The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

1:1Paul, called to bean apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenesour brother, 1:2Untothe church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified inChrist Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every placecall upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 1:3Grace be unto you, andpeace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:4I thank my God alwayson your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 1:5That in every thing ye areenriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; 1:6Even as the testimony of Christwas confirmed in you: 1:7Sothat ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord JesusChrist: 1:8Who shall alsoconfirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day ofour Lord Jesus Christ. 1:9Godis faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his SonJesus Christ our Lord.

1:10Now I beseech you,brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the samething, and that there be no divisions among you; but that yebe perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1:11For it hath been declaredunto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house ofChloe, that there are contentions among you. 1:12Now this I say, that every one ofyou saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I ofChrist. 1:13Is Christdivided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name ofPaul? 1:14I thank God that Ibaptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 1:15Lest any should say that I hadbaptized in mine own name. 1:16And I baptized also the householdof Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 1:17For Christ sent me not tobaptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest thecross of Christ should be made of none effect.

1:18For the preaching ofthe cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are savedit is the power of God. 1:19For it is written, I will destroythe wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of theprudent. 1:20Where isthe wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of thisworld? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 1:21For after that in the wisdom ofGod the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness ofpreaching to save them that believe. 1:22For the Jews require a sign, andthe Greeks seek after wisdom: 1:23But we preach Christ crucified,unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 1:24But unto them which are called,both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 1:25Because the foolishnessof God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1:26For ye see your calling,brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, notmany noble, are called: 1:27But God hath chosen the foolishthings of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weakthings of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 1:28And base things of the world, andthings which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things whichare not, to bring to nought things that are: 1:29That no flesh should glory in hispresence. 1:30But of him areye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness,and sanctification, and redemption: 1:31That, according as it is written,He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

2:1And I, brethren, when Icame to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaringunto you the testimony of God. 2:2For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 2:3And I was with you in weakness,and in fear, and in much trembling. 2:4And my speech and my preachingwas not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstrationof the Spirit and of power: 2:5That your faith should not standin the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 2:6Howbeit we speak wisdom among themthat are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes ofthis world, that come to nought: 2:7But we speak the wisdom of God ina mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained beforethe world unto our glory: 2:8Which none of the princes of thisworld knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucifiedthe Lord of glory. 2:9But asit is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered intothe heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that lovehim. 2:10But God hathrevealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth allthings, yea, the deep things of God. 2:11For what man knoweth the thingsof a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things ofGod knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 2:12Now we have received, not thespirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might knowthe things that are freely given to us of God. 2:13Which things also we speak, notin the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghostteacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 2:14But the natural man receiveth notthe things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him:neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 2:15But he that is spiritualjudgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 2:16For who hath known the mind ofthe Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

3:1And I, brethren, couldnot speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even asunto babes in Christ. 3:2Ihave fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not ableto bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

3:3For ye are yet carnal:for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions,are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 3:4For while one saith, I am of Paul;and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 3:5Who then is Paul, and whois Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lordgave to every man? 3:6I haveplanted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 3:7So then neither is he thatplanteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth theincrease. 3:8Now he thatplanteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his ownreward according to his own labour. 3:9For we are labourers together withGod: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 3:10According to the grace of Godwhich is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid thefoundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed howhe buildeth thereupon. 3:11For other foundation can no manlay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 3:12Now if any man build upon thisfoundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 3:13Every man’s work shall be mademanifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed byfire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 3:14If any man’s work abidewhich he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 3:15If any man’s work shall beburned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as byfire. 3:16Know ye not that yeare the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 3:17If any man defile thetemple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, whichtemple ye are.

3:18Let no man deceivehimself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let himbecome a fool, that he may be wise. 3:19For the wisdom of this world isfoolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their owncraftiness. 3:20And again,The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 3:21Therefore let no man glory inmen. For all things are yours; 3:22Whether Paul, or Apollos, orCephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things tocome; all are yours; 3:23Andye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.

