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words, lest the cross of Christ foolish things of the world to should be made of none effect. || confound the wise: and God
18 For the preaching of the hath chosen the weak things of cross is to them that perish, the world to confound the foolishness; but unto us which things which are mighty ; are saved, it is the power of God. 28 And base things of the
19 For it is written, I will des world, and things which are troy the wisdom of the wise, despised, hath God chosen, yea, and will bring to nothing the and things which are not, to understanding of the prudent. bring to nought things that are:
20 Where is the wise ? where 29 That no flesh should glory is the scribe? where is the dis. in his presence. puter of this world ? hath not 30 But of him are ye in Christ God made foolish the wisdom Jesus, who of God is made unof this world?
to us wisdom, and righteous21 For after that, in the wis- ness, and sanctification, and redom of God, the world by wis- demption : dom knew not God, it pleased 31 That, according as it is God by the foolishness of written, He that glorieth, let preaching to save them that be- | him glory in the Lord. lieve. 22 For the Jews require a
CHAP. II. sign, and the Greeks seek after
CHRIST THE FOUNDATION. wisdom;
23 But we preach Christ cru- AND I, brethren, when I cified, unto the Jews a stum- came to you, came not with bling block, and unto the Greeks excellency of speech, or of wisfoolishness;
dom, declaring unto you the 24 But unto them which are testimony of God. called, both Jews and Greeks, 2 For I determined not to Christ the power of God, and know any thing among you, the wisdom of God.
save Jesus Christ, and him cru25 Because the foolishness of ll cified. God is wiser than men; and 3 And I was with you in weakthe weakness of God is strong-ness, and in fear, and in much er than men.
trembling 26 For ye see your calling, 4 And my speech, and my brethren, how that not many preaching, was not with enticwise men after the flesh, not ing words of man's wisdom, many mighty, not many noble, but in demonstration of the Spiare called;
rit, and of
power : 27 But God hath chosen the 5 That your faith should not
stand in the wisdom of men,
14. But the natural man rebut in the power of God. . ceiveth not the things of the
6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom Spirit of God; for they are foolamong them that are perfect : ishness unto him ; neither can yet not the wisdom of this world, he know them, because they are nor of the princes of this world, spiritually discerned. that come to nought:
15 But he that is spiritual 7 But we speak the wisdom of judgeth all things, yet he him. God in a mystery, even the hid- self is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the ed before the world, unto our mind of the Lord, that he may glory;
instruct him? but we have the 8 Which none of the princes | mind of Christ. of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have
CHAP. III. crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye
CHRISTIANS ARE GOD's hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the AND I, brethren, could not heart of man, the things which speak unto you as unto spiritual, God hath prepared for them that but as unto carnal, even as unto love him.
babes in Christ. 10 But God hath revealed them 2 I have fed you with milk, unto us by his Spirit: for the and not with meat; for hitherSpirit searcheth all things, yea, to ye were not able to bear it, the deep things of God. neither yet now are ye able.
11 For what man knoweth the 3 For ye are yet carnal: for things of a man, save the spirit whereas there is among you, of man which is in him? even envying, and strife, and diviso, the things of God knoweth sions, are ye not carnal, and no man, but the Spirit of God. walk as men ?
12 Now we have received, not 4 For while one saith, I am of the spirit of the world, but the Paul; and another, I am of Spirit which is of God; that we Apollos; are ye not carnal? might know the things that are 5 Who then is Paul, and who freely given to us of God. is Apollos, but ministers by
13 Which things also we whom ye believed, even as the speak, not in the words which Lord gave to every man? man's wisdom tcacheth, but 6 I have planted, Apollos which the Holy Ghost teacheth; watered; but God gave the incomparing spiritual things with crease. spiritual.
7 So then, neither is he that
planteth any thing, neither he | 17 If any man defile the temthat watereth; but God that ple of God, him shall God degiveth the increase.
stroy: for the temple of God is 8 Now he that planteth and he holy, which temple ye are. that watereth are one; and every 18 Let no man deceive himman shall receive his own re- self. If any man among you ward, according to his own la- seemeth to be wise in this bour.
world, let him become a fool, 9 For we are labourers to- that he may be wise. gether with God; ye are God's 19 For the wisdom of this husbandry, ye are God's build world is foolishness with God: ing
for it is written, He taketh the 10 According to the grace of wise in their own craftiness. God which is given unto me, 20 And again, The Lord as a wise master-builder I have knoweth the thoughts of the laid the foundation, and another wise, that they are vain. buildeth thereon. But let every 21 Therefore let no man glory man take heed how he buildeth || in men: for all things are thereupon:
yours; 11 For other foundation can 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, no man lay than that is laid, or Cephas, or the world, or life, which is Jesus Christ.
