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Run, to obtair. brethren, and wound their weak con-| things. Neither have I written these science, ye sin against Christ.
things, that it should be so done unto 13 Wherefore if meat make my bro- me: for it were better for me to die, ther to offend, I will eat no flesh while than that any man should make my gks the world standeth, lest I make my bro. rying void. ther to offend.
16 For though I preach the Gospel, I CHAP. IX.
have nothing to glory of: for necessity He sheweth his liberty. is laid upon me, yea, wo is unto me, if A MI not an A postle } am I chot free? | preach not the Gospel
17 For if I do this thing willingly, I Lord ? Are not you my work in the have a reward : but if against my wil, Lord ?
a dispensation of the Gospel is commit. 2 If I be not an Apostle unto others, ted unto me. yet doubtless I am to you : for the seal 18 What is my reward then ? verly of mine Apostleship are ye in the Lord. that when I preach the Gospel, I may
3 Mine answer to them that do ex- make the Gospel of Christ without amine me, is this :
charge, that I abuse not my power in 4 Have we not power to eat and to the Gospel. drink?
19 For though I be free from all men, 5 Have we not power to lead about a yet have I made myself servant unto sister a wife as well as other Apostles, all, that I might gain the more. and as the brethren of the Lord, and 20 And unto the Jews, I became as a Cephas ?
Jew, that I might gain the Jews: to 6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not them that are under the Law, as under we power to forbear working ?
the Law, that I might gain them that 7 Who goeth a warfare any time at are under the Law : his own charges ? who planteth a vine. 21 To them that are without Law, as yard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? without Law (being not without Law to or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not God, but under the Law to Christ,) that of the milk of the flock ?
I might gain them that are without Lar. 8 Say I these things as a man? or
22 To the weak became I as weak, saith not the Law the same also ? that I might gain the weak: I am made
9 For it is written in the Law of Moses, all things to all men, that I might by all Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the means save some. ox that treadeth out the corn : doth God 23 And this I do for the Gospel's sake, take care for oxen?
that I might be partaker thereof with 10 Or saith he it altogether for our you. sakes? for our sakes, no doubt, this is 24 Know ye not that they which run written : that he that plougheth, should in a race, run all, but one receiveth the plough in hope : and that he that thresh- prize ? So run, that ye may obtain. eth in hope, should be partaker of his 25 And every man that striveth for the hope.
mastery, is temperate in all things : 11 If we have sown unto you spiritual Now they do it to obtain a corruptible things, is it a great thing if we shall reap crown, but we an incorruptible. your carnal things ?
26 I therefore so run, not as uncer. 12 If others be partakers of this power tainly: so fight I, not as one that beat over you are not we rather ? Neverthe eth the air : less, we have not used this power: but 27 But I keep under my body, and suffor all things, lest we should hinder bring it into subjection : lest that by the Gospel of Christ.
any means when I have preached to 13 Do ye not know that they which others, I myself should be a castaway. minister about holy things, live of the
CHAP. X. things of the temple ? and they which The Sacraments of the Jews.
en at the altar, are partakers with the MOREOVERobrethren, Lowould not
that ye should be ignorant, 14 Even so hath the Lord ordained, that all our fathers were under the cloud, that they which preach the Gospel, and all passed through the sea : should live of the Gospel.
2 And were all baptized unto Moses 15 But I have used none of these l in the cloud, and in the sea :
One bread, one body.
Women covered 3 And did all eat the same spiritual 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the
Lord, and the cup of devils : ye cannot 4 And did all drink the same spiritual be partakers of the Lord's table, and driik : (for they drank of that spiritual of the table of devils. Rock that followed them: and that 22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealo Rock was Christ)
ousy? are we stronger than he ? 5 But with many of them God was not 23 All things are lawful for me, but well pleased : for they were overthrown all things are not expedient: all things in the wilderness.
are lawful for me, but all things edify not 6 Now these things were our exam.
