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Inviolability of the marriage bond. 1 CORINTH. VIII. Of eating meats offered to idols.

10 And unto the married I command, A. D. 59. 33 But he that is married careth for the yet not I, but the Lord, Leta not the wife

things that are of the world, how he may depart from her husband.

a Mal.2.14..16 please his wife. il But and if she depart, let her re

Mat.19.6,9. 34 There is difference also between a main unmarried, or be reconciled to her b Ezr. 10. 11, wife and a virgin. The unmarried wohusband: and let not the husband put Lu. 10. 40. that she may be holy both in body and in

man careth for the things of the Lord, away his wife.

12 But to the rest speak I, noto the Lord: d Mal. 2.15,16 spirit: but she that is married careth If any brother hath a wife that believeth eRo. 12. 18.

for the things of the world, how she may not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, 14. 19. please her husband. let him not put her away;

He. 12. 14. 35 And this I speak for your own profit; 13 And the woman which hath an hus- Bin. not that I may cast a snare upon you, but band that believeth not, and if he be pleas-12:3.1, 2. for that which is comely, and that ye may ed to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

attend upon

the Lord without distraction. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanc

36 But if any man think that he be

h ver. 20..24. tified by the wife, and the unbelieving Ro.7.2. haveth himself uncomely toward his vir. wife is sanctified by the husband: else k chap. 4. 17. gin, if she pass the flower of her age, and were your children unclean; but nowd 2 Co. 11. 28. need so require, let him do what he will, are they holy.

12 Co. 6. 14. he sinneth not: let them marry. 15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him m Ac.15.1,&c. 37 Nevertheless he that standeth sted. depart. A brother or a sister is not under Ga.5.2, &c. fast in his heart, having no necessity, but bondage in such cases : but God hath n verse 25. hath power over his own will, and hath callede us B to peace.

0 2Pe.3.15,16.

80 decreed in his heart that he will keep

p Ga. 5. 6. 16 For what knowest thou,. O wife,

6. 15.

his virgin, doeth well. whether thou shalt saves thy husband

9 Ac.15.10,20.

38 So then,g he that giveth her in mar8 how knowest thou, O man, whether -Jno. 15. '14. riage doeth well; but he that giveth her thou shalt save thy wife?

1 Jno. 2. 3. not in marriage doeth better. 17 But as God hath distributed to every 8 Pr. 27. 8. 39 The wifei is bound by the law as man, asl the Lord hath called every one, Ro.14.14,22. long as her husband liveth;. but if her so let him walk. Andk so ordain I in all ~ Is. 47. 10. husband be dead, she is at liberty to be churches.

v chap. XIII. married to whom she will; only' in the

w Ro. 11. 25. 18 Is any man called being circumcised?

Lord.

Ga. 6. 3. let him not become uncircumcised. Is 1 Ti. 6. 3, 4.

40 But she is happier if she so abide, any called in uncircumcision ?m let him

# He. 13. 5.

after” my judgment and I think also not be circumcised.

y Jno. 8. 36. that I have the Spirit of God. ,

.

CHAPTER VIII. circumcision is nothing, but the keeping" smade free. Now as touching things offered? unto of the commandments of God.

.Na. 1. 7.

idols, we know that we all have know20 Let every man abide in the same 2 Ti. 2. 19. ledge. Knowledges puffeth up, but chacalling wherein he was called.

a Ps. 116. 16. rity" edifieth. 21 Art thou called being a servant? 1 Pe. 2. 16. 2 And ifu any man think that he knowcarez not for it: but if thou mayest be chap. 6. 20. eth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as made free, use it rather.

iPe.1.18,19. he ought to know. 22 For 'he that is called in the Lord, dver. 17, 20.

3 But if any man love God, the same is being a servant, isy the Lord's $freeman: De. 4. 39.

knownof him. likewise also hé that is called, being free, Is. 44.8, 24.