4:1Let a man so account ofus, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 4:2Moreover it is required instewards, that a man be found faithful. 4:3But with me it is a very smallthing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judgenot mine own self. 4:4For Iknow nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgethme is the Lord. 4:5Thereforejudge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring tolight the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counselsof the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. 4:6And these things, brethren, I havein 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 iswritten, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. 4:7For who maketh thee to differfrom another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? nowif thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst notreceived it? 4:8Now yeare full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and Iwould to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. 4:9For I think that God hath setforth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are madea spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 4:10We are fools forChrist’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, butye are strong; ye are honourable, but we aredespised. 4:11Even unto thispresent hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted,and have no certain dwellingplace; 4:12And labour, working with our ownhands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 4:13Being defamed, we intreat: we aremade as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of allthings unto this day. 4:14Iwrite not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. 4:15For though ye haveten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers:for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 4:16Wherefore I beseech you, be yefollowers of me. 4:17For thiscause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithfulin the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be inChrist, as I teach every where in every church. 4:18Now some are puffed up, as thoughI would not come to you. 4:19But I will come to you shortly,if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffedup, but the power. 4:20Forthe kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. 4:21What will ye? shall I come untoyou with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

5:1It is reported commonlythat there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is notso much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’swife. 5:2And ye are puffedup, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might betaken away from among you. 5:3For I verily, as absent in body,but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present,concerning him that hath so done this deed, 5:4In the name of our Lord JesusChrist, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power ofour Lord Jesus Christ, 5:5Todeliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that thespirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 5:6Your glorying is not good.Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 5:7Purge out therefore the oldleaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christour passover is sacrificed for us: 5:8Therefore let us keep the feast,not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; butwith the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 5:9I wrote unto you in an epistle notto company with fornicators: 5:10Yet not altogether with thefornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or withidolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 5:11But now I have written unto younot 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 anextortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 5:12For what have I to do to judgethem also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? 5:13But them that are without Godjudgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

6:1Dare any of you, havinga matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before thesaints? 6:2Do ye not knowthat the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged byyou, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 6:3Know ye not that we shall judgeangels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 6:4If then ye have judgments ofthings pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemedin the church. 6:5I speak toyour shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not onethat shall be able to judge between his brethren? 6:6But brother goeth to law withbrother, and that before the unbelievers. 6:7Now therefore there is utterly afault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye notrather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to bedefrauded? 6:8Nay, ye dowrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. 6:9Know ye not that the unrighteousshall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neitherfornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers ofthemselves with mankind, 6:10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nordrunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom ofGod. 6:11And such were someof you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified inthe name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

6:12All things are lawfulunto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me,but I will not be brought under the power of any. 6:13Meats for the belly, and thebelly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the bodyis not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for thebody. 6:14And God hath bothraised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 6:15Know ye not that your bodies arethe members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and makethem the members of an harlot? God forbid. 6:16What? know ye not that he whichis joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 6:17But he that is joinedunto the Lord is one spirit. 6:18Flee fornication. Every sin thata man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornicationsinneth against his own body. 6:19What? know ye not that your bodyis the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have ofGod, and ye are not your own? 6:20For ye are bought with a price:therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

7:1Now concerning thethings whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to toucha woman. 7:2Nevertheless,to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and letevery woman have her own husband. 7:3Let the husband render unto thewife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 7:4The wife hath not power of her ownbody, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of hisown body, but the wife. 7:5Defraud ye not one the other,except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselvesto fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you notfor your incontinency. 7:6ButI speak this by permission, and not of commandment. 7:7For I would that all men were evenas I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after thismanner, and another after that.

7:8I say therefore to theunmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. 7:9But if they cannot contain, letthem marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 7:10And unto the married I command,yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from herhusband: 7:11But and if shedepart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband:and let not the husband put away his wife. 7:12But to the rest speak I, not theLord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased todwell with him, let him not put her away. 7:13And the woman which hath anhusband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, lether not leave him. 7:14Forthe unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelievingwife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; butnow are they holy. 7:15But ifthe unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not underbondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. 7:16For what knowest thou, O wife,whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man,whether thou shalt save thy wife? 7:17But as God hath distributed toevery man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And soordain I in all churches. 7:18Is any man called beingcircumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called inuncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. 7:19Circumcision is nothing, anduncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. 7:20Let every man abide inthe same calling wherein he was called. 7:21Art thou called being aservant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use itrather. 7:22For he that iscalled in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman:likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant. 7:23Ye are bought with aprice; be not ye the servants of men. 7:24Brethren, let every man, whereinhe is called, therein abide with God.

