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20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are
22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are
23 And ye are Christ's ; and Christ is God's.
CHAP. XIII. 1 All gifts, how excellent soever, are nothing worth, without
charity. 4 The praises thereof. fJpilOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 % Charity suffereth long, and is kind, charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall 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 now we see through a glass darkly; but then face' to face: now I know in part; but then shall 1 know even as also I am known,
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
. Chap. XV.
3 jBy Christ's resurrection, 12 he proveth the necessity of our resurrection. 31 The fruit, 35 and manner thereof, 51 and of the change of them that shall be alive then.
TJ^Oreover, 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 I preached unto you, unless ye have behoved 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:
6 After that he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some arc 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 tobe called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and hi* grace which was hestoteed 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.
11 Therefore whether it acre I or they, so we preach, and go ye believed.
12 Now if Christ be preached that be rose from the dead,. ". -'-. how how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead f
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.
15 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 If F°r 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. • But when lie 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, that God may be all in all.
29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the
I i dead, dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized
for the dead?
30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our I^ord, I die daily.
32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephestu, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? Let us cat and drink; for to-morrow we die.
33 Be not deceived: 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 w hat body do they come?
36 Tlion 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, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
38 But God 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 it one, and the 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 ihcorrtiption:
43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it Is raised m 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 livmg soul; the last Adam wot 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 as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 ^ Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting f O grave, where it thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sm; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.