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your children unclean ; but now are they holy. 15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases; but God hath called us to peace. 16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband! or how knowest thou, O man, whether thoushalt save thy wise 1 17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath coe. one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all
churches. 18 Is any man called being circumcised ? let him not be
come uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision ? let him not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the command. ments of God. 20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. 21 Art thou called being a servant 1 care not for it; but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. 23 Yeare bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God. 25 Now concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord : yet I give my judgment as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful,
26 I suppose therefore that this is ...? for the present distress; I say, that it is good for a man so to be. 27 Art thou bound unto a wife 2 seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife seek not a wife. 28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned : and if a virgin marry she hath not sinned. Nevertheless, such shall have trouble in the flesh ; but I spare you. 29 But this I say, brethren, The time is short. It remaineth, that both they that have wives, be as though they had none; 30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; 31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it. For the fashion of this world passeth away. 32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried, careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord : But he that is married, careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. 34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy, both in body and in spirit: but she that is married, careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. * 35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast
a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord withoutdistraction. 86 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them mar
ry. 37 Nevertheless, he that standeth steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well. 38 So then, he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marring; doeth better. 9 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth : but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will ; only in the Lord. . 40 But she is happier if she
so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the spirit of God.
we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. 5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords
many;) 6. But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. 7 Howbeit, there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol: and their oscience, being weak, is defile e 8 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither if we eat are we the better; neither if we eat not, are we the worse. 9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling-block to them that are weak. 10 For if any man see thee, which hast knowledge, sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; *** 11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died ? 12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend,
1 Paul asserteth his apostolical character, 3 and right to a maintenance: 24 he striveth to obtain an incorruptible crown.
AM. not an apostle 1 am I + o- not free ? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord l are not ye my work in the Lord 2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. ; 3 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this; 4 Have we not power to eat and to drink! 5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas' 6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working ! 7 Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own charges 1 who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof , or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock 1
8 . Ithese things asaman? or saith not the law the same also 1
9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen 1
10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes! For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that plougheth should plough in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather! Nevertheless we have not used this power: but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ. 13 Doye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple, and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar' 14 Even so hath the Lord ordained, that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. 15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die than that any man should make my glorying void. 16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, wo is unto me, if I preach not the gospel ! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. . 18 What is my reward then 2 Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, i. I abuse not my power in the gos
pel. 19 For though I be free from
all men, yet have I made myself
servant unto all, that I might
gain the more. 20 And unto the Jews I be
came as a Jew, that I might
11 If we have sown unto gain the Jews; to them that are
you spiritual things, is it a great .# we shall reap your carnal things?
under the law, as under the law,
that I might gain them that are
under the law ;
21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. 22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all IIleanS Sa Ve SO1116. 23 And this I do for the gosel's sake, that I may be partaer thereof with you. 24 Know ye not, that they which run in a race, run all, but one receiveth the prize! So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly ; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air : 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast-away. CHAP. X.
lowed them: and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with many of them God was not well pleased : for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them: as it is written, The people sat down to eat, and drink; and rose up to play. 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmure and were destroyed of the destroyer. o 11. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man : but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempt— ed above that ye are able ; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ! the bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ' 17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one
bread. 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices, partakers of the altar ! 19 What say I then that the idol is any thing? or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing! 20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice,they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye ould have fellowship with dev1IS. 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the i. table, and of the table of devils. 22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy" are we stronger than he' 23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. 25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience' sake: 26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof. 27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and
ye be disposed to go; whatso
ever is set before you, eat, ask
ing no question for conscience’
sake. 28 But if any man say unto
you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience' sake: for the earth is o Lord's, and the fulness thereO1 : 29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience? 30. For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks : 31 Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God: 2 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
1 He exhorteth them, 3 and forbiddeth men to pray or prophesy with their heads covered, and women with their heads uncovered....23 Of the Lord's supper.
BE ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered, dishonour
eth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven,