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things that pertain to this life? || me, but I will not be brought
4 If then ye have judgments of under the power of any. things pertaining to this life, set 13 Meats for the belly, and them to judge, who are least the belly for meats: but God esteemed in the church.
shall destroy both it and them. 5 I speak to your shame. Is Now, the body is not for forniit so, that there is not a wise || cation, but for the Lord; and man among you? no, not one | the Lord for the body. that shall be able to judge be- 14 And God hath both raised tween his brethren?
up the Lord, and will also raise 6 But brother goeth to law up us by his own power. with brother, and that before 15 Know ye not, that your the unbelievers.
bodies are the members of 7 Now, therefore, there is ut Christ? shall I then take the terly a fault among you, be- | members of Christ, and make cause ye go to law one with them the members of an harlot? another: why do ye not rather | God forbid. take wrong? why do ye not 16 What! know ye not, that rather suffer yourselves to be de- he which is joined to an harlot, frauded ?
is one body ? for two (saith he) 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and de- shall be one flesh. fraud, and that your brethren. | 17 But he that is joined unto
9 Know ye not, that the un- | the Lord, is one spirit. righteous shall not inherit the 18 Flee fornication. Every sin kingdom of God? Be not de that a man doeth, is without the ceived: neither fornicators, nor body ; but he that committeth idolaters, nor adulterers, nor || fornication, sinneth against his effeminate, nor abusers of them own body. selves with mankind,
19 What! know ye not, that 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, your body is the temple of the nor drunkards, nor revilers, Holy Ghost which is in you, nor extortioners, shall inherit which ye have of God, and ye the kingdom of God.
are not your own ? 11 And such were some of 20 For ye are bought with a you: but ye are washed, but ye price : therefore glorify God in are sanctified, but ye are justi. your body, and in your spirit, fied, in the name of the Lord which are God's. Jesus, and by the Spirit of our
CHAP. VII. God. 12 All things are lawful unto
PAUL TREATETH OF MARme, but all things are not expe
RIAGE. dient: all things are lawful for NOW concerning the things
whereof ye wrote unto me: It || her remain unmarried, or be is good for a man not to touch reconciled to her husband; and a woman.
|| let not the husband put away 2 Nevertheless, to avoid for- bis wife. nication, let every man have his | 12 But to the rest speak I, not own wife, and let every woman the Lord ; If any brother hath have her own husband.
a wife that believeth not, and 3 Let the husband render un- she be pleased to dwell with to the wife due benevolence; him, let him not put her away. and likewise also the wife unto || 13. And the woman which the husband.
hath an husband that believeth 4 The wife hath not power of not, and if he be pleased to her own body, but the husband; dwell with her, let her not leave and likewise also the husband him. hath not power of his own bo 14 For the unbelieving hus. dy, but the wife.
band is sanctified by the wife, 5 Defraud ye not one the | and the unbelieving wife is other, except it be with consent sanctified by the husband; else for a time, that ye may give || were your children unclean ; yourselves to fasting and prayer; but now are they holy. and come together again, that | 15 But if the unbelieving de. Satan tempt you not for your part, let him depart. A broincontinency.
ther or a sister is not under bon6 But I speak this by permis- dage in such cases : but God sion, and not of commandment. hath called us to peace.
7 For I would that all men 16 For what knowest thou, O were even as I myself: but wife, whether thou shalt save every man hath his proper gift | thy husband ? or how knowest of God, one after this manner, || thou, Oman, whether thou and another after that.
shalt save thy wife? 8 I say, therefore, to the un- 17 But as God hath distribut. married and widows, It is good led to every man, as the Lord for them if they abide even hath called every one, so let as I.
him walk : and so ordain I in 9 But if they cannot contain, | all churches. let them marry : for it is better 18 Is any man called, being to marry, than to burn.
circumcised ? let him not be10 And unto the married I come uncircumcised; is any command, yet not I, but the called in uncircumcision ? let Lord, Let not the wife depart || him not become circumcised. from her husband :
19 Circumcision is nothing, 11 But and if she depart, let || and uncircumcision is nothing, VOL. IV.
but the keeping of the com- || maineth, that both they that have mandments of God.
wives, be as though they had 20 Let every man abide in the none; same calling wherein he was || 30 And they that weep, as called.
though they wept not; and 21 Art thou called, being a they that rejoice, as though servant ? care not for it: but if they rejoiced not; and they that thou mayest be made free, use buy, as though they possessed it rather.
not; 22 For he that is called in the 31 And they that use this Lord, being a servant, is the world, as not abusing it : for Lord's free man: likewise also the fashion of this world passhe that is called, being free, iseth away. Christ's servant.
| 32 But I would have you with. · 23 Ye are bought with a out carefulness. He that is un. price ; be not ye the servants of married, careth for the things men.
that belong to the Lord, how 24 Brethren, let every man he may please the Lord; wherein he is called, therein 33 But he that is married, abide with God.
