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et to prophesy, and forbid not to

speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done de

cently, and in order.

CHAP. XV. 3. By Christ's resurrection the apostles inferreth the necessity of our resurrection.... 23 Christ the first-fruits....35 The manner of the resurrection, &c.

Moo brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2. By which also ye are saved if ye keep in memory what reached unto you, unless ye ave believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once ; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 7 After that, he was seen of James, then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I per** the church of God. I am what I am : and his grace which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain ; but I laboured more abundantly than they all :

yet not I, but the grace of God.

which was with me,

But by the grace of God

I 1 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. 12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that ere is no resurrection of the dead 1 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: . 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God: because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ : whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 16. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. 19 If in this life only, we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man, came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits ; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put +

down all rule, and all authority, and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For he hath put all things under his feet. ut when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him,thatGod may be allin all. 29 Eise what shall they do, which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all! why are they then baptized for the dead Î 30 And why stand we in jeo every hour? . 31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not Let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die. 33 Benotdeceived: Evil communications corrupt good mannerS. 34. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. 35 But some man will say How are the dead raised up; and with what body do they come 1 36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened except it die :

37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, butbare grain; it may chance of wheat, or o some other grain : 38 But Čá giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh ; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is One ifthe glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars ; for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural ; and afterward that which is spiritual. . 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and

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1 How to proceed for the relief of the brethren....13 Admonitions, 19 and salutations.

|Now concerning the collec. : " tion for the saints, as I have É.". to the churches of alatia, even so do ye. 2. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you la by him in store, as God ho prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall #. by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. 4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me. ow I will come unto you, when I shall j. through . Macedonia: for Ido pass through Macedonia. 6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may, bring me on my journey whithersoever I go. 7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord rmit. 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. 9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. 10. Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear; for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also

11 Let no mantherefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren. 12 As touching our brother

Apollos, I greatly desired him to

come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time. 13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be Strong. 14 Let all your things be done with charity. 15. I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephamas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the o 16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. 7 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part, they have supplied.

18 For they have refreshed

my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. 19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. 20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with a holy kiss. }i The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. 22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema, Maran-atha. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen. TI The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, by Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, and Timotheus.

T The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the CORINTHIANS.


3 The apostle encourageth against troubles, 12 sheweth the sincerity of his preaching, 15 and excuseth his not coming to them.

PAL, an apostle of Jesus - . Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: 2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

5. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

4 Who comforteth us in all

7 And our hope of you is steadfast, knowing, that as ye’

are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. 8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble § came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life : 9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: 10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us : 11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons, thanks may be fiven y many on our behalf.

12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trustye shall acknowledge even to the end ;

14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord

esus. 15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a sec"####, so on And to pass by you into §

Macedonia, and to come again

out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way

toward Judea. 17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness! or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should beyea, yea, and nay, nay ? 18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and §§ 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached almOn ić. by us, even by me, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. 20. For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him o unto the glory of God y uS. 21 Now he which establisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 23 Moreover, I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you. I came not as yet unto Corinth. 24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand. CHAP. II.

1 The reasons of Paul's not coming unto them....6 Of the excommunicated person.

UT I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. 22 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made o by me ! . . 3 And I wrote this same unto

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