The Enfolded Letter to the Corinthians 1

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Chapter 1

1.1 Paul, Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ by through the will of God, and Sosthenes a our brother,

1.2 To Unto the church of God that which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that invoke the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, in every place call upon the name of theirs Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and ours. our's:

1.3 Grace to be unto you, and peace peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

1.4 I give thanks to thank my God always for you, on your behalf, for the grace of God that which is given you in Christ Jesus, by Jesus Christ;

1.5 That in all things you every thing ye are made rich in enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

1.6 As Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, you:

1.7 So that nothing is wanting to you ye come behind in any grace, no gift; waiting for the manifestation coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ:

1.8 Who shall also will confirm you unto the end without crime, end, that ye may be blameless in the day of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1.9 God is faithful: faithful, by whom you are ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1.10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no schisms divisions among you; but that you ye be perfect perfectly joined together in the same mind, mind and in the same judgment.

1.11 For it hath been signified declared unto me, my brethren, me of you, my brethren, by them that which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1.12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith: saith, I indeed am of Paul; and I am of Apollo; Apollos; and I am of Cephas; and I of Christ.

1.13 Is Christ divided? Was was Paul then crucified for you? or were you ye baptized in the name of Paul?

1.14 I give thank God thanks, that I baptized none of you you, but Crispus and Caius; Gaius;

1.15 Lest any should say that you were I had baptized in my mine own name.

1.16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanus; Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

1.17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in with wisdom of speech, words, lest the cross of Christ should be made void. of none effect.

1.18 For the word preaching of the cross, cross is to them indeed that perish, is perish foolishness; but to them that unto us which are saved, that is, to us, saved it is the power of God.

1.19 For it is written: written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the prudence understanding of the prudent I will reject. prudent.

1.20 Where is the wise? Where where is the scribe? Where where is the disputer of this world? Hath hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1.21 For seeing after that in the wisdom of God the world, world by wisdom, wisdom knew not God, it pleased God, God by the foolishness of our preaching, preaching to save them that believe.

1.22 For both the Jews require signs, a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

1.23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness: Greeks foolishness;

1.24 But unto them that which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1.25 For Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1.26 For ye see your vocation, calling, brethren, how that there are not many wise according to men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble: noble, are called:

1.27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that he may to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that he may to confound the strong. things which are mighty;

1.28 And the base things of the world, and the things that which are contemptible, despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things that which are not, that he might to bring to nought things that are:

1.29 That no flesh should glory in his sight. presence.

1.30 But of him are you ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and justice, righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1.31 That, according as it is written: written, He that glorieth, may let him glory in the Lord.

Chapter 2

2.1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in loftiness with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of Christ. God.

2.2 For I judged determined not myself to know anything any thing among you, but save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

2.3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

2.4 And my speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive with enticing words of human man's wisdom, but in shewing demonstration of the Spirit and power; of power:

2.5 That your faith might should not stand on in the wisdom of men, but on in the power of God.

2.6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among the them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither nor of the princes of this world world, that come to nought; nought:

2.7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is hidden, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world, world unto our glory : glory:

2.8 Which none of the princes of this world knew; knew: for if they had they known it, they would never not have crucified the Lord of glory.

2.9 But, But as it is written: That eye written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it have entered into the heart of man, what the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

2.10 But to us God hath revealed them, them unto us by this Spirit. For his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

2.11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, but save the spirit of a man that which is in him? So even so the things also that are of God knoweth no man knoweth, man, but the Spirit of God.

2.12 Now we have received received, not the spirit of this the world, but the Spirit that spirit which is of God; that we may might know the things that are freely given to us from of God.

2.13 Which things also we speak, not in the learned words of human wisdom; which man's wisdom teacheth, but in the doctrine of which the Spirit, Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

2.14 But the sensual natural man perceiveth receiveth not these the things that are of the Spirit of God; God: for it is they are foolishness to him, and unto him: neither can he cannot understand, know them, because it is they are spiritually examined. discerned.

2.15 But the he that is spiritual man judgeth all things; and things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

2.16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that we he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Chapter 3

3.1 And I, brethren, could not speak to unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal. As carnal, even as unto little ones babes in Christ.

3.2 I gave have fed you milk to drink, with milk, and not meat; with meat: for you hitherto ye were not able as yet. But to bear it, neither indeed are you yet now able; for you are yet carnal. ye able.

3.3 For, For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying envying, and contention, strife, and divisions, are you ye not carnal, and walk according to man ? as men?

3.4 For while one saith, I indeed am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollo; Apollos; are you ye not men ? What carnal?

3.5 Who then is Apollo, Paul, and what who is Paul?

3.5 The Apollos, but ministers of him by whom you have believed; and to every one ye believed, even as the Lord hath given. gave to every man?

3.6 I have planted, Apollo watered, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

3.7 Therefore, So then neither is he that planteth is any thing, nor neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

3.8 Now he that planteth, planteth and he that watereth, ate one. And watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward, reward according to his own labour.

3.9 For we are God's coadjutors: you labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry; you husbandry, ye are God's building.

3.10 According to the grace of God that which is given to unto me, as a wise architect, masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation; foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

3.11 For other foundation can no man can lay, but lay than that which is laid; laid, which is Christ Jesus. Jesus Christ.

