The Bible, King James version, Complete

Part 53 out of 58

45:009:033 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and
rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be

45:010:001 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is,
that they might be saved.

45:010:002 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not
according to knowledge.

45:010:003 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going
about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted
themselves unto the righteousness of God.

45:010:004 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every
one that believeth.

45:010:005 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law,
That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

45:010:006 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise,
Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that
is, to bring Christ down from above:)

45:010:007 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up
Christ again from the dead.)

45:010:008 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth,
and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

45:010:009 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the
dead, thou shalt be saved.

45:010:010 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

45:010:011 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not
be ashamed.

45:010:012 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for
the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

45:010:013 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be

45:010:014 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not
believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have
not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

45:010:015 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is
written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the
gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

45:010:016 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith,
Lord, who hath believed our report?

45:010:017 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of

45:010:018 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went
into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the

45:010:019 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will
provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a
foolish nation I will anger you.

45:010:020 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that
sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not
after me.

45:010:021 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my
hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

45:011:001 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I
also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of

45:011:002 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye
not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh
intercession to God against Israel saying,

45:011:003 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine
altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

45:011:004 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to
myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the
image of Baal.

45:011:005 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant
according to the election of grace.

45:011:006 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace
is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more
grace: otherwise work is no more work.

45:011:007 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for;
but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

45:011:008 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of
slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they
should not hear;) unto this day.

45:011:009 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap,
and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:

45:011:010 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow
down their back alway.

45:011:011 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God
forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto
the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

45:011:012 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the
diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more
their fulness?

45:011:013 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of
the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

45:011:014 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my
flesh, and might save some of them.

45:011:015 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the
world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the

45:011:016 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if
the root be holy, so are the branches.

45:011:017 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a
wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them
partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

45:011:018 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou
bearest not the root, but the root thee.

45:011:019 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might
be graffed in.

45:011:020 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou
standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

45:011:021 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he
also spare not thee.

45:011:022 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them
which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou
continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut

45:011:023 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be
graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.

45:011:024 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by
nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive
tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural
branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

45:011:025 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this
mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that
blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of
the Gentiles be come in.

45:011:026 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There
shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away
ungodliness from Jacob:

45:011:027 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away
their sins.

45:011:028 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but
as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's

45:011:029 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

45:011:030 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now
obtained mercy through their unbelief:

45:011:031 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your
mercy they also may obtain mercy.

45:011:032 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might
have mercy upon all.

45:011:033 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of
God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past
finding out!

45:011:034 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his

45:011:035 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed
unto him again?

45:011:036 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to
whom be glory for ever. Amen.

45:012:001 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that
ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable
unto God, which is your reasonable service.

45:012:002 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that
good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

45:012:003 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that
is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he
ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath
dealt to every man the measure of faith.

45:012:004 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have
not the same office:

45:012:005 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one
members one of another.

45:012:006 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is
given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to
the proportion of faith;

45:012:007 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that
teacheth, on teaching;

45:012:008 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him
do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that
sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

45:012:009 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil;
cleave to that which is good.

45:012:010 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in
honour preferring one another;

45:012:011 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

45:012:012 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant
in prayer;

45:012:013 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

45:012:014 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

45:012:015 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that

45:012:016 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things,
but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own

45:012:017 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in
the sight of all men.

45:012:018 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably
with all men.

45:012:019 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place
unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will
repay, saith the Lord.

45:012:020 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give
him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on
his head.

45:012:021 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

45:013:001 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is
no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

45:013:002 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the
ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to
themselves damnation.

45:013:003 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.
Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is
good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

45:013:004 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do
that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in
vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute
wrath upon him that doeth evil.

45:013:005 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but
also for conscience sake.

45:013:006 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's
ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

45:013:007 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is
due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom

45:013:008 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that
loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

45:013:009 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill,
Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou
shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is
briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself.

45:013:010 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the
fulfilling of the law.

45:013:011 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake
out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we

45:013:012 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore
cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour
of light.

45:013:013 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and
drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife
and envying.

45:013:014 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision
for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

45:014:001 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful

45:014:002 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is
weak, eateth herbs.

45:014:003 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let
not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath
received him.

