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chosen the weak things of the prepared for them that love him. world to confound the things which i 10 But God hath revealed the are mighty;

unto us by his Spirit ; for the Sort t 28 And base things of the world, searcheth all things, yea, the deep and things which are despised, things of God. hath God chosen, yea, and things t 11 For what man knoweth the which are not, to bring to nought things of a man, save the spirito things that are:

man which is in him ? even so the 29 That no flesh should glory in things of God knoweth no ma his presence.

but the Spirit of God. t 30 But of him are ye in Christ* 12 Now we have received, not Jesus, who of God is made unto us the spirit of the world, but the wisdom, and righteousness, and Spirit which is of God, that we sanctification, and redemption: might know the things that ar

31 That, according as it is writ- freely given to us of God. ten, He that glorieth, let him glory d 13 Which things also we speak, in the Lord.

not in the words which man's wis CHAP. II.

dom teacheth, but which the Holy f

to you,came not with excel- ritual things with spiritual. lency of speech, or of wisdom, de-t 14 But the natural man receir claring unto you the testimony eth not the things of the Spirit of of God.

God: for they are foolishness und d 2 For I determined not to know him: neither can he know ther, any thing among you, save Jesus because they are spiritually disChrist, and him crucified.

cerned. f3 And I was with you in weak- 15 But he that is spiritual jude ness, and in fear, and in much eth all things, yet he himself is trembling.

judged of no man.. d 4 And iny speech and my preach- 16 For who hath known the ing was not with enticing words of mind of the Lord, that he may inman's wisdom, but in demonstra- struct him ? But have the tion of the Spirit, and of power: mind of Christ. 5 That your faith should not

CHAP. III. stand in the wisdom of men, but c ND I, brethren, could not in the power of God.

speak unto

you as unto spi6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom ritual, but as unto carnal, even as among them that are perfect: yet unto babes in Christ. not the wisdoin of this world, nor 2 I have fed you with milk, and of the princes of this world, that not with meat: for hitherto ye come to nought:

were not able to bear it, neither yet + 7 But we speak the wisdom of now are ye able. God in a mystery, even the hidden P 3 For ye are yet carnal: for wisdom which God ordained be- whereas there is among you envy. fore the world unto our glory; ing, and strife, and divisions, are

8 Which none of the princes of ye not carnal, and walk as men? this world knew : for had they 4 For while one saith, I am of known it, they would not have Paul; and another, I am of Apollos, crucified the Lord of Glory. are ye not carnal ? 6 9 But as it is written, Eye hath 5 Who then is Paul, and who is not seen, nor ear heard, neither Apollos, but ministers by whom ye have entered into the heart of believed, even as the Lord gave to man the things which God hath every man?



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it 6 I have planted, Apollos wa-written, He taketh the wise in tered: but God gave the increase. their own craftiness.

7 So then, neither is he that 20 And again, The Lord knowplanteth any thing, neither he thateth the thoughts of the wise, that watereth: but God that giveth the they are vain. increase.

p 21 Therefore let no man glory t 8 Now he that planteth and he in inen: for all things are yours ; that watereth are one: and every 6 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, man shall receive his own reward, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or according to his own labour. death, or things present, or things

9 For we are labourers together to come ; all are yours;. with God: ye are God's husband- 23 And ye are Christ's: and ry, ye are God's building.

Christ is God's. 10 According to the grace of

CHAP. IV. God which is given unto me, as a t ET a man so account of us,as wise master-builder, I have laid of the ministers of Christ, and the foundation, and another build-stewards of the mysteries of God. eth thereon. But let every man d 2 Moreover, it is required in stewtake heed how he buildeth there-ards that a man be found faithful. upon.

c 3 But with me it is a very small t 11 For other foundation can nothing that I should be judged of man lay than that is laid, which is you, or of man's judgment: yea, I Jesus Christ.

judge not mine own self. 12 Now if any man build upon 4 For I know nothing by myself; this foundation, gold, silver, pre- yet am I not hereby justified: but cious stones, wood, hay, stubble ; he that judgeth me is the Lord. t 13 Every man's work shall be t 5 Therefore judge nothing before made manifest: for the day shall the time, until the Lord come, who declare it, because it shall be re- both will bring to light the hidden vealed by fire ; and the fire shall things of darkness, and will make try every man's work, of what manifest the counsels of the hearts: sort it is.

and then shall every man have 14 If any man's work abide praise of God. which he hath built thereupon, he 6 And these things, brethren, I shall receive a reward.

