Paul’s 1st Epistle to the

Chapter One
  1. PAUL, called to be an apostle of ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩ through the will of ⟨God⟩, and Sos′-‍the-‍nes our brother,
  2. Unto the church of ⟨God⟩, which is at Corinth, to them that are sanc­ti­fied in ⟨Christ⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩, called to be saints, with all that in every place call up­on the name of ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩ our ⟨Lord⟩, both their’s and our’s:
  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 Chlo′-‍e, that there are con­ten­tions among you.
  12. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of A-‍pol′-‍los; and I of Ce′-‍phas; and I of ⟨Christ⟩.
  13. Is ⟨Christ⟩ divided? was Paul cru­ci­fied for you? or were ye bap­tized in the name of Paul?
  14. I thank ⟨God⟩ that I bap­tized none of you, but Cris′-‍pus and Ga′-‍ius;
  15. Lest any should say that I had bap­tized in mine own name.
  16. And I bap­tized al­so the house­hold of Steph′-‍a-‍nas: be­sides, I know not wheth­er I bap­tized any other.
  17. For ⟨Christ⟩ sent me not to bap­tize, but to preach the gos­pel: not 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 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.
  22. For the Jews re­quire a sign, and the Greeks seek af­ter wisdom:
  23. But we preach ⟨Christ⟩ cru­ci­fied, un­to the Jews a stum­bling­block, 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 men.
  26. For ye see your call­ing, breth­ren, how that not ma­ny wise men af­ter the flesh, not ma­ny migh­ty, not ma­ny no­ble, are called:
  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 glo­ry in the ⟨Lord⟩.
Chapter Two
  1. AND 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 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 pre­pared for them that love him.
  10. 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, save the spirit of (the) man which is in him? even so the things of ⟨God⟩ know­eth no man, but the Spirit of ⟨God⟩.
  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 spi­ri­tu­al judg­eth 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⟩.
Chapter Three
  1. AND I, brethren, could not speak un­to you as un­to spiritual, but as un­to car­nal, 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.
  3. 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 A-pol′-los; are ye not carnal?
  5. Who then is Paul, and who is A-pol′-los, but min­is­ters by whom ye be­lieved, even as the ⟨Lord⟩ gave to every man?
  6. I have plant­ed, A-pol′-los wa­tered; but ⟨God⟩ gave the increase.
  7. So then nei­ther is he that plant­eth any thing, nei­ther he that wa­ter­eth; but ⟨God⟩ that giv­eth the increase.
  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 (of) ⟨God’s⟩ building.
  10. According to the grace of ⟨God⟩ which is giv­en un­to me, as a wise mas­ter­build­er, 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 (which) 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 any man’s work shall be burned, 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 ye are.
  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.
  20. And again, The ⟨Lord⟩ know­eth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
  21. Therefore let no man glo­ry in men. For all things are your’s;
  22. Whether Paul, or A-pol′-los, or Ce′-‍phas, (or) the world, or life, or death, or things pres­ent, or things to come; all are your’s;
  23. And ye are ⟨Christ’s⟩; and ⟨Christ⟩ is ⟨God’s⟩.
Chapter Four
  1. LET 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, I judge 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 A-pol′-los 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 dif­fer 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?
  8. Now ye are full, now ye are 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 buf­fet­ed, and have no cer­tain dwellingplace;
  12. And labour, work­ing with our own hands: be­ing re­viled, we bless; be­ing per­se­cu­ted, we suf­fer it:
  13. Being de­famed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the off­scour­ing 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 in­struc­ters in ⟨Christ⟩, yet have 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 Ti-‍mo′-‍the-‍us, 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 know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
  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?
Chapter Five
  1. IT is reported com­mon­ly that there is for­ni­ca­tion among you, and such for­ni­ca­tion as is not so much as (ever) 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 body, 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 fornicators:
  10. Yet not al­to­geth­er with the for­ni­ca­tors of this world, or with the cov­et­ous, or ex­tor­tion­ers, or with idol­a­tors; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
  11. But now I have writ­ten un­to you not to keep com­pany, if any man that is called a broth­er be a for­ni­ca­tor, or cov­et­ous, or an idol­a­tor, 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.
Chapter Six
  1. DARE 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? 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. Why do ye not rath­er take wrong? why do ye not rath­er suf­fer your­selves to be defrauded?
  8. Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
  9. Know ye not that the un­righ­teous shall not in­her­it the king­dom of ⟨God⟩? Be not de­ceived: nei­ther for­ni­ca­tors, nor idol­a­ters, nor adult­er­ers, nor ef­fem­i­nate, nor abus­ers of them­selves with mankind,
  10. Nor thieves, nor cov­et­ous, nor drunk­ards, nor re­vil­ers, nor ex­tor­tion­ers, shall in­her­it the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  11. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanc­ti­fied, but ye are jus­ti­fied in the name of the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩, and by the Spirit of our ⟨God⟩.
  12. All things are law­ful un­to me, but all things are not ex­pe­di­ent: all things are law­ful for me, but I will not be brought un­der the pow­er of any.
  13. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but ⟨God⟩ shall de­stroy both it and them. Now the body is not for for­ni­ca­tion, but for the ⟨Lord⟩; and the ⟨Lord⟩ for the body.
  14. And ⟨God⟩ hath both raised up the ⟨Lord⟩, and will al­so raise up us by his own power.
  15. Know ye not that your bodies are the mem­bers of ⟨Christ⟩? shall I then take the mem­bers of ⟨Christ⟩, and make them the mem­bers of an har­lot? ⟨God⟩ forbid.
