Page images


fire shall try every man's work, Lus, as vof the ministers of

Christ the only foundation.


How to esteem ministers husbandry, ye are God's build-For it is written, He taketh the ing.

wise in their own craftiness. 10 According to the grace of 20 And again, The Lord God which is given unto me, knoweth the thoughts of the as a wise master-builder, I have wise, that they are vain. laid the foundation, and another 21 Therefore let no man glory buildeth thereon. But let every in men: for all things are man take heed how he buildeth yours; thereupon.

22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, 11 For other foundation can or Cephas, or the world, or life, no man lay than that is laid, or death, or things present, or which is Jesus Christ.

things to come; all are yours; 12 Now if any man build upon 23 And ye are Christ's : and this foundation, gold, silver, pre- Christ is God's. cious stones, wood, hay, stub


1 In what account the ministers ought to be had. 13 Every man's work shall be

7 We have nothing which we have not received. made manifest : for the day 9 The apostles spectacles to the world, angels,

and men, 13 the filth and off-scouring of the shall declare it, because it shall

world : 15 yet our fathers in Christ, 16 whom be revealed by fire; and the we ought to follow.


, the 14 If any man's work abide Christ, and stewards of the which he hath built thereupon, mysteries of God. he shall receive a reward.

2 Moreover, it is required in 15 If any man's work shall be stewards that a man be found burned, he shall suffer loss : but faithful. he himself shall be saved; yet

3 But with me it is a very so as by fire.

small thing that I should be 16 Know ye not that ye are judged of you, or of man's judgthe temple of God, and that ment: yea, I judge not mine the Spirit of God dwelleth in

4 For I know nothing by my17 If any man defile the tem- self; yet am I not hereby justiple of God, him shall God de- fied: but he that judgeth me is stroy: for the temple of God is the Lord. holy, which temple ye are.

5 Therefore judge nothing 18 Let no man deceive him before the time, until the Lord self. If any man among you come, who both will bring to seemeth to be wise in this world, light the hidden things of darklet him become a fool, that he ness, and will make manifest

own self.


the counsels of the hearts: and 19 For the wisdom of this then shall every man have world is foolishness with God. I praise of God.

may be wise.

The apostle's sufferings I. CORINTHIANS.

in the cause of Christ 6 And these things, brethren, shame you, but as my beloved I have in a figure transferred to sons I warn you. myself, and to Apollos, for your 15 For though ye have ten sakes : that ye might learn in thousand instructors in Christ, , us not to think of men above yet have ye not many fathers : that which is written, that no for in Christ Jesus I have beone of you be puffed up for one gotten you through the gospel. against another.

16 Wherefore, I beseech you, 7 For who maketh thee to be ye followers of me. differ from another ? and what 17 For this cause have I sent hast thou that thou didst not unto you Timotheus, who is my receive ? now if thou didst re- beloved son, and faithful in the ceive it, why dost thou glory, as Lord, who shall bring you into if thou hadst not received it? remembrance of my ways which

8 Now ye are full, now ye are be in Christ, as I teach every rich, ye have reigned as kings where in every church. without us : and I would to God 18 Now some are puffed up, ye did reign, that we also might as though I would not come to reign with you.

you. 9 For I think that God hath 19 But I will come to you set forth us the apostles last, as shortly, if the Lord will, and it were appointed to death : for will know, not the speech of we are made a spectacle unto them which are puffed up,

but the world, and to angels, and to the power.

20 For the kingdom of God 10 We are fools for Christ's is not in word, but in power. sake, but ye are wise in Christ; 21 What will ye? shall I we are weak, but ye are strong; come unto you with a rod, or in ye are honourable, but we are love, and in the spirit of meekdespised.

11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and

CHAP. V. thirst, and are naked, and are I The incestuous person 6 is cause rather of

shame unto them, than of rejoicing7 The buffeted, and have no certain old leaven is to be purged out. 10 Heinous ofdwelling-place;

fenders are to be shamed and avoided.

there we bless; being persecuted, we you, and such fornication as is suffer it;

not so much as named among 13 Being defamed, we entreat: the Gentiles, that one should we are made as the filth of the have his father's wife. world, and are the off-scouring 2 And ye are puffed up, and of all things unto this day. have not rather mourned, that 14 I write not these things to he that hath done this deed



12 And labour

, working with IThis reported commonly that


The old leaven to be purged out. CHAP. VI.

Against going to law. might be taken away from ous, or an idolater, or a railer, among you.

or a drunkard, or an extor3 For I verily, as absent in tioner: with such an one no body, but present in spirit, not to eat. have judged already as though 12 For what have I to do to I were present, concerning him judge them also that are withthat hath so done this deed, out? do not ye judge them that

4 In the name of our Lord are within ? Jesus Christ, when ye are gath- 13 But them that are without ered together, and my spirit, God judgeth. Therefore put with the power of our Lord Je- away from among yourselves sus Christ,

that wicked person. 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of 1 The Corinthians must not ver their brethren, the flesh, that the spirit may be

in going to law with them: 6 especially

under infidels. 9 The unrighteous shall not saved in the day of the Lord inherit the kingdom of God. 15 Our bodies Jesus.

are the members of Christ, 19 and temples

of the Holy Ghost. 16, 17 They must not 6 Your glorying is not good. therefore be defiled. Know

ARE leaveneth the whole lump?

a matter against another, 7 Purge out therefore the old go to law before the unjust, and leaven, that ye may be a new not before the saints ? lump, as ye are unleavened. 2 Do ye not know that the For even Christ our passover saints shall judge the world? is sacrificed for us :

and if the world shall be judg8 Therefore let us keep the ed by you, are ye unworthy to feast, not with old leaven, nei- judge the smallest matters? ther with the leaven of malice 3 Know ye not that we shall and wickedness; but with the judge angels? how much more, , unleavened bread of sincerity things that pertain to this life? and truth.

