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888 Diversity of spiritual gifts. I. CORINTHIANS. The natural and mystical body. nation to himself, not discerning the ,, not the land, I am not of the body; is Lord's body.
|| it therefore not of the body 30 For this cause many are weak and 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I sickly among you, and many sleep. am not the eye, I am not of the body; is
31 For if we would judge ourselves, || it therefore not of the body? we should not be judged.
1 17 If the whole body were an eye, 32 But when we are judged, we are where were the hearing? If the whole chastened of the Lord, that we should not were hearing, where were the smelling? be condemned with the world.
18 But now hath God set the members 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye | every one of them in the body, as it hath come together to eat, tarry one for an- || pleased him. other.
19 And if they were all one member, 34 And if any man hunger, let him where were the body? eat at home: that ye come not together | 20 But now are they many members, unto condemnation. And the rest will Il yet bat one body. set in order when I come.
21 And the eye cannot say unto the CHAP. XII.
hand, I have no need of thee : nor again 1 Spiritual gifis are diverse, 7 yet all to the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
pirofit wiihal ; 12 Christians, as the 22 Nay, much more those members of
members of the body natural, are onc. the body, which seem to be more feeble, N OW concerning spiritual Fifis, are necessary :
N brethren, I would not have you ig 23 And those members of the body, norant.
which we think to be less honourable, 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, car upon these we bestow more abundant ried away unto these dumb idols, even | honour; and our uncomely parts have as ye were led.
more abundant comeliness. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, 24 For our comely parts have no need : that no man speaking by the Spirit of but God hath tempered the body togethGod, calleth Jesus accursed: and inat no er, having given more abundant honour man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but to that part which lacked : by the Holy Ghost.
25 That there should be no schism in '4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the body ; but that the members should the same Spirit.
have the same care one for another. " 5 And there are differences of adminis- 26 And whether one member suffer, trations, but the same Lord.
all the members suffer with it; or one 6 And there are diversities of opera-member be honoured, all the members tions, but it is the same God which rejoice with it. worketh all in all.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and ✓ But the manifestation of the Spirit members in particular. is given to every man to profit withal. 28 And God hath set some in the
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the church, first apostles, secondarily prophword of wisdom; to another, the word of ets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, knowledge by the same Spirit ;
then gifts of healings, helps, governments, 9 To another, faith by the same Spirit ; || diversities of tongues. to another, the gifts of healing by the 29 Arcallapostles are all prophets? are same Spirit ;
all teachers ? are all workers of miracles? 10 To another, the working of mira- 30 Hare all the gifts of healing? do all cles ; to another, prophecy; to another, speak with tongues? do all interpret? discerning of spirits ; to another, divers 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts kinds of tongues; to another, the inter- | And yet shew I unto you a more excelpretation of tongues :
lent way. 11 But all these worketh that one and
CHAP. XIII. the self-same Spirit, dividing to every 1 All gifts, how excellent socver, are man severally as he will.
nothing worth without charity. 4 The 12 For as the body is one, and hath praises thereof. many members, and all the members of THOUGH I speak with the tongues that one body, being many, are one bo | 1 of men and of angels, and have not dy : so also is Christ.
charity, I am become as sounding brass, 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptiz- | or a tinkling cymbal. - . ed into one body, whether que be Jews | 2 And though I have the gift of prophor Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; lecy, and understand all mysteries, and and have been all made to drink into one all knowledge ; and though I have all Spirit.
faith, so that I could remove mountains, 14 For the body is not one member, and have not charity, I am nothing. but many.
3 And though I bestow all my goods 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am || to feed the poor, and though I give my Charily praised.
CHAP. XIV. Prophecy commended. 889 body to be burned, and have not charity, |tain sound, who shall prepare himself to it profiteth me pothing.
| the battle?" 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind ; ll 9 So likewise ye, except ve utter by charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not the tongue words easy to be understood, itself, is not puffed up,
| how shill it be known what is spoken? 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, for ye shall speak into the air. seeketh not her own, is not easily pro- | 10 There are, it may be, so many voked, thinketh no evil ;
sinds of voices in the world, and none 6 Rejoicech not in iniquity, but re-l of them is without signification. joiceth in the truth;
11 Therefore, if I know not the mean7 Beare!h all things, believeth all things, ling of the vrice, I shall be unto him that hopeth all things, endureth all things. peakerh a barbarian, and he that speak
8 Charity never faileth : but whether eth shall be a barbarian unto me. there be prophecies, they shall fail ; wheth- 12 Even so ye, for as much as ye are er there be tongues, they shall cease ; zealous of spiritual gifis, seek that ye may whether there be knowledge, it shall van excel to the edifying of the church. ish away.