4 As concerning therefore the eating of is a Christ's servant.

sJno. 10.34,- | those things that are offered in sacrifice 23 Ye are bought with a price; be not 35. unto idols, we know that an idole is noye the servants of men.

gver.6,10,40. thing in the world, and that there is none 24 Brethren, leta every man, wherein í Mal. 2. 10. Othere God but one. he is called, therein abide with God.

Ep. 4. 6.

5 For though there be that are called 25 Now concerning virgins I have no il Ti. 1. 12. gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as commandments of the Lord: yet I give ror, for. there be gods many and lords many,) my judgment, as one that hath obtained or,necessity. 6 But to ush there is but one God, the mercy of the Lord to be faithful.i

k ver. 1, 8. Father, of whom are all things, and we 26 I suppose therefore that this is good 1 Jno. 1. 3. nin him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by for the present distress; I say, thatk it is

He. 1. 2.

whom are all things, and we by him. good for a man so to be.

m He. 13. 4.

7 Howbeit there is not in every man that 27 Art thou bound unto a wife ? seek - Ro. 14. 17. knowledge: for some, with conscience of not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from K or, have we the idol unto this hour, eat it as a thing a wife ? seek not a wife.

offered unto an idol; and their conscience 28 But and if thou marry, thoum hast notor, have we being weak is defiled. sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not

8 But meats commendeth us not to

01 Pe. 4. 7. sinned. Nevertheless such shall have

2 Pe. 3.8, 9.

God: for neither, if we eat, k are we the trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

better; neither, if we eat not, * are we the 29 But this I say, brethren, the timeo is or, power. short: it remaineth, that both they that P Ro.14.13,20

9 But take heed, lest by any means this have wives be as though they had none;

u libertyp of your's become å stumbling30 And they that weep, as though they edified. block to them that are weak. wept not; and they that rejoice, as though ? Ps. 39. 6. 10 For if any man see thee which hast

Ja. 4. 14. they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as

knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple,

1 Pe. 4. 7. though they possessed not;,

1 Jno. 2.17.

shall not the conscience of him which is 31 And they that use this world, as not

rl Ti. 5. 5.

weak be a emboldened to eat those things abusing it: for the fashion of this world 8 Mat. 25. 10, which are offered to idols; passeth away.

45. 11 And through thy knowledge shall the 32 But I would have you without care-p of the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? fulness. He that is unmarried' careth Lord, as 12 Buts when ye sin so against the brefor the things p that belong to the Lord,

thren, and wound their weak conscience, how he may please the Lord:

ye sin against Christ.

the more.

the less.

worse.

Ga. 5. 13.

verse 34.

yor, went

Rights of a Christian minister. 1 CORINTH. X.

Admonitions and warnings. 13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother A. D. 59. 22 To the weak a became I as weak, to offend, I will eat_no flesh while the

that I might gain the weak : I am made world standeth, lest I make my brother a Ro. 15. 1. all things to all men, that. I might by to offend.

2 Co. 11. 29. all means save some. CHAPTER IX.

b chap. 10.33. 23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that AM_I not an apostle ? am I not_free ? - Ro. 11. 14.' I might be partaker thereof with you. have I not seene Jesus Christ our Lord ? | d chap. 9. 22. 24 Know ye not that they which run are not ye my works in the Lord ?

e Ac. 9. 3, 17. in a race run all, but one receiveth the 2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet schap. 4. 16. prize? So run, o that ye may obtain doubtless I am to you: for the seal of

25 And every man that striveth for

gPhi. 2. 16. mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

the mastery is temperate in all things.

3. 14. 3 Mine answer to them that do exa

Ti, 6. 12.

Now they do it to obtain a corruptible mine me is this;

2 Ti. 2. 5. crown; but we an incorruptible.k 4 Have we vot power to eat and to 12 Ti. 4. 8. 26 I therefore

so run, not as uncertainly; drink?

