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for me ;

Paul concludeth


with salutations. certain contribution for the poor 4 Who have for my life laid saints which are at Jerusalem. down their own necks : unto

27 It hath pleased them verily; whom not only I give thanks, and their debtors they are. For but also all the churches of the if the Gentiles have been made Gentiles. partakers of their spiritual things, 5 Likewise greet the church their duty is also to minister unto that is in their house. Salute them in carnal things.

my well-beloved Epenetus, who 28 When therefore I have per

is the first-fruits of Achaia unto formed this, and have sealed to Christ. them this fruit, I will come by 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed you into Spain.

much labour on us. 29 And I am sure that when I 7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, come unto you, I shall come in my kinsmen, and my fellowthe fulness of the blessing of the prisoners, who are of note among gospel of Christ.

the apostles, who also were 30 Now I beseech you, breth

Christ before me. ren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's 8 Greet Amplias my beloved sake, and for the love of the in the Lord. Spirit, that ye strive together 9 Salute Urbane, our helper in with me in your prayers to God Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

10 Salute Apelles approved in 31 That I may be delivered Christ. Salute them which are from them that do not believe in of Aristobulus' household. Judea ; and that my service which 11 Salute Herodion my kinsI have for Jerusalem, may be ac man. Greet them that be of the cepted of the saints ;

household of Narcissus, which are 32 That I may come unto you

in the Lord. with joy by the will of God, and 12 Salute Tryphena and Trymay with you be refreshed. phosa, who labour in the Lord.

33 Now the God of peace be Salute the beloved Persis, which with you all. Amen.

laboured much in the Lord.

13 Salute Rufus chosen in the CHAP. XVI. 3 Paul willeth the brethren to greet Lord, and his mother and mine.

many, 17 and adviseth them to take 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, heed of those which cause dissension Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and and offences, 21 and after sundry the brethren which are with salutations endeth with praise and thanks to God.

them. I COMMEND unto you Phebe 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia,

our sister, which is a servant Nereus, and his sister, and Olymof the church which is at Cen pas, and all the saints which are chrea :

with them. 2 That ye receive her in the 16 Salute one another with an Lord, as becometh saints, and holy kiss. The churches of Christ that ye assist her in whatsoever salute you. business she hath need of you:

17 Now I beseech you, brethfor she hath been a succourer of ren, mark them which cause dimany, and of myself also. visions and offences, contrary to

3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, the doctrine which ye have learnmy helpers in Christ Jesus : ed ; and avoid them.


Sundry greetings

I. CORINTHIANS. and salutations 18 For they that are such serve saluteth you, and Quartus a brothnot our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus words and fair speeches deceive Christ be with you all. Amen. the hearts of the simple.

25 Now to him that is of power 19 For your obedience is come to establish you according to my abroad unto all men. I am glad gospel, and the preaching of Jesus therefore on your behalf: but yet Christ, according to the revelaI would have you wise unto that tion of the mystery, which was which is good, and simple con- kept secret since the world began, cerning evil.

26 But now is made manifest, 20 And the God of peace shall and by the scriptures of the bruise Satan under your feet prophets, according to the comshortly. The grace of our Lord mandment of the everlasting God, Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. made known to all nations for the

21 Timotheus, my work-fellow, obedience of faith : and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosi 27 To God only wise, be glory pater, my kinsmen, salute you through Jesus Christ for ever. 22 I Tertius, who wrote this Amen. epistle, salute you in the Lord. Written to the Romans from

23 Gaius mine host, and of the Corinthus, and sent by Phebe whole church, saluteth you. Eras servant of the church at tus the chamberlain of the city Cenchrea.


