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First Corinthians

First Epistle of Paul to the Church at Corinth

Chapter 1

Paul exhorts to unity--God chooses the foolish to confound the wise

1Cor 1:1 Paul, an apostle, called of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

1Cor 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

1Cor 1:3 Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

1Cor 1:4 I thank my God, always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you of Jesus Christ;

1Cor 1:5 That in everything ye are enriched of him, in all utterance and in all knowledge,

1Cor 1:6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you,

1Cor 1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift, waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1Cor 1:8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Cor 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1Cor 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

1Cor 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1Cor 1:12 Now this I say, that many of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

1Cor 1:13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

1Cor 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you but Crispus and Gaius,

1Cor 1:15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.

1Cor 1:16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas; besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

1Cor 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

1Cor 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God.

1Cor 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1Cor 1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1Cor 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1Cor 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom;

1Cor 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

1Cor 1:24 But unto them who believe, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God,

1Cor 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1Cor 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are chosen;

1Cor 1:27 For God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

1Cor 1:28 And base things of the world and things which are despised hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are mighty,

1Cor 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

1Cor 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption,

1Cor 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Chapter 2

Paul preaches with the power of God--The spiritual man receives the things of God

1Cor 2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

1Cor 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

1Cor 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

1Cor 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

1Cor 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

1Cor 2:6 Howbeit, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect, yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught;

1Cor 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory,

1Cor 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

1Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

1Cor 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

1Cor 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so, the things of God knoweth no man, except he has the Spirit of God.

1Cor 2:12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

1Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

1Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned.

1Cor 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

1Cor 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Chapter 3

Strife and division reproved--Ministers are God's fellow laborers--Christ the only foundation--The temples of God

1Cor 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

1Cor 3:2 I have fed you with milk and not with meat; for hitherto ye were not able to receive it, neither yet now are ye able.

1Cor 3:3 For ye are yet carnal; for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men?

1Cor 3:4 For while one saith, I am of Paul, and another, I am of Apollos, are ye not carnal?

1Cor 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

1Cor 3:6 I have planted; Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

1Cor 3:7 So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth, but God that giveth the increase.

1Cor 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one; and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.

1Cor 3:9 For we are laborers together with God; ye are God's husbandry; ye are God's building.

1Cor 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

1Cor 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1Cor 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble,

1Cor 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work, of what sort it is.

1Cor 3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

1Cor 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself may be saved, yet so as by fire.

1Cor 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1Cor 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

1Cor 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1Cor 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

1Cor 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

1Cor 3:21 Therefore, let no man glory in men, for all things are yours--

1Cor 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come--all are yours;

1Cor 3:23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

Chapter 4

Accountability of ministers--Saints should be examples to the world

1Cor 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1Cor 4:2 Moreover, it is required of stewards, that a man be found faithful.

1Cor 4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment; yea, I judge not mine own self.

1Cor 4:4 For though I know nothing against myself, yet I am not hereby justified; but he who judgeth me is the Lord.

1Cor 4:5 Therefore, I judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall every man have praise of God.

1Cor 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes, that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

1Cor 4:7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou that thou didst not receive? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

1Cor 4:8 Now ye are full; now ye are rich; ye have reigned as kings without us; and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.

1Cor 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death; for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

1Cor 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honorable, but we are despised.

1Cor 4:11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place,

1Cor 4:12 And labor, working with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;

1Cor 4:13 Being defamed, we entreat; we are made as the filth of the world and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

1Cor 4:14 I write not these things to shame you; but, as my beloved sons, I warn you.

1Cor 4:15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

1Cor 4:16 Wherefore, I beseech you, Be ye followers of me.

1Cor 4:17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways, which be in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.

1Cor 4:18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

1Cor 4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

1Cor 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

1Cor 4:21 What will ye? Shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love and in the spirit of meekness?

