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that a woman pray unto God un- | body. For this cause many are covered ? Doth not even nature weak and sickly among you, and itself teach you, that, if a man many sleep. For if we would judge have long hair, it is a shame unto ourselves, we should not be judg. him? But if a woman have long ed. But when we are judged, we hair, it is a glory to her : for are chastened of the Lord, that her hair is given her for a cover we should not be condemned with ing. But if any man seem to be the world. Wherefore, my brecontentions, we have no such thren, when ye come together to custom, neither the churches of eat, tarry one for another. And God. Now in this that I declare if any man hunger, let him eat unto you I praise you not, that at home; that ye come not togeye come together not for the bet ther unto condemnation. And the ter, but for the worse. For first rest will I set in order when I of all, when ye come together come. in the church, I hear that there
CHAP. XII. be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must Jan. 31, May 29, Sept. 27. be also heresies among you, that
Donday in Whitsun-week, Morn. they which are approved may be made manifest among you. When N OW concerning spiritual gifts, ye come together therefore into W brethren, I would not have one place, this is not to eat the you ignorant. Ye know that ye Lord's supper. For in eating every were Gentiles, carried away unto one taketh before other his own | these dumb idols, even as ye were supper: and one is hungry, and led. Wherefore I give you to unanother is drunken. What? have derstand, that no man speaking ye not houses to eat and to drink by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus in? or despise ye the church of accursed: and that no man can God, and shame them that have say that Jesus is the Lord, but not? What shall I say to you? by the Holy Ghost. Now there shall I praise you in this? I praise are diversities of gifts, but the you not. For I have received of same Spirit. And there are difthe Lord that which also I de ferences of administrations, but livered unto you, That the Lord the same Lord. And there are Jesus the same night in which he diversities of operations, but it is was betrayed took bread: and the same God which worketh all when he had given thanks, he in all. But the manifestation of brake it, and said, Take, eat: the Spirit is given to every man this is my body, which is broken to profit withal. For to one is for you: this do in remembrance given by the Spirit the word of of me. After the same manner wisdom; to another the word of also he took the cup, when he had knowledge by the same Spirit; to supped, saying, This cup is the another faith by the same Spirit; new testament in my blood : this to another the gifts of healing by do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in the same Spirit; to another the remembrance of me. For as often working of miracles; to another as ye eat this bread, and drink prophecy; to another discerning this cup, ye do shew the Lord's of spirits; to another divers kinds death tu ne come. Wherefore of tongues; to another the interwhosoever shall eat this bread, pretation of tongues : but all these and drink this cup of the Lord, worketh that one and the selfunworthily, shall be guilty of the same Spirit, dividing to every man body and blood of the Lord. But severally as he will. For as the let a man examine himself, and body is one, and hath many memso let him eat of that bread, and bers, and all the members of that drink of that cup. For he that one body, being many, are one eateth and drinketh unworthily, body: so also is Christ. For by eateth and drinketh damnation to one Spirit are we all baptized into himself, not discerning the Lord's | one body, whether we be Jews or
wholeheling? But every one ati burneeth me noth ins kind; ch
feretrteth me have
Gentiles, whether we be bond or
