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Christ the only foundation. man's wisdom teacheth, but | planteth any thing, neither he which the Holy Ghost teacheth; that watereth ; but God that comparing spiritual things with giveth the increase. spiritual
8 Now he that planteth and 14 But the natural man receiv- he that watereth are one: and eth not the things of the Spirit every man shall receive his own of God: for they are foolishness reward according to his own unto him: neither can he know | labour. them, because they are spiritu- | 9 For we are labourers toally discerned.
God: 15 But he that is spiritual God's husbandry, ye are God's judgeth all things, yet he him-building. self is judged of no man. 10 According to the grace
of 16 For who hath known the God which is given unto me, as mind of the Lord, that he may a wise master-builder, I have instruct him? But we have the laid the foundation, and another mind of Christ.
buildeth thereon. But let every CHAP. III.
man take heed how he buildeth Paul reproveth their dissensions.
thereupon. ND I, brethren, could not 11 For other foundation can
speak unto you as unto no man lay than that is laid, spiritual, but as unto carnal, even which is Jesus Christ. as unto babes in Christ.
12 Now if any man build 2 I have fed you with milk, upon this foundation gold, siland not with meat: for hitherto ver, precious stones, wood, hay, ye were not able to bear it, stubble; neither yet now are ye able. 13 Every man's work shall
3 For ye are yet carnal: for be made manifest: for the day whereas there is among you shall declare it, because it shall envying, and strife, and divi- be revealed by fire; and the fire sions, are ye not carnal, and shall try every man's work of walk as men?
what sort it is. 4 For while one saith, I am 14 If any man's work abide of Paul; and another, I am of which he hath built thereupon, Apollos; are ye not carnal ? he shall receive a reward.
5 Who then is Paul, and 15 If any man's work shall be who is Apollos, but ministers by burned, he shall suffer loss: but whom ye believed, even as the he himself shall be saved; yet so Lord
gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos 16 Know ye not that ye are watered; but God gave the the temple of God, and that the increase.
Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 7 So then neither is he that 17 If any man defile the
as by fire.
may be wise.
How to esteem ministers. 1 CORINTHIANS,
The apostles' sufferings temple of God, him shall God | before the time, until the Lord destroy; for the temple of God come, who both will bring to is holy, which temple ye are. light the hidden things of dark
18 Let no man deceive him-ness, and will make manifest self. If any man among you the counsels of the hearts: and seemeth to be wise in this world, then shall every man have praise let him become a fool, that he of God.
6 | And these things, brei9 For the wisdom of this thren, I have in a figure transworld is foolishness with God: ferred to myself and to Apollos for it is written, He taketh the for your sakes; that ye might wise in their own craftiness. learn in us not to think of men
20 And again, The Lord above that which is written, that knoweth the thoughts of the no one of you be puffed up for wise, that they are vain. one against another.
21 Therefore let no man 7 For who maketh thee to glory in men: for all things are differ from another? and what yours;
hast thou that thou didst not 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, receive? Now if thou didst reor Cephas, or the world, or life, ceive it, why dost thou glory, or death, or things present, or
as if thou hadst not received it? things to come; añ are yours; 8 Now ye are full, now ye
23 And ye are Christ's; and are rich, ye have reigned as Christ is God's.
kings without us: and I would CHAP. IV.
to God ye did reign; that we How to account of ministers. also might reign with you. ET a man so account
9 For I think that God hath as of the ministers of Christ, set forth us the apostles last, as and stewards of the mysteries of it were appointed to death: for God.
we are made a spectacle unto 2 Moreover, it is required in the world, and to angels, and to stewards, that a man be found men. faithful.
10 We are fools for Christ's 3. But with me it is a very sake, but ye are wise in Christ; small thing that I should be we are weak, but ye are strong; judged of you, or of man's ye are honourable, but we are judgement; yea, I judge not despised. mine own self:
11 Even unto this present 4 For I know nothing by hour we both hunger and thirst, myself; yet am I not hereby and are naked, and are buffeted, jystified: but he that judgeth and have no certain dwellingme is the Lord.
place; 5 Therefore judge nothing 12 And labour, working with
in the cause of Christ.
The incestuous person reproved. our own hands: being reviled, not so much as named among we bless; being persecuted, we the Gentiles, that one should suffer it;
have his father's wife. 13 Being defamed, we entreat: 2 And ye are puffed up, and we are made as the filth of the have not rather mourned, that world, and are the off-scouring he that hath done this deed of all things unto this day. might be taken away from
14 I write not these things to among you. shame you, but as my beloved 3 For I verily, as absent in sons I warn you.
body, but present in spirit, have 15 For though ye have ten judged already, as though I were thousand instructors in Christ, present, concerning him that yet have ye not many fathers; hath so done this deed; for, in Christ Jesus, I have be- 4 In the name of our Lord gotten you through the gospel. Jesus Christ, when ye are ga
16 Wherefore, I beseech you, thered together, and my spirit, be ye followers of me.
with the power of our Lord 17 For this cause have I sent Jesus Christ, unto you Timotheus, who is my
5 To deliver such an one beloved son, and faithful in the unto Satan for the destruction Lord, who shall bring you into of the flesh, that the spirit may remembrance of my ways which be saved in the day of the Lord be in Christ, as I teach every Jesus. where in every church.
