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Chap. viii. Of meats offered to idols. 33 But he that is married, car-l, 2 And if any man think that he eth for the things that are of the knoweth any thing, he knoweth world, how he may please his wife. nothing yet as he ought to know.

34 There is difference also be- 3 But if any man love God, the tween a wife and a virgin. The same is known of him. unmarried woman careth for the 4 As concerning therefore the things of the Lord, that she may eating of those things that are offbe holy, both in body and in spi-ered in sacrifice unto idols, we rit: but she that is married, ca- know that an idol is nothing in the reth for the things of the world, world, and that there is none other how she may please her husband. God but one.

35 And this I speak for your 5 For though there be that are own profit; not that I may cast a called gods, whether in heaven or snare upon you, but for that which in earth; (as there be gods many, is comely, and that ye may attend and lords many;) upon the Lord without distracti- 6 But to us there is but one God,

the Father, of whom are all things, 36 But if any man think that he and we in him; and one Lord behaveth himself uncomely tow- Jesus Christ, by whom are all ard his virgin, if she pass the things, and we by him. flower of her age, and need so re- 7 Howbeit, there is not in every quire, let him do what he will, he man that knowledge : for some, sinneth not; let them marry.

with conscience of the idol, unto 37 Nevertheless, he that stand-this hour, eat it as a thing offered eth stedfast in his heart, having unto an idol; and their conscino necessity, but hath power ence being weak is defiled. over his own will, and hath so 8 But meat commendeth us not decreed in his heart that he will to God: for neither, if we eat, keep his virgin, doeth well. are we the better; neither, if we

38 So then, he that giveth her eat not, are we the worse. in marriage doeth well; but he 9 But take heed, lest by any that giveth her not in marriage do- means this liberty of yours beeth better.

come a stumbling-block to them 39 The wife is bound by the that are weak. law as long as her husband liveth: 10 For if any man see thee, but if her husband be dead, she which hast knowledge, sit at meat is at liberty to be married to whom in the idol's temple, shall not the she will; only in the Lord. conscience of him which is weak

40 But she is happier if she so be emboldened to eat those things abide, after my judgment : and I which are offered to idols; think also that I have the Spirit of 11 And through thy knowledge God.

shall the weak brother perish, for CHAP. VIII.

whom Christ died? Not to abuse our christian liberty. 12 But when ye sin so against

OW, as touching things off the brethren, and wound their

ered unto idols, we know weak conscience, ye sin against that we all have knowledge. Christ. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity 13 Wherefore, if meat make edifieth:

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Paul sheweth his liberty. I. Corinthians. The true ministers. no flesh while the world standeth, things, lest we should hinder hte lest I make my brother to offend. gospel of Christ. CHAP. IX.

13 Do ye not know, that they Ministers to live by the gospel. which minister about holy things

M I not an apostle ? am I live of the things of the temple ?

not free ? have I not seen and they which wait at the altar Jesus Christ our Lord ? are not are partakers with the altar? ye my work in the Lord ?

14 Even so hath the Lord or2 If I be not an apostle unto dained, that they which preach ethers, yet doubtless I am to you: the gospel should live of the gosfor the seal of mine apostleship are pel. ye in the Lord.

15 But I have used none of 3 Mine answer to them that do these things; neither have I writexamine me is this;

ten these things that it should be 4 Have we not power to eat and so done unto me: for it were betto drink?

ter for me to die, than that any 3 Have we not power to lead a- man should make my glorying bout a sister, a wife, as well as void. other apostles, and as the brethren 16 For though I preach the gosof the Lord, and Cephas ? Ipel, I have nothing to glory of:

6 Or I only and Barnabas, have for necessity is laid upon me; yea, not we power to forbear working? woe is unto me if I preach not the

y Who goeth a warfare any gospel. time at his own charges? who 17 For if I do this thing willingplanteth a vineyard, and eateth ly, I have a reward: but if against not of the fruit thereof? or who my will, a dispensation of the gosfeedeth a flock, and eateth not of pel is committed unto me. the milk of the Aock?