45:014:004 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own
master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for
God is able to make him stand.

45:014:005 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth
every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own

45:014:006 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he
that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it.
He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks;
and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth
God thanks.

45:014:007 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

45:014:008 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we
die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die,
we are the Lord's.

45:014:009 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that
he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

45:014:010 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at
nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment
seat of Christ.

45:014:011 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall
bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

45:014:012 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

45:014:013 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge
this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion
to fall in his brother's way.

45:014:014 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is
nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing
to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

45:014:015 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou
not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ

45:014:016 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

45:014:017 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but
righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

45:014:018 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to
God, and approved of men.

45:014:019 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace,
and things wherewith one may edify another.

45:014:020 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are
pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

45:014:021 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any
thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is
made weak.

45:014:022 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he
that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

45:014:023 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth
not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

45:015:001 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the
weak, and not to please ourselves.

45:015:002 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to

45:015:003 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written,
The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

45:015:004 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for
our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the
scriptures might have hope.

45:015:005 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be
likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

45:015:006 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

45:015:007 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us
to the glory of God.

45:015:008 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision
for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the

45:015:009 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it
is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the
Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

45:015:010 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

45:015:011 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all
ye people.

45:015:012 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and
he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall
the Gentiles trust.

45:015:013 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in
believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of
the Holy Ghost.

45:015:014 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye
also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able
also to admonish one another.

45:015:015 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto
you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace
that is given to me of God,

45:015:016 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles,
ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the
Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy

45:015:017 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in
those things which pertain to God.

45:015:018 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which
Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient,
by word and deed,

45:015:019 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit
of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto
Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

45:015:020 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ
was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:

45:015:021 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall
see: and they that have not heard shall understand.

45:015:022 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to

45:015:023 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a
great desire these many years to come unto you;

45:015:024 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you:
for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my
way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with
your company.

45:015:025 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.

45:015:026 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a
certain contribution for the poor saints which are at

45:015:027 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For
if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual
things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal

45:015:028 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them
this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

45:015:029 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the
fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

45:015:030 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake,
and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with
me in your prayers to God for me;

45:015:031 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in
Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be
accepted of the saints;

45:015:032 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may
with you be refreshed.

45:015:033 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

45:016:001 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the
church which is at Cenchrea:

45:016:002 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that
ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for
she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

45:016:003 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

45:016:004 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not
only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

45:016:005 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my
well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto

45:016:006 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.

45:016:007 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my
fellow-prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also
were in Christ before me.

45:016:008 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.

45:016:009 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

45:016:010 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of
Aristobulus' household.

45:016:011 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the
household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

45:016:012 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute
the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.

45:016:013 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

45:016:014 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the
brethren which are with them.

45:016:015 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and
Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.

45:016:016 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ
salute you.

45:016:017 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions
and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned;
and avoid them.

45:016:018 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but
their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive
the hearts of the simple.

45:016:019 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad
therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto
that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

45:016:020 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet
shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

45:016:021 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater,
my kinsmen, salute you.

45:016:022 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.

45:016:023 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you.
Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus
a brother.

45:016:024 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

45:016:025 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my
gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the
revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the
world began,

45:016:026 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the
prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God,
made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

45:016:027 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever.

Book 46 1 Corinthians

46:001:001 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will
of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

46:001:002 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are
sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that
in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
both their's and our's:

46:001:003 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from
the Lord Jesus Christ.

46:001:004 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God
which is given you by Jesus Christ;

46:001:005 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance,
and in all knowledge;

46:001:006 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

46:001:007 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of
our Lord Jesus Christ:

46:001:008 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be
blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

46:001:009 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of
his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

46:001:010 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no
divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together
in the same mind and in the same judgment.

46:001:011 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them
which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions
among you.

46:001:012 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and
I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

46:001:013 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye
baptized in the name of Paul?

46:001:014 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and

46:001:015 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.

46:001:016 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I
know not whether I baptized any other.

46:001:017 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel:
not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be
made of none effect.

46:001:018 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish
foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of

46:001:019 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and
will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

46:001:020 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer
of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this

46:001:021 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew
not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to
save them that believe.

