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Saluteth the church. I. Corinthians. The gospel plain. chets, according to the command-through Jesus Christ for ever ment of the everlasting God, Amen. made known to all nations for the Written to the Romans from obedience of faith.)

Corinthus, and sent by Phebe, 27 To God only wise, be glory servant of the church at Cen.

chrea. I THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO

THE CCRINTHIANS.
CHAP. I.

divisions among you; but that ye Paul encourageth against troubles. be perfectly joined together in the DAUL, called to be an apostle same mind, and in the same judgI of Jesus Christ, through the ment. will of God, and Sosthenes our 11 For it hath been declared brother,

junto me of you, my brethren, by 2 Unto the church of God them which are of the house of which is at Corinth, to them that Chloe, that there are contentions are sanctified in Christ Jesus, cal-lamong you. led to be saints, with all that in 12 Now this I say, that every every place call upon the name of one of you saith, I am of Paul, Jesuis Christ our Lord, both and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, theirs and ours:

and I of Christ. 3 Grace be unto you, and 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul peace, from God our Father, and crucified for you? or were ye bapfrom the Lord Jesus Christ. tized in the name of Paul ?

4 I thank my God always on 14 I thank God that I baptized your behalf, for the grace of God none of you but Crispus and Ga. which is given you by Jesus ius; Christ;

| 15 Lest any should say, that I 5 That in every thing ye are had baptized in mine own name. enriched by him, in all utterance, 16 And I baptized also the and in all knowledige;

household of Stephanas; besides 6 Even as the testimony of I know not whether I baptized Christ was confirmed in you: any other.

So that ye come behind in no 17 For Christ sent me not to gift; waiting for the coming of our baptize, but to preach the gospel: Lord Jesus Christ:

not with wisdom of words, lest 8 Who shall also confirm you the cross of Christ should be made unto the end, that ye may be of none effect. blameless in the day of our Lord 18 For the preaching of the Jesus Christ.

cross is to them that perish, fool. 9 God is faithful, by whom yesishness; but unto us which are were called unto the fellowship of saved, it is the power of God. his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: | 19 For it is written, I will de

10 Now I beseech you, bre-stroy the wisdom of the wise, and thren, by the name of our Lord will bring to nothing the underJesus Christ, that ye all speak the standing of the prudent. same thing, and that there be no' 20 Where is the wise. where Of Paul's preaching. I. Corinthians. Against divisions. is the scribe? where is the dispu

CHAP. II. ter of this world ? hath not God! The success of his preaching. made foolish the wisdom of this A ND I, brethren, when I world ? :

I came to you, came not with 21 For after that, in the wisdom excellency of speech, or of wisof God, the world by wisdom dom, declaring unto you the tesknew not God, it pleased God by timony of God. the foolishness of preaching to 2 For I determined not to know save them that believe. * any thing among you, save Jesus

22 For the Jews require a sign, Christ, and him crucified. and the Greeks seek afterwisdom; 3 And I was with you in weak

23 But we preach Christ cruci-ness, and in fear, and in much fied, unto the Jews a stumbling trembling. block, and unto the Greeks fool- 4 And my speech, and my ishness;

preaching, was not with enticing . 24 But unto them which are words of man's wisdom, but in called, both Jews and Greeks, demonstration of the Spirit, and Christ the power of God, and the of power: wisdom of God.

15 That your faith should not 25 Because the foolishness of stand in the wisdom of men, but God is wiser than men ; and the in the power of Godi. weakness of God is stronger than 6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom men.

Jamong them that are perfect; yet 26 For ye see your calling, bre- not of the wisdom of this world, thren, how that not many wise nor of the princes of this world, men after the Aesh, not many that come to nought; . mighty, not many noble, are cal- 7 But we speak the wisdom of led;

God in a mystery, even the hidden 27 But God hath chosen the wisdom, which God ordained befoolish things of the world to con- fore the world, unto our glory; found the wise : and God hath 8 Which none of the princes of chosen the weak things of the this world knew; for had they world to confound the things known it, they would not have ' which are mighty;

crucified the Lord of glory, 28 And base things of the 9 But as it is written, Eye hath world, and things which are de- not seen, nor ear heard, neither spised, hath God chosen, yea, have entered into the heart of man, and things which are not, to the things which God hath prepabring to nought things that are: red for them that love him.