careth for the things that are of 25 Now, concerning virgins, the world, how he may please I have no commandment of his wife. the Lord : yet I give my judg- 34 There is difference also be. ment, as one that hath obtained tween a wife and a virgin. The mercy of the Lord to be faith- unmarried woman careth for
the things of the Lord, that she 26 I suppose, therefore, that may be holy, both in body and this is good for the present dis- in spirit : but she that is mar. tress; I say, that it is good for ried, careth for the things of the a man so to be.
world, how she may please ber 27 Art thou bound unto a husband. wife ? seek not to be loosed. 35 And this I speak for your Art thou loosed from a wife? own profit; not that I may cast seek not a wife.
a snare upon you, but for that 28 But and if thou marry, thou which is comely, and that ye hast not sinned ; and if a virgin | may attend upon the Lord withmarry, she hath not sinned : out distraction. nevertheless, such shall have 36 But if a man think that trouble in the flesh; but I || he behaveth himself uncomely spare you.
toward his virgin, if she pass 29 But this I say, brethren, the flower of her age, and need The time is short. It re- so require, let him do what he
will, he sinneth not ; let them || 5 For though there be that are marry.
called gods, whether in heaven 37 Nevertheless, he that stand- or in earth; (as there be gods eth stedfast in his heart, having | many, and lords many ;) no necessity, but hath power | 6 But to us there is but one over his own will, and hath so God, the Father, of whom are decreed in his heart that he will all things, and we in him ; and keep his virgin, doeth well. one Lord Jesus Christ, by
38 So then, he that giveth her whom are all things, and we by in marriage, doeth well; but he him. that giveth her not in marriage, 7 Howbeit, there is not in doeth better.
| every man that knowledge : for 39 The wife is bound by the some, with conscience of the law as long as her husband liv. idol, unto this hour eat it as a eth: but if her husband be thing offered unto an idol; and dead, she is at liberty to be their conscience, being weak, married to whom she will; on. is defiled. ly in the Lord.
8 But meat commendeth us 40 But she is happier if she not to God: for neither, if we so abide, after my judgment : | eat, are we the better; neither, and I think also that I have the if we eat not, are we the worse. Spirit of God.
9 But take heed, lest by any
means this liberty of yours beCHAP. VIII.
come a stumbling-block to them
that are weak. . OF MEATS OFFERED TO IDOLS.
10 For if any man see thee, NOW, as touching things which hast knowledge, sit at offered unto idols, we know that meat in the idol's temple, shall we all have knowledge. Know- || not the conscience of him which ledge puffeth up, but charity is weak, be emboldened to eat edifieth.
those things which are offered 2 And if any man think that he to idols; knoweth any thing, he knoweth 11 And through thy knownothing yet as he ought to know. || ledge, shall the weak brother
3 But if any man love God, perish, for whom Christ died ? the same is known of him. | 12 But when ye sin so against
4 As concerning therefore the the brethren, and wound their eating of those things that are weak conscience, ye sin against offered in sacrifice unto idols, Christ. we know that an idol is nothing 13 Wherefore, if meat make in the world, and that there is my brother to offend, I will eat none other God but one. no Aesh while the world stand
50 abide, saft is happier if shell 8 But meat
eth, lest I make my brother to | no doubt, this is written: that offend.
he that plougheth, should plough
in hope; and that he that threshCHAP. IX.
eth in hope, should be partaker
of his hope. PAUL'S ZE AL TO GAIN CON
11 If we have sown unto you
spiritual things, is it a great AM I not an apostle ? am I thing if we shall reap your not free ? have I not seen Je- carnal things ? sus Christ our Lord ? are not 12 If others be partakers of ye my work in the Lord ? this power over you, are not we
2 If I be not an apostle unto rather ? nevertheless, we have others, yet doubtless I am to not used this power; but sufyou : for the seal of mine apos fer all things, lest we should tleship are ye in the Lord. hinder the gospel of Christ.
3 Mine answer to them that 13 Do ye not know, that they do examine me is this ;
which minister about holy 4 Have we not power to eat things live of the things of the and to drink ?
temple ? and they which wait at 5 Have we not power to lead the altar, are partakers with the about a sister, a wife, as well as | altar ? other apostles, and as the bre 14 Even so hath the Lord orthren of the Lord, and Cephas? dained, that they which preach
6 Or I only and Barnabas, the gospel, should live of the have not we power to forbear gospel. working ?
15 But I have used none of 7 Who goeth a warfare at any | these things ; neither have I time at his own charges ? who || written these things, that it planteth a vineyard, and eateth || should be so done unto me : not of the fruit thereof? or who for, it were better for me to die feedeth a fock, and eateth not than that any man should make of the milk of the flock ? | my glorying void :
8 Say I these things as a man? 16 For though I preach the or saith not the law the same gospel, I have nothing to glory also ?
of : for necessity is laid upon 9 For it is written in the law me; yea, woe is unto me, if I of Moses, Thou shalt not muz. preach not the gospel. zle the mouth of the ox that 17 For if I do this thing wil. treadeth out the corn. Doth | lingly, I have a reward: but if God take care for oxen ? || against my will, a dispensation
10 Or saith he it altogether of the gospel is committed unto for our sakes? For our sakes, ll me.