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Book 53 1 Corinthians
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS
St. Paul, having planted the faithful in Corinth, where he had preached
1 Corinthians Chapter 1
He reproveth their dissensions about their teachers. The world was to be
1:1. Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,
1:2. To the church of God that is at Corinth, to them that are
1:3. Grace to you and peace, from God our father and from the Lord Jesus
1:4. I give thanks to my God always for you, for the grace of God that
1:5. That in all things you are made rich in him, in all utterance and
1:6. As the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you,
1:7. So that nothing is wanting to you in any grace, waiting for the
1:8. Who also will confirm you unto the end without crime, in the days
1:9. God is faithful: by whom you are called unto the fellowship of his
1:10. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1:11. For it hath been signified unto me, my brethren, of you, by them
1:12. Now this I say, that every one of you saith: I indeed am of Paul;
1:13. Is Christ divided? Was Paul then crucified for you? Or were you
1:14. I give God thanks, that I baptized none of you but Crispus and
1:15. Lest any should say that you were baptized in my name.
1:16. And I baptized also the household of Stephanus. Besides, I know
1:17. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not
1:18. For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is
1:19. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the
1:20. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of
1:21. For, seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world, by wisdom, knew
1:22. For both the Jews require signs: and the Greeks seek after wisdom.
1:23. But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a
1:24. But unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ, the
1:25. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: and the weakness of
The foolishness, etc... That is to say, what appears foolish to the
1:26. For see your vocation, brethren, that there are not many wise
1:27. But the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that he may
1:28. And the base things of the world and the things that are
1:29. That no flesh should glory in his sight.
1:30. But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us
1:31. That, as it is written: He that glorieth may glory in the Lord.
1 Corinthians Chapter 2
His preaching was not in loftiness of words, but in spirit and power.
2:1. And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in loftiness of
2:2. For I judged not myself to know anything among you, but Jesus
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 in the persuasive words of
2:5. That your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the
2:6. Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of
2:7. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is
2:8. Which none of the princes of this world knew. For if they had known
2:9. But, as it is written: That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard:
2:10. But to us God hath revealed them by his Spirit. For the Spirit
2:11. For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man
2:12. Now, we have received not the spirit of this world, but the Spirit
2:13. Which things also we speak: not in the learned words of human
2:14. But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the
The sensual man--the spiritual man... The sensual man is either he who
2:15. But the spiritual man judgeth all things: and he himself is judged
2:16. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?
1 Corinthians Chapter 3
They must not contend about their teachers, who are but God's ministers
3:1. And I, brethren, could not speak to you as unto spiritual, but as
3:2. I gave you milk to drink, not meat: for you were not able as yet.
3:3. For, whereas there is among you envying and contention, are you not
3:4. For while one saith: I indeed am of Paul: and another: I am of
3:5. The ministers of him whom you have believed: and to every one as
3:6. I have planted, Apollo watered: but God gave the increase.
3:7. Therefore, neither he that planteth is any thing, nor he that
3:8. Now he that planteth and he that watereth, are one. And every man
3:9. For we are God's coadjutors. You are God's husbandry: you are God's
3:10. According to the grace of God that is given to me, as a wise
3:11. For other foundation no man can lay, but that which is laid: which
3:12. Now, if any man build upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious
Upon this foundation... The foundation is Christ and his doctrine: or
3:13. Every man's work shall be manifest. For the day of the Lord shall
3:14. If any man's work abide, which he hath built thereupon, he shall
3:15. If any mans work burn, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall
3:16. Know you not that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of
3:17. But if any man violate the temple of God, him shall God destroy.
3:18. Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise
3:19. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is
3:20. And again: The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they
3:21. Let no man therefore glory in men.
3:22. For all things are yours, whether it be Paul or Apollo or Cephas,
3:23. And you are Christ's. And Christ is God's.
1 Corinthians Chapter 4
God's ministers are not to be judged. He reprehends their boasting of
4:1. Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the
4:2. Here now it is required among the dispensers that a man be found
4:3. But to me it is a very small thing to be judged by you or by man's
4:4. For I am not conscious to myself of anything. Yet am I not hereby
4:5. Therefore, judge not before the time: until the Lord come, who both
4:6. But these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to
4:7. For who distinguisheth thee? Or what hast thou that thou hast not
4:8. You are now full: you are now become rich: you reign without us;
4:9. For I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it
4:10. We are fools for Christs sake, but you are wise in Christ: we are
4:11. Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and
4:12. And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we
4:13. We are blasphemed: and we entreat. We are made as the refuse of
4:14. I write not these things to confound you: but I admonish you as my
4:15. For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many
4:16. Wherefore, I beseech you, be ye followers of me as I also am of
4:17. For this cause have I sent to you Timothy, who is my dearest son
4:18. As if I would not come to you, so some are puffed up.
4:19. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will: and will know,
4:20. For the kingdom of God is not in speech, but in power.
4:21. What will you? Shall I come to you with a rod? Or in charity and
1 Corinthians Chapter 5
He excommunicates the incestuous adulterer and admonishes them to purge
5:1. It is absolutely heard that there is fornication among you and such
5:2. And you are puffed up and have not rather mourned: that he might be
5:3. I indeed, absent in body but present in spirit, have already
5:4. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you being gathered together
5:5. To deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,
5:6. Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven
5:7. Purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new paste, as you are
5:8. Therefore, let us feast, not with the old leaven, nor with the
9. I wrote to you in an epistle not to keep company with fornicators.
5:10. I mean not with the fornicators of this world or with the covetous
5:11. But now I have written to you, not to keep company, if any man
5:12. For what have I to do to judge them that are without? Do not you
5:13. For them that are without, God will judge. Put away the evil one
1 Corinthians Chapter 6
He blames them for going to law before unbelievers. Of sins that exclude
6:1. Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to be judged
6:2. Know you not that the saints shall judge this world? And if the
6:3. Know you not that we shall judge angels? How much more things of
6:4. If therefore you have judgments of things pertaining to this world,
6:5. I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any one
6:6. But brother goeth to law with brother: and that before unbelievers.
6:7. Already indeed there is plainly a fault among you, that you have
A fault... Lawsuits can hardly ever be without a fault, on the one side
6:8. But you do wrong and defraud: and that to your brethren.
6:9. Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God?
6:10. Nor the effeminate nor liers with mankind nor thieves nor covetous
6:11. And such some of you were. But you are washed: but you are
6:12. All things are lawful to me: but all things are not expedient. All
All things are lawful, etc... That is, all indifferent things are indeed
6:13. Meat for the belly and the belly for the meats: but God shall
6:14. Now God hath raised up the Lord and will raise us up also by his
6:15. Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I
6:16. Or know you not that he who is joined to a harlot is made one
6:17. But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit.
6:18. Fly fornication. Every sin that a man doth is without the body:
6:19. Or know you not that your members are the temple of the Holy
6:20. For you are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in
1 Corinthians Chapter 7
Lessons relating to marriage and celibacy. Virginity is preferable to a
7:1. Now concerning the things whereof you wrote to me: It is good for a
7:2. But for fear of fornication, let every man have his own wife: and
Have his own wife... That is, keep to his wife, which he hath. His
7:3. Let the husband render the debt to his wife: and the wife also in
7:4. The wife hath not power of her own body: but the husband. And in
7:5. Defraud not one another, except, perhaps, by consent, for a time,
7:6. But I speak this by indulgence, not by commandment.
By indulgence... That is, by a condescension to your weakness.
7:7. For I would that all men were even as myself. But every one hath
7:8. But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them
7:9. But if they do not contain themselves, let them marry. For it is
If they do not contain, etc... This is spoken of such as are free, and
7:10. But to them that are married, not I, but the Lord, commandeth that
7:11. And if she depart, that she remain unmarried or be reconciled to
7:12. For to the rest I speak, not the Lord. If any brother hath a wife
I speak, not the Lord... Viz., by any express commandment, or ordinance.
7:13. And if any woman hath a husband that believeth not and he consent
7:14. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the believing wife:
Is sanctified... The meaning is not, that the faith of the husband or
7:15. But if the unbeliever depart, let him depart. For a brother or
7:16. For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband?
7:17. But as the Lord hath distributed to every one, as God hath called
7:18. Is any man called, being circumcised? Let him not procure
7:19. Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing: but the
7:20. Let every man abide in the same calling in which he was called.
7:21. Wast thou called, being a bondman? Care not for it: but if thou
7:22. For he that is called in the Lord, being a bondman, is the freeman
7:23. You are bought with a price: be not made the bondslaves of men.
7:24. Brethren, let every man, wherein he was called, therein abide with
7:25. Now, concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord: but I
7:26. I think therefore that this is good for the present necessity:
7:27. Art thou bound to a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed
7:28. But if thou take a wife, thou hast not sinned. And if a virgin
7:29. This therefore I say, brethren: The time is short. It remaineth,
7:30. And they that weep, as though they wept not: and they that
7:31. And they that use this world, as if they used it not. For the
7:32. But I would have you to be without solicitude. He that is without
7:33. But he that is with a wife is solicitous for the things of the
7:34. And the unmarried woman and the virgin thinketh on the things of
7:35. And this I speak for your profit, not to cast a snare upon you,
7:36. But if any man think that he seemeth dishonoured with regard to
Let him do what he will; he sinneth not, etc... The meaning is not, as
7:37. For he that hath determined, being steadfast in his heart, having
7:38. Therefore both he that giveth his virgin in marriage doth well:
7:39. A woman is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth: but if
7:40. But more blessed shall she be, if she so remain, according to my
1 Corinthians Chapter 8
Though an idol be nothing, yet things offered up to idols are not to be
8:1. Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols: we know
Knowledge puffeth up, etc... Knowledge, without charity and humility,
8:2. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he hath not yet
8:3. But if any man love God, the same is known by him.
8:4. But as for the meats that are sacrificed to idols, we know that an
8:5. For although there be that are called gods, either in heaven or on
Gods many, etc... Reputed for such among the heathens.
8:6. Yet to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things,
8:7. But there is not knowledge in every one. For some until this
8:8. But meat doth not commend us to God. For neither, if we eat, shall
8:9. But take heed lest perhaps this your liberty become a
8:10. For if a man see him that hath knowledge sit at meat in the idol's
8:11. And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom
8:12. Now when you sin thus against the brethren and wound their weak
8:13. Wherefore, if meat scandalize my brother, I will never eat flesh,
If meat scandalize... That is, if my eating cause my brother to sin.
1 Corinthians Chapter 9
The apostle did not make use of his power of being maintained at the
9:1. Am I not I free? Am not I an apostle? Have not I seen Christ Jesus
9:2. And if unto others I be not an apostle, but yet to you I am. For
9:3. My defence with them that do examine me is this.
9:4. Have not we power to eat and to drink?
9:5. Have we not power to carry about a woman, a sister as well as the
A woman, a sister... Some erroneous translators have corrupted this text
9:6. Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to do this?
9:7. Who serveth as a soldier, at any time, at his own charges? Who
9:8. Speak I these things according to man? Or doth not the law also
9:9. For it is written in the law of Moses: Thou shalt not muzzle the
9:10. Or doth he say this indeed for our sakes? For these things are
9:11. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if
9:12. If others be partakers of this power over you, why not we rather?
9:13. Know you not that they who work in the holy place eat the things
9:14. So also the Lord ordained that they who preach the gospel should
9:15. But I have used none of these things. Neither have I written these
9:16. For if I preach the gospel, it is no glory to me: for a necessity
It is no glory... That is, I have nothing to glory of.
9:17. For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against
9:18. What is my reward then? That preaching the gospel, I may deliver
9:19. For whereas I was free as to all, I made myself the servant of
9:20. And I became to the Jews a Jew, that I might gain the Jews:
9:22. To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak. I became
9:23. And I do all things for the gospel's sake, that I may be made
9:24. Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but
9:25. And every one that striveth for the mastery refraineth himself
9:26. I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as
9:27. But I chastise my body and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps,
I chastise, etc... Here St. Paul shews the necessity of self-denial and
1 Corinthians Chapter 10
By the example of the Israelites, he shews that we are not to build too
10:1. For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that our fathers were
10:2. And all in Moses were baptized, in the cloud and in the sea:
In Moses... Under the conduct of Moses, they received baptism in figure,
10:3. And did all eat the same spiritual food:
10:4. And all drank the same spiritual drink: (And they drank of the
10:5. But with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were
10:6. Now these things were done in a figure of us, that we should not
10:7. Neither become ye idolaters, as some of them, as it is written:
10:8. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them that committed
10:9. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted and perished
10:10. Neither do you murmur, as some of them murmured and were
10:11. Now all these things happened to them in figure: and they are
The ends of the world... That is, the last ages.
10:12. Wherefore, he that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed
10:13. Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human. And
Or... no temptation hath taken hold of you... or come upon you as yet,
10:14. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, fly from the service of idols.
10:15. I speak as to wise men: judge ye yourselves what I say.
10:16. The chalice of benediction which we bless, is it not the
Which we bless... Here the apostle puts them in mind of their partaking
10:17. For we, being many, are one bread, one body: all that partake of
One bread... or, as it may be rendered, agreeably both to the Latin and
10:18. Behold Israel according to the flesh. Are not they that eat of
10:19. What then? Do I say that what is offered in sacrifice to idols is
10:20. But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to
10:21. You cannot drink the chalice of the Lord and the chalice of
10:22. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? All
10:23. All things are lawful for me: but all things do not edify.
10:24. Let no man seek his own, but that which is another's.
10:25. Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat: asking no question for
10:26. The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof.
10:27. If any of them that believe not, invite you, and you be willing
10:28. But if any man say: This has been sacrificed to idols: do not eat
10:29. Conscience I say, not thy own, but the other's. For why is my
10:30. If I partake with thanksgiving, why am I evil spoken of for that
10:31. Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatsoever else you do,
10:32. Be without offence to the Jew, and to the Gentiles and to the
10:33. As I also in all things please all men, not seeking that which is
1 Corinthians Chapter 11
Women must have a covering over their heads. He blameth the abuses of
11:1. Be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ.
11:2. Now I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of
11:3. But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ:
11:4. Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered disgraceth
11:5. But every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered
11:6. For if a woman be not covered, let her be shorn. But if it be a
11:7. The man indeed ought not to cover his head: because he is the
11:8. For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
11:9. For the man was not created for the woman: but the woman for the
11:10. Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head, because
A power... that is, a veil or covering, as a sign that she is under the
11:11. But yet neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman
11:12. For as the woman is of the man, so also is the man by the woman:
11:13. You yourselves judge. Doth it become a woman to pray unto God
11:14. Doth not even nature itself teach you that a man indeed, if he
11:15. But if a woman nourish her hair, it is a glory to her; for her
11:16. But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom,
11:17. Now this I ordain: not praising you, that you come together, not
11:18. For first of all I hear that when you come together in the
11:19. For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved
There must be also heresies... By reason of the pride and perversity of
11:20. When you come therefore together into one place, it is not now to
The Lord's supper... So the apostle here calls the charity feasts
11:21. For every one taketh before his own supper to eat. And one indeed
11:22. What, have you no houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye
11:23. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto
11:24. And giving thanks, broke and said: Take ye and eat: This is my
11:25. In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying:
11:26. For as often as you shall eat this bread and drink the chalice,
11:27. Therefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice
Or drink... Here erroneous translators corrupted the text, by putting
Guilty of the body, etc., not discerning the body, etc... This
11:28. But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread and
Drink of the chalice... This is not said by way of command, but by way
11:29. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily eateth and drinketh
11:30. Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you: and many
11:31. But if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
11:32. But whilst we are judged, we are chastised by the Lord, that we
11:33. Wherefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for
11:34. If any man be hungry, let him eat at home; that you come not
1 Corinthians Chapter 12
Of the diversity of spiritual gifts. The members of the mystical body,
12:1. Now concerning spiritual things, my brethren, I would not have you
12:2. You know that when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols,
12:3. Wherefore, I give you to understand that no man, speaking by the
12:4. Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit.
12:5. And there are diversities of ministries but the same Lord.
