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CHAP. often hindered from coming to strive together with me by prayers CHAP.

• you, yet now, as I have no further to God on my behalf; that I may IV. expresses business in these parts, and have be delivered from the unbelievers 31 of visiting

e been desirous of coming to you in Judea, and that this service of the Chris. these many years, I will come to mine may be acceptable to the tians at you whenever I go to Spain ; for saints, that I may come to you with 32 Kome, I hope to see you as I pass on, and joy, and may be refreshed together

24 to be set forwards by you on my with you. Now the God of peace 33

journey, when I have been in some be with you all. Amen.

measure satisfied with your com-| Now I beseech you, brethren, to CHAP. 25 pany. But now I am going to Je- mark those who cause divisions,

rusalem on a service to the saints; and lay stumbling-blocks in the He con26 for Macedonia and Achaia have way of others, contrary to the doc-clud

, a few caubeen pleased to make a contributrine which ye have learned, and tions and

tion for the poor saints in Jerusa- avoid them; for such men are not his bles27 lem: and it is well that they have servants of our Lord Jesus Christ, sing.

so pleased ; for they are indeed but of their own appetites, and by
debtors to these Jews; because if kind words and fair speeches, des
the Gentiles have shared their spi-ceive the hearts of the innocent.
ritual gifts, they ought in return, And I exhort you with greater

to minister unto them these worldly confidence, for your obedience is 19 28 gifts. When, therefore, I have come abroad, so as to be known to

finished this business, and have con all : I rejoice therefore in you on
signed to them this fruit of love, I this account, and wish you to be

will come by you into Spain. wise concerning that which is good,

29 Now I am sure, that when I and uncorrupt, concerning evil; and en. . come to you, I shall come with the and the God of peace will quickly 20 treats their full blessing of the gospel of Christ; trample Satan under your feet. prayers for him.

so I beseech you, brethren, by our The favour of our Lord Jesus 30 Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love, Christ be with you. Amen.

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ST. PAUL'S FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS.

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CHAP. DAUL, called to be an apostle of Now I beseech you, brethren, CHAP."

I Jesus Christ, by the will of by the name of our Lord Jesus Address to God, and Sosthenes our brother, Christ, that ye all 4 speak the He ex.

ne to the church of God, which is at same thing, and that there be no thians ;

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to unity.
Corinth, to those who have been divisions among you, but that you
2 sanctified in Christ Jesus, and call- be perfectly joined together in the

ed to be saints, to all in every place same mind, and in the same pur-
who take upon themselves the pose; for it hath been signified to 11
name of our Lord Jesus Christ, me concerning you, my brethren,
their Lord indeed as well as our's ; by the family of Chloe, that there
3 favour be unto you, and peace, are contentions among you. Now 12

from God our Father, and our 'I mean this, that each of you sàys,
Lord Jesus Christ. .

I am of Paul, but' I of Apollos,
4 I thank my God always con- but I of Cephas,' but I of Christ.'

cerning you, for the favour of God, Is Christ then divided ? Was Paul for whose which hath been shown you in crucified for you? Or were ye bap

Pat Christ Jesus, because in him yetized into the name of Paul ? of the bles. sings of are become rich in every thing, in Christ sent me not to baptize, 17 the gospel all kutterance and all knowledge, but to preach the gospel, not in Christians the apostle according to the strong proof of the wisdom of speech, lest the cross of expresses dis

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de divine commission of Christ among Christ should be made of none ef- divine, not to God. you, so that ye are come short of|fect. For unto them that are 'lost, worldly

7 no gift, whilst ye are waiting for the doctrine of the cross is foolish- wis

the manifestation of our Lord Jesus ness, but it is a divine power to us 18 9 Christ. God, by whom ye were who are saved. For it is written, 19

called into a fellowship with his " I will destroy the wisdom of the Isaiah,

son Jesus Christ our Lord, will keep learned, and bring to nothing the *xix. 14. 8 his word : and will also establish understanding of the wise.” Where 20

you blameless unto the end, unto is the wise? Where is the scribe?
the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Where is the disputer of the pre-

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1 The main design of the apostle in this unanimously submit to the authority of
epistle, which was written from Ephesus, his divine mission, and with one ac-
in the early part of A. D. 56, is io sup- cord, receive and keep the doctrines and
port his own authority, dignity, and cre- directions which he had delivered to them.
dit, with the sound part of the church ; The apostle also answers some ques.
to vindicaté himself from the calumnies tions which the Corinthians had proposed
of the opposite party, to lessen the credit to bim, and resolves some doubts."
of the chief and leading men in it, by in- ' • This refers to the gift of tongues.
timating their defects and failings; and Of the truths and privileges of Chrisa
showing how little cause they had of glory- tianity.
ing or being glorified in. By thus with 4 Strive to divest your minds of all pre.
drawing the party from the admiration and judice and partiality, that you may all be-
esteem of their leaders, he hoped to break lieve and profess the same leading doctrines.
the faction, and putting an end to the di- 5 Those who are prepared for, or go-
vision, re-unite them with the uncorrupt-ing to destruction.
ed part of the church, that they might all!

