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Praise of charity. I. CORINTHIANS. Prophecy conmended, THOUGH I speak with the
13 And now abideth faith, hope, tongues of men and of an charity, these three; but the gels, and have not charity, I am greatest of these is charity. become as sounding brass, or a
CHAP. XIV. tinkling cymbal.
1 Prophecy is commended, 2, 3, 4 and 2 And though I have the gift preferred before speaking with of prophesy, and understand all tongues, 6 by a comparison drawn
from musical instruments. 12 Both mysteries, and all knowledge ; must be referred to edification, 22 and though I have all faith, so as to their true and proper end. 26 that I could remove mountains,
The true use of each is taught, 27
and the abuse tared. 34 Women and have not charity, I am nothing. are forbidden to speak in the
3 And though I bestow all my church. goods to feed the poor, and though FOLLOW after charity, and
give my body to be burned, and desire spiritual gifts, but have not charity, it profiteth me
rather that ye may prophesy. nothing.
2 For he that speaketh in an 4 Charity suffereth long, and is unknown tongue, speaketh not kind; charity envieth not; chari unto men, but unto God : for no ty vaunteth not itself, is not puff man understandeth him; howbeit
in the spirit he speaketh myste5 Doth not behave itself un
ries. seemly, seeketh not her own, is 3 But he that prophesieth, speaknot easily provoked, thinketh no eth unto men to edification, and
exhortation, and comfort. 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but
4 He that speaketh in an unrejoiceth in the truth ;
known tongue edifieth himself; ✓ Beareth all things, believeth but he that prophesieth edifieth all things, hopeth all things, en
the church. dureth all things.
5 I would that ye all spake 8 Charity never faileth: but with tongues, but rather that ye whether there be prophecies, they prophesied : for greater is he that shall fail; whether there be prophesieth than he that speaktongues, they shall cease ; wheth eth with tongues, except he iner there be knowledge, it shall | terpret, that the church may re
ceive edifying 9 For we know in part, and we
6 Now, brethren, if I come unprophesy in part.
to you speaking with tongues, 10 But when that which is per
what shall I profit you, except I fect is come, then that which is shall speak to you either by revin part shall be done away, elation, or by knowledge, or by
11 When I was a child, I spake prophesying, or by doctrine ? as a child, I understood as a 7 And even things without life child, I thought as a child: but giving sound, whether pipe or when I became a man, I put | harp, except they give a distincaway childish things.
tion in the sounds, how shall it be 12 For now we see through a known what is piped or harped ? glass, darkly; but then face to 8 For if the trumpet give an face: now I know in part; but uncertain sound, who shall prethen shall I know even as also I pare himself to the battle? am known.
9 So likewise ye, except ye ut.
Of preaching in
unknown tongues. ter by the tongue words easy to | With men of other tongues and be understood, how shall it be other lips will I speak unto this known what is spoken? for ye people, and yet for all that will shall speak into the air.
they not hear me, saith the Lord. 10 There are, it may be, so 22 Wherefore tongues are for a many kinds of voices in the sign, not to them that believe, world, and none of them is with but to them that believe not : but out signification.
prophesying serveth not for them 11 Therefore, if I know not the that believe not, but for them meaning of the voice, I shall which believe. unto him that speaketh a barba 23 If therefore the whole church rian, and he that speaketh shall be come together into one place, be a barbarian unto me.
and all speak with tongues, and 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as there come in those that are un. ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, learned, or unbelievers, will they seek that ye may excel to the not say that ye are mad? edifying of the church.
24 But if all prophesy, and 13 Wherefore, let him that there come in one that believeth speaketh in an unknown tongue, not, or one unlearned, he is conpray that he may interpret. vinced of all, he is judged of all :
14 For if I pray in an unknown 25 And thus are the secrets of tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my his heart made manifest ; and so understanding is unfruitful. falling down on his face, he will
15 What is it then? I will worship God, and report that pray with the spirit, and I will God is in you of a truth. pray with the understanding also : 26 How is it then, brethren? I will sing with the spirit, and I when ye come together, every will sing with the understanding one of you hath a psalm, hath a also.
doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a 16 Else, when thou shalt bless revelation, hath an interpretation. with the spirit, how shall he that Let all things be done unto edioccupieth the room of the un fying: learned say Amen at thy giving 27 If any man speak in an unof thanks, seeing he understand known tongue, let it be by two, eth not what thou sayest ? or at the most by three, and that
17 For thou verily givest thanks by course; and let one interpret. well, but the other is not edified. 28 But if there be no interpre-18 I thank my God, I. speak ter, let him keep silence in the with tongues more than ye all : church; and let him speak to
19 Yet in the church I had himself, and to God. rather speak five words with my 29. Let the prophets speak two understanding, that by my voice or three, and let the other judge. I might teach others also, than 30 If any thing be revealed to ten thousand words in an unknown another that sitteth by, let the tongue.
first hold his peace. 20 Brethren, be not children in 31 For ye may all prophesy one understanding: howbeit, in malice by one, that all may learn, and be ye children, but in under- all may be comforted. standing be men.
32 And the spirits of the proph21 In the law it is written. ets are subject to the prophets.
The certainty of I CORINTHIANS. Christ's resurrection
33 For God is not the author of 5 And that he was seen of Ceconfusion, but of peace, as in all phas, then of the twelve : churches of the saints.
6 After that, he was seen of 34 Let your women keep silence above five hundred brethren at in the churches; for it is not once ; of whom the greater part permitted unto them to speak: but remain unto this present, but they are commanded to be under some are fallen asleep. obedience, as also saith the law. 7 After that, he was seen of
35 And if they will learn any James ; then of all the apostles. thing, let them ask their husbands 8 And last of all he was seen of at home; for it is a shame for me also, as of one born out of due women to speak in the church. time.
36 What! came the word of 9 For I am the least of the God out from you? or came it apostles, that am not meet to be unto you only?
called an apostle, because I per37 If any man think himself to secuted the church of God. be a prophet, or spiritual, let him 10 But by the grace of God I acknowledge that the things that am what I am : and his grace I write unto you are the com
which was bestowed upon me, mandments of the Lord.
was not in vain ; but I laboured 38 But if any man be ignorant, more abundantly than they all : let him be ignorant.
yet not I, but the grace of God 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet which was with me. to prophesy, and forbid not to 11 Therefore whether it were speak with tongues.
I or they, so we preach, and so ye 40 Let all things be done de- believed. cently, and in order.
12 Now if Christ be preached
that he rose from the dead, how CHAP. XV. 3 By Christ's resurrection, 12 he pro
say some among you that there veth the necessity of our resurrec.
is no resurrection of the dead ? tion, against all such as deny the
13 But if there be no resurrecresurrection of the body. 21 The tion of the dead, then is Christ fruit, 35 and manner thereof, 51
not risen : and of the changing of them, that shall be found alive at the last day.
14 And if Christ be not risen, MOREOVER, brethren, I de- then is our preaching vain, and
clare unto you the gospel | your faith is also vain. which I preached unto you, which 15 Yea, and we are found false also ye have received, and where witnesses of God; because we in ye stand ;
have testified of God that he rais2 By which also ye are saved, ed up Christ : whom he raised if ye keep in memory what I not up, if so be that the dead preached unto you, unless ye
rise not. have believed in vain.
16 For if the dead rise not, then 3 For I delivered unto you first is not Christ raised : of all, that which I also received, 17 And if Christ be not raised, how that Christ died for our sins your faith is vain ; ye are yet in according to the scriptures ;
4 And that he was buried, and 18 Then they also' which are that he rose again the third day fallen asleep in Christ are perishaccording to the scriptures : ed.
The manner of
the resurrection. 19 If in this life only, we have the dead rise not ? let us eat and hope in Christ, we are of all men drink; for to-morrow we die. most miserable.
