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4 He who speaketh in a fo– reign language, edifieth himself; but he who prophesieth, edifieth the church. 5 Now I would that ye all spake in soreign languages, but rather that ye prophesied : for greater is he who prophesieth, than he who speaketh with tongues; unless he interpret, that the church may receive edification.
6 And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in foreign languages, what shall I profit you, unless I shall speak to you either in a revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophesying, or in doctrine : 7 In like manner if things without life, which give sound, whether pipe or harp, give no distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle ; 9 So likewise, unless ye utter by the tongue, words which can be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken for ye will speak to the air.
10 There are I know not how many kinds of languages in the world; and no one [of them] is without signification. 11 If therefore I know not the meaning of the language, I would be a barbarian to him who speaketh, and he who speaketh would be a barbarian to me. 12 So likewise, since ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may abound in them to the edification of the church. 13 Wherefore, let him who speaketh in an unknown language
pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in an unknown language, my spirit prayeth, but my meaning is unprofitable. 15 What is it then : I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also : I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 16 Otherwise, when thou shalt bless God with thy spirit, how shall the unlearned hearer say Amen to thy thanksgiving, since he knoweth not what thou sayest ? 17 For thou indeed givest thanks well; but the other is not edified. 18 I give thanks to God, speaking in foreign languages more than ye all : 19 yet I would rather speak, in the church, five words with meaning, that, by my voice, I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown language. 20 Brethren, be not children in understanding : yet, in wickedness be infants, but in understanding be perfect men. 21 It is written in the law, “With men of other languages and with other lips, I will speak to this people; yet neither then will they hearken to me, saith the Lord.” 22 Wherefore dif. ferent languages are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to unbelievers; but prophesying is for a sign, not to unbelievers, but to those who believe. 23 If therefore, the whole church come together into one place, and all speak in foreign languages, and those who are unlearned, or unbelievers, come in, will they not say that ye are
mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever, or one unlearned, come in, he is reproved by all, he is examined by all : 25 the secrets of his heart are made manifest; and then he will fall down on his face and worship God, declaring that God is really in you. 26 How is it then, brethren : when ye come together, hath each of you a psalm, hath he a doctrine, hath he a foreign language, hath he a revelation, hath he an interpretation : Let all things be done to edification. 27 Now if any one speak in an unknown language, let it be by two, or at the most by three sentences, and separately; and let one interpret: 28 but if there be no interpreter, let such keep silence in the church ; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29 And let two or three prophets speak; and let the others discern. 30 But if any thing be revealed to another who sitteth by, let the first keep silence. 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one; that all may learn, and all may be exhorted. 32 Now the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets; 33 (for God is not the author of disorder, but of peace.) As in all churches of the saints, 34 let [your] women keep silence in the churches: for they are not permitted to speak; but are commanded to be under obedience, as the law also saith. 35 And if they desire to learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home : for it is
unbecoming that women should speak in the church. 36 What 2 did the word of God come forth from you ? or hath it reached to you only : 37 If any one seem to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge the things I write to you, for they are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any one be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy ; and yet forbid not to speak in different languages. 40 But let all things be done decently, and in order. C.H. XV. 1 NOW I declare to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also ye have received, and in which ye stand; 2 through which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what doctrine I preached to you : unless ye have believed rashly. 3 For I delivered to you annong the first things, that which I actually received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; 4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised the third day, according to the scriptures; 5 and that he was seen by Peter, then by the twelve. 6 After that, he was seen by above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain until now, but some are fallen asleep. 7. After that, he was seen by James; then by all the apostles. 8 And, last of all, he was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. 9 (For I am the least of the apostles; who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the favour of God I am what I am : and his favour which was bestowed on me, was not in vain; for I have laboured more abundantly than they all ; yet not I, but the favour of God which was with me.) 11 Whether therefore it be I, or they, so we preach, and so ye have believed. 12 Now if Christ be preached, that he was raised from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead : 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then Christ hath not been raised: 14 and if Christ be not raised, then our preaching is certainly vain, [and] your faith also is vain, 15 Yea, we are found also false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God, that he raised up Christ; whom he raised not up, if the dead rise not. 16 For if the dead rise not, then Christ hath not been raised. 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are still in your sins. 18. Then those also who are fallen asleep in Christ, have perished. 19 If in this life, only, we have hope in Christ, we are, of all men, most miserable. 20 But indeed Christ hath
been raised from the dead, and is thereby become the first fruits of those who sleep. 21 For since through man came death, so through man, the resurrection of the dead : 22 for, like as in Adam all die, so, also, in Christ all are to be made alive. 23 But every one in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterwards those who are Christ’s at his coming. 24 (Then will be the end, when Christ shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power: 25 for he must reign, till he shall have put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last
enemy shall be destroyed, even
death : 27 for “he hath subjected all things under his feet.”
But when it is said, “All things are subjected,” it is manifest that He is excepted, who subjected all things to him. 28 And when all things shall be subjected to him, then the Son himself, also, will be subjected to Him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all.)
29 Otherwise, what shall they do, who are baptized in place of the dead, if the dead rise not at all why then are they baptized in their place 2" 30 And why stand we, also, in danger every hour? 31 I protest by my boasting concerning you,” which I have on account of Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. . . 32 If, to speak according to the manner of men, I have fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what doth it profit me : If the dead rise not, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die. 33 Be not deceived: “Evil conversations corrupt good manners.” 34 Awake to righteousness and sin not ; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. 35 BUT some one will say, “How are the dead raised up ; and with what body do they come * 36 Thou simpleton | that which thou sowest is not made alive, unless it die. 37 And as to that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body which will be, but mere grain; perhaps of wheat, or of some other grain. 38 But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleased him; and to every seed its own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh : but there is one flesh of men, and another [flesh] of beasts, and another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies; but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the
* In the place of the dead, R. T. “Le Clerc, on Hammond, says, “To me their interpretation seems most probable, who suppose à rse equivalent to avori, and the sense to be this : If there were no resurrection, what would become of those who every day, though they see christians put to death, for their profession, yet cheerfully receive baptism. that they may supply the place of those that are dead in the christian church.’” In. Ver. note. Dr. Macknight understands the baptism here spoken of, to be the baptism of suffering “for testifying the resurrection of the dead.” See his commentary and note.
glory of the earthly is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: (for one star differeth from another star in glory :) 42 so also is the resurrection of the dead.
The body is sown in corruption,t it is raised in incorruption : 43 it is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power : 44 it is sown an animal body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is an animal body, and there is a spiritual [body..] 45 And so it is written; The first “man,” Adam, “became a living animal: but the last Adam is a life-giving spirit.” 46 However, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is animal ; and afterward came that which is spiritual.
47 The first man was from the ground, earthly: the second man is [the Lord] from heaven.f 48 As was the earthly, such are they also who are earthly ; and as is the heavenly, such will they also be who are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
* “Kype remarks that was reay xzvXnaiv Parkhurst.
Perhaps," pride in you," (if the term, pride, be understood. as near the sense of the original as any word which can be used in English.
of, or concernin
in a good sense,
here signifies gloryin
it. The comparison here is not between the body which is put into the grave, and that which will be raised at the last day, but between the state of man, in the present frail and mortal life, and that in which he w is be placed after his resurrection from the grave: when he will be made glorious, happy, and immortal.” Im. Wer. note.
# Or “the second man is [the Lord] from heaven, [heavenly].” The word xuéloz, Lord, is wanting in the Vatican, Ephr. Clermont, and many other manuscripts, and in the most ancient versions. The word oupzvios, heave...ly, is found in some good MSS. and in the Ethiopic and Vulgate versions. By introducing it, the latter clause of the verse better corresponds with
the former. See Wakefield. Maricon is accused by Tertullian of inserting the word xugto: Im. Ver, note.
50 But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 BE Hold, I show you a mystery : we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet : (for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.) 53 For this corruptible
must put on incorruption; and
this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then will come to pass the saying which is written ; “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55 “O death, where is thy sting PO hades where is thy victory f" 56 Now the sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord ; knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. CH. XVI. 1 NOW concern ing the collection for the saints, as I have appointed to the churches of Galatia, so do ye likewise. 2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay something by him, treasuring up, according as he prospereth; that there be no col
lections when I come. 3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve, them I will send, with letters, to take your gift to Jerusalem. 4 But if it be worthy of my going also, they shall go with me. 5 Now I will come to you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: (for I mean to pass through Macedonia:) 6 and perhaps I shall remain, yea, and winter with you, that ye may conduct me on my way whithersoever I go. 7 For I will not, at this time, see you on the road only ; but I hope to remain a while with you, if the Lord permit. 8 But I shall remain in Ephesus until Pentecost. 9 For a great and effegual door is opened to me; and I have many adversaries. 10 NOW if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear : for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do. 11 Let no one therefore despise him : but conduct him on his way in peace, that he may come to me: for I expect him with the brethren. 12 And concerning our brother Apollos, I greatly entreated him to come to you with the brethren: yet he was by no means willing to come now ; but he will corne when he shall have a convenient time. 13 Watch, stand firmly in the faith, show yourselves men, be strong. 14 Let all things among you be done in love. 15 Now I entreat you, brethren, whereas ye know that the household of Stephanas is the