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I. Corinthians.

Of sacrifices. Of covering the head. 20 But I say, that the things profit, but the profit of many, which the Gentiles sacrifice, they that they may be saved, sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.



Of Profaning the Lord's supper. Eye followers of me, even as 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of I also am of Christ. the Lord and the cup of devils; 2 Now I praise you, brethren, ye cannot be partakers of the that ye remember me in all things, Lord's table and of the table of and keep the ordinances, as I dedevils. livered them to you.

22 Do we provoke the Lord to 3 But I would have you know, jealousy? are we stronger than he? that the head of every man is 23 All things are lawful for me, Christ; and the head of the wobut all things are not expedient; man is the man; and the head of all things are lawful for me, but Christ is God.

all things edify not.

4 Every man praying or prophe24 Let no man seek his own, sying, having his head covered, but every man another's wealth, dishonoureth his head.


25 Whatsoever is sold in the 5 But every woman that prayshambles, that eat, asking no eth or prophesieth with her head question for conscience' sake, dishonoureth her 26 For the earth is the Lord's, head: for that is even all one as and the fulness thereof. if she were shaven. 27 If any of them that believe 6 For if the woman be not conot, bid you to a feast, and ye be vered, let her also be shorn: but disposed to go; whatsoever is set if it be a shame for a woman to be before you, eat, asking no questi-shorn or shaven, let her be coveron for conscience' sake.


28 But if any man say unto you, 7 For a man indeed ought not This is offered in sacrifice unto to cover his head, forasmuch as he idols, eat not, for his sake that is the image and glory of God; shewed it, and for conscience' but the woman is the glory of the sake: for the earth is the Lord's, man. and the fulness thereof.

8 For the man is not of the wo29 Conscience, I say, not thine man; but the woman of the man. own, but of the other for why 9 Neither was the man created is my liberty judged of another for the woman; but the woman man's conscience? for the man.

30 For if I by grace be a parta- 10 For this cause ought the woker, why am I evil spoken of for man to have power on her head that for which I give thanks? because of the angels.

31 Whether, therefore, ye eat, 11 Nevertheless, neither is the or drink, or whatsoever ye do, man without the woman, neither do all to the glory of God. the woman without the man, in

32 Give none offence, neither the Lord. to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God.

33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own

12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

13 Judge in yourselves: is it

Of profaning the

Chap. xii.

Lord's supper. comely that a woman pray unto testament in my blood: this do God uncovered? ye, as oft as ye drink it, in re

14 Doth not even nature itself membrance of me. teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do 15 But if a woman have long shew the Lord's death till he come. hair, it is a glory to her for her 27 Wherefore, whosoever shall hair is given her for a covering. eat this bread and drink this cup 16 But if any man seem to be of the Lord unworthily, shall be contentious, we have no such cus-guilty of the body and blood of tom, neither the churches of God. the Lord.

17 Now, in this that I declare 28 But let a man examine himunto you, I praise you not, that ye self, and so let him eat of that come together not for the better, bread, and drink of that cup. but for the worse.

29 For he that eateth and drink18 For, first of all, when yeeth unworthily, eateth and drinkcome together in the church, Ieth damnation to himself, not dishear that there be divisions a-cerning the Lord's body. mong you; and I partly believe it. 30 For this cause many are 19 For there must be also here- weak and sickly among you, and sies among you, that they which many sleep. are approved, may be made manifest among you.

31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we

20 When ye come together, therefore, into one place, this is are chastened of the Lord, that not to eat the Lord's supper. we should not be condemned with

21 For in eating every one ta- the world. keth before other his own supper; 33 Wherefore, my brethren, and one is hungry, and another is when ye come together to eat, tardrunken. ry one for another.

22 What! have ye not houses 34 And if any man hunger, let to eat and to drink in? or despise him eat at home; that ye come ye the church of God, and shame not together unto condemnation. them that have not? What shall And the rest will I set in crder I say to you? shall I praise you when I come.

in this? I praise you not.

23 For I have received of the

Lord that which also I delivered

unto you, That the Lord Jesus,

Diversity of spiritual gifts.
TOW, concerning spiritual

gifts, brethren, I would not

the same night in which he was have you ignorant. betrayed, took bread:

2 Ye know that ye were Gen

24 And, when he had give tiles, carried away unto these thanks, he brake it, and said, dumb idols, even as ye were led. Take, eat; this is my body, 3 Wherefore I give you to unwhich is broken for you: this do derstand, that no man speaking in remembrance of me. by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus 25 After the same manner also accursed; and that no man can he took the cup, when he had sup- say that Jesus is the Lord but by ped, saying, This cup is the new the Holy Ghost,

Spiritual gifts

I. Corinthians.

are divers. 4 Now, there are diversities offeye, where were the hearing? if but the same Spirit. the whole were hearing, where

5 And there are differences of were the smelling? mistrations, but the same 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the

6 and there are diversities of body, as it hath pleased him. otions, but it is the same God with worketh all in all.

19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now are they many mem

7 Eat the manifestation of the it is given to every man to bers, yet but one body. Preg' withal

21 And the eye cannot say un

8 For to one is given by the to the hand, I have no need of Spirit the word of wisdom; to a-thee; nor again, the head to the no her the word of knowledge by feet, I have no need of you.

the same Spirit;

22 Nay, much more those mem9 To another faith by the same bers of the body, which seem to Spirit; to another the gifts of heal-be more feeble, are necessary. ing by the same Spirit; 23 And those members of the

10 To another the working of body which we think to be less miracles; to another prophecy; honourable, upon these we beto another discerning of spirits; stow more abundant honour; and to another divers kinds of tongues; our uncomely parts have more ato another the interpretation of bundant comeliness.


