The New Testament

First Corinthians


1:1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of

God, and Sosthenes our brother, 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at

Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be

saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus

Christ our Lord, both their's and our's: 1:3 Grace be unto you, and

peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which

is given you by Jesus Christ; 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched

by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; 1:6 Even as the

testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 1:7 So that ye come behind

in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 1:8 Who

shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the

day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his

Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus

Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no

divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the

same mind and in the same judgment.

 

1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them

which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

 

1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I

of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

 

1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye

baptized in the name of Paul?  1:14 I thank God that I baptized none

of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 1:15 Lest any should say that I had

baptized in mine own name.

 

1:16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know

not whether I baptized any other.

 

1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not

with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none

effect.

 

1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish

foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

 

1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and

will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

 

1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of

this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?  1:21

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God,

it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that

believe.

 

1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock,

and unto the Greeks foolishness; 1:24 But unto them which are called,

both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

 

1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the

weakness of God is stronger than men.

 

1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men

after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 1:27 But

God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;

and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the

things which are mighty; 1:28 And base things of the world, and things

which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to

bring to nought things that are: 1:29 That no flesh should glory in

his presence.

 

1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us

wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1:31

That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in

the Lord.

 

2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of

speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

 

2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus

Christ, and him crucified.

 

2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much

trembling.

 

2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of

man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 2:5

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the

power of God.

 

2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the

wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to

nought: 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the

hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 2:8

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it,

they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

 

2:9 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.

 

2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit

searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

 

2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man

which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the

Spirit of God.

 

2:12 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.

 

2:13 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.

 

2:14 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.

 

2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is

judged of no man.

 

2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct

him?  But we have the mind of Christ.

 

3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but

as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

 

3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were

not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

 

3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and

strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?  3:4 For

while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye

not carnal?  3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers

by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?  3:6 I have

planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

 

3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that

watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

 

3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man

shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

 

3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye

are God's building.

 

3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise

masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth

thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

 

3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is

Jesus Christ.

 

3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious

stones, wood, hay, stubble; 3:13 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.

 

3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall

receive a reward.

 

3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he

himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

 

3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of

God dwelleth in you?  3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him

shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

 

3:18 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.

 

3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is

written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

 

3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they

are vain.

 

3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your's;

3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or

death, or things present, or things to come; all are your's; 3:23 And

ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

 

4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and

stewards of the mysteries of God.

 

4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

 

4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of

you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.

 

4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but

he that judgeth me is the Lord.

 

4:5 Therefore judge nothing 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 shall every man have

praise of God.

 

4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to

myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to

think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed

up for one against another.

 

4:7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou

that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost

thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?  4:8 Now ye are full,

now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to

God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.

 

4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it

were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world,

and to angels, and to men.

 

4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are

weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

 

4:11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are

naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 4:12 And

labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being

persecuted, we suffer it: 4:13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made

as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto

this day.

 

4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I

warn you.

 

4:15 For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have

ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through

the gospel.

 

4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

 

4:17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved

son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of

my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.

 

4:18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

 

4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know,

not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

 

4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

 

4:21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and

in the spirit of meekness?  5:1 It is reported commonly that there is

fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named

among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

 

5:2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that

hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

 

5:3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have

judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so

done this deed, 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are

gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus

Christ, 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of

the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

 

5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven

leaveneth the whole lump?  5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven,

that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our

passover is sacrificed for us: 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast,

not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness;

but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

 

5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with

the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye

needs go out of the world.

 

5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man

that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater,

or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not

to eat.

 

5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not

ye judge them that are within?  5:13 But them that are without God

judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

 

6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before

the unjust, and not before the saints?  6:2 Do ye not know that the

saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you,

are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?  6:3 Know ye not that

we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set

them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

 

6:5 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?  6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before

the unbelievers.

 

6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to

law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not

rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?  6:8 Nay, ye do wrong, and

defraud, and that your brethren.

 

6:9 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,

6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor

extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

 

6:11 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.

 

6:12 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.

 

6:13 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.

 

6:14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us

by his own power.

 

6:15 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 an

harlot? God forbid.

 

6:16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one

body?  for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

 

6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

 

6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body;

but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

 

6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost

which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  6:20

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body,

and in your spirit, which are God's.

 

7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for

a man not to touch a woman.

 

7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own

wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

 

7:3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise

also the wife unto the husband.

 

7:4 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.

 

7:5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a

time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come

together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

 

7:6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

 

7:7 For I 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.

 

7:8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them

if they abide even as I.

 

7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to

marry than to burn.

 

7:10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not

the wife depart from her husband: 7:11 But and if she depart, let her

remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the

husband put away his wife.

 

7:12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife

that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not

put her away.

 

7:13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he

be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

 

7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the

unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children

unclean; but now are they holy.

 

7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a

sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to

peace.

 

7:16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy

husband?  or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy

wife?  7:17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath

called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.

 

7:18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become

uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be

circumcised.

 

7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the

keeping of the commandments of God.

 

7:20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

 

7:21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou

mayest be made free, use it rather.

 

7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's

freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's

servant.

 

7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

 

7:24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with

God.

 

7:25 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.

 

7:26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I

say, that it is good for a man so to be.

 

7:27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou

loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

 

7:28 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.

 

7:29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that

both they that have wives be as though they had none; 7:30 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;

7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion

of this world passeth away.

 

7:32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried

careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the

Lord: 7:33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of

the world, how he may please his wife.

 

7:34 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.

 

7:35 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 distraction.

 

7:36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward 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.

 

7:37 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.

 

7:38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that

giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

 

7:39 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.

 

7:40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I

think also that I have the Spirit of God.

 

8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all

have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

 

8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing

yet as he ought to know.

 

8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

 

8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are

offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in

the world, and that there is none other God but one.

 

8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in

earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) 8:6 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.

 

8:7 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 unto

an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

 

8:8 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.

 

8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of your's become a

stumblingblock to them that are weak.

 

8:10 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 be

emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; 8:11 And

through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ

died?  8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their

weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

 

8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh

while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

 

9:1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ

our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?  9:2 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.

 

9:3 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, 9:4 Have we not

power to eat and to drink?  9:5 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?  9:6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to

forbear working?  9:7 Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges?

who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who

feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?  9:8 Say I

these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?  9:9 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?  9:10 Or

saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is

written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that

thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

 

9:11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if

we shall reap your carnal things?  9:12 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.

 

9:13 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?  9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that

they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

 

9:15 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.

 

9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for

necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the

gospel!  9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but

if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

 

9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I

may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my

power in the gospel.

 

9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant

unto all, that I might gain the more.

 

9:20 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; 9:21 To them that are without law, as

without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to

Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

 

9:22 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.

 

9:23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker

thereof with you.

 

9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one

receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

 

9:25 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.

 

9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one

that beateth the air: 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into

subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I

myself should be a castaway.

 

10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how

that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the

sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the

sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all

drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock

that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

 

10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were

overthrown in the wilderness.

 

10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not

lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

 

10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written,

The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

 

10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and

fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

 

10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and

were destroyed of serpents.

 

10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were

destroyed of the destroyer.

 

10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they

are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are

come.

 

10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he

fall.

 

10:13 There 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.

 

10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

 

10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

 

10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of

the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion

of the body of Christ?  10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one

body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

 

10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the

sacrifices partakers of the altar?  10:19 What say I then? that the

idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is

any thing?  10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles

sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not

that ye should have fellowship with devils.

 

10:21 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.

 

10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient:

all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

 

10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.

 

10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question

for conscience sake: 10:26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the

fulness thereof.

 

10:27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be

disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question

for conscience sake.

 

10:28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto

idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake:

for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof: 10:29

Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my

liberty judged of another man's conscience?  10:30 For if I by grace

be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give

thanks?  10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye

do, do all to the glory of God.

 

10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor

to the church of God: 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things,

not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be

saved.

 

11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

 

11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things,

and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

 

11:3 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.

 

11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered,

dishonoureth his head.

 

11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head

uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she

were shaven.

 

11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it

be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

 

11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is

the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

 

11:8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.

 

11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the

man.

 

11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because

of the angels.

 

11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the

woman without the man, in the Lord.

 

11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the

woman; but all things of God.

 

11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God

uncovered?  11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a

man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?  11:15 But if a woman have

long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a

covering.

 

11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom,

neither the churches of God.

 

11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye

come together not for the better, but for the worse.

 

11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear

that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

 

11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are

approved may be made manifest among you.

 

11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to

eat the Lord's supper.

 

11:21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and

one is hungry, and another is drunken.

 

11:22 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.

 

11:23 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: 11:24 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.

 

11:25 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.

 

11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do

shew the Lord's death till he come.

 

11:27 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.

 

11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread,

and drink of that cup.

 

11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh

damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

 

11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many

sleep.

 

11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

 

11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we

should not be condemned with the world.

 

11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one

for another.

 

11:34 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.

 

12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you

ignorant.

 

12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb

idols, even as ye were led.

 

12:3 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.

 

12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

 

12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

 

12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God

which worketh all in all.

 

12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to

profit withal.

 

12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another

the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 12:9 To another faith by the

same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 12:10

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another

discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another

the interpretation of tongues: 12:11 But all these worketh that one

and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

 

12:12 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.

 

12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we

be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all

made to drink into one Spirit.

 

12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.

 

12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of

the body; is it therefore not of the body?  12:16 And if the ear shall

say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore

not of the body?  12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the

hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?  12:18

But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it

hath pleased him.

 

12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?  12:20 But

now are they many members, yet but one body.

 

12:21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee:

nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

 

12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more

feeble, are necessary: 12:23 And those members of the body, which we

think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant

honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

 

12:24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the

body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which

lacked.

 

12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members

should have the same care one for another.

 

12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it;

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

 

12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

 

12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily

prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of

healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

 

12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all

workers of miracles?  12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all

speak with tongues? do all interpret?  12:31 But covet earnestly the

best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

 

13:1 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.

 

13:2 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.

 

13:3 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.

 

13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity

vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 13:5 Doth not behave itself

unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no

evil; 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 13:7

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth

all things.

 

13:8 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.

 

13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

 

13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in

part shall be done away.

 

13:11 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.

 

13:12 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.

 

13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the

greatest of these is charity.

 

14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that

ye may prophesy.

 

14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men,

but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he

speaketh mysteries.

 

14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and

exhortation, and comfort.

 

14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he

that prophesieth edifieth the church.

 

14:5 I 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.

 

14:6 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?  14:7 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?  14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall

prepare himself to the battle?  14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter

by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what

is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

 

14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and

none of them is without signification.

 

14:11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be

unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a

barbarian unto me.

 

14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek

that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

 

14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that

he may interpret.

 

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

understanding is unfruitful.

 

14:15 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.

 

14:16 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?  14:17 For thou verily

givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

 

14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: 14:19 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.

 

14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be

ye children, but in understanding be men.

 

14:21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other

lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not

hear me, saith the LORD.

 

14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but

to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that

believe not, but for them which believe.

 

14:23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place,

and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are

unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?  14:24

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: 14:25 And thus

are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his

face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

 

14:26 How is it then, brethren? when 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.

 

14:27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at

the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

 

14:28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the

church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

 

14:29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

 

14:30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the

first hold his peace.

 

14:31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all

may be comforted.

 

14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

 

14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all

churches of the saints.

 

14:34 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.

 

14:35 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.

 

14:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you

only?  14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual,

let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the

commandments of the Lord.

 

14:38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

 

14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak

with tongues.

 

14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

 

15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I

preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached

unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

 

15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received,

how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 15:4

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according

to the scriptures: 15:5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the

twelve: 15:6 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.

 

15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

 

15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due

time.

 

15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called

an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

 

15:10 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.

 

15:11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye

believed.

 

15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say

some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?  15:13 But

if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your

faith is also vain.

 

15:15 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.

 

15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 15:17 And

if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

 

15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

 

15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men

most miserable.

 

15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the

firstfruits of them that slept.

 

15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection

of the dead.

 

15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made

alive.

 

15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits;

afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

 

15:24 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.

 

15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

 

15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

 

15:27 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.

 

15:28 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.

 

15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the

dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?  15:30

And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?  15:31 I protest by your

rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our LORD, I die daily.

 

15:32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus,

what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink;

for to morrow we die.

 

15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

 

15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the

knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

 

15:35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what

body do they come?  15:36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not

quickened, except it die: 15:37 And that which thou sowest, thou

sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of

wheat, or of some other grain: 15:38 But God giveth it a body as it

hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

 

15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh

of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of

birds.

 

15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the

glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is

another.

 

15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon,

and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another

star in glory.

 

15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in

corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 15:43 It is sown in

dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised

in power: 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual

body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

 

15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul;

the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

 

15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is

natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

 

15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the

Lord from heaven.

 

15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is

the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

 

15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear

the image of the heavenly.

 

15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit

the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

 

15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we

shall all be changed, 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,

at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be

raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

 

15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal

must put on immortality.

 

15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and

this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to

pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

 

15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

 

15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our

Lord Jesus Christ.

 

15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable,

always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that

your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

 

16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given

order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

 

16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in

store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I

come.

 

16:3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters,

them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

 

16:4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

 

16:5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia:

for I do pass through Macedonia.

 

16:6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that

ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.

 

16:7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a

while with you, if the Lord permit.

 

16:8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

 

16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are

many adversaries.

 

16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear:

for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

 

16:11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in

peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

 

16:12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come

unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at

this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.

 

16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

 

16:14 Let all your things be done with charity.

 

16:15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that

it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted

themselves to the ministry of the saints,) 16:16 That ye submit

yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and

laboureth.

 

16:17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and

Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.

 

16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and your's: therefore

acknowledge ye them that are such.

 

16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you

much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

 

16:20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with

an holy kiss.

 

16:21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

 

16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be

Anathema Maranatha.

 

16:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

 

16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.