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4 He who speaketh in a fo-, pray that he may interpret. 14 reign language, edifieth him-For if I pray in an unknown lanself; but he who prophesieth, guage, my spirit prayeth, but edifieth the church. 5 Now I my meaning is unprofitable. would that ye all spake in.fo 15 What is it then? I will reign languages, but rather pray with the spirit, and I will that ye prophesied: for greater pray with the understanding is he who prophesieth, than he also : I will sing with the spirit, who speaketh with tongues; and I will sing with the underunless he interpret, that the standing also. 16 Otherwise, church may receive edification. when thou shalt bless God with
6 And now, brethren, if I thy spirit, how shall the uncome to you speaking in foreign learned hearer say Amen to languages, what shall I prothy thanksgiving, since he fit you, unless I shall speak to knoweth not what thou sayest? you either in a revelation, or 17 For thou indeed givest in knowledge, or in prophesy- thanks well; but the other is ing, or in doctrine ? 7 In like not edified. 18 I give thanks manner if things without life, to God, speaking in foreign which give sound, whether pipe languages more than ye all : 19 or harp, give ro distinction in yet I would rather speak, in the the sounds, how shall it be church,five words with meaning, known what is piped or harped? that, by my voice, I might instruct 8 For if the trumpet give an others also, than ten thousand uncertain sound, who shall pre- words in an unknown language. pare himself to battle? 9 So 20 Brethren, be not childlikewise, unless ye utter by the ren in understanding: yet, in tongue, words which can be un- wickedness be infants, but in derstood, how shall it be known understanding be perfect men. what is spoken? for ye will 21 It is written in the law, speak to the air.
“ With men of other languages 10 There are I know not and with other lips, I will speak how many kinds of languages to this people; yet neither then in the world; and no one (of will they hearken to me, saith them is without signification. the Lord.” 22 Wherefore dif11 If therefore I know not the ferent languages are for a sign, meaning of the language, I not to those who believe, but to would be a barbarian to him who unbelievers ; but prophesying speaketh, and he who speakech is for a sign, not to unbelievers, would be a barbarian to me. 12 but to those who believe. So likewise, since ye are zeal 23 If therefore, the whole ous of spiritual gifts, seek that church come together into one ye may abound in them to the place, and all speak in foreign edification of the church. 13 languages, and those who are Wherefore, let him who speak- unlearned, or unbelievers, come eth in an
unknown language in, will they not say that ye are
mad? 24 But if all prophesy, , unbecoming that women should and an unbeliever, or one un speak in the church. learned, come in, he is reproved 36 What? did the word of by all, he is examined by all : God come forth from you? or 25 the secrets of his heart are hath it reached to you only? 37 inade manifest; and then he If any one seem to be a prophet, will fall down on his face and or spiritual, let him acknowworship God, declaring that ledge the things I write to God is really in you.
you, for they are the command26 How is it then, brethren? ments of the Lord. 38 But if when ye come together, hath any one be ignorant, let him be each of you a psalm, hath he a ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethdoctrine, hath he a foreign ren, earnestly desire to prophelanguage, hath he a revelation, sy; and yet forbid not to speak hath he an interpretation ? Let in different languages. 40 But all things be done to edification. let all things be done decently, 27 Now if any one speak in an and in order. unknown language, let it be by CH. XV. 1 NOW I declare two, or at the most by three to you, brethren, the gospel sentences, and separately; and which I preached to you, which let one interpret: 28 but if also ye have received, and in there be no interpreter, let such which ye stand; 2 through which keep silence in the church; also ye are saved, if ye keep in and let him speak to himself, memory what doctrine I preachand to God. 29 And let two ored to you: unless ye have bethree prophets speak; and let | lieved rashly. the others discern. 30 But if 3 For I delivered to you any thing be revealed to another aniong the first things, that who sitteth by, let the first keep which I actually received, that silence.
Christ died for our sins, accord. 31 For ye may all prophesy ing to the scriptures ; 4 and one by one; that all may learn, that he was buried, and that he and all may be exhorted. 32 was raised the third day, acNow the spirits of the prophets cording to the scriptures; 5 are subject to the prophets; and that he was seen by Peter, 33 (for God is not the author then by the twelve. of disorder, but of peace.) As 6 After that, he was seen by in all churches of the saints, above five hundred brethren at 34 let (your] women keep si-once; of whom the greater part lence in the churches: for they remain until now, but some are are not permitted to speak; fallen asleep. 7 After that, he but are commanded to be under was seen by James; then by all obedience, as the law also saith. the apostles. 8 And, last of all, 35 And if they desire to learn he was seen by me also, as by any thing, let them ask their one born out of due time. 9 (For busbands at home: for it is I am the least of the apostles ;
who am not worthy to be called, been raised from the dead, and an apostle, because I persecut is thereby become the first fruits ed the church of God.
of those who sleep. 21 For 10 But by the favour of God since through man came death, I am what I am: and his favour so through man, the resurrection which was bestowed on me, was of the dead : 22 for, like as in not in vain; for I have laboured Adam all die, so, also, in Christ more abundantly than they all ; all are to be made alive. 23 yet not I, but the favour of But every one in his own order: God which was with me.) 11 Christ the first-fruits; afterWhether therefore it be I, or wards those who are Christ's they, so we preach, and so ye at his coming. 24 (Then will be have believed.
the end, when Christ shall have 12 Now if Christ be preach- delivered up the kingdom to ed, that he was raised from the God, even the Father; when dead, how
say some among you he shall have put down all that there is no resurrection rule, and all authority, and of the dead ? 13 But if there be power: 25 for he must reign,
resurrection of the dead, till he shall have put all enemies then Christ hath not been rais- under his feet. 26 The last ed: 14 and if Christ he not enemy shall be destroyed, even raised, then our preaching is death : 27 for “he hath subcertainly vain, [and] your faithjected all things under his feet.” also is vain. 15 Yea, we are But when it is said, “ All found also false witnesses of things are subjected,” it is maGod; because we have testified nifest that He is excepted, who of God, that he raised up subjected all things to him. 28 Christ; whom he raised not up, And when all things shall be if the dead rise not.
subjected to him, then the Son 16 For if the dead rise not, himself, also, will be subjected to then Christ hath not been Him who subjected all things to raised. 17 And if Christ be not him, that God may be all in all.) raised, your faith is vain; ye 29 Otherwise, what shall are still in
your sins. 18 Then they do, who are baptized in those also who are fallen asleep place of the dead, if the dead in Christ, have perished. 19 rise not at all? why then are If in this life, only, we have they baptized in their place ?* hope in Christ, we are, of all 30 And why stand we, also, in men, most miserable.
danger every hour? 31 I pro20 But indeed Christ hath I test by my boasting concerning
* In the place of the dead, R. T. “Le Clerc, on Hammond, says, "To me their intere pretation seems most probable, who suppose üteg equivalent to arth, and the sense to be this : If there were no resurrection, what woull become of those who every day, though they see christians put to death for their profession, yet cheerfully receive baptism. that they may supply the place of those that are dead in the christian church.'" Im. Ver. note. Dr. Macknight understands the baptism here spoken of, to be the baptism of suffering “for testifying the resurrection of the dead." See his commentary and note.
you,* which I have on account | glory of the earthly is another. of Christ Jesus our Lord, I die 41 There is one glory of the daily.
sun, and another glory of the 32 If, to speak according to moon, and another glory of the the manner of men, I have stars : (for star differeth fought with wild beasts at from another star in glory :) 42 Ephesus, what doth it profit so also is the resurrection of me? If the dead rise not, let the dead. eat and drink, for tomorrow we The body is sown in corrupdie. 33 Be not deceived: “Evil tion,t it is raised in incorrupconversations corrupt good tion : 43 it is sown in dishonour, manners.” 34 Awake to righte. it is raised in glory : it is sown ousness and sin not; for some in weakness, it is raised in have not the knowledge of God: power: 44 it is sown an aniI speak this to your shame. mal body, it is raised a spiritual
35 But some one will say, body. There is animal - How are the dead raised up?body, and there is a spiritual and with what body do they [body.] 45 And so it is written; come?" 36 Thou simpleton ! The first “ man,” Adam, “be. that which thou sowest is not came a living animal: but the made alive, unless it die. 37 last Adam is a life-giving spiAnd as to that which thou sow-rit.” 46 However, that was not est, thou sowest not the body first which is spiritual, but that which will be, but mere grain; which is animal ; and afterward perhaps of wheat, or of some came that which is spiritual. other grain. 38 But God giveth 47 The first man was from it a body, as it hath pleased him; | the ground, earthly: the second and to every seed its own body. man is [the Lord] from hea.
