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and subject it: lest by any lest he fall. 13 No temptation means, after having served as a hath befallen you, but such as herald to others, I myself should is human : but God is faithful, be disapproved. who will not suffer you to be CH. X. 1 Fort, brethren, I tempted above your ability; would not have you ignorant, but with the temptation will that all our fathers were under make a way also to escape, that
the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 and were all baptized to Moses, in the cloud, and in the sea; 3 and all ate of the same spiritual food; 4 and all drank of the same spiritual drink. (For they drank water from the spiritual rock which followed them : and that rock was Christ.) 5 Yet with most of them, God was not well pleased : for they were destroyed in the desert. 6 Now these things came to pass for examples to us; that we should not be desirous of evil things, as they also desired. 7 Nor be ye idolaters, as were Some of them ; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to sport:” 8 nor let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day twenty three thousand ; 9 nor let us try Christ,” as some of them [also] tried God ; and perished by serpents : 10 nor murmur ye, as some of them [also] murmured; and perished by the destroyer. 11 Now all these things happened to them as examples; and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come. 12 Wherefore let him who think
eth that he standeth, take heed
ye may be able to bear it. 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to men of understanding: judge ye what I say. 16 The cup of blessing for which we bless God, is it not a participation of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation of the body of Christ : 17 (For we, though many, are as one bread, and one body : for we all partake of the one bread.) 18 Behold Israel according to the flesh : are not those who eat of the sacrifices common partakers with the altar : 19 What say I then : [that an idol is any thing, or that what is offered to idols is any thing? 20 Wo : but that the things which the gentiles offer, they offer to demons, and not to God: and I would not that ye should be common partakers with demons, 21 Ye cannot drink the Lord’s cup, and the cup of demons : ye cannot partake of the Lord’s table, and the table of demons. 22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy 2 are we stronger than he 23 All things are lawful, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful, but all things edify not. 24 Let no one seek his own good only ; but
one Vatican and Ephr. MSS. here have zvetov Lord, and the Alexandrian Stov cod. See
every one that of another also. 25 Eat whatsoever is sold in the shambles, asking no question on account of conscience. 26 For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness of it. 27 [And] if any of those who believe not, ask you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; eat whatsoever is set before you, asking no question on account of conscience. 28 But if any one say to you, “This hath been offered to idols;” eat not, on account of him who told thee, and on account of conscience. 29 I mean not thine own conscience, but that of another: for why should my liberty be condemned by another man’s conscience? 30 If I partake with thanksgiving, why should I be evilspoken of on account of that for which I give thanks : 31 Whether therefore ye eat, or whether ye drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give no cause of of. fending to the Jews, or to the Greeks, or to the church of God: 33 as I also please all men in all things; not seeking mine own profit, but the firosit of many, that they may be saved. CH. XI. 1 Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 NOW I praise you, brethren, because ye remember me in all things, and keep my traditions as I delivered them to you. 3 But I wish you to know, that the head of every man is
Christ; and that the head of the woman is the man ; and that the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man, praying or prophesying having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman, praying or prophesying with her head uncovered, dishonoureth her head: for that is one and the same thing as if her head were shaven. 6 For if a woman be not covered, let her head even be shorn: but if it be shameful that a woman should have her head shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not from the woman; but the woman from the man. 9 Nor indeed was the man created for the woman ; but the woman for the man. 10 For this cause the woman ought to have a veil” on her head, on account of the messengers. 11 Nevertheless, neither is the woman without the man, nor the man without the woman, in the Lord. 12 For as the wo— man is from the man, so is the man also by the woman : but all things are from God. 13 Judge among your own selves : is it becoming that a woman pray to God uncovered : 14 o doth not even nature [itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonour to him ; 15 but that, if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her : because her hair is given [her] for a covering. 16 But if any one seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the churches of God. 17 But I praise you not when I declare this ; that ye come not together for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be heresies also among you ; that those who are approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When therefore ye come together into one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s supper. 21 For when ye eat, every one taketh before others his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What ? have ye not houses to eat and drink in 2 or despise ye the church of God, and shame those who have not? What shall I say to you ? shall I praise you in this I praise you Inot. 23 For I have received from the Lord that which I delivered also to you, that the Lord Jesus, the night on which he was delivered up, took bread ; 24 and having given thanks, he brake it 5 and said, “This is my body, which is broken for you : do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In like manner he took the cup also, when he had supped, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood: do this, as often as ye shall drink it,
* Gr, power. “The veil, being the sign or token of the man's power, is called tâwartz. See whitby for the agreement of the ancient interpreters in this.” Newcome.