24 For our comely parts have

11 But all these worketh that no need: but God hath tempered one and the self-same Spirit, di-the body together, having given viding to every man severally as more abundant honour to that part he will. which lacked:

12 For as the body is one, and 25 That there should be no hath many members, and all the schism in the body; but that the members of that one body, being members should have the same many, are one body: so also care one for another.

is Christ.

26 And whether one member

13 For by one Spirit are we all suffer, all the members suffer with baptized into one body, whether it; or one member be honoured, we be Jews or Gentiles, whether all the members rejoice with it. we be bond or free; and have been 27 Now ye are the body of all made to drink into one Spirit. Christ, and members in parti14 For the body is not one mem-cular.

ber, but many.

28 And God hath set some in 15 If the foot shall say, Because the church, first apostles, secondI am not the hand, I am not of arily prophets, thirdly teachers, the body; is it therefore not of after that miracles, then gifts of the body? healings, helps, governments, di16 And if the ear shall say, Be-versities of tongues. cause I am not the eye, I am not 29 Are all apostles? are all proof the body; is it therefore not of phets? are all teachers? are all the body? workers of miracles?

17 If the whole body were an

30 Have all the gifts of healing?

Excellency of charity. Chap. xiii. xiv. Prophecy commended. do all speak with tongues? do all I thought as a child: but when I interpret ? became a man, I put away childish things.

31 But covet earnestly the best gifts and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.


The praises of Charity.
HOUGH I speak with the


12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

tongues of men and of an- 13 And now abideth faith, hope, gels, and have not charity, I am charity, these three: but the greatbecome as sounding brass, or afest of these is charity.

tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge;

CHAP. XIV. Prophecy commended. OLLOW after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but ra


and though I have all faith, sother that ye may prophesy. that I could remove mountains, 2 For he that speaketh in an unand have not charity, I am no-known tongue speaketh not unto thing. men, but unto God: for no man

3 And though I bestow all my understandeth him; howbeit, in goods to feed the poor, and though the spirit he speaketh mysteries. I give my body to be burned, and 3 Buthe that prophesieth speakhave not charity, it profiteth me eth unto men to edification, and nothing. exhortation, and comfort.

4 Charity suffereth long, and 4 He that speaketh in an unis kind; charity envieth not; cha-known tongue edifieth himself: rity vaunteth not itself, is not puf-but he that prophesieth edifieth fed up, the church.

5 Doth not behave itself un- 5 I would that ye all spake with seemly; seeketh not her own; is tongues, but rather that ye pronot easily provoked; thinketh no phesied: for greater is he that evil'; prophesieth, than he that speak

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but eth with tongues, except he inrejoiceth in the truth; terpret, that the church may re.


7 Beareth all things, believeth ceive edifying. all things, hopeth all things, 6 Now, brethren, if I come undureth all things. to you speaking with tongues, 8 Charity never faileth: but what shall I profit you, except I whether there be prophecies, they shall speak to you either by reveshall fail; whether there be tongues, lation, or by knowledge, or by they shall cease; whether there be prophesying, or by doctrine? knowledge, it shall vanish away. 7 And even things without life 9 For we know in part, and we giving sound, whether pipe or prophesy in part. harp, except they give a distincti10 But when that which is per-on in the sounds, how shall it be fect is come, then that which is known what is piped or harped? in part shall be done away. 8 For if the trumpet give an un11 When I was a child, I spake certain sound, who shall prepares as achild, I understood as a child, himself to the battle?

Of speaking with tongues, I. Corinthians.

and of prophecy.

9 So likewise ye, except ye ut- 21 In the law it is written, With ter by the tongue words easy to men of other tongues and other be understood, how shall it be lips will I speak unto this people; known what is spoken? for ye and yet for all that will they not shall speak into the air. hear me, saith the Lord.

10 There are, it may be, so 22 Wherefore tongues are for many kinds of voices in the world, a sign, not to them that believe, and none of thein is without sig. but to them that believe not; but nification. prophesying serveth not for them 11 Therefore, if I know not the that believe not, but for them meaning of the voice, I shall be which believe. unto him that speaketh a barba- 23 If therefore, the whole rian, and he that speaketh shall be church be come together into a barbarian unto me. one place, and all speak with

12 Even so ye, forasmuch as tongues, and there come in those ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, that are unlearned or unbelievers, seek that ye may excel to the edi-will they not say that ye are mad? fying 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 his heart made manifest; and so, my understanding is unfruitful. falling down on his face, he will

15 What is it then? I will pray worship God, and report that with the spirit, and I will pray God is in you of a truth. with the understanding also; I 26 How is it then, brethren? will sing with the spirit, and I will when ye come together, every sing with the understanding also. one of you hath a psalm, hath a

16 Else, when thou shalt bless doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a with the spirit, how shall he that revelation, hath an interpretation. occupieth the room of the un-Let all things be done unto edifylearned say, Amen, at thy giving ing. of thanks, seeing he understand- 27 If any man speak in an uneth not what thou sayest? known tongue, let it be by two, or 17 For thou verily givest thanks at the most by three, and that by well, but the other is not edified. course; and let one interpret.

18 I thank my God, I speak 28 But if there be no interprewith tongues more than you all: ter, let him keep silence in the 19 Yet in the church I had ra-church; and let him speak to ther speak five words with my himself, and to God. understanding, that by my voice 29 Let the prophets speak two I might teach others also, than or three, and let the other judge. ten thousand words in an unknown 30 If any thing be revealed to tongue. another that sitteth by, let the

31 For ye may all prophesy one

20 Brethren, be not children first hold his peace. in understanding: howbeit, in malice be ye children, but in un- by one, that all may learn, and derstanding be men.

all may be comforted.

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