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19 And if they were all one 2 And though I have the gift of member, where were the body ? prophecy, and understand all mys
20 But now are they many teries, and all knowledge ; and members, yet but one body. though I have all faith, so that I
21 And the eye cannot say unto could remove mountains, and have the hand, I have no need of thee: not charity, I am nothing. nor again the head to the feet, Il 3 And though I bestow all my have no need of you.
goods to feed the poor, and though 22 Nay, much more those mem- I give my body to be burned, and bers, of the body, which seem to be have not charity, it profiteth me more feeble, are necessary: nothing.
23 And those members of the e 4 Charity suffereth long, and is 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 ouri 5 Doth not behave itselt unseenuncomely parts have more abun-ly, seeketh not her own, is not dant comeliness.
easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 24 For our comely parts have 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but no need: but God hath tempered rejoiceth in the truth ; the body together, having given e 7 Beareth all things, believeth more abundant honour to that part all things, hopeth all things, enwhich lacked:
dureth all things. 25 That there should be no t 8 Charity never faileth: but schism in the body; but that the whether there be prophecies, they members should have the same shall fail ; whether there be tongues, care one for another.
they shall cease ; whether there be 26 And whether one member knowledge, it shall vanish away. suffer, all the members suffer with 9 For we know in part, and we it; or one member be honoured, prophesy in part. all the members rejoice with it. T 10 But when that which is pert 27 Now ye are the body offect is come, then that which is in Christ, and members in particular. part shall be done away.
28 And God hath set some in the d 11 When I was a child, I spake church, first apostles, secondarily as a child, I understood as a prophets, thirdly teachers, after child, I thought as a child. but that miracles, then gifts of heal- when I became a man, I put away ings, helps, governments, diversi-childish things. ties of tongues.
16 12 For now we see through 8 29 Are all apostles? are all pro-lglass, darkly ; but then face to face: phets ? are all teachers ? are all now I know in part; but then shall workers of miracles ?
I know even as also I am known. 30 Have all the gifts of healing? 13 And now abideth faith, hope, do all speak with tongues? do all charity, these three; but the greatinterpret? .
est of these is charity. d 31 But covet earnestly the best
CHAP. XIV. gifts. And yet shew I unto you a d LOLLOW after charity, and more excellent way.
F desire spiritual gifts, but CHAP. XIII.
rather that ye may prophesy. tITHOUGH I speak with the 2 For he that speaketh in an un
1 tongues of men and of an- known tongue, speaketh not umto gels, and have not charity, I am men, but unto God: for no man become as sounding brass, or alunderstandeth him; howbeit in the tinkling cymbal.
spirit he speaketh mysteries.
d 3 But he that prophesieth, speak-with the spirit, and I will pray eth unto men to edification, and with the understanding also: I exhortation, and comfort.
will sing with the spirit, and I will 4. He that speaketh in an un- sing with the understanding also. known tongue edifieth himself; but 16 Else, when thou shalt bless he that prophesieth edifieth the with the spirit, how shall he that church.
occupieth the room of the unlearn5 I would that ye all spake with ed say Amen at thy giving of tongues, but rather that ye pro- thanks, seeing he understandeth phesied : for greater is he that not what thou sayest ? prophesieth than he that speaketh 17 For thou verily givest thanks with tongues, except he interpret, well, but the other is not edified. that the church may receive edi- 18 I thank my God, I speak fying.
with tongues more than ye all : 6 Now, brethren, if I come unto 19 Yet in the church I had ra. you speaking with tongues, what ther speak five words with my un. shall I profit you, except I shall derstanding, that by my voice I speak to you either by revelation, might teach others also, than ten or by knoweledge, or by prophesy- thousand words in an unknown ing, or by doctrine ?
tongue. i And even things without life d 20 Brethren, be not children in giving sound, whether pipe or harp, understanding: howbeit, in malice except they give a distinction in be ye children, but in under the sounds, how shall it be known ing be men. what is piped or harped ?
21 In the law it is written, With 8 For if the trumpet give an un- men of other tongues and other certain sound, who shall prepare lips will I speak unto this people ; himself to the battle ?
and yet for all that will they not 9 So likewise ye, except ye utter hear me, saith the Lord. by the tongue words easy to be 22 Wherefore tongues are for a understood, how shall it be known sign, not to them that believe, but what is spoken ? for ye shall speak to them that believe not: but prointo the air.
phesying serveth not for them that 10 There are, it may be, so ma- believe not, but for them which ny kinds of voices in the world, believe. and none of them is without signi- 23 If therefore the whole church fication.
be come together into one place, 11 Therefore, if I know not the and all speak with tongues, and meaning of the voice, I shall be there come in those that are ununto him that speaketh a barbarian, learned, or unbelievers, will they and he that speaketh shall be a not say that ye are mad ? barbarian unto me.
| 24 But if all prophesy, and there d 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye come in one that believeth not, or are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek one unlearned, he is convinced of that ye may excel to the edifying all, he is judged of all: of the church.
| 25 And thus are the secrets of 13 Wherefore, let him that his heart made manifest ; and so speaketh in an unknown tongue, falling down on his face, he will pray that he may interpret. worship God, and report that God
14 For if I pray in an unknown is in you of a truth. tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my d 26 How is it then, brethren ? understanding is unfruitful. when ye come together, every one d 15 What is it then? I will pray of you hath a psalm, hath a doc
trine, hath a tongue, hath a reve- also ye have received, and wherein lation, hath an interpretation, Let ye stand ; all things be done unto edifying. I 2 By which also ye are saved, if
27 If any man speak in an un-ye keep in memory what I preachknown tongue, let it be by two, or ed unto you, unless ye have beat the most by three, and that by lieved in vain. course ; and let one interpret. It 3 For I delivered unto you first
28 But if there be no interpre- of all, that which I also received, ter, let him keep silence in the how that Christ died for our sins church ; and let him speak to him- according to the scriptures; sell, and to God.
It 4 And that he was buried, and 29 Let the prophets speak two that he rose again the third day or three, and let the other judge. according to the scriptures: d 30 If any thing be revealed to f5 And that he was seen of Ceanother that sitteth by, let the phas, then of the twelve: first hold his peace.
186 After that, he was seen of 31 For ye may all prophesy one above five hundred brethren 21 by one, that all may learn, and all once; of whom the greater part may be comforted.
remain unto this present, but some 32 And the spirits of the pro- are fallen asleep. phets, are subject to the pro- f 7 After that, he was seen of phets.
James ; then of all the apostles. i 33 For God is not the author of f8 And last of all he was seen of me confusion, but of peace, as in all also, as of one born out of due time. churches of the saints
1c 9 For I am the least of the aposp 34 Let your women keep silence tles, that am not meet to be called in the churches; for it is not per- an apostle, because I persecuted mitted unto them to speak: but the church of God. they are commanded to be under t 10 But by the grace of God I am obedience, as also saith the law. what I am: and his grace which
35 And if they will learn any was bestowed upon me, was not in thing, let them ask their husbands vain ; but I laboured more abunat home ; for it is a shame for dantly than they all: yet not I, women to speak in the church. Ibut the grace of God which was
36 What! came the word of with me, God out from you? or came it unto 11 Therefore whether it were ! you only?
or they, so we preach, and so ye 37 If any man think himself to believed. be a prophet, or spiritual, let him t 12 Now if Christ be preached acknowledge that the things that that he rose from the dead, how I write unto you are the com- say some among you that there is mandments of the Lord.
no resurrection of the dead ? 38 But if any man be ignorant, 13 But if there be no resurreclet him be ignorant.
tion of the dead, then is Christ not 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet risen: to prophesy, and forbid not to 14 And if Christ be not risen, speak with tongues.
then is our preaching vain, and d 40 Let all things be done de- your faith is also vain. cently, and in order.
15 Yea, and we are fonnd false CHAP. XV.
witnesses of God; because we TVOREOVER, brethren, I de- have testified of God that he raised I I clare unto you the gospel up Christ: whom he raised not up, which I preached unto you, which \ if so be that the dead rise not.
16 For if the dead rise not, then dead rise not? let us eat and drink; is not Christ raised:
for to-morrow we die. 17 And if Christ be not raised, p 33 Be not deceived: Evil comyour faith is vain ; ye are yet in munications corrupt good manners. your sins.
| 34 Awake to righteousness, and 18 Then they also which are sin not ; for some have not the tallen asleep in Christ are perished. knowledge of God. I speak this to
19 If in this life only, we have your shame. hope in Christ, we are of all men i 35 But some man will say, How most miserable.
are the dead raised up? and with t 20 But now is Christ risen from what body do they come? the dead, and become the first- 36 Thou fool, that which thou fruits of them that slept.
sowest is not quickened except it 21 For since by man came death, die: by man came also the resurrection 37 And that which thou sowest, of the dead.
thou sowest not that body that 22 For as in Adam all die, even shall be, but bare grain ; it may so in Christ shall all be made alive. chance of wheat, or of some other
23 But every inan in his own grain ; order: Christ the first-fruits ; af- t 38 But God giveth it a body as terward they that are Christ's at it hath pleased him, and to every nis coming.
seed his own body. 24 Then cometh the end, when 39 All flesh is not the same flesh; he shall have delivered up the but there is one kind of flesh of men, kingdom to God, even the Father ; another flesh of beasts, another of when he shall have put down all fishes, and another of birds. rule, and all authority, and power. 40 There are also celestial bodies,
25 For he must reign, till he and bodies terrestrial: but the glohath put all enemies under his feet. ry of the celestial is one, and the
26 The last enemy that shall be glory of the terrestial is another. destroyed is death.
| 41 There is one glory of the sun, 27 or he hath put all things un- and another glory of the moon, and der his feet. But when he saith another glory of the stars ; for one all things are put under him, it is star differeth from another star in manifest that he is excepted which glory. ? did put all things under him. i 42 So also is the resurrection of t 28* And when all things shall be the dead. It is sown in corrupsubdued unto him, then shall the tion, it is raised in incorruption: Son also himself be subject unto 43 It is sown in dishonour, it is him that put all things under him, raised in glory: it is sown in weakthat God may be all in all. ness, it is raised in power: D 29 Else what shall they do, 44 It is sown a natural body, it which are baptized for the dead, is raised a spiritual body. There if the dead rise not at all? why are is a natural body, and there is a they then baptized for the dead ? spiritual body.
30 And why stand we in jeopar- 45 And so it is written, The first dy every hour ?
man Adam was made a living soul, e 31 I protest by your rejoicing the last Adam was made a quickenwhich I have in Christ Jesus our ing spirit. Lord, I die daily.
t 76 Howbeit, that was not first g 32 If after the manner of men I which is spiritual, but that which have fought with beasts at Ephe-is natural ; and afterward that sus, what advantageth it me, if the which is spiritual.
t 47 The first man is of the earth, that there be no gatherings when earthy. the second man is the I come. Lord from heaven.
T3 And when I come, whomsot 48 As is the earthy, such are ever ye shall approve by your letthey also that are earthy: and as ters, them will I send to bring your is the heavenly, such are they also liberality unto Jerusalem. that are heav
4 And if it be meet that I go also, b 49 And as we have borne the they shall go with me. image of the earthy, we shall also g 5 Now I will come unto you, hear the image of the heavenly when I shall pass through Mace.
50 Now this I say, brethren, donia: for I do pass through Ma. that flesh and blood cannot inher-cedonia. it the kingdom of God; neither 6 And it may be that I will doth corruption inherit incorrup- abide, yea, and winter with you, tion.
that ye may bring me on my jourt 51 Behold, I shew you a myste-ney withersoever I go. ry; We shall not all sleep, but we e 7 For I will not see you now by shall all be changed,
the way ; but I trust to tarry a 52 In a moment, in the twink-while with you, if the Lord per. ling of an eye, at the last trump: mit. for the trumpet shall sound, and g 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus the dead shall be raised incorrup- until Pentecost. tible, and we shall be changed. 9 For a great door and effectual 6 53 For this corruptible must put is opened unto me, and there are on incorruption, and this mortal many adversaries. must put on immortality.
c 10 Now if Timotheus come, see 54 So when this corruptible shall that he may be with you without have put on incorruption, and this fear; for he worketh the work of mortal shall have put on immor- the Lord, as I also do. tality, then shall be brought to pass 11 Let no man therefore despise the saying that is written, Death him: but conduct him forth in is swallowed up in victory. peace, that he may come unto me:
55 O death, where is thy sting? for I look for him with the bre O grave, where is thy victory? thren.
56 The sting of death is sin; and 12 As touching our brother Apolthe strength of sin is the law. los, I greatly desired him to come 6 57 But thanks be to God, which unto you with the brethren: but giveth us the victory, through our his will was not at all to come at Lord Jesus Christ.
this time ; but he will come when d 58 Therefore, my beloved bre- he shall have convenient time. thren, be ye steadfast, unmovea- d 13 Watch ye, stand fast in the ble, always abounding in the work faith, quit you like men, be strong, of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know d 14 Let all your things be done that your labour is not in vain in with charity. the Lord.
c 15 I beseech you, brethren, (ve CHAP. XVI.
know the house of Stephanas, that & N OW concerning the collec- it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and
I tion for the saints, as I have that they have addicted themselves given order to the churches of to the ministry of the saints,) Galatia, even so do ye.
1d 16 That ye submit yourselves d 2 Upon the first day of the week (unto such, and to every one that let every one of you lay by him in helpeth with us, and laboureth. store, as God hath prospered him, 17 I am glad of the coming of