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Acts, xv. 20.
and xvi. 4.
Eph. v. 23.
Gen. ii. 22.
1 Tinn. v. 21. Rev. i. 20.
Now, in this I praise you, that ye are mindful of me in all things; and that ye keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 2 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is the Christ; and the head of the woman, is the man; and the head of the Christ, is God: 3 every man praying, or prophesying, having a covering on his head, dishonoureth his head; 4 but, every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered, dishonoureth her head; for, she is one and the same as a woman that is shaven. 5 If, then, the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn or shaven; but, if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 6 For, a man, indeed, ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but, the woman is the glory of the man: 7 for, the man was not first from the woman, but the woman from the man; 8 and again, the man was not created for the woman, but the woman for the man : 9 for this cause also, the woman ought to have something above her head, on account of the angels.
10 Nevertheless, in the Lord, the woman is not separate from the man, nor the man separate from the woman :
11 for, as the woman was from the man, even so is the
man through the woman; but Gen. iii. 16.
all from God. 12 Judge ye within yourselves: is it becoming, that a woman pray to God uncovered 2 13 doth not nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonour to him 7 14 but, if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given to her for a covering : 15 but, if any one is disposed to be contentious, we hold no such custom, neither do the churches of God. 16 But in this, I tell you, I praise you not; that ye come together, not for the better, but for the worse : 17 for I hear, that when ye first assemble together in church, there are divisions among you ; 18 and I partly believe it: because, there must be heresies among you, that they who are approved may be made manifest among you. 19 When ye, therefore, thus assemble together, it is not eating the Lord's supper : 20 for each of you, in eating,
2 Pet. ii. 13.
taketh his own supper before others: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 21 what? have ye not houses to eat and drink in' or, despise ye the church of God, and shame those that have them not 7 22 What shall I say to you? that I praise you? in this I praise you not : 23 for, I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, That the Lord, in the night in which he was betrayed, took bread: 24 and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, “This is my body, which is “given for you : do this in re“ membrance of me:” 25 in the same manner, also, when they had supped, he took the cup, saying, “ This cup “is the New Covenant in my “blood: do this, as often as ye “drink it, in remembrance of “ me :” 26 for, as often as ye eat that bread, and drink that cup, ye declare the Lord's death, until he come: 27 so that he who eateth that bread, and drinketh that cup, in a manner unworthy of the Lord, will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But, let a man prove himself; and let him so eat of that bread, and drink of that cup: 29 for, he who eateth and
drinketh in a manner unworthy of them, eateth and drinketh condemnation to himself, by not considering the body. 30 For this cause, many among you are weak and sickly, and many sleep: 31 but, if we would thoroughly judge ourselves, we should not be judged : 32 for, when we are judged by the Lord, we are chastened by him, that we may not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait one for another; 34 and if any one be hungry, let him eat at home, that ye may not come together for condemnation: and, the rest I will set in order when I come.
AND I would not that ye should be ignorant, brethren, concerning spiritual gifts. 2 Ye know, that ye were Gentiles carried away to dumb idols, according as ye were led : 3 wherefore I give you to know, that no one who speaketh by the Spirit of God, saith, “Jesus is accursed:” and that
no one can say, “Jesus is the Rom. x. 10.
“Lord,” but by the Holy Spirit.
4 But there are diversities of Ib. xii. 6.
gifts; yet it is the same Spirit:
c. x. 16.
5 and diversities of ministries; yet it is the same Lord: 6 and diversities of operations; yet it is the same God that worketh them all, in all. 7 But, the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each, as is most expedient: 8 for, to one is given by the Spirit, a measure of wisdom; to another, a measure of knowledge, by the same Spirit; 9 to another faith, by the same Spirit; to another, gifts of healing, by one and the same Spirit; 10 to another, workings of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discernment of spirits; to another, different kinds of tongues: 11 but, it is one and the same Spirit that worketh all these, distributing severally to each, according as he will: 12 for, as the body is one, though it hath many members, and as all the members of the body, though many, are but one body; so also is Christ: 13 for, we are all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and we have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For, the body is not one member, but many: 15 if the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I am
not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 and if the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 if the , whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? if the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 but now, God hath placed every one of the members in the body, according as it hath pleased him. 19 And if all were one member, where were the body? 20 but now, they are many members, yet but one body; 21 and the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you : 22 nay, the members of the body which appear to be the weakest, are much the most necessary: 23 and those parts of the body, which we account less honourable, we clothe with greater honour; so that our uncomely parts have the greater comeliness: 24 for, our comely parts have no want; but, God hath tempered the body together, giving something more abundant to the part that was deficient; 25 that there might be no schism in the body, but that all the members should have the same concern one for another: 26 so that, if one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or, if one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 And so, ye are the body of Christ, and are severally his members; 28 and those whom God hath ordained in the church are, first, apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers; next miracles, then gifts of healings, assistants, governings, different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? have all the power of miracles? 30 have all gifts of healings? do all speak with other tongues? do all interpret? 31 But, desire ye earnestly the best gifts; and I will yet shew you a more excellent way.
Eph. iv. 11.
IF I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal: 2 and if I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing : 3 and if I should bestow all
my goods to feed others, and if I should give up my body to be burned, but not have love, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Love, suffereth long, and is kind; love, envieth not, vaunteth not itself; is not puffed up; 5 doth not behave itself unseemly; seeketh not that which is not its own; is not easily provoked; noteth not injury; 6 rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Love, never faileth; but, if there be prophecy, it will fail; if there be tongues, they will cease; if there be knowledge, it will be done away; 9 for we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; 10 but, when that which is perfect is come, that which is but in part will be done away: 11 when I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things: 12 for, we now see only as
through a glass, darkly, but
then we shall see face to face; Num. xii. s.
now I know only in part, but then I shall know, even as I also am known. 13 And now remaineth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
i. e. foreign language.
OLLOW after love; yet, desire spiritual gifts, and chiefly, that ye may prophesy: 2 for, he who only speaketh in another tongue, speaketh not to men, but to God; for no one understandeth him, although in the spirit he speaketh mysteries: 3 but he who prophesieth, speaketh edification, and exhortation, and consolation, to Inen. 4 He who speaketh in another tongue, edifieth himself; but he who prophesieth, edifieth the church. 5 Though I would that ye all spake with other tongues, I would rather that ye prophesied; for, he that prophesieth is greater than he who speaketh with other tongues, unless fie interpret, so that the church may receive edification: 6 for, brethren, if I should now come to you speaking with other tongues, in what should I benefit you, unless I should speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine ! 7 As when things without life give sound, whether pipe or harp; unless they give a distinction of sound, how shall it be known what is piped or harpedo 8 for, if the trumpet give an
uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle? 9 So likewise ye, unless ye utter by the tongue intelligible speech, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be speaking only to the air. 10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of speech in the world, and none without a meaning; 11 if, therefore, I know not the meaning of the speech, I shall be to him who speaketh as a foreigner, and he who speaketh will be as a foreigner to me. 12 And so ye, since ye are desirous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound in them to the edification of the church : 13 let him, therefore, that speaketh in another tongue, pray that he may also interpret: 14 for, if I pray in another tongue, my spirit indeed prayeth, but my mind is unfruitful to others. 15 What is it then that I would? I would pray with the spirit, but I would pray with the understanding also ; I would sing with the spirit, and I would sing with the understanding also. 16 Else, when thou blessest with the spirit, how shall he who filleth the place of the unlearned say Amen, to thy thanksgiving, since he knoweth not what thou sayest?