CHAP. XIII. free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the Feb. 1, May 30, Sept. 28. body is not one member, but THOUGH I speak with the many. If the foot shall say, Be 1 tongues of men and of angels, cause I am not the hand, I am and have not charity, I am benot of the body; is it therefore come as sounding brass, or a tinknot of the body? And if the ear ling cymbal. And though I have shall say, Because I am not the gift of prophecy, and underthe eye, I am not of the body; | stand all mysteries, and all knowis it therefore not of the body? | ledge; and though I have all If the whole body were an eye, faith, so that I could remove where were the hearing? If the | mountains, and have not charity, whole were hearing, where were I am nothing. And though I bethe smelling? But now hath Godstow all my goods to feed the poor, set the members every one of and though I give my body to be them in the body, as it hath burned, and have not charity, it pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the fereth long, and is kind; charity body? But now are they many envieth not; charity vaunteth not members, yet but one body. And itself, is not puffed up, doth not the eye cannot say unto the hand, behave itself unseemly, seeketh I have no need of thee: nor again not her own, is not easily prothe head to the feet, I have no voked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth
of you. Nay, much more not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in those members of the body, which the truth; beareth all things, seem to be more feeble, are neces believeth all things, hopeth all sary: and those members of the things, endureth all things. Chabody, which we think to be less rity never faileth: but whether honourable, upon these we be there be prophecies, they shall stow more abundant honour; and fail; whether there be tongues, our uncomely parts have more they shall cease; whether there bé abundant comeliness. For our knowledge, it shall vanish away. comely parts have no need : but For we know in part, and we God hath tempered the body to prophesy in part. But when that gether, having given more abun- which is perfect is come, then that dant honour to that part which which is in part shall be done lacked: that there should be no away. When I was a child, I schism in the body; but that the spake as a child, I understood as members should have the same a child, I thought as a child : but care one for another. And whe when I became a man, I put away ther one member suffer, all the childish things. For now we see members suffer with it; or one through a glass, darkly; but then member be honoured, all the face to face: now I know in part ; members rejoice with it. Now ye but then shall I know even as are the body of Christ, and mem also I am known. And now abidbers in particular. And God hath eth faith, hope, charity, these set some in the church, first apo three; but the greatest of these stles, secondarily prophets, thirdly is charity. teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, govern
CHAP. XIV. ments, diversities of tongues. Are
Feb. 2, May 31, Sept. 29. all apostles? are all prophets?
Monday in Whitsun-week, Evenare all teachers ? are all workers of miracles? have all the gifts
ing, to ver. 26. of healing ? do all speak with TOLLOW after charity, and tongues? do all interpret? But T desire spiritual gifts, but racovet earnestly the best gifts: and ther that ye may prophesy. For yet shew I unto you a more ex he that speaketh in an unknown cellent way.
| tongue speaketh not unto men,
comelymeliness. For but
For hesy in partis come, then tone
which is in ect is come, then that
ould be no
er pipe. ortion in the and there.coor unbelie mad? But
but unto God: for no man un- est thanks well, but the other is derstandeth him; howbeit in the not edified. I thank my God, I spirit he speaketh mysteries. But speak with tongues more than ye he that prophesieth speaketh un all : yet in the church I had rather to men to edification, and exhor speak five words with my undertation, and comfort. He that standing, that by my voice I might speaketh in an unknown tongue teach others also, than ten thouedifieth himself; but he that pro sand words in an unknown tongue. phesieth editieth the church. I Brethren, be not children in unwould that ye all spake with derstanding: howbeit in malice be tongues, but rather that ye pro ye children, but in understanding phesied : for greater is he that pro be men. In the law it is written, phesieth than he that speaketh With men of other tongues and with tongues, except he interpret, other lips will I speak unto this that the church may receive edi people; and yet for all that will fying. Now, brethren, if I come they not hear me, saith the Lord. unto you speaking with tongues, Wherefore tongues are for a sign, what shall I profit you, except i not to them that believe, but to shall speak to you either by