Ja. 1. 12. so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 5 Have we not power to lead about a 1 Pe. 5. 4. 27 But Ii keep under my body, and sister, a B wife, as well as other apostles,

Re. 2. 10. bring it into subjection ; lest that by any and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

3. 11.

means, when I have preached to others, 6. Or I only and Barnabas, have not · Ro. 8. 13. I myself should be a castaway. wek

Bor, woman. * Who goeth a warfarel any time at *21h.3.8,9

. MOREOVER, brethren, I would not his own charges ? who plantethm a vine- 11 Ti. 1. 18. that ye should be ignorant, how that yard, and eateth not of the fruit there- m De. 20. 6. all our fathers were undern' the cloud, of? or who feedetho a flock, and eateth Pr. 27. 18.

andr all passed through the sea; not of the milk of the flock ?

n Ex.13.21,22. 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in

Nu.9.18..22. 8 Say I these things as a man? or saith

the cloud and in the sea ;

01 Pe. 5. 2. not the law the same also ?

3 And did all eat the same spiritual

p Ex. 14. 19.. 9 For it is written' in the law of Mo

22, 29.

meat;? ses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of 9 Ex.16.15,35.

4 And did all drink the same spiritual the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth Ne. 9.15,20. drink ;. for they drank of that spiritual God take care for oxen ?

Ps.78.24,25. Rock' that y followed them: and that 10 Or saith be it altogether for our De. 25. 4. Rock was Christ. sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is 1 Ti. 5. 18. 5 But with many of them God was not written: that het that ploweth should • Ex. 17. 6. well pleased ; for they were overthrown plow in hope; and that he that thresheth Nu. 20. 11. in the wilderness. in hope should be partaker of his hope.

6 Now these things were & our exam11 ffv we have sown unto you spi

with. ples, to the intent we should not lust

t2 Ti. 2. 6. ritual things, is it a great thing if we

after evil things, as they w also lusted.

u Nu.14.29..35 shall reap your carnal things ?

7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some

26.64,65. 12 If others be partakers of this power

He. 3. 17.

of them; as it is written, The people sat over you, are not we rather? Neverthe

Jude 5.

down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. lessy we have not used this power; but the figures.

8 Neither let us commit fornication, as suffer all things, lest we should hinder Ro. 15. 27. some of them committed, and fell in the gospel of Christ.

w Nu. 11.4,33, one day three and twenty thousand. 13 Do ye not know, that they which mi

34. 9 Neither let us tempta, Christ, as nister about holy things live of the things «Ex. 32. 6. some of them also tempted, and were of the temple ? and they which wait at y 2 Co.11.7.9. destroyed of serpents. the altar are partakers with the altar ?

12. 14. 10 Neither murmur ye,

some of 14 Even so hath the Lorde ordained, Nu. 25. 1.... them also murmured, and were dethat they, which preach the gospel

4. Ex. 17, 2, 7. stroyed of the destroyer. should live of the gospel.

Sor, feed.
Nu. 21. 6.

il Now all these things happened unto 15 But Ih have used none of these

cNu.18.8,&c.

them for nensamples: and they are things : neither have I written these things, De. 18. 1.

written for our admonition, upon whom that it should be so done unto me: for it a Nu. 14.2,29. the ends of the world are come. were better for me to die, than that any e Lu. 10. 7. 12 Whereforek let him that thinketh he man should make my glorying void.

12 Sa. 24.16. standeth take heed lest he fall. 16 For though I preach the gospel, I 9 Ga. 6. 13 There hath no temptation taken you have nothing to glory of: for? necessity Ac. 26. 34.

but such as is common to man: but God is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if

2 Th. 3. 8.

is faithful, whom will not suffer you to be I preach not the gospel !

i2 Co. 11.10. tempted above that ye are able ; but will 17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have k Pr. 28. 14. with the temptation also make a way to a reward: but if against my will, a dispen- Ro. 11. 20. escape, that ye may be able to bear it. sation • of the gospel is committed unto me. or, mode. 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved,p flee 18 What is my reward then?. Verily

from idolatry. that, when I preach the gospel, I may

1 Je. 1. 17. 15 I speak as to wise men ; judge ye make the gospel of Christ without charge,

20. 9. what I say.

m Da. 3. 17. that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

16 The cup of blessing which we bless, 19 For though I be free from all men, »Ja. 5. 11.

2 Pe. 2. 9.

is it not the communion of the blood of yet have I made myself servante unto

Christ? The bread which we break, is it not

o Col. 1. 25. all, that I might gain the more.

the communion of the body of Christ? 20 And unto the Jews" I became as a

p1 John 5.21.
q Ro. 1. 14.