7:25Now concerning virginsI have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one thathath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. 7:26I suppose therefore that this isgood for the present distress, I say, that it is good for aman so to be. 7:27Art thoubound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife?seek not a wife. 7:28But andif thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath notsinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spareyou. 7:29But this I say,brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that havewives be as though they had none; 7:30And they that weep, as thoughthey wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; andthey that buy, as though they possessed not; 7:31And they that use this world, asnot abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away. 7:32But I would have you withoutcarefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to theLord, how he may please the Lord: 7:33But he that is married careth forthe things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. 7:34There is differencealso between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth forthe 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 mayplease her husband. 7:35And this I speak for your ownprofit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which iscomely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction. 7:36But if any man think that hebehaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower ofher age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinnethnot: let them marry. 7:37Nevertheless he that standethstedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his ownwill, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doethwell. 7:38So then he thatgiveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth hernot in marriage doeth better. 7:39The wife is bound by the law aslong as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at libertyto be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. 7:40But she is happier if she soabide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

8:1Now as touching thingsoffered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffethup, but charity edifieth. 8:2And if any man think that heknoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. 8:3But if any man love God, the sameis known of him. 8:4Asconcerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered insacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world,and that there is none other God but one. 8:5For though there be that arecalled gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, andlords many,) 8:6But to usthere 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. 8:7Howbeitthere is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscienceof the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol;and their conscience being weak is defiled. 8:8But meat commendeth us not to God:for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are wethe worse. 8:9But take heedlest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to themthat are weak. 8:10For if anyman 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 thosethings which are offered to idols; 8:11And through thy knowledge shallthe weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 8:12But when ye sin so against thebrethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 8:13Wherefore, if meat make mybrother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest Imake my brother to offend.

9:1Am I not an apostle? amI not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work inthe Lord? 9:2If I be not anapostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mineapostleship are ye in the Lord. 9:3Mine answer to them that doexamine me is this, 9:4Havewe not power to eat and to drink? 9:5Have we not power to lead about asister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren ofthe Lord, and Cephas? 9:6Or Ionly and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? 9:7Who goeth a warfare any time athis own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruitthereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 9:8Say I these things as aman? or saith not the law the same also? 9:9For it is written in the law ofMoses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out thecorn. Doth God take care for oxen? 9:10Or saith he it altogetherfor our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that hethat ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hopeshould be partaker of his hope. 9:11If we have sown unto youspiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnalthings? 9:12If others bepartakers of this power over you, are not we rather?Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest weshould hinder the gospel of Christ. 9:13Do ye not know that they whichminister about holy things live of the things of the temple? andthey which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? 9:14Even so hath the Lord ordainedthat they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. 9:15But I have used none of thesethings: neither have I written these things, that it should be so doneunto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man shouldmake my glorying void. 9:16For though I preach the gospel, Ihave nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is untome, if I preach not the gospel! 9:17For if I do this thing willingly,I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of thegospel is committed unto me. 9:18What is my reward then?Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel ofChrist without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. 9:19For though I be free from allmen, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain themore. 9:20And unto the Jews Ibecame as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under thelaw, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; 9:21To them that are withoutlaw, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law toChrist,) that I might gain them that are without law. 9:22To the weak became I as weak,that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that Imight by all means save some. 9:23And this I do for the gospel’ssake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. 9:24Know ye not that they which runin a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye mayobtain. 9:25And every manthat striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they doit to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 9:26I therefore so run, not asuncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 9:27But I keep under my body, andbring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I havepreached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

10:1Moreover, brethren, Iwould not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were underthe cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2And were all baptized unto Mosesin the cloud and in the sea; 10:3And did all eat the samespiritual meat; 10:4And didall drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rockthat followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 10:5But with many of them God was notwell pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 10:6Now these things were ourexamples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they alsolusted. 10:7Neither be yeidolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people satdown to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 10:8Neither let us commitfornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three andtwenty thousand. 10:9Neitherlet us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed ofserpents. 10:10Neither murmurye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 10:11Now all these thingshappened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition,upon whom the ends of the world are come. 10:12Wherefore let him that thinkethhe standeth take heed lest he fall. 10:13There hath no temptation takenyou but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will notsuffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with thetemptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bearit.

