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7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our glory :
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew : for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory:
9. 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.
10 But God bath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. : 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in bim? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
CHAP. III. 1 Milk is fit for children. 3 Against divisions. 16 Men
the temples of God. 18 Against conceit. AND I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiri
tual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for bitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3 For ye are yet carnal:. for whereas there is among you envying and strife and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal ?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord
man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7 So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth ; but God that giveth the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
19 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 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.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, 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 by fire.
16 T Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
18 | 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 wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s;
29 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come ; all are your's; 23 And ye are Christ's ; and Christ is God's.
CHAP. XIII. 1 All gifts, how excellent soever, are nothing worth without
charity. 4 The praises thereof. THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,
and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 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 nothing.
3 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.
4 | Charity suffereth long, and is kind, charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, hut rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 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.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 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.
12 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 known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three ; but the greatest of these is charity.
CHAP. XV. 3 By Christ's resurrection, 12 he proveth the necessity of our
resurrection. 91 The fruit, 35 and manner thereof; 51
and of the change of them that shall be alive then. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which
I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wlierein ye stand; :: 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 9 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures; 1.5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve :
6 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.
7 After that he was seen of James ; then of all the apostles.
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
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 in vain ; but I laboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. 19 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the deady
how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen :
14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15 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.
16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain ; ye are yet in your sins.
18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order : Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
24 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.
25 For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 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.
28 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. 29 Else what shall they do which are baptized fo the Ii