6 Your glorying is not good. 18 Now some are puffed up, Know ye not that a little leaven as though I would not come to leaveneth the whole lump? you.
7 Purge out therefore the old 19 But I will come to you leaven, that ye may be a new shortly, if the Lord will; and lump, as ye are unleavened. will know, not the speech of For even Christ our passover is them which are puffed up, but sacrificed for us:
8 Therefore let us keep the 20 For the kingdom of God feast, not with old leaven, neiis not in word, but in power.
ther with the leaven of malice 21 What will ye? shall I and wickedness, but with the come unto you with a rod, or unleavened bread of sincerity in love, and in the spirit of and truth. meekness?
9 | I wrote unto you in an CHAP. V.
epistle" not to company with forOf the incestuous person.
nicators: T is reported commonly that
there is fornication among fornicators of this world, or with you, and such fornication as is the covetous, or extortioners, or
Of going to law
before heathen judges. with idolaters; for then must 7. Now therefore there is ye needs go out of the world. utterly a fault among you,
11 But now I have written because ye go to law one with unto you not to keep company, another. Why do ye not rather if any man that is called a bro- take wrong? why do ye not ther be a fornicator, or covetous, rather suffer yourselves to be or an idolater, or a railer, or defrauded? a drunkard, or an extortioner; 8 Nay, you do wrong, and with such a one no not to eat. defraud, and that
brethren. 12 For what have I to do to 9 Know ye not that the unjudge them also that are without? righteous shall not inherit the do not ye judge them that are kingdom of God? Be not dewithin ?
ceived; neither fornicators, nor 13 But them that are with idolaters, nor adulterers, nor out God judgeth. Therefore put effeminate, nor abusers of themaway from among yourselves selves with mankind, that wicked person.
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, CHAP. VI.
nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor Against going to law. extortioners, shall inherit the any
11 And such were some of go to law before the unjust, and you: but ye are washed, but ye not before the saints?
are sanctified, but ye are jus2 Do ye not know that the tified in the name of the Lord saints shall judge the world? and Jesus, and by the Spirit of our if the world shall be judged by God.' you, are ye unworthy to judge 12 All things are lawful the smallest matters?
unto me, but all things are not 3 Know ye not that we shall expedient: all things are lawful judge angels? how much more for me, but I will not be brought things that pertain to this life? under the power of any.
4 If then ye have judgements 13 Meats for the belly, and of things pertaining to this life, the belly for meats : but God set them to judge who are least shall destroy both it and them. esteemed in the church.
Now the body is not for for5 I speak to your shame. Is it nication, but for the Lord; and so, that there is not a wise man the Lord for the body. among you? no, not one that 14 And God hath both raised shall be able to judge between up the Lord, and will also raise his brethren?
up us by his own power. 6 But brother goeth to law 15 Know ye not that your with brother, and that before bodies are the members of the unbelievers.
Christ? shall I then take the
CHAP. VII, Of marriage and continency. members of Christ, and make other, except it be with consent them the members of an harlot? for a time, that ye may give God forbid.
yourselves to fasting and prayer: 16 What! know ye not that and come together again, that he which is joined to an harlot Satan tempt you not for your is one body? for two, saith he, incontinency. shall be one flesh.
6 But I speak this by per17 But he that is joined unto mission, and not of commandthe Lord is one spirit.
ment. 18 Flee fornication. Every 7 For I would that all men sin that a man doeth is without were even as I myself. But the body; but he that commit- every man hath his proper gift teth fornication sinneth against of God, one after this manner, his own body.
and another after that. 19 What I know ye not that 8 I say therefore to the your body is the temple of the unmarried and widows, It is Holy Ghost which is in you, good for them if they abide even which
have of God, and ye as I. are not your own?
9 But if they cannot contain, 20 For ye are bought with let them marry: for it is better a price: therefore glorify God in to marry than to burn. your body, and in your spirit, 10 And unto the married I which are God's.
command, yet not I, but the CHAP. VII.
Lord, Let not the wife depart The use of marriage.
from her husband: concerning the things. 11 But and if she depart, let whereof ye wrote unto me: her remain unmarried, or be It is good for a man not to reconciled to her husband: and touch a woman.
let not the husband put away 2 Nevertheless, to avoid for- his wife. nication, let every man have his 12 But to the rest speak I, own wife, and let every woman not the Lord: If any brother have her own husband.
hath a wife that believeth not, 3 Let the husband render and she be pleased to dweli unto the wife due benevolence : with him, let him not put her and likewise also the wife unto away. the husband.
13 And the woman which 4 The wife hath not power hath an husband that believeth of her own body, but the hus- not, and if he be pleased to band: and likewise also the dwell with her, let her not leave husband hath not power of his him. own body, but the wife.
14 For the unbelieving hus5 Defraud you not one the band is sanctified by the wife,