CHAP. sent age? Hath not God made the weakness and in fear, and gredt CHAP.

wisdom of this world folly? For 'trembling, and my conversation 4 21 since the world by its wisdom and preaching were not with per-4

knew not God, it pleased God in suasive words of man's wisdom, his wisdom to save the believers but with a demonstration of a pow-5

by this foolishness which weerful spirit, that your trust might 1.7. 22 preach. So that while Jews are not be in human wisdom, but in

asking for a sign, and Greeks divine power. 23 are seeking for wisdom, we preach Now we proclaim a wisdom 6

Christ crucified, to Jews a stuin- that is perfect; not a wisdom of this not esta. bling-block, and to Greeks foolish- age, nor of the mighty ones of this hun

human 24 ness; but unto them that are called, age, who will come to nought ; learning

both Jews and Greeks, Christ the but we proclaim a 'mystery of di- and elo

power of God, and the wisdom of vine wisdom, pre-ordained by God, queac 25 God; for this foolishness of God but hidden, before the ages, for

is wiser than men, and this weak- our glory; a wisdom which none of 8

ness of God is stronger than men. the mighty ones of this age knew; :

26 For observe those ainong you, for if they had known it, they The meek brethren, who have been called, would not have crucified the Lord and humble are best that not many of them are wise of glory. But as it is written, 9 fitted to after the flesh, not many mighty,“ Things which eye hath not seen, Isaiah, obey the not many of noble birth ; but God nor ear heard, nor the heart of my Pero hath chosen for himself the folly man conceived, God hath prepar27 of the world, to put the wise to ed for those that love him;" but 10

shame; and God hath chosen for God hath revealed them to us by me himself the weakness of the world his spirit: for this spirit searcheth

28 to shame the strong; and those all things, even the deep things of

of mean birth and those of no God. For who among men know- 11 account God hath chosen for eth the thoughts of any man, but

himself; and those who were not, the spirit of that man, which is 29 to do away those that were so; that in him? So likewise no one know

no flesh can boast before him. eth the thoughts of God, but the 30 But of him are ye both righteous spirit of God.

ness and holiness, and 'redemption Now we have not received the 12

in Christ Jesus, who is become spirit of the world, but įhe spirit Sensual

31 unto us wisdom from God; so which is from God, that we may m Jer. ix. that, as it is written, “ Let him, know the things which have been judge of 23, 24. who boasteth, boast in the Lord.” freely given us by God; which the truths CHAP. Accordingly, brethren, when I things we declare also, not in of the

came unto you, I came not with words taught by human wisdom, The truth excellency, of speech or wisdom, but taught by a holy spirit, compar

the gos- in declaring to you the testimony ing 4 spiritual things with spiritual. pel was attestsd by of God; for while I was among But the sensual man receiveth not 14 miracles, you, I judged nothing to be know the things of the spirit of God,

ledge, but Jesus Christ, and him for they are spiritually searched 3 crucified; and I was with you in out.

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CHAP. Moreover, brethren, I could not | will escape, yet so as through a CHAP.

to speak to you as to spiritual, but as fire. Dissen- to carnal : I fed you as babes in Know ye not, that ye are a 16

Christ,with milk and not with meat, temple of God, and that the spirit of Humility Christians because ye were not then able to God dwelleth in you? If any man is the best

wisdom. hinder bear it; nor indeed are ye now able, corrupt the temple of God, him their advancement

be since ye are still carnal; for where will God destroy ; for this temple 17 in know. as rivalry, and strife, and divisions, of God, which ye are, is holy. ledge. are among you, are ye not carnal ? | Let no one deceive himself. If 18

4 For while one says, “I am of Paul,” any one among you have the re

and another, “ I am of Apollos," putation of being wise, let him be-
5 are ye not carnal? Who then is come a fool in the wisdom of this

Paul, and who is Apollos, but mi-age, that he may become truly
nisters, through whom ye believ- wise. Now the wisdom of this 19

ed? and that according as God world is folly with God. For it is Job,
6 gave to each of us. I planted, written, “ He taketh the wise in " 13.