Chapter 5

Adulterers to be cast out--Saints must shun bad company

1Cor 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

1Cor 5:2 And ye are puffed up and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

1Cor 5:3 For verily, as absent in body but present in spirit, I have judged already him who hath so done this deed, as though I were present,

1Cor 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together and have the Spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1Cor 5:5 To deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1Cor 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

1Cor 5:7 Purge out, therefore, the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ, our passover, is sacrificed for us;

1Cor 5:8 Therefore, let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

1Cor 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators,

1Cor 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

1Cor 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company--if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner--with such a one, no, not to eat.

1Cor 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? Do not they judge them that are within?

1Cor 5:13 But them that are without, God judgeth. Therefore, put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

Chapter 6

Saints should not go to law--The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God--Our bodies are the members of Christ and temples of the Holy Ghost

1Cor 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

1Cor 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

1Cor 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?

1Cor 6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

1Cor 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not a wise man among you? No, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

1Cor 6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

1Cor 6:7 Now, therefore, there is utterly a fault among you because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

1Cor 6:8 Nay, ye do wrong and defraud, and that your brethren.

1Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1Cor 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1Cor 6:11 And such were some of you; but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

1Cor 6:12 All these things are not lawful unto me, and all these things are not expedient. All things are not lawful for me, therefore, I will not be brought under the power of any.

1Cor 6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats; but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1Cor 6:14 And God hath both raised up the Lord and will also raise up us by his own power.

1Cor 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid.

1Cor 6:16 What! Know ye not that he which is joined to a harlot is one body? For two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

1Cor 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

1Cor 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man committeth is against the body of Christ, and he who committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

1Cor 6:19 What! Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

1Cor 6:20 For ye are bought with a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

Chapter 7

Paul's treatise on marriage

1Cor 7:1 Now, concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me, saying, It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

1Cor 7:2 Nevertheless, I say, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

1Cor 7:3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence; and likewise, also the wife unto the husband.

1Cor 7:4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband; and likewise, also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

1Cor 7:5 Depart ye not one from the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

1Cor 7:6 And now what I speak is by permission and not by commandment.

1Cor 7:7 For I would that all men were even as myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

1Cor 7:8 I say, therefore, to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

1Cor 7:9 But, if they cannot abide, let them marry; for it is better to marry than that any should commit sin.

1Cor 7:10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord: Let not the wife depart from her husband;

1Cor 7:11 But if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband; but let not the husband put away his wife.

1Cor 7:12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

1Cor 7:13 And the woman which hath a husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

1Cor 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

1Cor 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases; but God hath called us to peace.

1Cor 7:16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? Or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

1Cor 7:17 But, as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called everyone, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.

1Cor 7:18 Is any man called being circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? Let him not be circumcised.

1Cor 7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

1Cor 7:20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

1Cor 7:21 Art thou called being a servant? Care not for it; but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

1Cor 7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman; likewise, also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

1Cor 7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

1Cor 7:24 Brethren, let every man wherein he is called therein abide with God.

1Cor 7:25 Now, concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord; yet I give my judgment as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

1Cor 7:26 I suppose, therefore, that this is good for the present distress, for a man so to remain that he may do greater good.

1Cor 7:27 Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife.

1Cor 7:28 But if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless, such shall have trouble in the flesh. For I spare you not.

1Cor 7:29 But I speak unto you who are called unto the ministry. For this I say, brethren, The time that remaineth is but short, that ye shall be sent forth unto the ministry. Even they who have wives shall be as though they had none; for ye are called and chosen to do the Lord's work.

1Cor 7:30 And it shall be with them who weep as though they wept not, and them who rejoice as though they rejoiced not, and them who buy as though they possessed not,

1Cor 7:31 And them who use this world as not using it; for the fashion of this world passeth away.

1Cor 7:32 But I would, brethren, that ye magnify your calling. I would have you without carefulness. For he who is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord; therefore, he prevaileth.

1Cor 7:33 But he who is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife; therefore, there is a difference, for he is hindered.