29 That no flesh should glory 10 But God hath revealed them in his presence.

unto us by his Spirit: for the 30 But of him are ye in Christ Spirit searcheth all things, yea, Jesus, who of God is made unto the deep things of God. us wisdom, and righteousness, 11 For what nan knoweth the and sanctification, and redempti-things of a man, save the spirit of on:

man which is in him? even so, 31 That, according as it is writ-the things of God knoweth no ten, He that glorieth, let him man, but the Spirit of God. glory in the Lord,

| 12 Now we have received, not

Paul commends his ministry. Chap. ii. Christ our foundation. the spirit of the world, but the 8 Now he that planteth and he Spirit which is of God; that we that watereth are one; and every might know the things that are man shall receive his own reward, freely given to us of God. according to his own labour.

13 Which things also we speak, 9 For we are labourers together not in the words which man's with God: ye are God's husbanwisdom teacheth, but which the dry, ye are God's building. Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing 10 According to the grace of spiritual things with spiritual. God which is given unto me, as a

14 But the natural man receiv-wise master-builder I have laid eth not the things of the Spirit of the foundation, and another build. God; for they are foolishness un-eth thereon. But let every man to him: neither can he know take heed how he buildeth therethem, because they are spiritually upon: discerned.

1 11 For other foundation can no 15 But he that is spiritual judg- man lay than that is laid, which is eth all things, yet he himself is Jesus Christ. judged of no man..

| 12 Now, if any man build upon 16 For who hath known the this foundation gold, silver, premind of the Lord, that he may in- cious stones, wood, hay, stubble; struct him? but we have the mind 13 Every man's work shall be of Christ.

made manifest: for the day shall CHAP. III.

declare it, because it shall be rePaul commends his ministry. vealed by fire; and the fire shall AND I, brethren, could not try every man's work of what sort A speak unto you as unto spi- it is. ritual, but as unto carnal, even as 14 If any man's work abide unto babes in Christ.

which he hath built thereupon, he 2 I have fed you with milk, and shall receive a reward. not with meat: for hitherto ye 15 If any man's work shall be were not able to bear it, neither burnt, he shall suffer loss: but he yet now are ya able.

himself shall be saved; yet so as 3 For ye are yet carnal: for by fire. whereas there is among you envy- 16 Know ye not that ye are the ing, and strife, and divisions, are temple of God, and that the Spirit ye not carnal, and walk as men? of God dwelleth in you?

4 For, while one saith, I am of '17 If any man defile the temple Paul: and another, I am of Apol- of God, him shall God destroy : los; are ye not carnal ? .. for the temple of God is holy,

5 Who then is Paul, and who which temple ye are. is Apollos, but ministers by whom 18 Let no man deceive himself. ye believed, even as the Lord If any man among you seemeth to, gave to every man?

be wise in this worid, let him be. 6 I have planted, Apollos wa-come a fool that he may be wise. tered; but God gave the increase. 19 For the wisdom of this

7 So then, neither is he that world is foolishness with God: planteth any thing, neither he that for it is written, He taketh the watereth; but God that giveth wise in their own craftiness. the increase,

20 And again, The Lord know

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Paul's diligence I. Corinthians. in preaching eth the thoughts of the wise, that rich, ye have reigned as kings they are vain.

without us; and I would to God 21 Therefore let no man glory ye did reign, that we also might in men : for all things are yours: reign with you.

22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, 9 For I think that God hath set or Cephas, or the world, or life, forth us the apostles last, as it or death, or things present, or were appointed to death: for we things to come; all are yours; are made a spectacle unto the

23 And ye are Christ's; and world, and to angels, and to men. Christ is God's.

| 10 We are fools for Christ's ** CHAP. IV. sake, but ye are wise in Christ: His diligence in preaching, we are weak, but ye are strong; T ET a man so account of us ye are honourable, but we are L as of the ministers of Christ, despised. and stewards of the mysteries of 11 Even unto this present hour God.

we both hunger and thirst, and 2 Moreover, it is required in are naked, and are buffetted, and stewards, that a man be found have no certain dwelling-place; faithful.

| 12 And labour, working with 3 But with me it is a very small our own hands: being reviled, thing that I should be judged of we bless; being persecuted, we you, or of man's judgment; yea, suffer it; I judge not mine own self: 1 13 Being defamed, we entreat:

4 For I know nothing by my- we are made as the filth of the self; yet am I not hereby justifi- world, and are the off-scouring of ed: but he that judgeth me is the all things unto this day. Lord.