3.12 Now if any man build upon this foundation, foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble: stubble;

3.13 Every man's work shall be manifest; made manifest: for the day of the Lord shall declare it, because it shall be revealed in by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work, work of what sort it is.

3.14 If any man's work abide, abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

3.15 If any man's work burn, shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; loss: but he himself shall be saved, saved; yet so as by fire.

3.16 Know you not, ye not that you ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you ? you?

3.17 But if If any man violate defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which you temple ye are.

3.18 Let no man deceive himself: if himself. If any man among you seem seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

3.19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

3.20 And again: again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

3.21 Let Therefore let no man therefore glory in men.

3.22 For all things are yours, whether it be your's;

3.22 Whether Paul, or Apollo, Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to some; for come; all are yours; your's;

3.23 And you ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

Chapter 4

4.1 Let a man so account of us us, as of the ministers of Christ, and the dispensers stewards of the mysteries of God.

4.2 Here now Moreover it is required among the dispensers, in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

4.3 But to with me it is a very small thing to that I should be judged by of you, or by of man's day; but neither do judgment: yea, I judge my not mine own self.

4.4 For I am not conscious to myself of any thing, know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified; justified: but he that judgeth me, me is the Lord.

4.5 Therefore judge not nothing before the time; time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; hearts: and then shall every man have praise from of God.

4.6 But And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollo, Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us you may learn, not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be not puffed up against the other for another, above that which is written. one against another.

4.7 For who distinguisheth maketh thee ? Or to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou hast didst not received ? And receive? now if thou hast received, didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it ? it?

4.8 You Now ye are full, now full; you ye are now become rich; you reign rich, ye have reigned as kings without us; us: and I would to God you ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.

4.9 For I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the apostles last, as it were men appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

4.10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you ye are strong; you ye are honourable, but we without honour. are despised.

4.11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no fixed abode; certain dwellingplace;

4.12 And we labour, working with our own hands: we are being reviled, and we bless; we are being persecuted, and we suffer it. it:

4.13 We are blasphemed, and Being defamed, we entreat; intreat: we are made as the refuse filth of this the world, and are the offscouring of all even until now. things unto this day.

4.14 I write not these things to confound you; shame you, but I admonish you as my dearest children. beloved sons I warn you.

4.15 For if you though ye have ten thousand instructors instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers. For fathers: for in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, Jesus I have begotten you. you through the gospel.

4.16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ. me.

4.17 For this cause have I sent to unto you Timothy, Timotheus, who is my dearest son beloved son, and faithful in the Lord; Lord, who will put shall bring you in mind into remembrance of my ways, ways which are be in Christ Jesus; Christ, as I teach every where in every church.

4.18 As if Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you, so some are puffed up. you.

4.19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will: will, and will know, not the speech of them that which are puffed up, but the power.

4.20 For the kingdom of God is not in speech, word, but in power.

4.21 What will you ? ye? shall I come to unto you with a rod; rod, or in charity, love, and in the spirit of meekness ? meekness?

Chapter 5

5.1 It is absolutely heard, reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as the like is not so much as named among the heathens; Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

5.2 And you ye are puffed up; up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you, that hath done this deed. you.

5.3 For I indeed, verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have already judged, judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done, done this deed,

5.4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus; Jesus Christ,

5.5 To deliver such a an one to unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of our the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus.

5.6 Your glorying is not good. Know you ye not that a little leaven corrupteth leaveneth the whole lump ? lump?

5.7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you ye may be a new paste, lump, as you ye are unleavened. For even Christ our pasch passover is sacrificed. sacrificed for us:

5.8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with the old leaven, nor neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

5.9 I wrote to unto you in an epistle, epistle not to keep company with fornicators. fornicators:

5.10 I mean Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or the extortioners, or the servers of idols; otherwise you with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of this the world.

5.11 But now I have written to you, unto you not to keep company, if any man that is named called a brother, brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or a server of idols, an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner: extortioner; with such a one, an one no not so much as to eat.

5.12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without ? Do without? do not you ye judge them that are within ? within?

5.13 For But them that are without, without God will judge. Put judgeth. Therefore put away the evil one from among yourselves. yourselves that wicked person.

Chapter 6

6.1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to be judged law before the unjust, and not before the saints ? saints?

6.2 Know you Do ye not know that the saints shall judge this world ? And the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are you ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters ? matters?

6.3 Know you ye not that we shall judge angels ? angels? how much more things of that pertain to this world ? life?

6.4 If therefore you then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this world, life, set them to judge, judge who are the most despised least esteemed in the church.

6.5 I speak to your shame. Is it so so, that there is not a wise man among you any you? no, not one wise man, that is shall be able to judge between his brethren ? brethren?

6.6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

6.7 Already indeed Now therefore there is plainly utterly a fault among you, that you have lawsuits because ye go to law one with another. Why do you ye not rather take wrong? Why why do you ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

6.8 But you Nay, ye do wrong wrong, and defraud, and that to your brethren.

6.9 Know you ye not that the unjust unrighteous shall not possess inherit the kingdom of God? Do Be not err: deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,

6.10 Nor the nor effeminate, nor liers abusers of themselves with mankind, nor

6.10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, revilers, nor extortioners, shall possess inherit the kingdom of God.