17 For we, being many, are one bread, Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to

Ga. 5. 13.

and one body; for we are all partakers of them that are under the law, as under Ac. 16. 3. that one bread. the law, that I might gain them that are 21.23..26

18 Behold Israel afters the flesh :t are under the law;

8 Ro. 4. 1, 12. not they which eat of the sacrifices par2. To them that are without law, as tchap. 9. 13. takers of the altar? without law, (being note without law to uchap. 7. 22. 19 What say I then ? that the idol v is God, but under the law to Christ,) that I chap. 8. 4. any thing, or that which is offered in might gain them that are without law.

sacrifice to idols is any thing ?

as

rate.

Lord's supper.

Directions concerning attire. 1 CORINTH. XI. Of receiving the Lord's Supper.

20 But I say, that the things which the A. D. 59. even so is the man also by the woman: Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils,

but alla things of God. and not to God: and I would not that a Ro. 11. 36. 13 Judge in yourselves : is it comely ye should have fellowship with devils. 6 Le. 17. 7. that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the De. 32. 17. 14 Doth not even nature itself teach Lord, and the cup of devils : ye cannot

Ps. 106. 37. you, that if a man have long hair, it is be partakers of the Lord's table, and of cDe. 32. 38. a shame unto him? the table of devils.

d De. 32. 21. 15 But if a woman have long hair, it 22 Do wed provoke the Lord to jea- Job 9. 4. is a glory to her: for her hair is given lousy? are we stronger than he ?

Eze. 22. 14. her for a B covering. 23 All things are lawful for me, but all Bor, veil. 16 Bute if any man seem to be conthings are not expedient: all things are el Ti. 6. 4. tentious, we have no such custom, nei. lawful for me, but all things edify pot. fchap. 6. 12. ther the churches of God. 24 Lety no man seek his own, but every Phi. 2.4,21. I praise you not, that ye come together,

17 Now in this that I declare unto you, man another's wealth.

hi Ti. 4. 4. 25 Whatsoeverk is sold in the shambles,

not for the better, but for the worse. that eat, asking no question for conscience ich. 1. 11, 12.

18 For first of all, when ye come togesake :

yor, schisms. ther in the church, I hear that there be di26 Fork the earth the Lord's, and k De. 10. 14. visions y among you; and I partly believe it. the fulness thereof.

Ps. 24. 1.

19 For there must be also 8 heresies

50. 12. 27 If any of them that believe not bid

among you, that they which are apyou to a feast, and ye be disposed to go;

2 Mat. 18. 7. proved may be made manifest among you. whatsoevern is set before you, eat, ask

2 Pe.2.1, 2.

20 When ye come together therefore ing no question for conscience sake.

8 or, sects. into one place, Śthis is not to eat the 28 But if any man say unto you, This is m Lú. 2. 35. offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not, n Lu. 10. 7. 21 For in eating, every one taketh befor his sake that shewed and for con- Sor, ye can. fore other his own supper : and one is

not eat, science sake : for, the earth is the Lord's,

och.8.10, 12.

hungry, andr another is drunken. and the fulness thereof:

P 2 Pe. 2. 13.

22 What! have ye not houses to eat and 29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, Jude 12.

to drink in? or despise ye the church of but of the other: for why is my liberty averse 26. God, and shame them that 7 have not? judged of another man's conscience ?

mare poor.

What shall I say to you? shall I praise 30 For if I by @grace be a partaker, é or, thanks you in this ? I praise you not. why am I evil spoken of for that for giving. 23 For I have received of the Lord which I give thanks ?

r chap. 15. 3. that which also I delivered unto you, 31 Whether" therefore ye eat or drink, + Mat. 26. 26. which he was betrayed, took bread:

That the Lord Jesus,t the same night in or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory 2 Col. 3. 17. of God.

