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Paul commends bis ministry. Chap. iii, Christ our foundation. the spirit of the world, but thel. 8 Now he that planteth and he Spirit which is of God; that we that watereth are one; and every might know the things that are man shall receive his own reward, freely given to us of God. according to his own labour.
13 Which things also we speak, 9 For we are labourers together not in the words which man's with God: ye are God's husbanwisdom teacheth, but which the dry, ye are God's building. Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing 10 According to the grace of spiritual things with spiritual. God which is given unto me, as a
14 But the natural man receiv-wise master-builder I have laid eth not the things of the Spirit of the foundation, and another buildGod; for they are foolishness un-eth thereon. But let every man to him: neither can he know take heed how he buildeth therethem, because they are spiritually upon: discerned.
11 For other foundation can no 15 But he that is spiritual judg- man lay than that is laid, which is eth all things, yet he himself is Jesus Christ. judged of no man.
12 Now, if any man build upon 16 For who hath known the this foundation gold, silver, premind of the Lord, that he may in- cious stones, wood, hay, stubble; struct him? but we have the mind 13 Every man's work shall be of Christ.
made manifest: for the day shall CHAP. III.
declare it, because it shall be rePaul commends his ministry. vealed by fire; and the fire shall
A speak' ubetyven,. canto spot links every man's work of what sort
unto you as unto spi- it is ritual, but as unto carnai, even as 14 If any man's work abide unto babes in Christ.
which he hath built thereupon, he 2 I have fed you with milk, and shall receive a reward. not with meat: for hitherto ye 15 If anyaman's work shall be were not able to bear it, neither burnt, he shall suffer loss: but he yet now are ye able.
himself shall be saved; yet so as 3 For ye are yet carnal: for by fire. whereas there is among you envy- 16 Know ye not that ye are the ing, and strife, and divisions, are temple of God, and that the Spirit ye not carnal, and walk as men? of God dwelleth in you?
4 For while one saith, I am of 17 If any man defile the temple Paul: and another, I am of Apol- of God, him shall God destroy : los; are ye not carnal ?
for the temple of God is holy, Ś Who then is Paul, and who which temple ye are. is Apollos, but ministers by whom 18 Let no man deceive himself. ve believed, even as the Lord If any man among you seemeth to gave to every man?
be wise in this worid, let him be6 I have planted, Apollos wa-come a fool that he may be wise. tered; but God gave the increase. 19 For the wisdom of this
7 So then, neither is he that world is foolishness with God: planteth any thing, neither he that for it is written, He taketh the watereth; but God that giveth wise in their own craftiness. the increase.
20 And again, The Lord know
Paul's diligence I. Corinthians.
in preaching eth the thoughts of the wise, that rich, ye have reigned as kings they are vain.
without us; and I would to God 21 Therefore let no man glory ye did reign, that we also might in men: for all things are yours: reign with you.
22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, 9 For I think that God hath set or Cephas, or the world, or life, forth us the apostles last, as it or death, or things present, or were appointed to death : 'for we things to come; all are yours; are made a spectacle unto the
23 And ye are Christ's; and world, and to angels, and to men. Christ is God's.
10 We are fools for Christ's CHAP. IV.
sake, but ye are wise in Christ : His diligence in preaching. we are weak, but ye are strong;
as of the ministers of Christ, despised. and stewards of the mysteries of 11 Even unto this present hour God.
we both hunger and thirst, and 2 Moreover, it is required in are naked, and are buffetted, and stewards, that a man be found have no certain dwelling-place; faithful.
12 And labour, working with 3 But with me it is a very small our own hands: being reviled, thing that I should be judged of we bless; being persecuted, we you, or of man's judgment; yea, suffer it; I judge not mine own self: 13 Being defamed, we entreat:
4 For I know nothing by my- we are made as the filth of the self; yet am I not hereby justifi-world, and are the off-scouring of ed: but he that judgeth me is the all things unto this day. Lord.
14 I write not these things to 5 Therefore judge nothing beshame you, but, as my beloved fore the time, until the Lord come, sons, I warn you. who both will bring to light the 15 For though ye have ten thous hidden things of darkness, and sand instructors in Christ, yet will make manifest the counsels have ye not many fathers: for, in of the hearts; and then shall every Christ Jesus, I have begotten you man have praise of God. through the gospel.
