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CHAP. H. Paul encourageth against troubles. AUL, called to be an apostle RT of Jesus Christ, through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sančtified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and Ours: 3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 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 judgment. 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. 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. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or wereye bap

|tized in the name of Paul ?

14 I thank God that I baptized none of you but Crispus and GaIUIS : 15 Lest any should say, that I had baptized in mine own name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas; besides I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: hot with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 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. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise: where Of Paul’s preaching. is the scribe; where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world 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. o 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek afterwisdom; 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; , 24. But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than Inen. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not man mighty, not many noble, are cal

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; 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: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemptiOn : 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him

I. Corinthians.

Against divisions. CHAP. II. The success of his preaching. ND I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech, or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 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: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect; yet not of the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world, unto our glory; 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they

known it, they would not have

crucified the Lord of glory.
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 prepa-
red for them that love him.
1o But God hath revealed them
unto us by his Spirit: for the
Spirit searcheth all things, yea,
the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the
things of a man, Saye the spirit of
man which is in him ; even so,
the things of God knoweth no
man, but the Spirit of God.

glory in the Lord.

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 God. 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 spiritual. 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, 15 But he that is spiritualjudgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ. - CHAP. III. Paul commends his ministry. ND I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnai, even as unto babes in Christ. 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. S For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4 For, while one saith, I am of Paul: and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal: 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then, neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth

Paul commends his ministry. Chap. iii.

Christ our foundation.

8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one; and every man shall receive his own reward, according to his own labour. 9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master-builder I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon: 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now, if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 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. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If anyoman’s work shall be burnt, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 if any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy: for the temple of God is holy, which temple yeare. 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. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God: for it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

the increase.

20 Andagain, The Lord knowPaul’s diligence

eth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 21 Therefore let no man glory in men : for all things are yours: 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; 23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God’s. CHAP. IV. His diligence in preaching. L. a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment; yea, Ijudge not mine own self: 4. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. 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. 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 another. 7 For who maketh thee to dif. fer 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 *

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rich, ye have reigned as kings without us; and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. 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. 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. 11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffetted, and have no certain dwelling-place; 12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it; 13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the off-scouring of all things unto this day. 14 I write not these things to shame you, but, as my beloved sons, I warn you. 15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet Aave ye not many fathers: for, in Christ Jesus, I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Wherefore, I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 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. 18 Now, some are puffed up, as though I would not come to yOu. 19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will

8 Now ye are full, now ye are

know, not the speech of them The incestuous person. which are puffed up, but the pow

Cr. 20 For the kingdom of God is

not in word, but in power. 21 What will ye? shall I come

unto you with a rod, or in love,

and in the spirit of meekness?

- CHAP. V.

Heinous offenders to be avoided. I. 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. 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. 3 For I verily, as absent in bo. dy, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed; 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 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. 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 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: 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. 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle, not to company with formicatorS:

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Chap. v.

Against going to law 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. 11 But now I have written unto you, not to keep company, ifany 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. 12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within : 13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. CHAP. VI. Against going to law. : A E any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2 Do ye not know that the Saints shall judge the world 2 and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels: how much more things that pertain to this life? 4. If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge, who are least esteemed in the church. 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 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. 7 Now, therefore, there is utterly a fault among you, because

ye go to law one with another:

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