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ance with others in
of a Chris,
CHAP. is treading out the corn.” Doth I made myself a slave to all, that CHAP.
God take care for the ox only? I might gain the more. 10 Or doth he certainly say this
Accordingly, to the Jews I be- 20 for
For our came as a Jew, that I might gain Complia sakes, no doubt, it was written, the Jews; even to those that are because the ploughman should under the law, as under the law, indifferent
plough in hope, and the thresher that I might gain those under the matters 11 be in hope of partaking. If we law; to those that, are without is worthy
have sown in you spiritual things, the law, as without the law, (being tian. is it a great thing if we shall not without law to God, but under 12 reap your worldly things ? If law to Christ) that I might gain those
others partake of this right over that are without the law; to the weak 92
you, ought not we rather? I became as weak, that I might ind a right Nevertheless we have not used gain the weak. I became all things o decline this right, but we endure all id all men, that I may by all hought things, lest we should give any means save some. And all this I 23
hindrance to the gospel of Christ. do for the sake of the gospel, that 13 Know ye not that they who per- I may become a joint-partaker
form the services of the temple, with others of the rewards of it.
not observe of the run- 24
Christian takers with the altar. And after only receiveth the prize. So run
race all may the same manner the Lord hath ye also that ye may win. And win the appointed that the preachers of the every man who contendeth in the price. gospel should live by the gos- game, is temperate in all things ; 25
But I have used none of now they do it to obtain a corrupthese things; nor do I write thus, tible crown, but we an incorruptithat it should be so done unto ble one. I therefore so run, as one 26 me ; for it' were better for me to not doubtful of the prize. I so 27 die than that any one should de- fight as not vainly striking the air, prive me of the satisfaction which but I bruise my body, and keep it
I feel from acting as I have under ; lest by any means after 16 done. I cannot glory indeed 'in preaching to others, I myself should
thus preaching the gospel, for be rejected.
you for me, if I preach not the gospel. to observe, that all our fathers were 17 For if I do this willingly, I have under the cloud which miracuously Outward
a reward : but if I am entrusted covered and guided them, and all priveleges with an office without my con- were ' baptized into Moses in the avail with
sent, what is my reward then ? cloud, and in the sea, and all ate out obedi18.I can expect none but by being the same spiritual food, and all ence.
willing to make the gospel of drank the same spiritual drink ; for 4 Christ, whilst I preach it, without they drank of the spiritual rock, the charge, in not using to the ut- water of which a followed them, most my privilege in the gospel. and that rock was a representation 19 For when I was free from all men, of Christ. With most of them, 5
? Initiated into the law given by Moses, of baptism.
CHAP. however, God was not pleased, for I praise you not when I declare CHAI,
they were overthrown in the de- this, that your assemblies are not
for the better, but for the worse Wrong 6 Now these things are patterns For first, when ye come together in
taking the God will for us, that we may not lust after the church, I hear that there are di- Lord's punish Christians
hurtful things, as they also lusted, visions among you; and I partly supper, as he for. nor like some of them worship an believe it ; for
indeed, there censured, merly did image, as is written, “ The peo- must be parties among you, that 19 the Jews, ple sat down to eat, and to drink, the approved among you may befor their sins. and rose up to dance before the come manifest. So then, when ye 20 Exod. idol.” Neither let us commit for- meet together, it is not to eat the xxxü. 6.
nication, as some of them commit- supper of the Lord; because at the 21 8 ted, and fell in one day three and eating of it, each taketh his own 9 twenty thousand. Nor let us try supper before others, and one is God, as some of them also tried hungry, and another indulges to
him, and perished by serpents. excess. Have ye not houses to eat 22 10 Neither do ye murmur as some of and to drink in? Or do ye des
them also murmured, and perished pise the house of God, and shame 11 by the destroyer. Now all these the poor? What can I say unto · things befel them, and were written you? Shall I praise you in this?
