The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
AUL, called to be an
apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes
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:
1:3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our
Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace
of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all
utterance, and in all knowledge;
1:6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in
1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
1:8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye
may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto
the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1:10 Now 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
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.
1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am
of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of
1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or
were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but
Crispus and Gaius;
1:15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own
1:16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas:
besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
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.
1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that
perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power
1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the
wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the
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?
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.
1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek
1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a
stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and
Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men;
and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not
many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble,
1:27 But 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;
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 nought things that are:
1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is
made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and
1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth,
let him glory in the Lord.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 1: | Verses: 31 | Words: 649 ]
ND I, brethren, when I came to
you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring
unto you the testimony of God.
2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you,
save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in
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:
2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of
men, but in the power of God.
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 nought:
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:
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.
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.
2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his
Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep
things of God.
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, but the Spirit of God.
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.
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.
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
2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he
himself is judged of no man.
2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he
may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 2: | Verses: 16 | Words: 373 ]
ND I, brethren, could not speak
unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as
unto babes in Christ.
3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for
hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now
are ye able.
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?
3:4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I
am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but
ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every
3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the
3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing,
neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one:
and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own
3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's
husbandry, ye are God's building.
3:10 According 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
3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is
laid, which is Jesus Christ.
3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold,
silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
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.
3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built
thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer
loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and
that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God
destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye
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.
3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with
God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own
3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the
wise, that they are vain.
3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things
3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world,
or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all
3:23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 3: | Verses: 23 | Words: 459 ]
ET a man so account of us, as of
the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of
4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be
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
4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby
justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
4:5 Therefore 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.
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
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?
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.
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.
4:10 We 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
4:11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and
thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain
4:12 And labour, working with our own hands: being
reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
4:13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth
of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto
4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my
beloved sons I warn you.
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.
4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
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
every where in every church.
4:18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come
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
4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but
4:21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or
in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 4: | Verses: 21 | Words: 509 ]
T 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.
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
5:3 For 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,
5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are
gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord
5:5 To 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.
5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a
little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
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:
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.
5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with
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.
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 an one no not to eat.
5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are
without? do not ye judge them that are within?
5:13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore
put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 5: | Verses: 13 | Words: 321 ]
ARE any of you, having a matter
against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before
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?
6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much
more things that pertain to this life?
6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to
this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the
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?
6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that
before the unbelievers.
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
6:8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your
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,
6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor
revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of
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.
6:12 All 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.
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
6:14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also
raise up us by his own power.
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 an harlot? God forbid.
6:16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an
harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one
6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is
without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth
against his own body.
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?
6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify
God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 6: | Verses: 20 | Words: 465 ]
OW concerning the things whereof
ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a
7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every
man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own
7:3 Let the husband render unto the wife due
benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
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.
7:5 Defraud 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.
7:6 But I speak this by permission, and not of
7:7 For 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.
7:8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is
good for them if they abide even as I.
7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it
is better to marry than to burn.
7:10 And unto the married I command, yet not I,
but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her
7:11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or
be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband
put away his wife.
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.
7:13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth
not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave
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.
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.
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?
7:17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the
Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in
7:18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not
become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him
not be circumcised.
7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is
nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
7:20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he
7:21 Art thou called being a servant? care not
for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it
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.
7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants
7:24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called,
therein abide with God.
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.
7:26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the
present distress, I say, that it is good for a
man so to be.
7:27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed.
Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
7:28 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.
7:29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short:
it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they
7:30 And 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;
7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing
it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
7:32 But 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:
7:33 But he that is married careth for the things that
are of the world, how he may please his wife.
7:34 There 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.
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.
7:36 But 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.
7:37 Nevertheless 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,
7:38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth
well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth
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.
7:40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my
judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 7: | Verses: 40 | Words: 959 ]
OW as touching things offered
unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge
puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he
knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of
8:4 As 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.
8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in
heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords
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.
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.
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
8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of
yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
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;
8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother
perish, for whom Christ died?
8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound
their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
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.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 8: | Verses: 13 | Words: 309 ]
M I not an apostle? am I not
free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work
in the Lord?
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
9:3 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,
9:4 Have we not power to eat and to drink?
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,
9:6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear
9:7 Who 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
9:8 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law
the same also?
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?
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.
9:11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is
it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
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.
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?
9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which
preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
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.
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!
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.
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.
9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have
I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
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;
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.
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.
9:23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might
be partaker thereof with you.
9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all,
but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
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.
9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I,
not as one that beateth the air:
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.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 9: | Verses: 27 | Words: 671 ]
OREOVER, brethren, I would not
that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under
the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and
in the sea;
10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
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.
10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for
they were overthrown in the wilderness.
10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent
we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
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.
10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them
committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also
tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured,
and were destroyed of the destroyer.
10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for
ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom
the ends of the world are come.
10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take
heed lest he fall.
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
10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from
10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
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?
10:17 For we being many are one bread, and
one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which
eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
10:19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or
that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
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.
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.
10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we
stronger than he?
10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are
not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things
10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's
10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that
eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
10:26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the
10:27 If 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.
10:28 But 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:
10:29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the
other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's
10:30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil
spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever
ye do, do all to the glory of God.
10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the
Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
10:33 Even as I please all men in all
things, not seeking mine own profit, but the
profit of many, that they may be saved.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 10: | Verses: 33 | Words: 667 ]
E ye followers of me, even as I
also am of Christ.
11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in
all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them
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.
11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his
head covered, dishonoureth his head.
11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with
her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is
even all one as if she were shaven.
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.
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.
11:8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of
11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the
woman for the man.
11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on
her head because of the angels.
11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman,
neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so
is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman
pray unto God uncovered?
11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a
man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to
her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no
such custom, neither the churches of God.
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.
11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the
church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly
11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that
they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place,
this is not to eat the Lord's supper.
11:21 For in eating every one taketh before other
his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
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
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:
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
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.
11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this
cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
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.
11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat
of that bread, and drink of that cup.
11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth
and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's
11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly
among you, and many sleep.
11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be
11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the
Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to
eat, tarry one for another.
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.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 11: | Verses: 34 | Words: 718 ]
OW concerning spiritual
gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto
these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
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 say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the
12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same
12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but
the same Lord.
12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is
the same God which worketh all in all.
12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to
every man to profit withal.
12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of
wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same
12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the
gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
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
12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame
Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
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.
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
12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.
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?
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?
12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where
were the hearing? If the whole were hearing,
where were the smelling?
12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them
in the body, as it hath pleased him.
12:19 And if they were all one member, where were
12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one
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
12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which
seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
12:23 And 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
12:24 For our comely parts have no need: but God
hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant
honour to that part which lacked:
12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but
that the members should have the same care one for
12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members
suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members
rejoice with it.
12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in
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.
12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets?
are all teachers? are all workers of
12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with
tongues? do all interpret?
12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I
unto you a more excellent way.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 12: | Verses: 31 | Words: 593 ]
HOUGH I speak with the tongues of
men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as
sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
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.
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.
13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity
envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her
own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the
13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth
all things, endureth all things.
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
13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that
which is in part shall be done away.
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.
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.
13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three;
but the greatest of these is charity.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 13: | Verses: 13 | Words: 270 ]
OLLOW after charity, and desire
spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
14:2 For 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.
14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to
edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue
edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the
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.
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
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?
14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who
shall prepare himself to the battle?
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.
14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in
the world, and none of them is without
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.
14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of
spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying
of the church.
14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an
unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my
spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
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.
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
14:17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other
is not edified.
14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye
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 an unknown
14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding:
howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be
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.
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
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?
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:
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.
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.
14:27 If 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.
14:28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep
silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to
14:29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the
14:30 If any thing be revealed to another that
sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.
14:31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may
learn, and all may be comforted.
14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the
14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but
of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
14:34 Let 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.
14:35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask
their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in
14:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came
it unto you only?
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.
14:38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be
14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid
not to speak with tongues.
14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 14: | Verses: 40 | Words: 887 ]
OREOVER, brethren, I declare unto
you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have
received, and wherein ye stand;
15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory
what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I
also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to
15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the
third day according to the scriptures:
15:5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the
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.
15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the
15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one
born out of due time.
15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not
meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church
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; but I
laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the
grace of God which was with me.
15:11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we
preach, and so ye believed.
15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the
dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of
15:13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then
is Christ not risen:
15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our
preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
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.
15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ
15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is
vain; ye are yet in your sins.
15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ
15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we
are of all men most miserable.
15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and
become the firstfruits of them that slept.
15:21 For since by man came death, by man
came also the resurrection of the dead.
15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall
all be made alive.
15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the
firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his
15:24 Then 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.
15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies
under his feet.
15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed
15:27 For 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
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.
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?
15:30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ
Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
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 to morrow we die.
15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good
15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have
not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your
15:35 But some man will say, How are the dead
raised up? and with what body do they come?
15:36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not
quickened, except it die:
15:37 And 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:
15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him,
and to every seed his own body.
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.
15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies
terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and
the glory of the terrestrial is another.
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
15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It
is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it
is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a
spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a
15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made
a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening
15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is
spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which
15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the
second man is the Lord from heaven.
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.
15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we
shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood
cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption
15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all
sleep, but we shall all be changed,
15:52 In 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.
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and
this mortal must put on immortality.
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.
15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where
is thy victory?
15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength
of sin is the law.
15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:58 Therefore, 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.
[ I Corinthians:
Chapter 15: | Verses: 58 | Words: 1166 ]
OW concerning the collection for
the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia,
even so do ye.
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.
16:3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by
your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality
16:4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go
16:5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through
Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
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
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.
16:8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me,
and there are many adversaries.
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
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.
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.
16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like
men, be strong.
16:14 Let all your things be done with charity.
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
16:16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every
one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
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.
16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours:
therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
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.
16:20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another
with an holy kiss.
16:21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own
16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him
be Anathema Maran-atha.
16:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus.