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to devils, and not to God; and I and keep the ordinances, as I de
would not that ye should have fel-livered them to you.
lowship with devils.

21 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 devils.

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 prophe sying, having his head covered, dis honoureth his head.

5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head unco vered, dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

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

23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.

25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles,that eat, asking no ques

tion for conscience' sake:

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

7 For a man, indeed, ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the

27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be dispo-woman is the glory of the man. sed to go; whatsoever is set before 8 For the man is not of the woyou eat, asking no question for con-man; but the woman of the man. science' sake. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.


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

29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's


30 For if I by grace be a partaker, 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 none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

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

6 For if the woman be not cover ed, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shor or shaven, let her be covered.

He reproveth them for divers abuses.
Bye followers of me, even as I


also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things,

10 For this cause ought the wo man to have power on her head,bes cause of the angels.

11 Nevertheless,neither is the man without the woman, neither the wor man without the man, in the Lord

12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

13 Judge in yourselves; Is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto 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 seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

17 Now, in this that I declare
unto you, I praise you not, that or,

come better,
but for the worse.

18 For, first of all, when

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ogether in the church, I hear that here be divisions among you; and partly believe it

19 For there must be also heresies

33 Wherefore, my brethren, when mong you, that they which are ap-ye come together to eat, tarry one proved may be made manifest mong you.

for another.

20 When ye come together, thereFore, into one place, this is not to eat he Lord's supper.

21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one s 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 shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

23 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:

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24 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.

S4 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. CHAP. XII.

Of spiritual gifts, &c. NOW, Conning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

S 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.

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

5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which work eth all in all.

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

27 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.

9 To another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, the gifts of heal

28 But let a man examine him-ing by the same Spirit; self, and so let him eat of that bread, 10 To another,the working of miand drink of that cup. racles; to another prophecy; to andrink-other, discerning of spirits; to another,divers kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues.

29 For he that eateth and eth unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

11 But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

12 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 Christ.

are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

25 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.

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

81 For if we would judge our selves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we

13 For by one Spirit are we all 28 And God hath set some in the baptized into one body, whether church; first, apostles; secondarily, we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we prophets; thirdly, teachers; after each be bond or free; and have been all that, miracles; then gifts of health made to drink into one Spirit. ings, helps, governments, diversitiese of tongues.

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; is it,therefore,not of the body?

29 Are all apostles? are all pro phets? are all teachers? are als workers of miracles?



30 Have all the gifts of healing?


16 And if the ear shall say, Be-do all speak with tongues? do all cause I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it, therefore, not of the body?


visto ant 81 But covet earnestly the best sof gifts and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. CHAP. XIII.

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

Gifts are nothing without charity. I the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling

18 But now hath God set the members every one of thein in the body, as it hath pleased him.

19 And if they were all one mem-cymbal. ber, where were the body?

dant comeliness.

24 For our comely parts have no need; but God hath tempered the body together, having given more

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

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mys teries and all knowledge and

21 And the eye cannot say unto though I have all faith, so that I the hand, I have no need of thee; could remove mountains, and have nor again, the head to the feet, I not charity, I am nothing. have no need of you.


bers of the body, which seem to be
22 Nay, much more those mem-to

3 And though I bestowall my goods my hody to be burned, and have not feed the poor, and though I give charity, it profiteth me nothing 4 Charity suffereth long, and is

more feeble, are necessary;

23 And those members of the


body, which we think to be less kind; charity envieth not; charity honourable, upon these we bestow vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

more abundant honour; and our


5 Doth not behave itself unseem uncomely parts have more abun-ly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all abundant honour to that part which things, hopeth all things, endureth


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all things.


25 That there should be no schism

8 Charity never faileth: but whe


in the body; but that the members ther there be prophecies, they should have the same care one for fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be know


26 And whether one member suf-ledge, it shall vanish away. fer, all the members suffer with it;

or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

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

10 But when that which is per le

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, fect is come, then that which is m

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11 When I was a child, I spake a child, I understood as a child, I ought as a child: but, when I beme a man, I put away childish ings.

12 For now we see through a lass darkly; but then face to face: ow I know in part; but then shall know even as also I am known. 15 And now abideth faith, hope, harity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. CHAP. XIV. Prophecy commended, &c. OLLOW after charity, and de

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that ye may prophesy.

2 For he that speaketh in an un-understanding is unfruitful. known tongue, speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him, howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

8 But he that prophesieth,speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue, edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church.

51 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.

6 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 doctrine?

19 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.

20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit, in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

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?

21 In the law it is written, With
men of other tongues and other lips
will I speak unto this people; and
8 For if the trumpet give an un-yet for all that will they not hear
certain sound, who shall prepare me, saith the Lord.
himself to the battle?

22 Wherefore tongues are for a

9 So likewise ye, except ye ut-sign, not to them that believe, but to
ter by the tongue words easy to be
understood, how shall it be known
what is spoken? for ye shall speak
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18 Wherefore, let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue, pray that he may interpret.

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my

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, 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?

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

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

them that believe not: but prophe-
sying serveth not for them that be-
lieve not,but for them which believe.

23 Lf, therefore, the whole church

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be come together into one place, be a prophet, or spiritual, let him and all speak with tongues, and acknowledge that the things that! there come in those that are un- write unto you are the commandlearned, or unbelievers, will they ments of the Lord. not say that ye are mad?

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

24 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:

39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

40 Let all things be done decentand in order.


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

How is it then, brethren? when M

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.

27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that course; 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 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

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

32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

34 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.

35 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.

36 What! came the word of God out

from you? or came it unto you only? 37 If any man think himself to

The resurrection proved, &c.

I de

clare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein 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.

8 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;

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 apos tles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

what I am;

10 But by the grace of God 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 God which was with me.

or they, so we preach, and so ye 11 Therefore, whether it were I believed.

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