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putting you in mind, because of the grace I which 18 a servant
of the church which
The manner of
Paul's preaching 12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be that do not believe in Judæa; and that my a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to service which I have for Jerusalem may be reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the accepted of the saints ; Gentiles trust.
32 That I may come unto you with joy 13 Now the God of hope fill you with all by the will of God, and may with you bo joy and peace in believing, that ye may refreshed. abound in hope, through the power of the 33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Holy Ghost.
Amen. 14 And I myself also am persuaded of you,
CHAPTER 16. my brethren, that ye also are full of good- 3 Paul willeth the brethren to greet many, 17 ness, filled with all knowledge, able also to and adviseth them to take heed of those which admonish one another.
cause dissension and offences, 21 and after 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written
sundry salutations endeth with praise and the more boldly unto you in some sort, as
thanks to God. that is given to me of God,
16 That I should be the minister of Je- is at Cenchrea: sus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the 2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as begospel of God, that the offering up of the cometh saints, and that ye assist her in Gentiles might be acceptable, being sancti- whatsoever business she hath need of you: fied by the Holy Ghost.
for she hath been a succourer of many, and 17 I have therefore whereof I may glory of myself also. through Jesus Christ in those things which 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in pertain to God,
Christ Jesus: 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of 4 Who have for my life laid down their own those things which Christ hath not wrought necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by but also all the churches of the Gentiles, word and deed,
5 Likewise greet the church that is in their 19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by house. Salute my wellbeloved Epænetus, who the power of the Spirit of God; so that from is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, 6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. on us.
20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the 7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsgospel, not where Christ was named, lest I men, and my fellowprisoners, who are of should build upon another man's foundation: note among the apostles, who also were in
21 But as it is written, To whom he was Christ before me. not spoken of, they shall see: and they that 8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. have not heard shall understand.
9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and ** 22 For which cause also I have been much Stachys my beloved. hindered from coming to you.
10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Sa23 But now having no more place in these lute them which are of Aristobulus' household. parts, and having a great desire these many 11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet years to come unto you;
them that be of the household of Narcissus, 24 Whensoever I take my journey into which are in the Lord. Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see 12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who layou in my journey, and to be brought on bour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, my way thitherward by you, if first I be which laboured much in the Lord. somewhat filled with your company.
13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and 25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister his mother and mine. unto the saints.
14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, 26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which and Achaia to make a certain contribution are with them. for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, 27 It hath pleased them verily; and their and his sister, and Olympas, and all the debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have saints which are with them. been made partakers of their spiritual things, 16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. their duty is also to minister unto them in The churches of Christ salute you. carnal things.
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark 28 When therefore I have performed this, them which cause divisions and offences and have sealed to them this fruit, I will contrary to the doctrine which ye have come by you into Spain.
learned ; and avoid them. 29 And I am sure that, when I come unto 18 For they that are such serve not our you, I shall come in the fulness of the bless- Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and ing of the gospel of Christ.
by good words and fair speeches deceive the 30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the hearts of the simple. Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love 19 For your obedience is como abroad unto of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: in your prayers to God for me;
but yet I would have you wise unto that 31 That I may be delivered from them which is good, and simple concerning evil
Paul exhorteth to unity,
CORINTHIANS, 1. and reproveth dissensions. 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan blish you according to my gospel, and the under your feet shortly; The grace of our preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. revelation of the mystery, which was kept
21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, secret since the world began, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, sa- 26 But now is made manifest, and by the lute you.
scriptures of the prophets, according to the 22 | Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute commandment of the everlasting God, made you in the Lord.
known to all nations for the obedience of 23 Galus mine host, and of the whole faith: church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamber- 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jelain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus sus Christ for ever. Amen. & brother.
24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be I Written to the Romans from Corinthus, with you all. Amen.
and sent by Phebe servant of the church 25 Now to him that is of power to sta- at Cenchrea.
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
14 I thank God that I baptized none of After his salutation and thanksgiving, 10 he
you, but Crispus and Gaius ; exhorteth them to unity, and 12 reproveth
15 Lest any should say that I had baptized their dissensions. 18 God destroyeth the wis
in mine own name. dom of the wise, 21 by the foolishness of 16 And I baptized also the household of preaching, and 26 calleth not the wise, mighty, Stephanas : besides, I know not whether I and noble, but 27, 28 the foolish, weak, and men baptized any other. of no account.
17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but be an
to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of Christ through the will of God, and words, lest the cross of Christ should be Sosthenes our brother,
made of none effect. 2 Unto the church of God which is at Co- 18 For the preaching of the cross is to rinth, to them that are sanctifed in Christ them that perish foolishness; but unto us Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in which are saved it is the power of God. every place call upon the name of Jesus 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisChrist our Lord, both their's and our's: dom of the wise, and will bring to nothing
3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God the understanding of the prudent. our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? 4 I thank my God always on your behalf, where is the disputer of this world ? hath not for the grace of God which is given you by God made foolish the wisdom of this world? Jesus Christ;
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the 5 That in every thing ye are enriched by world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge ; God by the foolishness of preaching to save 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was con- them that believe. firmed in you:
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the 7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting Greeks seek after wisdom: for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ : 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto
8 Who shall also confirm you unto the the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day Greeks foolishness; of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 But unto them which are called, both 9 God is faithful, by whom ye_were called Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ and the wisdom of God. our Lord.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the than men; and the weakness of God is name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all stronger than men. speak the same thing, and that there be no 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how divisions among you; but that ye be per- that not many wise men after the flesh, not fectly joined together in the same mind and many mighty, not many noble, are called : in the same judgment.
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things 11 For it hath been declared unto me of of the world to confound the wise; and God you, my brethren, by them which are of the hath chosen the weak things of the world to house of Chloe, that there are contentions confound the things which are mighty; among you.
28 And base things of the world, and 12 Now this I say, that every one of you things which are despised, bath God chosen, saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and yea, and things which are not, to bring to I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
nought things that are : 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul ? 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of
The manner of
Paul's preaching. God is made unto us wisdom, and righteous- 9. The ministers are God's fellowworkmen. ness, and sanctification, and redemption : 11. Christ the only foundation. 16 Men the
31 That, according as it is written, He that temples of God, which 17 must be kept holy. glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
19 The wisdom of this world is foolishness
ND I, brethren, could not speak unto
you as unto spiritual, but as unto carbring not excellency of speech, or of 4 human wisdom: yet consisteth in the 4,5 power of nal, cven as unto babes in Christ. God: and so far excelleth 6 the wisdom of 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with this world, and 9 human sense, as that 14 the meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear natural man cannot understand it.
it, neither yet now are ye able. Open ND I, brethren, when I came to you, 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there
came not with excellency of speech or is among you envying, and strife, and divi. of wisdom, declaring unto you the testi- sions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? mony of God.
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and 2 For I determined not to know any thing another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? among you, save Jesus Christ, and him cru- 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, cified.
but ministers by whom ye believed, even as 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in the Lord gave to every man? fear, and in much trembling.
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but 4 And my speech and my preaching was God gave the increase. not with enticing words of man's wisdom, 7 So then neither is he that planteth any but in demonstration of the Spirit and of thing, neither he that watereth; but God power:
that giveth the increase.
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them own reward according to his own labour.
10 According to the grace of God which is 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which have laid the foundation, and another buildGod ordained before the world unto our eth thereon. But let every man take hecd glory:
how he buildeth thereupon. 8 Which none of the princes of this world
11 For other foundation can no man lay knew: for had they known it, they would than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. not have crucified the Lord of glory.