10:14Wherefore, my dearlybeloved, flee from idolatry. 10:15I speak as to wise men; judge yewhat I say. 10:16The cup ofblessing 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? 10:17For we being manyare one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that onebread. 10:18Behold Israelafter the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of thealtar? 10:19What say I then?that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idolsis any thing? 10:20But Isay, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice todevils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowshipwith devils. 10:21Ye cannotdrink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakersof the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. 10:22Do we provoke the Lord tojealousy? are we stronger than he? 10:23All things are lawful for me,but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but allthings edify not. 10:24Let noman seek his own, but every man another’s wealth. 10:25Whatsoever is sold in theshambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: 10:26For the earth is theLord’s, and the fulness thereof. 10:27If any of them that believe notbid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is setbefore you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. 10:28But if any man say unto you,This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewedit, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and thefulness thereof: 10:29Conscience, I say, not thineown, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of anotherman’s conscience? 10:30For if I by grace be a partaker,why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 10:31Whether therefore ye eat, ordrink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 10:32Give none offence, neither tothe Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 10:33Even as I please all menin all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profitof many, that they may be saved.

11:1Be ye followers of me,even as I also am of Christ.

11:2Now I praise you,brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as Idelivered them to you. 11:3But I would have you know, thatthe head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is theman; and the head of Christ is God. 11:4Every man praying or prophesying,having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 11:5But every woman that prayeth orprophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for thatis even all one as if she were shaven. 11:6For if the woman be not covered,let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn orshaven, let her be covered. 11:7For a man indeed ought not tocover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: butthe woman is the glory of the man. 11:8For the man is not of the woman;but the woman of the man. 11:9Neither was the man created forthe woman; but the woman for the man. 11:10For this cause ought the womanto have power on her head because of the angels. 11:11Nevertheless neither is the manwithout the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. 11:12For as the woman is ofthe man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things ofGod. 11:13Judge inyourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? 11:14Doth not even nature itselfteach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? 11:15But if a woman have long hair,it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 11:16But if any man seem tobe contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

11:17Now in this that Ideclare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together notfor the better, but for the worse. 11:18For first of all, when ye cometogether in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and Ipartly believe it. 11:19Forthere must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may bemade manifest among you. 11:20When ye come together thereforeinto one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper. 11:21For in eating every one takethbefore other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another isdrunken. 11:22What? have yenot houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, andshame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you inthis? I praise you not. 11:23For I have received of the Lordthat which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the samenight in which he was betrayed took bread: 11:24And when he had given thanks, hebrake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body,which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 11:25After the same manner also hetook the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup isthe new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it,in remembrance of me. 11:26For as often as ye eat thisbread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till hecome. 11:27Whereforewhosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord,unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 11:28But let a man examine himself,and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 11:29For he that eateth anddrinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, notdiscerning the Lord’s body. 11:30For this cause many areweak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 11:31For if we would judge ourselves,we should not be judged. 11:32But when we are judged, we arechastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. 11:33Wherefore, my brethren,when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. 11:34And if any man hunger, let himeat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the restwill I set in order when I come.

12:1Now concerningspiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 12:2Ye know that ye were Gentiles,carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 12:3Wherefore I give you tounderstand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesusaccursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but bythe Holy Ghost. 12:4Now thereare diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 12:5And there are differences ofadministrations, but the same Lord. 12:6And there are diversities ofoperations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 12:7But the manifestation of theSpirit is given to every man to profit withal. 12:8For to one is given by the Spiritthe word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 12:9To another faith by thesame Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 12:10To another the working ofmiracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; toanother divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation oftongues: 12:11But all theseworketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severallyas he will. 12:12For as thebody is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body,being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 12:13For by one Spirit are we allbaptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whetherwe be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into oneSpirit. 12:14For the body isnot one member, but many. 12:15If the foot shall say, Because Iam not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 12:16And if the ear shallsay, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore notof the body? 12:17If thewhole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the wholewere hearing, where were the smelling? 12:18But now hath God set the membersevery one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 12:19And if they were all one member,where were the body? 12:20But now are they manymembers, yet but one body. 12:21And the eye cannot say unto thehand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have noneed of you. 12:22Nay, muchmore those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, arenecessary: 12:23And thosemembers of the body, which we think to be less honourable, uponthese we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts havemore abundant comeliness. 12:24For our comely parts haveno need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given moreabundant honour to that part which lacked: 12:25That there should be no schismin the body; but that the members should have the same care one foranother. 12:26And whether onemember suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured,all the members rejoice with it. 12:27Now ye are the body of Christ,and members in particular. 12:28And God hath set some in thechurch, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after thatmiracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities oftongues. 12:29Are allapostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are allworkers of miracles? 12:30Have all the gifts of healing?do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 12:31But covet earnestly the bestgifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