have in a figure transferred to my15 If any man's work shall be self, and to Apollos, for your sakes: burned, he shall suffer loss: but that ye might learn in us not to he himself shall be saved ; yet so think of men above that which is as by fire.

written, that no one of you be pufft 16 Know ye not that ye are the ed up for one against another. temple of God, and that the Spiritt 7 For who maketh thee to differ of God dwelleth in you? from another ? and what hast thou w 17 If any man defile the temple that thou didst not receive ? now of God, him shall God destroy: for if thou didst receive it, why dost the temple of God is holy, which thou glory, as if thou hadst not retemple ye are.

ceived it 18 Let no man deceive himself. 8 Now ye are full, now ye are If any man among you seemeth rich, ye have reigned as kings to be wise in this world, let him without us: and I would to God become a fool, that he may be ye did reign, that we also might wise.

reign with you. 19 For the wisdom of this world 9 For I think that God hath set is foolishness with God. For it is forth us the apostles last, as it were

a new

appointed to death: for we are 2 And ye are puffed up, and hare
made a spectacle unto the world, not rather mourned, that he that
and to angels, and to men. hath done this deed might be taken
e 10 We are fools for Christ's sake away from among you.
but ye are wise in Christ ; we are 3 For I verily, as absent in boty,
weak, but ye are strong ; ye are but present in spirit, have judged
honourable, but we are despised. already as though I were present,

11 Even unto this present hour concerning him that hath so done we both hunger, and thirst, and this deed; are naked, and are buffeted, and 4 In the name of our Lord Jesas have no certain dwelling-place ; Christ, when ye are gathered to c 12 And labour, working with our gether, and my spirit, with the own hands. Being reviled, we bless; power of our Lord Jesus Christ, being persecuted, we suffer it ; d 5 To deliver such a one unto

13 Being defamed, we entreat: Satan for the destruction of the we are made as the filth of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved world, and are the off-scouring of in the day of the Lord Jesus. all things unto this day.

6 Your glorying is not good 14 I write not these things to Know ye not, that a little learer shame you, but as my beloved sons leaveneth the whole lump? I warn you.

17 Purge out therefore the old f 15 For though ye have ten thou- leaven, that ye may be sand instructors in Christ, yet have lump, as ye are unleavened. For ye not many fathers: for in Christ even Christ our passover is sacriJesus I have begotten you through ficed for us: the gospel.

d 8 Therefore let us keep the feas, d 16 Wherefore, I beseech you, be- not with old leaven, neither with ye followers of me.

the leaven of malice and wickedc 17 For this cause have I sent ness; but with the unleavened unto you Timotheus, who is my bread of sincerity and truth. beloved son, and faithful in the 9. I wrote unto you in an episLord, who shall bring you into re- tle, not to company with fornimembrance of my ways which be cators: in Christ, as I teach every where 10 Yet not altogether with the in every church.

fornicators of this world, or with 18 Now some are puffed up, as the covetous, or extortioners, or though I would not come to you.

with idolators: for then must ye 19 But I will come to you short- needs go out of the world. ly, if the Lord will, and will know, d* 11 But now I have written unto not the speech of them which are you not to keep company, if any puffed up, but the power. man that is called a brother be a i 20 For the kingdom of God is fornicator, or covetous; or an idonot in word, but in power.

lator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or 21 What will ye? shall I come an extortioner: with such a one unto you with a rod, or in love, no not to eat. and in the spirit of meekness ? 12 For what have I to do to CHAP. V.

judge them also that are without ? is

there is fornication among within ? you, and such fornication as is not 13 But them that are without so much as named among the Gen- God judgeth. Therefore put away tiles, that one should have his fa- from among yourselves that wick ther's wife,

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| 32 But I would have you with-knoweth any thing, he knoweth rut carefulness. He that is un- nothing yet as he ought to know. narried, careth for the things that|b 3 But if any man love God, the lelong to the Lord, how he inay same is known of him. please the Lord:

4 As concerning therefore the 33 But he that is married, careth eating of those things that are of. or the things that are of the world, fered in sacrifice unto idols, we how he may please his wife. know that an idol is nothing in the

34 There is difference also be- world, and that there is none other tween a wife and a virgin. The God but one. unmarried woman careth for the 5 For though there be that are things of the Lord, that she may called gods, whether in heaven or be holy, both in body and in spirit: in earth, (as there be gods many, but she that is married, careth for and lords many ;) the things of the world, how she t 6 But to us there is but one God, may please her husband.