I The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the


4 I thank my God always on After his salutation and thanksgiv- your behalf, for the grace of God ing, 10 he exhorteth them to unity,

which is given you by Jesus and 12 reproveth their dissensions. 18 God destroyeth the wisdom of the

Christ; wise, 21 by the foolishness of preach. 5 That in every thing ye are ing, and 26 calleth not the wise,

enriched by him, in all utterance, mighty, and noble, but 27, 28 the foolish, weak, and men of no ac

and in all knowledge;

6 Even as the testimony of PAUL, called to be an apostle Christ was confirmed in you:

of Jesus Christ through the 7 So that ye come behind in no will of God, and Sosthenes our gift; waiting for the coming of brother,

our Lord Jesus Christ : 2 Unto the church of God which 8 Who shall also confirm you is at Corinth, to them that are unto the end, that ye may be sanctified in Christ Jesus, called blameless in the day of our Lord to be saints, with all that in


Jesus Christ. place call upon the name of Je 9 God is faithful, by whom ye sus Christ our Lord, both theirs were called unto the fellowship of and ours :

his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 3 Grace be unto you, and peace 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, from God our Father, and from by the name of our Lord Jesus the Lord Jesus Christ.

Christ, that ye all speak the same

to unity.



Paul eshorteth

CHAP. II. thing, and that there be no divis-, and the Greeks seek after wisions among you; but that ye be dom : perfectly joined together in the 23 But we preach Christ crucisame mind, and in the same judg- fied, unto the Jews a stumblingment.

block, and unto the Greeks fool11 For it hath been declared ishness; unto me of you, my brethren, by 24 But unto them which are them which are of the house of called, both Jews and Greeks, Chloe, that there are contentions Christ the power of God, and the among you.

wisdom of God. 12 Now this I


every 25 Because the foolishness of one of you saith, I am of Paul ; God is wiser than men; and the and I of Apollos ; and I of Ce weakness of God is stronger than phas; and I of Christ.

13 Is Christ divided ? was Paul 26 For ye see your calling, crucified for you ? or were ye brethren, how that not many wise baptized in the name of Paul ?' men after the flesh, not many

14 I thank God that I baptized mighty, not many noble are callnone of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

27 But God hath chosen the 15 Lest any should say that I foolish things of the world to conhad baptized in mine own name. found the wise; and God hath

16 And I baptized also the chosen the weak things of the household of Stephanas; besides, world to confound the things I know not whether I baptized which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, 17 For Christ sent me not to and things which are despised, baptize, but to preach the gospel : hath God chosen, yea, and things not with wisdom of words, lest which are not, to bring to nought the cross of Christ should be made things that are : of none effect.

29 That no flesh should glory 18 For the preaching of the in his presence. cross is to them that perish, fool 30 But of him are ye in Christ ishness ; but unto us which are Jesus, who of God is made unto saved, it is the power of God. us wisdom, and righteousness, and

19 For it is written, I will des sanctification, and redemption : troy the wisdom of the wise, and

31 That, according as it is writwill bring to nothing the under ten, He that glorieth, let him standing of the prudent.

glory in the Lord. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the dis

CHAP. II. puter of this world ? hath not God

He declareth that his preaching, 1

though it bring not excellency of made foolish the wisdom of this

speech, or of 4 human wisdom: yet world ?

consisteth in the 4, 5 power of God: 21 For after that in the wisdom

and so far excelleth 6 the wisdom of

this world, and 9 human sense, as of God the world by wisdom knew that 14 the natural man cannot un. not God, it pleased God by the derstand it. foolishness of preaching to save AND I, brethren, when I came them that believe.

to you, came not with excel22 For the Jews require a sign, | lency of speech, or of wisdom,

any other.


Paul's manner I. CORINTHIANS.

of preaching declaring unto you the testimony wisdom teacheth, but which the of God.

Holy Ghost teacheth ; comparing 2 For I determined not to know spiritual things with spiritual. any thing among you, save Jesus 14 But the natural man receiy. Christ, and him

crucified. eth not the things of the Spirit of 3 And I was with you in weak- God: for they are foolishness unness, and in fear, and in much to him: neither can he know trembling.

them, because they are spiritually 4 And my speech and my discerned.. preaching was not with enticing 15 But he that is spiritual judg. words of man's wisdom, but in eth all things, yet he himself is demonstration of the Spirit, and judged of no man. of power :

16 For who hath known the 5 That your faith should not mind of the Lord, that he may stand in the wisdom of men, but instruct him? But we have the in the power of God.

mind of Christ. 6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect :

CHAP. III. yet not the wisdom of this world, 2 Milk is fit for children. 3 Strife nor of the princes of this world, and division, arguments of a fleshly that come to nought :

mind. 7 He that planteth, and he

that watereth, are nothing.' 9 The 7 But we speak the wisdom of ministers are God's fellow-work. God in a mystery, even the hidden

11 Christ the only founda

tion. wisdom which God ordained be

16 Men the temples of God,

which 17 must be kept holy: 19 The fore the world unto our glory ; wisdom of this world is foolishness 8 Which none of the princes

with God. of this world knew : for had they AND T, brethren, could not known it, they would not have speak unto you as unto spircrucified the Lord of glory. itual, but as unto carnal, even as

9 But as it is written, Eye hath unto babes in Christ. not seen, nor ear heard, neither 2 I have fed you with milk, and have entered into the heart of not with meat: for hitherto ye man, the things which God hath were not able to bcar it, neither prepared for them that love him. yet now are ye able.

10 But God hath revealed them 3 For ye are yet carnal : for unto us by his Spirit; for the whereas there is among you enSpirit searcheth all things, yea, vying, and strife, and divisions, the deep things of God.

are ye not carnal, and walk as 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit 4 For while one saith, I am of of man which is in him ? even so Paul; and another, I am of Apolthe things of God knoweth no los; are ye not carnal ? man, but the Spirit of God. 5 Who then is Paul, and who is

12 Now we have received, not Apollos, but ministers by whom the spirit of the world, but the ye believed, even as the Lord Spirit which is of God; that we gave to every man? might know the things that are 6 I have planted, Apollos wafreely given to us of God. tered : but God gave the increase.

13 Which things also we speak, 7 So then, neither is he that not in the words which man's planteth any thing, neither he


Paul reprodeth

dissensions. that watereth: but God that giv- , is written, He taketh the wise in eth the increase.

their own craftiness. 8 Now he that planteth and he 20 And again, The Lord knowthat watereth are one: and every eth the thoughts of the wise, that man shall receive his own re- | they are vain. ward, according to his own la 21 Therefore let no man glory bour.

in men: for all things are yours ; 9 For we are labourers together 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, with God: ye are God's husband or Cephas, or the world, or life, ry, ye are God's building. or death, or things present, or 10 According to the grace of things to come ; all are yours ; God which is given unto me, as 23 And ye are Christ's: and a wise master-builder, I have laid Christ is God's. the foundation, and another build

CHAP. IV. eth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth there

1 In what account the ministers ought

to be had. 7 We have nothing upon.

which we have not received. 9 The il For other foundation can no apostles spectacles to the world, anman lay than that is laid, which

gels and men, 13 the filth and off.

scouring of the world : 15 yet our is Jesus Christ.

fathers in Christ, 16 whom we 12 Now if any man build upon

ought to follow. this foundation, gold, silver, pre- LET a man so account of us, cious stones, wood, hay, stubble; as of the ministers of Christ,

13 Every man's work shall be and stewards of the mysteries of made manifest: for the day shall God. declare it, because it shall be re 2 Moreover, it is required in vealed by fire; and the fire shall stewards that a man be found try every man's work, of what | faithful. sort it is.

3 But with me it is a very small 14 If any man's work abide thing that I should be judged of which he hath built thereupon, you, or of man's judgment : yea, he shall receive a reward.

I judge not mine own self. 15 If any man's work shall be 4 For I know nothing by myburned, he shall suffer loss: but self; yet am I not hereby justihe himself shall be saved; yet so

fied: but he that judgeti me is as by fire.

the Lord. 16 Know ye not that ye are the 5 Therefore judge nothing betemple of God, and that the fore the time, until the Lord Spirit of God dwelléth in come, who both will bring to light

17 If any man defile the tem the hidden things of darkness, ple of God, him shall God destroy: and will make manifest the counfor the temple of God is holy, sels of the hearts: and then which temple ye are.

shall every man have praise of 18 Let no man deceive himself. God. If any man among you seemeth 6 And these things, brethren, I to be wise in this world, let him have in a figure transferred to become a fool, that he may be myself, and to Apollos, for your wise.

sakes: that ye might learn in us 19 For the wisdom of this world not to think of men above that is foolishness with God. For it I which is written, that no one of


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