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I. CORINTHIANS, incest reproved. you into remembrance of my | Satan for the destruction of the ways which be in Christ, as I flesh, that the spirit may be teach every where in every saved in the day of the Lord church.

Jesus. 18 Now some are puffed up, 6 Your glorying is not good. as though I would not come Know ye not that a little

leaven leaveneth the whole 19 But I will come to you | lump? shortly, if the Lord will, and 7 Purge out therefore the old will know, not the speech of leaven, that ye may be a new them which are puffed up, but lump, as ye are unleavened.

For even Christ our passover is 20 For the kingdom of God sacrificed for us : is not in word, but in power. 8 Therefore let us keep the

21 What will ye? shall I feast, not with old leaven, neicome unto you with a rod, or ther with the leaven of malice in love, and in the spirit of and wickedness; but with the meekness ?

unleavened bread of sincerity

and truth. CHAPTER V.

9 I wrote unto you in an 1 The incestuous person to be excommunicated epistle not to company with

7 The old leaven is to be purged out. 10 Of-
fenders in the church are to be avoided. fornicators:

the power.

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there is fornication among the fornicators of this world, you, and such fornication as is or with the covetous, or extor. not so much as named among tioners, or with idolaters; for the Gentiles, that one should then must

then must ye needs go out of have his father's wife.

the world.

11 But now I have written have not rather mourned, that unto you not to keep company, he that hath done this deed if any man that is called a might be taken away from brother be a fornicator, or coamong you.

vetous, or an idolater, or a rail. 3 For I verily, as absent in er, or a drunkard, or an extorbody, but present in spirit, tioner; with such a one no not have judged already, as though 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 Jesus Christ, when ye are ga- that are within ? thered together, and my spirit, 13 But them that are withwith the power of our Lord Je. out God judgeth. Therefore sus Christ,

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Against going to law CHAPTER VI. before unbelievers.
CHAPTER VI.

nor effeminate, nor abusers of
I T'he Corinthians must not go to law with themselves with mankind,
their brethren, 6 especially before unbelievers.
9 The unrighteous shall not inherit the king-

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, dom of God. 15 Our bodics are the mem- nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor bers of Christ, and temples of the Holy Ghost. 16 They must not therefore be defiled. extortioners, shall inherit the ARE any of you, having kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of go to law before the unjust, you: but ye are washed, but and not before the saints ? ye are sanctified, but ye are

2 Do ye not know that the justified in the name of the saints shall judge the world ? Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit and if the world shall be of our God. judged by you, are ye unwor. 12 All things are lawful unthy to judge the smallest mat. to me, but all things are not ters?

expedient: all things are law. 3 Know ye not that we shall ful for me, but I will not be judge angels? how much more brought under the power of things that pertain to this life? | any.

4 If then ye have judgments 13 Meats for the belly, and
of things pertaining to this life, the belly for meats: but God
set them to judge who are least shall destroy both it and them.
esteemed in the church. Now the body is not for fornj.

5 I speak to your shame. Is cation, but for the Lord; and
it So, that there is not a wise the Lord for the body.
man among you? no, not one 14 And God hath both raised
that shall be able to judge be- up the Lord, and will also raise
tween his brethren?

up us by his own power.
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15 Know ye not that your with brother, and that before bodies are the members of the unbelievers.

Christ? shall I then take the 7 Now therefore there is ut members of Christ, and make terly a fault among you, be them the members of a harlot ? cause ye go to law one with God forbid. another. Why do ye not ra- 16 What! know ye not that ther take wrong? Why do he which is joined to a harlot ye not rather suffer yourselves is one body ? for two, saith he, to be defrauded ?

shall be one flesh. 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and de- 17 But he that is joined unfraud, and that your brethren. to the Lord is one spirit.

9 Know ye not that the 18 Flee fornication. Every unrighteous shall not inherit sin that a man doeth is withthe kingdom of God? Be not out the body; but he that deceived: neither fornicators, committeth fornication sinnor idolaters, nor adulterers, neth against his own body.

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Duties of the
I. CORINTHIANS,

married state. 19 What! know ye not that every man hath his proper your body is the temple of the gift of God, one after this man. Holy Ghost which is in you, ner, and another after that. which

ye

have of God, and ye 8 I say therefore to the unare not your own ?

married and widows, It is 20 For ye are bought with a good for them if they abide price: therefore glorify God in even as I. your body, and in your spirit, 9 But if they cannot contain, which are God's.

let them marry: for it is better

to marry than to burn. CHAPTER VII.

10 And unto the married I 1 Paul treateth of marriage and its duties. command, yet not I, but the 10 The believing partner is not to forsake Lord, Let not the wife depart content with his vocation. 25 Concerning from her husband: virgins.

