, then shall be from another star in glory. brought to pass the saying that




is written, Death is swallowed 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus up in victory. until Pentecost. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the


9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. 10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory 11 Let no man therefore dethrough our Lord Jesus spise him: but conduct him


forth in peace, that he may
come unto me: for I look for
him with the brethren.
12 As touching our brother

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch Apollos, I greatly desired him as ye know that your labour is brethren: but his will was not to come unto you with the not in vain in the Lord.


at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.

13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men,

Now concerning the col- be strong.

lection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

14 Let all your things be done with charity.

15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

16 That ye submit yourselves 3 And when I come, whomso- unto such, and to every one ever ye shall approve by your that helpeth with us, and laletters, them will I send to boureth. bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.

17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.

18 For they have refreshed my spirit and your's: therefore acknowledge ye them that

6 And it may be that I will are such. abide, yea, and winter with 19 The churches of Asia salute you, that ye may bring me on you. Aquila and Priscilla samy journey whithersoever Ilute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their go. house.

7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss,



by Christ.

21 The salutation of me Paul 24 My love be with you all in with mine own hand. Christ Jesus. Amen.

22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maran-atha.

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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




8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trou

PAUL; an off God, that we were pressed out of AUL, an apostle of Jesus ble which came to us in Asia,

and Timothy our brother, un- measure, above strength, insoto the church of God which is much that we despaired even at Corinth, with all the saints of life: which are in all Achaia:

9 But we had the sentence 2 Grace be to you and peace of death in ourselves, that we from God our Father; and from should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the

the Lord Jesus Christ.

.3 Blessed be God, even the dead: Father of our Lord Jesus 10 Who delivered us from so Christ, the Father of mercies, great a death,and doth deliver: and the God of all comfort; in whom we trust that he will 4 Who comforteth us in all yet deliver us;

our tribulation, that we may 11 Ye also helping together be able to comfort them which by prayer for us, that for the are in any trouble, by the com- gift bestowed upon us by the fort wherewith we ourselves means of many persons thanks are comforted of God. may be given by many on our

5 For as the sufferings of behalf. Christ abound in us, so our 12 For our rejoicing is this, the consolation also aboundeth by testimony of our conscience, Christ. that in simplicity and godly

6 And whether we be afflic- sincerity, not with fleshly wisted, it is for your consolation dom, but by the grace of God, and salvation, which is effec- we have had our conversation tual in the enduring of the in the world, and more abunsame sufferings which we also dantly to you-ward. suffer or whether we be com- 13 For we write none other forted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;

14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also

Success of

II. CORINTHIANS, 2. Paul's labours.

are our's in the day of the Lord Jesus.

15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;

3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. 4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love 17 When I therefore was thus which I have more abundantly minded, did I use lightness? unto you.

16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judæa.

or the things that I purpose, do 5 But if any have caused grief, I purpose according to the he hath not grieved me, but flesh,that with me there should in part: that I may not over. be yea yea, and nay nay?

charge you all.

18 But as God is true, our 6 Sufficient to such a man is word toward you was not yea this punishment, which was and nay, inflicted of many.

19 For the Son of God, Jesus So that contrariwise yo Christ, who was preached ought rather to forgive him, among you by us, even by me and comfort him, lest perhaps and Silvanus and Timotheus, such a one should be swallowwas not yea and nay, but in ed up with overmuch sorrow. him was yea. 8 Wherefore I beseech you 20 For all the promises of that ye would confirm your God in him are yea, and in love toward him. him Amen, unto the glory of 9 For to this end also did I God by us. write, that I might know the obedient in all things. proof of you, whether ye be

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

22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.


10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if Į forgave any thing, to whom I gave I it in the person of Christ; forgave it, for your sakes for

11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we ar not ignorant of his devices.

12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave

BUT I determined this with of them. I went from thence

into Macedonia.

14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and mak

myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. 2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is eth manifest the savour of his made sorry by me? knowledge by us in every place.

The law and


the gospel.

15 For we are unto God a 9 For if the ministration of sweet savour of Christ, in them condemnation be glory, much that are saved, and in them more doth the ministration of that perish: righteousness exceed in glory. 16 To the one we are the sa- 10 For even that which was vour of death unto death; and made glorious had no glory in to the other the savour of life this respect, by reason of the unto life. And who is suffi-glory that excelleth.

cient for these things?

11 For if that which is done 17 For we are not as many, away was glorious, much more which corrupt the word of God: that which remaineth is gloribut as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.


we begin again to com-
mend ourselves? or need
we, as some others, epistles of
commendation to you, or letters
of commendation from you?
2 Ye are our epistle written
in our hearts, known and read
of all men :

3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy

tables of the heart.

4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.


12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall

be taken away.

17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the 18 But we all, with open face Lord is, there is liberty. beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.


But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that THEREFORE seeing we

have this ministry, as we the children of Israel could not have received mercy, we faint stedfastly behold the face of not: Moses for the glory of his 2 But have renounced the countenance; which glory was hidden things of dishonesty, to be done away: not walking in craftiness, nor 8 How shall not the ministra- handling the word of God detion of the spirit be rather glo- ceitfully: but by manifestation rious? of the truth commending our

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