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CHAP. V, vs. Ofenders to be avoided. 883 11 Even unto this present hour we 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, with old leaven, neither with the leaven and are buffeted, and have no certain of malice and wickedness; but with the dwelling-place;
unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 12 And labour, working with our own l 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle, not hands. Being reviled, we bless ; being to company with fornicators : * persecuted, we suffer it ;
10 Yet not altogether with the forni13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are cators of this world, or with the covetous, made as the filth cf the world, and are or extortioners, or with idolaters : for the off-scouring of all things unto this day. I then must ve needs go out of the world.
14 I write not these things to shame 11 But w I have written unto you you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. not to keep company, if any man that is
15 For though ye have ten thousand called a brother be a fornicator,or covetinstructors in Christ, yet have ye notous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a many fathers : for in Christ Jesus I wave | drunkard, or an extortioner : with such begotten you through the gospel.
an one no not to eat. 16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye 12 For what have to I do to judge them followers of me.
also that are without ? do not ye judge 17 For this cause have I sent unto you them that are within ? Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and | 13 But them that are without God faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you judgeth. Therefore put away from ainto remembrance of my ways which be mong yourselves that wicked person, in Christ, as I teach every where in eve
CHAP. VI. ry church.
1 Of going to law with the brethren. 15 * 18 Now some are puffed up, as though Our bodies are Christ's members. I would not come to you.
N ARE any of you, having a matter 19 But I will come to you shortly, if the V against another, go to law before the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of | unjust, and not before the saints ? them which are puffed up, but the power. 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall
20 For the kingdom of God is not in judge the world and if the world shall word, but in power.
be judged by you, are ye unworthy to 21 What will ye? shall I come unto | judge the smallest matters . you with a rod, or in love, and in the T3 Know ye not that we shall judge spirit of meekness?
angels ? how much more, things that CHAP. V.
pertain to this life? 1 The incestuous person. 7 The old leav • 4 If then ye have judgments of things
en must be purged out. 10 Heinous pertaining to this life, set them to judge offenders are to be avoided.
who are least esteemed in the church. IT is reported commonly that there is 5 I speak to your shame. It is so, that 1 fornication among you, and such for- || there is not a wise man among you? no, nication as is not so much as named a- not one that shall be able to judge bemong the Gentiles, that one should have tween his brethren? his father's wife.
6 But brother goeth to law with broth2 And ye are puffed up, and have not er, and that before the unbelievers. rather mourned, that he that hath donel 7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault this deed might be taken away from a- | among you, because ye go to law one mong you.
with another. Why do ye not rather 3 For I verily, as absent in body, but take wrong? why do ve not rather sufpresent in spirit, have judged already as '.fer yourselves to be defrauded ? though I were present, concerning him 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that hath so done this deed,
that your brethren. 4. In the name of our Lord Jesus! 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous Christ, when ye are gathered together, shall not inherit the kingdom of God? and my spirit, with the power of our Be not deceived ; neither fornicators, Lord Jesus Christ,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effem5 To deliver such an one unto Satan inate, nor abusers of themselvees with for the destruction of the flesh, that the mankind, spirit may be saved in the day of the 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor Lord Jesus.
drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortion6 Your glorying is not good. Know ers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. je not, that a little leaven leaveneth the 11 And such were some of you: but whole lump?
ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, ye are justified in the name of the Lord that ye may be a new lump, as ye are Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. unleavened. For even Christ our passo 12 All things are lawful unto me, but ver is sacrificed for us:
Hl all things are not expedient: all things are
884 Our bodies Christ's members. I. CORINTHIANS. Of marriage, C'e. lawful for me, but I will not be brought || 11 But and if she depart, let her reunder the power of any.
1 main unmarried, or be reconciled to her 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly husband : and let not the husband put for meats: but God shall destroy both it away his wife. and them. Now the body is not for for 12 But to the rest speak I, not the
for the body.
I believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell 14 And God hath both raised up the with him, let him not put her away. Lord, and will also raise up us by his 13 And the woman which hath an busown power. 15 Know ye not, that your bodies are ed to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
14 For the unbelieving husband is sancthe members of Christ, and make them || tified by the wife, and the unbelieving the members of an harlot? God forbid. wife is sanctified by the husband : else
16 What? know ye not that he which were your children unclean ; but now is joined to an harlot is one body? for are they holy. two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
15 But if the unbelieving depart, let 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord him depart. A brother or a sister is not is one spirit.
under bondage in such cases ; but God 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a hath called us to peace, man doeth, is without the body; but he 16 For what knowest thou, O wife, that committeth fornication, sinneth a whether thou shalt save thy husband? or gainst his own body.
how knowest thou, O man, whether thou 19 What? know ye not that your body | shalt save thy wife? is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is 17 But as God hath distributed to erin you, which ye have of God, and yel ery man, as the Lord hath called every are not your own ?
one, so let him walk. And so ordain I 20 For ye are bought with a price : || in all churches. therefore glorify God in your body, and 18 Is any man called being circumcisin your spirit, which are God's.
| ed? let him not become uncircumcised. CHAP. VII.