1 Pe. 4. 11.

24 And when he had given thanks, he 32 Giveo none offence, neither to the v Ro. 14. 13. | brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my Jews, nor to the « Gentiles, nor to the 2 Co. 6.3. body, which is broken for you: this do church of God :

k Greeks, in remembrance of me. 33 Even as I please all men in all things, or, for a. 25 After the same manner also he took not seeking mine own profit, but the profit

Ep. 5. 1.

the cup, when he had supped, saying,

1 Th. 1. 6. of many, that they may be saved.

This cup is the new testament in my CHAPTER XI.

* chap. 4. 17. blood : this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, BE

ye.
ye followers 20
of me, even y Lu. 1. 6.

in remembrance of me. also am of Christ.

z Re. 22. 20.

26 For as often as ye eat this bread, 2 Now I praise you, brethren, thatye v traditions. and drink this cup, u ye do shew the remember me in all things, and keepy the a Ep. 5. 23. Lord's death till he come. vordinances, as I delivered them to you.

6 Ge. 3. 16. 27 Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this 3 But I would have you know, that

1 Pe.3.1,5,6. bread, and drink this cup of the Lord. the heada of every man is Christ ;and chap. 20. 21. unworthily, shall be guilty of the body the head of the woman is the man ;d and

Jno.6.63,64. and blood of the Lord.

d ch.15,27,28. the head of Christ is God.

John 14. 28.

28 But let a man examinee himself, 4 Every. man praying or prophesying, e2 Co. 13. 5. and so let him eat of that bread, and having his head covered, dishonoureth 1 John 3.20, drink of that cup. his head.

21. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh un5 But every woman that prayeth or 1 Ac. 21. 9. worthily, eateth and drinketh a damnation prophesieth with her head uncovered, judgment, to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. dishonoureth her head : for that is even

Ro. 13. 2.

30 For this cause many are weak and

g Ps. 32. 5. all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman be not covered, let h Nu. 5. 18.

sickly

among you, and many sleep. 1 John 1.9.

31 For if, we would judge ourselves, her also be shorn :h but if it be a shame

De. 21. 12.

we should not be judged. for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let P8.94.12,13

. chastened of the Lord, that we should not

32 But when we are judged, we are her be covered.

7 For a man indeed ought not to co- Ge. 5. 1. be condemned with the world. ver his head, forasmuch as he is the Ge. 2.18,22, 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye image k and glory of God: but the woman

23. come together to eat, tarry one for is the glory of the man.

p judgment. another. 8 Forl the man is not of the woman; Di.e. a co- 34 And if any man hunger, let him eat but the woman of the man;

vering in

at home; that come not together unto 9 Neither was the man created for the

e condemnation. And the rest will I set

she is unwoman; but the woman for the man.

in order when I come.

der the 10 For this cause ought the woman to have

power of

CHAPTER XII. power on her head, because of the angels.

her hus

Now concerning spiritual gifts, bre11 Nevertheless, neither is the

band. thren, I would not have you ignorant. without the woman, neither the woman Ge. 24. 65. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carwithout the man, in the Lord.

m 1 Th. 1. 9. ried away unto these dumb m idols, even 12 For as the woman is of the man,

as ye were led.

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1 CORINTH. XIV.

The praise of Charity. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand | A. D. 59.

hath the ; that no man speaking by the Spirit of

first, apostles ; a secondarily, prophets ; God calleth Jesus Baccursed: ande that a Lu. 6. 13. thirdly, teachers; after that, miracles ; a po man can say that Jesus is the Lord, 6 Ac. 13. 1. then gifts of healings, helpş, governbut by the Holy Ghost.

c Mar. 9. 39. ments, y diversities of tongues.

1 John 4.2,3 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, k

29 Are all apostles ? are all prophets ? are

d verse 10. but the same Spirit.

all teachers ? are all & workers of miracles ? 5 And there are differences of Ś admi- Bor, ana

thema.