6.11 And such were some of you were; you: but you ye are washed, but you ye are sanctified, but you ye are justified in the name of our the Lord Jesus Christ, Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

6.12 All things are lawful to unto me, but all things are not expedient. All expedient: all things are lawful to for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

6.13 Meat Meats for the belly, and the belly for the meats; meats: but God shall destroy both it and them: but them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, Lord; and the Lord for the body.

6.14 Now And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise us up also us by his own power.

6.15 Know you ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ ? Shall Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot ? harlot? God forbid.

6.16 Or What? know you not, ye not that he who which is joined to a harlot, an harlot is made one body ? For they shall be, body? for two, saith he, two in shall be one flesh.

6.17 But he who that is joined to unto the Lord, Lord is one spirit.

6.18 Fly Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doth, doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication, fornication sinneth against his own body.

6.19 Or What? know you not, ye not that your members are body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, who Ghost which is in you, whom you which ye have from God; of God, and you ye are not your own ? own?

6.20 For you ye are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear price: therefore glorify God in your body. body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Chapter 7

7.1 Now concerning the thing things whereof you ye wrote to unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

7.2 But for fear of Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

7.3 Let the husband render unto the debt to his wife, wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife also in like manner to unto the husband.

7.4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband. And in like manner husband: and likewise also the husband also hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

7.5 Defraud ye not one another, except, perhaps, by consent, the other, except it be with consent for a time, that you ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and return come together again, lest that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

7.6 But I speak this by indulgence, permission, and not by of commandment.

7.7 For I would that all men were even as myself: but I myself. But every one man hath his proper gift from God; of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

7.8 But I say therefore to the unmarried, unmarried and to the widows: widows, It is good for them if they so continue, abide even as I.

7.9 But if they do not contain themselves, cannot contain, let them marry. For marry: for it is better to marry than to be burnt. burn.

7.10 But to them that are married, not And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord commandeth, that Lord, Let not the wife depart not from her husband. husband:

7.11 And But and if she depart, that she let her remain unmarried, unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

7.12 For But to the rest I speak, speak I, not the Lord. Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she consent be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

7.13 And if any the woman which hath a an husband that believeth not, and if he consent be pleased to dwell with her, let her not put away her husband. leave him.

7.14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the believing wife; wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the believing husband: otherwise else were your children should be unclean; but now they are they holy.

7.15 But if the unbeliever unbelieving depart, let him depart. For a A brother or a sister is not under servitude bondage in such cases. But cases: but God hath called us in to peace.

7.16 For how what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband ? Or husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife ? wife?

7.17 But as the Lord God hath distributed to every one, man, as God the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk: and walk. And so ordain I in all churches I teach. churches.

7.18 Is any man called, called being circumcised ? circumcised? let him not procure uncircumcision. become uncircumcised. Is any man called in uncircumcision ? uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

7.19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing: nothing, but the observance keeping of the commandments of God.

7.20 Let every man abide in the same calling in which wherein he was called.

7.21 Wast Art thou called, called being a bondman ? servant? care not for it; it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

7.22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a bondman, servant, is the freeman of the Lord. Likewise Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is the bondman of Christ. Christ's servant.

7.23 You Ye are bought with a price; be not made ye the bondslaves servants of men.

7.24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he was is called, therein abide with God.

7.25 Now concerning virgins, virgins I have no commandment of the Lord; but Lord: yet I give counsel, my judgment, as having one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord, Lord to be faithful.

7.26 I think suppose therefore that this is good for the present necessity, distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.

7.27 Art thou bound to unto a wife ? wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife ? wife? seek not a wife.

7.28 But and if thou take a wife, marry, thou hast not sinned. And sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned: nevertheless, sinned. Nevertheless such shall have tribulation of trouble in the flesh. But flesh: but I spare you.

7.29 This therefore But this I say, brethren; brethren, the time is short; short: it remaineth, that both they also who that have wives, wives be as if though they had none;

7.30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as if though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;

7.31 And they that use this world, as if they used it not: not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

7.32 But I would have you to be without solicitude. carefulness. He that is without a wife, is solicitous unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please God. the Lord:

7.33 But he that is with a wife, is solicitous married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife: and he is divided. wife.

7.34 And the There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman and the virgin thinketh on careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But spirit: but she that is married thinketh on careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

7.35 And this I speak for your profit: own profit; not to that I may cast a snare upon you; you, but for that which is decent, comely, and which that ye may give you power to attend upon the Lord, Lord without impediment. distraction.

7.36 But if any man think that he seemeth dishonoured, with regard to behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, for that if she is above pass the flower of her age, and it must need so be: require, let him do what he will; will, he sinneth not, if she not: let them marry.

7.37 For Nevertheless he that hath determined being steadfast standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but having hath power of over his own will; will, and hath judged this so decreed in his heart, to heart that he will keep his virgin, doth doeth well.

7.38 Therefore, both So then he that giveth his virgin her in marriage, doth marriage doeth well; and but he that giveth her not, doth not in marriage doeth better.

7.39 A woman The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband die, be dead, she is at liberty: let her marry liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

7.40 But more blessed shall she be, is happier if she so remain, according to abide, after my counsel; judgment: and I think also that I also have the spirit Spirit of God.