  16. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an har­lot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
  17. But he that is joined un­to the ⟨Lord⟩ is one spirit.
  18. Flee for­ni­ca­tion. Every sin that a man do­eth is with­out the body; but he that com­mit­teth for­ni­ca­tion sin­neth against his own body.
  19. What? know ye not that your body is the tem­ple of the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ which is in you, which ye have of ⟨God⟩, and ye are not your own?
  20. For ye are bought with a price: there­fore glo­ri­fy ⟨God⟩ in your body, and in your spirit, which are ⟨God’s⟩.
Chapter Seven
  1. NOW concerning the things where­of ye wrote un­to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
  2. Nevertheless, to avoid for­ni­ca­tion, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
  3. Let the hus­band ren­der un­to the wife due ben­ev­o­lence: and like­wise al­so the wife un­to the husband.
  4. The wife hath not pow­er of her own body, but the hus­band; and like­wise al­so the hus­band hath not pow­er of his own body, but the wife.
  5. Defraud ye not one the other, ex­cept it be with con­sent for a time, that ye may give your­selves to fast­ing and pray­er; and come to­geth­er again, that Sa­tan tempt you not for your incontinency.
  6. But I speak this by per­mis­sion, and not of commandment.
  7. For I would that all men were even as I my­self. But every man hath his prop­er gift of ⟨God⟩, one af­ter this man­ner, and an­oth­er af­ter that.
  8. I say there­fore to the un­mar­ried and wid­ows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
  9. But if they can­not con­tain, let them marry: for it is bet­ter to marry than to burn.
  10. And unto the mar­ried I com­mand, yet not I, but the ⟨Lord⟩, Let not the wife de­part from her husband:
  11. But and if she de­part, let her re­main un­mar­ried, or be rec­on­ciled to her hus­band: and let not the hus­band put away his wife.
  12. But to the rest speak I, not the ⟨Lord⟩: If any bro­ther hath a wife that be­liev­eth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
  13. And the wom­an which hath an hus­band that be­liev­eth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
  14. For the un­be­liev­ing hus­band is sanc­ti­fied by the wife, and the un­be­liev­ing wife is sanc­ti­fied by the hus­band: else were your chil­dren un­clean; but now they are holy.
  15. But if the un­be­liev­ing de­part, let him de­part. A broth­er or a sis­ter is not un­der bond­age (of mar­riage law) in such cas­es: but ⟨God⟩ hath called us to peace.
  16. For what know­est thou, O wife, wheth­er thou shalt save thy hus­band? or how know­est thou, O man, wheth­er thou shalt save thy wife?
  17. But as ⟨God⟩ hath dis­trib­u­ted to every one, so let him walk. And so or­dain I in all churches.
  18. Is any man called be­ing cir­cum­cised? let him not be­come un­cir­cum­cised. Is any called in un­cir­cum­ci­sion? let him not be cir­cum­cised.
  19. Cir­cum­ci­sion is noth­ing, and un­cir­cum­ci­sion is noth­ing, but the keeping of the com­mand­ments of ⟨God⟩.
  20. Let every man abide in the same calling where­in he was called.
  21. Art thou called be­ing a servant? care not for it: but if thou may­est be made free, use it rather.
  22. For he that is called in ⟨Lord⟩, be­ing a serv­ant, is the ⟨Lord’s⟩ free­man: like­wise al­so he that is called, be­ing free, is ⟨Christ’s⟩ servant.
  23. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the serv­ants of men.
  24. Brethren, let every man, where­in he is called, there­in abide with ⟨God⟩.
  25. Now con­cern­ing vir­gins I have no com­mand­ment of the ⟨Lord⟩: yet I give my judg­ment, as one that hath ob­tained mer­cy of the ⟨Lord⟩ to be faithful.
  26. I suppose there­fore that this is good for the pres­ent dis­tress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
  27. Art thou bound un­to a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
  28. But and if thou mar­ry, thou hast not sinned; and if a vir­gin mar­ry, she hath not sinned. Nev­er­the­less such shall have trou­ble in the flesh: but I spare you.
  29. But this I say, breth­ren, the time is short: it re­main­eth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
  30. And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that re­joice, as though they re­joiced not; and they that buy, as though they pos­sessed not;
  31. And they that use this world, as not abus­ing it: for the fash­ion of this world pass­eth away.
  32. But I would have you with­out care­ful­ness. He that is un­mar­ried car­eth for the things that be­long to the ⟨Lord⟩, how he may please the ⟨Lord⟩:
  33. But he that is mar­ried car­eth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
  34. There is dif­fer­ence al­so be­tween a wife and a vir­gin. The un­mar­ried wom­an car­eth for the things of the ⟨Lord⟩, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is mar­ried car­eth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
  35. And this I speak for your own prof­it; not that I may cast a snare up­on you, but for that which is come­ly, and that ye may attend up­on the ⟨Lord⟩ with­out distraction.
  36. But if any man think that he be­hav­eth him­self un­come­ly to­ward his vir­gin, if she pass the flow­er of her age, and need so re­quire, let him do what he will, he sin­neth not: let them marry.
  37. Nevertheless he that stand­eth sted­fast in his heart, hav­ing no ne­ces­si­ty, but hath pow­er over his own will, and hath so de­creed in his heart that he will keep his vir­gin, do­eth well.
  38. So then he that giv­eth her in mar­riage do­eth well; but he that giv­eth her not in mar­riage do­eth better.
  39. The wife is bound by the law as long as her hus­band liv­eth; but if her hus­band be dead, she is at lib­er­ty to be mar­ried to whom she will; (but) only (if he is) in the ⟨Lord⟩.
  40. But she is hap­pi­er if she so abide (alone), af­ter my judg­ment: and I think al­so that I have the Spirit of ⟨God⟩.
Chapter Eight
  1. NOW as touching things of­fered un­to idols, we know that we all have knowl­edge. Knowl­edge puf­feth up, but charity edifieth.
  2. And if any man think that he know­eth any thing, he know­eth noth­ing yet as he ought to know.
  3. But if any man love ⟨God⟩, the same is known of him.
  4. As con­cern­ing there­fore the eat­ing of those things that are of­fered in sac­ri­fice un­to idols, we know that an idol is noth­ing in the world, and that there is none other ⟨God⟩ but one.
  5. For though there be (those things) that are (on­ly) called gods, wheth­er (sup­pos­ed­ly) in heav­en or in earth, (as there be (false) gods many, and (false) lords many,)
  6. But to us there is but one ⟨God⟩, the Fath­er, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩, by whom are all things, and we (also were creat­ed) by him.
  7. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowl­edge: for some with con­science of the idol un­to this hour eat it as a thing of­fered un­to an idol; and their con­science be­ing weak is defiled.
  8. But meat com­mend­eth us not to ⟨God⟩: for nei­ther, if we eat, are we the bet­ter; nei­ther, if we eat not, are we the worse.
  9. But take heed lest by any means this lib­er­ty of your’s be­come a stum­bling­block to them that are weak.
  10. For if any man see thee which hast knowl­edge sit at meat in the idol’s tem­ple, shall not the con­science of him which is weak be em­bold­ened to eat those things which are of­fered to idols:
  11. And through thy knowl­edge shall the weak broth­er per­ish, for whom ⟨Christ⟩ died?
  12. But when ye sin so against the breth­ren, and wound their weak con­science, ye sin against ⟨Christ⟩.
  13. Wherefore, if (my eat­ing of) meat (of­fered to idols) make(s) my broth­er to of­fend, I will eat no flesh (of­fered to idols) while the world stand­eth, lest I make my broth­er to offend.
Chapter Nine
  1. AM I not an apos­tle? am I not free? have I not seen ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩ our ⟨Lord⟩?
  2. If I be not an apos­tle un­to oth­ers, yet doubt­less I am to you: for the seal of mine apos­tle­ship are ye in the ⟨Lord⟩.
  3. Mine answer to them that do ex­am­ine me is this,
  4. Have we not pow­er to eat and to drink?
  5. Have we not pow­er to lead about a sis­ter, a wife, as well as oth­er apos­tles, and as the breth­ren of the ⟨Lord⟩, and Ce′-‍phas?
  6. Or I on­ly and Bar­na­bas, have not we pow­er to for­bear working?
  7. Who goeth a war­fare any time at his own charg­es? who plant­eth a vine­yard, and eat­eth not of the fruit there­of? or who feed­eth a flock, and eat­eth not of the milk of the flock?
  8. Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
  9. For it is writ­ten in the law of Mo­ses, Thou shalt not muz­zle the mouth of the ox that tread­eth out the corn. Doth ⟨God⟩ take care for oxen?
  10. Or saith he it al­to­geth­er for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is writ­ten: that he that plow­eth should plow in hope; and that he that thresh­eth in hope should be par­tak­er of his hope.
  11. If we have sown un­to you spir­i­tu­al things, is it a great thing if we shalll reap your car­nal things?
  12. If others be par­tak­ers of this pow­er over you, are not we rath­er (priv­i­leged more so)? Nev­er­the­less we have not used this pow­er; but suf­fer all things, lest we should hin­der the gos­pel of ⟨Christ⟩.
  13. Do ye not know that they which min­is­ter about holy things live of the things of the tem­ple? and they which wait at the al­tar are par­tak­ers with the altar?
  14. Even so hath the ⟨Lord⟩ or­dained that they which preach the gos­pel should live of the gospel.
  15. But I have used none of these things: nei­ther have I writ­ten these things, that it should be so done un­to me: for it were bet­ter for me to die, than that any man should make my glo­ry­ing void.
  16. For though I preach the gos­pel, I have noth­ing to glo­ry of: for ne­ces­sity is laid up­on me; yea, woe is un­to me, if I preach not the gospel!
  17. For if I do this thing will­ing­ly, I have a re­ward: but if against my will, a dis­pen­sa­tion of the gos­pel is com­mit­ted un­to me.
  18. What is my re­ward then? Verily that, when I preach the gos­pel, I may make the gos­pel of ⟨Christ⟩ with­out charge, that I abuse not my pow­er in the gospel.
  19. For though I be free from all men, yet have I made my­self serv­ant un­to all, that I might gain the more.
  20. And un­to the Jews I be­came as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are un­der the law, as un­der the law, that I might gain them that are un­der the law;
  21. To them that are with­out law, as with­out law, (be­ing not with­out law to ⟨God⟩, but un­der the law to ⟨Christ⟩,) that I might gain them that are with­out law.
  22. To the weak be­came I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
  23. And this I do for the gos­pel’s sake, that I might be par­tak­er there­of with you.
  24. Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but (on­ly) one re­ceiv­eth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
  25. And every man that striv­eth for the mas­tery is tem­per­ate in all things. Now they do it to ob­tain a cor­rup­ti­ble crown; but we an incorruptible. []
  1. I there­fore so run, not as un­cer­tain­ly; so fight I, not as one that beat­eth the air:
  2. But I keep un­der my body, and bring it in­to sub­jec­tion: lest that by any means, when I have preached to oth­ers, I my­self should be a castaway.