1Cor 7:34 There is a difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit; but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

1Cor 7:35 And this I speak for your own profit, not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

1Cor 7:36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin whom he hath espoused, if she pass the flower of age and need so require, let him do what he hath promised; he sinneth not; let them marry.

1Cor 7:37 Nevertheless, he that standeth steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.

1Cor 7:38 So then he that giveth himself in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth himself not in marriage doeth better.

1Cor 7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will, only in the Lord.

1Cor 7:40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment; and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

Chapter 8

Abstain from meats offered to idols--Charity enjoined

1Cor 8:1 Now, as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

1Cor 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

1Cor 8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

1Cor 8:4 As concerning, therefore, the eating of those things which are in the world offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing and that there is none other God but one.

1Cor 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth (as there be gods many and lords many),

1Cor 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

1Cor 8:7 Howbeit, there is not in every man that knowledge; for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

1Cor 8:8 But meat commendeth us not to God; for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

1Cor 8:9 But take heed, lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak.

1Cor 8:10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols,

1Cor 8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

1Cor 8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

1Cor 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

Chapter 9

Ministers to live by the gospel--The reward of Christian living

1Cor 9:1 Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are not ye my work in the Lord?

1Cor 9:2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you; for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

1Cor 9:3 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this:

1Cor 9:4 Have we not power to eat and to drink?

1Cor 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

1Cor 9:6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?

1Cor 9:7 Who goeth a warfare anytime at his own charges? Who planteth a vineyard and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

1Cor 9:8 Say I these things as a man? Or saith not the law the same also?

1Cor 9:9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

1Cor 9:10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he that ploweth should plow in hope, and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

1Cor 9:11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

1Cor 9:12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless, we have not used this power, but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

1Cor 9:13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? And they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

1Cor 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel shall live of the gospel.

1Cor 9:15 But I have used none of these things; neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me; for it were better for me to die than that any man should make my glorying void.

1Cor 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel!

1Cor 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

1Cor 9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

1Cor 9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

1Cor 9:20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

1Cor 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ), that I might gain them that are without law.

1Cor 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak; I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

1Cor 9:23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

1Cor 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race all run, but only one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

1Cor 9:25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

1Cor 9:26 I, therefore, so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air;

1Cor 9:27 But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection, lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Chapter 10

The cloud, the sea, the manna, and the spiritual Rock--Saints should not repeat Israel's sins

1Cor 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud and all passed through the sea,

1Cor 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

1Cor 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat,

1Cor 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was Christ.

1Cor 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

1Cor 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.

1Cor 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.

1Cor 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication as some of them committed and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

1Cor 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ as some of them also tempted and were destroyed of serpents.

1Cor 10:10 Neither murmur ye as some of them also murmured and were destroyed of the destroyer.

1Cor 10:11 Now, all these things happened unto them for ensamples; and they are written for our admonition also and for an admonition for those upon whom the end of the world shall come.

1Cor 10:12 Wherefore, let him that thinketh he standeth take heed, lest he fall.

1Cor 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

1Cor 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

1Cor 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

1Cor 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

1Cor 10:17 For we, being many, are one bread and one body; for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1Cor 10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh. Are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

1Cor 10:19 What say I then? That the idol is anything, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is anything?

1Cor 10:20 But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils and not to God; and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

1Cor 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils; ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table and of the table of devils.

1Cor 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

1Cor 10:23 All things are not lawful for me, for all things are not expedient; all things are not lawful, for all things edify not.

1Cor 10:24 Let no man seek, therefore, his own, but every man another's good.

1Cor 10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience' sake;

1Cor 10:26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.

1Cor 10:27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to eat, whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience' sake.

1Cor 10:28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that showed it and for conscience' sake; for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof;

1Cor 10:29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other. For why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?

1Cor 10:30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

1Cor 10:31 Whether, therefore, ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1Cor 10:32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God,

1Cor 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but of the many, that they may be saved.