re them that believe not : but provelation, or by knowledge, or by phesying serveth not for them that prophesying, or by doctrine? And believe not, but for them which even things without life giving believe. If therefore the whole sound, whether pipe or harp, ex church be come together into one cept they give a distinction in the place, and all speak with tongues, sounds, "how shall it be known and there come in those that are what is piped or harped? For if the unlearned, or unbelievers, will trumpet give an uncertain sound, I they not say that ye are mad? But who shall prepare himself to the if all prophesy, and there come in battle? So likewise ye, except ye one that believeth not, or me unutter by the tongue words easy to'l learned, he is convinced of all, he be understood, how shall it be is judged of all: and thus are the known what is spoken? for ye secrets of his heart made manifest; shall speak into the air. There are, and so falling down on his face he it may be, so many kinds of voices will worship God, and report that in the world, and none of them is God is in you of a truth. without signification. Therefore if Ver. 26. How is it then, breI know not the meaning of the thren? when ye come together, voice, I shall be unto him that every one of you hath a psalm, speaketh a barbarian, and he that hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, speaketh shall be a barbarian un hath a revelation, hath an interto me. Even so ye, forasmuch as pretation. Let all things be done ye are zealous of spiritual gifis, unto edifying. If any man speak seek that ye may excel to the edi in an unknown tongue, let it be fying of the church. Wherefore let by two, or at the most by three, him that speaketh in an unknowon and that by course; and let one tongue pray that he may inter interpret. But if there be no inpret. For if I pray in an unknown terpreter, let him keep silence in tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my the church; and let him speak to understanding is unfruitful. What himself, and to God. Let the prois it then? I will pray with the phets speak two or three, and let spirit, and I will pray with the the other judge. If any thing be understanding also: I will sing revealed to another that sitteth with the spirit, and I will sing by, let the first hold his peace. with the understanding also. Else For ye may all prophesy one by when thou shalt bless with the one, that all may learn, and all spirit, how shall he that occupieth may be comforted. And the spirits the room of the unlearned say A of the prophets are subject to the men at thy giving of thanks, see- prophets. For God is not the auing he understandeth not what thor of confusion, but of peace, thou sayest? For thou verily giv- l as in all churches of the saints,
hath a doctrin ou hath a sether,
Hepat will sing reveset the first I
Let your women keep silence in whether it were I or they, so we the churches: for it is not per- preach, and so ye believed. Now mitted unto them to speak; but if Christ be preached that he rose they are commanded to be under from the dead, how say some aobedience, as also saith the law. | mong you that there is no resurAnd if they will learn any thing, rection of the dead? But if there let them ask their husbands at be no resurrection of the dead, home: for it is a shame for wo then is Christ not risen: and if men to speak in the church. What? | Christ be not risen, then is our came the word of God out from preaching vain, and your faith is you? or came it unto you only? also vain. Yea, and we are found If any man think himself to be a false witnesses of God; because prophet, or spiritual, let him ac- we have testified of God that he knowledge that the things that I raised up Christ: whom he raised write unto you are the command- not up, if so be that the dead rise ments of the Lord. But if any not. For if the dead rise not, then man be ignorant, let him be ig is not Christ raised: and if Christ norant. Wherefore, brethren, co be not raised, your faith is vain; vet to prophesy, and forbid not to ye are yet in your sins. Then they speak with tongues. Let all things also which are fallen asleep in be done decently and in order. Christ are perished. If in this life
only we have hope in Christ, we CHAP. XV.
are of all men most miserable. Feb. 3, June 1, Sept. 30.
But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits Tuesday in Easter-week, Evening.
