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covetous, or oppressors, or idol- | why are ye not rather defraudaters, of this world : for then ed ? 8 whereas ye wrong, and indeed ye must go out of the defraud; and that your brethren. world : 11 but I 110w write to 9 Know ye not that injurious you, not to associate with him, men will not inherit the kingif any one, called a brother, be dom of God ? Be not deceived, a fornicator, or covetous, or an neither fornicators, nor idolidolater, a reviler, or a aters, nor adulterers, nor volupdrunkard, or an oppressor; not tuous, nor sodomites, 10 even to eat with such an one. thieves,
covetous, 12 For what have I to do to drunkards, nor revilers, judge those [also] who are oppressors, will inherit the without? Should not ye judge kingdom of God. 11 And such those who are within ? 13 but were some of you : but ye have those who are without, God been washed, but ye have been will judge ? Put away from sanctified, in the name of the among yourselves that wicked Lord Jesus, and in the spirit person.
of our God. Ch. VI. 1 DARE
you, 12 All things are lawful to having a matter against another, me, but all things are not exbe judged by the unrighteous, pedient: all things are lawful and not by the saints ? 2 Know to me, but I will not be brought ye not that the saints will judge under the power of any thing: the world ? but if the world 13 Meats are for the belly, and will be judged by you, are ye the belly is for meats: yet God unworthy to judge the smallest will destroy both it and them. causes ?
But the body is not for fornica3 Know ye not that we shall tion, but for the Lord; and the judge angels ? how much more Lord for the body: 14 and God things which belong to this life? hath both raised up the Lord, 4 If then ye have judgments of and will raise up us also by his causes belonging to this life, do power. ye set those to judge who are 15 Know ye not that your of no account in the church? 5 bodies are members of Christ? I speak to your shame. Is it so, shall I then take the members that there is not a wise man of Christ, and make them the among you, [not even one,] members of a harlot? By no who can decide between his means. 16 Know ye not that brethren? 6 but is brother he who is joined to a harlot, is brought into judgment with one body? (for “the two,” saith brother, and that before unbe the scripture,"shall be united inlievers ?
to one flesh.") 17 But he who is 7 Now therefore it is certainly joined to the Lord, is one spirit. a defect among you,
have 18 Flee fornication. Most suits one with another. Why sins which
man commitdo ye not rather suffer wrong? teth, are without the body;
but he who committeth forni- 1 9 But, if they have not contication, sinneth against his own nence, let them marry : for it body. 19 Ķnow ye not that is better to marry than to burn. your body is the temple of a 10 And to the married, I comholy spirit which is in you, mand, yet not I only but the which ye have from God, and Lord, that the wife depart not ye are not your own ? 20 For ye from her husband : 11 (but if have been bought with a price : she depart, let her remain unglorify therefore God in your married, or be reconciled to her body.
husband :) and that the husCH. VII. 1 NOW concern-band do not put away his wife. ing the things about which ye 12 But as to the rest, I speak, have written to me: It is good not the Lord: If any brother for a man not to touch a woman. have an unbelieving wife, and 2 Nevertheless, because of she choose to dwell with him, avoiding fornications, let every let him not put her away. 13 man have his own wife, and let And if a woman have an unbeevery
have her own lieving husband, and he choose husband. 3 Let the husband to dwell with her, let her not render to the wife the debt of put him away. 14 For the unmarriage; and in like manner believing husband is sanctified the wife also to the husband. in the wife, and the unbelieving
4 The wife hath not power wise is sanctified in the husband; over her own body, but the otherwise your children are unhusband: and in like manner cleau; but now they are holy. the husband also hath not power
15 But if the unbelieving over his own body, but the person depart, let such depart. wife. 5. Defraud ye not one an- The brother or sister is not other; unless perhaps partly, enslaved in such cases. Howwith consent, for a time, that ever, God hath called us to ye may have leisure for prayer, peace. 16 For how knowest and may come together again ; thou, O wife, but that thou that the adversary tempt you mayest save thy husband? or how not because of your inconti- knowest thou, O husband, but
that thou mayest save thy wife? 6 But I speak this by way of 17 However, according as permission ; not by way of com- the Lord hath distributed to mandment. 7 For I would that every one, according as God all men were even as I myself. hath called every one, so let But every one hath his proper such walk. -And thus I appoint gift from God; one according in all the churches. 18 Hath any to this manner, and another ac man been called, being circumcording to that.