Chapter Ten
  1. MOREOVER, brethren, I would not that ye should be ig­no­rant, how that all our fath­ers were un­der the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
  2. And were all bap­tized un­to Mo­ses in the cloud and in the sea;
  3. And did all eat the same spir­i­tu­al meat;
  4. And did all drink of the same spir­i­tu­al Rock that fol­lowed them: and that Rock was ⟨Christ⟩.
  5. But with many of them ⟨God⟩ was not well pleased: for they were over­thrown in the wilderness.
  6. Now these things were our ex­am­ples, to the in­tent we should not lust af­ter evil things, as they al­so lusted.
  7. Neither be ye idol­a­ters, as were some of them; as it is writ­ten, The peo­ple sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
  8. Neither let us com­mit for­ni­ca­tion, as some of them com­mit­ted, and fell in one day three and twen­ty thousand.
  9. Neither let us tempt ⟨Christ⟩, as some of them al­so tempted, and were de­stroyed of serpents.
  10. Neither mur­mur ye, as some of them al­so mur­mured, and were de­stroyed of the destroyer.
  11. Now all these things hap­pened un­to them for en­sam­ples: and they are writ­ten for our ad­mo­ni­tion, up­on whom the ends of the world are come.
  12. Wherefore let him that think­eth he stand­eth take heed lest he fall.
  13. There hath no temp­ta­tion tak­en you but such as is com­mon to man: but ⟨God⟩ is faith­ful, who will not suf­fer you to be tempt­ed above that ye are able; but will with the temp­ta­tion al­so make a way to es­cape, that ye may be able to bear it.
  14. Wherefore, my dear­ly be­lov­ed, flee from idolatry.
  15. I speak as to wise men; judg­eth ye what I say.
  16. The cup of bless­ing which we bless, is it not the com­mun­ion of the blood of ⟨Christ⟩? The bread which we break, is it not the com­mun­ion of the body of ⟨Christ⟩?
  17. For we be­ing ma­ny are one bread, and one body: for we are all par­tak­ers of that one bread.
  18. Behold Israel af­ter the flesh: are not they which eat of the sac­ri­fi­ces par­tak­ers of the altar?
  19. What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is of­fered in sac­ri­fice to idols is any thing?
  20. But I say, that the things which the Gen­tiles sac­ri­fice, they sac­ri­fice to devils.
  21. Ye can­not drink the cup of the ⟨Lord⟩, and the cup of devils: ye can­not be par­tak­ers of the ⟨Lord’s⟩ ta­ble, and of the ta­ble of devils.
  22. Do we pro­voke the ⟨Lord⟩ to jeal­ousy? are we strong­er than he?
  23. All things are law­ful for me, but all things are not ex­pe­di­ent: all things are law­ful for me, but all things ed­i­fy not.
  24. Let no man seek his own, but every man an­oth­er’s wealth.
  25. Whatsoever is sold in the sham­bles, that eat, ask­ing no ques­tion for con­science sake:
  26. For The earth is the ⟨Lord’s⟩, and the ful­ness thereof.
  27. If any of them that be­lieve not bid you to a feast, and ye be dis­posed to go; what­so­ev­er is set be­fore you, eat, ask­ing no ques­tion for con­science sake.
  28. But if any man say un­to you, This is of­fered in sac­ri­fice un­to idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for con­science sake: For the earth is the ⟨Lord’s⟩, and the ful­ness thereof:
  29. Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the oth­er: for why is my lib­er­ty judged of an­oth­er man’s conscience?
  30. For if I by grace be a par­tak­er, why am I evil spok­en of for that for which I give thanks?
  31. Whether there­fore ye eat, or drink, or what­so­ev­er ye do, do all to the glo­ry of ⟨God⟩.
  32. Give none of­fence, nei­ther to the Jews, nor to the Gen­tiles, nor to the church of ⟨God⟩:
  33. Even as I please all men in all things, not seek­ing mine own prof­it, but the prof­it of many, that they may be saved.
Chapter Eleven
  1. BE ye fol­low­ers of me, even as I am of ⟨Christ⟩.
  2. Now I praise you, breth­ren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the or­di­nanc­es, as I de­liv­ered them to you.
  3. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is ⟨Christ⟩; and the head of the wom­an is the man; and the head of ⟨Christ⟩ is ⟨God⟩.
  4. Every man pray­ing or proph­e­sy­ing, hav­ing his head cov­ered, dis­hon­our­eth his head.
  5. But every woman that pray­eth or proph­e­si­eth with her head un­cov­ered dis­hon­our­eth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
  6. For if the woman be not cov­ered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
  7. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for­as­much as he is the im­age and glo­ry of ⟨God⟩: but the wom­an is the glo­ry of the man.
  8. For the man is not of the wom­an; but the wom­an of the man.
  9. Neither was the man cre­at­ed for the wom­an; but the wom­an for the man.
  10. For this cause ought the wom­an to have pow­er on her head be­cause of the angels.
  11. Nevertheless nei­ther is the man with­out the wom­an, nei­ther the wom­an with­out the man, in the ⟨Lord⟩.
  12. For as the wom­an is of the man, even so is the man al­so by the wom­an: but all things of ⟨God⟩.
  13. Judge in your­selves: is it come­ly that a wom­an pray un­to ⟨God⟩ uncovered?
  14. Doth not even na­ture it­self teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame un­to him?
  15. But if a wom­an have long hair, it is a glo­ry to her: for her hair is giv­en her for a covering.
  16. But if any man seem to be con­ten­tious, we have no such cus­tom, nei­ther the church­es of ⟨God⟩.
  17. Now in this that I de­clare un­to you I praise you not, that ye come to­geth­er not for the bet­ter, but for the worse.
  18. For first of all, when ye come to­geth­er in the church, I hear that there be di­vi­sions among you: and I part­ly be­lieve it.
  19. For there must be al­so her­e­sies among you, that they which are ap­proved may be made man­i­fest among you.
  20. When ye come to­geth­er there­fore in­to one place, this is not to eat the ⟨Lord’s⟩ supper.
  21. For in eat­ing eve­ry one tak­eth be­fore oth­er his own sup­per: and one is hun­gry, and an­oth­er is drunken.
  22. What? have ye not hous­es to eat and to drink in? or de­spise ye the church of ⟨God⟩, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
  23. For I have re­ceived of the ⟨Lord⟩ that which al­so I de­liv­ered un­to you, That the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩ the same night in which he was be­trayed took bread:
  24. And when he had giv­en thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is brok­en for you: this do in re­mem­brance of me.
  25. After the same man­ner al­so he took the cup, when he had supped, say­ing, This cup is the new tes­ta­ment in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in re­mem­brance of me.
  26. For as of­ten as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the ⟨Lord’s⟩ death till he come.
  27. Wherefore who­so­ev­er shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the ⟨Lord⟩, un­wor­thi­ly, shall be guil­ty of the body and blood of the ⟨Lord⟩.
  28. But let a man ex­am­ine him­self, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
  29. For he that eat­eth and drink­eth un­wor­thi­ly, eat­eth and drink­eth dam­na­tion to him­self, not dis­cern­ing the ⟨Lord’s⟩ body.
  30. For this cause many are weak and sick­ly among you, and ma­ny sleep.
  31. For if we would judge our­selves, we should not be judged.
  32. But when we are judged, we are chas­tened of the ⟨Lord⟩, that we should not be con­demned with the world.
  33. Wherefore my breth­ren, when ye come to­geth­er to eat, tarry one for another.
  34. And if any man hun­ger, let him eat at home; that ye come not to­geth­er un­to con­dem­na­tion. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
Chapter Twelve
  1. NOW concerning spiritual gifts, breth­ren, I would not have you ignorant.
  2. Ye know that ye were Gen­tiles, car­ried away un­to these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
  3. Wherefore I give you to un­der­stand, that no man speak­ing by the Spirit of ⟨God⟩ call­eth ⟨Jesus⟩ ac­cursed: and that no man can say that ⟨Jesus⟩ is the ⟨Lord⟩, but by the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩.
  4. Now there are di­ver­si­ties of gifts, but the same Spirit.
  5. And there are dif­fer­en­ces of ad­min­is­tra­tions, but the same ⟨Lord⟩.
  6. And there are di­ver­si­ties of op­er­a­tions, but it is the same ⟨God⟩ which work­eth all in all.
  7. But the man­i­fes­ta­tion of the Spirit is giv­en to ev­ert man to prof­it withal.
  8. For to one is giv­en by the Spirit the word of wi­dom; to an­oth­er the word of knowl­edge by the same Spirit:
  9. To an­oth­er faith by the same Spirit; to an­oth­er the gifts of heal­ing by the same Spirit;
  10. To an­oth­er the wok­ of mir­a­cles; to an­oth­er pro­phe­cy; to an­oth­er dis­cern­ing of spir­its; to an­oth­er di­vers kinds of tongues; to an­oth­er the in­ter­pre­ta­tion of tongues:
  11. But all these work­eth that one and the self­same Spirit, di­vid­ing to every man sev­er­ally as he will.
  12. For as the body is one, and hath ma­ny mem­bers, and all the mem­bers of that one body, be­ing ma­ny, are one body: so al­so is ⟨Christ⟩.
  13. For by one Spirit are we all bap­tized in­to one body, wheth­er we be Jews or Gen­tiles, wheth­er we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink in­to one Spirit.
  14. For the body is not one mem­ber, but many.
  15. If the foot shall say, Be­cause I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it there­fore not of the body?
  16. And if the ear shall say, Be­cause I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it there­fore not of the body?
  17. If the whole body were an eye, where were the hear­ing? If the whole were hear­ing, where were the smelling?
  18. But now hath ⟨God⟩ set the mem­bers eve­ry one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
  19. And if they were all one mem­ber, where were the body?
  20. But now are they ma­ny mem­bers, yet but one body.
  21. And the eye can­not say un­to the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
  22. Nay, much more those mem­bers of the body, which seem to be more fee­ble, are necessary:
  23. And those mem­bers of the body, which we think to be less hon­our­able, up­on these we be­stow more abun­dant hon­our; and our un­come­ly parts have more abun­dant comeliness.
  24. For our come­ly parts have no need: but ⟨God⟩ hath tem­pered the body to­geth­er, hav­ing giv­en more abun­dant hon­our to that part which lacked.
  25. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the mem­bers should have the same care one for another.
  26. And wheth­er one mem­ber suf­fer, all the mem­bers suf­fer with it; or one mem­ber be hon­oured, all the mem­bers re­joice with it.