to admonish us upon whom the 1 praise you not. 12 ends of the ages are come: where- For I have received from the 23 fore, let him
who thinketh that he Lord, what I also delivered to you, Its original 13 standeth, beware lest he fall. No that the Lord Jesus, on the night
trial hath come upon you, but such in which he was delivered up, took
give you power to bear its effects. do this in remembrance of me." In 25 14 Wherefore, my beloved bre- the same manner he took the cup
thren, flee froin idolatry. I speak after supper,and said, “This cup is
venant, confirmed by the shedding 31 Whether ve eat, or whether ye of my blood; this do in rememThe ho- drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all brance of me." For as often as ye 26
to the glory of God. Give no cause eat this bread, and drink this cup, should be of offending to the Jews, or to the ye make a declaration of the Lord's
Gentiles, or to the church of God; death until he come. Wberefore, 27 object.
even as I please all men in all law- whosoever shall eat this bread, or 33 ful things, not seeking my own ad-drink this cup of the Lord unwor
vantage, but the advantage of all, thily, he is blameable on account of CHAP. that they may be saved. Be ye the body and blood of the Lord.
imitators of me, as I also am of But let a man try himself, whether 28 Christ.
he rightly understand the nature
nour of God
1 Some invisible power.
human nature, parties must be expected Considering the state and condition of | among men,
CHAP. of the ordinance, and eat accord- writings of Moses and the pro
XII. ingly of that bread, and drink of phets, and to another by the same 29 that cup; for he that eateth and spirit, faith, or an unshaken confi- 9
drinketh unworthily, eateth and dence in delivering and confirming
not distinguishing the Lord's another gifts of healing by the same 30 body ; for this cause many of you spirit ; and to another workings of 10
are weakly and sick, and not a few miracles, of various other kinds ; 31 sleep in death. For if ye your- and to another prophecy; and to
selves had made a difference, ye another discernment of the spirits,
would not have been so punished ; or minds of men ; and to another 32 but this punishment from the Lord different kinds of languages ; and
is a lesson to us, that we may not to another the interptetation of lan
be condemned with the world. guages. But all these operations 11 33 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, are from this one same spirit, dis
when ye come together to eat this tributing severally to cach, as it 34 supper, wait for each other; and if pleaseth.
any one be hungry, let him eat at For as the body is one, and hath 12
many members, and all the mem- and all as CHAP. Now, concerning spiritual.things, bers of that one body, though ma
necessary brethren, I would not have you ig- ny, are but one body, so also is church, as all spiri- norant. Yeknow that ye were Gen. Christ ; for we were als baptized in the rem. in lite tiles carried away to dumb idols
, one spirit into one body, whether bers for the
ing with a divine spirit saith, that the pouring out of the gifts of this
one can say that Jesus is the Lord, not one member, but many, so
are various distributions of gifts, cause I am not a hand, I a
various distributions of offices, but the body! And if the ear shall 16
the same God causeth all these ope- fore not of the body? If the whole 17 7 rations in all. And the manifesta- body were an eye, where would be
tion of the spirit is given to every the hearing'; or if the whole were
one is given by the spirit a word of Accordingly, therefore, God dis- 13
· The bread which was the representation
The true Messiah.
• Or acts of power which the spirit of God enabled men to perform.
6 Or an extraordinary power of speaking to the edification, exhortation and consolation of men,
CHAP. thec ; nor again, the head to the four prophesying is imperfect; but CHAR
feet, I have no necd of you. when perfection is come, chen will
27 Now, ye are Christ's body, and these imperfections be done away. 10 Each
severally members thereof; and So whilst I was a child, I talked like it should use God hath appointed in the church, a child, I had the dispositions of a gift, for the first apostles, secondly prophets, child, I reasoned like a child; but benefit of thirdly teachers, then workers of when I became a man, I left off the the whole. miracles, then persons
endowed manners of a child. And in this 12 28 with gifts of healing, helpers of life we may well be compared to
the apostles, regulators of Christian children, for now we see as through
assemblies, persons speaking diffe- a dim glass, darkly; but then we 29 rent kinds of tongues.
