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demonstration of the Spirit, and ishness unto him: neither can of power:
he know them, because they are 5 That your faith should not spiritually discerned. stand in the wisdom of men, 15 But he that is spiritual but in the power of God. judgeth all things, yet he him
6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom self is judged of no man. among them that are perfect : 16 For who hath known the yet not the wisdom of this mind of the Lord, that he may world, nor of the princes of this instruct him? But we have the world, that come to nought : mind of Christ. 7 But we speak the wisdom
CHAP. III. of God in a mystery, even the
1 How Paul dealt with weak believers....5 hidden wis.lom which God or
The most eminent preachers only instrudained before the world unto
ments, &c. our glory;
AND I, brethren, could not 8 Which none of the princes speak unto you as unto of this world knew : for had they spiritual, but as unto carnal, even known it, they would not have as unto babes in Christ. crucified the Lord of glory. 2 I have fed you with milk,
9 But as it is written, Eye and not with meat: for hitherto hath not seen, nor ear heard, ye were not able to bear it, neither neither have entered into the yet now are ye able. heart of man, the things which 3 For ye are yet carnal: for God hath prepared for them that whereas there is among you envylove him.
ing, and strife, and divisions, 10 But God hath revealed are ye not carnal, and walk as them unto us by his Spirit; for men ? the Spirit searcheth all things, 4 For while one saith, I am yea, the deep things of God. of Paul; and another, I am of
11 For what man knoweth Apollos; are ye not carnal ? the things of a man, save the 5 Who then is Paul, and who spirit of man which is in him ? is Apollos,but ministers by whom even so the things of God know- ye believed, even as the Lord eth no man, but the Spirit of God. gave to every man?
12 Now we have received, 6 I have planted, Apollos wanot the spirit of the world, but tered : but God gave the inthe Spirit which is of God; that crease. we might know the things that 7 So then, neither is he that are freely given to us of God. planteth any thing, neither he
13 Which things also we that watereth : but God that speak, not in the words which giveth the increase. man's wisdom teacheth, but 8 Now he that planteth and which the Holy Ghost teach- he that watereth are one: and eth; comparing spiritual things every man shall receive his own with spiritual.
reward, according to his own 14 But the natural man re-labour. ceiveth not the things of the 9 For we are labourers toSpirit of God; for they are fool-gether with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's buil- ; 21 Therefore let no man gloding.
ry in men : for all things are 10 According to the grace of yours ; God which is given unto me, as 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, a wise master-builder, I have or Cephas, or the world, or life, laid the foundation, and another or death, or things present, or buildeth thereon. But let every things to come ; all are yours; man take heed how he buildeth 23 And ye are Christ's : and thereupon.
Christ is God's. 11 For other foundation can
CHAP. IV. no man lay than that is laid,
1 How to account of Christ's ministers.... which is Jesus Christ.
6 To a self-sufficient vanity Paul opposeth 12 Now if any man build up- his own afflicted state, &c. on this foundation, gold, silver, LET a man so account of us, precious stones, wood, hay, stub- as of the ministers of Christ, ble ;
and stewards of the mysteries of 13 Every man's work shall God. be made manifest : for the day 2 Moreover, it is required in shall declare it, because it shall stewards that a man be found be revealed by fire; and the fire faithful. shall try every man's work, of 3 But with me it is a very what sort it is.
small thing that I should be 14 If any man's work abide judged of you, or of man's judgwhich he hath built thereupon, ment: yea, I judge not mine he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall 4 For I know nothing by mybe burned, he shall suffer loss : self; yet am I not hereby justifibut he himself shall be saved ; ed : but he that judgeth me is yet so as by fire.
the Lord. 16 Know ye not that ye are 5 Therefore judge nothing bethe temple of God, and that the fore the time, until the Lord Spirit of God dwelleth in you ? come, who both will bring to
17 If any man defile the tem- light the hidden things of darkple of God, him shall God desness, and will make manifest the troy : for the temple of God is counsels of the hearts: and then holy, which temple ye are. shall every man have praise of
18 Let no man deceive him- God. self. If any man among you
6 And these things, brethren, seemeth to be wise in this world, I have in a figure transferred to let him become a fool, that he myself, and to Apollos, for your may be wise.
sakes : that ye might learn in us 19 For the wisdom of this not to think of men above that world is foolishness with God. which is written, that no one of For it is written, He taketh the you be puffed up for one against wise in their own craftiness. another.
20 And again, The Lord 7 For who maketh thee to knoweth the thoughts of the differ from another ? and what wise, that they are vain. hast thou that thou didst not re
ceive ? now if thou didst receive which be in Christ, as I teach it, why dost thou glory, as if every where in every church. thou hadst pot received it! 18 Now some are puffed up,
8 Now ye are full, now ye as though I would not come to are rich, ye have reigned as kings you. without us : and I would to God 19 But I will come to you ye did reign, that we also might shortly, if the Lord will, and reign with you.
will know, not the speech of s For I think that God hath them which are puffed up, but set forth us the apostles last, as it the power. were appointed to death : for we 20 For the kingdom of God are made a spectacle unto the is not in word, but in power. world, and to angels, and to 21 What will ye? shall I men.
come unto you with a rod, or 10 We are fools for Christ's in love, and in the spirit of sake, but ye are wise in Christ ; meekness? we are weak, but ye are strong ;
CHAP. V. ye are honourable, but we are 1 of the incestuous person..... Of necessity despised.
the old leaven must be purged out, &c. 11 Even unto this present TC is reported commonly that hour we both hunger, and thirst, there is fornication among and are naked, and are buffeted, you, and such fornication as and have no certain dwelling- is not so much as named among place;
the Gentiles, that one should 12 And labour, working with have his father's wife. our own hands. Being reviled, 2 And ye are puffed up, and we bless; being persecuted, we have not rather mourned, that suffer it;
he that hath done this deed 13 Being defamed, we en- might be taken away from treat: we are made as the filth among you. of the world, and are the off- 3 For I verily, as absent in scouring of all things unto this body, but present in spirit, have day.
judged already as though I were 14 I write not these things to present, concerning him, that shame you, but as my beloved hath so done this deed, sons I warn you.