Is any called in uncircumcision ? let him 2 Of marriage. 4 It is a remedy against not become circumcised.
fornication, 10 and not lightly to be 19 Circumcision is nothing, and undissolved.
circumcision is nothing, but the keeping N OW concerning the things whereof of the commandments of God.
TV ye wrote unto me: It is good for a 20 Let every man abide in the same man not to touch a woman.
calling wherein he was called. 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, || 21 Art thou called being a servant : let every man have his own wife, and let || care not for it; but if thou mayest be every woman have her own husband. made free, use it rather.
3 Let the husband render unto the wife 22 For he that is called in the Lord, due benevolence: and likewise also the being a servant, is the Lord's free-man: wife unto the husband.
likewise also he that is called, being free, 4 The wife hath not power of her is Christ's servant. own body, but the husband : and like- 23 Ye are bought with a price; be not wise also the husband hath not power of ! ye the servants of men. his own body, but the wife.
24 Brethren, let every man wherein 5 Defraud ye not one the other, ex- | he is called, therein abide with God. cept it be with consent for a time, that yil 25 Now concerning virgins, I have no may give yourselves to fasting and pray- || commandment of the Lord : yet I give er; and come together again, that Satan my judgment as one that hath obtained tempt you not for your incontinency. mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
6 But I speak this by permission, and 26 I suppose therefore that this is good not of commandment.
for the present distress, I say, that it is 7 For I would that all men were even || good for a man so to be. as I myself. But every man hath his 27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seck proper gift of God, one after this man- || not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from ner, and another after that.
a wife ? seek not a wife. 8 I say therefore to the unmarried and
28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not widows, It is good for them if they abide sinned: and if a virgin marry, she hath even as I.
not sinned. Nevertheless, such shall have 9 But if they cannot contain, let them mar trouble in the flesh; but I spare you. ry: for it is better to marry than to burn. | 29 But this I say, brethren, the time is
10 And unto the married I command, short. It remaineth, that both they that yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife | have wives, be as though they had none; depart from her husband :
30 And they that weep, as though
To abstain from meals. Chap. VIII, IX. Paul sheweth his liberty. 885 they wept not; and they that rejoice, as Father, of whom are all things, and we though they rejoiced not; and they that in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by buy, as though they possessed not ; | whom are all things, and we by him.
31 And they that use this world, as 7 Howbeit, there is not in every man not abusing it. For the fashion of this il that kuowledge: for some with conscience world passeth away."
of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing 32 But I would have you without offered unto an iilol; and their conscience, carefulness. He that is unmarried, careth being weak, is defiled. for the things that belong to the Lord, 8 But meat commendeth us not to how he may please the Lord:
God : for neither if we eat, are we the 33 But he that is married, careth for the better ; neither if we eat not, are we things that are of the world, how he may the worse. please his wife.
9 But take heed lest by any means 34 There is difference also between a "this liberty of yours become a stumblingwife and a virgin. The unmarried wom- block to them that are weak. an cireth for the things of the Lord, 10 For if any man see thee, which hast that she may be holy, both in body and knowledge, sit at meat in the idol's temin spirit: but she that is married, careth ple, shall not the conscience of him whiclı for the things of the world, how she may is weak be emboldened to eat those things please her husband.
which are offered to idols ; 35 And this I speak for your own prof- ! 11 And through thy knowledge shall the it ; not that I may cast a snare upon you, weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? but for that which is comely, and thai 12 But when ye sin so against the brethye may attend upon the Lord without ren, and wound their weak conscience, distraction.
il ye sin against Christ.
, 36 But if any man think that he be- || 13 Wherefore, it meat make my brothhaveth himself uncomely toward his vir- | er to offend, I will eat no flesh while gin, if she pass the flower of her age, and the world standeth, lest I make my brothneed so require, let hiin do what lie will, er to offend. he sinneth not ; let them marry.
CHAP. IX. 37 Nevertheless, he that standeth stead- 1 Paul sheweth his liberty. 7 Ministers fast in his heart, having no necessity, but ought to live by the gospel. 24 Life is hath power over his own will, and hath || like a race. so decreed in his heart that he will keep I AM I not an apostle ? am I not free? his virgin, doeth well.