39 All Aesh is not the same ven. 48 As was the earthly, flesh: but there is one flesh of such are they also who are men, and another [flesh] of earthly; and as is the heavenly, beasts, and another of fishes, such will they also be who are and another of birds. 40 There heavenly. 49 And as we have are also heavenly bodies, and borne the image of the earthly, earthly bodies; but the glory we shall also bear the image of of the heavenly is one, and the the heavenly.
* + Kype remarks that øvetipav xavxnow here signifies glorying of, or concerning you." Parkhurst. Perhaps,“ pride in you," (if the term, pride, be understood in a good sense) comes as near the sense of the original as any word which can be used in English.
+ The comparison here is not between the body which is put into the grave, and that which will be raised at the last day, but between the state of man, in the present frail and mortal life, and that in which he will be placed after his resurrection from the grave: when he will be made glorious, happy, and immortal.” Im. Ver. note.
| Or“ the second man is (the Lord] from heaven, (heavenly).” The word xugios, Lerche is wanting in the Vatican, Ephr. Clermont, and many other manuscripts, and in the most an. cient versions. The word ougavios, heaverly, is found in some good MSS. and in the Ethiopie and Vulgate versions. By introducing it, the latter clause of the verse better corresponds with the former. See Wakefield. Maricon is accused by Tertullian of inserting the word xugros. In. Ver. note.
50 But this I say, brethren, , lections when I come. 3 And that flesh and blood cannot when I come, whomsoever ye inherit the kingdom of God; shall approve, them I will send, nor doth corruption inherit in- with letters, to take your gift corruption.
to Jerusalem. 4 But if it be 51 BEHOLD, I show you a worthy of my going also, they mystery : we shall not all sleep, shall go
with me. but we shall all be changed, 52 5 Now I will come to you, in a moment, in the twinkling when I shall pass through Maof an eye, at the last trumpet : cedonia : (for I mean to pass (for the trumpet will sound, and through Macedonia :) 6 and the dead will be raised incor- perhaps I shall remain, yea, ruptible, and we shall be chang- and winter with you, that ye ed.) 53 For this corruptible may conduct me on my way must put on incorruption'; and whithersoever I go. 7 For I this mortal must put on im- will not, at this time, see mortality. 54 So when this cor you on the road only; but I ruptible shall have put on in- hope to remain a while with corruption, and this mortal you, if the Lord permit. 8 But shall have put on immortal. I shall remain in Ephesus until ity, then will come to pass Pentecost. 9 For a great and the saying which is written; effectual door is opened to me; "Death is swallowed up in and I have many adversaries. victory."
10 NOW if Timothy come, 55 “O) death, where is thy see that he be with you without sting ?'O hades where is thy fear: for he worketh the work victory ?” 56 Now the sting of of the Lord, as I also do. 11 Let death is sin; and the strength no one therefore despise him : of sin is the law. 57 But thanks but conduct him on his
in be to God, who giveth us the peace, that he may come to me: victory, through our Lord Jesus for I expect him with the brethChrist. 58 Wherefore, my be- ren. 12 And concerning our loved brethren, be ye stedfast, brother Apollos, I greatly enimmoveable, always abounding treated him to come in the work of the Lord; know-with the brethren: yet he was ing that your labour is not in by no means willing to come vain in the Lord.
now; but he will come when CH. XVI. 1 NOW concern he shall have convenient ing the collection for the saints, time. as I have appointed to the 13 Watch, stand firmly in churches of Galatia, so do ye the faith, show yourselves men, likewise. 2 Upon the first day be strong. 14 Let all things of the week let every one of among you be done in love. you lay something by him, trea 15 Now I entreat you, brethsuring up, according as he pros- ren, whereas ye know that the pereth; that there be no col household of Stephanas is the