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is written, "Things which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, God hath prepared for those who love him." 10 But God hath revealed them to us through [his] spirit: for the spirit searcheth all things, even the deep things of God.

3 for ye are still carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, [and divisions,] are ye not carnal, and walk according to the manner of men? 4 For when one saith, "I am of Paul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are ye not


5 WHO then is Paul, and who is Apollos? Ministers by whom ye have believed, even as the Lord hath given to each of us. 6 I planted; Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So that, neither is he who planteth, any thing, nor he who watereth; but God who giveth the increase. 8 Now he who planteth, and he who watereth, are one; and each will receive his own reward, according to

11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man, which is in him? In like manner also, no one knoweth the things of God, but the spirit of God. 12 Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we may know the things which have been freely given to us of God: 13 which things we speak also, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the his own labour. 9 For we are spirit teacheth; comparing spi-workers together with God: ye ritual things with spiritual. are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.

10 According to the favour of God, which hath been given to me, I laid the foundation, as a wise master-builder: and another buildeth thereon. But let every one take heed how he buildeth thereon; 11 for no other foundation can any one lay, than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

14 Now an animal man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God for to him they are foolishness; nor can he know them, because they are to be spiritually examined. 15 But the spiritual man examineth, [indeed,] all things; yet he himself is examined by no one. 16 For who knoweth the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?* But we have the 12 But if any one build upon mind of Christ. [this] foundation, gold, silver, CH. III. 1 NOW I, breth-precious stones, wood, hay, ren, could not speak to you as stubble, 13 every one's work to spiritual; but as to carnal, will be manifest: for the day as to babes in Christ. 2 I fed will show it, because it will be you with milk, not with meat: revealed by fire; and the fire for ye were not then able to bear will try every one's work, of it, nor indeed are ye now able; what kind it is. 14 If the work * i. e. the spiritual man.

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by human inquiry; because I do not condemn myself; 4 (for I am conscious to myself of nothing evil; yet I am not hereby justified;) but he that judgeth me is the Lord. 5 Judge nothing, therefore, 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 every one will have praise from God.

6 NOW these things, breth18 Let no one deceive him-ren, I have transferred to myself. If any among you seem to self, and to Apollos, for your be wise in this age, let him | sakes; that ye may learn in us become a fool, that he may be- not to think of men above that come wise. 19 For the wisdom which is here written; that no of this world is foolishness with one of you be puffed up in beGod. For it is written, " He half of one another. 7 For who taketh the wise in their own maketh thee to differ from ancraftiness." 20 And again," The other? and what hast thou Lord knoweth the reasonings of which thou didst not receive? the wise, that they are vain." But if thou didst only receive it, why dost thou boast as if thou hadst not received it?

21 Let no one, therefore, boast 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 cone; all things [are] yours: 23 and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

CH. IV. 1 So then, let a man consider us, only as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Now it is required in stewards that they be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you, or

i. e. Peter.

8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned without us: and I wish ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. 9 For I think [that] God hath brought forth us apostles, last, as devoted to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. 10 We are fools for the sake of Christ, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are disgraced.

"Alluding to those last exposed on the theatre, to fight with wild beasts, or with each other, and who were devoted to certain destruction. Or, we may render, hath appointed us apostles the lowest of men, and as devoted to death." Newcome.

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11. To this present hour, we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are beaten, and have no certain abode; 12 and labour, working with our own hands being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we bear it; 13 being evil spoken of, we exhort: we are made as the vilest of the world, as the offscouring of all things, until now. 14 I write not these things to shame you; but I admonish you as my beloved children.

15 For if ye have ten thousand guides in Christ, yet ye have not many fathers: for I am your father in Christ Jesus, by preaching to you the gospel. 16 Wherefore I exhort you, be ye imitators of me. 17 For this cause I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.

18 But some have been puffed up, as though I would not come to you. 19 But I will come to you, shortly, if the Lord be willing; and I will know, not the speech of those who are puffed up, but their power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not in speech, but in power.

21 What will ye? that I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness. CH. V. FORNICATION is

certainly heard of among you, and such fornication as is not even among the gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. 2 And are ye puffed up? and have ye not rather mourned? so that he who hath wrought out this work might be taken away from among you.

3 For I truly, [as] absent in body, but present in spirit, have already judged, as though I were present, him who hath done this; 4 that, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, (when ye and I, are gathered together, in spirit,) with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 ye deliver such an one to the adversary,* for the sufferingt of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved, in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6 Your boasting is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Take away thoroughly the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, inasmuch as ye are unleavened: for even our passover, Christ, hath been slain [for us]. 8 Let us therefore keep the feast, not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of wickedness and maliciousness but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

9 I have written to you, in this epistle, not to associate with fornicators: 10 [yet] not wholly with the fornicators, or

q. d. Disown him as a christian brother. Expel him from the community of believers. Let him be regarded as a heathen: no longer a subject to Christ, but a vassal of his own vile appetites and passions, which destroy the mind and render a man a pest to society. To deliver one over in this solemn manner, is done as a last remedy, to make him ashamedof his vices, and, if possible, to bring him to sincere repentance.

+ Gr. oλegov violent death, destruction, or ruin of one.

covetous, or oppressors, or idol- |
aters, of this world: for then
indeed ye must go out of the
world: 11 but I now write to
you, not to associate with him,
if any one, called a brother, be
a fornicator, or covetous, or an
idolater, or a reviler, or a
drunkard, or an oppressor; not
even to eat with such an one.

12 For what have I to do to judge those [also] who are without? Should not ye judge those who are within? 13 but those who are without, God will judge? Put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

CH. VI. 1 DARE any of you, having a matter against another, be judged by the unrighteous, and not by the saints? 2 Know ye not that the saints will judge the world? but if the world will be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest causes ?

3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things which belong to this life? 4 If then ye have judgments of causes belonging to this life, do ye set those to judge who are of no account in the church? 5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, [not even one.] who can decide between his brethren? 6 but is brother brought into judgment with brother, and that before unbelievers?

why are ye not rather defrauded? 8 whereas ye wrong, and defraud; and that your brethren.

9 Know ye not that injurious men will not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor voluptuous, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, oppressors, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye have been washed, but ye have been sanctified, in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the spirit of our God.


12 ALL things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of any thing. 13 Meats are for the belly, and the belly is for meats: yet God will destroy both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body: 14 and God hath both raised up the Lord, and will raise up us also by his power.

15 Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? By no means. 16 Know ye not that he who is joined to a harlot, is one body? (for "the two," saith the scripture," shall be united into one flesh.") 17 But he who is 7 Now therefore it is certainly joined to the Lord, is one spirit. a defect among you, that ye have 18 Flee fornication. Most suits one with another. Why sins which a man commitdo ye not rather suffer wrong? teth, are without the body;

but he who committeth forni- ( 9 But, if they have not conti

cation, sinneth against his own body. 19 Know ye not that your body is the temple of a holy spirit which is in you, which ye have from God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye have been bought with a price: glorify therefore God in your body.

CH. VII. 1 NOW concerning the things about which ye have written to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2. Nevertheless, because of avoiding fornications, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render to the wife the debt of marriage; and in like manner the wife also to the husband.

4 The wife hath not power over her own body, but the husband and in like manner the husband also hath not power


his own body, but the wife. 5 Defraud ye not one another; unless perhaps partly, with consent, for a time, that ye may have leisure for prayer, and may come together again; that the adversary tempt you not because of your inconti


6 But I speak this by way of permission; not by way of commandment. 7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every one hath his proper gift from God; one according to this manner, and another according to that.

8 Now I say to widowers and to widows. It is good for them if they remain even as 1.

nence, let them marry for it is better to marry than to burn. 10 And to the married, I command, yet not I only but the Lord, that the wife depart not from her husband: 11 (but if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband:) and that the husband do not put away his wife.

12 But as to the rest, I speak, not the Lord: If any brother have an unbelieving wife, and she choose to dwell with him, let him not put her away. 13 And if a woman have an unbelieving husband, and he choose to dwell with her, let her not put him away. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the husband; otherwise your children are unclean; but now they are holy.

15 But if the unbelieving person depart, let such depart. The brother or sister is not enslaved in such cases. However, God hath called us to peace. 16 For how knowest thou, O wife, but that thou mayest save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O husband, but that thou mayest save thy wife?

17 However, according as the Lord hath distributed to every one, according as God hath called every one, so let such walk. And thus I appoint in all the churches. 18 Hath any man been called, being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Hath any been called in uncircumcision? let him not become circumcised.

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