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is written, “ Things which eye | 3 for ye are still carnal : for hath not seen, nor ear heard, whereas there is among you neither have entered into the envying, and strife, [and diviheart of man, God hath pre- sions,] are ye not carnal, and pared for those who love him.” walk according to the manner 10 But God hath revealed them of men ? 4 For when one saith, to us through his 7 spirit: for "I am of Paul," and another, the spirit searcheth all things, “ I am of Apollos,” are ye not éven the deep things of God. carnal ?

11 For what man knoweth 5 Who then is Paul, and the things of a man, but the who is Apollos ? Ministers by spirit of a man, which is in him? whom ye have believed, even as In like manner also, no one the Lord hath given to each of knoweth the things of God, but us. 6 I planted; Apollos water. the spirit of God. 12 Now we ed; but God gave the increase. have not received the spirit of | 7 So that, neither is he who the world, but the spirit which planteth, any thing, nor he who is from God; that we may know watereth ; but God who giveth the things which have been the increase. 8 Now he who freely given to us of God: 13 planteth, and he who watereth, which things we speak also, not are one ; and each will receive in the words which man's wis- | his own reward, according to dom teacheth, but which the his own labour. 9 For we are spirit teacheth; comparing spi-workers together with God: ye ritual things with spiritual. are God's husbandry, ye are

14 Now an animal man re. God's building. ceiveth not the things of the 10 According to the favour spirit of God: for to him they of God, which hath been given are foolishness; nor can he know to me, I laid the foundation, as them, because they are to be a wise master-builder: and anspiritually examined. 15 But other buildeth thereon. But let the spiritual man examineth, every one take heed how he [indeed,] all things ; yet he buildeth thereon ; 11 for no himself is examined by no one other foundation can any one 16 For who knoweth the mind | lay, than what is laid, which is of the Lord, that he may in- Jesus Christ. struct him ?* But we have the 12 But if any one build upon mind of Christ.

| [this] foundation, gold, silver, Ch. III. 1 NOW I, breth- precious stones, wood, hay, ren, could not speak to you as stubble, 13 every one's work to spiritual; but as to carnal, will be manifest : for the day as to babes in Christ. 2 I fed will show it, because it will be you with milk, not with meat : revealed by fire; and the fire for ye were not then able to bear will try every one's work, of it, nor indeed are ye now able; what kind it is. 14 If the work

* i. e. the spiritual man.

of any one which he hath built | by human inquiry ; because I thereon, remaineth, he will re- do not condemn myself; 4 (for ceive a reward. 15 If the work I am conscious to myself of of any one be burnt, he will nothing evil ; yet I am not heresuffer loss: himself, however, by justified;) but he that judgeth

shall be saved ; yet so as me is the Lord. 5 Judge now through a fire.

thing, therefore, before the 16 Know ye not, that ye are time; until the Lord come, the temple of God; and that who both will bring to light the spirit of God dwelieth in the hidden things of darkness, you ? 17 If any one corrupt and will make manifest the *the temple of God, God will counsels of the hearts: and

corrupt him : for the temple of then every one will have praise God is holy, which temple ye from God. are.

6 NOW these things, breth18 Let no one deceive him-ren, I have transferred to myself. If any among you seem to / self, and 10 Apollos, for your be wise in this age, let him | sakes; that ye may learn in us become a fool, that he may be- not to think of men above that come wise. 19 For the wisdom which is here written ; that no of this world is foolishness with one of you be puffed up in be. God. For it is written, “ He half of one another. 7 For who taketh the wise in their own maketh thee to differ from ancraftiness.” 20 And again, “ The other ? and what hast thou Lord knoweth the reasonings of which thou didst not receive ? the wise, that they are vain." But if thou didst only receive

21 Let no one, therefore, it, why dost thou boast as if boast in men: for all things thou hadst not received it? are yours : 22 whether Paul, or 8 Now ye are full, now ye Apollos, or Cephas,* or the are rich, ye have reigned withworld, or life, or death, or out us: and I wish ye did things present, or things to reign, that we also might reign co.ne; all things [are] yours: with you. 9 For I think [that] 23 and ye are Christ's; and God hath brought forth us Christ is God's.

