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1 Corinthians

Greetings from Paul

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« 1 Corinthians 1 »
King James Bible
Greetings from Paul
(2 Corinthians 1:1-2)
1Paul, called [to be] an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes [our] brother,
2Unto 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
3Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Philippians 1:3-11; Colossians 1:3-14; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4)
4I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
5That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and [in] all knowledge; 6Even as the
testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8Who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye may be]
blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the
fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Unity in the Church
(Psalm 133:1-3; Ephesians 4:1-16)
10Now I beseech you, brethren, by 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. 11For 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. 12Now this I
say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
13Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14I thank
God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 15Lest any should say that I had baptized
in mine own name. 16And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not
whether I baptized any other. 17For 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.
Christ the Wisdom and Power of God
18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is
the power of God.
19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding
of the prudent.
20Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God
made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21For 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. 22For the
Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the
Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24But unto them which are called, both
Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
The Foolish to Shame the Wise
25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than
26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty,
not many noble, [are called]: 27But 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; 28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea],
and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29That no flesh should glory in his
presence. 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and
righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31That, according as it is written, He that
glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
« 1 Corinthians 2 »
King James Bible
Paul's Message, the Spirit's Power
1And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring
unto you the testimony of God. 2For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus
Christ, and him crucified. 3And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in
demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men,
but in the power of God.
Wisdom from the Spirit of God
6Howbeit 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 nought: 7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery,
[even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8Which none of
the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of
9But 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.
10But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the
deep things of God. 11For 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, but the Spirit of God. 12Now 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. 13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom
teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14But 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. 15But he that is spiritual
judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16For who hath known the mind of the Lord,
that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
« 1 Corinthians 3 »
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Paul and Apollos God's Fellow Workers
1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, [even] as unto
babes in Christ. 2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able [to
bear it], neither yet now are ye able. 3For ye are yet carnal: for whereas [there is] among you
envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4For while one saith, I am
of Paul; and another, I [am] of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
5Who then is Paul, and who [is] Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave
to every man? 6I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7So then neither is he
that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8Now he that
planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to
his own labour. 9For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's
Christ the Only Foundation
(Isaiah 28:14-22; 1 Peter 2:4-12)
10According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the
foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12Now if any man
build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13Every 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. 14If any man's work abide which he hath built
thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but
he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
You are God's Temple
(Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20)
16Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17If any
man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple]
ye are.
18Let 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.
Worldly Wisdom is Foolishness to God
19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their
own craftiness. 20And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; 22Whether Paul, or Apollos, or
Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; 23And ye
are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.
« 1 Corinthians 4 »
King James Bible
Servants of Christ
1Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 3But 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. 4For I
know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
5Therefore 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.
Do Not Be Proud
6And 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. 7For 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]?
8Now 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. 9For 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. 10We [are] fools for Christ's sake, but ye [are] wise in Christ; we [are] weak, but ye [are]
strong; ye [are] honourable, but we [are] despised. 11Even unto this present hour we both hunger,
and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12And labour,
working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 13Being
defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, [and are] the offscouring of all things
unto this day.
Paul Warns his Spiritual Children
14I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn [you]. 15For 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. 16Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 17For 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 every where in every
church. 18Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. 19But 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.
20For the kingdom of God [is] not in word, but in power. 21What will ye? shall I come unto you
with a rod, or in love, and [in] the spirit of meekness?
« 1 Corinthians 5 »
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Immorality Rebuked
(Leviticus 20:10-21; Proverbs 5:1-23)
1It 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. 2And ye are puffed up,
and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among
3For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were
present, [concerning] him that hath so done this deed, 4In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5To deliver
such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of
the Lord Jesus.
6Your glorying [is] not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7Purge 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: 8Therefore 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.
Expel the Immoral Brother
9I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10Yet 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. 11But 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 an one no not to eat. 12For what have I to do to judge them also that are
without? do not ye judge them that are within? 13But them that are without God judgeth.
Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
« 1 Corinthians 6 »
King James Bible
Settle Lawsuits among Believers
1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the
saints? 2Do 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? 3Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how
much more things that pertain to this life? 4If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this
life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 5I 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?
6But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
7Now 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? 8Nay, ye do
wrong, and defraud, and that [your] brethren.
9Know 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,
10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom
of God. 11And 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.
Our Bodies are Members of Christ
12All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I
will not be brought under the power of any. 13Meats 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. 14And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
15Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of
Christ, and make [them] the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16What? know ye not that he
which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17But he that is
joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
The Body is a Temple of the Holy Spirit
(Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:16-18)
18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth
fornication sinneth against his own body. 19What? 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? 20For ye are bought
with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
« 1 Corinthians 7 »
King James Bible
Teachings on Marriage
1Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a
woman. 2Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every
woman have her own husband. 3Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and
likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4The 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. 5Defraud ye
not one 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. 6But I speak
this by permission, [and] not of commandment. 7For I would that all men were even as I myself.
But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
8I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. 9But if
they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
10And unto the married I command, [yet] not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from [her]
husband: 11But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to [her] husband: and
let not the husband put away [his] wife.
12But 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. 13And the woman which hath an husband that
believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 14For 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. 15But 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. 16For
what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save [thy] husband? or how knowest thou, O man,
whether thou shalt save [thy] wife?
Live According to Your Calling
17But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And
so ordain I in all churches. 18Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become
uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. 19Circumcision is
nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. 20Let every
man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
21Art thou called [being] a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use [it] rather.
22For 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. 23Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of
men. 24Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
Instructions to Unmarried and Widowed
25Now 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. 26I suppose therefore that this is good for the
present distress, [I say], that [it is] good for a man so to be. 27Art thou bound unto a wife? seek
not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. But and if thou marry, thou hast
not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the
flesh: but I spare you. 29But this I say, brethren, the time [is] short: it remaineth, that both they
that have wives be as though they had none; 30And they that weep, as though they wept not; and
they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
31And they that use this world, as not abusing [it]: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
32But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong
to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: 33But he that is married careth for the things that are of
the world, how he may please [his] wife. 34There is 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. 35And 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.
36But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower
of [her] age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
37Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast 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. 38So then he that
giveth [her] in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth [her] not in marriage doeth better.
39The 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. 40But she is happier if she so abide, after
my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
« 1 Corinthians 8 »
King James Bible
Food Sacrificed to Idols
(Ezekiel 14:1-11; Romans 14:13-23)
1Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge
puffeth up, but charity edifieth. 2And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth
nothing yet as he ought to know. 3But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
4As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know
that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that [there is] none other God but one. 5For though
there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords
many,) 6But 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.
7Howbeit [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. 8But meat
commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we
the worse. 9But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them
that are weak. 10For 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; 11And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 12But
when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
13Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I
make my brother to offend.
« 1 Corinthians 9 »
King James Bible
The Rights of the Apostles
(Deuteronomy 18:1-8)
1Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in
the Lord? 2If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine
apostleship are ye in the Lord.
3Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, 4Have we not power to eat and to drink? 5Have
we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and [as] the brethren of the
Lord, and Cephas? 6Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? 7Who goeth a
warfare any time 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?
8Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? 9For 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? 10Or 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. 11If we have sown unto you spiritual things, [is it] a great thing if we shall reap your carnal
things? 12If 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. 13Do 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? 14Even so hath the Lord ordained that they
which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
15But 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.
16For 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! 17For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if
against my will, a dispensation [of the gospel] is committed unto me. 18What 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.
Paul a Servant to All
19For though I be free from all [men], yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain
the more. 20And 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; 21To 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. 22To 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. 23And this I do for
the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with [you].