24 Let no man seek his own : but ples, the intent we should not lust every man another's wealth. after evil things, as they also lusted. 25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles,
7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some that eat, asking no question for con. of them, as it is written, The people sat science' sake. down to cat and drink, and rose up to 26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the play.
fulness thereof. 8 Neither let us commit fornication, 27 If any of them that believe not, bid as some of them committed, and fell in you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go, one day three and twenty thousand. whatsoever is set before you, eat, ask.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some ing no question for conscience sake. of them also tempted, and were destroy- | 28 But if any man say unto you, This ed of serpents.
is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not 10 Neither murinur çe, as
some of for his sake that shewed it, and for con. them also murmured, and were destroy- sciencel sake, for the earth is the Lord's, ed of the destroyer.
and the fulness thereof. 11 Now all these things happened unio 29 Conscience I say, not thine own, them for ensamples : and they are writ. but of the others : for why is my liberty ten for our admonition, upon whom the judged of another man's conscience ? ends of the world are come.
30 For, if I by grace be a partaker, 12 Wherefore, let him that thinketh | why am I evil spoken of, for that for he standeth, take heed lest he fall. which I give thanks ?
13 There hath no temptation taken 31 Whether therefore ye eat or drink, you, but such as is common to man: or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory but God is faithful, who will not suffer of God. you to be tempted above that you are 32 Give none offence, neither to the able: but will with the temptation also Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the make a way to escape, that ye may be Church of God: able to bear it.
33 Even as I please all men in all things, 14 Wherefore my dearly beloved, flee not seeking mine own profit, but the from idolatry.
prosit of many, that they may be saved. 15 I speak as to wise men: judge ye
CHAP. XI. what I say.
He reproveth them. is it not the communion of the bloodse BE ye followers of me, even as I also
am of Christ. Christ? The bread which we break, is it 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you not the communion of the body of Christ? remember me in all things, and keep the
17 For we being many are one bread, ordinances, as I delivered them to you. and one body: for we are all partakers 3 But I would have you know, that of that one bread.
the head of every man is Christ: and 18 Behold Israel after the flesh : are the head of the woman is the man, and not they which eat of the sacrifices, par. the head of Christ is God. takers of the Altar ?
4 Every man praying or prophesying, 19 What say I then? that the idol is having his head covered, dishonoureth any thing ? or that which is offered in his head. sacrifice to idols is any thing?
5 But every woman that prayeth or 20 But I say that the things which the prophesieth with her head uncovered, Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, dishonoureth her head: for that is even and not to God: and I would not that all one as if she were shaven. ye should have fellowship with devils. 6 For if the woman be not covered,
of that cup.
Spiritual gifts let her also be shorn : but if it be a body, which is broken for you : this do shame for a woman to be shorn or sha. in remembrance of me. ven, let her be covered.
25 After the same manner also he took 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover the cup when he had supped, saying, his head, forasmuch as he is the image This cup is the new testament in my and glory of God: but the woman is blood : this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, the glory of the man.
in remembrance of me. 8 For the man is not of the woman : 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, but the woman of the man.
and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's 9 Neither was the man created for the death till he come. woman : but the woman for the man. 27 Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this
10 For this cause ought the woman to bread, and drink this cup of the Lord have power on her head, because of the unworthily, shall be guilty of the body angels.
and blood of the Lord. 11 Nevertheless, neither is the man 28 But let a man examine himself, and without the woman, neither the woman so let him eat of that bread, and drink without the man in the Lord.
12 For as the woman is of the man : 29 For he that eateth and drinketh even so is the man also by the woman; unworthily, eateth and drinketh danna. but all things of God.
tion to himself, not discerning the Lord's 13 Judge in yourselves, is it comely body. that a woman pray unto God uncov. 30 For this cause many are weak and ered ?
sickly among you, and many sleep. 14 Doth not even nature itself teach 31 For if we would judge ourselves, you, that if a man have long hair, it is we should not be judged. a shame unto him ?