33 Be not deceived: Evil com20 But now is Christ risen from munications corrupt good manthe dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
34 Awake to righteousness, and 21 For since by man came death, sin not ; for some have not the by man came also the resurrection
knowledge of God. I speak this of the dead.
to your shame. 22 For as in Adam all die, even 35 But sor man will say, How so in Christ shall all be made are the dead raised up? and with alive.
what body do they come ? 23 But every man in his own 36 Thou fool, that which thou order: Christ the first-fruits ; sowest is not quickened except it afterward they that are Christ's at his coming
37 And that which thou sowest, 24 Then cometh the end, when thou sowest not that body that he shall have delivered up the shall be, but bare grain ; it may kingdom to God, even the Fa chance of wheat, or of some other ther ; when he shall have put grain : down all rule, and all authority, 38 But God giveth it a body as
it hath pleased him; and to every 25 For he must reign, till he seed his own body. hath put all enemies under his 39 All flesh is not the same feet.
flesh; but there is one kind of 26 The last enemy that shall be flesh of men, another flesh of destroyed is death.
beasts, another of fishes, and an27 For he hath put all things other of birds. under his feet. But when he 40 There are also celestial bodsaith all things are put under ies, and bodies terrestrial : but him, it is manifest that he is ex the glory of the celestial is one, cepted which did put all things and the glory of the terrestrial is under him.
another. 28 And when all things shall be 41 There is one glory of the subdued unto him, then shall the sun, and another glory of the Son also himself be subject unto moon, and another glory of the him that put all things under stars; for one star differeth from him, that God may be all in all. another star in glory.
29 Else what shall they do, 42 So also is the resurrection of which are baptized for the dead,
the dead. It is sown in corrupif the dead rise not at all? why are tion, it is raised in incorruption : they then baptized for the dead? 43 It is sown in dishonour, it is
30 And why stand we in jeop raised in glory: it is sown in ardy every hour?
weakness, it is raised in power : 31 I protest by your rejoicing 44 It is sown a natural body, it which I have in Christ Jesus our is raised a spiritual body. There Lord, I die daily.
is a natural body, and there is a 32 If after the manner of men I spiritual body. have fought with beasts at Ephe 45 And so it is written, The sus, what advantageth it me, if | first man Adam was made a living
Our change at
the last day. soul, the last Adam was made a that your labour is not in vain in quickening spirit.
the Lord. 46 Howbeit, that was not first
CHAP. XVI. which is spiritual, but that which 1 He erhorteth them to relieve the is natural; and afterward that want of the brethren at Jerusalem. which is spiritual.
10 Commendeth Timothy. 13 and
after friendly admonitions, 16 shut47 The first man is of the earth,
teth up his epistle with divers suluearthy: the second man is the tations. Lord from heaven.
NOW concerning the collection 48 As is the earthy, such are for the saints, as I have given they also that are earthy : and as order to the churches of Galatia, is the heavenly, such are they even so do ye. also that are heavenly.
2 Upon the first day of the 49 And as we have borne the week let every one of you lay by image of the earthy, we shall also him in store, as God hath prosbear the image of the heavenly. pered him, that there be no gather
50 Now this I say, brethren, ings when I come. that flesh and blood cannot in 3 And when I come, whomsoherit the kingdom of God; nei ever ye shall approve by your ther doth corruption inherit in- letters, them will I send to bring corruption.
your liberality unto Jerusalem. 51 Behold, I shew you a mys 4 And if it be meet that I go tery : We shall not all sleep, but also, they shall go with me. we shall all be changed,
5 Now I will come unto you, 52 In a moment, in the twink when I shall pass through Maceling of an eye, at the last trump: donia : for I do pass through Mafor the trumpet shall sound, and cedonia. the dead shall be raised incor 6 And it may be that I will ruptible, and we shall be changed. abide, yea, and winter with you,
53 For this corruptible must that ye may bring me on my put on incorruption, and this journey whithersoever I go. mortal must put on immortality. 7 For I will not see you now
54 So when this corruptible by the way ; but I trust to tarry shall have put on incorruption, a while with you, if the Lord and this mortal shall have put on permit. immortality, then shall be brought 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus to pass the saying that is written, until Pentecost. Death is swallowed up in victory, 9 For a great door and effec55 O death, where is thy sting? | tual is opened unto me, and there O grave, where is thy victory? are many adversaries.
5. The sting of death is sin ; 10 Now if Timotheus come, and the strength of sin is the see that he may be with you law.
without fear; for he worketh the 57 But thanks be to God, which work of the Lord, as I also do. giveth us the victory, through 11 Let no man therefore despise our Lord Jesus Christ.
him: but conduct him forth in 58 Therefore, my beloved breth- peace, that he may come unto ren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, me : for I look for him with the always abounding in the work of brethren. the Lord, forasmuch as ye know i 12 As touching our brother