18 What is my reward then ? 8 Say I these things as a man? Verily that, when I preach the or saith not the law the same also ? gospel, I may make the gospel of

9 For it is written in the law of Christ without charge, that I aMoses, Thou shalt not muzzle buse not my power in the gospel. the mouth of the ox that treadeth 19 For though I be free from out the corn. Doth God take all men, yet have I made myself care for oxen?

servant unto all, that I might gain 10 Or saith he it altogether for the more. our sakes? For our sakes, no 20 And unto the Jews I became doubt, this is written: that he as a Jew, that I might gain the thatploweth should plow in hope; Jews; to them that are under the and that he that thresheth in hope law, as under the law, that I should be partaker of his hope.' might gain them that are under

11 If we have sown unto you the law; spiritual things, is it a great thing 21 To them that are without if we shall reap your carnal law, as without law, (being not things?

without law to God,' but under 12 If others be partakers of this the law to Christ,) that I might power over you, are not we ra-gain them that are without law. ther? nevertheless we have not 22 To the weak became I as used this power; but suffer all weak, that I might gain the weak:

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our examples. I am made all things to all men, were some of them; as it is writthat I might by all means save ten, The people sat down to eat some.

and drink, and rose up to play. 23 And this I do for the gospel's 8 Neither let us commit fornisake, that I might be partaker cation as some of them committhereof with you.

ted, and fell in one day three and 24 Know ye not, that they twenty thousand. which run in a race, runall, but one 9 Neither let us tempt Christ, receiveth the prize ? So run that as some of them also tempted, ye may obtain.

and were destroyed of serpents. 25 And every man that striveth 10 Neither murmur ye, for the mastery is temperate in all some of them also murmured, and things. Now, they do it to obtain were destroyed of the destroyer, a corruptible crown, but we an 11 Now all these things happenincorruptible.

ed unto them for ensamples; and 26 I therefore so run, not as un- they are written for our admoniti. certainly; so fight I, not as one on, upon whom the ends of the that beateth the air :

world are come. 27 But I keep under my body, 12 Wherefore, let him that and bring it into subjection; lest thinketh he standeth, take heed that by any means, when I have lest he fall. preached to others, I myself 13 There hath no temptation should be a cast-away.

taken you, but such as is comCHAP. X.

mon to man: but God is faithful, Of the Yews' sacraments. who will not suffer you to be OREOVER, brethren, I tempted above that ye are able;

would not that ye should be but will with the temptation also ignorant, how that all our fathers make a way to escape, that ye were under the cloud, and all pas- may be able to bear it. sed through the sea;

14 Wherefore, my dearly belo2 And were all baptized unto ved, flee from idolatry. Moses in the cloud, and in the 15 I speak as to wise men; judge sea;

ye what I say. 3 And did all eat the same spi- 16 The cup of blessing which ritual meat;

we bless, is it not the communi4 And did all drink the same on of the blood of Christ ? the spiritual drink: (for they drank bread which we break, is it not of that spiritual Rock that follow-the communion of the body of ed them; and that Rock was Christ? Christ :)

17 For we being many, are one 5 But with many of them God bread, and one body; for we are was not well pleased; for they all partakers of that one bread. were overthrown in the wilder- 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: ness.

are not they which eat of the sa6 Now these things were our crifices, partakers of the altar ? examples, to the intent we should 19 What say I then that the not lust after evil things, as they idol is any thing ? or that which is also lusted.

offered in sacrifice to idols, is any 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as thing?

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1. Corinthians. Of covering the head, 20 But I say, that the things profit, but the profit of many, which the Gentiles sacrifice, they that they may be saved. sacrifice to devils, and not to God:

CHAP. XI. and I would not that ye should Of Profaning the Lord's supper. have fellowship with devils.

I also am of Christ. the Lord and the cup of devils; 2 Now I praise you, brethren, ye cannot be partakers of the that ye remember me in all things, Lord's table and of the table of and keep the ordinances, as I de devils.

livered them to you. 22 Do we provoke the Lord to 3 But I would have you know, jealousy? are we stronger than her that the head of every man is

23 All things are lawful for me, Christ; and the head of the wobut all things are not expedient; man is the man; and the head of all things are lawful for me, but Christ is God. all things edify not.

4 Every manpraying or prophe24 Let no man seek his own, sying, having his head covered, but every man another's wealth, dishonoureth his head.

