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1 Corinthians
Chapter 1

1. Paul, called [to be] an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of

God, and Sosthenes our brother,

2 unto the church of God which is at Corinth, [even] them that are

sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that call upon

the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, their [Lord] and ours:

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

4 I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was

given you in Christ Jesus;

5 that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all

knowledge;

6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

7 so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our

Lord Jesus Christ;

8 who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye be] unreproveable in

the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 God is faithful, through whom ye were called into the fellowship of his

Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

10. Now I beseech you, brethren, through 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 perfected together in the same mind and in the

same judgment.

11 For it hath been signified unto me concerning you, my brethren, by

them [that are of the household] of Chloe, that there are contentions among

you.

12 Now this I mean, that each one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of

Apollos: and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized

into the name of Paul?

14. I thank God that I baptized none of you, save Crispus and Gaius;

15 lest any man should say that ye were baptized into my name.

16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not

whether I baptized any other.

17. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in

wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made void.

18 For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto

us who are saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the

discernment of the discerning will I bring to nought.

20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this

world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom knew

not God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the

preaching to save them that believe.

22 Seeing that Jews ask for signs, and Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 but we preach Christ crucified, unto Jews a stumblingblock, and unto

Gentiles foolishness;

24 but unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power

of God, and the wisdom of God.

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of

God is stronger than men.

26 For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh,

not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]:

27 but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to

shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that

he might put to shame the things that are strong;

28 and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised,

did God choose, [yea] and the things that are not, that he might bring to

nought the things that are:

29 that no flesh should glory before God.

30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from

God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption:

31 that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in

the Lord.

 



1 Corinthians
Chapter 2

1. And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of

speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

2 For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and

him crucified.

3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

4 And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom,

but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

5 that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power

of God.

6. We speak wisdom, however, among them that are fullgrown: yet a wisdom

not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to

nought:

7 but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, [even] the [wisdom] that hath

been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds unto our glory:

8 which none of the rulers of this world hath known: for had they known

it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory:

9 but as it is written, Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, And

[which] entered not into the heart of man, Whatsoever things God prepared

for them that love him.

10 But unto us God revealed [them] through the Spirit: for the Spirit

searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

11 For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the

man, which is in him? even so the things of God none knoweth, save the

Spirit of God.

12 But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is

from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of

God.

13 Which things also we speak, not in words which man's wisdom teacheth,

but which the Spirit teacheth; combining spiritual things with spiritual

[words].

14 Now the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for

they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are

spiritually judged.

15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged

of no man.

16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?

But we have the mind of Christ.



1 Corinthians
Chapter 3

1. And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as

unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ.

2 I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not yet able [to bear

it]: nay, not even now are ye able;

3 for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you jealousy and

strife, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk after the manner of men?

4 For when one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye

not men?

5. What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? Ministers through whom ye

believed; and each as the Lord gave to him.

6 I planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

7 So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth;

but God that giveth the increase.

8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: but each shall

receive his own reward according to his own labor.

9 For we are God's fellow-workers: ye are God's husbandry, God's

building.

10 According to the grace of God which was given unto me, as a wise

masterbuilder I laid a foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let

each man take heed how he buildeth thereon.

11. For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is

Jesus Christ.

12 But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones,

wood, hay, stubble;

13 each man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it,

because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man's

work of what sort it is.

14 If any man's work shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive

a reward.

15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he

himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.

16. Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God

dwelleth in you?

17 If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for

the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.

18. Let no man deceive himself. If any man thinketh that he is wise among

you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is

written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:

20 and again, The Lord knoweth the reasonings of the wise that they are

vain.

21. Wherefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours;

22 whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death,

or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

23 and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.



1 Corinthians
Chapter 4

1. Let a man so account of us, as of ministers of Christ, and stewards of

the mysteries of God.

2 Here, moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found

faithful.

3 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.

4 For I know nothing against myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but

he that judgeth me is the Lord.

5 Wherefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will

both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make manifest the

counsels of the hearts; and then shall each man have his praise from God.

6 Now these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself

and Apollos for your sakes; that in us ye might learn not [to go] beyond

the things which are written; that no one of you be puffed up for the one

against the other.

7. For who maketh thee to differ? and what hast thou that thou didst not

receive? but if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst

not received it?