4 If then ye have judgments 9 I wrote unto

you an of things pertaining to this life, epistle, not to company with set them to judge who are least fornicators :

esteemed in the church. 10 Yet not altogether with 5 I speak to your shame. Is the fornicators of this world, it so, that there is not a wise or with the covetous, or extor- man among you? no, not one tioners, or with idolaters : for that shall be able to judge bethen must ye needs go out of tween his brethren? the world.

6 But brother goeth to law 11 But now I have written with brother, and that before unto you not to keep company, the unbelievers. .

7 Now therefore there is utbrother be a fornicator, or covet- I terly a fault among you, be

1 in an

[ocr errors]

The unrighteous shall not I. CORINTHIANS. inherit the kingdom of God. cause ye go to law one with 16 What! know ye not that another. Why do ye not rather he which is joined to an harlot take wrong? why do ye not is one body? for two, saith he. rather suffer yourselves to be shall be one flesh. . defrauded ?

17 But he that is joined unto 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and de- the Lord is one spirit

. fraud, and that your brethren. 18 Flee fornication. Every

9 Know ye not that the un- sin that a man doeth, is without righteous shall not inherit the the body; but he that commitkingdom of God ? Be not de- teth fornication, sinneth against ceived; neither fornicators, nor his own body. idolaters, nor adulterers, nor 19 What! know ye not that effeminate, nor abusers of them- your body is the temple of the selves with mankind,

Holy Ghost which is in you, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, which ye have of God, and ye nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor are not your own? extortioners, shall inherit the 20 For ye are bought with a kingdom of God.

price : therefore glorify God in 11 And such were some of your body, and in your spirit, you : but ye are washed, but ye which are God's. are sanctified, but ye are justi

CHAP. VII. fied in the name of the Lord

2 He treateth of marriage, 4 shewing it to be Jesus, and by the Spirit of our a remedy against fornication: 10 and that

the bond thereof ought not lightly to be disGod.

solved. 18, 20 Every man must be content 12 All things are lawful unto

25 Virginity wherefore

to be embraced. 35 And for what respects me, but all things are not expe- we may either marry, or abstain from marrydient: all things are lawful for

ing. me,


whereof ye wrote unto me: 13 Meats for the belly, and It is good for a man not to the belly for meats : but God touch a woman. shall destroy both it and them. 2 Nevertheless, to avoid forNow the body is not for forni- nication, let every man have cation, but for the Lord; and his own wife, and let every wothe Lord for the body.

man have her own husband. 14 And God hath both raised 3 Let the husband render unup the Lord, and will also raise to the wife due benevolence : up us by his own power.

and likewise also the wife unto 15 Know ye not, that your the husband. bodies are the members of 4 The wife hath not power

of Christ? shall I then take the her own body, but the husband: members of Christ, and make and likewise also the husband them the members of an harlot? hath not power of his own body, God forbid.

but the wife.

with his vocation.


the married state.

prayer ; and


Is any

The duties of

5 Defraud ye not one the your children unclean; but now other, except it be with con- are they holy. sent for a time, that ye may 15 But if the unbelieving degive yourselves to fasting and part, let him depart. A brother

and come

come together or a sister is not under bondage again, that Satan tempt you in such cases; but God hath not for your incontinency.

called us to peace. 6 But I speak this by per

16 For what knowest thou, mission, and not of command-O wife, whether thou shalt save

thy husband? or how knowest 7 For I would that all men thou, O man, whether thou shalt were even as I myself. But save thy wife? every man hath his proper gift 17 But as God hath distribof God, one after this manner, uted to every man, as the Lord and another after that.

hath called every one, so let 8 I say therefore to the un- him walk. And so ordain I in married and widows, It is good all churches. for them if they abide even as I. 18 Is any man called being

9 But if they cannot contain, circumcised ? let him not belet them marry: for it is better come uncircumcised. to marry than to burn.

called in uncircumcision ? let 10 And unto the married I him not be circumcised. command, yet not I, but the 19 Circumcision is nothing, Lord, Let not the wife depart and uncircumcision is nothing, from her husband :

but the keeping of the com11 But and if she depart, let | mandments of God. her remain unmarried, or be rec- 20 Let every man abide in the onciled, to her husband: and let same calling wherein he was not the husband put away his called. wife.

21 Art thou called being a 12 But to the rest speak I, servant? care not for it; but if not the Lord, If any brother thou mayest be made free, use hath a wife that believeth not, it rather . and she be pleased to dwell with 22 For he that is called in the him, let him not put her away. Lord, being a servant, is the

13 And the woman which Lord's freeman: likewise also hath an husband that believeth he that is called, being free, is not, and if he be pleased to Christ's servant. dwell with her, let her not leave 23 Ye are bought with a price; him.

be not ye the servants of men. 14 For the unbelieving hus- 24 Brethren, let every man, band is sanctified by the wife, wherein he is called, therein and the unbelieving wife is sanc- abide with God. tified by the husband: else were 25 Now concerning virgins,

« PreviousContinue »