... 14 I write not these things to 5 Therefore judge nothing be- shame you, but, as my beloved fore the time, until the Lord come, sons, I warn you. who both will bring to light the 15 For though ye have ten thou. hidden things of darkness, and sand instructors in Christ, yet will make manifest the counsels have ye not many fathers: for, in of the hearts; and then shall every Christ Jesus, I have begotten you man have praise of God.

through the gospel. 6 And these things, brethren, 16 Wherefore, I beseech you, I have in a figure transferred to be ye followers of me. : myself, and to Apollos, for your 17 For this cause have I sent sakes; that ye might learn in us unto you Timotheus, who is my not to think of men above that beloved son, and faithful in the which is written, that no one of Lord, who shall bring you into you be puffed up for one against remembrance of my ways, which another.

|be in Christ, as I teach every 7 For who maketh thee to dif- where, in every church. fer from another? and what hast 18 Now, some are puffed up, thou that thou didst not receive ? as though I would not come to now, if thou didst receive it, why you. dost' thou glory as if thou hadst| 19 But I will come to you not received it ?

shortly, if the Lord will, and will 8 Now ye are full, now ye are know, not the speech of them

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The incestuous person. Chap. v. Against going to law which are puffed up, but the pow.10 Yet not altogether with the er.

fornicators of this world, or with 20 For the kingdom of God is the covetous, or extortioners, or not in word, but in power. with idolaters; for then must ye

21 What will ye? shall I come needs go out of the world. unto you with a rod, or in love, 11 But now I have written unto and in the spirit of meekness? you, not to keep company, ifany CHAP. V.

man that is called a brother be a Heinous offenders to be avoided. fornicator, or covetous, or an i. TT is reported commonly that dolater, or a railer, or a drunkI there is fornication among you, Jard, or an extortioner; with such and such fornication as is not so an one no not to eat. much as named among the Gen-) 12 For what have I to do to tiles, that one should have his fa- judge them also that are without? ther's wife.

do not ye judge them that are 2 And ye are puffed up, and within? have not rather mourned, that he 13 But them that are without that hath done this deed might be God judgeth. Therefore put ataken away from among you. way from among yourselves that

3 For I verily, as absent in bo-wicked person. dy, but present in spirit, have , CHAP. VI. judged already, as though I were Against going to law. present, concerning him that hath T ARE any of you, having a so done this deed ; ;

U matter against another, go 4 In the name of our Lord Je- to law before the unjust, and not sus Christ, when ye are gathered before the saints? together, and my spirit, with the 2 Do ye not know that the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, saints shall judge the world ? and

5 To deliver such an one unto if the world shall be judged by Satan for the destruction of the you, are ye unworthy to judge flesh, that the spirit may be saved the smallest matters? in the day of the Lord Jesus. 3 Know ye not that we shall

6 Your glorying is not good. judge angels? how much more Know ye not that a little leaven things that pertain to this life? leaveneth the whole lump?

4 If then ye have judgments of 7 Purge out, therefore, the old things pertaining to this life, set leaven, that ye may be a new them to judge, who are least eslump, as ye are unleavened. For teemed in the church. even Christ our passover is sacri- 5 I speak to your shame. Is it ficed for us:

so, that there is not a wise man 8 Therefore let us keep the among you? 110, not one that feast, not with old leaven, nei- shall be able to judge between his ther with the leaven of malice and brethren? wickedness; but with the un- 6 But brother goeth to law with leavened bread of sincerity and brother, and that before the untruth.

believers. 9 I wrote unto you in an epis- 7 Now, therefore, there is uttle, not to company with fornica- terly a fault among you, because tors:

ye go to law one with another;

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