32 But when we are judged, we are 15 But if a woman have long hair, it chastened of the Lord, that we should is a glory to her : for her hair is given not be condemned with the world. her for a covering.
33 Wherefore my brethren, when ye 16 But if any man seem to be conten- come together to eat, tarry one for an. tious, we have no such custom, neither other. the Churches of God.
34 And if any man hunger, let him 17 Now in this that I declare unto you, eat at home, that ye come not together I praise you not, that you come together unto condemnation. And the rest will i not for the better, but for the worse. set in order, when I come. 18 For first of all when ye come to.
CHAP. XII. gether in the Church, I hear that there Spiritual gifts are divers.
OW . believe it.
thren 19 For there must be also heresies 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, car. among you, that they which are approv. ried away unto these dumb idols, even ed may be made manifest among you. as ye were led.
20 When ye come together therefore 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, into one place, this is not to eat the that no man speaking by the Spirit of Lord's supper.
God, calleth Jesus accursed: and that 21 For in eating, every one taketh be- no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, fore other, his own supper : and one is but by the holy Ghost. hungry, and another is drunken. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts,
22 What, have ye not houses to eat and but the same Spirit. to drink in? Or despise ye the Church 5 And there are differences of admin. of God, and shame them that have not? istrations, but the same Lord. What shall I say to you? shall I praise 6 And there are diversities of opera. you in this? I praise you not.
tions, but it is the same God, which 23 For I have received of the Lord that worketh all in all. which also I delivered unto you, that the 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit, is Lord Jesus, the same night in which he given to every man to profit withal. was betrayed, took bread :
8 For to one is given by the Spirit, the 24 And when he had given thanks, he word of wisdom, to another the word of prake it, and said, Take, eat, this is my knowledge, by the same Spirit.
be divisions among you, and I partly Noren, I would not have you ignorant.
Charity praised 9 To another faith, by the same Spirit: ber be honoured, all the members rejoice to another the gifts of healing, by the with it. same Spirit:
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and 10 To another the working of miracles, members in particular. to another prophecy, to another discern. 28 And God hath set some in the ing of spirits, to another divers kinds of Church, first Apostles, secondarily Pro tongues, to another the interpretation of phets, thirdly Teachers, after that mira. tongues.
cles, then gifts of healings, helps, go11 But all these worketh that one and vernments, diversities of tongues. the self same Spirit, dividing to every 29 Are all Apostles ? are all Prophets ? man severally as he will.
are all Teachers ? are all workers of 12 For as the body is one, and hath miracles ? many members, and all the members of 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all that one body, being many, are one body: speak with tongues? do all interpret? Bo also is Christ.
31 But covet earnestly the best gifts : 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized and yet shew I unto you a more excel. into one body, whether we be Jews or lent way. Gentiles, whether we be bond or free:
CHAP. XIII. and have been all made to drink into All gifts are nothing worth without
charity. 14 For the body is not one member, THf men and of Angels, and have
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not charity, I am become as sounding not the hand, I am not of the body: is brass or a tinkling cymbal. it therefore not of the body?
2 And though I have the gift of pro. 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I phecy, and understand all mysteries and am not the eye, I am not of the body: all knowledge: and though I have all is it therefore not of the body?
faith, so that I could remove mountains, 17 If the whole body were an eye, and have not charity, I am nothing. where were the hearing? If the whole 3 And though I bestow all my goods were hearing, where were the smelling? to feed the poor, and though I give my
18 But now hath God set the members, body to be burned, and have not charity, every one of them in the body, as it hath it profiteth me nothing. pleased him.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind : 19 And if they were all one member, charity envieth not : charity vaunteth where were the body?
not itself, is not puffed up, 20 But now are they many members, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, yet but one body.
seeketh not her own, is not easily pro. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the voked, thinketh no evil, hand, I have no need of thee: nor again, 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoic. the head to the feet, I have no need of eth in the truth : you.