  27. Now ye are the body of ⟨Christ⟩, and mem­bers in particular.
  28. And ⟨God⟩ hath set some in the church, first apos­tles, sec­on­dar­i­ly proph­ets, third­ly teach­ers, af­ter that mir­a­cles, then gifts of heal­ings, helps, gov­ern­ments, di­ver­si­ties of tongues.
  29. Are all apos­tles? are all proph­ets? are all teach­ers? are all work­ers of miracles?
  30. Have all the gifts of heal­ings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
  31. But covet ear­nest­ly the best gifts: and yet shew I un­to you a more ex­cel­lent way.
Chapter Thirteen
  1. THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am be­come as sounding brass, or a tin­kling cymbal.
  2. And though I have the gift of pro­phe­cy, and un­der­stand all mys­ter­ies, and all knowl­edge; and though I have all faith, so that I could re­move moun­tains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
  3. And though I be­stow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it prof­it­eth me nothing.
  4. Charity suf­fer­eth long, and is kind; charity en­vi­eth not; charity vaunt­eth not it­self, is not puffed up,
  5. Doth not be­have it­self un­seem­ly, seek­eth not her own, is not eas­i­ly pro­voked, think­eth no evil;
  6. Rejoiceth not in in­iq­ui­ty, but re­joic­eth in the truth;
  7. Beareth all things, be­liev­eth all things, hop­eth all things, en­dur­eth all things.
  8. Charity nev­er fail­eth: but wheth­er there be tongues, they shall cease; wheth­er there be knowl­edge, it shall van­ish away.
  9. For we know in part, and we proph­e­sy in part.
  10. But when that which is per­fect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
  11. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I un­der­stood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I be­came a man, I put away child­ish things.
  12. For now we see through a glass, dark­ly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as al­so I am known.
  13. And now abid­eth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the great­est of these is charity.
Chapter Fourteen
  1. FOLLOW after charity, and de­sire spiritual gifts, but ra­ther that ye may prophesy.
  2. For he that speak­eth in an un­known tongue speak­eth not un­to men, but un­to ⟨God⟩: for no man un­der­stand­eth him; how­be­it in the spirit he speak­eth (of/­about) mysteries.
  3. But he that proph­e­si­eth speak­eth un­to men to ed­i­fi­ca­tion, and ex­hor­ta­tion, and comfort.
  4. He that speak­eth in an un­known tongue ed­i­fi­eth him­self; but he that proph­e­si­eth ed­i­fi­eth the church.
  5. I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rath­er that ye proph­e­sied: for great­er is he that proph­e­si­eth than he that speak­eth with tongues, ex­cept he in­ter­pret, that the church may re­ceive edifying.
  6. Now, breth­ren, if I come un­to you speak­ing with tongues, what shall I prof­it you, ex­cept I shall speak to you ei­ther by rev­e­la­tion, or by knowl­edge, or by proph­e­sy­ing, or by doctrine?
  7. And even things with­out life giv­ing sound, wheth­er pipe or harp, ex­cept they give dis­tinc­tion in the sounds, now shall it be known what is piped or harped?
  8. For if the trum­pet give an un­cer­tain sound, who shall pre­pare him­self to the battle?
  9. So like­wise ye, ex­cept ye ut­ter by the tongue words easy to be un­der­stood, how shall it be known what is spok­en? for ye shall speak in­to the air.
  10. There are, it may be, so ma­ny kinds of voi­ces in the world, and none of them is with­out signification.
  11. Therefore if I know not the mean­ing of the voice, I shall be un­to him that speak­eth a bar­bar­i­an, and he that speak­eth shall be a bar­bar­i­an un­to me.
  12. Even so ye, for­as­much as ye are zeal­ous of spir­i­tu­al gifts, seek that ye may ex­cel to the ed­i­fy­ing of the church.
  13. Wherefore let him that speak­eth in an un­known tongue pray that he may interpret.
  14. For if I pray in an un­known tongue, my spir­it pray­eth, but my un­der­stand­ing is unfruitful.
  15. What is it then? I will pray with the spir­it, and I will pray with the un­der­stand­ing al­so: I will sing with the spir­it, and I will sing with the un­der­stand­ing also.
  16. Else when thou shalt bless with the spir­it, how shall he that oc­cu­pi­eth the room of the un­learned say A-men′ at thy giv­ing of thanks, see­ing he un­der­stand­eth not what thou sayest?
  17. For thou ver­i­ly giv­est thanks well, but the oth­er is not edified.
  18. I thank my ⟨God⟩, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
  19. Yet in the church I had rath­er speak five words with my un­der­stand­ing, that by my voice I might teach oth­ers al­so, than ten thou­sand words in an un­known tongue.
  20. Brethren, be not chil­dren in un­der­stand­ing: how­be­it in mal­ice be ye chil­dren, but in un­der­stand­ing be men.
  21. In the law it is writ­ten, With men of oth­er tongues and oth­er lips will I speak un­to this peo­ple; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the ⟨Lord⟩.
  22. Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that be­lieve, but to them that be­lieve not: but proph­e­sy­ing serv­eth not for them that be­lieve not, but for them which believe.
  23. If there­fore the whole church be come to­geth­er in­to one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are un­learned, or un­be­liev­ers, will they not say that ye are mad?
  24. But if all proph­e­sy, and there come in one that be­liev­eth not, or one un­learned, he is con­vinced of all, he is judged of all:
  25. And thus are the se­crets of his heart made man­i­fest; and so fall­ing down on his face he will wor­ship ⟨God⟩, and re­port that ⟨God⟩ is in you of a truth.