or death, or things present, or 12 Now, if any man build upon things to come; all are yours; this foundation, gold, silver, 23 And ye are Christ's; and precious stones, wood, hay, Christ is God's. stubble; 13 Every man's work shall be
CHAP. IV. made manifest: for the day
DISTINCTIONS ARE FROM shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire: and the fire shall try every man's work, LET a man so account of us of what sort it is.
as of the ministers of Christ, 14 If any man's work abide, and stewards of the mysteries which he hath built thereupon, 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: faithful. but he himself shall be saved;
3 But with me it is a very yet 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 the ment; yea, I judge not mine Spirit of God dwelleth in you? || own self :
4 For I know nothing by my
11 Even unto this present self; yet am I not hereby justi- hour we both hunger and thirst, fied: but he that judgeth me is and are naked, and are buffeted, the Lord.
and have no certain dwelling5 Therefore judge nothing be-place; fore the time, until the Lord 12 And labour, working with come, who both will bring to our own hands: being reviled, light the hidden things of dark- we bless; being persecuted, we ness, and will make manifest suffer it; the counsels of the hearts : and 13 Being defamed, we entreat; then shall every man have praise we are made as the filth of the of God.
world, and are the off-scouring 6 And these things, brethren, of all things unto this day. I have in a figure transferred to 14 I write not these things to myself, and to Apollos, for your shame you; but, as my beloved sakes; that ye might learn in sons, I warn you. us not to think of men above 15 For though ye have ten that which is written, that no thousand instructors in Christ, one of you be puffed up for one yet have ye not many fathers : against another.
for, in Christ Jesus, I have be7 For who maketh thee to dif- gotten you, through the gospel. fer from another ? and what hast 16 Wherefore I beseech you, thou that thou didst not re- be ye followers of me. ceive? now, if thou didst re- 17 For this cause have I sent ceive it, why dost thou glory | unto you Timotheus, who is my as if thou hadst not received it? beloved son, and faithful in the
8 Now ye are full, now ye are Lord, who shall bring you into rich, ye have reigned as kings remembrance of my ways, which without us; and I would to
and I would to be in Christ, as I teach every God ye did reign, that we also where, in every church. might reign with you.
18 Now, some are puffed up, 9 For I think that God hath as though I would not come to set forth us the apostles last, as you. it were appointed to death: for 19 But I will come to you we are made a spectacle unto shortly, if the Lord will, and the world, and to angels, and to will know, not the speech of
them which are puffed up, but 10 We are fools for Christ's the power. sake, but ye are wise in Christ : 20 For the kingdom of God is we are weak, but ye are strong: not in word, but in power. . ye are honourable, but we are 21 What will ye? shall I come despised.
unto you with a rod, or in love,
and in the spirit of meekness? | and wickedness; but with the
unleavened bread of sincerity CHAP. V.
9 I wrote unto you in an episTHE INCESTUOUS PERSON.
tle, not to company with forniIT is reported commonly that cators: there is fornication among you, 10 Yet not altogether with the and such fornication as is not so fornicators of this world, or much as named among the Gen- with the covetous, or extortiontiles, that one should have his ers, or with idolaters; for then father's wife.
must ye needs go out of the 2 And ye are puffed up, and world. have not rather mourned, that 11 But now I have written un. he that hath done this deed to you, not to keep company, if might be taken away from any man that is called a brother among you.
be a fornicator, or covetous, or 3 For I verily, as absent in an idolater, or a railer, or a body, but present in spirit, drunkard, or an extortioner; have judged already, as though with such an one no not to eat. I were present concerning him 12 For what have I to do to that hath so done this deed. judge them also that are with4. In the name of our Lord out? do not ye judge them that Jesus Christ, when ye are ga
are within? thered together, and my spirit, 13 But them that are without, with the power of our Lord God judgeth. Therefore put Jesus Christ,
away from among yourselves 5 To deliver such an one unto
that wicked person.
. Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be
CHAP. VI. saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
LAW FOR BID BRETHREN. 6 Your glorying is not good.
DARE any of you, having a Know ye not, that a little leaven matter against another, go to leaveneth the whole lump? law before the unjust, and not
7 Purge out, therefore, the old before the saints ? leaven, that ye may be a new 2 Do ye not know that the lump, as ye are unleavened. | saints shall judge the world ? For even Christ our passover is and if the world shall be judged sacrificed for us :
by you, are ye unworthy to 8 Therefore let us keep the judge the smallest matters? feast, not with old leaven, nei- 3 Know ye not, that we shall ther with the leaven of malice | judge angels? how much more,