Run Your Race to Win
24Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye
may obtain. 25And 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. 26I therefore so run, not as uncertainly;
so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27But 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
« 1 Corinthians 10 »
King James Bible
Warnings from Israel's Past
(Numbers 16:41-50; Numbers 25:1-5)
1Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under
the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in
the sea; 3And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for
they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 5But with many of
them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also
lusted. 7Neither 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. 8Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed,
and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also
tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 10Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured,
and were destroyed of the destroyer. 11Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 12Wherefore
let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13There 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
Flee from Idolatry
(Exodus 20:22-23; Leviticus 19:1-8)
14Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 15I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
16The 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? 17For we [being] many are one
bread, [and] one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 18Behold Israel after the flesh:
are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19What say I then? that the idol is
any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 20But [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. 21Ye 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. 22Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy?
are we stronger than he?
Do All to the God's Glory
23All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all
things edify not. 24Let no man seek his own, but every man another's [wealth]. 25Whatsoever is
sold in the shambles, [that] eat, asking no question for conscience sake: 26For the earth [is] the
Lord's, and the fulness thereof. 27If any of them that believe not bid you [to a feast], and ye be
disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. 28But if
any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it,
and for conscience sake: for the earth [is] the Lord's, and the fulness thereof: 29Conscience, I say,
not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another [man's] conscience? 30For
if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
31Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32Give none
offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 33Even as I please all
[men] in all [things], not seeking mine own profit, but the [profit] of many, that they may be
« 1 Corinthians 11 »
King James Bible
Roles in Worship
1Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.
2Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I
delivered [them] to you. 3But 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. 4Every man praying or
prophesying, having [his] head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5But every woman that prayeth or
prophesieth with [her] head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she
were shaven. 6For 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. 7For 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. 8For
the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 9Neither was the man created for the
woman; but the woman for the man. 10For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her]
head because of the angels. 11Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the
woman without the man, in the Lord. 12For as the woman [is] of the man, even so [is] the man
also by the woman; but all things of God. 13Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray
unto God uncovered? 14Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a
shame unto him? 15But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for
a covering. 16But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the
churches of God.
Observing the Lord's Supper
(Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:14-23)
17Now in this that I declare [unto you] I praise [you] not, that ye come together not for the better,
but for the worse. 18For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be
divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19For there must be also heresies among you, that
they which are approved may be made manifest among you. 20When ye come together therefore
into one place, [this] is not to eat the Lord's supper. 21For in eating every one taketh before
[other] his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22What? 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.
23For 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: 24And 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.
25After 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. 26For as often as
ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
27Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink [this] cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be
guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of
[that] bread, and drink of [that] cup. 29For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and
drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 30For this cause many [are] weak
and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be
judged. 32But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be
condemned with the world.
33Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. 34And 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.
« 1 Corinthians 12 »
King James Bible
Spiritual Gifts Bestowed
1Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2Ye know that ye were
Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 3Wherefore I give you to
understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and [that] no man
can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5And there are differences of
administrations, but the same Lord. 6And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God
which worketh all in all. 7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the
same Spirit; 9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10To 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: 11But all these worketh
that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
Many Members, One Body
12For 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. 13For 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.
14For the body is not one member, but many. 15If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I
am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16And if the ear shall say, Because I am not
the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17If the whole body [were] an eye,
where [were] the hearing? If the whole [were] hearing, where [were] the smelling? 18But now
hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19And if they
were all one member, where [were] the body? 20But now [are they] many members, yet but one
body. 21And 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. 22Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be
more feeble, are necessary: 23And those [members] of the body, which we think to be less
honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more
abundant comeliness. 24For our comely [parts] have no need: but God hath tempered the body
together, having given more abundant honour to that [part] which lacked: 25That there should be
no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another. 26And
whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the
members rejoice with it.
27Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Spiritual Gifts
28And 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. 29[Are] all
apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles? 30Have all the gifts of
healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet
shew I unto you a more excellent way.
« 1 Corinthians 13 »
King James Bible
1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as]
sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And 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. 3And 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.
4Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed
up, 5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no
evil; 6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7Beareth all things, believeth all things,
hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8Charity 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. 9For we know in
part, and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part
shall be done away. 11When 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. 12For 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.