30 Have all the gifts of healing ? do all nistrations, but the same Lord.

speak with tongues? do all interpret ?

e Mat. 16. 17. 6 And there are diversities? of

opera

31 But covetm earnestly the best gifts :"

s verse 9. tions ; but it is the same God which work

and yet shew I unto you a more excel.

g Nu. 11. 17. eth all in all.

h He.13.17,24

lent way. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is

CHAPTER XIII. given to every man to profito withal.

THOUGH I speak with the tongues of 8 For to one is given, by the Spirit, 9 * He. 2. 4.

i Ac. 2. 8..11.

men and of angels, P and have not chathe word of wisdom; to another the 1 Pe. 4. 10. rity," I am become as sounding brass, or word of knowledge,t by the same Spirit;

&or, powers.

a tinkling cymbal. 9 To another faith, by the same Spirit;

2 And though I have the gift of proto another the gifts of healing, wo by the Sor; minis- phecy," and understand all mysteries, and

tries. same Spirit;

all knowledge ; and though I have all 10 To another the working of miracles ; m chap. 14.39. and have not charity, I am nothing. Y

Ro.12,6,&c. faith, so that I could removes mountains, to another prophecy; to another discern

n Mat. 5. 6. ing of spirits ; a to another divers kinds of

Lu. 10. 42.

3 And though Is bestow all my, goods tongues ;c to another the interpretation 0 Ep. 4.7. to feed the poor, and though I give my of tongues :

P 2 Co. 12. 4. body to be burned, and have not charity, 11 But all these worketh that one and Is. 11. 2, 3. it profiteth me nothing, the selfsame Spirit, dividinge to every chap. 2.6,7. charity envieth not; charity » vaunteth

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; man severally as he will.

12 For as the body is one, and hath chap: 13. 2. not itself, is not puffed o up, many members, and all the members of Ep. 2. 8. 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seekthat one body, being many, are one body; w Mar. 16. 18. eth noth her own, is not easilyi provoked, sok also is Christ.

Ja. 5. 14.

thinketh no evil; 13 For by one Spirit are we all m bap- . Mat. 17. 20. 6 Rejoiceth? not in iniquity, but retized into one body, whether we be Jews y Mat. 21. 19. joiceth" in the truth ;. or « Gentiles, whether we be bond or free ; : Mat. 6.1, 2. 7 Beareth” all things, believetho all and have been all made to drink" into a 1 John 4. 1. things, hopeth P all things, endureth 9 all one Spirit.

6 Mat.7.22,23 things. 14 For the body is not one member,

Ja. 2. 14.

8 Charity never faileth: but whether but many.

c Ac.2.4,7..11

à Pr. 10. 12. there be prophecies, they shall fail ; whether 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am

e verse 6.

there be tongues, they shall cease; whether not the hand, I am not of the body; is it Ja. 3. 16. there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. therefore not of the body?

9 For we know in part,' and we pro16 And if the ear shall say, Because I nor, is not phesy in part. am not the eye, I am not of the body; is

10 Butt when that which is perfect is it therefore not of the body?

g Col. 2. 18. 17 If the whole body were an eye,

h chap. 10.24. come, then that which is in part shall be where

i Pr. 14. 17. were the hearing? If the whole were hear- Kverse 27. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a ing, where were the smelling?

i Ro. 1. 32. child, I understood as a child, Ithought 18 But now hath God setu the members

with.

as a child; but when I became a man, I. every one of them in the body, as itu hath

m John 1. 16. put away childish things. pleased him.

Ep. 4. 5.

12 For now we see through a glass, 19 And if they were all one member, n Ro. 15. 1. Ip darkly; but then face to face: now 'I where were the body?

* Greeks.

know in part; but then shall I know 20 But now are they many members,

• Ps. 119. 66. even as also I am known. yet but one body.

p Ro. 8. 24.