13:1Though I speak withthe tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become assounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 13:2And though I have the giftof prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; andthough I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have notcharity, I am nothing. 13:3And though I bestow all my goodsto feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and havenot charity, it profiteth me nothing. 13:4Charity suffereth long,and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, isnot puffed up, 13:5Doth notbehave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked,thinketh no evil; 13:6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, butrejoiceth in the truth; 13:7Beareth all things, believeth allthings, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 13:8Charity never faileth: butwhether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether therebe tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, itshall vanish away. 13:9For weknow in part, and we prophesy in part. 13:10But when that which is perfectis come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 13:11When I was a child, I spake as achild, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became aman, I put away childish things. 13:12For now we see through a glass,darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I knoweven as also I am known. 13:13And now abideth faith, hope,charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

14:1Follow after charity,and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 14:2For he that speaketh inan unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no manunderstandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 14:3But he that prophesiethspeaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 14:4He that speaketh in anunknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieththe church. 14:5I would thatye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greateris he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, excepthe interpret, that the church may receive edifying. 14:6Now, brethren, if I come unto youspeaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak toyou either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or bydoctrine? 14:7And even thingswithout life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give adistinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 14:8For if the trumpet givean uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 14:9So likewise ye, except ye utterby the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what isspoken? for ye shall speak into the air. 14:10There are, it may be, so manykinds of voices in the world, and none of them is withoutsignification. 14:11Thereforeif I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketha barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 14:12Even so ye, forasmuch asye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to theedifying of the church. 14:13Wherefore let him that speakethin an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. 14:14For if I pray in anunknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding isunfruitful. 14:15What is itthen? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understandingalso: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understandingalso. 14:16Else when thoushalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of theunlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth notwhat thou sayest? 14:17Forthou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. 14:18I thank my God, I speak withtongues more than ye all: 14:19Yet in the church I had ratherspeak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I mightteach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 14:20Brethren, be notchildren in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but inunderstanding be men. 14:21Inthe law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lipswill I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me,saith the Lord. 14:22Wherefore tongues are for asign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: butprophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for themwhich believe. 14:23Iftherefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speakwith tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, orunbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? 14:24But if all prophesy, and therecome in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convincedof all, he is judged of all: 14:25And thus are the secrets of hisheart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he willworship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. 14:26How is it then, brethren? whenye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath atongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be doneunto edifying. 14:27If anyman speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at themost by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 14:28But if there be nointerpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak tohimself, and to God. 14:29Letthe prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 14:30If any thing be revealedto another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 14:31For ye may all prophesy one byone, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 14:32And the spirits of the prophetsare subject to the prophets. 14:33For God is not the authorof confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 14:34Let your women keep silence inthe churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they arecommanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 14:35And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women tospeak in the church. 14:36What? came the word of God outfrom you? or came it unto you only? 14:37If any man think himself to be aprophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I writeunto you are the commandments of the Lord. 14:38But if any man be ignorant, lethim be ignorant. 14:39Wherefore, brethren, covet toprophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 14:40Let all things be done decentlyand in order.