8 Already are ye filled, already ye are become rich, ye have come to

reign without us: yea and I would that ye did reign, that we also might

reign with you.

9 For, I think, God hath set forth us the apostles last of all, as men

doomed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, both to angels

and men.

10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are

weak, but ye are strong; ye have glory, but we have dishonor.

11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked,

and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place;

12 and we toil, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless;

being persecuted, we endure;

13 being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, the

offscouring of all things, even until now.

14. I write not these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my

beloved children.

15 For though ye have ten thousand tutors in Christ, yet [have ye] not

many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I begat you through the gospel.

16 I beseech you therefore, be ye imitators of me.

17. For this cause have I sent unto you Timothy, who is my beloved and

faithful child in the Lord, who shall put you in remembrance of my ways

which are in Christ, even as I teach everywhere in every church.

18 Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will; and I will know, not

the word of them that are puffed up, but the power.

20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love and a

spirit of gentleness?



1 Corinthians
Chapter 5

1. It is actually reported that there is fornication among you, and such

fornication as is not even among the Gentiles, that one [of you] hath his

father's wife.

2 And ye are puffed up, and did not rather mourn, that he that had done

this deed might be taken away from among you.

3 For I verily, being absent in body but present in spirit, have already

as though I were present judged him that hath so wrought this thing,

4 in the name of our Lord Jesus, ye being gathered together, and my

spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

5 to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that

the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth

the whole lump?

7. Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are

unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed, [even] Christ:

8 wherefore 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.

9. I wrote unto you in my epistle to have no company with fornicators;

10 not at all [meaning] with the fornicators of this world, or with the

covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out

of the world:

11 but as it is, I wrote unto you not to keep company, if any man that is

named a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler,

or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no, not to eat.

12 For what have I to do with judging them that are without? Do not ye

judge them that are within?

13 But them that are without God judgeth. Put away the wicked man from

among yourselves.



1 Corinthians
Chapter 6

1. Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law before

the unrighteous, and not before the saints?

2 Or know ye not that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world

is judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more, things that

pertain to this life?

4 If then ye have to judge things pertaining to this life, do ye set them

to judge who are of no account in the church?

5 I say [this] to move you to shame. What, cannot there be [found] among

you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren,

6 but brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?

7 Nay, already it is altogether a defect in you, that ye have lawsuits

one with another. Why not rather take wrong? why not rather be defrauded?

8 Nay, but ye yourselves do wrong, and defraud, and that [your] brethren.

9. Or 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 men,

10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor

extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye were washed, but ye were sanctified,

but ye were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the

Spirit of our God.

12. All things are lawful for me; but not all things are expedient. All

things are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under the power of any.

13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall bring to

nought both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the

Lord; and the Lord for the body:

14 and God both raised the Lord, and will raise up as through his power.

15 Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ? shall I then take

away the members of Christ, and make them members of a harlot? God forbid.

16 Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? for,

The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh.

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but

he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

19 Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is

in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;

20 for ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.



1 Corinthians
Chapter 7

1. Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote: It is good for a man not to

touch a woman.

2 But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let

each woman have her own husband.

3 Let the husband render unto the wife her due: and likewise also the

wife unto the husband.

4 The wife hath not power over her own body, but the husband: and

likewise also the husband hath not power over his own body, but the wife.

5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be by consent for a season,

that ye may give yourselves unto prayer, and may be together again, that

Satan tempt you not because of your incontinency.

6 But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.

7 Yet I would that all men were even as I myself. Howbeit each man hath

his own gift from God, one after this manner, and another after that.

8 But I say to the unmarried and to widows, It is good for them if they

abide even as I.

9 But if they have not continency, let them marry: for it is better to

marry than to burn.

10. But unto the married I give charge, [yea] not I, but the Lord, That

the wife depart not from her husband

11 (but should she depart, let her remain unmarried, or else be

reconciled to her husband); and that the husband leave not his wife.

12 But to the rest say I, not the Lord: If any brother hath an

unbelieving wife, and she is content to dwell with him, let him not leave

her.

13 And the woman that hath an unbelieving husband, and he is content to

dwell with her, let her not leave her husband.

14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the

unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother: else were your children

unclean; but now are they holy.

15 Yet if the unbelieving departeth, let him depart: the brother or the

sister is not under bondage in such [cases]: but God hath called us in

peace.

16 For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? Or

how knowest thou, O husband, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

17. Only, as the Lord hath distributed to each man, as God hath called

each, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all the churches.

18 Was any man called being circumcised? Let him not become

uncircumcised. Hath any been called in uncircumcision? Let him not be

circumcised.

19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but the

keeping of the commandments of God.

20 Let each man abide in that calling wherein he was called.

21 Wast thou called being a bondservant? Care not for it: nay, even if

thou canst become free, use [it] rather.

22 For he that was called in the Lord being a bondservant, is the Lord's

freedman: likewise he that was called being free, is Christ's bondservant.

23 Ye were bought with a price; become not bondservants of men.

24 Brethren, let each man, wherein he was called, therein abide with God.

25. Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: but I give

my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be trustworthy.

26 I think therefore that this is good by reason of the distress that is

upon us, [namely,] that it is good for a man to be as he is.

27 Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed

from a wife? Seek not a wife.

28 But shouldest thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry,

she hath not sinned. Yet such shall have tribulation in the flesh: and I

would spare you.

29 But this I say, brethren, the time is shortened, that henceforth both

those that have wives may be as though they had none;

30 and those that weep, as though they wept not; and those that rejoice,

as though they rejoiced not; and those that buy, as though they possessed

not;

31 and those that use the world, as not using it to the full: for the

fashion of this world passeth away.

32 But I would have you to be free from cares. He that is unmarried is

careful for the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

33 but he that is married is careful for the things of the world, how he

may please his wife,

34 and is divided. [So] also the woman that is unmarried and the virgin

is careful for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body

and in spirit: but she that is married is careful for the things of the

world, how she may please her husband.

35 And this I say for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon

you, but for that which is seemly, and that ye may attend upon the Lord

without distraction.

36. But if any man thinketh that he behaveth himself unseemingly toward

his virgin [daughter], if she be past the flower of her age, and if need so

requireth, let him do what he will; he sinneth not; let them marry.

37 But he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but

hath power as touching in his own heart, to keep his own virgin [daughter],

shall do well.

38 So then both he that giveth his own virgin [daughter] in marriage

doeth well; and he that giveth her not in marriage shall do better.

39. A wife is bound for so long time as her husband liveth; but if the

husband be dead, she is free to be married to whom she will; only in the

Lord.

40 But she is happier if she abide as she is, after my judgment: and I

think that I also have the Spirit of God.



1 Corinthians
Chapter 8

1. Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have

knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth.

2 If any man thinketh that he knoweth anything, he knoweth not yet as he

ought to know;

3 but if any man loveth God, the same is known by him.

4. Concerning therefore the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know

that no idol is [anything] in the world, and that there is no God but one.

5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or on

earth; as there are gods many, and lords many;

6 yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we

unto him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we

through him.

7. Howbeit there is not in all men that knowledge: but some, being used

until now to the idol, eat as [of] a thing sacrificed to an idol; and their

conscience being weak is defiled.

8 But food will not commend us to God: neither, if we eat not, are we the

worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better.

9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a

stumblingblock to the weak.

10 For if a man see thee who hast knowledge sitting at meat in an idol's

temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be emboldened to eat things

sacrificed to idols?

11 For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth, the brother for

whose sake Christ died.

12 And thus, sinning against the brethren, and wounding their conscience

when it is weak, ye sin against Christ.

13 Wherefore, if meat causeth my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh

for evermore, that I cause not my brother to stumble.

 



1 Corinthians
Chapter 9

1. Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are

not ye my work in the Lord?

2 If to others I am not an apostle, yet at least I am to you; for the

seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

3. My defence to them that examine me is this.

4 Have we no right to eat and to drink?

5 Have we no right to lead about a wife that is a believer, even as the

rest of the apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

6 Or I only and Barnabas, have we not a right to forbear working?

7 What soldier ever serveth at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard,

and eateth not the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of

the milk of the flock?

8 Do I speak these things after the manner of men? or saith not the law

also the same?

9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox

when he treadeth out the corn. Is it for the oxen that God careth,

10 or saith he it assuredly for our sake? Yea, for our sake it was

written: because he that ploweth ought to plow in hope, and he that

thresheth, [to thresh] in hope of partaking.

11 If we sowed unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we

shall reap your carnal things?

12 If others partake of [this] right over you, do not we yet more?

Nevertheless we did not use this right; but we bear all things, that we may

cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.

13 Know ye not that they that minister about sacred things eat [of] the

things of the temple, [and] they that wait upon the altar have their

portion with the altar?

14 Even so did the Lord ordain that they that proclaim the gospel should

live of the gospel.

15. But I have used none of these things: and I write not these things

that it may be so done in my case; for [it were] good for me rather to die,

than that any man should make my glorifying void.

16 For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity

is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.

17 For if I do this of mine own will, I have a reward: but if not of mine

own will, I have a stewardship intrusted to me.

18 What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may make the

gospel without charge, so as not to use to the full my right in the gospel.

19. For though I was free from all [men,] I brought myself under bondage

to all, that I might gain the more.

20 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to them

that are under the law, as under the law, not being myself under the law,

that I might gain them that are under the law;

21 to them that are without law, as without law, not being without law to

God, but under law to Christ, that I might gain them that are without law.

22 To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all

things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

23 And I do all things for the gospel's sake, that I may be a joint

partaker thereof.

24. Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth

the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain.

25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in

all things. Now they [do it] to receive a corruptible crown; but we an

incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the

air:

27 but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means,

after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.



1 Corinthians
Chapter 10

1. For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant, that our fathers were all

under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

2 and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

3 and did all eat the same spiritual food;

4 and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a

spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.

5 Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were

overthrown in the wilderness.

6. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust

after evil things, as they also lusted.

7 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 play.

8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell

in one day three and twenty thousand.

9 Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and

perished by the serpents.

10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the

destroyer.

11 Now these things happened unto them by way of example; and they were

written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.

12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God

is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;

but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be

able to endure it.

14 Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

15. I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a communion of the blood

of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a communion of the body of

Christ?

17 seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we are all

partake of the one bread.

18 Behold Israel after the flesh: have not they that eat the sacrifices

communion with the altar?

19 What say I then? that a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that

an idol is anything?

20 But [I say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they

sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have

communion with demons.

21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: ye cannot

partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.

22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

23. All things are lawful; but not all things are expedient. All things

are lawful; but not all things edify.

24 Let no man seek his own, but [each] his neighbor's [good].

25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for

conscience' sake,

26 for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

27 If one of them that believe not biddeth you [to a feast], and ye are

disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for

conscience' sake.

28 But if any man say unto you, This hath been offered in sacrifice, eat

not, for his sake that showed it, and for conscience sake:

29 conscience, I say, not thine own, but the other's; for why is my

liberty judged by another conscience?

30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I evil spoken of for that for

which I give thanks?

31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the

glory of God.

32 Give no occasions of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to

the church of God:

33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own

profit, but the [profit] of the many, that they may be saved.



1 Corinthians
Chapter 11

1. Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.

2 Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the

traditions, even as I delivered them to you.

3 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.

4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth

his head.

5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled

dishonoreth her head; for it is one and the same thing as if she were

shaven.

6 For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a

shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled.

7 For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, forasmuch as he is

the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man:

9 for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the

man:

10 for this cause ought the woman to have [a sign of] authority on her

head, because of the angels.

11 Nevertheless, neither is the woman without the man, nor the man

without the woman, in the Lord.

12 For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the woman; but

all things are of God.

13 Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God

unveiled?

14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair,

it is a dishonor to him?

15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is

given her for a covering.

16 But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom,

neither the churches of God.

17. But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together

not for the better but for the worse.

18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that

divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it.

19 For there must be also factions among you, that they that are approved

may be made manifest among you.

20 When therefore ye assemble yourselves together, it is not possible to

eat the Lord's supper:

21 for in your eating each one taketh before [other] his own supper; and

one is hungry, and another is drunken.

22 What, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the

church of God, and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to

you? shall I praise you? In this I praise you not.

23. For I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that

the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was betrayed took bread;

24 and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, This is my body,

which is for you: this do in remembrance of me.

25 In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new

covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink [it], in remembrance of

me.

26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the

Lord's death till he come.

27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord

in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the

Lord.

28 But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and

drink of the cup.

29 For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto

himself, if he discern not the body.

30 For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few

sleep.

31 But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged.

32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we may not

be condemned with the world.

33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait one for

another.

34 If any man is hungry, let him eat at home; that your coming together

be not unto judgment. And the rest will I set in order whensoever I come.

 



1 Corinthians
Chapter 12

1. Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have you

ignorant.

2 Ye know that when ye were Gentiles [ye were] led away unto those dumb

idols, howsoever ye might led.

3 Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of

God saith, Jesus is anathema; and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the

Holy Spirit.

4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord.

6 And there are diversities of workings, but the same God, who worketh

all things in all.

7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit to profit

withal.

8 For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to

another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit:

9 to another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings,

in the one Spirit;

10 and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to

another discernings of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; and

to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each

one severally even as he will.

12. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of

the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

13 For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or

Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit.

14 For the body is not one member, but many.

15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the

body; it is not therefore not of the body.

16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the

body; it is not therefore not of the body.

17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole

were hearing, where were the smelling?

18 But now hath God set the members each one of them in the body, even as

it pleased him.

19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

20 But now they are many members, but one body.

21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again

the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

22 Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more

feeble are necessary:

23 and those [parts] of the body, which we think to be less honorable,

upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely [parts] have

more abundant comeliness;

24 whereas our comely [parts] have no need: but God tempered the body

together, giving more abundant honor to that [part] which lacked;

25 that there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members

should have the same care one for another.

26 And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or

[one] member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

27. Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof.

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly

prophets, thirdly teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps,

governments, [divers] kinds of tongues.

29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all [workers

of] miracles?

30 have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all

interpret?

31 But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent

way show I unto you.

 



1 Corinthians
Chapter 13

1. If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I

am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

2 And if I have [the gift of] prophecy, and know all mysteries and all

knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not

love, I am nothing.

3 And if I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and if I give my body

to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.

4. Love suffereth long, [and] is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not

itself, is not puffed up,

5 doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked,

taketh not account of evil;

6 rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;

7 beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth

all things.

8. Love never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall be

done away; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be]

knowledge, it shall be done away.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;

10 but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be

done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought

as a child: now that I am become a man, I have put away childish things.

12 For now we see in a mirror, darkly; but then face to face: now I know

in part; but then shall I know fully even as also I was fully known.

13 But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of

these is love.



1 Corinthians
Chapter 14

1. Follow after love; yet desire earnestly spiritual [gifts], but rather

that ye may prophesy.

2 For he that speaketh in a tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God;

for no man understandeth; but in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men edification, and exhortation,

and consolation.

4 He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth

edifieth the church.

5 Now I would have you all speak with tongues, but rather that ye should

prophesy: and greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with

tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

6. But now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall

I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of

knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?

7 Even things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or harp, if they

give not a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped

or harped?

8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself

for war?

9 So also ye, unless ye utter by the tongue speech easy to understood,

how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be speaking into the air.

10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and no

[kind] is without signification.

11 If then I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be to him that

speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh will be a barbarian unto me.

12 So also ye, since ye are zealous of spiritual [gifts], seek that ye

may abound unto the edifying of the church.

13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in a tongue pray that he may

interpret.

14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is

unfruitful.

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 Else if thou bless with the spirit, how shall he that filleth the

place of the unlearned say the Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he

knoweth not what thou sayest?

17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

18 I thank God, I speak with tongues more than you all:

19 howbeit in the church I had rather speak five words with my

understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words

in a tongue.

20 Brethren, be not children in mind: yet in malice be ye babes, but in

mind be men.

21. In the law it is written, By men of strange tongues and by the lips of

strangers will I speak unto this people; and not even thus will they hear

me, saith the Lord.

22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to the

unbelieving: but prophesying [is for a sign], not to the unbelieving, but

to them that believe.

23 If therefore the whole church be assembled together and all speak with

tongues, and there come in men unlearned or unbelieving, will they not say

that ye are mad?

24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one unbelieving or unlearned,

he is reproved by all, he is judged by all;

25 the secrets of his heart are made manifest; and so he will fall down

on his face and worship God, declaring that God is among you indeed.

26. What is it then, brethren? When ye come together, each one hath a

psalm, hath a teaching, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath an

interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

27 If any man speaketh in a tongue, [let it be] by two, or at the most

three, and [that] in turn; and let one interpret:

28 but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church;

and let him speak to himself, and to God.

29 And let the prophets speak [by] two or three, and let the others

discern.

30 But if a revelation be made to another sitting by, let the first keep

silence.

31 For ye all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be

exhorted;

32 and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets;

33 for God is not [a God] of confusion, but of peace. As in all the

churches of the saints,

34. let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted

unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law.

35 And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at

home: for it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church.

36. What? was it from you that the word of God went forth? or came it unto

you alone?

37 If any man thinketh himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him

take knowledge of the things which I write unto you, that they are the

commandment of the Lord.

38 But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

39 Wherefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not

to speak with tongues.

40 But let all things be done decently and in order.



1 Corinthians
Chapter 15

1. Now I make known unto you brethren, the gospel which I preached unto

you, which also ye received, wherein also ye stand,

2 by which also ye are saved, if ye hold fast the word which I preached

unto you, except ye believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that

Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4 and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day

according to the scriptures;

5 and that he appeared to Cephas; then to the twelve;

6 then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the

greater part remain until now, but some are fallen asleep;

7 then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles;

8 and last of all, as to the [child] untimely born, he appeared to me

also.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an

apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was

bestowed upon me was not found vain; but I labored more abundantly than

they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

11 Whether then [it be] I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

12. Now if Christ is preached that he hath been raised from the dead, how

say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been

raised:

14 and if Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your

faith also is vain.

15 Yea, we are found false witnesses of God; because we witnessed of God

that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead are

not raised.

16 For if the dead are not raised, neither hath Christ been raised:

17 and if Christ hath not been raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in

your sins.

18 Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

19 If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most

pitiable.

20. But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them

that are asleep.

21 For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of

the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; then they that are

Christ's, at his coming.

24 Then [cometh] the end, when he shall deliver up the kingdom to God,

even the Father; when he shall have abolished all rule and all authority

and power.

25 For he must reign, till he hath put all his enemies under his feet.

26 The last enemy that shall be abolished is death.

27 For, He put all things in subjection under his feet. But when he

saith, All things are put in subjection, it is evident that he is excepted

who did subject all things unto him.

28 And when all things have been subjected unto him, then shall the Son

also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that

God may be all in all.

29 Else what shall they do that are baptized for the dead? If the dead

are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?

30 Why do we also stand in jeopardy every hour?

31 I protest by that glorifying in you, brethren, which I have in Christ

Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

32 If after the manner of men I fought with beasts at Ephesus, what doth

it profit me? If the dead are not raised, let us eat and drink, for

to-morrow we die.

33 Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.

34 Awake to soberness righteously, and sin not; for some have no

knowledge of God: I speak [this] to move you to shame.

35. But some one will say, How are the dead raised? and with what manner

of body do they come?

36 Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened

except it die:

37 and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be,

but a bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other kind;

38 but God giveth it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a

body of its own.

39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one [flesh] of men, and

another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fishes.

40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory

of the celestial is one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial 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. It is sown in corruption; it

is raised in incorruption:

43 it is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness;

it is raised in power:

44 it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is

a natural body, there is also a spiritual [body].

45 So also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul. The

last Adam [became] a life-giving spirit.

46 Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is

natural; then that which is spiritual.

47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of heaven.

48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the

heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the

image of the heavenly.

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the

kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep, but we shall all

be changed,

52 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.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must

put on immortality.

54 But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this

mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying

that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the power 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, unmoveable, always

abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is

not vain in the Lord.



1 Corinthians
Chapter 16

1. Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I gave order to the

churches of Galatia, so also do ye.

2 Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store,

as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come.

3 And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with

letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:

4 and if it be meet for me to go also, they shall go with me.

5. But I will come unto you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia;

for I pass through Macedonia;

6 but with you it may be that I shall abide, or even winter, that ye may

set me forward on my journey whithersoever I go.

7 For I do not wish to see you now by the way; for I hope to tarry a

while with you, if the Lord permit.

8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost;

9 for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are 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 man therefore despise him. But set him forward on his journey

in peace, that he may come unto me: for I expect him with the brethren.

12 But as touching Apollos the brother, I besought him much to come unto

you with the brethren: and it was not all [his] will to come now; but he

will come when he shall have opportunity.

13. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

14 Let all that ye do be done in love.

15 Now I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it

is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to minister

unto the saints),

16 that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to every one that helpeth

in the work and laboreth.

17 And I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus:

for that which was lacking on your part they supplied.

18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them

that are such.

19. The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Prisca salute you much in

the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

20 All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

22 If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. Maranatha.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.


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