  26. How is it then, breth­ren? when ye come to­geth­er, eve­ry one of you hath a psalm, hath a doc­trine, hath a tongue, hath a rev­e­la­tion, hath an in­ter­pre­ta­tion. Let all things be done un­to edifying.
  27. If any man speak in an un­known tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
  28. But if there be no in­ter­pre­ter, let him keep si­lence in the church; and let him speak to him­self, and to ⟨God⟩.
  29. Let the proph­ets speak two or three, and let the oth­er judge.
  30. If any thing be re­vealed to an­oth­er that sit­teth by, let the first hold his peace.
  31. For ye may all proph­e­sy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
  32. And the spir­its of the proph­ets are sub­ject to the prophets.
  33. For ⟨God⟩ is not the au­thor of con­fu­sion, but of peace, as in all church­es of the saints.
  34. Let your wom­en keep si­lence in the church­es: for it is not per­mit­ted un­to them to speak; but they are com­mand­ed to be un­der o­be­di­ence, as al­so saith the law.
  35. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their hus­bands at home: for it is a shame for a wom­an to speak in the church.
  36. What? came the word of ⟨God⟩ out from you? or came it un­to you only?
  37. If any man think him­self to be a proph­et, or spir­i­tu­al, let him ac­knowl­edge that the things that I write un­to you are the com­mand­ments of the ⟨Lord⟩.
  38. But if any man be ig­nor­ant, let him be ignorant.
  39. Wherefore, breth­ren, cov­et to proph­e­sy, and for­bid not to speak with tongues.
  40. Let all things be done de­cent­ly and in order.
Chapter Fifteen
  1. MOREOVER, brethren, I de­clare un­to you the gos­pel which I preached un­to you, which al­so ye have re­ceived, and where­in ye stand;
  2. By which al­so ye are saved, if ye keep in mem­ory what I preached un­to you, un­less ye have be­lieved in vain.
  3. For I de­liv­ered un­to you first of all that which I al­so re­ceived, how that ⟨Christ⟩ died for our sins ac­cord­ing to the scriptures;
  4. And that he was bur­ied, and that he rose again the third day ac­cord­ing to the scriptures:
  5. And he was seen of Ce′-‍phas, then of the twelve:
  6. After that he was seen of above five hun­dred breth­ren at once; of whom the great­er part re­main un­to this pres­ent, but some are fall­en asleepare fall­en asleep.
  7. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
  8. And last of all he was seen of me al­so, as of one born out of due time.
  9. For I am the least of the apos­tles, that am not meet to be called and apos­tle, be­cause I per­se­cut­ed the church of ⟨God⟩.
  10. But by the grace of ⟨God⟩ I am what I am: and his grace which was be­stowed up­on me was not in vain; but I la­boured more abund­ant­ly than they all: yet not I but the grace of ⟨God⟩ which was with me.
  11. Threfore wheth­er it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
  12. Now if ⟨Christ⟩ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no re­sur­rec­tion of the dead?
  13. But if there be no re­sur­rec­tion of the dead, then is ⟨Christ⟩ not risen:
  14. And if ⟨Christ⟩ be not ris­en, then is our preach­ing vain, and your faith is al­so vain.
  15. Yea, and we are found false wit­ness­es of ⟨God⟩; be­cause we have tes­ti­fied of ⟨God⟩ that he raised up ⟨Christ⟩: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
  16. For if the dead rise not, then is not ⟨Christ⟩ raised:
  17. And if ⟨Christ⟩ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
  18. Then they al­so which are fall­en asleep in ⟨Christ⟩ are perished.
  19. If in this life on­ly we have hope in ⟨Christ⟩, we are of all men most miserable.
  20. But now is ⟨Christ⟩ ris­en from the dead, and be­come the first­fruits of them that slept.
  21. For since by man came death, by man came al­so the res­ur­rec­tion of the dead.
  22. For as in Adam all die, even so in ⟨Christ⟩ shall all be made alive.
  23. But every man in his own or­der: ⟨Christ⟩ the first­fruits; af­ter­ward they that are ⟨Christ’s⟩ at his coming.
  24. Then com­eth the end, when he shall have de­liv­ered up the king­dom to ⟨God⟩, even the Fath­er; when he shall have put down all rule and all au­thor­ity and power.
  25. For he must reign, till he hath put all en­e­mies un­der his feet.
  26. The last en­e­my that shall be de­stroyed is death.
  27. For he hath put all things un­der his feet. But when he saith all things are put un­der him, it is man­i­fest that he is ex­cep­ted, which did put all things un­der him.
  28. And when all things shall be sub­dued un­to him, then shall the Son al­so him­self be sub­ject un­to him that put all things un­der him, that ⟨God⟩ may be all in all.
  29. Else what shall they do which are bap­tized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then bap­tized for the dead?
  30. And why stand we in jeop­ardy eve­ry hour?
  31. I pro­test by your re­joic­ing which I have in ⟨Christ⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩ our ⟨Lord⟩, I die daily.
  32. If af­ter the man­ner of men I have fought with beasts at Eph′-‍e-‍sus, what ad­van­tag­eth it me, if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
  33. Be not de­ceived: evil com­mun­i­ca­tions cor­rupt good manners.
  34. Awake to righ­teous­ness, and sin not; for some have not the knowl­edge of ⟨God⟩: I speak this to your shame.
  35. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
  36. Thou fool, that which thou sow­est is not quick­ened, ex­cept it die:
  37. And that which thou sow­est, thou sow­est not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
  38. But ⟨God⟩ giv­eth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to eve­ry seed his own body.
  39. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, an­oth­er flesh of beasts, an­oth­er of fishes, and an­oth­er of birds.
