Columbus Christian Singles - 1 Corinthians

1:1  Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of
 God, and Sosthenes our brother,

1:2  Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are
 sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place
 call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and our's:

1:3  Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord
 Jesus Christ.

1:4  I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is
 given you by Jesus Christ;

1:5  That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in
 all knowledge;

1:6  Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

1:7  So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord
 Jesus Christ:

1:8  Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless
 in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1:9  God is faithful, by whom 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 ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you;
 but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same

1:11  For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them 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, I am of Paul; and I of
 Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

1:13  Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized
 in the name of Paul?

1:14  I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

1:15  Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.

1:16  And I baptized also the household of 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 with
 wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

1:18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness;
 but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1:19  For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will
 bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1:20  Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this
 world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1:21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God,
 it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1:22  For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and
 unto the Greeks foolishness;

1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the
 power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1:25  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of
 God is stronger than men.

1:26  For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after
 the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the
 wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things
 which are mighty;

1:28  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God
 chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

1:29  That no flesh should glory in his presence.

1:30  But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us
 wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1:31  That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory
 in the Lord.

2:1  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of
 speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

2:2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, 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 with enticing words of man's
 wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

2:5  That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the
 power of God.

2:6  Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the
 wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

2:7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom,
 which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

2:8  Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known
 it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

2:9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have
 entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them
 that love him.

2:10  But God hath revealed them unto us by 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, save the spirit of man
 which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of

2:12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit
 which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of

2:13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom
 teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with

2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:
 for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are
 spiritually discerned.

2:15  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged
 of no man.

2:16  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?
 But we have the mind of Christ.

3:1  And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as
 unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

3:2  I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not
 able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

3:3  For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and
 strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

3:4  For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are
 ye not carnal?

3:5  Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye
 believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

3:6  I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

3:7  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that
 watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

3:8  Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall
 receive his own reward according to his own labour.

3:9  For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are
 God's building.

3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise
 masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But
 let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

3:11  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus

3:12  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious
 stones, wood, hay, stubble;

3:13  Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare
 it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's
 work of what sort it is.

3:14  If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall
 receive a reward.

3:15  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he
 himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God
 dwelleth in you?

3:17  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the
 temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

3:18  Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you 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, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

3:20  And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are

3:21  Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your's;

3:22  Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death,
 or things present, or things to come; all are your's;

3:23  And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

4:1  Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and
 stewards of the mysteries of God.

4:2  Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

4:3  But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you,
 or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.

4:4  For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he
 that judgeth me is the Lord.

4:5  Therefore judge nothing before the 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: and then shall every man have praise of God.

4:6  And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself
 and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men
 above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against

4:7  For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that
 thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as
 if thou hadst not received it?

4:8  Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us:
 and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.

4:9  For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were
 appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to
 angels, and to men.

4:10  We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are
 weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

4:11  Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are
 naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;

4:12  And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless;
 being persecuted, we suffer it:

4:13  Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and
 are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

4:14  I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn

4:15  For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye
 not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

4:16  Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

4:17  For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved
 son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my
 ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.

4:18  Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

4:19  But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not
 the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

4:20  For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

4:21  What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and
 in the spirit of meekness?

5:1  It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such
 fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should
 have his father's wife.

5:2  And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath
 done this deed might be taken away from among you.

5:3  For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged
 already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this

5:4  In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered
 together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:5  To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh,
 that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

5:6  Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth
 the whole lump?

5:7  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye
 are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

5:8  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the
 leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity
 and truth.

5:9  I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

5:10  Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the
 covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out
 of the world.

5:11  But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that
 is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a
 railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

5:12  For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye
 judge them that are within?

5:13  But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among
 yourselves that wicked person.

6:1  Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the
 unjust, and not before the saints?

6:2  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world
 shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

6:3  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that
 pertain to this life?

6:4  If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them
 to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

6:5  I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among
 you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

6:6  But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the

6:7  Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law
 one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather
 suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

6:8  Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

6:9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
 Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor
 effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

6:10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
 extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

6:11  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
 but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our

6:12  All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all
 things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

6:13  Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy
 both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and
 the Lord for the body.

6:14  And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by
 his own power.

6:15  Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then
 take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God

6:16  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body?
 for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

6:17  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but
 he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

6:19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost
 which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your
 body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

7:1  Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a
 man not to touch a woman.

7:2  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 wife due benevolence: and likewise
 also the wife unto the husband.

7:4  The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise
 also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

7:5  Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time,
 that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again,
 that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

7:6  But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

7:7  For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his
 proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

7:8  I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if
 they abide even as I.

7:9  But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry
 than to burn.

7:10  And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the
 wife depart from her husband:

7:11  But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to
 her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

7:12  But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife
 that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her

7:13  And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be
 pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

7:14  For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the
 unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children
 unclean; but now are they holy.

7:15  But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister
 is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

7:16  For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband?
 or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

7:17  But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called
 every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.

7:18  Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become
 uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

7:19  Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the
 keeping of the commandments of God.

7:20  Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

7:21  Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest
 be made free, use it rather.

7:22  For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's
 freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

7:23  Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

7:24  Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with

7:25  Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give
 my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

7:26  I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I
 say, that it is good for a man so to be.

7:27  Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed
 from a wife? seek not a wife.

7:28  But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry,
 she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I
 spare you.

7:29  But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both
 they that have wives be as though they had none;

7:30  And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice,
 as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;

7:31  And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of
 this world passeth away.

7:32  But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth
 for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

7:33  But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world,
 how he may please his wife.

7:34  There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried
 woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body
 and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world,
 how she may please her husband.

7:35  And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare
 upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord
 without distraction.

7:36  But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his
 virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do
 what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.

7:37  Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no
 necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart
 that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.

7:38  So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth
 her not in marriage doeth better.

7:39  The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if
 her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only
 in the Lord.

7:40  But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think
 also that I have the Spirit of God.

8:1  Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have
 knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

8:2  And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet
 as he ought to know.

8:3  But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

8:4  As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in
 sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that
 there is none other God but one.

8:5  For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in
 earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

8:6  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things,
 and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by

8:7  Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with
 conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol;
 and their conscience being weak is defiled.

8:8  But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the
 better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

8:9  But take heed lest by any means this liberty of your's become a
 stumblingblock to them that are weak.

8:10  For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the
 idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to
 eat those things which are offered to idols;

8:11  And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom
 Christ died?

8:12  But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak
 conscience, ye sin against Christ.

8:13  Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh
 while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

9:1  Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our
 Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

9:2  If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the
 seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

9:3  Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,

9:4  Have we not power to eat and to drink?

9:5  Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other
 apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

9:6  Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?

9:7  Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a
 vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and
 eateth not of the milk of the flock?

9:8  Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?

9:9  For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth
 of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

9:10  Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt,
 this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that
 thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

9:11  If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we
 shall reap your carnal things?

9:12  If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather?
 Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we
 should hinder the gospel of Christ.

9:13  Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the
 things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the

9:14  Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel
 should live of the gospel.

9:15  But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these
 things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die,
 than that any man should make my glorying void.

9:16  For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for
 necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the 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 unto me.

9:18  What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may
 make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the

9:19  For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant
 unto all, that I might gain the more.

9:20  And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews;
 to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that
 are under the law;

9:21  To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law
 to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without

9:22  To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made
 all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

9:23  And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof
 with you.

9:24  Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth
 the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

9:25  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all
 things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an

9:26  I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that
 beateth the air:

9:27  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by
 any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

10:1  Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that
 all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

10:2  And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

10:3  And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

10:4  And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that
 spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

10:5  But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were
 overthrown in the wilderness.

10:6  Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust
 after evil things, as they also lusted.

10:7  Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is 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, and
 fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

10:9  Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were
 destroyed of serpents.

10:10  Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed
 of the destroyer.