13 Wherefore, let him that speaketh 9 For we know in part, and we proph- / in an unknown tongue, pray that he may esy in part.
interpret. 10 But when that which is perfect il 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, come, then that which is in part shall be my spirit praieth, but my understanddone away.
ing is unfrui ful. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a 15 What is it then? I will pray with child, I understood as a child, I thought the spirit, and I will pray with the unas a child : but when I became a man, Iderstanding also : I will sing with the put a way childish things.
spirit, and I will sing with the understand12 Für now we see through a glass, lling also. darkly ; but then face to face : now i 16 Else, when thou shalt bless with the know in part ; but then shall I know i spirit, how shall he that occupieth the even as also I am known.
mom of the unlearned say Amen at thy 13 And now abideth faith, hope, char Il giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth ity, these three ; but thegreatest of these not what thou sayest? is charity.
17 For thou verily givest thanks well, CHAP. XIV.
but the other is not editied. 1 Prophecy is commended, 2, 3, 4 and fire- 18 I thank my God, I speak with
ferred before spcaking with tongues. longues more than ye all : LOLLOW after charity, and desire 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak
T spiritual gifis, but rather that ye may || five words with my understandiig, that by prophesy.
my voice I might teach others also, than ten 2. For he that speaketh in an unknoton thousand words in an unknown tongue. tongue, speiketh not unto men, but un- || | 20 Brethren, be not children in underto God : for no man understandeth him ; standing: howbeit, in malice be ye chilhowbeit in the spirit he speaketh mys dren, but in understanding be men. teries.
21 In the law it is written, With men of 3 But he that prophesieth, speaketh other tongues and other lips will I spek unto men to edification, and exhortation, unto this people ; and yet for all that will and comfort.
they not hear me, saith the Lord. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown | 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, tongue edifieth' himself ; but he that not to them that believe, but to them that prophesieth editieth the church.
lieve nor: but prophesying serveth 5 I would thai ye all spake wiili tongues, not for them that believe not, but for but rather that ye prophesied: for greais | them which believe er is he that prophesie ih than he that 23 If huet re the whole church be speaketh withi tongres, except he inter come together into one place, and all pret, that the church may recciie edi pe: k with tongues, and there come in fying.
11:0, e that are unk arned, or unbesievers, 6 Now, brethren, if I come into you will ther not say thai ye are mad? speaking with tongues, what shall I prefl 24 But if ill prophesy, and there come it you, except I shall speak to you either in one that believeth not, or one unle inby revelaulud, or by knowledge, or by led, he is convinced of all, he is judged prophesying, or by decirine ?
full: 7 And even things without life giving 1 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart sound, whether pipe er hp, (XC pi they made máxitest; and wi tudung down on give a distincioni ibo sounds, how shall il ris fice, he wail worship God, and report it be known what is wiperi o harpeu ? thai Gd is in you of Cuth
8 For if the trumpet give an uncer- 26 Ilow is it then, brethren ? when in
890 Of Christ's resurrection. I. CORINTHIANS. Of our resurrection. come together, every one of you hath a 6 After that he was scen of above five psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hundred brethren at once ; of whom the hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. I greater part remain unto this present, Let all things be done to edifying.
but some are fallen asleep. 27 If any man speak in an unknown 7 After that he was seen of James; tongue, let it be by two, or at the most then of all the apostles. by three, and that by course ; and let 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, one interpret.
as of one born out of due time. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let 9 For I am the least of the apostles, that him keep silence in the church ; and let am not meet to be called an apostle, behim speak to himself, and to God.
cause I persecuted the church of God. 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, 10 But by the grace of God I am what I and let the other judge.
am: and his grace which wasbestorved up. 30 If any thing be revealed to another on me, was rrot in vain; but I laboured more that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. abundantly than they all : yet not 1, but
31 For ye may all prophesy cne by the grace of God which was with me. one, that all may learn, and all may be 11 Therefore whether it were I or they', comforted.
so we preach, and so ye believed. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are 12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose subject to the prophets.
from the dead, how say some among you 33 For God is not the author of confu- that there is no resurrection of the dead? sion, but of peace, as in all churches of 13 But if there be no resurrection of the saints.
the dead, then is Christ not risen: 34. Let your women keep silence in 14 And if Christ be not risen, then in the churches ; for it is not permitted our preaching vain, and your faith is also unto them to speak : but they, are com vain. manded to be under obedience, as also 15 Yea, and we are found false witsaith the law.
nesses of God; because we have testified 35 And if they will learn any thing, l of God that he raised up Christ: whom let them ask their husbands at home; he raised not up, if so be that the dead for it is a shame for women to speak in rise not. the church.
16 For if tire dead rise not, then is not 36 What ? came the word of God out Christ raised : from you ? or came it unto you only? 17 And if Christ be not raised, your
37 If any man think himself to be a faith is vain ; ye are yet in your sins. prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowl- | 18 Then they also which are fallen aedge that the things that I write unto sleep in Christ are perished. you are the commandments of the Lord. 19 If in this life only we have hope in
38 But if any man be ignorant, let him Christ, we are of all men most miserable, be ignorant.
20 But now is Christ risen from the 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet toproph- || dead, and become the first-fruits of them esy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. that slept.
40 Let all things be done decently, and 21 For since by man came death, by in order.
man came also the resurrection of the dead. CHAP. XV.
11 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in 3 By Christ's resurrection, 12 he proveth Christ shall all be made alive.
the necessity of our resurrection. 21 The 23 But every man in his own order : fruit, 35 and manner thereof, 51 and Christ the first-fruits; afterward they thai of the change of them that shall be a- are Christ's at his coming. live then.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shal 73 OREOVER, brethren, I declare un- ' have delivered up the kingdom to Gol,
V to you the gospel which I preached even the Father; when he shall have put into yoli, which also ye have received, 'down all rule, and all authority, and power. and wherein ye stand;
25 For he must reign, till he hath post 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep all enemies under his feet. in memory what I preached unto you, 26 The last enemy that shall be deuntess ye have believed in vain.
stroyed is death. 3 For I delivered unto you first of 27 For he hath put all things under his all, that which I also received, how that feet. But when he saith, all things are put Christ died for our sins according to the under him, it is manifest that he is except Scriptures ;
ed which did put all things under him. 4 And that he was buried, and that 1 28 And when all things shall be subdihe rose again tire third day according to ed unto him, then shall the Son also hiinthe scriptures:
self be subject unto him that put all 5. And that he was seen of Cephas, ll things under him, that God may be all then of the twelve :
The manner of our resurrection. CHAP. XVI. Of our victory over death. 891
29 Else what shall they do, which are | God; neither doth corruption inherit baptized for the dead, if the dead rise incorruption. not at all? why are they then baptized | 51 Bohold, I shew you a mystery ; for the dead?
We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be . 30 And why stand we in jeopardy changed, every hour?
1 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of 31 I protest by your rejoicing which I an eye, at the last trump: for the trumphave in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. || et shall sound, and the dead shall be
32 If after the manner of men I have raised incorruptible, and we shall be fought with beasts at Epliesus, what ad- | changed. vantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let 53 For this corruptible must put on us eat and drink ; for to-morrow we die. | incorruption, and this mortal must put
33 Be not deceived: Evil communica Il on immortality. tions corrupt good manners.
54 So when this corruptible shall have 34 Awake to righteousness, and sin put on incorruption, and this mortal shall not ; for some have not the knowledge have put on immortality, then shall be of God. I speak this to your shame. brought to pass the saying that is written,
35 But some man will say, How are Death is swallowed up in victory. the dead raised up and with what body 55 () death, where is thy sting? O do they come?
grave, where is thy victory? 36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest 56 The sting of death is sin; and the is not quickened except it die : '.
strength of sin is the law. 37 And that which thou sowest, thou 57 But thanks be to God, which givsowest not that body that shall be, but eth us the victory, through our Lord bare grain; it may chance of wheat, or Jesus Christ. of some other grain :
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren,
pleased him, and to every seed his own bounding in the work of the Lord, for
| asmuch as ye know that your labour is 39 All flesh is not the same flesh; but not in vain in the Lord.. there is one kind of Aesh of men, another
> CHAP. XVI. flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and an- | 1 The brethren's wants must be relieved. other of birds.
10 Timothy commended. 13 Friendly
admonitions, 16 and salutations. bodies terrestrial : but the glory of the N OW concerning the collection for celestial is one, and the glory of the ter TV the saints, as I have given order to restrial is another.
the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and 2 Upon the first day of the week let another glory of the moon, and another every one of you lay by him in store, as glory of the stars ; for one star differeth | God hath prospered him, that there be no from another star in glory.
gatherings when I come. 42 So also is the resurrection of the 1 3 And when I come, whomsoever ye dead. It is sown in corruption, it is shall approve by your letters, them will raised in incorruption,
I send to bring your liberality unto Je43 It is sown in dishonour, it is raised rusalem. in glory : it is sown in weakness, it is | 4 And if it be meet that I go also, they raised in power:
shall go with me. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is rais 5 Now I will come unto you, when I ed a spiritual body. There is a natural shall pass through Macedonia : for I do body, and there is a spiritual body. pass through Macedonia.