13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.
« 1 Corinthians 14 »
King James Bible
Prophecy and Tongues
1Follow after charity, and desire spiritual [gifts], but rather that ye may prophesy. 2For he that
speaketh in an [unknown] tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man
understandeth [him]; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 3But he that prophesieth
speaketh unto men [to] edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4He that speaketh in an
[unknown] tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 5I 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.
6Now, 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? 7And 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? 8For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who
shall prepare himself to the battle? 9So 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. 10There are, it
may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them [is] without signification.
11Therefore 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. 12Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of
spiritual [gifts], seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
13Wherefore let him that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue pray that he may interpret. 14For if I
pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15What 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. 16Else 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? 17For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not
edified. 18I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: 19Yet 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 an [unknown] tongue.
20Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding
be men. 21In 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. 22Wherefore 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. 23If 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? 24But if all prophesy, and there come in one that
believeth not, or [one] unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: 25And 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.
Orderly Worship
26How 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. 27If
any man speak in an [unknown] tongue, [let it be] by two, or at the most [by] three, and [that] by
course; and let one interpret. 28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church;
and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other
judge. 30If [any thing] be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31For ye
may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 32And the spirits of the
prophets are subject to the prophets. 33For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as
in all churches of the saints.
34Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but
[they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35And if they will learn any
thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
36What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
37If 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. 38But if any man be ignorant, let him be
39Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40Let all things be
done decently and in order.
« 1 Corinthians 15 »
King James Bible
The Resurrection of Christ
1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have
received, and wherein ye stand; 2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I
preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures; 4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day
according to the scriptures: 5And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6After 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. 7After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. 9For I am the least of the
apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But
by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in
vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with
me. 11Therefore whether [it were] I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
The Resurrection of the Dead
12Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no
resurrection of the dead? 13But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14And if Christ be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain. 15Yea, 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. 16For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ
raised: 17And if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18Then they also
which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. 19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of
all men most miserable.
The Order of Resurrection
20But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21For since
by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die,
even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits;
afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 24Then [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. 25For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26The last
enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death. 27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he
saith, all things are put under [him, it is] manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things
under him. 28And 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.
29Else 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? 30And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? 31I protest by your
rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 32If 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 to morrow we die. 33Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 34Awake to
righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak [this] to your shame.
The Resurrection Body
35But some [man] will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
36[Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: 37And that which thou
sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of
some other [grain]: 38But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own
body. 39All 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. 40[There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies
terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another.
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.
42So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43It
is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44It is sown
a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a
quickening spirit. 46Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and
afterward that which is spiritual. 47The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the
Lord from heaven. 48As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the
heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly. 49And as we have borne the image of the earthy,
we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
Where O Death is Your Victory?
(Isaiah 57:1-2)
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption. 51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall
all be changed, 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall
sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible
must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. 54So 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. 55O death, where [is] thy sting?
O grave, where [is] thy victory? 56The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.
57But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of
the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
« 1 Corinthians 16 »
King James Bible
The Collection for the Saints
1Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even
so do ye. 2Upon 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. 3And when I come, whomsoever ye shall
approve by [your] letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. 4And if it be
meet that I go also, they shall go with me.
Paul's Plans for Travel
(Romans 15:23-33)
5Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
6And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey
whithersoever I go. 7For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if
the Lord permit. 8But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. 9For a great door and effectual is
opened unto me, and [there are] many adversaries.
Timothy Commended
10Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of
the Lord, as I also [do]. 11Let 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.
12As 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.
Concluding Exhortations
13Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 14Let all your things be done with
15I 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,) 16That ye submit yourselves
unto such, and to every one that helpeth with [us], and laboureth. 17I am glad of the coming of
Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have
supplied. 18For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are
Paul's Final Greetings
(2 Thessalonians 3:16-18)
19The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church
that is in their house. 20All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
21The salutation of [me] Paul with mine own hand. 22If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let
him be Anathema Maranatha. 23The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. 24My love [be]
with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.