13 And now abideth faith,“ hope, cha21 And the eye cannot say unto the Job 13. 15. rity, these three ; but the greatest of these hand, I have no need of thee: nor again, * Jno.7.37..39 is charity. the ] 8.

CHAPTER XIV. 22 Nay, much more, those membersy of 1 John 3.2. FOLLOW after charity, and desire spithe body, which seem to be more feeble, 1 or, rea. ritual gifts,. but rather that ye may proare necessary :

soned. phesy. 23 And those members of the body, which u verse 28. 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown we think to be less honourable, upon these v verse 11. tongue,a speaketh not unto men, but unto we v bestow more abundant honour; and

Ro. 12, 3. God: for nob man understandeth him; our uncomely parts have more abundant - 2 Co.3. 18. howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. comeliness.

Min a riddle.

3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto 24 For our comely parts have no need : *He.10.35,39 men to edification, and exhortation, and but God hath tempered the body toge

1 Pe. 1. 21. comfort. ther, having given more abundant honour y Ec. 4. 9..12. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown to that part which lacked.

9. 14,15. tongue edifieth himself; but he that pro25 That there should be no p schism in Ep. 1. 3.

a Ã10. 46. phesieth edifieth the church. the body; but that the members should

5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, have the same care one for another.

vor, put on.

but rather that ye prophesied : for greater 26 And whether one member suffer, all Ac. 22. 9. is he that prophesieth than he that speak

Theareth, the members suffer with it; or one mem

eth with tongues, except he interpret, that ber be honoured, all the members rejoice por, division. the church may receive edifying. with it.

e verse 26. 6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and 4 Ep. 5. 30. speaking with tongues, what shall I profit membersd in particular.

you, except I shall speak to you either

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Application of spiritual gifts. 1 CORINTH. XV. Certainty of Christ's resurrection. by revelation, a or by knowledge, or by A. D. 59. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let prophesying, or by doctrine ?

him keep silence in the church; and let 7 And even things without life, giving a verse 26. him speak to himself, and to God. sound, whether pipe or harp, except they Overse 39. 29 Leto the prophets speak two or three, give a distinction in the B sounds, how 1 Th.5.19,20 and let the other judge. shall it be known what is piped or harped ? Bor, tunes, 30 If any thing be revealed to another

For
if the trumpeto

give an uncertain & Job 32. ìi. that sitteth by, let the firstd hold his peace. sound, who shall prepare himself to the e1 John 4. i.

31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, battle?

that all may learn, and all may be com9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the y significant. forted. tongue words y easy to be understood, 8 tumult, or, 32 And the spiritse of the prophets are how shall it be known what is spoken? unquietness. subject to the prophets. for ye shall speak into the air.

I chap. 11.16.

33 For God is not the author of a con10 There are, it may be, so many kinds 91T1.2.11,12. fusion, but of peace, as in all churches of voices in the world, and none of them h Ep. 5. 22. of the saints. is without signification.

Tit. 2. 5. 34 Leto your women keep silence in 11 Therefore if I know not the mean- 1 Pe. 3. 1. the churches : for it is not permitted unto ing of the voice, I shall be unto him that iGe. 3. 16. them to speak: but they are commanded to speaketh a barbarian ;k and he that speak- Nu. 30.3..12 be under obedience,k as also saith the law.

Es. 1. 20. eth shall be a barbarian unto me.

k Ro. 1. 14.

35 And if they will learn any thing, let 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zea

them ask their husbands at home: for it is lous of $spiritual gifts, seek that ye may Śspirits. a shame for women to speak in the church. excel to the edifying of the church.

Ichap. 4. 7. 36 What! came the word of God out 13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in m2 Co. 10.7. from you? or came? it unto you only ? an unknown tongue, pray that he may in- 1 John 4. 6.

37 If any man m think himself

to be a terpret.

n John 4. 24. prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, • Ep. 5. 19.

that the things that I write unto you are my spirit prayeth, but my understand- Col. 3. 16.

the commandments of the Lord. ing is unfruitful.

p ver. 26, 33. 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him 15 What is it then? I will pray with the ? Ps. 47. 7. be ignorant. spirit," and I will pray with the understand

r Ga. 1. 11.