Chapter 8

8.1 Now concerning those as touching things that are sacrificed to offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up; up, but charity edifieth.

8.2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he hath not knoweth nothing yet known as he ought to know.

8.3 But if any any man love God, the same is known by of him.

8.4 But as for As concerning therefore the meats eating of those things that are sacrificed to offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no none other God but one.

8.5 For although though there be that are called gods, either whether in heaven or on earth (for in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many); many,)

8.6 Yet But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

8.7 But Howbeit there is not knowledge in every one. For man that knowledge: for some until this present, with conscience of the idol: idol unto this hour eat it as a thing sacrificed to offered unto an idol, idol; and their conscience, conscience being weak, weak is defiled.

8.8 But meat doth not commend commendeth us not to God. For God: for neither, if we eat, shall are we have the more; nor, better; neither, if we eat not, shall are we have the less. worse.

8.9 But take heed lest perhaps by any means this your liberty of your's become a stumblingblock to the them that are weak.

8.10 For if a any man see him that hath thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not his conscience, being weak, the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are sacrificed offered to idols ? idols;

8.11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ hath died ? died?

8.12 Now But when you ye sin thus so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you ye sin against Christ.

8.13 Wherefore, if meat scandalize make my brother, brother to offend, I will never eat flesh, no flesh while the world standeth, lest I should scandalize make my brother. brother to offend.

Chapter 9

9.1 Am not I free? Am not I an apostle? Have am I not free? have I not seen Christ Jesus Christ our Lord? Are are not you ye my work in the Lord?

9.2 And if unto others If I be not an apostle, but apostle unto others, yet to you doubtless I am. For you are am to you: for the seal of my mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

9.3 My defence with Mine answer to them that do examine me is this. this,

9.4 Have not we not power to eat and to drink?

9.5 Have we not power to carry lead about a woman, a sister, a wife, as well as the rest of the other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

9.6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to do this? forbear working?

9.7 Who serveth as goeth a soldier at warfare any time, time at his own charges? Who who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Who or who feedeth the a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

9.8 Speak Say I these things according to as a man? Or doth or saith not the law also say these things? the same also?

9.9 For it is written in the law of Moses: Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

9.10 Or doth saith he say this indeed it altogether for our sakes? For these things are written for our sakes: sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that plougheth, ploweth should plough plow in hope; and that he that thrasheth, thresheth in hope to receive fruit. should be partaker of his hope.

9.11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

9.12 If others be partakers of this power over you, why are not we rather? Nevertheless, Nevertheless we have not used this power: power; but we bear suffer all things, lest we should give any hindrance to hinder the gospel of Christ.

9.13 Know you not, Do ye not know that they who work in the which minister about holy place, eat things live of the things that are of the holy place; temple? and they that serve which wait at the altar, partake altar are partakers with the altar?

9.14 So also Even so hath the Lord ordained that they who which preach the gospel, gospel should live by of the gospel.

9.15 But I have used none of these things. Neither things: neither have I written these things, that they it should be so done unto me: for it is good were better for me to die, rather than that any man should make my glory glorying void.

9.16 For if though I preach the gospel, it is no glory I have nothing to me, glory of: for a necessity lieth is laid upon me: for me; yea, woe is unto me me, if I preach not the gospel. gospel!

9.17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed to me: unto me.

9.18 What is my reward then? That preaching Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may deliver make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

9.19 For whereas though I was be free as to all, from all men, yet have I made myself the servant of unto all, that I might gain the more.

9.20 And unto the Jews I became to the Jews, as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews:

9.21 To Jews; to them that are under the law, as if I were under the law, (whereas myself was not under the law,) that I might gain them that were are under the law. law;

9.21 To them that were are without the law, as if I were without the law, (whereas I was (being not without the law of to God, but was in under the law of to Christ,) that I might gain them that were are without the law.

9.22 To the weak I became I as weak, that I might gain the weak. weak: I became am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save all. some.

9.23 And this I do all things for the gospel's sake: sake, that I may might be made partaker thereof. thereof with you.

9.24 Know you ye not that they that which run in the race, all a race run indeed, all, but one receiveth the prize ? prize? So run run, that you ye may obtain.

9.25 And every one man that striveth for the mastery, refraineth himself from mastery is temperate in all things: and they indeed that things. Now they may receive do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one. incorruptible.

9.26 I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I uncertainly; so fight, fight I, not as one beating that beateth the air:

9.27 But I chastise keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should become be a castaway.

Chapter 10

10.1 For Moreover, brethren, I would not have you that ye should be ignorant, brethren, how that all our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea. sea;

10.2 And were all in baptized unto Moses were baptized, in the cloud, cloud and in the sea: sea;

10.3 And did all eat the same spiritual food, meat;

10.4 And did all drank drink the same spiritual drink; (and drink: for they drank of the that spiritual rock Rock that followed them, them: and the rock that Rock was Christ.) Christ.

10.5 But with most many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the desert. wilderness.

10.6 Now these things were done in a figure of us, that our examples, to the intent we should not covet lust after evil things things, as they also coveted. lusted.