12 Now if any man build upon this foun9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, dation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the hay, stubble;
me mare in heart of man, the things which God hath 13 Every man's work shall be made mani. prepared for them that love him.
fest: for the day shall declare it, because it 10 But God hath revealed them unto us shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all try every man's work of what sort it is. things, yea, the deep things of God.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath 11 For what man knoweth the things of built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. a man, save the spirit of man which is in 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he him? even so the things of God knoweth
shall suffer loss : but he himself shall be no man, but the Spirit of God.
saved ; yet so as by fire. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple the world, but the spirit which is of God; of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth that we might know the things that are in you? freely given to us of God.
17 If any man defile the temple of God, 13 Which things also we speak, not in the
him shall God destroy; for the temple of words which man's wisdom teacheth, but God is holy, which temple ye are. which the Holy Ghost teacheth; .comparing 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any spiritual things with spiritual.
man among you seemeth to be wise in this 14 But the natural man receiveth not the world, let him become a fool, that he may things of the Spirit of God : for they are fool
be wise. ishness unto him: neither can he know them,
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishbecause they are spiritually discerned.
ness with God. For it is written, He taketh 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things,
the wise in their own craftiness. yet he himself is judged of no man.
les 20 And again, The Lord knoweth the 16 For who hath known the mind of the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Lord, that he may instruct him? But we
21 Therefore let no man glory in men. have the mind of Christ.
For all things are your's;
22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, 2 Milk is fit for children, 3 Strife and divi
or the world, or life, or death, or things presion, arguments of a fleshly mind. 7 He that sent, or things to come; all are your's; planteth, and he that watereth, is nothing. 23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
L ministers of Christ, and Stewaris of the
The apostles spectacles to I. CORINTHIANS, 5. the world, angels, and men. CHAPTER 4.
18 Now some are puffed up, as though I
would not come to you. 1 In what account the ministers ought to be had. 7 We have nothing which we have not
19 But I will come to you shortly, if the received 9 The apostles spectacles to the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of world, angels, and men, 13 the filth and off- them which are puffed up, but the power. scouring of the world : 15 yet our fathers in 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, Christ, 16 whom we ought to follow.
but in power. ET a man so account of us, as of the 21 What will ye? shall I come unto you
with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of mysteries of God.
meekness? 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that
CHAPTER 5, a man be found faithful.
1 The incestuous person 6 is cause rather of 3 But with me it is a very small thing that shame unto them, than of rejoicing. 7 The I should be judged of you, or of man's judg- old leaven is to be purged out. 10 Heinous ment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
offenders are to be shunned and avoided. I not hereby : but that judgeth nication , and such fornicame is the Lord.
tion as is not so much as named among the 5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, Gentiles, that one should have his father's until the Lord come, who both will bring wife. to light the hidden things of darkness, and 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather will make manifest the counsels of the mourned, that he that hath done this deed hearts: and then shall every man have might be taken away from among you. praise of God.
3 For I verily, as absent in body, but pre6 And these things, brethren, I have in a sent in spirit, have judged already, as though figure transferred to myself and to Apollos I were present, concerning him that hath so for your sakes; that ye might learn in us done this deed, not to think of men above that which is 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, written, that no one of you be puffed up for when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, one against another.
with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 7 For who maketh thee to differ from an. 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for other? and what hast thou that thou didst the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit not receive ? now if thou didst receive it, may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye received it?
not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole 8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye lump? have reigned as kings without us: and I 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that would to God ye did reign, that we also ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleamight reign with you.
vened. For even Christ our passover is 9 For I think that God hath set forth us sacrificed for us: the apostles last, as it were appointed to 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with death: for we are made a spectacle unto the old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice world, and to angels, and to men.
and wickedness; but with the unleavened 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye bread of sincerity and truth. are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to are strong; ye are honourable, but we are company with fornicators: despised.
10 Yct not altogether with the fornicators 11 Even unto this present hour we both of this world, or with the covetous, or exhunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are tortioners, or with idolaters; for then must buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; ye needs go out of the world.
12 And labour, working with our own 11 But now I have written unto you not hands: being reviled, we bless; being per- to keep company, if any man that is called secuted, we suffer it:
a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or 13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an as the filth of the world, and are the off- extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. scouring of all things unto this day.
