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The apostle giveth certain
rules for divine wership. thine own, but of the other: 7 For a man indeed ought not for why is my liberty judged of to cover his head, forasmuch as another man's conscience? he is the image and glory of
30 For if I by grace be a par- God: but the woman is the taker, why am I evil spoken of glory of the man. for that for which I give thanks? 8 For the man is not of the
31 Whether therefore ye eat woman: , but the woman of the or drink, or whatsoever ye do, man: do all to the glory of God. 9 Neither was the man created
32 Give none offence, neither for the woman, but the woman to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, for the man. nor to the church of God:
10 For this cause ought the 33 Even as I please all men woman to have power on her in all things, not seeking mine head, because of the angels. own profit, but the profit of 11 Nevertheless, neither is the many, that they may be saved. man without the woman, neither CHAP. XI.
the woman without the man, in Of covering heads in prayer.
12 For as the woman is of as I also am of Christ. the man, even so is the man 2. Now I praise you, also by the woman; but all brethren, that ye remember me things of God. in all things and keep the ordi- 13 Judge in yourselves: is it nances, as I delivered them to comely that a woman pray unto you.
God uncovered? 3 But I would have you know, 14 Doth not even nature itself that the head of every man is teach you, that, if a man have Christ; and the head of the long hair, it is a shame unto woman is the man; and the him? head of Christ is God.
15 But if a woman have long 4. Every man praying or hair, it is a glory to her: for her . prophesying, having his head hair is given her for a covering. covered, dishonoureth his head. 16 But if any man seem to be 5 But
every woman that contentious, we have no such prayeth or prophesieth with custom, neither the churches of her head uncovered, dishonour- God. eth her head: for that is even 17 Now in this that I deall one as if she were shaven. clare unto you I praise you not,
6 For if the woman be not that ye come together not for covered let her also be shorn: the better, but for the worse. but if it be a shame for a wo- 18 For first of all, when ye man to be shorn or shaven, let come together in the church, her be covered,
I hear that there be divisions
the Lord's supper. among you; and I partly be- cup of the Lord, unworthily, lieve it.
shall be guilty of the body and 19 For there must be also blood of the Lord. heresies among you, that they
28 But let a man examine which are approved may be himself, and so let him eat of made manifest among you. that bread, and drink of that
20 When ye come together cup. therefore into one place, this is 29 For he that eateth and not to eat the Lord's supper. drinketh unworthily, eateth and
21 For in eating every one drinketh damnation to himself, taketh before other his own sup- not discerning the Lord's body. per: and one is hungty, and 30 For this cause many are another is drunken.
weak and sickly among you, 22 What! have ye not and many sleep. houses to eat and to drink 31 For if we would judge in? or despise ye the church ourselves, we should not be of God, and shame them that judged. have not ? What shall I say
32 But when we are judged, to you? shall I praise you in we are chastened of the Lord, this? I praise you not.
that we should not be con23 For I have received of demned with the world. the Lord that which also I 33 Wherefore, my brethren, delivered unto you, That the when ye come together to eat, Lord Jesus, the same night in tarry one for another. which he was betrayed, took 34 And if any man hunger, bread:
let him eat at home; that ye 24 And when he had given come not together unto conthanks, he brake it, and said, demnation. And the rest will Take, eat; this is my body, I set in order when I come. which is broken for you: this
CHAP. XII. do in remembrance of me.
Diversities of spiritual gifts. 25 After the same manner LOW concerning spiritual also he took the
giftsbrethren, I would had supped, saying, This cup is not have you ignorant. the new testament in my blood : 2 Ye know that ye were this do ye, as oft as ye drink Gentiles, carried away unto it, in remembrance of me. these dumb idols, even as ye 26 For as often as ye eat
were led. this bread, and drink this cup, 3 Wherefore I give you to ye do shew the Lord's death understand, that no man speaktill he come.
ing by the Spirit of God calleth 27 Wherefore, whosoever shall Jesus accursed; and that no eat this bread, and drink this man can say that Jesus is
Spiritual gifts diverse.
Natural and mystical body. the Lord, but by the Holy 15 If the foot shall say, BeGhost.
cause I am not the hand, I ain 4 Now there are diversities of not of the body; is it therefore gifts, but the same Spirit. not of the body? 5 And there are differences of 16 And if the ear shall
say, administrations, but the same Because I am not the eye, I am Lord.
not of the body; is it therefore 6 And there are diversities of not of the body? operations; but it is the same 17 If the whole body were an God which worketh all in all. eye, where were the hearing? If
7 But the manifestation of the the whole were hearing, where Spirit is given to every man to were the smelling? profit withal.