in remembrance of me.” 23 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink [this j cup, ye show forth the Lord’s death, till he come. 27. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat the bread, or drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, will be guilty of frofaning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man try himself; and then let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh [unworthily], eateth and drinketh condemnation to himself, not distinguishing the Lord’s body. 30 For this cause, many among you are weak and sickly, and a considerable number sleep. 31 But if we would examine ourselves, we should not be condemned. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are chastened, that we should not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat the Lord’s suffer, wait for one another. 34 If any one hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together to condemnation. But the rest I will set in order when I come. CH. XII. 1 NOW concerning spiritual things, brethren, I would not have ye ignorant. 2. Ye know that ye were gentiles, carried away to dumb idols, as ye were led. 3 Where. fore I declare to you that no one, speaking in a godly spirit, saith, “Jesus is accursed;” and no one can say, “Jesus is the Lord,” unless it be in a holy
spirit. 4 Now there are differences of gifts; but it is the same spirit. 5 And there are differences of ministries: but it is the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities in workings; but it is the same God who worketh inwardly all in all.
7 And to each is given the manifestation of the spirit, for the advantage of all. 8 For to one, indeed, through the spirit, is given the word of wisdom; and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same spirit; 9 and to another, faith, in the same spirit; and to another, the gifts of healing, in the same spirit; 10 and to another, the working of miracles; and to another, prophecy; and to another, the discerning of spirits; and to another, different kinds of languages; and to another, the interpretation of languages.
11 But this one and the same spirit worketh all these things, distributing to every one severally as he pleaseth.*
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that [one] body, though many, are one body; so also is Christ. 13 For in one spirit, we have been all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free-men ; and we have been all made to drink into one spirit. 14 For the body also is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot should say, “ Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body;” is it therefore not of the body ? 16 and if the ear should say, “Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body;” is it therefore not of the body ? 17: If the whole body overe an eye, where would Be the hearing : if the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling : 18 But now God hath disposed every one of the members in the body, as it hath pleased him, 19 And if all the farts were one member, where would be the body ? 20 But now there are many members, yet only one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of thee;” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 Nay, much more, those members of the body, which seem to be the weaker, are necessary: 23 and as to those members of the body which we think to be the more dishonourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely members have more abundant comeliness: 24 whereas our comely members have no need : but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to the meaner part ; 25 that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And so if one member suffer, all the members
* “IPivine inspiration is here personified. So our Lord saith of the wind, John iii. 8. “The wind bloweth where it will.” The apostle does not mean to teach that the spirit of God 18 a real person, a distinct intelligent agent, but that God distributeth spiritual gifts according
to his pleasure.” Im. Wer. note.
jointly suffer, or if one member be honoured, all the members jointly rejoice. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and his members severally. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first aposties, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, different kinds of languages. 29 Are all apostles: are all prophets? are all teach. ers ? are all workers of miracles: 30 Have all the gifts of healing do all speak in different languages : do all interpret : 31 Now ye zealously desire the best gifts. And yet I show you by far the most excellent way. CH. XIII. 1 If I speak in the languages of men and of angels, but have not love, I become like sounding brass, or a noisy cymbal. 2 And if I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing. 3 And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Love is long-suffering, and is kind ; love envicth not ; love is not vain, is not puffed up, 5 doth not behave itself unbecomingly, seeketh not its own, is not highly-provoked, deviseth
not evil, 6 rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth together with the truth; 7 covereth all
things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Ilove never faileth : but whether there be prophecies, they shall be done away; whether there be languages, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part : 10 but when that which is perfect cometh, [then] that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought as a child, I reasoned as a child : but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 [For] now we see as through a dim glass,” obscurely ; but then ove shall see face to face : now I know in part; but then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now remaineth faith, hope, love; these three ; but the greatest of these is love.
CH. XIV. 1 Pu Rsu E love ; and earnestly desire spiritual gifts ; but rather that ye may prophesy.f 2 For he who speaketh in a foreign language, speaketh not to men, but to God: for none understandeth him; however, in his spirit he speaketh mysteries: 3 but he who prophesieth, speaketh to men edification, and exhortation, and consolation.
3. - * Gr. 31 £707 réov, through glass : i. e. through those transparent substances which the ancients used in their windows; such as thin plates of horn, transparent stone, and the like.
See Macknight in loco.
t i. e. that ye may teach, preach, or instruct. The verb ~goomtsvo will admit of this construction, as well as to predict. See Luke i. 67. Acts ii. 17, 18. xix. 6. xxi. 9.--also ver. 3, 4, 5,
etc. above. o