cised ? let him not become 8 Now I say to widowers uncircumcised. Hath any
been and to widows. It is good for called in uncircumcision ? let them if they remain even as I. him not become circumcised.
19 Circumcision is nothing, i joice, as those who rejoice not; nd uncircumcision is nothing; and those who buy, as those ut the keeping of the com- who possess not; 31 and those andments of God is every who use this world, as those ling. 20 Let every one remain who use it not: for the fashion 3 that calling wherein he was of this world is passing away. alled. 21 Wast thou called 32 But I would have you eing a servant ? care not for it: without anxious care. He who ut if thou canst be made free, is unmarried, careth for the se it rather. 22 For he who things of the Lord, how he called in the Lord, though may please the Lord : 33 but servant, is a free-man of the he who is married, careth for ord: in like manner also, he the things of the world, how ho is called, though a free- he may please his wife. tan, is a servant of Christ. 23 34 There is this difference e have been bought with a also between a wife and a virrice; do not become servants to gin: The unmarried woman len. 24 Brethren, let every one careth for the things of the main with God in that state Lord, that she may be holy herein he was called.
both in body and in spirit : but 25 Now concerning single she who is married, careth for ersons, I have no command- the things of the world, how ent of the Lord: but I give she may please her husband. 35 ly judgment, as having ob- Now I speak this for your own ined mercy from the Lord, advantage; not that I may cast lat I might be faithful. 26 I a snare upon you, but for the ink therefore that this is sake of decency, and for a right ood, because of the present attendance on the Lord without istress ;* I say, that it is good distraction. ir a man to continue as he is. 36 But if any one think that 27 Art thou bound to a wife ? he behaveth himself unbecomzek not to be loosed. Art thou ingly towards his virgin, if she vosed from a wife? seek not pass the flower of her age, and wife. 28 But if thou marry, it ought so to be; let him do hou hast not sinned : and if a what he pleaseth, he sinneth irgin marry, she hath not not: let such virgins marry. 37 inned. Nevertheless, such will But he who standeth (firm) in ave trouble in the flesh: but his heart, having no necessity, spare you. 29 However, this but hath power over his own say, brethren, The time which will, and determineth thus in emainęth is but short, when his heart, that he will keep his hose who have wives, will be virgin, doth well. 38 So that he s those who have none ; 30 and who giveth ker in marriage, doth hose who weep, as those who well, but he who giveth her veep not; and those who re- I not in marriage, doth better.
* i. e. the present persecution of the church.
39 The wife is bound, as eat, are we better than others, long as her husband liveth ; nor, if we eat not, are we worse. but if [her] husband be dead, 9 But take heed, lest by any she is at liberty to be married means this your liberty become to whom she pleaseth ; only in a stumbling-block to those who the Lord. 40 But she is hap- are weak. pier if she remain as she is, 10 For if any one see thee, according to my judginent:who hath knowledge, placed at and I also seem to have the meat in an idol's temple, will spirit of God.
not the conscience of him who CH. VIII. 1 NOW concern is weak be encouraged to eat ing things offered to idols, we things offered to idols ? 11 and know (for we all have know- through thy knowledge will not ledge : knowledge puffethup, hy weak brother, for whom but love edifieth : 2 [however,] Christ died, perish? 12 But if any one think that he know-when ye thus sin against your eth any thing, he knoweth yet brethren, and wound their weak [nothing] as he ought to know : conscience, ye
sin against 3 but if any one love God, such Christ. 13 Wherefore if food an one is known by him :) 4 cause my brother to offend, 1 concerning therefore the eating will not eat flesh to the age of things offered to idols, we lest I cause my brother to of know that an idol is nothing fend. in the world, and that there is Ch. IX. 1 AM I not a free no (other] God but one. man ? am I not an apostle!
