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Of spiritual gifts. I. CORINTHIANS, Christians one body.
W concerning spiritual | the members of that one body,
gifts, brethren, I would being many, are one body: so not have you ignorant.
also is Christ. 2 Ye know that ye were 13 For by one Spirit are we Gentiles, carried away uuto all baptized into one body, these dumb idols, even as ye whether we be Jews or Gen
tiles, whether we be bond or 3 Wherefore I give you to un- free; and have been all made derstand, that no man speak to drink into one Spirit. ing by the Spirit of God calleth 14 For the body is not one Jesus accursed: and that no member, but many. man can say that Jesus is the 15 If the foot shall say, BeLord, but by the Holy Ghost. cause I am not the hand, I am
4 Now there are diversities not of the body; is it thereof gifts, but the same Spirit. fore not of the body?
5 And there are differences of 16 And if the ear shall say, administrations, but the same
Because I am not the eye, I Lord.
am not of the body; is it there 6 And there are diversities of fore not of the body? operations, but it is the same 17 If the whole body were God which worketh all in all. an eye, where were the hear
7 But the manifestation of the ing? If the whole were hearSpirit is given to every man to ing, where were the smelling? profit withal.
18 But now hath God set the 8 For to one is given by the members every one of them Spirit the word of wisdom; to in the body, as it hath pleased another the word of know. him. ledge by the same Spirit; 19 And if they were all one
9 To another faith by the member, where were the body? same Spirit; to another the 20 But now are they many gifts of healing by the same members, yet but one body. Spirit;
21 And the eye cannot say 1o To another the working unto the hand, I have no need of miracles; to another pro- of thee: nor again the head to phecy; to another discerning the feet, I have no need of you. of spirits ; to another divers 22 Nay, much more those kinds of tongues; to another members of the body, which the interpretation of tongues : seem to be more feeble, are ne
11 But all these worketh that cessary: one and the selfsame Spirit, 23 And those members of the dividing to every man several body, which we think to be ly as he will.
less honourable, upon these 12 For as the body is one, and we bestow more abundant hath many members, and all | honour; and our uncomely
of charity parts have more abundant gift of prophecy, and undercomeliness.
stand all mysteries, and all 24 For our comely parts have knowledge; and though I have no need: but God hath temper. all faith, so that I could remove ed the body together, having mountains, and have not chagiven more abundant honourrity, I am nothing. to that part which lacked : 3 And though I bestow all my
25 That there should be no goods to feed the poor, and schism in the body; but that though I give my body to be the members should have the burned, and have not charity, same care one for another. it profiteth me nothing.
26 And whether one member 4 Charity suffereth long, and suffer, all the members suffer is kind; charity envieth not; with it; or one member be charity vaunteth not itself, is honoured, all the members re
not puffed up, joice with it.
5 Doth not behave itself un27 Now ye are the body of seemly, seeketh not her own, Christ, and members in par. is not easily provoked, think ticular.
eth no evil; 28 And God hath set some in 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, the church, first apostles, secon- but rejoiceth in the truth; darily prophets, thirdly teach- 7 Beareth all things, believers, after that miracles, then eth all things, hopeth all things, gifts of healings, helps, govern- endureth all things. ments, diversities of tongues. 8 Charity never faileth: but 29 Are all apostles ? are all
whether there be prophecies, prophets ? are all teachers? are they shall fail; whether there all workers of miracles? be tongues, they shall cease;
30 Have all the gifts of whether there be knowledge, healing? do all speak with it shall vanish away. tongues? do all interpret? 9 For we know in part, and
31 But covet earnestly the we prophesy in part. best gifts: and yet shew I un- 10 But when that which is to you a more excellent way. perfect is come, then that
which is in part shall be done CHAPTER XIII.
away. 1 All gifts, horo excellent soever, are nothing 11 When I was a child, I worth without charity. 4 The praises thereof ; 13 it is greater than hope and faith. spake as a child, I understood
LOUGH I speak with the as a child, I thought as a
tongues of men and of an child: but when I became a gels, and have not charity, I man, I put away childish am become as sounding brass, things. or a tinkling cymbal.
12 For now we see through a 2 And though I have the glass, darkly; but then face to
preferred face: now I know in part; 7 And even things without but then shall I know even as life giving sound, whether pipe also I am known.
or harp, except they give a dis. 13 And now abideth faith, tinction in the sounds, how hope, charity, these three; but shall it be known what is the greatest of these is charity. piped or harped ?
8 For if the trumpet give an CHAPTER XIV.
uncertain sound, who shall preI Prophecy is commended, and preferred before speaking with tongues, 7 as shown by several pare himself to the battle? comparisons drawn from musical instru 9 So likewise ye, except ye ments. 12 Both must be referred to edification, 22 as to their true and proper end. utter by the tongue words easy 26 The true use of each is taught, 27 and
to be understood, how shall it the abuse reproved. 34 Women are forbid den to speak in the church.
be known what is spoken ? for OLLOW after charity, and ye shall speak into the air. desire
10 There are, it may be, so rather that ye may prophesy. many kinds of voices in the
2 For he that speaketh in world, and none of them is an unknown tongue speaketh without signification. not unto men, but unto God: 11 Therefore if I know not
man understandeth the meaning of the voice, I him ; howbeit in the spirit he shall be unto him that speakspeaketh mysteries.
eth a barbarian, and he that 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh shall be a barbarian speaketh unto men to edifica- unto me. tion, and exhortation, and com- 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as fort.
ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, 4 He that speaketh in an un- seek that ye may excel to the known tongue edifieth himself; edifying of the church. but he that prophesieth edifi-| 13 Wherefore let him that eth the church.
speaketh in unknown 5 I would that ye all spake tongue pray that he may in. with tongues, but rather that terpret. ye prophesied : for greater is 14 For if I pray in an unhe that prophesieth than he known tongue, my spirit praythat speaketh with tongues, eth, but my understanding is except he interpret, that the unfruitful. church may receive edifying. 15 What is it then? I will
6 Now, brethren, if I come un- pray with the spirit, and I to you speaking with tongues, will pray with the understand. what shall I profit you, except ing also : I will sing with the I shall speak to you either by spirit, and I will sing with the revelation, or by knowledge, or understanding also. by prophesying, or by doc- 16 Else, when thou shalt bless trine ?
with the spirit, how shall he
before speaking CHAPTER XIV.
with tongues. that occupieth the room of the 25 And thus are the secrets unlearned say Amen at thy of his heart made manifest; giving of thanks, seeing he and so falling down on his understandeth not what thou face he will worship God, and sayest?
report that God is in you of a 17 For thou verily givest truth. thanks well, but the other is 26 How is it then, brethren? not edified.
when ye come together, every 18 I thank my God, I speak one of you hath a psalm, hath with tongues more than ye all: a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath
19 Yet in the church I had a revelation, hath an interprerather speak five words with tation. Let all things be done my understanding, that by my unto edifying. voice I might teach others also, 27 If any man speak in an than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue, let it be by unknown tongue.
two, or at the most by three, 20 Brethren, be not children and that by course; and let in understanding: howbeit in one interpret. malice be ye children, but in 28 But if there be no interunderstanding be men. preter, let him keep silence in
21 In the law it is written, the church; and let him speak With men of other tongues to himself, and to God. and other lips will I speak un.
29 Let the prophets speak to this people; and yet for all two or three, and let the other that will they not hear me, judge. saith the Lord.
30 If any thing be revealed 22 Wherefore tongues are for to another that sitteth by, let a sign, not to thein that be the first hold his peace. lieve, but to them that believe 31 For ye may all prophesy not: but prophesying serveth one by one, that all may learn, not for them that believe not, and all may be comforted. but for them which believe. 32 And the spirits of the pro
23 If therefore the whole phets are subject to the prochurch be come together into phets. one place, and all speak with 33 For God is not the author tongues, and there come in of confusion, but of peace, as those that are unlearned, or in all churches of the saints. unbelievers, will they not say 34 Let your women keep that ye are mad?
silence in the churches: for it 24 But if all prophesy, and is not permitted unto them to there come in one that believ- speak; but they are commandeth not, or one unlearned, heed to be under obedience, as is convinced of all, he is judg. also saith the law. ed of all :
35 And if they will learn
Of Christ's death. I. CORINTHIANS, Of the resurrection. any thing, let them ask their 5 And that he was seen of husbands at home: for it is a Cephas, then of the twelve: shame for women to speak in 6 After that, he was seen of the church.
above five hundred brethren 36 What! came the word of at once; of whom the greater God out from you ? or came it part remain unto this present, unto you only ?
but some are fallen asleep. 37 If any man think himself 7 After that, he was seen of to be a prophet, or spiritual, James; then of all the apostles. let him acknowledge that the 8 And last of all he was seen things that I write unto you of me also, as of one born out are the commandments of the of due time. Lord.
9 For I am the least of the 38 But if any man be igno- apostles, that am not meet to rant, let him be ignorant. be called an apostle, because I
39 Wherefore, brethren, covet persecuted the church of God. to prophesy, and forbid not to 10 But by the grace of God speak with tongues.
I am what I am: and his 40 Let all things be done de- grace which was bestowed upcently and in order.
on me was not in vain; but I
laboured more abundantly than CHAPTER XV. 1 By Christ's resurrection, 12 he proveth the they all: yet not I, but the certainty of our resurrection, against all such
grace of God which was with as deny the resurrection of the body. 20 Christ the firstfruits. 35 The manner of the
11 Therefore whether it were resurrection, and the changing of them that shall be found alive at the last day. I or they, so we preach, and OREOVER, brethren, I
so ye believed.
12 Now if Christ be preachpel which I preached unto you, ed that he rose from the dead, which also ye have received, how say some among you that and wherein ye stand;
there is no resurrection of the 2 By which also ye are saved, dead ? if ye keep in memory what I 13 But if there be no resur. preached unto you, unless ye rection of the dead, then is have believed in vain.
Christ not risen: 3 For I delivered unto you
14 And if Christ be not risen, first of all that which I also then is our preaching vain, and received, how that Christ died your faith is also vain. for our sins according to the 15 Yea, and we are found Scriptures:
false witnesses of God; be4 And that he was buried, cause we have testified of God and that he rose again the that he raised up Christ: third day according to the whom he raised not up, if so Scriptures :
be that the dead rise not.