46:001:022 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

46:001:023 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a
stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

46:001:024 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ
the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

46:001:025 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the
weakness of God is stronger than men.

46:001:026 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men
after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

46:001:027 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to
confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the
world to confound the things which are mighty;

46:001:028 And base things of the world, and things which are despised,
hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to
nought things that are:

46:001:029 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

46:001:030 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us
wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

46:001:031 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him
glory in the Lord.

46:002:001 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency
of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of

46:002:002 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus
Christ, and him crucified.

46:002:003 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much

46:002:004 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of
man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

46:002:005 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in
the power of God.

46:002:006 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not
the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world,
that come to nought:

46:002:007 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden
wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

46:002:008 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they
known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

46:002:009 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which
God hath prepared for them that love him.

46:002:010 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the
Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

46:002:011 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of
man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man,
but the Spirit of God.

46:002:012 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the
spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are
freely given to us of God.

46:002:013 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's
wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing
spiritual things with spiritual.

46:002:014 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of
God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know
them, because they are spiritually discerned.

46:002:015 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is
judged of no man.

46:002:016 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct
him? But we have the mind of Christ.

46:003:001 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual,
but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

46:003:002 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye
were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

46:003:003 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying,
and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

46:003:004 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of
Apollos; are ye not carnal?

46:003:005 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye
believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

46:003:006 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

46:003:007 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that
watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

46:003:008 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every
man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

46:003:009 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's
husbandry, ye are God's building.

46:003:010 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a
wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another
buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth

46:003:011 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which
is Jesus Christ.

46:003:012 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver,
precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

46:003:013 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall
declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire
shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

46:003:014 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he
shall receive a reward.

46:003:015 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but
he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

46:003:016 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit
of God dwelleth in you?

46:003:017 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy;
for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

46:003:018 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be
wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be

46:003:019 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it
is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

46:003:020 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that
they are vain.

46:003:021 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your's;

46:003:022 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or
death, or things present, or things to come; all are your's;

46:003:023 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

46:004:001 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and
stewards of the mysteries of God.

46:004:002 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found

46:004:003 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged
of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.

46:004:004 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified:
but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

46:004:005 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come,
who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness,
and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then
shall every man have praise of God.

46:004:006 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to
myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in
us not to think of men above that which is written, that no
one of you be puffed up for one against another.

46:004:007 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou
that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why
dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

46:004:008 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings
without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also
might reign with you.

46:004:009 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as
it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto
the world, and to angels, and to men.

46:004:010 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we
are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are

46:004:011 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and
are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain

46:004:012 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we
bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

46:004:013 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the
world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

46:004:014 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons
I warn you.

46:004:015 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet
have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten
you through the gospel.

46:004:016 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

46:004:017 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my
beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you
into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach
every where in every church.

46:004:018 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

46:004:019 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will
know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the

46:004:020 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

46:004:021 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love,
and in the spirit of meekness?

46:005:001 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you,
and such fornication as is not so much as named among the
Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

46:005:002 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he
that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

46:005:003 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have
judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that
hath so done this deed,

46:005:004 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered
together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus

46:005:005 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the
flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord

46:005:006 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven
leaveneth the whole lump?

46:005:007 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump,
as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is
sacrificed for us:

46:005:008 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither
with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the
unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

46:005:009 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with

46:005:010 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with
the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then
must ye needs go out of the world.

46:005:011 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any
man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or
an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner;
with such an one no not to eat.

46:005:012 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do
not ye judge them that are within?

46:005:013 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from
among yourselves that wicked person.

46:006:001 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law
before the unjust, and not before the saints?

46:006:002 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if
the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the
smallest matters?

46:006:003 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things
that pertain to this life?

46:006:004 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life,
set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

46:006:005 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man
among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his

46:006:006 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the

46:006:007 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye
go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong?
why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

46:006:008 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

46:006:009 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom
of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters,
nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with

46:006:010 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

46:006:011 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are
sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord
Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

46:006:012 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not
expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be
brought under the power of any.

46:006:013 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall
destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication,
but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

46:006:014 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up
us by his own power.

46:006:015 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall
I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members
of an harlot? God forbid.

46:006:016 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one
body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

46:006:017 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

46:006:018 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the
body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his
own body.