39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to propheing also: I will singo with the spirit, and schap. 11. 24. and forbid not to speak with tongues. I will sing with the understanding? also.

t chap.1.4..8.

40 LetP all things be done decently and

ul Pe. 5. 12. 16 Else, when thou shalt bless with the

in order.

v He. 3. 6. spirit, how shall he that occupieth the

CHAPTER XV. room of the unlearned, say Amen at thy nor, hold MOREOVER, brethren, Ir declare givings of thanks, seeing he understand fast. unto you the gospel which' I preached eth not what thou sayest?

O by what unto you, which also ye have received, 17 For thoạ verily, givest thanks well, speech. and wherein you stand; but the other is not edified.

w Ga. 3. 4.

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye" 18 I thank my God, I speak with & Ge. 3. 15. keep in memory what I preached unto tongues more than ye all :

Ps.22.1,&c. you, unless you have believed in vain. 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak Is. 53.1, &c. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all five words with my understanding, that by

Da. 9. 26.

that which I also received, how that my voice I might teach others also, than ten

Zec. 13. 7. thousand words in an unknown tongue.

Lu.24.26,46 the scriptures ;,

Christ died for our sins according to 20 Brethren, be not childreny in under- y Ep.4.14,15. 4 And that he was buried, and that he

He. 6. 1..3. standing: howbeit in malice be yea child

rose again the third day according” to

2 Pe. 3. 18. ren, but in understanding be kmen.

the scriptures; 21 In the lawd it is written, Withe men of

z Ps. 16. 10.

5 And that he was seen of Cephas, e

Ho. 6. 2. other tongues and other lips will I speak

then of the twelve:

a Ps. 131. 2. unto this people; and yet for all that will

6 After that, he was seen of above five

Mat. 18. 3. they not hear me, saith the Lord.

hundred brethren at once; of whom the

Ro. 16. 19. 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign,

1 Pe. 2. 2.

greater part remain unto this present, not to theme that believe, but to them

but some are fallen asleep. that believe not: but prophesying serveth K perfect, or, 7 After that, he was seen of James; not for them that believe not, but for them

of a ripe

then of all the apostles. which believe.

age.

8 And last of all k he was seen of me

6 Ps. 119.99. 23 If therefore the whole church be

c Lu. 24. 34, also, as of one born out of due time. come together into one place, and all

&c.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, that speak with tongues, and there come in a John 10.34. am not meet to be called an apostle, betħose that are unlearned, or unbelievers, e Is. 28.11,12. cause I persecuted the church of God. will they not say that ye are mad?k

Mar. 16. 17. 10 But by the grace of God I am what 24 But if all prophesy, and there come Ac. 2.6, &c. I am: and his grace which was bestowed in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, :1 Ti. 1.9. upon me was not in vain ; but I laboured he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

h Ac. 9. 17.

more abundantly than they all: yet not I, 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart Aor, an but the grace of God which was with me. made manifest; and so, falling down on abortive. 11 Therefore whether it were I or they, his face, he will worship God, and report Ep. 3.7, 8. so we preach, and so ye believed. that God ism in you of a truth.

k Ac. 2. 13.

12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose 26 How is it then, brethren? when ye Mat. 10. 20. from the dead, hown say some among you come together, every one of you hath a m Is. 45. 14. that there is no resurrection of the dead? psalm, hath a doctrine,” hạth a tongue, Zec. 8. 23. 13 But if thereo be no resurrection of hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. n Ac. 26. 8.

the dead, then is Christ not risen. Letr all things be done unto edifying. 01 Th. 4. 14. 14 And if Christ 9 be not risen, then is

27 If any man speak in an unknown p verse 6. our preaching vain, and your faith is also tongue, let it be by two, or at the most 9 Ac. 17. 31. vain. by three, and that by course; and let one r verse 40.

15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses interpret.

of God; because we have testified of God

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