12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because 'it shall be revealed by fire ; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, *he shall receive a reward.

15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss : but he himself shall be saved ; yet so as by fire.8

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in

you ?

17 If any man defile' the temple of God, him

Gr. is revealed. A. V. 8through fire, Ham. O destroy. A. V.


u 1 Cor. iv. 5.

LUKE, ii. 35 : (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

WJOB, xxiii. 10: When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Ps. Ixvi. 10 : Thou, O God, hast proved us : thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Pro. xvii. 3: The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. Isa. xlviii. 10 : Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver ; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. Jer. xxiii. 29 : Is not my word like as fire ? saith the LORD. Zec. xiii. 9: I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. JAMES, i. 3: Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 1 Pet.i.?: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious--though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. do. iv. 12 : Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you

x 1 Cor. iv. 5.

y Zec. iii. 2: And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee : is not this a brand plucked out of the fire ? Jude, 23 : And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire ; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. z See on Rom. viii. 9.



11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, 'save the spirit of man which is in him? even so 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 8 not the things of the Spirit of God : for they are foolishness unto him : neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. o none. Ham.Whit. ? sensual. Rh. 8 perceiveth. Co. Ma. 'understand. Rh.

4 Pro. xiv. 10: The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. do. xx. 27 : The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly. do. xxvii. 19.: As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man. JER, xvii. 9: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked : who can know it?

See on Rom. xi. 33, 34. * Rom. viii. 15 : Ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 1 John,v.20: And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understandling, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. + Ver. 4. 2 Pet. i. 16. See on 1 Cor. i., 17.

Mat. xvi. 23: Thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 1 Cor. i. 18, 23: For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness. Rom. viii. 5-7: For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God : for it is not

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15 But 'he that is spiritual judgetho all things, yet he himself is judged" of no man.

16 For who hath "known the mind of the Lord, that he may 12 instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

CHAP. III. 2 Milk is fit for children : 3 strife and division, arguments of a

fleshly mind : 7 he that planteth, and he that watereth, is nothing 9 the ministers are God's fellowworkmen : 11 Christ the only foundation : 16 men the temples of God, which 17 must be kept holy: 19 the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.

AND I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto a spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with

10 discernelh. A. V. ni discerned. A. V. 12 Gr. shall. A. V. subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. James, iii. 15 : This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. JUDE, 19 : These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Pro. xxviii. 5: Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. 1.Cor. xii. 10: To another discerning of spirits. do. xiv. 29: Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judgé. 1 Thès. v. 21 : Prove all things. 1 John, iv. 1: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God. Rev. ii. 2: Thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars. * w See on Rom. xi. 34. * John, xv. 15: Henceforth I call

you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth : but I have called you friends ; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. do. xvii. 8 : For I have given anto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known-surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

CHAP. U. 21 Cor. ii. 14, 15.

Heb. v. 12, 13 : When for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God ; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that ubeth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness : for he is k but

meat : "for hitherto' ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. : 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 ?3

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, 6 even as the Lord gave to every man ?

6 "I have planted, i Apollos watered ; God gave

the increase. 1 then. Ham. 2 factions. A. V. Gr. according to man. A. V. a babe.

1 Pet. ii. 2 : As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.

• John,xvi, 12: I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 1 Cor. i. ll: For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. do. xi. 18: For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

d. See on Rom. xiii. 13.

e 1 Cor. i. 12: This I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul ; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. do. iv. 6.

f 1 Cor. iv. l. 2 Cor. ii. 3: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

& Rom. xii. 3, 6: According as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Having then gifts differing according to the

grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.' 1 Pet. iv. 11 : If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

h Acts, xviii. 4, 8, 11: And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 1 Cor.

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 :4 and "every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

9 For " we are labourers together with God :

A are neither better than the other. Ma.


iv. 15. do. ix. 1: Am I not an apostle ? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord ? are not ye my work in the Lord ? do. xv. 1 : Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, whic

which also have received, and wherein ye stand. 2 Cor. x. 14, 15: For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you : for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the Gospel of Christ : not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours : but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly.

i Acts, xviii. 24, 27 : And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him : who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace. do. xix. 1: And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus : and finding certain disciples.

1 Cor. i. 30: But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. do. xv. 10: By the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed 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. 2. Cor. iii. 5: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God. i 2 Cor. xii. 11: I am become a fool in glorying ; ye

have compelled me : for I ought to have been commended of you : for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing. Gal. vi. 3 : For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. m 1 Cor. iv. 5. See on Mat. xvi. 27.

Acts, xv. 4: They declared all things that God had done with them. 2 Cor. iii. 5, 6: Our sufficiency is of God; who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament. do. vi.

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