apostles, lastet as devoted to CH. IV. 1 So then, let a man death; for we have been made consider us, only as servants a spectacle to the world, both of Christ, and stewards of the to angels and to men. 10 We mysteries of God. 2 Now it is are fools for the sake of Christ, required in stewards that they but ye are wise in Christ ; we be found faithful. 3 But with are weak, but ye are strong; me it is a very small thing that ye are honourable, but we are I should be judged by you, or ( disgraced.

j. e. Peter. + “ Alluding to those last exposed on the theatre, to fight with wild beasts, or with cach other, and who were devoted to certain destruction. Or, we may render, hath appointed us apostles the lowest of men, and as devoted to death." Newcome.

11 To this present hour, we, certainly heard of among you, both hunger and thirst, and are and such fornication as is not naked, and are beaten, and have even among the gentiles, that no certain abode; 12 and la- one should have his father's hour, working with our own wife. 2 And are ye puffed up? hands being reviled, we bless; and have ye not rather mournbeing persecuted, we bear it; ed? so that he who hath wrought 13 being evil spoken of, we out this work might be taken exhort: we are made as the away from among you. vilest of the world, as the off-| 3 For I truly, Fas] absent in scouring of all things, until body, but present in spirit, have now. 14 I write not these things already judged, as though I to shame you; but I admonish were present, him who hath you as my beloved children. done this ; 4 that, in the name · 15 For if ye have ten thou- of our Lord Jesus Christ, (when sand guides in Christ, yet ye ye and I, are gathered togehave not many fathers : for I ther, in spirit,) with the power am your father in Christ Jesus, of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 ye by preaching to you the gospel. deliver such an one to the ad16 Wherefore I exhort you, be versary,* for the sufferingt of ye imitators of me. 17 For this. the flesh, that the spirit may be cause I have sent to you Timo- saved, in the day of the Lord thy, who is my beloved and Jesus. faithful son in the Lord, who 6 Your boasting is not good. will remind you of my ways Know ye not that a little leaven which are in Christ, as I teach leaveneth the whole lump? 7 every where in every church. Take away thoroughly the old

18 But some have been puf- leaven, that ye may be a new fed up, as though I would not lump, inasmuch as ye are uncome to you. 19 But I will leavened: for even our passocome to you, shortly, if the ver, Christ, hath been slain (for Lord be willing; and I will us]. 8 Let us therefore keep know, not the speech of those the feast, not with the old who are puffed up, but their leaven, nor with the leaven of power. 20 For the kingdom of wickedness and maliciousness ; God is not in speech, but in but with the unleavened bread power.

i of sincerity and truth. 21 What will ye? that I come 9 I have written to you, in to you · with a rod, or in love, this epistle, not to associate and in the spirit of meekness. with fornicators : 10 [yet not

Ch. V. | FORNICATION is wholly with the fornicators, or

g. d. Disown him as a christian brother. Expel him from the community of believers. Let him be regarded as a heathen: no longer a subject to Christ, but a vassal of his own vile appetites and passions, which destroy the mind and render a man a pest to society. To deliver one over in this solemn manner, is done as a last remedy, to make him ashamedof his vices, and, if possible, to bring him to sincere repentance.

+ Gr. odebpov violent death, destruction, or ruin of one.

covetous, or oppressors, or idol- , why are ye not rather defraud. aters, of this world : for then ed ? 8 whereas ye wrong, and 'indeed ye must go out of the defraud; and that your brethren. world : 11 but I now write to 9 Know ye not that injurious you, not to associate with him, men will not inherit the kingif any one, called a brother, be dom of God ? Be not deceived, a fornicator, or covetous, or an neither fornicators, nor idolidolater, or a reviler, or a aters, nor adulterers, nur volupdrunkard, or an oppressor; not tuous, nor sodomites, 10 nor even to eat with such an one. thieves, nor covetous, nor

12 For what have I to do to drunkards, nor revilers, nor judge those falso) who are oppressors, will inherit the without ? Should not ye judge kingdom of God. 11 And such those who are within ? 13 but were some of you : but ye have those who are without, God been washed, but ye have been will judge ? Put away from sanctified, in the name of the among yourselves that wicked | Lord Jesus, and in the spirit person.

of our God. Ch. VI. 1 DARE any of you, 12 All things are lawful to having a matter against another, me, but all things are not exbe judged by the unrighteous, pedient : all things are lawful and not by the saints? 2 Know to me, but I will not be brought ye not that the saints will judge under the power of any thing. the world? but if the world | 13 Meats are for the belly, and will be judged by you, are ye the belly is for meats: yet God unworthy to judge the smallest will destroy both it and them. causes ?

But the body is not for fornica3 Know ye not that we shall / tion, but for the Lord; and the judge angels? how much more Lord for the body : 14 and God things which belong to this life? | hath both raised up the Lord, 4 If then ye have judgments of and will raise up us also by his causes belonging to this life, do power. ye set those to judge who are 15 Know ye not that your of no account in the church? 5 bodies are members of Christ? I speak to your shame. Is it so, shall I then take the members that there is not a wise man of Christ, and make them the among you, snot even one,] i members of a harlot? By no who can decide between his means. 16 Know ye not that brethren? 6 but is brother he who is joined to a harlot, is brought into judgment with one body ? (for the two,” saith brother, and that before unbe. I the scripture, "shall be united inlievers?

to one flesh.") 17 But he who is 7 Now therefore it is certainly joined to the Lord, is one spirit. a defect among you, that ye have 18 Flee fornication. Most suits one with another. Why sins which a man commitdo ye not rather suffer wrong? | teth, are without the body;

but he who committeth forni- 1 9 But, if they have not contication, sinneth against his own nence, let them marry : for it body. 19 Know ye not that is better to marry than to burn. your body is the temple of a 10 And to the married, I comholy spirit which is in you, mand, yet not I only but the which ye have from God, and Lord, that the wife depart not ye are not your own ? 20 For ye from her husband: 11 (but if have been bought with a price : she depart, let her remain unglorify therefore God in your married, or be reconciled to her body.

husband :) and that the hus· Ch. VII. 1 NOW concern-band do not put away his wife. ing the things about which ye 12 But as to the rest, I speak, have written to me: It is good not the Lord: If any brother for a man not to touch a woman. have an unbelieving wife, and 2. Nevertheless, because of she choose to dwell with him, avoiding fornications, let every let him not put her away. 13 man have his own wife, and let | And if a woman have an unbeevery woman have her own lieving husband, and he choose husband. 3 Let the husband to dwell with her, let her not render to the wife the debt of put him away. 14 For the unmarriage ; and in like manner believing husband is sanctified the wife also to the husband. in the wife, and the unbelieving .-4. The wife hath not power wife is sanctified in the husband; over her own body, but the otherwise your children are unhusband : and in like manner cleanı; but now they are holy. the husband also hath not power 15 But if the unbelieving over his own body, but the person depart, let such depart. wife. 5 Defraud ye not one an- | The brother or sister is not other; unless perhaps partly, enslaved in such cases. Howwith consent, for a time, that ever, God hath called us to ye may have leisure for prayer, peace. 16 For how knowest and may come together again ; I thou, O wife, but that thou that the adversary tempt you mayest save thy husband? or how not because of your inconti-knowest thou, 0 husband, but nence.

| that thou mayest save thy wife ? 6 But I speak this by way of 17 However, according as permission ; not by way of com- the Lord hath distributed to mandment. 7 For I would that every one, according as God all men were even as I myself. hath called every one, so let But every one hath his proper such walk. And thus I appoint gift from God; one according in all the churches. 18 Hath any to this manner, and another ac. | man been called, being circumcording to that.

cised ? let him not become 8 Now I say to widowers uncircumcised. Hath any been and to widows. It is good for called in uncircumcision ? let them if they remain even as I. him not become circumcised.

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