of them that slept. For since by M OREOVER, brethren, I de man came death, by man came
IV clare unto you the gospel also the resurrection of the dead. which I preached unto you, which For as in Adam all die, even so also ye have received, and where in Christ shall all be made alive. in ye stand; by which also ye are But every man in his own order: saved, if ye keep in memory what Christ the firstfruits; afterward I preached unto you, unless ye they that are Christ's at his comhave believed in vain. For I de ing. Then cometh the end, when livered unto you first of all that he shall have delivered up the which I also received, how that kingdom to God, even the FaChrist died for our sins according | ther; when he shall have put down to the scriptures; and that he was all rule and all authority and buried, and that he rose again the | power. For he must reign, till he third day according to the scrip- hath put all enemies under his tures: and that he was seen of feet. The last enemy that shall be Cephas, then of the twelve: after destroyed is death. For he hath that, he was seen of above five put all things under his feet. But hundred brethren at once; of whom when he saith all things are put the greater part remain unto this under him, it is manifest that he present, but some are fallen asleep. is excepted, which did put all After that, he was seen of James; | things under him. And when all then of all the apostles. And last things shall be subdued unto him, of all he was seen of me also, as then shall the Son also himself of one born out of due time. For be subject unto him that put all I am the least of the apostles, | things under him, that God may that am not meet to be called an be all in all. Else what shall they apostle, because I persecuted the | do which are baptized for the dead, church of God. But by the grace if the dead rise not at all? why of God I am what I am: and his are they then baptized for the grace which was bestowed upon me | dead? and why stand we in jeowas not in vain; but I laboured pardy every hour? I protest by more abundantly than they all : your rejoicing which I have in yet not I, but the grace of God Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. which was with me. Therefore if after the manner of men I have
liverch I also recur sins accore was all rer. For he me Christ dieintures; and te again the hath put ast enemy that he hath
our rejoicing which protest by
grace of God
fought with beasts at Ephesus, | kingdom of God; neither doth what advantageth it me, if the corruption inherit incorruption. dead rise not? let us eat andBehold, I shew you a mystery; drink; for to morrow we die. Be We shall not all sleep, but we not deceived: evil communica- shall all be changed, in a motions corrupt good manners. A ment, in the twinkling of an eye, wake to righteousness, and sin at the last trump: for the trumnot; for soine have not the know pet shall sound, and the dead ledge of God: I speak this to your shall be raised incorruptible, and shame. But some man will say, we shall be changed. For this How are the dead raised up? and corruptible must put on incorrupwith what body do they come? | tion, and this mortal must put on Thou fool, that which thou sowest immortality. So when this coris not quickened, except it die : ruptible shall have put on incorand that which thou sowest, thou ruption, and this mortal shall sowest not that body that shall have put on immortality, then be, but bare grain, it may chance shall be brought to pass the saying of wheat, or of some other grain : that is written, Death is swallowbut God giveth it a body as it ed up in victory. O death, where hath pleased him, and to every is thy sting? O grave, where is seed his own body. All flesh is thy victory? The sting of death is not the same flesh: but there is sin; and the strength of sin is the one kind of flesh of men, another law. But thanks be to God, which flesh of beasts, another of fishes, giveth us the victory through our and another of birds. There are Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my also celestial bodies, and bodies beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, terrestrial : but the glory of the unmoveable, always abounding in celestial is one, and the glory of the work of the Lord, forasmuch the terrestrial is another. There is as ye know that your labour is one glory of the sun, and another not in vain in the Lord. glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars : for one star
CHAP. XVI. differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of
Feb. 4, June 2, Oct. 1. the dead. It is sown in corrup I N OW concerning the collection tion; it is raised in incorruption : I for the saints, as I have given it is sown in dishonour; it is rais order to the churches of Galatia, ed in glory: it is sown in weak even so do ye. Upon the first day ness; it is raised in power : it is of the week let every one of you sown a natural body; it is raised lay by him in store, as God hath a spiritual body. There is a na prospered him, that there be no tural body, and there is a spiri gatherings when I come. And tual body. And so it is written, when I come, whomsoever ye The first man Adam was made a shall approve by your letters, them living soul; the last Adam was will I send to bring your liberality made a quickening spirit. How unto Jerusalem. And if it be meet beit that was not first which is that I go also, they shall go with spiritual, but that which is natu me. Now I will come unto you, ral; and afterward that which is when I shall pass through Macespiritual. The first man is of the donia: for I do pass through Maearth, earthy: the second man is cedonia. And it may be that I the Lord from heaven. As is the will abide, yea, and winter with earthy, such are they also that are you, that ye may bring me on earthy: and as is the heavenly, my journey whithersoever I go. such are they also that are hea For I will not see you now by venly. And as we have borne the the way; but I trust to tarry a image of the earthy, we shall also while with you, if the Lord perbear the image of the heavenly. mit. But I will tarry at Ephesus Now this I say, brethren, that I until Pentecost. For a great door flesh and blood cannot inherit the and effectual is opened unto me,
he week in storitet there be and