6 And these things, brethren, 16 Wherefore, I beseech you, I have in a figure transferred to be ye followers of me. myself, and to Apollos, for your 17 For this cause have I sent sakes; that ye might learn in us unto you Timotheus, who is my not to think of men above that beloved son, and faithful in the which is written, that no one of Lord, who shall bring you into you be puffed up for one against remembrance of my ways, which another.
be in Christ, as I teach every 7 For who maketh thee to dif-where, in every church. fer from another? and what hast 18 Now, some are puffed up, thou that thou didst not receive ? (as though I would not come to now, if thou didst receive it, why you. dost thou glory as if thou hadst, 19 But I will come to you not received it ?
shortly, if the Lord will, and will 8 Now ye are full, now ye are know, not the speech of them
The incestuous person. Chap. v. Against going to law which are puffed up, but the pow. 10 Yet not altogether with the er.
fornicators of this world, or with 20 For the kingdom of God is the covetous, or extortioners, or not in word, but in power.
with idolaters; for then must ye 21 What will ye? shall I come needs go out of the world. unto you with a rod, or in love, 11 But now I have written unto and in the spirit of meekness? you, not to keep company, ifany CHAP. V.
man that is called a brother be a Heinous offenders to be avoided. fornicator, or covetous, or an iT is reported commonly that dolater, or a railer, or a drunk
there is fornication among you, ard, or an extortioner; with such and such fornication as is not so an one no not to eat. much as named among the Gen- 12 For what have I to do to tiles, that one should have his fa- judge them also that are without? ther's wife.
do not ye judge them that are 2 And ye are puffed up, and within? have not rather mourned, that he 13 But them that are without that hath done this deed might be God judgeth. Therefore put ataken away from among you. way from among yourselves that
3 For I verily, as absent in bo- wicked person. dy, but present in spirit, have
CHAP. VI. juciged already, as though I were Against going to law. present, concerning him that hath ARE of you, so done this deed;
matter against another, go 4. In the name of our Lord Je- to law before the unjust, and not sus Christ, when ye are gathered before the saints? together, and my spirit, with the 2 Do ye not know that the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, saints shall judge the world ? and
5 To deliver such an one unto if the world shall be judged by Satan for the destruction of the you, are ye unworthy to judge fiesh, that the spirit may be saved the smallest matters? in the day of the Lord Jesus. 3 Know ye not that we shall
6 Your glorying is not good.ljucige angels? how much more Know ye not that a little leaven things that pertain to this life? leaveneth the whole lump? 4 If then ye have judgments of
7 Purge out, therefore, the old things pertaining to this life, set leaven, that ye may be a new them to judge, who are least eslump, as ye are unleavened. For teemed in the church. even Christ our passover is sacri- 5 I speak to your shame. Is it ficed for us:
so, that there is not a wise man 8 Therefore let us keep the among you? 110, not one that feast, not with old leaven, nei- shall be able to judge between his ther with the leaven of malice and brethren? wickedness; but with the un- 6 But brother goeth to law with leavened bread of sincerity and brother, and that before the untruth.
believers. 9 I wrote unto you in an epis- 7 Now, therefore, there is uttle, not to company with fornica- terly a fault among you, because tors:
ye go to law one with another;
with the brethren.
I. Corinthians. Of marriage. why do ye not rather take wrong? fornication sinneth against his why do ye not rather suffer your own body. selves to be defrauded ?
19 What! know ye not that 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and de- your body is the temple of the fraud, and that your brethren. Holy Ghost which is in you,
9 Know ye not that the unright- which ye have of God, and ye are eous shall not inherit the kingdom not your own? of God? Be not deceived: nei- 20 For ye are bought with a ther fornicators, nor idolaters, price: therefore glorify God in nor adulterers, nor effeminate, your body, and in your spirit, nor abusers of themselves with which are God's. mankind,
CHAP. VII. 13 Nor thieves, nor covetous,
Exhortations to purity. nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor OW things extortioners, shall inherit the wher reof ye wrote unto me: kingdom of God.
