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Directions for the exercise 1 CORINTHIANS,

of spiritual gifts. 21 In the law it is written, the church; and let him speak With men of other tongues and to himself, and to God. other lips will I speak unto this 29 Let the prophets speak people; and yet for all that will two or three, and let the other they not hear me, saith the judge. Lord.

30 If any thing be revealed to 22 Wherefore tongues are for another that sitteth by, let the á sign, not to them that believe, first hold his peace. but to them that believe not:

31 For ye may

all prophesy but prophesying serveth not for one by one, that all may learn, them that believe not, but for and all may be comforted. them which believe.

32 And the spirits of the 23 If therefore the whole prophets 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 in those that are unlearned or un- all churches of the saints. believers, will they not say that 34 Let your women keep

silence in the churches: for it 24 But if all prophesy, and is not permitted unto them to there come in one that believeth speak; but they are commanded not, or one unlearned, he is to be under obedience, as also convinced of all, he is judged saith the law. of all:

35 And if they will learn 25 And thus are the secrets of any thing, let them ask their his heart made manifest; and so, husbands at home: for it is a falling down on his face, he will shame for women to speak in worship God, and report that the church. God is in you of a truth.

36 What! came the word of 26 | How is it then, bre- God out from you? or came it thren? when ye come together, unto you only? every one of you hath a psalm, 37 If any man think himself hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, to be a prophet, or spiritual, let hath a revelation, hath an inter- him acknowledge that the things pretation.

Let all things be that I write unto you are the done unto edifying.

commandments of the Lord. 27 If any man speak in an 38 But if any man be ignounknown tongue, let it be by rant, let him be ignorant. two, or at the most by three, 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet and that by course; and let one to prophesy, and forbid not to interpret.

speak with tongues. 28 But if there be no inter

40 Let all things be done preter, let him keep silence in I decently and in order.

MOR Eeclare unto you the

The certainty of


Christ's resurrection.

11 Therefore whether it were
Of Christ's resurrection. I or they, so we preach, and so
OREOVER, brethren, ye believed.
I declare unto you

the 12 Now if Christ be preached gospel which I preached unto that he rose from the dead, how you, which also ye have received, say some among you that there and wherein ye stand:

is no resurrection of the dead? 2 By which also ye are saved,

13 But if there be no resurif ye keep in memory what I rection of the dead, then is Christ preached unto you, unless ye not risen: have believed in vain.

14 And if Christ be not risen, 3 For I delivered unto you then is our preaching vain, and first of all that which I also your faith is also vain. received, how that Christ died 15 Yea, and we are found false for our sins according to the witnesses of God; because we Scriptures;

have testified of God that he 4 And that he was buried, raised up Christ: whom he raised and that he rose again the not up, if so be that the dead third day according to the Scrip- rise not. tures:

16 For if the dead rise not, 5 And that he was seen of then is not Christ raised : Cephas, then of the twelve:

17 And if Christ be not 6 After that, he was seen raised, your faith is vain; ye are of above five hundred brethren yet in your sins. at once; of whom the greater 18 Then they also which are part remain unto this present, fallen asleep in Christ, but some are fallen asleep. perished.

7 After that, he was seen of 19 If in this life only we have James; then of all the apostles. hope in Christ, we are of all

8 And last of all he was seen men most miserable. of me also, as of one born out 20 But now is Christ risen of due time.

from the dead, and become the 9 For I am the least of the first-fruits of them that slept. apostles, that am not meet to be 21 For since by man came called an apostle, because I per- death, by man came also the secuted the church of God. resurrection of the dead.

10 But by the grace of God 22 For as in Adam all die, I am what I am: and his grace even so in Christ shall all be which was bestowed upon me made alive. was not in vain; but I laboured 23 But every man in his own more abundantly than they all: order; Christ the first-fruits ; yet not I, but the grace of God afterward they that are Christ's, which was with me.

at his coming.


and power:

Our resurrection inferred 1 CORINTHIANS,

from that of Christ 24 Then cometh the end, and sin not; for some have not when he shall have delivered up the knowledge of God: I speak the kingdom to God, even the this to your shame. Father; when he shall have put 35 But some man will say, down all rule and all authority How are the dead raised up?

and with what body do they 25 For he must reign, till he come? hath put all enemies under his 36 Thou fool! that which thou feet.

sowest is not quickened, except 26 The last enemy that shall it die: be destroyed is death.