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, 22 Nay, much more those members of hopeth all things, endureth all things. the body, which seem to be more feeble, 8 Charity never faileth: but whether are necessary.
there be prophecies, they shall fail ; 23 And those members of the body, whether there be tongues, they shall which we think to be less honourable, cease; whether there be knowledge, it upon these we bestow more abundant shall vanish away. honour, and our uncomely parts have 9 For we know in part, and we pro. more abundant comeliness.
phesy in part. 24 For our comely parts have no need : 10 But when that which is perfect is but God hath tempered the body together, coine, then that which is in part, shall having given more abundant honour to be done away. that part which lacked:
11 When I was a child, I spake as a 25 That there should be no schism in child, I understood as a child, I thought the body: but that the members should as a child : but when I became a man, have the same care one for another. I put away childish things.
26 And whether one member suffer, all 12 For now we see through a glass, the members suffer with it: or one mem- darkly: but then face to face: now I
and interpretation. know in part, but then shall I know 15 What is it then? I will pray with the even as also I am known.
spirii, and will pray with the understand. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, cha. ing also: I will sing with the spirit, and rity, these three, but the greatest of these I will sing with the understanding also. is charity.
16 Else, when thou shalt bless with the CHAP. XIV.
spirit, how shall he that occupieth the Prophecy is commended. room of the unlearned say Amen at thy FOL TOLLOW after charity, and desire giving of thanks, seeing lie understand.
spiritual gifts, but rather that ye etlı not what thou sayest ? may prophesy.
17 For thou verily givest thanks well : 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown but the other is not edified. tongue, speaketh not unto men, but un. 18 I thank my God, I speak with to God: for no man understandeth 'him: tongues more than you all. howbeit in the Spirit he speaketh mys.
19 Yet in the Church I had rather speak teries.
five words with my understanding, that 3 But he that prophesieth, speaketh by my voice I might teach others also, unto men to edification, and exhorta- than ten thousand words in an unknown tion, and comfort.
tongue. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown 20 Brethren, be not children in un. tongue, edifieth himself : but he that derstanding : howbeit, in malice be ye prophesieth, edifieth the Church. children, but in understanding be men. 5 I would that ye all spake with tongues,
21 In the Law it is written, With men but rather that ye prophesied : for great of other tongues, and other lips will I er is he that prophesieth, than he that speak unto this people : and yet for all speaketh with tongues, except he in. that will they not hear me, saith the terpret, that the Church may receive Lord. edifying.
22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, 6 Now brethren, if I come unto you not to them that believe, but to them that speaking with tongues, what shall I pro. believe not : but prophesying serveth fit you, except I shall speak to you either not for them that believe not, but for by revelation, or by knowledge, or by them which believe. prophesying, or by doctrine ?
23 If therefore the whole Church be 7 And even things without life giving come together into some place, and all sound, whether pipe or harp, except they speak with tongues, and there come in give a distinction in the sounds, how shall those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, it be known what is piped or harped ? will they not say that ye are mad?
8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain 24 But if all prophesy, and there come sound, who shall prepare himself to the in one that believeth not, or one un. battle?
learned: he is convinced of all, he is 9 So likewise you, except ye utter by judged of all. the tongue words easy to be understood, 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart how shall it be known what is spoken? made manifest, and so falling down on for ye shall speak into the air.
his face, he will worship God, and re. 10 There are, it may be, so many port that God is in you of a truth. kinds of voices in the world, and none 26 How is it then brethren ? when ye of them are without signification. come together, every one of you hath a 11 Therefore if I know not the mean. psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, ing of the voice, I shall be unto him hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. that speaketh, a barbarian, and he that Let all things be done unto edifying. speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 27 If any man speak in an unknown
12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye three, and that by course, and let one may excel to the edifying of the Church. interpret.
13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in 28 But if there be no interpreter, let an unknown tongue, pray that he may him keep silence in the Church, and let interpret.
him speak to himself, and to God. 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, 29 Let the Prophets speak two or my spirit prayeth, but my understanding three, and let the other judge. is unfruitful.
30 If any thing be revealed to ano.