12 For what have I to do to judge them 14 I write not these things to shame you, also that are without? do not ye judge them but as my beloved sons I warn you.
that are within ? 15 For though ye have ten thousand in- 13 But them that are without God judg. structers in Christ, yet have ye not many
eth. Therefore put away from among your fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten
selves that wicked person. you through the gospel. 16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye follow
CHAPTER 6. ers of me.
1 The Corinthians must not vex their brethren, 17 For this cause have I sent unto you
in going to law with them: 6 especially under
infidels. 9 The unrighteous shall not inherit Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faith
the kingdom of God. 15 Our bodies are the ful in the Lord, who shall bring you into re- members of Christ, 19 and temples of the membrance of my ways which be in Christ, Holy Ghost. 16, 17 They must not therefore as I teach every where in every church..!? be deftred.
Against going to law.
CHAPTER 7. another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints ?
2 He treateth of marriage, 4. shewing it to be 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall
a remedy against fornication: 10 and that
the bond thereof ought not lightly to be disjudge the world? and if the world shall be
solved. 18, 20 Every man must be content judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the with his vocation. 25 Virginity wherefore smallest matters?
to be embraced. 35 And for what respects 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? we may either marry, or abstain from mar. how much more things that pertain to this rying. life?
TOW concerning the things whereof ye 4 If then ye have judgments of things per- wrote unto me: It is good for a man taining to this life, set them to judge who not to touch a woman. are least esteemed in the church.
2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let 5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that every man have his own wife, and let every there is not a wise man among you ? no, woman have her own husband. not one that shall be able to judge between 3 Let the husband render unto the wife his brethren?
due benevolence: and likewise also the wife 6 But brother goeth to law with brother, unto the husband." and that before the unbelievers.
4 The wife hath not power of her own 7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault body, but the husband and likewise also among you, because ye go to law one with the husband hath not power of his own another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? body, but the wife. why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to 5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be defrauded ?
be with consent for a time, that ye may 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and your brethren.
come together again, that Satan tempt you 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not for your incontinency. not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not 6 But I speak this by permission, and not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, of commandment.. nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers 7 For I would that all men were even as of themselves with mankind,
I myself. But every man hath his proper 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunk- gift of God, one after this manner, and anards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall other after that. inherit the kingdom of God.
8 I say therefore to the unmarried and 11 And such were some of you: but ye are widows, It is good for them if they abide washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are even as I. justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and 9 But if they cannot contain, let them by the Spirit of our God.
marry: for it is better to marry than to 12 All things are lawful unto me, but all burn. things are not expedient: all things are law- 10 And unto the married I command, yet ful for me, but I will not be brought under not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart the power of any.
from her husband : 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for 11 But and if she depart, let her remain meats: but God shall destroy both it and unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: them. Now the body is not for_fornica- and let not the husband put away his wife. tion, but for the Lord; and the Lord for 12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: the body.
If any brother hath a wife that believeth 14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, and will also raise up us by his own power. let him not put her away.,
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the 13 And the woman which hath an husband members of Christ? shall I then take the that believeth not, and if he be pleased to members of Christ, and make them the mem- dwell with her, let her not leave him. bers of an harlot? God forbid.
14 For the unbelieving husband is sancti16 What? know ye not that he which is fied by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, sanctified by the husband : else were your saith he, shall be one flesh.
children unclean; but now are they holy. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is 15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him one spirit.
depart. A brother or a sister is not under 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man bondage in such cases : but God hath called doeth is without the body; but he that
us to peace. committeth fornication sinneth against his 16 For what knowest thou, O wife, wheown body.
ther thou shalt save thy husband? or how 19 What? know ye not that your body is knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in save thy wife? you, which ye have of God, and ye are not 17 But as God hath distributed to every your own?
man, as the Lord hath called every one, 20 For ye are bought with a price: there- 80 let him walk. And so ordain I in all fore glorify God in your body, and in your churches. spirit, which are God's.
18 Is any man called being circumcised?