Chapter 11

The woman subject to man, man subject to Christ, Christ subject to God--The sacrament

1Cor 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

1Cor 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things and keep the ordinances as I delivered them to you.

1Cor 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

1Cor 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head.

1Cor 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoreth her head; for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

1Cor 11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn; but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

1Cor 11:7 For a man, indeed, ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man.

1Cor 11:8 For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man.

1Cor 11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man.

1Cor 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have a covering on her head because of the angels.

1Cor 11:11 Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man in the Lord.

1Cor 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman, but all things of God.

1Cor 11:13 Judge in yourselves. Is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

1Cor 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

1Cor 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given her for a covering.

1Cor 11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

1Cor 11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.

1Cor 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

1Cor 11:19 For there must be also divisions among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

1Cor 11:20 When ye come together into one place, is it not to eat the Lord's Supper?

1Cor 11:21 But in eating, everyone taketh before another his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

1Cor 11:22 What! Have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

1Cor 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread;

1Cor 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you; this do in remembrance of me.

1Cor 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood; this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

1Cor 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come.

1Cor 11:27 Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

1Cor 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup.

1Cor 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh condemnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

1Cor 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

1Cor 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

1Cor 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

1Cor 11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

1Cor 11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

Chapter 12

Spiritual gifts--Unity of the body of Christ--Offices of the church

1Cor 12:1 Now concerning spiritual things, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

1Cor 12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

1Cor 12:3 Wherefore, I give you to understand that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, calleth Jesus accursed; and that no man can know that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

1Cor 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1Cor 12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

1Cor 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

1Cor 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

1Cor 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

1Cor 12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

1Cor 12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.

1Cor 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

1Cor 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.

1Cor 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free, and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

1Cor 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.

1Cor 12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body, is it, therefore, not of the body?

1Cor 12:16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body, is it, therefore, not of the body?

1Cor 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

1Cor 12:18 But now hath God set the members, every one of them, in the body as it hath pleased him.

1Cor 12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

1Cor 12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

1Cor 12:21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

1Cor 12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary;

1Cor 12:23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

1Cor 12:24 For our comely parts have no need; but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked,

1Cor 12:25 That there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another.

1Cor 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.

1Cor 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ and members in particular.

1Cor 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that, miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

1Cor 12:29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles?

1Cor 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?

1Cor 12:31 I say unto you, Nay; for I have shown unto you a more excellent way. Therefore, covet earnestly the best gifts.

Chapter 13

Faith, hope, and charity

1Cor 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.

1Cor 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

1Cor 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

1Cor 13:4 Charity suffereth long and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

1Cor 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil,

1Cor 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth,

1Cor 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

1Cor 13:8 Charity never faileth; but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

1Cor 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

1Cor 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

1Cor 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

1Cor 13:12 For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1Cor 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Chapter 14

Edification, the object of spiritual gifts--Women are forbidden to rule in the church

1Cor 14:1 Follow after charity; and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

1Cor 14:2 For he that speaketh in another tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God; for no man understandeth him; howbeit, in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

1Cor 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

1Cor 14:4 He that speaketh in another tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

1Cor 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied; for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

1Cor 14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

1Cor 14:7 And even things without life, giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

1Cor 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

1Cor 14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? For ye shall speak into the air.

1Cor 14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

1Cor 14:11 Therefore, if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh, a barbarian; and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

1Cor 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

1Cor 14:13 Wherefore, let him that speaketh in another tongue pray that he may interpret.

1Cor 14:14 For if I pray in another tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

1Cor 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also; I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

1Cor 14:16 Else, when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

1Cor 14:17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

1Cor 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all;

1Cor 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in another tongue.

1Cor 14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding; howbeit, in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

1Cor 14:21 In the law, it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that, will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

1Cor 14:22 Wherefore, tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not; but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

1Cor 14:23 If, therefore, the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

1Cor 14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all; he is judged of all;

1Cor 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is in you of a truth.

1Cor 14:26 How is it then, brethren? When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

1Cor 14:27 If any man speak in another tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

1Cor 14:28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.

