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THE GOSPEL NOT FOUNDED ON PHILOSOPHY-CHAP. XIII.
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20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world ? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world ?
21 For after that, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom.
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many
wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called :
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world, to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are ;
29 That no fesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth,
$ 5. 1 Cor. ii. 1-5.
them, unlike their false Teachers he adorned it with no
1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with
2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with en
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5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the
1 Cor. ii. 6. to the end.
Wisdom, the Corinthians have no cause to glory in their
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are per-
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But, as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit : for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him ? but we have the mind of Christ.
DIVISIONS INJURIOUS TO A CHURCH-CITAP. XIII.
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the Opinions of the People on the various Qualifications of
1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat : for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are
3 For ye are yet carnal : for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men ?
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal ?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
6 I have planted, Apollos watered ; but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth ; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one; and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto
§ 8. 1 Cor. iii. part of ver. 10–15.
who build upon this Foundation are cautioned to take
this Foundation sound and good Doctrine,
10 But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold,
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man's work abide which he hath built there. upon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer
$ 9. I Cor. iii. 16. to the end.
false Doctrine into the Church will be destroyed, how-
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God : for it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21 Therefore let no man glory in men: for all things
22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world,
§ 10. 1 Cor. iv. 1-5.
pense the Mysteries of the Gospel as Men were prepared
1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of
TRUE AND FALSE TEACHERS COMPARED-CHAP. XIII.
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3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment; yea, I judge not mine own self:
4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the
§ 11. I cor. iv. 6--13.
that of Apollos, that they might learn not to think too
Article of the Christian Faith ; while the false Teachers,
6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and lo Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
7 For who maketh thee to differ from another ? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive ? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us : and I would to God ye did reign; that we also might reign with you.
9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death : for we are made spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ: we are weak, but ye are strong : ye are honourable, but we are despised.
11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger and