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Directions for the exercise I. CORINTHIANS, of spiritual gifts. With men of other tongues and the church; and let him speak other lips will I speak unto this to himself, and to God. people, and yet for all that 29 Let the prophets speak will they not hear me, saith the two or three, and let the other Lord.
ljudge. 22 Wherefore tongues are for 30 If any thing be revealed to a sign, not to them that believe, another that sitteth by, let the but to them that believe not : first hold his peace. but prophesying serveth not for 31 For ye may all prophesy them that believe not, but for one by one, that all may learn, them which believe.
and all may be comforted. 23 If therefore the whole 32 And the spirits of the church be come together into prophets are subject to the one place, and all speak with prophets. tongues, and there come in 33 For God is not the author those that are unlearned, or un- of confusion, but of peace, as in believers, will they not say that all churches of the saints. ye are mad ?
| 34 Let your women keep si24 But if all prophesy, and lence in the churches; for it is there come in one that believeth not permitted unto them to not, or one unlearned, he is speak: but they are commanded convinced of all, he is judged to be under obedience, as also of all :
saith the law. 25 And thus are the secrets 35 And if they will learn any of his heart made manifest; and thing, let them ask their husso falling down on his face, he bands at home; for it is a shame will worship God, and report for women to speak in the church. that God is in you of a truth. 36 What! came the word of
26 How is it then, brethren? God out from you? or came it when ye come together, every unto you only ? . one of you hath a psalm, hath 37 If any man think himself a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath to be a prophet, or spiritual, let a revelation, hath an interpreta-him acknowledge that the things tion. Let all things be done that I write unto you are the unto edifying.
commandments of the Lord. 27 If any man speak in an 38 But if any man be ignounknown tongue, let it be by two, rant, let him be ignorant. or at the most by three, and 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet that by course; and let one in- to prophesy, and forbid not to terpret.
speak with tongues. 28 But if there be no inter- 40 Let all things be done preter, let him keep silence in decently, and in order.
The certainty of
Christ's resurrection. CHAP. XV.
1 11 Therefore whether it were Of Christ's resurrection. \I or they, so we preach, and so MOREOVER, brethren, I ye believed. U declare unto you the gos- 12 Now if Christ be preached pel which I preached unto you, that he rose from the dead, how which also ye have received, say some among you that there and wherein ye stand; is no resurrection of the dead?
2 By which also ye are saved, 13 But if there be no resurif ye keep in memory what I rection of the dead, then is preached unto you, unless ye Christ not risen: have believed in vain.
14 And if Christ be not risen, 3 For I delivered unto you then is our preaching vain, and first of all, that which I also your faith is also vain. received, how that Christ died 15 Yea, and we are found for our sins according to the false witnesses of God; because scriptures;
we have testified of God that 4 And that he was buried, he raised up Christ: whom he and that he rose again the third raised not up, if so be that the day according to the scrip- dead rise not. tures :
16 For if the dead rise not, 5 And that he was seen of then is not Christ raised : Cephas, then of the twelve: 17 And if Christ be not raised,
6 After that, he was seen of your faith is vain; ye are yet in above five hundred brethren at your sins. once; of whom the greater part 18 Then they also which are remain unto this present, but fallen asleep in Christ are pesome are fallen asleep. Irished.
7 After that, he was seen of 19 If in this life only, we have James; then of all the apostles. hope in Christ, we are of all
8 And last of all he was seen men most miserable. of me also, as of one born out 20 But now is Christ risen of due time..
from the dead, and become the 9 For I am the least of the first-fruits of them that slept. apostles, that am not meet to 21 For since by man came be called an apostle, because I death, by man came also the persecuted the church of God. resurrection of the dead.
10 But by the grace of God 22 For as in Adam all die, I am what I am: and his grace even so in Christ shall all be which was bestowed upon me, made alive. was not in vain; but I laboured 23 But every man in his own more abundantly than they all : order: Christ the first-fruits ; yet not I, but the grace of God afterward they that are Christ's which was with me.
at his coming.
Our resurrection inferred I. CORINTHIANS, from that of Christ.
24 Then cometh the end, when and sin not; for some have not he shall have delivered up the the knowledge of God. I speak kingdom to God, even the this to your shame. Father; when he shall have put 35 But some man will say, down all rule, and all authority, How are the dead raised up? and power.
and with what body do they 25 For he must reign, till he come? hath put all enemies under his 36 Thou fool, that which thou feet.
sowest is not quickened except 26 The last enemy that shall it die: be destroyed is death. 137 And that which thou sow.
27 For he hath put all things est, thou sowest not that body under his feet. But when he that shall be, but bare grain; saith all things are put under it may chance of wheat, or of him, it is manifest that he is ex- some other grain : cepted which did put all things 38 But God giveth it a body under him.
as it hath pleased him, and to 28 And when all things shall every seed his own body. be subdued unto him, then shall 39 All flesh is not the same the Son also himself be subject flesh; but there is one kind of unto him that put all things flesh of men, another flesh of under him, that God may be all beasts, another of fishes, and in all.
another of birds. 29 Else what shall they do, 40 There are also celestial which are baptized for the dead, bodies, and bodies terrestrial : if the dead rise not at all ? why but the glory of the celestial is are they then baptized for the one, and the glory of the terresdead?
trial is another. 30 And why stand we in 41 There is one glory of the jeopardy every hour ? sun, and another glory of the
31 I protest by your rejoicing moon, and another glory of the which I have in Christ Jesus our stars; for one star differeth from Lord, I die daily.
Janother star in glory. 32 If after the manner of men 42 So also is the resurrection I have fought with beasts at of the dead. It is sown in corEphesus, what advantageth it ruption, it is raised in incorme, if the dead rise not ? let us ruption : eat and drink; for to-morrow 43 It is sown in dishonour, we die.
fit is raised in glory: it is sown 33 Be not deceived: Evil in weakness, it is raised in communications corrupt good power : manners.
44 It is sown a natural body, 34 Awake to righteousness, it is raised a spiritual body.
The proof and manner of it. CHAP. XVI. Exhortation to steadfastness. * There is a natural body, and brought to pass the saying that there is a spiritual body is written, Death is swallowed
45 And so it is written, The up in victory. first man Adam was made a 55 O death, where is thy e living soul, the last Adam was sting? O grave, where is thy
46 Howbeit, that was not first 56 The sting of death is sin; which is spiritual, but that which and the strength of sin is the is natural; and afterward that law. which is spiritual.
| 57 But thanks be to God, which E 47 The first man is of the giveth us the victory, through
earth, earthy: the second man our Lord Jesus Christ. is the Lord from heaven. I 58 Therefore, my beloved
48 As is the earthy, such are brethren, be ye steadfast, unthey also that are earthy: and moveable, always abounding in as is the heavenly, such are they the work of the Lord, forasmuch also that are heavenly.
as ye know that your labour is 49 And as we have borne not in vain in the Lord. the image of the earthy, we
CHAP. XVI. shall also bear the image of the Of relieving our brethren. heavenly.
NOW concerning the collec50 Now this I say, brethren, I tion for the saints, as I have that flesh and blood cannot given order to the churches of inherit the kingdom of God; Galatia, even so do ye. neither doth corruption inherit 2 Upon the first day of the incorruption.
week let every one of you lay 51 Behold, I shew you a mys- by him in store, as God hath tery; We shall not all sleep, prospered him, that there be no but we shall all be changed, Igatherings when I come.
52 In a moment, in the twink- 3 And when I come, whomling of an eye, at the last soever ye shall approve by your trump: for the trumpet shall letters, them will I send to bring sound, and the dead shall be your liberality unto Jerusalem. raised incorruptible, and we shall 4 And if it be meet that I go be changed.
also, they shall go with me. 53 For this corruptible must 5 Now I will come unto you, put on incorruption, and this when I shall pass through Macemortal must put on immor-donia : for I do pass through tality.
Macedonia. 54 So when this corruptible 6 And it may be that I will shall have put on incorruption, abide, yea, and winter with you, and this mortal shall have put that ye may bring me on my on immortality, then shall be journey whithersoever I go.
Timothy commended. 1. CORINTH. XVI. Salutations and greetings.
7 For I will not see you now 16 That ye submit yourselves by the way; but I trust to tarry unto such, and to every one a while with you, if the Lord that helpeth with us, and la.
boureth. 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus 17 I am glad of the coming of until Pentecost.
Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and 9 For a great door and effec- Achaicus: for that which was tual is opened unto me, and lacking on your part, they have there are many adversaries. supplied.
10 Now if Timotheus come, 18 For they have refreshed see that he may be with you my spirit and yours: therefore without fear; for he worketh the acknowledge ye them that are work of the Lord, as I also do. such.
11 Let no man therefore 19 The churches of Asia despise him: but conduct him salute you. Aquila and Prisforth in peace, that he may come cilla salute you much in the unto me: for I look for him with Lord, with the church that is in the brethren.
their house. 12 As touching our brother 20 All the brethren greet you. Apollos, I greatly desired him Greet ye one another with a to come unto you with the breth-holy kiss. ren: but his will was not at all 21 The salutation of me Paul to come at this time; but he will with mine own hand. come when he shall have conve- 22 If any man love not the nient time.
Lord Jesus Christ, let him be 13 Watch ye, stand fast in the Anathema, Maran-atha. faith, quit you like men, be 23 The grace of our Lord strong.
Jesus Christ be with you. 14 Let all your things bel 24 My love be with you all in done with charity.
. Christ Jesus. Amen. 15 I beseech you, brethren, 1 The first epistle to the (ye know the house of Stepha Corinthians was written nas, that it is the first-fruits of from Philippi, by SteAchaia, and that they have ad phanas, and Fortunatus, dicted themselves to the minis and Achaichus, and Titry of the saints,)