10:11  Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are
 written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

10:12  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

10:13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but
 God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are
 able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be
 able to bear it.

10:14  Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

10:15  I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

10:16  The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the
 blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the
 body of Christ?

10:17  For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all
 partakers of that one bread.

10:18  Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the
 sacrifices partakers of the altar?

10:19  What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is
 offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

10:20  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they
 sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have
 fellowship with devils.

10:21  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye
 cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

10:22  Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

10:23  All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all
 things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

10:24  Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.

10:25  Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for
 conscience sake:

10:26  For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

10:27  If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be
 disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for
 conscience sake.

10:28  But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto
 idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the
 earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:

10:29  Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my
 liberty judged of another man's conscience?

10:30  For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that
 for which I give thanks?

10:31  Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all
 to the glory of God.

10:32  Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor
 to the church of God:

10:33  Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit,
 but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

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, and
 keep the ordinances, as I 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, having his head covered,
 dishonoureth his head.

11:5  But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered
 dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

11:6  For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be
 a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

11:7  For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the
 image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

11:8  For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.

11:9  Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

11:10  For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because
 of the angels.

11:11  Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman
 without the man, in the Lord.

11:12  For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the
 woman; but all things of God.

11:13  Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God

11:14  Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long
 hair, it is a shame unto him?

11:15  But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is
 given her for a covering.

11:16  But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom,
 neither the churches of God.

11:17  Now in this 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, when ye come together in the church, I hear that
 there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

11:19  For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are
 approved may be made manifest among you.

11:20  When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat
 the Lord's supper.

11:21  For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one
 is hungry, and another is drunken.

11:22  What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the
 church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I
 praise you in this? I praise you not.

11:23  For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto
 you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

11:24  And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this
 is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

11:25  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped,
 saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye
 drink it, in remembrance of me.

11:26  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew
 the Lord's death till he come.

11:27  Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the
 Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

11:28  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and
 drink of that cup.

11:29  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh
 damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

11:30  For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

11:31  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

11:32  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should
 not be condemned with the world.

11:33  Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for

11:34  And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not
 together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

12:1  Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you

12:2  Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols,
 even as ye were led.

12:3  Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the
 Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is
 the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

12:4  Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

12:5  And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

12:6  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which
 worketh all in all.

12:7  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit

12:8  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the
 word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

12:9  To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing
 by the same Spirit;

12:10  To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another
 discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the
 interpretation of tongues:

12:11  But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to
 every man severally as he will.

12:12  For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members
 of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

12:13  For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be
 Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink
 into one Spirit.

12:14  For the body is not one member, but many.

12:15  If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the
 body; is it therefore not of the body?

12:16  And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the
 body; is it therefore not of the body?

12:17  If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole
 were hearing, where were the smelling?

12:18  But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as
 it hath pleased him.

12:19  And if they were all one member, where were the body?

12:20  But now are they many members, yet but one body.

12:21  And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor
 again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

12:22  Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more
 feeble, are necessary:

12:23  And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable,
 upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more
 abundant comeliness.

12:24  For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body
 together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.

12:25  That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members
 should have the same care one for another.

12:26  And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or
 one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

12:27  Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

12:28  And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily
 prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings,
 helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

12:29  Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all
 workers of miracles?

12:30  Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all

12:31  But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more
 excellent way.

13:1  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not
 charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

13:2  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries,
 and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove
 mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

13:3  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give
 my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

13:4  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity
 vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

13:5  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily
 provoked, thinketh no evil;

13:6  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

13:7  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth
 all things.

13:8  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall
 fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge,
 it shall vanish away.

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 spake as a child, I understood as a child, I
 thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

13:12  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I
 know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13:13  And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest
 of these is charity.

14:1  Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye
 may prophesy.

14:2  For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but
 unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh

14:3  But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and
 exhortation, and comfort.

14:4  He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that
 prophesieth edifieth the church.

14:5  I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied:
 for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except
 he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

14:6  Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I
 profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by
 knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

14:7  And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp,
 except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is
 piped or harped?

14:8  For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself
 to the battle?

14:9  So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be
 understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the

14:10  There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none
 of them is without signification.

14:11  Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto
 him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto

14:12  Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek
 that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

14:13  Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he
 may interpret.

14:14  For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my
 understanding is unfruitful.

14:15  What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with
 the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the
 understanding also.

14:16  Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that
 occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing
 he understandeth not what thou sayest?

14:17  For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

14:18  I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

14:19  Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my
 understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand
 words in an unknown tongue.

14:20  Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye
 children, but in understanding be men.

14:21  In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips
 will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me,
 saith the LORD.

14:22  Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but
 to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe
 not, but 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 those that are unlearned, or
 unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

14:24  But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or
 one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

14:25  And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling
 down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a

14:26  How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you
 hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an
 interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

14:27  If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the
 most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

14:28  But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church;
 and let him speak to himself, and to God.

14:29  Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

14:30  If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first
 hold his peace.

14:31  For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may
 be comforted.

14:32  And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

14:33  For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all
 churches of the saints.

14:34  Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted
 unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also
 saith the law.

14:35  And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at
 home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

14:36  What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

14:37  If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him
 acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the

14:38  But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

14:39  Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with

14:40  Let all things be done decently and in order.

15:1  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached
 unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

15:2  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto
 you, unless ye have believed in vain.

15:3  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how
 that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

15:4  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day
 according to the scriptures:

15:5  And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

15:6  After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of
 whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

15:7  After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

15:8  And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due

15:9  For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an
 apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

15:10  But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was
 bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they
 all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

15:11  Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye

15:12  Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some
 among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

15:13  But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not

15:14  And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your
 faith is also vain.

15:15  Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have
 testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be
 that the dead rise not.

15:16  For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

15:17  And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your

15:18  Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

15:19  If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most

15:20  But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits
 of them that slept.

15:21  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection
 of the dead.

15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

15:23  But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward
 they that are Christ's at his coming.

15:24  Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to
 God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority
 and power.

15:25  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

15:26  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

15:27  For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all
 things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put
 all things under him.

15:28  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son
 also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may
 be all in all.

15:29  Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead
 rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

15:30  And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

15:31  I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our LORD, I
 die daily.

15:32  If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus,
 what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to
 morrow we die.

15:33  Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

15:34  Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge
 of God: I speak this to your shame.

15:35  But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what
 body do they come?

15:36  Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

15:37  And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be,
 but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:

15:38  But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed
 his own body.

15:39  All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of
 men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

15:40  There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the
 glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

15:41  There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and
 another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in

15:42  So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption;
 it is raised in incorruption:

15:43  It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in
 weakness; it is raised in power:

15:44  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a
 natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the
 last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

15:46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is
 natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

15:47  The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord
 from heaven.

15:48  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the
 heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

15:49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the
 image of the heavenly.

15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
 kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

15:51  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall
 all be changed,

15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the
 trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall
 be changed.

15:53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must
 put on immortality.

15:54  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
 mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the
 saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

15:55  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

15:56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

15:57  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord
 Jesus Christ.

15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always
 abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is
 not in vain in the Lord.

16:1  Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order
 to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

16:2  Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in
 store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

16:3  And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them
 will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

16:4  And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

16:5  Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I
 do pass through Macedonia.

16:6  And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye
 may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.

16:7  For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while
 with you, if the Lord permit.

16:8  But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

16:9  For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many

16:10  Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for
 he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

16:11  Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace,
 that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

16:12  As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto
 you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but
 he will come when he shall have convenient time.

16:13  Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

16:14  Let all your things be done with charity.

16:15  I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is
 the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the
 ministry of the saints,)

16:16  That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth
 with us, and laboureth.

16:17  I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus:
 for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.

16:18  For they have refreshed my spirit and 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.

16:20  All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.

16:21  The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

16:22  If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema

16:23  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

16:24  My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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