12:6. And there are diversities of operations, but the same God, who
12:7. And the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man unto
12:8. To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom: and to
12:9. To another, faith in the same spirit: to another, the grace of
12:10. To another the working of miracles: to another, prophecy: to
12:11. But all these things, one and the same Spirit worketh, dividing
12:12. For as the body is one and hath many members; and all the members
12:13. For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether
12:14. For the body also is not one member, but many.
12:15. If the foot should say: Because I am not the hand, I am not of
12:16. And if the ear should say: Because I am not the eye, I am not of
12:17. If the whole body were the eye, where would be the hearing? If
12:18. But now God hath set the members, every one of them, in the body
12:19. And if they all were one member, where would be the body?
12:20. But now there are many members indeed, yet one body.
12:21. And the eye cannot say to the hand: I need not thy help. Nor
12:22. Yea, much, more those that seem to be the more feeble members of
12:23. And such as we think to be the less houourable members of the
12:24. But our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body
12:25. That there might be no schism in the body: but the members might
12:26. And if one member suffer any thing, all the members suffer with
12:27. Now you are the body of Christ and members of member.
12:28. And God indeed hath set some in the church; first apostles,
12:29. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all doctors?
12:30. Are all workers of miracles? Have all the grace of healing? Do
12:31. But be zealous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a
1 Corinthians Chapter 13
Charity is to be preferred before all gifts.
13:1. If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not
13:2. And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and
13:3. And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I
13:4. Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not
13:5. Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger,
13:6. Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth:
13:7. Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,
13:8. Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void
13:9. For we know in part: and we prophesy in part.
13:10. But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part
13:11. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child,
13:12. We see now through a glass in a dark manner: but then face to
13:13. And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but
1 Corinthians Chapter 14
The gift of prophesying is to be preferred before that of speaking
14:1. Follow after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather
Prophesy... That is, declare or expound the mysteries of faith.
14:2. For he that speaketh in a tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto
Not unto men... Viz., so as to be heard, that is, so as to be understood
14:3. But he that prophesieth speaketh to men unto edification and
14:4. He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself: but he that
14:5. And I would have you all to speak with tongues, but rather to
14:6. But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what
14:7. Even things without life that give sound, whether pipe or harp,
14:8. For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare
14:9. So likewise you, except you utter by the tongue plain speech, how
14:10. There are, for example, so many kinds of tongues in this world:
14:11. If then I know not the power of the voice, I shall be to him to
14:12. So you also, forasmuch as you are zealous of spirits, seek to
Of spirits... Of spiritual gifts.
14:13. And therefore he that speaketh by a tongue, let him pray that he
14:14. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prayeth: but my
14:15. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, I will pray also
14:16. Else, if thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that
Amen... The unlearned, not knowing that you are then blessing, will not
14:17. For thou indeed givest thanks well: but the other is not edified.
14:18. I thank my God I speak with all your tongues.
14:19. But in the church I had rather speak five words with my
14:20. Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be
14:21. In the law it is written: In other tongues and other lips I will
14:22. Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to believers but to
14:23. If therefore the whole church come together into one place, and
14:24. But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not or
14:25. The secrets of his heart are made manifest. And so, falling down
14:26. How is it then, brethren? When you come together, every one of
14:27. If any speak with a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by
14:28. But if there be no interpreter, let him hold his peace in the
14:29. And let the prophets speak, two or three: and let the rest
14:30. But if any thing be revealed to another sitting, let the first
14:31. For you may all prophesy, one by one, that all may learn and all
14:32. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
14:33. For God is not the God of dissension, but of peace: as also I
14:34. Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted
14:35. But if they would learn anything, let them ask their husbands at
14:36. Or did the word of God come out from you? Or came it only unto
14:37. If any seem to be a prophet or spiritual, let him know the things
14:38. But if any man know not, he shall not be known.
14:39. Wherefore, brethren, be zealous to prophesy: and forbid not to
14:40. But let all things be done decently and according to order.
1 Corinthians Chapter 15
Christ's resurrection and ours. The manner of our resurrection.
15:1. Now I make known unto you, brethren, the gospel which I preached
15:2. By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I
15:3. For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how
15:4. And that he was buried: and that he rose again according to the
15:5. And that he was seen by Cephas, and after that by the eleven.
