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The Christian's race.
The Jews' sacraments sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, without law, (being not without law to And as the brethren of the Lord, and God, but under the law to Christ,) that I Cephas? might gain them that are without law. 22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working a
7 Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?
23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I may be partaker thereof with you. 24 Know ye not, that they which run in a race, run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown but we an incorruptible.
8. Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
10 Or saith he altogether for our akes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written that he that plougheth should plough in hope; and that he that hresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
Of the Jews' sacraments.
over you, are we
12 If others be partakers of this power MOREOVER, brethren, I would not
13 Do ye not know that they which
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
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 cast-away CHAP. X.
14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
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.
15 But I have used none of these
17 For if I do this thing willingly,
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur ye, as soine of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition. upon whom the ends of the world are come.
18 What is my reward then? Verily
20 And unto the Jews I became as a
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall.
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is commen to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be
Of things indifferent tempted above that ye are able; but will be the profit of many, that they may with the temptation also make a way to be saved. escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, 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.
Of covering heads in prayer, BE ye followers of me, even as I alsc
am of Christ.
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 for me, but all things edify not. 24 Let no man seek his own, but every inan another's wealth.
25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience' sake:
26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience' sake.
2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to 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.
4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth
18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not his head. they which eat of the sacrifices, partakers 5 But every woman that prayeth or of the altar? prophesieth with her head uncovered,
19 What say I then? that the idol is dishonoureth her head: for that is even any thing, or that which is offered in all one as if she were shaven. sacrifice to idols is any thing? 6 For if the woman be not covered, let 20 But I say, that the things which her also be shorn: but if it be a shame the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let devils, and not to God: and I would her be covered.
not that ye should have fellowship with 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover
21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord,
8 For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man.
9 Neither 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 man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, 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?
28 But if any man say unto you, This 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is is offered in sacrifice unte idols, eat not a glory to her for her hair is given her for his sake that shewed it, and for con- for a covering.
science sake for the earth is the Lord's, 16 But if any man seem to be conten and the fulness thereof: tious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty 17 Now in this that I declare unto you, judged of another man's conscience? I praise you not, that ye come together 30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why not for the better, but for the worse. am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
18 For first of all, when ye come to gether in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly
31 Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory believe it. of God:
19 For there must be also heresies 32 Give none offence, neither to the among you, that they which are approved Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the may be made manifest among you. church of God. 20 When ye come together therefore 33 Even as I please all men in all into one place, this is not to eat the Ahings, not seeking mine own profit,Lord's supper.
the Lord's supper.
CHAP. XII. Diversity of spiritual gifts 21 For in eating every one taketh before 6 And there are diversities of operations, other his own supper: and one is hun-but it is the same God which worketh gry, and another is drunken. all in all.
22 What! have ye not houses to eat
23 For I have received of the Lord,
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
27 Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this
29 For he that eateth and drinketh un-
30 For this cause many are weak and
32 But when we are judged, we are
34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home: that ye coine not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to dne is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, divers kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues:
3 Wherefore I give you to understand,
5 And there are differences of adminis-
11 But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
Diversity of spiritual gifts.
ren, I would not have you ignorant. 23 And those members of the body,
24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
22 Nay', much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble,
25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26 And whether one member suffer, al
The excellence of charity. 1. CORINTHIANS.
FOLLOW after charity, and desire
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 28 And God hath set some in the church, 2 For he that speak th in an unknown » first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly tongue, speaketh not unto men, but unto teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of God: for no man understandeth him ; healings, helps, governments, diversities how beit in the spirit he speaketh mysof tongues. teries.
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? 3 But he that prophesieth, speaketh are all teachers? are all workers of unto men to edification, and exhortation, miracles? and comfort.
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all 4 He that speaketh in an unknown speak with tongues? do all interpret? tongue edifieth himself; but he that 31 But covet earnestly the best guts. prophesieth edifieth the church. And yet shew I unto you a more excel
5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied : for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
Gifts are nothing without charity.
men and of angels, and have not 6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you charity, I am become as sounding brass, speaking with tongues, what shall I proor a tinkling cymbal. fit you, except I shall speak to you either 2 And though I have the gift of proph- by revelation, or by knowledge, or by ecy, and understand all mysteries, and prophesying, or by doctrine? all knowledge; and though I have all 7 And even things without life giving faith, so that I could remove mountains, sound, whether pipe or harp, except they and have not charity, I am nothing. give a distinction in the sounds, how shall 3 And though I bestow all my goods to it be known what is piped or harped? feed the poor, and though I give my 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain body to be burned, and have not charity, sound, who shall prepare himself to the it profiteth me nothing. battle?
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind: 9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not tongue words easy to be understood, itself, is not puffed up, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth is without signification.
in the truth;
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
11 Therefore, if I know not the meaning
7 Beareth all things, believeth all of the voice, I shall be unto him that things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them
12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. 13 Wherefore, let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue, pray that he may interpret.
14 For if I pray in an unknmon tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
15 What is it then? I will pray with
11 When I was a child, I spake as a the spirit, and I will pray with the unchild, I understood as a child, I thought derstanding also: I will sing with the as a child: but when i became a man, I spirit, and I will sing with the underput away childish things. standing also.
12 For now we see through a glass, 16 Else, when thou shalt bless with the darkly; but then face to face: now I spirit, how shall he that occupieth the know in part; but then shall I know room of the unlearned say Amen at thy even as also I am known. giving thanks, seeing he understandetn
13 And now abideth faith, hope, char-not what thou sayest? ity, these three; but the greatest of these charity.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
17 For thou verily givest thanks well but the other is not edified.
mth divers tongues.
18 I thank my God, I speak with torgues more than ye all:
19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
38 But if any man be ignorant, let him
39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with
20 Brethren, be not children in under- be ignorant. standing: howbeit, in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. 21 In the law it is written, With men of tongues. other tongues and other lips will I speak 40 Let all things be done decently, and unto this people; and yet for all that will in order. they not hear me, saith the Lord.
Of Christ's resurrection
22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that MOREOVER, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unt this present, but some are falen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen of James;
23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:
36 What! came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face, he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
26 How is it then, brethren? when ye
27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one Interpret.
32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
10 But by the grace of God I am what
29 Let the prophets speak two or three, I am: and his grace which was bestowed and let the other judge.
30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth oy, let the first hold his peace. 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
upon me, was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
34 Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to speak: but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead