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of the resurrection.

I. CORINTHIANS, 14. The fruit and manner 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart greater part remain unto this present, but made manifest; and so falling down on his some are fallen asleep. face he will worship God, and report that 7 After that, he was seen of James; then God is in you of a truth.

of all the apostles. 26 How is it then, brethren? when ye 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, come together, every one of you hath a as of one born out of due time. psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath 9 For I am the least of the apostles, that à revelation, hath an interpretation. Let am not meet to be called an apostle, beall things be done unto edifying.

cause I persecuted the church of God. 27 If any man speak in an unknown 10 But by the grace of God I am what I tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by am: and his grace which was bestowed upon three, and that by course; and let one in- me was not in vain; but I laboured more terpret.

abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him grace of God which was with me. keep silence in the church; and let him 11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so speak himself, and to God.

we preach, and so ye believed. 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, 12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose and let the other judge.

from the dead, how say some among you 30 If any thing be revealed to another that that there is no resurrection of the dead? sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

13 But if there be no resurrection of the 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that dead, then is Christ not risen: all may learn, and all may be comforted. 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our

32 And the spirits of the prophets are preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. subject to the prophets.

15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses 33 For God is not the author of confusion, of God; because we have testified of God but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. that he raised up Christ: whom he raised

34 Let your women keep silence in the not up, if so be that the dead rise not. churches : for it is not permitted unto them 16 For if the dead rise not, then is not to speak; but they are commanded to be Christ raised : under obedience, as also saith the law.

17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them is vain; ye are yet in your sins. ask their husbands at home: for it is a 18 Then they also which are fallen asleep shame for women to speak in the church. in Christ are perished.

36 What? came the word of God out from 19 If in this life only we have hope in you? or came it unto you only ?

Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 37 If any man think himself to be a pro- 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, phet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that and become the firstfruits of them that the things that I write unto you are the slept. commandments of the Lord.

21 For since by man came death, by man 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be came also the resurrection of the dead. ignorant.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, Christ shall all be made alive. and forbid not to speak with tongues.

23 But every man in his own order: 40 Let all things be done decently and in Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that order.

are Christ's at his coming. 11. CHAPTER 15.

24 Then cometh the end, when he shall 3 By Christ's résurrection, 12 he proveth the ne

have delivered up the kingdom to God, even cessity of our resurrection, against all such

the Father; when he shall have put down as deny the resurrection of the body. 21 The all rule and all authority and power. fruit, 35 and manner thereof, 51 and of the 25 For he inust reign, till he hath put all changing of them, that shall be found alive enemies under his feet. at the last day.

26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed

is death. the gospel which I preached unto you, 27 For he hath put all things under his which also ye have received, and wherein feet. But when he saith all things are put ye stand;

under him, it is manifest that he is except2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in ed, which did put all things under him. memory what I preached unto you, unless 28 And when all things shall be subdued ye have believed in vain.

unto him, then shall the Son also himself be 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that subject unto him that put all things under which I also received, how that Christ died him, that God may be all in all. for our sins according to the scriptures; 29 Else what shall they do which are

4 And that he was buried, and that he baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not rose again the third day according to the at all? why are they then baptized for the scriptures:

dead? 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of 30 And why stand we in jeopardy every the twelve:

hour? 6 After that, he was seen of above five 31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have hundred brethren at once; of whom the in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

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of the resurrection.

I. CORINTHIANS, 16. Of relieving the brethren. 32 If after the manner of men I have put on immortality, then shall be brought fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advan- to pass the saying that is written, Death is tageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat swallowed up in victory. and drink; for to morrow we die.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, 33 Be not deceived: evil communications where is thy victory? corrupt good manners.

56 The sting of death is sin; and the 34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; strength of sin is the law. for some have not the knowledge of God: I 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us speak this to your shame.

the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 35 But some man will say, How are the 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye dead raised up? and with what body do stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in they come ?

the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know 36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. not quickened, except it die :

CHAPTER 16. 37 And that which thou sowest, thou sow

1 He exhorteth them to relieve the want of the est not that body that shall be, but bare brethren at Jerusalem. 10 Commendeth l'imograin, it may chance of wheat, or of some thy, 13 and after friendly admonitions, 16 other grain:

shutteth up his epistle with divers salutations. ed him, and to every seed his own body.

saints, as I have given order to 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but churches of Galatia, even so do ye. there is one kind of flesh of men, another 2 Upon the first day of the week let every flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and an- one of you lay by him in store, as God hath other of birds.

prospered him, that there be no gatherings 40 There are also celestial bodies, and when I come, bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celes- 3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall tial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial approve by your letters, them will I send to is another.

bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and an- 4 And if it be meet that I go also, they other glory of the moon, and another glory shall go with me. of the stars : for one star differeth from 5 Now I will come unto you, when I another star in glory.

shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. through Macedonia. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in 6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and incorruption :

winter with you, that ye may bring me on 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in my journey whithersoever I go. glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised 7 For I will not see you now by the way; in power:

but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised Lord permit. a spiritual body. There is a natural body, 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Penteand there is a spiritual body.

cost. 45 And so it is written, The first man 9 For a great door and effectual is opened Adam was made a living soul; the last unto me, and there are many adversaries, Adam was made a quickening spirit.

10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he 46 Howbeit that was not first which is may be with you without fear: for he workspiritual, but that which is natural; and eth the work of the Lord, as I also do. afterward that which is spiritual.

11 Let no man therefore despise him: but 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: conduct him forth in peace, that he may the second man is the Lord from heaven. come unto me: for I look for him with the

48 As is the earthy, such are they also brethren. that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, 12 As touching our brother Apollos, I such are they also that are heavenly.

greatly desired him to come unto you with 49 And as we have borne the image of the the brethren: but his will was not at all to earthy, we shall also bear the image of the come at this time, but he will come when heavenly.

he shall have convenient time. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and 13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; you like meň, be strong. neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 14 Let all your things be done with charity.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall 15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an of Achaia, and that they have addicted themeye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall selves to the ministry of the saints) sound, and the dead shall be raised incor- 16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, ruptible, and we shall be changed.

and to every one that helpeth with us, and 53 For this corruptible must put on in- Laboureth. corruption, and this mortal must put on 17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas immortality.

and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that 54 So when this corruptible shall have put which was lacking on your part they have on incorruption, and this mortal shall have supplied

with you.

Paul's great
II. CORINTHIANS, 1.

deliverance in Asia. 18 For they have refreshed my spirit and 22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that Christ, let him be Anathema Maran-atha. are such.

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be 19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila anıl Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. with the church that is in their house.

20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.

( The first epistle to the Corinthians was 21 The salutation of me Paul with mine written from Philippi by Stephanas, and own hand.

Fortunatus, and Achaicus, and Timotheus.

THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

CORINTHIANS.
CHAPTER 1.

versation in the world, and more abundantly 3 The apostle encourageth them against trou- to you-ward.

bles, by the comforts and deliverances which 13 For we write none other things unto you, God had given him, as in all his afflictions, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I 8 80 particularly in his late danger in Asia.

trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end; 12 And calling both his own conscience and their's to witness of his sincere manner of

14 Ås also ye have acknowledged us in preaching the immutable truth of the gospei,

part, that we are your rejoicing, even as yo 15 he exccuseth his not coming to them, as also are our's in the day of the Lord Jesus. proceeding not of lightness, but of his lenity 15 And in this confidence I was minded to towards them.

come unto you before, that ye might have

a second benefit; will of God, and Timothy our brother, 16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, and to come again out of Macedonia unto with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

you, and of you to be brought on my way 2 Grace be to you and peace from God our toward Judæa. Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 17 When I therefore was thus minded, did

3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our I use lightness ? or the things that I purpose, Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with and the God of all comfort;

me there should be yea yea, and nay nay? 44 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, 18 But as God is true, our word toward that we may be able to comfort them which

you was not yea and nay. are in any trouble, by the comfort where- 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who with we ourselves are comforted of God. was preached among you by us, even by mo

5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by and nay, but in him was yea. Christ.

20 For all the promises of God in him are 6 And whether we be asílicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual

yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of in the enduring of the same sufferings which 21 Now he which stablisheth us with you we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; it is for your consolation and salvation.

22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the 7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, carnest of the Spirit in our hearts. that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, 23 Moreover I call God for a record upon so shall ye be also of the consolation.

my soul,

at to spare you I came not as 8 For we would not, brethren, have you yet unto Corinth. ignorant of our trouble which came to us in 24 Not for that we have dominion over Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for above strength, insomuch that we despaired by faith ye stand. even of life: 9 But we had the sentence of death in our

CHAPTER 2. selves, that we should not trust in ourselves,

1 Having shewed the reason why he came not but in God which raiseth the dead ::

to them, 6 he requireth them to forgive and 10 Who delivered us from so great a death,

to comfort that excommunicated person, 10

even as himself also upon his true repentance and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

had forgiven him, 12 declaring withal why

he departed from Troas to Macedonia, 14 11 Ye also helping together by prayer for and the happy success which God gave to his us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the

10 means of many persons thanks may be given BoT would not come again to you in

UT I determined this with myself, that by many on our behalf. 12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony heaviness,

AU of our conscience, that in simplicity and 2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then godly sincerity, not with freshly wisdom, but that maketh me glad, but the same which by the grace of God, we have had our con- is made sorry by me?

Excellency of the
II. CORINTHIANS, 4.

gospel ministration. 3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of when I came, I should have sorrow from the living God; not in tables of stone, but them of whom I ought to rejoice; having in fleshy tables of the heart. confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy 4 And such trust have we through Christ of you all.

to God-ward : 4 For out of much affliction and anguish 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; to think any thing as of ourselves; but our not that ye should be grieved, but that ye sufficiency is of God; might know the love which I have more 6 Who also hath made us able ministers abundantly unto you.

of the new testament; not of the letter, but 5 But if any have caused grief, he hath of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the not grieved me, but in part: that I may not spirit giveth life. overcharge you all.

7 But if the ministration of death, written 6 Sufficient to such a man is this punish- and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that ment, which was inflicted of many.

the children of Israel could not stedfastly 7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to behold the face of Moses for the glory of bis forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps countenance; which glory was to be done such a one should be swallowed up with away : overmuch sorrow.

8 How shall not the ministration of the 8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would spirit be rather glorious ? confirm your love toward him.

9 For if the ministration of condemnation .9 For to this end also did I write, that I be glory, much more doth the ministration might know the proof of you, whether ye of righteousness exceed in glory. be obedient in all things.

10 For even that which was made glorious 10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive had no glory in this respect, by reason of also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I the glory that excelleth. forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the 11 For if that which is done away was persoa of Christ;

glorious, much more that which remaineth 11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of 28 glorious. us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we

12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas use great plainness of speech: to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was 13 And not as Moses, which put a vall over opened unto me of the Lord,

his face, that the children of Israel could 13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I not stedfastly look to the end of that which found not Titus my brother: but taking is abolished: my leave of them, I went from thence into 14 But their minds were blinded: for until Macedonian

this day remaineth the same vail untaken i 14 Now thanks be unto God, which always away in the reading of the old testament; causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh which vail is done away in Christ. manifest the savour of his knowledge by us 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is in every place.

read, the vail is upon their heart. 15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of 16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Christ, in them that are saved, and in them Lord, the vail shall be taken away. that perish:

17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where 16 To the one we are the savour of death the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. unto death; and to the other the savour of 18 But we all, with open face bebolding life unto life. And who is sufficient for these as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are things?

changed into the same image from glory to 17 For we are not as many, which corrupt glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of

CHAPTER 4. God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

1 He declareth how he hath used all sincerity CHAPTER 3.

and faithful diligence in preaching the gos

pel, 1 and how the troubles and persecutions 1 Lest their false teachers should charge him with vainglory, he sheweth the faith and

which he daily endured for the same did re

dound to the praise of God's power, 12 to the graces of the Corinthians to be a sufficient commendation of his ministry. 6 Whereupon

benefit of the church, 16 and to the apostle's

own eternal glory. entering a comparison between the ministers that this aming mga is the farme more recente that his ministry is so far the more eccellent, try, as we have received mercy, we faint as the gospel of life and liberty is more glo- not: rious than the law of condemnation.

2 But have renounced the hidden things we begin again to commend ourselves ? of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor

or need we, as some others, epistles of handling the word of God deceitfully; but commendation to you, or letters of com- by manifestation of the truth commending mendation from you?

ourselves to every man's conscience in the 2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, sight of God. known and read of all men:

3 But if our gospel be bid, it is hid to them 3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared that are lost: to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, 4 In whom the god of this world hath

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Paul's hope of
II. CORINTHIANS, 4.

immortal glory. blinded the minds of them which believe would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of mortality might be swallowed up of life. Christ, who is the image of God, should 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the shine unto them.

selfsame thing is God, who also hath given 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowfor Jesus' sake.

ing that, whilst we are at home in the body, 6 For God, who commanded the light to we are absent from the Lord : shine out of darkness, hath shined in our 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rathe glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ther to be absent from the body, and to be

7 But we have this treasure in earthen present with the Lord. vessels, that the excellency of the power 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether premay be of God, and not of us.

sent or absent, we may be accepted of him. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not dis- 10 For we must all appear before the judgtressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

ment seat of Christ; that every one may re9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, ceive the things done in his body, according but not destroyed ;

to that he hath done, whether it be good or 10 Always bearing about in the body the bad. dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of li Knowing therefore the terror of the Jesus might be made manifest in our body. Lord, we persuade men; but we are made

11 For we which live are alway delivered manifest unto God; and I trust also are unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also made manifest in your consciences. of Jesus might be made manifest in our 12 For we commend not ourselves again mortal flesh.

unto you, but give you occasion to glory on 12 So then death worketh in us, but life our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to

answer them which glory in appearance, and 13 We having the same spirit of faith,

not in heart. according as it is written, I believed, and 13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it therefore have I spoken; we also believe, is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for and therefore speak;

your cause. 14 Knowing that he which raised up the 14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, because we thus judge, that if one died for and shall present us with you.

all, then were all dead: 15 For all things are for your sakes, that the 15 And that he died for all, that they which abundant grace might through the thanks

live should not henceforth live unto them giving of many redound to the glory of God. selves, but unto him which died for them, 16 For which cause we faint not; but

and rose again. though our outward man perish, yet the 16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man inward man is renewed day by day.

after the flesh: yea, though we have known 17 For our light affliction, which is but Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth for a moment, worketh for us a far more

know we him no more. exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is 18 While we look not at the things which

a new creature: old things are passed away; are seen, but at the things which are not behold, all things are become new. seen: for the things which are seen are tem- 18 And all things are of God, who hath reporal; but the things which are not seen are

conciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and eternal

hath given to us the

ministry of reconciliation; CHAPTER 5.

19 To wit, God was in Christ, recon1 That in his assured hope of immortal glory,

ciling the world unto himself, not imputing 9 and in expectance of it, and of the general

their trespasses unto them; and bath comjudgment, he laboureth to keep a good con

mitted unto us the word of reconciliation. science, 12 not that he may herein boast of 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, himself, 14 but as one that, having received as though God did beseech you by us: we life from Christ, endeavoureth to live as a pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled new creature to Christ only, 18 and by his to God. ministry of reconciliation to reconcile others

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, also in Christ to God,

who knew no sin; that we might be made FOR we know that if our earthly house of the righteousness of God in him.

CHAPTER 6. a building of God, an house not made with 1 That he hath approved himself a faithful hands, eternal in the heavens.

minister of Christ, both by his exhortations, 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring 3 and by integrity of life, 4 and by patient to be clothed upon with our house which is

enduring all kinds of affliction and disgraces from heaven:

for the gospel. 10 of which he speaketh the 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not

more boldly amongst them, because his heart be found naked.

is open to them, 13 and expecteth the like 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do

affection from them again, 14 eschorting to

flee the society and pollutions of idolaters, as groan, being burdened: not for that we being themselves temples of the living God.

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