18 But now hath God set the 8 For to one is given, by the members, every one of them in Spirit, the word of wisdom ; to the body, as it hath pleased him. another the word of knowledge, 19 And if they were all one by the same Spirit ;
member, where were the body? 9 To another faith, by the 20 But now are they many same Spirit; to another the gifts members, yet but one body. of healing, by the same Spirit; 21 And the eye cannot say
10 To another the working unto the hand, I have no need of miracles; to another pro- of thee: nor again, the head phecy; to another discerning of to the feet, I have no need of spirits; to another divers kinds you. of tongues; to another the inter- 22 Nay much more, those pretation of tongues:
members of the body which 11 But all these worketh seem to be more feeble, are that one and the self-same spirit, necessary: dividing to every man severally 23 And those members of as he will.
the body which we think to be 12 For as the body is one, less honourable, upon these we and hath many members, and all bestow more abundant honour; the members of that one body, and our uncomely parts have being many, are one body; so more abundant comeliness. also is Christ.
24 For our comely parts have 13 For by one Spirit are we no need: but God hath tempered all baptized into one body, whe- the body together, having given ther we be Jews or Gentiles, more abundant honour to that whether we be bond or free; and part which lacked; have been all made to drink into 25 That there should be no one Spirit.
schism in the body; but that 14 For the body is not one the members should have the member, but many.
same care one for another,
The excellency and
praises of charity. 26 And whether one member | is kind; charity envieth not; suffer, all the members suffer charity vaunteth not itself, is with it; or one member be ho- not puffed up, noured, all the members rejoice 5 Doth not behave itself unwith it.
seemly, seeketh not her own, 27 Now ye are the body of is not easily provoked, thinketh Christ, and members in parti- no evil; cular.
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, 28 9 And God hath set some but rejoiceth in the truth ; in the church; first, apostles; 7 Beareth all things, believeth secondarily, prophets; thirdly, all things, hopeth all things, teachers; after that, miracles; endureth all things. then gifts of healings, helps, go- 8 Charity never faileth: but vernments, diversities of tongues. whether there be prophecies,
29 Are all apostles? are all they shall fail; whether there be prophets ? are all teachers are tongues, they shall cease; wheall workers of miracles?
ther there be knowledge, it shall 30 Have all the gifts of heal- vanish away. ing? do all speak with tongues? 9 For we know in part, and do all interpret?
we prophesy in part; : 31 But covet earnestly the 10 But when that which is best gifts: and yet shew I unto perfect is come, then that which you a more excellent way. is in part shall be done away. CHAP. XIII.
11 When I was a child, I The praise of charity. spake as a child, I understood HOUGH I speak with the as a child, I thought as a child;
tongues of men and of an- but when I became a man, I gels, and have not charity, I am put away childish things. become as sounding brass, or 12 For now we see through a tinkling cymbal.
a glass, darkly; but then face to 2 And though I have the gift face: now I know in part; but of prophecy, and understand all then shall I know even as also mysteries, and all knowledge; I am known. and though I have all faith, so 13 And now abideth faith, that I could remove mountains, hope, charity, these three; but and have not charity, I am no- the greatest of these is charity. thing
CHAP. XIV. 3 And though I bestow all Prophecy commended. my goods to feed the
VOLLOW after charity, and though I give my body to be desire spiritual gifts; but burned, and have not charity, rather that ye may prophesy. it profiteth me nothing.
2 For he that speaketh in an 4 Charity sufferęth long, and unknown tongue, speaketh not
Prophecy preferred before
the gift of tongues. unto men, but unto God: for the meaning of the voice, I shall
understandeth him; be unto him that speaketh a howbeit in the spirit he speak- barbarian; and he that speaketh eth mysteries.
shall be a barbarian unto me. 3 But he that prophesieth 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as speaketh unto men to edification, ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, and exhortation, and comfort. seek that ye may excel to the
4 He that speaketh in an un edifying of the church. known tongue edifieth himself; 13 Wherefore let him that but he that prophesieth edifieth speaketh in an unknown tongue, the church.
pray that he may interpret. 5 I would that ye all spake 14 For if I pray in an unwith tongues, but rather that ye known tongue, my spirit prayeth; prophesied: for greater is he that but my understanding is unprophesieth than he that speak- fruitful. eth with tongues, except he 15 What is it then? I will interpret, that the church may pray with the spirit, and will receive edifying
pray with the understanding also: 6 Now, brethren, if I come I will sing with the spirit, and unto you speaking with tongues, I will sing with the underwhat shall I profit you, except standing also. I shall speak to you either by 16 Else, when thou shalt revelation, or by knowledge, or bless with the spirit, how shall by prophesying, or by doctrine? he that occupieth the room of
7 And even things without the unlearned, say Amen at thy life giving sound, whether pipe giving of thanks? seeing he or harp, except they give a dis- understandeth not what thou tinction in the sounds, how shall sayest. it be known what is piped or 17 For thou verily givest harped?
thanks well, but the other is 8 For if the trumpet give an not edified. uncertain sound, who shall pre- 18 I thank my God, I speak pare himself to the battle? with tongues more than ye all: 9 So likewise ye, except ye
19 Yet in the church I had utter by the tongue words easy rather speak five words with
my to be understood, how shall it understanding, that by my voice be known what is spoken? for ye I might teach others also, than shall speak into the air.
ten thousand words in an uns 10 There are, it may be, so known tongue. many kinds of voices in the 20 Brethren, be not children world, and none of them are in understanding: howbeit in without signification.
malice be ye children; but in 11 Therefore if I know not I understanding be men.