Apollos watered; but God gave the their own craftiness ;” and again, 7 increase. So then néither is the “ The Lord knoweth the reason-20 planter any thing, nor the wa, ings of the wise that they are Psalm terer; but God that giveth the in- vain.". Therefore, let no one sciv. crease,

glory in men ; for all things are 21 8 Now the planter and the waterer your's; whether Paul or Apollos, 22 The intro- are one and the same thing, and or Cephas, or the world, or life, or

of each will receive his own reward, death, or things present, or things triges into according to his own labour; for to come, 'all are yours, and ye 23 : Christianity we are fellow-labourers with God! are Christ's, and Christ is God's. . highly dan. ye are God's tillage, ye are God's Let a man so think of us as CHAP.

"! building; according to the office of ministers of Christ, and stew. " 10 graciously conferred on me, as aards of divine mysteries. Now it Ministers wise master-builder, I have laid a is required in stewards that a man

“faithful. foundation and another buildeth be found faithful ; but I make no

on it; but let every mani take heed account at all of being question. 3 11 how he buildeth on it; for no one ed by you, or by man's judg. :

can lay another foundation instead ment: nay, I do not even judge

of that already laid, which is Jesus myself, for I am conscious to my- 4 12 Christ. Now if any one build self of no evil; but he who call

upon this foundation, gold, silver, eth me to account is the Lord;

precious stones, wood, hay, stub- wherefore judge not any thing 5 13 ble, each man's work will become before the time of the Lord's com

manifest ; for the great day willing, who will both bring to light
show it, because it will be reveal the secrets of darkness, and will
ed with fire; and the fire will try make manifest the counsels of all

every man's work of what kind it hearts, and then will every good 14 is. If the work of any one which man have praise froin God.

he hath builded upon the founda- Now these things, brethren, 16

tion remain, he will receive a re-have applied to myself and Apol- Parties to 15 ward ; if any man's work be burn- los for your sakes, that ye may be

ed, he will suffer loss; but he learn froin us not to think of men

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• That as you ought not to have parties under your present leaders. denominated from Paul, or Peter, or Apol

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CHAP. above what is here written, and terers, nor impure abusers of them- CHAI

that none may pride himself in selves with themselves and man- 5

any one teacher against another. | kind, nor thieves, nor extortion- 10
7 For who maketh thee, who settest ers, nor drunkards, nor revilers,
up for a teacher, to differ from nor oppressors, will inherit the
another? And what hast thou kingdom of God; and such were 11
which thou didst not receive; but some of you, but ye have been
if thou didst only receive it, why washed, but ye are become holy,
dost thou glory as if thou hadst but ye are made righteous, by the
8 not received it? Are ye, my bre name of the Lord Jesus and by the

thren, already full ? Are ye already spirit of our God.
become rich? Do ye reign as kings Know ye not that your body is 19
without us? I wish, indeed, ye the temple of the holy spirit with- Personal

did reign, that we might reign in you, which ye have from God ! Durred in
9 with you. And we apostles may Nor are ye your own; for ye were Christians
well express such a wish, for I bought with a price from the
think that God has brought us slavery of sin. Glorify God,
apostles last on the stage as de. therefore, with your body, and
voted to death : for we are made a with your spirit, for they are
spectacle to the world, to 'angels, 1 God's.
and to men.

The remaining time of life is CHAP. 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, short; so that those who have VI. Want, con- but ye are wise in Christ; we are wives will be as those who have Shortness, tempt, and persecution, weak, but ye are strong ; ye are none, and those who weep as

as life. distinguish-honourable, but we are despised : though they wept not, and they ed the apos- to this very hour we continue who rejoice as though they rejoiced 30 * both hungry and thirsty, and nak- not, and they who buy as posses

11 ed; we are beaten and driven from sing not, and those that use this 31
12 place to place; we endure labour, world as those that use it not ; for

working with our own hands; when the fashion of this world passeth
reviled, we give good words; when away.

reproached, we take it patiently; I Am I not a free man? Am I CHAP. 13 when railed at, we entreat: we not an apostle? Have I not."

are made as the vilest of the world, I seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are The apos.

as the offscouring of all things un not ye my work in the Lord ? If i cases • 14 til now. I write not these things be not an apostle unto others, yet racter,

to shame you ; but I admonish you doubtless I am unto you; for ye
as my beloved sons.

are the seal of my apostleship in
CUAP. Certainly there is some defect the Lord
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de among you, that ye go to law with Who ever serveth in war at his 7 Litigation each other. Why do ye not ra- own charges? Who planteth a vine- his right to

ther suffer yourselves to be defraud yard and doth not eat of its fruit ? a mainteChristians, ed; whereas, yourselves wrong and| Or who tendeth a flock, and eat- his con

8 defraud even your brethren. Know eth not of the milk of the flock ? verts,

ye not that the unjust will not in- Say I this on the authority of man? 8 9 herit the kingdom of God? Do Doth not the law say it also ? For 9 not deceive yourselves ; neither it is written in the law of Moses, Deuter. fornicators, nor idolators, nor adul-" Muzzle not the ox, whilst he *XV. 4.

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