10.7 Neither become be ye idolaters, as were some of them, them; as it is written: written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

10.8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed fornication, committed, and there fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

10.9 Neither let us tempt Christ: Christ, as some of them also tempted, and perished by the were destroyed of serpents.

10.10 Neither do you murmur: murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed by of the destroyer.

10.11 Now all these things happened to unto them in figure: for ensamples: and they are written for our correction, admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

10.12 Wherefore he that thinketh himself to stand, let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

10.13 Let There hath no temptation take hold on you, taken you but such as is human. And common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you ye are able: able; but will make also with the temptation issue, also make a way to escape, that you ye may be able to bear it.

10.14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, fly flee from the service of idols. idolatry.

10.15 I speak as to wise men: men; judge ye yourselves what I say.

10.16 The chalice cup of benediction, blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ ? And the bread, Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the partaking communion of the body of the Lord ? Christ?

10.17 For we, we being many, many are one bread, and one body, body: for we are all that partake partakers of that one bread.

10.18 Behold Israel according to after the flesh: are not they, that they which eat of the sacrifices, sacrifices partakers of the altar ? altar?

10.19 What then ? Do say I say, then? that what the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols, is any thing ? Or, that the idol idols is any thing ? thing?

10.20 But I say, that the things which the heathens Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And God: and I would not that you ye should be made partakers have fellowship with devils.

10.21 You Ye cannot drink the chalice cup of the Lord, and the chalice cup of devils: you ye cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord, Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

10.22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy ? Are jealousy? are we stronger than he?

10.23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient.

10.23 All expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things do not edify. edify not.

10.24 Let no man seek his own, but that which is another's. every man another's wealth.

10.25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat; that eat, asking no question for conscience' sake. conscience sake:

10.26 The For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

10.27 If any of them that believe not, invite you, and not bid you will to a feast, and ye be willing disposed to go; eat of any thing that whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience' conscience sake.

10.28 But if any man say: say unto you, This has been sacrificed to is offered in sacrifice unto idols, do not eat of it not for his sake that told shewed it, and for conscience' sake. conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:

10.29 Conscience, I say, not thy thine own, but of the other's. For other: for why is my liberty judged by of another man's conscience ? conscience?

10.30 If For if I partake with thanksgiving, by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of, of for that for which I give thanks ? thanks?

10.31 Therefore, whether you eat Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever else you ye do, do all to the glory of God.

10.32 Be without offence Give none offence, neither to the Jews, and nor to the Gentiles, and nor to the church of God:

10.33 As Even as I also in all things please all men, men in all things, not seeking that which is profitable to myself, mine own profit, but to the profit of many, that they may be saved.

Chapter 11

11.1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

11.2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things you are mindful of me: things, and keep my ordinances the ordinances, as I have delivered them to you.

11.3 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.

11.4 Every man praying or prophesying with prophesying, having his head covered, disgraceth dishonoureth his head.

11.5 But every woman praying that prayeth or prophesying prophesieth with her head not covered, disgraceth uncovered dishonoureth her head: for it that is even all one as if she were shaven.

11.6 For if a the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn. But shorn: but if it be a shame to for a woman to be shorn or made bald, shaven, let her cover her head. be covered.

11.7 The For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, because forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God; God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

11.8 For the man is not of the woman, woman: but the woman of the man.

11.9 For Neither was the man was not created for the woman, woman; but the woman for the man.

11.10 Therefore For this cause ought the woman to have a power over on her head, head because of the angels.

11.11 But yet Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, nor neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.

11.12 For as the woman is of the man, even so also is the man also by the woman: woman; but all things of God.

11.13 You yourselves judge: doth Judge in yourselves: is it become comely that a woman, to woman pray unto God uncovered?

11.14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that that, if a man indeed, if he nourish his have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

11.15 But if a woman nourish her have long hair, it is a glory to her; her: for her hair is given to her for a covering.

11.16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor neither the church churches of God.

11.17 Now in this I ordain: not praising you, that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.

11.18 For first of all I hear that all, when you ye come together in the church, I hear that there are schisms be divisions among you; and in part I partly believe it.

11.19 For there must be also heresies: heresies among you, that they also, who which are approved, approved may be made manifest among you.

11.20 When you ye come therefore together therefore into one place, it this is not now to eat the Lord's supper.

11.21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper to eat. And supper: and one indeed is hungry hungry, and another is drunk. drunken.

11.22 What, What? have you ye not houses to eat and to drink in? Or or despise ye the church of God; God, and put them to shame them that have not ? not? What shall I say to you? Do shall I praise you? In this you in this? I praise you not.

11.23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that That the Lord Jesus, Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed, betrayed took bread. bread:

11.24 And giving when he had given thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered is broken for you: this do for the commemoration in remembrance of me.

11.25 In like After the same manner also he took the chalice, after cup, when he had supped, saying: saying, This chalice cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often oft as you shall drink, for the commemoration ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

11.26 For as often as you shall ye eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death of the Lord, until till he come.

11.27 Therefore Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or and drink the chalice this cup of the Lord Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.

11.28 But let a man prove himself: examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. that cup.

11.29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment damnation to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. Lord's body.

11.30 Therefore are there For this cause many inform and are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

11.31 But For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

11.32 But whilst when we are judged, we are chastised by chastened of the Lord, that we be should not be condemned with this the world.

11.33 Wherefore, my brethren, when you ye come together to eat, wait for tarry one for another.

11.34 If And if any man be hungry, hunger, let him eat at home; that you ye come not together unto judgment. condemnation. And the rest I will I set in order, order when I come.

Chapter 12

12.1 Now concerning spiritual things, my gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

12.2 You Ye know that when you ye were heathens, you went to Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, according even as you ye were led.

12.3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, man speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord Jesus, Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

12.4 Now there are diversities of graces, gifts, but the same Spirit; Spirit.

12.5 And there are diversities differences of ministries, administrations, but the same Lord; Lord.

12.6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God, who God which worketh all in all.

12.7 And But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man unto profit. to profit withal.

12.8 To For to one indeed, by the Spirit, is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom: and wisdom; to another, another the word of knowledge, according to knowledge by the same Spirit;

12.9 To another, another faith in by the same spirit; Spirit; to another, another the grace gifts of healing in one by the same Spirit;

12.10 To another, another the working of miracles; to another, another prophecy; to another, the another discerning of spirits; to another, diverse another divers kinds of tongues; to another, another the interpretation of speeches. tongues:

12.11 But all these things worketh that one and the same Spirit worketh, selfsame Spirit, dividing to every one according man severally as he will.

12.12 For as the body is one, and hath many members; members, and all the members of the that one body, whereas they are being many, yet are one body, body: so also is Christ.

12.13 For in by one Spirit were are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and in one Spirit we have all been all made to drink. drink into one Spirit.

12.14 For the body also is not one member, but many.

12.15 If the foot should shall say, because Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body ? body?

12.16 And if the ear should shall say, because Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body ? body?

12.17 If the whole body were the an eye, where would be were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be were the smelling?

12.18 But now God hath God set the members every one of them in the body body, as it hath pleased him.

12.19 And if they all were all one member, where would be were the body?

12.20 But now there are they many members indeed, members, yet but one body.

12.21 And the eye cannot say to unto the hand: hand, I have no need not thy help; of thee: nor again the head to the feet: feet, I have no need of you.

12.22 Yea, Nay, much more those that seem to be the more feeble members of the body, are which seem to be more necessary. feeble, are necessary:

12.23 And such as those members of the body, which we think to be the less honourable members of the body, about honourable, upon these we put bestow more abundant honour; and those that are our uncomely parts, parts have more abundant comeliness.

12.24 But For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, giving having given more abundant honour to that part which wanted the more abundant honour, lacked.

12.25 That there might should be no schism in the body; but that the members might be mutually careful should have the same care one for another.

12.26 And if whether one member suffer any thing, suffer, all the members suffer with it; or if one member glory, be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

12.27 Now you ye are the body of Christ, and members of member. in particular.

12.28 And God indeed hath set some in the church; church, first apostles, secondly secondarily prophets, thirdly doctors; teachers, after that miracles; miracles, then the graces gifts of healing, healings, helps, governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations diversities of speeches. tongues.

12.29 Are all apostles? Are are all prophets? Are are all doctors?

12.30 Are teachers? are all workers of miracles?

12.30 Have all the grace gifts of healing? Do do all speak with tongues? Do do all interpret?

12.31 But be zealous for covet earnestly the better gifts. And I best gifts: and yet shew I unto you yet a more excellent way.

Chapter 13

13.1 If Though I speak with the tongues of men, men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

13.2 And if though I should have prophecy the gift of prophecy, and should know understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, knowledge; and if though I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

13.3 And if though I should distribute bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if though I should deliver give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

13.4 Charity is patient, suffereth long, and is kind: kind; charity envieth not, dealeth not; charity vaunteth not perversely; itself, is not puffed up; up,

13.5 Is Doth not ambitious, behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

13.6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with in the truth;

13.7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

13.8 Charity never falleth away: faileth: but whether prophecies shall there be made void, or tongues prophecies, they shall cease, or knowledge fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be destroyed. knowledge, it shall vanish away.

13.9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

13.10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

13.11 When I was a child, I spoke spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, child: but when I became a man, I put away the things of a child. childish things.

13.12 We see For now we see through a glass in a dark manner; glass, darkly; but then face to face. Now face: now I know I in part; but then I shall I know even as also I am known.

13.13 And now there remain abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three: three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Chapter 14

14.1 Follow after charity, be zealous for and desire spiritual gifts; gifts, but rather that you ye may prophesy.

14.2 For he that speaketh in a tongue, an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man heareth. Yet by understandeth him; howbeit in the Spirit spirit he speaketh mysteries.

14.3 But he that prophesieth, prophesieth speaketh to men unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

14.4 He that speaketh in a tongue, an unknown tongue edifieth himself: himself; but he that prophesieth, prophesieth edifieth the church.

14.5 And I would have you that ye all to speak spake with tongues, tongues but rather to prophesy. For that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth, prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues: unless perhaps tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edification. edifying.

14.6 But now, Now, brethren, if I come to unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless except I shall speak to you either in by revelation, or in by knowledge, or in prophecy, by prophesying, or in by doctrine?

14.7 Even And even things without life that give giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction of in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped ? harped?

14.8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle ? battle?

14.9 So likewise you, ye, except you ye utter by the tongue plain speech, words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is said ? For you spoken? for ye shall be speaking speak into the air.

14.10 There are, for example, it may be, so many kinds of tongues voices in this world; the world, and none of them is without voice. signification.

14.11 If then Therefore if I know not the power meaning of the voice, I shall be to unto him to whom I speak that speaketh a barbarian; barbarian, and he that speaketh, speaketh shall be a barbarian to unto me.

14.12 So you also, Even so ye, forasmuch as you ye are zealous of spirits, spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to abound unto the edifying of the church.

14.13 And therefore he that speaketh by a tongue, Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

14.14 For if I pray in a an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is without fruit. unfruitful.

14.15 What is it then ? then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray also with the understanding; understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing also with the understanding. understanding also.

14.16 Else if when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that holdeth occupieth the place room of the unlearned say, Amen, to say Amen at thy blessing ? because giving of thanks, seeing he knoweth understandeth not what thou sayest. sayest?

14.17 For thou indeed verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

14.18 I thank my God God, I speak with all your tongues. tongues more than ye all:

14.19 But Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I may instruct might teach others also; also, than ten thousand words in a an unknown tongue.

14.20 Brethren, do be not become children in sense: but understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, and but in sense understanding be perfect. men.

14.21 In the law it is written: In written, With men of other tongues and other lips I will I speak to unto this people; and neither so yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

14.22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to believers, them that believe, but to unbelievers; them that believe not: but prophecies prophesying serveth not to unbelievers, for them that believe not, but to believers. for them which believe.

14.23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in unlearned persons those that are unlearned, or infidels, unbelievers, will they not say that you ye are mad ? mad?

14.24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or an unlearned person, one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all. all:

14.25 The And thus are the secrets of his heart are made manifest; and so, so falling down on his face, face he will adore worship God, affirming and report that God is among in you indeed. of a truth.

14.26 How is it then, brethren ? When you brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a revelation, tongue, hath a tongue, revelation, hath an interpretation: let interpretation. Let all things be done to edification. unto edifying.

14.27 If any man speak with a in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and in course, that by course; and let one interpret.

14.28 But if there be no interpreter, let him hold his peace keep silence in the church, church; and let him speak to himself himself, and to God.

14.29 And let Let the prophets speak, speak two or three; three, and let the rest other judge.

14.30 But if If any thing be revealed to another sitting, that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

14.31 For you ye may all prophesy one by one; one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted: comforted.

14.32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

14.33 For God is not the God author of dissension, confusion, but of peace: peace, as also I teach in all the churches of the saints.

14.34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak, speak; but they are commanded to be subject, under obedience as also saith the law saith. law.

14.35 But And if they would will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home. For home: for it is a shame for a woman women to speak in the church.

14.36 Or did What? came the word of God come out from you ? Or you? or came it only unto you ? only?

14.37 If any seem man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him know acknowledge that the things that I write to you, that they unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

14.38 But if any man know not, he shall not be known. ignorant, let him be ignorant.

14.39 Wherefore, brethren, be zealous covet to prophesy; prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

14.40 But let Let all things be done decently, decently and according to in order.

Chapter 15

15.1 Now Moreover, brethren, I make known declare unto you, brethren, you the gospel which I preached to unto you, which also you ye have received, and wherein you ye stand;

15.2 By which also you ye are saved, if you hold fast after ye keep in memory what manner I preached unto you, unless you ye have believed in vain.

15.3 For I delivered unto you first of all, all that which I also received: received, how that Christ died for our sins, sins according to the scriptures: scriptures;

15.4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, day according to the scriptures:

15.5 And that he was seen by Cephas; and after that by of Cephas, then of the eleven. twelve:

15.6 Then After that, he was seen by more than of above five hundred brethren at once: once; of whom many the greater part remain until unto this present, and but some are fallen asleep.

15.7 After that, he was seen by James, of James; then by of all the apostles.

15.8 And last of all, all he was seen also by me, of me also, as by of one born out of due time.

15.9 For I am the least of the apostles, who that am not worthy meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

15.10 But by the grace of God, God I am what I am; am: and his grace in which was bestowed upon me hath was not been void, in vain; but I have laboured more abundantly than all they: they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

15.11 For Therefore whether I, it were I or they, so we preach, and so you have ye believed.

15.12 Now if Christ be preached, preached that he arose again rose from the dead, how do say some among you say, that there is no resurrection of the dead?

15.13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is Christ not risen again. risen:

15.14 And if Christ be not risen again, risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

15.15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God: God; because we have given testimony against God, testified of God that he hath raised up Christ; Christ: whom he hath not raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not again. not.

15.16 For if the dead rise not again, neither not, then is not Christ risen again. raised:

15.17 And if Christ be not risen again, raised, your faith is vain, for you vain; ye are yet in your sins.

15.18 Then they also that which are fallen asleep in Christ, Christ are perished.

15.19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

15.20 But now Christ is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that sleep : slept.

15.21 For since by a man came death, and by a man came also the resurrection of the dead.

15.22 And For as in Adam all die, even so also in Christ all shall all be made alive.

15.23 But every one man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits Christ, then firstfruits; afterward they that are of Christ, who have believed in Christ's at his coming.

15.24 Afterwards Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God and God, even the Father, Father; when he shall have brought to nought put down all principality, rule and power, all authority and virtue. power.