Fl have I not seen Jesus Christ our 38 So then he that giveth her in mar- Lord ? are not ye my work in the Lord ? riage doeth well; but he that giveth her 2 If I be not an apostle unto others, not in marriage doeth better.
yet doubtless I am to you : for the seal 39 The wite is bound by the law as of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. long as her husband liveth ; but if her hus- 3 Mine answer to them that do examband be dead, she is at liberty to be mar ine me is this, ried to whom she will ; only in the Lord. 4 Have wenot power to eat and todrink?
40 But she is happier if she so abide, 5 Have we not power to lead about a after my judgment: and I think also sister, a wife, as well as other apostles,and that I have the Spirit of God.
as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas ? CHAP. VIII.
6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we 1 To abstain from meats offered toidols. 8,9 | power to forbear working?
We must not abuse our Christian liberty. 7 Who goeth a warfare at any time at N OW as touching things offered un- his own charges? who planteth a vineTV to idols, we know that we all have yard, and eateth not of the fruit thereknowledge. Knowledge pufleth up, but of? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth charity editieth.
not of the milk of the flock ? 2 And if any man think that he know- 8 Say I these things as a man? or saith eth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet not the law the same also? as he ought to know.
9 For it is written in the law of Moses, 3 But if any man love God, the same Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the is known of him.
ox that treadeth out the corn. Dotha 4 As concerning therefore the eating of God take care for oxen ? those things that are offered in sacrifice 10 Or saith he it altogether for our unto idois, we know that an idol is noth- || sakes? for our sakes, no doubt, this is ing in the world, and that there is none written : that he that ploweth should other God but one.
plow in hope ; and that he that thresheth 5 For though there be that are called in hope should be partaker of his hope. gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (asl 11 If we have sown unto you spiritual there be gods many, and lords many) things, is it a great thing if we shall reap
6 But to us there is but one God, the l' your carnal things?
886 Our life like a race. I. CORINTHIANS. The Jews our cramples.
12 If others be partakers of this power 2 And were all baptized unto Moses over you, are not we rather? Neverthe- in the cloud and in the sea; less we have not used this power : but 3 And did all eat the same spiritual suffer all things, lest we should hinder the meat ; gospel of Christ.
4. And did all drink the same spiritual 13 Do ye not know that they which | drink : For (they drank of that spiritual minister about holy things live of the things Rock that followed them; and that Rock of the temple, and they which wait at was Christ.) the altar are partakers with the altar ? 5 But with many of them God was
14 Even so hath the Lord ordained not well pleased : for they were overthat they which preach the gospel should || thrown in the wilderness. live of the gospel.
| 6 Now these things were our exam15 But I have used none of these things: \ ples, to the intent we should not lust afneither have I written these things, that ter evil things, as they also lusted. it should be so done unto me : for it were 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were better for me to die, than that any man some of them; as it is written, The peo should make my glorying void.
ple sat down to eat and drink, and rose 16 For though I preach the gospel, I up to play. have nothing to glory of : for necessity 8 Neither let us commit fornication, is laid upon me ; yea, woe is unto me, if as some of them committed, and fell in I preach not the gospel !
one day three and twenty thousand. '17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have 9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some a reward: but if against my will, a dispen- of them also tempted, and were destroyed sation of the gospel is committed unto me. l of serpents.
18 What is my reward then ? Verily i. 10 Neither murmur ye, as some of that, when I preach the gospel, I may | them also murmured, and were destroyed make the gospel of Christ without charge, 1 of the destroyer. that I abuse not my power in the gospel. 11 Now all these things happened
19 For though I be free from ali men, unto them for ensamples : and they are yet have I made myself servant unto all, written for our admonition, upon whom ihat I might gain the more.
the ends of the world are come. 20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, | 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he that I might gain the Jews; to them that standeth, take heed lest he fall. are under the law, as under the law, that I 13 There hath no temptation taken you might gain them that are under the law ; || but such as is common to man: but God
21 To them that are without law, as is faithful, who will not suffer you to be without law, (being not without law to tempted above that ye are able; but will God, but under the law to Cluist,) that I with the temptation also make a way to might gain them that are without law, escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
22 To the weak became I as weak, 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee that I might gain the weak: I am made from idolatry. all things to all men, that I might by all 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye means save some.
what I say. 23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, 16 The cup of blessing which webless, is that I may be partaker thereof with you. it not the communion of the blood of
24 Know ye not, that they which | Christ? The bread which we brake, is it run in a race, run all, but one receiveth not the communion of the body of Christ? the prize ? So run, that ye may obtain. 17 For we being many are one bread,
25 And every man that striveth for the land one body : for we are all partakers mastery is temperate in all things. Now of that one bread. they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; 18 Behold Israel after the flesh : are but we an incorruptible.
not they which cat of the sacrifices, par26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly ; takers of the altar? so fight I, not as one that beatcth the air: 19 What say I then that the idol is
27 But I keep under my body, and any thing, or that which is offered in sacbring it into subjection : lest that by any | rifice to idols is any thing? means when I have preached to others, 20 But I say, that the things which the I myself should be a cast-away.
Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, CHAP. X.
I and not to God: and I would not that ye 1 The Jews sacraments, 6 types of ours ; |should have fellowship with devils.
7 and their punishments, 11 our exam- 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the hles.
Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot M OREOVER, brethren, I would not || be partakers of the Lord's table, and of
I that ye should be ignorant, how | the table of devils. that all our fathers were under the cloud, | 22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealand all passed through the sea ;
ousy? are we stronger than he ?
Offences to be avoided.
CHAP. XI. Of the Lord's supper. 887 23 All things are lawful for me, but all 11 10 For this cause ought the woman to things are not expedient : all things are l have power on her head, because of the lawful for me, but all things edify not. | angels.
24 Let no man seek his own, but every | 11 Nevertheless, neither is the man man another's wealth.
without the woman, neither the woman 25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, || without the man in the Lord. that eat, asking no question for conscience 12 For as the woman is of the man, sake :
even so is the man also by the woman ; 26 For the earth is the Lord's, and but all things of God. the fulness thereof.
13 Judge in yourselves: Is it comely that 27 If any of them that believe not bid a woman pray unto God uncovered? you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; IL 14 Doth not even nature. itself teach whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking you, that if a man have long hair, it is no question for conscience sake.
la shame unto him? 28 But if any man say unto you, This | 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not a glory to her : for her hair is given her for his sake that shewed it, and for con- for a covering science sake : for the earth is the Lord's, 16 But if any man seem to be contenand the fulness thereof:
tious, we have no such custom, neither 29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, the churches of God. but of the other : for why is my liberty 17 Now in this that I declare unto you, judged of another man's conscience ? I praise you not, that ye come together
30 For if I by grace be a partaker, || not for the better, but for the worse. why am I evil spoken of for that for 18 For first of all, when ye come towhich I give thanks ?
gether in the church, I hear that there 31 Whether therefore ye eat or drink, ll be divisions among you; and I partly beor whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory || lieve it. of God.
19 For there must be also heresies a32 Give none offence, neither to the mong you, that they which are approved Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
20 When ye come together therefore 33 Even as I please all men in all things, | into one place, this is not to eat the not seeking mine own profit, but the prof Lord's supper. it of many, that they may be saved. 21 For in eating every one taketh be( CHẤP. XI.
fore other his own supper : and one is 1 Of covering heads in praying. 21 Of hungry, and another is drunken.
profaning the Lord's supper. 23 The L 22 What? have ye not houses to eat • apostle's account of the institution of it. and to drink in? or despise ye the church DE ye followers of me, even as I also of God, and shame them that have not? D am of Christ.
What shall I say to you? shall I praise 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye you in this? I praise you not. remember me in all things, and keep the l' 23 For I have received of the Lord, ordinances, as I delivered them to you. that which also I delivered unto you,
3 But I would have you know, that That the Lord Jesus, the same night in the head of every man is Christ; and the which he was betrayed, took bread : head of the woman is the man; and the 24. And when he had given thanks, head of Christ is God.
he brake it, and said, Take, eat : this is 4 Every man praying or prophesying, my body, which is broken for you ; this having his head covered, dishonoureth | do in remembrance of me. his head.
25 After the same manner also he took 5 But every woman that prayeth or the cup, when he had supped, saying, prophesieth with her head uncovered, dis- | This cup is the new testament in my honoureth her head : for that is even all blood ; this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, one as if she were shaven.
in remembrance of me. 6 For if the woman be not covered, 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame ll and drink this cup, ye do shew the for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let | Lord's death till he come. her be covered.
27 Wherefore, whosoever shalleat this 7 For a man indeed ought not to cov- bread, and drink this cup of the Lord er his head, forasmuch as he is the image unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and glory of God: but the woman is the land blood of the Lord. glory of the man.
| 28 But let a man examine himself, 8 For the man is not of the woman, I and so let him eat of that bread, and but the woman of the man.
drink of that cup. 9 Neither was the man created for the 29 For he that eateth and drinketh woman, but the woman for the man. llunworthily, eateth and drinketh dam