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Paul's liberty

and selfdenial. ledge shall the weak brother 8 Say I these things as a perish, for whom Christ died ? man ? or saith not the law the

12 But when ye sin so against saine also? the brethren, and wound their 9 For it is written in the law weak conscience, yesin against of Moses, Thou shalt not muzChrist.

zle the mouth of the ox that 13 Wherefore, if meat make treadeth out the corn. Doth my brother to offend, I will God take care for oxen? eat no flesh while the world 10 Or saith he it altogether standeth, lest I make my bro- for our sakes? For our sakes, ther to offend.

no doubt, this is written: that

he that plougheth should CHAPTER IX.

plough in hope; and that he 1 Paul sheweth his liberty, 7 and that the mi

that thresheth in hope should nister ought to live by the gospel : 15 yet that he himself hath abstained, 18 fron being be partaker of his hope. . anto any in matters indiferent. 24 Our lige spiritual things

, is it a great

11 If we have sown unto you is like unto a race.

I an apostle? am thing if we shall reap your car

I not free ? have I not nal ? seen Jesus Christ our Lord ? 12 If others be partakers of are not ye my work in the this power over you, are not Lord ?

we rather? Nevertheless we 2 If I be not an apostle unto have not used this power; but others, yet doubtless I am to suffer all things, lest we should you: for the seal of mine apos- hinder the gospel of Christ. tleship are ye in the Lord. 13 Do ye not know that they

3 Mine answer to them that which minister about holy do examine me is this:

things live of the things of the 4 Have we not power to eat temple? and they which wait and to drink?

at the altar are partakers with 5 Have we not power to lead the altar ? about a sister, a wife, as well 14 Even so hath the Lord oras other apostles, and as the dained that they which preach brethren of the Lord, and Ce- the gospel should live of the phas?

gospel. 6 Or I only and Barnabas, 15 But I have used none of have not we power to forbear these things: neither have I working ?

written these things, that it 7 Who goeth a warfare any should be so done unto me: for time at his own charges? who it were better for me to die, planteth a vineyard, and eat- than that any man should eth not of the fruit thereof? or make my glorying void. who feedeth a flock, and eateth 16 For though I preach the not of the milk of the flock? gospel, I have nothing to glory


Paul's selfdlenial I. CORINTHIANS,

for the gospel. of: for necessity is laid upon rate in all things. Now they me; yea, woe is unto me, if I do it to obtain a corruptible preach not the gospel ! crown; but we an incorrupti

17 For if I do this thing wil. ble. lingly, I have a reward: but 26 I therefore so run, not as if against my will, a dispen- uncertainly; so fight I, not as sation of the gospel is commit- one that beateth the air: ted unto me.

27 But I keep under my body, 18 What is my reward then? and bring it into subjection: Verily that, when I preach the lest that by any means, when gospel, I may make the gospel I have preached to others, I of Christ without charge, that myself should be a castaway. I abuse not my power in the gospel.

CHAPTER X. 19 For though I be free from

1 The sacraments of the Jews are types of ours,

7 and their punishments examples for us all men, yet have I made my.

14 We must flee from idolatry. 21 We self servant unto all, that I

must not make the Lord's table the table of

devils : 24 and in things indifferent we must might gain the more.

have regard to our brethren. 20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might would not that


should gain the Jews; to them that be ignorant, how that all our are under the law, as under fathers were under the cloud, the law, that I might gain them and all passed through the sea; that are under the law;

2 And were all baptized unto 21 To them that are without Moses in the cloud and in the law, as without law, (being sea; not without law to God, but 3 And did all eat the same under the law to Christ,) that spiritual meat; I might gain them that are 4. And did all drink the same without law.

spiritual drink; for they drank 22 To the weak became I as of that spiritual Rock that fol weak, that I might gain the lowed them: and that Rock weak: I am made all things was Christ. to all men, that I might by 5 But with many of them all means save some.

God was not well pleased : for 23 And this I do for the gos- they were overthrown in the pel's sake, that I might be par. wilderness. taker thereof with you.

6 Now these things were our 24 Know ye not that they examples, to the intent we which run in a race run all, I should not lust after evil but one receiveth the prize? things, as they also lusted. So run, that ye may obtain. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as

25 And every man that striv. were some of them; as it is eth for the mastery is tempe- written, The people sat down

We must flee

from idolatry. to eat and drink, and rose up 18 Behold Israel after the to play.

flesh: are not they which eat 8 Neither let us commit forni- of the sacrifices partakers of cation, as some of them com- the altar? mitted, and fell in one day 19 What say I then? that the three and twenty thousand. idol is any thing, or that which

9 Neither let us tempt Christ, is offered in sacrifice to idols as some of them also tempted, is any thing ? and were destroyed of serpents. 20 But I say, that the things 10 Neither murmur ye, as

which the Gentiles sacrifice, some of them also murmured, they sacrifice to devils, and and were destroyed of the de not to God: and I would not stroyer.

that ye should have fellow 11 Now all these things hap ship with devils. pened unto them for ensam. 21 Ye cannot drink the cup ples: and they are written for of the Lord, and the cup of our admonition, upon whom devils: ye cannot be partakers the ends of the world are come. of the Lord's table, and of the