15:1Moreover, brethren, Ideclare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye havereceived, and wherein ye stand; 15:2By which also ye are saved, if yekeep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 15:3For I delivered unto youfirst of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sinsaccording to the scriptures; 15:4And that he was buried, and thathe rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 15:5And that he was seen of Cephas,then of the twelve: 15:6Afterthat, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom thegreater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 15:7After that, he was seen of James;then of all the apostles. 15:8And last of all he was seen of mealso, as of one born out of due time. 15:9For I am the least of theapostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecutedthe church of God. 15:10Butby the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which wasbestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly thanthey all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 15:11Therefore whether it wereI or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. 15:12Now if Christ be preached thathe rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is noresurrection of the dead? 15:13But if there be no resurrectionof the dead, then is Christ not risen: 15:14And if Christ be not risen, thenis our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. 15:15Yea, and we are found falsewitnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised upChrist: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 15:16For if the dead rise not, thenis not Christ raised: 15:17And if Christ be not raised,your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. 15:18Then they also which are fallenasleep in Christ are perished. 15:19If in this life only we havehope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 15:20But now is Christ risen from thedead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 15:21For since by man camedeath, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 15:22For as in Adam all die, even soin Christ shall all be made alive. 15:23But every man in his own order:Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. 15:24Then cometh theend, 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. 15:25For he must reign, till he hathput all enemies under his feet. 15:26The last enemy that shallbe destroyed is death. 15:27For he hath put all things underhis feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it ismanifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 15:28And when all things shall besubdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him thatput all things under him, that God may be all in all. 15:29Else what shall they do whichare baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they thenbaptized for the dead? 15:30And why stand we in jeopardyevery hour? 15:31I protest byyour rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 15:32If after the manner of men Ihave fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the deadrise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die. 15:33Be not deceived: evilcommunications corrupt good manners. 15:34Awake to righteousness, and sinnot; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to yourshame.

15:35But some manwill say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? 15:36Thou fool, thatwhich thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: 15:37And that which thou sowest, thousowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance ofwheat, or of some other grain: 15:38But God giveth it a body as ithath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. 15:39All flesh is not the sameflesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another fleshof beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 15:40There are also celestialbodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial isone, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 15:41There is one glory of thesun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: forone star differeth from another star in glory. 15:42So also is theresurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised inincorruption: 15:43It is sownin dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raisedin power: 15:44It is sown anatural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, andthere is a spiritual body. 15:45And so it is written, The firstman Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made aquickening spirit. 15:46Howbeit that was notfirst which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward thatwhich is spiritual. 15:47Thefirst man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is theLord from heaven. 15:48Asis the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and asis the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 15:49And as we have borne theimage of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 15:50Now this I say, brethren, thatflesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruptioninherit incorruption. 15:51Behold, I shew you a mystery; Weshall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 15:52In a moment, in the twinkling ofan eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shallbe raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 15:53For this corruptible must put onincorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 15:54So when this corruptible shallhave put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality,then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death isswallowed up in victory. 15:55O death, where is thysting? O grave, where is thy victory? 15:56The sting of death issin; and the strength of sin is the law. 15:57But thanks be to God,which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 15:58Therefore, my beloved brethren,be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

16:1Now concerning thecollection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches ofGalatia, even so do ye. 16:2Upon the first day of theweek let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hathprospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 16:3And when I come, whomsoever yeshall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring yourliberality unto Jerusalem. 16:4And if it be meet that I go also,they shall go with me. 16:5Now I will come unto you, when Ishall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia. 16:6And it may be that I will abide,yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoeverI go. 16:7For I will not seeyou now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lordpermit. 16:8But I will tarryat Ephesus until Pentecost. 16:9For a great door and effectual isopened unto me, and there are many adversaries. 16:10Now if Timotheus come, see thathe may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as Ialso do. 16:11Let noman therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he maycome unto me: for I look for him with the brethren. 16:12As touching our brotherApollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but hiswill was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shallhave convenient time. 16:13Watch ye, stand fast in thefaith, quit you like men, be strong. 16:14Let all your things be done withcharity. 16:15I beseech you,brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits ofAchaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry ofthe saints,) 16:16That yesubmit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us,and laboureth. 16:17I am gladof the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which waslacking on your part they have supplied. 16:18For they have refreshed myspirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

16:19The churches of Asiasalute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with thechurch that is in their house. 16:20All the brethren greet you.Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. 16:21The salutation of me Paulwith mine own hand. 16:22Ifany man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 16:23The grace of our LordJesus Christ be with you. 16:24My love be with you allin Christ Jesus. Amen. Authorized King James Version, originally published by Oxford Press, Oxford, 1769