1Cor 14:29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

1Cor 14:30 If anything be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

1Cor 14:31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

1Cor 14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

1Cor 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1Cor 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to rule, but to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

1Cor 14:35 And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to rule in the church.

1Cor 14:36 What! Came the word of God out from you? Or came it unto you only?

1Cor 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

1Cor 14:38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

1Cor 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

1Cor 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

Chapter 15

The resurrection

1Cor 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received and wherein ye stand,

1Cor 15:2 By which also ye are saved if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

1Cor 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,

1Cor 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures,

1Cor 15:5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve.

1Cor 15:6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

1Cor 15:7 After that, he was seen of James, then of all the apostles.

1Cor 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

1Cor 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle because I persecuted the church of God.

1Cor 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am; and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; for I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1Cor 15:11 Therefore, whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

1Cor 15:12 Now if Christ be preached, that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

1Cor 15:13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen?

1Cor 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

1Cor 15:15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ, whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

1Cor 15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised;

1Cor 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

1Cor 15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

1Cor 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

1Cor 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

1Cor 15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

1Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

1Cor 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward, they that are Christ's at his coming.

1Cor 15:24 Afterward cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father, when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power.

1Cor 15:25 For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

1Cor 15:26 The last enemy, death, shall be destroyed.

1Cor 15:27 For he saith, When it is manifest that he hath put all things under his feet, and that all things are put under, he is excepted of the Father who did put all things under him.

1Cor 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

1Cor 15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?

1Cor 15:30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

1Cor 15:31 I protest unto you the resurrection of the dead; and this is my rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord daily, though I die.

1Cor 15:32 If, after the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

1Cor 15:33 Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners.

1Cor 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God; I speak this to your shame.

1Cor 15:35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?

1Cor 15:36 Thou fool! That which thou sowest is not quickened except it die;

1Cor 15:37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body which shall be, but grain--it may be of wheat, or some other;

1Cor 15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

1Cor 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds,

1Cor 15:40 Also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial, and bodies telestial; but the glory of the celestial, one; and the terrestrial, another; and the telestial, another.

1Cor 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.

1Cor 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption;

1Cor 15:43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;

1Cor 15:44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

1Cor 15:45 And so it is written, The first man, Adam, was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

1Cor 15:46 Howbeit, that which is natural first, and not that which is spiritual; but afterwards, that which is spiritual.

1Cor 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

1Cor 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

1Cor 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

1Cor 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

1Cor 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

1Cor 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the sound of the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1Cor 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

1Cor 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

1Cor 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

1Cor 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

1Cor 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Cor 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

Chapter 16

Offerings solicited--Paul commends Timothy--Friendly admonitions

1Cor 16:1 Now, concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches at Galatia, even so do ye.

1Cor 16:2 Upon the first day of the week, let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

1Cor 16:3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

1Cor 16:4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

1Cor 16:5 Now I will come unto you when I shall pass through Macedonia; for I do pass through Macedonia.

1Cor 16:6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.

1Cor 16:7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you if the Lord permit.

1Cor 16:8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

1Cor 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, but there are many adversaries.

1Cor 16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear; for he worketh the work of the Lord as I also do.

1Cor 16:11 Let no man, therefore, despise him; but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me; for I look for him with the brethren.

1Cor 16:12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren; but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.

1Cor 16:13 Watch ye; stand fast in the faith; quit you like men; be strong.

1Cor 16:14 Let all your things be done with charity.

1Cor 16:15 I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints),

1Cor 16:16 That ye submit yourselves unto such and to everyone that helpeth with us and laboreth.

1Cor 16:17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus; for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.

1Cor 16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours; therefore, acknowledge ye them that are such.

1Cor 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

1Cor 16:20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with a holy salutation.

1Cor 16:21 The salutation of me, Paul, with mine own hand.

1Cor 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema. Maranatha!

1Cor 16:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

1Cor 16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, and Timotheus.