15:6. Then was he seen by more than five hundred brethren at once: of
15:7. After that, he was seen by James: then by all the apostles.
15:8. And last of all, he was seen also by me, as by one born out of due
15:9. For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called
15:10. But by the grace of God, I am what I am. And his grace in me hath
15:11. For whether I or they, so we preach: and so you have believed.
15:12. Now if Christ be preached, that he arose again from the dead, how
15:13. But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not
15:14. And if Christ be not risen again, then is our preaching vain: and
15:15. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God: because we have
15:16. For if the dead rise not again, neither is Christ risen again.
15:17. And if Christ be not risen again, your faith is vain: for you are
15:18. Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
15:19. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men
15:20. But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them
15:21. For by a man came death: and by a man the resurrection of the
15:22. And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made
15:23. But every one in his own order: the firstfruits, Christ: then
15:24. Afterwards the end: when he shall have delivered up the kingdom
15:25. For he must reign, until he hath put all his enemies under his
15:26. And the enemy, death, shall be destroyed last: For he hath put
15:27. All things are put under him; undoubtedly, he is excepted, who
15:28. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then the Son also
The Son also himself shall be subject unto him... That is, the Son will
15:29. Otherwise, what shall they do that are baptized for the dead, if
That are baptized for the dead... Some think the apostle here alludes to
15:30. Why also are we in danger every hour?
15:31. I die daily, I protest by your glory, brethren, which I have in
15:32. If (according to man) I fought with beasts at Ephesus, what doth
Let us eat and drink, etc... That is, if we did not believe that we were
15:33. Be not seduced: Evil communications corrupt good manners.
15:34. Awake, ye just, and sin not. For some have not the knowledge of
15:35. But some man will say: How do the dead rise again? Or with what
15:36. Senseless man, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it
15:37. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall
15:38. But God giveth it a body as he will: and to every seed its proper
15:39. All flesh is not the same flesh: but one is the flesh of men,
15:40. And there are bodies celestial and bodies terrestrial: but, one
15:41. One is the glory of the sun, another the glory of the moon, and
15:42. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in
15:43. It is sown in dishonour: it shall rise in glory. It is sown in
15:44. It is sown a natural body: it shall rise a spiritual body. If
15:45. The first man Adam was made into a living soul; the last Adam
15:46. Yet that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is
15:47. The first man was of the earth, earthly: the second man, from
15:48. Such as is the earthly, such also are the earthly: and such as is
15:49. Therefore, as we have borne the image of the earthly, let us bear
15:50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot possess the
15:51. Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall all indeed rise again: but
15:52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: for
15:53. For this corruptible must put on incorruption: and this mortal
15:54. And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to
15:55. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?
15:56. Now the sting of death is sin: and the power of sin is the law.
15:57. But thanks be to God, who hath given us the victory through our
15:58. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable:
1 Corinthians Chapter 16
Of collection of alms. Admonitions and salutations.
16:1. Now concerning the collections that are made for the saints: as I
16:2. On the first day of the week, let every one of you put apart with
16:3. And when I shall be with you, whomsoever you shall approve by
16:4. And if it be meet that I also go, they shall go with me.
16:5. Now I will come to you, when I shall have passed through
16:6. And with you perhaps I shall abide, or even spend the winter: that
16:7. For I will not see you now by the way: for I trust that I shall
16:8. But I will tarry at Ephesus, until Pentecost.
16:9. For a great door and evident is opened unto me: and many
16:10. Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear: for he
16:11. Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct ye him on his way
16:12. And touching our brother Apollo, I give you to understand that I
16:13. Watch ye: stand fast in the faith: do manfully and be
16:14. Let all your things be done in charity.
16:15. And I beseech you, brethren, you know the house of Stephanus, and
16:16. That you also be subject to such and to every one that worketh
16:17. And I rejoice in the presence of Stephanus and Fortunatus and
16:18. For they have refreshed both my spirit and yours. Know them,
16:19. The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you
16:20. All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.
16:21. The salutation of me Paul, with my own hand.
16:22. If any man love not our Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema,
Let him be anathema, maranatha... Anathema signifies here a thing
16:23. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
16:24. My charity be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
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