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the apostlcs. you be puffed up for one against be in Christ, as I teach every another.

where in every church. 7 For who maketh thee to differ 18 Now some are puffed up, 29 from another ? and what hast though I would not come to you. thou that thou didst not receive ? 19 But I will come to you now if thou didst receive it, why shortly, if the Lord will, and will dost thou glory, as if thou hadst know, not the speech of them not received it?

which are puffed up, but the 8 Now ye are full, now ye are power.

ye have reigned as kings 20 For the kingdom of God is without us: and I would to God not in word, but in power. ye did reign, that we also might 21 What will ye? shall I come reign with you.


with a rod, or in love, 9 For I think that God hath set and in the spirit of meekness? forth us the apostles last, as it

CHAP. V. were appointed to death : for we 1 The incestuous person 6 is cause are made a spectacle unto the rather of shame unto them, than of

rejoicing. 7 The old leaven is io world, and to angels, and to men.

be purged out. 10 Heinous offend. 10 We are fools for Christ's ers are to be shamed and avoided. sake, but ye are wise in Christ; IC is reported commonly that we are weak, but ye are strong ;

there is fornication among you, ye are honourable, but we are and such fornication as is not so despised.

much as named among the Gen11 Even unto this present hour tiles, that one should have his we both hunger, and thirst, and father's wife. are naked, and are buffeted, and 2 And ye are puffed up, and have no certain dwelling-place; have not rather moured, that he

12 And labour, working with that hath done this deed might our own hands. Being reviled, be taken away from among you. we bless; being persecuted, we 3 For I verily, as absent in body, suffer it;

but present in spirit, have judged 13 Being defamed, we entreat: already as though I were present, we are made as the filth of the concerning him that hath so done world, and are the off-scouring of this deed, all things unto this day.

4 In the name of our Lord Je. 14 I write not these things to sus Christ, when ye are gathered shame you, but as my beloved together, and my spirit, with the sons I warn you.

power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 For though ye have ten 5 To deliver such an one unto thousand instructors in Christ, Satan for the destruction of the yet have ye not many fathers: flesh, that the spirit may be saved for in Christ Jesus I have begot in the day of the Lord Jesus. ten you through the gospel. 6 Your glorying is not good.

16 'Wherefore, I beseech you, Know ye not, that a little leaven be ye followers of me.

leaveneth the whole lump? 17 For this cause have I sent 7 Purge out therefore the old unto you Timotheus, who is my leaven, that ye may be a new beloved son, and faithful in the lump, as ye are unleavened. For Lord, who shall bring you into even Christ our passover is sacriremembrance of my ways which I ficed for us :

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going to law 8 Therefore let us keep the them to judge who are least es. feast, nor with old leaven, neither teemed in the church. with the leaven of malice and 5 I speak to your shame. Is it wickedness; but with the un so, that there is not a wise man leavened bread of sincerity and among you? no, not one that truth.

shall be able to judge between 9 I wrote unto you in an epis- his brethren? tle, not to company with fornica 6 But brother goeth to law with tors ;

brother, and that before the un10 Yet not altogether with the believers. fornicators of this world, or with ng Now therefore there is utterly the covetous, or extortioners, or a fault among you, because ye .with idolaters : for then must ye go to law one with another. Why needs go out of the world. do ye not rather take wrong?

11 But now I have written un why do ye not rather suffer yourto you not to keep company, if selves to be defrauded? any man that is called a brother

8 Nay, ye do wrong, and debe a fornicator, or covetous, or fraud, and that your brethren. an idolater, or a railer, or 9 Know ye not that the undrunkard, or an extortioner : with righteous shall not inherit the such an one no not to eat. kingdom of God? Be not de

12 For what have I to do to ceived; neither fornicators, nor judge them also that are with idolaters, nor adulterers, nor efout? do not ye judge them that feminate, nor abusers of themare within ?

selves with mankind, 13 But them that are without 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, God judgeth. Therefore put away nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor from among yourselves that wick- extortioners, shall inherit the

kingdom of God. CHAP. VÌ.

11 And such were some of you : 1 The Corinthiuns must not vex their but ye are washed, but ye are

brethren, in going to law with them: 6 especially under infidels. sanctified, but ye are justified in 9 The unrighteous shall not inherit the name of the Lord Jesus, and the kingdom of God. 15 Our bodies by the Spirit of our God. are the members of Christ, 19 and temples of the Holy Ghost. 16, 17

12 All things are lawful unto They must not therefore be defiled. me, but all things are not expeDARE any of you, having a dient : all things are lawful for

matter against another, go me, but I will not be brought unto law before the unjust, and not der the power of any. before the saints ?

13 Meats for the belly, and the 2 Do ye not know that the belly for meats : but God shall saints shall judge the world ? and destroy both it and them. Now if the world shall be judged by the body is not for fornication, you, are ye unworthy to judge but for the Lord; and the Lord the smallest matters ?

for the body 3 Know ye not that we shall 14 And God hath both raised judge angels ? how much more, up the Lord, and will also raise things that pertain to this life? up us by his own power.

4 If then ye have judgments of 15 Know ye not that your bodihings pertaining to this life, set ies are the members of Christ?

ed person.

one flesh.

Of marriage

and continency. shall I then take the members of time, that ye may give yourChrist, and make them the mem selves to fasting and prayer; and bers of an harlot? God forbid.

come together again, that Satan 16 What! know ye not that he tempt you not for your inconwhich is joined to an harlot is one tinency. body? for two, saith he, shall be 6 But I speak this by permis.

sion, and not of commandment. 17 But he that is joined unto 7 For I would that all men were the Lord is one spirit.

even as I myself. But every man 18 Flee fornication. Every sin hath his proper gift of God, one that a man doeth, is without the after this manner, and another body; but he that committeth after that. fornication, sinneth against his 8 I say therefore to the unmarown body.

ried and widows, It is good for 19 What! know ye not that them if they abide even as I. your body is the temple of the 9 But if they cannot contain, let Holy Ghost which is in you, them marry : for it is better to which ye have of God, and ye marry than to burn. are not your own?

10 And unto the married I com20 For ye are bought with a mand, yet not I, but the Lord, price: therefore glorify God in Let not the wife depart from her your body, and in your spirit, husband : which are God's.

11 But and if she depart, let CHAP. VII.

her remain unmarried, or be rec2 He treateth of marriage, 4 shewing onciled to her husband : and let

it to be a remedy against fornica. not the husband put away his tion:

10 and that the bond thereof wife. ought not lightly to be dissolved. 18, 20 Every man must be content 12 But to the rest speak I, not with his vocation. 25 Virginity

the Lord, If any brother hath a wherefore to be embraced. 35 And

wife that believeth not, and she for what respects we may either marry, or abstain

from marrying. be pleased to dwell with him, let NOW conceming the things him not put her away.

whereof ye wrote unto me: 13 And the woman which hath It is good for a man not to touch an husband that believeth not, and

if he be pleased to dwell with her, 2 Nevertheless, to avoid forni- let her not leave him. cation, let every man have his 14 For the unbelieving husband own wife, and let every woman is sanctified by the wife, and the have her own husband.

unbelieving wife is sanctified by 3 Let the husband render unto the husband : else were your the wife due benevolence : and children unclean; but now are likewise also the wife unto the they holy. husband.

15 But if the unbelieving depart, 4 The wife hath not power of let him depart. A brother or a her own body, but the husband : sister is not under bondage in such and likewise also the husband cases; but God hath called us to hath not power of his own body, peace. but the wife.

16 For what knowest thou, O 5 Defraud ye not one the other, wife, whether thou shalt save thy cxcept it be with consent for a husband ? or how knowest thou,

a woman.

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and continency. O man, whether thou shalt save that both they that have wives, thy wife?

be as though they had none; 17 But as God hath distributed 30 And they that weep, as to every man, as the Lord hath though they wept not; and they called every one, so let him walk. that rejoice, as though they reAnd so ordain I in all churches. joiced not; and they that buy,

18 Is any man called being as though they possessed not ; circumcised ? let him not become 31 And they that use this world. uncircumcised. Is any called in as not abusing it. For the fashuncircumcision? let him not be ion of this world passeth away. circumcised.

32 But I would have you with19 Circumcision is nothing, and out carefulness. He that is ununcircumcision is nothing, but married, careth for the things the keeping of the commandments that belong to the Lord, how he of God.

may please the Lord : 20 Let every man abide in the 33 But he that is married, same calling wherein he was call careth for the things that are of ed.

the world, how he may please 21 Art thou called being a ser his wife. vant ? care not for it; but if thou 34 There is difference also bemayest be made free, use it rather. tween a wife and a virgin. The

22 For he that is called in the unmarried woman careth for the Lord, being a servant, is the things of the Lord, that she may Lord's freeman: likewise also he be holy, both in body and in that is called, being free, is spirit : but she that is married, Christ's servant.

careth for the things of the world, 23 Ye are bought with a price ; how she may please her husband. be not ye the servants of men. 35 And this I speak for your

24 Brethren, let every man, own profit ; not that I may cast wherein he is called, therein a snare upon you, but for that abide with God.

which is comely, and that ye 25 Now concerning virgins, I may attend upon the Lord withhave no commandment of the out distraction. Lord : yet I give my judgment 36 But if any man think that as one that hath obtained mercy he behaveth himself uncomely of the Lord to be faithful.

toward his virgin, if she pass the 26 1 suppose

therefore that this flower of her age, and need so is good for the present distress ; require, let him do what he will, I say, that it is good for a man he sinneth not : let them marry. so to be.

37 Nevertheless, he that stand27 Art thou bound unto a wife ? eth steadfast in his heart, having seek not to be loosed. Art thou no necessity, but hath power loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. over his own will, and hath so

28 But and if thou marry, thou decreed in his heart that he will hast not sinned : and if a virgin keep his virgin, doeth well. marry she hath not sinned. Nev 38 So then he that giveth her ertheless, such shall have trouble in marriage doth well ; but he in the flesh ; but I spare you. that giveth her not in marriage

29 But this I say, brethren, doeth better. The time is short. It remaineth, 39 The wife is bound by the


Of cating meats I. CORINTHIANS. offered to idols, law as long as her husband liv. come a stumbling-block to them eth ; but if her husband be dead, that are weak. she is at liberty to be married to 10 For if any man see thee, whom she will; only in the Lord. which hast knowledge, sit at

40 But she is happier if she so meat in the idol's temple, shall abide, after my judgment : and I not the conscience of him which think also that I have the Spirit is weak be emboldened to eat of God.

those things which are offered to CHAP. VIII. 1 To abstain from meats offered to 11 And through thy knowledge idols. 8, 9, We must not abuse our shall the weak brother perish, for Christian liberty, to the offence of whom Christ died? our brethren: 11 but must bridle our knowledge with charity.

12 But when ye sin so against NOW as touching things offer the brethren, and wound their

ed unto idols, we know that weak conscience, ye sin against we all have knowledge. Know- Christ. ledge puffeth up, but charity edi 13 Wherefore, if meat make my fieth.

brother to offend, I will eat no 2 And if any man think that he flesh while the world standeth, knoweth any thing, he knoweth lest I make my brother to offend. nothing yet as he ought to know.

CHAP. IX. 3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

1 He shereth his liberty, 7 und that

the minister ought to live by the 4 As concerning therefore the

gospel : 15 yet that himself hath of eating of those things that are his own accord abstained, 18 to be offered in sacrifice unto idols, we

either chargeable unto them, 22 or

offensive unto any, in matters in. know that an idol is nothing in different. 24 Our life is like unto the world, and that there is none other God but one.

AM I not an apostle ? am I not 5 For though there be that are free ? have I not seen Jesus called gods, whether in heaven Christ our Lord? are not ye my or in earth, (as there be gods work in the Lord ? many, and lords many ;)

2 If I be not an apostle unto 6 But to us there is but one others, yet doubtless I am to God, the Father, of whom are all you : for the seal of mine apostlethings, and we in him; and one ship are ye in the Lord. Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are 3 Mine answer to them that do all things, and we by him. examine me is this ;

7 Howbeit, there is not in every 4 Have we not power to eat man that knowledge : for some and to drink? with conscience of the idol unto 5 Have we not power to lead this hour eat it as a thing offer- about a sister, a wife, as well as ed unto an idol : and their con other apostles, and as the brethscience, being weak, is defiled. ren of the Lord, and Cephas ?

8 But meat commendeth us not 6 Or I only and Barnabas, have to God : for neither if we eat are not we power to forbear working? we the better; neither if we eat 7 Who goeth a warfare any not, are we the worse.

time at his own charges ? who 9 But take heed lest by any planteth a vineyard, and eateth means this liberty of yours be not of the fruit thereof? or who


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