37 And that which thou 27 For he hath put all things sowest, thou sowest not that under his feet. But when he body that shall be, but bare saith, All things are put under grain, it may chance of wheat, him; it is manifest that he or of some other gruin: is excepted which did put all 38 But God giveth it a body things under him.

as it hath pleased him, and to 28 And when all things shall every seed his own body. be subdued unto him, then shall 39 All flesh is not the same the Son also himself be subject flesh: but there is one kind of unto him that put all things flesh of men, another flesh of under him, that God may be beasts, another of fishes, and all in all.

another of birds. 29 Else what shall they do 40 There are also celestial which are baptized for the dead, bodies, and bodies terrestrial: if the dead rise not at all? why but the glory of the celestial is are they then baptized for the one, and the glory of the terdead?

restrial is another. 30 And why stand we in 41 There is one glory of the jeopardy every hour?

sun, and another glory of the 31 I protest by your rejoicing moon, and another glory of the which I have in Christ Jesus our stars: for one star differeth from Lord, I die daily.

another star in glory. 32 If after the manner of 42 So also is the resurrection men I have fought with beasts of the dead. It is sown in at Ephesus, what advantageth corruption; it is raised in incorit me, if the dead rise not? Let ruption: ụs eat and drink, for to-morrow 43 It is sown in dishonour;

it is raised in glory: it is sown 33 Be not deceived: evil in weakness; it is raised in communications corrupt good power:

44 It is sown a natural body; 34 Awake to righteousness, it is raised a spiritual body,

we die.



The proof and manner of it.

Exhortation to stedfastness. There is a natural body, and brought to pass the saying that there is a spiritual body. is written, Death is swallowed

45 And so it is written, The up in victory. first man Adam was made a 55 O death, where is thy living soul; the last Adam was sting? O grave, where is thy made a quickening spirit.

victory? 46 Howbeit that was not first 56 The sting of death is sin; which is spiritual, but that which and the strength of sin is the is natural; and afterward that law. which is spiritual.

57 But thanks be to God, 47 The first man is of the which giveth us the victory earth, earthy: the second man through our Lord Jesus Christ. is the Lord from heaven.

58 Therefore, my beloved 48 As is the earthy, such are brethren, be ye stedfast, unthey also that are earthy: and moveable, always abounding in as is the heavenly, such are they the work of the Lord, forasmuch also that are heavenly.

as ye know that your labour is 49 And as we have borne not in vain in the Lord. the image of the earthy, we

CHAP. XVI. shall also bear the image of the Of relieving our brethren. heavenly.

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tion for the saints, as I have thren, that flesh and blood given order to the churches of cannot inherit the kingdom of Galatia, even so do ye. God; neither doth corruption 2 Upon the first day of the inherit incorruption.

week let every one of you lay 51 Behold, I shew you a by him in store, as God hath mystery: We shall not all sleep, prospered him, that there be no but we shall all be changed, gatherings when I come.

52 In a moment, in the 3 And when I come, whomtwinkling of an eye, at the last soever ye shall approve by your trump: for the trumpet shall letters, them will I send to bring sound, and the dead shall be your liberality unto Jerusalem. raised incorruptible, and we shall 4 And if it be meet that I

go be changed.

also, they shall go with me. 53 For this corruptible must

5 Now I will come unto you, put on incorruption, and this when I shall pass through Mamortal must put on immor- cedonia: for i do pass through tality.

Macedonia. 54 So when this corruptible 6 And it may be that I will shall have put on incorruption, abide, yea, and winter with you, and this mortal shall have put that ye may bring me on my on immortality, then shall be l journey whithersoever I go.

Timothy commended.


Salutations and greetings. 7 For I will not see you now

addicted themselves to the miby the way; but I trust to tarry nistry of the saints,) a while with you, if the Lord 16 That ye submit yourselves permit.

unto such, and to every one that 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus helpeth with us, and laboureth. until Pentecost.

17 I am glad of the coming 9 For a great door and effec. of Stephanas and Fortunatus and tual is opened unto me, and Achaicus: for that which was there are many adversaries. lacking on your part they have

10 q Now if Timotheus come, supplied. see that he may be with you 18 For they have refreshed without fear: for he worketh my spirit and yours: therefore the work of the Lord, as I also acknowledge ye them that are do.

such. 11 Let no

man therefore 19 The churches of Asia despise him: but conduct him salute you. Aquila and Prisforth in peace, that he may cilla salute you much in the come unto me: for I look for Lord, with the church that is him with the brethren.

in their house. 12 As touching our brother

20 All the brethren greet you. Apollos, I greatly desired him Greet ye one another with an to come unto you with the holy kiss. brethren: but his will was not 21 The salutation of me at all to come at this time; but Paul with mine own hand. he will come when he shall have 22 If any man love not the convenient time.

Lord Jesus Christ, let him be 13 Watch ye, stand fast in anathema maran-atha. the faith, quit you like men, be 23 The grace of our Lord strong

Jesus Christ be with you. 14 Let all your things be 24 My love be with you all done with charity.

in Christ Jesus. Amen. 15 T I beseech you, brethren,

T The first epistle to the Corin. (ye know the house of Stepha- thians was written from Philippi nas, that it is the first-fruits

by Stephanas, and Fortunatus, of Achaia, and that they have and Achaicus, and Timotheus.

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