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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 For, 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 . ye may be able to bear it. through the sea; 2 and were 14 Wherefore, my dearly beall baptized to Moses, in the loved, flee from idolatry. 15 I cloud, and in the sea ; 3 and all speak as to men of understandate of the same spiritual food; 1 ing: judge ye what I say. 16 4 and all drank of the same spi- | The cup of blessing for which ritual drink. (For they drank we bless God, is it not a particiwater from the spiritual rock/pation of the blood of Christ ? which followed them : and that The bread which we break, is rock was Christ.) 5 Yet with it not a participation of the body most of them, God was not of Christ ? 17 (For we, though well pleased: for they were many, are as one bread, and destroyed in the desert.
one body : for we all partake of 6 Now these things came to the one bread.) pass for examples to us ; that 18 Behold Ísrael according we should not be desirous of to the flesh: are not those who evil things, as they also desired. eat of the sacrifices common 7 Nor be ye idolaters, as were partakers with the altar? 19 some of them; as it is written, What say I then? (that an idol “ The people sat down to eat is any thing, or] that what is and to drink, and rose up to i offered to idols is any thing? sport :" 8 nor let us commit i 20 No: but that the things fornication, as some of them which the gentiles offer, they committed, and fell in one day offer to demons, and not to God: twenty three thousand : 9 nor and I would not that ye should let us try Christ,* as some of be common partakers with dethem (also7 tried God ; and pe- | mons. 21 Ye cannot drink the rished by serpents : 10 nor mur- Lord's cup, and the cup ot de· mur ye, as some of them (also mons: ye cannot partake of the murmured; and perished by the Lord's table, and the table of destroyer.
demons. 22 Do we provoke 11 Now all these things hap-| the Lord to jealousy? are we pened to them as examples ; | stronger than he ? and they are written for our 23 All things are lawful, but admonition, upon whom the all things are not expedient : ends of the ages are come. 12 all things are lawful, but all Wherefore let him who think things edify not. 24 Let no one eth that he standeth, take heed seek his own good only ; but * The Vatican and Ephr. MSS. here have xugtoy Lord, and the Alexandrian Seoy God. See
every one that of another also. | Christ; and that the head of the 25 Eat whatsoever is sold in woman is the man; and that the shambles, asking no ques- the head of Christ is God. 4 tion on account of conscience. Every man, praying or prophe26 For the earth is the Lord's, sying having his head covered, and the fulness of it. 27 [And] dishonoureth his head. 5 But if any of those who believe not, every woman, praying or proask you to a feast, and ye be phesying with her head uncovdisposed to go; eat whatsoever | ered, dishonoureth her head: is set before you, asking no for that is one and the same question on account of con- thing as if her head were science. 28 But if any one say | shaven. to you, “ This hath been offered 6 For if a woman be not to idols;" eat not, on account covered, let her head even be of him who told thee, and on shorn: but if it be shameful account of conscience. 29 I that a woman should have her mean not thine own conscience, head shorn or shaven, let her but that of another: for why I be covered. 7 For a man indeed should my liberty be condemned ought not to cover his head, by another man's conscience? since he is the image and glory
30 If I partake with thanks- of God: but the woman is the giving, why should I be evil- glory of the man. 8 For the man spoken of on account of that is not from the woman; but the for which I give thanks ? 31 woman from the man. 9 Nor inWhether therefore ye eat, or deed was the man created for whether ye drink, or whatever the woman; but the woman for ye do, do all to the glory of the man. 10 For this cause the God. 32 Give no cause of of-woman ought to have a veil* fending to the Jews, or to the on her head, on account of Greeks, or to the church of the messengers. God: 33 as I also please all' 11 Nevertheless, neither is men in all things ; not seeking the woman without the man, mine own profit, but the profit nor the man without the woman, of many, that they may be say- in the Lord. 12 for as the woed.
man is from the man, so is the CH. XI. 1 Be ye imitators man also by the woman : but all of me, even as I also am of things are from God. 13 Judge Christ.
among your own selves : is it 2 NOW I praise you, breth- becoming that a woman pray ren, because ye remember me to God uncovered ? 14 For] in all things, and keep my tra- doth not even nature [itself ditions as I delivered them to teach you, that, if a man have you. 3 But I wish you to know, long hair, it is a dishonour to that the head of every man is him; 15 but that, if a woman
* Gr. power. “ The veil; being the sign or token of the man's power, is called TIG. See Whitby for the agreement of the ancient interpreters in this.” Newcome.
have long hair, it is a glory to ; in remembrance of me.” 25 her: because her hair is given For as often as ye eat this
her for a covering. 16 But if bread, and drink this cup, ye any one seem to be contentious, show forth the Lord's death, we have no such custom, nor till he come. the churches of God.
1 27 Wherefore, whosoever 17 But I praise you not shall 'eat the bread, or drink when I declare this; that ye the cup of the Lord unworthily, come not together for the bet- will be guilty of profaning the ter, but for the worse. 18 For body and blood of the Lord. first, when ye come together 28 But let a man try himself; in the church, I hear that there and then let him eat of that are divisions among you: and bread, and drink of that cup. I partly believe it. 19 For there 29 For he that eateth and must be heresies also among drinketh [unworthily], eateth you ; that those who are ap- and drinketh condemnation to proved may be made manifest himself, not distinguishing the among you.
Lord's body. 30 For this cause, 20 When therefore ye come many among you are weak together into one place, it is and sickly, and a considerable not to eat the Lord's supper. number sleep. 31 But if we 21 For when ye eat, every one would examine ourselves, we taketh before others his own should not be condemned. 32 supper: and one is hungry, and But when we are judged by the another is drunken. 22 What? | Lord, we are chastened, that have ye not houses to eat and we should not be condemned drink in? or despise ye the with the world. church of God, and shame 33 Wherefore, my brethren, those who have not? What when ye come together to eat shall I say to you? shall I the Lord's supper, wait for one praise you in this? I praise you another. 34 If any one hunger, not.
I let him eat at home; that ye 23 For I have received from come not together to condemthe Lord that which I delivered nation. But the rest I will set also to you, that the Lord Jesus, in order when I come. the night on which he was de- CH. XII. 1 NOW concernlivered up, took bread ; 24 and ing spiritual things, brethren, having given thanks, he brake I would not have ye ignorant. it; and said, “This is my body, 2 Ye know that ye were genwhich is broken for you: do tiles, carried away to dumb this in remembrance of me.” 25 idols, as ye were led. 3 Where. In like manner he took the cup fore I declare to you that no also, when he had supped, say- one, speaking in a godly spirit, ing, “ This cup is the new co- saith, “ Jesus is accursed;" venant in my blood: do this, and no one can say, “ Jesus is as often as ye shall drink it, the Lord,” unless it be in a holy spirit. 4 Now there are differ-) 15 If the foot should say, ences of gifts ; but it is the “ Because I am not the hand, I same spirit. 5 And there are am not of the body;" is it theredifferences of ministries : but fore not of the body? 16 and if it is the same Lord. 6 And there the ear should say, “ Because are diversities in workings; but I am not the eye, I am not of it is the same God who work- the body;" is it therefore not eth inwardly all in all
of the body? 17 If the whole 7 And to each is given the body were an eye, where would manifestation of the spirit, for be the hearing ? if the whole the advantage of all. 8 For to were hearing, where would be one, indeed, through the spirit, the sinelling ? 18 But now God is given the word of wisdom; hath disposed every one of the and to another, the word of members in the body, as it hath knowledge, according to the pleased him, 19 And if all the same spirit ; 9 and to another, I parts were one member, where faith, in the same spirit; and would be the body ? to another, the gifts of healing, 20 But now there are many in the same spirit; 10 and to an-members, yet only one body. other, the working of miracles; 21 The eye cannot say to the and to another, prophecy; and hand, “ I have no need of thee;"? to another, the discerning of nor again the head to the feet, spirits; and to another, different “ I have no need of you.” 22 kinds of languages; and to an- Nay, much more, those memother, the interpretation of lan-bers of the body, which seem guages.
to be the weaker, are necessary: 11 But this one and the same l 23 and as to those members of spirit worketh all these things, the body which we think to be distributing to every one seve, the more dishonourable, upon rally as he pleaseth.*
these we bestow more abun-. 12 For as the body is one, dant honour; and our uncomely and hath many members, and members have more abundant all the members of that [one] comeliness: 24 whereas our body, though many, are one comely members have no need : body; so also is Christ. 13 but God hath tempered the For in one spirit, we have body together, having given been all baptized into one body, more abundant honour to the whether Jews or Greeks, whe- meaner part ; 25 that there ther slaves or free-men; and we should be no schism in the have been all made to drink body; but that the members into one spirit. 14. For the bo- should have the same care for dy also is not one member, but one another. 26 And so if one many.
| member suffer, all the members *" Divine 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 guits according to his pleasure." Im. Ver. note.
jointly suffer, or if one member, not evil, 6 rejoiceth not in inihe honoured, all the members quity, but rejoiceth together jointly rejoice.
with the truth; 7 covereth all 27 Now ye are the body of things, believeth all things, Christ, and his members seve- hopeth all things, endureth all rally. 28 And God hath set things. some in the church, first apos- 8 Love never faileth : but tles, secondly prophets, thirdly whether there be prophecies, · teachers, after that miracles, they shall be done away; whethen gifts of healings, helps, ther there be languages, they governments, different kinds of shall cease; whether there be languages. 29 Are all apostles? | knowledge, it shall be done are all prophets? are all teach away. 9 For we know in part, ers? are all workers of miracles? and we prophesyin part: 10 30 Have all the gifts of heal. but when that which is perfect ing? do all speak in different cometh, [then that which is languages ? do all interpret? in part will be done away. SI Now ye zealously desire 11 When I was a child, I the best gifts. And yet I show spake as a child, I thought as you by far the most excellent a child, I reasoned as a child : way.
but when I became a man, I Ch. XIII. 1 If I speak in put away childish things. 12 the languages of men and of For] now we see as through a angels, but have not love, I dim glass,* obscurely ; but then become like sounding brass, we shall see face to face : now I or a noisy cymbal. 2 And if I know in part; but then I shall have the gifi of prophecy, and know fully, even as I am fully understand all mysteries and known. 13 And now remaineth all knowledge, and if I have faith, hope, love; these three ; all faith, so as to remove moun- but the greatest of these is love. tains, and have not love, I am Ch. XIV. 1 PURSUE love; nothing. 3 And if I bestow all and earnestly desire spiritual my goods to feed the poor, and gifts; but rather that ye may if I give my body to be burned, I prophesy.t 2 For he who speakand have lot love, it profiteth eth in a foreign language, me nothing.
speaketh not to men, but to 4 Love is long-suffering, and God: for none understandeth is kind ; love envicth not; love him; however, in his spirit he is not vain, is not puffed up, 5 speaketh mysteries: 3 but he doth not behave itself unbe- who prophesieth, speaketh to comingly, seeketh nor its own, men edification, and exhortais not highly-provoked, deviseth Ition, and consolation.
* Gr. Si' 8007 Teou, 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.
† i. e. that ye may teach, preach, or instruct. The verb 7 PONTEUW 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.