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The First Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians

11:1 Be imitators of me, just as I am of Christ.

11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and keep the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.

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, while having his head covered, dishonours his head.

11:5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonours her head: for it is the same as if her head were shaven.

11:6 For if the woman will not be covered, let her also be shorn: but if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

11:7 For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

11:8 For the man is not from the woman; but the woman from the man.

11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

11:10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.

11:11 Nevertheless, in the Lord, the woman is not independent of the man, nor is the man independent of the woman.

11:12 For as the woman was made from the man, even so the man is born from the woman; but all things are from God.

11:13 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman pray to God uncovered?

11:14 Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man has long hair, it is a shame to him?

11:15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

11:16 But if any man is inclined to be contentious, we have no other custom, nor do the churches of God.

11:17 Now in the following instructions I do not praise you, for you come together not for the better, but for the worse.

11:18 For, first of all, when you come together as the church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

11:19 For there must be factions among you, so that those who are approved may be made evident among you.

11:20 When you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord's supper.

11:21 For in eating every one goes ahead with his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

11:22 What? do you not have houses in which to eat and to drink? or do you despise the church of God, and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I will not.

11:23 For I have received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, That the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread:

11:24 And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, [Take, eat:] this is my body, which is for you: do this in remembrance of me.

11:25 In the same manner he took the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

11:26 For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

11:27 Therefore, whoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord.

11:28 Let a man examine himself before he eats of the bread, and drinks of the cup.

11:29 For he who eats and drinks unworthily, not discerning the Lord's body, eats and drinks judgement upon himself.

11:30 For this reason many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

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

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

11:33 Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.

11:34 And if any man is hungry, let him eat at home; so you do not come together to be condemned. And the rest I will set in order when I come.

12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you be ignorant.

12:2 You know that when you were pagans, you were carried away by these dumb idols, however you were led.

12:3 Therefore, I want you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.

12:4 Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.

12:5 And there are various kinds of service, but the same Lord.

12:6 And there are various kinds of working, but it is the same God who works all of them in all men.

12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each man for the common good.

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

12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by that one Spirit;

12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another various kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

12:11 But all these things are by one and the same Spirit, who distributes to every man as he wills.

12:12 For just as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body: so it is with Christ.

12:13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slave or free; and have all been made to drink of one Spirit.

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 part of the body; is it therefore not part of the body?

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

12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?

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

12:19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be?

12:20 But as it is, there are many members, yet one body.

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

12:22 No, those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are the most 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 unpresentable parts are treated with special modesty,

12:24 Of which our presentable parts have no need: but God has composed the body, giving more abundant honour to that part which lacked it:

12:25 That there should be no division in the body; but that the members should have the same care for one another.

12:26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and individually members of it.

12:28 And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that workers of miracles, then those with gifts of healing, helpers, administrators, and those who speak in different tongues.

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

12:30 Do all have gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

12:31 But earnestly desire the best gifts: and yet I will show you a more excellent way.

13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become a noisy gong, or a clanging cymbal.

13:2 And if I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so that I can remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

13:3 And if I give all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

13:4 Love is patient, and is kind; love does not envy; love does not boast, and is not arrogant;

13:5 It is not rude, does not insist on its own way, is not easily provoked, it keeps no account of wrongs suffered;

13:6 It does not rejoice in injustice, but rejoices in the truth;

13:7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

13:8 Love never fails: but where there are prophecies, they shall pass away; where there are tongues, they shall cease; where there is knowledge, it shall vanish away.

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

13:10 But when that which is perfect comes, then that which is partial shall pass away.

13:11 When I was a child, I spoke 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 in a mirror dimly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

14:1 Follow after love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

14:2 For he who speaks in an unknown tongue does not speak to men, but to God: for no man understands him; yet in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

14:3 But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

14:4 He who speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he who prophesies edifies the church.

14:5 I would like for you all to speak in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy: for greater is he who prophesies than he who speaks with tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.

14:6 Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, how will I benefit you, unless I shall speak to you some revelation, or knowledge, or prophesy, or instruction?

14:7 Even lifeless things which give sound, such as the pipe or harp, unless they make a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is played?

14:8 For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle?

14:9 So likewise you, unless you utter by the tongue words that are easy to understand, how shall it be known what is spoken? for you shall speak into the air.

14:10 There are, it may be, many kinds of languages in the world, and none of them is without meaning.

14:11 But if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be to him who speaks a foreigner, and he who speaks shall be a foreigner to me.

14:12 So with you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in edifying the church.

14:13 Therefore, let him who speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.

14:15 What am I to do? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the mind also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the mind also.

14:16 Otherwise when you bless with the spirit, how shall he who is ungifted say Amen to your giving of thanks, seeing that he does not understand what you say?

14:17 For you may truly give thanks well, but the other man is not edified.

14:18 I thank my God, that I speak with tongues more than all of you:

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

14:20 Brethren, do not be children in understanding: in evil be infants, but in understanding be men.

14:21 In the law it is written, By men of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners I will speak to this people; and yet for all that they will not hear me, says the Lord.

14:22 Therefore tongues are a sign, not for those who believe, but for those who do not believe: but prophesy is not only for those who do not believe, but also for those who do believe.