12 Wherefore let him that table of devils. thinketh he standeth take heed 22 Do we provoke the Lord lest he fall.

to jealousy ? are we stronger 13 There hath no temptation than he ? taken


but such as is com- 23 All things are lawful for mon to man: but God is faith me, but all things are not ex. ful, who will not suffer you to | pedient: all things are lawful be tempted above that ye are for me, but all things edify able; but will with the temp. not. . tation also make a way to es

24 Let no man seek his cape, that ye may be able to own, but every man another's bear it.

wealth. 14 Wherefore, my dearly be- 25 Whatsoever is sold in the loved, flee from idolatry. shambles, that eat, asking no

15 I speak as to wise men; question for conscience' sake: judge ye what I say.

26 For the earth is the Lord's, 16 The cup of blessing which and the fulness thereof. we bless, is it not the commun. 27 If any of them that believe ion of the blood of Christ? not bid you to a feast, and ye The bread which we break, be disposed to go ; whatsoever is it not the communion of is set before you, eat, asking the body of Christ?

no question for conscience 17 For we being many are sake. one bread, and one body: for 28 But if any man say unto we are all partakers of that you, This is offered in sacrifice one bread.

unto idols, eat not for his sake

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Rules for

I. CORINTHIANS, divine worship. that shewed it, and for con- 5 But every woman that science' sake: for the earth is prayeth or prophesieth with the Lord's, and the fulness her head uncovered dishonourthereof:

eth her head : for that is even 29 Conscience, I say, not all one as if she were shaven. thine own, but of the other : 6 For if the woman be not for why is my liberty judged covered, let her also be shorn: of another man's conscience ? but if it be a shame for a wo

30 For if I by grace be a par- man to be shorn or shaven, let taker, why am I evil spoken her be covered. of for that for which I give 7 For a man indeed ought thanks ?

not to cover his head, foras31 Whether therefore ye eat, much as he is the image and or drink, or whatsoever ye do, glory of God: but the woman do all to the glory of God. is the glory of the man.

8 For the man is not of the to the Jews, nor to the Gen- woman; but the woman of the tiles, nor to the church of God: man. 33 Even as I please all

men 9 Neither was the man crein all things, not seeking mine ated for the woman; but the own profit, but the profit of woman for the man. many, that they may be saved. 10 For this cause ought the

woman to have power on her CHAPTER XI.

head because of the angels. 1 He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies men prayed with their heads covered, 6 and

11 Nevertheless neither is the women with their heads uncovered, 17 and

man without the woman, neibecause generally their meetings were not for the better, but for the worse, since in them ther the woman without the they profaned with their own feasts the Lord's supper. 23 Lastly, he remindeth them of the

man, in the Lord. first institution thereof.

12 For as the woman is of the E ye followers of me, even

man, even so is the man also as I also am of Christ. by the woman; but all things 2 Now I praise you, brethren, of God. that ye remember me in all 13 Judge in yourselves: is it things, and keep the ordi- comely that a woman pray unnances, as I delivered them to to God uncovered? you.

14 Doth not even nature it3 But I would have you self teach you, that, if a man know, that the head of every have long hair, it is a shame man is Christ; and the head unto him? ? of the woman is the man; 15 But if a woman have long and the head of Christ is God. hair, it is a glory to her: for

4 Every man praying or her hair is given her for a coprophesying, having his head vering covered, dishonoureth his head. 16 But if any man seem to be

Against profaning

the Lord's supper. contentious, we have no such | blood : this do ye, as oft as ye custom, neither the churches drink it, in remembrance of me. of God.

26 For as often as ye eat this 17 Now in this that I declare bread, and drink this cup, ye unto you I praise you not, that do shew the Lord's death till ye come together not for the he come. better, but for the worse. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall

18 For first of all, when ye eat this bread, and drink this come together in the church, cup of the Lord, unworthily, I hear that there be divisions shall be guilty of the body and among you; and I partly be blood of the Lord. lieve it.

28 But let a man examine 19 For there must be also himself, and so let him eat of heresies among you, that they that bread, and drink of that which are approved may be cup. made manifest among you.

29 For he that eateth and 20 When ye come together drinketh unworthily, eateth therefore into one place, this and drinketh damnation to is not to eat the Lord's supper. himself, not discerning the 21 For in eating every one

Lord's body. taketh before other his own 30 For this cause many are supper: and one is hungry, weak and sickly among you, and another is drunken. and many sleep.

22 What! have ye not houses 31 For if we would judge to eat and to drink in? or ourselves, we should not be despise ye the church of God, judged. and shame them that have 32 But when we are judged, not? What shall I say to we are chastened of the Lord, you? shall I praise you in that we should not be conthis? I praise you not. .

demned with the world. 23 For I have received of the 33 Wherefore, my brethren, Lord that which also I deliver-when ye come together to eat, ed unto you, That the Lord tarry one for another. Jesus, the same night in which 34 And if any man hunger, he was betrayed, took bread: let him eat at home; that ye 24 And when he had given come not together unto con. thanks, he brake it, and said, demnation. And the rest will Take, eat; this is my body, I set in order when I come. which is broken for you: this

CHAPTER XII. do in remembrance of me.

1 Spiritual gifts differ, 7 yet all are to profil. 25 After the same manner

8 And to that end are diversely bestowed: also he took the cup, when he of the natural body all tend to the mutual had supped, saying, This cup

decency, 22 service, 26 and succour of the is the new testament in my

same body; 27 80 we should do one for ano ther as members of the body of Christ.

12 that in the like manner as the members

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