11 But and if she depart, let TOW concerning the things her remain unmarried, or be

whereof ye wrote unto | reconciled to her husband: and me: It is good for a man not let not the husband put away to touch a woman.

his wife. 2 Nevertheless, to avoid forni. 12 But to the rest speak I, not cation, let every man have his the Lord: If any brother hath own wife, and let every woman a wife that believeth not, and have her own husband. she be pleased to dwell with

3 Let the husband render un him, let him not put her to the wife due benevolence : away. and likewise also the wife unto 13 And the woman which the husband.

hath a husband that believeth 4 The wife hath not power not, and if he be pleased to of her own body, but the hus- dwell with her, let her not band: and likewise also the leave him. husband hath not power of his 14 For the unbelieving husown body, but the wife. band is sanctified by the wife,

5 Defraud ye not one the and the unbelieving wife is other, except it be with con. sanctified by the husband: else sent for a time, that ye may were your children unclean; give yourselves to fasting and but now are they holy.

15 But if the unbelieving deagain, that Satan tempt you part, let him depart. A brother not for your incontinency. or a sister is not under bondage

6 But I speak this by per- in such cases : but God hath mission, and not of command called us to peace. ment.

16 For what knowest thou, O 7 For I would that all men wife, whether thou shalt save were even as I myself. But I thy husband? or how knowest

prayer; and

and come together

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Directions

CHAPTER VII. concerning virgins. thou, O man, whether thou Art thou loosed from a wife? shalt save thy wife?

seek not a wife. 17 But as God hath distri- 28 But and if thou marry, buted to every man, as the thou hast not sinned; and if Lord hath called every one, so a virgin marry, she hath not let him walk. And so ordain sinned, Nevertheless such shall I in all churches.

have trouble in the flesh: but 18 Is any man called being I spare you. circumcised ? let him not be- 29 But this I say, brethren, come uncircumcised. Is any the time is short: it remaineth, called in uncircumcision ? let that both they that have wives him not be circumcised. be as though they had none;

19 Circumcision is nothing, 30 And they that weep, as and uncircumcision is nothing, though they wept not; and but the keeping of the com- they that rejoice, as though mandments of God.

they rejoiced not; and they 20 Let every man abide in that buy, as though they posthe same calling wherein he sessed not; was called.

31 And they that use this 21 Art thou called being a world, as not abusing it : for servant ? care not for it: but the fashion of this world passif thou mayest be made free, eth away. use it rather.

32 But I would have you 22 For he that is called in without carefulness. He that the Lord, being a servant, is is unmarried careth for the the Lord's freeman: likewise things that belong to the Lord, also he that is called, being how he may please the Lord: free, is Christ's servant.

33 But he that is married 23 Ye are bought with a price; careth for the things that are be not ye the servants of men, . of the world, how he may

24 Brethren, let every man, please his wife.
wherein he is called, therein 34 There is difference also
abide with God.

between a wife and a virgin. 25 Now concerning virgins I The unmarried woman careth have no commandment of the for the things of the Lord, that Lord: yet I give my judgment, she may be holy both in body as one that hath obtained mer. and in spirit: but she that is су

of the Lord to be faithful. married careth for the things 26 I suppose therefore that of the world, how she may this is good for the present please her husband. distress, I say, that it is good 35 And this I speak for your for a man so to be.

own profit; not that I may 27 Art thou bound unto a cast a snare upon you, but for wife ? seek not to be loosed. that which is comely, and that

one.

Of meats

I. CORINTHIANS, offered to idols. ye may attend upon the Lord 3 But if any man love God, without distraction.

the same is known of him. 36 But if any man think 4 As concerning therefore the that he behaveth himself un- eating of those things that are comely toward his virgin, if offered in sacrifice unto idols, she pass the flower of her age, we know that an idol is noand need so require, let him thing in the world, and that do what he will, he sinneth there is none other God but not: let them marry.

37 Nevertheless he that 5 For though there be that standeth steadfast in his heart, are called gods, whether in having no necessity, but hath heaven or in earth, as there power over his own will, and be gods many, and lords mahath so decreed in his heart ny, that he will keep his virgin, 6 But to us there is but one doeth well.

God, the Father, of whom are 38 So then he that giveth all things, and we in him; and her in marriage doeth well; one Lord Jesus Christ, by but he that giveth her not in whom are all things, and we marriage doeth better.

by him. 39 The wife is bound by the 7 Howbeit there is not in law as long as her husband every man that knowledge: liveth; but if her husband be for some with conscience of dead, she is at liberty to be the idol unto this hour eat it married to whom she will; as a thing offered unto an idol ; only in the Lord.

and their conscience being 40 But she is happier if she so weak is defiled. abide, after my judgment: and 8 But meat commendeth us I think also that I have the not to God : for neither, if we Spirit of God.

eat, are we the better; nei

ther, if we eat not, are we the CHAPTER VIII. 1 To abstain from meats offered to idols. 9 9 But take heed lest by any

We must not abuse our Christian liberty, to the offence of our brethren: 11 but must

means this liberty of yours use our knowledge with charity.

become a stumblingblock to OW as touching things them that are weak.

unto , we 10 For if any man see thee know that we all have know. which hast knowledge sit at ledge. Knowledge puffeth up, meat in the idol's temple, shall but charity edifieth.

not the conscience of him 2 And if any man think that which is weak be emboldened he knoweth any thing, he to eat those things which are. knoweth nothing yet as he offered to idols; ought to know.

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