the Father, of whom are all things, 35 And this I speak for your own and we in him ; and one Lord Jeprofit ; not that I may cast a snare sus Christ, by whom are all things, upon you, but for that which is and we by him. comely, and that ye may attend 7 Howbeit, there is not in every upon the Lord without distraction. man that knowledge: for some

36 But if any man think that he with conscience of the idol unto behaveth himself uncomely toward this hour eat it as a thing offered bis virgin, if she pass the flower of unto an idol: and their conscience, her age, and need so require, let being weak, is defiled. him do what he will, he sinneth 8 But meat commendeth us not not: let them marry.

to God: for neither if we eat are 37 Nevertheless, he that stand- we the better ; neither if we eat eth steadfast in his heart, having not, are we the worse. no necessity, but hath power over e 9 But take heed lest by any his own will, and hath so decreed means this liberty of yours become in his heart that he will keep his a stumbling-block to them that are virgin, doeth well.

weak. 38 So then he that giveth her in 10 For if any man see thee, marriage doeth well; but he that which hast knowledge, sit at meat giveth her not in marriage doeth in the idol's temple, shall not the better.

conscience of him which is weak d 39 The wife is þound by the be emboldened to eat those things law as long as her husband liveth; which are offered to idols; but if her husband be dead, she is t 11 And through thy knowledge at liberty to be married to whom shall the weak brother perish, for she will; only in the Lord. whom Christ died ?

40 But she is happier if she so 12 But when ye sin so against abide, after my judgment: and I the brethren, and wound their think also that I have the Spirit of weak conscience, ye sin against God,


d 13 Wherefore, if meat make TOW, as touching things offer- my brother to offend, I will eat no

ed unto idols, we know that flesh while the world standeth, lest we all have knowledge. Know. I make my brother to offend. ledge puffeth up, but charity edifi.

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these things, that it should be so 2 If I be not an apostle unto done unto me: for it were better others, yet doubtless I am to you: for me to die, than that any man for the seal of mine apostleship should make my glorying void. are ye in the Lord.

w 16 For though I preach the gos3 Mine answer to them that do pel, I have nothing to glory of: fox examine me is this ;

necessity is laid upon me, yea, wo 4 Have we not power to eat and is unto me, if I preach not the to drink?

gospel ! 5 Have we not power to lead 17 For if I do this tomg wiiimg. about a sister, a wife, as well as ly, I have a reward: but if against other apostles, and as the brethren my will, a dispensation of the gasof the Lord, and Cephas ? pel is committed unto me.

6 Or I only and Barnabas, have 18 What is my reward then? not we power to forbear working? Verily that, when I preach the d 7 Who goeth a warfare at any gospel, I may make the gospel of time at his own charges? who Christ without charge, that I abuse planteth a vineyard, and eateth not my power in the gospel. not of the fruit thereof? or who 19 For though I be free from feedeth a flock, and eateth not of all men, yet have I made myzeli the milk of the flock ?

servant unto all, that I might gain 8 Say I these things as a man ? the more. or saith not the law the same also ? 20 And unto the Jews I became

9 For it is written in the law of as a Jew, that I might gain the Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the Jews ; to them that are under the mouth of the ox that treadeth out law, as under the law, that I might the corn. Doth God take care for gain them that are under the law; uxen ?

21 To them that are without 10 Or saith he it altogether for law, as without law, (being not our sakes? For our sakes no doubt, without law to God, but under the this is written: that he that plough- law to Christ,) that I might gain eth should plough in hope ; and them that are without law. that he that thresheth in hope d 22 To the weak became I as should be partaker of his hope. weak, that I might gain the weak: d 11 If we have sown unto you I am made all things to all men, tha: spiritual things, is it a great thing I might by all means save some. if we shall reap your carnal things? 23. And this I do for the gospel's

12 If others be partakers of this sake, that I may be partaker therepower over you, are not we rather? Of with you. Nevertheless we have not used this d 24 Know ye not, that they which power: but suffer all things, lest run in a race, run all, but one rewe should hinder the gospel of ceiveth the prize ? So run, that ye Christ.

may obtain 13 Do ye not know that they 6 25 And every man that striveth which minister about holy things for the mastery is temperate in all live of the things of the temple, and things. Now they do it to obtain they which wait at the altar are a corruptible crown; but we an partakers with the altar ? incorruptible. à 14 Even so hath the Lord or- d 26 I therefore so run, not as un dained that they which preach the certainly ; so fight I, not as one gospel should live of the gospel. that beateth the air: 15 But I have used none of these d 27 But I keep under my body

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