It is good for a man not to touch 11 And such were someof you: a woman. but ye are washed, but ye are 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornisanctified, but yeare justified, in cation, let every man have his the name of the Lord Jesus, and own wife, ancl let every woman by the Spirit of our God. have her own husband.
12 All things are lawful unto 3 Let the husband render unto me, but all things are not expedi- the wife due benevolence: and ent: all things are lawful for me, likewise also the wife unto the but I will not be brought under husband. the power of any.
4 The wife hath not power of 13 Meats for the belly, and the her own body, but the husbandi; belly for meats: but God shali and likewise also the husbancı destroy both it and them. Now, hath not power of his own body, the body is not for fornication, but the wife. but for the Lord, and the Lordi 5 Defraud ye not one the other, for the body.
except it be with consent for a 14 And God hath both raised time, that ye may give yourselves up the Lord, and will also raise to fasting and prayer; and come up us by his own power. together again, that Satan tempt
15 Know ye not that your bo-you not for your incontinency. dies are the members of Christ ? 6 But I speak this by permissishall I then take the members of on, and not of commandment. Christ and make them the mem- 7 For I would that all men were bers of an bariot? God forbid. even as I myself; but every man
16 What! know ye not, that hath his proper gift of God, one he which is joined to an harlot is after this manner, and another af. one body? for two (saith he) ter that. shall be one fiesh.
8 I say, therefore, to the un17 But he that is joined unto married and widlows, It is good the Lord is one spirit.
for them if they abide even as). 18 Flee fornication. Every sin 9 But if they cannot contain, that a man doeth is without the let them marry: for it is better to body; but he that committeth|marry than to burn.
and virginity. 10 And unto the married II 21 Art thou called being a sercommand, yet not I, but the vant? care not for it: but if thou Lord, Let not the wife depart mayest be made free, use it rafrom her husband:
ther. 11 But and if she depart, let 22 For he that is called in the her remain unmarried, or be re-Lord, being a servant, is the conciled to her husband; and let|Lord's free man: likewise also he not the husband put away his wife. that is called, being free, is Christ's
12 But to the rest speak I, not servant. the Lord; If any brother hath a 23 Ye are bought with a price; wife that believeth not, and she be not ye the servants of men. be pleased to dwell with him, let 24 Brethren, let every man him not put her away.
wherein he is called, therein abide 13 And the woman which hath with God. an husband that believeth not, 25 Now, concerning virgins, I and if he be pleased to dwell with have no commandment of the her, let her not leave him. Lord, yet I give my judgment, as
14 For the unbelieving husband one that hath obtained mercy of is sanctified by the wife, and the the Lord to be faithful. unbelieving wife is sanctified by 26 I suppose, therefore, that the husband; else were your chil- this is good for the present disdren unclean; but now are they tress; I say, that it is good for a holy.
man so to be. 15 But if the unbelieving de- 27 Art thou bound unto a wife? part, let him depart. A brother seek not to be loosed. Art thou or a sister is not under benciage in loosed from a wife? seek not a such cases: but God hath called wife. us to peace.
28 But and if thou marry, thou 16 For what knowost thou, Ohast not sinned; and if a virgin wife, whether thou shalt save thy marry, she hath not sinned: nehusband? or how knowest thou, vertheless, such shall have trouble O man, whether thou shalt save in the flesh; but I spare you. tby wife?
29 But this I say, brethren, the 17 But as God hath distributed time is short. It remaineth, that to every man, as the Lord hath both they that have wives, be as called every one, so let him though they had none; walk : and so ordain I in all 30 And they that weep, as churches.
though they wept not; and they 18 Is any man called being cir- that rejoice, as though they recumcised? let him not become joiced not; and they that buy, as uncircumcised; is any called in though they possessed not; uncircumcision ? let him not be- 31 And they that use this world, come circumcised.
as not abusing it: for the fashion 19 Circumcision is nothing, and of this world passeth away. uncircumcision is nothing, but 32 But I would have you withthe keeping of the commandments out carefulness. He that is unof God.
married, careth for the things 20 Let every man abide in the that belong to the Lord, how he samecalling wherein he was called. may please the Lord;