14:23 Therefore, if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak in tongues, and those who are ungifted, or unbelievers, come in, will they not say that you are mad?

14:24 But if all prophesy, and one comes in who does not believe, or is ungifted, he is convicted by all, he is judged by all:

14:25 The secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is really among you.

14:26 What then, brethren? when you come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.

14:27 If anyone speaks in an unknown tongue, let there be two, or at the most three, and each in turn; and let one interpret.

14:28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

14:29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.

14:30 If anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first hold his peace.

14:31 For you may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be encouraged.

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

14:33 For God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. As in all churches of the saints,

14:34 Let the women keep silent in the churches: for it is not permitted for them to speak; but they should be subordinate, as the law says.

14:35 And if they wish to learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a disgrace for women to speak in the church.

14:36 What? did the word of God come forth from you? or has it come only to you?

14:37 If any man thinks he is a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that what I write to you is a commandment of the Lord.

14:38 But if any man does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

14:39 Therefore, brethren, desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.

14:40 But let all things be done decently and in order.

15:1 Now, brethren, I would remind you of the gospel which I preached to you, which you have received, and in which you stand;

15:2 By which you are also saved, if you hold fast to what I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance that which I received, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

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

15:5 And that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve:

15:6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.

15:7 After that, he appeared to James; then to all the apostles.

15:8 And last of all he appeared to me also, as to one untimely born.

15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, and am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

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 all of them: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

15:11 Therefore, whether it was I or they, this we preach, and this you believed.

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

15:13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not risen:

15:14 And if Christ has not risen, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is also in vain.

15:15 Yea, and we are found to be false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ, whom he has raised not up, if it is true that the dead do not rise.

15:16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised:

15:17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is in vain; you are still in your sins.

15:18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

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

15:20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, [and has become] the first-fruits of those who sleep.

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

15:22 For just 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 first-fruits; afterward those who are Christ's at his coming.

15:24 Then comes the end, when he delivers up the kingdom to God the Father; after he has destroyed all rule and all authority and power.

15:25 For he must reign, until he has put all enemies under his feet.

15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

15:27 For he has put all things under his feet. But when he says all things are put under him, it is clear that he himself is excepted, who put all things under him.

15:28 And when all things shall be subjected to him, then shall the Son himself be subject to him who put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

15:29 Otherwise, what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead are not raised at all? why then are they baptized for the dead?

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

15:31 I assure you, just as I rejoice in you through Christ Jesus our Lord: I die daily.

15:32 If for merely human reasons I fought beasts in Ephesus, what advantage is that to me, if the dead are not raised? let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die.

15:33 Do not be deceived: bad company corrupts good morals.

15:34 Awaken to sobriety, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

15:35 But some will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what kind of body will they come?

15:36 You fool, that which you sow does not come to life, unless it dies:

15:37 And that which you sow is not the body that shall be, but a bare seed, perhaps of wheat, or of some other grain:

15:38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to every kind of seed its own body.

15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fish, and another of birds.

15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and terrestrial bodies: but the glory of the celestial is of one kind, and the glory of the terrestrial is of another.

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

15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown perishable; it is raised imperishable:

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. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

15:45 And so it is written, The first man, Adam, was made a living being; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

15:46 Yet, it is not that which is spiritual that is first, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

15:47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust: the second man is from heaven.

15:48 As was the man of dust, so it is with those who are of dust: and as is the man of heaven, so it is with those who are of heaven.

15:49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.

15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

15:51 Behold, I tell 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 trumpet: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

15:53 For the perishable must put on the imperishable, and the mortal must put on immortality.

15:54 When the perishable has put on the imperishable, and the mortal has 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 your sting? O grave, where is your victory?

15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law.

15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have directed the churches of Galatia, so you do also.

16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay aside and save something, as he has prospered, that there need be no collections when I come.

16:3 And when I come, whomever you shall approve I will send with letters, to take your gift to Jerusalem.

16:4 And if it seems fitting that I go also, they shall go with me.

16:5 Now I will come to you, after I pass through Macedonia: for I intend to pass through Macedonia;

16:6 And it may be that I will stay with you a while, or even spend the winter, that you may speed me on my journey, wherever I go.

16:7 For I do not want to see you now just in passing; but I hope to stay some time with you, if the Lord permits.

16:8 But I will stay at Ephesus until Pentecost,

16:9 For a wide door for effectual work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

16:10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he has no cause for fear while he is with you: for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am.

16:11 Therefore, let no man despise him: but send him forth in peace, that he may come to me: for I am expecting him with the brethren.

16:12 Regarding our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to go to you with the brethren: but it was not at all his desire to go at this time; but he will come when he has the opportunity.

16:13 Be watchful, stand fast in the faith, act like men, be strong.

16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.

16:15 I urge you, brethren, (you know that those of the house of Stephanas were the first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to serving the saints,)

16:16 That you submit yourselves to such as these, and to everyone who helps in the work, and labours earnestly.

16:17 I am glad that Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus have come: for that which was lacking from you they have supplied.

16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge such men.

16:19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you warmly in the Lord, along with the church that is in their house.

16:20 All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

16:21 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.

16:22 If any man does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come.

16:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus [Jesus] be with you.

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