5 For though there be those have I not seen Jesus Christ who are called gods, whether our Lord ? are not ye my work in heaven or on earth, (as there in the Lord ? 2 If I be not an are gods many, and lords many,) apostle to others, yet doubtles 6 yet 10 us, there is one God, I am to you : for ye are the the Father, from whom all seal of mine apostleship in the things are, and we for him; and Lord. 3 My defence to those one Lord Jesus Christ, through who examine me, is this : 4 whom are all things, and we Have we not a right to eat and through him. 7 However, all to drink? 5 have we not a right have not this knowledge : but to take about with us a sister, some, with a consciousness of or a wife,* as well as other the idol, to this hour eat meat, apostles, and as the brethren of
a thing offered to an idol ; the Lord, and Peter?+ 6 or and their conscience, being have I only, and Barnabas, no weak, is defiled.
right to forbear working? 8 But food recommendeth us 7 Who ever serveth in war not to God: for neither, if we at his own charge ? who plant
*“ A wife, being a sister, Geneva version. Or, a wife who is a sister in Cbrist.” Im. Ver.
+ Gr. Cephas?
eth a vineyard, and eateth not upon me; for woe is to me if of its fruit? or who feedeth a I preach not the gospel. 17 flock, and eateth not of the Now if I do this willingly, I milk of the flock? 8 Say I these have a reward: but if unwillingthings according to the manner ly a dispensation of the gospel of men ? or doth not the law is committed to me, I have no also say the same? 9 For it is reward. 18 What then is my written in the law of Moses, reward ? That, when I preach “ Thou shalt not muzzle the the gospel, I may make the gosmouth of the ox that is treading pel (of Christ] without charge, out the corn." Doth God take so as not to use my right in the care for oxen only? 10 Or doth gospel. he certainly say this for our 19 For though I be free from sakes also ? For our sakes, no all men, yet I have made mydoubt it was written: for he self a servant to all, that I who ploweth ought to plow in might gain the more. 20 And hope; and he who thresheth to the Jews, I became as a Jew, ought to partake of his hope. that I might gain the Jews; to
11 If we have sown to you those who are under the law, spiritual things, is it a great as under the law, (not being mything if we shall reap your self under the law,) that I might worldly things ? 12 If others gain those who are under the law; partake of this right over you, 21 to those who are without the ought not we rather? Neverthe- law, as without the law, (being less, we have not used this not without law to God, but unright; but we endure all things, der law to Christ,) that I might lest we should give any hind gain those who are without the rance to the gospel of Christ. law. 22 To the weak, I became as 13 Know ye not, that those who weak, that I might gain the weak: minister about holy things eat I become all (things] to all men, of that which is holy? and that that I may by all means save those who attend at the altar, some. 23 And this I do for the are partakers with the altar? sake of the gospel ; that I may 14 So likewise the Lord hath be a joint-partaker of it. appointed to those who preach 24 Know ye not that those the gospel, that they should who run in a race, run all, but live by the gospel.
one receiveth the prize ? So 15 But I have used none of run, that ye may obtain. 25 these things. Nor have I writ. Now every one who contendeth ten these things, that it should in the games, is temperate in be thus done to me: for it were all things. They indeed do it to better for me to die, than that obtain a corruptible crown, but any one should make my boast- we an incorruptible. 26 I thereing void. 16 For if I preach fore so run, as not uncertainly ; the gospel, I have nothing to I so fight, as not striking the boast of: since necessity is laid air : 27 but I bruise my body,