Are all shall see face to face : now I know apostles ? Are all prophets ? Are in part ; but then shall I know,
all teachers? Have all miracles ? even as I am known. And now 13 30 Have all gifts of healing? Do all remaineth in the church faith, hope,
speak with different languages ? love, these three, but the greatest of
these is love.
therefore, a much better way for ed those glad tidings which I did The aposCHAP your ambition : for though I preach unto you, which also you re
preached, speak with the languages of men ceived, and on which ye stand, and as princiLove ex* and of angels, and have not love, I by which ye must be saved ; for if pal points, plained,
am but sounding brass or a tinkling ye maintain them_not, then ye and restura mended. cymbal. And though I have the believed in vain. For í delivered section of 2 gift of prophecy, and understand all unto you as a principal thing, such Christ.
Isaiah, mysteries, and all knowledge, and as I indeed received it, that Christ though I have all faith, so as to re-Jesús died for our sins according to Daniel
, move mountains, but have not love, the scriptures, and that he was ix. 24. 3 I am nothing ; yea, though I be buried, and that he was raised
stot all my goods to feed the poor, to life on the third day, accord- 4 and give my body to be burned, ing to the scriptures ; and that he Psalm
and have not love, it profiteth me was seen by Cephas, and then xvi.ho. 4 nothing. Love is forbearing and by the whole number of apostles. liii. sa
kind; love envieth not ; love is not Afterward he was seen by above five 6
haveth unbecomingly, nor seeketh the greater part is yet alive, though
provoked, nor thinketh upon evil, he was seen by James, and then by
full of hope at all times, patient at least of the apostles, unworthy to
our knowledge is imperfect, and ward me was not in vain, because I
· With a clearness proportioned to chat by which I am known by superior beings.
will be the most de
CHAP. laboured more abundantly than they nence, and all authority and power; CHAP.
all, yet not I, but the favour of for he will reign until all enemies
ther, however, I or they have la- est enemy, even death, shall be de- 27
the feet of Christ. But when it is cx. 8.
that there is no resurrection of the who put all things under Christ. 13 dead ? Now, if there be no 're- And the son himself
, when all 28 surrection of the dead, then Christ these things are put under him, will 14 hath not been raised; and if Christ also be subject to God, who put all
has not been raised, then is our things under him, that God may
preaching vain, and your belief is be every thing among all.
also of false testimony concerning tion, what shall they do that are Christians
raised not up, if the dead rise not; all, why then are they baptized in and disap16 for if the dead be not raised up, their place? And why stand we al- pointed off
neither hath Christ been raised; so in danger every hour ? I pro- there be na 17 and if Christ have not been raised, test I die daily, on account of the resurrec
your belief is vain ; ye are yet in boastful confidence which I have tioa, 18 your sins. Then they also, who in Christ Jesus our Lord. And 32
are fallen asleep in Christ are lost; though I fought, as far as a man 19 and we, since in this life we have could, with men fierce as beasts at
no hope but in Christ, are more Ephesus, what advantage shall I
have? If the dead will not be rais20 But, indeed, Christ hath been ed, let us eat and drink, for to-morResurrec- raised from the dead, and become row we die, Be not deceived;
the first fruits of them who sleep; conversations corrupt good manpledge of for since by a man came death, by ners. Be thoughtful as ye ought
a man also cometh a resurrection of to be, and sin not: for some have
all die, even so by means of a Christ this to your shame.
his own order, Christ the first fruits, dead raised up? and with what He showg
next they that are Christ's, at his body are they to come! Inconsi- why men 24 appearance. Then will come the derate man!
That which thou again ;
tion of Christ is a
our's. Ler. Xxu. 10.
1 If the resurrection be a thing impossible family: Christ was the representative of a and absurd, as the heathens in general re- spiritual, heavenly, and immortal race. garded it.
3 The answer which the apostle gives to * By the promises which he gave in the this question, is in effect, " That they may name of God, to his disciples, and by the have other bodies ;” and to the next question, exhibition which God made of him alive “ That they may have spiritual and incorrup, from the dead. Adam was the founder and tible bodies.". representative of an animal, earthly, mortal