15.25 For he must reign, until till he hath put all his enemies under his feet.

15.26 And the The last enemy death that shall be destroyed last: is death.

15.27 For he hath put all things under his feet. And whereas But when he saith,

15.27 All saith all things are put under him; undoubtedly, him, it is manifest that he is excepted, who which did put all things under him.

15.28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself shall be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

15.29 Otherwise Else what shall they do that which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not again at all? why are they then baptized for them? the dead?

15.30 Why also are And why stand we in danger jeopardy every hour?

15.31 I die daily, I protest by your glory, brethren, rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord. Lord, I die daily.

15.32 If (according to man) after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what doth advantageth it profit me, if the dead rise not again? Let not? let us eat and drink, drink; for to morrow we shall die.

15.33 Be not seduced: Evil deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

15.34 Awake, ye just, Awake to righteousness, and sin not. For not; for some have not the knowledge of God, God: I speak it this to your shame.

15.35 But some man will say: say, How do are the dead rise again? or raised up? and with what manner of body shall do they come?

15.36 Senseless man, Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die first. die:

15.37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the that body that shall be; be, but bare grain, as it may chance of wheat, or of some of the rest. other grain:

15.38 But God giveth it a body as he will: it hath pleased him, and to every seed its proper his own body.

15.39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but one there is the one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of birds, fishes, and another of fishes. birds.

15.40 And there There are bodies celestial, also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but, one is but the glory of the celestial, celestial is one, and another the glory of the terrestrial. terrestrial is another.

15.41 One There is the one glory of the sun, and another the glory of the moon, and another the glory of the stars. For stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

15.42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, corruption; it shall rise is raised in incorruption. incorruption:

15.43 It is sown in dishonour, dishonour; it shall rise is raised in glory. It glory: it is sown in weakness, weakness; it shall rise is raised in power. power:

15.44 It is sown a natural body, body; it shall rise is raised a spiritual body. If there be There is a natural body, and there is also a spiritual body, as it is written: body.

15.45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made into a living soul; the last Adam into was made a quickening spirit.

15.46 Yet Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; afterwards and afterward that which is spiritual.

15.47 The first man was is of the earth, earthly: earthy; the second man, man is the Lord from heaven, heavenly. heaven.

15.48 Such as As is the earthly, earthy, such are they also that are the earthly: earthy: and such as is the heavenly, such also are they also that are heavenly.

15.49 Therefore And as we have borne the image of the earthly, let us bear earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

15.50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot possess inherit the kingdom of God: God; neither shall doth corruption possess inherit incorruption.

15.51 Behold, I tell shew you a mystery. mystery; We shall not all indeed rise again: sleep, but we shall not all be changed. changed,

15.52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise again incorruptible: be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

15.53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption; incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

15.54 And So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal hath shall have put on immortality, then shall come be brought to pass the saying that is written: written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

15.55 O death, where is thy victory? sting? O death, grave, where is thy sting? victory?

15.56 Now the The sting of death is sin: sin; and the power strength of sin is the law.

15.57 But thanks be to God, who hath given which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

15.58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable; stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Chapter 16

16.1 Now concerning the collections that are made collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye also. ye.

16.2 On Upon the first day of the week let every one of you put apart with himself, laying up what it shall well please him; lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come, the collections be not then to be made. come.

16.3 And when I shall be with you, come, whomsoever you ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to carry bring your grace to liberality unto Jerusalem.

16.4 And if it be meet that I also go, go also, they shall go with me.

16.5 Now I will come to unto you, when I shall have passed pass through Macedonia. For Macedonia: for I shall do pass through Macedonia.

16.6 And with you perhaps it may be that I shall will abide, or even spend the winter: yea, and winter with you, that you ye may bring me on my way journey whithersoever I shall go.

16.7 For I will not see you now by the way, for way; but I trust that I shall abide to tarry a while with you some time, you, if the Lord permit.

16.8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

16.9 For a great door and evident effectual is opened unto me: me, and there are many adversaries.

16.10 Now if Timothy Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear, fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

16.11 Let no man therefore despise him, him: but conduct ye him on his way forth in peace: peace, that he may come to me. For unto me: for I look for him with the breatheren. brethren.

16.12 And As touching our brother Apollo, I give you to understand, that Apollos, I much entreated greatly desired him to come unto you with the breatheren: and indeed it was not brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time. But time; but he will come when he shall have leisure. convenient time.

16.13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith,do manfully, and faith, quit you like men, be strengthened. strong.

16.14 Let all your things be done in with charity.

16.15 And I beseech you, brethren, you (ye know the house of Stephanas, and of Fortunatus, and of Achaicus, that they are it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have dedicated addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints: saints,)

16.16 That you also be subject to ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that worketh helpeth with us, and laboureth.

16.17 And I rejoice in am glad of the presence coming of Stephanas, Stephanas and Fortunatus, Fortunatus and Achaicus, because Achaicus: for that which was wanting lacking on your part, part they have supplied.

16.18 For they have refreshed both my spirit and yours. Know them, therefore, your's: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

16.19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house, with whom I also lodge. house.

16.20 All the brethren salute greet you. Salute Greet ye one another with a an holy kiss.

16.21 The salutation of me Paul, Paul with my mine own hand.

16.22 If any man love not our the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema, maranatha. Anathema Maranatha.

16.23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

16.24 My charity love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.