4 In the name of our Lord 15 For though ye have ten Jesus Christ, when ye are gaththousand instructers in Cbrist, ered together, and my spirit, with yet have ye not many fathers: for the power of our Lord Jesus in Christ Jesus I have begotten Christ, you through the gospel.
5 To deliver such a one unto 16 Wherefore, I beseech you, Satan for the destruction of the be ye followers of me.
flesh, that the spirit may be sav. 17 For this cause have I sented in the day of the Lord Jeunto you Timotheus, who is sus. my beloved son, and faithful in 6 Your glorying is not good. the Lord, who shall bring you know ye not, that a little leaven into remembrance of my ways leaveneth the whole lump?
7 Purge out therefore the judge angels? how much more, old leaven, that ye may be a new things that pertain to this life ? lump, as ye are unleavened. 4 If then ye have judgments For even Christ our passover is of things pertaining to this life, sacrificed for us :
set them to judge who are least 8 Thereforé let us keep the esteemed in the church. feast, not with old leaven, nei- 5 I speak to your shame. Is ther with the leaven of malice it so, that there is not a wise and wickedness; but with the man among you ? no, not one unleavened bread of sincerity that shall be able to judge beand truth.
tween his brethren ? 9 I wrote unto you in an epis- 6 But brother goeth to law tle, not to company with forni- with brother, and that before the cators :
unbelievers. 10 Yet not altogether with the 7 Now therefore there is utfornicators of this world, or with terly a fault among you, because the covetous, or extortioners, or ye go to law one with another. with idolaters: for then must ye Why do ye not rather take needs go out of the world. wrong? why do ye not rather
11 But now I have written suffer yourselves to be defraudunto you not to keep company, ed? if any man that is called a brother 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and debe a fornicator, or covetous, or an fraud, and that your brethren. idolator, or a railer, or a drunk- 9 Know ye not that the unard, or an extortioner: with such righteous shall not inherit the aone no not to eat.
kingdom of God! Be not deceiv12 For what have I to do to ed ; neither fornicators, nor judge them also that are without? idolaters, nor adulterers, nor efdo not ye judge them that are feminate, nor abusers of themwithin ?
selves with mankind, 13 But them that are without
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, God judgeth. Therefore put nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor away from among vourselves that extortioners, shall inherit the wicked person.
kingdoni of God. CHAP. VÌ.
11 And such were some of i of bringing controversies before heathen you : but ye are washed, but ye
judges... 7 How law-suits may be avoid. are sanctified, but ye are justified.
ed in the name of the Lord JeDA
ARE any of you, having sus, and by the Spirit of our
a matter against another, God. to go to law before the unjust, 12 All things are lawful unand not before the saints ? to me, but all things are not ex
2 Do ye not know that the pedient : all things are lawful for saints shall judge the world! and ine, but I will not be brought if the world shall be judged by under the power of any, you, are ye unworthy to judge 13 Meats for the belly, and The smallest matters !
the belly for meats : but God 3 Know ye not that we shall shall destroy both it and them.
Now the body is not for fornica-(of her own body, but the hustion, but for the Lord; and the band: and likewise also the Lord for the body.
husband hath not power of his 14 And God hath both rais- own body, but the wife. ed up the Lord, and will also 5 Defraud ye not one the othraise up us by his own power. er, except it be with consent for
15 Know ye not, that your a time, that ye may give yourbodies are the members of selves to fasting and prayer ; Christ? Shall I then take the and come together again, that members of Christ, and make Satan tempt you not for your inthem the members of a harlot ? continency. God forbid.
6 But I speak this by per16 What! know ye not that mission, and not of commandhe which is joined to a harlot is ment. one body! for two, saith he, shall 7 For I would that all me be one flesh.
were even as I myself. But ev17 But he that is joined unto ery man hath his proper gift of the Lord is one spirit.
God, one after this manner, and 18 Flee fornication. Every another after that. sin that a man doeth is without 8 I say therefore to the unthe body ; but he that committeth married and widows, It is good fornication, sinneth against his for them if they abide even own body.
19 What! know ye not that 9 But if they cannot contain, your body is the temple of the let them marry: for it is better Holy Ghost which is in you, to marry than to burn. which ye have of God, and ye 10 And unto the married I are not your own?
command, yet not I, but the 20 For ye are bought with Lord, Let not the wife depart a price: therefore glorify God from her husband : in your body, and in your spirit, 11 But and if she depart, let which are God's.
her remain unmarried, or be reCHAP. VII.
conciled to her husband : and 1 The use of marriage.10 Christ hath for. let not the husband put away
bidden to dissolve the bond thereof, &c. his wife. NOW concerning the things 12 But to the rest speak 1,
whereof ye wrote unto me: not the Lord, If any brother It is good for a man not to touch bath a wife that believeth not, a woman.
and she be pleased to dwell with 2 Nevertheless, to avoid for- him, let him not put her away. nication, let every man have his 13 And the woman which own wife, and let every woman hath a husband that believeth have her own husband. not, and if he be pleased to dwell
3 Let the husband render un- with her, let her not leave him. to the wife due benevolence : 14 For the unbelieving husand likewise also the wife unto band is sanctified by the wife, the husband.
and the unbelieving wife is sanc4 The wife hath not powertified by the husband : else were