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demonstration of the Spirit, and of power:

5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, judgeth all things, yet he him

but in the power of God.

ishness unto him: neither can

he know them, because they are

spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual

6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom self is judged of no man.

among them that are perfect:

yet, not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this

wo, that come to nought : of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our glory; 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew : for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him even so the things of God knowethnoman, 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 o 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 o: 14 But the natural man re£eiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are fool

ut we speak the wisdom

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


1 How Paul dealt with weak believers....5

The most eminent preachers only instruments, &c.

ANP I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were notable to bearit, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is *of you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men 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 Apolo ministersby whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man 6 I have planted, Apollos watered : but God gave the inCreaSe. 7 So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth: but God that giveth the increase. e 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward, according to his own labour. 9 For we are labourers to

gether with God: ye are God's


* husbandry, ye are God's buil-
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19 According to the grace of
God which is given unto me, as
... a wise master-builder, I have
laid the foundation, and another
buildeth thereon. Butlet ever
man take heed how he buildet
11 For other foundation can
no man lay than that is laid,
which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build up-
on this foundation, #. silver,
ecious stones, wood, hay, stub-

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13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the #: 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.

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 shall God destroy : for the temple of God is ho § which temple ye are.

self. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he mo be wise. 9 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the

21 Therefore let no man glo

|ry in men : for all things are

yours; 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; 23 And ye are Christ's : and Christ is God's.


1 How to account of Christ's ministers.... 6. To a self-sufficient vanity Paul opposeth his own afflicted state, &c.

LET a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Chris and stewards of the mysteries o God. 2 Moreover, it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful. 3. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment : o I judge not mine own self. 4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I nothereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. 5 Therefore judge ** before the time, until the Lord come, who, both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of

Let no man deceive him- God

Osl. 6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself, and to Apollos, for your sakes: that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. 7 For who maketh thee to differ from another and what hast thou that thou didst not re

wise, that they are vain.

ceive 1 now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it ! 8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us : and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to


10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ ; we are weak, butye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are

deo 1 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12 And labour, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it; 13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offjoins of all things unto this ay. 14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. 15 For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Wherefore, I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 7 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you

which be in Christ, as I teach

every where in every church. 18 Now some are puffed up,

as though I would not come to


19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

20 For the kingdom of God ts not in word, but in power.

21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?


1 Of the incestuous person....6 Of necessity the old leaven must be purged out, &c.

IT is reported commonly thal there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named .# the Gentiles, that one shoul have his father's wife. 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3 #."; verily, as absentin body, but present in spirit, have judged already as though Îwere F. concerning him, that ath so done this deed, 4. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gath: ered together, and o the power of our Lord Jesus Christ 5To deliver such a one!" Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be so" ed in the day of the Lord Je. "; Your gloring is moto our glorying is no Know ye #. that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump"

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7. Purge old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

9 I wrote unto you in an epistle, not to company with forniCatorS :

10 Yetnotaltogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters: for then must ye needs go out of the world.

11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, oran idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner: with such a One no not to eat.

12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without! do not ye judge them that are within 13 But them that are without God s: Therefore put away from among vourselves that wicked person.

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CHAP. VI. * out therefore the

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judge angels' how much more,

things that pertain to this life 2 4. If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you ! no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. 7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because §§ to law one with another. hy do ye not rather take

wrong ! why do ye not rather

or yourselves to be defraud€(I I 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God! Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Northieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but yeare washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our

OOl. 12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy § it and them.

Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord ; and the Lord for the body. 14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 15 Know ye not, that your bodies are the members of Christ! Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot 1 God forbid. 16 What! know ye not that he which is joined to a harlot is one body! for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication, sinneth against his OWI). o 19. What know ye not that our body is the temple of the oly Ghost which is, in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own 2 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

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of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan temptyou not for your incontinency. 6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. 7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. 8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good * them if they abide even aS 1. 9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry : for it is better to marry than to burn. 10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband : 11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband : and let not the husband put away his wife. 12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord, If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. 13 And the woman which hath a husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were

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