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8 Therefore let us keep the feast, a fault among you, because ye go not with old leaven, neither with to law one with another: why do the leaven of malice and wicked-ye not rather take wrong? why do ness; but with the unleavened ye not rather suffer yourselves to be bread of sincerity and truth. defrauded?

9 I wrote unto you in an epistle, not to company with forni-and that your brethren.

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

8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud,

9 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 mankind,

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 are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

12 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.

13 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.

14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

15 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 a harlot? God forbid.

16 What! know ye not that he which is joined to a harlot is one body? for two (saith he) shall be one flesh.

5 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 brethren?

6 But brother goeth to law with | body; but he that committeth forbrother, and that before the unbe-nication, sinneth against his own lievers.

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

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth, is without the


7 Now, therefore, there is utterly 19 What! know ye not that your

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body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your


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


Marriage a remedy for fornication.
TOW, concerning the things
whereof ye wrote unto me;
It is good for a man not to touch

a woman.

12 But to the rest 'speak I, not the Lord; If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleas Ied to dwell with him, let him not put her away.


13 And the woman which hath husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your chil dren unclean; but now are they holy.

2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

4 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.

3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and like-peace. wise also the wife unto the husband. 18 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save the husband? or how knowest thou, man, whether thou shalt save th wife?

17 But as God hath distributed 5 Defraud ye not one the other, to every man, as the Lord hath except it be with consent for a time, called every one, so let him walk: that ye may give yourselves to fast-and so ordain I in all churches. ing and prayer; and come together 18 Is any man called being cir again, that Satan tempt you not for cumcised? let him not become unyour incontinency. circumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not become

6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.


not the wife depart from her husband:

15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sis ter is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to

7 For 1 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.

8 I say, therefore, to the unmar

ried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

called. 20 Let every man abide in the 21 Art thou called, being a ser vant? care not for it; but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry for it is better to marry than to burn.

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

10 And unto the married I com-free-man: likewise also be that mand, yet not I, but the Lord; Let is called, being free, is Christ's

19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.


11 But, and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled

23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 24 Brethren, let every man!


to her husband: and let not the in he is called, therein abide with husband put away his wife.





25 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.

26 I suppose, therefore, that this is good for the present distress; I say, that it is good for a man so to


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

28 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.

29 But this I say, brethren, The time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives, be as though they had none;

30 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;

33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.

34 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.

35 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

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 marry.


36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward

37 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.

38 So then, he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

39 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.

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


81 And they that use this world. fered unto idols, we know

as not abusing it for the fashion of this world passeth away.

32 But I would have you with-out carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:


To abstain from forbidden meats. as touching things of

that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

S But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

4 As concerning, therefore, the eating of those things that are of fered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.

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

6 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.

7 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, flock, and eateth not of the milk unto an idol; and their conscience of the flock? being weak is defiled.

8 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.

8 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? 9 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?

9 But take heed, lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling-block to them that are weak.

10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plough in hope; and that he that thrasheth in hope should


10 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 bebe partaker of his hope. emboldened to eat those things 11 If we have sown unto you which are offered to idols; spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish for whom Christ died?

12 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.

12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against


18 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend. CHAP. IX.

MI not an apostle? am

Ministers ought to live by the gospel.
A free? have not stem Jesus
Christ our Lord? are not ye my
work in the Lord?

2 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.

3 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this;

4 Have we not power to eat and

to drink?

5 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?

13 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?

Even so hath the ordain

ed, that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

15 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.

16 For though I preach the gos pel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel.

17 For if I do this thing will ingly,I have a reward; but if against

6 Or I only and Barnabas, have my will, a dispensation of the gospel not we power to forbear working?

is committed unto me.

18 What is my reward then? 7 Who goeth a warfare any time! Verily that, when I preach the at his own charges? who planteth gospel, 1 may make the gospel of a vineyard, and eateth not of the Christ without charge, that I abuse fruit thereof? or who feedeth a not my power in the gospel.

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

20 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; 21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without God, but under law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.



22 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 some.

23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.


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

25 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.

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

27 But I keep under my body, and bring into subjection; lest

that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast-away.

The Jewish sacraments,types of ours.

not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; S And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

was not well pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

18There 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.

14 Wherefore, my dearly 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 the communion of brethren, I would the blood of Christ? the bread which

we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: (for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was Christ:) 5 But with many of them God

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

18 Behold Israel after the flesh. Are not they which eat of the sacrifices, partakers of the altar?

19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing? or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

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

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