25 Whatsoever is sold in the 5 But every woman that prayshambles, that eat, asking no eth or prophesieth with her head question for conscience sake, uncovered, dishonoureth her

26 For the earth is the Lord's, head: for that is even all one as and the fulness thereof,

if she were shaven. 27 If any of them that believe 6 For if the woman be not co. not, bid you to a feast, and ye be vered, let her also be shorn: but disposed to go; whatsoever is set if it be a shame for a woman to be before you, eat, asking no questi- shorn or shaven, let her be coveron for conscience' sake.

ed. 28 But if any man say unto you, 7 For a man indeed ought not This is offered in sacrifice unto to cover bis head, forasmuch as he idols, eat not, for his sake that is the image and glory of God 1; shewed it, and for conscience but the woman is the glory of the sake: for the earth is the Lord's, man. and the fulness thereof.

8 For the man is not of the wo29 Conscience, I say, not thine man; but the woman of the man. own, but of the other for why 9 Neither was the man created is my liberty judged of another for the woman; but the woman man's conscience?

for the man. 30 For if I by grace be a parta- 10 For this cause ought the woker, why am I evil spoken of for man to have power on her head that for which I give thanks ? because of the angels.

31 Whether, therefore, ye eat, 11 Nevertheless, neither is the or drink, or whatsoever ye do, man without the woman, neither do all to the glory of God. the woman without the man, in

32 Give none offence, neither the Lord. to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, 12 For as the woman is of the nor to the church of God.

man, even so is the man also by 33 Even as I please all men in the woman; but all things of God. all things, not seeking mine own 13 Judge in yourselves : is it Of profaning the Chap. xii.

Lord's supper. comely that a woman pray unto testament in my blood : this do God uncovered ?

ye, as oft as ye drink it, in re14 Doth not even nature itself membrance of me. teach you, that if a man have long 26 For as often as ye eat this hair, it is a shame unto him? bread, and drink this cup, ye do

15 But if a woman have long shew the Lord's death till he come. hair, it is a glory to her: for her 27 Wherefore, whosoever shall. hair is given her for a covering. eat this bread and drink this cup

16 But if any man seem to be of the Lord unworthily, shall be contentious, we have no such cus-guilty of the body and blood of tom, neither the churches of God. the Lord.

17 Now, in this that I declare 28 But let a man examine himunto you, I praise you not, that ye self, and so let him eat of that come together not for the better, bread, and drink of that cup. but for the worse.

29 For he that eateth and drink. 18 For, first of all, when yeeth unworthily, eateth and drinkcome together in the church, I eth damnation to himself, not dishear that there be divisions a- cerning the Lord's body. mong you; and I partly believe it. 30 For this cause many are

19 For there must be also here-weak and sickly among you, and sies among you, that they which many sleep. are approved, may be made mani- 31 For if we would judge ourfest among you.

selves, we should not be judged. 20 When ye come together, 32 But when we are judged, we therefore, into one place, this is are chastened of the Lord, that not to eat the Lord's supper. we should not be condemned with

21 For in eating every one ta- the world. keth before other his own supper; 33 Wherefore, my brethren, and one is hungry, and another is when ye come together to eat, tardrunken.

ry one for another. 22 What! have ye not houses 34 And if any man hunger, let to eat and to drink in? or despise him eat at home; that ye come ye the church of God, and shame not together unto condemnation. them that have not? What shall And the rest will I set in crder I say to you? shall I praise you when I come. in this? I praise you not.

CHAP. XII. 23 For I have received of the Diversity of spiritual gifts. Lord that which also I delivered OW, concerning spiritual unto you, That the Lord Jesus, gifts, the same night in which he was have you ignorant. betrayed, took bread :

2 Ye know that ye were Gen24 And, when he had give tiles, carried away unto these thanks, he brake it, and said, dumb idols, even as ye were led. Take, eat; this is my body), 3 Wherefore I give you to unwhich is broken for you : this do derstand, that no man speaking in remembrance of me.

by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus 25 After the same manner also accursed; and that no man can he took the cup, when he had sup- say that Jesus is the Lord but by ped, saying, This cup is the new the Holy Ghost

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