46:006:019 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy
Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not
your own?

46:006:020 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your
body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

46:007:001 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good
for a man not to touch a woman.

46:007:002 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own
wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

46:007:003 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and
likewise also the wife unto the husband.

46:007:004 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and
likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but
the wife.

46:007:005 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a
time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and
come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your

46:007:006 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

46:007:007 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man
hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and
another after that.

46:007:008 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for
them if they abide even as I.

46:007:009 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better
to marry than to burn.

46:007:010 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let
not the wife depart from her husband:

46:007:011 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be
reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away
his wife.

46:007:012 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a
wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him,
let him not put her away.

46:007:013 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if
he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

46:007:014 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the
unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your
children unclean; but now are they holy.

46:007:015 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a
sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called
us to peace.

46:007:016 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy
husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save
thy wife?

46:007:017 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath
called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all

46:007:018 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become
uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be

46:007:019 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but
the keeping of the commandments of God.

46:007:020 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

46:007:021 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou
mayest be made free, use it rather.

46:007:022 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the
Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free,
is Christ's servant.

46:007:023 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

46:007:024 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide
with God.

46:007:025 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet
I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the
Lord to be faithful.

46:007:026 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present
distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.

46:007:027 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou
loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

46:007:028 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin
marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have
trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

46:007:029 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth,
that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

46:007:030 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that
rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as
though they possessed not;

46:007:031 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the
fashion of this world passeth away.

46:007:032 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried
careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may
please the Lord:

46:007:033 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the
world, how he may please his wife.

46:007:034 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The
unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she
may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is
married careth for the things of the world, how she may please
her husband.

46:007:035 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a
snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may
attend upon the Lord without distraction.

46:007:036 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward
his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so
require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them

46:007:037 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no
necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so
decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.

46:007:038 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that
giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

46:007:039 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth;
but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to
whom she will; only in the Lord.

46:007:040 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I
think also that I have the Spirit of God.

46:008:001 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all
have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

46:008:002 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth
nothing yet as he ought to know.

46:008:003 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

46:008:004 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are
offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is
nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but

46:008:005 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or
in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

46:008:006 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all
things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are
all things, and we by him.

46:008:007 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some
with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing
offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is

46:008:008 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are
we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

46:008:009 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of your's become
a stumblingblock to them that are weak.

46:008:010 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in
the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is
weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to

46:008:011 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for
whom Christ died?

46:008:012 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak
conscience, ye sin against Christ.

46:008:013 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no
flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to

46:009:001 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus
Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

46:009:002 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you:
for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

46:009:003 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,

46:009:004 Have we not power to eat and to drink?

46:009:005 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as
other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

46:009:006 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?

46:009:007 Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth
a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who
feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

46:009:008 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same

46:009:009 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle
the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take
care for oxen?

46:009:010 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no
doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in
hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of
his hope.

46:009:011 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing
if we shall reap your carnal things?

46:009:012 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we
rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer
all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

46:009:013 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live
of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar
are partakers with the altar?

46:009:014 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the
gospel should live of the gospel.

46:009:015 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written
these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were
better for me to die, than that any man should make my
glorying void.

46:009:016 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of:
for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I
preach not the gospel!

46:009:017 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if
against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed
unto me.

46:009:018 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel,
I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse
not my power in the gospel.

46:009:019 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself
servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

46:009:020 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the
Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I
might gain them that are under the law;

46:009:021 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not
without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might
gain them that are without law.

46:009:022 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am
made all things to all men, that I might by all means save

46:009:023 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker
thereof with you.

46:009:024 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one
receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

46:009:025 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in
all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but
we an incorruptible.

46:009:026 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one
that beateth the air:

46:009:027 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest
that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself
should be a castaway.

46:010:001 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant,
how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed
through the sea;

46:010:002 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

46:010:003 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

46:010:004 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of
that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was

46:010:005 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were
overthrown in the wilderness.

46:010:006 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should
not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

46:010:007 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is
written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to

46:010:008 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed,
and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

46:010:009 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and
were destroyed of serpents.

46:010:010 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were
destroyed of the destroyer.

46:010:011 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and
they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the
world are come.

46:010:012 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he

46:010:013 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to
man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be
tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation
also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

46:010:014 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

46:010:015 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

46:010:016 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of
the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the
communion of the body of Christ?

46:010:017 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all
partakers of that one bread.

46:010:018 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the
sacrifices partakers of the altar?

46:010:019 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is
offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

46:010:020 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they
sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye
should have fellowship with devils.

46:010:021 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye
cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of

46:010:022 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

46:010:023 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not
expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify

46:010:024 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.

46:010:025 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no
question for conscience sake:

46:010:026 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

46:010:027 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be
disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no
question for conscience sake.

46:010:028 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto
idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience
sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:

46:010:029 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is
my liberty judged of another man's conscience?

46:010:030 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for
that for which I give thanks?

46:010:031 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do
all to the glory of God.

46:010:032 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles,
nor to the church of God:

46:010:033 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own
profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

46:011:001 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

46:011:002 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things,
and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

46:011:003 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is
Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of
Christ is God.

46:011:004 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered,
dishonoureth his head.

46:011:005 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head
uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as
if she were shaven.

46:011:006 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if
it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be

46:011:007 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he
is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of
the man.

46:011:008 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.

46:011:009 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for
the man.

46:011:010 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head
because of the angels.

46:011:011 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the
woman without the man, in the Lord.

46:011:012 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the
woman; but all things of God.

46:011:013 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God

46:011:014 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have
long hair, it is a shame unto him?

46:011:015 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her
hair is given her for a covering.

46:011:016 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom,
neither the churches of God.

46:011:017 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye
come together not for the better, but for the worse.

46:011:018 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear
that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

46:011:019 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are
approved may be made manifest among you.

46:011:020 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to
eat the Lord's supper.

46:011:021 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper:
and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

46:011:022 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye
the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I
say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

46:011:023 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered
unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was
betrayed took bread:

46:011:024 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take,
eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in
remembrance of me.

46:011:025 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had
supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood:
this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

46:011:026 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do
shew the Lord's death till he come.

46:011:027 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup
of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood
of the Lord.

46:011:028 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that
bread, and drink of that cup.

46:011:029 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and
drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

46:011:030 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many

46:011:031 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

46:011:032 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we
should not be condemned with the world.

46:011:033 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry
one for another.

46:011:034 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not
together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order
when I come.

46:012:001 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you

46:012:002 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb
idols, even as ye were led.

46:012:003 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by
the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can
say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

46:012:004 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

46:012:005 And there are differences of administrations, but the same

46:012:006 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same
God which worketh all in all.

46:012:007 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to
profit withal.

46:012:008 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to
another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

46:012:009 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of
healing by the same Spirit;

46:012:010 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to
another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of
tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

46:012:011 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit,
dividing to every man severally as he will.

46:012:012 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the
members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is

46:012:013 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether
we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have
been all made to drink into one Spirit.

46:012:014 For the body is not one member, but many.

46:012:015 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of
the body; is it therefore not of the body?

46:012:016 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not
of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

46:012:017 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the
whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

46:012:018 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the
body, as it hath pleased him.

46:012:019 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

46:012:020 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

46:012:021 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee:
nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

46:012:022 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be
more feeble, are necessary:

46:012:023 And those members of the body, which we think to be less
honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our
uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

46:012:024 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the
body together, having given more abundant honour to that part
which lacked.

46:012:025 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the
members should have the same care one for another.

46:012:026 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it;
or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

46:012:027 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

46:012:028 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles,
secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles,
then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of

46:012:029 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all
workers of miracles?

46:012:030 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do
all interpret?

46:012:031 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a
more excellent way.

46:013:001 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have
not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling

46:013:002 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all
mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so
that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am

46:013:003 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though
I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it
profiteth me nothing.

46:013:004 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

46:013:005 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not
easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

46:013:006 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

46:013:007 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,
endureth all things.

46:013:008 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they
shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease;
whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

46:013:009 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

46:013:010 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in
part shall be done away.

46:013:011 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a
child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put
away childish things.

46:013:012 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:
now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am

46:013:013 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the
greatest of these is charity.

46:014:001 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather
that ye may prophesy.

46:014:002 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto
men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in
the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

46:014:003 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and
exhortation, and comfort.

46:014:004 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he
that prophesieth edifieth the church.

46:014:005 I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye
prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that
speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church
may receive edifying.

46:014:006 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what
shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by
revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by

46:014:007 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or
harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall
it be known what is piped or harped?

46:014:008 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare
himself to the battle?

46:014:009 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be
understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall
speak into the air.

46:014:010 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world,
and none of them is without signification.

46:014:011 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be
unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall
be a barbarian unto me.

46:014:012 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts,
seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

46:014:013 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that
he may interpret.

46:014:014 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my
understanding is unfruitful.

46:014:015 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.

46:014:016 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that
occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of
thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

46:014:017 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not

46:014:018 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

46:014:019 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my
understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also,
than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

46:014:020 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice
be ye children, but in understanding be men.

46:014:021 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other
lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will
they not hear me, saith the Lord.

46:014:022 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe,
but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for
them that believe not, but for them which believe.

46:014:023 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place,
and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are
unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

46:014:024 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not,
or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

46:014:025 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so
falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that
God is in you of a truth.

46:014:026 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of
you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a
revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done
unto edifying.

46:014:027 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at
the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

46:014:028 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the
church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

46:014:029 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

46:014:030 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the
first hold his peace.

46:014:031 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and
all may be comforted.

46:014:032 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

46:014:033 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in
all churches of the saints.

46:014:034 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not
permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be
under obedience as also saith the law.

46:014:035 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands
at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

46:014:036 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you

46:014:037 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let
him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the
commandments of the Lord.

46:014:038 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

46:014:039 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to
speak with tongues.

46:014:040 Let all things be done decently and in order.

46:015:001 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I
preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye

46:015:002 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I
preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

46:015:003 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also
received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the

46:015:004 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day
according to the scriptures:

46:015:005 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

46:015:006 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at
once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but
some are fallen asleep.

46:015:007 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

46:015:008 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of
due time.

46:015:009 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be
called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

46:015:010 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which
was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more
abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God
which was with me.

46:015:011 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye

46:015:012 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say
some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

46:015:013 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ
not risen:

46:015:014 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and
your faith is also vain.

46:015:015 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have
testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not
up, if so be that the dead rise not.

46:015:016 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

46:015:017 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in
your sins.

46:015:018 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

46:015:019 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men
most miserable.

46:015:020 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the
firstfruits of them that slept.

46:015:021 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection
of the dead.

46:015:022 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made

46:015:023 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits;
afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

46:015:024 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the
kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down
all rule and all authority and power.

46:015:025 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his

46:015:026 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

46:015:027 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith
all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is
excepted, which did put all things under him.

46:015:028 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the
Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under
him, that God may be all in all.

46:015:029 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if
the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the

46:015:030 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

46:015:031 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our
Lord, I die daily.

46:015:032 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at
Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us
eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

46:015:033 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

46:015:034 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the
knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

46:015:035 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with
what body do they come?

46:015:036 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it

46:015:037 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that
shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some
other grain:

46:015:038 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every
seed his own body.

46:015:039 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of
flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and
another of birds.

46:015:040 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but
the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the
terrestrial is another.

46:015:041 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.

46:015:042 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in
corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

46:015:043 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in
weakness; it is raised in power:

46:015:044 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

46:015:045 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living
soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

46:015:046 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which
is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

46:015:047 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the
Lord from heaven.

46:015:048 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as
is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

46:015:049 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also
bear the image of the heavenly.

46:015:050 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit
the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit

46:015:051 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we
shall all be changed,

46:015:052 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:
for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

46:015:053 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality.

46:015:054 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and
this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be
brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed
up in victory.

46:015:055 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

46:015:056 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

46:015:057 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.

46:015:058 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know
that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

46:016:001 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given
order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

46:016:002 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him
in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no
gatherings when I come.

46:016:003 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters,
them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

46:016:004 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

46:016:005 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia:
for I do pass through Macedonia.

46:016:006 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you,
that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.

46:016:007 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a
while with you, if the Lord permit.

46:016:008 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

46:016:009 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there
are many adversaries.

46:016:010 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without
fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

46:016:011 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in
peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the


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