45 And so it is written, The first man 6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, Adam was made a living soul, the last 1 and winter with you, that ye may bring Adam was made a quickening spirit. me on my journey whithersoever I go.
46 Howbeit, that was not first which 7 For I will not see you now by the is spiritual, but that which is natural; way; but I trust to tarry a while with and afterward that which is spiritual. ll you, if the Lord permit.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy:1 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until the second man is the Lord from heaven. | Pentecost. - 48 As is the earthy, such are they also 9 For a great door 'and effectual is that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, opened unto me, and there are many adsuch are they also that are heavenly. versaries.
49 And as we have borne the image of 10 Now if Timotheus come, see that the earthy, we shall also bear the image he may be with you without fear : for of the heavenly.
he worketh the work of the Lord, as I 50 Now this I cay, brethren, that flesh |also do. and blood cannot inherit the kingrlom of 11 Let no man therefore despise him:
392 Friendly admonitions, II. CORINTHIANS.
and salutations, out conduct him forth in peace, that he that which was lacking on your part, they may come unto me: for I look for him ll nave supplied. with the brethren.
18 For they have refreshed my spirit 12 As touching our brother Apollos, ll and yours: therefore acknowledge ye I greatly desired him to come unto you them that are such. with the brethren but his will was not 19 The churches of Asia salute you. at all to come at this time ; but he || Aquila and Priscilla salute you much will come when he shall have convenien: in the Lord, with the church that is in
their house. 13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, 20 All the brethren greet you. Greet quit you like men, be strong.
ye one another with an holy kiss, 14° Let all your things be done with 21 The salutation of me Paul with charity.
mine own hand. 15 í beseech you, brethren, (ye know 22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus the house of Stephinas, that it is the Christ, let him be Anathema Maran-atha. first fruits of Achaja, and that they have || 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ addicted themselves to the ministry of re with you. the saints,)
24 My love be with you all in Christ 16 Thát ye submit yourselves until Jesus. Amen. such, and to every one that helpeth with The first epistle to the Corinthians us, and laboureth.
was written from Philippi by Ste17 Lam glad of the coming of Stepha phanas, and Fortunatus, and Achainas, and Fortunatus, and Achicus : for U cus, and Timotheus.
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE
TO THE CORINTHIANS.
I me isure, above strength, insomuch, that 3 The apostle encourageth them against il we despaired even of life : .
troubles, 12 and she weth the sincerity of 9 But we had the sentence of death in his preaching 15 He excuseth his not ourselves, that we should not trust in comig to theni.
courselves, but in God which raiseth the PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by dead:
I the will of God, and Timothy our 10 Who delivered us from so great a brother, unto the church of God which death, and doth deliver: in whom we is at Corinth, with all the saints which trust that he will yet deliver us: . are in all Achaia:
11 Ye also helping together by prayer 2 Grace be to you and peace from God || for us, that for the gitt bestuwd upon our Father, and from the Lord Jesus us by the means of many persons, thanks Chri-t.
may be given by many on our behalf. 3 Blessed be God, even the Father of || 12 For our rejoicing is this, the testiour Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mer- | nony of our conscience, that in simpliccies, and the God of all comfort ;
ity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly 4 Who comforteth us in all our trib wisdom, but by the grace of God, we ulation, that we may be able to comfort | have had our conversation in the world, them which are in any trouble by the and more abundantly to you-ward. comfort wherewith we ourselves are 13 For we write none other things comforted of God.
into you, than what ye read or acknowl5 For as the sufferings of Christ a dge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge bound in us, so our consolation also a. even to the end ; boundeth by Christ.
14 As also ye have acknowledged us 6 And whether we be afflicted, it is in part, that we are your rejoicing, even for your consolation and salvatios, which is ye also are ours in the day of the is effectual in the enduring of he sam: || Lord Jesus sufferings which we also suffer : o: 15 And in this confidence I was whether we be comforted, it is for your minded to come unto you before, that ye consolation and salvation.
night have a second benefit ; 7 Ad our hope of you is steadfist, 16 And to pass by you into Macedoknowing, that as ye are partakers of the ja, and to come again out of Macedo sufferings, so shall ye be also of the con ja unto you, and of you to be brought solution.
u my way toward Judea. 8 For we would not, brethren, have 17 When I therefore was thus minded. you ignorant of our trouble which came || did I use lightness ? or the things hat to us in Asia, that we were pressed out ot || 1 purpose, do I purpose according to the