  40. There are al­so ce­les­ti­al bod­ies, and bod­ies ter­res­tri­al: but the glo­ry of the ce­les­ti­al is one, and the glo­ry of the ter­res­tri­al is another.
  41. There is one glo­ry of the sun, and an­oth­er glo­ry of the moon, and an­oth­er glo­ry of the stars: for one star dif­fer­eth from an­oth­er star in glory.
  42. So al­so is the res­ur­rec­tion of the dead. It is sown in cor­rup­tion; it is raised in incorruption:
  43. It is sown in dis­hon­our; it is raised in glo­ry: it is sown in weak­ness; it is raised in power:
  44. It is sown a nat­ur­al body; it is raised a spir­itu­al body. There is a nat­ur­al body, and there is a spir­i­tu­al body.
  45. And so it is writ­ten, The first man Adam was made a liv­ing soul; the last Adam was made a quick­en­ing spirit.
  46. Howebeit that was not first which is spir­i­tu­al, but that which is nat­ur­al; and af­ter­ward that which is spiritual.
  47. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the sec­ond man is the ⟨Lord⟩ from heaven.
  48. As is the earthy, such are they al­so that are earthy: and as is the heav­en­ly, such are they al­so that are heavenly.
  49. And as we have borne the im­age of the earthy, we shall al­so bear the im­age of the heavenly.
  50. Now this I say, breth­ren, that flesh and blood can­not in­her­it the king­dom of ⟨God⟩; nei­ther doth cor­rup­tion in­her­it incorruption.
  51. Behold, I shew you a mys­tery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.
  52. In a mo­ment, in the twink­ling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trump­et shall sound, and the dead shall be raised in­cor­rup­ti­ble, and we shall be changed.
  53. For this cor­rup­ti­ble must put on in­cor­rup­tion, and this mor­tal must put on immortality.
  54. So when this cor­rup­ti­ble shall have put on in­cor­rup­tion, and this mor­tal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the say­ing that is writ­ten, Death is swal­lowed up in victory.
  55. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
  56. The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
  57. But thanks be to ⟨God⟩, which giv­eth us the vic­to­ry through our ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩.
  58. Therefore, my be­lov­ed breth­ren, be ye sted­fast, un­move­able, al­ways abound­ing in the work of the ⟨Lord⟩, for­as­much as ye know that your la­bour is not in vain in the ⟨Lord⟩.
Chapter Sixteen
  1. NOW concern­ing the col­lec­tion for the saints, as I have giv­en or­der to the church­es of Ga-‍la′-‍ti-‍a, even so do ye.
  2. Upon the first day of the week let eve­ry one of you lay by him in store as ⟨God⟩ hath pros­pered him, (and) that there be no gath­er­ings when I come.
  3. And when I come, whom­so­ev­er ye shall ap­prove by your let­ters, them will I send to bring your lib­er­al­i­ty un­to Jerusalem.
  4. And if it be meet that I go al­so, they shall go with me.
  5. Now I will come un­to you, when I shall pass through Mac-‍e-‍do′-‍ni-‍a: for I do pass through Mac-‍e-‍do′-‍ni-‍a.
  6. And it may be that I will abide, yea, and win­ter with you, that ye may bring me on my jour­ney whith­er­so­ev­er I go.
  7. For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tar­ry a while with you, if the ⟨Lord⟩ permit.
  8. But I will tar­ry at Eph′-‍e-‍sus un­til Pentecost.
  9. For a great door and ef­fec­tu­al is opened un­to me, and there are ma­ny adversaries.
  10. Now if Ti-‍mo′-‍the-‍us come, see that he may be with you with­out fear: for he work­eth the work of the ⟨Lord⟩, as I al­so do.
  11. Let no man there­fore de­spise him: but con­duct him forth in peace, that he may come un­to me: for I look for him with the brethren.
  12. As touch­ing our broth­er A-‍pol′-‍los, I great­ly de­sired him to come un­to you with the breth­ren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have con­ven­ient time.
  13. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
  14. Let all your things be done with charity.
  15. I beseech you, breth­ren, (ye know the house of Steph′-‍a-‍nas, that it is the first­fruits of A-‍cha′-‍ia, and that they have ad­dic­ted them­selves to the min­is­try of the saints.)
  16. That ye sub­mit your­selves un­to such, and to eve­ry one that help­eth with us, and laboureth.
  17. I am glad of the com­ing of Steph′-‍a-‍nas and For-‍tu-‍na′-‍tus and A-‍cha′-‍i-‍cus: for that which was lack­ing on your part they have supplied.
  18. For they have re­freshed my spir­it and your’s: there­fore ac­knowl­edge ye them that are such.
  19. The church­es of Asia sa­lute you. Aq′-‍ui-‍la and Pris­cilla sa­lute you much in the ⟨Lord⟩, with the church that is in their house.
  20. All the breth­ren greet you. Greet ye one an­oth­er with an holy kiss.
  21. The sal­u­ta­tion of me Paul with mine own hand.
  22. If any man love not the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩, let him be An-‍ath′-‍e-‍ma Mar′-‍an-‍a′-‍tha.
  23. The grace of our ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩ be with you.
  24. My love be with you all in ⟨Christ⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩A-‍men′.
Line upon line, precept upon precept”…
for knowledge shall cease and wisdom fail,
but understanding remains (if gained from the former).